I love the fact that there is no hood lock. I keep my spare key in the fuse box under the hood. Last I checked I did have insurance for this sort of thing. I never pull the keys outa my ford pickups, just use the keypad to get in and go. And can leave it run with the doors locked or unlocked, and again just use the keypad to get in. All the fords have the same code so we all have acess to any vehicle in the fleet, at any time. Very handy and as far as I know only ford products have this feature. Car theft is never really heard of where I live. Most people out here work for a living, and we aren't the ones that voted in this CHANGE that's going on now!
OOhh those in the link are nice...first ive seen that style....how did they fit?
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Yes you can always lock the front of the hood and feel happy, but I can open a hood just about as fast with a cordless drill and the right socket for the hindges.
I much rather have easy access to, wait--what are they going to take underneath the hood anyways, battery? Anyhow, rather give "easy" access, rather that a crowbar or whatever it takes to complete the task.
It's like the sign that someone puts on their jeep that reads " please don't slice my windows--the doors are unlocked"
This thread reminds me of something I read years ago. A guy in NYC had his radio stolen and after his vehicle was repaired he put a note on his windshield that said, "This vehicle does not have a radio." When he returned to his vehicle he found the windshield smashed with another note that said, "That's for not having a radio."
You could install a kill switch that disables the ignition or fuel pump
A great idea...I had one on my 92 5.0 Mustang. Just wire a switch into the fuel pump wiring and place the switch up under the dash out of sight. Engine will crank and crank.....so it won't be obvious to the thieves that it has been disabled.
Why in the heck is there no lock on the bonnet? Anyone can just come and unlatch the latches (I know it sounds silly) and do whatever they please to the engine
Nevermind doing whatever they please to the engine, years ago someone stole the hood off my '91 YJ.* It's had a hood lock ever since, and I'm getting one installed on my JK tomorrow.
*Joke was on them, though, since the YJ had been in an accident and the hood was bent and bowed outward on the passenger side. It got replaced with a brand new one. Ha!
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You can just unzip the windows from the soft top too. Older Jeeps didn't even have a top for that matter.
You can buy anything aftermarket for a Jeep including locks. Never hear anyone complain that someone stole something from the engine bay though, probably has happened but not heard of it. A good thief doesn't care about locks anyways. Have heard people getting things stolen from cutting through soft top but not getting things stolen from under the hood.
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And no locking gas cap. Not only can anyone easily siphon fuel, they can also contaminate your gas.
Do you have enemies so bad they would contaminate your gas tank? And 90% of vehicles don't have a locking gas cap. Not that they are hard to bypass, (our fleet had them) if a driver lost the key... 1 the keys are universal joint. One works in all, 2. A screwdriver counts as a key.
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