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Old 10-09-2012, 12:43 PM
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I rang BMW UK , they told me that even though my car has the FOB and PUSH BUTTON START , it will not be affected because it's not between 2007 and 2011, i have asked for written confirmation of this , they did agree to send me written confirmation but as yet i haven't received it. I will call them again if i don't get it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:39 AM
Trevor Jones Trevor Jones is offline
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Hi All

Just like to say thanks to who ever it was who posted the video on how to reprogram your key fob. I have got a 2004 X3 with only one key which didn't work, I was told i would need a new one by the garage i bought the X3 from. Just seen the video and been out to try it and bingo job done.
Cheers all great site.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:57 AM
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And you cars an 04 DANG were screwed!!!

Anyone kno if bmw is gonna take of this? Someone on this site has to work for them and kno the answer!?!?!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:25 PM
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Is bmw offering free upgrade u said? To 7 series or any bmw owner? Preciate ur help. If i got an 04 745li will it affect me?
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:40 PM
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I rang BMW UK , they told me that even though my car has the FOB and PUSH BUTTON START , it will not be affected because it's not between 2007 and 2011, i have asked for written confirmation of this , they did agree to send me written confirmation but as yet i haven't received it. I will call them again if i don't get it.
If they are working on the letter, they are choosing there verbiage carefully. The truth is that a good hacker (think intelligent criminal not slim-jim holding car thief) can take over anything on your car that is fly-by-wire. (Hows that full electric power steering or electronic throttle body sounding now? ). They can backdoor into the ECU in a few different ways, but the most common if the car is in motion is the TPMS sensors via RF. if they can accomplish that while you are sitting in the driver's seat, they can definitely start up the car and drive off when you're not around.

It was said very well in the post a few up, if anyone wants what you have badly enough, they can get it. There will inevitably be a lady/gent looking to hack/break in that possesses equal or greater intelligence/resources than the individual assigned to keeping him/her out. You just want to ensure that your things are more of a pain to get than the person's next to you.

Lets not forget about the speed of technology. We're talking about vehicles which were designed & built one to eight years ago. Think of how far technology has come in that brief period of time. Heck, the iPhone didnt exist in 2007 and "tablet computing" was barely even a phrase in any mainstream sense until 2009/2010. Today, i personally know the parents of at least a dozen three year olds who are more proficient with iPads than many adults.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:49 PM
eurospoofer eurospoofer is offline
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Why is everyone shocked? BMW, microsoft, IBM or any company comes out with technology and there will always be a genius somewhere just as smart as the developer to hack or counter the technology. I have always known if the thief wants it bad enough he will get it, by damage, technology etc...... The key is to make your property more of a hassle to steal than the one down the block. Not to mention I am sure all the indys we go to can do it with their knowledge. Just like a locksmith can get in your house if you get locked out.

It's true, all systems can be compromised, Its just a matter of time/resources you want to apply to breaking it.

If you think coding a key to you car is scary, watch this.
These guys hacked into a car on the fly, driving next to it!!!

http://www.ted.com/talks/avi_rubin_a...be_hacked.html
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:33 PM
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Yah, buddy. Don't you love Ted talks by-the-way?

Here is some decent reading for anybody looking to better understand the 001 version of the industry... http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...-07212011.html
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:36 PM
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is so simple they just use an IR interface to copy the info from the car computer and send it to the key.....this its being in the market for years....for this 3 minutes bmw charge you over 200 dollars for a new key.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:28 AM
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BMW recoginsed this problem (a year ago) and there's a free Software fix :

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/602...-hi-tech-theft

Did anyone get theirs done ?
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:31 AM
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Mentioned this to the JMK BMW dealer and was told I was the first person to ever mentioned to them. After checking with the service supervisor, I was informed that this did not affect the US cars and was only confine to UK vehicles. Anybody heard or know of anything different?
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:07 PM
k.w.crater k.w.crater is online now
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I just purchased this tool, and a blank key, i will be trying on my 745li. curious, yes!!!!!
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