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      05-06-2020, 02:46 AM   #1
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Thoughts on my new wrap - good color or nah?

Recently wrapped my M340i, wanted to ask a question regarding bimmercode, i want to change the intrusmental display will this affect my warranty or get red flagged?







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      05-06-2020, 05:00 AM   #2
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Personally, I think it looks amazing man. Congrats.
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Looks really good!

In the UK any coding invalidates warranty on the coded part. But tbh very few service centres notice and if you have an update it resets all coding. And dealers have no idea.

But a word of caution - there have been numerous reports where BMW have applied a software update, bricked the ECU, looked at the files and then asked the owner for £2k for a new ECU because they've coded it. Basically blamed the coding for the software update failing.

I had an issue with my previous car where the iDrive failed and I had a lot of coding done. Never picked it up during servicing but they checked the software and could see it had been coded and questioned me about it. I was lucky that they didn't take it further (I think because they couldn't fully prove my coding was the cause and they found a lose wire) and sorted it for me. But I was worried!

What they saw is a load of error codes that didn't go when cleared. Nothing the car would pick up but the OBD scanners did. Like ASD off - this throws an error code.

The general forum advice in the UK is 'you have to be prepared to pay to play'. You do anything to the car that isn't BMW approved and you run the risk of them rejecting warranty claims so be prepared to sort it yourself.

Like your wrap - if you have a paint issue they could argue the wrap caused it for example. Unlikely but it's possible.
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Colour looks amazing!
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      05-06-2020, 08:39 AM   #5
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Thats truly a nice wrap. Car looks awesome and the wheels are nice too
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      05-06-2020, 09:07 AM   #6
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Thats truly a nice wrap. Car looks awesome and the wheels are nice too
Thanks mann wasnt too sure about it at first but glad it turned out fine
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Looks really good!

In the UK any coding invalidates warranty on the coded part. But tbh very few service centres notice and if you have an update it resets all coding. And dealers have no idea.

But a word of caution - there have been numerous reports where BMW have applied a software update, bricked the ECU, looked at the files and then asked the owner for 2k for a new ECU because they've coded it. Basically blamed the coding for the software update failing.

I had an issue with my previous car where the iDrive failed and I had a lot of coding done. Never picked it up during servicing but they checked the software and could see it had been coded and questioned me about it. I was lucky that they didn't take it further (I think because they couldn't fully prove my coding was the cause and they found a lose wire) and sorted it for me. But I was worried!

What they saw is a load of error codes that didn't go when cleared. Nothing the car would pick up but the OBD scanners did. Like ASD off - this throws an error code.

The general forum advice in the UK is 'you have to be prepared to pay to play'. You do anything to the car that isn't BMW approved and you run the risk of them rejecting warranty claims so be prepared to sort it yourself.

Like your wrap - if you have a paint issue they could argue the wrap caused it for example. Unlikely but it's possible.
thank you, ill keep that in mind i guess its very dealer dependent anyways thanks!
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Wowzer. Absolutely beautiful!
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Looks amazing and they did a great job, congrats!

I would have them do the side reflectors too on the bumper.
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Very nice! Love the Vorsteiner wheels too!
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Very nice! Love the Vorsteiner wheels too!
I co-sign on the wheels and actually are thinking about them once I purchase. Would like to know the specs and tire sizes.
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It looks kinda goldish in the light. If you like it that is what counts
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It looks kinda goldish in the light. If you like it that is what counts
yeah its the room lighting looks better outside
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I co-sign on the wheels and actually are thinking about them once I purchase. Would like to know the specs and tire sizes.
Tires: Pilot Sport 4 S
Rim: 19" Vorsteiner V-FF 107
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Looks fantastic
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Looks fantastic
that is so sickk sunset orange
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Looks great, really suits the shape of the car
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It looks absolutely stunning. I never gave much thought to wrapping mine until I saw this.
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i love how it came out, looks amazing. the black OEM side skirts will really set it off imo!
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i love how it came out, looks amazing. the black OEM side skirts will really set it off imo!
about to get them soon )
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Very nice color. That rear spoiler looks cool. 👍
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Extremely nice !
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