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Old 07-03-2011, 04:54 AM
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Finally some X3 coding

Hi there

It took me longer than I anticipated but it is worh it at the end. The OBDII cable took longer to arrive, it took me longer to set the computer up and communicating with the car and it took me a long time to find out which ECU modules have which option and which ones I needed to change.

Anyway, I did finally manage yesterday to enablethe 3-blink indicator signal and also enable alarm beep when locking or unlocking the car ! The interesting thing here is that I don't have an alarm... as far as I know, since I bought the car used and nobody told me about an alarm! Is it possible that there is an alarm in there and I don't know... anything that I could look for that would suggest an alarm present or not??

In any case, since I'm at the beginning of learning the coding options in my car, does anyone have a list for the E83??? I haven't been able to find one out and have been trying to use one from an E46, which in most parts is similar, but there are differences.

Thanks

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Old 07-03-2011, 09:06 AM
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..... also enable alarm beep when locking or unlocking the car. The interesting thing here is that I don't have an alarm...
Does it sound like the horn blipping or definitely a different tone?
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:08 AM
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Alarm test

roll down window, get out, lock vehicle, stick arm in window and flail it about to activate motion detector. Alarm will sound if you have one.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:22 AM
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supercourse... definitely not the horn! And X3emist...will do what you say, but shouldn't there be some small motion detectors in the cabin visible?
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:24 AM
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Or just open things up and have a look if you wish.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:21 PM
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Thanks John320... but I found an easier way... checked the VO of my vehicle and it seems that there is an alarm installed. Apparently the previous owner for some reason disable any audible signals... in generall it seems that evrerything has been mutes... belt chime, door open chime etc etc

Anyway, I would appreciate if someone could read through my VO and let me know what options the car has on it, or if someone could point me to an english VO list, would be much appreciated!

here is the VO of my car
E83_#0906&KCSW%0354*PC31$1CA$249$255$2R5$302$321$386$413$423 $428$441$473$493$4BZ$508$520$521$534$548$550$648$7 85$7RP$853$863$8AE$8SM

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Old 07-10-2011, 02:18 AM
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I did finally manage yesterday to enablethe 3-blink indicator signal
Cool. Would you mind telling me which setting that is? I have the cable too and don't recall seeing that setting but there were so many! Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:19 AM
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no problem peoe2.... you need to change

CYCL_TI_BLK einmal
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CYCL_TI_BLK dreimal

there is also the third option for zweimal, that stands for two flashes

On my car the above setting is in the ALSZ ecu module... but could be different on yours!

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Old 07-11-2011, 02:36 PM
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Thanks John320... but I found an easier way... checked the VO of my vehicle and it seems that there is an alarm installed. Apparently the previous owner for some reason disable any audible signals... in generall it seems that evrerything has been mutes... belt chime, door open chime etc etc

Anyway, I would appreciate if someone could read through my VO and let me know what options the car has on it, or if someone could point me to an english VO list, would be much appreciated!

here is the VO of my car
E83_#0906&KCSW%0354*PC31$1CA$249$255$2R5$302$321$386$413$423 $428$441$473$493$4BZ$508$520$521$534$548$550$648$7 85$7RP$853$863$8AE$8SM

thanks
here's the vehicle order list. Just replace $ sign with letter "S" and check the list (e.g. $255 is S255A SPORT STEERING WHL.,LEATHER, AIRBAG if I am not mistaken)
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:46 PM
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Hi there

It took me longer than I anticipated but it is worh it at the end. The OBDII cable took longer to arrive, it took me longer to set the computer up and communicating with the car and it took me a long time to find out which ECU modules have which option and which ones I needed to change.

Anyway, I did finally manage yesterday to enablethe 3-blink indicator signal and also enable alarm beep when locking or unlocking the car ! The interesting thing here is that I don't have an alarm... as far as I know, since I bought the car used and nobody told me about an alarm! Is it possible that there is an alarm in there and I don't know... anything that I could look for that would suggest an alarm present or not??

In any case, since I'm at the beginning of learning the coding options in my car, does anyone have a list for the E83??? I haven't been able to find one out and have been trying to use one from an E46, which in most parts is similar, but there are differences.

Thanks
You might want to code:

- sidemarker delete (front amber corner lights are off when your parklights/headlights are on)
- turn off chime when you open door with key in ignition
- close windows/sunroof and fold power sidemirrors using remote
- open windows/sunroof and unfold power sidemirrors using remote
- remove disclaimer on your navigation during initial startup
- lock your doors at certain speed (10mph, 20mph etc)
- turn on/off your daytime running lights (dimmed high beam only)
- a/c display will show "LO" when you put temperature all the way down and will show "HI"
when you turn it all the way up instead of just the number showing.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:52 PM
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thanks thirdy for the suggestions

if you could help me out with which settings I should change for the

- turn off chime
- lock doors
- daytime running lights (did try on some setting but didn't work... maybe it's specific for the E83)
- and the a/c display for the E83

would very much appreciate!
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:06 AM
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thanks thirdy for the suggestions

if you could help me out with which settings I should change for the

- turn off chime
- lock doors
- daytime running lights (did try on some setting but didn't work... maybe it's specific for the E83)
- and the a/c display for the E83

would very much appreciate!
- turn off chime
(AKMB) ZUENDSCHLUESSEL_WARNUNG - nicht_aktiv

-lock doors
(GM5) VERRIEGELN_AUT_NACH_2_MIN - aktiv
VERRIEGELN_AUT_AB_X_KM/H - aktiv
VERRIEGELUNGSSCHWELLE - 16_km/h

-daytime running lights
(ALSZ) GED_FL_ALS_DRL - nicht_aktiv or aktiv

-A/C display
(IHK) DISPLAYANZEIGE_HIGH - aktiv
DISPLAYANZEIGE_LOW - aktiv
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:55 AM
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thans a lot thirdy

Will go about fiddling with them when I get some time... since you seem literate enough on the subject, do you happen to have a list of what the commands stand for or what commands can be changed and what would they do??
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:34 PM
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You might want to code:
- sidemarker delete (front amber corner lights are off when your parklights/headlights are on)
- close windows/sunroof and fold power sidemirrors using remote
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Would you know which values should be changed for these? I would like to turn those yellow front parking lights off for legal purposes. Now I have my own signal conversion in place but would use built in features.

And the remote close feature would be great as I leave my roof and windows often open when hot. Then in the evening it would be handy to close them from inside the house, not walk to the car.

Also generally about coding the X3, I did not know it is possible... How tricky is it? I already have and ODBII cable. Does it have to be some specific cable or will any generic cable work? Is there a place I can go to and get more information how to do it? A list of ECU modules and options in them would be great! I have looked into VAG coding for our VW and that is really simple to do.

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Old 07-24-2011, 10:36 AM
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How do you do this though? How does this coding get input so that you can have the car react to this change?

-lock doors
(GM5) VERRIEGELN_AUT_NACH_2_MIN - aktiv
VERRIEGELN_AUT_AB_X_KM/H - aktiv
VERRIEGELUNGSSCHWELLE - 16_km/h
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:07 PM
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What software are you using for programming?

What software are you using for programming with OBD cable?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:04 PM
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you use NCS expert...

what is the code for roll up windows from Keyfob for the x3??

is this right?

KOMFORTOEFFNUNG_FB - set to "aktiv"
KOMFORTSCHLIESSUNG_FB - set to "aktiv"

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Old 04-22-2014, 10:09 AM
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Hi guys, I tried hard to find the following codings
VERRIEGELN_AUT_NACH_2_MIN - aktiv
VERRIEGELN_AUT_AB_X_KM/H - aktiv
VERRIEGELUNGSSCHWELLE - 16_km/h
in my E83 (2005) GM5 module....
I successfully coded the ALSZ module for daylights and the GM5 for side mirrors remote folding, but I'm stuck with the door locking thing...
Could the commands be located in other modules, in a pre LCI E83?
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:59 AM
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Hey is anyone in San Diego up for coding an '08? I don't really want to get into dealing with the software for something I'll probably only do once.

I'll buy you a beer or beverage of your choice.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:13 PM
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Hi guys, I tried hard to find the following codings
VERRIEGELN_AUT_NACH_2_MIN - aktiv
VERRIEGELN_AUT_AB_X_KM/H - aktiv
VERRIEGELUNGSSCHWELLE - 16_km/h
in my E83 (2005) GM5 module....
I successfully coded the ALSZ module for daylights and the GM5 for side mirrors remote folding, but I'm stuck with the door locking thing...
Could the commands be located in other modules, in a pre LCI E83?
There is only auto lock. Auto unlock is not supported. It might be in the KOMBI or the GM5.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:08 PM
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Hey is anyone in San Diego up for coding an '08? I don't really want to get into dealing with the software for something I'll probably only do once.

I'll buy you a beer or beverage of your choice.
I live in San Diego county as well (chula vista) and also have an '08 x3, although I bought the cable, haven't found a good laptop with XP, the one I borrowed from my friend is dog-slow. It may be a while before I can start coding. Have to find the software as well.

Found this online sdbmwcoding.com and thought about calling in case I don't decide to code myself, no first-hand experience, so if you're in need and don't mind paying someone who does this for a business, it may be your best option. just fyi

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:15 PM
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Yeah I might give that guy a call. Black Forest can probably do it for around the same price, and I've had good results with their work.

I also would have to dig up a windows laptop. For fifty bucks it's worth it to have one of these guys do it for me, rather than spend a few hours screwing around with the software and buying a cable.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:03 AM
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Definitely not in the GM5.... not sure I have a KOMBI module, need to check with NCS Expert...
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:56 PM
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KOMBI is the instrument cluster. KMB?
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:34 PM
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The E83 cannot be set up to automatically unlock. It actually all makes sense if you understand German

Verriegeln = to lock something
Entriegeln = to unlock soething
Verriegelnsschwelle = lock threshold

Öffnen = to open
Schließen = to close

Zündschlusselwarnung = Key in ignition warning, or literally Ignition key warning
TFL = Tagfahrlich or daytime running lights
"Gedimmt fernlicht als TFL" is dimmed high beams as daytime running lights (this is North American specific and not permitted in ECE countries)

The amber corner delete is prob something like "Blinker als Standlicht" or something like that. Seatbelt warning is probably Gurtwarnung. Kombiinstrument = instrument cluster.

Makes sense, duh
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