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Old 03-05-2010, 12:53 PM   #17
There I was, Sicily, 1918..
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Yes, they could... consider the following, though:

The interior components (Radio, Climate/HVAC, cluster, etc.) don't work automatically once installed. They can be pulled out/put in super easily, but the only way to get them to work on another car -- another E46, specifically -- is to install them in the new car and then code the car with the new component. Given how much the OBD machines (I forget their names -- Mobic and Logic-something?) cost, it's extremely impractical for thieves to really bother.
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