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  1. Re: How to stop my Q7 from being robbed? 
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    Surely any prevention steps you take could result in them coming to take the keys or anything else they need to take the car just like you would?
    My S3 was stolen by them breaking into the house, whilst it was empty in the afternoon, to get the keys. But whilst talking to a locksmith he said that most car makers can now reduce the number of keys that can be coded through the OBD to 2. So thieves canít enable an extra key to steal the vehicle. So that would be my first plan of action, plus a house security review.
    Then consider either a visual deterrent like a disklok , or a monitored car alarm with tracking and remote immobilisation.


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    Not a nice situation. Scum the lot of them.

    I would rather the car go than have someone break in for the keys but it does make you think. I think anything that makes it not worth their while is enough time move them on to the next one. Of course a fairly new Q7 will be worth a lot of trouble to them. I'd say a sticker saying obd disabled might not be the worst thing to do.

    Good luck finding a solution.

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    I just don't see thieves that are stealing cars through the OBD port becoming the standing over you in bed with a knife type thieves.

    They have a nice non confrontational way of stealing cars, almost as many as they like, with reduced risk, and presumably reduced prison sentence against house invasion if caught. I suspect they'll just move onto the next if they can't get one specific car, not break in to the house.

    I might buy a lock and put a sticker on.
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    On most other models the OBD port it clicked in, get a socket and remote the panel (prob 2x 8mm bolts, remove and unclip the port and tuck it out of the way then reassemble). Also you should be able to link the car to a Your Audi website and then via an an (MMI Connect on iPhone) check its location in real time. HTH


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    Not sure if this is any good but there seem to be steps to combat this

    not that you should have to shell out to protect your car it should be down to the car manufactures

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxw View Post
    Not sure if this is any good but there seem to be steps to combat this

    not that you should have to shell out to protect your car it should be down to the car manufactures

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    Nice, but that starts to get into the kind of money for a tracker with engine immobilisation via fobs anyway, so you get that and much more functionality for similar $...


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    I've moved my odb port. It's pretty easy to do. That would be best bet in my view for least cost. Appreciate doesn't stop window being broken!

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    A good dog is worth its weight in gold. You don't even need a 'big' dog. One that alerts you to unusual activity/noises etc, and has a loud bark, and at least sounds 'aggressive'.

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    Does anyone know Audiís position on the Autowatch Ghost? With regards to warranty or pcp?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdy-999 View Post
    A good dog is worth its weight in gold. You don't even need a 'big' dog. One that alerts you to unusual activity/noises etc, and has a loud bark, and at least sounds 'aggressive'.
    As long as you donít leave them in the Q7 for too long I suppose that works :-)


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