bobcat ignition in a f-250

This topic contains 2 replies and was last updated by geoff-bennetto 11 years 2 months ago
August 18th, 2010 4:30pm
Hey here is an off the wall question. Bobcat (i believe) is now implementing a new keypad/pin-code ignition setup. My brother's f-250 has been stolen 3 times. Each time someone just punches the ignition. I remember in the movie transporter 2 the guy has a keypad ignition in his car. could a guy/gal put the bobcat system in his/her truck to stop the thieves from stealing the truck?????

Laugh if you may, but I think it is a good idea.

Any other suggestions.
August 19th, 2010 8:44pm
Yes, the Bobcat system is great. I have been involved with the purchase and set up of several with the new computerized controls. But it is undoubtedly very expensive.

There are many things you can do to a vehicle to make it theft proof yet not cost much money. Some that quickly come to mind are:

-a switch to ground out your pick-up coil, or cam/crank sensor so no signal is sent.

-a switch to disable your electric fuel pump.

-a night switch that turns everything off until engaged by a relay.

-If you wanted to, you could install a numeric pad for a door locking system, like they install on houses.

The on/off switch could be located under the seat or the dash or wherever you choose. Certainly cheaper, and very effective, depending only on ones imagination.
August 21st, 2010 11:02pm
Always a wealth of great info Jimo!

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