Tundra's Anti-Theft/Engine Immobilizer/GB system

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    Question on how effective is Tundra's Anti-theft/Engine Immobilizer and Glass Breakage sensor against theft.

    Also the principle on how our fat ignition key works in relation to this system?

    Now I know if someone really wants your truck, they're gonna take it, but for those who think they can simply break in your TUNDRA, and think they can 'Hot-wire' it, to the 'novice' would-be thief, will this system deter/stop them?

    I'll be getting Lo-Jack installed this week. San Diego is a tough place being that we're so close the border. Any thoughts, feedback is appreciated.
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    Default Re: Tundra's Anti-Theft/Engine Immobilizer/GB system

    If they want it bad enough they'll bring a flatbed and take it IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTR View Post
    If they want it bad enough they'll bring a flatbed and take it IMO.
    Yeah, Unless I'm there to stop them, there's nothing I can do about that, but for the fools who try and drive off with it, is Toyota's anti-theft/engine immobilizer/Glass Breakage alarm system up to the tasks?
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    Default Re: Tundra's Anti-Theft/Engine Immobilizer/GB system

    You can't "hotwire" modern vehicles. All Toyota's have a chip in the key that a computer in the ignition recognizes when you insert the key in the ignition. No key = no start. I think a Lojack is a waste of money unless there are a bunch of hooligans running around with empty flatbeds where you live...
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    Since the Tundra is new, the chop shops don't need the parts yet leaving only kids looking for a joy ride. They can't hotwire it, so they can't steal it. Flatbeds to Mexico? I would hope the border patrol might notice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THUNDERA View Post
    You can't "hotwire" modern vehicles. All Toyota's have a chip in the key that a computer in the ignition recognizes when you insert the key in the ignition. No key = no start. I think a Lojack is a waste of money unless there are a bunch of hooligans running around with empty flatbeds where you live...
    not all toyotas have the chip in the key... the cheapy cars dont have it ... but it is getting there slowly but surely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser13 View Post
    Since the Tundra is new, the chop shops don't need the parts yet leaving only kids looking for a joy ride. They can't hotwire it, so they can't steal it. Flatbeds to Mexico? I would hope the border patrol might notice though.
    you can part out any car... the TPMS sensors alone are worth at least 80 bucks a piece on the street... im pretty sure the 5.7L would fetch a pretty penny on ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by THUNDERA View Post
    All Toyota's have a chip in the key that a computer in the ignition recognizes when you insert the key in the ignition.
    Nope, not true .. My '07 Reg. Cab V-6 doesn't.
    I don't use (or even carry) the fat rubbery key.
    I use a flat metal key.

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    As a 2007 Tundra owner and a Police officer in Dallas, you can imagine my shock when I recovered a stolen (and hotwired) 2007 SR5 5.7L Doublecab. The driver's door lock had been punched with a screwdriver and the column around the keyhole had been broken. No idea how the thief had managed to start the truck, but it left me thinking about the security of my own Tundra...

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    JCCasey,

    Does it occur to you through deductive reasoning that they "hotwired" the truck by bypassing the sensor that communicates with the FOB to verify the correct codes for the engine to even start.

    Just some food for thought.

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    My 2003 tundra uses a flat key duplicated at Home Depot for a couple of bucks

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    Just in case I installed a Ravelco system. If they can override that they deserve the car.
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    I just installed a viper remote start and don't qoute me on this but i'm fairly sure you can't hotwire the immobilizer. I had to purchase and install a bypass that you program with the key so it will send the key code to the ecu?. Without that the truck would fire and run for a couple seconds then shutoff. Any further attempts just cranked until you stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THUNDERA View Post
    You can't "hotwire" modern vehicles. All Toyota's have a chip in the key that a computer in the ignition recognizes when you insert the key in the ignition. No key = no start. I think a Lojack is a waste of money unless there are a bunch of hooligans running around with empty flatbeds where you live...
    All Toyota's do not have a chip in the key. My Tundra is a 2000 model with a security system installed by Gulf States Toyota, the regional distributor. There is no chip in my key since it is only a remote control to lock and unlock the doors and arm the security system I have had some problems in resetting the system after a dead battery and am looking for a wiring diagram of my security system so I can remove it. I don't need anti-theft protection.

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    Our 2006 corolla was hot wired a week after purchase. Cheapy car yes theft detterent yes. Stolen in less than 5 minutes yes. Cop said it was among the easiest to steal vehicles on the road. My 04 tundras had no chips in the keys either. They would start with a flat key and a duplicate

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