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Old 06-30-2003, 10:01 PM
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Vats problem

Does anyone know how to disable a VATS on an 87 Camaro? My TPI conversion has gone pretty smoothly so far, but right now i'm stuck, and would appreciate the help. Thanks.

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Old 06-30-2003, 10:45 PM
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All depends on how you want to "disable" it. The only way I know of off hand is to fool the computer in to thinking the key is in the ignition, which is pretty easy to do. Give me more info on what you want to do (bypass it, or fool the computer {your best bet is to fool the computer}), and I'll try to help. Did your car have vats before doing the conversion, or was this brought on with the conversion?



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I inherited this VATS problem when I bought the TPI and computer. My car is an 82 Monte Carlo, which originally had a V6, and no VATS. I doesen't matter to me whether I disable or fool the computer, and i'll do whichever is cheaper and easier. Thanks for your help.
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Kendente I've sent you a PM with the details necessary to perform this. Basically I thought about it, and it's basically bypassing a vehicles security system, so the less people who know the better, I've filed this one under "need to know" basis. Good luck




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Old 07-06-2003, 07:33 PM
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Hey Kendente,

Have you had a chance to try to this out? Just curious if everything went ok.



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I've been away for the past few days, but i'm going to try it tonite. I found my bag of resistors, so I should be good to go. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:48 AM
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Cool,

I'll keep my eyes open Good Luck!


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I thought about what you said, with there being a bunch of VATS codes, which are keyed for each car. Then I thought back to when I bought the rebuilt computer from NAPA, and realized they didn't ask me any information about the car, other than the computer code. So I decided to call NApa's tech department, and ask them about that. The guy I talked to gave me another number, for their supplier of rebuilt parts(Cardone), and after a few calls, I finally got someone who knew what they were talking about. Long story short, all their rebuilts should have the VATS bypassed from the factory, and I somehow got a bad one. So I picked up another Ecm today, and tried to test it, but of course my battery was dead. So i'll let you know tommorow. Anyway, I appreciate the help, and i'll keep you posted.
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Wow, I haven't been on here in almost a month!

Hope all went well, if that's the case about the bypassing at the factory, it could save you big (well annoying anyway) headaches. Hope it all went well from there on.


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