Coding Adapters - One or the other?

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Coding Adapters - One or the other?

Post by garysan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:38 am

Does anyone have any thoughts on which one of these two adapters would be 'best' for some simple Bimmercode/Bimmerlink stuff?

https://www.scantool-direct.co.uk/unica ... ndows.html

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

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Post by alanf » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:52 am

Having read a few threads on this, the amazon module is the one that gets recommended.

I've not got one myself but that's the one I'm considering.
Have a look on ebay for the same but cheaper.

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Post by taylor354 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:29 pm

I'm sure there are going to be lots of responses that saying this is a one off but reading the following thread put me right off doing any coding myself with Bimmercode.

https://babybmw.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=117089

I was thinking about some minor modifications using the app but will be holding off for now until I decide if I can live without them.
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Re: Coding Adapters - One or the other?

Post by BMW_120 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:35 pm

I'd personally recommend getting an BMW ENET Interface Cable instead. You get the hang of using it after the first use, and as @taylor354 said the apps are not as reliable.
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Re: Coding Adapters - One or the other?

Post by Wibbles » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:25 pm

If you want to risk bricking your car, then use one of those dongles.

Otherwise, use an enet cable and esys for a solution that won't make your car a paperweight.
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Post by wenklaw » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 pm

That's terrible makes you realise that messing about yourself with coding isn't the best idea in the world.

I now want to put my M2 back to its original factory state and chuck the adaptor and app, is there anyway to do this safely?

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Re: Coding Adapters - One or the other?

Post by Wibbles » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:21 pm

wenklaw wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 pm
That's terrible makes you realise that messing about yourself with coding isn't the best idea in the world.

I now want to put my M2 back to its original factory state and chuck the adaptor and app, is there anyway to do this safely?
yep, just VO code the ECU's you changed - I can do this remotely for a small fee. you need a windows laptop and enet coding cable.

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Re: Coding Adapters - One or the other?

Post by wenklaw » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:01 pm

Wibbles wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:21 pm
wenklaw wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 pm
That's terrible makes you realise that messing about yourself with coding isn't the best idea in the world.

I now want to put my M2 back to its original factory state and chuck the adaptor and app, is there anyway to do this safely?
yep, just VO code the ECU's you changed - I can do this remotely for a small fee. you need a windows laptop and enet coding cable.

PM or email me to get the ball rolling
I don't have a non work windows laptop only a chromebook and an iMac. Shucks. I have actually coded the M2 a couple of times back to default and then coded it after ive got it back, all seems okay. I will take the risk, should be okay as nothing has changed, fingers crossed. Bimmercode and adaptor then going though as its just not worth it.

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Re: Coding Adapters - One or the other?

Post by alanf » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:05 pm

Food for thought indeed!
I already have enet cable and Wibbles has already remote coded my rear PDC.

I guess what I should do is get Esys and have a look at what's involved in that.

Where's the best place to get Esys software from?

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