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Vehicle Anti-Theft System Imperial Beach

Vehicle Anti-theft Systems

General Motors / GM introduced the VATS or Vehicle Anti-Theft System in 1986. Basically the VATS security system must read one of 15 resistor values to allow the vehicle to start. Use an incorrect value, you’ll lock out or put the vehicle into a no crank situation for up to 10 minutes.

When GM introduced the VATS system it significantly reduced the theft of GM vehicle equipped with such a system. The VATS system disables the engine starter if the systems module detects an incorrect or nonexistent resistor value at the time of ignition. Within the Key there is a small built in resistor pellet. Today the system is capable to shut-off the fuel supply.

FAST Locksmith Imperial Beach are experts in the field of VATS keys and transponder keys and are equipped with all the necessary tools and computers to make such keys. If from any reason you want to try and bypass your VATS on your own we provide you a step by step instruction.

You’re well advised to have an ohm meter. Use a meter, or it makes for a real long day! There are 15 different resistor values. As long as you are within 5% +/- of the measured value, you'll be able to bypass the system. The newer system is called PassKey II. (Passlock 2)

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Locksmith Services in Imperial Beach

FAST Locksmith Imperial Beach provides residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith services 24 hours a day and 7 days per week for all emergency and scheduled lock and key needs. FAST Locksmith Imperial Beach is a family owned and operated business that places a high value on quality customer service! All of our expert technicians are licensed and insured. We guarantee professional, reliable, and quick locksmith service solutions for your locksmith needs. Call us now 619-786-1343.


I had to have new keys made for engine + door because of unfortunate circumstances. FAST Locksmith Imperial Beach were more than friendly and cheaper than anyone else. Everything was perfect and professional.
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