thieving gizmo's!!!!!!

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thieving gizmo's!!!!!!

Post by citronut » 09 May 2014, 08:52

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Post by Xaccers » 09 May 2014, 10:24

Very kind of Yahoo/Sky and other news sites repeating this article to give information on how you can track down the company selling these devices.

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Post by CitroJim » 09 May 2014, 16:57

I'd like to see them nick a Xantia using one of those things...

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Post by dnsey » 09 May 2014, 17:15

It will always be the same.
Any security system has to have a 'back door', in case of problems; and this will always be vulnerable to illegitimate exploitation.
The only answer is to make it too difficult / expensive for theives to bother.

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Post by Miguel » 09 May 2014, 17:26

CitroJim wrote:I'd like to see them nick a Xantia using one of those things...
I'd like to see them nick a Xantia.


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Post by CitroJim » 09 May 2014, 18:47

Miguel wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I'd like to see them nick a Xantia using one of those things...
I'd like to see them nick a Xantia.
They don't as they know it's a sure-fire route to the local asylum for the totally insane...

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 09 May 2014, 19:09

CitroJim wrote:
Miguel wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I'd like to see them nick a Xantia using one of those things...
I'd like to see them nick a Xantia.
They don't as they know it's a sure-fire route to the local asylum for the totally insane...
Where they would have the cr4p beaten out of them by the other inmates... US!

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Post by CitroJim » 10 May 2014, 05:29

Spot on James :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by isisalar » 15 May 2014, 10:59

How long before the newest, must have, security feature is a mechanical lock?

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Post by addo » 15 May 2014, 12:53

That was very much a "Where's the Like button?" moment... :lol:

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Post by Eddie Nuff » 15 May 2014, 21:17

Leave it unlocked! Confuse the **** out of them! :P

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 15 May 2014, 21:38

Didn't Saab have an idea whereby they locked the gearbox into reverse. You had to unlock this before you could drive the car. It took over 10 minutes to drill out this lock.

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Post by myglaren » 15 May 2014, 22:01

Indeed they did and probably still have. Both my daughter's SAABs had it, as did all the SAABs I drove in Sweden.
Nice idea but the woman who bought her first one had broken her wrist and had a devil of a time releasing it.

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Post by Northern_Mike » 16 May 2014, 00:37

Eddie Nuff wrote:Leave it unlocked! Confuse the **** out of them! :P
I do!

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Post by Northern_Mike » 16 May 2014, 00:39

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Didn't Saab have an idea whereby they locked the gearbox into reverse. You had to unlock this before you could drive the car. It took over 10 minutes to drill out this lock.
Yes, all my 900s had this. Hmm. Problems encountered were crud filling the lock over time, and I lost the bloody keys once with it parked up against the garage door. Two days it was immobile for. Obviously couldn't use the other car that was in the garage....

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