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      06-06-2017, 08:55 PM   #1
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Coding your X5 the easy way

1. Buy a vgate OBD II wifi adapter on Amazon ($24ish)
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3. Code your X5 to your liking

The only thing I wanted to do that I could was increase the fan speed, but I have a request in to the developer for help.
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I did the same few months ago and coded few things

What have you done? Are you coding with engine running or off?

I have done so far
- mirror folding when locking via remote
- mirror folding via comfort access
- DVD in motion
- USB video in motion
- M start up animation
- Trunk open/closing via remote
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I did the same few months ago and coded few things

What have you done? Are you coding with engine running or off?

I have done so far
- mirror folding when locking via remote
- mirror folding via comfort access
- DVD in motion
- USB video in motion
- M start up animation
- Trunk open/closing via remote
I did what you did, plus

hatch close from the door button
increased seat heat temp
added turn signals to HUD
Delete legal disclaimer
Connected Drive 2 startup animation
Video in motion (not really sure how to make it work though)
Rear daytime running lights (outer)
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1. Buy a vgate OBD II wifi adapter on Amazon ($24ish)
2. Download Bimmercode and pay $26.99 to unlock coding
3. Code your X5 to your liking

The only thing I wanted to do that I could was increase the fan speed, but I have a request in to the developer for help.
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thx for this info. I actually still have the car port to laptop cable. When I bought the invisihitch it came with a cable and their remote coder (okee from codemycar.com) programmed in the zoom camera feature to view the hitch ball tight.
But then as a bonus that comes with the hitch he programs in as many features you want from the coding list for free.

Just nice to know that I can now do it myself, since I might want to change or add features down the road.

I too luv code feature that now allows me to open and close the tailgate from the fob or door switch. I cant believe my toyota highlander always did this, but my $60,000 x5 wouldn't allow the fob or door switch to do it

And now when I hold the bmw logo down to lock the car a long press turns the mirrors in. I did not want them to fold in every time I turned car off for fear of wearing out the mirror motors prematurely.

question: my wife's audi Q5 key fob also does not open or close the trunk. is the ethernet cable that I now have for the bmw the same cable for the audi?
Im sure I can find a free coding download for the audi in one of the audi forums.

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I did the same few months ago and coded few things

What have you done? Are you coding with engine running or off?

I have done so far
- mirror folding when locking via remote
- mirror folding via comfort access
- DVD in motion
- USB video in motion
- M start up animation
- Trunk open/closing via remote
When "codemycar.com" did my features that I chose from their list he did it with the car running which took about 30 min.
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I did the same few months ago and coded few things

What have you done? Are you coding with engine running or off?

I have done so far
- mirror folding when locking via remote
- mirror folding via comfort access
- DVD in motion
- USB video in motion
- M start up animation
- Trunk open/closing via remote
I did what you did, plus

hatch close from the door button
increased seat heat temp
added turn signals to HUD
Delete legal disclaimer
Connected Drive 2 startup animation
Video in motion (not really sure how to make it work though)
Rear daytime running lights (outer)
Hmmm, interested in


- hatch close from the door button (I think I already did this, will check this weekend)

- added turn signals to HUD

- Rear daytime running lights (is this similar to rear fog in European countries?
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- Rear daytime running lights (is this similar to rear fog in European countries?
Rear fog uses different lights.
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I did the same few months ago and coded few things

What have you done? Are you coding with engine running or off?

I have done so far
- mirror folding when locking via remote
- mirror folding via comfort access
- DVD in motion
- USB video in motion
- M start up animation
- Trunk open/closing via remote
I did what you did, plus

hatch close from the door button
increased seat heat temp
added turn signals to HUD
Delete legal disclaimer
Connected Drive 2 startup animation
Video in motion (not really sure how to make it work though)
Rear daytime running lights (outer)
Hmmm, interested in


- hatch close from the door button (I think I already did this, will check this weekend)

- added turn signals to HUD

- Rear daytime running lights (is this similar to rear fog in European countries?
You can see rear running light here. I did rear running light outer. I may switch to inner or both.
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1. Buy a vgate OBD II wifi adapter on Amazon ($24ish)
2. Download Bimmercode and pay $26.99 to unlock coding
3. Code your X5 to your liking

The only thing I wanted to do that I could was increase the fan speed, but I have a request in to the developer for help.
Coding Made Easier (Cheat Codes in E-Sys Launcher)
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  3. Code any Fxx-/Ixx-/Gxx-series BMW using my and other authors' Launcher Cheat Codes
No offense, but that looks far more complex and it requires that I own a Windows laptop it appears. No thanks. Mobile coding is the way to go in my book.
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No offense, but that looks far more complex and it requires that I own a Windows laptop it appears. No thanks. Mobile coding is the way to go in my book.
To each their own. Clicking desire options seems simple to me, but maybe I have been coding for too long the original way. Make sure you have Bimmerlink to clear errors.
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You can see rear running light here. I did rear running light outer. I may switch to inner or both.
Thats interesting! I wonder if I can do that with OBD cable and E-SYS?
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To each their own. Clicking desire options seems simple to me, but maybe I have been coding for too long the original way. Make sure you have Bimmerlink to clear errors.
Even so, that interface is horrendous compared to Bimmercode's. And since I'm a Mac owner it's not an option for me.
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Even so, that interface is horrendous compared to Bimmercode's. And since I'm a Mac owner it's not an option for me.
Virtualization or bootcamp. Plenty use Mac's.
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Even so, that interface is horrendous compared to Bimmercode's. And since I'm a Mac owner it's not an option for me.
It may look horrendous, but after you do it for the first time it becomes second nature. Regarding Mac I just run windows 7 on bootcamp! fairly easy and affordable.
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You can see rear running light here. I did rear running light outer. I may switch to inner or both.
You need to do both to complete the look. Right now it looks like you have blown bulbs back there.

I did coding the old fashion way. I wonder if there's things this app can't do compared to the traditional way?

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It may look horrendous, but after you do it for the first time it becomes second nature. Regarding Mac I just run windows 7 on bootcamp! fairly easy and affordable.
Which requires me to spend money on Windows 7...which I don't need, since every productivity app I need for work is on Mac native. I'm sure it can be done, but it would take an awful lot more work than downloading an app and clicking some buttons.

I'm sure it would be interesting to learn. Is there a decent set of instructions somewhere on a thread?
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You need to do both to complete the look. Right now it looks like you have blown bulbs back there.


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I did coding the old fashion way. I wonder if there's things this app can't do compared to the traditional way?

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The only limitation I found is seat fan speed.
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Which requires me to spend money on Windows 7...which I don't need, since every productivity app I need for work is on Mac native. I'm sure it can be done, but it would take an awful lot more work than downloading an app and clicking some buttons.

I'm sure it would be interesting to learn. Is there a decent set of instructions somewhere on a thread?

The coding thread has everything!! First time I coded my car I had this video playing which made things much easier.

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