BATTERY WENT DEAD ON MY 2000 BONNEVILLE SO I HAD...

  • Tiny
  • okiesharp
  • 2000 Pontiac Bonneville
  • 140,000 miles

Battery went dead on my 2000 Bonneville so I had to replace it. Now when I turn the key to start nothing happens. The lights on the dash light up and go out when I turn the key to start. I have tried different keys that I have with the same result. Nothing. I notice the security light is on all the time and doesn't go out

If this is a security issue is there any way to disable the security system so that I don't have to tow the car to a dealer?

The battery could have been dead for several weeks before I noticed it.

Any suggestions?

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 8:31 PM

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  • saturntech9
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Have you tried relearning the pass lock sensor?

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 10:42 PM
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Yes, I did try the relearn process without success.

I unlocked the car using the key in the drivers door and hooked up the
battery charger so the battery wouldn't go dead during the relearn
attempt. I turned the key to the on position and waited over ten minutes
and the security light never went out. After eleven minutes I turned the
key to the off position for approximately 6 seconds and then turned the
key back to the on position and waited again for eleven minutes. Repeated
the process a total of 3 times and the security light never went out and the
car still wouldn't do anything after the completion of the relearn attempt.

On another attempt at the relearn procedure I waited for over 15 minutes for
the security light to go out, which it never did.

There are no codes showing in the code reader. The service engine soon
light is on as is the security light.

I took the master key off of the key ring when performing the relearn procedure
so there was no other interference during the attempt.

Any other ideas?

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 6:37 PM
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  • saturntech9
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What kind of code reader did you use?Diyer scan tools can't read body control module codes security codes etc. Have you checked for injector pulse yet?

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 6:50 PM
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I have an OBD II code reader.

I hear the fuel pump whenever I turn the key on.

Before I replaced the battery I jump started the car and it ran okay.
When it wouldn't restart I took the battery to Autozone and they
tested it an found it to be bad. Hence, a new battery was installed.

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 7:01 PM
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A generic obd2 diyer scan tool can only read generic obd2 engine codes and some of the transmission codes. They cant read body codes which is where security codes would be. Why don't you check for a injector pulse? If you don't have that you will know the security is kicking in. Also did the car ever come with a factory gm keyless entry remote?

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 7:50 PM
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The car does have a GM keyless entry remote which I removed from the master
key when I did the relearn procedure.

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 9:37 PM
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Does the remote lock and unlock lock the doors?

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 2:47 AM
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Yes, the remote locks and unlocks the doors.

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 2:58 AM
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Read the trouble shooting for the security light on I posted.

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 3:21 AM

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