Questions tagged [security]

For mechanisms that protect a vehicle against theft or malicious damage.

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The poor man's Start Interrupt Switch — non-obvious way to disable starting

There's some idiot stealing similar cars to mine -- mid to late 90s Subarus -- in this part of town. The police are pretty confident that he has a jiggle key (the cars have been mostly recovered, ...
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Does the Toyota Prius stop if driven off without the key inside?

I have a 2006 Toyota Prius and I am worried that someone could amplify the signal of my contact-less key to unlock, start it and then drive it off. Does the Prius stall if the car is driven away and ...
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How does a cobra alarm system disable starting

I have a 1998 Mazda 626 with a cobra Auto security system. I suspect some problems I have been having are related to this system and was wondering exactly how it disables starting. Specifically one ...
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Volvo won't start - “Immobilizer - See Manual” [duplicate]

My 2004 Volvo XC90 refused to start tonite, occasionally displaying the message "Immobilizer - See Manual". I searched for solutions, and came across two suggestions: lock & unlock the door 5 ...