Tuesday, April 22, 2008

14 difference of 2006 e90 and 2008

i noticed a couple of slight differences. Some of these have been discussed on this forum, but some i believe to be new.
1- When pressing unlock on the remote, head/rear lights turn on in 08. My May 06 doesn't do this.
2- There is a pleasant "gong" alert sound instead of the noisy chime. This is for everything from seat belt chime to low gas.
3- the music now fades in/out when switching tracks and starting/stopping the car. My 06 just cuts off the music when I turn the car off.
4- Flash light now a pen light instead of the rechargeable one
5- If music is on but engine is OFF. Starting the engine does not cut off the music. In my 06, the music cuts as the engine is starting.
6- The loaner I have does not have BMW assist, but u can still click on on BMW Assist in the Audio System console and it brings up a bunch of numbers u can call. (non - idrive)
7- The loaner does not seem to have premium package, but the right mirror tilts down when I put it into R. The mirrors DO NOT fold up (Thats how I know ther is no premium)
8- I have to turn the volume knob alot to change the volume. On my 06, a slight turn would change the volume significantly. The feel of the knob is also stiffer.
9- The speedometer looks different. I think the "ticks" on the speed scale are thicker or something.
10- the Bass/Treble options now go between 10 and -10. On my 06 the range is 6 to -6.
11- You can now control the volume of the car "chimes" and "alerts". Also in the Audio adjustment console.
12- Tire Pressure monitor know says "ACTIVE" when reset. In my 06 it just exits the menu
13- liscence plate lights are brighter
14- they changed the 5 to an 8 on the badge. Ok im kidding on this one

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Monday, April 21, 2008

BMW computer Reset Delete everything

There are many interesting functions available on the E36 OBC (On Board Computer) that are not documented in the owner’s manual, including changing the language of the display. The procedures described here work on my ‘97 328iC, which has the upgraded OBC - they may work on other models of similar vintage.


* Programming the Display Order
* Accessing Data
* Unlock the Display
* Test Codes
* Setting the Country Code
* Instrument Panel Tests

Programming the OBC to Display Contents in a Desired Order:

When you repeatedly press in on the turn signal stalk, the OBC display cycles through the various information types that it has in memory. The default sequence is: CONSUM1, CONSUM2, EXT. TEMP, SPEED, LIMIT, DIST and TIMER. If you want to change the display order, use the following procedure:

Press-in and hold the turn stalk for about 5 seconds. The OBC display will change to Prog 1. Press the button corresponding to the first function you would like to have displayed in the sequence. For example, if you would like the outside temperature to be displayed first, press the TEMP button. The display will then change to Prog2. Continue pressing the OBC buttons in the order you want, up through nine entries. You don’t have to enter all nine - if you would like the display to cycle only between TEMP and RANGE, simply enter those two items as Prog 1 and Prog 2. When finished, press the SET/RES button to store the sequence in memory.

To revert to the default order, simply press SET/RES as soon as Prog 1 is displayed.

Accessing Data in the OBC:

The OBC contains a lot of data, and displays the data in a manner determined by the country code that is stored in it. The technique to access this data is as follows:

Press the 1000 and 10 keys simultaneously. You should see Test-Nr.: appear in the display.

The table below lists the available test codes that are available. Enter a test code number, using the number keys, followed by the SET/RES key. However, to access codes other than 1, 10, 14, 19, and 21,
you have to first unlock the OBC, using the procedure described below.

Read the results.

For test numbers 10 and 11, enter a new value (if desired) and press SET/RES.

Return to the normal display functions by pressing CHECK or any other key.

Unlock the Display:

Most of the test sequences require you to first unlock the display before. Enter test code 19 using the above procedure. The display should read LOCK:ON. Then enter an unlocking code consisting of the sum of the current month plus date (for example, if today is July 11, enter 18). Then press SET/RES, and the OBC is now unlocked.

Test Codes:

Following is a listing of the available tests, along with with my notes as to what I think each test means. Note that the display uses European conventions for decimals (i.e., the number 61,7 is 61.7f or us Americans). You will see that I don’t have good explanations for several of these test codes:

Test Code No.



Display Must Be Unlocked First?


All LED display elements are lit

Verify that the display is working properly



VBR: n,n l/100km

n,n = instantaneous fuel usage in liters/100 km



VBR: n,n l/h

n,n = instantaneous fuel usage in liters per hour



RW-VBR: n,n l/100

n,n = average fuel usage in liter/100 km.



RW: nnn km

nnn = range in km



Not used



TMTL: nn,n l

nn,n = fuel remaining (in liters)



V: n km/h

n = instantaneous speed in km/h



UB: nn,nn V

nn,nn = system voltage (should be
around 13,80)



LAND: n xxx *

Country code — for US drivers
should be set to 2 USA — see description below



EINHEIT n: xx *

?? There are two EINHEIT displays: the values for xx in EINHEIT 1 can range between B0 and BF, and for EINHEIT 2 range between 0F and FF (mine is set to B3 and FF, respectively). Press the 1000 or 100 key to switch between EINHEIT 1 and EINHEIT 2.



VANK nn km/h

nn = average speed



ANK: nn:nn

nn:nn = ETA (will display
if the OBC’s distance function is not in use)



ROM: dd.mm.yy

dd.mm.yyyy = Software version date. Mine is 25.06.1991



DIAG: nn nn nnn xx

Diagnosis code? Mine is 01 05 255 FA



PORT: nn nnnnnnnn

Port codes? Press 1000
or 100 key to cycle port numbers. For example, PORT 01 is 10101000



PROM: nn nn

?? Mine reads 00 12



HORN: xxxx

(Single tone horn versus dual tone)



LOCK: xx

xx = ON or OFF.
See description above for method.



KVBR: nnnn

nnnn = Fuel rate calibration factor. Mine is set to 1000




Reset all defect codes? Also erases all stored values in the OBC (i.e,
fuel consumtion, avg. speed, timer, etc) and clock.


Note: #20 The factor is used to correct the OBC Avg Fuel Consumption figure to reality. If your OBC is off a bit, fill it UP totally and then run the tank down and refill. Then calculate your Actual MPG. Now enter test #20 get the old Correction Factor. NEW CF = OLD CF *(Actual MPG/OBC MPG)

Setting the Country Code:

If your OBC suddenly starts displaying every thing in German, and you would like to put it back to English, use test sequence number 10. Once you’re into test number 10, press the 1 key several times, and you’ll see the display cycle through various country options. For example, 0 is for Germany (the display reads LAND:0 D * - I assume D stands for Deutschland). As you cycle through the options, you’ll see choices for the Great Britain, USA, France, Canada, etc. Once the display is on the country you want, press the SET/RES key to store your choice into memory — for US drivers the display should be set to LAND: 2 USA * . Then press the CHECK key, and the display will reflect the units of the country you’ve chosen.

Instrument Panel Tests:

With the engine off, press and hold the trip mileage reset button, and then turn the key to accessory position 2 (OBC and radio come on). The LED display on the instrument panel (which normally is the odometer) will change to tESt01 and then will begin to cycle through several displays. Release the button. The display will continue to cycle through several displays. Here’s the data my car displays:


Display Sequence




BMW part No.



Code No.?



K No.?



Last 5 digits of VIN



Software Version



Revision Index Hardware No.

Finally, all LED elements will light, and all gauges will cycle once.

You can press the mileage-reset button again to access more tests. Tests 2 through4 are always unlocked and hence available. Tests 5 through 14 are normally locked — to access these you must first unlock the display-using test 15.Otherwise the display simply shows:


Test Sequence




Engine type: n = 2 for 4-cylinder engine, 3 for 6-cylinder, and 4 for 8-cylinder



km traveled since last oil service reset.



Age of car, in days

For tests 5 - 13, display must first be unlocked using sequence 15.



SI evaluation factor: n = 0 or 1 (over-rev), t= 0 or 1 (engine temp over heat)


Fuel level and coolant temp. Displays hexadec codes relating to gauge position:

Fuel Gauge Hex value:

A (empty) —-> 0d

End of Reserve —-> 37

B ——> 54

C ——–> 90

D ———> c4

E (full) ——> f0

Engine Temp Hex value:

A ——-> ce

B ——–> 6d

C ——–> 5c

D (center) ——> 4f-23

E ——–> 1e

F ———> 18


Current engine RPM


Current road speed in km/h

nnnnnn A


Distance - used to compare odometer mileage in the EPROM vs. the coding plug. If the two values don’t agree (for example, if one of these elements was replaced), the manipulation dot will illuminate. This function will synchronize the two readings to the highest value. Press and hold the reset button for 4 seconds, and the lower mileage reading will be overwritten by the higher, and the manipulation dot is cancelled.



Status bits - input signal (0=low
or 1= high):

1: seat belt: fastened =0

2: ignition lock: key inserted=0

3: door contact: door open = 0

4: clock button pressed = 0

5: SI reset = 0

6: EGS transmission failure = 0



Status bits - output signals:

1: Gond output

2: Brake warning lamp

3: Low fuel warning lamp

4: EGA lamp

5: Seat belt lamp

6: manipulation dot



Not used



Country code of cluster (USA = 02)


Software reset

L On/Off


Lock Status (on or off). Press and hold the reset button for about five seconds until the display reads "OFF". Now you can access test sequences 5 through 14.

Monday, March 10, 2008

BMW M3 Tuning moded m3

Another cool M3. Just Check out the mods it has! OMG! awesome!

-ACS style carbon fiber front lip molded and custom painted
-ACS style aluminum struts, sidebolts, and carbon fiber front flippers
-AC Schnitzer roof spoiler
-AC Schnitzer carbon fiber rear diffusor mounted on OEM carbon fiber rear valence
-Vorsteiner CF GTR hood.
-Hamann eyelids
-Hamann brake ducts molded and painted to bumper
-Painted front reflectors, kidney grill and front grill slats (black)
-Wheelpower phosphyre halos with remote kit
-Custom painted CSL concept style trunk lid.

-Eisennman SS Race muffler 83mmx4
-Rouge Engineering SSK, tranny mounts
-Rouge Engineering Power Pulleys
-Gruppe M carbon fiber intake

-Carrozzeria Design Black CF interior trim
-AC Schnitzer alum pedals and e-brake
-Black vinyl/grey suede Recaro Sportline, Recaro Sliders, Wedge Brackets
-Custom black suede rear seat inserts, door panels, pillars, and headliner
-Schroth Rallye 4 pt. Racing harness.

-19x8.5 & 19x10 Kinesis F110's wrapped in Yokohama AVS sports.
-KW Variant II Coilovers
-AC Schnitzer Race front Strut Bar
-Brembo 355mm front cross drilled big brake kit.
-Eclipse AVN-5345 DVD/MP3/NAV head unit
-Diamond Audio D6 1000 watt amp
-2x 12" Diamond Audio Mack Daddy subs
-Custom box and amp enclosure.


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Friday, March 7, 2008

10 things you don't know about your BMW M3

So here we go!
You can scan to the next station by holding the preset up or down buttons on the steering wheel

If you push the bmw emblem on the steering wheel, it deploys the rockets...haha i wish sometimes

You can hold the unlock button on the remote and it opens all the windows and sunroof. Plus if you turn the key in the driver's door it closes everything back.

If you use higher octane fuel up to 96, it will advance your timing by 2 degrees or so I'm told

The domelights can be disabled by holding down the main domelight switch for about 5-10 seconds. Holding the switch for the same amount of time will enable it again.

The exterior motion sensor of the security system can be turned off by pressing the lock button on remote right after car is locked, top red doom light will come on again.

The outter ring of the LED tail lights/brake lights comes on durring heavy/emergency braking.

At a certain higher RPM the ac compressor turns off if your running the ac.

The second push of the remote not only unlocks the passenger door but also enables the finger pressure sensor so you can open (unlatch) the trunk lid just by lifting at the sensor.

For those of you who have Carphones - you can press & hold (until you hear a beep) the talk button on the steering wheel and just talk..
Driver: "Dial Name"
Computer Voice: "The Name Please"
Driver: "Home"
Computer Voice: "Calling Home"
--then it rings...
OR Alternatively, those with GPS SatNav .. press the talk button and hold it til the beep and say: "MAP" ... the roadmap should then appear on your screen.
ALSO -Another thing you should try, is changing the GPS language to German... its amazing how much hearing a German woman speak softly to you whilst guiding you is such a turn-on when you're driving in a German muscle car like the M3! Sad I know - but very true...just try it (i've even started listening to German music in the car)

The a/c vents inside the dash move around everytime you start the car to prevent it from getting stuck on one position. Rasp starts at around 4000 to 4500 rpm.

There is a hidden Brake cooling vent on the front inner part of your right front fender. Just pop it out and your front intakes will direct some air to your right front brake.

on your glove box portable light socket you can insert a cable sold at the dealer to add an aditional electrical outlet.

There is a little plastic hook on a rubber strap underneath the trunk floor, which you can hook onto the upper ledge of the trunk opening to keep the floor propped up.

press and hold "FM" or "AM" to initiate AUTOSTORE (FMA, AMA)

There's space under your front seats for both a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher (BMW OEM)

If you put the metal part of your key on your chin, the range of the transmitter is increased and you shoudl be able to use the buttons from farther away. (someone else said opening your mouth further increases range, but I haven't tried that)

even after exiting the car with the keys in hand, you can press the radio power button and it will come on, auto shut-off after 20 min (ish). That way if people are in the car while your in the store, they can still listen to the radio.

There is a sensor in the door windows and sunroof built into the weatherstripping that will pull it back open if something is in the way ie arm (I have tested it too, it barely pinched my fingers)

For those of you who don't use their 3rd memory positon on driver's seat -- Set 3rd position on your favorite driving position (probably your 1st posit.), then rotate both mirrors down and hit memory for position 3. Then, if you're backing up and want to see driver's side curb, or if some a**hole is blinding you from the back with his bright lights, just hit 3rd posit. and mirrors will rotate down. Then just hit 1st posit. to rotate them back up.

If you hold down the trip odometer reset button while turning on the ignition, the odometer will read: test 1
If you wait a second, it will then read: test 1.0
If you then press the reset button repeatedly, you can cycle through various readouts.
Does anyone know what these readouts mean?
If you don't wait, but push the reset button again so it reads: test 2
then wait a second until it reads : test 2.0
your instrument panel will go through a test routine, displaying the following:

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