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2000 Camaro VATS Problem?

09-03-2006, 12:54 PM
Car will not crank. Have already checked the starter,solenoid,starter relay,battery,fuses,neutral safety switch. Could this be a possible VATS problem? Security light flashes when key is turned to start position. Is there anyway to bypass the VATS?

Mr. Luos
09-03-2006, 01:19 PM
There is.

Your problem is either the key or the tumbler.
Mine was the tumbler.

You need to figure out the resistance of the key first.
Then you need to get an ohm resistor matching the key.

It will go inline with a wire under the dash.
I can't remember which one it is off the top of my head, and don't have the pics from when I did it. Search LS1tech maybe...I am sure someone has pics.

Or you could pay the dealer to fix it.

09-03-2006, 01:49 PM
bypass vats here:

09-03-2006, 03:26 PM
i tried radio shack for the resistor but they did not have the right ohms, which is 0.887 any ideas where to get one?

09-03-2006, 03:30 PM
.887 is key #4. if you dont wanna bypass the VATS you're gonna have to go to the dealer and shell out $30 for a new key. they check you VIN and determine the key from there.

09-03-2006, 03:36 PM
I measured the key ohm and it is .887 which is key #4, I could not find the resistor to match at radio shack. Any ideas on where to obtain the resistor. Or can I just get enough to add up to .887?

09-03-2006, 05:15 PM
Bypassed VATS using resistor. Car now turns over. Thank you for you help.

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