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Old 29 Oct 2003, 02:35 pm
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awhile back we had a discussion going about vehicle alarms, etc... i said if the theif wants your car he is going to get it, well just found this link that explains it all, much better then i did.

http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/f...gta/learn.html

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Old 29 Oct 2003, 03:10 pm
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That was a great article Punch. It just shows that you can have the best alarm system in the world and it won't guarantee a thing. Everyone should read this as well as some of the articles following that particular one.
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Old 29 Oct 2003, 03:27 pm
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Wouldn't it be harder to steal a PT since the key needs to be programed which takes a second key?
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Old 29 Oct 2003, 04:58 pm
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this is exactly what happened to me, I live in Toronto and about a year ago our 2003 caravan was stolen out of the driveway, the cop told us that 8 other caravans (all silver in color) were also stolen that night. my pops suspected some1 got an order from russia, I guess he was right.
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Man, glad I don't live in Canada. Luckily we don't have this problem in So Cal...LOL!
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Old 29 Oct 2003, 08:19 pm
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alarms are not designed to prevent your car from being stolen...they are designed more as a theft deterrent. The amateurs will not go after your car with an alarm, they would rather go after the car with no alarm at all. Plus if you get a good alarm with proximity for example the chances of your rims getting stolen are also quite low, your insurance also goes down a little.
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Old 29 Oct 2003, 09:35 pm
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great article... scarey to think that that happens... but we all know that it goes on... it just brings it closer to home.. thanx for sharing...
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Old 29 Oct 2003, 10:09 pm
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quote:Originally posted by GTSteve

Wouldn't it be harder to steal a PT since the key needs to be programed which takes a second key?
It would, however one could just copy your vin number by looking through your windshield and then go to the dealer to have a key made up. If the dealer doesn't ask for any I.D., the thief would have a matching key and can steal your car at their convenience. Your only recourse for quick recovery with minimal loss would be to install a tracking system like LoJack and hopefully you report your car missing asap so the police can activate the homing device. A lot of police dept's have units assigned just for recovery. They usually find your car quickly but wait a bit. Thieves usually park a stolen car for a couple of hours or a day or 2 at a mall or on a street until they decide the car doesn't have a tracking device and then drive it to their chop shop. Then the police move in and bust everybody or they just recover your car.
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Old 29 Oct 2003, 10:29 pm
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I thought that you needed a special PIN to get the key programmed? I can't remember if I read that in the owners manual or not, but I do remember reading that you are supposed to get a PIN from the dealer for your vehicle so YOU can copy your own keys. Not 100% on this one, anyone know for sure?
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Old 29 Oct 2003, 11:14 pm
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good article !!
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