So my ex-wifes 99 olds intrigue got stolen out of a garage. They must
have hot wired it. Do these chip-in-key anti theft devices even work ?
I recently witnessed a brand new model dodge truck getting stolen out
of my works parking lot. It took them about 2 minutes before they
raced it out of the lot. I imagine they also have the chip in key.
what's the deal here ?
if you hotwire a car, how do you bypass steering lock? As far as i
obbserve they are mechanical spring mechanisms?
In order to understand how they bypass the chip mechanism we should
know more about how it works.
It was shown on 60-Minutes (or similar) several years back how a big
screwdriver, driven into switch mechanism, and twisted hard using a suitable
wrench, will break the holding mechanism and allow switching on/off as well
as turning steering wheel. We were junking a lot of cars along then, and my
main mechanic tried it successfully in my presence, twice on quite
dissimilar cars. Takes a high-quality driver or else the screwdriver will
As for chip in key lock: A properly-ohmed resistor (5 for 99-cents at
Radio Shack!!!), wired to 2 wires (or to one wire and other end to ground?)
will by-pass the VATS system used on GM--possibly others. Dunno how they get
proper ohms needed for a particular car unless they had access to the
key-resistor to check its resistance, sorry; hafta ask a thief, I guess.
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