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lqaddict 12-28-2012 07:25 PM

Rouge radio station rendered Keyless entry useless
 
http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/28/3...y-interference

has anyone experienced this?
In NYC area near Empire State Building is notorious for interference with car alarms.

raleedy 12-28-2012 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lqaddict (Post 7276572)
http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/28/3...y-interference

has anyone experienced this?
In NYC area near Empire State Building is notorious for interference with car alarms.

Well, that was nothing, wasn't it? A link to an alarmist webpage about problems that can't occur on your BMW.

roadkillrob 12-28-2012 07:34 PM

I like how cars where towed away, was everyone too dumb to use their physical keys?

lqaddict 12-28-2012 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by roadkillrob (Post 7276593)
I like how cars where towed away, was everyone too dumb to use their physical keys?

Well that leads to the question:
Is there pairing protocol between the car key and the ECU that allows one to start the car when the key is not present. I would believe it's not possible to start the car once the key is not near your car.

CALWATERBOY 12-28-2012 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lqaddict (Post 7276572)
http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/28/3...y-interference

has anyone experienced this?
In NYC area near Empire State Building is notorious for interference with car alarms.


Not yet.

You?

lqaddict 12-28-2012 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY (Post 7276696)
Not yet.

You?

Had an issue with a previous car's immobolizer when parked in a garage near Empire State Building, had to tow the car out of the garage on valentines day - car started fine a few blocks away from the ESB.

CALWATERBOY 12-28-2012 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lqaddict (Post 7276709)
Had an issue with a previous car's immobolizer when parked in a garage near Empire State Building, had to tow the car out of the garage on valentines day - car started fine a few blocks away from the ESB.


Wait - immobiliser mod, or BMW option?

raleedy 12-29-2012 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY (Post 7276741)
Wait - immobiliser mod, or BMW option?

No way it was BMW's WFS, which is very, very short range and low power, although it could have been a coincidence, since E39 keys were failure-prone.

This is a totally worthless thread anyway. It's like being trapped on an escalator in a power outage.

What the hell is a "rouge" radio station? Who puts makeup on a radio station?

pointandgo 12-29-2012 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lqaddict (Post 7276572)
http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/28/3...y-interference

has anyone experienced this?
In NYC area near Empire State Building is notorious for interference with car alarms.

Our owner's manual specifically states that CA "may malfunction due to local radio waves." If this happens USE THE KEY.

CALWATERBOY 12-29-2012 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by raleedy (Post 7277848)
No way it was BMW's WFS, which is very, very short range and low power, although it could have been a coincidence, since E39 keys were failure-prone.

This is a totally worthless thread anyway. It's like being trapped on an escalator in a power outage.

What the hell is a "rouge" radio station? Who puts makeup on a radio station?


Yes. What is it. Socialist radio, curse their vile drivel!

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No wonder a BMW malfunctions. Yugo? If it starts, works fine.

pointandgo 12-29-2012 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY (Post 7278693)
Yes. What is it. Socialist radio, curse their vile drivel!

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No wonder a BMW malfunctions. Yugo? If it starts, works fine.

Wait a minute...I'm tuning in to WRKO NY with my crystal radio and hearing 1938 Yankee baseball games. Surely they must be repeats? And my CA ISN'T WORKING!


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