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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:

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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.
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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Ah ok. I've always complained how jerky the shifts are as well as to always click it up to s5 mode so this may be a good upgrade.
 

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Does this module also hold the # of times the cars been launched? If so does flashing it reset this figure?

I foresee a worldwide clutch shortage coming! Hah!
 

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Subscrided.

I would want to know the file source is not corrupt. To down load a virus would be painfull!
 

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Awesome, I already have cable + NCSExpert - Doing it this weekend!!!!

What do you guys think about the warranty? Will this void it? I mean, we're putting authentic M5 software in the car.....
 

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I'm willing to bet that unless any clutch/transmission warranty issue gets 'elevated' to BMW NA, no one's gonna check what software version you're running. Most stealerships just plug the car in, and their computers automatically update whatever software is on the car.

That being said - My warranty expired in December.
 

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I see a couple of vague instructions in the pdf:

Using DIS or INPA clear any codes that may be stored in any modules.
10. Start the car and enjoy your improved shifts! You may need to run the SMG adaption procedures
 

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Well, I have ordered the cable. And I think I have all the right software! I'm excited to try! If it all works out I'll try to upload or post links to the downloads
 

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You're gonna love it! I like it so much, i just started reading ///power's thread about transmission removal DIY! Just because i know it's coming. Only have 54K on the car, and maybe ~20K miles on the clutch... but it's comin... sooner or later... And the new LC is SO MUCH FUN!
 

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Where on idrive do I go to see which software version I am running..

Also, how does the launch control work? Does it add another menu item to idrive?
 
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