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      03-10-2020, 11:42 AM   #2399
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I don't get why BMW can't code the car for me. Has anyone asked the dealer to make changes like folding your mirrors when locking the car?
Honestly i'd say the best thing to do would be to ask your dealership on their views on an app like Bimmercode/Bimmerlink.

As i stated above, a lot of users have had no issues with warranty work for something like coding out the ASD or making your mirrors fold in when you want it to.

Doing some more research on my end, using something like Bimmercode (as long as you're not using expert mode), you're accessing features that are already present, and so it shouldnt affect your warranty.

My dealer, specifically told me to use Bimmercode to make custom changes since they said it was a proven and safe method. This is based on an email i sent them yesterday.
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      03-10-2020, 11:45 AM   #2400
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Coding is not the same as tuning. When you code something it's a feature that's already built into the car, but is either enabled, disabled (depending on region) or the setting is not ideal to your preference. It's not the same as flashing a tune and overwriting factory maps etc.

I've had my bimmers coded for years and taken it into service for years with custom coding never having an issue. They don't even check for something like your mirrors fold on door lock, they don't care. What they do care about are error codes which come from aftermarket tunes.
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Short Answer is no, it doesn't void your warranty.

With coding a BMW, you're basically activating features which are built into the car already, but de-activated for various reasons (some are market related, some cost related, etc).

So I don't see any reason why BMW should void warranty, as long as you don't screw up anything to your changes.

The dealers are also pretty reasonable, most of the times. My BMW was coded for added features and I've never mentioned it to the service centre and yet never had an issue with warranty coverage and I've had numerous intricate repairs done.
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      03-11-2020, 12:02 AM   #2402
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Thanks for the info everyone.
Looking forward to getting my god damn folding mirror options like it should have had from the factory and getting rid of that god forsaken speaker engine noise.
‘Should have been’ is subjective. From what an engineer at BMW said, the problem is with wet mirrors freezing in old weather. Here in Japan, cars in Hokkaido might do well not not retract the mirrors at times. And BMW never knows where a car might end up.

I would agree that it should be in iDrive though.
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      03-11-2020, 08:09 AM   #2403
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Thanks for the info everyone.
Looking forward to getting my god damn folding mirror options like it should have had from the factory and getting rid of that god forsaken speaker engine noise.
Don't feel bad, it's a job. In every job you can expect to be insulted and belittled, no matter what. Just do your job well.

So anyway, I haven't done my genius appointment yet, and having owned BMWs for 19 years, what would I learn? I kinda know all the features, menu options, RTFM etc. Is there any value to this appointment for me? Did anyone learn anything new? I spoke to my genius by phone as he called about an appointment and I could barely understand him so haven't bothered to go and teach him a few things. but if I'll learn something I may.
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Thanks for the info everyone.
Looking forward to getting my god damn folding mirror options like it should have had from the factory and getting rid of that god forsaken speaker engine noise.
Don't feel bad, it's a job. In every job you can expect to be insulted and belittled, no matter what. Just do your job well.

So anyway, I haven't done my genius appointment yet, and having owned BMWs for 19 years, what would I learn? I kinda know all the features, menu options, RTFM etc. Is there any value to this appointment for me? Did anyone learn anything new? I spoke to my genius by phone as he called about an appointment and I could barely understand him so haven't bothered to go and teach him a few things. but if I'll learn something I may.
It was my first DCT so I figured the appointment would be helpful but it wasn't. I learned how to put the car in park on YouTube after the genius didn't mention anything. The explanation for M buttons was cool though because I had no idea about those.
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      03-11-2020, 08:38 AM   #2405
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Hi All,

Great to see this thread is still very active and now sticky!

Now I need help. I want to activate Enhanced Bluetooth on my 2017 (NBTevo) M2 running Idrive 6 lite. Anyone got a definitive list of expert mode coding I need to do this?

Final goal is to enable Car Play.

Thanks in advance. And before anyone posts it; yes, I have searched extensively and cannot find a definitive answer!

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      03-11-2020, 09:25 AM   #2406
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Hi All,

Great to see this thread is still very active and now sticky!

Now I need help. I want to activate Enhanced Bluetooth on my 2017 (NBTevo) M2 running Idrive 6 lite. Anyone got a definitive list of expert mode coding I need to do this?

Final goal is to enable Car Play.

Thanks in advance. And before anyone posts it; yes, I have searched extensively and cannot find a definitive answer!

TIA,

DBZ.
There was a thread with a bunch of coding parameters to change to get enhanced Bluetooth:
https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1414327

But it doesn't work right, I tried this before and it doesn't run properly. The only to way to get this to work seamlessly is to FA code with esys. Otherwise you'll see weird error codes when scanning the car with ISTA, or have some features not work, or in my case not having it work at all.
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      03-11-2020, 06:48 PM   #2407
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Funny they use CD's, they're like the 8-tracks of today.

You can blame the Owner's Manual for most of the confusion. It's translated from German and then rewritten to just barely make sense in English. Plenty of times that I have to reread something to understand wth it means. Not only is it over 300+ pages long, but there's a separate manual for iDrive! No wonder why everyone's so confused and irritated. Can you imagine being retired and trying to figure out a 7-series?
My Mom is 70, and even she laughs at using CDs.
My dad is 82 and only plays music in flac lmao
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My dad is 82 and only plays music in flac lmao

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The easy entry and exit is really helpful, here's a video walkthrough of how to code it using BimmerCode:
You did this yourself?
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The easy entry and exit is really helpful, here's a video walkthrough of how to code it using BimmerCode:
You did this yourself?
I did, probably ~18 months ago and it's worked well. There are some times it randomly won't work, but it's rare.
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      03-13-2020, 11:45 PM   #2411
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Sorry to resurrect this thread but, I just got my car back from the dealer and the asd is reprogrammed in but shows "no code data" in the bimmercode asd section.. its grey has no backups and has no options within the parameter. What's the deal?
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      03-14-2020, 08:09 AM   #2412
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Sorry to resurrect this thread but, I just got my car back from the dealer and the asd is reprogrammed in but shows "no code data" in the bimmercode asd section.. its grey has no backups and has no options within the parameter. What's the deal?
I had mine back from the dealer after amplifier change because mine blew.. they also had to update the DME and since then I had that done, the OBD2 vgate dongle thing I used give me the same error code when doing ASD. A friend of mine said that it was the dongle for the new DME that was no longer recommended on the website for bimmercode (even though it worked fine for coding ASD back in 2019 before the DME was updated) so I suggest you buy another dongle that is on the recommended list and all feautures will be activated.. my friend tried this and it worked fine for him.
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