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Can you go from the standard lci shifter to SAT? I’m only looking to do the shifter as I’ve got a fancy steering wheel and wouldn’t like to have to change it again? My main question is would it be possible to flash the gearbox with the sat software and tell it there is no paddles in the program? (E60 535D 07/57) 

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Morning Chrissy

Welcome to the Forum

As your car is LCI it will have the ZF _ GA6HP26Z - W1E gearbox, there were 2 shifter types (ignore the Steering Wheel thumb shifters for now)

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The one on the left is the SAT (Sport automatic Transmission) type the gearbox is the same and yes you can reprogram the EGS. The only things you get over and above moving your standard shifter to the left are quicker shift times (Sport +) when changing manually, increased steering weight, and the word sport will illuminate in your clocks. Also quicker downshifts when braking from speed. You can get some of these simply by installing a standalone sport button with standard shifter or slightly more by flashing the EGS module with SAT software. 

Hope this helps

Dave

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4 hours ago, Greydog said:

Morning Chrissy

Welcome to the Forum

As your car is LCI it will have the ZF _ GA6HP26Z - W1E gearbox, there were 2 shifter types (ignore the Steering Wheel thumb shifters for now)

275142

The one on the left is the SAT (Sport automatic Transmission) type the gearbox is the same and yes you can reprogram the EGS. The only things you get over and above moving your standard shifter to the left are quicker shift times (Sport +) when changing manually, increased steering weight, and the word sport will illuminate in your clocks. Also quicker downshifts when braking from speed. You can get some of these simply by installing a standalone sport button with standard shifter or slightly more by flashing the EGS module with SAT software. 

Hope this helps

Dave

 

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Just now, Chrissy said:

 

Hi Dave

I’ve actually just been and bought the sat setup from bmw (£900) but the steering wheel plus other ad ons was starting to give my wallet the fear so now I know it’s achievable without the steering wheel is really good news, I just need to find a specialist that will do the software as bmw told me when I purchased this I have no warranty as it’s not for my car, I asked if they could do the software setup and that was an instant no also, I’ll keep you posted on my success. 

thank you 

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Hi Chrissy

Now you know what BMW stands for Break My Wallet 🤣

So what did you buy for £900 ?? 

If that is the direction you want to go Google BMW Specialists you should find at least 1 not to far away most of them will be capable if not a ZF service centre may be able to help. While the sport plus software may give faster gear changes it wont be a quicker car.

The 535d has loads of grunt in standard format so I would spend my money on a good remap which should put you at around 320 to 350 bhp and 650 to 700 nm of torque and will be a hell of a lot less cost than the bits you have brought. My Brother Inlaw has had 5 5 series touring 2 x 530d 2x 535d and the current 540d xDrive all of his cars have been ECU tuned by a guy in Uxbridge. The 535d were more than capable of embarrassing super cars in the mid range, I was with him in Belgium when a Porsche flew up behind gave him the headlights and horn (both of them were over the 120k limit) he floored it and left the porker for dead we stopped for coffee near Antwerp as we sat with our coffee's and pastries we watched the Porsche pull in near his car 2 guys got out and walked around his beemer looking in the windows trying to get clues as to what it was 🤣 very amusing. His current 540d is mental if I didn't love my 4.6is that is what I would be in.

All his cars are BMW serviced from new the only difference is when they visit we do interim oil and filter changes, he keeps the BMW history as he trade his cars with the Dealer when he upgrades. The Dealership has never noticed the ECU upgrades so no Warranty issues 

Dave

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I’ve spent a pretty penny on this car since I purchased it last year, I bought it from a guy who never really used it much and only had 4 owners since 2007, the car already has 360BHP with 700NM and she’s defo a goer lol, I’ve upset a few high performance cars so far, I had a small amount of movement in the original lci shifter which to be fair the car is currently sitting on 142,000 and I was going to buy a brand new standard one until I seen the sat version which looks much better, I also purchased a new idrive button while I was there so the price rose to £999.94 (shifter, ecu, surround and sport button), the steering wheel that’s on it came from a place in Germany and is half leather half alacant (looks nice) it’s fair to say I’m pretty anal with my cars and like them to look the part (not over kill) I’ve spent a few quid in bmw as I’ve always been a believer in “buy genuine buy once” so all the seals, gaskets, hoses, brakes ect are all genuine plus a full set of tyres (uniroyals) wheels refurbed new badges all round headlights spotlights the list is endless but she looks almost new again, the only thing I’m struggling to get is mud flaps for it as they are no longer in production for the m sport model but I’ll keep looking to see if someone’s braking one that has a set 

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Then money well spent I would Google search for the nearest BMW Specialist (if you haven't already) as those guys will have the kit to fit everything for you or if you fit it all yourself they will have INPA/ISTA software to code it in for you.

Also worth googling BMW Dismantlers (I have found Quarry Motors good) and contact them for the mud flaps

Sounds like you have a real beast ENJOY

Dave

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