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STOLEN FIERO....RECOVERED!!! by FieroSE86
Started on: 12-23-2003 12:37 AM
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Report this Post12-23-2003 12:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroSE86Send a Private Message to FieroSE86Direct Link to This Post
Well, Christmas has come early for me, my Fiero was recovered! What's more unbelievable, it was recovered up in part of my own neighborhood! It was up over the hill from where I live, probably a half mile away. It's was in an area of the neighborhood that I never go into. The person's house it was parked in front of called the police and complained about a car that's been parked in front of their house "for at least a month". It would be 2 weeks today. Anyway, the damage was minimal for a stolen car. The steering column was "popped" and the console with the stereo was broken opened up and the radio ripped out. The amplifier was stolen from behind the seat also. Aside from that, no body damage, no broken glass. The inteior light wasn't working, I suspect that a fuse popped when they cut the radio wires. I had the car towed for processing. A detective will call me in a few days if they find anything. I know it's unlikely, but if there's a chance, I want it. What's great is the stereo had a built in "security system" where a code has to be entered anytime the power is disconnected from it. I hope the bastards get caught and thrown in jail for auto theft, when all they got away with is a non functional stereo!

I am SOOO glad to have my car "back". I guess now begins the repair process. I have full coverage insurance on the car and the receipts for the stolen equipment, so I think those should be covered. What i'll need is a new steering column for stick shift car and whatever else for the radio console. Probably the brushed metal looking plastic piece...i suspect it was broken instead of carefully removed. Oh, I also kind of need a factory wiring harness for subwoofer stereo. I had the aftermarket equipment wired into the factory wiring harness. If anyone can help me with these parts, please let me know!!

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Report this Post12-23-2003 12:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobrianClick Here to Email fierobrianSend a Private Message to fierobrianDirect Link to This Post
THANK GOD FOR THAT ONE.it is great to have one back before it got chopped ,time for some BIG GUY with a bat to stand guard oh wait i'm a securityguard i will be over in a hour just kidding
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Report this Post12-23-2003 01:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero_silvaClick Here to Email fiero_silvaSend a Private Message to fiero_silvaDirect Link to This Post
good for you!!!
glad to hear its back mostly ok


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Report this Post12-23-2003 01:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for camonClick Here to Email camonSend a Private Message to camonDirect Link to This Post
What an awesome early christmas gift!

Glad to here it!

Hope they catch the bas!@%d(s)!

The stereo is the real kicker....they think they're taking a little added bonus....only to findout they can't use it!

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Report this Post12-23-2003 08:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
Glad you got your car back!! I'm sure you'll find whatever parts you need quickly. Wish I had some to offer, but it's all I can do to keep my Formula going, if you know what I mean.
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Report this Post12-23-2003 08:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
YES!
Glad you got it back!

Was the head unit an aftermarket piece? Or was it one of the UP3s that we have been installing?

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Report this Post12-23-2003 10:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JdlogSend a Private Message to JdlogDirect Link to This Post
Very very very very very...happy! I was hoping you'd eventually get it back in good shape so, this is great news.

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Report this Post12-23-2003 10:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ezramoreSend a Private Message to ezramoreDirect Link to This Post
Congtatulations dude, Hope the insurance covers everything. Car thieves are like horse thieves and should be hung as such....hope they catch them.
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Report this Post12-23-2003 10:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
Merry Christmas. Did you check that it runs ok? Hope they didnt blow up anything for you. Hopefully, they just wanted stereo stuff, then abandoned it.
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Report this Post12-23-2003 10:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RTNmsdsClick Here to visit RTNmsds's HomePageClick Here to Email RTNmsdsSend a Private Message to RTNmsdsDirect Link to This Post
I also am happy for you. Merry Christmas.
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Report this Post12-23-2003 10:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCRDirect Link to This Post
Congrats. I'm suprised your insurance hadn't paid out already, being two weeks and all. When my T/A was stolen, I had to wait three days (found it on the 3'rd day). Also, unless you have a carrier policy (extra) the insurance might not cover the stereo equipment. I found out the hard way when I got my T/A back.

Good luck. I'm sure it will be better than before when you're done.

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Report this Post12-23-2003 12:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroSE86Send a Private Message to FieroSE86Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Raydar:

YES!
Glad you got it back!

Was the head unit an aftermarket piece? Or was it one of the UP3s that we have been installing?

It was an aftermarket Kenwood unit. I just put it in about 6 months ago. I bought it so that I could hook up my iPod through an auxillary adapter. Thank god I never left my iPod in my car.


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Report this Post12-23-2003 12:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RACEClick Here to visit RACE's HomePageClick Here to Email RACESend a Private Message to RACEDirect Link to This Post
Amazing recovery. Score one for the good guys. I wish I had the parts to help you out.

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Report this Post12-23-2003 05:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MorkidanClick Here to Email MorkidanSend a Private Message to MorkidanDirect Link to This Post
Thats great!!!!!

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Report this Post12-23-2003 07:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofetishClick Here to Email fierofetishSend a Private Message to fierofetishDirect Link to This Post
Obviously don't post the answer here, but yes or no will do...was it obvious how they got in, or is that a mystery?
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Edit:seems a little bit like a moan about the People who reported it outside their house exaggerating....don't moan!!LOL!!!! Makes no difference, at least they reported it, which got your car back!!!

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Report this Post12-23-2003 07:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroSE86Send a Private Message to FieroSE86Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by fierofetish:

Obviously don't post the answer here, but yes or no will do...was it obvious how they got in, or is that a mystery?
fierofetish
Edit:seems a little bit like a moan about the People who reported it outside their house exaggerating....don't moan!!LOL!!!! Makes no difference, at least they reported it, which got your car back!!!

No, it was not obvious how "they" got into the car. There was no broken glass. Everyone knows how easy it is to get into a Fiero w/o a key though. The claim of the "neighbors" saying "it's been there for over a month" makes me a little curious too. My own reasoning tells me it was kids that really only wanted the radio. They moved it to a spot that was easier to get home from after they ripped out the equipment. Don't want to get caught walking around with stolen stereo equipment. It's possible that it was just a rendezvous spot for "professionals" also. Professionals would have taken the valuable parts from the car also, not just the stereo. I'm just glad it's recovered and hope everything runs okay.

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Report this Post12-23-2003 08:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofetishClick Here to Email fierofetishSend a Private Message to fierofetishDirect Link to This Post
Of course I am pleased for you too..forgot to mention that!!!
The reason I asked if entry was obvious,was because 1.Is it well known to the general public how "easy" it is to get into a Fiero, or just Fiero owners? Hard to judge, I guess, but if it only applies mainly to Fiero owners, both past and present, it would seem the thief was therefore either a past/current owner who knows about it.If it is generally known about by the Public, then I guess it could have been anybody. My 88 Fiero has a very strange anti-theft device built in, and I think it is original, because it has like a black key with Fiero written on it,just below where the electronic rear hood button would be.When I picked the car up in Germany, the previous owner neglected to tell me about it,and during the journey,when I stopped for refreshment and a sleep(impossible in a Fiero!!) I knocked it out of its socket, and it took me 30 heartstopping minutes to find why it wouldn't restart after my nap!!I was 400 miles from home in the middle of France, and really thought I was in deep $h!t!! Luckily a process of elimination led me to realise this funny looking Key on the floor was in fact an isolator, and ten minutes to find where it went!!Is this standard on 88 2m4 Fieros, or not? Seems to me to be a perfect way to safeguard our Fieros if it was on the market
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Report this Post12-23-2003 10:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ManiMackClick Here to Email ManiMackSend a Private Message to ManiMackDirect Link to This Post
If they busted the ignition lock they have to have a little skill. It could be someone that drives around and brakes into cars for a living. This kind of person knows the fiero is an easy job. If they spot a nice deck and other stereo stuff in your car they see EZ $$$.

I don't really worry about my Fiero getting stolen. I just worry about someone breaking into it and taking my deck, sub, and amp down to the pawn shop.

Glad you got your ride back guy!

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