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Old 12-06-2016, 12:14 PM
chrisstyles chrisstyles is offline
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Mein Auto: F11 2015 535D M Sport
Advice on tracking and reading ecu please.

Hi I hope this in the right place.

My F11 was stolen on Sunday morning with the keys. I couldn't track the car with the BMW app. Kept returning an error.

Fast forward to Tuesday evening and the car has been found (after being involved with a collision in a police chase)

It's been recovered to a police compound for forensics and lo and behold the tracking is active again.

1st question is how was the tracking disabled and yet reenabled when they recovered it. I can understand the thief turning it off in I drive but not the recovery people Turing it back on. Did they disconnect anything?

2nd question. Can I read the ecu to see what was done to the engine? How it was driven and any stress placed on it? Can reingold? Do this? Should it go to BMW for analysis? Obv if it's been hammered this will have placed stress on the engine. It's a 535d.

I've no idea of the state of the car but apparently both the police car and mine were smoking during the incident.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:55 PM
jamodeo jamodeo is offline
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On my app it will only show me the GPS location of the car if I am within .6 miles (1km) of it. Do you notice any disclaimer of that kind when you try to track it while outside of that range?

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Old 12-06-2016, 02:42 PM
merakulous merakulous is online now
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Sorry for your troubles. If the car's not totaled and you have to keep it, I'd try to get the police dash cam chase video for an interesting back story for the new owner when you go to sell. Even if it is totaled, I'd still get the video for a good memento.
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Old 12-06-2016, 05:14 PM
chrisstyles chrisstyles is offline
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Good plan on the dash cam. If mine wasn't disconnected or stolen I might even have my own. Will have to wait and see.

Always been able to track it even 1000's of miles away.

Either bmw service was down over the weekend or they disabled the SIM card somehow. :/
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