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      10-09-2017, 06:22 AM   #1
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My F10 Coding Experience

I managed to code the 2016 F10 using the Bimmercode App and Wi-Fi dongle.

This is very straight forward as it reads your cars modules and gives you the options in plain English. It also has an expert mode so you can go into all of the modules in detail.

So far I have coded the following

Video in motion
Wing mirrors fold when car locked and open when unlocked (no holding the key fob)
Windows close when door is opened
Radio switches off when door opened
Wing mirror folds to 85 degrees instead of 45 degrees
Angel eye brightness increased from 7% to 16%
Warning gongs changed to the Rolls Royce ones (sounds like a harp) haha
Efficient Dynamics switched off by default when the car is started
M Performance on start up in the I drive
Wing mirrors can be folded at 40mph max (great for country lanes)
Tyre temps and pressure now visible not just pressure

There are loads more options but the above are the ones that I have found are actually useful


Sport dials improved (better colour) maybe like the M5
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      10-09-2017, 02:10 PM   #2
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Sounds interesting. Can it be done by a complete noob? What sort of wifi dongle, etc? How much does it cost (I know the app is free to download but do you need to do in app purchases to make it all work?
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      10-09-2017, 04:05 PM   #3
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Sounds interesting. Can it be done by a complete noob? What sort of wifi dongle, etc? How much does it cost (I know the app is free to download but do you need to do in app purchases to make it all work?
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Yes it's totally idiot friendly

Darth Helmut can you advise as to the correct dongle and app etc please mate
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      10-09-2017, 04:07 PM   #4
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Thanks @JLR1969

Didn't know this existed. Looks more user friendly than Carly, and at a guess easier to use than E-Sys. I've used the latter and once you get the hang of it, becomes fairly straightforward.

Am interested in the improved Sports Dials and how they differ? Do you get the shift lights round the rev counter - think I recall you have digital cockpit in yours.... do you have any photos?
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      10-09-2017, 04:08 PM   #5
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Sounds interesting. Can it be done by a complete noob? What sort of wifi dongle, etc? How much does it cost (I know the app is free to download but do you need to do in app purchases to make it all work?
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I looked at this briefly on the App Store and I think you have to pay 25 to unlock coding......
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      10-09-2017, 04:11 PM   #6
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I looked at this briefly on the App Store and I think you have to pay 25 to unlock coding......
That's not too bad. Do you know if it lets you code the indicators into the HUD?
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      10-09-2017, 04:28 PM   #7
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That's not too bad. Do you know if it lets you code the indicators into the HUD?
I have tried to code indicators in the HUD and although it says it's done it does not work.
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Thanks @JLR1969

Didn't know this existed. Looks more user friendly than Carly, and at a guess easier to use than E-Sys. I've used the latter and once you get the hang of it, becomes fairly straightforward.

Am interested in the improved Sports Dials and how they differ? Do you get the shift lights round the rev counter - think I recall you have digital cockpit in yours.... do you have any photos?
No shift lights just a different colour
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      10-09-2017, 05:24 PM   #9
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Yes it's totally idiot friendly

Darth Helmut can you advise as to the correct dongle and app etc please mate
Not a prob mate. The correct wifi dongle is this;

Vgate iCar 2 WiFi OBD2

Recommend getting the iOS app as it has 'expert mode' as well which is akin to raw coding on e-sys. Both the Android and iOS have simple mode but for the more in depth, the expert mode is better.

Yep, 25 but it fully unlocks the app and you can use on any vehicle. Unlike Carly where you have to buy various coding options.
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      10-31-2017, 02:53 AM   #10
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Can this code the enhanced blue tooth on in simple mode as well??
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      10-31-2017, 03:46 AM   #11
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Can this code the enhanced blue tooth on in simple mode as well??
It can on F30s but as I have it as standard I can't see.

You can buy the dongle and then look to see via the app without actually buying the app. Then if it's possible you can buy the app.

Either way for 42 there is a lot you can code that makes the car a lot more useable
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I’ve just ordered this kit and got the app on my iPad, I’m looking forward to having a play tomorrow. I’m going to sort out some stuff that annoys me and thanks to all on this thread for the useful info��
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      11-11-2017, 07:40 AM   #13
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I posted this over on the F30 forum as thats what I'm changing to next week:

Ordered an adapter last night after reading all these posts on here!

I'm picking up my F30 in just over a week so I thought in the meantime I'd practice on the car I'm part exchanging (F10 2012).

Being my first attempt at coding, it was a little scary initially but once you get over that it's fine

I've only coded 2 things so far (Fold mirrors on lock & Digital Speedo)

I noticed that the list that come up is different to the demo version and also from what some of the guys on here have said. I didn't have a FEM ECU option come up.

I was able to find the folding mirrors option here:

Car Access System (CAS4_2)
Expert Mode
3003 FH_Master
KMFRT_SCHILIESSEN

Looking forward to doing more coding in the new car soon!

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How can you enable video in motion?
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Hello there , got 2016 520d over week now and got shocked that wing mirrors are not electric and somehow cant fill the tank to the full if i try to fill more gas it ll spit out but once i turn the car on i can see its only half full , bought it from well known trader .
Please help with coding thing at least get my wing mirror folded as its annoying to do them manually, thank you
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Hello there , got 2016 520d over week now and got shocked that wing mirrors are not electric and somehow cant fill the tank to the full if i try to fill more gas it ll spit out but once i turn the car on i can see its only half full , bought it from well known trader .
Please help with coding thing at least get my wing mirror folded as its annoying to do them manually, thank you
Folding side mirrors is a factory option and is not just a question of coding - you have to have the motors in the wing mirrors built in.

On a car this wide it is crazy this is not standard. But it isn't. It is my most used option and I use it every time I park up.

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Does coding a car affect its warranty?
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      04-30-2019, 02:05 PM   #18
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I have just purchased 530D SE (no comfort mode) 2010 also just purchased vgate car 2 WiFi and bought the full bimmerCode (£25) my doors have folding mirrors so if I press the lock button for 3 secs the mirrors fold, but I'd like to code the car to auto fold the mirrors when I lock car (I keep forgetting and where I live mirrors get the boot from teenagers sometimes)

Does anyone know what I have to go in to to make the changes, I have read so many ways for other beemers it has left me confused and I don't want to bleep anything up...

Thanks...
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Doubt it mate. Unless you mess it so bad dealer may charge for restoring coding back to factory spec
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Think I'll treat myself to the coding kit then. Recently bought a 2016 F10 and would like to tweak a few things. In no particular order, the things that spring to mind so far are:
  • Fold/open mirrors with lock/unlock (instead of having to hold button down)
  • Close windows when locked
  • Allow folding mirrors at any speed
  • Enable enhanced Bluetooth
  • Allow selection of side view display when moving instead of waiting until full stop
Not sure whether these can all be changed in the way I'd like, if at all. I guess the best way to find out is to buy the toys and play
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Hmmm... The Bimmercode website says the current Vgate adapters don't work with the app any more. Trying to get my head around the various ones that are still recommended as there's quite a range of prices so presumably a range of capabilities and features too. Can anyone in here shed any light on that?

All the recommended adapters are considerably more expensive than the Vgate ones anyway, so it seems coding is no longer such a cheap thing to try out.
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