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  • chansuke: Standard keyfobs have nothing to do with immobilisers.
    To be honest that is a bit of a generalisation in my experience. My dad's old car's imobiliser was disabled by the fob, if the fob battery died then there was another way to disable the system by turning the key in the door left and right in a certain order (unique code for each car)
    I know someone else who was told by their mercedes-benz dealer to keep a spare fob in the car so that if their usual one broke you could unlock with the key and then use 2nd fob to enable the engine & that there was no other way without towing to nearest dealership!
    I am not a car buff and only know these specific cases. I also know someone who had to press a keyfob against the dash every time to enable the engine so I guess YMMV depending on age/brand of car and system installed.

  • iFOB... So when car gets nicked are you going to tell the insurance that you left the alarm/immobiliser control inside the car?
    Good luck with that one :D

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