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      02-28-2011, 11:26 AM   #67
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The entire process takes about 45 minutes from start to finish, depending on the number of options you want coded.

Before I perform any coding, I do the following:
1) Make a backup of the vehicle order
2) Make a backup complete of the CAS and FRM/NFRM modules (which contains the coding for all of the sub modules)
3) Make a backup of each specific module that is changed
4) Note the hardware and software versions of those modules

After those steps, I perform the coding, document what was changed, and finally test the new functionality.

The majority of the time is spent on #1-#4 above.

I could code an entire car in less than ten minutes, but I go through those steps to make sure that everything is done right and double checked, and to make sure that all of the factory files are completely backed up so they can always be restored for whatever reason at hand. Better safe than sorry.
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For those of you with manual cars - I just discovered how to allow starting without your foot on the clutch.

Also - not on the list - allowing the windows to open/close even when interrupted by a door being opened.
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      03-09-2011, 04:26 AM   #69
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Finally coded a car with Video in Motion a couple days ago...

It works!!!

Those of you interested in coding for Video in Motion, please contact me.
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      03-09-2011, 08:14 AM   #70
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um....what is Video in Motion?
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I'd like to see some coding that can remote start the car. Technically it's possible with everything being controlled by the computer.
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I'd like to see some coding that can remote start the car. Technically it's possible with everything being controlled by the computer.
There is actually a few lines in the code that translate back to "remote start". Although it might not be possible without disabling EWS.

I will try it and report back when I have some free time to test
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Isn't EWS controlled by the computer as well?
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Isn't EWS controlled by the computer as well?
Yes it is. But it's not a good idea to toy around with it. It is - after all - the main reason why BMW's are so difficult to steal.

DVD in Motion update: I have tested DVD in motion on a number of vehicles, and have been successful every time. I am very happy to report the ability to offer this to m3post members!
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      03-10-2011, 12:37 PM   #75
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I just have to ask... why would anyone want video in motion?
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I just have to ask... why would anyone want video in motion?
Uhhhhhhh.....


....For passengers

....As an alternative to music (..sometimes LISTENING to your favorite movie is just as enjoyable as watching it)

....etc.


I personally find it no different that fiddling around with iDrive while in motion. Those of us with iDrive glance at the display many times while driving (..placing BT calls, inputting addresses, etc.), so what makes that any different than glancing at a movie while driving? Sure, you can argue that it's "unsafe", but that's an extremely slippery slope.
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I just have to ask... why would anyone want video in motion?
for your passenger/s
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I have Video in motion on my 1990 7 Series. It was as easy as switching two wires going to the head unit

I think the main reason for it is for your passengers - kids, whoever. You certainly shouldn't be watching while driving!

I can also set the speed at which the video playback turns off. So if you'd like 65mph, 100mph, or 180 mph, I can set it to them or anything in between.

Not that anyone should be watching TV in the car at 100+ MPH
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      03-10-2011, 02:26 PM   #79
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I wanted to post a review of coding by Mike@Powerchip.

I went with my buddy of mine a few weekends ago. Mike was really easy to work with. I had several things done to my car including close moonroof upon rain detection, corner bulb deletion, mirror fold up upon lock, and a few more.

Mike was always open to us asking him questions and was easy to schedule with. His pricing is the most reasonable around. I would highly recommend those who are in the Los Angeles Area to go and let him code your car, since now he is apparently able to code DVD in motion without any hardware modifications!

Mike...thanks for your coding!
Thanks Albert, it was nice meeting you as well and I'm glad you like the coding.

Let me know when you want DVD in motion
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      03-10-2011, 06:12 PM   #80
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PDF is updated: http://ultimatetune.com/coding.pdf

Also going to post a video on BMW Efficient Dynamics display - It's incredible! Has made my gas mileage increase dramatically.
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Does all the coding go away when BMW does a software upgrade or reflash of your DME?
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Does all the coding go away when BMW does a software upgrade or reflash of your DME?
It depends. If the dealer flashes just your DME - all of the coding will stay there and will not be affected. If for some reason they reflash the entire car, then it would overwrite the coding.

When this occurs, I work with the customer to get it back. It wouldn't be fair to pay anywhere near full pop to have it recoded. So far, only one re-do was needed out of tons of cars coded.

Things such as alarm coding, bluetooth retrofits, etc, should stay in place even if the dealer recodes the whole car.
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      03-10-2011, 07:30 PM   #83
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Here you go!

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/t...indicator.html

I also have a few videos of it inaction on my M3 from today. Will post after I get them off of the phone.

BMW efficient dynamics is absolutely amazing. I tried tricking it in a number of different ways, but it's very precise. The 6 speed cars do not know what gear you are currently in. The only thing it knows is if the gear shifter is in neutral, or if it is in a gear (all gears give the same reading to the ECU), and obviously if the clutch/brake is engaged or not. So basically it calculates what gear you are in (and thus what gear you should go to) based on the driving speed and rpm compared with your throttle position (and whether the clutch or brake is engaged). It probably also takes into account yaw and some other factors. It does a very good job of determining what gear you should go to depending on the throttle input, and will even tell you to skip gears, or downshift if necessary. It's also instantaneous. I love it and it's made a big difference for me.
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Does it present this information via the iDrive screen?
It shows it in the instrument cluster. You don't want to take your eyes off the road to see what gear to go to, so they put it in the cluster alone.
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for your passenger/s
We have video in our Lexus RX 400h with a separate view screen for the passengers in the rear. That makes sense to me. If my wife and I are the only people in the car (either the M3 or the Lexus) there's no need for video as we listen to music and talk to each other. If I have passengers in the back of the M3, they'd have to lean toward the center and watch video that way, and I'd have to listen to it. Sorry, I still don't get the appeal.
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We have video in our Lexus RX 400h with a separate view screen for the passengers in the rear. That makes sense to me. If my wife and I are the only people in the car (either the M3 or the Lexus) there's no need for video as we listen to music and talk to each other. If I have passengers in the back of the M3, they'd have to lean toward the center and watch video that way, and I'd have to listen to it. Sorry, I still don't get the appeal.
It makes sense to have separate screens for rear passengers in a Lexus RX. In the M3, televisions in the headrests would be overkill IMHO (..it's a coupe for God's sake). From the rear seat position, one can easily see the iDrive screen without leaning towards the center.

It's personal preference!
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