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      02-24-2013, 02:57 PM   #23
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I've coded a few things...

Auto stop-start to remember last setting
Windows will still close after door is opened
Digital speed display
Show HP and ft-lbs in Sports Display
Change number of blinks for One-Touch indicators
Change mirror unfolding speed

As I write software and used to design hardware I didn't find it too difficult to learn how to do it all. It was the ability to turn off the auto stop-start that was the spur to doing it though.
Well after deciding I 'need' Video in Motion and the digital speedo I ordered the cable last night and I'm downloading the software to give it a go. Looks straight forward enough, just hope I don't screw up! I'll probably enable the other bits too.

The video in motion is for when stationary in traffic. At the moment you have to put it in park which means the stop/start won't kick back in so takes a while to get going again. I won't be watching anything whilst moving. It would be great to have the system just cut out at say 3mph like Mercedes did.
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Where did you order the cable from Richard?

Also where are you getting the SW from?
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What other bits are there? VIM seems the obvious choice, as does Folding mirrors on Fob - not sure what else there is that's actually 'practical'

My local Indy charges about 40 quid for this, and he uses the AutoLogic computer to enable whatever you want, takes literally minutes.

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Well after deciding I 'need' Video in Motion and the digital speedo I ordered the cable last night and I'm downloading the software to give it a go. Looks straight forward enough, just hope I don't screw up! I'll probably enable the other bits too.

The video in motion is for when stationary in traffic. At the moment you have to put it in park which means the stop/start won't kick back in so takes a while to get going again. I won't be watching anything whilst moving. It would be great to have the system just cut out at say 3mph like Mercedes did.
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What other bits are there? VIM seems the obvious choice, as does Folding mirrors on Fob - not sure what else there is that's actually 'practical'

My local Indy charges about 40 quid for this, and he uses the AutoLogic computer to enable whatever you want, takes literally minutes.
If you have folding mirrors then they already fold on the fob - press and hold the centre lock button on the fob and after 2-3 seconds the mirrors fold up.
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      03-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #28
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What other bits are there? VIM seems the obvious choice, as does Folding mirrors on Fob - not sure what else there is that's actually 'practical'

My local Indy charges about 40 quid for this, and he uses the AutoLogic computer to enable whatever you want, takes literally minutes.
Nothing amazing I know, but I like the idea you can do it. There are a few things I want, VIM, ASS remember last setting, digital speedo, add rear lights to DRL, Set High Beam Assistant default to Automatic on.

There are some other things I may play with, change ringtone, Tire pressure + temperature in TPMS, I believe you can also turn the DRL brightness to full when you put the side lights on (currently they dim),

If you have the camera's you can also have them work when moving and there are some options for HUD which I don't have.
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      03-09-2013, 11:32 AM   #29
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Where did you order the cable from Richard?

Also where are you getting the SW from?
From eBay, the seller seems very helpful too
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Interf...item3a7edb2a74

The software from the thread in the DIY section, basically you have to PM Shaun who started the thread.
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      03-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #30
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From eBay, the seller seems very helpful too
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Interf...item3a7edb2a74

The software from the thread in the DIY section, basically you have to PM Shaun who started the thread.
Give me an update Richard how you get on sounds like something i will need to address, thanks Derek
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Nothing amazing I know, but I like the idea you can do it. There are a few things I want, VIM, ASS remember last setting, digital speedo, add rear lights to DRL, Set High Beam Assistant default to Automatic on.

There are some other things I may play with, change ringtone, Tire pressure + temperature in TPMS, I believe you can also turn the DRL brightness to full when you put the side lights on (currently they dim),

If you have the camera's you can also have them work when moving and there are some options for HUD which I don't have.
im sure the uk cars don't have tpms in the wheels so its not something that can be activated.
run flat here is im sure activated by the units that are connected to the suspension arm,its measuring the difference in levels
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im sure the uk cars don't have tpms in the wheels so its not something that can be activated.
run flat here is im sure activated by the units that are connected to the suspension arm,its measuring the difference in levels
No full TPMS is not standard in UK. It actually detects a flat by measuring the circumference of the tyres via the ABS wheel speed sensors.
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      03-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #33
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Give me an update Richard how you get on sounds like something i will need to address, thanks Derek
I have all the stuff now, but I probably won't try it until I have a full day to play, so that will be in a couple of weeks.

Not something I want to try late one evening.
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I have all the stuff now, but I probably won't try it until I have a full day to play, so that will be in a couple of weeks.

Not something I want to try late one evening.
Thanks Richard look forward to hear how you get on, thanks Derek
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      03-12-2013, 05:29 PM   #35
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All eyes on you Rich
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      03-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #36
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No pressure Rich - we are waiting for your results fella.
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No pressure Rich - we are waiting for your results fella.
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Ok ok, I'll try and find time this weekend
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Better have that BMW Assistance number handy

I wince at the thought of bricking a phone. Imagine bricking a whole car
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Better have that BMW Assistance number handy

I wince at the thought of bricking a phone. Imagine bricking a whole car
nothing like giving Richard a vote of confidence
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I wince at the thought of bricking a phone. Imagine bricking a whole car
Was gonna do mine this weekend but may wait for Richard. Lol But can I resist...
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Well it was all very simple. I now have video in motion! That was my initial test for tonight.

I installed all the software on my laptop at work today, then when I got home at 8pm I thought I'd give it a go just following the guides step by step and had no problems at all. I first removed the handbrake/park requirement but still the picture cut out at 3kph so I went back and removed that too as it just was a different setting. Very uneventful really!

Now to really start playing to see what I can do with my new powers The function/module names on mine were slightly different to the cheat sheets in the DIY section as I've got the new NBT Nav but they were pretty obviously named.
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So when are we all meeting Richard in the pub for VIM coding / Beer swap ???
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Well I now have a digital speedo, and I can close (as well as open) the tailgate with one touch of the keyfob (F31 specific obviously). Much better now than having to hold the button down.

I'm being careful trying one thing at a time so I'll eventually build up a list of mods. The above two I just popped out at lunchtime to do. The digital speedo was high on my list as I find them handy when going through speed cameras.
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