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Old 10-23-2012, 03:06 AM
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Alex @ AlpineMSS remote coding service review

Here's a brief review about the remote service Alex @ AlpineMSS provides. The total cost for this service is $100 + $50 cable deposit which you get back when you ship the cable back.

I received the cable yesterday, Alex didn't have time during the evening to code but e-mailed me that he would be able to code after work which was around 11pm. I got everything setup but ran into some issues with my wifi, Alex was extremely patient and extremely friendly throughout the entire process and had everything coded in about 15 minutes. I know some of you are doing coding yourselves but for people who don't have time to learn or don't feel comfortable coding than Alex is a great alternative. He'll coded what you like, there's no limit and if anything happens in the future he will re-code the car for free.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:53 AM
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I too are still pleased with the coding, I actually got him to modify some things that he had coded the first time. I added rear DRLs, and removed foglights on with unlock.

Unfortunately my car is in the shop AGAIN, needing the computer control module replaced, and my guess is it will have to be recoded ugh.

But I'd definitely recommend him, he was very patient with me as well, I'm pretty damn picky too.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:03 PM
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Ohhh, I should have the rear DRL's added.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:08 PM
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Here's a brief review about the remote service Alex @ AlpineMSS provides. The total cost for this service is $100 + $50 cable deposit which you get back when you ship the cable back.

I received the cable yesterday, Alex didn't have time during the evening to code but e-mailed me that he would be able to code after work which was around 11pm. I got everything setup but ran into some issues with my wifi, Alex was extremely patient and extremely friendly throughout the entire process and had everything coded in about 15 minutes. I know some of you are doing coding yourselves but for people who don't have time to learn or don't feel comfortable coding than Alex is a great alternative. He'll coded what you like, there's no limit and if anything happens in the future he will re-code the car for free.
I may go that route again as well. Just don't have the time to deal with the software installs.

Did you get some kind of a checklist to know what can be all set? I have about 10 settings I like to change but there could be more A list would make it simple...

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:02 PM
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Here's the list that was forwarded to me:

-Removal Of Seat Belt Chimes

-Removal Of Seat Belt Warnings

-Windows up/down with key

-Windows up/down with comfort access (Comfort Access Required)

-Folding Mirrors with key

-Folding Mirrors with comfort access

-Unlock doors when engine is turned off (Single pull on door handle)

-Removal of CIC Accept Warning (faster boot up after removal)

-Activate DVDinMotion (Play Videos on the go and stopped)

-Removal of camera warnings (requires cameras)

-Add Fuel Stop Proposals

-Remove window safety feature (windows will not stop rolling if door is opened)

-Remove Amber Side Marker Lights in headlights (Euro look)

-Fogs on with High Beams (Fog Lights will not turn off when high beams or used)

-Fog Lights on when car is unlocked

-Open and "close" trunk with key and inside trunk release button (requires power lift-gate)

-Add Digital Speed in Center Cluster

-Auto stop feature off when car is turned on

-Auto Climate Control off hen car is turned on

-Digital Number Display For Tire Pressure Monitor with Temperature
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:25 PM
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Look like some pretty useful changes. Thanks for that list. I talked to Alex a while back about the LED's and he lives a few blocks away from me. May have to hit him up.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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Look like some pretty useful changes. Thanks for that list. I talked to Alex a while back about the LED's and he lives a few blocks away from me. May have to hit him up.
Tomorrow I'll be driving up to LA so he can re-code my car. They had to replace the engine control module so its wiped clean.

Its worth getting done, and luckily for you - you live close. I'm driving 90 minutes one way for it
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:35 PM
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Tomorrow I'll be driving up to LA so he can re-code my car. They had to replace the engine control module so its wiped clean.

Its worth getting done, and luckily for you - you live close. I'm driving 90 minutes one way for it
Please update on how it went.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:28 PM
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You know how you can control all of the front passenger seat controls from the driver's panel by hitting that 'Gentleman's Function' button? It seems to work on every control aside from the passenger massage function. I need to see if that can be coded so I can be a gentleman and turn it on for some female passengers
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:49 PM
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Please update on how it went.
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Went smooth like the last 2 times (first time initial coding and 2nd time I added rear DRLs), just horrible LA traffic made it a longer journey. Oh well, completely worth it - its hard to go back to a "normal" car and missing the power trunk from fob and such

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I was half-joking on that one, but one that could be really useful is allowing the car to remember Sport or Sport+ mode at start up. Right now it only remembers normal or comfort.
I asked him, he said he's still trying to figure that one out.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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Yup, subtle changes but changes that come in handy like the fully automated trunk and folding mirrors on close. I also like the side amber delete; on my e92 I would still have one tiny light on which couldn't be coded out but on the 7 the amber is completely coded out. Alex is going to code in the rear DRL's for me tonight and I'm good to go.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:04 PM
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Chris, is your rear DRL's working? I had mine coded, didn't work and now I'm waiting for Alex to re-code them.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:59 AM
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Chris, is your rear DRL's working? I had mine coded, didn't work and now I'm waiting for Alex to re-code them.
Yes they work, they're on as long as the "Daytime Running Lights" is checked in the iDrive. Not sure why they wouldn't be on for you as long as it's set to aktiv. Now being in Canada, do you have that option in iDrive under "Lighting" to check/uncheck Daytime Running Lights? I'm thinking because its mandatory, you might have slightly different settings.

CABimmer, you're car is sick. I still think you should post some pics for us with boring regular 7's to drool over... next time M Sport
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Yes they work, they're on as long as the "Daytime Running Lights" is checked in the iDrive. Not sure why they wouldn't be on for you as long as it's set to aktiv. Now being in Canada, do you have that option in iDrive under "Lighting" to check/uncheck Daytime Running Lights? I'm thinking because its mandatory, you might have slightly different settings.

CABimmer, you're car is sick. I still think you should post some pics for us with boring regular 7's to drool over... next time M Sport
Nope, don't have that option but you can code it in. I just downloaded all the software so I'm going to go in and code myself, wish me luck!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:35 AM
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how does the fuel stop proposal work? And do your tire pressures and temperatures actually displayed. I tried coding them and the numbers don't populate
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how does the fuel stop proposal work? And do your tire pressures and temperatures actually displayed. I tried coding them and the numbers don't populate
There was a big discussion about this in the coding forum. There are a few GT owners (we use the F01 coding) that tried the TPMS and some of us (NOT ME) got it to work. We started to collect year/model/tire data but it al fizzeled out.

Very frustrating as this was one of the things I really wanted to work.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:53 PM
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where is the coding forum?
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I've come into this rather late, but would appreciate the sharing of the process. Does Alex send you the materials to conduct these changes, then you send them back? I am very interested. Could you please forward his contact information or a web link. Thank you.
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I've come into this rather late, but would appreciate the sharing of the process. Does Alex send you the materials to conduct these changes, then you send them back? I am very interested. Could you please forward his contact information or a web link. Thank you.
Yup, basically the cost is $100 for any amount of coding, $50 deposit for the cable, you get this back once you mail the cable back to him. He also sends you a USB stick with the programs needed. All you have to do is load the programs up, he remotely logs on and does the coding for you. I can't stress enough how friendly and patient Alex is, one of the best vendors I've dealt with.


You can e-mail him at alex@alpinemss.com.
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I will contact him. Thank you very much.
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So I just coded my car, yay. Coding is pretty straight forward, the time consuming part is downloading the software. For computer savvy people, coding is basically like going into windows registry, it's very hard to mess up because the instructions are clear cut and you're change one value at a time.

As for the rear DRLs, I was able to code the rear DRLs and the value you're looking to change the default value to is "TFL_S". This enables front and rear DRLs on the f01.
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Just coded the turn signals into the HUD;

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Is it possible to code a function to automatically lock all doors 15 seconds or so after the motor stops and the drivers door is opened and then closed?
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