Originally Posted by Kuhl
Well if the wire was broken that is in the ignition wouldnt the vats module cause the car to stall ?
If the wire was broken, the car wouldn't crank. No crank, no start therefore no stall. If the car cranks and runs for like 3 seconds and then stalls, that sounds like a missing PWM signal. The VATS module controls two things at the same time: Start enable relay and PWM signal for fuel delivery. This actually helps with troubleshooting cause if the car fails to crank and
you can not hear the fuel pump prime, the VATS is the most likely problem. But, if one or the other is working as it should then VATS is not a suspect.
Definately measure the old key and obtain the resistance. Hit up the shops for that VATS pack. If you run into trouble, I can probably get one from a buddy that runs an audio shop. Heck... I just might have one floating around here. Bypass the system by soldering/connecting the resistor to the correct wires so we can take it from there.