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    Default Corolla Owners beware (ECU stealing on hit list)

    All Corolla owners please beaware where you park your car.

    Sidemirrors
    Audio systems
    Emblems
    Wheel caps


    They havnt left the ECU too.

    Last friday we went for Namaz on coming back rear quater glass was broken and the car failed to start, the deck was there, nothing seemed unchanged.

    No body even bothered thinking that the ECU could be stolen , The car was towed to Toyota Central and we got to know the ECU was stolen.

    Is it that easy :/ i noe its just a clip and a couple of screws but thats freaking crap, its costs around Rs70,000. Altho the car was insured but its a 2008 we would be paying around 40% depreciation.

    Since the engine is same in the 9th and the 10th Gen, so thoose cars arnt safe either, once a person gets into ur car, weather its behind the dash or inside the hood it can be stolen.

    Becareful everyone.

    Godforbid if ur coming with your family late night, and ur cars ECUs missing it can be trouble some.

    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    thanks for the warning

    Godforbid if ur coming with your family late night, and ur cars ECUs missing it can be trouble some.
    btw how can this happen lol
    RIP

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    Thanks for sharing sir

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    bloody hell! so sad to hear that.
    they are getting cleverer by the day, they have come a long way from side mirrors and stereos. May Allah help us all.
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    Sorry about your loss brother
    Whome to blame?
    1. Our social envoirnment
    2. Economic situation
    3. IMC
    I suggest the owners, find a way to unplug the box and take it along when the car is left unattended, 9th and 10th gen have easy access to ECU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memad View Post
    Sorry about your loss brother
    Whome to blame?
    1. Our social envoirnment
    2. Economic situation
    3. IMC
    I suggest the owners, find a way to unplug the box and take it along when the car is left unattended, 9th and 10th gen have easy access to ECU.
    what all shud we pack bro ? wheelcups, emblems, side mirrors, stereos, gear knobs, headlghts, rear lights ??? wat all CAN u save afterall....this is not the solution to "pack it and take it away with u"...the solution is to give a BIG dunda to ppl whose duty it is to ensure no one dares to even think of such a thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    thanks for the warning


    btw how can this happen lol
    Outside shadi halls, Cinemas, Resturants.
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memad View Post
    Sorry about your loss brother
    Whome to blame?
    1. Our social envoirnment
    2. Economic situation
    3. IMC
    I suggest the owners, find a way to unplug the box and take it along when the car is left unattended, 9th and 10th gen have easy access to ECU.
    We cant realy blame any one, Its happening mostly because the car is in alot of numbers these days, other then that all EFI cars, even a 200,000 Mini Pajero caries a ECU unit, and its accecible as easy as of a Rolceroyce.

    The only way to stop it, that we stop buying sasta, Kabli, choori ka, samaan.

    We should prefer brand new stuff, So that they arent stolen at all, They are stolen because the only reason being that they are in demand.

    Once demand for such stuff is down, Supply would go down accordingly.
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    yes but its not all dramatic situation, family will have a place to crash around and backup car will be possible with in 20min.
    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed80 View Post
    what all shud we pack bro ? wheelcups, emblems, side mirrors, stereos, gear knobs, headlghts, rear lights ??? wat all CAN u save afterall....this is not the solution to "pack it and take it away with u"...the solution is to give a BIG dunda to ppl whose duty it is to ensure no one dares to even think of such a thing
    Until the danda is not there we have to take preventive masures and for one's hard earned money he can go any far that convinces his mind.

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    Thanks for the warning!!
    Will be carefull from now on!

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    steps like ECU locked to the coded key of the car should be used - but it would be a pipe dream in Pakistan. The old Suzuki Baleno was the first Pakistani made car to have a similar system.

    Old ECUs from the scrap yard did not work as they required input from the immobiliser module. Putting in a locally stolen ECU also was not a guaranteed repair as they were 3 different types of immobilisers used in the production run.
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    ^ so I have mentioned IMC as the reason behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinyoti View Post
    We cant realy blame any one, Its happening mostly because the car is in alot of numbers these days, other then that all EFI cars, even a 200,000 Mini Pajero caries a ECU unit, and its accecible as easy as of a Rolceroyce.

    The only way to stop it, that we stop buying sasta, Kabli, choori ka, samaan.

    We should prefer brand new stuff, So that they arent stolen at all, They are stolen because the only reason being that they are in demand.

    Once demand for such stuff is down, Supply would go down accordingly.
    little plausible along side the side mirror and emblem thefts
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    Sorry to hear about your loss bro. But this kind of incidents are total BS! Why would someone do that...
    The more I get to know people, the more I like my dog!

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    @chinyoti
    sorry to hear about ur loss
    thanks for sharing this
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    very saddening bro......"(

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    a note for BMW ecu stealers.

    In BMW there is a chip in ecu that will make another ecu work wrong in a car even if ecu gets stolen.so there is no point to steal a ecu.

    you have to send the chassis code to BMW to buy car computers.
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    Sad to hear for this loss.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by levin View Post
    a note for BMW ecu stealers.

    In BMW there is a chip in ecu that will make another ecu work wrong in a car even if ecu gets stolen.so there is no point to steal a ecu.

    you have to send the chassis code to BMW to buy car computers.
    That was the old Bosch Motronic ECUs - the famous ECU flooding in the E36 chassis had be buy a dozen VW Golf motronic ECUs and swapping their chips over from the BMW unit.
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