RPSN wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:43 pm
That information on the OBD port is worth reiterating........
PhilB wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:30 am
The OBD port should only be vulnerable on cars older than 2015.
In 2015 JLR changed the system so that the OBD is taken out of the equation.
I can't confirm when that happened for the F-Type but the new system has a separate module that will only talk to the two original keys.
You can't clone any new ones.
If you lose one you will get stung for two new keys and a new module as others have found to their cost elsewhere.
simpleR wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:43 am
The older system is on cars 00001 to 08869 (last five digits of VIN) and allows non Jaguar dealers to programme keys.
So in theory, if you have an older car you could break the window and then use the OBD port to code a new key to use to drive the car away with.
Cars 08870 and onwards is as per your post above.
It's useful information, however I would still suggest a lockable OBD cover for the following reasons:
a) It provides a visible deterrent ('ish)
(I don't believe thieves have the time to check VIN numbers to see if the car they are stealing is within a certain range or not)
b) It enables the car owner to manage who/when the OBD port is accessed and therefore can avoid potential battery draining issues that all F's suffer with when the OBD communications are not terminated in the correct, full protocol.
Both items are so cheap, compared to the cost and upset of losing your P and J, I cannot understand why an owner would not fit them as a minimum.
If one doesn't want to fit a cover, then at least an OBD Tracker fitted to the port for £50 is better than nothing.
NOTE: They are a wee bit bulky, meaning you are likely to hit your leg on them, so I would suggest removing the OBD port form the dash surround, fitting the tracker and tie-wrapping the port and tracker up under the dash a little way.
Again, it may be found that the OBD port powering the tracker may hang the ignition shutdown routine - this will be a trial and error exercise.
Combined with a 'Crook - lock' on the wheel as well, any opportune, even 'steal to order' thief may think twice because of the added time and aggravation involved IMO.
With regards to driveways, I have always preferred the sturdy fold-over, lockable ground mounted post.
Again, this I feel is more of a deterrent than CCTV..look at all the CCTV surveillance we see of thieves; goes to proves that brazen thieves don't give a monkeys about being on camera. Half the time, the submitted CCTV pictures are not up to much, or enough for a prosecution.
Sad days we live in unfortunately...still, look on the bright side of life, E10 petrol will be coming in September this year! so they won't be nicking them for too much longer!