94 trans am 57 lt1

Asked by Feb 24, 2017 at 10:44 PM about the 1994 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Start my trans am and it runs for like
20mins them dies security light comes on
I let it sit for 30 mins and it starts back up
whats what's the problem

2 Answers

71,655

You have the VATS security system. Most likely it's the ignition lock cylinder. There's two tiny wires in there that contact the chip on your key. Over time these wires wear and break then they no longer make contact with the chip. You'll need to visit your local GM dealer and find out which VATS key you have. There were 15 possibilities. Once you know what key blank you need you'll use the template key that came with the new lock cylinder to have your VATS key blank cut so it'll work with the new lock cylinder. HTH. -Jim

1,365

One thing you can try is to spray alcohol in the ignition lock and air it off with compressed air and make sure your key is really clean to make sure there's no grease or dirt in the lock cylinder or on the key, so they are cleaned out before you go paying a lot of money for repairs try that.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
    Reputation
    990
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    840
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
863 listings starting at $12,000
Used Ford Mustang
11 Great Deals out of 1,082 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
551 listings starting at $8,995
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
2 listings starting at $15,000
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
5 Great Deals out of 76 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
168 Great Deals out of 1,059 listings starting at $996
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
16 listings starting at $4,900
Used Ford F-150
583 Great Deals out of 10,750 listings starting at $3,300

Used Cars For Sale

2001 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
1 listings starting at $14,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.