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Posted: 08/08/16 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SoCalDesertRider wrote:

The steering lock doesn't stop the theives, they just break it anyways and drive off.


That's true, the steering lock doesn't stop a thief. Today they have to overcome technology. If the right chip isn't in proximity to the car, it's not going to start. I imagine smart thieves maybe can "clone" a proximity key to steal a car?

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If they can't, you can bet they will very soon!
any "security device" one person can invent, another person can invent a way to bypass. It has happened all through history.


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We used a Remco disconnect on our last Tacoma. Worked flawless. I made sure I pressure washed it once in awhile and applied silicone lube. It was professionally installed at the Remco factory! I do agree that if you were a snowbird and just taking the toad from your home to winter spot removing the DS would not be so bad. We travel a lot and would never consider crawling under every other day. The fellow who ground the pin in the column had a heck of a time the bolts that are used to install that mechanism are breakaway bolts. Once installed they are near impossible to remove. I am still waiting for A response from him.

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I finally saw a message on a Truck forum from a new series Tacoma owner. He tried to get at the factory locking pin on the steering column but it is not easy. The bolts have no head. They break the head off at the factory after installation. He then tried the following: "I added a battery disconnect switch, so after pushing the starter button once to put the truck in accessory (unlocking the steering wheel) I just pop the hood and throw my battery disconnect switch. Steering stays unlocked until battery power is restored. A setting saver maintains most of my settings while the battery is disconnected."

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