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      05-06-2019, 08:46 AM   #23
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My car is a July 2018 production and it does not turn a off after 3 'minutes. Is it definitely after 2018 april
Apologies, I saw the info on a 7 series forum first and that post was in August 18 so it may have been launched then. I thought the post was from April but i just checked it again.

My new keys are October 18.
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      05-06-2019, 10:54 AM   #24
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Damn so frustrating lol. Good feature to have
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      05-07-2019, 07:16 AM   #25
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Very impressive, however, can the solution be a tad cheaper?
By my calculation (and I maybe incorrect) the cost is 14,500 Eur which converts to $16,000 US.
I wish to correct and amend the above. When I search "amazon uk" they list it for 144.00 British Pounds which converts to $189.582 USD.
Sorry for any misunderstanding ... me bad.
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G30 (and other BMW) keys from Apr 2018 have motion sensing - the keyless entry turns off after 3 minutes.

I tested this and it is true. My car is a 2017 but I had all new keys after the theft in Oct 2018. I got the motion sensing key.
BMW should offer this as a recall replacement for ALL comfort access owners. Bonkers the rest of us are left in the lurch.... 😕
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      06-12-2019, 06:08 PM   #26
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Got confirmation that it should be for cars after March 18 build
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      06-13-2019, 12:33 AM   #27
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Got confirmation that it should be for cars after March 18 build
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      06-13-2019, 08:11 AM   #28
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Well, I guess this new tech means it's possible to leave your key fob in the car and accidentally lock yourself out once more.
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      06-13-2019, 10:52 AM   #29
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i have followed this thread with interest, and i have a slightly different approach suggestion that I used many years ago on my first Corvette, a used '67 coupe bought in 1974. I lived in Cambridge MA near Boston at the time, which was notorious for car thefts. What I did was install a small solenoid in the fuel line with an on off switch so I could shut off the fuel when I parked. I installed a small rocker switch under the carpet on the the passenger side of the console where only I knew it was. It was not visible through the carpet. When I parked I turned it off. Sure enough, one Saturday night while it was parked in downtown Boston when I was visiting a friend, it got stolen. When we realized it was gone, we started walking around the neighborhood and in fact did find it a couple of blocks away parked on the street. It had run fine on the fuel in the float bowls but then just died and the crooks parked it. I called the police, a cruiser stopped by and I said I wanted to file a stolen car report. They refused to do so. The cop said, "Kid, there are hundreds of Corvettes stolen in Boston every year. Yours is the first one we've ever seen recovered. Be happy and go home." So I did.

Now, I am not sure you would really want to cut into your fuel line and do something like this on today's cars, but maybe one could wire an on/off switch to the fuel pump (s). Wouldn't deter crooks with a tow truck but might slow down others. As to the hidden switch, here are a couple of pics of a similar installation I did in my '95 ZR-1 (in this case to control electric exhaust cutouts). Just my little ol' $.02--Bob
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What does the motion sensing mean? So if you leave your key on a shelf or something close enough to the car (or inside the car), after 3 mins someone can't unlock the doors unless the key is moved?
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      06-13-2019, 07:48 PM   #31
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Well, I guess this new tech means it's possible to leave your key fob in the car and accidentally lock yourself out once more.
You won't get locked out with new key.
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Not sure how alive this thread is, after some solid info. Had a 540i stolen, the order had keyless access removed. Police and BMW seem unsure how the relay theft works if the key is not comfort access enabled. I am unsure how you now really do secure these things and does the ghost system really work independently. ie if they get access to the diagnosis port to clone a key, does the ghost work independently from the ECU etc. ?
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      10-22-2020, 12:30 PM   #33
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Not sure how alive this thread is, after some solid info. Had a 540i stolen, the order had keyless access removed. Police and BMW seem unsure how the relay theft works if the key is not comfort access enabled. I am unsure how you now really do secure these things and does the ghost system really work independently. ie if they get access to the diagnosis port to clone a key, does the ghost work independently from the ECU etc. ?
Sorry to read that your car was stolen.

With my limited knowledge I guess thieves must have cloned key when you were unlocking car and they were near your car copying it.

Not sure why immobiliser did not recognise a cloned key? Must be high tech thieves.
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