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cars today in 2019.. smart phone on wheels.. what could do wrong?/ about like white folks, guns, and alcohol ??
If you look at the muffler in this photo, you will see the 'bypass':

 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 06:52PM
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cars today in 2019.. smart phone on wheels.. what could do wrong?/ about like white folks, guns, and alcohol ??

 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 05:32PM
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this is technology gone too far

back in the 1960s my GTO 389 V8 had dual exhausts. There was a crossover passageway between the heads that ran through the intake manifold as a heater under the 4BBL carb. The other part of the picture was a lightly spring-loaded flapper valve in one of the exhaust manifolds. The flap was inside the exhaust manifold passage, the spring was on a shaft outside  

At low throttle , the flap was mostly closed, the exhaust from that one bank of cylinders was detoured (by back pressure) through the crossover passage, heating the intake manifold, and then combined with the exhaust from the other bank of cylinders and all exited the exhaust pipe on that one side, quietly

At WOT, exhaust pressure blew the flap open and all the exhaust was able to exit from each bank out their respective side of the dual exhaust and with more noise from all the 300+ ponies.

That flapper valve in the exhaust manifold did not cost much, and it never stuck.

I had that car between 1965 and 1985, still in good condition.

Does this BMW gadget actually open exhaust flow or does it just turn on a sub woofer that sounds like exhaust ?

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 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 02:24PM
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Is it one like this:
https://www.outmotoring.com/jcw-pro-exhaust-remote-control-18302413298.html

Buy a new one and pair it with the system...

 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 01:03PM
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"Jewish Lightning"...now that's funny, I don't care who you are!

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 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 12:54PM
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Haven't been able to find pairing instructions....

 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 12:20PM
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Dan and Dr Mini.. well. guess it is time for Jewish Lighting to strike this BMW MINI..    can of gas.. and match. bottle of brillecream..  .. blue tooth on a classic mini??

 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 12:17PM
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I'm in the same camp as the guy who mentioned the water from the fridge or the tap. (Except in my house it's the tap over the sink vs. the tap over the stove, aka the pot filler...)

But the point is, they make MANY different types of exhaust cutouts. Many aftermarket products have bluetooth fobs. I don't know what the Mini version does, but you should be able to replace the 'cut out' with an aftermarket version for less than a grand. Slap a sticker on the fob if you want a mini fob. 

*EDIT*
Okay I had a look. Forget everything I said above. This is dead simple.  There are two cutout solenoids on the exhaust system that basically allow exhaust to flow straight out and not force it to go through the resonator can.  Those solenoids have a plug to control 12V signal to open / close the solenoid. The key fob simply transmits a signal to a controller to say on or off.  That's easy to bypass. Unplug that solenoid controller and replace with a toggle switch or a replacement wireless controller. 

Super simple to fix. No where NEAR a grand.  


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 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 11:36AM
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A Bluetooth remote to open up the exhaust...what will they think of next? Is that available in California? Just curious. Sounds like it would alter emission testing. Might be a good thing. Anyway, $1400 seems a bit steep to make your car sound a little throateor. Perhaps you could just run a straight pipe and you'd avoid having to switch back and forth. Just a thought.

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 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 09:57AM
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In case anyone else is looking for the same information, pairing a new remote to the exhaust is a pretty straight forward DIY.

I found an (ugly) copy of the pairing instructions on the web elsewhere, but this page is a high on google search result, so I'm adding the instructions here.

Exhaust Remote Pairing Instructions

 Posted: Dec 31, 2018 07:14AM
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Thank you for responding to my post...

However, I have already spoken with the service writer at the dealership. he was the person who mentioned that we would have to replace the whole system minus the exhaust itself...

I was hoping that someone else has encountered this problem before and new of a way to resolve this without spending over $1,000.

Again THANK YOU!!! 
Just for kicks, you might try another MINI dealer....

 Posted: Dec 29, 2018 08:08AM
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Hi Jcw , I would think you could hard wire it to a switch, and just skip the blue tooth. Besides it’s kinda like getting water from the fridge, with a faucet 3 feet away.

 Posted: Dec 29, 2018 05:28AM
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The Bluetooth remote triggers the exhaust to open up into track mode so that it gives the car more roar when you accelerate and when you decelerate allows the engine to breathe.

Cheers!!

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Being a classic Mini owner, I have to ask...
What is a Bluetooth remote for the exhaust and what do you do with it?
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 Posted: Dec 28, 2018 08:59AM
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Thank you for responding to my post...

However, I have already spoken with the service writer at the dealership. he was the person who mentioned that we would have to replace the whole system minus the exhaust itself...

I was hoping that someone else has encountered this problem before and new of a way to resolve this without spending over $1,000.

Again THANK YOU!!! 

 Posted: Dec 28, 2018 08:40AM
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A few weeks ago, I had my car broken into. Other than the change taken, they stole my John Cooper Works bluetooth remote for the exhaust.

Is there a way to not go to the dealership and spend $1,400 for a whole new installation?

What are my options?

Can I just purchase a new bluetooth remote and if I do how can I have it paired with the current installed system?

Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!!!!
I don't see any other way but to visit the dealer - they should have the record of what system they installed and I would think they should be able to replace just the remote using the vin and build history....

 Posted: Dec 28, 2018 07:58AM
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A few weeks ago, I had my car broken into. Other than the change taken, they stole my John Cooper Works bluetooth remote for the exhaust.

Is there a way to not go to the dealership and spend $1,400 for a whole new installation?

What are my options?

Can I just purchase a new bluetooth remote and if I do how can I have it paired with the current installed system?

Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!!!!