My car was recently stolen in the middle of the night, and I just bought a replacement. I'd like a simple, cheap way of disabling the vehicle, and I was thinking of doing something like just pulling the fuel pump fuse out every night.
However, I ran across this comment in another post:
I'd also rather not pull the fuel pump fuse or relay, because that seems like a recipe for coming back to a dead battery should the car be targeted.
Is there some fundamental problem with leaving the fuel pump fuse out over night, or is it just an issue of the potential thief cranking and cranking the engine in a futile attempt to start it and draining the battery?
If it matters, it's a 1.6L 1999 Nissan Almera.
As a side note, my car apparently doesn't have a fuel pump fuse, so in the mean time I'm pulling the starter fuse.