Join Date: Apr 2014
Our vehicles can be re-coded to do quite a few nice things which for some reason the manufacturer just doesn't want us to have access too as evidenced by the following being not well advertized. The list below are a few options a local (NC Triangle area) freelance coder is offering. I suggest you find a coder in your area, see what they can make happen and then give it a try. Keep in mind if/when you ever have your software updated/reprogrammed the codes will be overridden, but can be added back.
Here are many, but by no means all, of the things that are possible* (and probably the most popular):
Disable Auto Start/Stop by default (putting vehicle in Eco Pro mode will always turn it back on).
Disable iDrive disclaimer at start/open.
Turning off ignition unlocks all doors (only if they autolocked when driving away).
One-pull on driver's interior door handle opens and powers down electronics (if ignition is off).
Disable side marker lights when headlights on (this looks awesome at night with xenons).
Disable either or both initial seatbelt gongs and alarm if seatbelt not fastened while driving (can be coded independently for driver and passenger).
Change "three blink" turn signal into however many blinks you would like.
Allow dvd playback while car is in motion! (I advise against this but it's your choice)
Automatically fold in mirrors when locked with fob or CA (this can also be timed so that you have to press the fob/handle for a period of time, of
your choosing, before they fold). Mirrors will auto-unfold when car is unlocked.
Hold fob unlock to roll down both windows and sunroof.
Allow windows to continue rolling up/down when doors are opened.
Allow rear, 360 top view, and front side-view cameras to operate at all speeds (these can all be independently coded).
Hazard lights can blink either or both inside or outside brake lights.
Make fog lights active when turning (left one will light when turning left, right when turning right).
Display turn signals in HUD!**
Set timing on "comfort lighting" independently when car is locked/unlocked.
Change default automatic cruise control following distance (can only be set to one of the four presets but it can be any one of them).
Use your bluetooth phone's ringtone instead of the car ringtone.***
Allow video playback from usb flash sticks****
* - Certain coding requires specific hardware be installed in the car but I can tell you based on your vin what is possible and not possible.
** - Not available on all F-series and/or model years.
*** - iPhones only!
**** - Only available on newer model F-series depending on which series you own.
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