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      09-23-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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So much for break in security....

I stupidly locked the keys in the trunk. Called BMW assistance and after the guy arrived it took only few minutes to break into the car without any visible damage. I was lucky to unlock the car but it leaves me wondering how secure my car is left alone on the parking lot.....not at all...
Now that I know how to do it it may take less than a minute even.

BTW remote assistance was useless because it turned out I did not have a subscription and it was turned off. I thought it was included in the Premium package since 2008 what I have.
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      09-23-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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What happened to your spare key? Wallet key?
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      09-23-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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spare key was at home, and I didnt have anyone to drive me home tonight
the point is, the car is so easy to break in it is scary
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      09-24-2010, 02:09 AM   #4
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The scariest is the guy coming out with a small rubber wedge like tool and a pneumatic pump. They pry the door a little bit at the top with the hard rubber which prevents scratching. Put the rubber piece of the pump (like blood pressure cuff) into the opening and pump away. Opens up a quarter in gap and slips in a long aluminium rod pushing the unlock button a couple of time and the door unlocks. Secure eh?
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      09-24-2010, 02:15 AM   #5
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The scariest is the guy coming out with a small rubber wedge like tool and a pneumatic pump. They pry the door a little bit at the top with the hard rubber which prevents scratching. Put the rubber piece of the pump (like blood pressure cuff) into the opening and pump away. Opens up a quarter in gap and slips in a long aluminium rod pushing the unlock button a couple of time and the door unlocks. Secure eh?
WoW! now im getting worried.. Well at least they cant start it (hopefully) as easy.
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      09-24-2010, 04:05 AM   #6
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Any car is ez to break in to if you are practiced. People that do this for a living have no problems.

Back in the good ole' days of high school - I worked at a grocery store. Got really good at opening locked doors using a coat hanger due to so many requests from (mainly women) who locked their keys in the car in the lot. Didn't matter whether the car had frame around door glass or not, or where the lock buttons were. After a while you get very adapt at knowing just how to bend the wire for type of car you are getting into.

Guess you don't have an alarm on the car? If you did, it should have gone off due to the motion sensor...
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I stupidly locked the keys in the trunk. Called BMW assistance and after the guy arrived it took only few minutes to break into the car without any visible damage. I was lucky to unlock the car but it leaves me wondering how secure my car is left alone on the parking lot.....not at all...
Now that I know how to do it it may take less than a minute even.

BTW remote assistance was useless because it turned out I did not have a subscription and it was turned off. I thought it was included in the Premium package since 2008 what I have.
Did you call BMW Assist? Or it was BMW Roadside Assistance?

They are not the same thing.

BMW Assist will remotely unlock you car as part of the standard Safety Plan:

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Door Unlock

This helpful feature allows you to gain access to your BMW if you’re ever locked out. Simply call BMW Assist toll-free at 1-888-333-6118, provide your name and password, and a response specialist will send a signal to your vehicle to unlock the driver’s door.

Available on all 2008 and later X3 and Z4, and all other 2007 and later models produced 9/06 and later.
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Don't you have to have the Bluetooth option on your car for the BMW Assist to work?
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BMW Assist = Bluetooth in the USA.
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I doubt there is any car that you can't "break" into this way. Also, the windows are glass, so if someone wants to break in they will.
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Did you call BMW Assist? Or it was BMW Roadside Assistance?

They are not the same thing.

BMW Assist will remotely unlock you car as part of the standard Safety Plan:

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Yes Roadside connected me with Assist but the latter claimed that I did not have subscription and it was turned off. That I had to go the dealer to sign up for it and engage or something. This sucks to find out that it doesnt work when you need it!

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The scariest is the guy coming out with a small rubber wedge like tool and a pneumatic pump. They pry the door a little bit at the top with the hard rubber which prevents scratching. Put the rubber piece of the pump (like blood pressure cuff) into the opening and pump away. Opens up a quarter in gap and slips in a long aluminium rod pushing the unlock button a couple of time and the door unlocks. Secure eh?
I did not want to describe the procedure for security purposes but since everyone knows......
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