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Old 7th July 2009, 09:36   #31
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A little off-topic...

Is it possible to move the gear-lock fitted that's fitted in the old car to a new car when the old one is sold ?
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A little off-topic...

Is it possible to move the gear-lock fitted that's fitted in the old car to a new car when the old one is sold ?
2 problems:
1. It cannot be guaranteed that old car's gear lock will fit the new one. They are different for different cars.

2. It will leave couple of holes in the body of old car.

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Is it possible to move the gear-lock fitted that's fitted in the old car to a new car when the old one is sold ?
The base plate is the key here. This plate is bolted on the chasis and the lock is mounted on the base plate.
The base plate is placed very near to the gear lever. So it becomes necessary that the curvature of the mount (on which the gear lever & cup holder plastic mould is mounted) are in sync.
If it is in sync with your new car than it is usable.
But, like someone pointed. It leaves holes in your old car chasis!
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Heres a snap of the base plate bolted to the chasis curve of my zen.
If anyone is interested I can start a new thread on this install. I have a complete set of pictures.
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Security is above all, a state of mind. If the car looks unattractive either due to locks or bad condition thieves will stay away.

How to beat the car thieves:

1. Drive an old beat up car. No matter what is under the hood - no thief will come near it.

2. Do not clean your car ever. The dust and grime will deter the most determined thief.

3. Put a fancy looking black box with military markings on the dash with flashing lights, beeper etc. Switch off the lights and beeper when you get in - remember to switch on the lights and beeper when you get out.

4. Drive a car with low re-sale value.

5. To deter 'friends' from 'borrowing' your car - interchange the spark plug leads.

6. Use a chain and padlock to tie your car to a lampost, pillar or ring set in wall/ground.

7. Become a politician so you can have black cat commandos surround and protect your car 24/7.

8. Buy yourself a huge big dog and keep him in the car - remember a hungry dog is an angry dog, so do not feed him.

9. Sell your car and hitch a ride with that cute neighbour.

Cheers,
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prince_pervez : Please start a new thread with pics. It would be useful to everyone.
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Heres a snap of the base plate bolted to the chasis curve of my zen.
If anyone is interested I can start a new thread on this install. I have a complete set of pictures.
prince.

how come your gear lock is mounted on the left side of the gearshift ?
yours looks like and Hyundai original manufactured by minda. i have the same brand.
my Santro's on the right. have attached some pics.

are these locks fit-able on either side?
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prince.

how come your gear lock is mounted on the left side of the gearshift ?
yours looks like and Hyundai original manufactured by minda. i have the same brand.
my Santro's on the right. have attached some pics.

are these locks fit-able on either side?
Hi Unique Mods! Yours is a Pin type install. Mine is a 'U' type.
With the plate and the visible lock (which should act as a deterrent)
on the right side, it would be a cause for discomfort for the driver.
On the other hand having a Pin type, like yours, on the left side would be a problem for the driver everytime, he (the driver) wants to lock/unlock it.
I the picture gives you a better idea.

By the way your install is
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Which one is costly U-type or Pin type ?
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Which one is costly U-type or Pin type ?
I can comment on 'U' type.
Ranges from 1100 to 1500.
If the company has a franchise in the town where you live installation would be free. If you courier it and you have no franchise of that company, but there are fitters of some other brand, then installation should take around 150 - 200 bucks.

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prince.

how come your gear lock is mounted on the left side of the gearshift ?
yours looks like and Hyundai original manufactured by minda. i have the same brand.
my Santro's on the right. have attached some pics.

are these locks fit-able on either side?

I guess they can be fitted on either side, as I got pin type gear lock installed on my NHC and its on left side. I must say, its lot more convenient than having it on right side.
One of my other friend had it on right side and it created so much inconvenience that now he has stopped using it !
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I guess they can be fitted on either side, as I got pin type gear lock installed on my NHC and its on left side. I must say, its lot more convenient than having it on right side.
One of my other friend had it on right side and it created so much inconvenience that now he has stopped using it !
Depends, if you are used to it, and can manage to get the key in the slot without looking then, yes it is comfortable. For me, I would want to be sure where my key is going.
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Depends, if you are used to it, and can manage to get the key in the slot without looking then, yes it is comfortable. For me, I would want to be sure where my key is going.
Its not about the key, but the pin doesn't come out unless we push the seat a little more backward than normal. So moving the seat everytime one wants to lock and unlock is irritating.
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Its not about the key, but the pin doesn't come out unless we push the seat a little more backward than normal. So moving the seat everytime one wants to lock and unlock is irritating.
i guess mine,installed on the right side is fine as i can unlock and lock without moving the seat.

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Its not about the key, but the pin doesn't come out unless we push the seat a little more backward than normal. So moving the seat everytime one wants to lock and unlock is irritating.
Ohh if that is the case then I'd prefer a 'U' type any day. Just slot the gear lever in neutral and slap on the gear lock (click sound) with one hand (left) and thats about it.
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