some theft prevention ideas

Have your Hilux just been stolen. Please report it here and let everybody help to keep an eye out for your Hilux.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:59 pm

Greetings everyone :wave:

So after looking around on the forum and noticing how many luxes have been stolen, it scared the s**t out of me, and i do not want mine stolen.

So iv had another alarm system installed in my lux, wired into a different circuit, so 2 alarms on 2 different circuits. Now for the actual prevention, i want to install a shock sensor to the bonnet wired to another siren hidden away, so if the bonnet gets hit with a crow bar or something to try open it, the other siren will sound, maybe deterring the thief, then i want to put a U bolt under the bonnet and chain the bonnet to the nudge bar, and finally, i want to use a heavy duty chain to chain the lux to the nearest railing, tree or anything immovable when parked at a mall or hospital, or anywhere actually, the chain will be locked with a crow 90mm solid brass lock, not a pad lock, and attached to the lux to via the tow loop thing under the bumper.

Anyone have ideas or recommendations to my idea, any comments welcome :thumbup:
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Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:22 pm

Hire Oscar to look after it for you. :lol:
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Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:36 pm

Froll wrote:Hire Oscar to look after it for you. :lol:
He needs a job to pay his bail :laugh2:


Serious note somebody posted a thread about a trip switch in the bonnet,can't remember who.
Move the horns to centre of firewall,they know where they sit,reach in and rip cables off.
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Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:15 am

how about those home made gadgets that lock the clutch, break & juice pedals together?
Aint it ironic that "Common Sense" aint so common after all...
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Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:19 am

Get a guard from ADT to watch it for you.......ummmmm thats not going to work anyway because they sit and sleep in their vehicles anyway....
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Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:26 pm

Try this one.


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Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:44 pm

Black Sam wrote:Try this one.


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Thanks that was the one i was referring to :thumbup:
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Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:08 pm

I think you're paranoid.

Just ensure that your hilux is properly specified on your insurance schedule and all the extras are well documented and insured.

IMHO adding additional alarms/immobilizes is going to compromise the reliability of your vehicle. They always fault in the middle of nowhere.

Chaining the bonnet, not a good idea, when bundu bashing dry grass can easily catch alight, believe me you'll want to get into the engine bay with a fire extinguisher super fast.

Thieves steal with roll backs these days, so your heavy duty chain might just work.

At the end of the day, it's only a car, rather look after your family, they can't be replaced.

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Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:40 pm

Saw a Python curled around the front seat head rests, bet nobody was interested in taking this vehicle. Just don't know if I could handle the smell. :lol:
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:thumbup: defeats the object though :laugh2:
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Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:18 pm

I did this recently:
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Won't stop a determined individual but with a couple of my other anti theft deals it will slow them down..
Hard to drive in 2nd gear low range and no reverse
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Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:27 pm

I saw on a fourm dedicated to the Minis, some people drilled holes in the throttle and brake peddle, then put in a padlock that locked the two together. Not sure how well it will work in a hilux as a minis peddles are quite close together
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Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:41 am

I had a gearlock on mine for all the good it did me. I reckon they cut the plastic boot off the lever and then undid the spring loaded cup that holds the shifter in place in the gear box tower (takes a minute or two with a knife and a pair of circlip pliers), lifted the lever up and slid it down the side of the transmission, unscrewed the gear knob and took the lever through the loop of the lock. You then only have 1st, 3rd and 5th with no reverse but its not a problem if you drive carefully.

I think a fuel solenoid mounted some where difficult to find with a remote switch is the way to go. Just carry a spare/pipe joint to replace it if it breaks. Also there are battery powered GSM+GPS units that you can buy that are remotely activated and can be hidden in the chassis rails or elsewhere (in a water tank?)
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Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:22 pm

Remove all Toyota badges and insignia and replace them with VW or Nissan badges.I am certain you can leave your vehicle unlocked without a problem :clap: :clap:
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Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:35 pm

How much of a deterrent is a steering lock?

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:41 am

Not much, you can usually still remove the steering wheel and drive it with a vice grip or bring your own steering wheel
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Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:19 am

Steering locks mean boggerol. Had one on my previous bakkie, Nissan hardbody 2.4. Parked in street at sunset, went in to house, had cup of coffee, came out, got into car, realised door was unlocked, steering lock lying on seat next to me... Didn't click... Drove off, around first corner felt something wrong on steering wheel... Investigated... Realised that I HAD in fact put the lock on (thought I had forgotten to lock door too) and the swine had cut through the steering wheel with a hacksaw - softer metal. Fixed it by carefully removing section of plastic padding around cut, re-welding steering wheel, glueing padding back - not perfect, but cheaper then new steering wheel. I was lucky, must have disturbed the b@st@rd.
On my KZ only have std Toyota alarm, 2 tracking devices, park in safer places. Tracking devices only for insurance - if they wanna take it, they will, thoughI should investigate some of these plans on the forum to keep the dommer boggers in line....
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Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:08 pm

Have cut out switch, gear lock, stearing lock to the pedal lock, alarm with emobiliser, cut out on starter motor.
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Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:36 pm

niclemaitre wrote:Not much, you can usually still remove the steering wheel and drive it with a vice grip or bring your own steering wheel
Can`t do that with this one I use :thumbup:
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Have done a couple of Hilux's and Fortuners some tweaking on the harnass and they'll never start it
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MCHILUX wrote:Have done a couple of Hilux's and Fortuners some tweaking on the harnass and they'll never start it
You have my attention, costs?
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:43 pm

Youre looking at R750, using wiring from original harnasses so its undetected and I'll need the vehicle for about 3hours
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:21 pm

Hi Jan, you have my attention. PM me your cell number & I will contact you when I am in your area again. Thanx, Edge.
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:47 pm

Baasvark wrote:how about those home made gadgets that lock the clutch, break & juice pedals together?
was just about to ask about those Baasvark, I have no pics anymore, but about 20 years ago in KZN that was the thing we all had.
It's a steel frame around the pedal compartment, bolted through the floor, up to where the dash ends and the steering column passes by (basically around 30x40cm, with a serious steel plate/door and a built-in safe lock. it flaps down to drive and locks up when stopping, to make provision for the differential casing being in the way when opened, another set of hinches were fitted on the side, thus a small percentage of the door will hinch on the left.
was also very much suitable to lock your stuff up.
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MCHILUX wrote:Youre looking at R750, using wiring from original harnasses so its undetected and I'll need the vehicle for about 3hours

I have your number, we will chat :thumbup:
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Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:20 am

I installed the system that was on the forum about a year ago. I can't find the thread... Cannot describe it here due to security - costs max R200 and is fool proof. Guys in Cape Town use it a lot. One guys Lux was stolen 3 x and they couldn't get more than 50 meters... Parts off the shelf from Midas
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Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:33 am

Another idea is to install a swich into the clip of the seatbelt (the one next to the seat where you clip the seatbelt into) (and dont ask me what type of swich). This swich should swith the fuel pump on or off (on when the seatbelt is fastened). The wiring should be done in such a manner that it cannot be seen or detected.

Pro's: This forces you to wear a seatbelt
A thief probably wont fasten the seatbelt right away and the car wont start or wont drive for long.
A highjacker will highjack the car and will be able to drive away (leaving you safe) and then 1km down the road the car will stop and the highjacker wil probably make an escape leaving your car next to the road (probably without your valuebles).
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Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:38 pm

I still like the idea of leaving a half finished bottle of brandy (heavily laced with arsenic) in the glove box. :twisted:
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pietdevs wrote:I installed the system that was on the forum about a year ago. I can't find the thread... Cannot describe it here due to security - costs max R200 and is fool proof. Guys in Cape Town use it a lot. One guys Lux was stolen 3 x and they couldn't get more than 50 meters... Parts off the shelf from Midas
Hi there, I've gotten a hilux recently would like to install a antitheft system. Could you PM the details?

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muki wrote:
pietdevs wrote:I installed the system that was on the forum about a year ago. I can't find the thread... Cannot describe it here due to security - costs max R200 and is fool proof. Guys in Cape Town use it a lot. One guys Lux was stolen 3 x and they couldn't get more than 50 meters... Parts off the shelf from Midas
Hi there, I've gotten a hilux recently would like to install a antitheft system. Could you PM the details?

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Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:27 pm

Hi all,

I'm new to this site (and posting in general) so please forgive me if I don't get protocol/etiquette quite right.
Firstly, the amount of info shared is impressive - so well done.
Secondly, I have just bought a Hilux 2.8 4x4 DC. I am particularly concerned about the theft issue given that I have had a Hilux stolen before. I am a fan of the hidden kill switch connected to the diesel fuel pump.
Does anyone have any idea of an auto electrician in the Centurion/Pretoria area that is not only trustworthy and confidential, but knows what is required to outsmart those thieving buggers?

Thanks
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Hi and welcome Andre! :thumbup:

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