Author Topic: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system  (Read 11968 times)

Onyx Dragon

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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2013, 10:30:26 PM »
Ebay... I have no idea how much they cost. But like Onyx said, try that relearn procedure I posted above before even bothering to get another key. The shop may have just fucked it up. The reason i keep suggesting dealerships is because when you go to a GM dealership, you know their technicians deal with GM vehicles all day long and are TRAINED on GM vehicles. Go to a private shop and who the hell knows what training the mechanic has. He may be ASE certified, but dealership technicians go through more than just ASE training, they are constantly taking classes to keep their GM certification up to date.

Well, the problem is that if it's wearing out, he needs to do the relearn on a new key so he has a good backup when the old one finally just gives up.

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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2013, 01:05:41 AM »
Girlfriend called the shop and asked why the light flashes off and on. They told her the key guy must have bypassed system. She said they sounded unsure. Now I see why her family stopped going there.
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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2013, 01:55:50 AM »
Girlfriend called the shop and asked why the light flashes off and on. They told her the key guy must have bypassed system. She said they sounded unsure. Now I see why her family stopped going there.


The security light being on or flashing doesn't affect the car if you can start it.  Not sure why it turns on if the car is running.

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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2013, 03:26:18 PM »
I got rid of the light, for now.
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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2013, 07:56:41 PM »
I got rid of the light, for now.

How?

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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2013, 08:00:05 PM »
The trick on page one. Ignition on accessories for 10 minutes, turn off for 5 seconds, repeat two more times. Turn on car, light is gone. And after a few starts it has remained that way.
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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2013, 08:14:55 PM »
Idiots probably didn't even do the relearn procedure... yeah, never go to that shop again.

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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2013, 09:08:17 PM »
Yeah.  Still, you'll want to buy a second key just to make sure that yours isn't having issues.  Always good to have a second key just in case anyway.

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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2013, 09:55:56 PM »
Especially with a female owner, I will be ordering a second key. :lol:

How would the key work without the relearn procedure?
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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2013, 09:58:23 PM »
Especially with a female owner, I will be ordering a second key. :lol:

How would the key work without the relearn procedure?

I think it starts for like, 3 seconds, then shuts off.

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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2013, 10:05:35 PM »
That's how they're supposed to work. If they bypassed the security system then it'll still run the vehicle... just with the light flashing. They must have bypassed the system because they could take 10 seconds to google the fucking relearn procedure.

This is why I never take my vehicles to private shops.

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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2013, 10:39:35 PM »
I think it starts for like, 3 seconds, then shuts off.
That's what it was doing before.

The stupid shop told us it couldn't be bypassed, that it was some kind of module that can short out. I'm sorry I let her take it there but I told her no more shops like that. Only trusted shops (there are a few, believe it or not) or in dire needs, a stealership. I'm glad I didn't let them keep the car for "further testing".

Forgot to mention, as we were leaving they said they scanned the computer and a torque converter code was thrown, couldn't even tell us the number. They cleared the system. Now some more driving is in order to get it smogged. Luckily I found a cheater sheet.

Anyway, thanks for your inputs.
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Re: 2000 Grand prix and GM's woeful security system
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2013, 11:50:39 PM »
That's how they're supposed to work. If they bypassed the security system then it'll still run the vehicle... just with the light flashing. They must have bypassed the system because they could take 10 seconds to google the fucking relearn procedure.

This is why I never take my vehicles to private shops.

Not entirely correct.  The system is definitely not perfect.  Mine used to do that and it was brand new.