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Old 07-02-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Stereo security cover for TJ?

I was wondering if anyone has or has seen any type of anti-theft stereo cover for a TJ. (Something along the lines of this JK cover)

I thought I had seen one a few weeks ago, but I cannot find it now.

What I'm wanting to do is get a stereo with a rear USB ( I like the idea of using a thumb drive rather than a CD) that I can hide in the glove box, and a remote control, so I can keep a cover locked on my stereo all the time and just use the remote.

(Rain protection would be a plus, too!)

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Old 07-02-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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w/ cover closed remote will not work. they are IR not RF. so you would need cover open when wanting to listen (or well change anything w/ radio)

as for security cover i havent seen any. in my YJ i just make sure i have my face off radio. it's about all you can do. if someone wants it they will take it. just depends how much/little damage they do in process

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Old 07-02-2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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I think this is what you are looking for, Quadratec part # 14026.2301 Search Results - Quadratec
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:16 AM   #4
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I think this is what you are looking for, Quadratec part # 14026.2301 Search Results - Quadratec
THANK YOU!!!! That is the part I was looking for!

Jaydogg, in order for the IR to work, the IR reciever needs to be exposed, but not the whole front panel.
I plan to cut a hole where the sensor is on the stereo, so that I can use the remote.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:56 AM   #5
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No prob, I just saw it in the quadratec mag so it was fresh in my mind when u asked! Let us know how you like it with pics after you put it in!!
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Ive considered one...and I'm still thinking about one mainly for weather protection...but I hear they're VERY easy to break into. I have heard you can take it to a locksmith though and they can replace the cheap lock cylinder with a much stronger one.
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:41 PM   #7
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No prob, I just saw it in the quadratec mag so it was fresh in my mind when u asked! Let us know how you like it with pics after you put it in!!
I will definitely post pics when I'm done.

I'm actually a little surprised no one has done this already (set it up to use the remote without unlocking it). This was one of my main reasons for choosing a stereo that has a rear USB connection.

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Ive considered one...and I'm still thinking about one mainly for weather protection...but I hear they're VERY easy to break into. I have heard you can take it to a locksmith though and they can replace the cheap lock cylinder with a much stronger one.
Thanks for the info, I will keep that in mind!
My biggest two concerns are the rain (I'm loving having the top down!), and my work parking lot. I work with some people who appear to be permanently stuck in the Juvenile Delinquent stage of their lives. I doubt it would take much to thwart their attempts at thievery though, they're not exactly brilliant, lol!
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Jaydogg, in order for the IR to work, the IR reciever needs to be exposed, but not the whole front panel.
I plan to cut a hole where the sensor is on the stereo, so that I can use the remote.
i know you can cut a hole and hope it works with line of sight. you forgot to say that in original post lol.

i would test it several times before making it a final mount. over the years i have seen alot of people try stuff like this (17y i have in the industry) & works some of the time. hope youll be a lucky one.

to me that cover never looks like it will save much of anything...bairly a lock, nothing worth much anyway. plus mounts like a normal mounting kit so no real added protection other than removing another $40+ from you for just a cheap lock
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I'm not sure how much of a deterrent this is, but my stereo has one of those removable face plates. I take it off and lock it up nice and safe. So basically if they steal the stereo they have no face plate, and no control of the stereo. That could be something to look into?
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Meh, we all have opinions. I'm just trying to keep my Jeep in one piece.
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i completely understand trying to keep our jeeps in one piece. more locks = more damage. reminds me of old Kenwood mask radios that fliped around...was good for about a week then thieves knew what was what and took it. people i have seen add more locks etc just get more damage done to vehicles when theives break into it. thats one reason i have never locked my YJ's doors...i would rather a theif opens a door then cut the top..lol

but bottom line it's you jeep so you can do what ever you like to it if you get it goin please let me know how it goes. interested to see how well this works now.
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i completely understand trying to keep our jeeps in one piece. more locks = more damage. reminds me of old Kenwood mask radios that fliped around...was good for about a week then thieves knew what was what and took it. people i have seen add more locks etc just get more damage done to vehicles when theives break into it. thats one reason i have never locked my YJ's doors...i would rather a theif opens a door then cut the top..lol

but bottom line it's you jeep so you can do what ever you like to it if you get it goin please let me know how it goes. interested to see how well this works now.
Very true! That's the exact reason why I don't lock my glove box or my center console...I just don't keep anything expensive in either one. Cheaper to replace a pair of sunglasses than the lid on my center console. Though some thieves are idiots and will use their screwdriver before even trying the latch...my buddy had his glovebox busted off when the thief used a screwdriver on it while it was unlocked. He wasn't too thrilled on that one...
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:08 AM   #13
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OK, Thought I'd do an update. I installed my new stereo today, and now I understand why those security covers are not popular: my new stereo is bolted to plastic, and nothing else.
I do have one of the security covers on the way, they were on backorder (yeah, I was surprised at that!)
It should show up next week, so I'll post how that goes. I'm hoping I can find a way to attach it to something metal under the dash....

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