Thursday, December 29, 2016

Is your BMW Air Conditioner not cold enough?

Do you find that your car's air conditioning is not cold enough for your liking? 

Do you know that there are regional settings in your air con that you can tune to suit your hot climate like Singapore or Malaysia? Look no further!

Hot climate settings decoded!


The above settings will set the country variant of your car's air conditioning module (IHKA) to "RoW" (Rest of the World) region and adjusting the temperature offset to negative 3K(Whatever that means..). The Solar sensor threshold setting will help in adjusting the air con vents and blowers to optimize the cooling effect in your car as well.

Your aircon will feels much colder than before! 

Prepare a jacket in your car! ⛄

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How to enable 5 flashes for your turning lights indicator

Our BMW car has the default setting of 3 turning signal blinks when the indicator stalk was triggered. This may not be sufficient for everybody. It will be fun if we can modify it.

For older models of  F45/F46 (Before Apr 2016 manufacturing month), you can modify the werte value to 04. Note that this parameter will only works when it has "dreimal" (3 times) as an option. 

Change flash count to 5. (4+1)

You can increase the number of blinks up to a 

maximum value of "7" which means the value 

to set is  "werte= 06".

For newer models who do not have "dreimal" as an option in BLINKZYKLEN_ANZAHL_TIPP, the alternate option is to modify this parameter 
"PIA_DEFAULT_TIPPBLINKEN" with this option "Tippblinken_fuenfmal " which means set Tip flashes to 5 flashes! 

This will change the default number of flashes to 5 instead of 3.

BDC_BODY3068PIA_DEFAULT_TIPPBLINKENTippblinken_fuenfmal (werte=02)Change blink count to 5

Note: Interestingly, this parameter "PIA_DEFAULT_TIPPBLINKEN" can only reveal itself with the latest E-sys 3.28. It will not appear even if you have the latest psdzdata data file.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Enable the Paddle Shifter feature in your ride

If you wish to install paddle shifter for your BMW ride, you will need to either buy a set of paddle shifter and install it on your existing steering wheel or purchase the M-Sport steering wheel that comes with paddle shifter pre-installed. 

As I have not embarked the physical journey to install a M-Sport steering wheel on my ride yet, I can only comment on the option that is required to be coded. 

Here is the option that you need to set to enable Paddle Shift feature in your ride!