JesusLivesandRules: I saw someone else do this with the cigarette lighter...same concept as the
toggle but you have to push in the cigarette lighter in order to start the
matt w: I just detach the battery and reconnect it. The system will reset and I
usually won't have an issue again for 6 months to a year. I then just do
the same thing again. Chevy usually make good vehicles but they really
screwed up with these security systems. I'm sure they've learned from it.
wakawu: So this isn't really a 'fix' this is just a get around to it.. you would
have to bypass the sensor or resistor in the ignition cylinder (passlock)
and do the relearn procedure. The way it shows in this video will cause the
security light to come on
Joshua Starcher: I have an 98' model of the same vehicle. . I feel sometimes insecure
leaving it outside (this is just sometimes.) Alone and someone braking in
and stealing it. Please figure out what your doing man.
peady knight: i brought 02 impala i thank this is tha problem
Mark Vincent: I have a 2005 that dose this. Last time it did this the 10 minute thing did
not work. I had my neighbor replace the switch. Bad thing about the anti
lock what if there where hoodlum after me and I started the car only to get
lock. I wont have 10 minutes. doubt i'd have 10 seconds for them to break
into my car and kill me.
DocZ: "Edward S
4 months ago
you can start the car through the radio you have to press and hold the #3
and #5 then press the brake padal down all the way then press the power
button on the radio and press the button on the shifter that starts the car
in case its an emergency and you have to press and hold the #3 and #5 and
Power and the button on the shifter all at the same time while pressing the
Besides your HORRIBLE spelling and second grade grammar skills, your
pointless comment (like in the other threads you have replied to) shows
that you are another fine product of a top notch education system! Eddie,
THINK before you respond to a technical thread this way you can avoid
looking like a dope. Cheers.
Great video Wag, thanks.
newton3010: Update....I took a look at the ignition and it looked like someone had done
this to my car before. the yellow wire was already spliced and had a larger
wire connected as opposed to a switch...i removed the wire and tried to
start the car it cranked but would not stay started...replacing the wire
and trying again. same issue..... connecting/disconnecting this wire had no
effect on my car...........still researching....
Nala James: i just did my grand am yesterday...it was sitting for 2 days...cause of
this stupid issue....I did mine a little different from yours, I used a
resistor instead...had in started in 1/2 hr.....its disable for life.....
Kelly Gish: See what I mean... These malibu are junk
Mike Reeves: mike reeves
MICHAEL ALLEN: Hi,Cool video ..Does the toggle switch have to be any certain
resistance?What can you tell me about ...If The car wont start...? Thanks
blackroses: My 01 grand am has same prob . Get rid of it . never is fixed.
newton3010: Been researching this due to having issues with my 2001 Malibu. Just
thought I'd offer what I have learned as well as get some info. First it
was intermittently not starting, no crank nothing...i do the wait for light
to go out method as shown in another video and it would work. but recently
it changed to now it will crank, but shuts off shortly after starting, wont
stay started. there are two sides to this system, but the video doesn't
specify what this solution is for. What I have been able to find is that
for no crank at all , use the wait for light method. (turn to on, wait for
AT light to go out. turn off wait 30 seconds, start car) this is the result
of either battery or electrical system prob. The car thinks the battery was
For start but not stay started. This is an issue with the key not being
recognized properly. On mine i believe its due to a bad ignition or key
(its very worn). For this you use this method outlined in the video but you
need to make sure the first phase of the security system is passed by doing
the wait method. he starts the car to pass phase one. this i believe can be
done when you have the car starts but not stay started problem...not the no
crank issue...i will be doing this tomorrow as i have the start but not
stay started/ignition/key issue to see if it helps. i will post update on
brian o'conner: Will this work on a 97
Glenn Hunter: Can i put a touch screen raideo in the 2003 chevy malibu and how many
inches is the raideo
Ob Fuscated: There are multiple causes of Passlock problems.
The resistor trick bypasses problems related to the key/lock.
The modules such as Baker Electronix spoof the signal to the PCM from the
BCM, which is cheaper by far than a BCM or fighting with a difficult system.
Passlock is commonly disabled with a tune in the PCM.
Resistor is cheaper than module is cheaper than a tune.
Miracle Bond: Thanks Wag.. appreciate all your help. God Bless
wagslick: Glad to hear it.
loomieD91: i hate the gm theft system i have probelms with my 2001 malibu occasionally
wagslick: Yes but then your theft light will always be on. Wrecks your resale.
SteelCity1981: irony is it's an anti theft system that won't even allow the owner to start
their own car. lol
mikqqqq1: what if you are unable to start the car because of the security ?
patricknedz: I agree on that. I have a 2004 Saturn Ion which does the same thing. Saturn
was also owned by GM. They said they didnt find anything wrong with the car
and cant figure out why it does that. I figured out it was the passlock
from doing research. I just wish GM would run their business a little
better and recall these cars that had been known for this passlock problem.
BobbyvilleMan: Thanks for the tip! I just had the exact same problem, figured I might have
to call a mechanic to fix it, maybe even tow it to a garage. Luckily I
noticed the theft light was flashing and figured that might have something
to do with it. Left the key in the accessory position for almost exactly 10
min and the light stopped and I was able to start the car. I haven't tried
the long term fix, but this is the first time this has happened so
hopefully it won't start happening too often now.
David Lenon: This was an awesome trick. thanks for saving me some cash.
seyibam: Here's a update. I had the same issue that the video says. Yesterday, I
followed the video exactly to install a toggle sw in between both ends of
the cut yellow wire. Thereafter , I could see the security light (theft
system) on and off when I switched the toggle back and forth. The important
thing here is that when I toggle sw to the way to open the yellow wire, I
would not be able to start my car. It works way as before after I toggled
back to make the wire connect.
xadam2dudex: u sound like a real nice guy...u must be a used car salesman or banker
xaimerom28: this work's!!!!!!! after doing wath the video say , it work but i pas
batery to a friend and the foking thef system wen on and all the proses
going to the trash , i remove the power lock fuise anddd it work's
xaimerom28: i bought a new radio sony , will this still work if i give'r a try?
Stacey Caulk: My prob is I can't get my car to start to snip the yellow wire :( I have a
2000 Grand Am SE I've had the car about 3 months and this is the 3rd time
the car is on lockdown. Any ideas on how to fix this without car running?
wagslick: You can. Shouldn't be a problem. Just know that your theft system light
will always be on.
pp7k2: @Jeremy DePrato he means you split the yellow wire. u cut it in other
words. then u attach the switch to both ends of the yellow wire you just
Francis Capone: How come the Malibu has to be running when you bypass it???
vanbruz96: Please explain. I thought we only deal with the yellow wire. How do you add
the 2.2k resistor, in series?
pincelito1985: hey can you tell me if this process will apply if im installing a remote
starter, so i dont have to buy a bypass module? (2001 pontiac grand
MrCatnoodles: your amp is taking your power
Paradigmdubstep: do you have to install one of these if your going to be putting a
aftermarket stereo system in?
Dead2RiseMusic: you guys know anything about the service light when you change the deck?...
i changed my deck and everyhint was fine i got the wiring piece i needed
and it all worked out great. i then went to add a amp to my car and the
service light came on and all the dash lights stopped working... any ideas?
William LeSure: Thank you for the video. Gm has used this in Grand Am/ Alero / Impala. This
think is will work for years 1999-2006. But I'm not sure. Maybe you can
help me with this. Because I'm have the same problem with a 2001 Grand Am
SE I just replaced the Ign Switch/ with the chip in it. It was 160.00 I did
it in 15 mins. And the security light is still on. Will this video work on
my car. I'm thinking it will. Can you help?
raveguy821: So would I be able to cut the wire and then add the toggle switch later on?
wagslick: Thanks William....
Jonathan Blake: I wish i had seen this video 8 years ago. Now i know how to fix this death
trap of a car. Thanks
wagslick: I can't say with 100% certainty. I'm no mechanic but I think other people
have mentioned it worked for their 2001.
lenny1114: THIS WILL FAILTHE SMOG
Ray Winstead: Can I cut the wire, tape the ends, remove the offending bulb, problem
sosassy04: Im gonna try on my 2001 wish me luck
Bryan Chavez: i had the same problem with my cavalier 98, i took years to know the
problem was in nan air valve that is located in the back side of the
engine... u should try it!
G-man Hern: Toyota only accepts problems that are safety related, they don't want to
take chances of a big lawsuit, but they are not saying anything about the
big problem on the 2007 year model of the Camry with the 2.4 that has a big
oil consumption problem, I have seen them all over the place, I believe its
a defect on the valve stem seals but I am not 100% sure yet, also the
engine block is now made of aluminum and the head bolt threads will strip
if you try to do a head gasket replacement job.
BRIAN GUFFEY: i replaced my ignition switch the other day and followed your advice...but
my theft system light still will not go out...what else can i do
EMT: Thanks! They sometimes skip corners and take the easy way. If they ever did that, I suggest you consult with a paralegal or lawyer. This way they won't be able to cheat you.
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