How to Reset the Theft System in a Pontiac Grand Prix

by Kyle Sanstrom

The anti-theft system in a Pontiac Grand Prix is designed to prevent the vehicle from being stolen or operated by an unauthorized user. When the system senses an unauthorized entry into the vehicle it will honk the horn at one-second intervals for 60 seconds. After the one-minute mark, the system will honk the horn at two-second intervals and flash the headlights for one additional minute. This system also disables the fuel pump to prevent the engine from being started. The keyless entry remote and the ignition key are required to reset the anti-theft system.

Exit the vehicle and stand next to the driver's side front door. Close all of the vehicle's doors.

Press and hold the lock and unlock buttons on the keyless entry remote until the horn honks once and the lights flash briefly.

Enter the vehicle and insert the ignition key into the ignition. Turn the ignition to the "ON" position but do not start the engine.

Wait 30 seconds and start the engine. Verify that none of the security lights on the dashboard are flashing or illuminated. The theft system has been reset.

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About the Author

Kyle Sanstrom has been writing professionally since 2008. His articles have been published on several websites including eHow and Automobile Insight. Sanstrom has undergone advanced automotive training at the Dunwoody College of Technology, holds an Associate of Arts in general studies from Century College and has more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of automotive repair and diagnosis.

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