Alright TW I have a little project I'm working on
At our school, we have a tradition called the "senior car". The senior class each year gets an old car and paints it up (usually mostly fraternity letters and stuff) and it gets parked outside one of the houses.
Our job as freshmen is to steal the car from them and repaint it before parking it in the middle of the quad to proudly display our accomplishment.
Now... I'm assuming it will be pretty well guarded at some points and possibly even hidden. On top of that they somehow disable the car to prevent it from running or moving. So we have to figure out how to fix it (it is an engineering college, after all) and get it moved in stealth.
This year's car is a Ford Taurus station wagon with the rare full roof sunroof option (It's an aftermarket sawzall addition, bam margera style haha) I'm unsure of the year, but from google images it's somewhere between 2000 and 2006? My main question to all of you is regarding its ignition system... can anyone advise me as to whether or not it has an RFID key? This vintage seems to be when they first started using them. I don't think I'd have time to do a full hotwire job but I think if it's old school enough and I can just bust the lock tumblers and start it with a screw driver (after breaking the steering wheel lock of course) it could work. If all else fails we're up in ranching country... I'm sure there's plenty of farm boys willing to flex their oil burner's muscles and drag that bitch back to campus.
Any other ideas on how to fire it up without the key? I'll keep this thread updated as I find out more info... I know where it is as of now and will be doing recon on it periodically. I poked around in it last night and found some odd wires running around... not sure if those are part of the disabling or for the ghetto-rigged sound system they had in it when they were driving it around.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!