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      09-05-2012, 01:01 AM   #80
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Drives: F10 Sold
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Essex

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Originally Posted by Hotcoupe View Post
What purpose does fitting a dummy port serve?

Spot on mate. That is what I think.

Originally Posted by TripleBlack View Post
Which dealership was this? or What part code is it, if you still have the packaging by any chance.

Just went to my local and I was told its not possible to get one "As it comes securely attached to each car"
I'd love to go back to him and correct him with a part code.
You are gutted as dealers wasted your time.

Now think same for those bastards who (I hope never) will try to steal your car.

If there is no OBD port, they will say nasty words to praise your work and move on.
However if there is dummy port and they try to start programming their key and after 1-2 attempts if they find 'SHIT, something is wrong with this car, or this owner has disabled obd port', they will become angry and may harm your car physically to take 'REVENGE', since you wasted their precious time.

That 'Revenge' can be deep scratch on your car, another windows smashed, airbag stolen, or something else.

I would simply suggest to relocate the OBD port with addition of clear visual signs for OBD port disabled.