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Old 10-15-2003, 06:29 PM
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Default 350Z HID Headlights stolen!?!?

I just mentioned to my mechanic that I was getting a Z this month. The first thing he said after "cool" is "Man, be carefull, those headlights are stolen alot." He also mentioned that they could steal the lights right off the car without opening the car or setting off the alarm. But he wasn;t sure about the Z specifically.

I think he may mean HID in general, not necessarily a Z. I did see a thing on this on TV once. They were stealing some japanese HID headlights and this one guy had his stolen like 3 times!

I did a little searching on the net, and I think the most stolen headlights were the Maximas.

Anyway, has anyone ever had the Z headlights stolen?

I am guessing (hoping) that the Z headlights aren't too desirable since they would be hard to put on any other car due to the unique swept shape.

Just wondering what you guys all thought.
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Old 10-15-2003, 06:32 PM
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I know the 02/03 Maximas and 02/03 TLS's havea problem in NYC and Jersey area with high theft of HID's, but I havent heard anything on the 350. The problems mainly seem to occur in that region.
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:08 PM
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You can't take the headlights off without opening the hood.
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:10 PM
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opening the hood, as well as the wheel wells I believe, which your cant really get to without jacking up the car or turning the wheels in.
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I haven't heard anything about the headlights, but I have been told about people having problems with attempted door handle thefts.
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:09 PM
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I have done black housing on my Z .there is no way you can take it w/o removing ur front bumper and open your hood.
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:36 PM
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Haven't heard about it on a Z yet...
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Old 10-16-2003, 04:50 AM
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Sounds like the Z is a little safer than the maxmimas.

Thank goodness.
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Originally posted by LaoSiFu
I have done black housing on my Z .there is no way you can take it w/o removing ur front bumper and open your hood.
a crowbar in a thiefs hands can do many amazing things.
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Bet I could take them off without opening the hood. Just give me 15 sec with my chain saw. :P
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the new maxima's are able to be removed without opening the hood, the Z is a much harder go
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well crowbar kinda hurts the purpose, if they wanted to just mess up the car, much better things could be done with a crow bar.
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Originally posted by ares
well crowbar kinda hurts the purpose, if they wanted to just mess up the car, much better things could be done with a crow bar.
if all they want is the HIDs...they can just pry the headlights out and then unhook the bulb and everything and run away
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