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Old September 6th, 2015, 05:04 PM
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A friend just called me to tell me that his 2 month old Full size Rangie was stolen from his driveway in North Jersey..the cops tracked the EZ-Pass down the parkway into Newark, probably onto a container...

How the hell are they grabbing these things without the keys....I would have thought with the immobilizers and computers that it is even more difficult to steal without the actual keys...
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Old September 6th, 2015, 05:16 PM
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A friend just called me to tell me that his 2 month old Full size Rangie was stolen from his driveway in North Jersey..the cops tracked the EZ-Pass down the parkway into Newark, probably onto a container...

How the hell are they grabbing these things without the keys....I would have thought with the immobilizers and computers that it is even more difficult to steal without the actual keys...
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Old September 6th, 2015, 05:46 PM
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Computers just open doors to alternative methods

https://grahamcluley.com/2015/07/land-rover-cars-bug/

They've been taken from dealer lots......before delivery.
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Was the vehicle left unlocked? I'd be pretty easy with a factory diagnostic computer assuming the car is unlocked. Land Rover is making it more difficult, for example, with the newest update of SDD only dealerships can program keys.
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Old September 7th, 2015, 02:59 PM
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It was locked in his driveway...
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That's pretty crazy. I have a tough time getting keys programmed when someone loses their keys and the vehicle is locked. Basically you need a new Keyless Vehicle Module and a new Central Junction Box if they keys are lost and the vehicle is locked. It also takes a good bit of time to install and program the two. I'm curious how they do it.
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Haven't you hear of the jamming/cloning of the key transponder signal? They clearly arent following the factory recommended method.

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I didn't know that was something you could do with cars. I've heard of people programming keys to a KVM and fitting that to a car to be stolen, but I don't think that is possible anymore.
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There is CCTV footage on YouTube of a RR being stolen in UK inside 2 minutes. Great footage, up close and personal. They used whatever electronic gizmos the articles are talking about.
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Probably a 12 year old with an iPad took it.
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As long as you need your truck to have access to the outside world via wireless comms in a civilian market. These things will be hackable. Jimmy your line of thinking is "oh im an honest guy trying to get to point E from A and not skip B,C,D to get to E." Back in the day if I wanted to get into a car I would just pry the door a little and drop my string, sliding it down, get the loop on the door lock, tighten and pull. That easy, nothing crazy.

There are backdoors that manufacturers put in to be able to get access to the cars system.
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Does this work on LR4s? I"m going to need an excuse when mine gets stolen so I don't have to explain that the key is apparently lost somewhere inside
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