Is a software update worth it for a 2005 E87?

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Bunford
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Is a software update worth it for a 2005 E87?

Post by Bunford » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:03 pm

I have a 2005 E87 118D Sport and it has never been updated. I am wondering whether there is any gain in updating the software.

After recently installing an after market stereo I have had an issue I thra my key fob no longer locks or unlocks remotely and have checked fuses, replaced rear view mirror that houses the antenna, and replacing the diversity antenna amplifier is my next and final step to try and fix it.

However, I have had some suggestions that a software update may re-sync and code everything back up, but not sure how accurate that is.

My car has no iDrive and am wondering whether:

A) is a software upgrade worth it?

B) how much should I be expecting to pay at either a dealer or a BMW specialist indie?

Cheers!
2005 BMW E87 118D Sport in Black Sapphire

Upgraded to M Sport LCI interior and exterior, engine remap and backbox delete with custom twin sport exhaust installed

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Re: Is a software update worth it for a 2005 E87?

Post by 330d » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:04 pm

How do you know if it has never been updated? I would check it in ISTA first.

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Re: Is a software update worth it for a 2005 E87?

Post by nivens » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:22 pm

Is the fob not just got a flat battery?
2005 E87 130i

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Re: Is a software update worth it for a 2005 E87?

Post by HaiderGill » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:08 pm

I would not based on the advice BMW give that only update software as the solution BMW provide to rectify a fault that you are experiencing. Software updates can introduce new bugs:)
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