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NCS Expert: Basics To Reading And Writing To Modules

NCS Expert: Basics To Reading And Writing To Modules

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As you may or may not know, NCS Expert is simply a program used to read and write (program) parameters to a vehicle. Below is a basic flow chart that shows one of the methods a person might use to read and write information to a module (computer location) in the vehicle. Step 1 Selecting the Chassis type simply tells NCS Expert what type of vehicle it is dealing with so it can retrieve your car’s VIN number. For us that own an E90, we will always choose E89. Step 2 – 3 Some have mentioned that Step 2 is not that important, and that you can select any of the ECUs (CAS, FRM, or NFRM), but it has become a common practice to just select the CAS module. We need to select one of the modules so that NSC Expert can pull the vehicle’s VO (Vehicle Order). The VO is simply a string of numbers that represent what modules are installed in your car, where your car was made, and other useful information needed so NSC Expert knows how to code your car.  So once you select the module, you will notice beside FA a series of numbers and characters. This string of data if basically your car’s DNA. One of the most important points to remember is, the module selected in Step 2 has nothing to do with the module/s you select in Step 3. Selecting the module in Step 2 is used to only pull your vehicle’s VO. The module you select in Step 3 is the module you will be reading or writing (programming). This is something that confused me and others for the longest time. Another important point to know is, once you select a module in Step 2, and NCS Expert reads your VO, it will also store a copy of all the parameters programmed in every module in a FSW_PSW.TRC file, located on  your computer in the NCS Expert WORK folder. If you are confused about what the FSW_PSW.TRC file is for, that’s okay, let me try to explain. NCS Expert was programmed to create/write the FSW_PSW.TRC file automatically to our computer when it reads information from a module/s. NCS Expert gives...

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Disable No Seat Belt Chime

Disable No Seat Belt Chime

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Feature Overview: Disabling the No Seat Belt chime feature will stop the annoying chime that stays on when the driver or passenger does not have on a seat belt. ECU/s Effected: ABG Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2005 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 2011 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: ABG Module Parameter Old Value New Value SBR_BEIFAHRER_2_CD (Passenger Side) aktiv nicht_aktiv SBR_FAHRER_1 (Driver Side) aktiv nicht_aktiv...

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Activate Folding In Mirrors With Key Fob

Activate Folding In Mirrors With Key Fob

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Feature Overview: Activating this feature will allow you to hold the lock button on key fob for 2.5 seconds and the mirrors will automatically fold in. When the unlock button on the key fob is pressed, the mirrors will automatically fold back out. If you have Comfort Access installed, touching the driver or passenger door’s handle will allow the mirrors to fold in or out as well.  ECU/s Effected: NFRM Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2006 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 2011 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 Old Value New Value SPIEGEL_KOMFORT_EINKLAPP nicht_aktiv aktiv 2. Optional: Additional Feature: Feature Overview: Control how long you have to hold the key fob lock button before the mirrors start to fold in. By default, you have to hold the lock button down for 2.5 seconds.  ECU/s Effected: CAS   Note Before moving forward, if you do not know how to modify NETTODAT files in NCS Expert, click the following button to learn how: Modify NETTODAT Guide CAS NETTODAT File Available Time Options: Hex Value Time It Takes Mirrors To Start Closing 00 Instantly 05 0.5 seconds 0A 1.0 second (recommended) 0F 2.5 seconds (default) Find the following line in the NETTODAT file and edit the value in bold with one of the available time values in the table above: Line to look for:...

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Activate Unlocking All Doors When Removing Key Fob

Activate Unlocking All Doors When Removing Key Fob

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Feature Overview: Activating this feature will allow you to automatically have all your car doors unlock when you turn your BMW vehicle off. If you have comfort access installed, and you do not put your key fob into the key slot, your car will still unlock all the doors when you press the push to start button to turn the car off. Otherwise, your all your doors will unlock when you remove the key fob from the key slot. ECU/s Effected: CAS Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2006 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 2011 E90 If you have confirmed this feature works for a model year not listed, tell us by writing a reply to this tutorial below. WARNING This feature will only unlock the driver door if key fob is set to unlock the driver door only within the iDrive settings. To unlock all doors, make sure to set the key fob to unlock all doors within the iDrive settings, and this will unlock all doors. This also works with Comfort Access when the engine is shut off, but you might need the KOMFORT_EJECT parameter activated. 1. Change The Following Parameters: CAS Module Parameter Old Value New Value ER_KEYOUT_AUTOVR nicht_aktiv aktiv...

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Activate Closing Windows & Sunroof With Your Key Fob

Activate Closing Windows & Sunroof With Your Key Fob

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Feature Overview: Activating this feature will allow you to close all the car windows and the sunroof when holding the lock button on the BMW key fob. ECU/s Effected: CAS Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2006 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 2011 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. 1. Change The Following Parameters: CAS Module Parameter Old Value New Value KOMFORTSCHLIESSUNG_FB nicht_aktiv aktiv...

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Disable The Legal Disclaimer

Disable The Legal Disclaimer

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Feature Overview: Disabling this feature will prevent the iDrive legal disclaimer from showing up when iDrive starts up. ECU/s Effected: CIC Feature Confirmed Working On The Following Car Model Years: 2006 E90 2007 E90 2008 E90 2009 E90 2010 E90 2011 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. 1. Change The Following Parameter/s: CIC Module Parameter Old Value New Value LEGAL_DISCLAIMER_TIME ld_mit_timeout...

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