08-20-2011, 10:48 AM
Lost but making good time
Location: Here, there or in transit
Join Date: Mar 2011
Mein Auto: '11 335xi 4dr; '03 330Ci
A fob is a small ornament attached to a watch or key ring, to make it easier to identify or manipulate.
Originally Posted by Erregend
BMW CA is pretty smart. In your situation, it is possible that someone could
unlock and enter your car if your FOB
is in range, but to START the car, the
must be inside the car.
Simple experiments show that MY car will not unlock if the FOB
about 6 feet from the car in any direction. (I did not test how far below the
car it must be
repeater" in the quoted article might actually work to get into and start the car.]
A FOB is a Forward Operating Base, generally full of military personnel and things that go boom.
Either one can open your car.
One might not leave it driveable afterward.
(No, it does not mean "frequency-operated button;" that is a contorted back-formation set forth by ignorant technorati unaware that the word and its meaning existed for centuries before cars.)
2011 335xi Individual 6MT - Azurite Black Metallic / Oyster & Black / Anthracite Maple + all the good stuff
2003 330Ci Sport 5MT - Black Sapphire Metallic / Natural Brown / Myrtle + the important stuff
N47° 35' 30.13" E11° 10' 33.36"
- End of break-in...you can guess what came next. BMW CCA