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OldDog's thread about Onstar got me thinking about how our cars could be stolen- I locked both key fobs in my '07 (yes, it is very easy to do when the dealer changes the lock setting to passive-silent setting without you knowing...asshole!!!) Anyway, that C6 didn't have onstar and so a locksmith had to open the door- which was alot easier to do than I had imagined- all he needed was a $69.99 kit and a flashlight. It took him a few minutes but he was being careful not to damage the car...I can imagine how easy and quick it would be for a criminal who doesn't care about the car to steal it. The horn/alarm sounded but that would be easy enough to defeat if they knew what they were doing plus no one pays any attention to them anyway...

I guess one of the good things about Onstar is that it can locate the car, and I imagine, if you tell them it was stolen, they can shut it down in a safe place.

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quick way to steal the car

1. break the rear hatch
2. pop the door with the manual door power
3. pop the hood
4. disconnect the battery
5. from here locate the horn and disconnect
you can now tow the car away by removing it from gear and releasing the emergency break

im not sure how to hot wire a C6 but it would involve bypassing the unit that sences the fobs then pull apart the push button, give power to the "on wire" then trip the starter
 

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They wouldn't have to break a window if the kit was used, but pretty much eveything else is the way I imagined it.

Yup, one fob in my bag in the back and the other in the cup holder. The dealer changed my settings to the auto-lock setting and I walked away, car locked itself with both fobs inside.

Anyone leave the tops off when they go in to eat or shop? This made me think twice about it.

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But it says in the manual it wont lock the car when the FOB's are in it. Does it just do it anyways sometimes?
When I first got my C6 I was shopping and put my packages in the trunk, put my leather jacket(with FOB in the pocket) in the trunk closed the hatch and I was locked out. Fobs in the trunk are not close enough to be detected.

I have intentionally left my FOB in the cup holder while working on the car and had not problems with the car locking itself.

I love the passive system and it is a discount with my insurance company.

I have also installed and electric ignition bypass which is activated by the car's locking mechanism. Car can still be broken into and towed but will not start unless the car is unlocked using the FOB.

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WEES,

That was covered by roadside assistance wasn't it??

Why didn't he get the key code from GM and cut the key for the lock over the rear plate and the open the door?? 50 cent key over $70 kit.
 

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yeah, it was covered under roadside assistance.

He actually already had the kit and the instruction- I have a feeling that to be a locksmith who does GM RA jobs, you have to have skills and tools to get into every GM vehicle. Oh, and was 10PM and I needed the car in the AM to go to work in the AM

My point about the $70 kit is that anyone can get it and that it is all you need to quietly enter the C6 (vs. busting a window).

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The horn/alarm sounded but that would be easy enough to defeat if they knew what they were doing plus no one pays any attention to them anyway...
I sleep above my garage. If that alarm goes off, I can guarantee you that me and my shotgun will definitely be paying attention!
 

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I once locked my keys in my C5. Scary how easy it was to get in. Unscrewed the antenna,(FRC), slid it in the window, and hit the unlock button. Made me think twice about leaving anything in plain view.
 

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Could you not "bounce / shake" the the car enough to wake the fobs?
Had no problem doing it with the older system.
My '94 had the Passive system and I loved it, wish my '02 had it.
I don't know how many times I walked away from the Z without locking it.:laughing:
 

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wow- revived a 4 yr old thread...most not be much going on around here:laughing:
 

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... I was locked out. Fobs in the trunk are not close enough to be detected ...
Sorry but .. :WTF ??

My vert has a downward-facing button above the rear license plate indent similar to the door opening button on the door that allows me to unlock my trunk - IF I have the FOB with me.

I assume coupes have a similar hatch release but I don't own one. You may have had a weak battery in the FOB - but I am surprised you were locked out.
 

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. This is happening to me tonight....again.
That sucks, maybe you should invest in a good hammer. They are guaranteed to work,

BTW Welcome to DC
 
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