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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:49 PM
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car's computer bricked??

Took my car in service on Tuesday for a hard jerk felt when downshifting (also felt during upshift but not as strong). Since I was there I figure I'll ask then to code the ASS to remember last setting. Now I might have to spend the weekend without the car, they claim it is still in programming. Hope it's not bricked!!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:52 AM
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The programming should only take a few hours. Had mine done this week and I haven't had any issues
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:02 AM
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The programming should only take a few hours. Had mine done this week and I haven't had any issues
That's I thought. Just got a call saying its done though. He wants me to pay $200 and I sure ain't paying for this.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:29 AM
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That's I thought. Just got a call saying its done though. He wants me to pay $200 and I sure ain't paying for this.
For the ASS programming? Don't... it's a one time free programming to turn it off from BMW.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:56 AM
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brick is a term used to decribe an electronic device that roughly resembles the shape of a brick or a cinder block that has failed and is no longer useable. for example you can brick an xbox 360. you cannot "brick" your BMW.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:26 AM
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brick is a term used to decribe an electronic device that roughly resembles the shape of a brick or a cinder block that has failed and is no longer useable. for example you can brick an xbox 360. you cannot "brick" your BMW.
Try making some random changes in a couple of ECMs while coding your F30 -- I'll bet you can brick it very easily.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:30 AM
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point was that the term is derived from the device appearing and being as useless as a brick.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:46 AM
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point was that the term is derived from the device appearing and being as useless as a brick.
Exactly. You said you cannot brick an F30. It's most probably certain that you can when you code it.

Then, you've have 3500 lbs of useless steel brick.
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brick is a term used to decribe an electronic device that roughly resembles the shape of a brick or a cinder block that has failed and is no longer useable. for example you can brick an xbox 360. you cannot "brick" your BMW.
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Brick or what you wanna call it. You got what I was saying. Anyway, got my car back and didn't have to pay. i spoke to the service manager and he said it was a misunderstanding ( don't know if I believe that). I had a great weapon on hands "Bimmerfest"
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