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Old 08-10-2010, 10:38 PM
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My Expedition got broken into!!!

We were on vacation and I was at a golf course. I finished my round and came out to my car to find that someone had stuck a screwdriver in the keyhole and pried the handle assembly away from the door. Luckily I do not keep anything in the car so they did not get anything. They had just messed with my parking permit for the condo at which we staying. Well of course they went and broke into several more cars in the condo parking lot that night. (including another friends expedition).

I took it to the body shop and it is $2200 in damage. They bent the door skin when they pried it, broke the lock assembly, handle assembly, scratched the keyless entry moulding and cut the weatherstripping.

Now my wife wants an alarm to somewhat deter people from picking our car. I know if they want it bad enough they will get it, but hopefully this will scare off most amateur thieves. I am going to go with the OEM Ford Gold package to keep only one key fob and add remote start while I am at it. I can get the alarm for $250 and can get it installed for $150.

Damn Thieves!!!
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sucks man

too bad the theif wasn't a competant one.

it's a relatively inexpensive repair. you might want to look at getting the lockout plates...or replace the drivers side with a rear drivers one to eliminate the keyhole
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sucks man

too bad the theif wasn't a competant one.
it's a relatively inexpensive repair. you might want to look at getting the lockout plates...or replace the drivers side with a rear drivers one to eliminate the keyhole
Sounds like your a smart thief, I'll stay away from you.

An aftermarket alarm might work just as well for you. I looked into getting a Ford remote start/alarm and the service writer told me they don't install them and they never had before, that didnt sit well with me, an incompetent dealer so I had the local car stereo shop put one on for me, they do it all day everyday and I never had any problems.

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Old 08-11-2010, 11:33 AM
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Get one with a bright LED. Insane that a moron punk would try to steal a parking permit.
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Stay away from a factory alarm. They are useless. You are better off with a quality after market alarm.
If you do go after market make sure you talk to the installer to install a back up battery. In case the thieves short circuit the main battery or manage to cut wires.

One other notable you can do as well. I also have an in car camera that records an event if the alarm is triggered. I had this on my last car and worked like a charm. I caught the person breaking into my car with video footage. The video footage was then given to the police and three days later the person was caught. Apparently this guy was stealing property from a few cars in the neighborhood.

Either way good luck!
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Welfare- Luckily my dealer outsources the installs to a stereo shop that I have used many times. I am going to go directly through the shop to avoid the markup from the dealership.

Carbon- I am going to add a window breakage sensor and a perimeter shock sensor to the alarm if they are compatible (I am trying to figure out if they are). If this system will not work with these then I may go aftermarket.
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Angry thats crazy

wow sorry to hear that you think thats bad i got my truck broke into they stole the bass speaker thats in the side panel ,cd out of the cd changer ,the bug shield off the front ...and that was when it was towed into the shop....if that was not bad enuff thet took the open butten out of the remote...lol i was pissed....
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I personally like the Ford system since typically OEM integrates better. But...you can't get the same cool features.
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Sounds like your a smart thief, I'll stay away from you.
eh...I've been here on the boards too long. Way too many people over the last 7 years have had this happen.
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