I have to take the door apart to add something. Now that you make
the same point, maybe I'll look for whatever stops the inside door
handle, and if it's not the same thing that stops the outside door
handle, I'll defeat it.
The shop manual won't show it, i'm sure.
How would you like it to be powered if not by batteries?
Obviously you wouldn't want a corded remote, so that will have to use
As far as the lock itself, do you plan to run wires through the door
slab (or - worse yet - surface mount them) to get power to the lock?
On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:37:56 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
It wasn't just the remote. It was the door lock that used batteries.
Yes, drilling a hole through the slab, but I would need a lock
mechanism designed to run on 110.
Alternatively, I'd like something like an apartment door buzzer.
Where the mechanism is in the jamb. But I don't think they make one
that isn't easy to kick in. With apartment lobbies it doesn't matter
that much because if one waits long enough, someone will let a person
When I put my burglar alarm in, I put roller switches in the sliding
door channels on the bottom, so that I could leave the door open a few
inches without triggering the alarm. Then I, caught the wire when it
was above the ceiling in the basement, and used a snake to pull it to
the laundry room which has no ceiling. . Extra time spent up front
and then testing but no maintence required for decades.
it's dumb hiding your housekey under the truck carpet;
if a service guy has to lift the carpet to access your spare tire,they'll
find the key,and they have your address from your car registration. they
can send a friend over while you're still in the shop waiting room.
if you have the car detailed,the guy will probably find the key.
but to really scare you,Google or Wiki search "bump key".
Similar true situation:
My neighbors car window was broken into at her work. They stole only
her garage door opener. They found her address from her registration.
They drove to her house (in their own car), opened the garage door,
drove in, and closed the garage door. They then burglarized her house,
no hurry since everything looked ok from the outside, and she was at
work still unaware of her car's broken window.
Apparently this is a well known method. Two precautions I now take. I
keep the garage door opener out of plain sight. And I use a strategic
rip though the numbers on my registration making my address
unreadable. Hopefully hiding the opener will save me the broken car
window, and if not at least they don't know where I live.
BTW, my '95 Lebaron had a valet key, but it was the same key on a
slightly different blank. The regular key went in all four locks,
but the valet key wouldn't go in the trunk or glove box. But all
someone would have to do is copy the valet key to the other blank.
Toyota 2000 does it differently, both keys fit all locks, but the keys
are cut differently, and if I do take my car in, I'll try to bring
the valet key so no one can get in the turnk. There's a way to
dsable the remote trunk release by turning the trunk key 90 degrees,
and that will also work with the electric trunk release I'm installing
this week. (Mechanical is no good with a convertible, because I park
with the top down sometimes and someone can lean in and open the
I also got myself a non-chip valet key, so I can play the radio with
that key, and if I walk away for a few mnutes, a passerby can't start
the engine and can't open the trunk. Not that anything like that has
I guess if you take your car to a thieving dealer they may do that.
Aside from warranty work, no dealer has ever touched my cars and
checks like that I do myself. The guy that does my regular oil
changes does check the four tires, never checks the spare.
I will go to the dealer for my free oil change though.
you consider a dealer that actually does the service manual's required
checks a "thief"?
maybe you're buying cars from the wrong car companies.
BTW,I bought myself a MasterFlow MF-1040 12V air compressor,so I can
inflate a low tire while away from home or gas station.
living in an apartment,it's well worth it.I have no place to keep a 120VAC
compressor,and no outlet close to the car to plug one in..
Good point. I'll hide it in one of those hiding places that started
I never had a spare under the carpet before this year, but otoh, no
one has been in my trunk for 10 or 20 years. Even when I buy a tire,
I take it out of and put it in the trunk myself. I"m not sure why.
Also, I don't leave my car registration in the car, but if I go to a
garage, they can probably get my address from my phone or because I
give them my address. In some states they can get it from the state
by asking about the license plate, but since that actress was murdered
in California, some states have stopped that.
Despite all this, I'll hide it better. Thanks.
Yeah, I've heard about that. I don't think the guys who rob houses
around here have, however.
Honest officer, I don't know how that dope got up my butt! O_o
So now, if you get pulled over for speeding and the cop doesn't like
what he smells, he will search your butt? O_o
Why not believe him? He looks like an honest guy and would not lie.
He may have been sitting in the wrong place or at a bar and he thought
the guy next to him was just fondling his ass.
These things happen don't they?
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