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My 1992 Corvette won't start (22/32)
 5/13/10 8:43pm
Amanda918
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Hi, I am having the same problem with my 1992 vet, it is automatic though. I dont know much about these things can someone point me in the right direction on where to do this bypass thing?
My car has 43k miles on it and a brand new battery. Which  I know now that is not that problem. A light comes on that sae INF RESt comes on along with the security. I have tried both keys and neither work. I drove car and went to drive again 10 minutes later and now no start all power starts but not even a little start.. nothing!! Help!!!!!
My 1992 Corvette won't start (23/32)
 5/13/10 11:04pm
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Having the "Inf Rest"(air bag) light on , the Security light on, and a no start, sounds like there may be an issue within the steering column.
Does the Security light flash, or is it on all the time?


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My 1992 Corvette won't start (24/32)
 5/14/10 9:33am
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It is definitely the VATS system. I had the same problem recently with my '92 six speed.
It is simple fix.

I have the specs sheet on Bypassing the VATS system.
It is the perfect solution.
Great diagram, info, and simple directions.
It took me about 3 months to research what to do and when I confirmed it was the VATS based on all of the great info from the members on this forum, I went to work on it. It took about 45 minutes once I had the two under dash panels removed.
I did find however, that Radio Shack does not carry these type of resistors.
Go to an electrical supply store.
I spent less than $4.00 for everything.
That is because I had to buy the resistors in packages of 10.

E-mail me direct at russ@capstonecreative.com and I will send you the info sheet that includes diagrams, instructions, and photo of what you need to do. Follow it and you will be running in no time.
Please feel free to contact me if you need further assistance.

I am glad to help.
Where are you located?
I am in Minnesota.

Good luck!
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My 1992 Corvette won't start (25/32)
 8/4/10 1:03am
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I also have  a 1992 c4 that wont start sometimes.Crank no fire, with security message and service ASR lite on when it happens. New keys and ignition  lock cylinder, New ecm. The fuel enable seems like it shuts off for a few minutes. I've owed it for 10 yrs and this started about 3 yrs ago. Any Help? 

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My 1992 Corvette won't start (26/32)
 8/4/10 8:48am
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Boy, I'm puzzled on that one.
My problem was with the VATS which would not allow the engine to crank at all.
I had full electrical but no turn over.
A quick by pass procedure and the problem was solved.
I'll ask around and respond if I learn anything that might help you.
Re: My 1992 Corvette won't start (27/32)
 9/23/16 4:37pm
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Normally if the VATS system is keeping the engine from cranking the security light will continue to flash after you tirn the ignition switch to the on position.

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Re: My 1992 Corvette won't start (28/32)
 8/8/19 9:09pm
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Amanda918 said: Hi, I am having the same problem with my 1992 vet, it is automatic though. I dont know much about these things can someone point me in the right direction on where to do this bypass thing?
My car has 43k miles on it and a brand new battery. Which  I know now that is not that problem. A light comes on that sae INF RESt comes on along with the security. I have tried both keys and neither work. I drove car and went to drive again 10 minutes later and now no start all power starts but not even a little start.. nothing!! Help!!!!!

Did you get your problem resolved? Mine is 1992 automatic also. Just got a new battery after previous one lasted just four years because just sitting around and I didn't get it running for a couple of months. I went to a radio shop and replaced the original radio/blutooth system. The shop has it crank up and I drove home and let it sit overnight. The following morning I tried to set it started and all it does is cranking but no sign of fuel being ignited. There is 3/4 tank of fuel. I call the shop and asked about the possible electrical problem of malfunctioning fuel injector due to the computerized program being mess-up. He was going to check with his company but I haven't heard anything. I thought it was the security and VATs issue but I went through the steps of the recommended actions to get it started. I used the manual and look up some of the YouTube videos but all it does when I turn the key to start, it makes the cranking sound but no ignition sound. I haven't had this problem ever. Just happened after replacing my old radio system. What do I need to do? Reprogram the system? I'm ready to have it haul over to the GM dealer. 




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Re: My 1992 Corvette won't start (29/32)
 8/9/19 10:12am
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How do I need to do to by pass the VATS? Radio shop just replaced the old radio system (1992) with Kentwood and the electrical system on fuel injector may be impacted. I can get it crank but won't fire it up. Any suggestion is welcome? Bruce. 

 

Re: My 1992 Corvette won't start (30/32)
 8/9/19 10:15am
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I would suggest you look into a Service Manual from Bishko Automobile Literature;  they have the complete GM manual on CD for less than $37 + shipping, or maybe you could find  it somewhere else for less money.  Not only will it help trouble-shoot your current problem, but also any difficulties that show up in the future.

I have one of these for my '95, and it has been very helpful.  The books are model-year specific, not generic like some after-market manuals.



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Re: My 1992 Corvette won't start (31/32)
 8/9/19 1:45pm
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My problem resolved. The new battery which was installed day prior to taking over to the radio shop was low in charge. The shop was installing and took 4-5 hours and had the electric lights running all day and drained the battery. The battery reading was less than half mark and it cranked but did not turn over. I hook the battery charger/jumper and hook it up for a few minutes and then set the charger on Start and it cranks up immediately. So it was simple, the C$ 1992 will crank but won't fire up if the battery charge is less than half charged. 

Re: My 1992 Corvette won't start (32/32)
 8/9/19 1:49pm
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My problem resolved. The new battery which was installed day prior to taking over to the radio shop was low in charge. The shop was installing and took 4-5 hours and had the electric lights running all day and drained the battery. The battery reading was less than half charge mark and it cranked but did not turn over. I hook the battery charger/jumper and hook it up for a few minutes and then set the charger on Start and it cranks up immediately. So it was simple, the C4 1992 will crank but won't fire up if the battery charge is less than half charged. Lessons learned!