1997 Bonneville VATS/column wiring [Followup question]
Ok, this is a little complicated but I'll set it up.
I have a 1997 Bonneville. A couple of months ago the ignition lock cylinder wouldn't turn to the 'Start' position - it'* like it jammed or something. It won't turn past on. This is NOT the problem, though, as I can start it with the aftermaket remote start, turn it to 'on' and then drive around.
The problem is that yesterday, all of a sudden, after I start it with the remote and turn it to 'On' the engine shuts off when I press the brake to shift into gear. The radio and the dash lights come on, which is usually the sign that evrything is ok to go.
This seemed like a VATS thing (everthing is clean, I tried both keys) and after reading about the various VATS problems here on the board I decided to try the bypass. This is where my problem comes in. In the VATS bypass instructions it says to find the orange wire coming from the steering column, cut it and splice in the resistors. But when I took off the panel I found that the orange wire is already cut, presumably for the aftermarket remote starter. It'* just hanging there, not attached to anything. I can't see the other end of it in the mess of splices and electrical tape and I'm not sure what to do.
I guess my question is this: It seems that the orange wire coming from the column is of no use and I need to find the other end and hook the resistors to that. Is that the case or am I misunderstanding the setup? Or is it maybe not VATS related at all. I've been doing the remote start thing for a couple of months and it'* never failed until now. I drove back form my parents' house on Thanksgiving no problem, but in the morning it wasn't working.
Any ideas or help would be very much apprecited.