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    Flash 525i ECU To 530i

    Hi, I am fairly new to the forums as far as posting, and I have searched this topic but can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I recently swapped my 2004 2.5 engine for a 3.0, I am looking for a step by step DIY or someone who can remotely flash my DME to 3.0 map. I've never done this before, I have INPA, I've used it for diagnosing, resetting adaptations, dynamic drive calibration and stuff like that but I've never programmed, flashed or coded? I've only coded using Carly. Please, if someone could help me or point me to a detailed DIY that would be great. Thank you

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    User balidawg can probably help you out, try to get a hold of him. Tell him the appropriate ZB# for your car would be 7561944 if manual or smg, and 7561946 if automatic.

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    Thank you, I'll try to get him. It's an automatic, I forgot to add that in my post. Where/how would I have found that ZB# number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaadMaanWaagon View Post
    Thank you, I'll try to get him. It's an automatic, I forgot to add that in my post. Where/how would I have found that ZB# number?
    For the E60 (and that generation BMW in general) it's a little annoying. You have to open the KMM_ATSH file. Scroll down to [12] (12 is the hex address for the DME), and then look for NA73 (which is the M54 530i). By each NA73 entry you'll see option codes. 205 is automatic transmission, 206 is smg. If there's a - symbol before the code, that means those entries are for a car without that option code. So -205;-206 is manual, 205;-206 is automatic, etc.

    Since your car is an automatic, it might also be worth flashing the transmission to 530i specs. The appropriate ZB# for that is 7552680

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerraPhantm View Post
    For the E60 (and that generation BMW in general) it's a little annoying. You have to open the KMM_ATSH file. Scroll down to [12] (12 is the hex address for the DME), and then look for NA73 (which is the M54 530i). By each NA73 entry you'll see option codes. 205 is automatic transmission, 206 is smg. If there's a - symbol before the code, that means those entries are for a car without that option code. So -205;-206 is manual, 205;-206 is automatic, etc.

    Since your car is an automatic, it might also be worth flashing the transmission to 530i specs. The appropriate ZB# for that is 7552680
    Yea, I definitely need help with this. Thanks for the info. I hope I can get both of these done. If you or any one else that reads this knows any one in North NJ that's fluent in programming/flashing that would be great also

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    OP reached out to me. We’ll get his DME flashed.

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    Just replied, @TerraPhantm thanks for the referral

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    Here’s my DME update thread on e46fanatics.
    https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1081716
    Read post #1 which lists what you’ll need and has some useful links and info.

    As I mentioned via PM, we should update your DME after the 530 engine is installed and verified it’s running fine on the current 525 DME software. In the meantime we can get everything installed and configured on your Windows laptop.

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    Awesome, I'm gonna read up on it so I'm familiar with it when the time comes. Should be in the car by this weekend

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    Since you already have BMW Standard Tools set up, go ahead and import the E60 daten files into WinKFP, as detailed in this document.
    https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/at...1&d=1337480801
    If you don’t have the E60 daten files, let me know and I’ll put them up on Google Drive for you.

    We can validate your software set up any time without connecting to the car. I’m off work all week so just let me know when you have time.
    Last edited by balidawg; 03-05-2019 at 07:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balidawg View Post
    Since you already have BMW Standard Tools set up, go ahead and import the E60 daten files into WinKFP, as detailed in this document.
    https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/at...1&d=1337480801
    If you donít have the E60 daten files, let me know and Iíll put them up on Google Drive for you.

    We can validate your software set up any time without connecting to the car. Iím off work all week so just let me know when you have time.
    I'll start working on that now, I work weekdays 4p-12a but have my laptop with me so il'll see what i can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerraPhantm View Post
    For the E60 (and that generation BMW in general) it's a little annoying. You have to open the KMM_ATSH file. Scroll down to [12] (12 is the hex address for the DME), and then look for NA73 (which is the M54 530i). By each NA73 entry you'll see option codes. 205 is automatic transmission, 206 is smg. If there's a - symbol before the code, that means those entries are for a car without that option code. So -205;-206 is manual, 205;-206 is automatic, etc.

    Since your car is an automatic, it might also be worth flashing the transmission to 530i specs. The appropriate ZB# for that is 7552680
    Hello, I'm searching to update my ECU from 523i to 525i ( 218 hp) manual transmision. The engine was completly changed but I can't find the right ZB number. I did a lot of reserch but I can't find it. I looked in KMM_ATSH but N52 is missing from there.

    Could some one explain me how I can find it?

    Really apreciate in advance. Thank you!

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    So I need help with a remote ecu flash, is there any way balidawg could help me out? I donít know how to get a hold of anyone to help!!

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    Iím very new to this forum but was wondering if you could help me out with a remote ecu flash for my e60? I need to flash from a 525xi to 530xi with a 6sp mt. Right now my car is not drivable until I can flash it I have a k+dcan cable with switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcarter88 View Post
    So I need help with a remote ecu flash, is there any way balidawg could help me out? I donít know how to get a hold of anyone to help!!

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    Iím very new to this forum but was wondering if you could help me out with a remote ecu flash for my e60? I need to flash from a 525xi to 530xi with a 6sp mt. Right now my car is not drivable until I can flash it I have a k+dcan cable with switch
    Reach out to balidawg, he got mine done and in sure he's willing to help. I would not have been able to do it without his help. Scroll up you'll see his reply in this thread. clock his name and send him a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balidawg View Post
    OP reached out to me. We’ll get his DME flashed.
    is there any way you could help me flash my ecu? I need help and have had no luck finding anyone lol

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    I tried finding it and could not figure out where to Pm. I couldnít see an option to message at all 😅

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