Probably a silly question about OBD socket

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Post by Ian J » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:27 am

Argyll Andy wrote: Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:04 pm
it might be worth getting in touch and asking if it is a user switchable option as Peter asks??
It isn't user switchable and has to be done through the appropriate hack using Bimmercode or similar. I did ask Sytner if they could do it for me and they said "no"
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Post by Argyll Andy » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:49 am

Ian J wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:27 am
Argyll Andy wrote: Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:04 pm
it might be worth getting in touch and asking if it is a user switchable option as Peter asks??
It isn't user switchable and has to be done through the appropriate hack using Bimmercode or similar. I did ask Sytner if they could do it for me and they said "no"
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Are you close to any other members who may be able to do it for you for some beer tokens ?
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    Post by Ian J » Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:40 pm

    Argyll Andy wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:49 am
    Are you close to any other members who may be able to do it for you for some beer tokens ?
    I'm afraid that I haven't been around long enough to know where the members live but I'm in Tamworth and would appreciate it if anyone lives close enough that is willing to give me a hand.

    I have Bimmercode on my phone but no plug in adaptor as i sent it back
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    Post by Argyll Andy » Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:25 pm

    Ian J wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:40 pm
    Argyll Andy wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:49 am
    Are you close to any other members who may be able to do it for you for some beer tokens ?
    I'm afraid that I haven't been around long enough to know where the members live but I'm in Tamworth and would appreciate it if anyone lives close enough that is willing to give me a hand.

    I have Bimmercode on my phone but no plug in adaptor as i sent it back
    Ian, I’d stick a separate post up with a request for help from a local member. There is a section where members say where they are and what kit/help they can offer but not sure how up to date it is :thumbsup:
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      Post by MarkB01 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:54 pm

      Ian J wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:21 am Oops too late. I bought the Vgate from Amazon which isn't on the Bimmercode approved list but they claim that it works with it. It's due to arrive today so I'll soon find out and if it doesn't work I'll send it back
      Ian, which vGate did you purchase? I use the vGate vLinker BM+ (Amazon, $40 US) on my 2021 M40i with Bimmercode and it works perfectly. There is a cheaper vGate that does not work with G series BMWs, could that be what you purchased?
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      Post by Ian J » Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:55 pm

      Thanks Andy
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      Post by Ian J » Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:04 pm

      MarkB01 wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:54 pm
      Ian, which vGate did you purchase? I use the vGate vLinker BM+ (Amazon, $40 US) on my 2021 M40i with Bimmercode and it works perfectly. There is a cheaper vGate that does not work with G series BMWs, could that be what you purchased?
      Hi Mark. It was the cheap n cheerful Vgate iCar Pro BLE 4.0 but I'll give yours a try.

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      Post by MarkB01 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:03 pm

      If interested, here are the changes I've made on my M40i with Bimmercode...

      RAM Active sound design - not active
      ECU Auto start stop function memory - active
      Hu Warning at startup - not active
      Hu Camera warning - not active
      ACSM Initial seat belt reminder - not active
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      Post by Ian J » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:17 am

      MarkB01 wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:54 pm
      Ian, which vGate did you purchase? I use the vGate vLinker BM+ (Amazon, $40 US) on my 2021 M40i with Bimmercode
      For my second attempt I used a TONWON vLinker BM WiFi OBD Scanner which cost me £45.99 from Amazon and it was easy to set up and worked perfectly and I now have a quiet car without that awful artificial exhaust sound
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