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Old 05-20-2008, 07:28 PM
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Way too easy to Steal

Had to take my shifter out this last weekend to reconnect an overdrive wire.

After examining the ignition lock assembly, it occured to me how simple it would be to steal my nice f-350, in about 5 seconds with a dent puller and a screw driver, All they'd have to do is whack off the outer ring, screw a dent puller into the key lock, a light tap back and presto they now have my truck.

What can be done to slow them down?
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for the tip.
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Maybe a hidden switch that is tied into the CPS?
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Where do you live?
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:52 PM
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on a 94-01 dodge all you had to do was pull the outer ring (glowing ring) , hit the barrel with a hammer sideways to crack the barrel loose from the column and turn the whole unit with a pair of vice grips and your outta here.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:00 PM
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I just read in another post about a guy that swapped a 6 speed in place of his auto. Here's what I'm getting at. Even though his truck started out as an auto it had wiring for the clutch switch to allow the truck to start. What I'm thinking is if you can find that wire and tap into it and put a momentary on/off toggle switch on it. But thats if it will work with a PCM for an auto.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:22 PM
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I like your CPS idea, or maybe the IPR, something that wont cause damage if they try to take it, but they won't be able to just jump in and go.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:30 PM
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Are your sure your keys don't have the PATS on them? If they're the big bulky keys then yes but if its not much wider than a quarter or two then no.

If yes then your truck won't start if the assembly is turned without the encoded key in the ignition.
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Switch on the starter solenoid works great.
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A hidden Battery Kill switch. Kills the power to the whole truck.
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