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Old 30 Dec 2002, 06:02 pm
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Default Euro Lights / Too easy to steal?

Has anyone figured out a way to secure or lock these lights? I mean they can be stolen in about 1 min.? Wondering if it's worth the purchase to only have for a short time?
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Old 30 Dec 2002, 06:31 pm
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All the taillights including the OEM, have one torx screw to hold them in. If you leave your PT out and live in an area that you have to worry about loosing any accessories, I guess your better off not putting anything on that will attract attention. A shorty chrome antenna, the replacement chrome handle on the rear hatch or the PT cover that goes over the rear taillights will also come off in a few seconds. The stealing goes on all over the country, more prevalent in some areas, but I wouldn't think the PT accessories would be a hot item...except of course to another PT owner.

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Old 30 Dec 2002, 10:04 pm
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Just like to add one thing to CREWZIN's post. That is we all know that other PT owners would never think of stealing another PT owners accessories, mods or OEM parts. PT owners are not that kind of people.

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Old 31 Dec 2002, 04:10 pm
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Its like everything else now days. If they "WANT" it they "WILL" take it.Sure is a shame....

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Old 01 Jan 2003, 11:40 am
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Yeah, accessories like that are just up for grabs. Example: I had to take my 2001 LE in for repairs (body work) at the Chrysler body shop of all palces. When I went to pick it up, I noticed all four of my chrome valve stem caps were missing from my custom chrome wheels. Caps were made for the stems/wheels, so it wasn't a matter of getting reimbursed by the body shop and then running down to your local Pep Boys for replacements. Anyway, I got some new ones. Agree with smittysPT..."if they want it, they'll take it", no matter how small or where it's parked.<img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
Note to CREWZIN's post: the torx screw on my taillights will also accomodate a flat head screw driver. I guess Chrysler didn't want to discrimnate against theives who don't have or don't know what a torx driver is.

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Old 14 Jan 2003, 01:17 pm
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if you leave the car outside mabye to help slow down a thief mabye a locking cover ??

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