rant Truck Broken Into...........

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  1. Tbar

    Tbar SDD STAFF/Moderator Staff Member

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    Argggg, truck got broken into yesterday.......they punched the lock on my 2012 F250 in the Lowes parking lot just like they did on my old truck. You would think that by now Ford would have a factory fix for the door lock vulnerability. :rant

    Can I order a rear door handle and put it on the drivers door to eliminate the key cylinder???


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    Bummer Tbar. Sorry to hear that. I don't see any reason not to make the switch, with one question. How do you unlock your truck when the battery does dead? You can't get under the hood to jumper it.

    Dave
     
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    Tbar SDD STAFF/Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a remote jumper cable connection that can go in the grill or........crawl underneath and connect jumper cables to the starter motor.
     
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    OK, sounds like you have thought it out. Go for it. Good Luck!!

    Dave
     
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    powerboatr living well in Texas

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    yes that is what i did to my 2006
    then i gutted the mechanisms in the driver door
    my only worry was if the battery died. i would have to break glass to get in

    freaking pizzze me off they cant give a screwdriver proof door lock
     
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    i thought jimmi jammers stopped this problem.
     
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    I am using Jimmi Jammers but I have never had someone try to screwdriver my locks. Not too hard to install, as I remember.

    Dave :thumbs
     
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    Sorry to hear of this Lance! Fricken jack wagons! :rant
     
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    After my old truck was broken into, I installed Jimmy Jammers. Someone tried breaking into the passenger side after i had them installed and failed. Within 2 weeks of getting my new truck...I installed them.

    Its a cheap deterrent. I'd reccommend picking up one of their tailgate locks too...you dont wanna replace the tailgate because with the step and camera in it...I can't imagine that being under $1,000...
     
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    Someone tried to get into my truck about 4 weeks ago. Lucky the dogs got me up. I saw what was about to happen and ran out the back door and around the house with my tactical shotgun with slug rounds in it. The guy took off running. Cops picked him up about a hour later. Thanks to night vision camera sitting in the camper they knew who it was.
     

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