10-22-2012, 08:23 PM
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Location: Houston, TX
Join Date: Jan 2009
Mein Auto: 2011 535i M-Sport
Yes, but just to clarify, what you are doing is VO Coding, so the FA (VO) you use, in this case one read from the car, is what the ECU will be coded by. So if the FA in the car is factory orihginal, then yes, you will get factory deafult ECU settings. If the FA in your car has been modified, well, then you will get something else based on the modiffied FA.
Originally Posted by izeman
i did some programming, and of course i did NOT read all the doc and manuals
real men just don't read manuals ...
i was able to do some coding (enabling sli, digital speedo ...), but i'm not 100% sure what i did change and i maybe changed some values i shouldn't have touched. you know: real men don't do backups
so i wanted to start from the very beginning. and do it all with a more methodical and revertible approach.
afaik you can code the original setting. so what i did was:
read vehicle order
right click SVT -> read coding
click on the ECU itself - NOT the CAFD_****
click on CODE
did this with all ECUs i played with
so everything is back to how i received the car. all new features are gone, and the car looks like original.
is it? could anyone confirm that i did it right?
- 2011 535i M-Sport (Born 10/10) - AW/BLK/DW - /ZMP (w/ARS, EDC, DHP, & AD) /ZPP /ZP2 (w/ZPS & ZPT) /ZCV (w/SCAD) /6FL /6VC
- Mods - M5 343M 20" Forged Wheels / 6WB MFID / 2TB SAT / 4U1 Ceramic / 6NR Apps / PDV 5k Fogs / Rear Fogs / Euro Tail Lights / Cyba Quad Tips
Last edited by shawnsheridan; 10-22-2012 at 08:24 PM.