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Is there a way to disconnect the security setting on my 2004oldsmobile alero it keeps locking up on me repeatedly. it has done it 5 times in two days

What do I have to do to fix or to disconnect the security setting in my car it has locked up and I have had to sit for the 10 mins required for it to reset five times in the past two days. I have 3 kids and my dad has terminal cancer and I can't worry whether my car is going to crank right up if I have an emergency

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SOURCE: 2000 Alero Security light flashing and wont start

With the new lock cylinder in it, turn the key on. The security light should blink. Leave the key on for 10 minutes, the security light will quit blinking and go out after 10 min. This will reprogram your security system and the car should start. Also leave a battery charger on it while the key is on, If the battery goes dead during the 10 minute reprogram sequence, you will have to start over again.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: turn the key and nothing happens,no crank,no sound,no start

It seems that you have a loose wire, bad connector or perhaps the main computer itself that is causing a problem If the shop is not seeing any codes, or codes come and go, likely I'm right...but someone is going to have to actually do some intensive testing to find the real cause. You can likely get another computer from a local scrapyard far cheaper than what the dealer will charge you...as far as wiring, you need a good accurate schematic a good volt/ohmeter and lots of time to trace wiring. When checking connectors test the pin, then probe the wire going into the pin...often the problem is where a wire meets the backside of the pin, either corroding or breaking..This also applies to any modules such as the security system...what you see on the dash does not always tell you that connection to components is good. This is not a "fix, but rather, a direction to go in. (exactly what I"d need to do if I was there)
Right now, everything is suspect including fuel system, till you rule it out!!!

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Alero... Cranks but won't start, have to

Yes. pass-lock has roughly a 10 minute timer.

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 bravada security preventing starting. several

If your car has a chip in the key, then this is the definitive solution: http://newrockies.com/vatsbypass . It was the only thing that saved my Park Avenue.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, cranks but won't turn over,

Do you have a chip on your key,If so your igniting has a wire that is bad thats why your security light is on.

Posted on Dec 13, 2010

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By doing this is illegal, there is really no reason to do this !
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