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Old 02-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #61 (permalink)
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If none of that works, I guess replacing the BCM and ignition cylinder might do the trick

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:17 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I would just start with the ing cyclinder first. I had the resisitor fix doen. It was good for about a yr....After that I had some strange issues as well. Be driving along and the AC woudl go out then the compass(Avg mile,etc) in the center roof area. I would wiggle the igination key and these items would turn back on. Finally brougth it to the dealer. Needed AC in FL. They replace the ing cyclinder. Problems solved. I could tell the difference in how tight the new key turn was comparedto the old. Car had about 135k miles on it when I had this done

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When you bought the ignition cylinder did you have to buy a new ignition lock cylinder and keys?

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I had the dealer install it. So I dont know exactly. I did keep my same keys.It all seemed new. The key is tight and even when I turn to crank/start was tighter.

I dont remember what i paid. I thought it was about 250.00.

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:30 PM   #65 (permalink)
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PassLock issues solved...

To all of you with PassLock issues, and would rather just get rid of it, check out this site...

How to disable and remove VATS, PASSKey and Passlock Security Systems in GM cars

and then this one...

How to FULLY Disable Security in GM Cars and remove GM VATS PassKey and Passlock systems

Read the reviews, problems and satisfactions.

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Old 02-14-2011, 08:44 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Geez, this is a complicated solution. It doesn't need to be this hard. Do a search back on my posts on this. Had to do this repair 10K miles ago on my 2002 Impala. New resistor and a relearn. No specials tools, $0.20 1/8W 2200 ohm resistor and a soldering iron.


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To all of you with PassLock issues, and would rather just get rid of it, check out this site...

How to disable and remove VATS, PASSKey and Passlock Security Systems in GM cars

and then this one...

How to FULLY Disable Security in GM Cars and remove GM VATS PassKey and Passlock systems

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Old 02-15-2011, 05:51 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Here's the work around. If your passlock module goes bad, just get a remote starter. You have to bypass the passlock anyways. It's alot cheaper than replacing the passlock module.

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Are there any easy to install auto starts out there that someone with minute electrical knowledge can install by himself? I mean im sure i can do it no prob. as long as the guide holds my hand through the process lol...

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Add me to the stinking (toned down how I really feel) Passlock B.S. Just jump start the bastard and it works for a few days. Why in the heck is this Passlock crap in the car anyways, It's only a freaking Impala?...Nothing like being stuck at a gas station with the family in the car at 10pm at night. After reading this thread, I've got several options.

1) Disconnect the battery, access the BCM, unplug each connector several times. Also spray contact cleaner in the key hole and initiate multiple key protrusions and turns.


2) A new key? My key looks fine, even a little wear will mess things up...that's crazy.

3) Install a remote starter

4) A new ignition cylinder?

5) A new BCM?

6) Reset learning - Is there an actual instruction for this? What position do I put the key. I tried it sitting in the gas station all the way just before crank and waited for 2 12 minute intervals.....Then I just jump started the thing for the second time in two days, that did the trick.

Is there no actual way to bypass or uninstall the PassLock system? I've read the resistor trick is not a valued option.

What is the best way, not paying the dealer their over-the-top cost? I've seen these posts dating back two years...Anymore issues with what-ever fix you all tried?

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My 2002 Impala left my daughter stranded three times with a flashing Security light in the last month. I did some research and decided that the resistor bypass was the most reliable and inexpensive solution.

It took me about two hours to take apart the dash and carefuly double check everything I did, and take pictures. If I did it again... maybe 45-60 minutes (plus getting resistors).
I was lucky to have some resistors close to what I needed, so it cost me nothing but some time.

My ignition resistance checked at 1250 ohms. I used three resistors totaling about 1400 ohms. (At least according to my $10 meter).
Seems to work, even after I disconnected & reconnected the battery.

Started the first time. We'll see....

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PassLock Bypass 2011 :: Wiring description picture by ZeeVert - Photobucket

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Is there no actual way to bypass or uninstall the PassLock system? I've read the resistor trick is not a valued option.

What is the best way, not paying the dealer their over-the-top cost? I've seen these posts dating back two years...Anymore issues with what-ever fix you all tried?
Not a valued option? According to who? I wired in a resistor a year ago on my car, and it's been fine ever since.

So let's review. You're not wililng to pay the dealer, and you want the car to work. You have a well-documented solution that you're not willing to try. Sounds like you're up a creek. Sell it for whatever you can get and buy something else.

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It's been a few months and the bypass is working fine.

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It's been a few months and the bypass is working fine.
Mine's still going too. I expect the fix to last longer than the car does

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I had this passlock problem and wasn't able to drive my 2000 impala for about a month, I went on ebay and bought a security bypass module that is used for remote start for about $20. This module is used to bypass factory security on cars and havent had a problem yet

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Mine is an 01 i have 2 brand new keys,brand new ignition lock cylinder stupid security light is still on i need a bypass because im not paying $500 to the dealer can attempt to fix the problem & dont solve it i hate this GM should have been recalled this

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