Questions tagged [security]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
15
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I know if the airbags have expired and what are the consequences?

How do I know if the airbags have expired? Is it the same years for every airbag? Maybe they can be checked? Then, if I have the airbags expired, what would be the consequences of using the car? ...
11
votes
6answers
10k views

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, ...
9
votes
4answers
22k views

Disabling OBD2-Interface in a car

If a car-thief wants to steal a modern car, he often uses the OBD2 (On Board diagnosis) to "hack" the car. Simplified: He achieves this by plugging his "hacking device" in the port, which aquieres ...
8
votes
6answers
13k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
285 views

What's a good key vault system that can be attached to the car while gone surfing? [closed]

I'm looking for something like a vault with a number lock that can be attached to the car and where I can store the car key in it, while I'm gone surfing. Eventually something similar like this but I ...
7
votes
5answers
3k views

Changing car locks to newer ones for security?

does it make sense to change the locks in an old car for security reasons? Let´s say cars build in the 90s, which are (as I assume) very easy to steal because of the older, more simple locks? Kind ...
7
votes
2answers
7k views

Why won't my car unlock? Why does it spontaneously lock itself?

My 2001 Toyota Camry wouldn't unlock this evening. If I turned the key to the "lock" position, it seems to lock OK, but it won't turn at all in the other direction. I managed to break in to the car, ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

2006 Honda Odyssey: input radio security code with broken buttons?

Within the last year the '1' and '4' preset buttons on my radio stopped working - at first you could play around with them & moosh them a little harder and they sometimes worked, but now they seem ...
6
votes
1answer
290 views

Old immobiliser playing up, won't add new transponders

Is it possible that an immobilizer has malfunctioned to the point where the adding-new-fobs process doesn't work, but the actual immobilizer is still working? Or is it more likely I'm doing something ...
6
votes
0answers
216 views

Permanent car camera secuity system? [closed]

I am getting a new VW and from past experience I want to have a camera system built in the car for few reasons. First, to record any possible accidents while driving and while I am not there. Second ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

What are the consequences of using an expired tire?

Based on this answer I know that the consequences are less security and low performance. But I would like to know if there is anything else and also explain those two issues and why do they happen ...
5
votes
1answer
56k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Remote Starter/Bypass Module Issue - 1999 Buick Regal [Viper 4103XV and XpressKit PLJX Bypass]

I have a 1999 Buick Regal that I installed a Viper 4103XV remote starter [3/4 installed, anyway :)] and XpressKit PLJX bypass module in. I've yet to be able to get it to start consistently is the #1 ...
5
votes
2answers
264 views

1999 Dodge Durango won't start after backwards jump

1999 dodge durango will turn over but not start after a friend put jumper cables on backwards.when i try to start vehicle security light blinks ,flashers and dashboard light blinks for approx a min ...
4
votes
1answer
88 views

No Start: Bad starter solenoid, bad wiring, or a defective anti-theft system?

The vehicle is a 2010 Fiat Ducato (x250) 2.3L Turbo Diesel with an old third party Ituran anti-theft system. There are two codes U1602 CAN Line, Bus Off in the Instrument Cluster - intermittent D602 ...
4
votes
1answer
611 views

What code do I enter to fix my radio on a Mitsubishi Eclipse?

I had to replace my battery a few months ago. After I started my car back up I noticed that my radio wanted me to enter a code (as a security measure I guess). I don't have the owners manual since I ...
4
votes
1answer
129 views

Why modern car networks are known as “unsafe”?

Engineers and tech people like Craig Smith (who made a great book about hacking cars) never stop warning about car security. Saying that modern cars ain't secure and can be hacked from the outside (...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

'06 Scion Tc starts then shuts off in two seconds

My fiancé drove the car with no problems this morning. After work she realized she left an interior light on which killed the battery. She got a jump from a car and charged the battery up a bit. Now ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Do keyless entry outside buttons work if key is inside?

Suppose a car that is started is parked and locked, with the keys inside the car with the driver. Should someone be able to unlock the car by using the outside buttons on the door? When I try to do so ...
4
votes
2answers
135 views

Flaky alarm system

My wife's Acura's alarm system was the most sensitive one I had ever run across. It was installed by the former owner, a professor in Princeton. Now we are in a little town with low crime so when the ...
4
votes
0answers
347 views

Car Security System Problem

I have problems with the security system of my car. If I press the LOCK button in the key fob, there were sound indicators but the door locks are still unlocked. When I tried to open the door, the ...
3
votes
4answers
65k views

Can I disable antitheft (PATS) on 03 Mustang?

Just bought an 03 Mustang from an auction and took it on a trip. The anti-theft system kicked in and I had to disconnect/reconnect the battery to get it working again. That worked a few times and I ...
3
votes
1answer
954 views

Toyota corolla security engine lock

I just bought a Toyota Corolla 2013 Special Edition last week. Yesterday, suddenly once I entered the key and I was to start the engine, it started honking with the security key flashing. The engine ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

Ford Focus MK3 disable key free entry

I'm driving a German ford focus MK3 titanium with key free entry. But I read a article about a security issue with this function. Can someone explain me how to disable it without losing Keyfree ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

2004 Grand Am won't start up despite functioning electricals

My 2004 Pontiac Grand Am's battery is good, lights, radio and everything. However, when I turn the key on to try and start it, the security light turns off, no sound is made, until I turn the key ...
3
votes
0answers
44 views

Dodge Charger with Excalibur AL-1510-EDP security not starting with regular key

I own a Dodge Charger which is equipped with Excalibur AL-1510-EDP security system. My car battery went dead couple of days back and when I jump started it, it stopped working with my regular key. ...
2
votes
2answers
369 views

Is is possible to stop a GM radio theft lock light from blinking

This question is about a 2004 Chevy Colorado Pickup with a CD radio. I was asked to find out why there's a light that blinks constantly when the ignition is turned off. I think I've identified it as ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

When you press the keyfob lock button and the car is already locked, why does it make the sound of bolts moving?

Obviously the bolts would move when the car is first locked, but when it is already locked, surely they do not need to move again?
2
votes
2answers
12k views

07 honda fit stereo anti theft reset. Where is the 7?

Trying to reset stereo on 2007 Honda Fit after replacing battery. I have 2 security codes. The 1st didn't work, the 2nd code's 1st number is a 7. My stereo only has numbers 1-6. Are there other ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Ford KA Car stereo reset after battery removed, requiring security code

I had the battery replaced in my Ford KA (08), and now the radio is requiring a passcode, which I do not know. Is there a way to find out what the passcode is, or bypass it somehow? I have seen this ...
2
votes
1answer
460 views

Adding a key to Nissan NATS system

Is there any way I can purchase / add a key to a Nissan NATS based system other than getting charged through the nose by a dealership? My car is a 99 Nissan Almera.
2
votes
1answer
373 views

Is there a camera system for cars that can record the front, rear, and inside of the car at the same time? [closed]

I am looking for a camera security system that would provide a dashcam but also be able to: record what is happening behind my car (like a backup camera, except this one would record while I am ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Honda FIT 2011 Smart Key

I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I came searching for Honda fit answers and now i am here in the forum seeking for FIT owners help or suggestions. I bought a Honda FIT 2011 as a ...
2
votes
1answer
355 views

2007 Honda Accord: Replaced Ignition - Now car won't start

I have a 2007 Honda Accord EX-L Automatic transmission, that I got cheap as a project car. When I got it, the engine ran fine, however it was left at a rural property for about a year and some ...
2
votes
1answer
145 views

Ford Falcon 1999 Radio won't let me press any keys to enter security code

This was actually an issue before the reset. All of the buttons on the radio stopped working except for the volume knob. I figured this was a battery problem. It's a pretty old car and maybe not ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

Security system activates intermittently on 2007 Montego

This is a 2007 Mercury Montego. The car starts but at any time the security light (padlock) comes on and either stalls engine or makes it hesitate, then it will restart or keep running after ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Toyota Corolla alarm system problems

I just bought a Toyota Corolla 2013 Special Edition last week. Just after a few days, suddenly once I entered the key, turned and I was going to start the engine, everything started blinking, the ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Removal and replacement of OEM ECU

I own an Aurora, which of late has had some strange electrical issues, like trunk flying open when I lock the doors using driver side button, antitheft onstar not recognizing my key when in ignition, ...
1
vote
1answer
192 views

Honda Accord 97 won't start without fob button but I lost my fob

I have an old honda accord that does not start without pressing a button from a makeshift fob. This red light blinks and the emergency lights until i press the fobbutton and then it starts. I just ...
1
vote
2answers
54 views

looking to buy a 2000 ford expedition with broken ignition. it doesn"t run but running prior. how do i repair it

Thinking of buying at 2000 ford expedition. The keys where lost to this vehicle. they tried to hammer out ignition causing anti theft light to come on. The vehicle does not run. Before this the ...
1
vote
2answers
78 views

2008 Saturn Vue wont start after putting in new ECM [closed]

I put in a new ECM and tried to relearn the key but my security light does not come on and stay on. I did a reading and it gave code p0315. Can someone please help me to figure it out?
1
vote
1answer
95 views

How do I install a “Mister Bean lock” that's effective and prevents water intrusion?

The door locks on my truck are badly busted and probably not worth replacing - a set of new locks and other latch mechanism parts, plus my time spent installing them would cost more than the truck is ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Electrical power shutting off while driving. 2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL

I've had this problem for about a week now. While driving the car radio, instrument cluster, A/C and lights shut off intermittently and I can hear clicking from relays in the fusebox. The engine runs ...
1
vote
3answers
294 views

What is required for a remote starter system in a vehicle without a transponder key?

I have been looking at remote starter information, bypass kits and transponder key boxes, but my current car starts without a transponder. A fob is required to unlock the doors without the alarm going ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

2002 Subaru Outback strange starting

my 2002 Subaru Outback has an anti theft starter system where if I turn the key nothing happens, but if I turn the key and also press the windshield wiper de-icer then the call will start. This is how ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Boot locking mchanism

Car boot won't shut tight won't click shut.removed top section and released spring which was stuck goes down but won't click tight.Audi 80 2.0. 92
1
vote
0answers
568 views

How to program doors to automatically lock at certain time?

We have had a rash of break-ins and thefts from our neighborhood vehicles, and of course -- it did not matter until I became a victim. Apparently, thieves come along late at night, check your door ...
1
vote
0answers
93 views

2018 Dodge Journey Alarm System

I recently bought a new vehicle and had an audio shop put an alarm system and a remote start in the vehicle. Everything seems to be working just fine, except for an annoyance with the remote start ...
1
vote
0answers
359 views

2001 buick century security system preventing car from starting

purchased a new key security light stays on then turns off car still does not turn on on line video suggest to bypass security system by soldering a resistor of equal value to the key to the wires ...