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      01-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Will be taking delivery in a couple of weeks. Was wondering what things do you all normally get programmed or set at the dealer before taking delivery? Things like auto fold mirrors, sport mode default, key unlocks all doors, etc?

Would love to hear some suggestions or popular things to do.
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Will be taking delivery in a couple of weeks. Was wondering what things do you all normally get programmed or set at the dealer before taking delivery? Things like auto fold mirrors, sport mode default, key unlocks all doors, etc?

Would love to hear some suggestions or popular things to do.
Best bet: forget the dealer. Get a cable and code your car yourself. Check out the thread in the DIY forum on F30 coding. Of the three things you ask for, the dealer cannot (will not) code any and you could easily code two yourself in 15 minutes, safely and easily.

Those are just the beginning. You can have iDrive display the actual pressure and temperature of the tires. You can add weather band (depending on your car's installed hardware). You can even become a dangerous road hazard by turning on video in motion.

The only thing you want the dealer to do is apply the ASS update -- this changes what the coders call the "VO" and makes it a permanent part of the car that won't get wiped out when your car is updated at the dealer as part of a recall or service visit.
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As stated in other threads, only thing dealer may do for you is the ASS remember last setting coding. Even for this a lot of dealers will give you crap, and you may have to bring in a copy of the BMW internal bulletin before they'll do it.

Everything else you'll have to get coded yourself.
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I can do the 'all doors unlock' through idrive, but I am annoyed with the dealer for not even changing my km and nm in sport mode to hp and tq. I told them BMW sent out a bulletin about it and the SA said he would look into it, at which point I said, no, you will do it.

I want the tire pressures to show up, so dumb that they don't do that...

How much is a cable and the software, is it like vagcom where I buy a cable and the software is free?
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You can even become a dangerous road hazard by turning on video in motion.

And my guidance counselor said I wouldn't amount to anything.
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I can do the 'all doors unlock' through idrive, but I am annoyed with the dealer for not even changing my km and nm in sport mode to hp and tq. I told them BMW sent out a bulletin about it and the SA said he would look into it, at which point I said, no, you will do it.

I want the tire pressures to show up, so dumb that they don't do that...

How much is a cable and the software, is it like vagcom where I buy a cable and the software is free?

Oddly enough, I just took mine in Monday for ASS and the Sport Displays. Now my Sport Displays work, but ASS still doesn't seem to remember last user mode. I started a thread in the hopes I am overlooking something.
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