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      07-26-2021, 05:46 PM   #1
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Shop to Bench Unlock DME in Atlanta

Going to be in ATL on Saturday and looking for a place that 1) is open on a Saturday and 2) can unlock my DME for tuning.

I've called DBW Motorsports in Norcross, and they can tune BM3 but don't have capabilities to bench unlock.

I know it's a long shot, but I'd rather try this before I remove my DME and mail it to someone.
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Going to be in ATL on Saturday and looking for a place that 1) is open on a Saturday and 2) can unlock my DME for tuning.

I've called DBW Motorsports in Norcross, and they can tune BM3 but don't have capabilities to bench unlock.

I know it's a long shot, but I'd rather try this before I remove my DME and mail it to someone.
Go to eurofed in Buckhead. Just got mine bench unlocked for $475 about 2 weeks ago. It might take the whole work day but the car just stays at their shop and they do everything for you. Call them ahead of time though. You have to make an appointment for the bench unlock.
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Go to eurofed in Buckhead. Just got mine bench unlocked for $475 about 2 weeks ago. It might take the whole work day but the car just stays at their shop and they do everything for you. Call them ahead of time though. You have to make an appointment for the bench unlock.

They're closed on Saturday, but I still reached out and they were kind enough to see if anyone wanted to come up on Saturday at a "premium rate." Unfortunately no takers hah but would definitely take my car there in the future.
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Why do you need to bench unlock the dme? Bootmod3 does this when tuning?
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Why do you need to bench unlock the dme? Bootmod3 does this when tuning?
BMW came out with a software update I believe in 2020 which made it extremely difficult to flash tune for my car. My car got this update, so if/when I try to flash it fails 100% of the time.

PTF confirmed that I do have a locked Dme and actually bm3's software told me before I even tried to initially flash I just figured I'd try anyways. BM3 has a "force flash" tool (not sure what it does) but it doesn't unlock your dme

Only work around is to bench unlock, and there's few people that actually do this meaning there no chance in hell someone in Alabama can do it.
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