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Old 06-04-2009, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

After having my window smashed and an attempted theft, the Police told me my 2002 330i sport is "difficult to steal hence its steal here".

Anyone know why this is? what makes it so difficult is there anything I should avoid that would make it easier?

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It is difficult to steal because the keys have an electronic chip that is coded, which the car must communicate with each and every time before starting. Hence, without the key, they cannot take your car. I am sure there must be some way around this, but it must be more work than is worth the trouble for a simple car thief.
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Sorry, the insurance won this one. Cannot collect.
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Sorry, the insurance won this one. Cannot collect.
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Hi - thanks for this.

As we'd found damage to our house front door lock, the police returned and told us:

a) they reckon they first tried to break in and nick the keys

b) they second broke the window as they were gonna try to roll it off the drive (which implies they have a truck and trailer).

Luckily for me my beemer has Stepronic, which of course in "park" locks the wheels.

Apparantly going for the keys and a "drivaway" is getting quite common, so for all you londoners, don't leave the keys visible or close to the front door, and if you can double lock the door (as this is what foiled our guys).
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I can bet, that was work of albanians m****r f****rs.Watch out in the future.
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