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Old 09-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which fuse to pull so car won't start?

I'll be parking my car for a week in a secured public garage. I'll leave nothing valuable in the car and park as close to the wall as possible I'm aware that a simple tow truck can get the car out, I'll just make it harder.

Which fuse can I pull that won't reset anything or do any damage to the car? Do you guys have any other advice?
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the battery? lol well it'll reset some of your stuff, but @ least the car won't be starting
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the battery? lol well it'll reset some of your stuff, but @ least the car won't be starting
LOL! If it was a BMW that would work well. Took me over an hour to swap out a battery on a dead X5. It was a total b* to manually open the tailgate (no power) then you had to remove the spare tire and unscrew a million bolts just to swap out the battery haha. You couldn't steal that car when the battery is dead
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lol I meant just unplug the positive (red, i think) cable.
pop the hood, unscrew, electrical tape the cable and you're done!

should be no more than 3 min to do
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Oh yeah, thought about that but like I said, the reset!
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, but at least that way your 12V won't be dead when you get back!
(But the door alarm won't work, either. Always a trade-off.)
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#20 Fuel pump sounds promising (one more advantage to not driving a Prius).
#33 Ignition coil.
Those ought to do it!
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But they wouldn't be able to start it without a programmed immobilizer chip anyway, so the only thing you'd be stopping is someone with your spare key.
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#20 Fuel pump sounds promising (one more advantage to not driving a Prius).
#33 Ignition coil.
Those ought to do it!
If I just pulled the fuel pump fuse would that do it or do I need both?
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Truthfully, I don't think you NEED to pull either, but if it gives you peace of mind, I think that I would do the fuel pump or both. But I do not know if there is a potential for harm if someone is able to crank he engine without it. bzrollin is probably right in that the immobilizer should really suffice. Ask a thief, or a Honda tech, if you want to know for sure. And I ain't either!
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