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    Disable ECU via VAGCOM

    Hi,

    Just wondering if you can do this. so you can't start the car even with the key.

    Just think about when i go away i can disable the car completely.
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    Even if you could do this with VGACOM I would be in fear of not being able to bring it back to life !
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    I take it you don't have a Revo remap then mate?
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    No I don't I think I need one.
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    What about if u were to pop the coilpacks out? 5min job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Baby View Post

    Just think about when i go away i can disable the car completely.
    Disabling the ECU is a bit extreme? South East London is that bad eh lol

    You can take the battery out

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    haha that is nuts. Cant you rent a rotweiler to guard it for you

    maybe pull out fuel pump relay? Although some of these criminals are cleverer than we think.
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    my APR software disables the ecu...but like said its a bit extreme to disable it ...there are plenty of things to do to immobilise it...pull the fuel pump fuse...

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    If you have the SKC, you can tell the immobilser that there is no keys for the car (via instruments 17).
    No matter if you leave the key in the car, it wont work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham_uk View Post
    If you have the SKC, you can tell the immobilser that there is no keys for the car (via instruments 17).
    No matter if you leave the key in the car, it wont work.
    How do you restart it afterwoods? Since you need the ignition to be live for Vagcom to work, or does that part of the car stays active?

    I'd just jack the car up, remove 2 wheels and put some bricks under, then it won't be going anywhere! lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    How do you restart it afterwoods? Since you need the ignition to be live for Vagcom to work, or does that part of the car stays active?
    No you dont need keys in the ignition to scan and operate module 17 instruments, it is set to be always active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavin89 View Post
    No you dont need keys in the ignition to scan and operate module 17 instruments, it is set to be always active.
    Cool.



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    What about using a kill switch?
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    Maybe you need one of those kits...



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    the simplist answer is to park it somewhere secure.
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    lol, on top of the battery on that little bar with the electrical connections on is the main live for the fuel pump.. take the 10mm bolt off and put a rubber washer underneath. don't ask how i know but it works a treat

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    is it an AGU? if so u could unplug the ignition amplifier then it wont start at all

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    Was playing with Vagcom earlier n saw a 'transport mode'. Does this turn the shock sensors off on the alarm or does it make the car undriveable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gavin89 View Post
    Maybe you need one of those kits...


    You know these were real aswell in South Africa, aswell as a briefcase with the same feature cause of so much carjacking.

    The plate shows for Gauteng Province which includes Joburg, where it was rife.

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