These FAQ’s about coding/tuning will help clarify some of the frequently asked questions we receive on a daily basis.
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Coding is a fairly simple process. The coding is quick, efficient, and painless. We use 100% factory BMW tools to accomplish the coding. You can expect full functionality without any compromise whatsoever. Coding requires absolutely no physical modification to your vehicle, the features are accomplished via software coding only.
No changes will result in any error/warning lights, sounds, or messages.
Absolutely not. Being that I use 100% factory tools to perform these feature activations – to the dealer it looks as if your car left the factory floor already equipped. The dealer can interact with your vehicle as if it were a stock car. All of the features I activate are factory options that did not come enabled. There is absolutely no risk involved, your vehicle would still be 100% safe. I have designed this coding system with multiple scenarios in mind, and after vigorous testing, it has my seal of approval for use around the world.
The initial set up of the coding machine will take about 10 – 15 minutes. Once I am connected to your vehicle coding time varies depending on the options that are selected. For few options, the coding will take about twenty minutes. If you have a slew of options, the maximum you should expect the coding to take is roughly 45 minutes. From start to finish you are looking at roughly an hour maximum – not bad!
Feel free to call me or email me for further clarification. If you are unsure about certain options, we can enable them for you to see if you like it. Chances are that you will want it. If not, we can put it back the way it was. All of the coding I perform is 100% reversible and makes no permanent change to your vehicle. I also include a complimentary fault code reading of all of the modules in your car, and let you know any existing issues that it may have.
Navigation system retrofits to the new version are available for 2008 and up vehicles. For those with the 2009 CIC navigation system without Combox, the Combox can be retrofitted to your vehicle. This will add Bluetooth streaming capabilities amongst other features. The Combox retrofit is completely plug and play, and requires no wire cutting and soldering. 6NR connected drive retrofits areavailable for cars with specific software levels.
It’s quite easy to send us your ECU but before removing make sure we are aware that you are sending it. Since factory ECU’s are durable, wrap it in bubble wrap and in a sturdy box. No need to overpack the box with cushion since you have always wrapped bubble wrap. We recommend that you send your ECU to us via UPS or FedEx.