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How to Program the Keyless Entry for a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Programming a keyless-entry remote in the 2001 Grand Prix is different than in most other vehicles. A special fuse is removed from the Grand Prix's fuse block to synchronize transmitters to the vehicle. This fuse is also removed to customize vehicle features, such as delayed lighting or auto-locking doors. Only remote transmitters specifically made for the 2001 Grand Prix can be programmed to the system. Aftermarket remotes will not synchronize with Pontiac's keyless-entry module.

1

Remove your key from the ignition. Make sure all the doors are closed.

2

Open the glove-box compartment to access the passenger-side fuse block. In the far-right corner of the compartment, you'll find the fuse-access door. Pull the door off using the handle. Remove the fuse-pulling tool from the backside of the door.

3

Remove the "Mall Pgm" fuse from the fuse box. This fuse is along the top row of the fuse block. Match up the location with the diagram on the rear of your fuse-block door, if necessary.

4

Insert your key into the ignition. Turn it to "Acc," and then to "Off." Then quickly turn it from "Off" back to "Acc."

5

Open and close the driver-side door. After closing the door, you'll hear a chime. This lets you know your Grand Prix is in synchronization mode. Press and hold the "Unlock" and "Lock" buttons on the remote for 14 seconds, until you hear two chimes. The chimes are about seven seconds apart. Once you hear the second chime, the remote is programmed.

6

Turn the ignition off and remove the key. Re-insert the "Mall Pgm" fuse into the fuse box. Re-attach the fuse-pulling tool to the underside of the fuse-block door, and then re-attach the door to the fuse block.

Tip

  • If you're programming more than one remote, you can do so consecutively in synchronization mode. Simply repeat Step seven to program additional remotes. The system stores up to four.

About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.

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