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Old 06-09-2013, 02:08 PM
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Active sound

Hi all, I have only just joined this forum but hope you can shed some light on a couple of questions for me. I have just bought an m5 f10 2012 plate, there is no active sound working (by the sound of things it's annoying anyway but I would like to hear it to see for myself). Were some made without it or without the fuse in in the first place? I have looked at the fuse chart and it is blank for where I think people are saying it should be so not sure what size fuse to put in and whether I am looking at right place (fuse 201). Secondly, do all m5s have launch control? Sorry for long first post!
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:39 PM
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:03 PM
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Thanks, just to confirm, is it pointing at the orange fuse or empty space next to it? If it is orange one, there is one already but no active sound happening, could be a blown fuse I suppose. Previous owner never had it working either.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:10 PM
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He is pointing at Fuse #200 rated 40 amps. This will also kill your sound system so if your sound system is working, you have Active Sound.

http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680384
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:27 AM
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I don't think most people can detect the active sound feature and would probably not know it existed if they were not specifically told about it.

The test linked above was done with some pretty decent recording equipment with and without the fuse in place. It'll give you a feel for what it sounds like.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:09 PM
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There is no need to mess around with the fuse. Contact me, I can disable it by coding the car.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:24 PM
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+1 on coding the active sound delete.

I just had it done, and I can't believe I was living with the faux sound piped into the cabin.

The car sounds more ' natural' now, albeit perhaps more sedate, but just open the sunroof or the window and you will hear the exhaust tones more now that it isn't stomped on by the Active Sound.

BTW, if you don't like the coding delete, your coder will easily put it back to 'stock' with the click of his laptop.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:34 PM
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Hi - would appreciate any advice on how can I go about getting this done. Do I go to my BMW dealer?
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:01 PM
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PM sent.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:28 PM
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Hi - would appreciate any advice on how can I go about getting this done. Do I go to my BMW dealer?
I too would like to know how this can be done.

Bill
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:12 PM
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Was in my dealer today... getting some strange sounds through my sound system... so I asked them to de-activate the active sound.... they called BMW and BMW said that active sound is only on those cars with the B&O sound system.... ummm... I said I did not think so... anyone have some thoughts...
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