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I removed the BimmerGeeks cable recommendation after seeing five brand new ones not work over the last month.
Just buy a $20 one from Amazon Prime, or on ebay from a seller near you that allows returns and has a good rating.
Make sure it has the built-in switch on the OBD connector!

This one has a cool switch on it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0817D2L9J/
 

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Hi Bali,

I have a 2004 330i that has had the dme updated correctly, but the egs has been updated to an assembly number that is not in the gs20.his file copied above. The egs was originally 7 533 766 but was updated to 7 546 858 and not 7 557 992 which is what the latest update should be from what I can tell. Fwiw, this is a gm transmission and a g20.

Any idea what egs assembly # 7 546 858 is for or from? I am not finding any information about it.
I would run WinKFP and see which ZUSB number it recommends.
 

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I removed the BimmerGeeks cable recommendation after seeing five brand new ones not work over the last month.

interesting .. i do like the geeks ‘expert’ cable but it doesn’t have the included switch so you have to have an adapter to bridge pins for the e46.
 

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If you haven't had this done to your car, DO IT! It's shifts like a completely new car! I bought my car used but the DME was already updated. So we updated the EGS and it shifts great! We did run into a small snag with the two modules not wanting to talk to each other, but Scott was great and got it all sorted out. I highly recommend to anyone who hasn't updated to get it done.
 

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Worked with balidawg today to update the car, he found that the DME was at the latest but the trans wasnt. Updated the trans with no issues and checked some other stuff out which was helpful. The trans shifts smoother but still solid yet not harsh like before (after one drive test) He is good to work with and knows his stuff. He did this all remotely and we had no issues from west coast to east coast. Thanks Scott! (ill post up long term findings later)
 

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Big kudos to Scott (super nice and knowledgeable individual) for this endeavor to help the E46 community.

DME verified to be the latest and the TCU (original & significantly out of date) software was updated. Drove 100 miles afterwards and everything was beautifully smooth. A subtle, but certainly noticeable difference.

Thank you sir. :thumbup:
 

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Do I need an update?

hi, thanks for the good deeds!
I am looking at my log file and the version numbers seem a bit higher than in the version post. Do I need an update?

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 # USER INFO FIELDS
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Unit      Date      VIN                Odometer    Assembly    Software    Service     Dealer   Tester   Program ver.
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DME   ->  12.01.06  WBSBR93416PK10942  0 km        7.837.801   7.837.802   7.834.936   012321   42324    -
          27.05.09  WBSBR93416PK10942  8400 km     7.842.567   7.842.568   7.834.936   011111   12345    -
EGS   ->  12.01.06  WBSBR93416PK10942  0 km        7.837.730   7.837.734   0.000.000   012321   42324    -
          27.05.09  WBSBR93416PK10942  8400 km     7.837.730   7.837.734   0.000.000   011111   12345    -
 

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hi, thanks for the good deeds!
I am looking at my log file and the version numbers seem a bit higher than in the version post. Do I need an update?

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Unit      Date      VIN                Odometer    Assembly    Software    Service     Dealer   Tester   Program ver.
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DME   ->  12.01.06  WBSBR93416PK10942  0 km        7.837.801   7.837.802   7.834.936   012321   42324    -
          27.05.09  WBSBR93416PK10942  8400 km     7.842.567   7.842.568   7.834.936   011111   12345    -
EGS   ->  12.01.06  WBSBR93416PK10942  0 km        7.837.730   7.837.734   0.000.000   012321   42324    -
          27.05.09  WBSBR93416PK10942  8400 km     7.837.730   7.837.734   0.000.000   011111   12345    -
Both the DME and EGS in your 2006 M3 were flashed on 05/27/2009. The DME was updated while the EGS was flashed with the same version.

Looking in the MSS54 version history, I do see 7837801.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=18175858&postcount=210
And if you follow the version chain there it does terminate at 7842567, so your DME is at the latest.

Looking in the SMG2 version history, I do see 7837730, but that is not the latest.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=18690897&postcount=405
And if you follow the version chain there it shows a newer version of 7843254 is available, so that could be updated.
 

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M3 SMG version history (GDSMG2.HIS)

;Zusbauhistorie vom 28.04.2009 09:42
;SG-TYP: GDSMG2
;ZB-ALT ZB-NEU FREIKENNUNG
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2282370,2282464,00,2F
2282368,2282467,00,2F
2282464,2282462,00,2F
2282467,2282471,00,2F
2282462,2282514,00,2F
2282471,2282517,00,2F
2282514,2282564,00,2F
2282512,2282569,00,2F
2282517,2282567,00,2F
2282564,2282604,00,2F
2282567,2282607,00,2F
2282569,2282609,00,2F
2282604,2282874,00,2F
2282609,2282877,00,2F
2282607,2282876,00,2F
2282611,2282878,00,2F
2282874,7836382,00,2F
2282877,7836385,00,2F
2282876,7836384,00,2F
2282878,7836386,00,2F
7836382,7837727,00,2F
7836385,7837730,00,2F
7836384,7837729,00,2F
7836386,7837731,00,2F
7837727,7843252,00,2F
7837731,7843255,00,2F
7837729,7843253,00,2F
7837730,7843254,00,2F
 

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Oh awesome. Thanks for the breakdown.

Is there a changelog or some info on what got updated?

Also, (sorry for the wrong wording) how do CLS dme /trans ecu mods work? I was to improve clutch engagement, and 2 other popular flushes. Does it overwrite the software with its own version, or modifies something inside the latest version?
 

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Thank you Scott!

Everything is working great,these updates were really necessary!
2800rpm stutter gone,feels little bit more peppy,short trim and long trim values now in spec,shift points more predictable and refined.
o2 sensors now reading/reporting correctly.
ill report later about fuel efficiency.

I really appreciate your dedication and help commitment.

Happy new year!
 

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Thank you Scott!

Everything is working great,these updates were really necessary!
2800rpm stutter gone,feels little bit more peppy,short trim and long trim values now in spec,shift points more predictable and refined.
o2 sensors now reading/reporting correctly.
ill report later about fuel efficiency.

I really appreciate your dedication and help commitment.

Happy new year!
 

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Is there a changelog or some info on what got updated?
I’ve never seen any change log. Since this is internal BMW software, we may never see one.

Also, (sorry for the wrong wording) how do CLS dme /trans ecu mods work? I was to improve clutch engagement, and 2 other popular flushes. Does it overwrite the software with its own version, or modifies something inside the latest version?
I don’t do tuning or ECU mods. As stated in post #1, I update using BMW factory software.
 

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Hi there.
I just finished rebuilding (first time I've done that...) the zf-5hp19 tranny in my sons 04 e46 (using 50sKids' video tutorial) and am experiencing harsh shifting on the first gear. From what I've read so far, an update to the module software is in order...
Now... might you have the latest daten to share.


2004 BMW 325i E46 M56 Sulev
 

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Hi there.
I just finished rebuilding (first time I've done that...) the zf-5hp19 tranny in my sons 04 e46 (using 50sKids' video tutorial) and am experiencing harsh shifting on the first gear. From what I've read so far, an update to the module software is in order...
Now... might you have the latest daten to share.


2004 BMW 325i E46 M56 Sulev
You don’t need the latest daten files. Version 39 or higher is fine as BMW stopped updating them for E46 in 2005-2006. You can just Google for download links. Here is v50.2, for example.
https://mega.nz/#F!nshRWaLA!NbXQSw7903FIt0JdU81zCA
 

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BaliDawg,
I am looking to have my trans flashed to the latest version. I got everything set up but I guess I need to post before I can PM you. I'll send you a message if that is cool?
 

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BaliDawg,
I am looking to have my trans flashed to the latest version. I got everything set up but I guess I need to post before I can PM you. I'll send you a message if that is cool?
I replied to your PM. Be sure to read post #1 above carefully.
 

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I went to Scott and to get my car's DME flashed to EU2. He took the time to explain step by step what he was doing and what software he's using. He even offered to setup the software on my computer as well.
Thank you so much for doing this and to take the time to help people out :thumbsup:
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Help with transmission up date

Thanks for all the help this week. You spent 1.5 hours with me and my 2005 BMW330 CI. You gave me INPA software shared your how to. You updated the software on GM and fixed my downshifting problem. Cleared all codes. Thank :thumbup::D
 
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