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D2 Facelift Headlights stolen too.

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by Daveblu, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. quattro6999

    quattro6999 New Member

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    Or wired up to a separate tank of smelly foul water and they trigger the headlight washers (nice high pressure pump)
     
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    This is what I would do.
     
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    can be done for less that £10 and can utilize the original alarm or an aftermarket one.
    It wont stop a determined thief, but if enough people copied the idea it would get a reputation and theft would go down. Same system could be applied to anything external like a winch or roof box etc. I have tested this last night with a spare pin switch and it works a treat.
     
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    Sorry to Maaarrghk, I didnt read his whole post above, he has already suggested this idea.
     
  5. JordanTD5

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    Like you say it won't stop a determined thief but at the very least it may mean they don't go for the second light after setting it off. One light gone is better than both.
     
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    Had mine stolen today in mirfield , in broad daylight. Where the best place for replacements, all necessary parts, also they snipped the loom so more work needed to reconnect , is it a new loom from bulb holder to somewhere or a multi plug.

    Would like a photo of the straps, from PC, and am working at Bishopsgarth 2 or 3 days a week.
    Cheers in anticipation of any help.
     
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    Emmotts of Colne often have them in. They sponsor the Range Rover section here, have a look there for a phone number
     
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    Check ebay. You may be able to buy your old lights back. :p

    Sorry I had to say it. Whatever you do, DONT be tempted to buy used ones from ebay unless you can guarantee they are coming from a legal source. The only way to prevent these lights being nicked is to stop them being easy money for the thiefs.
     
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    I've taken to parking mine on the drive right up against the garage wall overnight so no one can get to them easily. No point putting it in the garage as it has no roof or doors lol.
     
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    Just bought a 2002 Discovery. What date did the facelift come in? Getting paranoid about headlights being stolen now.
     
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    Had the Jaw Engineering straps fitted now£75 plus VAT, are the facelift lights glass or hardened plastic, want to etch them now, in a place that can be visible from the out side, or is this an MOT sensitive point ?
     
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    The facelift headlamp "glass" is acrylic plastic.

    They can be chemical etched quite easily, and no, it's not an MoT fail; there's a nice sloping edge to the top of the glass which is easily seen but markings have no effect on the beam pattern.

    A company called Dantech does a kit for etch marking plastic, but do make sure that you follow their instructions to the letter especially regarding times or else you're going to end up with a gooey mess.
     
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    personally I would both alarm them using a switch as someone said and I would bolt 4 straps on each light THROUGH them m 2 top and two bottom on each light
    that way it wont ruin the look of the vehicle and will be bloody hard to pull off even by breaking them , if done correctly they will not be able to pull them off at all ??
    also as someone else mentioned a sticker would be good , the Tesco Mercedes vans have a sign saying " the catalectic converter on the vehicle is secured " they put a bloody great chain on them
     
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    OK so could I use my mini drill to engrave the reg number?

    Also how can you remove them without breaking them?

    One of mine is kept together with silicon sealer and plastice welder and it is the original.
     
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    The actual reason is I may now have discovered a cheap quick anti theft method.
     
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    blimey being a new owner of a 2003 d2 im now paranoid can park up close and personal but moving in a month to insecure area so s**tng my self now !
     
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    Just had my headlights nicked..cost £775 to have them replaced!!!!.apparently..Guy Salmon Land Rover dealership in Sheffield had six Brand new Discos done in one night...Reason....they are used and perfect for growing Cannabis quickly!!!. so why would druggies pay a fortune for "High power grow lights" with huge eleccy bills when they can nick 12v disco lights:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    i think it would be unusal that drug growers would use metered electricity especially in their own name
     
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    I now know how they are stolen, and yes it is destructive.

    It either damages the lamps themselves, or it breaks the plastic mount, which is usually held to the lamp with rusted screws, which you cannot remove..

    So I cannot see how stolen head lamps can be used as they are basically broken.

    So where is the market for broken ones?