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Old 11-30-2012, 05:31 AM
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What coding should I do?

I have someone that is going to code my car for me in a few weeks. I have a very long list of things I can do, but wanted to reach out to you folks for a must do list of things in addition to ASS.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:13 AM
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Absolutely Necessary:
1. Doors unlock automatically when you turn off the engine.
2. Windows and sunroof close from remote. Can also code to close via ridges on door handles which is fantastic.
3. Trunk close from remote button and interior button.
4. Auto high beams always activated.
5. Turn off that annoying 90 seconds of dinging when a seatbelt is not fastened.
6. Turn off the warning on your GPS screen when you start the car
7. turn off the warning on your rearview camera screen that kind of blocks your view.
8. Tires show temp and psi under vehicle status.

Other things you can do that you might find useful:
1. Turn off ebrake up and speed lockout for DVD video (don't watch movies when driving, it never ends well!)
2. Opening doors will not interrupt auto window up.
3. Highbeams and fog lights can be on at the same time.
4. Sideview cameras can be activated and left on at any speed.
5. You are in a 535 so you can turn on the torque meter for your video screen. (Badass, but I can't do it on my 550!)
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:33 AM
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Absolutely Necessary:
1. Doors unlock automatically when you turn off the engine.
2. Windows and sunroof close from remote. Can also code to close via ridges on door handles which is fantastic.
3. Trunk close from remote button and interior button.
4. Auto high beams always activated.
5. Turn off that annoying 90 seconds of dinging when a seatbelt is not fastened.
6. Turn off the warning on your GPS screen when you start the car
7. turn off the warning on your rearview camera screen that kind of blocks your view.
8. Tires show temp and psi under vehicle status.

Other things you can do that you might find useful:
1. Turn off ebrake up and speed lockout for DVD video (don't watch movies when driving, it never ends well!)
2. Opening doors will not interrupt auto window up.
3. Highbeams and fog lights can be on at the same time.
4. Sideview cameras can be activated and left on at any speed.
5. You are in a 535 so you can turn on the torque meter for your video screen. (Badass, but I can't do it on my 550!)
Great list - I just added a few to mine. Some that were on mine but not here.

Turn signal from 3 time to 5 times
Fold mirrors automatically and from keyfog.
Additional details on Hud
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:51 AM
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Digital speedo was a must for me
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:53 AM
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Digital speedo was a must for me
I guess it depends on whether he has a HUD or not. Kind of redundant if you do.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:55 AM
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Digital speedo was a must for me
What is the digital speedometer? Are you referring to the HUD which already has the speed?
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:32 AM
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I wish someone local in so cal can do that
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:49 AM
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Thanks so far! I will probably print this thread out and give it to him. Question: is Auto High Beam and option? I don't think I have it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:51 PM
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Thanks so far! I will probably print this thread out and give it to him. Question: is Auto High Beam and option? I don't think I have it.
That's why I chimed in. Its going to help me remember everything I wanted and some stuff you pointed out... LOL
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:43 AM
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Absolutely Necessary:

5. Turn off that annoying 90 seconds of dinging when a seatbelt is not fastened.


Other things you can do that you might find useful:
1. Turn off ebrake up and speed lockout for DVD video (don't watch movies when driving, it never ends well!)
Driving without your seatbelts on is worse.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:48 AM
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Driving without your seatbelts on is worse.
If you need a "gong" to remind you to put your seatbelt on then you have a real problem.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:52 AM
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Keep in mind tire pressures do not work for all cars. Also, enabling the trunk close via remote disabled my interior trunk button....which was honestly worse than not being able to close from the remote. Shawn indicated he never saw tht before.
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If you need a "gong" to remind you to put your seatbelt on then you have a real problem.
Then you don't need to disable it do you?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:57 AM
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Then you don't need to disable it do you?
Great point. I am going to leave the gong as is. At least ill know when passengers aren't buckled up.
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Great point. I am going to leave the gong as is. At least ill know when passengers aren't buckled up.
I don't need it either but will disable it for those short points when I am moving parking spots, or just backing it up etc.
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What is the digital speedometer? Are you referring to the HUD which already has the speed?
It is your Digital Speed in MPH on the Instrument Cluster in the BC Display, added to the other BC displays selctable from the BC Stalk.
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It is your Digital Speed in MPH on the Instrument Cluster in the BC Display, added to the other BC displays selctable from the BC Stalk.
Cool. I will be hitting you up after Christmas! Not to worry, steaks on me and coding on you? Lol
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Cool. I will be hitting you up after Christmas! Not to worry, steaks on me and coding on you? Lol
No problem. Come to H-Town, and I'll take care of you.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:39 AM
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Then you don't need to disable it do you?
Personally, I don't like to be reminded by an annoying "gong" that I need to put my seatbelt on -I do it without even thinking about it. So I disabled mine.
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That is a great list posted by Harris. I'm taking my car to the dealer tomorrow to disable the annoying "auto engine off" feature and I will ask the dealer to make some program tweaks based on this list. Are there any other settings that can be tweaked?
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:16 AM
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That is a great list posted by Harris. I'm taking my car to the dealer tomorrow to disable the annoying "auto engine off" feature and I will ask the dealer to make some program tweaks based on this list. Are there any other settings that can be tweaked?
Your dealer will disable A.S.S. for you but the other tweaks are done by individuals with a laptop and know-how. The changes are not officially sanctioned by BMW, so the dealer isn't authorized to do them.

You could see if anyone is coding in your area or head over to the coding section to see if it is something you would like to do yourself.

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That is a great list posted by Harris. I'm taking my car to the dealer tomorrow to disable the annoying "auto engine off" feature and I will ask the dealer to make some program tweaks based on this list. Are there any other settings that can be tweaked?
Dont be surprised when your dealers looks at you with a blank look.

He may even tell you that you shouldn't do those things... need to do it on your own, or find a fellow Fester in your area that helps.
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Cool. I will be hitting you up after Christmas! Not to worry, steaks on me and coding on you? Lol
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No problem. Come to H-Town, and I'll take care of you.
Picked up my 2013 550 last Friday. One week and about 500 miles down the road, I am lovin' it! Lots of new features to get used to, and learn how best to use, but the car drives like a dream.

Ok, steaks on miami, so drinks and desert on me? We can have a code fest! Just tell me when and I'm in.
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Picked up my 2013 550 last Friday. One week and about 500 miles down the road, I am lovin' it! Lots of new features to get used to, and learn how best to use, but the car drives like a dream.

Ok, steaks on miami, so drinks and desert on me? We can have a code fest! Just tell me when and I'm in.
Just shoot me a PM when you are ready to have your car coded. We will set something up.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:51 AM
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Okay, looks like my coding is going to get done the first or second week in January. This is my list:

- disabling Auto Stop Start (where it remembers last setting)
- Additional details on Hud
- Doors unlock automatically when you turn off the engine
- Windows and sunroof close from remote
- close via ridges on door handles
- Trunk close from remote button and interior button
- Auto high beams always activated
- Opening doors will not interrupt auto window up
- High beams and fog lights can be on at the same time
- turn on the torque meter for your video screen
- Turn signal from 3 time to 5 times
- Fold mirrors automatically and from key fob.
- Transfer iPhone ringtones to car

Any "must do's" that I am missing?? (Disclaimer delete and DVD-in-motion already coded)
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