This story has gotten me thinking about my own security system... I have the factory anti-theft module with the key fob. There is a switch on the hood that will set if off if it is pried open. But if I use the key (with no chip) it is worthless. Subsequently if the lock cylinder gets jacked there is no stopping the thieves, from my understanding. My choices are getting an aftermarket system, which complicates things, and increases the chances of more things that can go haywire. Or creating a kill switch on either the fuel pump circuit or coil circuit. It sure would be nice to know that when I got back from a hike that my van would still be there....
Glad this had a happy ending.
1995 Econoline E-150 Custom Campmobile "Jupiter I" RB, 4wd Dana 60s, 93 Eurovan poptop.
1976 VW Type II Transporter Westfalia Campmobile.
1994 Toyota 4Runner,2001 Ford Escape,1970 Chevy El Camino,2 Cargo Trailers, 5 bikes, 4 Kayaks, 1 Canoe