BMW Special Coding in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem & Kernersville

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BMW special coding is a process used by BMW that groups specific system operating requirements (or data) together. Once the data is grouped together, a code or label is assigned to each group. These groups of data are pre-loaded into specific “codable” control modules. These pre-loaded modules also come with a very basic set of operating instructions (or a Program).

In these groups, there are several types of operating requirements. These include: emissions controls, Manual or Auto transmission, 02 sensors, and fuel type.

BMW Special Coding in Winston-Salem, NC

When assigning one specific group that has been labeled to one of the aforementioned operating programs of a certain control module/component, this is called “coding”. Basically, coding allows you to select a specific data set that is already present in the control module.

A control module that is “codable” is installed with a very basic operating program. This operating program comes with several different variations of operating data. This coding process allows for a set of operating data to be assigned to the operating program of that specific module or component.

Coding can be easily performed for certain systems and components through ISTA/P or an older generation DIS/Plus/GT1/SSS device. By inputting a variant through the device, selecting customer operational settings from a set of features that are available. This can also happen automatically by simply selecting a specific coding process.

From the help of coding changes can be made to your vehicle, such as changing the chimes to your car. For example, you can also set exactly how many times the one-touch signal flickers when you use it. With the help of coding, your car can have an easier time remembering setting for starting and stopping systems. In addition to these things, coding can activate fog lights in cornering headlights, quite some buzzing sounds, and enable several functions of the comfort module.

Remember, the things that can be achieved through coding depend on every different car model. If your vehicle doesn’t have many features, there likely isn’t much that can be changed based on its configuration. You should instead find out what can be done to your car, and what would you like modified within those parameters.

Whenever you have questions about coding your BMW give us a call, drive on into our shop or conveniently schedule an appointment online.


  • Amber/Corner lights delete
  • Angel eyes as DRL
  • Disable bulb out warnings (disables warm and cold testing of bulbs)
  • Double flash hazards (not applicable on F-series chassis)
  • Pathway lighting with key fob (follow me home lights)
  • Fog and high beams on at same time
  • LCI tailight retrofit coding
  • Aftermarket HID coding
  • Disable DRL high beams
  • Disable DRL tailights
  • Front turn signals on when welcome lights activated
  • Angel eyes on when welcome lights activated


  • M style digital speedometer
  • True car speed on digital speedometer
  • Lock doors once certain speed is reached/Unlock doors when key is ejected
  • Turn off car and eject key fob by holding ignition button in when parked
  • Night time illumination in cluster with Daytime Running Lights
  • Turn signals in HUD
  • Disable Auto Start/Stop by default (F series only)
  • Remember last setting of Auto Start/Stop (F series only)
  • Entertainment options in HUD (F series only)
  • Recent call list in HUD (F series only)


  • Windows up/down sunroof open/close with key fob button press
  • Mirror fold in with key fob (must have mirror fold option)
  • Disable seat belt butlers
  • Disable seat belt chime
  • Double flash hazards (not applicable on F-series chassis)
  • Pathway lighting with key fob (follow me home lights)
  • Fog and high beams on at same time
  • LCI tailight retrofit coding
  • Aftermarket HID coding
  • Disable DRL high beams
  • Disable DRL tailights
  • Front turn signals on when welcome lights activated
  • Angel eyes on when welcome lights activated


  • AC blower not turned on automatically when ignition switched on
  • LED fan speed indicator on in Auto mode
  • Pressing “AUTO” on climate control does not turn on AC


  • Traffic options added to CCC/CIC navigation to alert you to any traffic congestion and offer detour options
  • Aux audio input enable
  • Enable Mp3 playback
  • Bluetooth retrofit coding
  • Satellite Radio input enable (needs hardware module to function)
  • CD changer input enable (needs hardware module to function)
  • Remove Legal disclaimer in Idrive
  • Remove weatherband from entertainment source selection
  • Skip AM band on entertainment source selection
  • CIC retrofit coding
  • CIC DVD-in-Motion (For vehicles with CIC units only)
  • Update CCC DVD navigation maps
  • Climate shortcut display shows in iDrive when fan button pushed (e9x only)
  • Seat heater “hi-med-low” slider in iDrive (e6x only)
  • Navigation FSC update code for latest Maps
  • Radio/Navigation off when door opened (F series only)
  • Automatically set time by GPS in iDrive (NBT iDrive only)
  • Enhanced Bluetooth and USB (F series only)
  • Side view cameras on at all speeds (F series only)
  • Top view cameras on at all speeds (F series only)
  • Rear view camera on at all speeds (F series only)
  • Remove PDC + Cam disclaimer (F series only)
  • Tire pressure + Temperature in TPMS (F series only)
  • Phone Ringtone sent to CIC (F series only – not applicable on cars with no navigation)


  • Clear engine and transmission adaptations
  • Disable Neutral Idle Control per bulletin SI B24 03 08
  • New battery registration
  • Read/Clear OBD and BMW specific diagnostic codes
  • DME PPK downgrade to 8G0B for Cobb support
  • Replacement fuel injector parameter coding (N54 engines only)**
  • Adjust idle RPM’s (not available for R5x BMW Mini models)**


  • Allow 2.4 Gallon Tank Capacity (I3 only)
  • Allow REX anytime below 75% “Hold Mode” (I3 only)
  • Change when REX activated (I3 only)
  • Eco-Pro or Eco-Pro+ on startup (I3 only)

BMW Performance Power Kit PPK (for N54 & N55 engines)

  • For N54 equipped vehicles produced from 03/2008 till 03/2010
  • For N55 equipped vehicles produced up till 02/2012
  • Increased torque of 317 ft-lbs (manual trans) or 332 ft-lbs (auto trans), available from just 1,500 rpm
  • Increased maximum output* of 320 horespower
  • Faster acceleration from 0 to 75 mph

Alpina B3 Transmission Flash (for N54 & N55 engines)

  • For N54/N55 equipped E9x vehicles produced from 03/2007
  • Smoother shifting
  • Quicker up-shifts in D mode (Better fuel economy)
  • More precise shifting with fantastic rev matching on downshift in Sport mode.

E90/E92/E93 M3 Euro GTS DCT flash

  • Improves the jerky or clunky downshifting when coming to a stop
  • Quicker and smoother gear shift engagement
  • Reduced clutch slip at higher RPMs
  • No more lag when shifting into reverse
  • Toggling the shifter switches to D2 instead of S3 with S mode memory

E46 M3 w/SMG II

  • CSL rev matching and motor inertia DME parameters
  • CSL Transmission Software Flash
  • Cold-Start Delete
  • EWS Delete
  • Sport button memory
  • Speed governor removal
  • Enable shift lights with Manual Transmission

We code the following BMW models but please note that certain options are not available on the BMW Mini R5x models:

  • BMW E60 — (2004–2010) 5 Series Sedan
  • BMW E61 — (2004–2007) 5 Series Wagon
  • BMW E62 — (2004–2007) 5 Series Protection
  • BMW E63 — (2004–2010) 6 Series Coupé
  • BMW E64 — (2004–2010) 6 Series convertible
  • BMW E65 — (2001–2007) 7 Series short
  • BMW E66 — (2001–2007) 7 Series long
  • BMW E67 — (2001–2007) 7 Series Protection
  • BMW E68 — (2005–2007) Hydrogen 7
  • BMW E6x — M series Models
  • BMW E70 — (2007–2013) X5 Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW E71 — (2008-2011) X6 Sports Activity Coupe
  • BMW E72 — (2009-2011) X6 Hybrid Sports Activity
  • BMW E81 — (2007–2011) three-door hatchback
  • BMW E82 — (2007–2013) two-door coupe (1M)
  • BMW E83 — (2004–2012) X3 Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW E84 — (2009–present) X1 Sports Vehicle
  • BMW E85 — (2003–2008) Z4 Roadster
  • BMW E86 — (2006–2008) Z4 Coupé
  • BMW E87 — (2004–2012) 1 Series (5-door)
  • BMW E88 — (2008-present) 1 Series Convertible
  • BMW E89 — (2009-present) Z4 Roadster
  • BMW F26 — (2012-present) X4 Sports Coupe
  • BMW F30 — (2012–present) 3 Series Sedan
  • BMW F31 — (2012–present) 3 Series Touring
  • BMW F32 — (2013–present) 4 Series Coupe
  • BMW F33 — (2013–present) 4 Series Convertible
  • BMW F34 — (2013–present) 3 Series Gran Turismo
  • BMW F35 — (2012–present) 3 Series long wheelbase
  • BMW F36 — (2014–present) 4 Series Gran Coupe
  • BMW F45 — (2014–present) 2 Series Active Tourer
  • BMW F46 — (2014–present) 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW F47 — (2017) X2 Compact Sports Activity Coupe
  • BMW F48 — (2015) X1 Compact Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW F49 — (2015) X1 Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW F52 — (2015–present) 1 Series Sedan
  • BMW F80 — (2014–present) M3 Sedan
  • BMW F82 — (2014–present) M4 Coupe
  • BMW F83 — (2014–present) M4 Convertible
  • BMW F85 — (2015) X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW F86 — (2015) X6 M Sports Activity Coupe
  • BMW F87 — (2015) M2 Coupe
  • BMW G01 — (2017) X3 Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW G02 — (unconfirmed) X4 Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW G05 — (2018) X5 Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW G06 — (unconfirmed) X6 Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW G07 — (2016) X7 large Sports Activity Vehicle
  • BMW G11 — (2016) 7 Series short wheelbase
  • BMW G12 — (2016) 7 Series long wheelbase
  • BMW G20 — (2018) 3 Series
  • BMW G21 — (2018) 3 Series Touring
  • BMW G22 — (unconfirmed) 4 Series Convertible
  • BMW G23 — (unconfirmed) 4 Series Coupe
  • BMW G24 — (unconfirmed) 3 Series Gran Turismo
  • BMW G26 — (unconfirmed) 4 Series Gran Coupe
  • BMW G30 — (2016) 5 Series
  • BMW G90 — (unconfirmed) M5 Sedan
  • BMW i01 — (2014–present) i3 compact electric city car
  • BMW i12 — (2014–present) i8 electric sports car
  • BMW MINI R50 – Mini One & Cooper (2001–2006)
  • BMW MINI R52 – Mini Convertible (2004–2008)
  • BMW MINI R53 – Mini Cooper S (2001–2006)
  • BMW MINI R55 – Mini Clubman (2007–present)
  • BMW MINI R56 – Mini Hardtop (2006–present)
  • BMW MINI R57 – Mini Convertible (2009–present)
  • BMW MINI F55 – Mini 5-door Hatch (2015–present)
  • BMW MINI F56 – Mini Hardtop (2014–present)