In this guide, I will show you how to use NCS expert to change VO on a BMW. These instructions are based on a BMW E65 but the same procedure can be applied to other BMW models.

What you will need

NCS Expert BMW Coding Software Download

NCS Expert program and coding guide

Instructions

 

Before NCS can be used a Profile must be loaded.

Select File/Load Profile from top menu bar.

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Select “Expertmode” the OK

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Once a profile is loaded the bottom buttons become selectable

Select “F1” to read vehicle data first.

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Select F3 to read FA from ECU.

This needs to be done before any coding can be performed.

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Select the model you care working with.

For this example “E65”

Select “OK”

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Choose the ECU to read the Vehicle Order from.

Here i select it from “CAS”,then click “OK” button

Then the vehicle information will show,include VIN and VO

Select “F2” to modify VO

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Select the model you are working with

For this example “E65”,then click “OK” to continue

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Verify the the VIN is correct

Note:Last digit is a checksum,and select “OK”

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Enter SA or Service code ,then select “Add”

Enter FA,SA code must begin with $

Service Codes must begin with +

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Example enter “$655”,select “Add”

Scroll down to check

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Example enter “+EVER”,select “Add”

And scroll down to check,then click “OK”

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

After you have successfully,changed the VO you will see this screen

Select F6 (Back)

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Select F4 to process ECU

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Select “CAS”,then click “OK” to continue

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Select F2 to change job

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Select “FA_WRITE”

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Verify Jobname is “FA_WRITE” and CAS is ECU selected

Select F3,execute job

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Select F1,change ECU to select LM

This will ensure that new VO is written into CAS and LM

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Select “LMA”,click “OK” to continue

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

Verify Jobname is “FA_WRITE” and LMA is ECU selected

Then select F3 to execute job.

Change VO on a BMW with NCS Expert

That's it. You are done.