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      04-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Is there a new software update from BMW for the 128? I had my car in a year and some change ago and had it updated, but it ended up really screwing my car... (white noise, more delay in acceleration, etc....) Have they fixed these issues with a new update recently?

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      04-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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Is there a new software update from BMW for the 128? I had my car in a year and some change ago and had it updated, but it ended up really screwing my car... (white noise, more delay in acceleration, etc....) Have they fixed these issues with a new update recently?

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I've had my car for two years and to my knowledge have never had a software update. I had some coding done once after my Alpine HiFi retrofit, and I guess the dealer could've done one then, but I didn't notice any change in vehicle response.

Do you have an automatic? Maybe that required some specific programming?
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      04-14-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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i've never had a software update done to my car either. I am taking it this thursday for maintenence so I will let you know what happens
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      04-14-2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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I had my car serviced in February, the software was updated.
I think I noticed a slight increase in fuel economy( extra 30-40 km per tank), perhaps at the cost of aggressiveness.
I am unsure because I haven't had the car long enough and the economy increase could have been just me easing off the gas pedal with the high gas prices.
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      04-14-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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Gettin my car serviced n coding done the 26 sill let u know then
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      04-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I will probably have it in the dealer anyway this week so I will keep you updated.
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      04-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #7
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nothing on my end,

all i got was
perform standard scope and all services
perform oil service per bmw
perform brake fluid flush per bmw
replace microfilters per bmw

unless that is part of "standard scope and services"
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      05-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #8
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I had my Alarm retrofitted
They connected the computer and waited for a software update before they could activate the alarm or do anything..
The service record should have a software # somewhere printed on it.
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      05-02-2012, 12:57 AM   #9
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I had my Alarm retrofitted
They connected the computer and waited for a software update before they could activate the alarm or do anything..
The service record should have a software # somewhere printed on it.
How much did they charge you for the program of the alarm? My car is prewired for one... and it would be a cheap addition.

Car is in the shop now looking at the "white noise" problem again. Waiting on BMW Engineer to respond if they have a new update for my car
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The alarm is 1hour labour.
But there were issues:
car did not recognize the siren from e82( the black hockey puck cylinder thing in the wheel well)
the car was demanding an e9x siren

This can be over written, if this happens to you demand they put in a PUMA case and seek the master tech's help in BMW USA offices

I didnt know better and just had no time with university exams/job interviews and bought the e9x siren and have an e82 siren left over.
Also not being in the USA, the kit was not under warranty so had no choice.

total cost was 1 hour + e9x siren + 0.3hour labour to swap siren


If you wish you can piece together the kit( the bolts/brackets, interior roof module, siren).
I will sell you the siren to complete it. Overall, could be cheaper than the kit,if you find the module for fair price
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      05-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #11
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Ive had a few updates. The only way I know however is that when I disengage DSC, the logo in the cluster used to be a triangle with a looped arrow going around it. then they changed it to a picture of a car's rear tyres breaking loose, and last month it went back to the triangle with the ! in it. This was obviously all after being in the shop for service.
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