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OBD Port Lock

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ExGunner, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. Jul 27, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    ExGunner

    ExGunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Apparently a method thieves are using to steal cars and trucks now is tapping in to the OBDII port and programming a blank keyfob. Apparently the OBDII port will give the thieves the keycode and its a very "simple" matter of reprogramming a fob and voila they now drive away with your vehicle. Ive been searching but having very little luck finding these OBD locks the police suggest to use for my 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Im going to get a steering wheel lock as well but i would like to get an OBD lock to,

    Or are there any other ideas like hidden fuel pump cut off switches etc.
     
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  2. Jul 27, 2021 at 1:24 PM
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    AZ_Tumbleweed

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    cant answer your question but if you're that concerned with vehicle theft and you have keyless entry then dont forget to put your keyfob into the "disabled" mode at night as thieves can also use a repeater to extend your keyfobs range to access the vehicle. i believe the process is to *Hold down on the lock button and then push the unlock button twice.
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    philth

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    https://autocyb.com/

    That’s the one I use.
    + cover your VIN at the windshield. That way they can’t take a pic of it and cut a key.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    Buck Henry

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    Geez, more stuff to add to my ever growing "shit I have to worry about" list. :(
     
  5. Jul 27, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    baldbeardedtaco

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    I seen something awhile back that essentially replaced the port with a dummy port and you relocate stock where you’d like
     
  6. Jul 27, 2021 at 3:12 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    If I were a thief I'd just tow it away.

    None of your trinkets will help then.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    mattsolnitzky

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    Surprised this isn’t more common. Seems like the easiest way to do it, and doubtful anyone is going to question a tow truck hauling something away.
     
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    Tacomike18

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    Pull the obd2 fuse out.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2021 at 3:35 PM
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    I'm gonna say this isn't as common or as big of a deal as you're thinking it is.

    You have to be able to turn the ignition on for TechStream to interface with the vehicle, and to program a new key.

    Assuming whatever device the thief is using would still need the ignition on for the port to be active. :confused:
     
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  10. Jul 27, 2021 at 4:04 PM
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    Bingo.

    If they are at the point of fooling around with the port.....they have your truck.
     
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    mhornco

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    Exactly. You need the car turned on part way to be able to add a key. If they get that far I am sure your car is gone.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2021 at 4:56 PM
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    ExGunner

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    Perfect. Thank-you.
     
  13. Jul 27, 2021 at 4:58 PM
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    They cant get Tow trucks onto Department of Defense property without a escort, but we have had vehicles driven right off before. Fuckers are getting bold.
     
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    Might not be legal to do so.
     
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    Take pictures of and catalog all mods/accessories. Have insurance with a reputable company. Sleep sound knowing you are covered.
     
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  16. Jul 27, 2021 at 5:10 PM
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    Here its not illegal to cover your vin you just cannot remove or destroy it or modify the tag.
     
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    Dude wtf? :rofl:

    What's that supposed to be locking into??
     
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    LOL the OBD port. My buddy’s a locksmith, he bought a Highlander at the same time I got my truck… then a shit ton of Toyota/Lexus thefts happened around us (bunch of Tacos and Highlanders stolen) so he ranted and raved about how I needed one. I told him I don’t really care cause I’m sure AC MTs aren’t high up on their wanted list… he got me one anyway. *shrug*

    Edit; some misinformation going on in this thread, but I don’t care enough to correct people on a truck forum.
     
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  19. Jul 27, 2021 at 5:28 PM
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    ExGunner

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    you know it takes 10 seconds to go to the website and look at the video on how its installed to answer your own question. Seems like a more mature approach instead of just laughing something off.
     
  20. Jul 27, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    mello03

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    Wait until you get old and you get concerned if you don’t shit every day lmao.
     
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