Buggers Stole My Bakkie

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Big Foot
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Town: Bapsfontein
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Real Name: Steve

Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:53 pm

Hello everybody. Although this is my first post, I often read the forum as we all share a love or passion for the mighty Hilux.

I've had my 2006 V6 4.0 for three years and use it as a getaway vehicle, i.e. Camping, caravanning, hunting and launching the boat. Because it's not my primary vehicle I could not justify insuring Big Foot or even installing a tracking device.

Sadly he was stolen a few nights ago. The buggers broke into our house while we were sleeping, took the keys and the remote and simply drove off.

By the grace of God, the SAPS recovered Big Foot in Mamelodi. I'm very lucky indeed. And so brings my questions:

I will need to replace the keys. I'm afraid they will return or follow us somewhere and while in the shop, start and drive away. Any suggestions? Or advise on how to go about this?

Can someone recommend a good tracker to be installed? I'm thinking this will suffice or shall I go for theft insurance, in which case, they will want a tracker installed anyway.

They also took my number plates, disc, FSH booklet and manual. I understand that I need to go to the licensing department for new papers. And that I have to data dot the vehicle. Anyone know where I can do all of this in Pretoria or Bredal, Boksburg, Benoni area?

I can't believe I'm saying this, but in the unlikely event that I have to sell him, what is a fair price? 2006 V6 4.0 Auto. AndyCab canopy. Specialized bull bar. 130,000km. Metallic Silver Double Cab. Dual battery system. Long range fuel tank. Leather seats.

Thanks Guys.

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ChrisF
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:00 am

Steve welcome to the forum.

GLAD you got your wheels back !!

Check with your insurance - they normally do have a provision in your plan to replace the locks and keys.

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Mud Dog
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:02 am

Welcome Steve. Wow! How lucky you were to get it back! :thumbup:

Re- coded keys can be an expensive exercise, especially if done through the agents. I know that there are locksmiths that do it, but you would have to check around your area.

Have the micro-dot done in any event, but tracker units are not that effective any more - they find them pretty quickly and disable or remove them, but it still helps if the response is quick.

Don't forget to have the gate remote coding changed as well - if it's the blue Centurion remote it's easy .... just clear all the installed codes and re-install the ones you still have.
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ChrisF
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:27 am

Yes, equally easy to reset the ET and DigiDoor remotes.

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Knuppel
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:30 pm

I would just have new keys made for the existing locks, if they want it they will take it, keys or no keys.

There is however another trick you need to do, you must install an immobiliser of your own design. Dont ask here and dont post it here. go figure it out!

You wont start my hilux even if you had the keys ;-)
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