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Old 03-25-2018, 05:36 AM
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Somebody should chime in, but have to ask whether you have taken the MINI up on Haleakalā?
 
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but of course , it's a wonderful road ,just don't make a mistake and put a wheel off cause that fist step is a long one .....lol
 
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Are there any proficient coders here? I'm trying to understand the process (order of events) for coding multiple modules. For example, I want make several changes in the BC1 Module (locks, windows, DRL). I also want to make KOMBI changes (On-Board Computer active).

Do I need to approach this as two separate operations? I know that I need to read the BC1 TRC file --> Load to NCS Dummy --> Make Changes --> Export from NCS Dummy as .MAN file --> Write .MAN fileto Module with NCS Expert. Is there a way to code both the KMB and BC1 together? Apologies if this is hard to follow.
 
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I am just a hack. I will recommend you do the module one at a time, and may be one change at a time. I am quite sure you cannot change more than one module.

Always be very careful and save a copy of the old. I create a new folder for each change and comment in detail what I change.

I only use NCS Dummy to help interpret the meaning of the entries as in addition to being in Deutsch most entries are not apparent what they are for.

Also do connect a battery charger to the battery or else there is stability issues especially in low ambient.
 
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You're saving copies of the TRC file or the MAN? Once the .TRC file is edited, NCS dummy exports as .MAN.

Good tip about the battery charger.


I found this pretty helpful: http://codinge90.com/ncs-expert-basic-understanding/
 
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Originally Posted by TheBigChill View Post
You're saving copies of the TRC file or the MAN? Once the .TRC file is edited, NCS dummy exports as .MAN.

Good tip about the battery charger.


I found this pretty helpful: http://codinge90.com/ncs-expert-basic-understanding/

I backup the trace files and give each chance a folder. I documented what I changed in a readme.txt file. The readme file has a dated running list of changes I made.

 
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Sorry for raking up an old thread, but I'm kinda out on a limp here.
I've got a pre-facelift R53 with speedo in the center. Just bought some dual clocks for 15 bucks to try and make it work.
Needles work fine and the screens as well, but I just can get the lights to match up. When just pluging the new clocks in none of the lights work (ABS, ACS, cruise etc.) I've programmed the KMB to tacho_dzm_doppel_display so at least some lights work now. But for some reason some lights still don't match up as you can see in this video:
My car is a left hand drive car with km/h speedo. The dual cluster I bought is from a right hand drive facelift car (I think because of the option in the speedo to switch to the clock) with MPH speedo. I'm thinking the fact that it's a facelift cluster on a pre-facelift car or that it's a MPH speedo on a KM/h car is causing the problems but I'm not sure.
Please let me know if someone has found out something about this.
 
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mph or kph should not matter . I have a pre face USA car that I brought to Canada , I change the displays from mph to kph without any issues . I did have some issues with the lights also during programming . I think I had to go into the bc5 and the kmb to get the proper operation of everything
 
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mph or kph should not matter . I have a pre face USA car that I brought to Canada , I change the displays from mph to kph without any issues . I did have some issues with the lights also during programming . I think I had to go into the bc5 and the kmb to get the proper operation of everything
Do you have dual guages above the steering wheel or just a single one? If you have dual guages could you send me the bc1 and kmb files maybe? I might be able to figure it out then.
 
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no only the center gauge , but I have added a few things along the way so have experimented with a bit of the coding . was looking forward to doing the 2 on the steering colum with a crono pack in center .
 
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Yeah I figured that the car needs to think there is a nav or chrono pack in the car. I’m pretty sure I can’t program that module it’s the BCU I think and NCSExpert doesn’t let you program that module.
 
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