E90Post
 


Alpine HID
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > Disabling OBD - WHat are my options?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-01-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
335tim
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: e92 335i se montego blue
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: london

Posts: 200
iTrader: (0)

Disabling OBD - WHat are my options?

Im sorry, I know this has been covered before but im a bit confused by it all.

I want to get something done as I heard yesterday some poor f**ker on the next road from me got their BMW nicked. Also, there have been a lot of car thefts and break ins around my area reported anyway. I dont have a drive so my 335 is parked on the street. Its a worry.

Now, as I understand it, the port can be moved or it can be disabled in some way. If disabled (by a professional company), how do they do that? I read somewhere that pins can be taken out but dont really like the idea of that.

Can someone help me out please?
335tim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 03:13 AM   #2
Kerr
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 08' 335i Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Aberdeen

Posts: 3,313
iTrader: (0)

Have you contacted BMW to put your name down to have the problem fixed?

BMW set an 8 week deadline to deal with the issue. No idea if, how or indeed when the fix will come but it is worth putting your name on the list in hope that it is done.
Kerr is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 04:09 AM   #3
335tim
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: e92 335i se montego blue
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: london

Posts: 200
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerr View Post
Have you contacted BMW to put your name down to have the problem fixed?

BMW set an 8 week deadline to deal with the issue. No idea if, how or indeed when the fix will come but it is worth putting your name on the list in hope that it is done.
Interesting, didnt know this. Cheers.

However, I think i'd rather get it done before 8 weeks. if it got nicked during the wait, I would be seriously kicking myself!
335tim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 04:11 AM   #4
Dizzle
Major
 
Dizzle's Avatar
 
Drives: 320d M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK, Staffordshire

Posts: 1,123
iTrader: (0)

Contact BMW if you haven't already http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/about/new...70000_,00.html and think about moving your port http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-port-t117279/
__________________
Dizzle is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 05:09 AM   #5
magic77
Colonel
 
magic77's Avatar
 
Drives: 320
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Surrey

Posts: 2,407
iTrader: (0)

Second that register and then get extention lead off ebay and relocate the port to a new location
__________________

Titanium Silver E90 LCI 320D M Sport Saloon
- Logic 7/ USB Connectity and Bluetooth/ Visibility Pack (Xenons, Adaptive Lights,Auto Wipers Lights and Corner Lights) / Sun Protection Glass/M Spoiler / Brake Ducts / BMW Performance Pack / BBS Wheels / SS Cat Back straight through with BCS Backbox
magic77 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 06:26 AM   #6
335tim
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: e92 335i se montego blue
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: london

Posts: 200
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by magic77 View Post
Second that register and then get extention lead off ebay and relocate the port to a new location
Is there a link to instructions on how to relocate the port?
335tim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 06:31 AM   #7
magic77
Colonel
 
magic77's Avatar
 
Drives: 320
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Surrey

Posts: 2,407
iTrader: (0)

Link in the post above mine
__________________

Titanium Silver E90 LCI 320D M Sport Saloon
- Logic 7/ USB Connectity and Bluetooth/ Visibility Pack (Xenons, Adaptive Lights,Auto Wipers Lights and Corner Lights) / Sun Protection Glass/M Spoiler / Brake Ducts / BMW Performance Pack / BBS Wheels / SS Cat Back straight through with BCS Backbox
magic77 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 06:48 AM   #8
335tim
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: e92 335i se montego blue
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: london

Posts: 200
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by magic77 View Post
Link in the post above mine
Doh, cheers!
335tim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #9
MEGA
Dieseasal
 
MEGA's Avatar
 
Drives: LCI E92 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Harrow, London

Posts: 6,805
iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to MEGA
If you want something more than just moving the port several companies will offer immobilisation of the port for sub 100. BW chiptune in Hayes do (HI KERR!) for example.

But I would probably move the port myself and then wait for the BMW fix..
__________________
Previously: 2003 Peugeot 206 1.6 8v | 2006 E90 320d M-Sport, 19" BBS CH, Full Ice-cold JL audio install, August 2010 Total BMW 6 page feature car. | 2003 Nissan 350Z GT Coupe 286BHP
Now:2010 E92 LCI 335d M-Sport
MEGA is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-01-2012, 10:50 AM   #10
Robin330i
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: E90 330i M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cheshire

Posts: 343
iTrader: (2)

Get a disklok
__________________
E90 330i M Sport - Mk4 Golf R32 - Mk3 Polo G40
Robin330i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-02-2012, 02:45 AM   #11
335tim
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: e92 335i se montego blue
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: london

Posts: 200
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MEGA View Post
If you want something more than just moving the port several companies will offer immobilisation of the port for sub 100. BW chiptune in Hayes do (HI KERR!) for example.

But I would probably move the port myself and then wait for the BMW fix..
How do these companies immobilise the port? I mean, what happens when its needed for fault codes / diagnostics etc?
335tim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #12
DarkEnigma
Second Lieutenant
 
DarkEnigma's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 320
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 217
iTrader: (0)

They don't completely disable the port... they just disable when the car is locked and immoboliser is active.

By default BMWs have their OBD active even whilst locked/immoboilser is engaged - stupid I know.
DarkEnigma is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-03-2012, 01:43 AM   #13
335tim
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: e92 335i se montego blue
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: london

Posts: 200
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkEnigma View Post
They don't completely disable the port... they just disable when the car is locked and immoboliser is active.

By default BMWs have their OBD active even whilst locked/immoboilser is engaged - stupid I know.

Ah, now I see.
335tim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST