Question about 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT
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.
Cheap fix: Bypass the chip in your key. Temporary, but effective.
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.........
----- With this fix, you can take that whole Vats, passlock, passkey **** system out of your car all together. Good info on both sites
Posted on Jan 19, 2011
Hopefully your system is not getting ready to fail. It happens a lot with GM cars. If your keys have the little resistor or "chip" in them, try cleaning them with alcohol. Sometimes they can get dirty enough that the sensor inside the ignition switch has a hard time reading them. I am giving you a link to really good website that deals with the security issue: http://newrockies.ca/vatsbypass.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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