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mimico_polak

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Do any cars out there let you disable the keyless start?
Yes some do. There are key fobs that continue sending out a signal after you're outside of the car.

Guy posted in another forum for LEXUS of how you can get the key fob to stop transmitting, and it'll only send a signal once you press the button.

If there's no signal to repeat...can't open/start the car. Each manufacturer has a different process (if available) to disable that feature from what I read.
 

Lyndsay

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You can make a Faraday cage out of a cardboard/wood box and tinfoil (conductive) +cardboard (non conductive) layers. The more layers, the smaller the detectable range radius. Plenty of how to examples on Google/YouTube.

*EDIT*

they sell Faraday wallets for your CC cards. There are DIY wallet mods as well.
The problem with that is finding tin foil. Even if you google it, you'll come up with aluminum foil. Tin foil is hard to find. Luckily, aluminum foil works just fine.
 

TK4

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The problem with that is finding tin foil. Even if you google it, you'll come up with aluminum foil. Tin foil is hard to find. Luckily, aluminum foil works just fine.
Drat - I just used all mine up making a tinfoil hat...
 

FullMotoJacket

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The problem with that is finding tin foil. Even if you google it, you'll come up with aluminum foil. Tin foil is hard to find. Luckily, aluminum foil works just fine.

How was my grammar? Spelling? I'm guessing ok, or I would have heard about it.
 

backmarkerducati

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The guy around the corner from us is on his third Lexus SUV due to this.... I don't understand continually shoving beans up your nose after the first time around, and then the second?????

For those going Faraday, remember it is still not 100% but should be pretty close. Any all metal container (old tobacco can, etc.) should work more or less, it does not need to be totally purpose built. Most important, put all the fobs in there (don't leave the spare in a drawer.....).

IMO all these vehicles that are open to this .... the automaker should engineer a fix and recall, it is criminal IMO for them to say, just let insurance take care of our poor engineering...
 

Evoex

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IMO all these vehicles that are open to this .... the automaker should engineer a fix and recall, it is criminal IMO for them to say, just let insurance take care of our poor engineering...
Yeah right lol.

Give the people what they want and they will still find a reason to complain. How about they go back to the key, could you imagine the screams? They will eventually produce new tech and raise the price accordingly, then we’ll see people complain about how car prices keep going up.

IMO it’s not incumbent on the automakers to be responsible for the theft. They design tech, thieves find a way to beat it until the next tech comes out. Endless game of cat and mouse.
 

mimico_polak

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For all the security anti/theft technology on cars nowadays, you'd think the automakers would have avoided making a key fob that sends out signals without pushing the button.
Agreed. Seems like a simple solution to a simple problem.

Stop transmitting when not in use. Make the criminals work for it. Lazy bums.
 

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backmarkerducati

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Out of curiosity I did a quick insurance quote for some push button vs non-push button start SUVs.... looks like about a ~$500 extra per year for insurance/full coverage (about 40%+ more), most in "F&T". Of course there are lots of apples vs oranges arguments but if shopping for a new to you car, always get quotes first (which is always good advice).

I did this same exercise when we purchased our new Jetta last year (uses a key!), similar results.
 

FullMotoJacket

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This is hilarious.
"hey we got this great new keyless start feature to save you time while driving"
"with the time saved you can fiddle about hiding your key in a tinfoil hat"

Most people put their keys in a bowl or something inside their door. So now you put them in a special bowl with a lid. There’s 2 seconds out of their day they’ll never get back. :rolleyes:
 

ToSlow

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I’ve got a honda and a Kia that are push starts, Stared to keep the keys to the back of the house in a tin can
 

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