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1992 Firebird. How to bypass VATS system. Security light continues to come on and car won't start.

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This is difficult because it's part of anti theft system , anyways this gismo works by a tiny chip imbedded into key , if you don't get a good "chip" car don't start , if your sure you got a good key/chip combo then clean the key hole contacts with spray electronic cleaner , most lock shops can help with the chip/key combo if thats dammaged

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SOURCE: 1994 cadillace anti theft system

I just had this same problem with a '96 . do you have a vats key in your '94? you need to bypass the VATS system. read some of the blogs on this site and it will tell you how to do it. I fixed mine with a $2 resistor from radio shack.

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SOURCE: Security system will not let my car run.....

built into the pcm.....replace the key lock cylinder....get a new key with the same code as your old one and cut it to the gold key you get with the key lock cylinder

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I Have A Seville 1990, When That Happen To Me I Got The Inginion
Replaced Problem Solved. What Is Happening Is Your Key Has A Chip And That Chip Is A Resister And When The Valve Is Not Sented To The Computer It Disengages the Fuel Pump And Than Tells You To Wait. Soon All That Will Happen Is You Will Get The Wait 3 Mins And It Will Never Start, A Good Locksmith Can Take Care Of This For You And That Will Save You Some Money. Cause If You Go To The Dealer Ouch They Will Hit You Up. But I Asure This Is How It Will Happen Cause It Is How It Happen To Me
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SOURCE: 97 Chevy Monte Carlo won't start, security light is on

disconnect battery for 24 hrs so the computer will reset and if that dont work take it to chevy dealer and have them reset it manually

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SOURCE: When anti theft light is blinking the car wont

On a 2003 Chevy Maibu the theft system light comes on and blinks when the system is triggered. The car will not start and the fuel pump cuts out. You must turn key to on and have all doors closed. Keep the key to on for 10 mins til theft light turns solid and then disappears. Then turn key to start and it should fire up.

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If code 53 involves the PASS system for your car, the chip in the key has failed, or the sensor in the lock cylinder, or the control module.
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May have a fault in the VATS. Most likely the wires that come from the ignition lock are broke. That is the weak link of the VATS.
Need to measure the resistance of the pelet n your key and basically add that value of resistors to the wire for the lock cylinder at the bottom of the column where they come out.
If you do a search for "VATS bypass" you should find diagrams of how to do this. (This is mistakenly refered to a VATS bypass while it really is not a bypass. The Pass Key module always stays in play. It just bypasses the weak link in the system.)

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Have had no prior issues with the starter with my 1992 Pontiac Bonneville, but car would not start today. The radio and all gauges came on but engine would not crank. Is there anything else I can try...


Start at the problem. Go to the starter and with a test light, probe the small wire on the solenoid (may be labeled S) while trying to start. If the light comes on then its a bad starter/solenoid.

If no light then make sure the car is in park. Try to start in neutral.

Also if you have VATS (Vehicle Anti Theft System) that could be another issue (any "security" light on?). Is there a small silver "chip" embeded in the key? That would be the resistor for the VATS. The weak link in the VATS is the ignition lock cylinder. There are small wires on it inside the column that will break over time because they move as the key is turned.

A simple web search for VATS bypass should net you some results with diagrams on how to bypass the key resistor. (it is not actually a VATS bypass as the Pass Key module is still in use)

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My car is stuck in anti theft mode and I cant get my car to start


The problem is your Vats security system. This causes the car to either "not start" or "shut down" while running. (depending on the system) If the security light flashes, i guarantee that this is what the problem is. 1st trick, turn the key forward 2 clicks till right before it would normally start, leave like that for 10 minutes. ( no less ) After 10 minutes, turn key back then forward and your car might start.
Cheap fix:
----- http://vats.likeabigdog.com/
----- Bypassing the key
Never worry again fix:
----- http://newrockies.ca?ap_id=judd0081
----- With this fix, you can take that whole Vats, passlock, passkey **** system out of your car all together. Good info on both sites

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The security light on my dash comes on from time to time and will not let the car start. Can I remove the security system completely so it will not affect the car's opperation? Where are the relay's for...


The problem might be your Vats security system. This causes the car to either "not start" or "shut down" while running, or start for 5 seconds and then die. (depending on the system) If the security light flashes, i guarantee that this is what the problem is. 1st trick, (if not starting) turn the key forward 2 clicks till right before it would normally start, leave like that for 10 minutes. ( no less ) After 10 minutes, turn key back then forward and your car might start. I did this in my regal for more than a year. If its shuting down while running, im sorry i have no quick fix...

Cheap fix: Bypass the chip in your key. Temporary, but effective. Until the TDM (theft deterrent module) in the dash poops out, then you're kinda screwed. I was told that these types of key security systems have a 7-10 year life span. Sucks for us. This link explains the "Key Issue" pretty well.
----- http://vats.likeabigdog.com/


Never worry again fix: Bypass the whole VATS/Passlock/passkey I or passkey II system entirely. Literally take it out, and throw it away. I just did this in my Regal. Took about an hour. Took longer to find the thing than it did to fix the problem. For a list of cars effected by this problem. See the NEWROCKIES link on the right side of their page......... They sell a unit for 200 bucks to totally bypass this system FOREVER. life time-money back and all that. Finally did this in my car. Well worth the 200 if you've looked into getting this replaced... Anywhere from 600-1000 bucks.
----- http://newrockies.ca?ap_id=judd0081
----- With this fix, you can take that whole Vats, passlock, passkey **** system out of your car all together. Good info on both sites

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U will need to bypass the factory VATS (vehicle anti-theft system) system, it is very simple and all you need to know is at the web page link below.

http://vats.likeabigdog.com/

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check if the security light is on. if so then if you wait for 3 minutes and the light goes out then the car will start then it is the resistor chip key reader in your ignition switch. all GM cars with Vehicle Anti-Theft System (VATS) built in the 90's eventually have that problem. Solution is replace the ignition and keys or bypass the key resistance reader.

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1994 cadillace anti theft system


I just had this same problem with a '96 . do you have a vats key in your '94? you need to bypass the VATS system. read some of the blogs on this site and it will tell you how to do it. I fixed mine with a $2 resistor from radio shack.

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