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Old 05-06-2021, 12:01 PM
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c-bass, thanks for your offer. is the software you have more complicated to use then BMW scanner 1.4.0? seems like this scanner software is made to be more user friendly??
The software I'm talking about is NCS Dummy. I haven't used BMW scanner but it's essentially the same kind of thing. The coding options are presented with checkboxes beside them that you tick off to enable or disable.

This will give you a better explanation than me butchering it and you can decide how user friendly it sounds to you.

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...ith-NCS-Expert

That software you can download for free but you would have to install it on a laptop (Which can be a pain in the ass sometimes) and you would need to get an ODB cable from Amazon to plug into your car. The cable is about $40 in our money.

Carly is a bluetooth module you can use with your phone that will read codes and do coding for you. https://www.mycarly.com/plan/?c=CA&b=bmw&n=BMW

It's $85 plus shipping HOWEVER you can get a discount code to use from many youtubers like Samcrac that will knock off a good amount of money.

There's also the ProTool from Bimmergeeks. Does coding and diagnostics but I don't know much else about it.

https://www.bimmergeeks.net/protool

Either way you look at it you're going to have to spend some money and I personally would rather end up with a tool than having some dude come by and code things for me (assuming you're paying for the coding service).

There's plenty of tutorials and experienced people that can help so I wouldn't be too worried about doing it myself.

Also, what you're wanting to do is very light duty coding from my understanding so the odds of you causing catastrophic damage should be minimal as long as you follow the proper steps.
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:47 PM
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this is great stuff c-bass! thanks man. im going to look into all this see whats best for me. its nice to know after i get all set up I can come back here for further help....

where in Canada are you located?
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ive had a few people try to code my E53, with no success, the last guy was using bimmergeeks protools and said its not compatible with our truck.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:46 PM
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ive had a few people try to code my E53, with no success, the last guy was using bimmergeeks protools and said its not compatible with our truck.
HA! You're absolutely right.

It looks like I didn't scroll down on the page to the part where it says...

Coding Support
Most Bmw, Mini or Rolls Royce Models EXCEPT older chassis such as E46, E39, E38, E53, E85 and anything older.


What a donkey I am
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:10 AM
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this is great stuff c-bass! thanks man. im going to look into all this see whats best for me. its nice to know after i get all set up I can come back here for further help....

where in Canada are you located?
London, Ontario area

I lived in Toronto for a long time and used to pop in a couple times a month but since Doug is trying his hardest to make us all communist I haven't visited in a while.
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Old 05-08-2021, 12:31 AM
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So you live in T.O. And can't find someone to code the E53? Gotta be a joke.

If you're searching for someone to work for free I understand, but otherwise there are plenty around this city, I can rhyme off 10 great Indies, + all the dealers but am not doing any advertising.

Now, it's possible they're telling you they can't do it, meaning these mods should not be done. So be careful and watch for safety features. Daytime running lights and illuminated side markers, and seat belt chime and dash light are mean to annoy you enough so you put on your seat belt. This is all legal requirement.
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Old 06-03-2021, 10:44 AM
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ok so a successful update.

I downloaded and installed BMW Scanner 1.4. Also ordered the reader tool from amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/iSaddle-Scanne.../dp/B008RHJTS2

I then followed this youtube video to install the driver for it to run on newer windows PC's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RonaL-HLKjA

Everything worked perfectly. I was able to make all the changes I wanted to do. Im so glad I don't need anyone to do it for me.

Only thing I couldn't find using BMW Scanner is where the option for the key-in ignition chime/gong is....

also, some of the modules I cant access. is this because they are not available on the e53, or because I need to open up the reader and connect/soldier some of the connections together like in some tutorials/videos i found online?


you know what annoys me Perrier, you.... probably also wears his mask in the car with his side markers. got that extra large rearview mirror too. Typical Canadian, mind your business, bro. the joke is your input on this thread.
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ok so a successful update.

I downloaded and installed BMW Scanner 1.4. Also ordered the reader tool from amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/iSaddle-Scanne.../dp/B008RHJTS2

I then followed this youtube video to install the driver for it to run on newer windows PC's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RonaL-HLKjA

Everything worked perfectly. I was able to make all the changes I wanted to do. Im so glad I don't need anyone to do it for me.

Only thing I couldn't find using BMW Scanner is where the option for the key-in ignition chime/gong is....

also, some of the modules I cant access. is this because they are not available on the e53, or because I need to open up the reader and connect/soldier some of the connections together like in some tutorials/videos i found online?


you know what annoys me Perrier, you.... probably also wears his mask in the car with his side markers. got that extra large rearview mirror too. Typical Canadian, mind your business. bro. your input really helped on this thread.
Yes, you might have to do just that--solder pins 7 & 8 together. I had to do that on my scanner because I only could read the DME. But hey...I only spent like $5 for my BMW 1.4.0 scanner.

To answer your other inquiry, the gong/chime option is in there too. Should be in the KOMBI.

But congratulations on getting it working!
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Old 06-03-2021, 11:00 AM
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thanks rocket, ill look into that.

btw, you were right, bmw scanner is so easy to use! once you get it up and running.
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ok so a successful update.

I downloaded and installed BMW Scanner 1.4. Also ordered the reader tool from amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/iSaddle-Scanne.../dp/B008RHJTS2

I then followed this youtube video to install the driver for it to run on newer windows PC's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RonaL-HLKjA

Everything worked perfectly. I was able to make all the changes I wanted to do. Im so glad I don't need anyone to do it for me.

Only thing I couldn't find using BMW Scanner is where the option for the key-in ignition chime/gong is....

also, some of the modules I cant access. is this because they are not available on the e53, or because I need to open up the reader and connect/soldier some of the connections together like in some tutorials/videos i found online?


you know what annoys me Perrier, you.... probably also wears his mask in the car with his side markers. got that extra large rearview mirror too. Typical Canadian, mind your business, bro. the joke is your input on this thread.
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