Stolen Landcruiser - it can be done!

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:57
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I spoke with the insurance assessor on the phone this morning and he's informed me that even though it's supposed to be difficult to bypass a transponder key as fitted to a Cruiser and other vehicles - it's easy if you know how.

He told me of a new upmarket Holden that had one of these ECU transponder key systems that had been stolen and it took 'em 3 minutes to bypass the system.

Gone in 3 minutes!

I'll have some better pics of my truck on here soon hopefully. I've just found 'em in the backblocks of my PC.

The theft is to be fully investigated as it is in all cases of upmarket and expensvie vehicles. So it'll be a long time before I get any pay out - assuming they can't recover the truck. Which means not much prospecting this year!

I'd rather have the truck back thanks.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening guys.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:06

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:06
bugger mate, that's not good. hope it works out well in the end. the bustards prolly cruise by regularly now to see what your insurance has parked in your driveway, keep a look out for lurkers, and let your neighbours know if you can.

reminds me of Jack Absalom pushing his cart off into the goldfields a la the old days. They pushed those carts for hundreds of km when the rush took off.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:17

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:17
Where was it stolen from Bilbo, where was it at the time, was bypassing the transponder key the way they stole it for sure. Any news on it's whereabouts , any sightings..? Real bummer, I can imagine you'd prefer the car.
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:43

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:43
Terrafirma,

Please have a look back a few pages. This has been going on since Saturday morning. There's about 3 different threads on it by now. I'll get the message ID number for you if I can this PC to behave itself!

Bilbo
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 14:37

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 14:37
Those of us who have been down that track have some idea what you're going through. And it's not nice.
My thought on car theft is
"they used to hang horse thieves".
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Follow Up By: rocketsalad - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 17:59

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 17:59
Maybe im a sick person and I dont give a rats whole has a go at me when I say this but.......

When I hear that a car thief has died in a car case with the cops I smile. These pricks should be hung.

rs
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Follow Up By: rocketsalad - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:00

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:00
edit -who^
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 01:34

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 01:34
"hang 'em"...........yeah, but not straight way eh?

A few days of torture beforehand eh?

Just like I'm going through right now!

Bilbo
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Reply By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:02

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:02
hope it turns out well in the end Bilbo
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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:27

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:27
Bilbo

transponder - is that one of these tracking thingos you can install?

John
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 01:29

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 01:29
Ozd

A transponder is a device that (in this case) is built into the ignition key AND the Engine Management system (ECU) in newer cars.

If you put the key in the ignition, the key has a microchip in it that "talks" to the microchip in the ECU. If they recognise each other the engine will start. If they don't recognise each other then the car won't start. Each microchip is unique to that car.

Donlt lose yer keys cos it's expensive to get a new one. They can't just cut a new key at yer local hardware shop.

In my case it didn't stop the car being stolen.

Bilbo
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:23

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:23
Bilbo, Sometimes we here that things happen for the best so maybe your delayed prospecting trip may produce that great big nugget the next time you go---I would love to hear you do real well on your next outing.
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Reply By: Muddy 1 - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:35

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:35
Yep these transponders can be disarmed suprisingly easily (one plug! ).I fit car alarms, imobilisers ect for a living and i always tell people its worth getting a upgrade to a factory system.
Sorry about your loss Bilbo hope you get some good news soon.

Matt
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 07:28

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 07:28
In which brands can the Immobiliser be easily bypassed.

Mike
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Reply By: Russ - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 00:55

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 00:55
Bilbo,
Sorry to hear about your loss.
We have same truck and know what you are missing, especially when you spend the time setting it up how you want it.

Where was it stolen from? Your yard, street, shops?

Head up mate, things will work out.

"Prickle"

ouch!!!

:)
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 01:07

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 01:07
Russ,

Thanks for the commiserations. The full story is contained in threads a few threads back. Have a look a cuppla pages back. All titled "Stolen Landcruiser"

Bilbo

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Reply By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 01:38

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 01:38
Ya know, we've all read in the papers of late about "The Muslim Threat" and "Muslim will take us over" etc,etc.

Well, at a time like this, I reckon a Muslim takeover would be a great idea. That way we get Muslim Sharia Law.

"Steal once, ya lose yer left hand, steel twice, yer lose yer right hand, steal again - yer dead"

Seems like a top idea to me.

Just a shame they don't drink beer!

Bilbo
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Follow Up By: Groove - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:27

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:27
That would be a bit harsh, if you take any notice of the adds around at the moment most people with an MP3 player would have no hands.
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