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Old 04-02-2003, 10:58   #1 (permalink)
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eek How to break into your Ford.

Get a brick, and smash the window. That's it.

I had to do this to my XF because I locked my keys inside. But what surpsied me is that I spent 10 minutes looking suspicious lurking around the carpark looking for a brick, whilst people were watching me. When I finally did break my own window, heaps of people noticed, but said nothing and did nothing. "Hmmm...." I thought. So I waited a few minutes inside my car waiting to see if police would show... nope.

Anyway... the moral of this story? People don't call cops when your car gets broken into. These days I don't leave ANYTHING in my car, not even in the ash-tray. The way I figure it, if someone does break in, then they won't even get 5 cents from me, and hopefully, this will discourage them from breaking into anyone elses.

BTW, I'm also selling my other car (the one that I didn't smash with a brick)
FOR SALE: Fairmont Ghia EF '94 - 156,200Kms
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Old 04-02-2003, 13:40   #2 (permalink)
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A friend of mine did that too.

The cops came, arrested him took him back to the police station and took 4 hrs to prove it was his car.
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Old 04-02-2003, 14:17   #3 (permalink)
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Wouldn't an RACV call or coathanger be cheaper than a new window??
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The old X series were a breeze to get into, a piece of that blue packing tape or a length of wire all that was needed. Back in the late 80's I had my XD wagon stolen by a bunch of kids who had pinched a set of master keys, they only stole XD and TF cortinas from the North Geelong Area. Mine was pinched from the North Geelong Railway Station and found the next day in Norlane....

Unfortunately nearly all the tools that were in it when it was stolen weren't! Ah, the lessons you learn.

For the rest of my ownership it had a motorcycle security chain that went from around the seat base up and through the steering wheel.

OK it wasn't going to stop a professional thief but it stopped the joy riders.
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Old 04-02-2003, 17:02   #5 (permalink)
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much easier ways to get into a x-series.
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Old 04-02-2003, 17:37   #6 (permalink)
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Never leave anything in your car.

Muy girl friend can get into her car in seconds now.. with out the keys
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Old 04-02-2003, 19:16   #7 (permalink)
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use the old method that RACV use as a last resort...get a couple of wedges of wood, place them in between the door and the roof line, it will sort of open then u can easily get a coat hanger in there to open it. thats what the RACV dude had to do to my old barina....apparently its a well known way to get into X series fords
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Having done NRMA for a while the easiest way is using a ruler. No messing around and takes a total of around 20 seconds making sure the car is not damaged. I won't say how to do it for security reasons but smashing a window is silly!
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I'm starting to think I'm very ignorant about breaking into cars... but I suppose that's ok.
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I'm starting to think I'm very ignorant about breaking into cars... but I suppose that's ok.
I think thats a good thing....we arent all criminally minded
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