BMW X5 Hacks & Coding - Ambient Lighting and More!!!

BMW X5 Hacks & Coding – Ambient Lighting and More!!!



Video demonstration of the BMW coding options I’ve exploited with the BMW X5 (F15). Notable coding included tailgate closing via the fob, mirror folding with lock and unlock, video in motion, and what I’m sure is to be a fan favorite – Ambient Lighting!

The ambient lighting hack is capable of exploiting the RGBW LEDs throughout the body of the car and pushes the color options beyond Orange, White, and Blue.

Enjoy the video and attempt all coding at your own risk!

Tailgate:
SCH_FBD
SCH_TOEHKI
TASTER_FBD

Mirror Folding In via Lock/Fob:
KOMFORTSCHLIESSUNG_FB
KOMFORTOEFFNUNG_FB
KOMFORTSCHLIESSUNG_PA
ASP_BEIKLAPPEN
ASP_BEIKLAPPEN_BEI_KOMFORTSCHLIESSEN
ASP_AUSKLAPPEN_NACH_KOMFORTSCHLIESSEN

Video In Motion:
SPEEDLOCK_X_KMH_MAX
SPEEDLOCK_X_KMH_MIN
VIDEO_HANDBRAKE
VIDEO_FRONT_LOCKED
VIDEO_SPEEDLOCK_CONDITION

Ambient Lighting:
GROUP_0_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_4
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_4_LAYER_1
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_4_LAYER_2
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_4_LAYER_3

GROUP_0_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_5
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_5_LAYER_1
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_5_LAYER_2
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_5_LAYER_3

GROUP_0_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_6
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_6_LAYER_1
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_6_LAYER_2
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_6_LAYER_3

GROUP_0_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_7
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_7_LAYER_1
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_7_LAYER_2
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_7_LAYER_3

GROUP_0_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_8
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_8_LAYER_1
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_8_LAYER_2
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_8_LAYER_3

GROUP_0_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_9
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_9_LAYER_1
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_9_LAYER_2
AMBIENTE_FABRE_ENSEMBLE_9_LAYER_3

Other Well Known Coding Areas:
Active Sound Design
Active Spoilers
Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information Activation
Camera in Motion
ConnectedDrive Settings & Apps
Cornering Lights (Fog Lamps) & Fog Lamp Welcome Lights
Day-Running Lights & Rear Fog Lamps
Drivetrain Features
Headlamp Washers
Heads-Up Display
HVAC System
iDrive Features
Instrument Cluster
Legal Disclaimers
Lighting (High Beam Assistant, etc.)
Locking/Window Features
Navigation Options
Safety Features & Systems
Seat Heating Temperature Levels/Memory Seats
Siri & Apple Enhancements
Sport Features
Startup Emblems & Chimes
TPMS Displays
Video in Motion
Wifi Hotspot / DLNA
Xenon Headlamps or LED Headlamps

hey everyone Scott here and this is my BMW x5 today I'm going to share with you some of my coding demos I've completed with the car they include ambient lighting video on motion mirror folding with locks and tail gate closing via the father demonstrating lock via the Bob hold a little bit longer for comfort access to kick in the mirrors will hold I'm not the mayor hold it in many ways I think they are enriched here ok let's check some of my ambient light settings so if I go into settings lighting lighting design I left the first three preset colors the same as the factory image the car so I have worn blue and white and step down here into the fourth option I've been able did this one to be a darker blue the EfficientDynamics blue which is a more saturated blue for the car this option is my purple this one I obviously coded to be pink Green red and lastly the ninth option I thought it is purple bread and now unfortunately it via high drive you can't change a banana here or the description of the lighting options it seems to be hard-coded in my drive but you can change natural light output via body module in the comment there guys have it the ultimate driving machine hopefully you've enjoyed the demos today and get a sense of what's possible in your exploit engineering

19 thoughts on “BMW X5 Hacks & Coding – Ambient Lighting and More!!!

  1. Hello, can you please share RGB and HEX codes/values, after new software update, we have to but 6 digit code manually

  2. Hello Scott,

    Can you please share the color codes( werte values) you used. I couldn’t find the codes for that colors on the net.

    Also i have 8 layers for each group. Any idea should i change them all?

  3. Nice, is it possible to sync the ambient color to the digital cluster and driving mode? red for sport, blue for eco, etc. Thank you!

  4. what year is yours? i have a 2014 x5 but the ambient lights dont go on even if i turn it on in the settings, can you help me please?

  5. i want that ambient lighting, love the purple. Why don't they just give us that option like other manufacturers?

  6. What tools are you using to code? I've been doing some research and it seems like there are a few out there but I'm having a tough time finding advice on what the best one is. Also, do you have any videos on best practices while programming? Thanks in advance

  7. If I want to change the colours of the ambient lights do I have to change anything in the car or only code it? ( x5 2017)

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