ARHHH Car Theives! - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-26-2002, 18:52   #1 (permalink)
BAII XR6T Driver!
 
XR6VCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 571
ARHHH Car Theives!

I have just found out that last night a few (well more like 6 or 7) cars got broken into, in my street. Naturally my first reaction was to go and check the XR and they have tried to break into the XR as well. It was parked at the bottom of the driveway right next to the house!

It looks like they have jammed something into the key lock and pushed it down - although it hasn't moved that much, but it has certainly been fiddled with. The keyless still works and as far as I can tell they didn't get into the car as nothing was missing or moved (including cds etc).
Pic below



Whats the next step from here? Take it into Ford and see what they can do with it? Will they be able to fix it or will it require a new lock? If so is it costly?

Arhh Not happy!
__________________
BAII XR6T, Lightning Strike, M6, Sports Steering Wheel, 18" Wheels.
"Anyone can drive in a Straight line"
XR6VCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-26-2002, 19:00   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 698
If the Lock still works, then things may not be too bad.

Unfortunately though, The door skin (Metal) may be bent.
(Is the Lock glued on to the Handle, or is there still some metal behind the Handle ????

Basically, what I would try and do is Remove the door trims, and try and Bend the Lock cylinder back in to place, and if neccessary Glue the assy back together.

Also the Damage, in terms of broken plastics, and paint chipping seems to be minimal, which is some good news !

Bloody car theives are the scum of the earth, and it looks like this was an amature job, otherwise they would have got inside !
(Probably some doped up teens, looking for money, sunglasses, decks, and anything worth $$$$ that is not tied down !
Xyphoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2002, 19:00   #3 (permalink)
T5 Expert Operator
 
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 34
Posts: 6,542
Sorry to hear the news mate, seems scum has appeared once again.

Does the key unlock the door when you manually unlock the car. If so perhaps they'll just take the door trim off and pull apart the door handle assy and push the key barrel back into place. Doesn't look too serious from the pic.

Best way to go about it for future precautions (if the barrel is stuffed) is to buy a rear door handle without the key hole and all will work fine and Thieves can't vandle or try to break the barrel.

Having said that the trade off is if you have a flat battery you might not be able to lock/unlock the car.
__________________
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2002, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
XR8 Mad
 
XR8 Couple's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Wellington, NZ
Age: 54
Posts: 244
Re: ARHHH Car Theives!

Quote:
Originally posted by XR6VCT
I have just found out that last night a few (well more like 6 or 7) cars got broken into, in my street. Naturally my first reaction was to go and check the XR and they have tried to break into the XR as well. It was parked at the bottom of the driveway right next to the house!

It looks like they have jammed something into the key lock and pushed it down - although it hasn't moved that much, but it has certainly been fiddled with. The keyless still works and as far as I can tell they didn't get into the car as nothing was missing or moved (including cds etc).
Pic below

Whats the next step from here? Take it into Ford and see what they can do with it? Will they be able to fix it or will it require a new lock? If so is it costly?

Arhh Not happy!
A suggestion might be to get a rod and stick something sticky at the end of it so that it can stick to the bit inside the lock and try and draw it out that way...

Maybe rubber glue, a low strength contact glue?

Just an idea...

__________________
Diehard AU Series fan
XR8 Couple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2002, 19:07   #5 (permalink)
BAII XR6T Driver!
 
XR6VCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 571
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. There is a slight chip on the handle thats all. I haven't tried the key yet will do in just a minute. I just took some more photos which have a bit more detail and show it more clearly. I will just resize and upload them up.
__________________
BAII XR6T, Lightning Strike, M6, Sports Steering Wheel, 18" Wheels.
"Anyone can drive in a Straight line"
XR6VCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2002, 19:16   #6 (permalink)
BAII XR6T Driver!
 
XR6VCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 571
Some More Pics



__________________
BAII XR6T, Lightning Strike, M6, Sports Steering Wheel, 18" Wheels.
"Anyone can drive in a Straight line"
XR6VCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2002, 19:20   #7 (permalink)
BAII XR6T Driver!
 
XR6VCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 571
Ok just went out and tried the key in the lock... and it doesn't work. The key fits in (at a new angle) however it won't move at all once its in there.
__________________
BAII XR6T, Lightning Strike, M6, Sports Steering Wheel, 18" Wheels.
"Anyone can drive in a Straight line"
XR6VCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2002, 19:59   #8 (permalink)
Shh i'm huntin more power
 
Jase_ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,764
Does the key go all the way in??? I would've thought to kill the lock it would've done more damage. Those locks just clip into the plastic handle from behind. Generally they fall out when too much force is applied and drop down. They can just be glued back in place (some ford dealers do this.) A mate had his done after someone tried to break in and he took it to ford, they fixed it for free...
Jase_ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2002, 20:03   #9 (permalink)
Dual Exhaust Warrior™
 
XWJG34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 38
Posts: 1,172
Sorry to hear mate...The family EF got broken into in the same manner as yours.... i pulled the door trim off and noticed that the lock is pretty tough, I can't say much about the metal its mounted on though... it was buggered. I pulled the door handle off and straightened the tabs on the doorskin replaced barrell, handle and door trim.... it worked as new after that. So all is not lost... I got a feeling yours has had the same fate as our EF (not sure if AU's have identical setups tho). Hope this helps :beerchuge
__________________
LSUG (Leaf Spring Users Group) Durability Tester and Restorer.
Delete striped BAGTs look like (*)(*)less models!!!!
XWJG34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2002, 20:06   #10 (permalink)
BAII XR6T Driver!
 
XR6VCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 571
Jase_ELXR8 - Yeah the key goes all the way in. Once its in though it won't move left or right. Yeah I too would have expected the lock to have droped down. As Xyphoid said it sounds like real amatures that were just looking for anything they could get their hands on.
__________________
BAII XR6T, Lightning Strike, M6, Sports Steering Wheel, 18" Wheels.
"Anyone can drive in a Straight line"
XR6VCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minge catches Badge Theives! laminge The Pub 122 12-08-2003 03:18
F*#king car theives... MADXF The Pub 49 02-04-2002 19:51

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:48.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.