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CIP 20.00.00 TIS released today (12/28/05)
I decided the full text needs to be included as I noticed some of the descriptions change versus previous TIS bulletins on CIP releases. For instance, the text for CIP 19.01.00 now states it fixes bad AM reception, yet original and some later releases did not include this topic.
If you go to this url http://forums.e60.net/index.php?act=...=0#entry217024
You will find a Word document with the TIS with all the numbering and formatting including graphics.
Several points to make here:
Does not include any improvements (normal) so this may or may not include MP3 capability for ProNav systems. Need members ('04 & '05 w/o MP3 currently) who get this upgrade to let us know.
These are BMWNA TIS so may or may not apply to our ROW members (probably does).
SI B 61 14 03
General Electrical Systems December 2005
This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.I. B61 14 03 dated November 2005.
designates changes to this revision
E60, E61 (5 Series)
E63, E64 (6 Series)
Customer may complain of the following:
The following software errors were corrected with the release of Progman 20.00.00 (Target data Status E060-05-12-500).
Poor Idle quality after a cold start. N62TU engine.
Engine juddering/idle speed surging when it is cold. N52 engine.
Engine pinging under light load. N62TU engine.
After programming the CID (Central Information Display) using Progman V19.x, the CID is blank and fault "A469 Internal Electronics Failure" is stored. Progman 20.00.00 prevents this programming failure. If the fault already exists the CID needs to be replaced.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 19.02.03 (Target data Status E060-05-09-535).
No software corrections included in this version of CIP
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 19.02.00 (Target data Status E060-05-09-530).
No Software corrections included in this version of CIP
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 19.01.00 (Target data Status E060-05-09-530).
CCC (Car Communication Computer) poor AM reception.
Increased AL (Active Front Steering) sensitivity at low speeds under 30 mph.
"High Battery Drain Message" in CID (Central Information Display). Refer to SI B61 06 05.
CCC equipped vehicles with telephone, call fails when dialed using linked sequence ("p" for pause) stored phone numbers. Refer to SI B84 18 05.
The audio keeps playing if the vehicle is switched off for up to 3 minutes (until vehicle enters sleep mode). The audio cannot be switched off with the rotary knob. Only vehicles with CCC (Car Communication Computer) are affected.
Sporadic CCC resets (screen blanks out briefly and CCC restarts).
The "Check Engine Light" is illuminated and fault codes, 2882 and 2883 "Mixture Too Lean", is stored in the DME (Digital Motor Electronics). Refer to SI B12 16 05.
AL FC 6141 "Engine Dynamics Monitoring" stored in the AFS module. Refer to SI B32 13 05.
Increased AFS (Active front steering) sensitivity when driving at a low speed of less than 30 mph. Refer to SI B32 14 05.
Loss of power while decelerating and turning or coming to a stop. Refer to SI B12 20 05.
Dead battery caused by MPM (Micro Power Module). Refer to SI B61 12 05.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 19.00 (Target data Status E060-05-09-510).
Power seat movement, seat heating and PDC (Park Distance Control) all fail simultaneously.
SZL (Steering Column Switching Center) FC "94E7 LWS relative wiper angle incorrect"
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 18.00.01 Online Update (Target data Status E060-05-06-510).
The headlight side marker lights are inoperative after updating the vehicle with CIP 17.x. Complete vehicle encoding needs to be performed.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 18.00 (Target data Status E060-05-06-510).
The steering wheel intermittently moves into an incorrect position.
A rattling noise is heard from the steering when the vehicle is unlocked or the ignition is turned on. Only vehicles with AFS (Active Front Steering) are affected.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 17.01(Target data Status E060-05-06-500).
Vehicles equipped with 6HP26 up to 4/05, customer complains of harsh downshift.
Vehicle may be difficult to start, run rough and/or the "Service Engine Soon" light is illuminated. One or more of the following faults may be stored.
2A9A Cam sensor, inlet signal signal invalid for synchronization
2A98 Crankshaft-inlet camshaft, correlation- Value outside reference range
2A82 VANOS intake- stiff, jammed mechanically
2A9B Cam sensor, exhaust signal signal invalid for synchronization
2A99 Crankshaft- exhaust camshaft, correlation- Value outside reference range
2A87 VANOS exhaust- stiff, jammed mechanically
The customer may complain that the Brake Force Display (BFD) function does not operate
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 17.0 (Target data Status E060-05-03-520).
E60: Battery keeps getting discharged. Carrying out "Energy Diagnosis" test plan, the (aLBV) "active seat back width adjustment" has been recognized as the sleep mode preventer. Recode the complete vehicle.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 16.1 (Target data Status E060-05-03-520).
On certain MY 2005 vehicles, equipped with the 4.4liter N62 engine, the engine oil CBS message comes on at a very low mileage. Refer to SM B12 213 05.
E60: Exterior lights flash briefly when vehicle wakes up. Refer to SM B63 207 04.
Vehicles equipped with CCC reboot upon startup (CID screen switches from BMW to blank screen).
While placing a call with a Bluetooth handset the call ends after 30 seconds. The timer was extended. Refer to SM B84 234 04.
Airbag Warning light is on and one or more of the following "timeout" or "self test" faults is stored:
Safety Information Gateway Module (SGM) FC 93AE, 93B0, 93B2, 93B4, 93B6, 93B8, 93B9, 93BA, 93BC, 93BD, 93BE, 93BF, 93C0, 93E4, 93F4, 9445, 9446, 9447, 9448, 9449, 944A
Other satellite modules may also store "timeout" or "self test" faults that may mirror the fault in the SGM.
Audio off or mute mode is not stored on CCC vehicles after sleep mode. Affected vehicles: E60 (5 Series with CCC), E63/E64 (6 Series). Refer to SM B65 228 04.
Not all the CD's can be selected in the CD changer, even though all 6 CD's are loaded.
Controller rotates on it's own without being operated.
The navigation map is displayed in the assist window (right hand window) on the CID. When the engine is switched off, after 45 minutes the on board computer is displayed instead of the map.
Vehicles equipped with CCC and CPT9000 telephone, the missed call indicator is missing, although when the menu is called up the telephone number and time of call are displayed.
The PDC tone and gongs are twice as loud following a CCC replacement (vehicles with SA 677 Professional HiFi sound system).
When automatic headlamp mode is used, the lights switch on as the vehicle enters a tunnel but do not switch off again after leaving the tunnel. Refer to SM B63 201 05.
Loss of power when decelerating and turning or coming to a stop. Vehicles equipped with N62 engine with SMG GS6-53BZ transmission. Refer to SM B12 201 05.
Ventilation temperature too cold. Refer to SM B64 202 05.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 16.0 (Target data Status E060-04-09-555).
No software corrections
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 15.2 (Target data Status E060-04-09-555).
Servotronic failure warning in Control Display. Steering functions normally after cycling ignition off and restart. CIM (Chassis Integration Module) fault D98F "Timeout DME message" stored. Vehicles equipped with CIM2 produced from 3/03. Refer to SM B32 200 05.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 15.0 (Target data Status E060-04-09-555).
TCU (Telematics Control Unit) coding fails "CoApi 1000 General Fault" using CIP 13.x.
Intermittent "crank no-start" condition. Vehicle starts after 15-20 minutes. No faults stored in DME. Vehicles produced 9/04 12/04 with N62.
Vehicles equipped with automatic 6HP26, loss of power decelerating to a stop and making a turn. Vehicles produced 9/03 12/04.
After vehicle has been programmed with CIP 13.x, the customer complains of altered shifting characteristics of the automatic transmission. Earlier up shifts, delayed downshifts when accelerating. 530i w/ ZF 6HP19 transmission produced 9/03 7/04.
CCC (Car Communication Computer) equipped vehicles; after the doors are unlocked the audio system switches on and begins playing suddenly.
TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) false check control message in CID (Central Information Display). Vehicle produced from 3/04 to 12/04 only. Recode entire vehicle.
CCC equipped vehicles, error in track display on vehicle with CDC. For example when Track 1 is displayed Track 2 is playing. This error has occurred since CIP 11.1.
CCC equipped vehicles: radio or CD remain active after key is turned off. This problem has occurred since the vehicle was programmed with CIP 12.x.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 13.3 (Target data Status E060-04-09-504).
The CID (Central Information Display) on M-ASK (Multi-Audio System Controller) equipped vehicles has a delayed startup. Encode the complete vehicle.
The CID displays the message "Apply brake to start engine", even though the engine is already running.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 13.2 (Target data Status E060-04-09-504).
Total or partial failure of displays, functions or backlighting in the instrument cluster. The displays/functions start working again after the vehicle enters sleep mode. Various CAN message errors are stored in the fault memory, e.g. "0xA3B2_CAN ID 130 Error Failure Message Terminal status" or "A3B4_CAN ID 21A Error failure message lamp status".
The trunk lid opens unexpectedly.
On vehicles equipped with M-ASK, the audio sound quality from the left-hand side loudspeakers is of poor quality and muffled compared to the right-hand side loudspeakers. Refer to SM B65 224 04.
The LED on the PDC (Park Distance Control) button does not light up.
M-ASK cannot be switched off, stays on even with key removed.
Locating lamp in vehicle interior fails intermittently.
On vehicles with CCC, voice input commands such as 'RPA" and "Climate" are not understood.
The CPT9000 (V60s) Telephone does not dial out (call immediately ends) when the handset is roaming. Refer to SM B84 211 04 for further information.
The 'rollover protection inactive" CC (Check Control) message appears yellow in the instrument cluster. FC "9421 roll-over power reserve voltage not OK" stored in the SGM (Safety Information Gateway Module). Refer to Service Measure B72 208 04. Vehicles affected: E64 (6 Series).
Poor radio reception and/or interference in AM mode, especially on talk radio. Refer to Service Measure B65 212 04.
Service Engine Soon light is illuminated. DME FC "2761 Hot film air mass, secondary air" is stored. Refer to Service Measure B12 203 04.
Check engine lamp is illuminated. Any of the following fault codes may be stored in the DME.
FC "2960 Exhaust Temperature Too High After Catalytic Converter Bank 1"
FC "2961 Exhaust Temperature Too High After Catalytic Converter Bank 2"
FC "2973 Oxygen Sensor Before Catalytic Converter Bank 1"
FC "2974 Oxygen Sensor Before Catalytic Converter Bank 2"
Refer to Service Measure B12 208 04
Individual seat memory settings can't be set (missing selection on CID) on vehicles produced prior to 9/2003.
DWA causes excessive closed circuit current draw. Vehicles affected: E63/64 (6 series). Refer to Service Measure B65 218 04.
FTM (Flat Tire Monitor) cannot be initialized (FTM is grayed out and cannot be selected in CD after CIP 12 programming).
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 12.0 (Target data Status E060-04-06-500).
Poor AM reception on vehicles equipped with M-ASK (Multi-Audio System Controller).
CD player doesn't remember last position.
AFS (Active Front Steering) causes a battery draw.
Airbag warning lamp illuminates and the message "Airbag safety systems restricted" is shown in CID (Central Information Display). The following telegram errors could be stored in various satellites caused by faulty door module software:
TMBF: 96C2 Self-test: too few messages, 96B8 deactivation satellite, 96FA deactivation satellite, 96B1 deactivation satellite
TMFA: 9642 Self-test: too few messages, 9631 deactivation satellite
SZL: 94C3 Self-test: too few messages, 94B2 deactivation satellite
SBSR: 98C2 Self-test: too few messages, 98AF deactivation satellite
SBSL: 9842 Self-test: too few messages, 9835 deactivation satellite, 982F deactivation satellite
SFZ: 9AC2 Self-test: too few messages, 9AB1 deactivation satellite
SGM-SIM: 93E4 Self-test: too few messages, 93DA deactivation satellite, 93B0 deactivation satellite
BMW Assist errors displayed on CID. Refer to SM B84 207 04.
CCC (Car Communication Computer): MFL diamond button programmable.
CCC: No audio output after CCC start-up. The track title is no longer displayed in the CD menu; only the CD symbol is shown. There is no audio output unless FM is selected. Track titles are then restored if CD is selected.
CCC: When entering the destination via the controller, the characters do not appear for several seconds.
CCC: The PDC and/or seat-belt warnings do not sound.
CCC: The radio is on in the vehicle and the vehicle is then parked. The vehicle is started again after being parked up for several hours, but there is no audio output. Audio output is not restored until the "Entertainment" menu is selected in the CID.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 11.0 (Target data Status E060-04-03-505).
The airbag warning lamp in the instrument cluster lights up red and the CC message "Restraint-system failed" is displayed in the Central Information Display (CID). One or more of the following faults may be stored:
The fault code "9401 - Control Module Fault" is stored in the Safety Information Gateway Module (SGM). Note that improvements to the SGM/SIM software have been progressively introduced since CIP 10.1. Vehicles prior to 03/04 production must also have the upfront sensors replaced using P/N 65 77 6 951 595 or later.
SGM fault code "9402 and/or 9404 - Front sensor wrong component". Vehicles prior to 03/04 production must also have the upfront sensors replaced using P/N 65 77 6 951 595 or later.
Satellite B Pillar Right (SBSR) fault code "98C5 - Implausible crash severity".
SGM fault code "9413 - Signal Lamp Airbag faulty".
SBSR fault code "991D - Battery Lead (screen implausible measured value".
Switch Center Steering Column (SZL) "94C7 - Short circuit or open ignition circuit 1".
SZL fault code "9506 and/or 9508 - Communication steering wheel electronics".
The Check Engine Light is illuminated. One or more of the following faults are stored.
N62 DME FC "278B Engine temperature plausibility".
N62 DME FC "278D Radiator outlet temperature plausibility".
N62 DME FC "27CD DMTL Current fluctuation during minor leak test".
CID display shows CD inserted in M-ASK, but there is not CD in the drive.
The airbag warning light comes on. The "Pass restraint system fault" Check Control message appears. SBSR FC 95B7 "seat occupancy detection communication malfunction" or 95B8 "sensor mat fault" is stored. Note that improvements to the SBSR software have been progressively introduced from CIP 10.0 onwards. Further improvements are expected with later CIP versions.
EGS Warning displayed, 6HP16 EGS FC "4F6A temperature sensor, overheating shut-off" is stored and cannot be cleared.
Steering column memory positions are lost from the SZM (Central Switching Center).
On vehicles equipped with CCC (Car Communication Computer) the PDC (Park Distance Control) volume is too loud.
When selecting the Navigation menu from the main menu with a short push of the controller, the incorrect navigation screen is displayed.
With low outside temperatures, if a CD is being played, the track suddenly skips forward to the next track. The fault no longer occurs once the vehicle is warmed up.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 10.1 (Target data Status E060-03-12-527).
The airbag warning lamp in the instrument cluster lights up red and the CC message "Restraint-system failed" is displayed in the Central Information Display (CID). The fault code 9401 "Control Module Fault" is stored in the Safety Information Gateway Module (SGM). Coding fix only.
The following software errors were corrected with the release of CIP 10.0 (Target data Status E060-03-12-525).
Airbag warning light is on, SBSR FC 95B7 "Occupancy Sensor Mat".
The "passenger airbag status light" is too bright (reduction in brightness).
For all vehicles, on a customer complaint basis only, refer to the following procedure and warranty information.
Update the complete vehicle per SI B09 05 01 (Coding, Individualization, Programming) Procedure B, using Progman 20.00.00 (Target Data Status E060-05-12-500) or higher.
Covered under the terms of the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Refer to KSD
Refer to KSD
Last edited by cobradav; 12-29-2005 at 05:48 PM.
Dave - Where do you get this sh!t? Much more up to date than my dealer.
I have a question and a comment. You use the word "progman" a lot. Is that a typo for "program" or a word used by BMW? If the latter, what does it mean?
Also, references to the most recent prior software update is, indeed, to 19.02.03, not 19.2. So my dealer was a . And, the new software update is 20.00.00, not 20.01. Again, my dealer is a .
PROGMAN explained here:
SI B 09 01 04
Programming January 2005
This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.I. B09 01 04 dated December 2004.
designates changes to this revision
Programming Manager - Progman
Progman is new software that enables the coding and programming of up to 5 vehicles from one Software Service Station (SSS). A special Starter Kit with a SSS Base DVD is included with CIP 15, which upgrades the SSS to handle this advanced function and changes the operating system from Unix to Windows XP embedded. The decision to change to a Windows embedded program was based upon the worldwide influx of Windows and a lower development cost. Do not for any reason attempt to load any other Windows programs on the SSS. The embedded process will prevent this. Repairs due to damage to the SSS caused by attempts to load unauthorized Windows programs will be the responsibility of the center. The GT1 and DISplus remain Unix operating systems. Only the SSS is to be loaded with the SSS base DVD and the CIP 15 DVD, GT1(s) are to be "updated" with the CIP 15 DVD only. It is recommended at this time to load all SSS with CIP15 Progman but only one GT1 with CIP 15 Progman. The GT1 with Progman is used to update the firmware in the diagnostic heads, OPS and OPPS. Refer to the loading instructions attached to this SI or the pictograph instructions included with the starter kit.
The GT1 is used as a controller or a remote terminal to start the programming process. However, when started, the process of programming is performed by the SSS only. The GT1 is no longer capable of performing a standalone programming or coding process. After starting the programming process the GT1 may be used on another vehicle for diagnosis or to start a programming session from new. The SSS retains the ability to initiate a coding or programming procedure without the intervention of a GT1.
Important note: Programming and coding functions (SGC) for all older models (I-Bus vehicles) including E31/32/34/36/38/39/46/52/53 must be initiated from an SSS (with Progman) or a GT1/DISplus not loaded with Progman. Hardware lockup will occur if initiated from a GT1 (with Progman installed). This problem will be rectified in a future version of CIP.
Additional OPS and Deutronic chargers were previously distributed. Refer to SI B07 02 04 for details.
Efforts are underway to upgrade workshop network switches (previously supplied by Cost Per Vehicle) where required to conform to the new programming environment. This task is to be completed in the first quarter of 2005.
The cost for Progman software is included in the cost per vehicle program. Any additional costs such as (but not limited to) network switches and drops are the sole responsibility of the center.
Progman Starter Kit
Included with the Progman starter Kit:
SSS Base XP embedded DVD version 1.0
CIP DVD version 15
Documentation workshop systems CD
Written and pictorial loading instructions. It is recommended to use the written instructions.
Interface Status Indicator card should be mounted next to the SSS for easy reference.
A staggered distribution of Progman starter kits starts 12/29/04. Problems loading the Progman starter kit and network issues should be directed to API International @ 1 800 527 4872 X232. CIP related programming problems should be directed to the BMW Hotline via the Puma system.
ADDITIONAL PROGMAN INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES
A complete Progman information manual is available under the CIP "Help" button. The manual may also be viewed and printed from the Documents DVD included with the starter kit.
A Training SIP entitled ST406 Coding and Programming containing basic information on Progman is obtainable via TAS. Select "Training Material".
A Training course with Progman entitled ST406 Coding and Programming is scheduled to start the first quarter of 2005.
Watch the Progman Training video included in the November 2004 and December 2004 Service Round Table.
Attached to this SI is a preliminary training handout pertaining to the use of Progman for your reference.
An Interface Status Indicator reference card with the explanations of status indicators will be shipped to every center. The reference card should be located next to the Progman SSS. Additional cards may be order under SD92-286.
Frequently Asked Questions attached to this SI.
STARTING A PROGMAN PROGRAMMING SESSION
Before you can start a programming session, you must have completed the following.
Loaded Progman and the supplied CIP DVD (Version 15 or newer) in at least 1 SSS.
Loaded the supplied CIP DVD (Version 15 or newer) in at least 1 GT1. Refer to the attached loading instructions.
Updated the GT1 diagnostic head (not to be confused with OPS/OPPS) and at least 1 OPS/OPPS with new firmware using the GT1 with Progman. Refer to the attached instructions.
After the above is completed, follow the excerpt from the training handout entitled "Starting a Programming or Coding Session with Progman" (attached to this SI). Alternatively refer to the owner's manual (Help Button) section 4.1 "New Session".
Until notified, only use the GT1 loaded with Progman for Diagnosis and to download new firmware into the diagnostic heads, OPS and OPPS. Do not start or check a Progman session with the GT1. GT1 software lockup may occur. If it does, restart the GT1. This will not hurt any Progman session already in progress.
IMPORTANT MISCELLANEOUS PROGMAN INFORMATION
Do not use CIP 15 on E65/66 vehicles produced before 9/02. Use prior CIP version 13.3.
The message" Restart head & end CIP" may come up during CIP programming. Communicating with the OPPS/OPS or diagnostic head after the restart may not be possible. The head description in the Interface screen will be gray with a "?" over it. The subnet mask being automatically reset to "255.0.0.0" may cause this. If this happens
Select "Interfaces" from the "Administration menu.
Select the head and then select "Configuration".
Click the "IP Subnet Mask" box
Type in "255.255.255.0"
Restart the head to save the changes.
Programming and coding functions (SGC) for all older models (I-Bus vehicles) including E31/32/34/36/38/39/46/52/53 must be initiated from a SSS (with Progman) or a GT1/DISplus not loaded with Progman. Hardware lockup will occur if initiated from a GT1 (with Progman installed). This problem will be rectified in a future version of CIP.
SGC (I-Bus) programming/coding functions remain active (GT1 and DISplus) through CD41 (without Progman loaded).
Possible software loading error codes:
6= There is no BMW ID on the computer
7= The computer is from another vendor
8= Bios version on the computer is not compatible
10= No administration rights
11= Reserve error of hardware recognition
12= Wrong graphic card installed
13= Wrong fire wire card installed
14= Wrong Ethernet controller installed
Installation time is approximately 70 minutes. If the language selection screen does not appear after ~80 minutes, it is probable that installation has failed. If this happens, restart the computer. The message "Please insert CIP DVD" will be displayed. Allow the process to continue. After the DVD is ejected the hard drive light should be flickering. This part of the installation process takes about 10 minutes only loads the program on the hard drive. After the DVD is ejected, the actual installation of the program takes place.
The device name for the SSS must be entered manually after Progman is installed. The numbering sequence should be as follows.SSS_12345XX numbers 1-5 should be the individual 5 digit center code and the XX is a running number starting with "01".
Before the SSS with Progman is used, every diagnostic head, OPS and OPPS must have the latest firmware. For the diagnostic head this is version 3.88, for the OPS and OPPS it is version 5.08 (may read 508 in the GT1). Updating can only be accomplished using a GT1 that has Progman (CIP15 or newer) already installed. The SSS is not capable of installing the new firmware.
After Progman is installed, printers must be set up. Printer data is not carried over. Before loading and installing Progman on the SSS, be sure there are no print jobs waiting in the print queue. Select Print on upper left side of screen. If printer reset is selectable, select Printer reset. The print jobs will be cleared. If print jobs are in the print queue when loading software, the print function will not operate. If this happens, clear the print jobs and reload Progman from the beginning. The extreme bottom of printed status and final reports are cut off. This will be changed in a future software update. Printer paper format must be manually set for US letter. The "local printer" function may not operate with Progman CIP15.
The following data is imported to Progman when installed.
SSS IP address
IP gateway address
Center number and address
The following data is not imported to Progman and must be entered manually
Jet stream settings from the "Online Service" screen type "JSWU" in the box next to the name and the IP address "220.127.116.11" in the "IP Address" box.
SSS Device name
Maintenance time period
If the "New Session" button on the start mask does not appear, this means that the SSS is working at capacity. It will reappear after a programming job is completed.
The remaining time of a programming session may sometimes not appear. This will be corrected in a future version.
Screen changes may intermittently set up slowly. This is because the actual programming processes currently running have priority over the computers resources. Even though the screen change is slowed, the actual programming is operating at a constant rate.
A complete Progman user manual is available by selecting the "Help" button on the SSS. It is also available on the GT1 but the print is smaller.
Session list sorting on the menu page is not active on this version. It will be on future versions.
E60 active steering function is not active in version CIP 15 but will be in a future version. This function must be carried out with a GT1 or DISplus.
When attempting to access the administration functions you may receive the message "Administration session already active on the SSS". If this message is received
Check that no other GT1 has the administration mask open for that SSS, if not-
Restart the SSS.
DVD update function updating from one version to the next (not to be confused with a full installation using the base DVD) is accomplished through the administration menu. The new version is downloaded when you select to continue. During downloading, the SSS is listed in yellow as "Limited". Limited means that you are only capable of running 3 programming sessions while downloading. You are given a choice of installation times. One is immediately and the other is later during the maintenance period. This referred to period is the time in the SSS that has been set as the workshops closed hours. During installation no programming sessions are allowed.
To print a stored report:
Start a new session
Select "Management" at the series selection screen.
Select the desired report.
If BMW were making cars in England in the 1950s and had a choice, I suppose it would have gone with Lucas electronics, too.
Lord Gray, the Royal Navigator and Mapmaker!
Last edited by IFly650i; 12-29-2005 at 06:50 PM.
Thanks IFly. I have got to get ahold of a PDF conversion pkg, just in case you fall asleep
Steve645 I have been think about releasing the "Bomb" TIS but thought it might not be a challenge enough for iDrive users
Lord Gray, the Royal Navigator and Mapmaker!
noob question: how can i get the latest software installed on my car? can i just complain to the dealer that i have one of those aforementioned problems, and they'll do it for free? thanks.
New Software Corrupted, Too!
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan - There it goes again! The new software has started to corrode on me.
Whether it was 19.02.03 or 19.2, it's being corrupted by something. First the "accept" screen started to come on a little slower than usual. That was the precursor before for me. Then, the iDrive refused to download the phonebook and actually got stuck on the otherwise essentially empty phonebook screen.
I turned the phone on and off, but that did not cure the problem. I turned the car off, but that did not cure the problem. I finally had to re-boot (ALT, CTRL, DEL) using the well-known method of pressing the radio on-off button along with the CD and DVD eject buttons. After the longest blank screen and then BMW screen in memory, the iDrive finally came back on - with the accept screen - and everything worked again except the phonebook. I was even able to dial previously called numbers. That screen worked.
Later in the morning, I drove the car again and the phonebook screen did not work, but at least the iDrive wasn't freezing on it. I then dialed some stored numbers in the phone itself (since I couldn't call them up on the iDrive screen), and after the second call the phonebook downloaded itself.
While I'm glad the iDrive finally came back to life, this is not proper behavior. Obviously something is corrupting the software. I suspect Cobradav's original diagnosis was correct - probably the iDrive screen. BMW went the cheap way about trying to fix it and once again failed.
Well, the car is going back in. Strike 2. To the extent this is not a life-threatening problem (I doubt it is), BMW gets 4 chances to fix it under California's Lemon Law.
I suspect that most of the software corruption issues are caused by some mechanical or electrical fault, and Windows, already being unstable and ready to ditch its load at the first opportunity, decided it was time to start screwing with the user.
This time the car goes in January 9. Last time I didn't ask for a loaner. The dealer kept the car for a couple of days, but obviously didn't cure the problem. This time I asked for a loaner (though I will only drive it the few miles back to my house and then drive my CL55). I want the dealer to know that I am going to be keeping the Bimmer loaner till the car is fixed. Maybe that will give the dealer, or BMW, an incentive to do it right.
Damn. It's a great car with crap software. But a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. True here, too.
Having said that, if everything is working OK, why would you want a new software download? Remember the Marine Corps slogan to the CBs - "If it ain't broke . . ."
And, claiming to have a problem that you don't have is dishonest. You've got a $70-$80,000 car. If you have to pay a couple of hundred bucks why would you try to defraud your dealer, or BMW, over it?
Malibu, I would suspect faulty memory. Just based on the symptoms and what I see happen from time to time with personal computers in general. At some point in time you access a bad memory location and issues start.
I would have the dealer run diagnostics on the iDrive computer to verify all components are functioning. I suspect the first time they just reloaded the software which would fix most issues.
Last edited by chuck92103; 12-30-2005 at 01:14 PM.
One such is this....However, this normally manifests itself as audio related problems,
SI B 61 15 02
General Electrical Systems July 2004
This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.I. B61 15 02 dated April 2004.
designates changes to this revision
MOST Bus Diagnosis
E60 (5 Series)
E63, E64 (6Series)
E65, E66 (7 Series)
The customer may complain of one or more of the following complaints:
Crackling or popping sounds from all speakers.
Loss of audio.
Control display is constantly displaying the "BMW" banner.
iDrive controller is not responsive.
Control Display is blank, white or frozen on current menu screen.
Possible causes include:
Control module power or ground failure.
Fiber Optic cable connection fault or improper radius.
Faulty control module.
Dirty, scratched or defective Navigation map disc.
Navigation Computer over temperature.
AVT (Antenna Tuner) over temperature shutdown.
Refer to the attached "Functional Description" document from the DIS/GT1 or 2002 System Diagnosis for background information on faults and testing. Use the attached flow charts for troubleshooting.
With the introduction of DIS CD38 an improved "MOST system analysis" test plan is included to provide further troubleshooting for sporadic MOST faults. Please refer to Chart B on how to access this test plan.
When diagnosing sporadic MOST Bus complaints it is very important to understand exactly what the customer complaint is. Included in Chart B is a chart which describes the symptoms the customer may see when a particular module does perform a reset. This can be duplicated with the DIS software by performing a "component activation/control module reset" from within Control module functions of each MOST bus module.
or this one...................
SI B 65 06 05
Sound System, Cruise, Alarms, Monitors July 2005
Central Information Display (CID) Fault Analysis Guide
E60/E61 (5 Series)
E63/E64 (6 Series)
Certain fault patterns are visible on the CID (Central Information Display) although they are caused by another control unit.
To avoid unnecessary replacement of the CID and to prevent an additional repair, follow the Fault Analysis Guide (see attachment), in combination with the notes below.
CID power and data supply wiring
The CID serves the purpose of displaying information from the CCC/M-ASK and does not generate any output itself.
The CID is switched on and off via the CCC/M-ASK and the display is operated by the following signals:
Ground connection (KL 30).
K-CAN connection (logical control).
LVDS data line (digital image signals from CCC/M-ASK).
CID screen failure
In the event of temporary screen failure during operation, with simultaneous failure of sound output, the CID is not defective. If this condition occurs, the function of the CCC/M-ASK should be checked first (fault code entry FC# A3E4 is stored in the CCC-BO).
The proper function of the CCC/M-ASK should also be checked when delayed switching on, frozen graphics or partially missing image content occurs.
Faults related to LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signal) data line
If there is a fault entry related to the LVDS (FC# A468), the function of the CCC/M-ASK and the cable from the CCC/M-ASK to the CID should be checked first.
The LVDS driver in the CCC/M-ASK receives the digital RGB signals from the graphic processor, converts the RGB signals and sends them via the LVDS cable to the Central Information Display.
Faults related to back lighting
The back lighting of the CID is controlled via the bus from the CCC/M-ASK. If the CID does not switch on its back lighting at Terminal 15, a check must be run as to whether the CCC/M-ASK and K-CAN are operating without problems.
Faults related to excessive temperature
Excessive/high temperature in the CID can be caused by:
High ambient temperature.
Direct radiation from the sun.
Hot air from a heating duct.
In this case, the CID lowers its brightness.
In extreme situations, the CID will switch off its back lighting because of an over-temperature protection function and a fault code entry (FC# A46A) will be stored in the CID fault memory.
Faults related to brightness
Changes in brightness of the CID can lead to customer complaints.
The brightness of the CID is controlled by various signals. In the event of an unexpected change, check the following:
Individual brightness settings can be selected for the CID via the Controller. The selected brightness settings depend on the information stored in the remote key.
Under certain circumstances, the brightness setting can be reset after programming or after a low voltage situation.
When very high temperatures occur in the CID, brightness is reduced.
The brightness of the CID is also controlled by the signal coming from Terminal 58g (panel dimmer), as soon as the lights are switched on. It can be changed manually.
The brightness of the CID is adjusted depending on the ambient light intensity detected by the photo-cell on the front of the LCD.
Thanks, Dave. I've sent you two round trip, first class tickets, on TWA, for the week of January 9, so that you can be there when Bob Smith BMW tries to download whatever the hell it will download. You are booked into the Peninsula for a week, all expenses of course being paid by BMW.
04 645ci convertible problems:
trunk emblem lever has to be pushed twice to get trunk to open even though car has been left unlocked, sometimes it opens on first try.
stereo left with cd playing but come back to car and it defaults to radio (not all the time though)
speed warning chime is too loud, had dealer turn it down but when they loaded 'updated' software they didn't bother to turn the volume back down on that even though they were told numerous times to make sure that was done so a return visit would not be needed to get that done. Still trying to get an answer back from BMW as to why the warning chime/gong is so loud on the 645ci convertible, is yours a lot louder than other BMW's as well? they gave me a 5 series loaner and the chime/gong was normal volume, also my 760i has normal chime volume but this 04 645ci has a very loud warning chime.
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Help me please!
Help me please! My HP 7600 computer mainboard BIOS battery is out, and after change sss progman can't work. After boot procedure WRONG HARDWARE on the screen, and nothing. What can i do? Complete computer is from China, and they can't available.
Which BIOS settings make this error?
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