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      03-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #23
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Looks like the coding of the CIC head unit was not done properly...

We are able to fix this.
When mine was being coded I was given the option to have a pleasant British female voice (as well as British spelling from what I observed). Since Clarkson was not an option I opted for standard American. So there is no difference from the users perspective.

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On another note for coding. I recently had (dealer work) the Alpine audio upgrade installed. Is there any way to see/tell from my end if the dealer properly coded the radio? In other words changed the head unit to "Alpine Hifi"?

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I don't know about that unless yours is showing a 1er. When I got mine coded for some reason I have a british ckick talking and the picture that shows is of a touring on my Idrive.
Correct 1 series with newer hard drive based navigation.
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Correct 1 series with newer hard drive based navigation.
Beans, Are the 09 and 10 Idrive systems different models/SW versions?
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looks like post build date sep 2008 was the first offering. Makes since since Mike Miller and others in the CCA state that september is the time when the lines get reset or retooled for changes. Production runs vary based on model & birth place (munich, Regensburg, ect ect ect).

oddly wikipedia has a good write up.

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On another note for coding. I recently had (dealer work) the Alpine audio upgrade installed. Is there any way to see/tell from my end if the dealer properly coded the radio? In other words changed the head unit to "Alpine Hifi"?

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Hi Bob,

A modification of the head unit coding data after the Alpine Hifi retrofit is only required for cars built from 03/2009. If I have access to the car I can see whether it was done properly...
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Hi Bob,

A modification of the head unit coding data after the Alpine Hifi retrofit is only required for cars built from 03/2009. If I have access to the car I can see whether it was done properly...
I guess I'll see you in Munchen in Mai.

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I plan to be in Munich on 6th of May...
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update

Finally got around to installing the necessary cables for factory bluetooth retrofit. Now I am pretty much all set for Stelvio.

a very straight forward installation using all BMW OEM parts. I ran out of daylight so currently the bluetooth antenna and microphone are just running over the top of the rear seat.

if anyone is looking to do this or needs pointers drop me a line.

Slowly the bargain basement BMW continues to transform away from it's original configuration. Up next are the suspension with tire & wheel package. I am thinking of following the recent bimmer mag article for "The Ultimate Handling Machine".
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One of these days I'd like to have some coding done as well. Too bad I missed the Welt event. Oh well, next time...
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Up next are the suspension with tire & wheel package. I am thinking of following the recent bimmer mag article for "The Ultimate Handling Machine".
I have that article. Very well written and really has alot of great info.
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Up next are the suspension with tire & wheel package. I am thinking of following the recent bimmer mag article for "The Ultimate Handling Machine".


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I have that article. Very well written and really has alot of great info.

I scan'd it way back when and put it online here!

The ultimate handing machine: 128i ?
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ndling+Machine
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Okay...back on topic.

I now have the wires running via oem paths to the factory locations for the bluethooth antenna and microphone. I am having some trouble removing the overhead console,where the map lights are and the stock microphone are I need to plug the new wire from the mulf into the current microphone to get back voice command and phone functions. I have tugged and gently plied the assembly to no success.

Anyone have any advice?

My next stop will be up the road at Gladen and ask them to finish the installation. I hate to admit defeat but discretion may be the better part of valor.
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Okay...back on topic.

I now have the wires running via oem paths to the factory locations for the bluethooth antenna and microphone. I am having some trouble removing the overhead console,where the map lights are and the stock microphone are I need to plug the new wire from the mulf into the current microphone to get back voice command and phone functions. I have tugged and gently plied the assembly to no success.

Anyone have any advice?

My next stop will be up the road at Gladen and ask them to finish the installation. I hate to admit defeat but discretion may be the better part of valor.
I'm sure there is a diy posted on here or the 3 series forum. I think I may have seen it in a DIY on a stealth radar detector or mirror retrofit post. Good luck man, cool project. I need to try and do some coding myself.
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I'm not sure if it will help but maybe you can find something useful in one of these links http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ghlight=mirror
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I previously owned an E90 & that came out easy as pie (just like the DIYs)...but then all non-M E90s came with a sunroof and mine had a fancy pants rear veiw mirror.

The Bargain Basement 1er has neither of these features

so much for being less complex
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A co-worker would like to have his X3 coded so I'm thinking I should go ahead and get mine done at the same time. Anyone else in the Wiesbaden area interested in joining us?
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Same down here in Stuttgart.

BTW, when do you plan on coming back down here?

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Car Coding in Stuttgart

Car Coding in Stuttgart 9-10 December 2013. Should be on Industry Strasse in the Burger King (or McDonalds) parking lot.

Spread the word & in my opinion a must have simply for activating the traffic alert features. Because we all need to know when livestock is on the A8 Autobahn to Munich!

http://car-coding.de/termine.html
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Frankfurt Main 13. u. 14.04.2013
Köln 02. u. 03.03.2013
Stuttgart 09. u. 10.02.2013
München 11.05.2013

No specific dates given for Hamburg or Ramstein, just 2013.
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It looks a little different. After changing from RDC to RPA you will get the RPA menu as in European cars.

After changing tires or wheels you can initialize the RPA system using this iDrive menu.
Sorry for bringin it back but can you please share/instruct exact steps to disable RDC and enable RPA on US spec e82.
Would really appreciate that...
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