car security - normd2
Jump starting one car from the other last night in the pouring rain. Both cars in position and the doner car running, shut driver's door and central locking kicks in (supposedly not working!) So there I am with a locked car (bonnet still shut), engine running with £30 of fuel in it in the pouring rain. It took half an hour's worth of thought and a few false starts but finally worked out how to gain access without breaking a window or cutting holes. So, anyone who wants to know how to get into a '90's Previa in less than 20 seconds just send some used tenners in a plain brown envelope to the usual address.
It's a little bit scary that me on my own without the benefit of an education 'at her Majesty's pleasure' can come up with a quick and simple keyless entry method.
car security - J Bonington Jagworth
So, are you pleased or angry now that you've managed it..? Comfort yourself with the thought that if the scroats want your car, at least they won't make a hole in it...

I once met a garage-man who specialised in that sort of thing, and he was berated by a Volvo owner whom he had just rescued (possibly without enough show of effort) because said owner had bought the car specifically for its (alleged) security. I think he had to threaten to put it back the way it was before the owner calmed down.
car security - DP
That used to be a Ford thing (cycling the locking as soon as the jump leads were connected). I got caught out enough times not to fall for it nowadays.

I haven't tried to get into a newer car, but I got quite good with my old Sierra and had that down to about 10 seconds without putting so much as a scratch or dent on it. A stout stick or a ruler was as good as the key. I've also seen a Ford Granada unlocked in 2 seconds with half a tennis ball.....

Cheers
DP
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car security - bell boy
Ive never had her majesties pleasure, but getting into cars is a trade necessity sometimes, especially when some twossack takes the keys to a sales car by accident because he has to see the wife first before making a decision .
I once met a bloke who used to buy the latest model car doors from scrappies so that he could practise his breaking in techniche in his front room and in front of a nice warm fire.
car security - Lud
Skoda Estelles are quite difficult to break into. The doors are very stiff and you can't manipulate a wire through the door seal. The door locks are like small Yale locks. I suppose a locksmith might be able to pick them, but I can't.

The way in when I locked myself out of an Estelle was through the sun roof. I discovered this in the company of two laughing policemen who said they had never seen anyone trying to steal one of those before.
car security - DP
I should add, both my examples were perfectly legal. The Sierra belonged to me, and the Granada had been recovered to the Ford dealer I worked at at the time, and was being "opened" by a dealer technician with the full consent of the owner who was standing watching at the time.

This particular technician was the guy everyone called on to retrieve keys locked in cars. He could get into pretty much anything without putting a scratch on it, and most of the "tools" he used were crudely modified household objects that you wouldn't associate with unlocking a car.

I have nothing but contempt for the scrotes who stick screwdrivers through doorlocks, but watching this guy was almost like watching a surgeon at work.

Cheers
DP
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car security - jc2
Recently watched an RAC man at work on a car with the keys locked in the boot;he put hot water bottle beteen the door and the body assisted by a screwdriver;pumped it up and then got out the coat-hanger to the door handle;didn't work-car was deadlocked(Fiesta).Plan B-dived under front N/S of car with jumper leads and connected to something-I know not what-this put power on electric windows-coat-hanger on window switch and it opens-climbs in to the back thro' the window,folds backseat down and recovers keys.
car security - Westpig
when Ford's were easily nickable....the Scorpio ended up with increased protection around the driver's door, so that the lock couldn't be manipulated...

however, the passenger door didn't have it, but did have a lock......so the toerag would use that side instead

what was the point in that then

 

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