MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:18 pm

Ignore BMW UK and just go direct to the Dealer.  The job will take anything from 45 minutes to 24 hours depending upon the state of the other patches that may or may not have been applied as well. 

My X6 needed a whole raft of patches which took approx 24 hours as they had to leave the car connected to the BMW servers overnight.

Others on here were in and out in under an hour.

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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:23 pm

Yeah, that's probably favourite. Working for myself makes it a bit tricky to find the time sometimes but it has to be done. I'll get on the blower as soon as I can.
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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:43 pm

Ok, so it turns out the update was done last year when this issue first came to light. Presumably, BMW UK indicated my car needed to be done based purely on its build date and the person on the hotline number didn't have immediate access to a specific record of whether the update had already been applied. Anyhoo, job jobbed  :)

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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:17 am

Have your obd port disabled. Problem solved.
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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:56 pm

Just had another invite to get mine done again!  Seems that BMW GB and the Dealer network definitely aren't talking to each other!

Getting the OBD port disabled doesn't help unless it can be quickly enabled again.  Mine being under warranty they might get 'difficult' about it.. ;)
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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:13 pm

I had mine disabled through a Viper CAN BUS alarm so the OBD is disabled the moment the alarm is armed.

I'd rather the dealer get shirty about the port being disabled than find an empty space on my drive one morning.

You could just cut a wire and put a fuse in line with the cut wire, then remove the fuse and hey presto!

Anyone with basic wiring skills could do that.
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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:23 am

Having my security update done st the moment. It's been with specialist cars Stevenage for three days now. No answers to when I will get it back and I am fed up with the mini they gave me
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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:22 pm

This security update is useless, it is possible to start engine without key, whole operation takes max 2 minutes.
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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:15 pm

[quote="litany"]
This security update is useless, it is possible to start engine without key, whole operation takes max 2 minutes.
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And one seriously hopes that is all you say on it.  The security update was nothing to do with the key.
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Re: MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:26 pm

One of the reasons I specifically wanted a CAR without the keyless entry option..

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MODS PLEASE STICKY : WARNING - BMW THEFTS - WITH FOB KEYS

Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:41 pm

Just read the thread.
Has this been sorted now as I just bought the car 4 weeks ago. What update should the car have had done ? Will the dealer know by the registration if it has had the update ?

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Just rang Bmw mine has had the control access unit update done.

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