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Old 10-04-13, 11:59   #1
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Hi, just bought a clean VL Berlina last night 128xxxkms very pleased..introduction thread with photos to come.

Anyway I know these cars are very easy to breach..plus I live in Deer Park..yeah. I'd like to hear some non-firearm related ideas to help protect my VL from theft.

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Old 10-04-13, 12:01   #2
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There's quite a few threads covering this just search around a bit, although most of them end up with "Guard dogs, lasers and fire!!!"

Good quality immobilizer/alarm, shaved door locks and central locking should provide you with some peace of mind.
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Old 10-04-13, 13:52   #3
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they are very easy to get into and you won't be able to change that

best idea is to make the car harder to start so isolation/immobilisation is the area to look into

if you are really keen move the computer from the kick panel to another location and make it easily removable so you can slide it out and take it with you

of course someone can bring their own but who would suspect a parked VL has no computer in the first place?
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Old 10-04-13, 14:13   #4
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Ah man what a worry. They reckon people even follow you home these days and roll start it. I'm getting a kill switch installed as a first priority this weekend for a start.
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Old 10-04-13, 14:32   #5
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Removing the coil always worked for me, smaller then the ECU. Although more easily noticed.
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Old 10-04-13, 15:07   #6
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Yeah we always use to take the coil lead with us in our older cars
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Old 10-04-13, 15:14   #7
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okay interesting..i'll look into it. I wasn't so worried until this commodore wrecker askeed if my car was a club show car..Now I don't even want to take it out lol
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Old 11-04-13, 14:04   #8
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even changing the locks on the car wont help i was woring with a mate on his gemini one night and a group off thugs where sussing it out and i live in keilor down just change the locks and like others have mentioned take out the coil lead.
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Old 11-04-13, 14:08   #9
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Coil lead isn't a big stopper. You'd be better off taking the whole cap.
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Old 11-04-13, 23:16   #10
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GPS trackers can be purchased fairly cheap these days.
Very helpful to catch the tiprat and put a bullet in him.
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Old 12-04-13, 10:58   #11
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I've mentioned on CT before that I can set immobilising in the ECU.
its generally what people do as alarms with only ignition kills are quickly bypassed under the steering column cover which breaks off in a few seconds.

usually a key fob to activate that needs to be plugged in or a key switch.

of course it doesn't stop tow aways but atleast there won't be a joy ride unless a spare ecu is handy.

but it is a compliment to other forms of security.

personally like GPS tracking but it expensive for live tracking.
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Old 12-04-13, 17:47   #12
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http://www.rhinoco.com.au/category/read/32

My old boss used to have one of these in the van, he could dial into it and listen to what we were saying......proberly wanted to know if the boys and i were talking dirty about his daughter.......and yes....we were.
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Old 12-04-13, 23:27   #13
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GPS trackers can be purchased fairly cheap these days.
Very helpful to catch the tiprat and put a bullet in him.
This guy...
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Old 13-04-13, 08:50   #14
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cbf reading what everyone has said.

If they want it they will take it. Make sure you have insurance/good pay out. and make it harder for them to get it.
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Old 13-04-13, 14:47   #15
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GPS trackers can be purchased fairly cheap these days.
Very helpful to catch the tiprat and put a bullet in him.
With ya 100% on this!!

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Old 14-04-13, 10:33   #16
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I'd just move out of the western suburbs your car will be 90% more safe lol :P
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Old 14-04-13, 22:30   #17
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This is my security in my calais Hahahaha also have a Viper alarm with pager its bloody awesome, also have solex locks all around
i live in Werribee it was my daily and it has not been touched


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