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So far, this hasn't been much help. The lights flashed for more than an hour, and no reset.
What is the $ 5.00 part? Does Cadillac know what it is and how to install it?
My computer did an emergency shutdown, and I lost you. I have printed the PDF file and will follow its instructions. If it works, I will be very happy to pay you and to leave you excellent feedback.
P.S. In which city are you?
Your statement near the end of the PDF, that "Now to conclude the document, I have been shown a way to completely bypass the VATS module altogether" seems to suggest that this method is preferable to your method which you explain in the PDF. Do you agree?
It appears simpler.
It occurs to me that I haven't told you what happened. That may be significant. I was painting the trim in my garage. The key was not in the ignition. Nothing was functioning in the car except the clock in the radio. The lights suddenly began flashing. The horn did not blow. Now the car will run start after a couple of seconds, and run maybe five seconds.
We have gotten our wires crossed. I have not asked you for a site where I can buy a part.
JHoop gave me instructions for fooling the Vehicle Anti Theft System of my 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, because it failed to recognize that the ignition key had the correct resister. A mechanic followed the instructions, and for a while the car worked fine.
Now, it occasionally has the problem again. It thinks someone is trying to start it with an ignition key which hasn't the correct resister. It flashes the lights, shuts off the fuel flow and doesn't release the brake.
When I disconnect the positive battery cable, even for an instant, the lights stop flashing and the car behaves normally. Then, later, it will act up again.
Isn't it possible to simply bypass the VATS, and to have the electric impulse go directly to the starter motor?
Yes, it is the key with the correct resister. It worked fine for a while, and still works fine most of the time.