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car theives could have YOUR keys!

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by sportlinecrx, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

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    a car theft ring was busted and they had the keys to all the cars they stole! turns out all they had to do is get the vehicle id# off the car's windshield while its parked, then go to the dealer and have a key made! im wathcing this on TV and they tried this out and got away with it at ALOT of dealerships...EXCEPT......HONDA! they went to 3 honda dealerships and were turned away cause honda was onto what the thieves were doing. they even had a woman trying to get the keys made.
     
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    kaishaku Member

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    Shee-yit. They should ask to see the title at the very least.
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    you have to realize 90% of all parts department workers are imbred high school drop outs.
     
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    Old news. Getting a key cut from a VIN# has been a topic of threads and convos for while now. Glad that Honda has finally wised up. However, anyone working for a dealership can get keys cut without showing proof of ownership. It's a good idea to coverup the VIN# plate on your dashboard.
     
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    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    Insurance info witht he car's VIN on it, or Title are required at all the Honda's I called in Memphis when I locked my keys in my car... I now have 3 spares. $3.50 apiece. genuine Honda Keys.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:

    They always have to have some kind of proof that you own that VIN.
     
  7. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I made two extras of my Escorts keys at a local hardware store...no questions asked by the clerk. Walked in, paid $3.00 each for them and walked out. :eek:

    I had one on me at all times, one was at work, and one was at home. Now I have the two original keys for my Honda and the "valet" key.
     
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    When I sold Hondas, I got keys cut all the time for the used ones on the lot. I didn't need to show the parts department any proof that the keys I needed were for our inventory. All dealerships have a high turnover in their employees, expecially their salestaff. So our cars aren't entirely safe.
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    :eek: you sold hondas?! :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    heres a scary thought.....I work on planes, and we have Matco, Snap-on, Cornwell,,,etc always driving by selling us tools. On their truck they have a master pick lock set that they sell for $100, and it has all the piks that will open any door, and ignition, and they only sell them to mechanics......like me. Do they work, hell yeah, I had a buddy that broke his key off in his cars ignition switch, and he called me, I borrowed the set from my buddy, and helped him get his car home....so.....BE WARNED....any body can get this set, and it will open/start any car......so an ignition cut-off alarm system/secret fuel cut-off switches are our only deffence.
     
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    Thanks, but selling cars is an ugly process. I never lied to any of my customers, even though many of them lied to me. Of course, I loved my Civics, and I never sold a Passport. And at least I kept my integrity. My best work buddies were the mechanics and those in the parts department. I still get an employee discount on parts, even years later. lol.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    The difference being, and it's a BIG one, is, you had the key in your hand, and he had his locked in his car. :roll:
     
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    WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT SUPPOSE TO MEAN?

    That's like me saying, "Then I realized I'm black and should kick your ass"
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    :thumbsup: :bo: Hahahaha, maybe you could pimp some ho's first, after smokin' some rock, I mean that's what all black people do right?
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    The best thing about that set is that it gives you a manual on how to break into any car after 1985 or something.

    My buddy has one :D
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    tru dat. but that doesn't mean I didn't steal the car and happened to find an extra key in it. <_<
     
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    If you already had the key, they are not supplying you with anything that you didn't have already. At Bill's dealership I walked in with the vin number from my bro's car , because his key broke. I just gave them the vin and no questions asked had a key.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    If your car was already stolen, I doubt someone coping the key is at the top of your list of worries :roll:
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'd be worried about it. If you do get your car back you have no way of knowing if someone made a copy of your key. :shrug2:
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Thats why you change the locks after your car was stolen, you will most likely have to replace the ingition anyways.
     
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