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Old 01-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
Vfilipe
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Coding TCU in E46

Hi all

So, I have a little problem...

I have a 2002 e46, and 3 years ago I retrofited OEM Sat Nav with Widescreen, tv, mk3 and harman-kardon. I used a wiring harness from a 2005 E46, and this harness have a 54 pin connector. So far, so god...

Some time ago I started thinking about retrofit bluetooth, but, as the ulf are very expensive, I started looking for an alternative. That's when I realized that a TCU can also work, but not 100% guaranteed.

I bought a used TCU from ebay: eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

EVEREST IBUS ECE
Part # 6963758
19-02-2006
SW:28 HW:50


So, I connected this to the car, and it didn't work, not even a small signl... and burned the fuse #7.
After that, I realized that, as the navi wiring was retrofited, the TCU had no power or ground ...
Connections made ***8203;***8203;and...it works.

Now the real problem. The coding
I used NCS to change the FA, adding $644 (PREPARATION F MOBILE PHONE W BLUETOOTH), $633 (PREPARATION, MOBILE PHONE, BUSINESS), $640 (PREPARATION F TEL.INSTALLATION UNIVERSAL) and $638 (CAR TELEPHONE PROFESSIONAL), one at a time, and then used Progman to code the module. But in progman only appears, in the retrofit menu, the options TEL/ULF, ULF, Professional TEL and BIT, and nothing about TCU or Telematics.
I tried all settings FA/Option that I remembered, and finally got it to work (FA=633 and Option=ULF/TEL). But with a limitation... I can only pair a phone, and has to be about the time when the Progman just encode the TCU. After that the TCU works well but is not found on other phones, so it is impossible to try to pair again.
To pair another phone I have to remove the FAs, and code ALSZ and AKMB, turn off the car and wait, add again the FAs, encode again the AKMB and ALSZ, and recode using the ULF/TEL Option in Progman.

I tried navcoder to pair but gives error.
And one more thing. The VR in this TCU is in German. I tried to code to english with navcoder but without success.

Some of you have any ideas to code this? and to change the VR?

Thanks in advance
And sorry if the text isn't very correct. English is not my native language
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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Pairing can only happen in the fisrt 60s of turning on igniton and also for X5 you need the driver seatbelt fitted. Try these things for pairing.

The ULF can only be paired by Navcoder and INPA, TCU doesn't support it.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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I already tried that. Didn't work
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:30 PM   #4
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Hi there,

Did you ever figure this out? I have a very similar issue with my 2001 330ci and an '05 TCU. I haven't been able to get it to pair, I think I'll try your method as described above - just as soon as I figure out FAs, ALSZ and AKMBs are!
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