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      01-29-2020, 06:26 PM   #1
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Auto-retracting mirrors

Can the 218d be set to automatically retract the mirrors upon locking? I canít find it in iDrive or the online manual, so Iím not hopeful.
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      01-29-2020, 06:35 PM   #2
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Found my own answer on YouTube. The first clip was the BMW Genius How-To. It showed a setting under My Vehicle/Doors. I think I looked there before and found nothing.

The second clip showed how holding the lock button down rather than simply pressing it will retract the mirrors. The guy said BMW doesnít code it in bc in freezing weather the mirrors could ice up and be damaged.

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Hi there Zerpersande...the car needs to be coded in order to be able to do that.

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      02-03-2020, 10:09 PM   #4
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Hi there Zerpersande...the car needs to be coded in order to be able to do that.
One comment, two questions on the above.

Comment: I guess that means Japanese cars are coded like European cars. I can retract mine either by holding down the remoteís logo or leaving my finger on the locking sensor.

Q1: Can that coding be done using an OBD tool? Specifically the Foxwell NT530 I have on the way?

Q2: My friend here in Japan just bought a BMW for his wife. Not sure of the model, just that itís a 4-door. Think itís a M series. At any rate, his mirrors (apparently) retract on standard locking. Can this also be coded using OBD?
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Hi mate
1.All BMW cars no matter where can be coded .
2.M series - only ref's to the trim ie- the aesthetics of any given model.I would wager that the option for closing was coded in for him.

I'm afraid that your Foxwell NT530 OBD is only a gateway into the car which as far as I recall does diagnostic readings/values.

The actual coding would be under the cars ECU- FEM ( Front Electronic Module) under Convenient Closing .
Which means 2 things - place your finger on the lock for a sec and the mirrors will fold in as well as when you lock from your remote.

ps forgot to mention the time in which youhave to leave your finger there in order for the wing mirrors to fold can also be coded in values of 0.5 seconds/ 1 second /1.5 seconds and more recently - No delay
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do you have telegram the chat platform by any chance ?
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I'm afraid that your Foxwell NT530 OBD is only a gateway into the car which as far as I recall does diagnostic readings/values.

ps forgot to mention the time in which youhave to leave your finger there in order for the wing mirrors to fold can also be coded in values of 0.5 seconds/ 1 second /1.5 seconds and more recently - No delay
Foxwell NT530 - According to what I read it can perform some coding. Iím primarily interested in troubleshooting, battery replacement, simple fault resets. But I would like to be able to code convenience-oriented functions. The 0.5s delay is an example. Following is one link to a vague Ďit can codeí promise.
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in a nut shell it can clear code errors - it doesn't have access to the ECU to make changes.

I'm on telegram id is @///Mrat - Andrew.

I feel ya mate ... this ain't a it can code promise LOL rather a fact : as proof of life how'd you like easy access as well?see the video I'm gonna add into my album
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in a nut shell it can clear code errors - it doesn't have access to the ECU to make changes.
I have a 30-day return but sending it back from here will likely cost me about $25 in postage. Well, coding was secondary.

Out of curiosity, what OBD tool would you recommend that can also code and at what cost?

Ih, and just saw the chat thing. Nope. I use LINE most of the time. Cheesy, but gets the job done.
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I would stick with that mate always good to have a fault / error reader as well as the fact that it can clear error codes as well .

Whatís your line ID Iíll download it and add ya
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anyway further to our conversation I would you suggest you get Bimmercode and a compatible OBD MX+ bluetooth
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https://bimmercode.app/

https://www.amazon.com/OBDLink-Bluet...05fa93848acd79
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also something you might find handy : https://apps.apple.com/sg/app/bmw-dr...de/id714042749
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