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PassLock Security Light On

PassLock Security Light On This is one in a series of articles. READ THIS FIRST GM made several different types of anti-theft systems. VATS, PassKey, and PassLock. The troubleshoot and reset procedures are different for each. PassLock seems to have the highest failure rate. So if you have a key WITHOUT a chip in it, chances are it’s a PassLock system. This article describes how to troublshoot and fix a PassLock system. But here are some more articles to help Click here to see the resetting procedure for PassLock Click … Read More

GM Passlock Trouble Codes

GM Passlock trouble code definitions This is one in a series of articles. READ THIS FIRST GM made several different types of anti-theft systems. VATS, PassKey, and PassLock. The troubleshoot and reset procedures are different for each. PassLock seems to have the highest failure rate. So if you have a key WITHOUT a chip in it, chances are it’s a PassLock system. This article describes how to troublshoot and fix a PassLock system. But here are some more articles to help Click here to see the resetting procedure for PassLock … Read More

Airbag light on, security light on, battery light on, low fuel light on, fuel gauge reads empty

Airbag light on, security light on, battery light on, low fuel light on, fuel gauge reads empty Talk about a nightmare scenario! Start by locating the serial data splice pack connector. It’s to the left of and below the instrument panel fuse block, tape to the body harness. It’s a flat connector with up to 11 wires in it (actual number depends on the options in the vehicle). Look for the blunt end of the connector and remove it. Next, turn the key to the RUN position and use a … Read More

Passlock fixes

How to fix PassLock problems This is one in a series of Passlock fixes articles. READ THIS ARTICLE FIRST GM made several different types of anti-theft systems. VATS, PassKey, and PassLock. The troubleshoot and reset procedures are different for each. PassLock seems to have the highest failure rate. So if you have a key WITHOUT a chip in it, chances are it’s a PassLock system. This article describes how to troublshoot and fix a PassLock system. But here are some more articles to help Click here to see the resetting procedure for … Read More


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