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Old 10-02-2004, 01:20 AM   #1
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Never really thought of this but,it could happen?????

CAR THIEVES

Just heard this from a friend. Apparently car thieves have yet again found a way around the system and steal your car or truck without any effort at all.

The car thieves peer through the windshield of your car or truck, write down the VIN number from the label on the dash, go into the local dealership for that car brand and request a duplicate key for it from the VIN number.

Car dealerships make up a duplicate key from the VIN number, collect payment from the 'customer' who'* really a would-be car thief for making up the duplicate key -- the car thief goes back to your vehicle, inserts the key they've just gotten and off they drive with your car or truck.

They don't have to break in, don't have to damage the vehicle and draw no attention to themselves as all they have to do is to walk up to your car, insert the key and off they go to their chop shop with your vehicle!!!

Can you believe it?

To avoid this from happening to you, simply put opaque tape (like a strip of electrical tape, duct tape or medical tape) across the VIN label located on the dash board. You can't remove the VIN number legally under most state laws, so cover it so that it can't be viewed through the windshield by a car thief.

Anyway, feel free to forward this on before some other car thief steals another car or truck like this.

What about it Bill?????????????????
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Ehhh, thats bogus or some really stupid *** car dealerships. Most keys have to be programmed I believe with the car there, since there is a little chip in them. I mean, its like saying I need a spare key for this address without showing the key duplicator man some proof or something. Or just get a real alarm, none of that fake stock stuff. Use a key on the car and the siren goes off until its deactivated.
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It'* posible if the dealership is full of idiots. I've had to show my title each time i went to my dealership for a key. Both times the car was parked outside in full view....
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I got a replacement key for the 94 bonneville at GM and had to produce the key so they could get the code, and also my ownership. They stick the original key in a box to get the code, i think it ranges anywhere from 1-4
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I was loading up my car on my last day ever at Northern Michigan University ( i was running up and down the dorm stairs) somewhere around my last trip i set my keys in my trunk as a dropped a load of boxes in( and of course i shut it). I called AAA and they told me that unless i could get to the trunk from inside the car they would have to break the trunk lock to get in --well my trunk was full of stuff making it impossible to get to it through the little portal in the rear seat. I ended up finding a 24hr service department at a chevrolet dealership--and the guy there took 20min to look up my key code and make it for me, All i had to show him was the registration with my name on it. He didn't even charge me anything for it-- i suppose it would be possible to weasle something like this from a dealership, but this guy was pretty insistant that i have proper ID for the car.
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I got a replacement key for the 94 bonneville at GM and had to produce the key so they could get the code, and also my ownership. They stick the original key in a box to get the code, i think it ranges anywhere from 1-4
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the 94 key has the resistor

Here is a benefit to the older cars. There are 2 keys one to open the car and one for ignition. you may be able to get in the car but try and find a way around the Passkey ( in a short amount of time) good luck
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DOH! I forgot about that oval shaped key that gets you into the car... Remotes just make us lazy and forgetful, or is that just my age?
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A good aftermarket alarm system is still a good bet.
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DOH! I forgot about that oval shaped key that gets you into the car... Remotes just make us lazy and forgetful, or is that just my age?
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I don't know how old you are, but I'm guessing old. Keyless entry is top of the line shiznit.. back in the day . Even my '89 had keyless entry, not from the factory, but from the dealer.. back in the real day .


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