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    Hi, After some info please. Are indys able to apply the same level software updates as a dealership? Dealers say they have newer versions not yet available elsewhere? A local specialist said he can apply the same updates as BMW leaving me unsure? Just trying to find out if i can save myself a few quid. Thanks
     
     

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    dealer or indy get the updates from same place. there is bmw website where you are paying for from 24 hrs access to whole year. anybody can pay and access the site.
     
     

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    Sounds interesting, how do you know this? Cheers
     
     

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    BMW TIS EPA

    All manufacturers have something similar, and you just need a SAE J2534 "pass through" device, due to competition laws.
     
     

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    Which Indy are you on about?

    I enquired with one in York who use the BMW Autologic system an said it would be the exact same updates as I would get at a dealer.

    I'm going to have it done in the new year (they need the car for a full day)

    I'm more interested to know what differences I'll notice from the update!? It doesn't need it, I just fancy it.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by philmots View Post
    Which Indy are you on about?

    I enquired with one in York who use the BMW Autologic system an said it would be the exact same updates as I would get at a dealer.

    I'm going to have it done in the new year (they need the car for a full day)

    I'm more interested to know what differences I'll notice from the update!? It doesn't need it, I just fancy it.
    Be careful with Autologic, I have seen a few breaking ECU, especially around iDrive systems (CCC/CIC).
    Personally I would recommend you to go see a dealer if you want to flash or an indy that uses BMW OSS with an ICOM or pass through as suggested earlier on.
    Even with that, there is a risk. But personally I have a bad experience with Autologic shops. In many cases too, Autologic would suggest to update all the car modules just to enable the iPod function for a Dension installation for example. I came across this very often. It takes 5 mn with NCSExpert.
     
     

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    dealers does not warrant for burned ECU`s either. they will do it at your own risk.
     
     

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