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theotherjohn
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Software upgrade

Post by theotherjohn » 12 Nov 2013, 17:11

The car has just had it's first service which included "software upgrade (FEM) control units". Unfortunately this has wiped out the settings I had for the "radio buttons". Does this usually happen?

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Re: Software upgrade

Post by neilx6 » 12 Nov 2013, 17:31

Yes mate it does,annoying I know but on full software upgrades all default factory settings are installed.

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Re: Software upgrade

Post by M60NJP » 12 Nov 2013, 17:59

Yup - a right PITA but simple enough to reset.........till the next time!

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Re: Software upgrade

Post by theotherjohn » 15 Nov 2013, 10:29

Following the upgrade the dashboard indicator shows that the lights are on even in really bright sunlight (it's got automatic lights & wipers); this is definitely a post upgrade change. I was disappointed to see that the screenwash fluid was checked rather than topped up & that the brake fluid wasn't cheeked at all. The car was washed & vacuumed though. Need to return to Elms!

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Re: Software upgrade

Post by neilx6 » 15 Nov 2013, 11:08

Ref your lights,if you don't want them on go into I-drive (refer to manual) and you can turn them off,it's the daytime running lights that are on
and again this is the factory default,cos in most Euro countries daytime running lights are mandatory :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Software upgrade

Post by theotherjohn » 23 Nov 2013, 21:22

Thanks Neil - the lights seem to have sorted themselves. But the miles saved by "eco" now shows over 40mpg whereas it used to be more like in the teens. It used to reset every time I reset the trip (which I do every time I fill up - an old habit from fuel gauges that were never linear) but I can't say I noticed if it did last time. And the service guy should have known and warned me about the functions that would need to be reset.

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