TRX Stolen in Dallas

Exactly. There are several options for AirTag mounting that can withstand the elements.

Yes, if an AirTag is found moving with you (that’s not yours) your iPhone will alert you, but that’s why I have one that’s meant to be found, and another that would take having to crawl underneath the truck with a flashlight not knowing where to even start.
good info...

smart move....

i'm doing the same thing as you.

 
good call - i'm going to go do that right now.

did you use a magnet sleeve from amazon or something

i also believe if the son of a bitch that steals your truck also has an iphone, they get a warning or something that an airtag is near them.... not sure if thats true.

Yeah, I'm sure they do. I have my Samsung S23+ set up to automatically detect trackers, because thieves are putting Airtags on TRX's so they can figure out where you live and steal your truck.
 
Just curious - i don't know much on this subject..

How are thieves getting into a locked trx and just driving off without a key?

are they using a flatbed or do they have some sort of fake key?
They use sophisticated coding tools , to replicate a virtual key, to unlock the truck from the inside, without actually touching the truck… I think.
 
Yeah, I'm sure they do. I have my Samsung S23+ set up to automatically detect trackers, because thieves are putting Airtags on TRX's so they can figure out where you live and steal your truck.
thats just crazy.... but makes sense...

makes me not want to park my truck anywhere now or take her downtown.

appreciate the advise... i literally never thought of them tracking us! that's getting hardcore.
 
They use sophisticated coding tools , to replicate a virtual key, to unlock the truck from the inside, without actually touching the truck… I think.
damn..... what the hell is up with people.

you work your ass off and get the truck of your dreams just for some piece of shit to steal it.

i hope this guy gets his truck back.
 
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Just curious - i don't know much on this subject..

How are thieves getting into a locked trx and just driving off without a key?

are they using a flatbed or do they have some sort of fake key?
smash window, dive in head first, plug laptop toobd2 port under dash, create new key, drive off, done in 40 seconds
 
Just one AirTag??

Aside from IGLA, I have an AirTag in my glovebox that’s super easy to find, and a second one that’s attached to the undercarriage of the truck.
Air tag is only good if there is a compatible device in range to send location.
 
Just curious - i don't know much on this subject..

How are thieves getting into a locked trx and just driving off without a key?

are they using a flatbed or do they have some sort of fake key?
One of two methods.

1 - signal repeater. If the actual key fob is in the vicinity (like, hanging on a hook just inside your front door), a two-man team can "capture" the signal from your key fob (which is broadcasting all the time) by way of a hand-held device with a big antenna attached to it, and "repeat" that signal to a device the second guy is holding right outside your truck... such that the truck "thinks" the key fob is right outside the truck. The passive entry is enabled, thief opens door, and starts the truck as normal (because the truck "thinks" the fob is close by). Once started, the fob can go away - the truck will stay running and driveable. They just can't shut it off until they get to where they're going.

2 - key programmer. First, they gain entry to the vehicle. Either by breaking a window, or drilling a small hole in the window and using a small tool (screwdriver) to pop up the door lock pin, or by breaking the sliding glass on the rear window.

Next, they pop the headlight switch off (no tools needed), which gives them access to the CAN bus hub that lives behind the switch. Using a laptop with a special cable, they plug into that hub, and now the laptop can talk to the computer(s) in the truck. They run a program, which easily bypasses what little "security" exists in the factory computers (read that as "none"), enter the RF Hub module, delete the existing key fobs programmed in there, and program a new one that they already have. Now their fob is "authorized" by the truck, and they start it normally and drive it away. They can shut it off, and restart it as often as they like, because they now possess an "authorized" key fob.

In either method, an experienced thief (or crew) can LITERALLY be "Gone in 60 Seconds". Factory security is no security at all. Do SOMETHING to protect your vehicle. Bluetooth-based GPS tracking tags do nothing to prevent thefts. Kill switches thwart amateur thieves. Dongle-type security systems thwart the amateurs, and slow down the more proficient thieves. CAN bus immobilizers prevent most all thieves except those with a flatbed. Relocated horns and a shock/tilt/glass break sensor will at least create a lot of racket while they're winching the truck up onto said flatbed. An aftermarket GPS tracking system could at least improve your chances of recovering the vehicle should it be flat-bedded, provided you get promptly notified that said theft is occurring.

(How'd I do with not mentioning any specific product?) :)
 
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smash window, dive in head first, plug laptop toobd2 port under dash, create new key, drive off, done in 40 seconds
Can’t use obd to do it unless you have an authorized stellantis/fca compatible device. Pretty pricey to do so they just get a $15 bypass cable or “gray” cable for around $50
 
Sorry to hear about your loss. Too many being lost. Hopefully you can either get it back or replace it.
 
Can’t use obd to do it unless you have an authorized stellantis/fca compatible device. Pretty pricey to do so they just get a $15 bypass cable or “gray” cable for around $50
they use the open port under the dash not the standard ODB2, and yes they use proprietary computer tool. Thieves are slick like that, bet they didn't even pay for the tools either. or the old "grey cable" either way, way to easy to steal
 
they use the open port under the dash not the standard ODB2, and yes they use proprietary computer tool. Thieves are slick like that, bet they didn't even pay for the tools either. or the old "grey cable" either way, way to easy to steal
99% of the time it’s a CAN connection via the bypass cable to the block behind the light control. Same cable that you use to change the tire size via a scan app.

The FCA proprietary tool is the only one that can flash/program via the OBD2 port. Years ago, the locksmith tablets used to do the key programming were heavily restricted and required proof of license to sell to. Now they get them from gray market sites for cheap. It’s a joke.
 
Besides the system of choice, be very careful posting pictures on sites and forums. Tons of these low life shitbags read forums looking for license plates, your location, along with discussions about what security system you might have and how much you have invested in your car. Avoid taking pics of your truck by your house, driveway as well.

IGLA or Ravelco are the most important investment for a TRX.
 
Yeah, I'm sure they do. I have my Samsung S23+ set up to automatically detect trackers, because thieves are putting Airtags on TRX's so they can figure out where you live and steal your truck.
Is there a way to get an iPhone to do this?
 
My iPhone does this automatically. My daughter added an AirTag to her bag, and my phone wouldn’t stop pestering me about an unknown device following me around (until I silenced the notifications for that device).
 

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