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Rob H
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7th Sep 04 at 20:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It doesnt. Corsas have an immobiliser and the hazard swithces cant be turned round i dont think.
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by VisibleMan
quote:
Originally posted by Peugeot Nut
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Originally posted by Matt.H
Vaux Nova Mk2....hazard warning light switch, pull it out and turn it upside down, push it back in and the ignition comes on....(without the keys in!!!)

didnt believe my mate till i tried it.


PMSL

I don't think you should have posted that really


i believe cant you do that in a corsa? im sure someone posted that it worked in corsa's


Can't be done... I tried it on my old one.
Nismo
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R5 GT gear box goes and you need to take the engine out to change it.
ed
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My Corsa don't even have a fag lighter, let alone an imobiliser.
Jambo
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Stuckey
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quote:
Originally posted by Peugeot Nut
quote:
Originally posted by Matt.H
Vaux Nova Mk2....hazard warning light switch, pull it out and turn it upside down, push it back in and the ignition comes on....(without the keys in!!!)

didnt believe my mate till i tried it.


PMSL

I don't think you should have posted that really


we did it to my amtes nova all the time, all you had to do was break the steering lock, do the hazard switch, bump start it and your away
stubs
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Any car can be pinched piece of pish if you know what you're doin though... Immob or not...
LukeGSi
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quote:
Originally posted by Matt.H
Vaux Nova Mk2....hazard warning light switch, pull it out and turn it upside down, push it back in and the ignition comes on....(without the keys in!!!)

didnt believe my mate till i tried it.


I believe this is the same for some corsa's also
LukeGSi
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Oops just read the whole thread
jr
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watch all the novas go missing tonight
Dom
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quote:
Originally posted by LukeGSi
quote:
Originally posted by Matt.H
Vaux Nova Mk2....hazard warning light switch, pull it out and turn it upside down, push it back in and the ignition comes on....(without the keys in!!!)

didnt believe my mate till i tried it.


I believe this is the same for some corsa's also

aye, thats what i thought? surely on the basic jobbies, like 1800ed motor which hasnt got a fag lighter let alone anything gagety to prevent pikeys nicking it, it can be done?

i think its time for a seach
jr
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my corsa didnt have a fag lighter or even a glove box

still has a immobiliser though
Kris TD
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ford focus, if you smash and short out one of the rear indicator bulbs it shorts out the factory immobilser and alarm.
Dom
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quote:
Originally posted by jr
my corsa didnt have a fag lighter or even a glove box

still has a immobiliser though



reminds me of the old 911s...didnt have anything inside to wack your cokes or anything
Dom
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quote:
Originally posted by Kris TD
ford focus, if you smash and short out one of the rear indicator bulbs it shorts out the factory immobilser and alarm.

new ones or old?
i wouldnt mind getting me one of these
jr
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ford mondeo, smash the foglight and short out the bulb holder

shorts out the alarm
StuartVRS
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anyone know how to steal a 300zx then, i know one round here that i would like
burgess
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older shape mondeos can be opended by hitting the bottom of the wing just behind the wheel this sets off the airbags and open the doors!
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i can see this thread bein deleted

should be renamed " how to steal the car of your choice"

Paul H
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old montego's cut a tennis ball in half put it over the door lock press it hard and the doors pop open.
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mercede's.... in general
nickyboy01
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Biggest fuck up?

Vauxhall transfer box
MattyB
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quote:
Originally posted by VisibleMan
quote:
Originally posted by Peugeot Nut
quote:
Originally posted by Matt.H
Vaux Nova Mk2....hazard warning light switch, pull it out and turn it upside down, push it back in and the ignition comes on....(without the keys in!!!)

didnt believe my mate till i tried it.


PMSL

I don't think you should have posted that really


i believe cant you do that in a corsa? im sure someone posted that it worked in corsa's


Yes, this also works on corsas. Tested it on loads of me mates cars, and they get pretty annoyed that it would be that easy to steal it! lol.

Only one it didnt work on was a 2000 Sport, before this date i believe Vaux remedied this.

Matt
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quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
i can see this thread bein deleted

should be renamed " how to steal the car of your choice"




It hasn't exactly turned out how i imagined ! D'oh!
Matt H
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quote:
Originally posted by 1800ed
If you are the lucky owner of a VW Touareg and the alternator gives up it will cost 400 for the new part, oh, and not to mention the 4000 labour cost to have it fitted - the whole engine needs to be removed to access it. The same goes for the starter motor.

[Edited on 07-09-2004 by 1800ed]



this is also the case for the audi s4 when the manifold heatshield starts to rattle which we found was quite common on them. total nightmare the were

(used to work for audi)

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