Originally Posted by Slalom
I have a Canadian specification 2012 M3. The Swiss technical inspection folks gave me a pass with the amber front markers. They did the same for the rear fog lamps but strongly suggested that I get that fixed (I will follow the instructions posted on this board).
The radio is more of a puzzle but a coding whiz on the board is looking into whether that is just a software fix.
For the BMW Assist I have heard two answers. One is that there is missing hardware on US Spec cars (not sure of that is true for Canadian) and the other is that it is a matter of changing the GSM SIM card. I should know early in the new year.
The garage door opener is not that important to me. Apparently frequencies are different. I am not sure that the one for my apartment would even work on the Euro Spec mirror. I will just keep my remote in the door pocket.
I will be swapping out the ugly sun visors for non-nanny state ones.
I did the sun visors - cloth without warning stickers. Mike did the coding yesterday. The radio now works on Euro frequencies, unexpectedly the FM/AM selector then becomes another user configurable button. Mike did a few other coding changes.
Next week my rear fog enabled switch should be in. After that, the European front bumper with PDC on (no ugly amber reflectors!).
Today my car are I are planning a run up to Germany, Mike informed me that I had only done 174 km/h.
Mike was great to deal with and was able to make adjustments that BMW could not / would not do. An invaluable service for those of us who are over here.