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How to Program Keyless Entry for a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

by Christian Killian

The keyless entry remote for your 2005 Pontiac Grand Am is programmed to the car through a specific set of commands and steps. If you have replaced your remote with a new one, it will not function until you have programmed it. While the dealer can program a new remote for you, it probably won't be free. You can do it yourself and save the money in just a few minutes.

Locate the fuse box under the dash of your Grand Prix, just inside the driver's side of the car. Remove the cover from the fuse box and locate the "MALL PGM" fuse. It is in the top row, center and will be marked. Remove the fuse, pulling it straight out. Set it aside.

Sit in the driver's seat of your Grand Prix and close the door. Turn the ignition to the "Acc" position on the switch; you will hear a chime and the seat belt light will flash. Turn the key to "Off," then back to the "Acc" position right after the chime and flashing light.

Open the driver's door, then immediately close it to put the system into programming mode. A chime will sound to indicate it has entered programming mode properly.

Depress the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons on the key fob simultaneously, holding them down until you hear a chime at about seven seconds. Continue to hold the buttons until you hear a second chime 10 seconds after the first. Release the buttons.

Turn the key to the "Off" position on the switch and reinstall the "MALL PGM" fuse into the fuse box. Replace the fuse box cover and test your remote to ensure it programmed properly.

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About the Author

Christian Killian has been a freelance journalist/photojournalist since 2006. After many years of working in auto parts and service positions, Killian decided to move into journalism full-time. He has been published in "1st Responder News" as well as in other trade magazines and newspapers in the last few years.

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