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      07-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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TCU module and BMW Assist.

Does removal of the TCU module disable BMW assist and tracking of the vehicle? Simple question...
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      07-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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TCU = Assist and Bluetooth

No TCU = No Assist no Bluetooth
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      07-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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TCU = Assist and Bluetooth

No TCU = No Assist no Bluetooth
Thanks. Its out. There's some feedback now being generated through the cars audio system, even when tbe stereo is off. I guess I'll deal until the matter is sorted out.
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Thanks. Its out. There's some feedback now being generated through the cars audio system, even when tbe stereo is off. I guess I'll deal until the matter is sorted out.
You need a MOST termination loop.
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Why would you remove?
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Why would you remove?
To prevent the previous owner, who still owes 36k on the car, from tracking and it attempting ANOTHER repo.
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To prevent the previous owner, who still owes 36k on the car, from tracking and it attempting ANOTHER repo.
Something isn't making sense here.
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Something isn't making sense here.
Check "dealership shannanigans" in the general tech section.
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Check "dealership shannanigans" in the general tech section.
Read it. What a shitty situation!

FYI, I have a friend that repos. No one has the kinda access to the transponder in the car to try and repo it. Just keeped it parked in your garage when you're not driving it for the time being.
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Read it. What a shitty situation!

FYI, I have a friend that repos. No one has the kinda access to the transponder in the car to try and repo it. Just keeped it parked in your garage when you're not driving it for the time being.
Yea, Im going to plug it back in. Thanks for the help.
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Well I hear it is possible they can get access to the location services side of BMW assist.

They do have to pay for the data. Usually via a simple skip tracer monthly subscription.

IF it is BMWFS you can be sure they will give-up your parking address to the repo company in a heartbeat.

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FYI, I have a friend that repos. No one has the kinda access to the transponder in the car to try and repo it. Just keeped it parked in your garage when you're not driving it for the time being.
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