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      07-16-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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wow M1 stolen on cctv via OBD port

Found this on MSN http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/new-bmws-at-risk-of-theft
Bmw cant ignore this anymore now its on cctv an M1 gone in 30 secs using OBD to make blank key...
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      07-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Found this on MSN http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/new-bmws-at-risk-of-theft
Bmw cant ignore this anymore now its on cctv an M1 gone in 30 secs using OBD to make blank key...
Don't think it has been ignored by anyone; its a well known fact how these vehicles are going.
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      07-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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Pretty sure the owners on here and already posted vid ( although may have seen it on p- heads), and posted a couple of threads down.
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Got mine booked in for a OBD security mod. It stoppped my mate's 1M being nicked recently.
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Got mine booked in for a OBD security mod. It stoppped my mate's 1M being nicked recently.
Please can you let us all know more about this OBD security mod and whether it's a BMW or 3rd party installation?
I'm sure there'll be lots of forum members who would be interested.
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few m3 in my area have been taken like that
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i think am going to block off the OBD port or try to any way so they cant access it. i think i will have a try in morning, open up the footwell module
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Got mine booked in for a OBD security mod. It stoppped my mate's 1M being nicked recently.
Please can you let us all know more about this OBD security mod and whether it's a BMW or 3rd party installation?
I'm sure there'll be lots of forum members who would be interested.

Re locate the obd port so they can't find it?
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It's the only report that just mentions BMW in name only

Plus he's actually got police quotes, would say its the best none baised true report so far
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Aren't these people just targetting M models? I've not really considered getting anything security wise since I doubt anyone will go out of their way to steal a standard 3 series.
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      07-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #11
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simplest way is relocate the obd pot witha extention cable. Then fit a blank or leave i empty
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After watching this I think just moving the port should do the trick, I can't see them wanting to start pulling the dash apart as this will mean opening the door and triggering the alarm, unless the cars parked our the way where nobody is going to bother them.

Surely a well designed visible window decal indicating the OBD port has been moved or disabled is going to put most theifs off?


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      07-17-2012, 02:44 AM   #13
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There was an article on this in The Mirror a couple of days ago by Quentin Willson.

http://m.mirror.co.uk/ms/p/tmg/mirro...i-tech-1142902
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I have moved my OBD Port lol. I don't know where it is now haha
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I heard you re-routed the OBD cable and used it to power your electric drivers side mirror as it was not working

Doh its even more accessible hanging off the mirror now
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Surely a well designed visible window decal indicating the OBD port has been moved or disabled is going to put most theifs off?

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      07-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #17
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This may sound stupid but how do I disconnect the OBD port in my car?! These articles are popping up every where and I'm getting scared...
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You cant disconnect easiest thing is buy a extention on ebayu and then move it. So plug the two together then hide hte join deep under the dash. THen put the output plug somehwere only you know.

Same about the sticker quick print out on a clear DYNO labler OBD PORT DISABLED is also on my glass. Confused the tech like mad the other day
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Or could use steering lock. Can't see anyone trying to break it off.
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Or could use steering lock. Can't see anyone trying to break it off.
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Aren't these people just targetting M models? I've not really considered getting anything security wise since I doubt anyone will go out of their way to steal a standard 3 series.
Agreed - they're not going to bother their arses to nick a 3 year-old 320d. If I had an Exx M car I'd be worried.
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Agreed - they're not going to bother their arses to nick a 3 year-old 320d. If I had an Exx M car I'd be worried.
Well they could take it for fun.
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