Just an FYI, related to stolen vehicles, and key fobs
Of course, if you are like me, and all your vehicles are over 20 yrs old, you are probably not at risk... but that gear inside may be. So, just as an FYI, and to stop even one theft, here is a video about FOB's.
Some people "Make a living" with this sort of scam.
Good stuff there. Thanks
This is what can happen to vehicles overnight when thieves are serious about stealing catalytic converters. This happened a couple of days ago immediately adjacent to a US highway that runs from Texas to Canada.
Neglected to mention those two upside down vehicles were upright when the thieves arrived.
OK guys, listen up here. I have not yet put one on my new Cherokee but my Wrangler and my 2011 Chevy PU both have a very low-tech home-installed kill switch. Let me explain:
Remember when the headlight dimmer switch was a button on the floor board? With a drill motor, some 12 ga. solid copper wire and a little noggin time you too can install a discreet kill switch. Simply run the hot from the starter solenoid through the dimmer switch. I like to place the dimmer switch under the floor mat material so it doesn't show.
Just make sure the switch (most are SPDT) 'floats' and doesn't internally ground any of the circuits.
Works great. The starter won't even whimper until you mash the button. Never had one stolen yet. I have had the guy at the tire shop call and tell me my truck won't start. I quickly squared him away. The only thing we could figure was that he unknowingly mashed on the switch when he got in the truck.
FYI - AutoZone PN is UDS418.