BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 5-Series (G30) Forum iDrive, Audio, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics + Coding Gentleman switch function active ?

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-19-2018, 09:20 AM   #1
10511555
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
35
Posts

Drives: G30 520D
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Gentleman switch function active ?

Dear Sir,

Do anyone know the coding of active 'GENTLEMAN SWITCH' function ?after change a new seat switch panel from the side door with that function button.



(above youtube video could explain in details)

Best regards,

Stanley
Appreciate 0
      06-19-2018, 01:00 PM   #2
nsa100
First Lieutenant
United Kingdom
146
Rep
395
Posts

Drives: G31 540i & G30 540i M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Yorks, UK

iTrader: (0)

I was expecting the Gentleman's Switch was something else..
__________________
Appreciate 1
clee1982646.00

      06-19-2018, 01:22 PM   #3
ADS-UK
Captain
ADS-UK's Avatar
United Kingdom
460
Rep
988
Posts

Drives: G30 - 530d M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsa100 View Post
I was expecting the Gentleman's Switch was something else..
Ha ha. I was thinking the same
Appreciate 0
      06-19-2018, 03:14 PM   #4
nsa100
First Lieutenant
United Kingdom
146
Rep
395
Posts

Drives: G31 540i & G30 540i M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Yorks, UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ADS-UK View Post
Ha ha. I was thinking the same
I was thinking something rude.....but it could also have been a mute button for the wife
__________________
Appreciate 1
ADS-UK460.00

      06-19-2018, 04:16 PM   #5
nlkccom
Private
nlkccom's Avatar
United_States
103
Rep
51
Posts

Drives: 2018 540i AW
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (0)

Definitely not what I was expecting...
Appreciate 1
clee1982646.00

      06-19-2018, 07:26 PM   #6
10511555
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
35
Posts

Drives: G30 520D
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Hey man,

That's real... not a nude thing. Function was adopted at G12 as grand function......I watched at Youtube from korea video...and that's real help for any passenger not familar with your car seat adjustment.

ok, anyone knew it as question?

Best regards,

Stanley
Appreciate 1
clee1982646.00

      06-20-2018, 05:12 AM   #7
nsa100
First Lieutenant
United Kingdom
146
Rep
395
Posts

Drives: G31 540i & G30 540i M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Yorks, UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10511555 View Post
Hey man,

That's real... not a nude thing. Function was adopted at G12 as grand function......I watched at Youtube from korea video...and that's real help for any passenger not familar with your car seat adjustment.

ok, anyone knew it as question?

Best regards,

Stanley
Having watched the video I fully understand it's function.

In fact I wouldn't mind having the function, Since my kids always leave the passenger seat as high as it would go, making it awkward for adults to get in.
__________________
Appreciate 1
clee1982646.00

      06-20-2018, 11:43 AM   #8
Canuck99
Private First Class
102
Rep
193
Posts

Drives: '18 M550i, '15 Jaguar F-Type R
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nsa100 View Post
it could also have been a mute button for the wife
Now that would be worth a handsome price...
Appreciate 0
      06-20-2018, 12:53 PM   #9
SteveinArizona
Colonel
United_States
1286
Rep
2,112
Posts

Drives: BMW 530e
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Greater Phoenix

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Canuck99 View Post
Now that would be worth a handsome price...
I wonder how many spouses see the comments here! hummh.
Appreciate 0
      06-20-2018, 04:10 PM   #10
en1gma
Second Lieutenant
en1gma's Avatar
United Kingdom
41
Rep
241
Posts

Drives: G30 530i M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Similar to others, I wasn't quite sure what this would be... but I totally get it and really would find it helpful (as I often ferry older family members). Never seen this before.

Am interested in the answer - plus finding out how much the module costs.
Appreciate 0
      06-20-2018, 07:53 PM   #11
10511555
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
35
Posts

Drives: G30 520D
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Thats the module and couold cost around EUR70+
Attached Images
    
Appreciate 0
      06-20-2018, 07:54 PM   #12
10511555
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
35
Posts

Drives: G30 520D
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

by the way I still looking for coding expert to tell how to code if they will like to disclose it.
Appreciate 0
      06-21-2018, 11:45 AM   #13
en1gma
Second Lieutenant
en1gma's Avatar
United Kingdom
41
Rep
241
Posts

Drives: G30 530i M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10511555 View Post
Thats the module and couold cost around EUR70+
Thanks!
Appreciate 0
      06-21-2018, 02:02 PM   #14
SteveinArizona
Colonel
United_States
1286
Rep
2,112
Posts

Drives: BMW 530e
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Greater Phoenix

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10511555 View Post
by the way I still looking for coding expert to tell how to code if they will like to disclose it.
If it requires a hardware change, it likely isn't codeable.
Appreciate 0
      06-21-2018, 07:34 PM   #15
10511555
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
35
Posts

Drives: G30 520D
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by en1gma View Post
Thanks!
Im not sure.......because this "gentleman switch" panel was came from G12; but Korean proved can use as G30 also in the same system of i-drive 6.

that's why I confuse if need coding.....by the way, I do ask local shop ordered might try in my car soon......(what I ask is for reference in case we need it to complete the job)

Best regards,

Stanley
Appreciate 0
      06-30-2018, 04:33 PM   #16
JohnEnglish
Private First Class
94
Rep
163
Posts

Drives: Black
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Earth

iTrader: (0)

That's a really cool idea.
Appreciate 0
      07-25-2018, 12:32 AM   #17
Almaretto
Major General
Almaretto's Avatar
United_States
1922
Rep
7,785
Posts

Drives: Test Vehicles
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Mountain View, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10511555 View Post
Dear Sir,

Do anyone know the coding of active 'GENTLEMAN SWITCH' function ?after change a new seat switch panel from the side door with that function button.
Same coding as previous generation. Set to active in both seat modules.
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2018, 04:43 AM   #18
onurustunel
New Member
5
Rep
8
Posts

Drives: 2017 520i 1.6L
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Istanbul

iTrader: (0)

Hi All,
I am new to the forum so please allow me to introduce myself first. I am Onur and I live in Turkey and drive a G30 520i ( 1.6 version).
I am interested in doing this retrofit but unsure if it would work on standard seats with memory function. I do not have the multicontour (comfort) seats fitted. Anyone can advise on this?
Appreciate 0
      01-30-2020, 02:55 AM   #19
NeuBob
New Member
0
Rep
5
Posts

Drives: BMW 540i XDrive
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: King of Prussia, PA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Part number?

Anyone know the part number for the switch?
Appreciate 0
      01-30-2020, 08:46 AM   #20
roxxor
Captain
roxxor's Avatar
525
Rep
732
Posts

Drives: 2019 X3 M40i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeuBob View Post
Anyone know the part number for the switch?
Depends on what trim color you have currently, and if you have the massaging/ventilated seats or not. This page below lists them all with the different colors.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/en/showp...diagId=61_6278
Appreciate 0
      01-30-2020, 01:38 PM   #21
NeuBob
New Member
0
Rep
5
Posts

Drives: BMW 540i XDrive
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: King of Prussia, PA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by roxxor View Post
Depends on what trim color you have currently, and if you have the massaging/ventilated seats or not. This page below lists them all with the different colors.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/en/showp...diagId=61_6278
I have black interior with massaging seats so i'm guessing number 3.

I also found this video: https://youtu.be/JlI1WgxPEXo


Seems like there is a change in code
Appreciate 0
      01-30-2020, 04:01 PM   #22
clee1982
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
646
Rep
1,525
Posts

Drives: 2019 BMW 540i xDrive
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I can see that being useful, should have exist by default if you ask me...
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 AM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST