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    Security light stuck on....

    How do I get it to turn off? I've already unplugged the battery and let it sit for awhile, but still no go....anyone with suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    If my VATS was messed up wouldn't my car not start?

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    You probably need a Tech2 to pull the code and clear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    You probably need a Tech2 to pull the code and clear it.
    Do those code readers remove the security light? I thought they only did SES lights...hmm i'll have to stop by kragens and scan and remove it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    If my VATS was messed up wouldn't my car not start?
    yes, but the security is a warning to you its about to happen, your pcm is in pass fail mode right now, its only a matter of time before it quits on you, do the vats bypass, it will be worth not getting stranded and your light will never bother you again


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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    If my VATS was messed up wouldn't my car not start?
    there are different levels of vats...you can try to clean the pellet in your key with an eraser but most likely you just need to do the bypass or get it fixed inside the key cylinder. It's a really easy and cheap fix......$5 and an hour if that. I would just bypass it and be done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    there are different levels of vats...you can try to clean the pellet in your key with an eraser but most likely you just need to do the bypass or get it fixed inside the key cylinder. It's a really easy and cheap fix......$5 and an hour if that. I would just bypass it and be done with it.
    Anywhere a write up on how to do this?

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    post number 2 of this thread......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    post number 2 of this thread......
    Ok so once I unplug the old resistor, what do I do with the existing wires? replug them in? or electrical tape them.....help a brother out

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    Also one other thing just an FYI, my security light isn't blinking as some peoples in that sticky.....it's just staying solid, does that make a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Also one other thing just an FYI, my security light isn't blinking as some peoples in that sticky.....it's just staying solid, does that make a difference?
    If the system isn't reading the proper resistence from your key it will flash the Security light while your turning the key. If your light is just on Solid then it's detecting an issue and it may still start the car.
    Mine acted up sporadically for years before I finally just did the bypass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Ok so once I unplug the old resistor, what do I do with the existing wires? replug them in? or electrical tape them.....help a brother out
    just follow that sticky that's linked in post 2....it gives you pretty much a step by step. Basically the wire runs from your key cylinder down the column and goes to a plug. The plug then goes to the bcm. What you're doing is measuring the resistance of your key and then buying resistors ( gold band) that match the resistance of your key. Unplug the wire coming down the column and cut that plug off on the column side giving yourself a couple inches of wire. Solder or tape those resistors in a series(end to end)between those 2 wires of the plug you just cut off and plug it back into the plug going to the bcm.

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