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  1. Sep 25, 2019 #1

    VenomJockey

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  2. Sep 25, 2019 #2

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    Mama use to take the rotary button out. Both ours still have them.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2019 #3

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    For the routine thief, super kill switch: https://www.ravelco.com/

    All the gadgets in the world won't prevent your car from being winched up onto a flatbed tow truck. At that point, your best bet is GPS tracking and motion activated notifications.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2019 #4

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    Hi Hippo first time I saw you here. :) What if we just leave our cell phones in the vehicle?
     
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  5. Sep 29, 2019 #5

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    Years ago a trucking company I used to work for, purchased a new to them truck, it had a toggle switch to kill ECM (engine computer), it would crank over but would not start. They took it out but it's an idea
     
  6. Sep 29, 2019 #6

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    Well, hopefully that's not your only phone, you have a way of tracking it remotely, it's well hidden, and it's tied into a charging system so it always has a full battery.
    If it's a smartphone, the GPS will provide the most accurate location but also use the most power. Cellular triangulation will get you to the general area, but a GPS fix can get you within 10ft. That could be the difference between finding it hidden in a building within hours, or finding it next week stripped and burned out in the bad part of town.
    There are certain apps you can use to text a phone to remotely activate the GPS.

    If that is legitimate concern for you, I would opt for a dedicated device though. I'm not personally concerned about flat-bed theft so I haven't put any effort into researching such devices.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2019 #7

    Terri9630

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    My father had a car set up like that. It was a 3 position switch and had a pattern that you had to toggle the switch in as well. If I remember right it was an Eagle Talon.
     
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    There is a simple device that helps prevent theft, The Club. Police departments still hand them out in some areas. They are anywhere from a little more than $20 and upward. There are variations on them. I had one for a period of time, but gave it to someone who was divorcing her husband whom she was concerned about him taking her van. Quite a story there.
     
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    My truck came with GPS tracking. The dealer offered a $5000 theft policy for $299. If my truck wasn't recovered in 30 days they gave me $5000. With GPS tracking there is almost no way it wouldn't be found in 30 days unless it was loaded into a cargo container and shipped overseas which is a fairly common thing.
    I said no deal.
     

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