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      06-12-2017, 02:28 PM   #67
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Thanks for the responses. So pay the 26 bucks for each app, get the adapter and I should be good to go.

Any input on my second question, which is whether coding affects factory warranty for the on board computer?

Thanks again!
Don't get Bimmerlink until you're sure you need it. Coding produced zero errors for me, oddly.
Did you do any lighting or head unit coding? These triggered three errors right away on dash, and many more on bimmerlink app.

Does anyone know how to connect to front function module ecu? Bimmercode app doesn't show it.

So far I have done with vGate 2 WiFi(icar) + bimmercode/bimmerlink are:

1. Open/Close boot with trunk button on key fob.
(You have to hold button down while it's closing)

2. Fog lights with Parking lights. I really like this feature.

3. M splash screen + M performance digital gaugeI had this feature in the M3 and it's nice to see it again.

4. Signal indicators on HUD. Had mix feeling initially but it's nice. I'll keep it on there.

5. Folding mirrors with holding lock down on key fob. Also works with keeping your finger on comfort access. Choose not to do unfold with key fob.

6. Video in motion + Video USB. Haven't tried this.

Many more I want to do after figuring out why Front Electronic Module is not available. Cameras ra in higher speed would be neat for passengers.
Yep. Coded everything you did minus M splash and fog lights, plus some things you didn't. All errors cleared on restart.
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      06-13-2017, 12:33 PM   #68
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Great, simple to use app. I have neither the time nor the desire to download software and watch software installation videos.

22.90 for the vgate and 26.99 for the app. I would have paid triple.

I wanted 1 thing and 1 thing only. To get rid of the *#@@@@ double honk horn with the key fob outside the car with engine running.

Not even $50 bucks and less than 2 minutes to make the change. I may play around with other settings in the future.

For anyone concerned, I have zero technical skills and this couldnt have been easier to use. 5 stars!
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      06-13-2017, 02:24 PM   #69
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For those with 2017's.... I just tried to enable video in motion and set to active the 3 options it gave me. After i applied the code, the app said that there was an additional step needed. It mentioned something about pushing the iDrive controller forward but when I tried that, nothing happened on the iDrive and i would get an activation failed on the app.

Anybody with a 2017 have success doing this?
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      06-18-2017, 08:11 AM   #70
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For those with 2017's.... I just tried to enable video in motion and set to active the 3 options it gave me. After i applied the code, the app said that there was an additional step needed. It mentioned something about pushing the iDrive controller forward but when I tried that, nothing happened on the iDrive and i would get an activation failed on the app.

Anybody with a 2017 have success doing this?
I was able to fix my video in motion issue. I needed to set the BimmerCode app to "slow communication". That also fixed some of the other modules as well.

I had emailed their support and he mentioned that the app currently doesn't support the front camera function but said it will be added in the near future.

So far I have coded:
1. Turned off legal disclaimer
2. HUD turn signals
3. Trunk open close from key
4. Mirror fold/unfold with comfort access
5. Video in motion
6. Digital speedometer on dash
7. Fog lights with parking lights
8. Fog lights with high beams
9. door LED's on with reverse
10. Tire temperatures
11. ID6-Lite
So if anyone has questions maybe I can help.

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      06-18-2017, 10:11 AM   #71
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Can someone make a recommendation as to which Vgate module works best? I prefer to order from Amazon if possible.
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      06-18-2017, 10:18 AM   #72
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Can someone make a recommendation as to which Vgate module works best? I prefer to order from Amazon if possible.
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Vgate iCar 2 Mini Wifi Function ELM327 iCar2 OBDII OBD ELM 327 Diagnostic Scan Tool for iOS iPhone iPad Android (Black+Orange) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KHYMATW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_7zX97s4njOIi2
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      06-18-2017, 10:40 AM   #73
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Vgate iCar 2 Mini Wifi Function ELM327 iCar2 OBDII OBD ELM 327 Diagnostic Scan Tool for iOS iPhone iPad Android (Black+Orange) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KHYMATW..._7zX97s4njOIi2
There are so many options, I didn't want to have to re-order. Thanks for the quick reply!
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      06-18-2017, 08:50 PM   #74
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Did you do any lighting or head unit coding? These triggered three errors right away on dash, and many more on bimmerlink app.

Does anyone know how to connect to front function module ecu? Bimmercode app doesn't show it.

So far I have done with vGate 2 WiFi(icar) + bimmercode/bimmerlink are:

1. Open/Close boot with trunk button on key fob.
(You have to hold button down while it's closing)

2. Fog lights with Parking lights. I really like this feature.

3. M splash screen + M performance digital gaugeI had this feature in the M3 and it's nice to see it again.

4. Signal indicators on HUD. Had mix feeling initially but it's nice. I'll keep it on there.

5. Folding mirrors with holding lock down on key fob. Also works with keeping your finger on comfort access. Choose not to do unfold with key fob.

6. Video in motion + Video USB. Haven't tried this.

Many more I want to do after figuring out why Front Electronic Module is not available. Cameras ra in higher speed would be neat for passengers.
Can someone take a picture of the M Splash screen + M performance digital guage? I would like to see what this is before I attempt to code it. Is it even worth it on my 40e?
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      06-19-2017, 12:41 AM   #75
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Can someone take a picture of the M Splash screen + M performance digital guage? I would like to see what this is before I attempt to code it. Is it even worth it on my 40e?
It is a gimmick and personal preference. See F15 Cheat Sheet for pictures of the different animations.
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      06-19-2017, 03:04 PM   #76
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It is a gimmick and personal preference. See F15 Cheat Sheet for pictures of the different animations.
How is that different than the built in sport displays?
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      06-19-2017, 03:25 PM   #77
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Can someone take a picture of the M Splash screen + M performance digital guage? I would like to see what this is before I attempt to code it. Is it even worth it on my 40e?
Here is the splash (taken from X5 daily shot thread)



http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...ghlight=Splash
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      06-19-2017, 03:28 PM   #78
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How is that different than the built in sport displays?
You can have either amber or red/silver dials.
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      06-20-2017, 11:20 AM   #79
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Nubie question about the Vgate

Hello All,

I would like to try this out but I've read under "Notes" from Amazon, that this only work with gas engine not diesel. So I am out of luck? Thanks in advance.

3.This products only support gasoline vehicle,can't support for Diesel or Trucks.
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      06-20-2017, 11:54 AM   #80
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I read through the thread but it wasn't mentioned. Can headlight ambers be coded off until used?? Are there any other features that the app doesn't do, that may be the best way since it seems to do so much already. Thanks for the help fellas
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I would like to try this out but I've read under "Notes" from Amazon, that this only work with gas engine not diesel. So I am out of luck? Thanks in advance.

3.This products only support gasoline vehicle,can't support for Diesel or Trucks.
Other than the engine ECU, the vehicle uses the same ECU's so I would be surprised it does not support.
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Other than the engine ECU, the vehicle uses the same ECU's so I would be surprised it does not support.
Thanks for your replay Almaretto. I will order it now from Amazon.
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Thanks for your replay Almaretto. I will order it now from Amazon.
Check with developer, but that is my assumption.
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      06-20-2017, 10:31 PM   #84
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This kinda sucks.
I bought this for side mirror folding feature but it codes everything except this. I tried many times already and had enough time wasted already.
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This kinda sucks.
I bought this for side mirror folding feature but it codes everything except this. I tried many times already and had enough time wasted already.
So, holding down the lock/unlock on your keyfob or pressing and holding the door handle ridges won't auto fold/unfold your mirrors? Odd, I believe we have the same year and model, and the bimmercode app worked w/o any probs for me. Were you able to code anything else successfully???
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      06-21-2017, 06:45 AM   #86
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This kinda sucks.
I bought this for side mirror folding feature but it codes everything except this. I tried many times already and had enough time wasted already.
Yeah this worked for me as well. Make sure you set the app to "slow communication". That setting helped me a lot in all the functions.
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      06-21-2017, 07:18 AM   #87
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Question for you coding experts.

My 2016 X6 is due for it's 15k mile service in about 1200 miles, so about another month or so from now.

My question is, when I take it in for her scheduled service, will I potentially lose any of the features i had coded when I first picked her up back in 2015?
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Question for you coding experts.

My 2016 X6 is due for it's 15k mile service in about 1200 miles, so about another month or so from now.

My question is, when I take it in for her scheduled service, will I potentially lose any of the features i had coded when I first picked her up back in 2015?
Only if they are reprogramming your car or if there is an issue with your cars CPU and it needs to be updated. Any other regular scheduled service does not erase the codes.
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