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sail114
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Reged: 09/12/03
Posts: 322
Loc: Somewhere in MA... constantly changing
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#863211 (Re: TaurusKev) 03/02/05 12:00 AM

Originally posted by ContourKev:
Heres what you do, Get insurance

I changed my locks, I wanted new locks since I knew the previous owner of the car lived down the street, and gave me one set of keys. can never be too sure....




I hear that! When I sold my old Jetta, I didn't realize that I hadn't given them all the keys, and found one of them in my desk drawer several months later.
Who ever thinks they're going to see their old car again though?! Come to find out, I was driving through the town where I went to school, and low and behold there was my old Jetta sitting in a parking lot (which is odd because the person I sold it to lived on the other side of the state!). I was so tempted to get in, turn the car around, adjust the mirrors and screw with the seat adjustment. In the end, I just chuckled to myself that I would even think about doing something like then, then just drove on.
Now if I were to come upon my father's old Mercedes, it would probably still be a different story (yup, I have a key for that one too)!

-Chris (who just disclosed waaaaay too much information!)

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-Chris
2000 SE Sport V6 5spd
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Kremithefrog
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Reged: 05/14/02
Posts: 21653
Loc: Albany, Georgia
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#863222 (Re: sail114) 03/02/05 12:08 AM

Back when we had a suby legacy, my dad was leaving a store and got into a legacy using our key and started it up and started to drive away when someone started yelling at him. He stopped and cops came and he had to show him that he had used our key and just mistaken the car for our's. Weird the key would work on both on a newer car, but I guess it happens when they can only change the key pattern so much. I've also used a house key to open a friend's truck when she locked her keys in it.

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98.5 SVT
91 Escort GT (almost sold)
96 ATX Zetec (i brake to watch you swerve)

FS: SVT rear sway bar
WTB: Very cheap beater

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Ray
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Reged: 07/10/01
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Loc: San Antonio/Austin, TX
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#863355 (Re: Kremithefrog) 03/02/05 02:27 AM

I used my key to unlock some guys tour.. Some old man locked himself out and I was seeing what we could find to unlock it, and I said "f-it" let's see, and it worked!!! LOL

Jenna about peed her pants to think that it worked..


Ray

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'99 CSVT - Silver #222/276
In a constant state of blow-off euphoria.
Originally posted by Kremitthefrog:
I like to wear dresses and use binoculars to watch grandmas across the street.




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TaurusKev
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Reged: 11/16/03
Posts: 3395
Loc: Hanover Park, Illinois, USA
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#863608 (Re: Ray) 03/02/05 06:01 AM

Before I changed my locks, my Contour Ignition key (95 had 3 damn keys ) The ignition key to my Contour worked in my moms Escort, which only had one key, so I keep my old ignition key on my keychain for when I drive the Escort around

Her car key worked my ignition too, Now i just have 2 keys, one for door and ignition, and 1 for glovebox and trunk

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Former owner of a 1995 Ford Contour GL w/ 2.0L ATX
Proud owner of a 2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L V6 Vulcan
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EuroTour
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Loc: The corner of Walk and Don't Walk
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#864388 (Re: TaurusKev) 03/02/05 10:00 PM

I useed to open the doors of my friends blazer with my S-10 key. He'd get soo pissed!:D

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svtkev
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Reged: 11/02/02
Posts: 247
Loc: Mishawaka,In
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#864566 (Re: Will Keith) 03/03/05 12:46 AM

I work at a salvage yard and ive gotten keys this way many ,many times. They never questioned anything,only asked for the vin,and its not like they did it because they know me ,id call it in over the phone and send whoever was available to pick it up ,never a question of proof of ownership ,i always thought it was kind of crazy

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TaurusKev
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Loc: Hanover Park, Illinois, USA
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#864994 (Re: svtkev) 03/03/05 12:48 PM

Simple solution: Get VIN off a Junkyard Contour, take locks to it, get new key if needed, put it in your contour, make sure old keys arnt compatible

Now my friend's Z28 requires no key for the Passenger door, a screwdriver will open it

Too bad the same isnt true about the ignition....

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Former owner of a 1995 Ford Contour GL w/ 2.0L ATX
Proud owner of a 2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L V6 Vulcan
--Looking for Commodore stuff (Drives, Units, Amiga, games, etc)If anyone has any of this laying around and wants it gone, lemme know --


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Swazo
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Reged: 08/20/02
Posts: 4970
Loc: Land of the watered-down expletives... you fetching fetchers!
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#866078 (Re: TaurusKev) 03/04/05 05:55 AM

It does, you just have to break the column and pop the retaining ball out so the ignition switch can turn freely. Most older GM's and Jeep's have that in common.

My friend in highschool had his Jimmie jacked that way and when they recovered it, he left it that way for a few months

Though back on topic.....

I did read somewhere last year in a magazine about someone jacking a truck towing an enclosed trailer w/ 3 or so GM concept cars in it by having a key made from the VIN.

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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
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TaurusKev
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Posts: 3395
Loc: Hanover Park, Illinois, USA
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#866108 (Re: Swazo) 03/04/05 06:52 AM

Well I know to steal an older GM. take a hammer to the ignition till it breaks off, then turn the switch inside

(Did that to a Chevrolet Celebrity at a Junkyard cus the Horn beeped)

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Former owner of a 1995 Ford Contour GL w/ 2.0L ATX
Proud owner of a 2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L V6 Vulcan
--Looking for Commodore stuff (Drives, Units, Amiga, games, etc)If anyone has any of this laying around and wants it gone, lemme know --


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MapOfTaziFoSho
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Reged: 09/01/02
Posts: 9065
Loc: The E.L.
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#866116 (Re: sail114) 03/04/05 07:19 AM

My windshield is tinted...it is impossible to see it...

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