Audi VIN decode

Audi VIN decoding for the regular car owner

In this article we discuss how to get meaningful information from your car’s VIN. The information in this articles is meant for:Audi owners who want to send us their faulty electronic module for a repair Audi owners who need to diagnose a faulty Audi module Prospective Audi owners looking to make a car purchaseIf you’re not sure what VIN means, we have written another article explaining what is a VIN number and why do we care about it. The article discusses [...]

BMW VIN check

BMW VIN – what it is and why we need it

In this article we discuss the purpose and usage of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Although the VIN is used by all car manufacturers, we mainly aim this at BMW owner. The information in this articles is meant for:BMW owners who want to send us their faulty electronic module for a repair BMW owners who need to diagnose a faulty BMW module Prospective BMW owners looking to make a car purchaseThe BMW VIN at a glance Usually, when you contact an electronics [...]

BMW FRM Footwell

BMW FRM Footwell Module – all you need to know

In this article we discuss the BMW FRM module. This unit is also known as the Footwell module or the Lights module. The information in this articles is meant for:Regular BMW owners who need to diagnose a faulty BMW FRM module DYIers who want to develop their own device for BMW Electrical engineers who are interested in reverse engineering BMWsThe BMW FRM at a glance The BMW Footwell module (FRM) functions as an electrical hub or a node in the footwell on [...]

BMW PL2 HiFi Amplifier

Harman Kardon PL2 HiFi Loudspeaker system

In this article you can find out what the PL2 HiFi amplifier system adds to each BMW model it was added to. The official name If you go here or here, you input the last 7 characters of your VIN number and you get a 676 HiFi loudspeaker system among the multitude of features in the generated list, then your car comes with the PL2 HiFi amplifier from factory. BMW models that have the PL2 HiFi amplifier  The Harman Kardon PL2 HiFi is quite popular. [...]

BMW iDrive Service History

BMW iDrive Service History – how it works & how to modify it

It used to be the case that after each maintenance job done by the BMW dealer to your car, you would get a written proof of the work performed. Nowadays the iDrive navigation computer maintains the service history and you no longer need a separate log book. Newer BMW models (those produced from 2014 onward) no longer use paper to store information after each visit to the BMW dealer. Where to find the iDrive Service History information ? To access the [...]

BMW CCC repair

BMW CCC repair : the correct diagnosis

Your CCC unit appears to be malfunctioning and you’re thinking of having it repaired or even replaced ? Before you proceed, we recommend to make sure your CCC is indeed faulty. With the right guiding, it can be a quick and painless process. And it can avoid unnecessary costs. Here’s how to correctly diagnose a CCC failure. First, read through our compiled list of symptoms that are normally caused by a faulty CCC head unit:CCC iDrive reset: the CCC head [...]

BMW CCC Repair

BMW CCC repair : read this first and save money

If you’re dealing with a faulty iDrive CCC head unit, you probably don’t know what to do about it. Don’t worry, it’s very common. Correctly diagnosing a faulty CCC may be tricky by itself. But deciding whether to buy another CCC or have it repaired and by whom can be a daunting task. This article is meant to help you make a choice. In this article we make the case that it’s cheaper to have your CCC repaired, provided you [...]