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I am driving Mo for couple of years, but only couple days ago I find out that Mo has a steering wheel lock build in. I am not sure if you guys know that but I just want to share. So if you turn the wheel about 60-70 degrees to the right and remove the ignition key, you will get the lock. Weird that I did not find out before, I thought with all that security and intelligent keys manufactures not putting those things to new cars any longer. I am still feeling weird…:werd:
 

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Isn't it nice to still learn something new about your MO?

The following is from the 2005 Owner's Manual. It applies to both the standard and Intelligent Key equipped MOs.

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Didn't mom told you: "Read the manual".....:D :D
 

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Ah yea, my 1987 Pulsar and 1982 Mazda had the same. Isn't it standard in every car?
 

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Gonzo said:
Ah yea, my 1987 Pulsar and 1982 Mazda had the same. Isn't it standard in every car?
i thought every car has this lock. i didn't know it was a feature.
 

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the vista cruiser I drove in 74 had it

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i read that it was invented by GM to prevent theft at the time but is now easily defeated...is that true?
 

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maximus96 said:
i read that it was invented by GM to prevent theft at the time but is now easily defeated...is that true?
Don't know about that but my 1957 DKW (german made-predecessor to Audi) had the steering lock too
 

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The Ford Model T could be purchased with locking steering wheel. It was a dealer installed option made by Fox. That puts it back about 1927 or earlier............

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i read that it was invented by GM to prevent theft at the time but is now easily defeated...is that true?
anything is easily defeated now a days. you can have the best factory anti-thieft system, and they'll still steal your car. i heard that now a days they just read your vin # and then go to a nissan dealer to claim that they lost the keys to their car. then the dealer (doesn't have to be local) just make them another key. they fork out the few $$ for the key at the dealers. walk up to your car and drive it off with an original key. that's why i put tape over my vin # so you can not see it from the outside now...
 

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Every car has it.

The reason why it is ineffective is because if they can jack the ignition switch and start the car with say, a screwdriver, it also disables the locked steering wheel. Now the Murano uses a computer coded key to prevent starting without the key, but there are ways to get around that as well I am sure.
 

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Here is some more info concerning stealing cars with just VINs.

VIN Car Thieves

There may be some places where covering the VIN plate is illegal.

Just an FYI.
 

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I believe the steering wheel lock is not a theft deterant system, but rather a safety feature. If parking on a hill, you can lock the wheels so that if the car starts to roll, the wheels won't straighten out.
 

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Corin said:
I believe the steering wheel lock is not a theft deterant system, but rather a safety feature. If parking on a hill, you can lock the wheels so that if the car starts to roll, the wheels won't straighten out.
Hmmm I never knew that. I always curb my wheels so the car cannot roll anyways. ;)
 
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