Central locking and blanking

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SlimFastShady
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Central locking and blanking

Post by SlimFastShady » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:51 pm

Hi,

First time posting and just looking for a little help. Some **** screwdrivered my passenger side lock to get in to the Bongo. Never got anything out the van perhaps they couldn't start it with immobiliser? Thats the breaks of city living and street parking i suppose?

Anyway i was thinking of fitting central locking with fob, is this an easy mod and what kit would i need?
In order to keep to looking tidy i thought I'd blank off the door locks passenger and drivers afterwards. Anyone know where i can get blanks like this i cant find anything close online and thought they'd be easy to come by?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Central locking and blanking

Post by plonkatronix » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:13 am

Relying on one central locking mechanism with no keys is asking for trouble... Flat battery scenario! Lost/failing fob!

Have a cat A alarm fitted and be done with it in my opinion

Sorry to hear :evil:
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Re: Central locking and blanking

Post by Bob » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:58 am

Have to second that.

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Re: Central locking and blanking

Post by SlimFastShady » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 am

I take your points onboard. But i would still be able to open the side door with the key if battery failed and ignition would be same.

Otherwise I've got to replace every key and the ignition as well. Or look to have two keys...New locks are about 120 quid just for parts straight off then labour to fit.

Or perhaps i would just remove and blank the damaged lock and fit the fob system anyway? Unless you can rekey a lock barrel?

What do you mean by cat A by the way not sure how that would stop someone busting out a lock?

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Re: Central locking and blanking

Post by plonkatronix » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:13 pm

I only say Cat A to ensure code shifting is used as cheap alarms are hackable quite easily.

I fully delocked my car years ago, I had hidden switches and buttons to hold and press and a second battery that could also be switched over from a hidden switch... Well ott ;) but if they want in, they will get in :(
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Re: Central locking and blanking

Post by turfite9999 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:20 pm

I empathise with you had my spots nicked all I do now is crook lock and remove ignition fuse, if they want to get in they will but can't start without fuse, cheaper as well good luck :( PS i find it very hard that these f@@@@@@@ers have the fuse in their pockets
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Re: Central locking and blanking

Post by plonkatronix » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:56 pm

If it was legal to do so, a mega generator with some step up boards connected to the chassis would be my choice of an alarming security device :D
The police can use them, the legal name is a stun gun, yet we can't, so we have to make do with an immobiliser fitted to two key points.
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