Coding, Updating & Programming Control Modules
The manufacturers regularly update software that is necessary for a efficiently running vehicle. When cars are first manufactured, the parameters are written for very tight tolerances. As the cars age and parts start to break in, some parameters can slightly shift out. This can cause check engine lights or components to no longer function. Often, this does not mean than the part is faulty, the software just needs updated. Just like your laptop computer or smart phone.
2006 BMW M6 V10
In the case of this 2006 BMW M6 V10, there were many modules that would not function even after we replaced the faulty components. The communication between modules would no longer talk to each other. After scanning this BMW with our new software, we found many modules were out of date. After performing an update, the car ran and sounded much better. The steering column switch that failed, now is functional. The software will also tell us if there is a faulty component, a wire short and where the location of that is. This makes diagnosing you vehicle much quicker and the result is a potentially smaller repair bill.
In this instance, the screen shot shows the version ID from BMW’s plant in Munich, Germany (outlined in red) is much older than the software on the vehicle. Our software connects directly to the manufacturer, insuring the most up to date software is loaded onto your vehicle. This will update everything from engine control modules and transmission control modules to the radio, battery control modules and even the instrument cluster.
If you have any questions about this service, feel free to contact us any time for a estimate or an appointment. To make an appointment for your vehicle’s coding, updating & programming control modules, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on west side of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.