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Old 11-11-2008, 11:32 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by mrshelley View Post
To change DME's between vehicles, this is what you need:
-All tumblers (ignition, door, trunk, glove box...)
-General Control Module V (this will allow the remote to work)

Remember, these all have to come out of the same car.

I actually have a spare DME for my car (in case my primary one takes a dump). I have two EWSs and keys under the dash. In case I need to change out the DME, everything I need is right there. I have an old ignition tumbler zip tied under the dash with a coil snapped around it. This keeps the key from falling out.
This is all necessary assuming no modifications are made to the DME. In my case, I can swap DMEs and then only need to re-align the EWS to make the spare DME work with the rest of my car. Not sure exactly how ESS pulls it off but it sure came in handy for me - of course, I was already having my DME modified with a tune for the SC anyway.
04 IR 330i ZHP | ESS TS2+ SC | MagnaFlow "headers" | KMS 3.64 LSD | AST 4100 550/650| APEX ARC-8 18x9 | H&R front sway bar | Vorshlag camber plates, RTAB limiters | TMS subframe & swaybar reinforcements | UUC SSK & DSSR | UUC TM & TME | BW motor mounts | Dinan strut & shock tower bars | vaio 4-bolt oil pump
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