**STOLEN 392**

TCOV

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My 2021 392 was stolen today from my office in Houston, TX. A guy in my neighborhood had his taken a few months back at the Houston rodeo. Feel numb but just want the community to be aware. Pics below just in case anyone see on the streets.
 

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Oh man! Sorry you had this happen to you! Ugh. Same color as mine. I hope the 🚔 find it and the a$$=0//3$ who took it.
 
I put locking hood hasp on mine for that reason, wonder how they are hacking into them to steal them?
I can tell you one thing if I catch them in the act, they are going to have a serious transmission fluid leak…🤬
 
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My 2021 392 was stolen today from my office in Houston, TX. A guy in my neighborhood had his taken a few months back at the Houston rodeo. Feel numb but just want the community to be aware. Pics below just in case anyone see on the streets.
Truly sorry to hear about this TCOV...I hope they catch the sorry POS and he resist arrest...
 
IGLA/RAVELCO or both and your vehicle cannot be stolen unless loaded onto a truck. see the Ram-TRX.com forum for countless stories like this.
 
My 2021 392 was stolen today from my office in Houston, TX. A guy in my neighborhood had his taken a few months back at the Houston rodeo. Feel numb but just want the community to be aware. Pics below just in case anyone see on the streets.
I’m so sorry to hear about your Jeep TCOV. I had the same thing almost happen to mine and if it wasn’t for it having HP Tuners it would be long gone. I don’t know what’s worse though…still seeing all the damage waiting on insurance to stop screwing around on the estimate or waking up every morning to see if my jeep is still there.
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I put locking hood hasp on mine for that reason, wonder how they are hacking into them to steal them?
I can tell you one thing if I catch them in the act, they are going to have a serious transmission fluid leak…🤬
same + starter relay from Mobilistics + fob lives in a faraday bag. Cheap insurance.
 
I put locking hood hasp on mine for that reason, wonder how they are hacking into them to steal them?
The same way they're stealing any STLA vehicle. They bypass the SGW and reprogram a new fob in less than a minute. In the Jeep's case, they drop the glove box to access the SGW cables behind the center stack and away they go.
 
The same way they're stealing any STLA vehicle. They bypass the SGW and reprogram a new fob in less than a minute. In the Jeep's case, they drop the glove box to access the SGW cables behind the center stack and away they go.
Would you have more details on what they are accessing? Maybe I can figure out how to make it a bit harder to access.

Something like trimming the locking tab on the connectors such that they are hard to just remove without knowing and having a small pick/tool. Or securing the connectors by gluing or covering them with silicone.... or making a steel shield to cover them, held in place with some security fasteners. Or maybe a horizontal bracket that fastens to the rear wall of the glove box, that's a bit longer than the opening in the dash, making it harder to just remove it.

Or all of the above.

Seems like there might be a product opportunity here somewhere. I'd but a security bracket to protect he connectors commonly used to steal these..... doubly so if it made a convent place to mount a GMRS/CB radio behind the glove box.
 
Would you have more details on what they are accessing? Maybe I can figure out how to make it a bit harder to access.

Something like trimming the locking tab on the connectors such that they are hard to just remove without knowing and having a small pick/tool. Or securing the connectors by gluing or covering them with silicone.... or making a steel shield to cover them, held in place with some security fasteners. Or maybe a horizontal bracket that fastens to the rear wall of the glove box, that's a bit longer than the opening in the dash, making it harder to just remove it.

Or all of the above.

Seems like there might be a product opportunity here somewhere. I'd but a security bracket to protect he connectors commonly used to steal these..... doubly so if it made a convent place to mount a GMRS/CB radio behind the glove box.
A lock box that surrounds/covers SGW Plug so it can't be unplugged, even a light weight metal cover with a lock would deter them as they would have to have a cordless grinder and bolt cutters would be very hard to get in that area to cut the lock? Something similar but metal...
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That truly sucks.

I understand the Houston area has a terrible car theft problem.
 
Slot both sides, cut hasp off, lock around SGW connector? Not large enough?
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I'm still fuzzy on what exactly we need to protect? I have a Taser, which plugs into where the SGW is, but that's over on the drivers side under the dash. One of these lock boxes might be a workable solution for that, but it was mentioned above that thieves are getting into the area behind the glove box and using it to program a new key...

It took me an hour and possibly needed stitches to get my Taser plugged in. Getting to that again is not something your average thief wants to do.

Also, as a side thought .... does the Taser do the job of the SGW? I'm assuming the SGW is needed by the system, or it would throw a code... so wouldn't the Taser need to "pretend" to be the actual SGW in order for everything to work? If so.... why couldn't they just block the ability to program new keys? just a thought.

Anyway.... what exactly are thieves getting to behind the glove box? here you can see from the image posted above that they pulled the can bus connector block out... but is that what they are using to steal these? or were they looking for some other connector behind there?

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EZ to get to SGW Plugs pull the cover, pops out and back in (Start of this video shows how), I keep some of the little clips in my console just in case one breaks:
 

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