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Old 09-17-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Easiest safe way to install a no-start switch on 2012 2.0i?

Apparently stealing Subarus is easy and extremely common in my area, so I'm interested in putting a hidden kill switch somewhere in the cabin, or if really necessary, the engine bay although then I would only use it when I'm in a questionable area. I know you can try just killing the fuel pump but odds are someone can still start the car and get a short distance with it if they know what they're doing. I've also heard it's dangerous to add wiring to the fuel pump because it has some special operation related to resistance and you might totally **** it by adding wire.

Any other ideas? Main priority is the switch not messing with any other electronics, second priority is it being easier to wire. IE not having to crawl under the car and drill holes and **** all over the place, or having to know an electrician to do it properly.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:13 PM   #2
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Is it manual? If yes, you are fine. If no, manual swap!
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:37 PM   #3
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also, if they want your car they will take it. just have insurance and call it a day.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:20 AM   #4
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You've got immobilizer keys. Are you suggesting that people are bypassing the Immobilizer system to steal these cars? If so, that's quite interesting. If not, they're not starting the cars so no amount of switch-adding will help you.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:23 PM   #5
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also, if they want your car they will take it. just have insurance and call it a day.
Lol that's funny, you think they're going to take the time to find a tow truck for a dented up 2012 Impreza with 60,000 miles on it?
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:24 PM   #6
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You've got immobilizer keys. Are you suggesting that people are bypassing the Immobilizer system to steal these cars? If so, that's quite interesting. If not, they're not starting the cars so no amount of switch-adding will help you.
I really don't believe it's that hard for someone who wants the car to steal it regardless of the immobilizer. They're going to spend a long time searching for a kill switch though.
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:37 PM   #7
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I really don't believe it's that hard for someone who wants the car to steal it regardless of the immobilizer. They're going to spend a long time searching for a kill switch though.
A good user and a flatbed is under 2 minutes, who cares about a kill switch.....

Frankly, I find it amusing that someone may reply back and say, "oh, you want a kill switch, then do the following, its great.....".
For what we know, you're looking for ways peeps do a kill switch so you have a clue to defeat them.

Maybe just find a good local shop and have them do one.....I believe AZP in NJ does this....
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:33 AM   #8
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I really don't believe it's that hard for someone who wants the car to steal it regardless of the immobilizer. They're going to spend a long time searching for a kill switch though.

Yeah, if they want the car, and it has immobilizer, they're taking it in non-running condition. A kill switch won't make a lick of difference. They're going to rope tow it or flatbed it somewhere else and strip it down. The immobilizer is integrated (depending on year) with several major modules, and without the keys, you're replacing all of them, and programming them, to get the car running again.
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There is literally zero market for any of the parts on my car, and they're certainly not shipping a car worth probably $8k off to another country. No one's going through the trouble of a flatbed.

Try living in/around Portland and you'll understand. Meth addicts like to break into cars and take them for joy rides until the gas is gone then ditch them. They don't drive them off to another country or something retarded like that.
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Old 10-14-2017, 03:59 AM   #10
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Then don't worry about it. The only way someone is driving off with your car is if they replace several modules and program new keys, or if they've got your keys.
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:19 PM   #11
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Then don't worry about it. The only way someone is driving off with your car is if they replace several modules and program new keys, or if they've got your keys.
alright, I thought it wasn't that hard to bypass an immobilizer now but if you say it is, I believe you.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:58 PM   #12
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On a 90s GM car, sure. But when the ECM requires a signal from another module saying it received the right signal from your key in order to allow it to start, it's not that easy.

There are several different versions based upon year, but it may be the cluster, BUI, and keys or ECM, BUI and keys that you have to replace and program.
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