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    So installing a kill switch would do nothing. The thieves simply push the vehicle!!!! As far as a steering wheel lock, my Silverado does NOT have that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    My '01 had a kill switch from the factory. I had to flip the left blinker every time I started my truck. I do believe it saved my truck on the one occassin it was broken into. They stole my stereo and there was evidence that they tried to start my truck. Unfortunately, the kill switch doesn't work anymore - not sure why. @stchman I would get a kill switch installed. I am all for them.
    I have seen them installed so you have to press a combo of radio or dash buttons. @Steve I guess the only way to "prevent" them pushing it away would be to have a Club on the steering wheel. Although when I worked in the garage we saw many vehicles stolen with the club on them. They simply cut the steering wheel with a large pair of bypass bolt cutters or a hacksaw.

    So, I guess that my point is, If they want it, a professional thief if going to get it
    Last edited by Pikey; 09-05-2013 at 12:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I have seen them installed so you have to press a combo of radio or dash buttons. @Steve I guess the only way to "prevent" them pushing it away would be to have a Club on the steering wheel. Although when I worked in the garage we saw many vehicles stolen with the club on them. They simply cut the steering wheel with a large pair of bypass bolt cutters or a hacksaw.

    So, I guess that my point is, If they want it, a professional thief if going to get it
    The only thing you can do is to make your vehicle slightly more difficult to steal that the other guy. I do agree that if a thief is determined and skilled enough, they will steal your car.

    This is the reason I carry full coverage insurance, even after the vehicle is paid off.

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    All valid points above. There is nothing that will stop the hardcore/full-time theif that wants your car. Anti-theft devices keep out the honest and the joy-riders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I don't know about the newer trucks. But, on my 95 I have a switch that is hidden in the floor board. It is a push pad under the carpet. There is a relay that interrupts the starter signal wire. I get in turn the key forward and press the pad with my foot, then you hear the relay click and the truck will start. Friends of mine still can not find the location of the foot pad, either can my wife. Only one person has found it in nearly 20 years, that guy installed them for a living. I had it located in a spot where is part of my natural movement while getting in/ starting the truck. I think it cost me $80 to install.
    I like this idea^^^^^^^^. I had my truck stolen 10 days after purchase. When I got it back the alarm install company put one in where it wont start if not unlocked by the remote (I know not as good as above), and then I basically disconnected to override, but know where its at in case I need it.
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    Anyone else want to do this?

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    This has been brought up many times (on other forums especially) and I always thought my truck wasn't worth stealing. But that 1st day I drove to school, I was so worried something would happen to it. I really likw the idea of the turn signal and the dash/radio buttons. Is that some special thing that an shop has to install?

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    Steve,

    How do you like the Traverse? I am looking at buying a mid-large SUV in the next 3 years. I like the loks of the Equinox but prefer the size of the Traverse.

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    I'll answer that in the Traverse forum.

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    I've thought of putting a kill switch in on my truck. A determined thief would still get it either way, but we don't have many professional thieves around here. I might still get to that at some point.

    With that being said, I don't carry collision coverage on my truck, and therefore damage to my own vehicle is not covered in an at-fault collision, BUT I would never be without comprehensive coverage for fire/theft/vandalism/etc. It's a really cheap coverage to have, my premiums don't increase for making a claim on my comprehensive, and it proved itself useful when my wheels were stolen. If somebody wants to steal my truck, that's what insurance is for.

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