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      04-24-2012, 04:58 PM   #177
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Cable ordered and a plug blank to act as a cover. Now just to hide it
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      04-28-2012, 07:28 AM   #178
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I have now had a chat with someone very much in the know re this .... I am not in a position to give full details but suffice it to say almost all that has been posted re this is true !!

I will be using my disklok daily !
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      04-28-2012, 07:30 AM   #179
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My recommendation ( although I think it's been suggested before) Is to swap the pins in existing OBD , then make your own patch cable which corrects the pin layout. This way you make your own configuration that nobody knows. You give the patch cable to whoever needs to work on your car.
As the OBD port is rarely used , you can safely store it elsewhere.
Configure it in such a way that any scroat who plugs it in without the patch cable gets 5 or 12v down the wrong channel on pop goes his equipment.
Cost of this extra security about 10 quid and a little bit of time and crucially you get to get your own back ..

Other methods such as putting a kill switch on one of the OBD lines or placing a blank in place of the original are all going to be just as effective. These scumbags are interested in a 30 sec deal if you can somehow put them off for even 30 seconds more I reckon you have greatly improved your chances of keeping your car.
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      04-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #180
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      04-28-2012, 09:31 AM   #181
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Still waiting for my cable once arrived move will happen, if anyone is in surrey area M3 corridor and wants a hand doing the same drop me a line
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      04-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #182
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I've done some digging on foreign YouTube and I believe this is how they are probably doing it. It doesn't explain entry to the car but look how simple this is...



A few pushes of a button & goodbye BMW!
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      04-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #183
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Still waiting for my cable once arrived move will happen, if anyone is in surrey area M3 corridor and wants a hand doing the same drop me a line
Same here, delivery is taking the pish

Everything else i need came next day apart from the extension cable, been waiting 5 days now erghhhhh ...... hate ebay sat times lol


Now.... Do i give it a current? Would it damage their equipment?

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      04-28-2012, 11:18 AM   #184
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Guys, look at this cable, it's x4 the price of similar cables from China!

Do you think it's a rip-off and are you buying the chinese version?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OBD-2-OBDI...item2c64d52780
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      04-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #185
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Guys, look at this cable, it's x4 the price of similar cables from China!

Do you think it's a rip-off and are you buying the chinese version?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OBD-2-OBDI...item2c64d52780


I went with this one, 10m length is no doubt more than i need, but i can now run it anywhere in the car without worrying is it long enough

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2608797894...84.m1497.l2649
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      04-28-2012, 11:31 AM   #186
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I went with this one, 10m length is no doubt more than i need, but i can now run it anywhere in the car without worrying is it long enough

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2608797894...84.m1497.l2649
Buy Two, join them up, then leave the other end indoors under the bed
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      04-28-2012, 11:33 AM   #187
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Buy Two, join them up, then leave the other end indoors under the bed
Or attached to a rotweiller that hates the smell of scum
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      04-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #188
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Buy Two, join them up, then leave the other end indoors under the bed
What a good idea, never thought of that!
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      05-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #189
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All singing and dancing viper alarm system being fitted Friday. Will let you all know how it goes lol.
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I have now had a chat with someone very much in the know re this .... I am not in a position to give full details but suffice it to say almost all that has been posted re this is true !!

I will be using my disklok daily !
Me too been going on a while now, vehicle of choice for thieves in the Redbridge and Dagenham area is the e60. Quite scary the rate they are dissapearing.
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      05-02-2012, 01:09 PM   #191
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Redbridge - bugger that is getting a bit close!
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      05-03-2012, 08:22 AM   #192
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We should buy one of these

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      05-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #193
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Well Anthony from SecureMyCar has just left.... All i can say is he has done a top job, really impressed with the Viper alarm install. As well as being a top bloke, he knows his stuff so if your thinking of upgrading your security then he is definitely worth a call IMO. I will definitely be a returning customer.

By the way, while he is at it he can also secure your OBD port. I wont say anymore as this is a public forum but i am one happy customer

http://www.securemycar.co.uk
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      05-06-2012, 02:51 AM   #194
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Sounds good mate, can you pm ball park figure for how much it would cost?
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      05-06-2012, 03:34 AM   #195
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Hi, interested too. Thanks, vince
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Interested too just awaiting reply to my PM from a few days ago.
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Sounds good mate, can you pm ball park figure for how much it would cost?
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Interested too just awaiting reply to my PM from a few days ago.
Guys, best bet is to give him a call, your looking cira 500 for a top install with every aspect of security covered.

At the end of the day, it would cost you more in excess, increased future premiums and the inconvenience.
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      05-06-2012, 08:31 AM   #198
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not a bad idea though I'm hoping with budget being tight a relocated OBD is enought. Ive tested cable and all conenctions work and I can still use my diag kit on it so now just to get a dry day and remove the interior to relocate it. Something for next weekend hopefully
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