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      01-14-2022, 03:23 PM   #23
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Have you never seen the option

S818A - Batteriehauptschalter - Battery master switch

This is taken out after delivery at dealer and as it says, it’s to quickly disconnect and connect the battery.
This is long time gone!

All cars are delivered in transport mode so only with basic functions. The battery is connected, however all ECU are in transport mode.
You can start the car but no Radio for example.

Cars these days have 60, 70 or more ECU's ... Not a good idea doing a hard reset. It's like pulling the plug from you desktop PC or Router...lol

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Also i am not sure if the recoding to turn off transport mode is done at a vehicle processing center or at the dealer during PDI. I have heard of it being done at dealer PDI.
I know in 2020, when my 2021 X5MC arrived at the dealership, I stopped by to look at it and it was still in transport mode. Key fobs didn't unlock the doors like they normally do. And comfort access also was not active. The tech held the key fob near the liftgate and then the unlock button on key fob unlocked the doors.
Instrument cluster displayed Transport Mode. During the PDI, transport mode is cleared.
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Here you go .

Inside BMW UK Thorne reception centre (they have now moved to a much bigger facility at Immingham). These pictures are 6 years old. Real pictures inside these places are notoriously hard to get; maybe the below is why. They can do PLENTY to a 'new' car damaged in transit. I'm not sure if the 3% rule is a thing here.
Thanks for the pics - those cars look like they've been in accidents. The Bondo work on the black F30 (?) looks terrifying.
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Next, local longshoremen are tasked with driving the vehicles off the vessel and into a preliminary parking area on the docks.
When I was in my late teens I worked as temporary Longshoreman on the docks of Vancouver, BC. When the car transport ships were ready to off load, the cars were driven off one after another.
That first mile they were driven was brutal, I don`t know if the guys were instructed to drive that fast to save time or they were just having a good time but jamming gears, overreving and screeching tires were familiar sounds on the docks. Hopefully, things have changed these days, I certainly wouldn`t have wanted to pay full price for a car that was transported by the crews I worked with.
I have to admit that all of us temps would have loved to trade places with the offload drivers but they had seniority and we had none.
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I stopped reading at "electronics downloaded".
Thank You for your miserable input - you must be a joy to be around

OP - very informative write up - thank you.
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When I was in my late teens I worked as temporary Longshoreman on the docks of Vancouver, BC. When the car transport ships were ready to off load, the cars were driven off one after another.
That first mile they were driven was brutal, I don`t know if the guys were instructed to drive that fast to save time or they were just having a good time but jamming gears, overreving and screeching tires were familiar sounds on the docks. Hopefully, things have changed these days, I certainly wouldn`t have wanted to pay full price for a car that was transported by the crews I worked with.
I have to admit that all of us temps would have loved to trade places with the offload drivers but they had seniority and we had none.
Still the same!

This kind of work is provided by 3rd parties at minimum wage.
However having the transport mode the cars are better protected against abuse.
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I stopped reading at "electronics downloaded".
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OP - very informative write up - thank you.
There's a staging area in the VDC with ceiling-mounted ICOM units. All they are doing is just updating the I-Step, this would have applied to cars like the E90 and E60 back in the day. Most of the time nothing is done since the shipping time from factory to port is usually less than the release cycle for an I-Step.
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Wondering how many miles these guys punch our engines to redline in doing all this moving cars around before it reaches the dealer…
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Wondering how many miles these guys punch our engines to redline in doing all this moving cars around before it reaches the dealer…
You can't redline them if transport mode is active...
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You can't redline them if transport mode is active...
Good - I was hoping someone would respond with this lol
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You can't redline them if transport mode is active...
Makes sense. BMW doesn't want to be paying for a transmission prematurely
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