EWS Delete - 1999 - 2001 BMW E38 740i 740iL V8 M62TU M62B44TU - DME M7.2
EWS Delete Service for a BMW 1999-2001 740i 740iL E38 M62B44TU 4.4L V8 with Bosch M7.2 DME
You send us your DME for modifications or we can now do it REMOTELY! We sometimes have M7.2 DMEs in stock, ready to ship if you need us to supply you one. Please email with inquires.
No longer will you need a functioning EWS system to start your M62TU engine, which is ideal for swaps into other chassis like an e30 for example. Good way to work around a faulty EWS system. Also a good solution to be able to finally install a remote start system in your BMW.
We also have performance tuning available for this DME. Feel free to contact us via email if you have any questions or would like to combine services for a discount.
BMW Models / DMEs Supported:
BMW E39 (5 Series) 540i Years 10/1998 to 07/2003 DME ME7.2 Bosch No. 0261204620 - 0261207106
BMW E38 (7 Series) 740i Years 10/1998 to 07/2001 DME ME7.2 Bosch No. 0261204620 - 0261207106
BMW E53 (X5 Series) 4.4i & 4.6 is Years 10/1998 to 07/2003 DME ME7.2 Bosch No. 0261207106
BMW Bosch DME (ECU) Part Numbers : 7532675 7506366 1430943 1438728 7522888 7512912
We have 2 methods of having this EWS / Immobilizer Delete installed (Flash Type Selection).
Method 1 - BENCH: Remove the DME/ECU and mail it in. We will create a full backup image of your ECU without opening the lid or any physical damage to the ECU at all. We then upload our tune and mail the DME/ECU back. This is the safest way, as we can have a full backup of the entire ECU content.
Method 2 - REMOTE FLASH (Recommended): No downtime!!! With this option, once an order is placed, we will ship you a cable, that cable connects to a laptop. You will then be able to connect the cable to your obd2 port and laptop, and read/write your own DME/ECU on your own. Best of all it's most convenient for you to flash it anytime.
We will send you our new flasher software to download with instruction. With this flasher tool you can Read and Write our tuning files by yourself, and also be able to read/clear fault codes and adaptations. It will also be able to show you live data for easy diagnostics.
*You will need a Windows 8 or newer laptop and WIFI to flash remotely (Apple, Chromebooks are not supported)* INPA/Bimmergeeks K+DCAN cable will also work and are supported for remote flashing. You will need to purchase a cable from us for remote flashes if you don't have one.
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BMW EWS (Electronic Immobilizer System) Delete FAQs
What is BMW EWS and why might someone consider an EWS delete?
The BMW EWS (Electronische Wegfahrsperre) is an electronic immobilizer system integrated into BMW vehicles to prevent the engine from starting unless the correct key is present. This system was introduced to increase security and reduce the risk of theft by ensuring that without the correct key's transponder signal, the vehicle's engine would not start. The EWS system has evolved through several iterations, starting from EWS I in the early 1990s to EWS III and beyond.
Someone might consider an EWS delete for several reasons:
- Key Replacement Complexity and Cost: If all keys are lost or damaged, replacing them can be very expensive and complex, especially for older BMW models where official support may be limited. An EWS delete simplifies this by removing the need for coded keys.
- Racing or Off-Road Use: For vehicles used in racing or off-road applications, the simplicity and reliability of the electrical system are crucial. Removing the EWS system can simplify the vehicle's electrical system, reducing potential failure points and making it easier to start the engine under various conditions.
- Engine Swaps: When swapping the engine of a BMW with one from another BMW that might not have EWS or from a different generation, the EWS system can complicate the process. Deleting the EWS can facilitate such modifications by ensuring compatibility between the engine and the vehicle's electronics.
- EWS Failure or Malfunction: The EWS system itself can fail or malfunction, leading to a situation where the vehicle cannot be started even with the correct key. An EWS delete can be a solution to bypass a faulty EWS system.
- Simplification for Older Vehicles: For older BMWs, especially those that have become less valuable over time, maintaining the EWS system might not be cost-effective. An EWS delete can reduce maintenance complexity and cost.
It's important to note that performing an EWS delete may have legal and insurance implications, depending on the jurisdiction. Additionally, it could potentially increase the risk of theft, as one of the vehicle's anti-theft measures is being removed. Consulting with a professional and considering the pros and cons is advisable before proceeding with an EWS delete.
Can an EWS delete be done on any BMW model?
EWS delete is not available for every BMW model. We offer tailored EWS delete services for specific DME types or vehicle models as detailed in our listings. Should your DME/ECU type or vehicle model not appear in our listings for EWS system delete, please do not hesitate to contact us via email. We will gladly check to see if we can support EWS delete for your specific vehicle.
What is involved in the EWS deletion process?
The EWS deletion process involves several technical steps tailored to bypass or disable the BMW's Electronic Immobilizer System (EWS) to allow the vehicle to start without the need for the EWS authentication. Here’s a brief overview of what the process entails:
- Diagnosis and Compatibility Check: Initially, we assess your BMW’s model, year, and EWS system version to ensure compatibility with our EWS deletion services. This step is crucial for determining the appropriate method and tools required for the deletion process.
- DME - ECU (Electronic Control Unit) Access: The vehicle's ECU, which communicates with the EWS system to authorize engine start, needs to be accessed. This might involve physically removing the ECU from the vehicle.
- Data Modification: We then modify the software within the ECU. This involves reprogramming or flashing the ECU with specialized software that bypasses the EWS system's checks. This step is critical and requires precise execution to ensure the vehicle operates correctly without the EWS system.
- Testing and Verification: After the ECU modification, comprehensive testing is conducted to ensure the vehicle starts and runs smoothly without the EWS system. This includes verifying that no error messages are displayed and that the vehicle's other functions remain unaffected.
- Finalization: Once testing confirms the successful deletion of the EWS system, the ECU is reinstalled in the vehicle (if it was removed), and the vehicle is prepared for return to the owner.
The EWS deletion process is complex and requires specialized knowledge and tools. It's recommended to be performed by professionals experienced in BMW vehicle electronics and software modifications to ensure the integrity and functionality of the vehicle post-deletion.
Will an EWS delete affect my BMW's performance?
An EWS delete primarily focuses on bypassing the vehicle's electronic immobilizer system and does not directly modify the engine or its performance characteristics. Therefore, under normal circumstances, an EWS delete itself should not affect your BMW's performance in terms of horsepower, torque, fuel efficiency, or overall driving dynamics.
The primary purpose of an EWS delete is to allow the engine to start and operate without the need for EWS authentication, which is particularly useful in scenarios such as engine swaps, replacing lost keys, or addressing EWS malfunctions. Since the process involves modifying the vehicle's electronic control unit (ECU) software to bypass the immobilizer function, it is designed to leave the engine's operational parameters and performance tuning unchanged.
However, it's essential to ensure that the EWS delete is performed by professionals who specialize in BMW electronics and software. Proper execution will ensure that the vehicle maintains its original performance standards while eliminating potential starting issues related to the EWS system. Incorrect or improper modification could lead to unintended consequences, including potential issues with the vehicle's electrical system or error messages appearing on the dashboard.
In summary, a professionally conducted EWS delete should not negatively impact your BMW's performance. It's designed to remove the immobilizer system's restrictions without altering the engine's performance characteristics.
What is the difference between BMW EWS and CAS?
The BMW EWS (Electronische Wegfahrsperre) and CAS (Car Access System) are both anti-theft systems, but they serve slightly different purposes and operate using distinct technologies. Understanding the differences between them is crucial for BMW owners and enthusiasts. Here’s a simplified breakdown:
BMW EWS (Electronic Immobilizer):
- Introduced in the early 1990s, EWS is an electronic immobilizer system that prevents the engine from starting unless the correct key, with the right transponder chip, is used.
- EWS works by communicating between a chip in the key, the EWS module, and the vehicle's engine control unit (ECU) to verify the correct key is being used before allowing the engine to start.
- EWS has gone through several iterations, from EWS I to EWS III, each enhancing security features and integration with the vehicle's other systems.
BMW CAS (Car Access System):
- Introduced as a successor to the EWS system, CAS is a more advanced and integrated system that controls not only the immobilizer function but also various aspects of vehicle access and starting.
- CAS combines several features, including keyless entry, push-button start, and remote control functions, integrating more comprehensive control over the vehicle's access and starting procedures.
- Unlike EWS, which primarily focuses on immobilization, CAS handles a broader range of functions, including locking/unlocking doors, managing the key fob's presence within the vehicle for keyless start, and more.
- Scope of Functionality: EWS is primarily an immobilizer system, while CAS extends to comprehensive access and starting functions, including keyless operation.
- Technology and Integration: CAS represents a more technologically advanced system with greater integration into the vehicle's various electronic systems, offering enhanced security and user convenience features beyond what EWS provides.
- Evolution: EWS was standard in BMW models from the early 1990s until the mid-2000s, at which point CAS began to replace EWS in newer models, reflecting advancements in automotive security and electronic systems.
In summary, while both EWS and CAS serve to enhance vehicle security, CAS offers broader capabilities, marking an evolution in how BMW manages vehicle access and starting procedures.
Can I remove my EWS module after EWS Delete?
After successfully completing an EWS delete, it is technically possible to remove the EWS module from your BMW. The EWS delete process involves reprogramming or modifying the vehicle's electronic control unit (ECU) to bypass the immobilizer system. This means that the vehicle no longer relies on the EWS module to authenticate and allow the engine to start.
Here are some key points to consider:
- Vehicle Functionality: Removing the EWS module should not affect the vehicle's ability to start and operate normally after an EWS delete. The primary function of the EWS system—to prevent the engine from starting without the correct key—is already bypassed.
- Electrical System Considerations: Although the EWS system's primary role is as an immobilizer, it's important to ensure that its removal does not inadvertently affect other vehicle systems. The EWS module may be integrated into the vehicle's overall electrical system, and its removal should be done carefully to avoid electrical issues. It may have other sensors or switches such a Clutch Pedal Switch attached to it that are used for other systems, like ABS or Cruise Control
- Professional Advice: It's recommended to consult with a professional or a specialist who performed the EWS delete before removing the EWS module. They can provide guidance based on your specific vehicle model and the EWS system version, ensuring that removal won't lead to unforeseen complications.
In summary, while you can remove the EWS module after an EWS delete, it's essential to approach this decision with caution, considering potential impacts on your vehicle's electrical system and future needs. Consulting with a professional can provide personalized advice and ensure that removing the module is safe and appropriate for your specific situation.
What DME Models are supported for EWS delete?
We have a wide coverage and extensive list of DMEs that are supported for EWS Delete:
- Bosch M3.3
- Bosch M5.2
- Bosch M7.2
- Bosch M9.2 - M9.2.2
- Bosch EDC17CP09
- Siemens MS41
- Siemens MS42
- Siemens MS43
- Siemens MS45
- Siemens MSS52
- Siemens MSS54
- Siemens MSS54HP
- Siemens MSS60
- Siemens MSS65
- Siemens MSV70
- Siemens MSS70
If your DME (Digital Motor Electronics) type is not listed, or if you're uncertain about the specific type you have, we encourage you to reach out to us via email. Please include photographs of the stickers on your DME for identification, along with the year and model of your BMW. Providing your full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can also significantly assist us in accurately determining the correct DME type for your vehicle. This information will enable us to offer you the most accurate assistance and ensure that we can support your needs effectively.
What BMW Engines are supported for EWS Delete?
We have a wide coverage and extensive list of BMW Engine Types that are supported for EWS Delete:
- M44 - M44B19
- M52 - M52B25 M52B28 M52B28TU
- M54 - M54B25 M54B30
- M56 - M56B25
- M57 - M57D30
- M60 - M60B30 M60B40
- M62 - M62B44
- M62TU - M62B44TU M62B46TU
- M73 - M73B54
- N52 - N52B30
- N62 - N62B44 N62B44TU
- S52 - S52B32
- S54 - S54B30
- S62 - S62B50
- S65 - S65B40
- S85- S85B50
If your BMW Engine type is not listed, or if you're uncertain about the specific type you have, we encourage you to reach out to us via email. Please include photographs of the stickers on your DME for identification, along with the year and model of your BMW. Providing your full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can also significantly assist us in accurately determining the correct DME type for your vehicle. This information will enable us to offer you the most accurate assistance and ensure that we can support your needs effectively.