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    Face plates can be bought online for £10 or so, obviously more for top end HUs...
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    £10 :eek:

    there's no hope for anyone

    oh well

    is there anyway that makes it impossible for theives to drill through the door to open it?

    deadlocks? (what are deadlocks? )
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    (Original post by Steph D)
    I am so upset! My car was broken into last night an they stole my lovely sony stereo.....they drilled a hole in the passenger door near lock. So i thank them for not smashing a window.
    Surely fixing a hole in the door is going to be more expensive than buying a new window? Or am i missing some hidden advantage of having your door drilled?
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    I always put the face in the glovebox when I leave the car, unless the car is in my field of vision or on the driveway, in which case I usually leave the face on the stereo.

    There's so many wires plugged into the back of it, if anyone tried to nick it they would end up taking half the dashboard with it LOL. :laugh:

    Sorry to hear about your car though Drilled locks are a pain in the ass though, cos if you get that lock replaced then now you're going to have 2 different keys

    If you have central locking then you could maybe replace the passenger door handle with one without a lock in (if the lock is in the handle unit). Then there's one fewer lock for them to try it on with. I'd rather have a broken window than a drilled lock, but thieves have a nasty habit of bending doors back these days - that is a proper PITA because it's ****s up the metal and the paint.

    If I was armed and someone was breaking into my car then I know I'd give them some metal to chew on. About 15 years ago, my dad's Escort XR3i was stolen - from a garage. Cheeky ****ers lifted another car out of the way to get the door open.

    Since then, I've always been paranoid about security. Have a factory fitted alarm and use a gearstick lock. As long as your alarm has ultrasonic sensors (those little things that look like tiny microphones) then it should detect glass breakage. You can have tilt sensors (which detect when some ******* tries to jack up the car to steal the wheels) and volumetric sensors (for leaving the lid down on your convertible) too.
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    (Original post by davemarkey)
    is there anyway that makes it impossible for theives to drill through the door to open it?

    deadlocks? (what are deadlocks? )
    I read about someone who invented a steel plate that goes between your door and lock so it can't be drilled or something - it would have been in AutoExpress magazine, sometime in the last year I guess.
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    (Original post by Kingspharm)
    As long as your alarm has ultrasonic sensors (those little things that look like tiny microphones) then it should detect glass breakage. You can have tilt sensors (which detect when some ******* tries to jack up the car to steal the wheels) and volumetric sensors (for leaving the lid down on your convertible) too.
    Thats what ive got, wandered what those things on the ceiling were
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    (Original post by davemarkey)
    £10 :eek:

    there's no hope for anyone

    oh well

    is there anyway that makes it impossible for theives to drill through the door to open it?

    deadlocks? (what are deadlocks? )
    Deadlocks are getting more and more standard and activate usually by a second plip of the keyfob/keycard. They basically mean that you can't smash the window and unlock the door from the inside, only a key/remote control can unlock the doors.

    Any physical lock is open to attack, most cars have lock protection these days to prevent the old trick you see in films.
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    so whats the difference between 'deadlocks' and 'double locking'

    in a fiesta u turn the key the wrong way, then the right way to double lock it - is that a deadlock then?
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    Yeah sounds like they are the same. Try it - leave the car window open and then 'double lock' it. Stick your hand in the car and try and open it using the lock pull-up/handle.
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    sods law. Unlucky that they drilled a hole in the door instead of smashing a window- windows are far cheaper to replace (a lot of policies have a £50 excess for window/windshield replacements) whereas a door job can be a fair few quid more. Lesson learn't I guess- never leave anything (regardless how insignificant in value it is deemed to be) in the car when you park up
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    Stupid really aint I.....the face was in the glove box....lesson learnt I guess.
    My stereo was a sony one I did not buy it but lookin on the net today it must have been worth at least £200......was a damn nice stereo. I know I will get one in the january sales cheap.
    Thought it was a blessing my window had not been smashed as I could still drive to work...never considered how much it would cost to fix a damn hole.
    Merry xmas everyone and dont leave ya face of stereo in glove box as it appears most thieves know we do it.
    If I found out who did this to me I would wish them as much unhappiness as possible I know that is mean but I really did not need this right now....but it's life and it was a object/machine some people have less than me in the world.
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    I had my rear screen broken while in lectures. They didnt take anything just left a dent in my boot frame, which garages want around 600 to fix. I agree they should be shot.
 
 
 
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