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02-03-2014 04:59 AM
gunmn74
Wichita jeep theft stopped buy kill switch.

Kake news 2-3-14. 70 year olds pride and joy CJ.
Owner's kill switch mechanism stalls vehicle theft attempt
12-24-2013 10:42 PM
Entoxicated
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Originally Posted by InvictusDecretum View Post

Push starting a manual is pretty easy.

I feel like this may be of some interest

https://www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud...y-state#States
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
12-22-2013 09:55 AM
InvictusDecretum
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Originally Posted by Entoxicated View Post
Yeah I did on the third day. It was found about an hour away from where I lived. Transfer case was shot, so were my spider gears in the rear differential. I replaced those and then shortly after I thought I fixed it back up my clutch started slipping so its now on the last leg as well.

Despite what some have said in this thread already about manuals not being stolem as much, mine is a 5 speed manual. They started it by punching a hole in the steering column and then had someone push the car a few feet while another person in the driver's seat put it in 1st and jumped the clutch. I don't really know enough about it to understand how that all worked but they were apparently knowledgable about it. They were also pretty confident cause it happend in a best buy parking lot during the day when I was only in the store for less than 20 minutes.
Push starting a manual is pretty easy.

I feel like this may be of some interest

https://www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud...y-state#States
12-20-2013 10:18 PM
NH-JK Yes they do. Manbartz just stared a thread about his jeep being stolen in CA. I think it depends where you are, near Mexico they're exported. Most other places they are joy rided and parted out....
12-20-2013 08:30 PM
Entoxicated
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Originally Posted by ChasUGC View Post

Did you get it back?

I had my GTA convertible Mustang stolen years ago, when someone took my Car Keys that I had put inside my sweat pants. My car alarm was of no help at that point because the fob was attached to my keys. Lucky for me, it had this problem where the tranny line would come off if someone was doing hard accelerations. The tranny bled out, and the culprits ran away and abandoned it. The Police were contacted by the security guard that spotted the culprits. I got it back the next day from the Police Department without any damage. The Police said that I was totally lucky.
Yeah I did on the third day. It was found about an hour away from where I lived. Transfer case was shot, so were my spider gears in the rear differential. I replaced those and then shortly after I thought I fixed it back up my clutch started slipping so its now on the last leg as well.

Despite what some have said in this thread already about manuals not being stolem as much, mine is a 5 speed manual. They started it by punching a hole in the steering column and then had someone push the car a few feet while another person in the driver's seat put it in 1st and jumped the clutch. I don't really know enough about it to understand how that all worked but they were apparently knowledgable about it. They were also pretty confident cause it happend in a best buy parking lot during the day when I was only in the store for less than 20 minutes.
12-20-2013 08:26 PM
ChasUGC Note: Winter Time is the best time for car thieves. Less people are on the streets because of the cold, rain or snow. Better concealment for thieves in pouring rain or snow. Noise dampening during torrential rain, hail or snow storms.
12-20-2013 08:17 PM
ChasUGC
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Originally Posted by Entoxicated View Post
That sucks. What year is yours? I have a 95 YJ that was stolen earlier this year which I posted about on this thread. Turned up 3 days later at some campground. At the time I remember reading a stat where more than 75% of stolen vehichles show up within 3 or 4 days. Hope you get it back and in good shape!
Did you get it back?

I had my GTA convertible Mustang stolen years ago, when someone took my Car Keys that I had put inside my sweat pants, and laid down while playing sports at my high school. The thieves had been watching me and planning this theft for weeks. My car alarm was of no help at that point because the fob was attached to my keys. Lucky for me, it had this problem where the tranny line would come off if someone was doing hard accelerations. The tranny bled out, and the culprits ran away and abandoned it. The Police were contacted by the security guard that spotted the culprits. I got it back the next day from the Police Department without any damage. The thieves didn't even have time to steal my radio. The Police said that I was totally lucky.
12-20-2013 08:10 PM
ChasUGC
Viper and maybe Lo-Jack

You must have some sort of alarm, period. A Viper install is about $300. If someone flat beds your Jeep, the Viper will go off. I had my Mustang legally towed, when I was parked illegally years ago, and the tow company complained that it sounded the whole time while being towed, and the Police had pulled them over. When, I went to pick it up, they had disconnected the battery to make it stop. They have mercury switches that realize the car angle. When the angle is exceeded, the alarm will sound continuously until the alarm is deactivated, or the battery is disconnected. Lo-Jack is good too for GPS location. I saw this while searching too.

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12-20-2013 07:39 PM
Entoxicated
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Originally Posted by Manbartz View Post
I think I found 3 or 4 instances of Wrangler theft in San Diego in this thread alone. Mine was stolen last night in San Diego, Oceanside.

WTF San Diego?
That sucks. What year is yours? I have a 95 YJ that was stolen earlier this year which I posted about on this thread. Turned up 3 days later at some campground. At the time I remember reading a stat where more than 75% of stolen vehichles show up within 3 or 4 days. Hope you get it back and in good shape!
12-20-2013 05:59 PM
Manbartz I think I found 3 or 4 instances of Wrangler theft in San Diego in this thread alone. Mine was stolen last night in San Diego, Oceanside.

WTF San Diego?
04-30-2013 04:49 PM
Blind Dog
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Originally Posted by carl d View Post
...In 32 years as a police officer i dont think i have taken 2-3 stolen vehicle reports with vehicles that have manual transmissions.
I'm not surprised. At least in the midwest where I live too. I just got back for the hospital for an emergency appendectomy, and my 5 speed manual TJ is still at my regular doctor's office where I left it when my wife came and picked my up to go to the ER. I only have two or three friends, and all over 30 years old, that can drive it home for me. (I can't drive yet.)

I figure that rules out most young thieves of opportunity.

Rob
04-30-2013 02:27 PM
Bielzebub I just did a search by the state highway patrol here in Missouri. For my county, there were a total of 61 vehicles stolen in my county in 2012. The most stolen vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan.

I think my Jeep may be pretty safe!
04-30-2013 01:20 PM
Bielzebub
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Originally Posted by carl d View Post
In our area (St. Loius/St. Charles MO), cj/yj/tj/jk are low on the theft rate. If you want to lower your theft chances, buy a manual transmission. The majority of the car theives in our area cant drive a stick shift . Plus it's very hard for them to drive a stolen car at high speeds or any speed, shift gears manually while being chased by the police and shoot at the them at the same time.

In 32 years as a police officer i dont think i have taken 2-3 stolen vehicle reports with vehicles that have manual transmissions.
I live in Jefferson City, MO and maybe I am blind to it, but we don't usually see a lot of stolen vehicles here of any make and model. If they are stolen, it's more than likely that it was already stolen to begin with, so not many people file a report on a stolen stolen car... As far as item theft, that's going to be rampant anywhere you live, so if it's not bolted down or locked away somewhere you can usually kiss it goodby. I ended up getting a tuffybox locking center console that's bolted down in like 4 spots and that's where I keep anything that I don't want stolen. I wish that I would have gotten a manual just for that reason ^^, too many people don't know how to drive them, which can be a benefit!
04-30-2013 12:16 PM
TheBestCoast before i bought this jeep from my dad, it was stolen.

crazy thing is he was out at fiesta island with his sea dew trailer hooked up. hard top on, everything locked

they broke in, couldnt open up the center console (locked) or the glove compartment (also locked) so they ditched it and left it running 24 hours before cops found it. still running and nothing taken. just a damaged driver door.

the sea dews were ok, just stayed in the water all night lol
04-30-2013 10:09 AM
sparky
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Originally Posted by Deep View Post
is a kill switch or fuel shut-off switch something you buy ready to install or do you rig up something yourself?
There are some you can buy or you can rig your own. The actual switch can be hidden many places and can be different types. Some use a regular switch others use a magnetic reed switch, you can even use multiple switches in a chain. There are key activated switches and little keypad type locks. Use your imagination.

I know of one that used the seatbelt switch in the drivers seat. Car would not start if you were sitting down. Not for me too awkward.

Pick the circuit you want to open; fuel, ignition, power to the computer; pick the type of switch you want, and go for it. Then test it.

When you are done, donít write it up, donít show it off to your friends. Itís your own little secret. If no one knows itís there they canít try and defeat it.
04-29-2013 10:00 PM
KSJeepBrah I definitively think so from stories I've heard. I use a steering wheel lock for some extra security. It doesn't do much really to stop a thief but it's better than nothing.
04-29-2013 09:50 PM
Deep is a kill switch or fuel shut-off switch something you buy ready to install or do you rig up something yourself?
04-29-2013 09:32 PM
okcscott no
04-29-2013 07:52 PM
jimmy_buckle So I know it's not a huge deterrent but if I put the transfer case in neutral but put it in first gear will this still hold the car. Like when I park I put the park brake on but also put it in first just as a precaution.
If I had the transfer case in neutral but in first gear would it still do the same thing?
04-29-2013 07:26 PM
YjKalamity I know a few people who tie dog tracking collars to their frames, so that's another option.
04-29-2013 07:25 PM
YjKalamity
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Originally Posted by hartattack View Post
My 06 Rubi was stolen out of my parking spot in San Diego she was beautiful and brand new I only had her 4 months... So I bought a 2000 a little older a little more scratches and dings but no break ins yet knock on dash board
My friends 06 Rubi was just stolen out of San Marcos a week or so ago, it's a shame.
04-29-2013 06:44 PM
Huelsmma
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Originally Posted by valgerth View Post
I have a nice Viper system I use coupled with a proximity sensor. So even topless and doorless if you get into my Jeep you set off both the shock and the motion sensor. My remote tells me when it goes off, and has a 2 mile range. Since I'm never really farther than that, I don't worry too much. I don't keep much in the Jeep, and nothing I can't lock in the center console or glove compartment.
Which model? I can already see that Im going to want remote start on this bad boy just like every other vehicle Ive had. Always had good luck with Viper products

Also I had the rlink unit someone mentioned earlier on my r1. It was nice bc I could track my bike from my iphone no matter where I was in the states. Had that on top of it being chained to an anchor bolt poured into my garage floor.
04-29-2013 06:00 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by Entoxicated View Post
My 95 YJ was just stolen Saturday night (4/27/2013) right outside of a Best Buy parking lot with people all around. I went in for about 20 min came out and the jeep was gone! It was manual and it was dinged up a little but nice for that year. It really sucks as I'm just a college student with hardly any income. Hopefully it will turn up somewhere but my fear is that it has already been parted out since its a jeep
Thats crazy.Usually big stores like B/B have cameras.That was pretty balsy of whoever.
04-29-2013 03:14 PM
valgerth I have a nice Viper system I use coupled with a proximity sensor. So even topless and doorless if you get into my Jeep you set off both the shock and the motion sensor. My remote tells me when it goes off, and has a 2 mile range. Since I'm never really farther than that, I don't worry too much. I don't keep much in the Jeep, and nothing I can't lock in the center console or glove compartment.
04-29-2013 01:47 PM
Dare
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Originally Posted by wa_troop View Post
here is another source:

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04-29-2013 11:32 AM
sinepome
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post

Sounds like a switch for the fuel pump
Sounds like we know where his kill switch is now Just FYI probably shouldn't tell the Internet where a hidden switch is located. Thieves can get on forums too.
04-29-2013 11:30 AM
Jerry Bransford Just keep in mind that not all car thieves will even try to start the engine. My TJ was stolen three years ago & they simply dragged it out of my company parking spot with a flatbed tow truck without bothering to try to start it.
04-29-2013 11:02 AM
eparrae Both my folks and I have lojack on our jeeps, my pops just called home the other day to give our lojack info to the authorities because he took the spare key instead of his normal key (which has the lojack device on it)... it can be kind of a pain and something you dont like renewing every year but it gives a lot of comfort when you roll around with the top off and have a lot invested into your ride.
04-29-2013 10:32 AM
wa_troop http://m.jcwhitney.com/entourage-cis...8493d57148u0j1
04-29-2013 10:20 AM
darkproximity
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Originally Posted by nexbot486 View Post
I have no idea is someones said this already, but in my dads old blazer and now in my jeep he installed a "kill switch" which is basically a little switch under the drivers seat that you can turn off, and limits the power to where it will startup, but after about 30 seconds or so the car will die off. Not 100% sure how to do this but I can ask how he did it if you want. I am very thankful for mine, I left my 99 in dallas one day when taking the girlfriend to some restaurant, about 45 minutes later someone came in asking if anyone owned a green jeep, apparently mine was left in the middle of an intersection after the thief couldn't restart it!

Anyway thats my 2 cents,

-Noah
Sounds like a switch for the fuel pump
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