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BMW finally offering fix for high tech theft

by Tim Jones on September 19, 2012 at 11:20:01 AM

BMW's produced before 2011 are susceptible to high tech theft. Using a blank key car theifs reprogram the key to match your BMW and then simply drive it away. You can see a BMW 1M Coupe stolen from someone's driveway in this BBC news clip about the issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aejxY2Z0avA The BBC might not show how to program a new key but a simple search on youtube turns up plenty of results. BMW E90 EWS key programming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVmPfCFFkqQ BMW E46 EWS key...

Watch a BMW being stolen in 3 minutes...

by Bimmerfest.com Member - on July 06, 2012 at 04:57:38 PM

Not sure if this has been posted, but here goes: The essential theft process varies in detail, but all seem to have a fundamental methodology in common. First, the car is entered, either via nearby RF jammers that block the lock signal from the fob from reaching the car, or, more crudely, by breaking a window, as seen in the video in this post of the 1 Series being stolen. In cases of the window break, the thieves seem to be exploiting a gap in the...


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