Smokin 300HP Club
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southern Oklahoma
VATS decoder module issues...
Where can I find a new VATS decoder module? None of the usual catalogs seem to have it. I'm guessing this is a dealer only part?
I think mine has gone to seed. I've had a couple of VATS issues in the past where the car wouldnt crank. After taking the key out and letting it sit for a few minutes, the system reset and the car started with no problems. Last night, when I got home I parked the car in front of the garage. about 40 min. later it started to rain, so I went out to move it into the garage. Put the key in and nothing. Let it sit for a few minutes and tried again... nothing. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, fired right up. I moved it in the garage and shut it down. This morning when I went to leave, the car wouldnt start. It cranks just fine, but will not fire at all. Fuel pressure at the rail is good, ignition module, cap, and rotor are new, battery is good. The FSM seems to indicate a faulty VATS decoder module (code 46), but I havent tried to pull a code yet. I'm thinking that last night's episode did something to it, and when I shut it down, something in the module went haywire. Sound right?
"Two in a row, everybody knows at the green light you rev it on the redline..." Foreigner