MINI / BMW coding interest

Update: Mark your calendars! The date for this event will be June 2! Coding will be on a first come first served schedule starting at 10am. See you there!!

We’re thinking of hosting a coding day sometime in late May or early June. Similar to our garage day last year, this event will be about coding the MINI computer rather than making mechanical modifications.

Ram from Madison will be visiting us here in Chicago to facilitate this event.

Ram has a list of BMW and MINI codes on his website (and also on NAM for 2nd generation and 1st generation MINIs). Some popular options include:

  • Turn off bulb checks (for those that want to use LED lights without resistors)
  • Removal of navigation disclaimer
  • Side mirrors auto folding on lock and unlock (BMW only)
  • Auto closing of sunroof when rain is detected
  • Enabling rear fogs

Not all codes work on all MINIs and several factors including your MINIs build date, factory options and other variables determine compatibility.

If you’re interested please reply to this post the following:

  • Your MINI/BMW year (build date if you know)
  • Your MINI/BMW model
  • What coding option(s) are you interested in?

Pricing for codes will be $10/option or $50 per car if you want more than 5 options coded.

Wisconsin Overnighter 2012

MINI Parking

WRAPUP:? Another great roadtrip!!? We had 20 MINIs in attendance on a chilly but nice day.? After a late start we headed out to Monroe for lunch.? Their Chili festival was in full force in the town square.? Then we took off on the long?twisty route to New Glarus.? We saw the amazing fall colors, some wild life, animal sculptures, and lots of fun?roads.? We made it to?the New Glarus Brewery in time for a quick tour and?a beer stock-up for those that had extra room in their?trunks.? Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara for all the route planning, and leading and pacing the group!!

Please send links?of photos to , and I will add them here.

Photos by: Steve |??Rus |

Video by: Bruce & Mary |

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