Originally Posted by jamie2727
Not concerned about the door lock so much as the damage to the cylinder. If someone wants to steal it, regardless if the door is open or not, they re still going pop the ignitoin. Looking forward to some constructive help on here....
I believe that was constructive to reduce the extent of future damage done which would reduce the out of pocket expenses for you since you dont have comp coverage.
One of the main reasons I don't lock my doors is because I run a soft top and thieves are notorious for slashing windows for access to the inside. Either way if the door is locked or not someone can enter my jeep. So to save my top I choose to leave my jeep unlocked and dont keep anything in it that I am not willing to loose. Luckily I have the SKIM function, but this wont help much if it gets towed away by a flat bed.
I had my 98 broken into and rifled through when I had it. Since it didnt have the SKIM on it, the very next day I had a security system installed. Sure enough it went off that night. Took me a while to get to it because I lived in an apartment at the time and it was in the parking garage. I think the loud noises and flashing lights scared the thief away because the door was swinging open when I got to it. Probably would have lost my Jeep that night.
Good luck with your repairs.