steering wheel not locking

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by grinner, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Now that is dumb. My aftermarket radio has a blinking theft light and my rear windows are tinted to the point that you would never know what was inside(GM SUV standard). My gps stays hidden and same with CDs and change. I unplug my phone charger after use because my cig ports are always on and then put it under the seat. If someone really wanted my tools in back good luck to them the chest weights around 60lb so not easy to carry and its noisy as hell. All my windows are laminated glass unlike newer cars where only front is, so have fun with that lol. Anyway since the truck looks like hell people would never think to rob it especially because I park next to nicer cars usually.
  2. stchman

    stchman Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    You need to get some different "friends" if they are trying to mess your truck up.

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    That's a false sense of security at best.

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    I did not know locking steering columns were known issues.

    I've had many a vehicle with a locking steering column and it has never given me any trouble.

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    You had laminate glass put all the way around in your Tahoe? Why? Seems like an awful lot of money for pretty much no reason.
  3. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I didn't spend it! I bought the truck with it. To be honest it my only be the wind shield and front windows, only ones I can tell have it. I can't tell if the rear windows have it. The trucks life is very mysterious it also has law enforcement brake dust guards for front and back, but is not listed to have the police prep package.

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    Also my idiot friends no longer get near the truck because they are to busy being screw ups.
  4. stchman

    stchman Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Why would you need brake dust guards with drum brakes?
  5. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    You don't.. I meant to say fronts since obviously a drum is already enclosed..... :oops: Ok, still I do find it weird that is has that package with out it listed in RPO codes. And this isn't me just guessing or BSing its a Chevy dealer who works on police vehicles and trucks the same year as mine who said they've only seen this on law enforcement or government vehicles.
  6. stchman

    stchman Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Maybe the person that hid the vehicle before you installed those parts.
  7. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Anything is possible. I really need to find out the trucks history.
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I think you misunderstood what I meant. I bought my truck used and it had some problems known to me prior to purchase (e.g. dead passenger side window motor, broken passenger side pitman arm, minor rear passenger side quarter panel body damage, bald tires, etc.) ... and the fact that the steering wheel did not lock when I expected it to do so (from having owned a 2001 Silvy) was counted among the 'known issues' I felt I had to address after I bought the truck. I later learned from the stealership that it wasn't ... because no lock should be present.

    My 2004 -does- have a shift lock.

    I have an aftermarket alarm system, too -- but even that is just a deterrent and an added layer of security. (At least my alarm will let me know if a thief with a rollback tries to take it.)

    Like others, I don't put much faith in locking steering wheels. I do, however, feel that the greater the number of security layers, the less likely the vehicle is to be taken. So, I wouldn't mind if my steering wheel locked, as it'd be one more thing for a thief to deal with...
  9. donyms

    donyms Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    My 2002 does not have a lock and I don't think my 2000 had one either. Good luck............ :glasses:
  10. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I like your idea of a pressure pad by the pedals. I'd like to have a security system because I would know if someone were breaking into my truck while I'm at home. As far as if people are going to break in, I agree there's literally nothing that can be done. When I was installed in highschool automotives, I had to replace a lock cylinder that got punched in on a jeep after somebody broke into it with nothing valuable showing. They got about $1 in change, but the change was all inside the console and not visible. The same people also brought their other vehicle in the same day and it had also been broken into.

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