Saturday, June 2, 2012

1986 Chevy Corvette: Theft Deterrent VATS Module Location?

Where is theft deterrent module located or where is the location of VATS Module.

On 1986 model Chevy Corvette the module is under the Instrument panel.

For that you have to tilt the IP pad forward to access it underneath the IP Pad on right side of dash:

Follow the detailed procedure mentioned below to remove the VATS module:-----



1) FIRST OF ALL REMOVE THE I/P CLUSTER TRIM PLATE
 For that details are defined below:------
- Pull off headlamp switch knob.
- Move the steering wheel to it's lowest position and telescope it all the way out.
- Remove the tilt lever from the column.
- Unscrew the eight (8) screws holding the trim plate and remove it.

Now once the cluster trim plate is out............
2. REMOVE THE I/P ACCESSORY TRIM PLATE

- To remove Accessory trim plate remove the 4 screws.Four (4) screws hold it on.

3. REMOVE THE I/P UPPER TRIM PAD. (Care must be taken when handling this pad to avoid damage to it.)
 The procedure to perform this defines below:----------
- Remove three (3) screws above the cluster, - Remove the two (2) screws above the center display.
- Remove the fuse box cover and the right hand I/P trim plate.
- Remove the I/P pad screw located above the fuse box.
- Remove the two (2) screws from the defroster duct.
- Pull the I/P pad rearward and up to remove it. (If the car has speakers mounted on the pad the wires must be removed first.)

PLEASE NOTE:----WHEN REASSEMBLING THE I/P PAD BE SURE TO LINE UP ALL OF THE HOLES AND NUTS. FAILURE TO DO THIS COULD CAUSE A NOISE CONDITION TO EXIST.
DO NOT OVERTORQUE THE SCREWS AT THE DEFROSTER DUCT WHEN REINSTALLING.
SERVICE PROCEDURE (CONT'D)

4. REMOVE THE TOP TWO SCREWS FROM THE I/P CENTER TRIM PAD ASSEMBLY AND TILT IT FORWARD.

5. REMOVE THE VATS MODULE. Its held by 2 SCREWS.

6. INSTALL THE NEW VATS MODULE AND REVERSE THE ABOVE PROCEDURE TO REASSEMBLE THE VEHICLE.

This procedure will help.
Thanks.


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