BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #155
e82n54
Private First Class
 
e82n54's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 135i 6MT Alpine White
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 199
iTrader: (1)

1) BMW Assist / SOS / GPS tracking (2 others have suggested this without a reply)

2) What about an aftermarket hidden GPS tracking device with a backup battery? (Lojack)

These should at least help locate the car after it's gone. Ideally prevention is better, but I think this is also very helpful to have if it works.

Thoughts??

Last edited by e82n54; 07-25-2012 at 01:19 PM.
e82n54 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2012, 01:11 PM   #156
h-manuk
Private
 
h-manuk's Avatar
 
Drives: BSM 1M Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: UK

Posts: 216
iTrader: (0)

Word is getting about: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/£...ro-two-minutes
__________________
Current mods: Forge FMIC, N55 Midpipe, Alcantara Steering Wheel, OEM 2012 LCI Black lines, BMW Performance grilles and pedals, KW DDC
h-manuk is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-29-2012, 04:57 AM   #157
Shost
Second Lieutenant
 
Shost's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M Coupe BSM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Essex

Posts: 273
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by h-manuk
And in The Times - In Gear section. Double page spread.
Shost is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #158
T1T2GRE
CW2
 
T1T2GRE's Avatar
 
Drives: Nice days: 128i Nicer days: 1M
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Pennsylvania

Posts: 428
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Slightly off topic, but what about the old fashioned bits like physical locking? I have the wheel club, which is not the best protection (can be hacksawed or used as a lever to crack the steering wheel).

But what about this:

http://www.etrailer.com/Locks/Winner...nal/WI491.html
__________________
You will have goosepimples.
T1T2GRE is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-07-2012, 03:12 PM   #159
eeghie
Kind of a Big Deal
 
Drives: an 1M not often enough
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: between Unlimited and Hard to Get

Posts: 1,179
iTrader: (0)

It gets worse:

http://nieuwsuur.nl/onderwerp/403997...te-stelen.html

in short: Dutch university wiz kids have cracked the starter-cut-off coding. BMW series 1, 5, 6 and 7 (and many many other brands) involved.

NXP (previously Philips semicon) admits the chip is not safe and has adviced customers to upgrade. They put the responsibility for upgrading to a safer chip (or not upgrading in our case) with the manufacturer.
eeghie is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2012, 03:47 PM   #160
DJshabba
New Member
 
Drives: 2004 E46 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Germany

Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)

I think if you do own a 1M, you need a garage with a pad luck or alarm...
DJshabba is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-12-2012, 04:39 AM   #161
dutycalls
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: M6
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 48
iTrader: (0)

Now on BBC watchdog

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19562487
dutycalls is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #162
Isdaako
Private First Class
 
Isdaako's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i Convertible
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Devils Tower

Posts: 160
iTrader: (0)

Well, I was certainly unaware of this, but the "Youtube" has known for sometime.

Ah... the perils of enlightenment.
Isdaako is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #163
Shost
Second Lieutenant
 
Shost's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M Coupe BSM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Essex

Posts: 273
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dutycalls
Now on BBC watchdog

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19562487
just caught it on tv. interesting to hear bmw are now contacting customers...
Shost is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #164
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 15,973
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dutycalls View Post

"We are already in the process of enhancing the protection of pre-September 2011 X5 and X6 models and have been contacting owners and carrying out the necessary work accordingly.

"None of our latest models - new 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series - nor any other BMW built after September 2011 can be stolen using the method highlighted."



Humm... I wonder why cars built pre-Sept '11 would be more vulnerable? I thought it was ALL bmw's that could have their key fob "cloned". ???
Dackelone is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #165
Ringer
First Lieutenant
 
Ringer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 BMW 1M Valencia Orange
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Stockholm

Posts: 367
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stolen1m View Post
My BMW 1M stolen without keys in 3 minutes! This is a video of a £43,000 BMW 1M Stolen at 3am in 3 minutes. The thieves accomplished this by accessing the BMW OBD port in the footwell by breaking the glass, reaching in and using a device to reprogram a blank key fob. The car was simply then unlocked and pushed off the drive and driven away.

BMW doesn't seem to want to admit they have a problem, even though over 300 cars have been stolen in March 2012 in a single UK county.





Additional info by Dackelone:
These guys must be big motherf**kers. I hope police catch them and punish them to maximum effect. Feel sorry about you and your car..

Best
Ringer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-14-2012, 12:00 PM   #166
theshiningnova
Private First Class
 
Drives: VO 1M
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: MA

Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)

So in conclusion, is this issue only isolated to BMWs sold within the EU?
theshiningnova is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #167
Aussie_in_London
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Aussie_in_London's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M & track built Astra OPC
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: London

Posts: 1,658
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by theshiningnova View Post
So in conclusion, is this issue only isolated to BMWs sold within the EU?

Afraid not, there is a report of the same type of theft using the same equipment in Queensland Aus......
Aussie_in_London is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #168
MaDoNiOn
First Lieutenant
 
MaDoNiOn's Avatar
 
Drives: Polo Tdi 1.9
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SouthAfrica

Posts: 396
iTrader: (0)

Garage List


What about using a speedport and selecting theft mode? surely if they made another key you will not be able to start the car unless you unlock it from your phone?
__________________
Wishlist...

Bmw 135i Convertable White...
MaDoNiOn is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 05:54 AM   #169
Chris ABP
Private First Class
 
Chris ABP's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 1M
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: ABP Motorsport, Cheshire, UK

Posts: 141
iTrader: (1)

So i've disabled my OBD port on the car by switching the wire/pin arrangement behind the socket.....

Then we've got a male / female extension lead, spliced into its central loom and switched back the corrected pin wires that we modified on the car. So now when the car goes into the dealer or tuner I can simply give them the 'correcting' lead and it allows full functionality of the disabled OBD port!

1) I'll sleep easier at night!
2) The OBD socket on the car CAN NOT be read or interogated in any way!
3) I have an OBD wiring correction lead to keep at home / work in case the car needs to go to a dealers which makes the OBD readable again.
4) I am the only person who knows which wires / pins have been switched around.

If anyone else is interested in this my business will be offering it as a service in our workshop to all BMW owners. I own a garage which helps! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ABPMotorsport

Cheers, Chris
Chris ABP is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 10:09 AM   #170
Upturn666
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Yorks

Posts: 34
iTrader: (0)

ChrisABP, i may be calling on you very soon. Tried a Milltek yet?
Upturn666 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 10:47 AM   #171
Chris ABP
Private First Class
 
Chris ABP's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 1M
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: ABP Motorsport, Cheshire, UK

Posts: 141
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Upturn666 View Post
ChrisABP, i may be calling on you very soon. Tried a Milltek yet?
Fitted a full system on my car last week and very impressed. Waiting for it to carbon up before posting a video clip on here and facebook. Milltek are also making me a centre section without a silencer to see if its something we should be offering as an ABP exclusive....

So much happier now the OBD issue is isolated on my car

Cheers, Chris
Chris ABP is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 10:54 AM   #172
jan9
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: NA
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: London

Posts: 241
iTrader: (0)

How are the springs? Better than stock?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris ABP View Post
Fitted a full system on my car last week and very impressed. Waiting for it to carbon up before posting a video clip on here and facebook. Milltek are also making me a centre section without a silencer to see if its something we should be offering as an ABP exclusive....

So much happier now the OBD issue is isolated on my car

Cheers, Chris
jan9 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #173
Chris ABP
Private First Class
 
Chris ABP's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 1M
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: ABP Motorsport, Cheshire, UK

Posts: 141
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jan9 View Post
How are the springs? Better than stock?
Whilst I liked the standard 1M suspension feel what I didn't like was the large gap on the front and the very firm almost abrupt ride quality.

Being an Eibach dealer I've used them on lots of previous cars and driven many customer cars before and after with quite amazing results so an Eibach Pro-Kit was one of the first things on my mods list....

Ride height is now perfect coming down -25mm on the front and -10mm on the rear but the most impressive thing is the refinement its brought to the ride quality - still firm but so much more compliant over typical UK bumpy road surfaces making it a much nicer car to drive in 'normal' conditions. Overall very impressed and well worth the money.

Keep an eye on ABP Motorsport facebook page for updates and i'll start a topic on here too.

Chris
Chris ABP is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-12-2012, 09:27 AM   #174
Slappymangooze
Private
 
Slappymangooze's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 1M Coupé
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Belgium

Posts: 72
iTrader: (0)

Hello, the same just happened to me last night in the Uk As well just north of hyde park.
BMW doesn't care, I posted a message on BMW UK's fan club thinking that enthousiast might want to help, but they turned my message down. This is so sad. I saw the care leaving from the 6th floor. I jumped to the window as soon as I heard its noise and called the police immediately. They got there in less than 5 minutes. I'm really sad, Poor baby.
__________________
Eat my dust ///::....
Slappymangooze is offline   Belgium
0
Reply With Quote
      11-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #175
ozinaldo
Brigadier General
 
ozinaldo's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Chile, Santiago

Posts: 3,045
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slappymangooze View Post
Hello, the same just happened to me last night in the Uk As well just north of hyde park.
BMW doesn't care, I posted a message on BMW UK's fan club thinking that enthousiast might want to help, but they turned my message down. This is so sad. I saw the care leaving from the 6th floor. I jumped to the window as soon as I heard its noise and called the police immediately. They got there in less than 5 minutes. I'm really sad, Poor baby.
Very sorry to hear this. Your car is also pre September 2011 production? And is it a rhd or lhd?
__________________
"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
BMW 1M-SOLD-: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, BMS OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.
ozinaldo is offline   Chile
0
Reply With Quote
      11-12-2012, 10:17 AM   #176
firechicken99
Major
 
Drives: Black '07 335i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: United States

Posts: 1,032
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slappymangooze View Post
Hello, the same just happened to me last night in the Uk As well just north of hyde park.
BMW doesn't care, I posted a message on BMW UK's fan club thinking that enthousiast might want to help, but they turned my message down. This is so sad. I saw the care leaving from the 6th floor. I jumped to the window as soon as I heard its noise and called the police immediately. They got there in less than 5 minutes. I'm really sad, Poor baby.
So sad to hear.

To anyone reading this thread, you can purchase the OBD port from BMW for under $7, and in less than a half hours time you can hide the port from plain sight and replace with the dummy one. A simple thing for a great deal of peace and mind.....

So glad I did this... These stories and the thought of it happening to mine are not something I want to have to think too much about
firechicken99 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST