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Hi everyone, I'd like your thoughts.
I'd like to start my car to always turn on in green mode or sport mode. I believe using the BimmerCode android app this is possible.

Has anyone tried it and does it work?
Are there any pitfalls to look out for?

I have a 67 plate Cooper.

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Hi everyone, I'd like your thoughts.
I'd like to start my car to always turn on in green mode or sport mode. I believe using the BimmerCode android app this is possible.

Has anyone tried it and does it work?
Are there any pitfalls to look out for?

I have a 67 plate Cooper.

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I have a new 2018 Clubman S and was able to use BimmerCode so my car starts in Sport every time.

Only downside is gas consumption since I’m having too much fun with it.


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Thanks for the answer, did you just have to pay for a vgate icar 2 and nothing else?
Have you made any other changes?
 

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I use an iPhone/iPad but I'm sure it's the same for Androids. You need the iCar2 and make in app purchase of the software. Less than $50 total an it works like a champ. I've done a lot of coding using this app. It also gives you the option of "Expert Mode" which is more like the PC program. The app has a lot of the more popular changes simplified with one click shortcuts.
 

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I was able to enable the JCW heads up display using BimmerCode and the Vgate adapter. All I can say is that it’s worth buying it if this is the only thing you program.

You have to go in to expert mode in both the HUD and KOMBI ECUs and enable the following:

HUD, set HUD_SPORTANZEIGE_ENABLE, HUD_SPORTANZEIGE_FES_ENABLE, and HUD_SPORTANZEIGE_MS_GASSE_ENABLE to AKTIV.

So it’s six things you need to activate. Once you’re done, go in to your settings for the HUD and you’ll see new options for sports display.




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OMG... just ordered the Vgate OBD adaptor... Can't wait to try it out for a few other coding tricks.

Thanks for the instructions and confirmation.
 

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OMG... just ordered the Vgate OBD adaptor... Can't wait to try it out for a few other coding tricks.



Thanks for the instructions and confirmation.


You’ll love it. I love opening all windows and the sunroof in one shot either from the fob or door. Use that all the time.


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I was able to enable the JCW heads up display using BimmerCode and the Vgate adapter. All I can say is that it’s worth buying it if this is the only thing you program.

You have to go in to expert mode in both the HUD and KOMBI ECUs and enable the following:

HUD, set HUD_SPORTANZEIGE_ENABLE, HUD_SPORTANZEIGE_FES_ENABLE, and HUD_SPORTANZEIGE_MS_GASSE_ENABLE to AKTIV.

So it’s six things you need to activate. Once you’re done, go in to your settings for the HUD and you’ll see new options for sports display.
Thank you for that! I've been using Carly but bought the Vgate adapter yesterday as I want to program this too, so I'll sort out Bimmercode once it comes tomorrow and then I can get this programmed :D
 

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I’m glad I could help. I guess I can understand why Mini doesn’t activate the tach to differentiate the JCW crowd but having this turned on now makes the whole HUD completely worth it. Now i just have to wait for BimmerCode to update the ASD ECU so I can turn off the annoying passenger seat belt warning.


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Hi David, thanks again, is there anything else you think is a must to code?


So far I’ve done the following:
Door handle lights come on in reverse

Turned off the legal disclaimer

Sunroof opens and closes when using comfort access either from the fob or door handle (along with all windows)

Car starts in sport mode

JCW tach in the HUD

I also turned on JCW option for the center display lights but I don’t think it’s working properly. I see the option in settings but when I activate it, it does a weird red light pattern that I can’t make heads or tails of. I think there is another option that needs to be set with it.


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