Originally Posted by Dabaitu
Sure, it's easy to remove, and you might even be able to remove it prior to servicing, but good luck removing the tuner codes that get flagged on your car. Yes, they exist. Given the local dealerships have increasing less authorisation (as a result of people modding and removing after something goes spang) to do a warranty repair you can come unstuck. The car is plugged in and diagnostics uploaded to BMW DE for analysis and approval in many cases, particularly drive-train related issues.
For those with the above valid concern, you could buy and install tune after warranty period finishes if it is a problem for anyone. No need to return to the dealer for service. Have SouthernBM (Melbourne) or your State's equivalent independent look after servicing from that time. Put any tune on the car you want with and without flags. Tuning's what SBM specialise in anyway and work very closely with BMW DE. Problem solved. Easy.
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