Re: On Broken Into Cars
On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 17:57:05 +0000, "Paul S. Brown"
>Apparently last night was a doozy - at 4pm today neither Autoglass nor
>Auto Windscreens were booking any more appointments for today and half
>of tomorrow had gone - apparently the toerags were using the cover of
>loud banging sounds to cover them breaking into cars.
>Cost for a replacement door window from Auto Windscreens - £285 and
>pennies. Autoglass don't have any available.
>No - my insurance policy doesn't appear to have glass cover, but because
>the policy document has my name and the car reg on it and doesn't even
>state fully comp or TPFT, I have no idea whether this is the case.
>Anybody know how difficult a butchered steering lock is to replace? The
>little bastards sawed the wires off the back of it and destroyed the
>In an unusual fit of efficiency I've got a SOCO coming out tomorrow to
>dust everything for prints. I expect this to make the car dirty and to
>prove that nobody other than me has been near it, but hey!.
The 'wirey bit' just plugs onto the back of the steering lock - 2 or 3
little grub screws hold it on. There's some "one shot" bolts to hold
the actual lock on - a chisel job to get them off, but with a bit of
careful work with the chisel you can get them back on if you really
I guess you'll need to get the 'wirey bit' and work out whether it's
easier to replace the whole thing or just splice what's left of the
wires you have.
From memory, the lock is about £100 genuine and another £30-40 if you
want to match the existing key. Sounds like you don't actually need
'58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
'03 Volvo V70