10 responses

  1. Richard Schalij
    November 23, 2011

    Thanks for the info. Good to know.


  2. Chris Sargent
    November 28, 2011

    Nice article Chris. You can get a modified VAG diagnostic cable and some INPA software for $50 and have access to everything, all in realtime as well as coding abilities and diagnostic info / resets. If you want any more info let me know.

  3. car news
    December 7, 2011

    I never know that BMW has those things that’s good

  4. Sandy Boyles
    March 14, 2012

    I have an 2011 X3 and would LOVE to know how I can change the voice/download a new voice in the nav system.

  5. brucec
    March 15, 2012

    I have a 2005 545i …can’t rest annoying icons telling me new brakes..I put new rotors and ceramic brakes in plus 2 new sensor wires. BMW wants a piece of me to reset…any ideas?

    • cparente
      March 15, 2012

      Bruce – thanks for comment/question. Must be annoying after you’ve already replaced. If you replaced the sensor wires, then I think any OBD II code reader could clear that warning — you can get one for $70 or so, will pay for itself in no time. You might also want to join an E60 forum like the one on Bimmerfest — lots of fellow owners with advice and tips: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=104

      Good luck!

  6. Stéphane St-Denis
    May 2, 2012


    Je viens de faire l’achat d,une BMW 323 2011 et j’aimerais activer les “angel eyes” afin de les utiliser comme phares de jour. Ils n’entrent en fonction qu’au moment où je “débarre” la voiture. Ce sont les ampoules des phares à longues portées qui prennent le relais. Cependant, il m’est égal que ces derniers fonctionnent en même temps que les “angels eyes”.

    Je vous remercie à l’avance pour le temps pris à me répondre,

  7. duane
    January 28, 2013

    Chris I just bought a 2013 x3 2.8xdrive It is a flood car All the electronics have been turned off I havent seen the car yet but the transport guy says that there or no brakes transmission etc wont even work He said they needed to get a bmw guy to use a code to disengage everything
    Do you have any Idea what kind of code i need to reset the car

  8. The Mighty
    August 18, 2013

    Thanks man always went up to test 2 tho had no much basic Idea what all dat meant!I love the Code part:always had a problem wit a deactivated code and had no idea what to input.

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