Got a pk3 key made and it doesnt work. Don't know what to do. Help please - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
deante is on a distinguished road
Default Got a pk3 key made and it doesnt work. Don't know what to do. Help please

So a couple of months ago i had a bag stolen from me with my car keys in it. I finally got a pk3 key made for my 2005 bonneville from the GM dealership. When i got home to try it out it doesn't work. It turns everything on but the car doesn't start. Is there anything i can do other than get my car towed to a shop and get a whole new ignition? I dont know if its just a key with a bad chip in it or what. Any suggestions?
deante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default

Welcome to the forum, deante! When you say it doesn't work, what happens when you try to crank the engine? Does your Security light flash at you for about ten minutes instead?
SignOfZeta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
djlarson0506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
djlarson0506 is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome Deante.

Is that something the computer needs to "learn" before working?
djlarson0506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:25 AM   #4
Senior Administrator








Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,649
Thanked 1,001 Times in 777 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Give this a try...


Quote:
There were some posts in the automotive forums recently asking about how to program a PassKey-III (PK3) replacement key.
After a bit of research, I have the following to offer:
Disclaimer: I have NOT personally tried these procedures, but have been told that they work on various GM vehicles.
First of all, the key looks like this: (note the black plastic cover). You should also see "PK3" stamped in the metal just below the plastic cover. This key has a "transponder" in it that is used to enable the ignition and fuel systems. Without a properly programmed key (or system programmed to accept the key), the van will not start or stay running.
From the service manual:
There are actually two procedures, but one involves using a programming tool which only dealers would have access to, so I am going to leave that one out.
30 Minute Relearn Procedure (Steps): This is for a "replacement" (new) key (no original available)

1) Insert a "Master" Passkey III (PK3) Key (the one with the black plastic cover as shown above).
2) Turn the Ignition to ON, but do NOT start the engine. You should see the "Security" message on the dash for about 10 minutes and then it will turn off.
3) Turn OFF the Ignition and wait 5 seconds.
4) Repeat the above steps (1-3) a total of 3 times, or a total of 30 minutes.
5) After the third time (including turning back to the OFF position), start the van. The van should now have "learned" the transponder information and will allow it to start and continue to run.
Important Notes:
- When the above procedure is used, all previously learned keys will be erased from system memory.
- Additional keys can be learned immediately after the relearn procedure. This is done by inserting the additional key and turning the ignition to the RUN position within 10 seconds of removing the previously learned key
From another source (that provides PK3 keys): This is used to add a "duplicate" key (have original)
1) Insert the "Original" (working) Key.
2) Turn the Ignition to ON (RUN), but do NOT start the engine. Turn the Ignition OFF and remove the key.
3) Within 15 seconds insert the new "duplicate" key and turn the Ignition to the ON position. The Security indicator should light for about 2 seconds to indicate that the new key has been programmed.
4) The new key should now be able to start and run the van.
Notes:
- The manual seems to confirm this procedure except that the new key should be inserted and turned to ON (RUN) within 10 seconds.
Attached Images
 
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Security Light problem...PK3 key is new Ruskko Buick 9 07-10-2014 01:41 PM
key doesnt want to go in ignition steven west Cadillac 4 02-10-2012 03:01 PM
My heat doesnt work, this is no bueno. somebody help me out? MadMike Everything Electrical & Electronic 12 12-03-2007 06:12 PM
Something is wrong....don't know how serious, please help crash'swife93ssei 2000-2005 4 08-02-2007 12:25 PM
delay doesnt work bonnieman92 Everything Electrical & Electronic 3 03-02-2004 11:51 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:54 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.