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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

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This is pretty much the only thing you can do for somebody who seriously wants your vehicle.

There just aren't that many "professional" car thieves out there. For a mass produced vehicle there's just no margin in it aside from parting it out (and even then it's just not going to happen for the WK2... too new). Nobody wants to buy a stolen car that can't be licensed and required elaborate measures to circumvent the ignition code system. Too much trouble, not enough payoff.

Which pretty much leaves us with the usual thugs and joyriders. For them, just secure the vehicle by rolling up windows, locking it, and taking the keys. If you have a garage, use it for your cars and not for boxes.

The supply of thieves capable of taking a WK2 is pretty small, and they aren't going to be looking for these things. If you have to go to the same amount of trouble, may as well try to steal a Mercedes or something like that. If they just want a joyride, easier to rip off an older vehicle.

For that one in a million incident, that's why we have insurance. I'd be pissed, I'd be angry, I'd be mad I had to get another iPod (about the only thing of value in mine aside from the vehicle itself), but the local dealer would be happy to sell me another one. Worst case, I'd have to drive my truck until the new one came in.

Totally agree with this post. Those who are capable of stealing the WK2 for a profit aren't interested. Too much trouble for too little gain, they will target exotic and high end vehicles.

As I stated earlier, the factory system will deter most if not all but the dumbest thugs and joyriders.
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A wheelbarrow?
hahahaha

Now thats funny
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A wheelbarrow?

LOL, I bet that wheelbarrow is fast!
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

Ill leave a portion out of this so as to not sound like an even more broken record...

Now, I am no car thief so I dont know if there are tools out there to get around security items on a new chrysler product, but without a programmed key the pcm wont wake up, no pcm alive it doesnt matter what relays you jump and wires you tap together (sorry for the cheasy movie cliche) the car is not going to start...

That said, lock your doors, and keep your keys with you
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

Their version of on star should be coming out in the 2012 model,according to Milous he saw it in some future document.
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

The more sophisticated thieves around here are trolling the mall parking lots with an electronic device that records the electronic remote signals from key fobs when the vehicles' doors are locked. Once the driver leaves the vehicle the thieves use their device to unlock the doors and enter the vehicle.

The police are recommending not using the key fob or Keyless Go™ in public areas, and to use the lock bottom on the inside of the door instead. The inside lock button doesn't send a remote signal, so the thieves can't pick it up.
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The more sophisticated thieves around here are trolling the mall parking lots with an electronic device that records the electronic remote signals from key fobs when the vehicles' doors are locked. Once the driver leaves the vehicle the thieves use their device to unlock the doors and enter the vehicle.

The police are recommending not using the key fob or Keyless Go™ in public areas, and to use the lock bottom on the inside of the door instead. The inside lock button doesn't send a remote signal, so the thieves can't pick it up.
A competent vehicle system has a rolling code system- it's nothing new, garage door openers have been doing it for years. Recording the code used to lock the vehicle won't get it started. All they'd have is access to the interior, where they can only steal what is left inside. Even then, people just standing around inside a 30 foot circle are pretty obvious; I'd worry more about them preparing for some rubber hose cryptanalysis over them using technological gizmos to steal iPods (when a hammer would get them inside ANY vehicle).
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

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The more sophisticated thieves around here are trolling the mall parking lots with an electronic device that records the electronic remote signals from key fobs when the vehicles' doors are locked. Once the driver leaves the vehicle the thieves use their device to unlock the doors and enter the vehicle.

The police are recommending not using the key fob or Keyless Go™ in public areas, and to use the lock bottom on the inside of the door instead. The inside lock button doesn't send a remote signal, so the thieves can't pick it up.
Maybe that is why Mercedes Benz don't use any factory command start,on any of their vehicles.
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

Move to Disney Celebration village...
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

Stop being stupid guys!

The cat asked a serious question.

I think some sort of exo-skeleton would be the go... Build an exo-cage around it and fill fill between the bars with hinge cage doors with big F-off padlocks.
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

If its outside....Deterrence is the best approach. Install a bunch of motion detection lights. If you want to add false security add a fake video surveillance camera... but as cheap as they are you could probably install a real one.
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