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Re: Replacement remote key fob

I've heard that there are ways of starting BMWs and Audis by plugging a laptop into the OBD port.
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Yes, i think it was on Watchdog over a year ago.
Cant recall how they opened the door, but with the laptop the car was fired up and away.
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Yes it was. The tool is about 6k. I looked into it a while ago but it just wasn't worth me spending that kind of money on BMW equipment. The tool i use doesn't work by OBD, I have to remove the CAS module(immob) from the car & program the new key directly into it via laptop.

The CAS module is right behind the little glovebox to the right of the steering wheel. Takes me less than 5mins to remove it & only takes a few mins to program the key. Then another few mins to fit it back in place so not exactly a long or difficult job so definitely not worth spending the extra 5500 or so on the OBD tool
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I think they just smash the glass in the door, then they can reach in to plug into the OBD port. When you're stealing a car worth that much it's not too much bother to have to replace a window whilst you're changing the car's identity!
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in the length of time it took them to smash the window they could've just picked the lock. A genuine Lishi 2 in 1 pick & decoder is about 100. Would save a bit of noise, a lot of mess & can be used repeatedly on any BMW, Range Rover etc with the same lock type
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Re: Replacement remote key fob

hi,new to site,anyway...was curious what the outcome was with the dealer looking for the other fob?
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hi,new to site,anyway...was curious what the outcome was with the dealer looking for the other fob?
Hey, sorry for the long delay. I've only just seen this.

Erm...it wasn't good news. The dealership politely told me to jog on, basically. They did say the only thing they could/would do is sell me a replacement key at cost price. They reckon that's still 230 though.

I've decided I'm gona admit defeat and buy it anyway eventually.
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So i've put a deposit on a 100hp panda then since realised it doesn't come with the remote fob and only has 1 key. Reading the above has now got me worried, i really want the car but what sort of cost am i gunna face to get a replacement fob and key and possibly reprogrammed to stop anyone that may have the original fob/key getting into the car?
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So i've put a deposit on a 100hp panda then since realised it doesn't come with the remote fob and only has 1 key. Reading the above has now got me worried, i really want the car but what sort of cost am i gunna face to get a replacement fob and key and possibly reprogrammed to stop anyone that may have the original fob/key getting into the car?
Main dealer will be your best place to ask for costs
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i am not sure if this is still current but my missus kindly lost her remote flip, she was using the flat key and has now succesfully lost that so the car is now an ornament ,if anyone can help it would be much appreciated , its a 2008 bravo , my biggest issue is that we live in orkney , nearest dealer is over 250 miles and a ferry ride away and i need to get it started to even get it there , ooops !!
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Re: Replacement remote key fob

Sorry to say you have a skip on wheels at the moment.
I would say your best bet is to contact a breakers and get a complete second hand set up sent over to you.
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Sorry to say you have a skip on wheels at the moment.
I would say your best bet is to contact a breakers and get a complete second hand set up sent over to you.
or he could just have new keys programmed as I have already offered.
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@minirib, didn't see that. Must have been a pm.
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I can see a dealer keeping a spare if they are financing a poor credit customer. I'm not sure that is ethical, but it sure makes repossesion (for loan default) much easier and with less risk of damage. I do think such tactics should be disclosed so that the customer knows.The first time I lost a key and talked to Lombard Locksmith, he said to bring all the working keys for the vehicle with me when I come to get a replacement. He explained that when they know of a lost key situation, they like to remove all the encoding from previous keys and then re-install the codes for the only keys that I have on hand. That provides protection from a lost key that might really have been stolen.
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or he could just have new keys programmed as I have already offered.
Can you make a key and remote for fiat?
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