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Immobilisers?

Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2007, 04:12
by Thalass
I know they are required by all WA registered cars... but how do you go about it in an EV?

I think they usually work by installing a valve in the fuel line that will only open after it receives the proper code. Or something like that. I guess you could modify it to control a solenoid from your main batteries (after the DC-DC conveter), or directly at the motor or something.


What have you guys done?

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Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2007, 05:26
by jpcw
Actually I think they are required only if you are transferring the registration. I don't think there is any regulation saying you can't remove one while you’re converting to electric but if you sell it after the new owner is responsible for installing one before doing the transfer. Only thing might be that the insurance company might not cover you if the car is stolen.

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Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2007, 16:05
by Rob M
Most car thieves would have trouble getting the "motor" started.

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Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2007, 04:26
by ckas
Does anyone know where to find the wording of the immobiliser regulation. Its not a requirement on motorbikes I am hoping. (Certainly the gas bike I bought in 2006 doesnt have one)

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Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2007, 16:02
by Thalass
I asked a friend who has a motorcycle, and he said he hasn't ever had to have one installed. This may have changed in the last year or so (since he bought his current bike), though.

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Posted: Wed, 27 Feb 2008, 22:53
by Plagiarise
When transferring a vehicle:
Must be fitted with either a factory fitted or government approved immobiliser. Exempt vehicles; vehicles that are 25years or older, have a tare weight over 3000kg or a GVM or aggregate weight over 4500Kg, motorcyles and some farm vehicles.

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Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2008, 06:40
by antiscab
so basically we need to pack as much lead in our vehicles as possible to get around the immobiliser issue.
maybe we can have our cheap 200km range ev after all:p lol

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Posted: Fri, 29 Feb 2008, 04:15
by Thalass
Three ton of batteries? It'd be cheaper to fill up with lithiums and get the immobiliser installed! :p