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May 31, 2008

Bypassing gear locks and ways to prevent the bypass

Filed under: My Thoughts — Suramya @ 1:59 AM

I have recently installed a gear lock in my Honda City. Its a lock that immobilizes the gear so you can’t change gears and is supposedly more secure than the basic car locks.

I was playing with it and realized that even though the lock stopped you from changing gears it is still possible for you to drive the car. All you have to do is press the clutch when you start the car and then just drive slowly. It works if you have left the car in the 2nd gear, if its in the 4th gear then its a bit harder as you have to regulate the clutch also but its possible.

The easiest way around this issue is to leave the car in a gear that makes it impossible to move the car without removing the lock. i.e. if you are parking the car while facing a wall, leave the car in 2nd gear and if you are backing up to a wall or another car then leave it in reverse. So even when someone starts the car they can’t drive away because the only direction they can go in is blocked.

Just thought I should share this.

– Suramya

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