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Car security chips can be cracked

  1. Feb 1, 2005 #1
    Looks like it's time to get back to the old "club" anti theft device of yesteryears.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1293334.htm
     
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  3. Feb 1, 2005 #2

    dduardo

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    Haven't you seen "Gone in 60 Seconds?" Just remove the steering wheel with the club attached.

    [edit] Should have read the quote.
     
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  4. Feb 1, 2005 #3

    If they're serious enough to remove the steering wheel and replace it, then there isn't much you can do to stop them from taking the car.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2005 #4
    Removing the steering wheel from the car and replacing it sounds very time consuming to me. I doubt the effectiveness of this in practice, nor have I heard any news of a carjacker attempting it.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2005 #5

    Probably because is either very effective, or no one does it.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2005 #6
    If no one's attempting it then that doesn't sound it would be effective then. Plus the carjacker would have to take into account that he has to bring his own steering wheel to replace it with. And if it doesn't fit the car he would be surrounded before he has the time to finish.

    I only saw it in the movie and only took a couple of seconds for Nicholas Cage to pry it out, he must be really that good.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2005
  8. Feb 2, 2005 #7

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    If your a professional car thief and going for the top exotic cars you probably will study the car you want steal before you steal it.
     
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