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Old 01-24-2011
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anyone else seen this?

So i was just on you tube and stumbled on this strange video in regards to a defect on ford rangers. I dunno if its been posted just wanted to share I plan on seeing for myself tomorrow anyways here, YouTube - Ford Ranger Owners must know info.
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btw am i the only one who thinks broadcasting the exact method of how to do this this is a terrible idea....
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btw am i the only one who thinks broadcasting the exact method of how to do this this is a terrible idea....
Then why did you post it? There's always a noob who comes along from time to time who posts it.
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well i suppose i was just trying to help? Just though I'd enlighten the ignorant but being as im a noob i don't suppose anyone cares. So suffice it to say when your truck gets stolen... **** happens lol
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I am sure the people on this forum are not going to go out and steal Rangers.....
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This info doesn't need to be spread any more than it is
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jeez i was trying to help
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im pretty sure most of us have seen it, I didn't even have to watch the video to already know what it is. i heard a while back that there we're some guys making a quick "fix" for it by putting some kind of plate or something in front of rod so you can't hook it. but note, this only works for 02 and down rangers. you can't do it in the new ones, we've tried at work.
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yeah can we keep this on the downlow.. my truck was just a victim of this crap.
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This info doesn't need to be spread any more than it is
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and i really dont think ford will fix it
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Mods, please lock and delete this thread.

You can fix this, but you'd have to take your door panels off and either JB weld or caulk some sort of block off plate on both sides.
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Well I genuinely apologize as I stated earlier was only trying to help ,I didn't know people would get so upset I for one was glad to hear about this so i can prepare accordingly for the ones who are to ignorant to understand the point I've tried to make ill leave you with this "those who fail to prepare, prepare to fail".
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Why exactly does that "feature" exist? Ford must have made it that way for a reason, but why?
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Well I genuinely apologize as I stated earlier was only trying to help ,I didn't know people would get so upset I for one was glad to hear about this so i can prepare accordingly for the ones who are to ignorant to understand the point I've tried to make ill leave you with this "those who fail to prepare, prepare to fail".
Is that one complete sentence?
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Even if you can get in to the truck that easy, there is still the problem of trying to start it with no key.
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Lay off him, damn, he was just making a point......
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Even if you can get in to the truck that easy, there is still the problem of trying to start it with no key.
Right but once they're in, they can take what they want. It's almost as bad if you open the door and see someone's gone through everything you have in there vs. someone taking your rig.
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im pretty sure most of us have seen it, I didn't even have to watch the video to already know what it is. i heard a while back that there we're some guys making a quick "fix" for it by putting some kind of plate or something in front of rod so you can't hook it. but note, this only works for 02 and down rangers. you can't do it in the new ones, we've tried at work.
it works on my 04 i keep a wrench in my bed incase i lock my keys in my truck so i can unlock it
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i do this when im an idiot and lock my keys in the truck
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OMG, I just read watched that video, Went out and tried it on my 2004 and it popped right open.. How stupid that this exists ?

My mother also owns a 2004 and she locks her keys in her truck atleast once a month.. I believe she's put a few pop-a-lock techs kids through college... She'll be pissed off to know how easy this was !
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it works on my 04 i keep a wrench in my bed incase i lock my keys in my truck so i can unlock it
Maybe i just suck at opening them, pretty sure i tired it once and failed. i know you cant do it on the new ones, casue i've had people who have no problem doing it every time that can't open up newer ones. im thinking of doing a quick fix for it, maybe i'll make a how-to out of it.
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i do this when im an idiot and lock my keys in the truck
I haven't done this yet, but I'm glad i know how to do it.

And to the guys complaining, there are many other easy ways to break into our trucks. Just don't leave anything valuable in sight and don't blast your stereo (if you have a nice one) in public places just before you park it. Using common sense will help avoid your truck getting broken into more than a car alarm will. If someone wants in bad enough they'll get in.
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good to know, now I can get the OHCs out of everyones Rangers
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Right but once they're in, they can take what they want. It's almost as bad if you open the door and see someone's gone through everything you have in there vs. someone taking your rig.
exactly. its not about taking the truck. its about taking whatevers inside. its almost more agrivating to find the idiot left the antenna on your passenger floor board then breaking the window or something. as me how i know.. it sucks. this thread needs to go.
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This is great information for all of us to know. I've used it before when I locked my keys in my truck at the auto parts store. Its not bad to have the info on here but broadcasting it on the news is different. There is no point to delete the thread cause most morons that would break into vehicles would probably look on youtube first on how to break in before they look here. Get over it. I've had my truck broke into twice and stuff stolen. Nothing I can do about it.
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