Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 1 month ago

'Microchip ignition override'? Is it safe having Best Buy install a 'remote start' system in my car that overrides the microchip security?

My friend had a remote start system installed but it doesn't seem safe: he can now start his car with a screwdriver in the ignition, lol... (I'm referring to cars that require a microchip ignition key).

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Microchip key is so that your car can NOT BE STOLEN.  Anybody can buy a screwdriver.

    If the friend paid for the proper installation of the remote start system then it could be done. But he hacked his way into the system and hammered in the connections (basically focked it up)  I would not buy that car if it was for sale.  It has been destroyed.

    35+yr mechanic

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