How does remote coding work?
Remote coding is a fairly simple process. We send you a coding cable and email the coding downloads. Once you have this, and after setting up the files, the coding session begins. We provide instructions on how to do this, or we can set up the files for you if you wish. Only basic computer skills are required, (such as insuring your computer is connected to the internet and downloading links) and we take it from there.
What are the requirements for remote coding?
Requirements for remote coding are a fairly new PC laptop or MAC laptop. If you have a PC, we will provide all software required. If you have a MAC, you will need VMWare Fusion which can be downloaded from the internet. Other than the computer requirements, you will need a stable wired or wireless internet connection near the car. The cable can either be rented or purchased from us if you would like to keep it for future coding.
How do you accomplish the remote coding?
No complex set up is required, and no changes to your computer settings are necessary. The coding is quick, efficient, and painless. we use 100% factory BMW tools to accomplish the coding. You can expect full functionality without any compromise whatsoever. Coding requires absolutely no physical modification to your vehicle, the features are accomplished via software coding only. No changes will result in any error/warning lights, sounds, or messages.
Will coding void my warranty or cause any issues at the dealership?
Absolutely not. Being that we use 100% factory tools to perform these feature activations – to the dealer it looks as if your car left the factory floor already equipped with the coded options. The dealer can interact with your vehicle as if it were a stock car because, well it is. All of the features we activate are factory options that came disabled. There is absolutely no risk involved, even if the internet connection dropped during the coding, your vehicle would still be 100% safe. We have designed this coding system with multiple scenarios in mind, and after vigorous testing, it has our and our customer's seal of approval for use around the world.
How long will the remote coding take?
For few options, the coding will take about 40 minutes. If you have a slew of options, the maximum you should expect the coding to take is roughly two hours depending on internet speed and computer configuration. (Please note that depending on your computer and internet speeds the timing will vary.)
What if I’m not sure about some options?
Feel free to call or email us for further clarification our turnaround time on email is rather quick. If you are unsure about certain options, we can enable them for you to see if you like it. Chances are that you will want it. If not, we can put it back the way it was. All of the coding we perform is 100% reversible and makes no permanent change to your vehicle.
Code M - 1 Year Guarantee
We understand that you may want to change, remove, or even add additional settings after some time. This is why Code M will offer a 1 year warranty along with your first initial remote coding purchase. The warranty will allow you to add, change, or remove any coding options any time, up to 1 year from your original purchase date!
• Laptop with Windows
• Coding Cable (You may include with purchase)
• F/G/i Series BMW
• Reliable internet from your vehicle
Most frequently chosen options (these are only a few):
• Turn off seatbelt chime for driver
• Turn off seatbelt chime for passenger
• Enable DVD in Motion
• Disable iDrive “accept” message on startup
• Turn off iDrive Fasten Belts Warning
• Add a fuel stop suggestion option
• Add DSC Off option to MDrive settings
• Rolling of windows and sunroof up with the key (holding lock)
• Folding the mirrors with the key (holding lock)
• Factory Angel Eye Brightness Coding (brighter and whiter)
• Euro corner delete
• Enable BMW Efficient Dynamics Display
• Turn off the annoying “key in ignition” gong
• Add the digital velocity to Non-M cars (V=## mph)
• Add instantaneous digital MPG to M cars
• Make the low fuel warning come on earlier or later (useful for M cars)
• LCI Taillight coding (FRM2 and FRM3 modules)
Full list here: https://www.bmwcodem.com/coding-options-form
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.