I have just acquired this vehicle. It requires one of those chip keys
to start. I really hate those keys for several reasons. Is there any
way to disable that function or otherwise avoid having to use those
Funny if not practical:)
Then it must be possible to "mount" just the chip somewhere near the ignition
for the same effect. I was hoping to just be able to change the ignition
safety programming on the car. Can that be done? Surely there is a chip
somewhere inside the car that can be reprogramed. Something like the BIOS
chip in a computer.
Not funny at all, and very practical. In fact, it's the only way to use
a key that doesn't have the chip in it.
In other words, the chip is a required part of the system. No chip, no
Remote start applications, the third party ones, have you include a key
or key head that you tape inside the steering column. Otherwise, the
remote start won't start.
What's the difference between taping a chipped key head inside the
steering column somewhere, vs. disabling it via software? The end
result is exactly the same: you can use any key as long as it's cut for
the ignition switch, and you get lower security.
So why not tape a key head in there and be done with it?
People want to go the long and complicated route when the simple way is
staring them in the face...
Well, I was just curious if it was possible to do this the "right way"
instead of placing a key near the ignition. Yeah, not as simple, but
simplicity was not a consideration for me at this time. I guess that's why I
also build my own computers:) And I can see how the chip keys result in
higher security. I was willin' to sacrifice that.
Thanks for the input folks. It was educational.
I wish my 94 Integra GS-R has had this security feature;it was stolen last
June 29,stripped,and torched.They got in,started it,and drove off in less
than 60 seconds,alarm blaring.
Of course,Accords aren't that popular with the auto thieves.
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