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Old 07-23-2014, 11:08 PM
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Think You Need a Software Token? Maybe Not...

I’m surprised that quite a few thinks that software token is required to use E-Sys. Some even think it’s needed to “unlock” the software before use. As I always tell somebody who’s asking for a token, it’s not always needed. Never fails to bring a smile when they come back and say “thanks, it worked!”. Believe it or not, I’m just as happy as you are saving a few bucks.

There’s only a few places in the app where it is needed, and depends on what you intend to do, you may not even need it at all. Connecting and reading coding data, Vehicle Order (FA), VO Coding, Flashing, clearing codes (via Transmitter app), importing/exporting FSC, FA/SVT/TAL editor, TAL calculation/processing don’t need a token. Viewing CAF, viewing/editing FDL, and FDL coding do require one.

Let me just clear one thing before I go further. Coding will only enable (or disable) what your car can already do, but may disabled from factory. Coding will not let you fold your mirrors if you don’t have the motorized mirrors. Variable Light Distribution will not work if you don’t have KAFAS (Cameras). It can’t magically do what you want it to do without supporting hardware.

So, you want Enhanced Bluetooth (EBT)? Can do, without token. Want to turn off Auto Start/Stop? Yup, no token required. Enable VLD? Unlock boot with doors? Normal/very sensitive light control? Alpine retrofit? Seatbelt reminder off? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes!

Just a note on seatbelt minder. I didn’t touch this. Anything related to safety, I keep the default. It doesn’t bother me, so it stays on. Same goes true for VIM, GPS warning...etc.

How? Before I go further, let me state that I didn’t find any of the following items myself. Somebody else found 'em and is heavily discussed in different BMW boards. Let me know if you discover it and you want credit. I’ll be glad to give credit where it’s due. I simply don't know so I'm leaving it.

EBT – change 6NH to one of 6NK, 6NL, 6NS. Note: You must have COMBOX or NBT or the newer HU like ENTRYNAV
VLD (Anti Dazzle) – See this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=660719
Seatbelt minder – HO-Wort OI11, OI12 and VO Code ACSM
ASS – Add OMSA to your HO-Wort (HO-Words) and VO Code FEM
Retrofit Alpine – HO-Wort HIFI, VO Code NBT - obviously, hardware is required
“Retrofit” Satellite Tuner – Import FSC, remove 693, add 655, VO Code NBT (NA Spec only)

The above is not by any means complete, nor definitive.

How to change VO and perform VO Coding: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...18&postcount=2 (From ShawnSheridan)

As for VO Coding, the way I do it is that I have my modified FA XML File that I load and activate whenever I need to do VO coding. I don’t write this modified FA back into the car. If you are worried that your dealership will be a pain in the a$$ when it comes to these matter, then, ensuring your VCM is not updated will be in your best interest. I’m lucky my dealership couldn’t care less but this is not to say that it’s OK to do it nor is your dealership gonna be the same.

Do you know anything else that doesn't require token? Let us all know.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:39 AM
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this is a great and very useful thread.
I am not yet expert enough but Itake the opportunity to ask more details about ASS and adding OMSA to HO-wort.
What this option does?
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:25 AM
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Adding OMSA and vo-coding FEM/CAS/BDC activates automatic start-stop memory.

Here are some more:

Rear lights on with DRL - add salapa 8TL, vo-code FRM/REM/BDC
Automatic trunk lid can be opened only when car is unlocked - add HO-Wort OENE, vo-code FEM/CAS/BDC
Automatic trunk lid can be opened while car is locked - add HO-Wort OEOE, vo-code FEM/CAS/BDC (not tested)

Changing battery size: Replace original E-Wort with correct one, vo-code FEM/CAS/BDC. Battery replacement also requires registration of the new battery with inpa, ista or tool32:

A070 - 70 ah AGM battery
A080 - 80 ah AGM battery
A090 - 90 ah AGM battery
A105 - 105 ah AGM battery
B070 - 70 ah lead battery
B080 - 80 ah lead battery
B090 - 80 ah lead battery

If you install some different size, eg 100 ah AGM, code next size upwards. In this case, 105 ah AGM.

TokenMaster's excellent NCD / CAFD Tool can show all available salapa/ho/e-codes for your car. FA / FP -> FP viewer, or SVT - CAFD.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:30 AM
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Adding OMSA and vo-coding FEM/CAS/BDC activates automatic start-stop memory.
This is still new to me.
Does it mean that it is enough to open the HO-Wort folder and create a new one named OMSA?

Still some doubt aboud VO coding FEM/CAS/BDC as you reported. What are the esys steps to perform...

Unfortunately I am still confused about terms
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This is still new to me.
Does it mean that it is enough to open the HO-Wort folder and create a new one named OMSA?

Still some doubt aboud VO coding FEM/CAS/BDC as you reported. What are the esys steps to perform...

Unfortunately I am still confused about terms
Yes, open ho-wort folder and add OMSA. Then vo code FEM, CAS or BDC, it depend on your chassis model which module it has. TokenMaster already posted a link to
vo-coding guide.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:41 AM
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Yes, open ho-wort folder and add OMSA. Then vo code FEM, CAS or BDC, it depend on your chassis model which module it has. TokenMaster already posted a link to
vo-coding guide.
thanks I'll have a look! can you please give me a simple explanation about VO coding after adding OMSA...why it is needed for?
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:33 AM
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thanks I'll have a look! can you please give me a simple explanation about VO coding after adding OMSA...why it is needed for?
VO-coding determines parameters for a specific module by using vehicle order. This is how these cars are coded at dealer workshop.
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... mirrors. Variable Light Distribution will not work if you don’t have KAFAS (Cameras). ....
Actually VLD has nothing to do with KAFAS and will work even if you don't have any camera..... maybe you mean anti-dazzle HBA instead of VLD

"Variable Light Distribution has several different modes of operation (for Low Beam):

1 - City Light: Shallow and Very Wide Beam Pattern active from 0 - 50kph (30MPH) (Both Headlamps are Panned outwards 12° horizontal from center and 0.7° lowered vertically)

2 - Standard Light: Same Basic Beam Pattern as with 8S4 Enabled and Headlamp Switch Set to Auto. Active from 50 - 110kph (30MPH - 68MPH)

3 - Guiding Fog Light - Shallow and Wider Beam Pattern Enabled with the Front Fog Lamps On and Headlamp Switch in Auto and Speed 0 - 110kph (Both headlamps are panned outwards 8° horizontal from center and lowered 0.7° vertically)

4 - Highway Light - Long Throw Pattern illuminating approx. 25% further than Standard Light. Active from 110 to 250kph (68MPH- 155MHP). (Driver's Side Headlamp is panned 3.5° outwards Horizontal from center and lowered 0.25° vertically, while the passenger side headlamp is raised 0.2° vertical)"
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:27 AM
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TokenMaster's excellent NCD / CAFD Tool can show all available salapa/ho/e-codes for your car. FA / FP -> FP viewer, or SVT - CAFD.
That's the tool I used to check some of the item too. Been using SVT-CAFD a lot lately. Also, comments found in CAFDs are really useful

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Actually VLD has nothing to do with KAFAS and will work even if you don't have any camera..... maybe you mean anti-dazzle HBA instead of VLD
Yes, I meant Anti-dazzle HBA, but I thought it's also called VLD. When both projectors move in synch (except when stopped), with behavior like you stated, it's AHL. When projectors move individually and reacts to lights, it's VLD. I'm likely wrong with my terms.
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That's the tool I used to check some of the item too. Been using SVT-CAFD a lot lately. Also, comments found in CAFDs are really useful
Yes. With SVT-CAFD, you can check if e/ho/salapa does something for your car and also which modules you should code.
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Hi,

Noob here. Looking at the f10 cheatsheet, how do I know which one can be coded through VO or non-VO?
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Cheat Sheet Only shows FDL Codes. You would just have to know that the same function on Cheat Sheet could also be achieved via FA Option Code, E-Word, or HO-Word.
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