Yeah I forgot about the cylinder on the dash instead of column, but doesn't the wheel still lock?
yes it can be hotwired.
Here is some posts from the guys who install security and remote starts all day.......
Quoted from another forum.........
whos to say te crook didn't get the VIN on the the car and get a matching key.
I know that a lot of Cars here in KC the dealerships dontgive you the extra keys to the car they want you to pay 60 bucks a key.
That and you can buy a blank from Howard Keys
About 4 years back when i worked for another company an installer was inter faceing into a key system much like the impalla andi hear oh F_CK come from that side of the bay. I run over see smoke pouring out the module and the dick i am i laugh and say man your F-ed. I was like wel better call the dealer find out how much that part is, he was bummed but turned on the key and cranked it any way. GUESS WHAT the thing started and ran fine no trouble lights and you could start it wih the remote starter and no bypass hooked up.
So he needs to stand strong tell the insurance to **** off .
Honestly there are so many ways someone else could get in there and bypass his set up.
Did he have the car worked on lately?
YOU sure a mechanic didn't program a key id tell them **** like that and he might want to get a lawyer. YOU pay for your insurance every month now there not going to stand by your side f-ck that.
If pass lock can be bypassed with a resistor and a relay for a remote start, and this info is readily available to shops wolrdwide..............I think the car can be stolen without the key.
Better yet they could steal it with a paper clip and a screw driver. All pass lock does is disable the fuel and ignition relays.
My mechanic can bypass a Gen IV Audi/VW transpoder key in less than 30 seconds and drive the car with no visible damage. I know this system is far more evolved than passlock.
Most scenarios the Police and Insurance are waiting for more evidence, since most burns are a scam.........most cars are stolen for parts and left or joyrided and salvaged, but if the burn is thorough then it usually points to scam since if it was truly stolen then just burn enough to remove prints but aren't really thorough.
Tell your boy to cover his ass and sit tight, maybe even speak to an outside attorney just to cover his ass better.