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Old 12-27-2012, 12:43 PM
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Swaybar problem!

Hey guys I've been having a leak for a while so I took it to my guy who is specialist in BMWs and he told me its the active sway bar that's leaking its bad and he said its going to cost me about 1600 for the parts and labor is separate but he told me after he installs it that I would have to bring it to BMW to balance it out or reprogram it? I'm not sure about this just wondering if you quys can help me out please
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:42 PM
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Im fairly new to the board and only know about electronics install....but if your guy is a BMW specialist he should have the tool to ALSO program your car after he does the work. If you have to take it there to get fixed and then have to take it to BMW to get programed you might want to see how much BMW charge for the whole sha-bang
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:49 PM
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Im fairly new to the board and only know about electronics install....but if your guy is a BMW specialist he should have the tool to ALSO program your car after he does the work. If you have to take it there to get fixed and then have to take it to BMW to get programed you might want to see how much BMW charge for the whole sha-bang
Oh he has a lot of equipment but doesn't have the machine to program the sway bars and bmw would charqe me an arm and a Leg for this job but I wanted to know how much would BMW charqe for the program like 300 and up possibly ?
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Your best bet is going to be to contact your local dealer service department. Prices will most likely vary from location to location so you have more than one dealer near by I'd call them all.
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Your best bet is going to be to contact your local dealer service department. Prices will most likely vary from location to location so you have more than one dealer near by I'd call them all.
Alright I guess ill try that and see how that goes and why does it need to be programmed why Does it like what does it do ?
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Since you have a 745, you can get away with non- D-CAN interface, which will only run you $12-$40 on eBay for the cable and INPA. You can do / have him do the ARS initialization procedure using that. Where are you located? ...there may be a member near you with INPA who can help you with that.

If I recall correctly, the initialization procedure rocks the car side to side at different angles and learns a ton of different things from the ARS system's sensors to calibrate the system.
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Since you have a 745, you can get away with non- D-CAN interface, which will only run you $12-$40 on eBay for the cable and INPA. You can do / have him do the ARS initialization procedure using that. Where are you located? ...there may be a member near you with INPA who can help you with that.

If I recall correctly, the initialization procedure rocks the car side to side at different angles and learns a ton of different things from the ARS system's sensors to calibrate the system.
Oh so it controls the weight of the car when it turns and it balances out the car by the pressure and I'm located in New Jersey northern
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Since you have a 745, you can get away with non- D-CAN interface, which will only run you $12-$40 on eBay for the cable and INPA. You can do / have him do the ARS initialization procedure using that. Where are you located? ...there may be a member near you with INPA who can help you with that.

If I recall correctly, the initialization procedure rocks the car side to side at different angles and learns a ton of different things from the ARS system's sensors to calibrate the system.
^ Agree with Keif! Here's a video of a 7 doing the intial tests:
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^ Agree with Keif! Here's a video of a 7 doing the intial tests:
Oh I've seen this video before and that's what the deal does ? To program the sway bar ?
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:58 PM
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I got mine replaced about 4m ago. The dealer charged $2400. $1700 for the bar/fluid and $700 for labor. It also state 2.2 units of labor which most probably 2.2 hrs. I think the labor rate is like $180/h so its like $400 for labor and $300 for programming?
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I got mine replaced about 4m ago. The dealer charged $2400. $1700 for the bar/fluid and $700 for labor. It also state 2.2 units of labor which most probably 2.2 hrs. I think the labor rate is like $180/h so its like $400 for labor and $300 for programming?
So 300 is for programming ? Cause that's all ima need to do
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Since you have a 745, you can get away with non- D-CAN interface, which will only run you $12-$40 on eBay for the cable and INPA. You can do / have him do the ARS initialization procedure using that. Where are you located? ...there may be a member near you with INPA who can help you with that.

If I recall correctly, the initialization procedure rocks the car side to side at different angles and learns a ton of different things from the ARS system's sensors to calibrate the system.
You can do this with INPA? i have been looking for instructions on how to do this and couldnt find it and I don't know where it is in INPA
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You can do this with INPA? i have been looking for instructions on how to do this and couldnt find it and I don't know where it is in INPA
Don't you need the equipment to use the INPA
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Don't you need the equipment to use the INPA
What eq? I have a laptop set up with a cable
was just curious because ive never noticed it in inpa
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What eq? I have a laptop set up with a cable
was just curious because ive never noticed it in inpa
Oh really ? The software can be on your lap tops ? How though I thought that was a special program like software they used in the dealerships that no one could access and the INPA is the software the dealerships use
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