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Alice

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Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« on: October 19, 2020, 05:00:12 PM »
Hi everyone, last night some low lives stole catalytic converter from our Honda Jazz 2005 1339cc auto. They cat through exhaust pipe and ripped out the lambda sensors. >:(  I wonder if anyone here managed to fix their car after this by only paying to a garage for work and buying the parts online or from scrap yards. If you did that where is the best place to find all the parts?

My other question is what did you do to protect the converter being stolen again?  I have looked online and found some kind of shield/cover but I don't know if it will help to protect it.

Any advise is much appreciated.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2020, 07:14:10 PM by Alice »

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 07:34:41 PM »
That's really bad news, it seems the GD Jazz is an easy and regular target.

Unfortunately I can't offer any advice but I guess if they are determined,  no reasonable amount of protection is likely to deter them.

Alice

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 08:58:32 PM »
That's really bad news, it seems the GD Jazz is an easy and regular target.

Unfortunately I can't offer any advice but I guess if they are determined,  no reasonable amount of protection is likely to deter them.

Thank you for your answer UKjim, when we called police they confirmed that Honda Jazz 2005 is the most targeted  car for catalytic converters theft. One of our friends had the same bad luck and when they paid lots of money to fix the car and installed a new converter just 2 days after it was stolen again. It is why I think there is no pint to install a new converter without protection.

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 09:05:53 PM »
That's really bad news, it seems the GD Jazz is an easy and regular target.

Unfortunately I can't offer any advice but I guess if they are determined,  no reasonable amount of protection is likely to deter them.

Thank you for your answer UKjim, when we called police they confirmed that Honda Jazz 2005 is the most targeted  car for catalytic converters theft. One of our friends had the same bad luck and when they paid lots of money to fix the car and installed a new converter just 2 days after it was stolen again. It is why I think there is no pint to install a new converter without protection.
Making me think I should be protecting ours, please let us know if you find something cost effective and economical


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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 09:27:10 PM »
Others have posted both a kit of parts to replace a stolen cat and various anti-theft solutions. If you search the Mk 1 section, you will find the information you are looking for. My car is garaged, so I am not at such a risk, but if I have to leave it, I plug my dashcam into a separate power pack and leave the camera running hoping that if it is stolen, I might catch an image of the ba$tard$ that stole it. I also have a cheap 3rd party cat on my car, and they are not worth much to the thief.

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 04:44:49 PM »
Others have posted both a kit of parts to replace a stolen cat and various anti-theft solutions. If you search the Mk 1 section, you will find the information you are looking for. My car is garaged, so I am not at such a risk, but if I have to leave it, I plug my dashcam into a separate power pack and leave the camera running hoping that if it is stolen, I might catch an image of the ba$tard$ that stole it. I also have a cheap 3rd party cat on my car, and they are not worth much to the thief.

Hi Jocko, we also keep our Jazz in the garage, this happened when I was visiting my friend and parked on her driveway. Our friend got her cat stolen in broad daylight on a Tesco parking, so it can happen anywhere.

Thank you for your advice, I will take a look in the Mk 1 section.

Would you be so kind and tell what model of 3rd party cat did you buy and where? Can you really see the difference in shape or size from the original Honda cat?
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Alice

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 04:48:47 PM »
That's really bad news, it seems the GD Jazz is an easy and regular target.

Unfortunately I can't offer any advice but I guess if they are determined,  no reasonable amount of protection is likely to deter them.

Thank you for your answer UKjim, when we called police they confirmed that Honda Jazz 2005 is the most targeted  car for catalytic converters theft. One of our friends had the same bad luck and when they paid lots of money to fix the car and installed a new converter just 2 days after it was stolen again. It is why I think there is no pint to install a new converter without protection.
Making me think I should be protecting ours, please let us know if you find something cost effective and economical


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The only solution I found so far is a shield/cover on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284016253027?&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId
But I haven't order it yet as I would like to know first if someone else used it and it actually works as theft prevention.

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 06:10:46 PM »
I too saw that eBay item, but canít imagine that 6 self tappers will deter most thiefs.

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 06:30:49 PM »
Just like the older hubcap sites - where 99% of people looking for hubcaps were doing so because theirs had been stolen, the majority looking for CATS is because theirs had been nicked,  it is a complete fiscal cycle... I wonder how many have a actually bought their own CAT back.    It is more profitable to sell complete CATS than to break them down for metals...
Some people will only consider you an expert if they agree with your point of view or advice,  when you give them advice they don't like they consider you an idiot

Alice

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen from my Jazz
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 11:22:49 PM »
I too saw that eBay item, but canít imagine that 6 self tappers will deter most thiefs.
I wonder if it is possible to attach this shield with some extra reinforcement, like on the attached photo. Or make extra holes and pull through them strong metal wires.

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