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Using Esys to Change Manufacturing Date

Using Esys to Change Manufacturing Date

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Zeitkriterium or manufacturing date is an important part of most retrofits that enables the use of Esys to recode a module in order to activate the retrofit. For example some F10 models came with halogen lights and most owners want to retrofit the LCI xenon headlights for better looks and visibility. The DRL is also very weak on halogen headlights and that ruins the way the car looks compared to the xenon equipped ones. In this tutorial we will show you how to do it step by step. Connect to esys and choose your chassis Read FA and activate FA Click on Save and give the file any name you wish, then click on Edit. Right click on the FA and click Calculate FP.   Edit the Zeitkriterium value accordingly to your needs   Calculate FP again then save Go to the VCM tab, load the file and calculate FP again Select VCM Master  and Write FA FP Now that the FA FP has been written to the car you can go ahead and recode your module by going back to the Expert Mode Coding tab, Read SVT to see the modules list, right click on the module name (Ex: FRM) and click on “Code”. Wait for the process to finish and you`re...

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Coding Sport Display on Your BMW

Coding Sport Display on Your BMW

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The Sports Display is a very nice feature to have for all BMW owners but sadly it hasn`t been activated on all the BMW F10 cars.  It will display the instant horse power and torque the car is using. So why wasn`t this feature activated in the first place? Well I guess BMW wanted this feature active only on the performance engines? We might never know the reason but one this is clear: It`s a cool feature but it doesn`t work on all engine types. The Sports Display menu will appear in your iDrive Menu and if you`re lucky it will show the information it`s supposed to. I have seen vehicles with 2.0diesel engines that showed the data and cars with 3 liter engines that didn`t show it. It all comes down if the engine will transmit the needed data so good luck guys coding sports display!   As always open up Esys, Read FA, Read SVT and activate FA. Then read the coding data from HU_CIC or HU_NBT and the KOMBI module and edit the FDL to make the changes listed below. These are the values that need to be coded / modified: HU_CIC or HU_NBT module: Enable Sports Displays 3000 EFF_DYN_SPORT_CID        set to: aktiv 3000 EFF_DYN_SPORT_UNIT    set to: aktiv KOMBI module: * To change units displayed to be ft lb and hp 3008 DREHMOMENT     set to: lb_ft (displays ft lb) 3008 LEISTUNG              set to: ps (displays hp) I have seen cars (F01 – 7 series) where one of the values was missing and the  feature wouldn`t show up in the menu but they should be present in all BMW F10...

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Halogen to Xenon Retrofit Coding

Halogen to Xenon Retrofit Coding

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I don`t know why BMW still sold in recent years cars equipped with Halogen headlights but the good thing is that those ugly yellow lights can be changed to OEM Xenon. Warning: Although there are many companies selling aftermarket xenon solutions we can`t recommend any because they`re not street legal and you risk a lot if they`re low quality. What you need after you`ve installed your brand new OEM Xenons in order to code them and complete the retrofit: A working and updated version of Esys ( the coding software for BMW F series cars). BMW ENET coding cable Read here about how to obtain an updated version of Esys You will also need to learn how to modify the FA. Check out how to modify FA Values to be modified: Modifications in FA: – Add 522 (Xenon) to the FA, save the changes and write the changes in the VCM Master tab. – Connect => Read FA (VO) => Activate FA (VO) => Read SVT (VCM) => Right-Click on FRM (the ECU itself not the underlying CAFD) => Select CODE After completing these steps, if your wiring is correct and all the other parts like the self leveling sensors are installed correctly you should have fully functional Xenon...

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Coding HUD: Turn Signals, Entertainment & Telephone List

Coding HUD: Turn Signals, Entertainment & Telephone List

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The HUD (head up display) is one of the features we love about these cars. The best thing is that it can be coded to show several other things like the turn signals, Entertainment options & Telephone list.   Enable Entertainment and Telephone List values: 3000 HUD_ENTERTAINMENT_ENABLE->  set to: aktiv 3000 HUD_TELEFONANRUF_ENABLE->   set to: aktiv 3000 HUD_TELEFONBUCH_ENABLE->  set to: aktiv 3000 HUD_ENTERTAINMENTLIST->  set to: aktiv Turn Signals in HUD Enabling: 3008 HUD_PIA_BLINKER->   set to: aktiv 3000 BLINKER_HUD_ENABLE->   set to: aktiv   This works for all BMW F10 models we tested it...

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Disable Active Sound Design ASD on BMW M5

Disable Active Sound Design ASD on BMW M5

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While Active Sound Design might have its fans, a lot of people find it`s not needed or even bothering so they want to disable it. There are to ways to disable Active Sound Design. One is pretty invasive and is done by removing the ASD module from the trunk. While we will outline this procedure also, we recommend disabling it by coding. It`s much easier and your car will remain stock, in case you want to sell it you can always revert back to the default settings in 5 minutes. Some people like the feeling of having your head under the hood, and the sound gets even louder when changing on Sport and Sport+ modes. Method I – Coding 1 Connect to your car 2. Choose target chassis F010 3 Read FA 4 Read SVT 5 Right click on the ASD module -> “Read Coding data” then right click on the CAFD and “Edit”. Enter your PIN and edit the following parameters: Disable Active Sound Design Values By changing the value to F021 you will disable to active sound design but just for testing purposes you can select other values and the engine sound will change. It`s pretty cool, right? 6 Save the changes, click back, “Activate FA” and “Code FDL” I don`t know why BMW ever invented this module but the good thing is it can easily disabled for those who don`t like it. This mod should work on all BMW F10 M5 cars   Method II – removing the ASD...

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How to edit VO FA Step by Step Guide

How to edit VO FA Step by Step Guide

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The following tutorial will teach you how to modify the VO ( Vehicle Order ) FA in F series cars step by step. The reason why you would do this? If you want to retrofit a module on your car or in order to activate certain mods that need this kind of editing. For example the Enhanced Bluetooth 6ns and Smartphone Integration. If you want to learn which code or codes you need, check out our complete vo list here.   How to edit VO in all F series Cars 1. First we need to connect to the car 2. Select the target chassis. In our example we will use the BMW F10 chassis 3. Go to “expert mode” -> then “coding”. Click read under vehicle order to read FA from the car. Click edit. 4. The screen will automatically change to the FA-editor. Right-click on FA, and select “calculate FP”. 5. Once finished, vehicle profile is shown on the right side of the screen. Expand the FAList on the left until you see SALAPA-element. 6. Delete or add FA from the bottom left window, and click the apply changes icon. 7. The new FA must be verified before it can be written to car. In order to do this, Right click on FA and calculate FP again. If the FA you entered is wrong, an error dialog will pop up. Anything other than the codes on the VO list will display an error message. After FP is calculated, save the new FA. 8. Go to Expert mode –> VCM. Load your saved FA file, right-click on FA and calculate FP again. 9. Click the VCM tab, and click write FA FP. The new FA will be written to the car but won`t display any message so if you clicked once, no need to click again. 10. Click on “read FA FP VIN” button and check FA to make sure changes are saved to the car. All done, you have now successfully edited...

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