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Old 09-12-2006, 08:22 PM   #11
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I took it to a guy who has 20 years experience with GM. He said the same thing. I could bypass the system, but that may fail also by not allowing the injectors to work, even though it cranks. He couldn't tell me for sure where the problem lies unless I bring it to him in the failed state, meaning I would need to tow it to him. Great!
Is it as simple as loose wires in the column, or is it the security module...I dont know what to do...The keys both measured correct resistance 80. The security light stayed on the whole evening so far. To and from the guys garage.
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It'* a security issue...not the starter.
Hmmm.....wonder if I should still be smacked around?

The contacts on the key and/or ignition can get dirty over time where it doesn't make proper contact. Now that you've cleaned your key, try a Q-tip with some alcohol inserted in the ignition switch. That could solve your problem, or it could show up again in the near future. Many have used the VATS bypass without injector issues.
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Excellent info......thanks. I didn't think of the alcohol thing...Will tequila work?
Where is the ideal place to override the security system? At the steering column, or the module? my technician mentioned both places. Also, has somebody explained how it is done? Will I find it in a search?
Also, he mentioned the cars computer. Will that need to be reconfigured if I override the security, or replace the security module???

FYI - My security light hasn't turned off since I got my car started. Do I need to disconnect the battery to get the Security light to go out?

I think I need a smack for cross threading my positive battery lead (side mounted) Can that be fixed?
I had to purchase a new battery
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Install the bypass resisitor...
A new key is $45, not sure how much a new ignition switch is, and the resistor is only $3 and 5 minutes to install.

The resistor eliminates the problems caused by the the key and/or ignition switch. The only problems it could be then is the VATS module or the wiring itself.

Note that if you have an aftermarket alarm, then the bypass resistor is probably already installed and beginning to act up. In my personal experience they had uninstalled the alarm and only twisted the wires back together and they were coming loose.
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Doing a search on VATS bypass will give you a lot of information on how it is done. Here is one recent discussion

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ht=vats+bypass

It'* hard to say if you can fix your old battery or not. Someitmes, if you very carefully work on getting the connection on straight, you can get a good connection. A lot will depend on how bad the threads are.
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Does the battery need to be disconnected to do the bypass thing?
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Most instructions start with "disconnect the battery" for just about anything that you do. It would especially be a good idea during any electrical work, so - yes.
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