Car Alarms/98 bravada passlock system
how can it be fixed? is it cheaper to take to dealer or local mechanic? what dealer would i got to for this model vehicle? would getting a remote start installed be an easier cheaper but still reliable fix?
Ok, this GM vehicle has the
GM PASSLOCK 2 fuel rail disable system,
and it would affect the starter.
Passlock Engagement Symptoms:
The dash security light would be on, the engine would crank,
even might turn over, then die off. Like the fuel pump or,
the injection system would not "catch" and start the engine.
If you did the research, then I'm sure you are aware this
is a common issue with this year Passlock 2 system and the
part in the ignition switch tumbler that communicates with
the passlock circuit tends to ware down over time with use.
It was a badly designed system to begin with, and now yours is
now 10 + years old. :>(
That is your likely trouble.
However, it's also fixable at www.GMPASSLOCK.com .
See the PLJX bypass kit. As long as you can start
the engine most of the time, you need just the 69.95 kit.
If it won't start now, you need the PLJX kit with 2 relays
and sockets for 89.95. The relays and proper resistor
will allow you to start the engine everytime with the
key, but if left that way, will drain the battery within
2 days. Each relay pulls 30 amps. So you would then
use the PLJX kit (which requires RPM rate to program)
overlay the wiring over the relay work according
to the direction we supply, and then once the PLJX is programmed
and set, remove the relays and resistor and you are done.
That is the way to circumvent Passlock 2 if this is
the situation you are experiencing.
If it's the after market alarm you spoke of,
the starter would not turn over at all.
That's if the system also was installed with a starter interupt
relay inline. It would not even attempt to crank. Nada.
Which one sounds like your issue?
( If ready to simply get the kit and get this done,
go to www.repairpasslock.com ) and it will ship on Monday. :>) )