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Old 6th September 2011, 17:56   #1
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Exclamation Reprogram Euro SMG software to US cars! (Faster shifts + 4k Launch Control) for free!

As we have seen the last few months coding has taken off! More and more people are offering windows up with remote, full bright angel eyes with headlights on, and more. Well here is the next step. Reflashing modules!

Euro smg software features:
-4k rpm launch control with auto shift at red line in S6
-Default S5 / D1 settings from cold start (US default S3/D3)
-Smoother / quicker shifts between gears

I didn't make a video however you can find several examples of it on youtube, here is one:
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Here are the ZB numbers for the different SMG tunes from BMW:
M5 Euro
7840482 (ver 1)
7841399 (ver 2)
7842206 (ver 3 this is the one I used)

M5 US
7840483 (ver 1)
7841402 (ver 2)
7842208 (ver 3)

M6 Euro
7840484 (ver 1)
7841404 (ver 2)
7842210 (ver 3)

M6 US
7840485 (ver 1)
7841408 (ver 2)
7842214 (ver 3)

Technically you can take your car to the dealership and ask them to install software #ZB 7842206 (ver 3 euro software). They will have the file and equipment to do it, However they usually just update modules or follow the TIS telling them which US tunes to use.

What you will need to do this:
-K+DCAN USB Cable (I use this one)
-BMW Standard Tools (This includes NCSExpert which is what everyone uses to code windows etc, however for updating/flashing we will use WinKFP which is also included in the install)
-Up to date Daten files (simply the latest ECU files from BMW)

I use WinKFP version 5.2.1 and Daten files V41 (Which is 100% BMW software)

All of these files can easily be found on the internet. Please do a search!

The M3forum has been doing this exact same process to install the stock CSL smg software on US Spec cars. Giving a very similar outcome of faster shifts / higher launch control. Here is a video showing a US spec e46 with CSL smg2 software that was programmed and videoed by myself. Also another cool feature the e46 m3 guys have figured out is how to add competition m track mode (MTM) to non CSL/Competition package cars.

+ YouTube Video
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Attached is a guide made by terraphantm on m3forum. You can use the exact same process however instead of using E46 files you need E60 files and instead of using the #ZB number for SMGII CSL use one of the above.

Besides already flashing many E46 M3's with different tunes I have also done Rnydyman M5 with the euro smg software who i'm sure will give you his thoughts!

Hope everyone finds this information useful!
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Old 6th September 2011, 18:54   #2
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wow........what a great find!
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I was the guinea pig for the re-program. I have to say - it's every bit as good as I hoped! The launch is incredible - it doesn't just smoke the tires, you TAKE OFF while it shifts for you! All you have to do is "Stomp and steer!" It modulates the clutch a bit to make sure you actually get off the line as quickly as possible. I was left virtually speechless. I haven't had that big a grin on my face since I went on the test drive before purchase. As soon as I get some dry weather again, I'll post up a vid, and some pics of what to expect. It's the SINGLE best mod. No ifs, ands or buts! Better, smoother shifts all the time.
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I have OPS with DIS V57, can I do it with this?
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Interesting. Is V41 the latest ones? Hmm...

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I already have the VAG-COM (Micro-CAN interface) cable for my VW.
Would it work with that?
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I was the guinea pig for the re-program. I have to say - it's every bit as good as I hoped! The launch is incredible - it doesn't just smoke the tires, you TAKE OFF while it shifts for you! All you have to do is "Stomp and steer!" It modulates the clutch a bit to make sure you actually get off the line as quickly as possible. I was left virtually speechless. I haven't had that big a grin on my face since I went on the test drive before purchase. As soon as I get some dry weather again, I'll post up a vid, and some pics of what to expect. It's the SINGLE best mod. No ifs, ands or buts! Better, smoother shifts all the time.
I take it you didn't use the DCAN cable the OP mentioned as it appears you have an 2006?

NM, I'm apparently still asleep today, looks like you can.

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I have OPS with DIS V57, can I do it with this?
I think others have done it with progman however I have heard of modules be "bricked" with it. DIS Should only clear codes/adaptation but I haven't used it much, so I can't say it will or wont for sure. WinKFP is the ticket tho, everyone updating modules lately use WinKFP.

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Interesting. Is V41 the latest ones? Hmm...
V42 is the latest, however V41 is up to March, 2011 and their hasn't been any major updated to the E60 files and I wouldn't expect many at this point.

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I already have the VAG-COM (Micro-CAN interface) cable for my VW.
Would it work with that?
No, even if it reads basic ODBII it probably wont talk to the bmw modules.

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I take it you didn't use the DCAN cable the OP mentioned as it appears you have an 2006?

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Yeah I did his car with the cable i mentioned.
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Can you back up the current SMG software that's loaded into the ecu in the event something happens and you need to revert back?

Thanks for the thread BTW.
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Can you back up the current SMG software that's loaded into the ecu in the event something happens and you need to revert back?

Thanks for the thread BTW.
You can check which tune you currently have before you put the euro version on so you can always go back. The software doesn't have a backup feature it just writes. Since you would know which version you had prior you could simply right the old one back on or the latest US tune.
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