Recent theft of BMW interior equipment (in Kent)

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    No surprise it's close to the Eurotunnel too!!

    Lots being done around the country, some just for the steering wheels.
     
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    Worrying images :( I've shared this around the office
     
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    Yeah worrying, certainly they were not chancers and went with an intention and a plan.
    Must be quite distressing to come out to your car like that.
     
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    They also steal M Sport bumpers.
     
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    That's reassuring :eek:

    But seriously. This stealing of parts seems a worrying trend, if indeed that's what it is(?).

    It seems there's not much one can do to protect against it, is there?
     
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    You're probably right, but if we could string up these criminals it might stop them doing this! Happened to me many years ago when a radio was ripped out of my car, made a right mess of the dashboard. Bloody furious I was, though I realise it's not as bad as what seems to be happening these days, really feel for the victims.

    Yes, Slim's got the right idea!
     
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    There was a spate of this happening in Frankfurt a year or so ago. Seems to have calmed down there - maybe they got caught or just felt they were pushing their luck too much. But one of my mates had his F11 ranksacked and it was eventually written off due to the amount of damage to the wiring looms.
     
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    Have a quick skim through those links, is it just 5 series cars or any BMW of a certain spec/age? I presume they are going for the new iDrive 5 systems and not the NBT ones?

    I have a steering wheel lock on mine, one of those ones that covers it all - doesn't lower my insurance but I put it on more of a deterrent than anything else.

    Would insurance companies tend to write the car off which such damage as with the first link on the F10 or would they possibly repair it? Would it go down as a cat D if so, even though its not been in a accident? Never come across this before, i'm used to hearing of cars being stolen/damaged, not parts taken, well except badges.

    Kev
     
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    I wonder how many folks who search for car parts (like the Pro-Nav systems) on eBay and the like, consider where all the nearly new parts are coming from?

    As I see it, supply and demand, go hand in hand. Those buying are funding the criminal acts.

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    They are breaking in and gutting 3/4 series models as well.

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    A friend of mine is always commenting on the number of sprinter vans towing empty car trailers at the euro tunnel...from eastern europe..
    I cant comment because i dont use the tunnel. But it definitely sounds suspicious...
    we've had some violent crimes recently in Sheffield, where the thieves have gone knife armed into houses and demanded car keys late at night......
    worrying really...
    ours is garaged, and cctv etc... but it wont stop them....
     
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    Dam, not good, hope they don't reach my area.

    Kev
     
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    As far as I’m aware the newer system was never fitted to the F10/11
     
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    Not good at all. Makes you think.
     
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    best thing police told my colleague is "sash jammers" on doors and windows.
    he had on a plastic door and they didn't manage to get in.
    I now have two on every door and window.
    even so, if they want it badly enough they will just come though somehow.
    actually I recall an old thread about types of locks to buy etc, and since have heard they just melt plastic doors around the locks.
     
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    Yup some of the M3 owners have been hit too :(
     
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    My X3 was broken into (Kent) and the interior equipment taken. Anyone know whether there is a fault with some BMW alarm systems? My alarm didn't go off. Thanks
     

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