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Old 12-13-2011, 05:43 PM
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Any idea on where or how to get the software who to contact? I used to run MIL eliminators on my Cobra Mustang which had NO CATs on it what so ever straight pipes and I passed emissions for years no issues what so ever so not to worry about the legal side if you will but I do understand the nature of it...

I mean I know plenty of places to get inspected and JUST BUY a sticker but the damn light is WHAT bothers me the most staring me in the face for hours..

Does that not just burn you up staring at the light on in your car? I think we are allowed one readiness code will check into it to make sure but I believe we are and you are EXACTLY RIGHT my light comes on every 3rd day after reset... pisses me off everytime
Call all your local BMW Indies and ask if they have the program. The shop here that does it, gets the software from Germany and it sounds like lots of shops know about it. It will get rid of the check engine light ONLY for the secondary air. Your SES will still work for all other faults.

Please please please take my advice and dump that car as soon as possible. In about 5 months your gonna be able to set up magic shows behind that 7 and disapear through the smoke behind it. I'm telling you from personal experience. What starts as a p0491 will turn into a p0491 and p0492 and you will try to replace the whole secondary air pump system only to be out $1500 than the smoke will come
Not necessarily. I drive 100 miles a day and have had the P0491 and 492 codes for 8 months. Smoke is minimal and in fact, you don't even see it unless you really look for it - and even then, only after a very long idle (15-30 mins). No need to replace the secondary air system since it has no effect on the driveability. Get the software change and fall in love again. That said, everyones comfort level is different.

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