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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

Easier option at least in a Focus, remove the panel, unclip the obd port from the panel and tuck it out of the way.
They go to plug in, find no port and waste their time looking for it.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

Stoney i think if the port was not there they might rip out the trim and do more damage , if they can't connect they will be confused more.Plus the cable is not that long.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

Tbh if they're stealing the car them damaged trim is the least of your worries.
It may slow them down enough to make them move on though.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

I'd rather get them confused than them go on a search spree :)

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

I'd rather the sods got a proper day job!

Its crazy that all the security measures in place, and simple cracks can cause the car to be vulnerable. We should have the likes of smart systems - if the car detects ANY improper interference (drilling through the body when locked) then ALL brakes should lock up and seize - preventing the car from rolling. Also, all cars should have an alarm system IMHO which should be setoff in any event of interference. Short of lifting the car up, they wont get too far!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:52 PM

If people are that worried there is a cheaper way , using a double pole switch , simply splice into pin 6 and 14 , and make an open circuit and switch to close if you need to take it for a check up , that way the clever thieves won't have a clue why they can't connect to the OBD port.

2.50 for a switch , pretty sure that's cheaper than that device , and why would anyone in their right mind put those stickers on their dash.Just my opinion :)

it won't stop them pushing your car off the drive like in the Fiesta case , but it's a little extra security, against the Smart ! criminals


What do pin 6 and 14 do?
Could you not just splice into one wire?

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