Ducato bonnet lock

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  1. Steve

    Steve Funster Life Member

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    Does anyone know of a good external bonnet lock that will fit my 2004 Ducato.
    Steve
     
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    Easily modified for a bonnet....

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    Or a neater solution....

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    you could use bonnet pins rally car style and put a padlock though the hole instead of a pin
     
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    I was thinking when i posted the question that i was not being accurate enough with my request. So if someone has any info that does not involve chains, padlocks, welding etc that would be nice.:LOL:
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    I wonder why you need one? The catch is locked inside the cab.
     
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    Stick this in a prominent place on your bonnet...

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    Yes I was wondering this, why do you want to lock the bonnet more securely than it already is?
     
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    Because it is easy to open from outside if you know how to.[​IMG]:rolleyes:
    And to get to the release from the inside would take all of 5 secs. I want to put a battery isolation switch with low amp bypass on it but not much good if the bonnet can be opened so easily.
     
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    Fair enough. It occurs to me however that your, I presume, anti-theft device would not really be apparent to any passing tealeaf who would not spend time trying to find out why it wouldn't start.
     
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    I could strip your engine down to it's component parts from the underneath in about 2 hours, regardless of whether there was a bonnet lock. Are you perhaps concentrating on the wrong security?
     
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    Would this switch be obviously an anti theft device to any would be thief ?
     
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    readly available battery terminal switch. will blow fuse if high current draw ie starting. But easy to bypass if you can open the bonnet with ease.
     
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    just immobilise the van with a hidden switch breaking the ignition line or diesel pump depending on which van. making things more complicated than needed is unnecessary
     
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