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      05-13-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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water leaked to amp !

Hey guys, few months ago a huge tree branch fell onto my car and broke my whole rear window. My insurance company suggested I go to a recommended body shop for the Fastest service. everything was fine until a few weeks ago when water started to leak from my rear window and finally destroyed my amp. So I took it to BMW first and they told me the problem, then I confronted the body shop and they said They'll re-seal the window and fix everything, however the BMW Service Advisor said that ONLY BMW can code a new AMP? I'm not too familiar with the audio technolgy in this car. So my question is, is it true that ONLY bmw can code in a new AMP? can I just buy a new OEM amp and replace it myself? Thanks. (window's resealed and fully tested for leakage ).
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I'm not too familiar with the audio technolgy in this car. So my question is, is it true that ONLY bmw can code in a new AMP? can I just buy a new OEM amp and replace it myself? Thanks. (window's resealed and fully tested for leakage ).
Sorry to hear about the damage. Something similar happened to me where water leaked through my tail light and fried my amp. To answer your question, the dealership has to code in your new amp.
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Hey guys, few months ago a huge tree branch fell onto my car and broke my whole rear window. My insurance company suggested I go to a recommended body shop for the Fastest service. everything was fine until a few weeks ago when water started to leak from my rear window and finally destroyed my amp. So I took it to BMW first and they told me the problem, then I confronted the body shop and they said They'll re-seal the window and fix everything, however the BMW Service Advisor said that ONLY BMW can code a new AMP? I'm not too familiar with the audio technolgy in this car. So my question is, is it true that ONLY bmw can code in a new AMP? can I just buy a new OEM amp and replace it myself? Thanks. (window's resealed and fully tested for leakage ).
An Autologic shop can program/code the OEM amp.

But that's irrelevant: your body shop should take care of their mess, fix your window, buy the OEM amp and send the car to a BMW dealer to program/code it without any single penny out of your pocket.

After all, that's what "fix everything" means.
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