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      04-22-2013, 03:49 AM   #1
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BMS Stage 1 Tune Queries

Does anyone know if there are hidden codes that would be picked up when I take my car into the dealership, even if I removed the Stage 1 bits? I read about a USB cable and a CAN tool. Do both of them allow you to clear these codes?
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I would think that there would be codes (Shadow and otherwise) from using the JB4. At least that's how it was with the N54 engine. I recommend the BT (Bavarian Technic) cable and software. It works well with the F30
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I hooked up my BT tool to my 335i after removing stage 1 and there wasn't anything there as far as tuner codes. Made me happy as I didn't want to lose the srs system fault.
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I hooked up my BT tool to my 335i after removing stage 1 and there wasn't anything there as far as tuner codes. Made me happy as I didn't want to lose the srs system fault.
It's a piggy back tune, so it shouldn't throw any codes as it's not directly connected to CAN or anything else. Stage 1 is just a hijack of certain parameters and word on the street is it shouldn't throw any codes.

Put on DPs and possibly stage 2, and you may get some codes though.
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so why do people get the CAN tool or the USB cable for their stage 1 kits?
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so why do people get the CAN tool or the USB cable for their stage 1 kits?
They think it's cool/useful to be able to read any codes the car may have even if it's not caused by the 'tune'. The Stage 1 used to support the usb cable, but they have since discontinued the output, it's only on stage 2 now.

Guess having it on stage 1 made stage 2 less desirable for people that kept it in map 1.

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