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ec2785ny 02-11-2010 04:43 PM

Auto to Manual Swap.. DME question???
 
I am doing a auto to manual swap. I have for the most part found the parts list for everything I will need to do it. I called the bmw dealer near me to ask them if the ECU needs to have the software changed on it after the swap. I was told that the DME is what will need different software and that they do not do it there. I searched the forums but could not find the answer to this question. Was the dealer right and do I not need to touch the ECU and only have the DME changed. And if so does anyone have any recommended places that I could bring/send my DME to get done. I am in the NY area but if I need to I will mail it out to a shop to perform the job.
Thanks

BTW the car is a 99 323i

neil1138 02-11-2010 04:47 PM

Welcome! :hi:

ECU = DME, read sir:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=659314

rares 02-11-2010 04:50 PM

props to ya for the swap... got balls bro' good luck..!!! i will be doing this someday...

ec2785ny 02-11-2010 05:04 PM

Thanks neil i dunno how i missed that 1 you put up... n yea i got balls but i really jus got a bad 5th gear and ive been wanting to do this swap for a while...

CLUTCH 02-15-2010 08:56 AM

keep us posted! im hoping to this as well.


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