Disclaimer:  Keybits Lock & Key or carlocksandkeys.com or anyone associated with the above companies are not responsible for educating the reader of this page on proper use of a ohm meter. This information is for educational purposes only, and Keybits Lock & Key or carlocksandkeys.com are not responsible for how this information is used. If you send us the wrong vats code, than your new key will not work in your car, and that is entirely your fault. With that said, I hope you find this information helpful.

How to find the correct vats code when you lose your vats key.

If you have lost all your vats keys and are unable to find the correct vats code for your car, than you have one of four options:

  1. Find a local locksmith to interrogate the vats system on your car to determine the correct vats value. It may be hard to find a locksmith that still deals with this technology, but they are out there. If you live in or near the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles or Ventura County (Northridge, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, Reseda, Granada Hills, Calabasas, Tarzana, Hidden Hills, West Hills, Agoura, Westlake Village, Moorpark, Simi Valley) our company, KeyBits Lock & Key, has the equipment and expertise to determine the correct vats code for your car. We offer competitive pricing along with quality workmanship, and we can be reached at sales@keybitslockandkey.com or 818-571-5938.
  2. Your second option is to visit your car dealership to determine the correct vats code, but expect to pay a premium price for the work.
  3. Purchase all 15 different vats keys for the single sided key, or 14 different vats keys for the double sided key. Once you have all the keys, have them cut, and than each key can be tried in your car until you find the correct one. However, you will need to hire a locksmith to determine the correct cuts for your key, since you lost your original vats key.
  4. Purchase all 15 different vats keys for the single sided key, or 14 different vats keys for the double sided key and also purchase a new vats ignition cylinder lock. New vats ignition locks do not come with a vats key, but they do come with a non-vats key that is used to transfer the correct cuts used in the ignition lock to a new vats key. So, you can duplicate the cuts from the non-vats key  to all the new vats keys, replace the ignition lock with the new vats ignition lock and try each new vats key in the lock until the correct vats key is found. New original equipment vats ignition locks and keys can be found at carlocksandkeys.com at very competitive pricing.

 

I often receive many emails concerning lost vats keys, so I decided to create this webpage for those people who find themselves stuck without a key. I hope you find this information helpful and if you have any further questions or comments we can be reached at the email address or phone number listed in this webpage.


A popular vats ignition cylinder lock found on many GM cars.

The following Chart shows the Vats Code values and there respective resistor values in ohms. Divide the ohm values by 1000 to convert the value to kohms. Example: 402 ohms converted to kohms is 402/1000 = .402 kohms. Or if your meter is displaying the value in kohms you can convert kohms to ohms by multiplying by 1000. Example: .402 kohms converted to ohms is .402 x 1000 = 402.

 

CODE

RESISTOR VALUE IN OHMS

 
 

1

402

 
 

2

523

 
 

3

681

 
 

4

887

 
 

5

1130

 
 

6

1470

 
 

7

1870

 
 

8

2370

 
 

9

3010

 
 

10

3740

 
 

11

4750

 
 

12

6040

 
 

13

7500

 
 

14

9530

 
 

15

11800

 

For further questions, please email us at sales@keybitslockandkey.com

 

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