Reply to post: Re: Alarms

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Re: Alarms

Had 2003 VW Beetle (the irony on it - it was made in Mexico).

20 seconds after the door is unlocked and opened mechanically with the key the alarm fires up.

But if in the meantime I managed to crank the engine (factory immobiliser with fob inside the key) the alarm is disarmed.

Simples

Haven't tried on newer (and electronically superior) reasonably high-spec (for a van) 2014 VW Transporter but doubt it will be different than the Beetle.

Thinking about it it might be worth checking if I am compelled by law to have the VIN visible at all times.

If not I am going to obscure it right away, just because I am paranoid.

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