Originally Posted by sexSSEi
I unplugged it to see if it did any change but it didn't. I'll take it off and replace it w another one I have and see if it helps. I also ordered a new key and am going to program that just cause I heard one guy say that his key was the reason it was stalling. If not the maf, what'* the next spot to check. Is there any way the jumper method to check the resistor may not prove that the resistor is actually bad?
I did the resistor bypass method for my 96' so I'd not have to pay so much more for the keys, it makes me lose that part of the security system, but where I live I am not worried about a break-in.
The other reason I bypassed the ignition cylinder side of it, is that I heard these systems tend to fail after 7-10 years, I did not ever want to end up stranded anywhere.
And if I ever did want to restore that part of the security system I am pretty sure I can easily do so.
I can still also pull the resistor if I am ever somewhere that I am worried about it getting stolen...
I don't think a change in the resistance of the resistor while running could cause the car to shut off after started, it should still remain on till you shut it off, then if you tried to restart it would not start again.
If your security light comes on when in the ON position, then shuts off after a few seconds, I really do not think it is your key, or security system.
The system was supposed to not be able to shut off after started to avoid getting people stranded, I think it was called a limp home feature of VATS...