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      02-08-2018, 02:20 PM   #1
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Exclamation DME needs to be replaced, help!

Hello,

So I am at a point where my DME must be replaced on my 2011 135i N55 DCT car. The OEM prices are...insane to say the least, and given the nightmare of maintenance I have already had to endure, I want to find a cheaper option.

I see there are refurbished ones that are still $1000+ but am inclined to go used if it feasible. Any advice or guidance?

Part # I need: 12148618483

Thanks a ton!
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Thanks, I'll give them a call!
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Hello,

So I am at a point where my DME must be replaced on my 2011 135i N55 DCT car. The OEM prices are...insane to say the least, and given the nightmare of maintenance I have already had to endure, I want to find a cheaper option.

I see there are refurbished ones that are still $1000+ but am inclined to go used if it feasible. Any advice or guidance?

Part # I need: 12148618483

Thanks a ton!
I can clone a mevd17.x for you, I might have one in stock too. Cloning service for that DME is $100 + shipping.
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Dumb question - but like under what conditions do you need to replace the DME? Is it like cause it was defective or like a electrical issue? Just curious?
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Dumb question - but like under what conditions do you need to replace the DME? Is it like cause it was defective or like a electrical issue? Just curious?
Well, it all started when I came back to my car after driving it. It was really enjoying the cold weather that evening - but refused to idle for more than 3 seconds and eventually refusing to start at all.

Two days of sitting later, it managed to start and run enough to drive down to a local shop. There it had the cam shaft positioning sensor replaced, but was unable to be 're-flashed' or something. They determined there was no mechanical failures and think the DME needs to be replaced so here I am.
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Any progress?
Found a used one, waiting to determine if it will work. Seller says it will...of course.
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I could be under the same predicament. I saw this website when I was looking for cables.

https://www.bimmergeeks.net/product-page/dme-cloning

I might be down the same road as I might have damaged mine when installing the VVT motor incorrectly. My Indy mechanic had issues connecting to the VVT motor.
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