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M3ti Compact 02-22-2006 04:50 PM

Hack your E90!!
LOL...for those of you pissed off that E90's lack a water temperature gauge- you can get it back here, and a lot of other goodies

Copied from which was also copied from another site


I've got 2 questions for you:

1) I read a trick on the MT web site to unlock the BMW menu.
I would like to know if some had tested it ? and if yes, what arrived ? and how to relock the menu.

here is what I read:
For 'navigation' in the menu's, use the 'mileage reset button'.
To get IN the menu's push that button for approx. 15 sec.
Keep it pressed until you get the "01.__" in the display between the RPM and speedo-meter.
"XX.YY" means the menu-numbers.
If you want increase the "XX" part, push the 'mileage reset' button for approx. 2 sec.
As soon as you see "XX.__", you can increase XX by pressing the 'mileage reset' button.
Every 'push' increases "XX". If you want to increase the "YY", when the display shows,
for exmaple "01.00", then every 'push' on the 'mileage reset', will increase the "YY" value.

01.00 FGSTNR = "Fahrgestellnummer" (Chassisnumber)
01.01 K-ZAHL W/T
01.02 BMWTNR
01.03 COD DIA
01.04 KI HSTL DATUM = "Herstellungs Datum" (Manufactored/Essembled on date...)
01.05 ???
01.06 SW
01.08 CAN
02.00 KI TEST = Dashbord test. All light, gauges, displays and so on will light up,
move.... works only when the engine is NOT running.
03.00 ??? (maybe it will show something after your first 'service', motoroil change)
04.00 MOM VBR = actual fuel consumption
04.01 RW-VBR-MOM = fuel consumption per hour
05.yy average fuel consumption
06.00 how much you have in your 'tank' in liters. Left- and Right compartment and Total
06.01 dito in hex?
07.00 KTMP-MOM = Temp. Cooling Fluid (celcius)
07.01 ATMP-MOM = "Aussentemperatur" Temp. Outside (celcius)
07.02 dito in hex?
07.03 N-MOT-MOM = RPM
07.04 N-VWF-MOM = max. RPM at the moment. E60 it gives a vlaue. E90 it shows "-----"
08.00 V-EFF = exact speed
08.01 V-ANZ = "Anzeige" speed shown on dash..
08.02 V-SZ
08.03 D-GESCHW 1 WEG
08.05 D-GESCHW 2 WEG
09.00 Voltage
10.00 KM/WOCHE
11.00 ??? , has to do how the time will be displayed
11.01 km or miles
11.02 Celcius or Fahrenheit
11.03 how to display fuel consumption. km/l or l/100km or mpg
12.00 V-ANKUNFT = arrival time 12.01 ANK-ZEIT = time of arrival
13.00 AUDIO = all(?) sounds. Like the 'boing' of the 'light on warning'
14.00 FS EINTRAEGE = error messages (if any)
15.00 Oil temp??
16.00 Dashbord lighting.
17.00 Temp inside in the car??
18.00 CC-TEST = you can see some of the 'check control' messages.
Look also at the iDrive screen!
19.00 UNLOCK
20.YY to 23.YY ???

That UNLOCK stuff is also important.
If not UNLOCKed, you can only see menu's 01 and 02.

In the '19' menu you must 'click-in' a unlock code.
That code you can calculate from the "FGSTNR" number.
You must add the last 5 figures of that FGSTNR number. for example:
: XXXXXX12345 the unlock code will be: 1+2+3+4+5=15

20.YY to 23.YY There is more to discover......

2) I have the iDrive with 8"8 screen but not the TV option. I would like to know if it is possible now to add the TV option easily (of course it would have been better to choose it at the beginning )
Someone later clarified the instructions better


1. Press and hold on to the "mileage counter reset button" for about 10-15 seconds and hold. But your car must be in the "on" position however, engine need not be running.
The center LCD would show:

(The last 7 characters of your VIN number)

2. Now, release the button and then every time you press the button, it will reveal different sub sections in the 01 section as shown by 01.xx.

3. To see other menus, 03.xx-18.xx sucessfully, you need to unlock it using menu 19. To go to menu 19 from menu 1, press the 'mileage reset' button again and hold for about 2 seconds.

4. Now, the menu would show 01.__. It's time to, without delay, keep pressing the 'mileage reset' button until you see menu 19. Now stop at menu 19.

5. After you release the button and stop pressing the button at menu 19, it will show 19.__ momentarily. Wait for about 1 second until it shows:

Code: 01
Now, without delay, press the button again and again until you reached the right code for your car. Pause after you reached the right code. Now, all the menus are unlocked. Your code can be 'calculated' from the last five digit of your VIN number for your convienence. If the last five digit of you VIN number is: 28393 for example, your code would be 2+8+3+9+3, which is 25. After you reached the right code of your car, pause until the display shows some changes.

6. To go to other menus after unlocking, press the button again for 2 seconds (until, 19.__ appears on screen again, iirc). Then stop at the menu which you want to access. For example, stop at 8.__ if you want to have a display of your instantaneous speed when you are driving. The 8.__ display will disappear quickly after you stop pressing the button. It will now appear as 8.00 which indicates that you have entered 'Menu 8'. To access sub menus, you press the button once to go from one sub menu to another. If you want to get out of "Menu 8", press and hold the button for 2 seconds and now, 8.__ will appear. Without delay, release the button and press the button until you reach the menu that you want to see.

Soldo 02-22-2006 04:53 PM

hahaha.... people that figure these things out have TOOOOOO much time on their hands!

I wonder if its the same guys that are like 34, never seen a vagina in their life and play Counter Strike all day!

rico328i 02-22-2006 05:29 PM

I think it's probably the same guys that actually designed and programmed these things. They end up leaking the info out. Probably not all.....but they let us 'regular' people into those back-doors! Good for them.....

propr'one 02-22-2006 07:33 PM

rico's probably right. then again, they probably let the service tech's at bmw know this kindof shit, and who here doesn't know a few techs on a first name basis?

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