BMW F30 VO/FDL Coding Guide

This post collection of BMW F30 coding reference guide,include FA code and CAFD code coding.Hope it helps!



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Part 1:FA Codes(VO Coding)

**It’s recommended to VO code first before doing any CAFD coding, since VO coding will return values to their defaults.**


Activate Active High Beam Assistant (Anti-Dazzle)

Active High Beam Assistant (Anti-Dazzle) requires the vehicle to be equipped with High Beam Assistant. This enabled the system to enable high beams to dodge vehicles by independently moving the high beams around in each headlight without blinding other drivers.

MODIFY THE READ FA-Remove 5AP from the vehicle FA.

VO CODE-FEM_BODY and FLA/KAFAS2 (whichever you are equipped with).

The CAFD modificaKons of HBA funcKonality aLer VO coding in FEM_BODY and FLA/KAFAS2:

The Speed HBA Enables-FEM_BODY-C_HBA_ENA_V_HI (Value in HEX for speed kph)

The Speed HBA Disables-FEM_BODY-C_HBA_ENA_V_LO (Value in HEX for speed kph)

The Speed to immediately enter Highway Mode-FEM_BODY-C_HBA_HGWY_V_HI (Default: Werte= 8C) [Hex 8C= Decimal 140=140 kph]

The Speed to leave Highway Mode-FEM_BODY-C_HBA_HGWY_V_LO (Default: Werte=5A) [Hex 5A =Decimal 90=90 kph]


It is recommended, if not, possibly required to enable Variable Light Distribution in order to have Active High Beam Assistant become fully active. Instructions are below for enabling Variable Light Distribution.


Activate Variable Light Distribution

Variable Light Distribution requires a FLA/KAFAS camera to be installed in the vehicle. This allows the light beam to adapt according to vehicle speed. When driving in the city, a low beam is used to beber illuminate the road immediately ahead without dazzling oncoming drivers. Then at higher speeds, the headlamps are raised to increase visibility.

MODIFY THE READ FA-Remove 8S4 from the vehicle FA.



Activate Enhanced Bluetooth

Enhanced Bluetooth requires the vehicle to be equipped with HU_NBT or have a combox if you have HU_CIC or HU_ENTRY. This enables you to stream audio via Bluetooth, enable artwork, and USB stream music as well. If 6NH doesn’t exist, add either 6NK of 6NS.

MODIFY THE READ FA-Change 6NH to 6NK (w/o BMW Assist) or 6NS (w/ BMW Assist) from the vehicle FA.



Activate iDrive Office

iDrive Office is sometimes disabled based on Country Controllers. This will enable you to have access to the Office Menu which will be located on the main iDrive menu. (This offers Contacts, Email reading, Text Message Receiving, etc.)

MODIFY THE READ FA-Remove Country Controller code (SL8Ax) from the vehicle FA.



Activate Sport Automatic Transmission

Sport Automation Transmission (SAT) is a standalone option offered by BMW, with paddle shiLers (though no required). This will enable to have faster, and claimed smoother shifts with you ZF8HP Transmission. This will also enable Sport+, if not already active.

MODIFY THE READ FA-Change 205 to 2TB from the vehicle FA.



Part 2:CAFD Codes(FDL Coding)

**It’s recommended to VO code first before doing any CAFD coding, since VO coding will return values to their defaults.**

HEX Information: Most, if not, all values (werte) will be in HEX. You need to convert the value from HEX to Decimal to get the true value. (Some Examples: 08—> 8 ; 1F—> 31 ; 32—> 50 ; 64—> 100 ; FF—> 255)

HEX Units: Speed: km/h ; Time: Seconds/Hours ; Distance: Meters


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Angel LED Brightness (Xenon Headlamps or LED Headlamps required) 

These adjust the brightness of the Angel LEDs. The values are in Hex. (Ex. 0% = 00, 25% = 19, 50% = 32, 100% = 64) **Supposedly doesn’t work on F32**

BMW F30 VOFDL Coding Guide (1)

Cornering Lights (Fog Lamps) & Fog Lamp Welcome Lights

Fog lights illuminate in the steered direcKon. **Front Fog Lights are required for all features below**.

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Day-Running Lights & Activate Rear Fog Lamps

Rear Fog Lights require a working Rear Fog Light Button, which can be done by using the plastic piece in place of the button and breaking the plastic stopper inside the piece. No parts need to be bought.

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Assorted Lighting Features

**Door handle illumination in Reverse is already active on vehicles equipped with Top-View Camera. *Translation for Auto Headlamp code: empfindlich (sensitive) ; sehr_empfindlich (very sensitive) ; unempfindlich (insensitive) ; Tagfahrlicht (DRL)

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LED Replacement Turn Signal Bulbs Activation

With traditional turn signal bulbs, the F30 needs to check if the bulb is still alive and working every 4 minutes the vehicle is on, resulting in a very small pulse being sent to the light bulb, not enough to illuminate but enough to verify the bulb is present and working. With LED bulbs, this causes an actual flicker. These codes below remove the pulse monitoring and enables LED bulb recognition. Recommended bulb: CREE 30W XB-D5 LED

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Instrument Cluster

When testing Speed Correction turned off, it causes the speed to always be approximately 2 mph lower than Cruise Control set speed. Also, it’s recommended not to set clock via GPS if equipped with BMW Online. **6WA Cluster is the Extended Instrument Cluster**

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Safety Features & Precautions

Specific coding options for seatbelt chimes/reminders and safety disclaimers in iDrive. **Do not set Active Blind Spot below 20 km/h**

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Vehicle Drivetrain Features, Sport Features, & Active Sound Design

**Active Sound Design (ASD) is only available on 2014+ F3x, all N20 engines and some N55 engines. If you see the ECU, you can modify it.** ASD Choices: F010 + S63B44 = (M5/M6 Sound) ; F080 + S55B30 = (M3/M4 Sound) ; F030 + N26B20 = (328i/428i Sound) ; F020/F021 + S63B44 = (ASD Off)

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General Locking/Window Features & Convenience Features

Opening/Closing via Comfort Access not included because it’s already enabled by default. **HKFM codes are F31 (sports wagon). 20 minutes Nll active.** **ASP_MAX_GESCHWINDIGKEIT_BEIKLAPPEN requires ASP_GESCHWINDIGKEIT_AUTO_AUSKLAPPEN to be same or higher value.** **Some cars with MEMORY_OFF enabled may always have the A/C defaulted to Off at each startup. Car reacNon may vary.**

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iDrive Features

These are features that vary between all the iDrive functions (Vehicle Status, Navigation, Sound Sevngs, etc.) grouped by relativity. **Note: CMB_MEDIA codes may or may not be under the HU_NBT module, since the combox is integrated in HU_NBT. **Not all HU_CIC codes will work properly for HU_NBT and vice-­‐versa, so if it’s not labeled for your equipped head unit, there is no guarantee it will work.

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STARTUP EMBLEMS: variant_0, variant_2, and variant_6-BMW Connected Drive ; variant_1- ///M ; variant_3-BMW i ; variant_4-Mini ; variant_5-Rolls Royce ; variant_7-BMW White Startup ; variant_8-BMW Brown Startup ; variant_9-BMW Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Video In Motion & Playback Features, Owners Manual in Motion, and Camera in Motion

Video in Motion is NOT available on HU_ENTRY. You must have HU_CIC or HU_NBT. *USB Video playback should already be enabled in HU_NBT.

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Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information Activation

To actively change routes based on Traffic, enable Traffic Info under Options in Navigation and enable Dynamic Guidance in Route Preferences.

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Heads-Up Display

**Most of the Heads-­‐Up Display functions are already acKve in the 2013+ F30/F32s.**

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BMW Live Enabling

Once BMW Live is enabled, you can tether your phone data to your vehicle to use the in-vehicle internet browser and BMW Live Access. However, you will lose the ability to do Online Searches in Navigation and BMW Online Services. **Not a recommended if your car includes BMW Online/Assist**

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Active Spoiler (F34 3-Series GT only)

The first value (00 or FF) is ignored. The second value is the modified value, being the desired speed. For example, 6E (HEX)=110 (Decimal) =110 km/h. INV_V_ASP_OUT can be determined by taking the V_ASP_OUT value 6E (HEX) = 110 (Decimal). Then (255-110 = 145). Then 145 (Decimal) = 91 (HEX) **For those who can do HEX calculations: It’s (FF) minus (V_ASP_OUT Value). So FF-6E = 91.**

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Seat Heating Temperature Levels/Memory Seats

Cold Weather Package/Heated Front Seats Required. The values are all temperatures in HEX. The conversion: ([Desired Celsius Temperature]+40)*2. Ex. I want 106º F, and 106º F = 41º C. So my value will be (41+40)*2 = 162 (decimal) = A2 (HEX).

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Headlamp Washers Configuration

**This will only work if you are equipped with Headlamp Washers, in the Cold Weather Package** Most of these functions should work or change as labeled. However, I have yet to go through testing with these.

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