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Activate Video In Motion (VIM)

Activate Video In Motion (VIM)

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Feature Overview: Activating this feature will allow you to play DVD movies while the car is moving. Without activating this feature, your car is limited to only viewing DVD movies when the car is parked and not moving. Additionally, even after the car has been turned off and turned back on, this feature will still be activated. Most have struggled to find a way for this feature to stick, but with the help of luigi142 from BMWCoding.com, it is now possible to accomplish this task. There are more than one way to accomplish VIM, but we found the approach explained by luigi142 to be the simplest, which we will break down for you below. ECU/s Effected: CIC Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2006 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 20011 E90 2012 E90 If you have confirmed this feature works for a model year not listed, tell us by writing a reply to this tutorial below. Step 1 – Get The Data2txt Program You can get a copy of the updated Data2txt program from russiane39 at BimmerForums by clicking the following button: Click Here Another link from BMW Coding: Click Here Step 2 -Finding The CIC Version The first thing we need to find out is what CIC.CXX version/file your module uses. Within the NCS Expert DATEN folder, there are a series of folders for different chassis. Within the E89 folder for example, there are a series of CIC.CXX files. NCS Expert uses one of those files program your CIC module, and we need to find out which one. Open NCS Expert and load the FSW PSW MAN profile. Press F1 or the VIN/ZCS/FA button.  Press F3 to choose the CHASSIS for the vehicle. I am going to assume you are trying to code an BMW E90 vehicle, so in the pop-up window, choose E89 from the list and press the OK button. We are basically telling what type of vehicle we are working with. Another window will pop-up after clicking OK, and from that window, choose CAS for the ECU and press the OK button.  Press F6 or click the Back button, and then press F4 or click the Process ECU button. In the...

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Activate Fuel Stop Suggestion in Route Guidance

Activate Fuel Stop Suggestion in Route Guidance

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Feature Overview: Activating the fuel stop suggestion in route guidance will allow you to select the Route Information on the iDrive navigation screen, and it will display point(s) along your journey that you can use to refuel. Selecting a point will give you more information about the different stations in that area.  ECU/s Effected: CIC Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2006 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 20011 E90 If you have confirmed this feature works for a model year not listed, tell us by writing a reply to this tutorial below. 1. Change The Following Parameters: CIC Module Parameter Old Value New Value NAVI_FUELSTOP_PROPOSAL nicht_aktiv aktiv...

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Activate Turn On Angle Eyes When Welcome Light Is Activated

Activate Turn On Angle Eyes When Welcome Light Is Activated

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Feature Overview: Activating this feature will allow you to control how the angle eyes come on if the welcome light feature is activated. You will have the choice of either instant or gradually turn on the angel eyes.  ECU/s Effected: FRM (NFRM) Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2006 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 20011 E90 If you have confirmed this feature works for a model year not listed, tell us by writing a reply to this tutorial below. 1. Change The Following Parameters: NFRM Module Parameter Options Description WL_SL_1 hart_einschalten angel eyes come on instantly   soft_einschalten angel eyes gradually come on   nicht_aktiv angel eyes will not come on/feature...

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Activate Daytime Running Lights On/Off Option

Activate Daytime Running Lights On/Off Option

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Feature Overview: Activating the daytime running lights option for iDrive, will give you the option to turn this feature on and off from the iDrive screen. ECU/s Effected: CIC Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2006 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 20011 E90 If you have confirmed this feature works for a model year not listed, tell us by writing a reply to this tutorial below. 1. Change The Following Parameters: CIC Module Parameter Old Value New Value DAYDRIVING_LIGHT perm_off standard...

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NCS Expert: How To Modify NETTODAT Files

NCS Expert: How To Modify NETTODAT Files

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Overview For some features, such as controlling how long you have to press the lock button down on the key fob to fold in the car’s mirrors, require you to modify the NETTODAT.TRC file.    Note To keep this tutorial as short as possible, I will not be going into some of the details for NCS Expert since most were explained in the Getting Started guide. So if you are new to coding BMW E90s, be sure to follow the Getting Started guide first by clicking the following button:  Getting Started Guide Let’s Get Started In NCS Expert, load the Expertmode profile Press F1, and then press F3.  For the ECU, choose the CAS ECU. Press F6, and then press F4 to choose which module you are wanting to change the NETTODAT file for and press the OK button. Press F4 to read the ECU. When you read the ECU, a new NETTODAT.TRC file (which you should backup someplace on your computer) will be created in the NCS Expert WORK folder. A pop-up window titled NETTODAT.TRC will also appear. Exit out of that window. Open the NETTODAT.TRC file located in the NCS Expert folder in  Notepad++ or Notepad.  Use the search feature in Notepad++ or Notepad to find the line you need to edit. When done making the changes, save the file as NETTODAT.MAN. Notice the .MAN extension at the end, instead of .TRC. Just so we do not screw up anything in the following steps, close out of NCS Expert and re-open it. This time load the FSW PSW MAN profile instead of the Expertmode profile.  Repeat steps 2-3. Press F5 or click the basic functions button and select “coapiCodeSgByNettoData” in the pop-up screen and then press the OK button. Another pop-up screen will appear, and for the field Nettodatenliste, type in NETTODAT.MAN. Next press the OK button on the pop-up window. After pressing the OK button in the pop-up window above, NCS Expert will take the values in the NETTODAT.MAN file located in your NCS Expert WORK folder, and code them to your car.  You can now close NCS Expert....

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NCS Expert: How To Modify VO (Vehicle Order)

NCS Expert: How To Modify VO (Vehicle Order)

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Overview For some features, such as activating the OEM alarm on a vehicle that was not originally programmed at the factory to include an alarm, require you to add codes to the Vehicle Order (VO) also known as the FA. Below    Note To keep this tutorial as short as possible, I will not be going into some of the details for NCS Expert since most were explained in the Getting Started guide. So if you are new to coding BMW E90s, be sure to follow the Getting Started guide first by clicking the following button:  Getting Started Guide Let’s Get Started   In NCS Expert, load the Expertmode profile. Press F1 or the VIN/ZCS/FA button. Press F3 or the ZCS/FA f. ECU button. In the Choose CHASSIS pop-up window, choose the E89 chassis and press the OK button. In the Choose ECU pop-up window, choose the CAS ECU and press the OK button. The model (CHASSIS), VIN number (FG), and VO (FA) should be displayed in NCS Expert. Press F2 or the Enter FA button to modify the VO. In the Choose CHASSIS pop-up window, choose the E89 chassis and press the OK button. In the Enter VIN pop-up window, verify that the Vin listed is the correct VIN number for the vehicle. The last digit attached to the VIN number is a checksum. You should not have to change anything on this step. Just verify and press the OK button. In the Enter FA pop-up screen, for the Attribute text field, input the SA or Service Code. After typing in the code, press the Add button, and verify that the code was listed in the list of FA codes. After verifying, press the OK button. -SA codes will begin with a “$” -Service Codes will begin with a “+”   Press F6 or the Back button. Press F4 or Process ECU button. For the Choose ECU pop-up window, select CAS and press the OK button. Press F2 or the Change job button. From the Choose job pop-up window, select FA_WRITE and press the OK button. Under “get coded:”, verify that CAS is the ECU selected to get coded. Also verify the JOBNAME is equal to FA_WRITE, and...

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