BimmerCode and ASD - do's and dont's?

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BimmerCode and ASD - do's and dont's?

Post by RJKflyer » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:37 pm

I was contemplating seeing what difference it makes to deactivate ASD, and/or adjust levels.

I've read a few posts re BimmerCode and they're not terribly recent, so, looking for some advice along these lines please in case the App has moved on:
1. Using simple mode, does BC successfully turn ASD off and on?
2. Does adjusting levels in Expert Mode (Audio Level) work correctly?
3. Does changing Engine work correctly? (provided it's a valid engine in the Model Range?)
4. Does having HK audio make any difference to BC success?
5. Best done with ignition on and with or without engine running?
6. Does any of this raise error codes which then need BimmerLink to remove?

Thanks.

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Re: BimmerCode and ASD - do's and dont's?

Post by Riszey_M140i » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:22 am

Hi there,

I used BimmerCode, in basic mode to successfully turn off ASD in my M140i the other day. I was also able to turn it back on from a backup that BimmerCode made of the setting, because once I turned it off the only thing that came up was “default value” or something to that effect. But it turned it back on fine from the backup, and to be honest I left it on, I found the whole experience very quiet without it, though the engine sounded nice at high RPM, it was very quiet and the auto blips on the down change were fairly quiet too. To be honest I didn’t try adjusting the engine or volume levels. For what it’s worth, I have HK audio in my car, and I done the coding with the engine running, just to be safe. I didn’t encounter any error messages either :D

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Re: BimmerCode and ASD - do's and dont's?

Post by RJKflyer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:42 am

Thanks for the info.

I think 'Off' or 'Default Value' are the two options in 'Simple Mode' - meaning just off or on - and entering Expert Mode will give a wider selection of adjustments.

However, are you saying that when you reconnected BC to turn it back on, you just saw ONE menu item under ASD - just "Default Value'? I suppose that could possibly have some logic if BC was reading it as 'Off' and therefore the only option to change is on.

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Re: BimmerCode and ASD - do's and dont's?

Post by Riszey_M140i » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:43 pm

Yeah that’s correct, I believe you can change the volume, the engine, and the type of HiFi installed in your car too.

Yeah, once I reconnected the app after turning it off, the only option was ‘default value’ or ‘unknown vaule’ Or words to that effect, it was the only item in the list and it was selected. BimmerCode backs up your settings when it connects to your car, so I was able to use the back up to go back to a two option list for ASD and turn it back to the setting it was on before I turned it off, and it’s been fine since.

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