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Re: Check Control MID (archive)

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Posted by Jim Cash on July 05, 2000 at 18:07:37:

In Reply to: Check Control MID posted by Ricky T on July 05, 2000 at 11:08:21:

: I was excited when I saw all the bells and whistles of the onboard computer on the 5 series videotape that came with my new 528i, only to be disappointed to find out that I don't have any of that stuff on the car. Apparently the upgraded MID is only available on the 540. Is this correct? Is there any accessory or aftermarket product to upgrade a 528? I was most interested in the theft code and the programmable ventilation.

: Thanks
: Rick (who will post a photo as soon as my film gets developed -- I can't afford a digital camera for a while!)

Sorry but you are out of luck on that one.

The "high" version of the "check control" and On Board Computer is only available with the 540.

It can be obtained for a 528 in other countries (as an option), and I assume it could be obtained by a special order - but only when ordering the car.

Upgrading after the fact, while technically possible, would not be feasible since there are so many components that whould have to be changed and added (more than I care to cover, and would include a lot of extra wiring)

Jim Cash

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