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      03-23-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Just had a text from my mate in the police regarding BMW thefts

"Mate, watch your car, Lots of BMW's being nicked from Chellaston area at the mo, they either break in your house for the keys or they have some technical kit that bypasses BMW security & remaps a blank key. Block it in would be my best advice"

Chellaston is where I live.

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      03-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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just found this (this is not my police contact by the way)

https://twitter.com/ChellastonSNT/st...16843382890496
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      03-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Think I'm going to fit a tracker to mine. Not as safe as I would have expected them to be.
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      03-24-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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do a search on here for 'obd thefts' Also get your car booked in for the security upgrade from bmw...its free and is meant to solve the problem of them re-programming a key
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      03-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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call bmw can ask about the sercuity update and say you see it on watchdog and they book it in and update the sercuity system for free
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my old car had the key done only took couple of hours and the washed it for me lol new one is booked in for tuesday
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Just disable your OBD port it takes less than half an hour as DIY and gives you peace of mind.
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It's getting more and more common
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I have had the update done on mine... Also had a tracker fitted... Even when it is sitting on the drive I always log in to the tracker to make sure it is working fine......
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Safest option disable / move your port then tracker etc for peace of mind
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"Mate, watch your car, Lots of BMW's being nicked from Chellaston area at the mo, they either break in your house for the keys or they have some technical kit that bypasses BMW security & remaps a blank key. Block it in would be my best advice"

Chellaston is where I live.

Ha, looks like the OBD theft method has migrated out into the Shires from London/Brum.

Took its time though, maybe ebay postage was a bit slow....

+1 search OBD theft, move your OBD port, costs nothing.

Tracker? Who wants their car back when its been nicked? It's a bit like a hidden camera filming the missus shagging the milkman. too late.
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Tracker? Who wants their car back when its been nicked? It's a bit like a hidden camera filming the missus shagging the milkman. too late.


You wouldn't want the missus back either
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As someone did state to me once, you don't have to keep the car once it's been found. Sell it on if your not happy and get something else
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Then at least the insurance will pay out also if it is found stripped down.......
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