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mandalman

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I have had my Seven for 22 years, driven 130,000 miles and parked up all over the place. (And I think I don't use it enough). I have never returned to the car to find the boot or tonneau unpoppered.

By all means, if you have a removable steering wheel put it in the boot and use a bicycle lock to secure it there. But what else do you want to leave in the car? Take your valuables with you.

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I have a standard cash box with digital keypad to store camera, tyre gauge, car registration, insurance info and other bits & pieces. It is cable locked to the chassis tubes and bolted through the wooden part of the boot floor to stop it sliding around. I take the steering wheel with me, but could thread the cash box cable lock through it, too. The cable lock was supplied with the cash box and is just a cable loop with a crimped metal end that you put inside the cash box, it is then secured when the lid is locked.

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7EE43C0E-111D-4FA9-AD83-C3792E83B6E3.thumb.jpeg.c0383c7790f2cc67ec09268cdc7408e6.jpeg Just got this today (prompted by this thread) so I dont have to borrow sons scooter lock.

It wont stop the Brinks Matt gang but opportunist yes. B&Q £4. Its short at 0.6m so not much slack to have a good swing on it!!

Ian

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From the experience with people not realising they have space saver spare wheels, tool kits, inflator kits, vast caverns etc in their own cars a bit of foam to hold stuff in place with a trimmed panel over the top seems the best way to hide things in the boot.  This is especially true if the spare lives under a panel in a space under the main boot floor like the XC90. A breakers or eBay may have a civic / CRV / jazz boot floor to cut up. Golf parcel shelves are also pretty tough and light composite panels. I guess if some tea leaf sees no wheel on the column there may be a quick check in the boot for it as it's the obvious place to store it.

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