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Old 04-21-2015, 04:01 PM   #1
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Fuse Pull:Help keep car from getting stolen?

Is there a fuse that I can pull to disable to vehicle to help prevent theft? Looking for a fuse that when pulled doesn't reset the radio and other electronic gadgets or won't otherwise harm the vehicle.

Looking for more theft protection,when away from the car at something like a movie or at a hotel parking lot.

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Old 04-21-2015, 04:04 PM   #2
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Ravelco. Costs about $500, though.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:57 PM   #3
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Ravelco. Costs about $500, though.
No local dealers & I wouldnt trust local shops to be able to install it, if they dont carry it.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:05 PM   #4
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I would think you could pull the fuse for the fuel pump.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:19 PM   #5
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Aren't cars these days pretty fool proof? I don't know about the ZL1 specifically, but I know past cars I've owned had a chip in the key and the car would not start without the chip being present. No amount of hot-wiring will make the car start.

Again -- not sure if that's true for our car, but worth looking into.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:44 PM   #6
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Aren't cars these days pretty fool proof? I don't know about the ZL1 specifically, but I know past cars I've owned had a chip in the key and the car would not start without the chip being present. No amount of hot-wiring will make the car start.

Again -- not sure if that's true for our car, but worth looking into.
They have a key fob. You've heard the spiel, I'm sure. Thing is, it can be hacked. Once the thieves have hacked the fob, it's trivial to unlock the door, hop in, and hot wire the car.

In my office park in Pleasanton, SIX Camaros were stolen over a 4-5 week period. Including a ZL1 as it was parked next to my 1LT. Interestingly, there are now only two V6 Camaros left. The owners who were victims of the thefts apparently moved on to other vehicles. Presumably, the thieves were looking for V8s for parts, but I wasn't about to take any chances.

I have a Ravelco, and it will be the very, very first thing I install in my ZL1.

Onstar, of course, is useless.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:12 PM   #7
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As soon as I heard about all the thefts here in the bay, I had the Ravelco installed. I've also got the Viper alarm with pager and the Viper SmartStart GPS too. I alway back into parting spots so it would be harder to tow and I have the wheel club just in case. When I bag my car it will add another layer of protection. I would drive to a location where you can meet an authorized Ravelco installer. That would be your best line of defense.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:31 PM   #8
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I would think you could pull the fuse for the fuel pump.
Not a bad idea, you think Id run into any problems w/fuel pump?

[QUOTE=angryBits;8375659]Aren't cars these days pretty fool proof? I don't know about the ZL1 specifically, but I know past cars I've owned had a chip in the key and the car would not start without the chip being present. No amount of hot-wiring will make the car start.

Again -- not sure if that's true for our car, but worth looking into.[/QUOTE

Cars get stolen here all the time with better factory security systems & quality aftermarket alarms. Looking for a easy, cost effective solution to disable the car.

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As soon as I heard about all the thefts here in the bay, I had the Ravelco installed. I've also got the Viper alarm with pager and the Viper SmartStart GPS too. I alway back into parting spots so it would be harder to tow and I have the wheel club just in case. When I bag my car it will add another layer of protection. I would drive to a location where you can meet an authorized Ravelco installer. That would be your best line of defense.
Ravelco looks good, but the closest dealer on their website is 6 hours away. So its not a real viable option right now.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:42 PM   #9
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What about the starter or ignition fuse? Theyre located in the engine compartment fuse panel.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:43 PM   #10
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If my memory serves me correctly the fuse pull for the low octane reset procedure will not allow the car to be started and I know this because I forgot to reinstall it the next morning after doing the fuse pull. Worth a try and would not harm anything.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:13 PM   #11
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If my memory serves me correctly the fuse pull for the low octane reset procedure will not allow the car to be started and I know this because I forgot to reinstall it the next morning after doing the fuse pull. Worth a try and would not harm anything.
yup this would work but you'd have to pop the hood and remove it and than put it back every time
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:19 PM   #12
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These days almost all cars stolen are flat bedded away. So if it does not start it does not matter.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:27 PM   #13
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These days almost all cars stolen are flat bedded away. So if it does not start it does not matter.
Well usually yes, but a bunch in California were caught on video just walking up to the car using the code hack thing and getting in and just driving away
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:33 PM   #14
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If my memory serves me correctly the fuse pull for the low octane reset procedure will not allow the car to be started and I know this because I forgot to reinstall it the next morning after doing the fuse pull. Worth a try and would not harm anything.
Thank you, do you remember which fuse it was?

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yup this would work but you'd have to pop the hood and remove it and than put it back every time
That would be ok...

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These days almost all cars stolen are flat bedded away. So if it does not start it does not matter.
Can't prevent everthing, just trying to make it a little harder.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:06 PM   #15
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These days almost all cars stolen are flat bedded away. So if it does not start it does not matter.
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Not from my office park, they weren't. The thieves appreciate you thinking that, though.
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Standard fuel fuse pull will work. Car won't start with those out.
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They have a key fob. You've heard the spiel, I'm sure. Thing is, it can be hacked. Once the thieves have hacked the fob, it's trivial to unlock the door, hop in, and hot wire the car.

In my office park in Pleasanton, SIX Camaros were stolen over a 4-5 week period. Including a ZL1 as it was parked next to my 1LT. Interestingly, there are now only two V6 Camaros left. The owners who were victims of the thefts apparently moved on to other vehicles. Presumably, the thieves were looking for V8s for parts, but I wasn't about to take any chances.

I have a Ravelco, and it will be the very, very first thing I install in my ZL1.

Onstar, of course, is useless.
Okay good to know... One more thing for me to worry about my new car
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Okay good to know... One more thing for me to worry about my new car
Yep you live in the hotspot of Camaro theft. East bay like Livermore, San Ramon, Walnut creek is the worst. Fuse pull at a minimum. As far as I know all cars were hacked and driven away. I would also disable the electric door locks and just use the key.

Typicaly they open the door, then remove the onstar module, start car and take it to Oakland to be stripped. Seems most thefts were cased, so I would imagine the Rfid was obtained when the owners were parking and locking, or getting into their cars.

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Old 04-21-2015, 11:27 PM   #20
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:49 AM   #21
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Pull fuses 5 and 20 under the hood if you are in a bad area. They wont be going far with a car with no ignition or ECM connection, lol. Guess they could always drag the car away..
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These days almost all cars stolen are flat bedded away. So if it does not start it does not matter.



get gap insurance lol

on star can u find my car with the mobile app i think it was stolen? lol
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:48 AM   #24
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You could use a fuse tap and run it to a switch somewhere hidden inside the car, then you wouldn't need to pull it every time.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:16 AM   #25
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If they want it bad enough, they will find a way to take it. Insurance is your friend...in this instance.
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