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post #11 of 28 Old 14th March 2007, 09:44 PM
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what i found interesting is that, m roadsters have ews and they are one of most frequently stolen cars (production # vs # stolen). How are these theives steal these cars besides towing 'em? ...

They are professionals, with RF emulation equipment. Or they have a flatbed.
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so...when it comes down to it, ews is pretty much worthless unless theives are clueless on what they are doing. meaning, ews just makes our lives complicated...

i had to tow my car once because an aftermarket software vendor did not properly align ews. of course the vendor insisted that i put my key in the ignition while ecu was out and i insisted on how there was no chance of that since i put the key away until i put ecu back on. at the end of the day, i incurred tow fee as well as ews alignment fee.

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Anybody ever done anything like this or know anyone I could talk to that has done it?
Having just fitted a 2001 M5 engine into a 1995 M5 I know ALL about EWS/DME alligning and how to get around the factory system

Unfortunately these cars are a lot easier to steal than most people think with the right parts. I'm not posting details on the board for obvious reasons but if you want to know how to run your car without a key then PM me and I can give you more details

But I have to say that if I had an E39 M5, no way would I bypass what is after all a great security device for all but the most dedicated thieves. If someone wants your car then they will get it, regardless of what anti-theft measures you have, but the EWS eliminates all but the most determined attempts

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Sorry to bring a dead thread to life..
Me and a buddy are working on his car and needs to bypass the ews.
It's an e39 528i.. if anyone knows please shoot me a pm its been driving us nuts

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London mike knows of a way?
Damn ews system.

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02/05/15@ 117,800 miles


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Valentine 1 hardwire
Muffler delete
Evolve AlphaN
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Evolve Cold air intakes

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1988 BMW 325i convertible (sold)
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His car intermittently wont start because of the ews.
It'll run for a month then it'll stop starting and cycling the key 200 times will make it work for a month.
He tried giving the ews different voltages lol but no go

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Slimm's Alcantara full e-brake
Black Cubic trim
BC Racing BR coilovers
Evolve 4-1 Medusa Headers, cats, X pipe
Evolve Cold air intakes

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[SIZE="2"]My car/vehicle history:
1993 BMW 525i (sold)
1997 CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (sold)
1994 Firebird Formula V8(sold)
2002 Jaguar X-type 3.0 Sport manual (sold)
1992 300ZX Twin Turbo (sold)
2002 BMW 530i Sport (sold)
2007 CBR1000RR (RIP)
1988 BMW 325i convertible (sold)
2002 Chevy Camaro Z28 35th anniversary(sold)
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2001 740iL Sport (sold)
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putting the key up against the ews module is not going to work. the pickup for the key signal is the ring antenna which is around the lock cylinder.
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