A Big “Thank You” to April1 for all the work he did and I benefited!
Exactly one week ago today, I PM April1 asking about cable and software for coding. On Monday, he shipped the package via USPS Priority Mail and I got it on Wednesday.
The package was professionally done, with labels on the flash drive and cable. Very nice!!
I followed this thread and others about coding, and finally decided that it was time, but links to the software was no where to be found. Fortunately April1 was the one-stop-shop for all my coding needs.
Last Sunday after April1 confirmed he had everything I need, I started preparing my Windows XP laptop computer and read up on the instructions.
Wednesday night I copied Apirl1’s flash drive onto my hard drive, installed the software, studied the instructions, made some notes to get ready for Thursday night’s connection to my 2013 X3.
Thursday night came, I was careful to disable anti-virus software and Windows firewall, and turned off my laptop’s WiFi and Bluetooth. I also made sure I turned of all lights (automatic headlights, daylight running lights, and dome lights) in the car to conserve power. I followed the instructions to connect to my car. I was able to read the CAF file from my car and did a backup.
I had originally planned on doing just that on Thursday night. However, the process was so easy that I went on to code.
- disabled iDrive legal disclaimer during iDrive startup
- disbaled camera legal disclaimer
- added pressure and temperature readings to the TPMS screen
- enabled DVD in motion
I tried but wasn’t able to enable turn signal on HUD.
April1’s cable and software bundle, detailed instructions and screen shots in the “E-Sys – Getting Started Coding” PDF files paved the way to my quick success.
I greatly appreciate the contribution of all who went before me and so generously shared their knowledge!