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  • 10-21-2010, 05:33 AM
    Gadjo.Dilo

    Netherlands. US spec 2002 525iT

    I bought my car in the US (Sacramento, CA) and had it shipped to the Netherlands. I found someone with a hack tool to change several US settings on my car that I did not like (odometer from miles to km, no gong and text warning when key in ignition and driver's door open, re-activating window comfort closing).
  • 10-21-2010, 02:10 AM
    Nelsonbimmer

    Re: Is it my imagination or not...

    Thanks for all the information everyone! I have to replace the front and rear struts so I was a bit concerned I was going to need a new regulator or two as well.

    Cheers,

    David
  • 10-20-2010, 10:24 PM
    Jim Cash

    Re: Is it my imagination or not...

    As one of the other messages mentions - it is a fault with the software and relates to the timing between presses of the unlock button.

    There was a bulletin on this (can not remember the number) but my car was fixed in 1999 by replacing the General module with a later version (HW and SW).


    Cheers
    Jim Cash
  • 10-20-2010, 04:49 PM
    edjack

    Wow, you're lucky. What country?


    Ed in San Jose. BMW CCA member since 1987 (Nr. 62319). Golden Gate Chapter. '97 540i 6 speed. Build Date 3/97. Aspensilber over Aubergine leather.
  • 10-20-2010, 04:13 PM
    Gadjo.Dilo

    Wait, there's more!

    To impress Audi drivers, not only can I open all orifices (except hood and fuel door, of course) but I can also close it, saving myself the embarrasing question that were to follow after demonstrating the remote opening feature. But that option is disabled on US versions for -I guess- safety/legal reasons. But it can be activated, e.g. by using hack tools like EDIABAS/INPA...

    Gadjo
    2002 525iT
  • 10-20-2010, 03:53 PM
    edjack

    I like to amaze my friend who has an Audi A4.>>

    He must get just a few feet away before his remote unlocks his car. I, OTOH, can fire a command from at least 50 ft away to open all the openable orifices on the Bimmer.
    Ed in San Jose. BMW CCA member since 1987 (Nr. 62319). Golden Gate Chapter. '97 540i 6 speed. Build Date 3/97. Aspensilber over Aubergine leather.
  • 10-20-2010, 03:00 PM
    Filehorse

    I use that feature maybe 2-3 times per year. > >

    I consciously pause for a second or two between opening the driver's door and opening the other three to avoid that very thing.


    Filehorse
    Knoxville, TN
    BMWCCA #407627

    2002 525i Steptronic Sport/Premium | Build Date: 05/02
    81,000 Ultimate Driving miles
    Xenons
    Style 81s | Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS
    Titanium Gray | Gray Leather
    35% LLumar ATR LLumaStar tint
    Valentine 1 | Hardwired
    Steering wheel position memory w/Alzheimers
    "Lifetime" ATF replaced at 40,000; Switched to Valvoline MaxLife @ the 80,000 mile service
    StopTech SportStop slotted rotors w/Axxis Deluxe Advanced pads
    StopTech SS Braided Brake Lines

    2001 E46 325i (Jet Black) Forced Retirement 6/28/09

    2001 E46 325i (Orient Blue) Forced Retirement 10/09

    1989 E30 325i (Alpine White) Retired
  • 10-20-2010, 02:10 PM
    Gadjo.Dilo

    For that reason...

    I always press all 4 window buttons before I exit the car. Just to mnake sure all is closed. I once had my passenger side window slightly open after parking. I'd hate to find the car soaked after a rain shower due to an unnoticed and unintended slightly open window..

    If you unlock your driver's door with the remote and unlock the otehr doors immediately after, you are activating the comfort opening feature which will open first the front windows and then the roof and rear windows. I'm thinking of having this feature disabled.
  • 10-20-2010, 01:49 PM
    Filehorse

    You can also get that 1/2-inch effect if you > > >

    cycle that Open Door remote button too quickly when opening all the locks and not just the driver door. It can have the effect of just holding the button down as far and the windows/sunroof open function.


    Filehorse
    Knoxville, TN
    BMWCCA #407627

    2002 525i Steptronic Sport/Premium | Build Date: 05/02
    81,000 Ultimate Driving miles
    Xenons
    Style 81s | Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS
    Titanium Gray | Gray Leather
    35% LLumar ATR LLumaStar tint
    Valentine 1 | Hardwired
    Steering wheel position memory w/Alzheimers
    "Lifetime" ATF replaced at 40,000; Switched to Valvoline MaxLife @ the 80,000 mile service
    StopTech SportStop slotted rotors w/Axxis Deluxe Advanced pads
    StopTech SS Braided Brake Lines

    2001 E46 325i (Jet Black) Forced Retirement 6/28/09

    2001 E46 325i (Orient Blue) Forced Retirement 10/09

    1989 E30 325i (Alpine White) Retired
  • 10-20-2010, 01:29 AM
    edjack

    If you hold the unlock button down long enough>>

    the windows and sunroof will open.
    Ed in San Jose. BMW CCA member since 1987 (Nr. 62319). Golden Gate Chapter. '97 540i 6 speed. Build Date 3/97. Aspensilber over Aubergine leather.
  • 10-20-2010, 12:55 AM
    Nelsonbimmer

    Is it my imagination or not...

    The last several days I've noticed more wind noise while driving my '01 540i Sport. Upon investigation I realize my driver or front passenger door window down about 1/2 inch.

    Is it my imagination or am I bumping the window control?

    TIA,

    David

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