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h/u knicked from my car last night

Discussion in 'Motors' started by minidan, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    to cut a long story short becouse icba, lol car wasent running right lastnight so i parked it further up the drive right next to my door so i could see from the light, so the cars basicly right on my doorstep.
    i locked it all up and went to bed at about 1 oclock.
    i came to it this afternoon and saw the door was open, i couldent beleive it i looked straight away to see if the h/u was there and it was gone:( they had bent the door back (will get pics if someone wants to host them if u want them lol) but that is all they took, the h/u and the remote, wich was in the drivers door pocket in amongts all my cds, they knew it was there i am certain its someone i know. all the change (including pound coins) is still there in the middle pot all the cds are still there. and nothing else has gone i am absolutley shocked its normally a verry safe place hear i have left my car unlocked with no trouble before and this is the first time in 2 years of driving i have had anything stolen from my car. i dont beelive it was an opertunist, the car is right up the drive. it doesent stand out its a completley standard 1.2 5 door corsa. there was no other ice just standard speakers. i am so anoyed and can feel it inside of me really wanting to hurt someone i wish i was as lucky as vtecman that cought his guys.

    really **** off as you can imagine, is there any ppoint goign to the police?

    Dan
     
  2. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    forgot to mention its a sony cdx-m8800, i still have the box and it wasent cheep:(
     
  3. xcessive

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,548

    Location: kent

    Unlucky mate.
    My last headunit was a Sony CDX-M800 (the one before yours) and the reason i got rid of it was because you couldnt take the front facia off.
     
  4. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    yeah thats the thing that anoyed me most my brother sold his for the same reason, i thought my car blended in enough for it not to be a problem. i was so badly mistaken.:(
     
  5. Cybershot

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,769

    Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Hmm, I have a CDX-M630 which doesn't have a removable fascia either... would really like one that does :/

    Sorry to hear about the break-in minidan. How badly bent is the door? You can upload some pics using Imageshack.
     
  6. Shifter_Hull

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,139

    Location: Hull

    scum need there hands chopped off
     
  7. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

  8. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    i really cant be botherd sorting that lol.
    but the car is right on my doorstep its an absolute ****take!
     
  9. Wolf11

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 582

    Thats a real bummer :( I remember how gutted I was having my HU and changer nicked !

    I always assumed most HU had detachable faceplates but then I am not really that into car audio any more .
     
  10. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    its the only thing these headunits dont do is take there face off:( my someone offerd to buy it off me just 2 days ago and i nearly sold it. it wasent him tho, lol

    Dan
     
  11. Mackass

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,196

    Location: West London

    Is that a bus stop across the road? Chavs may have got bored waiting for the bus, and decided it may be fun to go theft somebody's radio.

    Sorry about your head unit mate, is the head unit covered by insurance?
     
  12. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    mum sugested to try insurance but i am unsure, worth a try i supose but not worth loosing no claims over. it was after 1 in the morning becouse thats when i locked the car, and i doupt it was this afternoon but i dident go out to the car untill late, when i posted this thread.
     
  13. Trickle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,706

    Location: Sheffield

    I dont quite understand why people leave their head units in their car :/

    Where I live it pays to may a point of keeping it visible in my hand as I'm walking back to my house (terrace). Leave my cubby holes open etc aswell.

    Car windows are always getting smashed. Gutters are permanetly littered with glass shards. Yet its always because people left something in view and/or have week unsecure old cars.
     
  14. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,390

    My Sony CDX-M670 had a removable fascia.

    Then it.. just died..
     
  15. Cybershot

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,769

    Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    I've heard a lot of Sony HU's with the Active Black front (or whatever they call them) die of ribbon failure between the HU and LCD :/
     
  16. zain

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,777

    Takes 10 seconds or something to rob a vauxhall...no point going to the police, they wont do anything lol
     
  17. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

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    Location: leeds/bradford

    thats what i thought zain but there is reason enough to go and report it, i dont expect it back but they need to know.

    trickle so many times i have left my car door unlocked even down by accident and nothing happens its not a high crime area at all (there is an estate behind me that is relitivley high but it rarley spills out hear) i used to take it out all the time in the nova but after 4 months of it the c onection wasent as tight as it used to be so i wasent to happy about doing it. even if the front came off they would have still broken in and tried to find it becouse so many people put in in there glove box.

    Dan
     
  18. lmfy2k

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 6,918

    Location: Manchester

    sorry to hear mate, does the car have any type of Alarm installed? may be worth installing an alarm, just as a deterrent?
     
  19. cymatty

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 13,305

    Location: South Yorkshire

    The same thing happened to my old Corsa and my friends clio, its easy to fix the door though with your knee and brute force, it will be ok if they havent damaged the paint as they did with mine :(
     
  20. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    do you by chance drive around with the sound up loud and tell all your friends that you have a half decent head unit? (it doesnt seem all that dear to me tbh)