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The new re-designed 7 series F01 / F02 leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code!

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Old 05-16-2013, 11:59 PM
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Software Modification Not Listed on Repair Order / Invoice!?

Brought my car in for battery replacement and when picking it up, noticed one or two settings were changed; nothing major (i.e.: whether or not suspension setting changes are shown on the center screen). After driving around for a little, I got home just when it was getting dark, but felt / thought something was different about the instrument cluster.

After spending more time in the car today, it was getting to me that something seemed 'off'. I Googled pictures of our instrument clusters and came up with the below; I could swear my car had the instrument cluster lines / graphics of the cluster with 25 miles shown.

So, something was changed without reference to same on my repair order / invoice. Anyone have any insight into this? Can anyone identify what type of software may have been modified and which components may be affected?

Reminds me of the N54 HPFP failure cover-up, where BMWNA and its authorized dealers actively / covertly modified vehicle software, where they detuned engines to mask symptoms; after which it took nothing short of a class action lawsuit to elicit a response...
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:52 AM
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I think those settings are reset when the battery is removed?

They're under settings on your idrive.. I think the first or second menu, you can check the boxes and all those things will go back to what you had. Might want to give it a try first.

EDIT: Also, I don't think that is indeed the same cluster or the same car type? One of them is missing the EfficientDynamics as part of the MPG which you have, I believe.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:17 AM
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I suspect your car was re-programmed, you could code the lines back in, here's something similar;

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=662398
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:20 AM
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I think those settings are reset when the battery is removed?

They're under settings on your idrive.. I think the first or second menu, you can check the boxes and all those things will go back to what you had. Might want to give it a try first.

EDIT: Also, I don't think that is indeed the same cluster or the same car type? One of them is missing the EfficientDynamics as part of the MPG which you have, I believe.
Thanks for your reply, but there are no settings we can change for this. Otherwise, yes, the car with 25 miles is a 7 Series (probably a newer model, even though it has the older graphics I once had).

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I suspect your car was re-programmed, you could code the lines back in, here's something similar;

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=662398
Hmm, yes, that seems to be a similar thread. Wonder what the programming changes about our cars and their functioning?

Otherwise, there's more to the story in that I always ask my Service Advisor if there are any software updates. He always says no. Then recently I asked him why the Key Data Report shows there's a new "Software Integration Level" available, to which he said he's never heard of same, doesn't know what it is and would have to get back to me. When I picked up my car this past week, I asked him what he was able to find, to which he said there are no updates for my car (contrary to what the report states) and that if there were he'd do them, as BMW pays for them. I don't get what's with all the deception and lies!

And, no, this is not a case of a lower rung advisor, but one who's been in the business forever and is an Assistant Manager...

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