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I read the thread about the smart key feature making it virtually impossible to steal the Prius. What then would be the advantage of purchsing of the package with the anti theft device?
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It makes me feel better. It's a cheep back up system.

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I talked to the salesman (bf's friend from college) regarding possibly purchasing an anti-theft device for the vehicle. He said that Toyota was still having lots of issues with the one they were selling, and if I wanted to get one, to wait till they got it completely straightened out. He suggested, if I wanted, to get the one that detects a window being broken--or LoJack if you're really that paranoid.

When I mean the one they were selling I refer to the anti-theft devices they can add in--and that the Prius being a hybrid and all they were having issues getting it to work and such (might pay for it, does it work? Does it work consistently)? I'm not big of an aftermarket fan... so I think I'll wait or just add lojack $989 + tax).

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If by Toyota's anti-theft device, you mean an alarm, let me clue you in.

ALL the Prius HAVE THE HARDWARE, but some have it deactivated. The body ECU IS the alarm electronics. The alarm horn is connected to the ECU. If a dealer is smart enough and willing enough, he can turn it on with the scan tool. At least this was true for the 2004-225, not certain about the 2006.

If GBS was added, then a yellow wire needed to be cut/removed from one of the body ECU connectors before the option to turn on the alarm would show up. But if GBS was not installed, the option shows up anyway.
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What does this "system" do besides blow the horn, flash lights..?
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What else should it do? Car already has a separate immobilzer.

Oh, it will force the locks to lock. Locksmiths have a hard time with that.
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