BMW Remote Coding

Due to popular demand, SFBMWcoding is now proudly offering BMW remote coding services within the USA and abroad. For the past few years, SFBMWcoding has purposely limited its experienced and professional BMW coding services to the local San Francisco Bay area in order to build upon quality, customer service, and professionalism. We have built SFBMWcoding locally with huge support from both our customers and partnerships with independent shops and local BMW dealership staff.

 

We now offer our BMW coding service to be experienced in the comfort of your very own home.

 

How is BMW remote coding different from coding locally?

 

One of the main pillars of our ethos at SFBMWcoding is not just to provide a feature set which enhances your vehicle, but to provide an experience which allows the customer to fully understand the features coded, feel comfortable with the work being done, and leave feeling completely secure knowing the vehicle coding was done correctly and efficiently. Coding in person allows this exchange to take place, it even enhances the continuity of support for future questions or concerns, and allows for an enhanced coding experience.

Coding remotely, alters this paradigm and reduces the human variable with an emphasis on convenience instead. In many cases, this is the only option – BMW remote coding, and not a choice. In many cases, there are just no experienced local coders who are available to work on your BMW. With remote coding at SFBMWcoding, we still strive to maintain the level of customer satisfaction which has been so central to our ethos and hope to provide the same experience as coding locally, despite not being there in person.

Coding a BMW locally vs coding a BMW remotely (and through the internet) involves the same hardware – You will need a compatible windows laptop (with a USB port, or Ethernet port depending on which chassis we feature code), and a coding cable (which uses either a USB or Ethernet port). The biggest difference between coding locally, is that coding your BMW remotely will require an internet connection which your laptop can connect with to be available, as this is the medium through which we control your Laptop as if we were using it locally.

 

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What is involved with coding a BMW remotely?

 

Despite being miles apart, coding remotely involves a few other logistical issues such as having a working windows laptop environment, the correct coding cable, your own vehicle battery charger (if flashing modules), and coordinating a schedule which works for both parties (especially if the client is international). Once all three things are situated and readily available, having your vehicle coded remotely is as easy as connecting to your internet connection, plugging in the required cable, and letting us do the rest.

 

What does SFBMWcoding do when coding my BMW through the internet?

 

SFBMWcoding will connect to your laptop, download and install the required software components/files, and configure the cable interface to fully work with the BMW standard tools software coding suite.

  1. A remote desktop/Teamviewer connection is established between our computer and your laptop.
  2. Required software is downloaded (we may request to have this done prior to the coding session to speed up the process), installed by the technician, and configured. Once the software and hardware configuration portion is complete, we will then review the coding options you’ve selected and feature code your vehicle.
  3. If by chance you are getting a software flash, you’ll be instructed to hook up a vehicle battery charger before the flash starts.
  4. Once the work is complete, the coder will go down the feature list and help you review the features coded in order to help you understand and use them.
  5. After the review portion is complete, you’ll have the option of keeping the software on your computer or removing it. Keeping the software on your laptop allows us to reconnect and add any features which you might want in the future, or re-code any that get reset by the dealership (we re-code features at half price).
  6. Once all remotely coded features on your BMW are verified and you are happy with the service, you’re done!

 

How does payment work when selecting remote coding for my BMW?

 

Our remote coding charges and fees are based on the BMW chassis you own. The options are below (both are paid in full before cable is shipped. If international, additional shipping charges apply.):

  • E-Series Chassis – $150 for unlimited E series coding, or one module software flash (N55 PPK, Alpina B3, software update). Unlimited coding price does not include retrofit coding or maps. For example, if unlimited features ($150) and retrofit coding for umnitza headlights (+$60) are desired, the total will be $210. CCC professional DVD maps are an additional $15.
  • F-Series Chassis – $175 for unlimited F series coding, or one retrofit. Unlimited coding price does not include retrofit coding or maps. For example, if unlimited features ($175) and retrofit coding (+$60) is desired, the total will be $230. BMW North America Premium and BMW North America Next Map update FSC codes are an additional $30.

 

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Is there a way to code my F series BMW without needing to install E-SYS locally on my machine?

 

Yes, there is a method for having your internet router used just as an administrative router bridge for a network connection from our computers to your vehicle. However, there is a latency requirement which must be met for error free coding to take place. Any latency longer than the maximum will break the connection and cause coding to fail. Since network congestion varies depending on location and quality of internet service (especially internationally), we only offer remote coding by downloading the software to your local laptop in order to simulate a local coding environment.

 

After SFBMWcoding finishes the remote coding on my vehicle, can I then use the software and cable to code my own vehicle?

 

Yes, and we encourage you to do so. If you opt to leave the software installed on your laptop, its yours to use from that point forward. What better way is there to fully enjoy your vehicle than to configure it in a way that you want, whenever you want.

 

What happens if during the remote coding session, we are disconnected?

 

In the rare case that a prolonged period of internet downtime is experienced, the BMW remote coding session will need to be rescheduled for a later date.

 

Where in the USA does SFBMWcoding remote code BMW’s?

 

SFBMWcoding proudly offers BMW remote coding services to the 50 states of the United States of America, and abroad internationally. No longer is coding your beloved BMW limited by the availability of a coder near you!

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

Which countries does SFBMWcoding offer remote coding services?

 

SFBMWcoding offers BMW remote coding internationally as well. We offer remote coding services for your BMW to the following countries (additional shipping charges apply).

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Republic (CAR)

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Republic of the Congo

Costa Rica

Cote d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar (Burma)

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Kingdom (UK)

United States of America (USA)

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City (Holy See)

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe