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      12-06-2012, 03:16 AM   #1
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Front Electronic Module reprogram

Just had my F30 in for a couple minor warranty repairs and also had my front electronic module reprogrammed. Apparently, it is part of a recall. The service guy was a bit vague about what the reprogram is supposed to do. The only difference I've noticed is that a few of my settings on my I Drive were altered, perhaps to their factory defaults.

Anyone else have any ideas? Or had the same thing done recently?
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Just had my F30 in for a couple minor warranty repairs and also had my front electronic module reprogrammed. Apparently, it is part of a recall. The service guy was a bit vague about what the reprogram is supposed to do. The only difference I've noticed is that a few of my settings on my I Drive were altered, perhaps to their factory defaults.

Anyone else have any ideas? Or had the same thing done recently?
Hmm, did he say what recall specific recall it was part of?

Edit: possibly like this guy?:
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777894
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Hi Spikey

Not sure what the recall was for.

The link you posted sounds like it could be similar. But I don't have comfort access or extended display to verify these changes.
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Just had my F30 in for a couple minor warranty repairs and also had my front electronic module reprogrammed. Apparently, it is part of a recall. The service guy was a bit vague about what the reprogram is supposed to do. The only difference I've noticed is that a few of my settings on my I Drive were altered, perhaps to their factory defaults.

Anyone else have any ideas? Or had the same thing done recently?
Well, I had to take my car in for a rear red reflector and very, very minor wheel alignment. Very irritating to have to hold the steering wheel around 1 or 2 degrees clockwise off centre.

So on Monday I took it to Stillwell for warranty and yes, they told me about some software re-programming, which could take hours, even 2 days. So I only had a loan car from Stillwell for the day and we re arranged another day and I will have a loan car for 2 days. I have ordered an M5. If they can't supply me, then an M3 or M6. OK, so ore likely be a 116. See what I care!!!! (Actually , I do)

My SA was also vague, only reading off the work/job sheet he was given. You know more about it than I did.

Now I know a little more. And I thought the upgrade was to boost power & torque by at LEAST 50% - all for FREEEEE!!!!
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      12-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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With the reprogram, one change I have noticed that when I unlock the boot with the key fob it also automatically unlocks the door(s) as well. This is more convenient than having to press the fob again to unlock the doors. (BTW, I don't have comfort access)
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      12-06-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
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With the reprogram, one change I have noticed that when I unlock the boot with the key fob it also automatically unlocks the door(s) as well.(BTW, I don't have comfort access)
Mine does this already and I don't have comfort access.
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With the reprogram, one change I have noticed that when I unlock the boot with the key fob it also automatically unlocks the door(s) as well. This is more convenient than having to press the fob again to unlock the doors. (BTW, I don't have comfort access)
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Mine does this already and I don't have comfort access.
This is an idrive setting guys. non CA will still have this setting. I set mine not to do this in idrive
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      12-07-2012, 04:53 AM   #8
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This is an idrive setting guys. non CA will still have this setting. I set mine not to do this in idrive
Your idrives must be different. I don't have a setting to link the boot release with door opening. Mine is a 2012 is yours a 2013?
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Your idrives must be different. I don't have a setting to link the boot release with door opening. Mine is a 2012 is yours a 2013?
hmmm i guess so lol
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David i thought our end of Aug build was 2013?
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David i thought our end of Aug build was 2013?
Good point. I don't know, but I will find out - or at least try to - when I take my car in on the 18th Dec.

It would be obvious that BMW knows our build dates, but perhaps the update might just change some of what has been explained in the international (main) thread. All I know at present is my car has been scheduled for software/firmware update. Hope it's a good update as I'm very happy with how the car operates.
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This is an idrive setting guys. non CA will still have this setting. I set mine not to do this in idrive
Not on mine. Better that way as this setup reduces the risk of accidentally locking key fob in the boot when opening the boot 'only'. In my old E90, the boot release only opened the boot. No control over opening the doors at the same time. I had to really think about ensuring I had my E90 key fob every time prior to closing the boot as I could very easily have locked it in the boot.
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Not on mine. Better that way as this setup reduces the risk of accidentally locking key fob in the boot when opening the boot 'only'. In my old E90, the boot release only opened the boot. No control over opening the doors at the same time. I had to really think about ensuring I had my E90 key fob every time prior to closing the boot as I could very easily have locked it in the boot.
Hmmm... good point ahaha, knowing me I might actually end up doing that. Might go and change the setting back to unlock all when the boot unlocks.

So anyone else who's recently picked up their F30 confirm they have this setting too? seems kinda trivial to put in an iDrive update?
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Anyone else have any ideas? Or had the same thing done recently?
I had my FEM reprogrammed today while my car was in for other work. Was completed within the day and my i-drive settings were not changed. Pressing the boot release button on the remote, still opens the boot without unlocking the doors. And I might be missing something, but couldn't find the settings to change this, so that it unlocks the doors as well.

The invoice lists FEM reprogramming as Software Upgrade as per BMW AU Campaign. Quizzed the service advisor, and it's for an issue where the wipers may not operate correctly.
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I had my FEM reprogrammed today while my car was in for other work. Was completed within the day and my i-drive settings were not changed. Pressing the boot release button on the remote, still opens the boot without unlocking the doors. And I might be missing something, but couldn't find the settings to change this, so that it unlocks the doors as well.

The invoice lists FEM reprogramming as Software Upgrade as per BMW AU Campaign. Quizzed the service advisor, and it's for an issue where the wipers may not operate correctly.
Strange your boot release does not unlock doors, as mine does now but it didn't do it pre-update.

Yes, I agree there is nowhere in the Idrive to set this function
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      12-14-2012, 07:04 AM   #16
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So here's the option in my iDrive to unlock boot only or boot + doors:
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Hey Spikey,
Your iDrive tailgate options looks like it's perfectly suited to an F31, not an F30.
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Your iDrive tailgate options looks like it's perfectly suited to an F31, not an F30.
Really? hmm haha not complaining though
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So here's the option in my iDrive to unlock boot only or boot + doors:
Thanks Spikey for the attached image.

I just checked my Idrive on the same screen and I definitely do not have the door lock and tailgate option.

My car was a (early) March 2012 build so the I Drive must have been updated since. Wondering what else I have missed out on LOL

BTW do you have comfort access?
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Picked up my car last week and have the tailgate option (no CA) so either the update was done before pickup or at factory.
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Thanks Spikey for the attached image.

I just checked my Idrive on the same screen and I definitely do not have the door lock and tailgate option.

My car was a (early) March 2012 build so the I Drive must have been updated since. Wondering what else I have missed out on LOL

BTW do you have comfort access?
I don't have comfort access. I'm guessing something changed then
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