Each function can be enabled or disabled via the factory buttons, just hold the appropriate button down for 5 seconds (to select DSC mode, one to three quick taps of the DSC button are required). Accessories are controlled with two quick taps on the appropriate button. After installation, all normal button operation is maintained.
Auto Sport Mode
Shortly after starting the car, this feature will enable sport mode without having to press the button every time.
Many non-US markets have start/stop technology. This feature puts the car in whatever mode is desired shortly after start-up.
Auto DSC Mode Selection
This feature will automatically select whatever DSC mode is desired shortly after engine start. This feature is compatible with both the enhanced traction mode for starting on snow or gravel, as well as the new electronic differential lock control (EDLC) found on some 2009 and later models.
Stealth Mode Accessory Control
Two quick taps on any of the control buttons will turn on or off the accessory control channels. Now no one has to cut the dash to install switches for accessories! For high current loads, this feature works perfectly with our 2- or 4-channel high current relay module.
Button Switch Programming
No dip switches here! Each channel can be enabled or disabled by just holding the button down for 5 seconds. As with all FES add-on modules, normal button operation is maintained. You can change the settings as needed in moments. Once the circuit is installed, you never need to turn a screwdriver to change settings at all.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is any soldering involved?
No. Power is accessed via a fuse tap. A ground lug is attached to a 10mm bolt. The signal wires are tapped via Posi-Tap connectors. No soldering, totally reversible.
Can this be detected or traced by the dealers?
No. Since all the features can be turned off via the buttons, just turn them all off before visiting the dealer. Just enable the features you want when you drive away!
My second generation MINI doesn't have the Sport Button. Will the Auto Sportplus add that to my car?
Sadly no. The Auto Sportplus contains a small microcontroller and input/output drivers that mimic button presses. It doesn't involve any reprogramming of BMW/MINI control modules. Because of this, it can only activate features that already exist in the car.