Truck stolen.

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Well I got the truck back last night. As I suspected I didn’t want it back lol. They definitely drove it like they stole it. Most everything was still in the truck minus the CTS2 and dash cam. The column is tore up, center console cup holder is gone and some ac vents. They even left the plates on the truck! The inside looks like a bunch of 5 year olds had a picnic in it. Something is tore up in the front end. As I was leaving it felt like it was in 4wd (it was in 2wd) and making quite a racket. It cleared up as I drove it home.
The cops told me it was part of a huge investigation into a chop shop/theft ring. They know who’s involved. And that they had seen the truck around but they ran when confronted. Department policy is to not chase unless a violent crime took place. So they kept an eye out in the area and found it. Freaking thing was only a few miles from where I live! Now to figure out what to do with it. Thanks for listening 😀.
 

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Oh yeah, I did score some new tools and what nots. I told the cop that the shit in the bed wasn’t mine and he said well it is now haha. I’ll look thru it all after work.
 

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That sucks to hear rob. is the insurance deductible on the truck worth the cost to fix her up?
 

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Deductible is $500. I’ll find out when I call them today. I really hope they can still total it out but I doubt it. The question is is the truck worth it to me to fix up. I didn’t have the attachment to this one like I did my ‘04.
 

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Deductible is $500. I’ll find out when I call them today. I really hope they can still total it out but I doubt it. The question is is the truck worth it to me to fix up. I didn’t have the attachment to this one like I did my ‘04.
make a heck of list of damage, if it needs paint, steering, diff, and other stuff, i dont see it NOT being totaled
 

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I saw someone suggest a door handle off the rear of a crew cab for the driver door so there's no keyhole any more

But then you're kinda shooting yourself in the foot if your fob battery dies or gets fried

What/how are you wiring up the kill switch to?
I personally like the look of no key hole so I swap all my GMT 800. Doesn't stop the thief's. A slightly aggressive pull and the whole handle comes off the doors.

Kill switch is wired into the ign harness and hidden in the cab. command start is wired after the switch so remote start still functions. then a keyed DSP5 with no start as a last attempt if parked for a while/remote start not needed
 

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Sorry to hear about your truck. I don’t know what I would do but if mine got stolen. Probably not replace it since I keep it more for Sentimental reasons than anything else.

I have no start in my DSP and an aftermarket alarm. But my truck sits in the garage most of the time.
 

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This off topic but related. Keep an eye on your living location. They stole your truck and most people have the registration in the glove box. They possibly, if they took it or looked at the reg., now know where you live. Sorry about the your truck being stolen.
 
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PureHybrid

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I had to do some reading on it, but it seems most states only do a salvage title if an insurance company has wrote it off after the theft. I'd say you're alright since they found it pretty quick
 

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Well I got the truck back last night. As I suspected I didn’t want it back lol. They definitely drove it like they stole it. Most everything was still in the truck minus the CTS2 and dash cam. The column is tore up, center console cup holder is gone and some ac vents. They even left the plates on the truck! The inside looks like a bunch of 5 year olds had a picnic in it. Something is tore up in the front end. As I was leaving it felt like it was in 4wd (it was in 2wd) and making quite a racket. It cleared up as I drove it home.
The cops told me it was part of a huge investigation into a chop shop/theft ring. They know who’s involved. And that they had seen the truck around but they ran when confronted. Department policy is to not chase unless a violent crime took place. So they kept an eye out in the area and found it. Freaking thing was only a few miles from where I live! Now to figure out what to do with it. Thanks for listening 😀.
I missed that you had posted this update. Bummer to hear it worked out like that.

Are you able to tell how they got it started?
 

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I did find a relay in the door but can’t for the life of me find where it goes. Maybe it disabled the alarm? I’ll get a pic of it shortly.
 

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The Jimmy key did all the work. Door lock and ignition were 100% intact.
I must not be picturing the right thing, I can’t imagine how this would open the door AND then get it started

not trying to turn this into a DIY hijacking thread lol, just trying to understand how to prevent it or at least make it more difficult 222A10BC-B016-4574-B96D-D7A67CEF0CE6.jpeg
 

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Not a slim Jim, more a generic master type key. And since the same key works the door lock and ignition...
 

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