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Old 22nd June 2011, 00:16   #411
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UPDATED SUPPORT PROGRAM to NCS EXPERT called NCS DUMMY

First things first. A Big Thank You to one of the early pioneers in BMW coding. Revtor of Belgium. This updated program you are about to read about is the work of Revtor whose contributions to Coding are unparalleled. Thank you Revtor!

A new updated version of a program called NCSDummy, has just been released. This program allows you to see all the possible line of code options for a particular chassis/module/and file NCS uses to access that module. Let's use an LMA trace file as an example. You want to change the duration your welcome lights stay on, or another line of code beyond the simple aktiv or nicht_aktiv settings.

But you don't know all the possible options in any line of code you see in the file. You experiment but some changes simply are not accepted because the module does not recognize your change as valid. Enter NCSDummy ver 5; You can select the chassis, module, and the file your car uses to read that module and NCSDummy will export to whatever folder you designate, all the possible changes you can make on that single line of code. Wert_xx, is a familiar code. It designates a setting much like the miles/km left in your gas tank before the gas icon showing you're approaching a need for gas, appears at different intervals. 50miles left/35 miles left/20 miles left. This program will give you all the possible settings and interpret the sometimes shortened explanation of what the line of code really means.

NCS Dummy also deciphers what that line of code means in an English format

A short example of the output of an LMA module's .TRC file is below;

You will notice WL_DAUER in an LMA mdoule is the welcome light duration which has two possible settings. Generally wert_01 is the lowest/least setting, whereas wert_02 has a longer setting. In this case the length of time the welcome light remains on.

You can use this for any module and/or compare modules which is convenient to compare changes you have made since the original default settings or changes you may have made along the way. Or differences between another cars module and yours

I have attached NCSDummy in zip format (extract both files to your desktop), and a user guide that Revtor wrote, which will help with any questions. It is easy to use and intuitive. You do need to know the file that NCS Expert uses to read a module in order to maximize the use of NCSDummy. That is obtained from reading any module and noting what file NCS pulls from the DATEN/ECU directory. Example: reading the LMA2 module can be LM2.E6x.Cxx, the last two xx being numbers. You will see this just above the bottom menu in NCS Expert when you read a file. Note it, and use that file name when asked for in NCSDummy

chassis: E60
module: LM2_E6x.C09 as an example.

Just some more ways to experiment with coding....

Enjoy....

EXAMPLE EXTRACT FROM AN LMA Module
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WL_DAUER WELCOME LIGHTS DURATION
wert_01 value 01
wert_02 value 02
WL_AL LOW BEAMS ON WHEN WELCOME LIGHTS ACTIVATED
nicht_aktiv not active
soft_einschalten soft switch on
hart_einschalten
WL_FL HIGH BEAMS ON WHEN WELCOME LIGHTS ACTIVATED
nicht_aktiv not active
WELCOME_LIGHT_ACTIVE WELCOME LIGHTS IN LIGHTS MENU (LINKED TO [VA_WELCOMELIGHT] IN CAPPL)
aktiv active
nicht_aktiv not active
WL_BLK_H REAR TURN SIGNALS ON WHEN WELCOME LIGHTS ACTIVATED
nicht_aktiv not active
WL_BLK_V FRONT TURN SIGNALS ON WHEN WELCOME LIGHTS ACTIVATED
nicht_aktiv not active
WL_NSW FRONT FOG LIGHTS ON WHEN WELCOME LIGHTS ACTIVATED
nicht_aktiv not active
WL_POL CORNER LEDS ON WHEN WELCOME LIGHTS ACTIVATED
nicht_aktiv not active
aktiv active
WL_NSL REAR FOG LIGHTS ON WHEN WELCOME LIGHTS ACTIVATED
nicht_aktiv not active
soft_einschalten soft switch on
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Hello,
Here in Europe, the alarm option on my M6 can't active the PLIP sound option when closing or opening door. Do you think it could be possible to add this feature in our program ???

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Salut mimi74,

Je sais pas si tu as eu réponse a tes questions ici, mais un forum Francais sur le codage BMW a ouvert il y a quelques jours.
Si tu veux te joindre a nous ce sera avec plaisir.

A cette adresse:

BMW Coding FRANCE • Page d


PS: Pour le bip de verrouillage/déverroullage je l'ai activé sur mon E61
Dans le module CAPPL met le paramètre ACOUSTIC sur aktiv et c'est bon!
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Awesome information! Thanks very much for sharing Allan!

I hope to try the software and adapter cable soon! Still very busy at work and at home..............

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Sorry for this reply in French...


Salut mimi74,

Je sais pas si tu as eu réponse a tes questions ici, mais un forum Francais sur le codage BMW a ouvert il y a quelques jours.
Si tu veux te joindre a nous ce sera avec plaisir.

A cette adresse:

BMW Coding FRANCE • Page d


PS: Pour le bip de verrouillage/déverroullage je l'ai activé sur mon E61
Dans le module CAPPL met le paramètre ACOUSTIC sur aktiv et c'est bon!
I'm on your forum... Thanks for the link...
And yes, I have made the alarm bip active in the CIC module
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Speed limiter

I just thought of something:

Some folks here will have kids that will be driving for the first time of their life soon.

As we all know - our kids are our most prized possession and we will do everything we can to protect them.

To keep them safe, at least until they have enough driving experience - is it possible to reprogram the ECU to enable a speed limiter, like 55mph or 60mph?

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Or (in the questions for BMW engineers thread) how about having the Nav/map system equipped with speed limit info for streets and have those limits (optionally for kid mode of course) apply based on location. And as we keep talking about, a 25 mph / P100 "valet mode" would be great.
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I do not believe there is a way to set a speed limiter using any of the methods available at our fingertips. An EEPROM flash is the only way that can be accomplished. Much like removal of our speed limiters when we did the aftermarket ECU Tune. I remember letting my son take my 645ci before the M, and his date, to the High School Prom. I gave strict instructions, what route to take, where to park, and that he had to open and close the door for his date, mostly out of chivalry, and partially out of not wanting her to bang the door.

That was a nervous night, but they all came back safe and sound
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Agree.

FYI, when we went to Italy last year for vacation, I took my Garmin Nuvi 765T with me.

My Garmin displayed not only road speed limits everywhere I go but also traffic information.
And it was 99% accurate. Amazing technology as it took me anywhere I wanted to go.

Mark, instead of renting GPS in Sevilla - you can buy one for around $100.00 and will have one of your own forever to use anywhere you go.
Click here:

They are preloaded with US map. However, I have 2011 Europe map if you want to "borrow" it.

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Or (in the questions for BMW engineers thread) how about having the Nav/map system equipped with speed limit info for streets and have those limits (optionally for kid mode of course) apply based on location. And as we keep talking about, a 25 mph / P100 "valet mode" would be great.
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You're a good man Allan.

Same here - I trained my son to open and close doors for women. Simply the right thing to do as a gentleman.

My wife still always thank me for always doing that for her. (I continue to score points with my boss at home : )

And happy to hear your son and his date came back safely that night.

I agree with Mark, BMW should offer a Valet Mode. Speed limiter, gear shift limiter, reduced power mode, etc.

I will surely bring that up with BMW M engineers in November.

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I do not believe there is a way to set a speed limiter using any of the methods available at our fingertips. An EEPROM flash is the only way that can be accomplished. Much like removal of our speed limiters when we did the aftermarket ECU Tune. I remember letting my son take my 645ci before the M, and his date, to the High School Prom. I gave strict instructions, what route to take, where to park, and that he had to open and close the door for his date, mostly out of chivalry, and partially out of not wanting her to bang the door.

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Is there anyone in the Dallas area that would be interested in doing this ECU tune to my M6? I know it wouldn't be for free so I'm happy to take care of the individual that could do this for me. I'm far to inept to do this but I'd love to have it. Thanks.
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