Citroen C1, Peugeot 107, 108 & Toyota Aygo Owners Club. (Discount code for CityBugStore: C1OC)

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:26 am 
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Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:11 pm
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Drives: 2015 C1 Feel
So some thieving scumbag decided they'd try and break into my daughters Aygo. Nothing was taken, but they left the lock barrel a very loose fit in the door panel and have also slightly distorted the door panel around the lock.

On investigation the lock barrel locking tab inside the door had been distorted. Couldn't get this back into shape, so managed to find a second hand one on eBay. This at least meant the barrel was fixed securely to the door. However the key would no longer work the lock. Something was broken inside or something stuck inside as the key will not go all the way in.

I didn't want to end up with different keys on the car so ordered a replacement matched barrel from Toyota. The lock was cheaper than I had expected at £55. Replacement was easy enough, just pisses me off that these lowlifes have no respect for other peoples things. Don't want to claim on the insurance as my daughter is a new driver so hasn't been able to protect her no claims bonus yet.

Will live with the shallow dent for the time being. Thankfully there is no paint damage so hopefully a dent repair specialist will be able to sort this at reasonable cost.

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 12:05 pm 

Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:11 am
Posts: 36
Drives: 2007 C1
It's really sad when this happens. They did this to my Saxo back in the 90's when they stole all my stereo equipment. The repair centre welded a steel ring in round the lock on my repair to stop it happening again.

The most annoying thing is there is no need to do it. Getting into an Aygo/C1/107 is easy and only takes a few seconds without damaging the car (I have locked my keys in the car on more than one occasion)

They are just scumbags with no skills.

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:02 pm
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Drives: PEUGEOT 107
It is very annoying when this happens, as said there are some totally clueless car theives out there.

Good to know it doesn't cost much to get a replacement lock made up.

Had one my cars many years ago broken into, they just smashed the passenger door window, so even less skill. I was expecting no stereo etc, but they nicked my road tax disc. If I'd known cost of replacement disc, I would left the window down/door open so been easier for them, cost me more to replace window even with insurance excess and never ending discovery of glass shards for months after.

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