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2010 Taco attempted theft - how to stop thieves?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pierrefonds, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Pierrefonds

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    none so far, just bought the truck 3 days ago...
    Hi, someone tried to steal my 2010 4 door 4X4 truck yesterday. My 2009 was stolen from my driveway 12 months ago. Does anyone have an idea how to make the truck theft proof?
    I do not want to lose this truck!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Pull the battery out or unplug the ECU.

    You could also improve home security or move.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Half LT dont count
    They would need the actual key to move it n to override the whole system they need time to do it....becuz of the engine immobilizer crap
     
  4. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    Yeah they have ways around that junk.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    Konaborne

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    get a garage, a way of securing it, and an alarm system
     
  6. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Remington has a variety... oh wait you're in Canada.

    Hmm, I guess you're left with being diplomatic, perhaps "I really want to keep my truck this time, so please leave it alone and go oot and aboot, yea eh?" Haha

    Friendly joking aside, did they drive it away last time or did they tow it away? The advice before was good for driving it away, but for towing, you would need more of a deterrence, like a gate, cameras, and other security tools.

    One of the best friends you can have to deter theft is... LIGHT

    Light your truck up like a damn Christmas tree!
     
  7. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    To unlock it with something keyless is simple...but to cheat the system they would need like 30ish mins...after messing with it all.

    So to the OP get an alarm with a kill switch, move out or garage that bitch lol
     
  8. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    none so far, just bought the truck 3 days ago...
    OK, my 2009 was found in Belgium so these are pros. I cannot disconnect the battery evrytime I use it. Anyone install a kill switch?
     
  9. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    none so far, just bought the truck 3 days ago...
    oh yeah, forgot to add that they removed the light bulbs from the lights in front of the house. No tow truck, the police assumed that they had made a key. (Several keys machines stolen from one of the local dealers.)
     
  10. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Even pulling the battery won't stop them if they want it, they will pull up with a flat bed and go...

    If they do steal it, maybe a tracking device will get it back quick and since it's probable that the same AH is stealing in your area you may even catch a thief.

    http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/car-vehicle-tracking.html
     
  11. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    I doubt they it even takes that long.

    I'm sure you could wire a switch to the fuel pump.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Someone should make a thread on theft prevention.


    FYI, there is no such thing as "theft proof".
     
  13. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    id just get a kill switch and hide it somewhere no one would ever look
     
  14. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    They gotta know what wires to cuz that lead to the "immobilizer" sensor to make it bypass it...

    (Toyota did this to mine cuz mine went to crap last summer)
     
  15. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Details of what leads you to think someone was trying to steal it?
     
  16. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    I'm sure they have a device that mimics a key they they just bust the ignition and off they go.
     
  17. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    I am in the "Security World" I would agree with slmgt in saying light the thing up!!! I have a solar powered motion light on the side of my house to light up my shed I have a lot of $ in tools stored in.
    If they just popped a window and somehow drove off with it, 3M as a type of window tint that in a sense turns your tempered glass into Laminated glass.. Here is a link
    http://www.hylinesafety.com/3mwindowfilm.html
    Cool stuff, a few hundred bucks for your windows, you can hit it repeatedly with a hammer and it will hold up!! Cool stuff..
    Sorry you have to put up with crap like this, sucks..
     
  18. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Next "mod invention" create custom made kill switch that cannot bypass the immobilzer sensor :laugh:

    I will start next week
     
  19. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    Just pull the engine out every time you park.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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