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Old 07-09-2010, 01:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Im not liking the amount of festiva break-in's described in this thread...

Theres nothing valuable in my car. The cd player is a plain durabrand walmart crapper. I hardly ever turn it on. It has a nice clock, which the car lacks. Its not even hard mounted. Just kinda snug in the din slot.

I pretty much never lock the car.

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Old 07-09-2010, 01:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Theres nothing valuable in my car. The cd player is a plain durabrand walmart crapper. I hardly ever turn it on. It has a nice clock, which the car lacks. Its not even hard mounted. Just kinda snug in the din slot.

I pretty much never lock the car.
That's the exact description I would have given of my car!
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I never lock my car either. I do have this in the dash:



And after 5 years of owning the car, and driving it everywhere, I've never had anything stolen. Knock on wood.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Heh, another one bites the dust.
When I bought this car, it had it's original , early 90's Blaupunkt cassette player/radio . Just weeks after, it got stolen. (a back door was left unlocked because the central locking was malfunctioning) The punk forced it out and cut/ripped the wiring so it would probably cost a small fortune to get that fixed. Anyway, the funny part is that I had only used it once in those few weeks, mainly because here in Cyprus they play Greek language music which I simply hate.
Come to think about it, the thief did me a favor, took out 2-3 lbs of the car weight to help my FE.
Nowadays when I listen to music in the car, it's straight in my ear, from the iPod...and before you say that's dangerous, I have a pair of Sony in-ear speakers that doesn't block the outside noise to much so it's not impairing...and of course I would never leave my precious iPod in the car...
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Don't replace it -- go camo. Confound Thieves With A Camouflaged Car Stereo For Under $20!
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Ha ha, I like the "already stolen it" wiring. For shows you could just cover up the wires with a panel.

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That sucks. When my radio was stolen my car caught fire (maybe just a correllation, but that's what happened). Mount the new cruddy stereo in the glove compartment (if it's not already full).

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That's hilarious!
I was actually wondering what it would take to replace the radio, WITHOUT replacing the radio, for exactly those reasons!
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Is 72v enough to create a burglary deterrent?
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Is 72v enough to create a burglary deterrent?
It's probably a little low to be effective but it's better than nothing. A low tech version is to simply install some knife blades in the back of the radio. (And if you wire the blades to the power supply...)
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A friend of mine has a bumper sticker on his Prius that says something like.

WARNING: 4,107 VOLTS!


He's an electrician and found that at a trade show.

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