Secure the car with an electronic immobilizer

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You want to make your car theft proof and want to retrofit an immobilizer? Then there is a lot to consider before buying a suitable immobilizer. On the internet is between manual and electrical variants. For example, the manual immobilizers mechanically prevent the car from being driven away. The electronic variants mean that the engine can not be started or is not running. Which immobilizers are differentiated and what you should pay attention to when retrofitting, we will discuss in more detail below.

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Mechanical immobilizers include, for example, steering wheel claws or wheel claws ("parking claws"). The articles ensure that the car cannot be driven away by unauthorized persons. In addition to the mechanical variants, electronic immobilizers are available. A distinction is made in the functioning of electronic immobilizers between three-circuit interruption and the blocking of engine control units. The three-circuit interruption affects the ignition, fuel supply and the starter. It is an older type of electronic immobilizer that was used in older vehicle models. Modern vehicles have an immobilizer as standard, which blocks the engine control unit.

Electronic immobilizer - controllable via RFID

It is mandatory for car manufacturers to install an immobilizer as standard. Since 1998, a new car must have an electronic immobilizer on board. This also applies to trucks and tractors weighing less than 3,5 tons. Vehicle models after 1998 therefore have an electronic variant. Often a version that blocks the engine control unit. If you want to equip your car with an immobilizer, you can retrofit electronic variants in addition to the manual options. Immobilizers that block the engine control unit are usually deactivated by an RFID chip on the car key. The immobilizer is activated as soon as the vehicle is switched off or locked. If the immobilizer is activated, the vehicle can no longer be put into operation. The car key or the RFID chip in the key can release the immobilizer.

What is RFID?

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RFID is the abbreviation for "Radio Frequency Identification". Translated, RFID also means magnetic frequency identification. The RFID chip for unlocking the immobilizer is usually located in the electronic door opener. This in turn is mostly am or im To find car keys. The chip can also be found in a contactless check card or other transponders, for example, when the immobilizer is retrofitted. When retrofitting the immobilizer, attention should be paid to high quality products. The RFID chip codes must not be known and the manufacturer of the immobilizer should also be known for safe products.

Retrofitting the immobilizer - what to watch out for

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You should have the immobilizer retrofitted by a professional workshop / tuner. They can recommend safe products that suit your vehicle. Furthermore, the professionals can professionally install the immobilizer and offer a functioning system including a guarantee. If possible, even choose a workshop that specializes in retrofitting immobilizers and therefore has a lot of experience in this area. Professional installation is essential to ensure that the vehicle functions properly. Customer reviews can also help you find the right immobilizer for your car.

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The wallet ultimately decides on the variant of the immobilizer. There are ways to unlock the vehicle using a fingerprint, there are so-called Alcohol interlockSystemsthat measure the alcohol level and also variants that unlock the car using a smartphone are often represented. We hope that the info report on the topic / term immobilizer (further names / keywords: Breath Alcohol Controlled Immobilizer, Transponder Immobilizer, Keyless Blogger, Anti Theft) has fallen out of the autotuning section. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this lexicon and how far we are, you can HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.

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