News flash: Honda's not the only company that stuffs handbrake-and-ignition codes into their cars. Just about all newer cars have these sorts of funky 'codes' to disable or enable various features such as stability control, or in this case, a VIN-specific code to bypass the built-in key-ID system. One that I'm willing to bet isn't highly unique and that someone with some brains could reverse-engineer or find a pattern in pretty easilly.
But this is all another reason why I look at car security as pointless once someone is inside your vehicle. You might as well just remove the ignition key entirely and replace it with a simple kill switch under the dash and a push-button wired to the starter. Nothing you can do will deter a criminal once they're inside your car.8 commentsLeave a comment
aerowolf - 06:17 pm
Never mind that the standard lock has 6 tumblers, and 6 positions for each of them...
wolfwings - 09:49 pm - And unlike low-duty door locks...
...it's possible usually to cut 'jiggle' keys that'll unlock just about all the doors on a particular manufacturer of car because they put so much slop in to account for ten years of multi-daily insertion and removal wearing the key down instead of making the key and lock out of better-quality materials.
So it doesn't matter if you have 6 tumblers or 16, a single 'worn down' key jiggled in the lock usually pops em' all free on automobiles if it's the right key-body.