Thread: Auto Start Stop
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      07-05-2011, 06:43 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by jphughan View Post
- You CAN change this behavior, but you have to do it via coding with special software and an OBD-II cable. Your startup options are Enabled, Disabled, and Last State. I personally coded Last State, which I personally think should be the default startup mode globally. That coding takes about 3 minutes, so anyone who quoted several hundred pounds is gouging like nobody's business -- and therefore should get nobody's business.
Great clarifications, thanks. I was down at my local BMW dealer (Seattle) a few weeks ago and asked them to re-porgram; they explained that they could not find the codes... I honestly think they tried and didn't know where to look...

Would you be willing to provide a little more detail as to where in the special software you went to make the change?