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Old 10-22-2009, 08:16 AM
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Angry My truck was broken into!! - So what's a door lock cost?

Yep, it happened. Truck was broken into last weekend - stole my GPS and my wife's sunglasses. In the process, the sorry, sack of **** destroyed my driver's side front door lock assembly and put an ever so slight dent (hardly noticeable - didn't see it till last night) right under the door handle.

Was in what I *thought* was a better part of Memphis to watch some drag racing. Came out last Saturday morning in the hotel parking lot to find it had been hit. Nothing else taken or damaged. No broken glass, no damaged paint, no destroyed interior, just busted lock and slight dent below the handle.

I'm fortunate that the truck was still there (and not destroyed)...not to mention all the tools in the toolbox and my tote in the bed. Left all the CDs and other miscellaneous crap I had in there too. Night before I had unhooked the GPS from the mount (left the mount on the windshield ) and stuck it in a cubbyhole. Actually even thought, "I should probably take that in"...needless to say, I didn't.

So, with a $500 deductible, I'm considering just paying out of pocket for a new lock/handle assembly.

Anyone ever priced these?


I hate thieves!!!


By the way, just a note for other GPS users. After discovering this, my wife called her folks to let them know what happened. Father in law is a sherriff's deputy for the county we live in and said that around a month ago they had an APB out on folks stealing GPS's from out of town cars. Apparently, since they know you're out of town, and they have your GPS, they can hit the "Home" button on the unit and it'll lead them straight to your house - while you're not home. And supposedly, some have been wiped out this way. Not many folks, including myself, ever considered this when putting my home address in the GPS. Luckily, our stuff was fine...and still is.

Just something to consider.
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That sucks Marv!! I would suggest replacing the front door handles with one like the rear(no key hole) and getting some Jimmy Jammers
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you can pick up one off ebay or an online parts store pretty cheap... i went through the same thing.
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The part about the 'home' on your GPS, I've heard that too. That is why "home" on mine is the bar down the street from me. Figure I know how to get from the bar to my home without much trouble, so the bar as home is close enough
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That sucks... Happened to me towards end of last year.

I can not believe how simple it is to pop that lock... Stick screwdriver in key hole and push screwdriver handle down while prying up... watch the latch lift up and pull the door handle. Takes all of 3-5 seconds if you are in hurry. Sad thing is you can walk right up to the truck on the psgr side and look as if you are sticking in a key to people walking by... I could not even tell they broke into my door until I tried to unlook it with a key.

Totally suck... I feel your pain.
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That sucks Marv!! I would suggest replacing the front door handles with one like the rear(no key hole) and getting some Jimmy Jammers
Yeah, it's no good man. I couldn't believe it at first. More I think about it, the more aggravated I get.

RE: using the rear door handles, I had considered doing that. Have you ever seen it done?

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work...serve the same purpose, just don't have the key hole.

What's the Jimmy Jammers you're referring to?

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Do you still have the serial # & such from the GPS? I've heard that some GPS makers will put a trace on the unit if stolen. If the sorry -sses use the GPS then the company can contact police as to its location.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:26 PM
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Even if you have the rear door locks, a screwdriver applied "just under the keypad" will still open the door.

Jimmi Jammers work very well. They will either deter the theft OR cause them to break your window to enter.

Either way, the repair bill is as much (or more than) as what is stolen!
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you can pick up one off ebay or an online parts store pretty cheap... i went through the same thing.

Good call man, I'll check that out.

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The part about the 'home' on your GPS, I've heard that too. That is why "home" on mine is the bar down the street from me. Figure I know how to get from the bar to my home without much trouble, so the bar as home is close enough
Haha...yeah, trust me, the "home address" in the next one, won't really be home. I might put in the police station address or something.
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