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      03-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #243
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OK, just got back with my car. Invoice as follows:

SIB 61 02 13 Checked Connection and Replaced Cable End As Per SIB. Intitialized Steering Angle Sensor. Set Time & Date. No Check Control Messages.

Basically, they cut off the end of the cable coming from battery at rear to fusebox, near the fusebox end.

Then crimped on Wire #61 12 9 312 133 which has a connection similar to old connection - but it also has a screw to hold the connector firmly to it's mating fusebox connector at all times.
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      03-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #244
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did the already send the mai to people saying they need to come get this fixed?
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      03-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #245
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Has anybody taken their car in for the recall with their JB4 on? I really don't feel like taking it off just for the simple fix they have to do, but I just wonder if they have to route any wires under the hood or if they would even say anything about it. There is only one dealer here and I haven't dealt with them before, just looking for some feedback.
Good question. Does the cowl have to come off for this to be done?
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      03-13-2013, 11:13 AM   #246
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Good question. Does the cowl have to come off for this to be done?
No, work is done from inside car, not underhood. They don't go anywhere near computer.

I have BMS Powerbox installed & didn't even turn it off...
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      03-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #247
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No, work is done from inside car, not underhood. They don't go anywhere near computer.

I have BMW Powerbox installed & didn't even turn it off...
Good stuff. Thanks!
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Boy, this may explain the increase discharger msg I keep getting when I don't drive the car for a few days.
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just got my call... process is supposed to take 5 hrs and they are setting me up w a loaner.
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Boy, this may explain the increase discharger msg I keep getting when I don't drive the car for a few days.
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just got my call... process is supposed to take 5 hrs and they are setting me up w a loaner.
the actual process probably takes 30 min or they'd have your car for over a week considering how many vehicles they have to do
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the actual process probably takes 30 min or they'd have your car for over a week considering how many vehicles they have to do
Well, if it takes 30 min, why did they have my car all day from 8:30 to 4:30?
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Well, if it takes 30 min, why did they have my car all day from 8:30 to 4:30?
Because that's what they do. My dealer keeps my car all day for an oil change and I get a car for the day. Do I care when in the day they do it? Nope. If they get 10 of these recalls a day and everyone drops off at the same time, They will stager them through the day.
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Yea im dropping off weds night and going home with a loaner. .. hope its a bimmer.
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I have an appt for the recall next week on wednesday, I was going to get my car coded tomorrow. Should I wait for the recall before getting my car coded? Will the recall work erase the coding? Let me know guys
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I have an appt for the recall next week on wednesday, I was going to get my car coded tomorrow. Should I wait for the recall before getting my car coded? Will the recall work erase the coding? Let me know guys
Assuming the wisdom of post 75 in this thread is correct, there's a high likelihood that you'd lose certain kinds of coding, yes. If you're paying someone to do it, you SHOULD probably hold off.
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I have an appt for the recall next week on wednesday, I was going to get my car coded tomorrow. Should I wait for the recall before getting my car coded? Will the recall work erase the coding? Let me know guys
Fix will not harm any coding done - they aren't running any updates - just disconnecting the battery which has no effect on coding.

I coded my car for a ton of stuff - still the same as it was when I took it in

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Assuming the wisdom of post 75 in this thread is correct, there's a high likelihood that you'd lose certain kinds of coding, yes. If you're paying someone to do it, you SHOULD probably hold off.
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OK, just got back with my car. Invoice as follows:

SIB 61 02 13 Checked Connection and Replaced Cable End As Per SIB. Intitialized Steering Angle Sensor. Set Time & Date. No Check Control Messages.

Basically, they cut off the end of the cable coming from battery at rear to fusebox, near the fusebox end.

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Fix will not harm any coding done - they aren't running any updates - just disconnecting the battery which has no effect on coding.

I coded my car for a ton of stuff - still the same as it was when I took it in



I already posted what was actually done so there is no need for guessing...
Ahh thanks, I missed that. So it is more or less the same.
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Fix will not harm any coding done - they aren't running any updates - just disconnecting the battery which has no effect on coding.

I coded my car for a ton of stuff - still the same as it was when I took it in



I already posted what was actually done so there is no need for guessing...

Thanks for the helpful knowledge!
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Because that's what they do. My dealer keeps my car all day for an oil change and I get a car for the day. Do I care when in the day they do it? Nope. If they get 10 of these recalls a day and everyone drops off at the same time, They will stager them through the day.
They kept my car for 2 days once for an oil change. I remember thinking to myself they don't know how to run a business because they are giving me a loaner. Then I thought, wait a sec, they probably bumped me, so that they could take someone who is paying $$$$ for work to be done. They know what they're doing.
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steering angle sensor has to be reset by the tech after the fix or else you will get a nice message on the dash/nav screen.. the tech @ my dealer forgot to do this and i had to drive back to get it reset.
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No, work is done from inside car, not underhood. They don't go anywhere near computer.

I have BMS Powerbox installed & didn't even turn it off...
Great, thanks. I was delaying my appt because I just didn't feel like taking my JB4 off!
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I got my letter yesterday. They wanted me to bring it in today but I made an appointment for Tuesday which they said would take three hours.
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