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Old 05-05-2009, 12:10 PM
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How secure is your garage?

I read this article today and it reminded me that it's not a good idea to leave your garage door opener in the car when you park it in a public parking garage. The attendants can steal it along with your address and then get into your house when you're not at home. Apparently these types of robberies are on the rise during this economic downturn. I'm sure we've all thought of this, but it's worth a friendly reminder!

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2009/04/30/how-safe-is-your-garage-break-ins-on-the-rise/
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:48 PM
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I don't much about these gizmoes but is there a way to reprogram them or cancel the code in case they do get stolen?
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:02 PM
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what if your car is the garage door opener?Some cars have that feature now.Guess they just steal the car eh.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:02 PM
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I would have to take the rearview mirror off my S430 then.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:05 PM
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My garage door has been broken for going on 6 months now so it's wide open. Although even when it was closed it still never locked the side door. Probably should.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:18 PM
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I don't much about these gizmoes but is there a way to reprogram them or cancel the code in case they do get stolen?
With any that I have seen, you reset the system (by holding down a button on the motor unit) to delete all of the currently-known transmitters. Then you add back the ones that you still own.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:22 PM
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I read this article today and it reminded me that it's not a good idea to leave your garage door opener in the car when you park it in a public parking garage. The attendants can steal it along with your address and then get into your house when you're not at home. Apparently these types of robberies are on the rise during this economic downturn. I'm sure we've all thought of this, but it's worth a friendly reminder!

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2009/04/30/how-safe-is-your-garage-break-ins-on-the-rise/
My dad's always said that could happen, and I thought he was just being paranoid. Just a part of society's constant sink I guess.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:24 PM
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I would have to take the rearview mirror off my S430 then.
I don't think the OP knows this.

My E300TD's rearview mirror assembly holds 3. One for each home I owned, and 1 for the GF's home. he - he
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:26 PM
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I wish I had a garage at all. Might be next summers project, then I'll be able to worry about where my garage door opener is.

Of course, where I live, I don't even lock all the doors unless I will be gone for more than a day.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:27 PM
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Homelink does not work when the car is off. For that matter, it no workie without a car. So if a thief steal your mirror, hes out of luck.


I doubt the guys these guys have the tools to steal the rolling code from your homelink. Tools like that are expensive.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:34 PM
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If your remote gets stolen just unplug the opener until you can get it reprogramed.

My currant securty isn't to bad; was thinking about upgrading to something else though...maybe a P90 or G36 clone.

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Old 05-05-2009, 01:41 PM
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I don't think the OP knows this.

My E300TD's rearview mirror assembly holds 3. One for each home I owned, and 1 for the GF's home. he - he
Oh excellent idea on the GF Hmm need to find where she stashes the remote her Rover has the in car feature
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:47 PM
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They would have to tear the visor off the Volvo and tear the headliner out of the Lexus, I homelink all of my stuff.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:02 PM
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I still have to get out and open the door by hand every day
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:02 PM
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Oh excellent idea on the GF Hmm need to find where she stashes the remote her Rover has the in car feature
You bet! She was down with it, since I'd roost at her home when off the road.
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