How does VATS prevent the car from starting?
Like the title asks, how EXACTLY does the vehicle anti-theft system actually preveent the car from starting? Does it allow the starter to turn the engine over but prevent spark ignition or does it actually prevent the starter from engaging?
Once or twice a year, my wife's B4U Caprice will absolutely refuse to engage the starter. Interior lights, radio, headlights, flashers, and everything on the dash works fine but when you turn the key forward you don't even get so much as a click out of the starter. We replaced the starter, added Gary's cables, and got new keys cut last year before it started working but it seemed like it just started working again on it's own rather than because of anything that we did. This year though, the "VATS" dash light comes on and stays on even though it's been programmed out for years. I'm trying to figure out where to go from here........
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