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Ja92mie
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Java BlackDiscovery 3

Censored scum, that is shocking! Did the alarm sound?
  
Post #185286631st Aug 2017 5:37 pm
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ronp
 


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Scotland 

I feel the pain for those that have had a vehicle stolen.
A few years back scum tried to break into my house to get the keys.
They only got into the conservatory before they noticed the rest of the house was alarmed and legged it.


5208456 wrote:

The insurance validator was an ex Detective Inspector and said that it was very unlikely to get my car back. He recommended to fit a GPS tracker where you can set a geo fence on the app should the the car move. The unit on his boat has a battery life of 6 weeks on it. http://www.gotek7.com


Just on the subject of buying/fitting a tracker.
Rather than buy an expensive Tracker.... now bear with me ..... is there any reason why you can't use an old iPhone discreetly hidden and connected to power.
Then use 'find my iPhone' to locate the vehicle if it's stolen?
As even if the vehicle is switched off, the iPhone battery will still transmit signal for a good while.

Is this misguided thinking?
Confused
  
Post #185288731st Aug 2017 6:18 pm
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Hardware17
 


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England 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Sumatra BlackDiscovery 4

I believe they climb in through the window ... the smarter ones break a back window or the passenger side so they're not sat in broken glass as they drive off.

canutes, the lot of 'em.
  
Post #185289031st Aug 2017 6:27 pm
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chrispk
 


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United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

Alarm sounded but only until they climbed in the car and somehow diabled it. Maybe 30 seconds max.
  
Post #185289331st Aug 2017 6:29 pm
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DSL
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

By that time they've done what they need to. I miss the nostalgic days when we were reassured that this wasn't happening and there was no proof that it could happen. Whistle Whistle
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
Post #185289631st Aug 2017 6:32 pm
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Hardware17
 


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England 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Sumatra BlackDiscovery 4

Like LR told me couldn't happen for post 2011 cars? Happy to share snotty emails with anyone who unfortunately gets to disprove LR.
 Dean.
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2011 D4 XS - OBD port custom protection, RLD spare wheel protector, All LED interiors lights, Timed Climate enabled, iiD tool paired.
2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer Sad ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
1996 300Tdi - Eaten by tin worms 
 
Post #185293231st Aug 2017 7:52 pm
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Peakwayfarer
 


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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

BAZ8046 wrote:
Sorry to hear this, not good news at all.
As the professional thieves seem to target our cars via the OBD port I fitted a protector to mine.
It won't stop a determined thief but it will slow them down.
Hopefully if they have to spend to much time working on the car they will give up.
Hope the car is found.







That's neat - Where did you source it from as looking to put something similar on mine
  
Post #185294631st Aug 2017 8:12 pm
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DSL
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Group buy. Thumbs Up
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
Post #185294831st Aug 2017 8:25 pm
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33Lurcher
 


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Couldn't find it in the group buy threads , any further info ?

Thanks
  
Post #185296431st Aug 2017 9:13 pm
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BAZ8046
 


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Hi, the one I fitted came from Protectavan:

https://www.protectavan.co.uk/vehicles/lan...-protector

It's listed as a Disco 3 but fits the 4 exactly the same.
Very easy to install and comes with new bolts and secures to existing fixing points.
It's a well made piece of kit and should slow them down.
If they can't find the port I'm not sure they will spend much time looking.
At £150 I thought it was a good investment as I plan to keep the car long term.
 D4 2016 Landmark, Waitomo Grey.
D3 2005 HSE, Bonatti Grey, lots of work done but still going strong.
Defender 2002 Td5 Commercial, had a hard life but slowly being restored.
I only work so I can afford to repair my Land Rovers! 
 
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DSL
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Sorry, meant that would be most suitable as a group buy. My sloppy shorthand. Embarassed
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
Post #18530011st Sep 2017 5:28 am
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Discovery-Dave
 


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I never realised how easy it was for car thieves these days.

Now in the market for an OBD port protector and will be investing in a disklok as a visual deterrent.

Also should go for a tracker but can't afford all three in one hit.
  
Post #18530101st Sep 2017 6:37 am
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33Lurcher
 


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BAZ8046 wrote:
Hi, the one I fitted came from Protectavan:

https://www.protectavan.co.uk/vehicles/lan...-protector

It's listed as a Disco 3 but fits the 4 exactly the same.
Very easy to install and comes with new bolts and secures to existing fixing points.
It's a well made piece of kit and should slow them down.
If they can't find the port I'm not sure they will spend much time looking.
At £150 I thought it was a good investment as I plan to keep the car long term.


Thanks for the info Thumbs Up
  
Post #18530131st Sep 2017 6:49 am
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Peakwayfarer
 


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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

BAZ8046 wrote:
Hi, the one I fitted came from Protectavan:

https://www.protectavan.co.uk/vehicles/lan...-protector

It's listed as a Disco 3 but fits the 4 exactly the same.
Very easy to install and comes with new bolts and secures to existing fixing points.
It's a well made piece of kit and should slow them down.
If they can't find the port I'm not sure they will spend much time looking.
At £150 I thought it was a good investment as I plan to keep the car long term.


Thanks for the info - I'll make some enquiries today and get one fitted
  
Post #18530151st Sep 2017 6:52 am
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Hardware17
 


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England 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Sumatra BlackDiscovery 4

I welded two t-hinges together, bit of cutting and bending plus a £15 lock. it's not pretty and I keep thinking I'll make a version 3 ( v1 was damned ugly !! ) but need to have taken it off and replaced it a few times before I decide what improvements I want before tidying it aesthetically. (took me over an hour to get it back in place after Flack serviced the car !!)

it will deffo slow them down - probably deter some - but still leaves me with a broken window to sort out, so need to get some stickers made I think so they are put off BEFORE causing damage.
  
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