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2 Methods to disable BMW M5 Active Sound Design with E-sys


2 Methods to disable BMW M5 Active Sound Design with E-sys


Here are two ways to disable Active Sound Design on M5 by coding with BMW ICOM A2 + E-sys interface, or by removing the ASD module from the trunk.


Method 1 – coding with BMW ICOM emulator

Connect to your car

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Choose target chassis F010

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Read FA

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Read SVT

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Right click on the ASD module -> “Read Coding data”

then right click on the CAFD and “Edit”.

Enter your PIN and edit the following parameters: (Disable Active Sound Design Values)

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Save the changes, click back, “Activate FA” and “Code FDL”

Disabling ASD complete.


Note: This mod should work on all BMW F10 M5 cars


Method II – removing the ASD Module

Turn down the back seat. You have to remove the covers on the floor (the big one) and the left one. You also have to lift the rubber seal a little beat so that you can remove the backplane.

Almost everything is fixed with press buttons which you can remove safely. Finally you can use them again to put everything together.

After you remove the left cover you have access to the ASD module. Just unplug the connector and fix it with a cable strap.

We’re currently working on a switch/button to enable/disable ASD from the rear trunk

ASD with the original exhaust is fine.


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It is pretty invasive and done by removing the ASD module from the trunk; while it`s much easier to disable ASD by coding with E-sys software and the car will remain stock, in case you want to sell it you can always revert back to the default settings in 5 minutes. Some people like the feeling of having your head under the hood, and the sound gets even louder when changing on Sport and Sport+ modes.


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