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      07-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Coding in Germany?

Does anyone do coding in Germany ?
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      12-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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Coding in Germany

I live in Stuttgart and can code F-series as well as E-Series. My buddy Carlos lives in Bamburg and can code your car as well. A link to his website is:
https://www.facebook.com/bmw.coding.service
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      05-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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I have a 2012 335 F30 and was wondering what all can be done to my car as far as coding it? My car has NAV and every option except the 8 Speed Auto trans. I opted for the 6 Speed manual on this car I also have another one with the auto trans. The wife's car. I wanted to change the settings to Horse Power and the Torque rating on the center screen because mine is set in the European rates.

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      09-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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Any chance you will be availabe next month for coding? I'll be im Munich for Oktoberfest for a few days and could make trip to Stuttgart.
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      11-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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      01-19-2014, 10:10 AM   #6
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      11-05-2014, 05:54 AM   #7
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Hi,

Moved back to Europe (to Netherlands) from US and took my US-spec 335xi GT with me. Currently fighting with BMW Netherlands on getting the car to EU spec. They only agreed to install rear fog light (with extra, ugly switch) to pass the inspection and update maps. So:

- BMW online doesn't work (tries to connect via in-car SIM that doesn't exist, US uses Bluetooth data from your mobile)
- Traffic information doesn't work
- Etc.

The local official BMW dealer is not allowed to do any SW updates, the mother company has forbid it. So I'm looking for a place in southern Netherlands/Belgium/Dusseldorf area in Germany who could help me with US to EU conversion. And Finland would be an option too... Any recommendations?
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      02-27-2016, 07:56 AM   #8
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Hi,

Moved back to Europe (to Netherlands) from US and took my US-spec 335xi GT with me. Currently fighting with BMW Netherlands on getting the car to EU spec. They only agreed to install rear fog light (with extra, ugly switch) to pass the inspection and update maps. So:

- BMW online doesn't work (tries to connect via in-car SIM that doesn't exist, US uses Bluetooth data from your mobile)
- Traffic information doesn't work
- Etc.

The local official BMW dealer is not allowed to do any SW updates, the mother company has forbid it. So I'm looking for a place in southern Netherlands/Belgium/Dusseldorf area in Germany who could help me with US to EU conversion. And Finland would be an option too... Any recommendations?

Yeah,

Some of the telematics in your car are for US use only. The sim card itself is either from AT&T or T-Mobile USA. Unless your somehow find a way to use a local SIM and or convince them somehow to use your telematics box, you chances or getting connected drive here in Europe are very limited. There is the option of coding but in reality this IS NOT BMW connected drive. There is a way to code to use your smartphone's tethering feature and provide data to the car but this entails disabling other features. As far as i know one of the most important features of connected drive does not work without telematics and that is RTTI. You can still get TMC and TP but those are at best 30 minute traffic updates. Also the tuner in you car might crash and stop providing background radio channel scanning services and requires user intervention to get these going again. My E90 TMC and TP worked flawlessly but on my F25 X3 with NBT it works for say an hour or so and then it stops scanning radio channels in the back which in turn will cause you to loose your ability to get TMC updates.

As far as updates i think that is horseshit... I have had a E90 335i and currently an F25 X3 both US Specs here in Germany and they update the cars via ISTA/P all the time.

They probably are not used to the procedure (which is by the way the same anywhere since ISTA uses the internet) or they just dont want to deal with it.... Look to EULER BMW in Kaiserslaughtern Germany. They might be able to help.

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i second that. I have F32 usa here in Belgium and connected drive is off limits on these cars. i was told to replace TCB unit in the back which costs ~500eur - not worth for rtti which is also a subscription service. google traffic beats rtti as far as I read. alternatively i know that in russia they already managed to install a simple (european) sim card in the TCB and hook up to bmw's RTTI...clearly not official but its good to know its possible.

all the rest - navi, radio, lights (i replaced my xenons plus backs to eu type), fog, dash are all doable mods on the F series. these are popular topics in eastern Europe which imports a lot of USA cars (but not supported by official BMW which of course hates US cars in Europe due to major pricing differences)
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      03-02-2016, 03:17 PM   #10
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Same here with a reimported 435i, the conversion was easy and not very expensive at all, but connected drive wont work with the OEM US sim card. I wouldnt change it, because I dont use it anyway.
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      06-01-2016, 06:06 AM   #11
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Coder around Kaiserslautern reporting in.

Doin F and E-Series

Can generate FSC-Code and update maps too

If you need me, PM me.
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      06-19-2016, 10:18 AM   #12
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Me Too
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doing mainly F Series, but got a friend who also is into Coding E Series

I'm near Nürnberg, so if there are some soldiers from Graf or Ansbach
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