[Vwdiesel] Security... Miser's method

Val Christian val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Wed Apr 27 13:31:22 EDT 2005

> trick for keeping your stereo in place.  Using hilocks, cherrymax, or 
> other locking blind fastner you can afix razor blades along the bottom 
> back edge of the stereo.  When the thief reaches behind the dash to 
> steal it they will slice up their hands and fingers.  A buddy's neighbor 
> down this down in San Fran. and the police were able to trace the thief 
> by the finger print that was left lying on the floorboards.
> Justin

I think I might have an ethical issue with intentional injury, even though
it may have a certain satisfaction component.  The concept of drawing
blood to aid the eventual prosection is interesting.  Taken further
we could use exploding dye packs.

On a more serious note, I have often considered that a simple foglight
switch in series with the shutoff solenoid would provide a level of
protection.  (It certainly works well when hunting handicap parkers,
but that's another story.)  The foglight (or magnetic reed switch)
approach doesn't save your steering column from destruction, but it 
will stop the average thief from driving your diesel down the street.
However, if diesels become attractive items, the trick will be more
widely known.  Until then you can fool most bears, except the ones who 
are "smarter than your average bear."


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