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Old 3rd November 2011, 13:28   #1
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Default VW Polo 1.2 Gear Lock Fixing Issues

Hi,

I have one question for the Polo owners.

My friend recently bought a VW Polo 1.2. When the car was taken for gear lock installation, the following design issues were bought up:

1. VW Polo cannot have a gear lock which has a steel rod that goes inside the gear lock assembly.

2. Only possible gear lock option is the "U-shaped" pin that can be installed.

3. But to install option 2, the co-driver seat has to be pushed back to the maximum, which practically leave very little leg space for the rear seat.


That's what is being told by some people in Noida.

Has anyone faced a similar issue?

Should more options be checked out in Delhi, or is this a known issue with no practical solution.

Seeking help!

Thanks in advance!
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^^ AFAIK VW Polo comes with a rolling code immobiliser, which is quite an deterrent for the thieves.
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Default Re: VW Polo 1.2 Gear Lock Fixing Issues

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^^ AFAIK VW Polo comes with a rolling code immobiliser, which is quite an deterrent for the thieves.
Thanks Anshuman.

But I am following the thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/owning...car-theft.html (ARTICLE: How to protect your car from THEFT)

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Anti-theft equipment that works:

The first rule is to understand that there is no such thing as a “theft-proof” car. Hence, the key is to make things as difficult as possible for the thief, thereby deterring him from stealing your car. Make the thief move on to the next “easy prey”.
Factory-fitted Immobilizer : Choose a car with a factory-fitted immobiliser (e.g. Maruti iCats). Manufacturer installed systems are typically robust.
A pro-grade security system : Buy a security system ONLY from a well reputed brand (e.g. Autocop, Xenos etc.). Choose a system which, along with an alarm, comes with motion + impact sensors. If your car didn't come equipped with a factory immobiliser, check that option out too. GPS-equipped systems with location functionality are also making their way to India (example). Importantly, ensure that the security system is installed by a professional / authorized representative of the company. No 16 year old daily wage labourers at the accessories store please.
Additional locks : We highly recommend gear or steering-to-pedal locks from a reputable brand. Not only do these locks make for a visual deterrent to thieves, but the high quality ones are tough to break. There are several options of gear locks (fixed permanently in your car and locks gear in position) and steering-to-pedal locks (one end attached to your steering wheel and the other to your clutch or brake pedal) available in the market.
And I personally think a gear lock does add to your vehicles safety.
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