They do have a pats system (passive antilock theft system). Basically a chip in your key that enables the truck computer to start. I would say not too easy. To get into is very easy but to steal would be a different story without the key.
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26 hour old 1st and only post ..... I'ld say there's a good chance "Repo'd" is right.
Reminds me .... I was working midnight shift once in my rural county and driving up Rt 11 and at 2-3 am I saw a car hauler TT in the parking lot of an old derelict gas station that hadn't been used in "years", he had his park lights on. I saw his ramps down and he had two vehicles on it already. I stopped and approached and found he was one half a repo-team.
While I was talking to the one, the other half arrived with a Escalade in tow. He had a special set up on a truck where he could hook or ****** and go without ever leaving the cab.
Yeah, they get a contract from the lender and then they can get a key made that will fit. Not sure what they do about the coding? Seems to me they drove the Escalade up onto the trailer while I was still there in the P-lot. Maybe they winched it? I was back in my car then making some notes in my log or something.
i repo for a living ... it takes 30 minutes to program a key to the computer system on a ford without a programmer ... a programmer runs about 6-8 grand so im pretty sure it was stolen another way ...if you program without a programmer you have to set and reset the key system in 10 minute intervals and its a PITA
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