[E46] M Track Mode

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  1. 4 Oct 2018 at 1:29 PM #1
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    I currently have a working version of NCSEexpert.

    I have a E46 M3 late 04 and want to enable the M track mode.

    Is anyone able to possibly remote and help me with it?
     
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    Download the PDF and read it a few times

    Be aware if you follow the PDF and don't turn the car off and on after applying the VO to the cluster you will not have chance to see if you have a working LED and could disable it without ever seeing it
     
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    Easy to just do the dash bulb test first
     
  5. 18 Oct 2018 at 10:59 AM #5
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    as part of triggering a cluster test?
     
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    Yeah
     
  7. 18 Oct 2018 at 11:29 AM #7
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    Then you just proved my point
    The M Track light did not work in any test prior to applying the VO to the cluster

    It was only enabled after applying the VO and if you follow the PDF you would not see it because
    • It wasn't on before
    • Not turning the ignition on and off to check between applying the VO and setting the light nicht_activ would mean no opportunity to see it
    <pure speculation>
    In fact, unless dtc_lamp is not an option without applying the VO I don't see why applying the VO to dash is even needed because you could just enable it if off
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  8. 18 Oct 2018 at 12:33 PM #8
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    You need to share the drugs you take with the rest of the forum.

    Everything is always an argument with you.

    You can do a cluster test, if the led is there, then it will light up in a cluster test, no need to do anything with the VO first.

    If it doesn't come on in the cluster test, then it won't come on after adding $7MA to the VO either, as there is no led in the first place.
     
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    ^ Wrong because we checked doing a cluster test and it did not illuminate on mates 2003 dash
    Applied VO and then it did illuminate when key was turned off and on as part of normal power on.

    If you follow the PDF you would not turn key off in between and hence not see it enabled.

    I said this was the case, you argued with me not the other way around. Hey if you want to follow blindly and not check after applying VO fine by me. However, it is still the case that it could lead to disabling the LED without opportunity to see it.
     
  10. 18 Oct 2018 at 11:53 PM #10
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    Funny i've never seen a cluster where the led is fitted, but doesn't illuminate when doing a cluster test, and i've seen a fair few E46's.
     
  11. 18 Oct 2018 at 11:55 PM #11
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    But not all of them apparently
     
  12. 18 Oct 2018 at 11:57 PM #12
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    Seems that way, very odd though as the cluster test is there to enable every led so you can check it is working correctly.
     
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    Maybe but all the checks were followed, many threads read in advance and the PDF followed, except for turning the car off and on between applying VO and doing the nicht_activ coding for DCT lamp or whatever, which turned out was not necessary.

    end of the day all I'm saying is it's worth turning off the car and on again before doing that bit just in case
     
  14. 19 Oct 2018 at 12:09 AM #14
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    Well if you want to get pedantic (and it does seem that you do).

    It's still not necessary to turn the ignition off, as after you have done the SG_Codieren to the AKMB (or possibly the MK60, I can't remember off the top of my head), it resets the cluster anyway, and if the M-track LED is there, it will actually show up during that reset.
     
  15. 19 Oct 2018 at 12:11 AM #15
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    And being pedantic you wouldn't be looking for the LED having already done the checks before you started lol
    But if true that is handy info and maybe time someone updated the PDF
     

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