[BiturboS4] S4 Theft Protection

Philip Pace pjpace at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 12 08:27:50 EDT 2002

Get Greek plates?
The theft prevention designed into the car (at least in the States) is crappy.
It takes about 30 seconds to break into and drive away with an S. First step is
to remove the locking pin on the driver's door (the little thing that goes up
and down as the doors are locked). Some might be pissed for me 'divulging' that
info, but I doubt thieves are lurking on the biturbo board, and even if they
are, I assume I'm helping more than I'm hurting.

Also, there is no chip on the key, again - in the U.S.; other countries have
one. People talk of a fuel cutoff or a starter disabler as the best solutions.
The locking devices are easily disabled and don't take brains to get past. You
want something that takes brains to get past as I'm assuming most thieves
aren't incredibly smart and rely more on force.

Excellent Franklin quote in your sig.
P.S. If you want more on the locking pin thing, e-mail me off list.

--- "Aurangzeb M. Agha" <aagha at bigfoot.com> wrote:
> I'm stuck in a pickel where I'm in Greece on business, but according to
> Greek law, no insurance company here can insure a car (for theft) with
> foreign license plates.  I'm looking for alternatives if anyone has s a
> solution, please let me know.
> The thing I'm worried about is the level of theft protection built into my
> 2001 S4.  It has an alarm and a key (is it laser cut?).  What other
> solutions are there that make it harder to steal?
> I've been looking at things like the 'disklok', but do they work?  What
> are your thoughts?
> The Disklok site is at: http://www.disklokuk.co.uk/
> PS -- I know that if anyone REALLY wants to steal my cr, they'll be able
> to.  Hoist it up onto a flat-bed, etc...
> --
> "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little
>  temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
> 					- Benjamin Franklin

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