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Old 04-16-2012, 04:44 PM
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Sorry - I meant UPDATE.
Do you mean the 2012 550i ECU software update?q

I'm just trying to figure out whether there is a new update that I don't have? My ECU was last updated in early Jan when I had a fuel sensor replaced.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:13 PM
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To be honest, I'm not sure. I just know that my 2011's software is probably due an update - they need to put it on the computer and check some numbers to be sure. I won't know more until I bring it in. Sorry i can't be of more specific assistance with this, but I'm not a techie.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:34 PM
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:31 PM
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To be honest, I'm not sure. I just know that my 2011's software is probably due an update - they need to put it on the computer and check some numbers to be sure. I won't know more until I bring it in. Sorry i can't be of more specific assistance with this, but I'm not a techie.
Nuff said. They will update the ECU, and the iDrive software. Then they will load Dinan.

IDrive update has new Bluetooth software and adds Yelp to BMW online.

Make sure you save your personalized settings to a USB stick since you may lose them.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:28 PM
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I called Dinan last week and they said they have no plans for a sale coming up so I ended up getting it done on Friday. Of course they have no incentive to tell me there's a sale coming up, but I thought it couldn't hurt asking. I recommend you just get the upgrade done sooner than later. Gives you more time to enjoy it.

sdg1871 - where did you get your upgrade done?

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:29 PM
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Wait, you can residualize the Dinan software as a dealer installed option, I've asked Desert BMW here in Las Vegas to do that and they have declined.

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:49 AM
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Wait, you can residualize the Dinan software as a dealer installed option, I've asked Desert BMW here in Las Vegas to do that and they have declined.

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He did not say they residualized it. He said they rolled it into the lease. I'd be very surprised if they residualized it. You can roll it in just like you would roll in sales tax.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:35 PM
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Any updates on a potential Dinan sale?
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:00 PM
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Thing about purchasing Dinan via a certified Dinan shop: its always negotiable like everything else. Best time to negotiate is when you are buying the car "I'll take it with the Dinan ecu flash at 30% discount..." I just got my Dinan at 20% discount. It is not possible to residualize it, in my expoerience, since on a lease return they will just de-install in order to make the car CPO.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:12 PM
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Mind sharing where you got the 20% discount? I think I know, but would appreciate the info. Thanks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:44 PM
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Mind sharing where you got the 20% discount? I think I know, but would appreciate the info. Thanks.
Schomp. Total was about $3100 with $160 labor and the 20% off. I highly recommend Dinan.

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Foreign Affairs in South Florida is currently offering 10% off on Dinan.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:50 PM
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Thanks - that's what I figured. I'm leaving town in a few days, but I'll give the boys a call tomorrow.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:53 PM
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To be honest, I'm not sure. I just know that my 2011's software is probably due an update - they need to put it on the computer and check some numbers to be sure. I won't know more until I bring it in. Sorry i can't be of more specific assistance with this, but I'm not a techie.

you should bring your car out to cars and coffee at Great Indoors every Sat at aroud 0900. We would love to see it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:04 PM
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First I've heard of that on Sat am - I'll be there when I get a free Sat am - at least 3 weeks out right now. I talked to Schomp and they remembered your car! It helped my discount a bit - thanks B! They are good guys - don't think I'd go anywhere else for service.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:40 PM
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I think I was the first 650 they've upgraded to Dinan Stage 2
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Fischb - Did you negotiate the Dinan discount after you settled on the price of the car?
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:23 AM
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Fischb - Did you negotiate the Dinan discount after you settled on the price of the car?
Nope. It was all part of the hemming and hawing about price, residual, money factor, and Dinan cost. All mixed up. Schomp is a "no need to negotiate" dealership, which, of course is BS. This is America and everything is negotiable.

I only feel good about a car deal if, a few days after the transaction, the salesman or manager calls and says "we are not sure this deal is workable because we did A B or C.."

I say, whatever, LOL, as if they are going to ask for the car back!
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:42 AM
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Thing about purchasing Dinan via a certified Dinan shop: its always negotiable like everything else. Best time to negotiate is when you are buying the car "I'll take it with the Dinan ecu flash at 30% discount..." I just got my Dinan at 20% discount. It is not possible to residualize it, in my expoerience, since on a lease return they will just de-install in order to make the car CPO.
The cost of my Dinan Stage 2 flash was built into my lease
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:10 AM
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The cost of my Dinan Stage 2 flash was built into my lease
But what residual did the apply to the Dinan flash?
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There are 4 of us 550i F10 owners waiting for the Dinan sale... .
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:34 AM
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there are 4 of us 550i f10 owners waiting for the dinan sale... .

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