What Kind of Theft Deterrent Device(s) do you currently have on your GTO? - Pontiac GTO Forum
View Poll Results: What Kind of Theft Deterrent Device(s) Do You Currently Have On Your GTO?
Car Alarm 22 9.78%
Lo Jack 14 6.22%
Kill Switch(es) 10 4.44%
Nothing/Factory Keyless Entry 192 85.33%
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What Kind of Theft Deterrent Device(s) do you currently have on your GTO?

I'm researching alarms, Lo Jack and Kill Switches and am curious what everyone has on their Goat. I'm leaning towards the kill switch because I had one on my Mustang and it was super cheap and lowered my insurance and made more sense then the Lo Jack. Also had an alarm but that was already on the car.

Thanks in advance for sharing!
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Here's mine.



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I like Jacobyb's system. I live in a small town where you rarely hear about a breakin or a car theft. I don't have a security system. I've always wanted a gun though.
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Well I spoke to my neighbor, I live in a condo unit in Los Angeles and it just so happens that he used to freakin work at the dealership I bought my GTO from...

This has both a good and a bad ending to it...

The good thing is that the dealership I purchased it from installs this security device that is called the "guardian" and it is basically a removable plug that won't let you start the car without it in. So I opted not to pay the extra ridiculous amount for it so they just stuck a plug in it. My neighbor had a few extra real removable devices so he gave me two of his. So no need for any more security.

Bad news...he coulda got me it for cheaper than I paid, even though I cross shopped and this place gave me the deal I wanted.

Oh well, who knows if the GTO wouldn't have been sold by the time I found this out. I paid a little extra for the color I wanted. Haven't seen 1 Goat the same color yet.

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The device with the plug that goes in it is very simple. It is installed by cutting the cranking lead going to the starter and wire each end of the cut wire into the device. The device has several terminals in it, most of which hook to nothing. Two are hooked to the cut end of the starter lead. The "key" you insert has several terminals as well, and most of them are also disabled. So, in theory, the "key" and the socket have to match. Or you can bridge all the terminals on the key and it will work in any car with the socket. Or, if you dont want to go to all that trouble, just get a piece of copper the size of the end of the "key" and stick it in the socket. Other than the fact that it does not slow many car thieves down, cutting and splicing the starter lead is not a good idea. A car parked in the sun gets hot and hot wires dont conduct well. As such, if you find the starter cranks slowly, get rid of the device. I understand that the GTO has an engine imobilizer in the ECM, so unless the ignition key is recognized by the ECM, the car will crank, but not fire. If you want additional security, find a clever place to put a kill switch in the fuel pump lead. Turn it off and the car won't run. The pump is quiet enough that most thieves won't say "hey, I don't hear the fuel pump" and they are not about to take the time to troubleshoot an non-starting car.
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That's some interesting and great info. I'm surprised you know what it was from my brief description. It's better than nothing and it was free so I'm not complaining. From what most of the members said they only have the keyless entry anyway.


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The device with the plug that goes in it is very simple. It is installed by cutting the cranking lead going to the starter and wire each end of the cut wire into the device. The device has several terminals in it, most of which hook to nothing. Two are hooked to the cut end of the starter lead. The "key" you insert has several terminals as well, and most of them are also disabled. So, in theory, the "key" and the socket have to match. Or you can bridge all the terminals on the key and it will work in any car with the socket. Or, if you dont want to go to all that trouble, just get a piece of copper the size of the end of the "key" and stick it in the socket. Other than the fact that it does not slow many car thieves down, cutting and splicing the starter lead is not a good idea. A car parked in the sun gets hot and hot wires dont conduct well. As such, if you find the starter cranks slowly, get rid of the device. I understand that the GTO has an engine imobilizer in the ECM, so unless the ignition key is recognized by the ECM, the car will crank, but not fire. If you want additional security, find a clever place to put a kill switch in the fuel pump lead. Turn it off and the car won't run. The pump is quiet enough that most thieves won't say "hey, I don't hear the fuel pump" and they are not about to take the time to troubleshoot an non-starting car.
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