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Old 20th May 2010, 18:21   #61
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Glad to hear this Raj.
Is the hooter easily accessible from outside?!

What happened with Behram's idea!
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Old 20th May 2010, 18:41   #62
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Glad to hear this Raj.
Is the hooter easily accessible from outside?!
ridiculously, its very easily accessible from outside.

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i have worked on that too, just dint disclose it in a public forum.
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Old 20th May 2010, 20:31   #63
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Dear Behram sir, i have sent you a PM with my mobile number. If possible, please pass me your number so that i can call you. thanks.


@ greenhorn: PM me your e-mail id buddy, i'll send you a scanned copy of the manual where everything is illustrated clearly. by the way, my dealer changed the code in my car. every dealer should know this.
Hey Raj,

i recently bought a Lx model (mHawk) i checked the glove box and couldn't locate anything. Is it only for the VLx? or am i missing something here?

Thanks in advance
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Hey mate,

firstly if there is a chance that Mahindra A.S.S. in hand in glove then why to go there and get your locks changed. Go to some other place and get the lock set. Then visit a mechanic and get the locks fitted. This way Mahindra A.S.S. dont come into the picture.

Steering and Gear Lock can be broken but they are visual deterrents. Gear Lock is more stronger than the steering lock it seems.

You get a battery disconnector switch from Hella for 250 bucks. This can be kept at a hidden location. You should ask the Jeep Guys about security and they would have lots to share.
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Old 21st May 2010, 07:50   #65
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Hey Raj,

i recently bought a Lx model (mHawk) i checked the glove box and couldn't locate anything. Is it only for the VLx? or am i missing something here?

Thanks in advance
since you bought the scorpio recently, i assume its the refresh model & so it has a more advanced i-CAT system. however, i now believe that even the i-CAT scorpios can be stolen, maybe chances are less.

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Hey mate,

firstly if there is a chance that Mahindra A.S.S. in hand in glove then why to go there and get your locks changed. Go to some other place and get the lock set. Then visit a mechanic and get the locks fitted. This way Mahindra A.S.S. dont come into the picture.

Steering and Gear Lock can be broken but they are visual deterrents. Gear Lock is more stronger than the steering lock it seems.

You get a battery disconnector switch from Hella for 250 bucks. This can be kept at a hidden location. You should ask the Jeep Guys about security and they would have lots to share.
i would get the original locks only at the mahindra A.S.S.

A GEAR LOCK IN A SCORPIO IS USELESS. i knew the reason for this but it was also confirmed recently by Mr. Dhabar Behram.

as i said, i have taken some extra measures which i have not openly discussed in a public forum.
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Old 21st May 2010, 13:48   #66
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not necessary mate,

there is a huge market which sells OE stuff as well, just try it.

Final choice is yours. It was just a suggestion.
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Old 21st May 2010, 17:05   #67
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Update 2:
Fitted MicroVBB black box 'Elite' model in my car. details are here.

Expenses-
1) Cost of kit: Rs. 12,600/-
2) Labour charge: Rs. 750/-
3) Cost of remote locking motor: Rs. 1500/- (i needed the same remote to lock/unlock the doors so that i dont need to carry 2 remotes!)
4) Tip to technician: Rs. 200/- (!!!)

total: 15050/-

total damage by thief TILL NOW: Rs. 3500 + 15050 = Rs. 18550/-

Denting & painting work is still pending. also, one lock set is still to be installed.
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Dear Rajeev - have you done EVERYTHING that I told you? Please confirm on telephone.

Dear all - if you want to know, please PM me. I can't put it on an open forum.

Best regards,

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Old 21st May 2010, 17:14   #69
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Update 2:
Fitted MicroVBB black box 'Elite' model in my car. details are here.

Expenses-
1) Cost of kit: Rs. 12,600/-
2) Labour charge: Rs. 750/-
3) Cost of remote locking motor: Rs. 1500/- (i needed the same remote to lock/unlock the doors so that i dont need to carry 2 remotes!)
4) Tip to technician: Rs. 200/- (!!!)

total: 15050/-

total damage by thief TILL NOW: Rs. 3500 + 15050 = Rs. 18550/-

Denting & painting work is still pending. also, one lock set is still to be installed.
I dont know if we have anyone else using MicroVBB here. But I look forward to a fully blown review after a few weeks on MicroVBB here. This will help many people wanting to prevent their car from being stolen.

You can start a new thread on MicroVBB in the Accessory Review section.

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Dear Rajeev - have you done EVERYTHING that I told you? Please confirm on telephone.

Dear all - if you want to know, please PM me. I can't put it on an open forum.

Best regards,

BehramDhabhar
I would suggest you verify their ownership of Scorpio before giving that insider information. Other's might be curious (even I am) but they dont need it and we dont want this information to become public by word of mouth or otherwise.

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I dont know if we have anyone else using MicroVBB here. But I look forward to a fully blown review after a few weeks on MicroVBB here. This will help many people wanting to prevent their car from being stolen.

You can start a new thread on MicroVBB in the Accessory Review section.
sure thing.

in short, i would just say its an investment for your piece of mind.
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Has anyone used Motion Sensor Security Devices. Any idea aboout the costs involved and which company is the best.

and is Shock Sensor really usefull. Does it get triggered with the minutest of movements.

lastly, is it a standard procedure to run the wires on all cars in a similar route as the thieves would know where and how to locate those and cut them easily.
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the only foolproof protection is having a valid insurance policy. Everything else can be cracked!
I second that.

Jacking a car off is a 90 second job. Unlike everybody else I here disagree that the thief was a smart one or did a neat job or whatever is being mentioned here. On the contrary the car jacker here couldn't afford a pda and a trip to malaysia may be which is why the car is still with you and I'm glad that it is

If you think that having a gear-lock and steering lock in the car would mean the car jacker would have to cut through the steel then a visit to the jama mazjid area (old delhi) could clear these misconceptions. Master-keys to these are sold like anything (only to the right (read wrong) people though) and a brief training (if needed) comes free with it.

A kill-switch, if its started coming with a remote now-a-days (not certain), hidden somewhere could be the best bet out of everything IMO.

Electrical engineers could help here maybe.
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Old 29th May 2010, 08:11   #73
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Raj, I saw this thread today!
All I can say is I'm truly glad your car is still with you.
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@ fine69: i totally agree with you & thanks for the suggestions.

@ Anup: even i feel the same saab!
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Update 2:
Fitted MicroVBB black box 'Elite' model in my car. details are here.

Expenses-
1) Cost of kit: Rs. 12,600/-
2) Labour charge: Rs. 750/-
3) Cost of remote locking motor: Rs. 1500/- (i needed the same remote to lock/unlock the doors so that i dont need to carry 2 remotes!)
4) Tip to technician: Rs. 200/- (!!!)

total: 15050/-

total damage by thief TILL NOW: Rs. 3500 + 15050 = Rs. 18550/-

Denting & painting work is still pending. also, one lock set is still to be installed.
Denting & painting work done. Total expense - Rs. 4500/- (also covers the painting part of the front bumper)

Total damage: Rs. 23050/-
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