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Install Kill Switch on your GM Truck or SUV?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by stchman, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    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.
  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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: Sep 5, 2013
  3. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    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.
  4. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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.
  5. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    I like this idea^^^^^^^^. I had my truck stolen 10 days after purchase:grrrrrr:. 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.
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Anyone else want to do this?
  7. 95C1500

    95C1500 Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    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?
  8. kcolorado

    kcolorado New Member

    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.
  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I'll answer that in the Traverse forum.
  10. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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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