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      04-03-2012, 07:10 AM   #1
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Modules vs Coding

Here promoting the fact that coding is a lot better than installing some 3rd party module into your car, where you have to go to some shop and leave your car there for x amount of hours or days to have it installed. In the mean time never knowing exactly how they install it and if they are not messing anything up on the inside of your car. Coding is a non invasive way to do most if not all types of things to your car without taking your car apart to put in a new module.

Some things I've personally coded to my car without taking it to a shop. I'll try to get more video's to shop other stuff.

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      04-06-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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I'm here only promoting the fact that coding is a lot better than installing some 3rd party module into your car, where you have to go to some shop and leave your car there for x amount of hours or days to have it installed. In the mean time never knowing exactly how they install it and if they are not messing anything up on the inside of your car. Coding is a non invasive way to do most if not all types of things to your car without taking your car apart to put in a new module.

Some things I've already done to my own car without taking it to a shop. I'll try to get more video's to shop other stuff.

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That sounds like coding vs your installer, rather than modules.

Programming (which is more suitable for profile changes) is best for profile changes. Coding/Retrofits are a bit more involved and usually require modifying the vehicle order (VO). Coding will require an understanding of the tools involved and your vehicle's module system, modules require an understanding of +12V electronics.

Modules will always have the upper hand with macro and/or timed commands since it's something that coding simply isn't capable of, for example:

- Alarm emulation (siren chirps/blinking mirror LED)
- one-touch operation of windows/sunroof (coding requires pressing the button through the entire cycle, while in range)
- raising/lowering convertible roof while vehicle is in motion
- ability to change options without the use of a computer/programming cable

The list goes on.

In the end, one method is not any more superior than the other - it's pointless to compare the two. The best solution for each case will depend on its specific purpose.
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Its not coding vs an installer. Doesn't matter if you have the best installer in the world and for argument sake can be in a BMW factory and install it like it was suppose to be in the car when it was first built. still got to take the time to wait for it to get done. which would be hours vs a couple minute's if not less.

Coding can accomplish retrofits and change vehicle order (VO)

Pros vs Cons. My opinion will always be coding. Something major is time and money. Cheaper and faster to get it done for coding. Sure you might get something a little bit extra by installing a module but not enough to make me sway my decision.

Example: Sure with the one touch remote for window open/close you have to hold the remote button down through the entire cycle vs with a module you may not have too. But the cost of the module would be more, the time for install would be longer and they would have to open up your can interior and wire it. Personal I don't want any of the internals touched as much as possible and I'm sure many would feel the same if given the choice.

But its all opinionated. Everyone will have there own opinion on this topic. I'm just going to show what coding can accomplish in this post and I'll let the individual decide.
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Coded additional stuff
Turned off the seatbelt chime for the driver side and passenger side
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Coded DVD in motion. Now I can watch a dvd while I'm driving ot keep my passenger intertained. I know I shouldnt be watching a dvd while driving, but the fact that I can is awesome.
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Coded DVD in motion. Now I can watch a dvd while I'm driving ot keep my passenger intertained. I know I shouldnt be watching a dvd while driving, but the fact that I can is awesome.
I play a video of a school of fish in an aquarium. jk but wouldn't that be cool
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