car theft prevention tricks for manual trans. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'VW Mk4 Jetta, Golf, New Beetle, Passat TDI forum' started by almir, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. almir

    almir Member

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    Hi, anyone have any ideas on how to prevent manual transmission 2005 Jetta TDI from being stolen. I don't like the idea that the manual trans can be shifted into N, steering wheel locking mechanism broken and just simply pushed away. I once saved my 1990 250D Benz with a hidden push button switch that was installed inline with the starter circuit. So any time I wanted to start I would have to press and hold the button when turning the key to start. I was bored and did this installation to kill some time, and just 4 days later my M.B was broken into, steering wheel lock was broken and piece of something was stuck inside of my ignition switch which was rotating 360 degrees. I have couple of other things on my mind but would like to know if any of you actually did something regarding this problem. I was thinking about some electrical valve inside of the clutch hydraulic line that would not allow pressure pass unless the valve is energized by hidden switch but I don't think that would last long since the pressure would be so high. Anyway anyone have any ideas that would like to share I would appreciate it. Al
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    Wow, what part of Chicago do you live in? So I can find your car and steal it :D

    You could install a linelock for the brake system so that all 4 wheels have their brakes actuated when you leave the car. It's a pretty common device but if someone really wants to steal your car to the point that they are pushing it away, they could just put it on a flatbed. And most of the time a break-in is just some random crackhead who wants the change in the ashtray.

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