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      12-08-2017, 06:21 PM   #1
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Weird F30 dashboard theft!

I got these pics from a colleague who had their 3 series company car broken in to and pretty much their entire dashboard stolen!

Apparently there's been a spate of these in the area. :
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      12-08-2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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Oh it's Xmas again ..


You know this used to happen to TOM TOM and DVD players from Halfords but this is some next level theft .

worse part is they cut the main wire harness so going to need full wire loom

they haven't scratched anything so must have had time in their hands
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      12-08-2017, 06:50 PM   #3
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Must be a demand for used BMW head units for some reason!
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      12-08-2017, 06:57 PM   #4
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This was in Maidstone area I believe.
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      12-08-2017, 07:02 PM   #5
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seems theres a market for anything. although electrical parts can probably be tracked if sold, matching serial numbers so a bit risky
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So thats where CazuallUK got his from?
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Round here? The whole fronts of cars are being removed. Especially poxhaul corsa.
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I read a post earlier today where someones steering wheel got nicked!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1446780
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      12-08-2017, 07:12 PM   #9
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I read a post earlier today where someones steering wheel got nicked!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1446780
this has been happening in birmingham a lot, seems they want the airbag
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this has been happening in birmingham a lot, seems they want the airbag
They'll steal anything these days!
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Wtf? I get not leaving valuables on display but how do you stop someone breaking into your car to rob the factory equipment???
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Wtf? I get not leaving valuables on display but how do you stop someone breaking into your car to rob the factory equipment???
Dont live in a part of the country thats full of scum bags?
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Dont live in a part of the country thats full of scum bags?

Do you think Moon will be safer mate.
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seems theres a market for anything. although electrical parts can probably be tracked if sold, matching serial numbers so a bit risky
Unfortunately those parts can't be tracked. Repair this main quadlock connector is a real pain and not cheap if need to be done properly.
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This is a common crime in Italy - recently a work colleague living in Milan had his BMW F31 completely stripped of dashboard components.

I remember in the mid 80s sitting in a restaurant in Cagliari and we all were surprised to see people walking in with their car radios in hand. Seemed a very strange thing to do.

Within a couple of years we were all doing it in UK as the stealing of ICE had arrived in UK.
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This is a common crime in Italy - recently a work colleague living in Milan had his BMW F31 completely stripped of dashboard components.

I remember in the mid 80s sitting in a restaurant in Cagliari and we all were surprised to see people walking in with their car radios in hand. Seemed a very strange thing to do.

Within a couple of years we were all doing it in UK as the stealing of ICE had arrived in UK.
I remember the original pull out systems and then it moved on to the removable faces that you could put into a box similar to those that you put your glasses in. Was my first and last Alpine stereo!

Now I'm remembering he says of CD's that skipped when you went over a surface that wasn't completely flat....thank god we've moved on since then!
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Dont live in a part of the country thats full of scum bags?
That's fast becoming the majority of the u.k
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Of course Autowatch Ghost would prevent such mindlessness
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Dont live in a part of the country thats full of scum bags?
A moon like the Death Star..Yes
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Of course Autowatch Ghost would prevent such mindlessness
How? I thought it would only stop them starting the car and driving away.
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How? I thought it would only stop them starting the car and driving away.
I should have put a few more dollops of sarcasm in that post.
Many here bang on about the benefits of Autowatch Ghost. This is the kind of thing that happens when thieves canít just take the car.
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How? I thought it would only stop them starting the car and driving away.
I should have put a few more dollops of sarcasm in that post.
Many here bang on about the benefits of Autowatch Ghost. This is the kind of thing that happens when thieves canít just take the car.
Ha, got ya, that one went over my head, sorry.
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