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Old 12-12-2013, 09:39 PM
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Denied reprogramming of Auto Stop / Start function

So my car was back at the dealer for something minor from the purchase, and while there I requested to have the Auto Stop / Start function set to remember last setting instead of defaulting to "on".

The SA told me that because I had a late build date 2013 535i that BMW would not allow them to make the change. My car was built in 6/2013.

Has anyone else heard of this?

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Old 12-13-2013, 01:40 PM
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I was denied the same change on an early build 535i & was told a bs answer that it was a safety feature.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:49 PM
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That's crazy. How is that a safety feature? I'm looking at a new 2014 this spring to replace my M-Sport, but if that's their line I might pass. Did they make any changes to the 2014 models to default to last used without reprogramming?
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:16 PM
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That's crazy. How is that a safety feature? I'm looking at a new 2014 this spring to replace my M-Sport, but if that's their line I might pass. Did they make any changes to the 2014 models to default to last used without reprogramming?
Yes, the 2014's default to the last used setting. I coded mine to default to off, but prior to that the last used setting worked well.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:24 PM
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So my car was back at the dealer for something minor from the purchase, and while there I requested to have the Auto Stop / Start function set to remember last setting instead of defaulting to "on".

The SA told me that because I had a late build date 2013 535i that BMW would not allow them to make the change. My car was built in 6/2013.

Has anyone else heard of this?

Thanks.
That sounds absurd. Check in the coding forum for someone in your area who can code this for you. You'll find a list of other features you might want to get coded there as well.
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Coded myself: Turn off power when opening door, ASS off by default, Enable turn signals in HUD, DVD in Motion, Transfer telephone ringtone to car, Enable tire pressure and temperature display in iDrive. Disable iDrive legal disclaimer, Disable Rear/Side camera disclaimers.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:17 PM
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Coding is very easy and not as scary as it sounds in the Coding forum.

It's really a cool way to add significant new features like auto fold mirrors and tire temps, etc as well as turn off annoying stuff like ass and disclaimers and chimes, etc.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:07 PM
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So my car was back at the dealer for something minor from the purchase, and while there I requested to have the Auto Stop / Start function set to remember last setting instead of defaulting to "on".

The SA told me that because I had a late build date 2013 535i that BMW would not allow them to make the change. My car was built in 6/2013.

Has anyone else heard of this?

Thanks.
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I was denied the same change on an early build 535i & was told a bs answer that it was a safety feature.
Your SAs lied to your faces.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:08 PM
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Generally if you ask, several times, perhaps go to the service manager, they will do it for you. ASS seems to be one of the few things they will do, but only if you are persistent.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:20 PM
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I have a late build 2013 535I. I had this done while the car was in for annual oil change. No discussion, no argument. Sounds like BMW needs to get better control and consistency in its dealers. This is an approved change and all dealers should give a cheery aye aye and accopmlish it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:01 PM
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Coding is very easy and not as scary as it sounds in the Coding forum.

It's really a cool way to add significant new features like auto fold mirrors and tire temps, etc as well as turn off annoying stuff like ass and disclaimers and chimes, etc.
+1. Even though I am a technical person, I was hesitant due to the perceived learning curve, but once I decided to just do it, the process is really quite straightforward. It's $100 or so for the cable and software token, and some time expenditure to read through the newbie coding thread but it's a rewarding experience, at least for me. That reminds me, I put together my own guide based on all the info I read from various posts and added an overview of what each step is doing. I need to post it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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Once you get a cheap XP laptop and install everything it's really not too tricky. We all owe Shawn Sheridan a ton for his extraordinary support efforts. I've got an E90 335i on the way and will need to code it next so I'll have to get back in the coding forum and start researching for it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:25 PM
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Once you get a cheap XP laptop and install everything it's really not too tricky. We all owe Shawn Sheridan a ton for his extraordinary support efforts. I've got an E90 335i on the way and will need to code it next so I'll have to get back in the coding forum and start researching for it.
The current version of E-Sys runs great on Windows 7 so there's no need for XP or even a dedicated laptop.
Yeah, Shawn is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.
I test drove an E90 335i years ago, and can still remember that drive to this day. Great car that you'll no doubt enjoy.
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Coded myself: Turn off power when opening door, ASS off by default, Enable turn signals in HUD, DVD in Motion, Transfer telephone ringtone to car, Enable tire pressure and temperature display in iDrive. Disable iDrive legal disclaimer, Disable Rear/Side camera disclaimers.
20/80 Highway/City
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:57 PM
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That sounds like pure BS!! Go straight to your salesperson and discuss it with them... if he wants your next sale, I bet he gets the service dept to get it done!
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:49 PM
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That sounds like pure BS!! Go straight to your salesperson and discuss it with them... if he wants your next sale, I bet he gets the service dept to get it done!
Yeah, total crap.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:58 PM
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I was denied the same change on an early build 535i & was told a bs answer that it was a safety feature.
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So my car was back at the dealer for something minor from the purchase, and while there I requested to have the Auto Stop / Start function set to remember last setting instead of defaulting to "on".

The SA told me that because I had a late build date 2013 535i that BMW would not allow them to make the change. My car was built in 6/2013.

Has anyone else heard of this?

Thanks.
Those stupid SA's (SSA) are real ASS'es.
They are insulting your intelligience.

Sonicendeavor, have you compiled your treatise on coding yet?
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:49 AM
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:04 AM
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The current version of E-Sys runs great on Windows 7 so there's no need for XP or even a dedicated laptop.
Yeah, Shawn is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.
I test drove an E90 335i years ago, and can still remember that drive to this day. Great car that you'll no doubt enjoy.
I just did mine with Windows 8.1 and had no issues at all with E-Sys. It all went like the info sheets said it should
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:28 AM
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Sonicendeavor, have you compiled your treatise on coding yet?
Yes, the link to my PDF walkthrough of a coding session is posted in the coding forum:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=767
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Coded myself: Turn off power when opening door, ASS off by default, Enable turn signals in HUD, DVD in Motion, Transfer telephone ringtone to car, Enable tire pressure and temperature display in iDrive. Disable iDrive legal disclaimer, Disable Rear/Side camera disclaimers.
20/80 Highway/City
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:35 PM
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Your SAs lied to your faces.
+1....you read my mind here.

My dealer fixed this for me. Here's a link at the thread on the process....possibly the OP needs to educate the SA or escalate it or go find another dealer.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=739951
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:50 PM
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SA baloney. When I had a '12 F10, my dealer reset it to "last is default" with no hesitation. The '14s do this without coding.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:10 PM
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It's sad to read about these BMW Dealer Service Center employees who behave in this unprofessional manner. I suppose some employees (regardless of what company / organization they work for) need to try another line of work! And, maybe BMW Dealers need to hold their employees to higher standards.
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Yes, the link to my PDF walkthrough of a coding session is posted in the coding forum:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=767
Sonicendeavor, I've downloaded your document.
A big thank you; and wow, it is very well written, professional, I must say!
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Sonicendeavor, I've downloaded your document.
A big thank you; and wow, it is very well written, professional, I must say!
Thanks! I'm glad you found it useful.
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20/80 Highway/City
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