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April1 07-08-2012 04:10 PM

Former Coding thread - Closed
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Fxx, Ixx, & Gxx Series Coding:

captirwin 07-08-2012 05:42 PM

Nicely Done
Good job,

ras31 07-21-2012 02:21 PM

I am not doing something right.
In First time full back up of Car's configuration file: I cannot do steps 11 thru 15, for some reason

April1 07-21-2012 02:38 PM

What's the problem? Will you explain more. This is very important step and you can't afford to skip.

ras31 07-21-2012 03:07 PM

WHen I right click on the green CAFD (individually or all by hold ctrl key), Read Coding Data is not active in the box, only DIF..

April1 07-21-2012 03:42 PM

Try to pick only one cafd which has a little green icon on left, right click on it and see what options you get. If you have installed the psdz data correctly, you should see Read Coding data or the button on the right will be enabled. Focus on the issue, dont skip and proceed further unless this issue is resolved.

Which car are you coding and what did you pick up targetSelector as? Investigate properly, no need to hurry up. You will definitely succeed, have patience.

ras31 07-21-2012 04:46 PM

I am coding an F02 2009 750Li

Ok, i got the CAFD files in C:\ESysData\CAF and saved

Took a break...then followed your coding steps...when I right clicked on CAFD, selected code FDL, a message says No EST file chosen...C155

marcosg 07-28-2012 11:53 PM

New Starter
I am new to coding and following the information in this forum I have successfully managed to connect to the car and read the coding data :).
I am now looking forward to programming.
Thank you everyone for your valued contribution and knowledge.

rocking bmw 08-06-2012 05:19 PM

I dont exactly get what this is for. what do you get by doing this?
and can it be done to a 1992 e36 325i?

April1 08-06-2012 07:01 PM

These step by step instructions are for beginners who want to quickly learn coding their Fxx series BMW cars.

Sorry these instructions and suggested tools/ data is not suitable for your 1992 e series.

skymast 08-07-2012 06:10 AM

I have my cable, i have read most of the threads but I am still unsure about specifically what and how to download the appropriate files. Can someone point me specifically what I need to download and from where. thank you!

April1 08-07-2012 10:33 AM

You need to download E-Sys - 3.18.4 and PSDZdata V46.3 files. Please read the instructions carefully, all needed is given there.

You can use the following link to download the software:

drkay 08-10-2012 08:34 AM

Coding Software Link
The link gives an error message: "Invalid Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"

Any assistance would be appreciated.

April1 08-10-2012 08:39 AM

It seems such direct links to SW downloads have been removed from various sites.

April1 08-18-2012 06:15 PM

In case its desired to uninstall E-Sys with data files, run attached "Unistall_ESYS with data.bat" file after removing the extension pdf.

kcxi 08-18-2012 08:27 PM

Success!! A Big "Thank You" to April1
A Big "Thank You" to April1 for all the work he did and I benefited! :)

Exactly one week ago today, I PM April1 asking about cable and software for coding. On Monday, he shipped the package via USPS Priority Mail and I got it on Wednesday.

The package was professionally done, with labels on the flash drive and cable. Very nice!!

I followed this thread and others about coding, and finally decided that it was time, but links to the software was no where to be found. Fortunately April1 was the one-stop-shop for all my coding needs.

Last Sunday after April1 confirmed he had everything I need, I started preparing my Windows XP laptop computer and read up on the instructions.

Wednesday night I copied Apirl1's flash drive onto my hard drive, installed the software, studied the instructions, made some notes to get ready for Thursday night's connection to my 2013 X3.

Thursday night came, I was careful to disable anti-virus software and Windows firewall, and turned off my laptop's WiFi and Bluetooth. I also made sure I turned of all lights (automatic headlights, daylight running lights, and dome lights) in the car to conserve power. I followed the instructions to connect to my car. I was able to read the CAF file from my car and did a backup.

I had originally planned on doing just that on Thursday night. However, the process was so easy that I went on to code.

I successfully:
  1. disabled iDrive legal disclaimer during iDrive startup
  2. disbaled camera legal disclaimer
  3. added pressure and temperature readings to the TPMS screen
  4. enabled DVD in motion
I tried but wasn't able to enable turn signal on HUD.

April1's cable and software bundle, detailed instructions and screen shots in the "E-Sys - Getting Started Coding" PDF files paved the way to my quick success.

I greatly appreciate the contribution of all who went before me and so generously shared their knowledge! :thumbup:

April1 08-18-2012 10:49 PM


Welcome to the coders community

larrylotus 08-19-2012 05:38 AM

What I resourceful thread, thanks everyone... I am waiting for the cable - and new X3 - that are on order and will be ready to code :-)

sdorian1983 08-28-2012 06:39 AM

Is this will work with E60 ???

April1 08-28-2012 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by sdorian1983 (Post 7038767)
Is this will work with E60 ???

Sorry my friend, it is for Fxx series.

April1 08-29-2012 08:58 AM

With the availabity of psdzdata 47.4 and no reporting of any serious issue, I have updated my first post on step by step instructions.

You can use the batch files if you have the psdz data files. Three batch files are included 1. New installation 2. Update the previous installation by replacing the data files and 3. Totally cleanup the current installation including E-Sys.

Best Wishes


marcosg 08-30-2012 05:41 AM

Where can I download the psdzdata 47.4 files?

April1 08-30-2012 08:29 AM

PM me with your email ID

larrylotus 09-01-2012 04:14 AM

I'd like to contribute at finding new neat features to activate or modify through coding. But frankly, I don't quite know where to start looking.

And I can't read or speak German, so I've been using Google Translate to somehow understand the sub-sections of the modules. Not always obvious !

I also notice that some mods require changes to one or more sections... And I'm a little insecure (but not too much) about screwing up the car to a point that it will no longer start. And then hear the classical "I told you so..." from my wife :-)

Any insights or tricks will be appreciated, thanks !

drkay 09-02-2012 12:45 PM

No Targets Listed
Software loaded into computer. Cable OK when connected to OBD as my VIN is read. When I hit the "connect" button there are no "target" listings. I have an F25 (2013). Any suggestions?

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