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      08-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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DIY How to read your (instrument pannel) software version...

Hi Guys,

(NOTE!) Its been pointed out to me that this DIY only reads the software version of the instrument cluster and NOT the engine ECU!


I was playing around with my car and I found a simple way to read what software version your car has loaded. Here is what to do!

When you put the key fob in the slot this is what the dash will show: time and temp.


With the key fob in the slot, start the engine. Press and HOLD the trip reset button down for about fifteen seconds.

After seven seconds you will get the service reset light to come on... KEEP HOLDING THE TRIP RESET BUTTON DOWN! This is what will show up after fifteen secs:



Screen zero... this is your car's VIN last numbers:


This is the first screen in this hidden menu. I have no idea what it means. ??? Anyone?


Now use the trip reset button to toggle thru the menu...

screen two... ???


screen three... ???


screen four... this is the date that your car was built on!


screen five... ???


screen siix... SOFTWARE VERSION your car has! :-)


screen seven... ???


screen eight... last screen... ???



I would like to have you guys check your software and see who has the latest software version. Also report wether your car drives ok or has the dreaded "lag". Mine feels great and has little to no lag. No problems to date!

So... who has a SW code newer than mine? 99.50.80

Dackel

PS: In case you missed my How to reset your servicemaint lights... here is the link:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415111

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This is something similar I found a while back, but I think it requires iDrive.


http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ght=easter+egg
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      08-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #4
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This is something similar I found a while back, but I think it requires iDrive.


http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ght=easter+egg

Hidden "Easter Egg" OBC Menu

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I searched the forums, but I could not find an Easter Egg thread for the 1 series other than minor observances. Here is my contribution to you all.

Just like former BMW's the 1 series has a hidden OBC menu. This can be accessed with the car started or "on". Make sure you read the bottom instructions on how to unlcok all the menus. Below are the instructions and menus:

For 'navigation' in the menu's, use the 'mileage reset button'.
To get IN the menu's push that button for approx. 15 sec.
Keep it pressed until you get the "01.__" in the display between the RPM and speedo-meter.
"XX.YY" means the menu-numbers.
If you want increase the "XX" part, push the 'mileage reset' button for approx. 2 sec.
As soon as you see "XX.__", you can increase XX by pressing the 'mileage reset' button.
Every 'push' increases "XX". If you want to increase the "YY", when the display shows,
for example "01.00", then every 'push' on the 'mileage reset', will increase the "YY" value.

01.00 FGSTNR = "Fahrgestellnummer" (Chassisnumber)
01.01 K-ZAHL W/T
01.02 BMWTNR
01.03 COD DIA
01.04 KI HSTL DATUM = "Herstellungs Datum" (Manufactured/Assembled on date...)
01.05 ???
01.06 SW
01.07 KODIERDATEN
01.08 CAN
02.00 KI TEST = Dashboard test. All light, gauges, displays and so on will light up,
move.... works only when the engine is NOT running.
03.00 ??? (maybe it will show something after your first 'service', motor oil change)
04.00 MOM VBR = actual fuel consumption
04.01 RW-VBR-MOM = fuel consumption per hour
05.yy average fuel consumption
06.00 how much you have in your 'tank' in liters. Left- and Right compartment and Total
06.01 dito in hex?
07.00 KTMP-MOM = Temp. Cooling Fluid (Celsius)
07.01 ATMP-MOM = "Aussentemperatur" Temp. Outside (Celsius)
07.02 dito in hex?
07.03 N-MOT-MOM = RPM
07.04 N-VWF-MOM = max. RPM at the moment. E60 it gives a value. E90 it shows "-----"
08.00 V-EFF = exact speed
08.01 V-ANZ = "Anzeige" speed shown on dash..
08.02 V-SZ
08.03 D-GESCHW 1 WEG
08.04 D-GESCHW 1 ZEIT
08.05 D-GESCHW 2 WEG
08.06 D-GESCHW 1 ZEIT
09.00 Voltage
10.00 KM/WOCHE
11.00 ??? , has to do how the time will be displayed
11.01 km or miles
11.02 Celcius or Fahrenheit
11.03 how to display fuel consumption. km/l or l/100km or mpg
12.00 V-ANKUNFT = arrival time 12.01 ANK-ZEIT = time of arrival
13.00 AUDIO = all(?) sounds. Like the 'boing' of the 'light on warning'
14.00 FS EINTRAEGE = error messages (if any)
15.00 Oil temp??
16.00 Dashboard lighting.
17.00 Temp inside in the car??
18.00 CC-TEST = you can see some of the 'check control' messages.
Look also at the iDrive screen!
19.00 UNLOCK
20.YY to 23.YY ???

That UNLOCK stuff is also important.
If not UNLOCKed, you can only see menu's 01 and 02.

In the '19' menu you must 'click-in' a unlock code.
That code you can calculate from the "FGSTNR" number.
You must add the last 5 figures of that FGSTNR number. for example:
: XXXXXX12345 the unlock code will be: 1+2+3+4+5=15

20.YY to 23.YY There is more to discover......
Yes, I have seen that post/link before too. My car does not have iDrive, though.

I think we should see who has the latest software for N54 and N55's.
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      09-18-2010, 12:20 PM   #5
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I am not sure what the software code you discovered refers to, but when I asked what software version I was updated to, this is the number they gave me.

E89X-10-06-502

There is no number remotely close to this in the menus you found.
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I am not sure what the software code you discovered refers to, but when I asked what software version I was updated to, this is the number they gave me.

E89X-10-06-502
Software Version 2.38.1, released in June 2010, is E89X-10-06-501 ISTA/P so yours must be just a little newer than that.
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you can also get the password to your system by adding up the last 4 digits of your vin (i think that's the formula, it's been several weeks since i've done this). once you "unlock" the system with the password, there's a lot more info available to you
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Thanks Bryce.

Someone over at the e90 forum told me this just gets you the SW version of the instrument pannel. And NOT the ECU/engine software version.

I wish there would be an easy way for "us" to look up our SW version without going to the dealership. That way we could "tell" when they update our SW without asking us!

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Hi Guys,

Yesterday I was over at my local dealer and asked them IF they could print out my SW version. They did not know IF that info was stored on the key fob or not. It was! Actually there was three pages of ECU info and serial numbers on that key fob! ISPA info.

My SW version is: 255.255.255 MSD81

I am told this is the latest sw update since I just had my seatbelt recall done to my 2010 N54 135i.
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Hi Guys,

Yesterday I was over at my local dealer and asked them IF they could print out my SW version. They did not know IF that info was stored on the key fob or not. It was! Actually there was three pages of ECU info and serial numbers on that key fob! ISPA info.

My SW version is: 255.255.255 MSD81

I am told this is the latest sw update since I just had my seatbelt recall done to my 2010 N54 135i.
That doesn't look right. The software revision should look like either 2.38.2 or E89X-10-06-502.
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That looks like a subnet mask for a class C IP address!

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maybe there is a cisco router in there
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That doesn't look right. The software revision should look like either 2.38.2 or E89X-10-06-502.
Humm... ok. I wil upload the three pages they gave me and let you guys see/read it. I do have a fault code pront out from that great dealer in Sinsheim when I filled the car with gas and did not compeletly tiighten the gas cap. It gave me a "Service engine soon" light and they were nice enough to clear the fault. They gave me that printout.

Here is the only number that might make any sense:

PKW (German for car): 1'/E82/COUPE/135is/N54/MECH/USA LL/2009/12

the 2009/12 is my productiion date.

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