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Old 12-30-2006, 07:34 AM   #1
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BMW lock picking kit

OHH CRAP... This just can't be a good thing...

I feel even more sorry for all the 2004 model owners.

And I quote: "The presentation states that the 2004 models are the easiest to open."

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2006/12...k-picking.html
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:07 AM   #2
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Key Picker = $900.00
Black clothes = $60.00
Leather Gloves = $40.00

Not paying an insurance deductible for broken glass/broken lock, while your thief just spend a grand to break into your car = Priceless



all seriousness - glad I ordered that lock-delete the other day! Can't wait for it to come in...
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:11 AM   #3
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$900 euros to pick a BMW door lock.... the peeps around here just use a screwdriver and pop out the lock cover and lock cylinder for free
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:08 AM   #4
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Will this start the car also?
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:19 PM   #5
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Here's the link to purchase it: http://www.zieh-fix.com/Shop/en-us/dept_5.html
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:35 PM   #6
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:40 PM   #7
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:44 PM   #8
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I doubt too many car thieves out there would go through the trouble of spending this much money. They'd probably just break a window.
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:17 PM   #9
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/buys lock delete........ they cant be that smart
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:12 PM   #10
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Will this start the car also?
i dont think it will start cause you need that little chip inside the key

if it works for bmws, wont it work for range rovers too? cause i know paris hiltons range rover key is the old style bmw key, the square 1999 ugly one.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:38 PM   #11
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yeah crazy stuff, i already posted it in showroom>videos thought. haha
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:53 PM   #12
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:23 PM   #13
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:57 PM   #14
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why would thieves waste the money?
Well for the professionals, it'd be an intelligent tool to have. But, I'm sure the pros manufacture their own ... the amateur thieves are too careless to purchase this. So, I guess it's maybe for locksmiths?
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:01 PM   #15
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:17 PM   #16
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Well for the professionals, it'd be an intelligent tool to have. But, I'm sure the pros manufacture their own ... the amateur thieves are too careless to purchase this. So, I guess it's maybe for locksmiths?
I agree, pros buy all kinds of things.

I was watching Mastermind Criminals the other day and there was a Chinese guy who setup a syndicate in NYC for stealing cars and shipping them out to be sold on the black market.

He was moving MAJOR cars and alot of them. They said over the years he did it he grossed more then $40million, none of which was recovered when he went to jail. Since they could not build a full case against him and his assets are not in the US he is only jail 10 years (probably less with good behavior) and will probably still have everything when he comes out.

Well anyway back to the point, he just ran the show, he had another guy who recruited the theifs. One with a laptop would go in disable everything and get it started, then leave the other would drive it to a place in a nice neighborhood so the car wouldnt look out of place, use a tool scan for any GPS devices and remove them. The would let the car sit for a few days then take it to a warehouse where the theif would only know the area and another guy would pick it up and drive it in. The only reason he even got caught is they started getting to greedy the demand was getting so high for the cars that he had wasnt waiting the few days for the cars to get cold and they got sloppy and left a GPS device in.

Alot of times they would actually break the windows, I thought that was the sloppy way, but according to one of the guys if you go in through the window it may set off the alarm but it wouldnt shut down the whole system so he could then by pass the ignition defeat. I am sure that is different for every car, but imagine if they could just turn the key. So believe me Pros would buy something like this in a second, $900 is nothing.
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Old 12-31-2006, 03:02 AM   #17
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OHH CRAP... This just can't be a good thing...

I feel even more sorry for all the 2004 model owners.

And I quote: "The presentation states that the 2004 models are the easiest to open."
i have a 2004 and only one key so keyhole delete may be an issue if the remote ever dies..but go ahead, try to break into my car
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Old 12-31-2006, 06:08 AM   #18
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most new cars - the locksmiths come with a mini airbag device that they put at the top of the door pump it up slip there little tool made to a) pull up the lock or b) open the door handle - takes them 20 secs tops and cost 100bucks.... now starting it is another issue but getting in is ohhh sooo easy-- personal experiance is how i know this... left car running to go throw something out in new york (upstate) all i can think of is when i got out my knee hit the key locking all doors.. idiot!!!!
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:44 AM   #19
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One thing I don't get and that is confusing to me is the BMW Master + Vallet (Plastic) keys.

BMW said that you can only start the key with the Master Key because of the embedded chip inside. Okay, if this is the case then how the hell can I start my car with a vallet key. the vallet key doesn't have chip inside.
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:32 AM   #20
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One thing I don't get and that is confusing to me is the BMW Master + Vallet (Plastic) keys.

BMW said that you can only start the key with the Master Key because of the embedded chip inside. Okay, if this is the case then how the hell can I start my car with a vallet key. the vallet key doesn't have chip inside.
the two master keys, the valet key, and the plastic key all have chips inside them
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