1989-2002 Camaro and 88-2002 Firebird VATS Bypass Kit

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1989-2002 Camaro & 1988-2002 Firebird VATS Bypass Kit

This kit includes everything needed to bypass the Key part of the VATS system:

  • VATS Bypass PCB
  • Solder
  • Heat Shrink
  • Complete Instruction

The VATS system: The GM VATS (Vehicle Anti-Theft System) system uses a resistor (black resistor pellet) in the metal part of the ignition key. The VATS decoder send a 'key OK' signal to the PCM/ECM when the proper key is detected. Without this signal, the fuel injectors will shut down within the first 3 seconds.

VATS key

The VATS problem: The VATS system can become problematic as it ages. Increase wear, higher resistance from dust and corrosion can cause ignition Key reading that prevent the vehicle from running.

The easy Solution: An easy solution is to bypass the ignition Key part of the VATS system.

A proper fitting ignition Key will still be needed to start the vehicle. But the problematic resistor detection circuit will be bypassed with this kit.

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  • 5
    VATS bypass kit

    Posted by Douglas P Neary on 8th Jun 2021

    Was on time, , easy to install and worked fine.

  • 5
    Saved me

    Posted by Jansmond D. on 19th Apr 2021

    Car keep leaving me at ransom times. Stuck in the parking lot too many times. This fixed the problem and has continued to work for 3 months.

  • 5
    Intermitant non-starts are gone

    Posted by Smitty H on 10th Sep 2020

    This was easy to install. Good instructions. This fixed problems of random time my camaro wouldnt start.