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Old 09-03-2002, 18:14   #1 (permalink)
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Car broken into AGAIN!

I know the EA's are an easy target for thieves but shit! This is the third time!

I have had my back passenger window smashed to grab my uni case- (probably thought it was a laptop), car totally stolen for 5 days before it turned up, and the latestest incident two nights ago where some asshole tried to open it up with a screwdriver. Pity for the dickhead cos that trick only works when the lock is old and worn- I had a new one put in when the other bastards stole the car and took it for a joy ride.

Just wondering how many times you guys- especially guys with a decent stereo, have had some bastard try to break into your cars. Do you know if anybody has caught someone in the act and taken a clublock to them- that would be sweet- make him wish he'd thought twice about it.
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Old 09-03-2002, 18:19   #2 (permalink)
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seriously save yourself the hassle and get an alarm system fitted. will stop the petty theives who just wnt a joyride.

also dont leave ANYTHING of value or anything that even LOOKS like its valuable in sight.....either put it in the boot, under the seat or take it with you!

common thugs only usually break into a car if they can either see something worth taking or just want to go for a spin.

alarm systems come fitted these days for just over $100 I believe.

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Old 09-03-2002, 18:20   #3 (permalink)
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How hard (or easy) is it to break and or steal a later model?

I am assuming the door locks are better in EB-ED with the new style key. What about Smartlock? Is it full proof or just deterant level only??

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Old 09-03-2002, 18:56   #4 (permalink)
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Yeh, I am seriously considering the Alarm system, but money has been diverted to other areas of the car. I suppose $100 for a car alarm- immobiliser? would save me money on replacing the friggin locks. Still if they are forcing the lock, the alarm wouldn't trigger till after they stuffed the lock and opened the door. I have stickers on the car saying that the head unit is useless without the keycard- (its a Blaupunkt), but they still tried.

The amount of stuff that I have to carry from the car would require two trips so that would be a pain in the arse. I put the club lock on if I am in the city or over at the misses' but this was parked outside of my place in a small deadend court.

When I had the car stolen the first time the tow truck driver asked what they did it with. I replied a screwdriver and he remarked that a dipstick would have worked just as well to get in. I couldn't believe how easy it is.

Later model cars are fitted standard immobilisers so stealing the car is difficult, but breaking in is as simple as breaking a window.
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Old 09-03-2002, 20:19   #5 (permalink)
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The even cheaper option is to get a push bike's back light (make sure it's one that flashes) open it up throw away the outside so that you only have the circuit board and the lights left .Remove 2 of the lights so only the middle one is left. Get some wire extend the light and put it where one of the switchs goes (one that you not using like next to the demister switch) this requires removing the switch cover and putting a hole in it so the light can be put there. Place the board somewhere you can easyly get to it (to turn it on and off) but can't be seen and hey presto instant deterent. looks like it's got an alarm and all costs it $10 and some of your time. I did it after my car got broken into two years ago (quater glass to get about $10 in change thats all the bastards) and i haven't had any problems.

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P.s i also run a kill switch that kills power to the coil and the fuel pump.
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Old 09-04-2002, 00:22   #6 (permalink)
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The 30th Anniv EA central door locking is really good... haven't installed it in my car as yet but have seen it. The Tibbe locks mean you can't unlock the door(but i think the door handles on the inside can open the central door locking), and i'm planning on somehow setting it up so that the only way the car can be locked and unlocked is with the key.

This means that if anyone wants to get in the car, busting the rear quarter glass window won't work, and they will need to break either the main windows to get in and out of the car.
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you may have some trouble with a roadworthy if you do that

Just in case you are in a bad accident etc...the help would only be able to open your door with the key or the jaws of life.
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Old 09-04-2002, 00:48   #8 (permalink)
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My brother had his XF s pac brocken into twice then stolen and used in a ram raid, he brought home and I fixed it up in the workshop he took it back to Wollongong where he was atending uni and it was stolen and burnt out.
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Old 09-04-2002, 01:18   #9 (permalink)
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Some unfortunate stories there guys. I too recommend an alarm. Of course, entering ANY car is as easy as breaking a window, unless the vehicle is equipped with a deadlock such as all late model Commodores. This can be purchased aftermarket.
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Tell me more about the deadlock!!
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