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Old 11-17-2011, 01:55 PM   #11
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Dealer install + code

For those that want a dealer to install and program the retrofit kit. It will be at Maranello.

Pricing: 15% off the regular labour rate to install and program the kit. I believe the regular rate is $133/hr so it'd be $113/hr.

Once the kits arrive an appointment can be setup for the install + coding.

From my discussion with Mike, the official install steps from BMW suggests vehicles be checked for newer software and updated prior to retrofit coding. Since it's a dealer, they generally have to follow these instructions. Here's the tricky part, this software update portion can be a bit unpredictable in time as it depends on how much new software is available for your vehicle relative to what is currently loaded. It's tough for the dealer not to charge something while the updates are run because it takes up one of their bays. Rest assured that you would only be charged the actual time taken. So if everything was done in 1.5hrs then that's all you'll be charged. The positive to this is that your vehicle will get it's software updated at the same time and the labour is backed by the dealer.
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