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Old 01-01-2014, 07:34 PM
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Oh yes, oh yes, oh,yes, Top Down on New Year's Day!

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A very pleasant way to bring in 2014 - good for cracked crab at the beach; here's a pic high above the Golden Gate....


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Old 01-01-2014, 07:52 PM
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was a gorgeous day here in Texas also. Have a great New Year! ...
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:27 PM
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I wish... We haven't been able to drop the top for well over a week now, due to the convertible top module getting frizzled by our SmartTop interfering with a firmware update even though it was in bypass mode. Even my BT tool is showing the CTM as incommunicado.

I've re-pinned everything back to stock now, and hopefully the dealer can reflash the CTM on Friday or I may need to get a new one from Tischer.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:06 PM
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I wish... We haven't been able to drop the top for well over a week now, due to the convertible top module getting frizzled by our SmartTop interfering with a firmware update even though it was in bypass mode. Even my BT tool is showing the CTM as incommunicado.

I've re-pinned everything back to stock now, and hopefully the dealer can reflash the CTM on Friday or I may need to get a new one from Tischer.
I had that exact issue, you can't program the car in bypass. Actually had to go to the dealer and pull it out and they were able to un-brick the roof module and get it to program. I let mods4cars know, they should be more specific about removing if there is a chance of programming, bypass only allows for diagnostics to work but not programming.

Good luck, hopefully yours will program fine like mine.

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Old 01-02-2014, 07:32 AM
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Spent your "top down day" gassing up the twin tanks on the F250 so I could plow today...and tonight...and tomorrow. Gassed up both snow blowers and prepositioned 500 pounds of salt. Good thing we're only expecting 12-14".
You can stuff your cracked crab... When San Francisco, its fog, its hills and Haight-Ashbury all slip into the Pacific during the Great Earthquake of 2014 I'm gonna post about how I was eating lobstah on our very stable beach to whch I drove in the E92. With the sunroof open.

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Old 01-02-2014, 02:38 PM
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Spent your "top down day" gassing up the twin tanks on the F250 so I could plow today...and tonight...and tomorrow. Gassed up both snow blowers and prepositioned 500 pounds of salt. Good thing we're only expecting 12-14".
You can stuff your cracked crab... When San Francisco, it's fog, it's hills and Haight-Ashbury all slip into the Pacific during the Great Earthquake of 2014 I'm gonna post about how I was eating lobstah on our very stable beach to which I drove in the E92. With the sunroof open.
You won't be posting your pic any time soon. If S.F. was going to slip into the Pacific, it would have happened by now. Some areas that have been built on landfill (like the Marina district) could get swallowed, but wholesale sliding into the ocean not gonna happen any time soon.

BTW, some parts of the Bay Area are actually experiencing their Summer....
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Spent your "top down day" gassing up the twin tanks on the F250 so I could plow today...and tonight...and tomorrow. Gassed up both snow blowers and prepositioned 500 pounds of salt. Good thing we're only expecting 12-14".
You can stuff your cracked crab... When San Francisco, it's fog, it's hills and Haight-Ashbury all slip into the Pacific during the Great Earthquake of 2014 I'm gonna post about how I was eating lobstah on our very stable beach to which I drove in the E92. With the sunroof open.
You can have it - we're supposed to get ten inches tonight.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:45 PM
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You can have it - we're supposed to get ten inches tonight.
Oh? Only a dusting. Sounds like you'll be having the top down on the way into work. I remember NHMan driving in a downpour with the top down. He said as long as he kept the speed up no rain came inside. I'm not so sure. Wonder if it works with snow?
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What do you guys know from snow?

I'm from Upstate New York, I'll show you snow!

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Perfect convertible day again in SoCal. Actually, I drove top down all week.
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Another perfect day in paradise, but in all seriousness CAH20BOY, it better be top-up soon, or this whole state is going dry up. Rain dance, anyone?

Really, quite unnerving, even in the great Northwoods, preparing the e90 for a long-distant winter drive tomorrow, when I usually wouldn't even consider it.
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I had that exact issue, you can't program the car in bypass. Actually had to go to the dealer and pull it out and they were able to un-brick the roof module and get it to program. . . . Good luck, hopefully yours will program fine like mine.
Just got back from the dealer and all is good. All the CTM needed was a reflash and both the top and trunk are working perfectly again, and the dealer didn't even give me an issue about the warranty.

Mod4Cars claims that the SmartTop uses a physical hardware switch for bypass mode and there shouldn't be any issue with the CTM programming. My guess is that BMW programs at a high enough baud rate that some signal interference is induced within the SmartTop and it scrambles the update coding.

I do have to say that anyone with a N55 should get this latest DME/integration level update. It fixes the weird idle and throttle issues that plague the N55, and even smooths the shifts in DS mode. (However, one negative thing it apparently does is remove the Comfort Access remote features. I've read that in a couple of forum posts and confirmed it with the dealer.)

Time for top-down in the Phoenix winter weather... 73F today, woot!
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