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Old 08-06-2012, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gspannu View Post
Quick one:

1. Can I code my own car VIN number or do I need to find a car which has Internet Option and use its VIN.

2. My E-Sys is installed on my other laptop; do I need to enter the last 7 chars of VIN (+check digit) or the complete VIN number?

Thx I might give it a go today evening itself if I reach home early.
1. NO! If you wanted your Combox to use your own vehicle VIN #, then you would just leave it as:


The whole point of this is to bypass your Vehicle VIN # if its not in a country supported by BMW Live, and trick the BMW Live Portal / Servers into thinking you are, so you use a European VIN # in your Combox.

Only if you know for sure that BMW Live is available in the U.K. can you bypass this.

2) It's the whole (Long) VIN#, plus 1 Checksum Digit.

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