But the question still remains of how they did it in the first place. Esure are not commenting, either they know or they do not. I think the latter.
It may of happened to me, which it means it may happen to you, which means as a forum of owners we should be able to identify how this was done.
Mean time pottering around in my Karmann Ghia till get a replacement, but am now wary of buying a Ti again. 3.2's look cheap with Q4 though.
Well thankyou NorthernLad for bringing this to all our attention, and glad to read you have finally had a fair offer from your insurer, still a horrid experience to have to go through
After reading about the facts of your car clearly being driven/cctv and other details, I spent alot of time (like others
) trying to work out how this could have been done.
I spent many cold nights in the garrage crawling all over the electrics on my car doing my own investigation.
I spoke to professional people on the matter of "hot wiring" from my work place (Essex Police) and close friends who have excellent knowledge of many automobile systems.
With the information I gathered I decided to Introduce my own imobilising, that only I know the workings of! And this is the key bit! - there are no diagrams etc for thiefs to lookup on my wiring or cars in breakers yards with my system to experiment on!!
What I decided to do is incorporate FingerPrint recognition into the mix, providing a visible deterrant as the scanner screen flashes with the armed alarm l.e.d, and secondly, needing two forms of ID to drive the car away - The keyfob and correct Fingerprint!
Ok so every system has its flaw, mine is - I could wake up with a mad axe man after my thumbs
YouTube - Brera fingerprint scanner edit.mpg
YouTube - fingerprintautostartcircuit.mpg