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Able to pop hood from outside car?

Old 07-27-2010, 10:31 AM
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So, the downside to shaved door handles... I had a good friend of mine pick up the car from the body shop while I was out of town. He was tired, parked it, popped the battery disconnect and closed the doors...



He's now locked out of the car.



Is there an easy way to pop the hood from underneath the car? We just need to get power back to the door mechanism. I'll be home tonight to look at it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:02 PM
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It was uncomfortably easy to do. I already have the belly pan removed, so the latch mechanism was easily accessible. I just pulled down on the cable and it popped open.



Time to install the security system!
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:20 PM
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I was gonna recommend a sawzall.. Glad you got in without one.



As far as a security system.. anyone that wants under the hood badly enough to take the drip pan off, cut it or rip it off.... will just crowbar the hood anyway. I don't even have a hood latch on mine anymore..just hood pins
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:57 PM
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So you think the death ray and flesh eating virus I installed under the hood is overkill?



I know, it just literally took me 3 seconds to pop the hood. It gives me some heartburn considering how much I have invested in this car.
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So you think the death ray and flesh eating virus I installed under the hood is overkill?



I know, it just literally took me 3 seconds to pop the hood. It gives me some heartburn considering how much I have invested in this car.
There are hood pins with locks on them. That is also why Im going to install a hood switch for my alarm. pop the hood alarm goes we we we all the way home, and a battery back up.







Tilt Sensor: Detects 15% movement of a trunk lid or hood as it is opened, as the tilt angle changes. Is used in situations where normal pin switches can not be installed. Trips car alarm when tilt degee change is detected.



Strobe Light with Piezo Siren: This strobe light and siren is used iside the passeger compartment of the vehicle to attract atention and frighten off the theif. When the car alarm sounds, the strobe flashes and its own internal piezo siren shrieks a high pitched scream guaranteed to drive away anyone who tries to enter the inside of the car.



Backup Battery: A backup battery give the auto security system backup power in case of loss of power. Examples: You leave your lights on in the car and your battery runs down. If someone brakes in, your alarm will not sound unless you have backup power. Or say a burglar deliberately targets your car battery somehow either damaging it or disconnecting it. With a car alarm backup battery your vehicle security system will still work, protecting your investment. The battery backup is connected only to the car alarm. It does not power the car. It is isolated from the vehicle’s main battery, but it is charged by the vehicle.
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