The cost of this is about $20 and consists of a strip of plastic, or acid etching onto doors, hoods, windows or some combination. Yet dealers charge between $199 and $399. The DMV allows dealers to apply “anti-theft devices” as only accessory pre-installed. The dealer is supposed to remove it if the customer does not want it. Some dealers refuse to remove it and will give you a variety of excuses as to why it cannot be removed and the charges to you remain. This is another lie. You have the right to have it removed and not be charged for this high profit rip off.