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Old 13th September 2011, 21:08   #121
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A BMW mechanic next door thinks they just have to flash it. And that only they have the codes to do it, if it is in fact locked out.

But... We shall see.
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Talked to the IT guy at the local BMW. He said that they cannot flash EURO software. BMW doesn't allow it. He also said most likely some part of the MOST system rejected it for some reason. Like maybe the gear selector and that for about 1.5 or two hours they would charge to reprogram.
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They can't flash Euro software because they don't have it. They'd flash the latest US software. So should we assume they're charging you to re-load the US Ver 3 software? And did they go ahead with it yet?

Also - did you tell them what you were doing? Or did they figure out the Euro part on their own?
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I just got a call from dealer as well

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Talked to the IT guy at the local BMW. He said that they cannot flash EURO software. BMW doesn't allow it. He also said most likely some part of the MOST system rejected it for some reason. Like maybe the gear selector and that for about 1.5 or two hours they would charge to reprogram.
They are saying they are having communication issues with the car still. They will continue trying tomorrow.
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They can't flash Euro software because they don't have it. They'd flash the latest US software. So should we assume they're charging you to re-load the US Ver 3 software? And did they go ahead with it yet?

Also - did you tell them what you were doing? Or did they figure out the Euro part on their own?
Ya. I told them what we were attempting as I called from a shop that they do with business with occasionally.

Yes. They will only reload the newest us software. I am dropping it off there now.
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Thanks. I was just curious what you guys said when you got there. 335xi, since you're trying for the warranty fix: May I recommend the method I used to use when I had a warranty?

S.A. "What seems to be the problem?"

Me "Yo man, mah **** is BROKE!"

S.A. ".... Ok.... Well, we can fit you in tomorrow... Do you need a loaner?"


True story.
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ok, so i got a little bit of information.

my neighbor shop has a computer that he can get into bmw computers. but he couldnt get into mine. he said some he can, some he cant. he also said that BMW can lock the computers from exterior computers getting into them and that bmw has the ability to lock or unlock that ability.

i have no guarantee on the accuracy of this statement, but it seems as though it could be true. maybe those of us failing have the computers lock, and therefore no access allowed.

???
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That seems to be what's going on. Vodyk thinks it's coded into the latest version of the SMG software. It 'bricks' and the only way to unlock is through dealership access, for now...


GOD this sucks! If you guys could see how excited he was when this successfully uploaded and worked on my car... and now that it doesn't work for everyone else... let's just say he's 'disappointed'
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Thanks. I was just curious what you guys said when you got there. 335xi, since you're trying for the warranty fix: May I recommend the method I used to use when I had a warranty?

S.A. "What seems to be the problem?"

Me "Yo man, mah **** is BROKE!"

S.A. ".... Ok.... Well, we can fit you in tomorrow... Do you need a loaner?"


True story.
I think I will offer to pay for the flash since I feel it's the ethical thing to do but the reason I did this was because of the crappy US SMG implementation. If they gave us the proper software we wouldn't be in this situation.

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