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      04-04-2012, 01:57 AM   #23
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I always make sure i have 3 levels of protection, first being the factory fitted alarm, second being a steering wheel lock and third is the two cars always parked up the drive infront of mine!!

But this doesn't stop it happening during the day, so if anyone finds a fix, let me know
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      04-04-2012, 03:41 AM   #24
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Having spoken to Cooks mine will be going in in few weeks to get the mod done,
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      04-04-2012, 10:20 AM   #25
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      04-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #26
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pitty not more local, might have to have a road trip.

Without going into detail online, does it prevent the obd port being used to reprogramme keys?

Can it still be accessed at time of service?
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      04-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #27
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      04-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #28
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Cheers MArt1000.

I currently looking into hiding one of these in the motor, i know it is not like the monitored systems but for 50 i think it is worth a punt.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Realti...item3f1569e2c4
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      04-13-2012, 09:39 AM   #29
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Speak to Cooks Ferry Engineering on 0208 8042002.

Let them know you have a Beemer with push button start and you want the obd protection, and an explanation of what's involved.

Costs £95 all in. If I lived in London I would deffo invest.

On a side not mate, nothing will prevent the glass bieng smashed.
Thanks mate, il give them a call and explain on here what its all about
Any update on what they offer or has anyone had this done?
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      04-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #30
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My window was smashed last week and it looked like it was an attempt to steal my but luckily they were disturbed during the process. A few days later a BMW 1M was stolen from a neighbouring area in the same manner as described above.

I've done a few things to ensure it will be much more difficult to steal if they try to do it again. Annoyingly they scratched my door and I had to remove both front seats to clean up the glass. Also the alarm didn't seem to go off I have comfort access so I wouldn't have accidently pushed the button on the fob twice.

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      04-13-2012, 10:54 AM   #31
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Does pushing the button twice deactivate the alarm?
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      04-13-2012, 11:05 AM   #32
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Turns off the motion sensors IIRC. For example when you leave a dog in the car.
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      04-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #33
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I thought if you have a JB or an Evolve switch etc, you could just delete the map from the car. No map, not start.

That'd certainly slow thieves down wouldn't it. Yes they might have tools to remap the car on the spot but I wonder how many would think to carry the kit with them? Would they have enough maps for all the cars?

To be fair, a determined and skilled thief ain't going to be stopped.
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      04-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #34
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I spoke to Terry who designed the JB4 and he said he could add it as a feature but his worry is that people might activate it by accident and he would be flooded with messages from users who can't start their car.

The JB wouldn't delete the map, it would require a code or button press sequence to switch on power to the coils. If the code isn't activated, no power to coils=no start.

Your last comment is spot on though, if they want it bad enough then they will take.
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      04-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #35
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http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...high-end-bmws/

copy and paste this link to your browser. over 160 bmw's stolen in the midlands alone since jan 2012
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      04-13-2012, 12:04 PM   #36
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http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...high-end-bmws/

copy and paste this link to your browser. over 160 bmw's stolen in the midlands alone since jan 2012
Your link doesnt seem to work for me. See if this does

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...high-end-bmws/
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      04-14-2012, 09:56 AM   #37
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Know anyone Birmingham way offering this?

Hell of a lot being stolen in the west midlands by the same method
I'm offering this service, based in Birmingham. I work at BM Auto Parts in West Brom, if anyone wants any info on that, then drop me a PM.
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      04-16-2012, 04:27 AM   #38
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Cooks Ferry Engineering:

Anyone with an LCI E90 made after BMW started using the ECU encryption had their OBD port fixed with Cooks Ferry? Did it work?
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      04-16-2012, 04:58 AM   #39
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Does anyone in the North West offer this service?
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      04-16-2012, 05:29 AM   #40
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I just put some dummy details on confused.com

Seems at least for now, the insurance on an E90 is about the same as last year before this OBD security flaw became known.
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I don't know that an "alleged" security flaw would affect premiums but an increase in the number of claims for stolen cars certainly will!
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Anyone with an LCI E90 made after BMW started using the ECU encryption had their OBD port fixed with Cooks Ferry? Did it work?
Have you spoken to them mate? No reason why it won't be fine on an LCI.
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      04-16-2012, 06:09 AM   #43
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I'm offering this service, based in Birmingham. I work at BM Auto Parts in West Brom, if anyone wants any info on that, then drop me a PM.
Hey Bro,

What does your service involve?
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      04-16-2012, 06:42 AM   #44
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Anyone with an LCI E90 made after BMW started using the ECU encryption had their OBD port fixed with Cooks Ferry? Did it work?
Have you spoken to them mate? No reason why it won't be fine on an LCI.
Yes I called up Cooks Ferry but forgot to ask about LCI E90s in particular.

Will have to take a few hours off work to get it done. Still cheaper than having to buy a new car though esp if I had to get a Mer..., Mer..., another brand which is harder to steal.
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