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    Scumbag car thieves!

    On Friday, for the second time in 18 months, some scumbag (possibly the same one) has tried to steal my N15 S2 SSS from our work car park.

    Each time, they've somehow unlocked the doors with no sign of forced entry, then tried to force the ignition lock. At least this time they didn't hack up all around the lock and once I got it unjammed, everything returned to normal. I've now bought one of those "club lock" things that lock on to the steering wheel to act as a visible deterrent.

    The work security guys have him on camera arriving at my car, then leaving 2 minutes later. I guess the crook must only know how to steal Pulsars, because on the same day (I guess shortly after mine was broken in to) an N13 Pulsar [EDIT: was stolen] from one of the other car parks (one not covered by cameras).

    Obviously, there must be a really easy and quick way to unlock the doors on an N15. Best to not discuss the "how" on a public forum, but are there any easy steps I can take to harden the car up a bit? I guess that as there are fewer and fewer cars on the road that don't have immobilisers, the older 2L Pulsars will become more of a target. Take care out there.
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    I use a 'crook-lock' steering wheel bar locker. Only $20 and worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilSSStevenson View Post
    I use a 'crook-lock' steering wheel bar locker. Only $20 and worth it.
    It sounds like that's the way to go. If I put an alarm or immobiliser in, they'd probably still damage the car breaking in, before finding out they couldn't steal it. With the "crook-lock", hopefully they see it and bugger off elsewhere. The video surveillance footage shows the guy walking in to the main car park from a side street, going straight to my car and shortly after that getting in. It was 2 minutes from when he reached the car, to when he left, so unlocking the door was no problem at all. He walked past 20-30 other cars without even glancing at them. I guess he knew exactly what he wanted.

    I just realised there's a typo in my original post. There was an N13 stolen from one of our other car parks on the same day my car was broken in to, so our security guys and CIB think it was the same guy.

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    Disconnect the door lock barrel from the locking mechanism if you never use the key, just depends how they got in. We all know the door frames/windows are the easy way to get in, you can lever the top of the door frame and get a hook onto the door lock release, that's how NRMA do it ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozzm0 View Post
    Disconnect the door lock barrel from the locking mechanism
    That's a good idea and would stop them getting in this way. There's a much quicker and easier way to force entry than the way the NRMA do it, but it relies on you not caring about damaging the car. Disconnecting the lock barrel would work - and if the central locking dies in the bum, I can always get in through the hatch.

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    Smashing the rear 1/4 window on the rear door would be an easy way i can think of. not much you can do other than applying a security film to the window glass but they'll just do more damage if they can't get in.

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