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#1 (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 09:11 PM
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I replaced my DME for '94 318is from a cheap EBay auction. Lucky me
for finally getting a break in a very unlucky situation. (high pressure car wash,
bad idling, bad A/C idling)

But the last mechanic I visited said I would need to reprogram my DME
once I replaced it. He said I would need to go to the dealer and shell out
close to 200$+ to do this.

My question: Has anyone ever swapped DME's before? Was a reprogram
really necessary? My problems have been seemingly fixed but I don't
want to get bit in the ass for this later on.
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No reprogramming is necessary. The DME will automatically "learn" the car's driving habbits, gas octane, rpm ranges, etc.

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sweet. very nice indeed.

but that means this guy lied to me. sucks. thought i could really trust him

LOS, i'm talking about the Benz & Beamers guy in Lomita!
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