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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 07-16-2015, 05:05 PM
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Carly for BMW (BMWhat app) on Iphone/Ipad?

Do any of you e63/e64 owners have the Carly app and the wifi adapter? If so does it finally work for coding our cars on the iphone/Ipad? Also if it does work for coding is it possible that there is a cheaper alternative for the wifi adapter?
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:28 PM
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I have it and it does work, but look through their list of what can be coded. It's a long list but other tools may offer more.
also, there is a gotcha in that if you code it for a setting that does not exist on the idrive menu then change something in that menu using idrive, it removes what you coded and reverts to factory default.
Example: I coded it for five blinks of the turn signal, whereas iDrive allows either 1 or 3. All was good but then I was driving through a section of road that requires day time front lights, so I used iDrive to turn on the DRL's (I normally have them off). That changed the turn signal to single blink because the DRL and turn signal repeats are in same menu.
Not a big deal and probably would happen with other methods as well, just thought I'd mention it.

With four BMW's in the garage, I'm getting my money's worth and it's easy to use.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:49 PM
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I have it and it does work, but look through their list of what can be coded. It's a long list but other tools may offer more.
also, there is a gotcha in that if you code it for a setting that does not exist on the idrive menu then change something in that menu using idrive, it removes what you coded and reverts to factory default.
Example: I coded it for five blinks of the turn signal, whereas iDrive allows either 1 or 3. All was good but then I was driving through a section of road that requires day time front lights, so I used iDrive to turn on the DRL's (I normally have them off). That changed the turn signal to single blink because the DRL and turn signal repeats are in same menu.
Not a big deal and probably would happen with other methods as well, just thought I'd mention it.

With four BMW's in the garage, I'm getting my money's worth and it's easy to use.
Excellent.. Thanks for the response.. Just picked up the OBD from amazon for 30% off of $74.. Now to try to find a deal on the app.. lol.. $44 is a bit much for the app..
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:34 PM
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How did you get it for 30% off. I got the latest version of the connector.
I have the latest version BTW. With an F something body car stuck at US Customs for past two weeks but hopefully showing up before I'm putting on my Halloween costume (at the rate it's being processed I'm not so sure...) so I figured getting the latest was best.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:12 AM
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This is a great app. Well worth the money, it's a very comprehensive solution for BMW.
I don't know why anyone would buy a generic code reader (if you had a BMW) with this solution available.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:17 AM
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How did you get it for 30% off. I got the latest version of the connector.
I have the latest version BTW. With an F something body car stuck at US Customs for past two weeks but hopefully showing up before I'm putting on my Halloween costume (at the rate it's being processed I'm not so sure...) so I figured getting the latest was best.
I purchased the New generation adapter from Amazon and they had a code for 30% off, in the listing.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:21 AM
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Looking at this now. Not seeing the 30% off code, maybe it was a sale?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...XGZRWD0BNHDHWX
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Read down the page and add the promo code 'WPZWT3K4' during checkout.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:55 AM
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Thanks Taz, done and done. $52 total.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:01 AM
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I may be wrong, but all the Cary unit does is the same thing as any other generic OBDII scanner with a wireless functionality built into it. The only difference between the $72 version and the $16 versions is... the app you download for another $48.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:07 AM
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Just read through the available coding and didn't see any mention of the Aux input. Anyone know if this is or will be possible?
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Just read through the available coding and didn't see any mention of the Aux input. Anyone know if this is or will be possible?
I have not seen that as an option. Email them, they're fairly responsive.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:12 PM
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Emailed them but haven't heard back, anyone else used this combination app/adapter for the aux-in option?
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:17 PM
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Thats not an option, nor is the seatbelt gong, nor is the corner light disable. They are missing a lot of options for the e63/e64..
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:59 PM
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I may be wrong, but all the Cary unit does is the same thing as any other generic OBDII scanner with a wireless functionality built into it. The only difference between the $72 version and the $16 versions is... the app you download for another $48.
i have a generic OBDII Bluetooth adapter, in fact i got 2 of them, they work great in my VW but dont work at all in the bimmer, they make my check engine light come on.
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I may be wrong, but all the Cary unit does is the same thing as any other generic OBDII scanner with a wireless functionality built into it. The only difference between the $72 version and the $16 versions is... the app you download for another $48.

BMWhat can do some coding,reset CBS ,battery register and give BMW specific fault codes.I haven't pulled out DIS or INPA since acquiring Carly.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:06 AM
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Generic code readers typically only read DME (engine) fault codes, iCarly reads every BMW module. It also gives more than just the basic P code, it gives the BMW fault code ID too, plus there's a little descriptor with the fault.

The coding & service reset functions are also very useful.
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Icarly one of the best 50$ I ever spent on a car.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:23 AM
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I haven't bought the full version of the app yet because as mentioned above, it doesn't have the main coding options that I want. I will say that the concept and functionality of what is in place is excellent. Hoping they will continue to expand its capabilities.
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