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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:44 AM
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Just got coded !!!

Just got the following coded from "Onebadmofo"

Thanks, GREAT WORK !!!!

1) Turn off seatbelt chime for passenger
2) Enable DVD in Motion
3) Rolling of windows and sunroof up with the keyfob.
4) Folding and unfolding the mirrors with the keyfob (and Comfort access door handle).
5) Allow one touch operation of the windows while the door is open.
6) Allow remote opening/closing of motorized tailgates on X5 with keyfob and in dash button.
7) Amber corned delete: turn off amber corner light when headlights or parking lights are on.
8) Fog lights stay on with high beams and turn off when bi-xenon flashing.
9) Make the rear fog lights work in tandem with brake lights.
10) Add the digital speedometer to non-M cars (V=## mph) in addition to existing options.
11) Remove the correction on digital speedometer
12) Have the windshield wipers complete the cycle and park when you shut the car off.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:10 AM
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Where did you get this done?
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:22 AM
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Just as a piece of info, having the fog lights on with the high beams is illegal in most, if not all, states.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:44 AM
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can that be done to a 2011 without the personalizing option?
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:38 AM
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Does all this coding disappear if the dealer loads an update to the vehicle software?
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:35 PM
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Does all this coding disappear if the dealer loads an update to the vehicle software?
Yup...
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:07 PM
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Got it done yesterday in the Bronx by "onebadmofo". (do a "G" search, you will find him)

Penguin,
Yes, it will disapear after dealer does a software upgrade.
No, I did not know about high beam and fog light law. What is the basis of the law?

nyfred
Yes, it can be done to a 2011. All of the items I listed, I consider "personalization options".

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:31 PM
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Some of these (like #1) sound like bypassing legal requirements (but not sure). Others are very nice and makes me wonder why BMW doesn't make them standard.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:58 PM
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No, I did not know about high beam and fog light law. What is the basis of the law?
I believe it is because the total light output exceeds the maximum allowed.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:59 PM
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Some of these (like #1) sound like bypassing legal requirements (but not sure). Others are very nice and makes me wonder why BMW doesn't make them standard.
some states have no seat belt law
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:08 PM
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I believe most laws run something like "only 4 headlights on at a time" and "headlight output cannot exceed 10candelas" (which most halogens do, never mind xenons). Look it up.
Besides, driving with fog lights on all the time is a rather asshole move when you consider how much it blinds oncoming drivers. They're much wider.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:28 PM
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some states have no seat belt law
(1) According to this, only one state has no seat belt law for adults, and they all have seat belt laws for under 18 years of age:

http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/l...belt_laws.html

(2) I believe that while seat belt usage laws are by the State, the seat belt warning law is a Federal law.

That said, my 2005 Ford Focus has an Owner's Manual documented process to turn off the seat belt warning chime, so while Federal law requires the warning system be in-place from the factory, perhaps it is not illegal to shut it off. (I do not know if new Fords still have this option).
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:37 PM
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Virginia has the following laws:

1. There cannot be more than 4 sources of light output at any given time. Hence while bi-xenons + foglights would not be illegal (because the outer headlight does double duty), traditional BMWs with halogens + foglights would be illegal (6 light sources).

2. Does not apply to BMWs, but vehicles with DRLs right next to the turn signal, must have the DRL shut off when the indicator is turned on. This is why you see Audis and many American cars turn off one DRL when that turn signal is on.

Most states don't even require the amber corner to function as parking lights. Both VA and NC say the parking light can be white or amber, thus the corona rings themselves would suffice and pass state inspection.

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Old 05-26-2011, 11:49 PM
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I believe most laws run something like "only 4 headlights on at a time" and "headlight output cannot exceed 10candelas" (which most halogens do, never mind xenons). Look it up.
Besides, driving with fog lights on all the time is a rather asshole move when you consider how much it blinds oncoming drivers. They're much wider.
Don't you think driving with the brights on would be more inconsiderate than just the fogs?

The fogs on the X5 sit pretty low, and I honestly don't see them bothering people. My wife has followed me several times with the fogs on at night, and I have yet to notice anything.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:32 AM
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No disrespect whatsoever, BUT, not ready to hand the keys of my X5 to someone who calls himself onebadmofo.
And all along I thought YOU were one bad mofo......
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:32 AM
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My wife has followed me several times with the fogs on at night, and I have yet to notice anything.

Out of curiosity, what's the point if there isn't any fog?
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:40 AM
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Out of curiosity, what's the point if there isn't any fog?
I'm going to chime in here. While I HATE folks who drive around all the time with fogs on (especially the Audi guys who run their rear fogs constantly), I do find the fogs helpful a times on "un-foggy" nights. One of our homes is down a long, windy country road. On a moonless night, the wide light pattern of fogs gives me a better chance to spot possums, raccoons and other critters before they make a banzai dash into the road.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:06 AM
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Some of these (like #1) sound like bypassing legal requirements (but not sure). Others are very nice and makes me wonder why BMW doesn't make them standard.
The warning/sound is not totally deactivated.
Before coding, if the driver or passenger do not buckle the "gong" will continue and not stop until they buckle.

After coding, the "gong" will only last for about 3 gogngs and then stop. You will continue to see the "seat belt light" in the dash cluster, if the seat belt is not engaged.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:16 PM
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I'm going to chime in here. While I HATE folks who drive around all the time with fogs on (especially the Audi guys who run their rear fogs constantly), I do find the fogs helpful a times on "un-foggy" nights. One of our homes is down a long, windy country road. On a moonless night, the wide light pattern of fogs gives me a better chance to spot possums, raccoons and other critters before they make a banzai dash into the road.
My experience has been that the additional reach/spread of the foglights is so small, it provides little additional help above 10-15 mph, e.g., by the time something is in the additional lighted area provided by the foglights, you have little time to react. I can see how it might help at low speeds.
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My experience has been that the additional reach/spread of the foglights is so small, it provides little additional help above 10-15 mph, e.g., by the time something is in the additional lighted area provided by the foglights, you have little time to react. I can see how it might help at low speeds.
Goes to prove that YVMV. (Your vision may vary). 'Course, it could just be my lightning-quick Jedi reflexes.
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'Course, it could just be my lightning-quick Jedi reflexes.

Could be. Or maybe my fogs are not aimed correctly.

I put a pair of these on my R1100GS motorcycle and they have a light pattern that REALLY lights up the ditches in the country!

http://www.piaa.com/Lamps/Lamp-pages/520.html
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No bashing me for asking these questions:

Who programs the keyfob?
Is it on the owner's manual?
Can the dealer do it?
What can be programmed?

That should do it. The keyfob on my X3 doesn't do squat. I would like to program my comfort key thing when my X5 gets here in about three weeks.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:26 AM
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Got my 2012 x5 coded yesterday by "Onebadmofo" in my neighborhood, very nice guy, took about 15 minutes.


1) Disable iDrive legal disclaimer on startup
2) Enable DVD in Motion
3) Rolling of windows and sunroof up and down with the keyfob.
4) Folding and unfolding the mirrors with the keyfob.
5) Unlock doors when key is removed / car is turned off (love this one)
6) Allow remote opening/closing of motorized tailgates on X5
7) Turn off seat belt chime
8) Allow one touch operation of the windows while the door is open
9) Amber corned delete

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Since I don't plan to go to NJ any time soon, and this guy probably won't come to Maryland, I will repeat my question: is there any way to program the keyfob by myself? Did he get "secret"codes from the BMW vault?
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