Originally Posted by montreal red
and why the heck would you even want to reflash your mini??! what do you mean the ECU files were too old ?
I was tweaking the instrument cluster config... but the config files off which I was working were old - and the damn dealer flashed my ECU to the latest version that was dated mid-November 2012. Let's just say it was not easy to find this "in the wild", considering even my BMW contacts didn't have access to it... but nothing is impossible on the Internet. So I finally unscrewed it and it runs fine now.
The lesson I learned from this... I think there is no way you can fuck up feature coding
you'd have to do something *pretty bad* to mess it up if even coding with wrong files just creates several hours of uncontrollable amusement as the worst side effect.