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Olds 2000 Intrigue possible passlock problem

02-06-2007, 09:59 PM
I have a 2000 Olds Intrigue that is having intermittent starting issues. When you turn the key, the engine does not crank at all. After waiting a while the car will start. Sometimes the Security light will come on, but other times does not. If I have to wait for the car to start, the Service Engine Soon light and/or PCS, Trac Off lights stay on.

I have read several posts that suggest that this may be an issue with the Passlock system. I would like to just disable the system but I can't find detailed enough instructions on how to remove the cylinder lock and pull the wires. Any help is appreciated.

02-08-2007, 12:46 PM
This is from another post in the Intrigue forums:
To disable the Passlock 1 or 2---- find the 3 (small 22 gauge) wires connected at the top of your Ignition Lock Cylinder-- Yellow(Key Reference),Black and White.(Wrapped in Black friction tape.) Start your car and cut the Yellow wire or just unplug the connector with all 3 wires. This breaks the Key Reference circuit while the engine is running. This puts the BCM into what GM calls "fail -enable" mode. Your Security/anti-theft light will come on and stay on continuously. Passlock is now Disabled until you reconnect the plug or Yellow wire. Tape up both ends of the yellow wire and don't ever reconnect. This doesn't even reset if you disconnect the battery. You'll get another couple of years out of the Ignition Lock Cylinder.

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