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97 Camaro Sometimes it will start, sometimes it won't even turn over. Someone said something about two white wires coming out of steering column. can't rember what it said or where I read it. PLEASE HELP. RJ100
 

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97 Camaro Sometimes it will start, sometimes it won't even turn over. Someone said something about two white wires coming out of steering column. can't rember what it said or where I read it. PLEASE HELP. RJ100
The 2 white wires is referring to the VATS system (the chip in the key). Is the security light coming on when the no start happens? If so, this is the issue. Need a new "chipped" key or do a VATS bypass.
 

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How do you do a VATS bypass? Thanks
Do you still have the original ignition key? If so, Is the VATS Chip warn? You can try a VATS bypass. If you do I recommend installing an aftermarket security system.
The chip in the key is a resistor. It can be 1 of 15 values. You will need to measure the resistance of the chip in the key, if it's the original key. This will tell you what OHMS value you need for the bypass. Once you know this do a search on ebay and get a premade one, plug and play. It's a little more $$ than just getting the resistors and making one yourself, but it is a lot cleaner and well worth the cost. This is what I did and it works flawlessly

Here are the ranges:

VATS# Resister Value and its Range

1) 402 .......... .386-.438
2) 523 .......... .502-.564
3) 681 .......... .650-.728
4) 887 .......... .850-.942
5) 1.130 ....... 1.085 - 1.195
6) 1.470 ....... 1.411 - 1.549
7) 1.870 ....... 1.795 - 1.965
8) 2.370 ....... 2.275 - 2.485
9) 3.010 ....... 2.890 - 3.150
10) 3.740 ..... 3.590 - 3.910
11) 4.750 ..... 4.560 - 4.960
12) 6.040 ..... 5.798 - 6.302
13) 7.500 ..... 7.200 - 7.820
14) 9.530 ..... 9.149 - 9.931
15) 11.800 ... 11.320 - 12.290

Again, I do NOT recommend doing the VATS bypass without adding an after market security (alarm) system, after having done the bypass.
 
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