Immobiliser

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  1. Wildge

    Wildge Funster

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    Not sure if this is the right place for posting but ..............

    Trying to find Insurance quote and the questions get more complicated:Sad:
    Does anyone know what category immobiliser is on the 2007 Fiat 2.3
    Multi-jet.
    Is it classed as factory fitted or Category 1. It actually makes a difference to the quote :cry:
    Darned if I know and nowt int' book.
    Thanks
     
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    Alarm

    My understanding is that the factory fitted ones are Class 2 but that you can get additional features added (we have a Cobra......all hab doors alarmed and internal sensors) ) which then makes it a 2-1 which confused me for a while.
     
  3. dave newell lvs

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    It is factory fitted and Thatcham category 2, category 1 is for alarms, category 2 for immobilisers etc etc etc. There is no such thing as a category 1 immobiliser, the category refers to the vehicle's security status under thatcham categories. So if its a Cat 1 it has a Thatcham certified alarm AND immobiliser fitted. if its cat 2 it only has the Thatcham certified immobiliser. On modern vehicles the immobiliser is built into the ECU and utilises a coded ignition key so it will automatically have a Thatcham Cat 2 immobiliser built in from the factory.

    Confused yet? you will be!:BigGrin:

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  4. Wildge

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    :Laughing: Thanks Dave...............I think,

    so if the choice is ........F/Fitted.....or Cat 1.....or cat 2......

    I opt for Cat 2 ???????????

    Many thanks for explanation.
     
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    If you read the final sentence of my previous post you will see that you already have a factory fitted immobiliser and it meets the Thatcham standard so is Cat 2 certified.

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