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Old 05-19-2019, 12:38 PM
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Stolen car recovered, lock/key system replacement?

So basically my house was broken into this morning, 2 cars stolen. My 2018 330i was recovered an hour later, but the keys are still missing. I have a spare but....the thieves still have my house+car key. What is possible in terms of re-setting the locks on my car so they dont accept the other key anymore? Local BMW groups on FB ive asked said it can run 5-7k, and that its not too far fetched for insurance to just total the car instead (seems extreme to me?). Has this happened to anyone before? What can be done?
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:27 PM
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I assume that the CAS module would have to be replaced, and new keys issued coded to the new CAS. Would probably be best to post this question in the coding forum, as CAs would defer to a SA. Such a shame regarding your break-in.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:58 PM
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The stolen fob could be coded out of the car.
Downside, they would have the steel key which would open the doors but they couldn't start it.
See what a dealership recommends and insurance should cover it.
If not have the insurance agent explain to you how you remedy the situation.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:16 AM
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What a pain in the ass! Perhaps the thieves just threw away the fob?
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:31 AM
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I must believe that an auto insurance company has experience with modern auto security systems. Ask them.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:05 AM
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You'd have to get the CAS system replaced as previous noted.

The keys can be de-programmed but they will forever be able to get INTO the car unless you replace the above.

Insurance will assist with this, and yes, it's expensive.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:08 AM
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Ok, talking with the adjuster this morning, how 'routine' is replacing a CAS system? End of the day its a 2 year lease, and its insured. I highly doubt these guys are going to come back (again) and physically try to get into the car (not that i store anything of value in it anyway). Id be ok with just replacing the key so they cant easily get in or drive off, as opposed to a massive system rip out?
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Settle with the insurance for the FULL amount of the loss: CAs system, re-keying doors, etc etc

Whether or not YOU decide to have all the work done is your business. The cas is a simple module to change, although the dealer will hype up the difficulty to bend you and tge insurer over ...knowing they can.

Remember the adjuster isn't your buddy. Also this loss shoukd not impact your rates, although that may vary based on state.

(Edit...I suppose if they pay to rekeying, and the car us opened after you don't rekeying, you might be in a jam,,, )
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:02 AM
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Thank you for the advice everyone. Following up with the adjuster today to push on total re-keying of CAS etc. Will post back once I have anything to report
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:38 PM
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As I said, even if you decide to do the whole thing, that BMW dealer quote will be many hundreds more than you can get it done for if you are diligent. (Even using the dealer for the CAS)

GL, report back
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:56 PM
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Spoke to insurance today. Policy only covers damage/loss they say so...just the key. Ultimately I'm not too worried about them having physical access if they come back. I never keep anything worth anything in the car, and have had all the locks changed, security system and cameras going in this week.....
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:21 PM
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Spoke to insurance today. Policy only covers damage/loss they say so...just the key. Ultimately I'm not too worried about them having physical access if they come back. I never keep anything worth anything in the car, and have had all the locks changed, security system and cameras going in this week.....
lol

whatever. Put that all in writing, you would have a very different response. It isnt even close.

You TALKED with them, which means it never happened. Push comes to shove, they will say all you asked for was what they provided.

As you can see, their strategy is effective...
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:33 PM
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To OP, it probably will be worth insisting on a brand new key module(not sure the correct name for this part), and new keys programmed to this module, for security reasons.

Tell insurance that the lost keys can easily defeat the sophisticated security systems of your car, land insurance should comply.

Let's us know how it turns out. Best of luck.
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