SMG Adaptation

Whenever you replace a major component on your SMG transmission, you will need to perform a system adaptation to insure proper functionality. Our Schwaben BMW professional scan tool works perfect for this.  We are performing this on our 2003 E46 M3, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most BMW models.

1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port

2: Select “BMW” 

3: Select “BMW” again

4: Select “enter VIN”

5: Using the keyboard enter in the last 7 digits of your VIN 

6: Select the vehicle that you are working on

7: Select “Service”

8: Select “Drive”

9: Select “Transmission Control”

10: Select the component that was replaced

11: Select “Adapt Transmission Fully”

12: Follow steps 1-5

13: Select “Ok”

14: Select “Ok”

15: Select “Ok”

16: Wait until the Process is complete

17: Your SMG adaptation is complete

18: Test drive the car and make sure the transmission functions properly

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