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Old 05-07-2013, 12:01 PM
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X5 Suspicious Activity

I have a 2001 X5. Over the past 9 months to a year, someone has found a way to access my vehicle by disabling the alarm. Theyíve rummaged through the vehicle without taking anything and have done this several times over. Maybe theyíre not taking anything because I never leave anything of value in my car but I have no idea why they keep coming back.

This activity has only occurred while my car is parked outside of my job. An interesting aspect of the intrusion is that they seem to lack the ability to lock the vehicle back or enable the car alarm. They arenít taking anything so I canít report anything. Iím a Vet so I spoke with military police about this to see if they could give me an idea of whatís going on here. Iíve also spoke with BMW to see if thereís a way to adjust my vehicle to stop this activity. My question for anyone here is if they have any idea of how or why any individual would do something like this and if thereís a way to prevent future occurrences.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:51 PM
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There was info and a video about this sort of thing posted on one of the boards within the last month. There is a "black box" available that emulates the BMW remote. You nailed the why by suggesting they are looking for something of value to steal. I doubt BMW will have any "adjustments"any time soon. I would suggest you invest in an aftermarket alarm.

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:21 PM
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I would have a camera set up and leave some fake jewellery or something like that in the car. Then when you have them on camera you can have them charged. tricky
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:23 PM
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:01 PM
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Maybe someone got their hands on one of these below:
Saw this video a while ago, it's very interesting. The coding process is extreme, but not enough. Anything used for good can be used for evil.
It's a long video, but the X5 starts at 8:20.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:23 AM
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Thanks for the reply Zulu.

Flyace: Great idea!

boramkiv: Great video! This enlightens me. Now I have an idea of what is going on.

Thanks guys!
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:51 PM
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There was info and a video about this sort of thing posted on one of the boards within the last month. There is a "black box" available that emulates the BMW remote. You nailed the why by suggesting they are looking for something of value to steal. I doubt BMW will have any "adjustments"any time soon. I would suggest you invest in an aftermarket alarm.

GL.

I couldn't find anything on this topic in my search. Could you post a link? TIA!
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:13 AM
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If you reinitialize your remote keys...then any key or other machine that has your systems rolling code will be out of sync. If those rummaging thru your car have an actual key that is cut to fit your lock cylinder, then they still can get in. But if they are remotely unlocking your car...again, follow the initializing procedure below with all of your remote keys.

Make sure that you follow the instructions to the "T"...like turn the ignition to position 1 (not position 2 or 3)...don't stick the 2nd remote key into the ignition cylinder (any key programmed prior will no longer lock/unlock & arm/disarm the car)...start programming it and any other remote key (up to 4) on STEP #3 (where you start pressing the buttons) just as you're instructed in STEP #6.

HINT: KL R = ignition position 1

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Old 05-10-2013, 11:12 AM
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Could not remember which board I was on so try this:

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...heft.html#more
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:14 AM
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Thanks QSilver, looks fairly simple, though something tells me that mistakes are not forgiving. I'll try it and see how it goes.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:17 AM
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Zulu this article is for the newer proximity remotes. My 2001 isn't that advanced. Thanks for the effort though.
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