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      08-13-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by JustMe View Post
This whole concept of updating software as part of car maintenance is new to me and I have not owned a BMW before so please excuse my ignorance.

I like to avoid having a dealership do maintenance on my car if possible and usually use a trusted mechanic for that, can only a dealership do these updates or can other BMW mechanics do them aswell?

Is it an IT guy or a mechanic who actually does them?

IF your car is running fine I would stay away from any SW updates. They really are not good. Especially if you have a N54. I have even been wondering what I will do when (IF ever) my HPFP dies. I think I would be temped to just buy a new HPFP($300-ish) and install it privately. BC I know BMW will want me to run a new SW version that will further change the way my car runs.