E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > BMW Coding > Coding at a mechanic



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
Ruhnie
Private
Ruhnie's Avatar
0
Rep
72
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 Jet Black E90 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dallas

iTrader: (0)

Coding at a mechanic

Hi all, hoping for a bit of help on a possibly obvious question. My mechanic is a licensed BMW tech and has the computer equipment to connect to the OBD and flash/update/code whatever. I have no idea what this interface looks like or it's capabilities, but I assume it is the same thing the dealer has? He told me he has to pay BMW $40 to "activate" access to it for a 24-hour period, but if I wanted to pay for it I could sit in front of the computer and do whatever I want. Can all of the coding that you all do here be done from the BMW interface? If so, are the codes the same, or easy to figure out? I don't want to pay $40 and sit down and realize I can't do anything or can't figure out wtf I'm doing. Any advice is much appreciated!
Appreciate 0
      01-29-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
cn555ic
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
cn555ic's Avatar
United_States
246
Rep
18,287
Posts


 
Drives: Bimmerscoding.com
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York

iTrader: (5)

Send a message via Yahoo to cn555ic
You can't code with what he has that I think your describing. What he has is Online ISIS which can't code the options that your looking for. It can give your FSC codes to allow for retrofits and stuff but coding like VIM video in motion and windows mirrors with keyfob can't be done with that software.
__________________
917-939-4980 CODING E and F Series New York Area

Appreciate 0
      01-29-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
Ruhnie
Private
Ruhnie's Avatar
0
Rep
72
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 Jet Black E90 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dallas

iTrader: (0)

Ok that's kind of what I was wondering, thanks. I was trying to decide if I want to spend $40 at the mechanic or just buy the coding cable and do it myself. The DIY is easy to follow and I'm not afraid of messing with the coding myself so I'll probably just go ahead and do it.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST