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#1 Teabags

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:20 PM

Hi all

I want to install a couple of security devices to my car, a BMW was stolen just the other night little worried about my ST, there was a ST stolen not far me a month ago.

I need to get some suitable wire however it appears to come in various sizes should I just go for 1mm or larger?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

depends what youre fitting. remember these cars would have had the keys stolen first the st wont go anywhere without keys so all the security in the world means nowt if they can steal the keys if they are safe the car wont go anywhere

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:17 AM

Mine is the facelift model with keyless start, a while back the same model was stolen and they didn't use the key. They accessed the obd and got the car started.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:41 AM

if they are disabling alarms and accessing the obd then theres not much that will stop them they are pros had it with my old honda motorbike i had a concreted in 5inch thick ground anchor made of stainless steel a 3inch security approved chain top spec alarm with tilt and shock sensor and a disk lock it was still stolen if the cars in a drive then a security light however google obd protection device theres a way to make sure they cant get to the obd

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

Know what yer sayin teabags when i had my XR4is i put a simplle hidden switch spliced into the ignition loom still wont tell anyone where this switch was hidden thats what i suggest put where only you know where it is to find mine would of taken them a while which in the mean time they would of given up when i had my vectra i used to remove the injector relays so unless there carrying relays with them wont go anywhere or a simple fuse anything to delay them .

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

Try one of these, You just remove the twist key and just remember to put it back on again before you start up.
If thieves try to start the car the fuse will blow and render the car undrivable.
Just be sure you have your radio code.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7491ee4b

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:09 AM

Know what yer sayin teabags when i had my XR4is i put a simplle hidden switch spliced into the ignition loom still wont tell anyone where this switch was hidden thats what i suggest put where only you know where it is to find mine would of taken them a while which in the mean time they would of given up when i had my vectra i used to remove the injector relays so unless there carrying relays with them wont go anywhere or a simple fuse anything to delay them .


I did something similar to my old BMW e30 put a hidden switch to the fuel pump nobody was going to figure it out in a hurry.

Thinking of something similar not sure about he correct load rating for the switch and wire.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

lenny and stoney know more about that stuff than me try pm them

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

Try one of these, You just remove the twist key and just remember to put it back on again before you start up.
If thieves try to start the car the fuse will blow and render the car undrivable.
Just be sure you have your radio code.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7491ee4b


Had a look at this but I don't want to open bonnet every time to disable will probably get bored and stop doing it!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

How about one of these?

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a1d349bb9

granted it won't stop it getting nicked, but imagine their face when you track them down..

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

Try one of these, You just remove the twist key and just remember to put it back on again before you start up.
If thieves try to start the car the fuse will blow and render the car undrivable.
Just be sure you have your radio code.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7491ee4b

Our Ford KA Edge has one of them type of things fitted as standard!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

How about one of these?

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a1d349bb9

granted it won't stop it getting nicked, but imagine their face when you track them down..

You are one twisted individual :P
I'm more subtle - a Black and Decker to the kneecaps. ;)

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:23 PM

How about one of these?

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a1d349bb9

granted it won't stop it getting nicked, but imagine their face when you track them down..


It would if you parked it on top of the ST.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

if they are starting the car via the obd port i would like to know how...even with the ford ids (dealership software) it needs the key to start the car. mind you i just realised you mentioned the keyless...

to bypass this i would find the ground wire/power wire...hide a switch elsewhere in the car and wire it in. so when ever they plug something in, it wont work without this switch being on. plus it wont hinder starting the car as its only a socket your putting a switch on.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:31 PM

Buy a wheel clamp.

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