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September 12, 2012, 01:51:01 PM

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Got a pre-September 2011 BUILD E70 or E71? Read this!!
« on: September 12, 2012, 01:51:01 PM »
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You need to read the latest posts (#23 & #24 are the key ones) on the thread as your car needs to be looked at by the Dealer!!  It applies to all pre-September 2011 (see label under bonnet) build cars.

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September 12, 2012, 02:05:47 PM
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 02:05:47 PM »
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September 13, 2012, 09:48:38 PM
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 09:48:38 PM »
For those concerned with any BMW with the electronic key, free phone BMW GB on 0800 083 4397

Fix for E70/71 now ready, other models in 8 weeks time!!

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September 15, 2012, 08:32:35 AM
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 08:32:35 AM »
It's a an overnight job preferably  - approx 7 hours to do

I'll get mine done when I have time to get it over there!
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September 15, 2012, 09:28:13 AM
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 09:28:13 AM »
Dealer collected and returned mine.  Took 12 hours according to them and cannot be interrupted....so time may depend upon options fitted/model year - dealer network speed etc etc.

A couple of other displays have changed on my iDrive too so I think the whole system got updated - except the maps - which makes the process longer again.  It was serviced at the same time.

Overnight does seem to be the Dealer 'preferred' choice though.. :ok:
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September 15, 2012, 09:35:50 AM
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 09:35:50 AM »
Have you now put a sticker on the window stating this car has been security modified!?
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September 15, 2012, 09:43:22 AM
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 09:43:22 AM »
No.......did think about putting one that says 'Warning - High Voltage - Danger of Death - Do not Touch'  >:D
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September 15, 2012, 10:00:14 AM
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 10:00:14 AM »
Strange! Mine is going in on Monday, and the dealer said I could wait for the update to be completed- apparantly BMW have released this as a patch as opposed to a full system update! My CS rep said it would take 45mins.

Every other time they have had to reprog the car it takes them hours and hours- lets see.

Will know more on Monday and update after getting car back.
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September 15, 2012, 10:27:36 AM
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 10:27:36 AM »
Yours must have BT Infinity....... :)) :)) :))

Us yokels only get 9.6kbps analogue... :'(
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September 15, 2012, 11:15:35 AM
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 11:15:35 AM »
TBH It might take as long as infinity! I'm just waiting for the CSA to come over after i've had their 'complimentary' coffee- sorry sit but your car has locked up. We will need to leave it plugged in overnight. Oh and there's a bus stop accross the road!
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September 18, 2012, 10:22:15 PM
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 10:22:15 PM »
Booked mine in for Monday, and they said that they only need it for two hours!

Does anyone know what it actually does?

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September 18, 2012, 10:37:02 PM
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 10:37:02 PM »
It does something to disable/modify the code connected with the Comfort Access programming - even if you don't have Comfort Access.  I guess it's part of the common slug of programming the cars all get, and then different code 'blocks' are switched on or off depending upon what it on the car at build.

The actual details are not being revealed - sensibly.  No doubt some oink will get round it though.
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September 19, 2012, 09:04:15 AM
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2012, 09:04:15 AM »
The actual details are not being revealed - sensibly.  No doubt some oink will get round it though.

I expect our Jas could do it given time, but I won't be calling him an 'oink', I'll leave that to you at the meet, pmsl :))


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September 19, 2012, 09:21:27 PM
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 09:21:27 PM »
I am a member of our Neighbourhood Watch, and even they have sent a note out about it.

They do make a point of saying that BMW have stated that this is not an issue that is specific to their cars, which makes sense as it was in response to an EU directive so all manufacturers will have complied with it.

I do wonder if they left such a big gaping hole in their security though.

I feel sorry for all of the people that have lost their cars and hope that none of us become another statistic before we get the patch.

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April 28, 2013, 11:16:02 AM
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2013, 11:16:02 AM »
Just in case anyone was wondering what BMW are doing, the details are here;

http://keepyourcarsafe.co.uk/index.php/automotive-security/bmw-physical-security-update

In essence, all they're doing is removing the ability to lower the windows by the key barrel and that's it!