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  1. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    Good advice with the faraday cages, however as previously mentioned my door was picked therefore this wouldn't have worked. My car wasn't keyless
  2. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    Los santos customs hahaha that brings me back
  3. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    Yeah i know it's disgraceful mate. Will probably be getting a JCW mini when my claim comes through, hopefully couple of weeks time. I'll still knock about this forum though, so you lot aren't rid of me just yet
  4. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    Yeah i would too looking at that beauty. They would snap that up in a heart beat if they wanted to. Lush car by the way mate good work! Keep it safe!!
  5. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    Apologies Alex, that was stupid of me Yeah i would imagine they are being stripped down and sold for parts. There must be some sort of black market demand though for these cars due to how many have been stolen in my local area in such a short space of time. Is it even possible that they are doing them up (respray, slight modifications and repairs) and selling them on privately?
  6. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    From what i've been told from the police and what i've looked at online it doesn't seem to be a bump key. They described it as a cylindrical device about the size of a pen
  7. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    In that case they must be opening the door using this method and then using the OBD port to star the car?
  8. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    Hi All, Police popped over last night after reviewing the CCTV footage. Believe it or not they are using some sort of pen like device that fires pins into the lock on the door. They put the device on the lock and then tighten it up. As they tighten the device these pins form the shape of the key inside the door. They then open the door, and use the device which is moulded to the shape of the door lock to start the ignition. Never would have thought that they would be using such a low tech but clever means to stealing cars. Was gobsmacked when they told me!
  9. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    My key was on hall table mate, which in fairness is quite close to the front door. probably about 3 meters away. Cheers Alex, as i say I have CCTV and it really doesn't look like they smashed it, and couldn't see any glass on the road I'd agree with this suggestion. Its not the 1.0L ecoboost it is a 1.6TDI Duratorque engine. But yeah I imagine it is being broken down. I know of apporixmately 8 mk7/mk7.5 fiesta ZS stolen in the past week or two in my area. I also know of 2 fiesta ST stolen. And I know that a couple of the other lads that I know who have had theirs pinched have the normal flip key fob, so I don't really have a clue how they are getting into them.
  10. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    Cheers Jonro, The window definitely wasn't smashed. The alarms didn't go off at all. Don't know how they are doing it to be honest. I know that they will definitely be using obd port but not a clue how they've gotten inside the car. Heard of another 4 stolen last night in my local area
  11. Fiesta ZS Thefts

    Hi All, Would just like everyone to be aware of a current spate of car thefts in the Newcastle area. Mine was stolen last Wednesday, the thieves are getting into the cars through some sort of key cloning I believe and using the OBD port to start the engine. There has been 4 or 5 stolen within a week through this method. Just want everyone with a ZS to be aware how easy these cars are to steal (even without setting the alarm off). Would encourage everyone to use a disklock or something similar. Devastated doesn't even come close to describe how I feel. This is not only keyless start fiesta's but standard key start fiesta's. Thanks and keep your car safe!
  12. Air vent selector dial issue

    Hi all, An issue arose last night with the round dial that selects the direction that air blows from in my fiesta last night. All was working as normal and air was blowing on windscreen. Turned the direction to feet and something didn't feel right. Air will only now blow straight at me and nowhere else. There used to be a bit of tension when turning the dial indicating that something was changing the direction however now there is no tension when changing positions. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Car is a mk7/mk7.5 (unsure - 63 plate zetec s 1.6tdi) fiesta Cheers
  13. What brake pads?

    Just to update, Fitted brembo pads, much better. Discs could do with changing but i'll be part exing the car pretty soon so don't know if it's worth it. Perform a lot better than the standard ford ones that were on there.
  14. What brake pads?

    I have just purchased some brembo ones to fit tonight. Will let you know how I get on and how they perform
  15. Scratching/squeaking noise

    Has anyone here ever had their brake pads down to the wear indicator? Starting to think this is the issue as they are definitely nearly worn out completely, ordered some brembo pads so i'll fit them at the weekend and hopefully fix the most annoying noise known to man!