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Stan

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Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 6:07pm

Stolen or lost spare wheel

Hi guys

Arriving home from a long weekend close to Parys I noticed my spare wheel not there anymore including the plate that is usually attached to the chain holding the spare wheel.
Question is, do they steal the plate with the spare wheel. or could I have lost it all?

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Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 1:21pm

If it came off during driving you would have heard or felt something. I have a switch on mine, linked to the alarm, if it drops about 2cm the alarms triggers, and during driving the roof lights will come on.

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Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 2:09pm

Hi Erik
Give me details where to connect it

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Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 3:27pm

I just daisy chained it to one of the rear door switches. So it is the same as opening a door. Just remove one of the door switches and run a new wire in line to a pressure switch above the spare. Easy peasy.

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Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 7:34pm

I have opened the back inner side panel finding the lefthand back door switch. I will buy a door switch tomorrow and wire it up.

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Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 7:35pm

I also found a grommet under the carpet above the spare wheel space, taking the wire through it.

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Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 8:35am

Only problem with this setup, if you remove the spare you cannot arm the alarm. Unless you bypass that switch. But I have in more than 5 years never removed my spare other than the periodic checks.

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Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 4:29pm

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I have fitted the switch and wired it to the door switch. When all the doors are closed and arm it, I drop the spare wheel the cab light comes on but no siren. I thaught the siren will trigger?

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Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 7:03pm

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Found the problem, the siren fuse was removed. and that could only have been removed when serviced or was never fitted.

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Monday, May 7th 2018, 9:19am

Glad you came right.
I dont think I would have thought about the fuse. Why would they remove that fuse anyway?
Makes you think that the service agents work with the thief's that steal our cars.

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Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 5:07pm

These days you never know.

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Friday, May 11th 2018, 6:39pm

All back to normal. but have a steel rim for a spare and a new mag stored away until I sell her. and a bicyle lock

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