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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:48 pm 
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nice thread mine :lol: ..5 year thread mine ftw.. :lol:

I was half way through the first page before i noticed how old it was :lol:
Still relevant info for readers though isn't it :?:


Absolutely, seeing as E series dominate this site. It has my brain ticking over, and have some ideas already.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:59 pm 
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Best trick be to put a switch on the smartlock wire itself, as close to the ECU as you can manage (even inside the connector). Switch it off and the ECU will not run the car.
Unless it's an LPG car :idea:



ah so smartlock only shuts down the injectors?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:59 pm 
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what u mean re learn the new key barrel? i changes over mine out of another ed wagon and it started up straight away....

from wat i no from pulling my dash out to fix my clutch peddel , wen your smart lock resets like if the batterys been unpluged or sumfin to do with the barrel u have to leave your key on accessorys for an hour, so if you were to put a new barrel and k in any car leave it on for a hour till your smart lock light turns off it should start.
or in cases like mine i tryed my car after 40 mins and it had to start the process agian =[
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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:15 am 
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I was looking at what my SCT Eliminator chip can do and it has an option where you can turn the dial to anti-theft position (it disables the PCM). So i'm guessing if its switched to that you are not going to be able to start the car at all. I don't think a car thief will be trying to muck around with the ECU either.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:41 am 
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When i had my VL, the insurance company i was with insisted a RoboLoc. Dont know if it is still around, but what it did was drop dead bolts through the bottom of all 4 doors into the sills and also into the middle pillar. Cost 1500 but when activated you could not open any doors. They also insisted on a tracker, which had ongoing yearly subscription costs, but could remotely kill the car and activate the Roboloc, so if they did get in and steal it, they couldnt get out.

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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:17 pm 
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This maybe slightly off topic but damn ths would work to stop the theft of your car
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW--IHnlepk

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:27 pm 
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THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE SEEN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSbjgXbD ... re=related

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:17 pm 
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Well at least it looks like they just took a few bits and pieces, would of been worse if the had of totalled it. Nothing a wrecker run wouldn`t fix. I never knew smartlock was so pissweak. Love the B5 colour. Hopefully they got a print and get em!
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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Epic thread, awesome read.

So basically even Smart shield can be bypassed? I was just wondering because i have to park my AU2 in some dodgy places sometimes and i only have 3rd party :(
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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Just take out the control fuse. It's called something like that ??
Anyway it powers the bcm. I once blew it and nothing worked . Was trying to figure out what it was.
But yea car won't start. Windows won't go up. Car won't unlock .

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:45 pm 
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yeah if i have to park in dodgy areas I pull out the crt fuse...car cranks but wont start..;

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:41 pm 
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When i had my VL, the insurance company i was with insisted a RoboLoc. Dont know if it is still around, but what it did was drop dead bolts through the bottom of all 4 doors into the sills and also into the middle pillar. Cost 1500 but when activated you could not open any doors. They also insisted on a tracker, which had ongoing yearly subscription costs, but could remotely kill the car and activate the Roboloc, so if they did get in and steal it, they couldnt get out.

Major thread mine though

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All you have to do is break a window to get around RoBoLoc, not exactly hard lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:53 am 
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The ammount of times that I have left my cars unlocked for hours whilst shopping or what have you I think I am about due to have one nicked. :oops:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smartlock, how good is it against novice thieves?
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Wait wait wait.... So I have had an ED sitting on my lawn for months after I parked it and lost the keys and all I needed was a screwdriver and vice grips? The lowest quote from a locksmith was $270 to do a new key. And it is hard to justify spending that amount on what was supposed to just be a donor car. I'd strip it where it is but its less my lawn, and more my girlfriend's dad's driveway.
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