BMW INPA Download & Install on Windows XP Vista 7 8 10

BMW INPA Ediabas 5.0.2 download, inpa 5.06 download, inpa 6.4.7 download here…and install it on Windows XP/ Vista  or Windows 7/ 8/ 10 (32bit or 64bit), to get it work with K+DCAN USB cable.

INPA download
INPA 5.0.2 download (tested OK)
Inpa v5.0.2 Ediabas v6.4.7.rar
INPA 5.0.6.rar
INPA/ediabas 6.4.3 full.rar
ediabas 6.4.7 inpa 5.0.1.iso
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BMW inpa cable

Basically, there are two methods for users to get the INPA K+DCAN usb cable, to buy a complete one or simply build one yourself. Read the following to get it.
One way is to build a cable yourself. Cost for this would probably range anywhere between 10 to 20 bucks. You will need to solder a bit but it’s nothing too serious if you follow the instructions to the letter.

Its actually very simple that any average person can do that has access to a drill and a soldering gun.

Tools needed..
1. Small philip screwdriver to take the D-can cover off
2 Radio Shack micro on/off switch (can be two prongs or three) and some wire 24 guage.
3. Soldering gun
4. Some type of glue gun or glue adhesive
5. Drill bit 5/16 to make hole in the D-can cover

Locate pin 8 which will have a number on the side of the board. One side will have the digit 1 and the other digit 8

Once you locate pin 8, thats the pin we will be using as well as the next one over. Connect each pin 7 and 8 with a separate wire and then use the soldering gun and connect each wire to the micro on/off switch… If you bought a 2 prong on/off switch connect it to each side, but if you bought a switch with three prongs, connect the middle and one of the ends, doesnt matter which one. At the end there will be one prong end not used…Neatly place the wires snug so that the D-can cover can be closed without anything preventing it to make a closed seal and your done. Screw in the 4 philip head screws in their respected holes. Note which postion is on and which is off by some type of label on the outside of the cover…SImple! Note on my first pic, I have a switch with 3 prongs, but I snipped off the 3rd one just to make it easier to solder…

k+dcan-cable-switch

k+dcan-cable-pins

k+dcan-cable-connection

Modified-k+dcan-cable

I modified my cable with a switch and have 7 and 8 bridged to work with a 2004 E46. INPA and Dis 44 work perfect but I cant get Progman to work. Progman starts to reads the FA/ZCS after you choose the car model and then after awhile it says it requires an Edic/Icom cable connection. What needs to be done to make connection with Progman SSS V32?? Do I need to change anything in the Ediabas configuration. I know my modified cable works fine now that I modified it because Dis 44 and INPA wasn’t communicating before I modified the cable. Thanks for the help. I am stumped as I want to code the car for my brother-in-law. I actually can use Dis 44 as I already went into the CKM coding menu, but Progman is much better to help him choose his features he wants as its pretty much offers a checklist with dots!

Took a pic of my success with my modified D-can cable connected to E46 using Progman. My brother-in-law had no idea he had so many features that were not turn on…He also turn off his daytime running lights which he hated!

K+DCAN-cable-bmw-E46

(NOTE: this diy guide is from cn555ic at e90post.com, the professionals have not tried, put it here )
But if you are not interested in building one, buy a dedicated BMW cable instead. This is a site that has been confirmed working by some of E-series friends: https://www.obd2tool.com/wholesale/bmw-inpa-k-can-with-ft232rq-chip.html .. I wouldn’t recommend other sites, although they may work, problem is that they have not been confirmed working yet. Functions of k+dcan cable at obd2tool has been tested for years (many discussion in forums).
The version 2016 cable is great, designed with the FT232RQ chip and a switch to turn LEFT is for 7 pin or RIGHT for 8 pin (8 pin for K-LINE communication (old DCAN cables cannot do it) for BMW from 1998 to 2008)
the chips and switch on the cable….

k+dcan-inpa-cable-switch

k+dcan-inpa-cable-switch-pcb-1 k+dcan-inpa-cable-switch-pcb-22

INPA installation guide…Here you go…

Here, inpa installation guides for Windows XP, Windows Vista 32bit, Windows 7 32, Windwos 7 64bit, Windows 8, Windows 10 users. (click on the Operation System to get the how-to guide directly).

Note: INPA 5.0.2 is verified to work XP systems without any issues. For others, you need luck!

How to install inpa on windows xp

Inpa installation video made by obd2tool.com officially

I’ve used this install method without fault on umpteen machines now and not had to amend any registry settings or anything, its worked first time every time this way..

there is a myth you have to use com port 1 with INPA this is total cobblers! you can use any com port number you like as long as the INPA OBD.ini file port selection matches your actual com port setting on the vagcom interface you have set..

First things to do is Download the 326MB version of BMW INPA from a torrent site or anyware you can get it ( and extract it to a folder on your machine..

you also may need to download the FDTI VCP (virtual com port) driver for windows XP for the Vagcom USB interface from the FDTI website, unzip it to a folder and copy this folder to the 326MB INPA installation software folder so you know where it is and for any future installations…

Virtual COM Port Drivers

1. Insert your modded OBD-II-USB vagcom cable into your usb-port

-once it is detected by windows and prompts for the driver (at this point windows may find the drivers for you depending on the vagcom type) point it towards your FDTI vcp driver folder in the INPA folder if windows fails to find the drivers…

It will then install the drivers (it will probably go thru this process twice just repeat the process)
In the windows Device Manager, you should now see [Ports COM & LPT] ->> “USB Serial Port (ComX)
right click this and click properties/port settings /advanced.

at the top change your port number to your selection( if you do not wish to move or force a device on COM1 to another port because its already being used just select an unused port usually COM2 is unused) just remember your port selection for the INPA\install.
Now change the transmit and receive settings in the drop down boxes to 2048 for both transmit and receive
Now change the latency setting from 16 to 1
Ok the changes and exit
The usb vagcom cable is now setup.

2. Always use SAME USB-port from now on.

3. Installing INPA

you must copy and paste your downloaded complete INPA installation software folder to your C drive.
in your INPA folders click programmisation then double click setup.
It should default to English so ok this.
Click next till you get to the selection for software to install.
Select or deselect in options boxes but as a minimum select INPA ,EDIABAS and NCS expert if you want it.
Click next you will be asked to backup and restore (I declined this , unticked the box and skipped it all)
Make sure quick launch and desktop icons are ticked.
Click next.
Now select STD-OBD in drop down box (should be by default).
Click next.
Now select the com port number you selected earlier from the drop down box and tick the USB to serial adaptor box.
Click next and install (if it ask for backup and recovery just click skip to these prompts if you wish)
Finish install
Reboot
Now go to C/ediabas/hardware/OBD/OBDsetup.exe
Double click OBD setup.exe
If all is well you should get a black DOS box up with various settings shown with a full house of ok’s on them, you may get the start one saying warning instead of an ok if you have selected an alternative com port just ignore it)
press any key to exit if the list is ok.
Reboot
Go to C/ediabas/bin..
Find the OBD.ini or OBD file and double click
Your settings will be dispayed make sure they read as below
PORT= COM? (your com choice entered and set earlier)
HARDWARE=USB
RETRY=ON
UBAT=OFF (type this command in manually in this position)
Exit and save
Right click andCopy the amended OBD.ini file and paste it into your C/windows folder
Now go back to the INPA \install folder on C drive.
Open C/INPA folder/REFERENZ/INSTALL.
Double click instprog.exe
Ok the german writing page
Select English and continue.
At destination drive page make sure C drive is selected and continue.
Now select BMW “GROUP RECTIFICATION PROGRAMME UK” from the list and click continue
Now select the following:
Ediabas tick update box
INPA tick update box
NCS expert expert tick complete box
click continue
Tick the box “delete the old NCS expert “
Click install
double check that C:\EDIABAS\BIN has been added to the path string in enviromental variables (right click my computer/properties/advanced/enviromental variables and select path in the list, click edit check its there and exit without changing anything)
That’s it. you should be done and ready to get diagnosing
Always use the SAME USB port on your laptop when using the software…

PS if you want to do recoding with NCS expert (highly doubtful like its in german and impossible) you need ignition sensing which you dont get with a Vagcom but you can flip the FDTI chip (FT232RL chipset) on the interface with Mprog software to fake the batt and ignition sensing so you can encode…

bmw inpa windows vista 32bit

here is my successful INPA install method for Vista (i have been told it works for WIN7 32 bit too)….
1. Firstly again open up your £7 Vagcom interface by removing the 4 x phillips screws on it
Get yaself a fine soldering iron and with a blob of solder,solder pins 7 and 8 together on it and put it back together…
there is a myth you have to use com port 1 with INPA this is total cobblers! you can use any com port number you like as long as the INPA OBD.ini file port selection matches your actual com port setting on the vagcom interface you have set..
First things to do is Download the 326MB version of BMW INPA from a torrent site or anyware you can get it or just PM me If you want a known good working version to download, i have uploaded it zipped with WinRar with the FDTI drivers included just extract it to a folder on your machine…

IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN COPY you also may need to download the FDTI VCP (virtual com port) driver for some windows OS’s for the Vagcom USB interface from the FDTI website, unzip it to a folder and copy this folder to the 326MB INPA installation software folder so you know where it is and for any future installations…

Virtual COM Port Drivers

.NOTE THIS INSTALL METHOD IS FOR WINDOWS VISTA 32 bit ONLY!

Insert your modded OBD-II-USB vagcom cable into your usb-port

-once it is detected by windows and prompts for the driver if it does not find the driver then point it towards your FDTI vcp driver folder in the INPA folder…

It will then install the drivers (it will probably go thru this process twice just repeat the process)

In the windows Vista Device Manager (computer/system properties/device manager), you should now see [Ports COM & LPT] ->> “USB Serial Port (ComX)

right click this and click properties/port settings /advanced.

at the top change your port number to your selection( if you do not wish to move or force a device on COM1 to another port because its already being used just select an unused port usually COM2 is unused) just remember your port selection for the INPA\install.

Now change the transmit and receive settings in the drop down boxes to 2048 for both transmit and receive
Now change the latency setting from 16 to 1
Ok the changes and exit
The usb vagcom cable is now setup.

2.  Always use SAME USB-port from now on.
3.  Installing INPA

you must Copy and paste your downloaded complete INPA installation software folder to your C drive.

In your INPA folders double click the programmisation folder- then right click the setup icon and select “Properties/Compatibilty mode select XP service pack 2 and tick the box, click the apply button and exit now double click the setup icon and begin the setup.
It should default to English so ok this.
Click next till you get to the selection for software to install.
Select or deselect in options boxes but as a minimum select INPA ,EDIABAS and NCS expert if you want it.
Click next you will be asked to backup and restore (I declined this , unticked the box and skipped it all)
Make sure quick launch or desktop icons are ticked.
Click next.
Now select STD-OBD in drop down box (should be by default).
Click next
Select Com port number (you selected earlier) in the drop down box, tick the USB serial adaptor box

Click next and install (if it ask for backup and recovery just click skip to these prompts if you wish)
Finish install and Reboot

Now go to C/ediabas/hardware/OBD/OBDsetup.exe

Double click OBD setup.exe

If all is well you should get a black DOS box up with various settings shown with a full house of ok’s in Vista this will be full of errors and missing OK’s we shall address this later with a registry edit..
press any key to exit the list.
Reboot
Go to C/ediabas/bin..
Find the OBD.ini or OBD file and double click
Your settings will be dispayed make sure they read as below
PORT= COM? (your com choice entered and set earlier)
HARDWARE=USB
RETRY=ON
UBAT=OFF (type this command in manually in this position)
Exit and save
Right click and Copy the amended OBD.ini file and paste it into your C/windows folder

Now go back to the INPA \install folder on C drive.
Open C/INPA folder/REFERENZ/INSTALL.
Right click Instprog.exe/Properties/Compatibilty select windows XP service pack 2 and tick box and apply and exit.
Double click the instprog.exe and install
Ok the german writing page
Select English and continue.
At destination drive page make sure C drive is selected and continue.
Now select BMW “GROUP RECTIFICATION PROGRAMME UK” from the list and click continue
Now select the following:
Ediabas tick update box
INPA tick update box
NCS expert expert tick complete box
Click continue
Tick the box “delete the old NCS expert”
Click install

Double check that C:\EDIABAS\BIN has been added to the path string in enviromental variables.. (Computer/System Settings/Adavanced System Settings/Environmental Variables” click edit check its there and exit without changing anything)

You can now test INPA on your car it will work with the INPA diags only and you will get error warnings with Ediabas running because of the OBDsetup command errors earlier,to address this copy and paste the following below into a notepad folder, save the file to your desktop and name the file “serial.reg” and select all files and save…

COPY and PASTE all registry data below…
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Serial]
“ErrorControl”=dword:00000000
“Group”=”Extended base”
“Start”=dword:00000002
“Tag”=dword:00000001
“Type”=dword:00000001
“ForceFifoEnable”=dword:00000001
“RxFIFO”=dword:00000008
“PermitShare”=dword:00000000
“LogFifo”=dword:00000000
“TxFIFO”=dword:00000008
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Serial\Parameters]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Serial\Enum]
“0”=”Root\\LEGACY_SERIAL\\0000″
“Count”=dword:00000001
“NextInstance”=dword:00000001
“INITSTARTFAILED”=dword:00000001

You must copy and paste all the above including the windows registry bit or it will not execute to the registry later.
You now need to backup the registry just in case so you can restore it if need be…
Click the windows icon start button bottom left on desktop and type in regedit in the small box and press enter to access the registry
Click file then Export and name the file something of your choice and select ALL in the export range box and save it to somewhere safe..
Now double click the serial.reg file and apply it to the registry (right click the file and open with registry editor if it opens in notepad by default)
Go back to to C/ediabas/hardware/OBD/OBDsetup.exe
Double click setup the blackbox should be clear of errors (you may get 1 if you have selected an alternative port number other than COM1 ignore it)

You now should be good to go with full functions and no error messages when using your INPA…

inpa installation windows 7 32bit

This DIY was tested with Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (SP1) running on a circa 2008 Lenovo S10 netbook with a K+DCAN cable from one stop electronics.com. My netbook is used solely for coding and as such this DIY assumes that your computer is dedicated to this purpose as well.

I recommend starting with a fresh 32-bit Windows 7 installation in order to collect the necessary INPA 5.0.2 configuration files that you will need after installing BMW Standard Tools 2.12. I suggest disabling Windows Update automatic updates during the Windows 7 installation process. After entering your product key, the following screen will pop up security message.

Select “Ask me later”, this will prevent Windows 7 from automatically installing any updates.

If your installing from pre-SP1 Windows 7 media, I highly recommend that you manually install two Microsoft updates:

System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821):

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl…s.aspx?id=3132

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932):

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl…s.aspx?id=5842

During testing pre-SP1 Windows 7 no longer displayed a mouse pointer after successfully installing EDIABAS & WinKFP and rebooting the system.

INPA 5.0.2 can be found here:

INPA-EDIABAS full English Edition

Installation Guide

Follow steps 2 through 6 of the installation guide. During the EDIABAS & WinKFP install (step 3), select Windows XP (this is not mentioned in the installation guide.) For all other selections, accept the default and click Weiter which is German for “further.”

The very first time you attempt to install EDIABAS & WinKFP (step 3), regsvr32 will fail to register two Windows ActiveX controls. This is normal, upon re-installation everything will work properly.

Click on OK and then click on the large red circle with a white X at the bottom of the screen to see the second regsvr32 error.

Click on OK to acknowledge the second error.

Press any key to exit the EDIABAS OBD setup program. Don’t be concerned about any registry key warnings, this installation of EDIABAS will never be used.

When prompted to reboot, select Nein for “No” and then click on Beenden or “End” to exit the installation program. Go to Control Panel and uninstall the program.

Once you have uninstalled the program, reinstall it. On the second attempt, the ActiveX controls will register properly.

This time, select Ja for “Yes” and reboot.

Even with SP1 installed, on occasion the system will no longer display a mouse pointer after rebooting the system at this point. If this happens, depress the Windows logo key (on some keyboards it may have an icon of a house instead) to display the Start menu. Depress the right arrow key once and then depress Enter to initiate a proper shutdown. When powered back on, the system should have a functional mouse pointer.

Continue with steps 4-6 in the installation guide.

At the completion of step 5, the Windows Program Compatibility Assistant may appear. Click on “This program installed correctly.”

At this point you could optionally install the latest EDIABAS/INPA update (ES-76) from FAL’s EA-90X distribution. I don’t recommend doing so as the latest INPA scripts are in German and not necessary for coding. Installation of the ES-76 update is outside of the scope of this DIY.

You now have the base INPA scripts and configuration files that you’ll need to get the latest version of INPA (5.0.6) up and running. Copy the the INPA CFGDAT and SGDAT folders to removable media for safe keeping. They are located in C:\EC-APPS\INPA.

If your curious, INPA 5.0.2 is operable at this point. If you were to install the K+DCAN drivers from Windows Update, set the cable to COM1, etc. the battery and ignition clamps are working properly.

That’s cool, but INPA 5.0.2 and friends are not totally compatible with the latest SP Daten files (i.e. 50.2), so let’s move on to installing bmw diagnostic tool Standard Tools 2.12.

Links to BMW Standard Tools 2.12 and NCS Expert profiles can be found in this post:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo…postcount=4476

SP Daten 50.2 can be found in this thread:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882353

Blow away your previous installation of Windows and start over with a fresh install. INPA 5.0.2 and friends made changes to the Windows registry, etc. Now that we have the two folders needed to bootstrap INPA 5.0.6, it’s best to reinstall Windows. If your installing from pre-SP1 Windows 7 media, don’t forget to install the System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821) and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932.) In addition, because this will hopefully be your final re-installation of Windows  I suggest that you manually install one additional Microsoft update:

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl….aspx?id=40779

When the K+DCAN cable is initially plugged in, Windows will indicate that the device driver was not successfully installed.
Click on the white box circled above when it appears to change the driver update settings.
Click on “Change setting.”
Select “Always install the best driver software from Windows Update” then click on “Save Changes.”
Windows Update will install the latest FTDI drivers needed for the one stop electronics.com K+DCAN cable. Notice that the FTDI driver has defaulted to USB Serial Port COM3. You need to change this to COM1. Click on “Close.”
Click on the Windows Start button to display the Start menu. In the Start Search box type the following command and depress Enter to launch Device Manager:

Code:
mmc devmgmt.msc

When Device Manager opens, click on the arrow to the left of “Ports (COM & LPT)” to expand the Ports device tree. Double-click on “USB Serial Port (COM3)” to open the device properties.

Click on the “Port Settings” tab and then click on the “Advanced” button to display the Advanced Settings for COM3.
Change the COM Port Number to COM1 and the Latency Timer to 1 msec and click “OK.”
The USB Serial Port should be set to COM1. Close Device Manager.
Install BMW Standard Tools 2.12. Accept the defaults and click “Next.”
When prompted to select additional tasks, de-select the “Execute backup and restore wizard” selections under Data backup. You don’t have an existing installation of BMW Standard Tools to backup. Click “Next.”
Click “OK” to acknowledge that the backup wizard has been deactivated.
When the Hardware Interface Settings screen appears, select “USB to serial adapter” then click “Next.”
Click “Finish” to complete the BMW Standard Tools setup and restart your computer.

Please note: This section of the DIY could be improved for neophyte Windows users. It assumes that you understand command line syntax. In this context, X: denotes an unknown drive letter (i.e. the USB thumb drive that you saved your INPA CFGDAT and SGDAT folders to.) For example, if in Windows Explorer under Computer your USB thumb drive is denoted as Drive E:, then you should use E: instead.

Code:
C:\Users\808>copy E:\CFGDAT\*.ENG C:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT /v14 file(s) copied.
If you chose to store the CFGDAT folder in another folder named MyStuff, then you would have to include MyStuff in the source path.

Code:
C:\Users\808>copy E:\MYSTUFF\CFGDAT\*.ENG C:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT /v14 file(s) copied.
The drive letter and path to the source file(s) is dependent on where you stored the files.
Click on the Windows Start button to display the Start menu. In the Start Search box type the following command. Right click on the Windows Command Processor (cmd) under Programs and select Run as administrator.

Code:
cmd
When the User Account Control dialog box appears, select Yes to allow the Windows Command Processor to make changes to your computer.
Copy the Windows ActiveX control MSFLXGRD.OCX to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and manually register it.
Copy the Windows ActiveX control RICHTX32.OCX to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and manually register it.
Overwrite the INPA initialization file in the C:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT folder with the INPA.INI from your saved CFGDAT folder.

Code:
C:\>copy X:\CFGDAT\INPA.INI C:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT /v /y1 file(s) copied.
Copy the INPA scripts and configuration files from your saved CFGDAT and SGDAT folders.
Code:
C:\>copy X:\CFGDAT\*.ENG C:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT /v14 file(s) copied.C:\>copy X:\SGDAT\*.IPO C:\EC-APPS\INPA\SGDAT /v468 file(s) copied.C:\>copy X:\SGDAT\*.SRC C:\EC-APPS\INPA\SGDAT /v11 file(s) copied.C:\>copy X:\SGDAT\*.TXT C:\EC-APPS\INPA\SGDAT /v2 file(s) copied.
Copy the group files from the SP Daten E89 folder to C:\EDIABAS\ECU.
Code:
C:\>copy X:\E89\ECU\*.GRP C:\EDIABAS\ECU /v80 file(s) copied.
Import your daten files into WinKFP using this guide (steps 2-8):
WinKFP Import.pdf
Create a C:\NCSEXPER\DATEN\E89 folder and copy the contents of the E89\DATEN folder into it.
Code:
C:\>mkdir C:\NCSEXPER\DATEN\E89C:\>copy X:\E89\DATEN\*.* C:\NCSEXPER\DATEN\E89 /v430 file(s) copied.
Copy the contents of the E89\SGDAT folder to C:\NCSEXPER\SGDAT.
Code:
C:\>copy X:\E89\SGDAT\*.* C:\NCSEXPER\SGDAT /v224 file(s) copied.
Go to the E89\DATEN directory and execute the LADEN.BAT script.
Code:
C:\>cd X:\E89\DATENX:\E89\DATEN>laden.bat
You’ll receive errors at the end of the script due to the missing C:\EC-APPS\CARSERVER directory, ignore them.
Install the patched 32-bit NCS Expert from this thread:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832476

Example:
Code:
rename C:\NCSEXPER\BIN\NCSEXPER.EXE NCSEXPER.OLDrename C:\NCSEXPER\CFGDAT\NCSEXPER.TXT NCSEXPER.GERcopy NCSEXPER.EXE C:\NCSEXPER\BIN /vcopy NCSEXPER.TXT C:\NCSEXPER\CFGDAT /v

Copy the NCS Expert profiles to the C:\NCSEXPER\PFL folder.
Example:
Code:
copy *.PFL C:\NCSEXPER\PFL /v
Your done, enjoy!

bmw inpa windows 7 64bit
1.  Buy a cable
I purchased a USB cable from china, it came with software but I didn’t use it and instead used online resources that I downloaded for which I’ll provide links. The cable I purchased is a USB to OBD2 connector that plugs into your BMW to the right hand side of the steering wheel, in the foot-well area.This is the specific cable that I purchased and that I can confirm works:

2. Download the software
There are many sources on the internet for INPA/EDIABAS, some seem to work, others do not – I used these specific downloads and they worked perfectly:

** UNFORTUNATELY THE DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE – BUT I WILL SEE WHAT I CAN DO **

If for any reason the above links are missing/broken, PM me and I’ll see what I can do. Thank you to whomever is hosting the above files and I hope that you do not mind me providing these links.

3.  Setup/Configure your OBD2 USB Cable
Put the DVD that arrived with the cable into the DVD drive on your PC.
Plug in the cable into a USB port on your computer, you must ONLY use this USB port from here-on for this cable. If your computer is connected to the internet it should automatically search and install in the USB cable drivers. If your computer does NOT automatically detect the cable, you may need to use ‘Device Manager’ to manually update/select the driver.
Once installed, go to Control Panel -> System -> Then click on the Hardware tab, then click on Device Manager.
Locate the entry ‘USB Serial Port’ in the ‘Ports’ section of Device Manager. It should read ‘USB Serial Port (COMX)’.
Right-click on the above and select ‘Properties’, then click on the ‘Port Settings’ Tab and then click on ‘Advanced’.
Change the ‘Com Port Number’ entry to ‘COM1’.
Change the ‘Latency Timer (msec)’ to ‘1’.
Click on ‘OK’ and close all the windows, restart your PC to confirm all the changes.

4. Install INPA/EDIABAS 6.4.3 and 4.4.7
Extract the contents of the downloaded file ‘INPA-6.4.3-full.rar’ and you’ll find a .NRG file. This is a CD image that you’ll need to either burn to a CD or extract to a folder using a tool such as ISOBuster.
Once extracted, go into the following folder ‘/REFERENZ/INSTALL/’, right-click on ‘INSTPROG.exe’ and select ‘Properties’, click on the Compatibility tab and change the dropdown to Windows XP SP3 as the Compatibility Mode, also tick ‘Run As Administrator’, then click ‘Ok’, then double-click the file to run the installation.
Select ‘English’ as the language and click ‘Next’.
Select ‘Next’ until asked for ‘Configuration’, scroll to ‘BMW Group Rectification Programs UK’, click ‘Next’.
Tick the option ‘Complete’ for all of the options shown.
Select ‘Next’ and allow the installation to start.
After a minute or so, installation will complete, close the Window.

5. Verify environment variables
Go into Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings.
Select ‘Environment Variables’ and then verify that the System Variables ‘TMP’ and ‘TEMP’ both contain the path ‘C:\EDIABAS\Bin’ within the ‘Value’ string – for instance “C:\Windows\Temp;C:\EDIABAS\Bin”.

6. Prepare Installation Files
Extract the contents of the downloaded file ‘INPA_502_Updated.rar’.
You’ll use the contents of this archive during the next three steps.

7. Install BMW Tools
From the above extracted file set, find the file ‘Step 1_ Install BMW Tools.exe’, right-click on it and select ‘Properties’.
Click on the Compatibility tab and change the dropdown to Windows XP SP3 as the Compatibility Mode, also tick ‘Run As Administrator’, then click ‘Ok’
Double-click on the above file to start the installation.
Set the Destination Path C:\BMW Tools (Don’t change this path) -> ‘Install’ -> ‘OK’.
Select ‘English’ -> ‘Continue’ -> ‘Continue’.
Select ‘C:’ -> ‘Continue’.
Select ‘Skip’ -> ‘Next’
Accept the defaults for programs to update, then click ‘Next’.
Select ‘Com1’, ‘OBD’ and ‘USB to Serial Adapter’ -> ‘Continue’ -> ‘Continue’.
The installation will begin and complete.

8.  Install INPA/EDIABAS 6.4.7 and 5.0.2
From the above extracted file set, double-click the file ‘Step 2_ Install INPA.exe’.
The Destination Path should be ‘C:\temp’, leave as it is and click ‘Next’.
Choose ‘English’ and select ‘Continue’ and ‘Continue’.
Select ‘C:\’ and then ‘Continue’.
Select ‘BMW Group Rectification Programs UK’ and click ‘Continue’.
Tick ‘Update’ for all options where not grayed out, then ‘Continue’.
Select ‘OBD’, then ‘Continue’ and ‘Continue’.
The installation will begin and complete.

9.  Install OBD Setup
From the above extracted file set, double-click the file ‘Step 3_Final Update.exe’.
The Destination Path should be left as it is, then select ‘Install’.
Select ‘Yes to all’.
Once completed, the window will close itself.

10.  Complete Installation
From the above extracted file set, double-click the file ‘serial port.reg’.
When prompted, select ‘Yes’ and ‘Yes’. You will receive confirmation that your registry has been updated.
Locate the file ‘C:\EDIABAS\Bin\obd.ini’ and copy this file into your Windows folder.
Edit the file ‘C:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT\INPA.INI’ in Notepad, locate the section that starts with ‘//F3’, remove the slashes at the beginning of the three lines of text, and amend any instance of ‘F10’ to ‘E46’.

bmw inpa windows 8

writing this to help others achieve INPA on their Windows 8.1 64bit laptop.
I’ve done it, verified it works.
FYI The installation of the first package will be in C:\ so you know
I’ll be hosting it on my dropbox for a little, if someone can mirror it, I would be grateful.
First download this INPA package.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mn6n4bhej8…_INPA.rar?dl=0

unzip, go to programinstallation\setup.exe , run it in xp compatability mode press next all the way through then reboot
once rebooted go back into the unzipped folder, go to referenz2006 and then run the exe in that folder. choose english and then UK preferences , only update the first two. complete it.
No need for reboot
Next you need the e39.eng and e39.ger files to place in your INPA\CFGDAT

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ufov0h935y…FGDAT.rar?dl=0

this is CFGDAT zip , take the e39.eng e39.ger from this and place it in the folder above.
here is the e39 sp daten files. replace the ECU folder in the ediabas folder , replace the daten CFGDAT and SGDAT in the NCSEXpert folder with the ones from the zip.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8v1b8ysm2x7t5v/E39.rar?dl=0

Go into INPA\CFGDAT and double click inpa.ini , change any of the lines you wish to represent which F button it corresponds with “E39” for all three lines . FYI our S62 engine is hidden nicely under shift + f9 for old models under e52. You can also use the e39 profile under Shift + f9 for old models if you don’t want to edit your INI file
Example :
F6 = E39
F6_Text = E39
F6_ARCHIV = SGBD_E39
save it close it run inpa enjoy!
Feedback needed incase i missed a step, thanks!
Edit: If i’m missing any files let me know, i sort of want to revive the whole INPA tutorials since there aren’t any written for 8.1

EIDT: If the error pops up when try to program:
[22:21:59.916] [2014-07-01] [<WinKFP Tool] 2089 PABD/CABD 06FLASH Programmieren 2538
[22:21:59.916] [2014-07-01] [<WinKFP Tool] switching programming mode failed 10FLASH, DIAGNOSE_MODE (ECUPM): ERROR_ECU_SECURITY_ACCESS_DENIED__SECURITY_ACCESS_ REQUESTED
[22:22:07.279] [2014-07-01] [<WinKFP Tool] 2089 PABD/CABD 06FLASH Programmieren 2812
[22:22:07.279] [2014-07-01] [<WinKFP Tool] switching programming mode failed 10FLASH, DIAGNOSE_MODE (ECUPM): ERROR_ECU_CONDITIONS_NOT_CORRECT_OR_REQUEST_SEQUEN CE_ERROR
[22:22:07.328] [2014-07-01] [<WinKFP Tool] 2089 Error COAPI2.CPP coapiRunCabd 6
[22:22:07.328] [2014-07-01] [<WinKFP Tool] switching programming mode failed SG_PROGRAMMIEREN
[22:22:07.329] [2014-07-01] [<WinKFP Tool] 2089 Error COAPIKF.CPP coapiKfProgSgD2 19
[22:22:07.329] [2014-07-01] [<WinKFP Tool] switching programming mode failed

SOLVED…
just in-case someone else stumbles upon this with the same problem.
Check your settings, in device manager, set com port to 1 and latency to 1. check your ediabase.ini is set to Interface =STD:OBD
check your obd.ini is set to Port=Com1
Hardware=USB

then reboot. I had all those setting correct and the cable was communicating through IPNA. The reboot fixed it. the alpina b3 flash is the titties!

bmw inpa windows 10

Note: It’s a customer solution! Try on your own risk

install the drivers for INPA K+D-CAN cable (version with FTDI FT232RL chip only)

disconnect from the Internet because it is possible that the drivers are installed from Windows Update (if you want to use the latest home FTDICHIP then disconnect or reinstall)

why run the executable CDM 21216_setup.exe; It is compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 7,

If necessary, you can download the latest version according to the OS on the site FTDICHIP

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

This is an interface / cable VCP (Virtual COM Port) so there are two features and therefore an installation in 2 phases if done manually

1 – Cable driver
2 – VCP driver

if using the automatic executable (.exe) offered on the site, then the 2 self install a result it’s easier and without going through the Device Manager =>
then plug the INPA?cable into a USB port

NOTE WELL PORT IDENTIFY THIS CAR ALONE WILL WORK AFTER SETTING IT WILL THEREFORE ALWAYS CONNECT THE CABLE ON THE PORT

in Device Manager there will be a new entry: “COM and LPT ports” / sérial USB Port (COM3) eg for now

Then you must configure the port that will emulate the virtual COM port 9 (eg. Default for Ediabas 7.3 patched) but it’s tune to your install

Open Device Manager, choose COM Ports / USB serial port / port settings / advanced / set “COM 9” and the latency to “1”

finally install BMW Standard Tools, all versions are not compatible with win 7 and 64-bit architectures, so use the BMW STD Tools version 2.12, which includes a recent version INPA 5.0.6 and 7.3.0 Ediabas.

Here go cases… Running inpa software on BMW E46, E90
INPA on BMW E46

Purpose: reset BMW E46 airbag light

Tools for use:
The E46 is before 2000 without the OBD2 port and the DLC port is a round 20 pin connector while INPA cable has only 16 pin connector, so I need a 20 pin to 16 pin connector

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The DLC port location on BMW E46:

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Test procedure:

Run INPA software on WIN XP. Turn on the ignition and click the “F2” button. And choose “Body” section then “Airbag”.
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Go to the Error Memory: click the “F4” button.

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Go to clear error memory: click the “F2” button.

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Error was cleared!

reset BMW E46 airbag light successfully!

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inpa bmw e90

Purpose: Code BMW E90 (2008) Injector

Tools to use: k+dcan cable

Test process:

connect the INPA cable with my E90 N54 via OBD port

run INPA software. And pressed F9 on the keyboard to select vehicle model E90

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select Engine option -> MSD80 concerning option

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press F9 system diagnostic

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press [shift+F4] EOL injector option

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The interface of MSD80 injector coding program, Check the injector parameters

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copy and paste the injector code and pressed OK to continue

Notice that the injector code are stamped onto the injector in white, there will be 2 rows of 3 numbers, for example, here: 582 227

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Finally check the injector value and press [clear] to reset it.

The way to Update BMW ICOM Next Firmware

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Tip:To run ICOM Next newest Rheingold ISTA-D four.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001, ICOM Next firmware desires to be updated to the present Technique IMAGE version: 01.25.02 and existing APPLICATION IMAGE version: 1.40.05.

ICOM Next fw 1.40.05/01.25.02 update methods:

1. Please use world wide web cable to connect ICOM Subsequent together with the pc, and charge ICOM Subsequent via 12V power adapter or connect ICOM Subsequent to BMW vehicle for power.

two. Use IE Web Explorer to open http://169.254.33.45:60080/, username/password: root/NZY1150263

three. Choose “Update Firmware”, you’ll be able to see ICOM firmware version information.

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4. Pick “Browse” to pick file “ICOM-BootImage-01-25-02.bin”, set image sort as “SYSTEM”, click “Send the file”.

5. Pick “Yes” if you get prompt “Write the image file for the flash?”, then ICOM indicator light will turn red.

six. When it shows “The Technique IMAGE update was successful”, click “Update Firmware”.

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7. Pick out “ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-40-05.bin”, set image sort “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”, this may be done in quite a few minutes please be patient.

eight. click “Yes” any time you get prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, then the ICOM indicator light will turn red again.
Total updating, click “reboot”.

9. Click “Home” – “Update Firmware”, you are going to see ICOM Subsequent firmware display the newest version.

Tip:

Ensure your pc acquire IP address automatically.
Accomplished! Superior LUCK!

BMW ICOM Subsequent Critique: More rapidly, Far better Constructed, for Future Cars

Have some words about my new toy BMW ICOM A+B+C from China.

I am applying 2017.3 bmw computer software ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P three.60.2.001 Windows 7

i first went to ICOM Subsequent with my e38. This car was bought new in 2001 and i only have 65k miles on it however the dash was constantly lit up like a Christmas tree! since day one this car or truck had electrical concerns and every single time the dealership stated they fixed it, the same concern would pop up… the icom next helped me diagnose the issue and fixe it, with 1 hour!!

Then, i took my 2014 (f31) 328ix sport wagon, now this was the cool stuff… i had all these unique codes to do some really trick stuff to the electronics like working with the key fob to close my rear hatch, roll up the windows and sunroof, at the same time as fold mirrors when i lock the car. all my phone contacts in my heads up show … icom next is seriously a cool guy, pretty laid back and not pretentious whatsoever.

And, my friend’s 2011 128i also benefited quite a bit. It had some electrical issues, causing the radio to not function plus the speedometer, RPM, and gas gauge to all of a sudden drop and rise whilst driving. After a fast diagnostic test, I required a brand new battery along with the entertainment computer system technique had to be recoded. Within a day, all of the electrical challenges were fixed!!

In summary,

ICOM Next on obd2tool.com is more quickly than the old bmw icom. It truly is also much better built IMHO.
And 2017 Subsequent is WIFI readily available also.
It handles multiprogramming and coding very nicely.
Gets the job performed substantially faster if flashing the full car.

An additional benefit to Next are going to be compatibility for future automobiles.
In two or three years there will be a brand new ICOM released, that may be probably superior and so on. That’s how points function.

So far, I’ve had the ICOM Next A+B+C no concerns.

BMW Battery Registration with Rheingold ISTA

Topic: focus on why register the BMW battery replacement, BMW Battery Registration with Rheingold ISTA procedure.

BMW Battery Registration

BMWs need to know when you replace the battery, battery capacity and battery type must be registered! YOU DO NEED TO REGISTER battery replacements on BMWs with an IBS (Intelligent Battery Sensor).

Why register the battery replacement?

After installing a new battery, the service function ‘Register battery replacement’ must be run. The registration of the battery replacement is required to inform the power management (BMW Diagnostic Scanner in engine electronics and intelligent battery sensor) that a new battery was installed in the vehicle. If the battery replacement is not registered, the power management will not function properly and can lead to functions being limited by individual electrical consumers being switched off or having their power consumption reduced. Power management will charge the new battery as if it’s the old worn out battery, causing premature failure of the replacement battery.

Important! If the new battery is not registered, incorrect readings may appear in the display of the on-board computer due to old data in the power management system (check control message ”Recharge battery” appears even though the battery is new).

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A service function informs the power management in the Digital Engine Electronics (DME) or the Digital Diesel Electronics (DDE) of a battery replacement. The following operations are performed:

-The current mileage reading is stored for the battery replacement.

-The stored measured values (battery charge statuses, current, voltage, temperature, etc.) are deleted.

-The power management is initialized.

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Available registration options:

Replacing battery with exact same type – (Simple registration)
Replacing battery with same type but different capacity – (Registration/Conversion)
Replacing battery with different type – (Programming/Conversion/Registration)
Updating software of complete battery management system

Changes to the charging profile also affects how the Start/Stop system works for vehicles with EfficientDynamics

Car 1:

You’re renewing the battery with identical replacement. You register replacement to let the car know that the battery is new and the charging profile is adjusted accordingly. If you don’t the vehicle will charge for an old battery and cause premature failure.

Car 2:

You fit an AGM in place of a Standard LA battery (or vice versa). If you don’t register the replacement then it will toast the new battery for similar reasons to Car 1 but even worse as the charging profile will be for the incorrect type battery and cause even faster battery failure. In this case you MUST use a ‘conversion’ to change the battery type. Then, register a replacement.

BMW Register battery replacement

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Notice! Determination of state of charge after a battery replacement

After a battery replacement, the vehicle must be left standing for at least 3 hours with its new battery. It is not possible to establish with any reliability the state of charge of the new battery until that time. Possible Check Control messages about total discharge of the battery are then no longer displayed.

BMW battery state of charge

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Notes for disconnecting and connecting battery

The scope of application of some systems may be restricted after a power supply interruption. Likewise, individual settings may be lost.

Settings or activations must be carried out, depending on the equipment specification. For example:

.Vehicles with automatic engine start‐stop function (MSA): MSA function is active only after learning period (vehicle must not be woken for a period of approx. 6 hours

. E46 Perform (four-wheel drive) / E53 / E83: steering angle sensor adjustment

. If necessary, activate slide/tilt sunroof

. If necessary, activate power windows

.If necessary, activate mirror with compass

Only E60, E61, E63, E64, E70, E71, E90, E91, E92, E93: mount steering angle

Skipping the battery registration process can dramatically shorten the life of a battery in these vehicles, be it an AGM or a conventional battery. Several issues can cause premature battery failure, see post on Energy Diagnosis, but on a late model BMW, skipping battery registration can be one of them.

How to Resolve BMW ICOM ISTAD license expired Error

Many BMW ICOM users will no doubt have encountered a situation where they have had Rheingold ISTA/D running successfully on their computers, only to later encounter the situation where they can no longer access the software and get a license expired message. The majority of suggestions to resolve this situation found on the internet suggest that users adjust the bios setting of their machines to a date before the original license expiry date but as the result of an enquiry from another user, I decided to post my resolution of this problem (which has been tested and found to work on machines running both Windows 10 and XP Operating systems):-

1. Run Regedit
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
3. left click SOFTWARE
4. left click BMWGROUP
5. left click ISPI
6. left click Rheingold
7. on the right hand panel of the screen, left click Licence and choose Modify
8. Be careful to modify only the entries on this line as described…use the left arrow key to scroll along the line to a date format entry, which is followed by the words Package Expire and change the date to 2072-09-20

9. After you have changed the package expiration date, continue to use the left arrow key to scroll further back along the line until you find another date format entry, which is followed by the word Expiration (this date will be identical to the original entry that you altered during the last step) – change this date to 2072-09-20

10.When you have completed the above changes, collapse the registry editor back to show only the HKEY menus, then close the registry editor and restart your computer.

11. CONGRATULATIONS, your Rheingold licence is now current until 2072-09-20. Note when editing the expiration date for ISTA, you should maintain the original date format (usually YYYY MM DD) – as some packages use an BMW ICOM A2 and some use a hypenated seperator for date entry values.

If you can’t find it at that registry entry, try here-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BMWGroup\ISPI\Rheingold

Which Tool Best For BMW Coding Programming

BMW ICOM Next and ALLSCANNER VXDIAG A3 are two strongly recommended Coding/Programming tool for BMW. And today,this article will give best reasons to account for why Buy BMW ICOM NEXT and VXDIAG A3,check the article to get more details below

1.BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C?—?— Best Recommended !

BMW ICOM Next is the latest generation diagnostic head for MW,MINI,Rolls-Royce BMW-Model. ICOM NEXT was based on BMW ICOM A2,has all features of ICOM A2 but better than ICOM A2 ,see official features below
* Gbit workshop LAN,backwards compatible
* Preparation for Gbit LAN on vehicle OBD(cars do not yet supportthis and interface not yet defined,ICOM Next hardware adaptation will be necessary for future Gbit car interface,will cause adaptation costs)
* Faster start-up times and high throughput
* Through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
* Improved handling
* More flexible OBD cable
* Lighted button for logs etc

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2.ALLSCANNER VXDIAG A3 For BMW

NEW VXDIAG A3 perform programming and coding for all BMW E/ F/ G series cars. BMW VXDIAG A3 has Same features as BMW ICOM A1 / A2 / A3, and ALLSCANNER VXDIAG A3 supports all BMW software and is good at fiber programming. The scanner has 3 ways of connection for diagnosis: USB, WIFI, and wired cable,and can support BMW, LAND ROVER & JAGUAR, VW, also supporting the latest DOIP diagnosis (The protocol is used for vehicles produced after BMW F series, Land Rover and Porsche, Volkswagen new models).What’s more,the package contains a HDD with installed software.

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So,if you are looking for a powerful tool with HDD and dont care much about price,then buy BMW VXDIAG A3 will be your best choice.Otherwise,you can give BMW ICOM NEXT a shot,this is a tool specially for BMW Series coding and programming,is the newest generation of ICOM series with improved features and functions and the price is cheap affordable.

Step to install BMW ISTA+ with all programming data

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I have read that BMW will stop support F and G series from Ista P.
Is there somewhere a good tutorial how to install the new ISTA+ with all programming data included.
There are a lot of different software SPD delta, etc etc. How to install and which files to use

Here you go…
First you need ICOM to get ISTA+ programming to work. Yes, you can have tested ISTA+ download from cardiagtool.co.uk or use the psdzdata FULL from @Shawn which is an easier route for *you* than using the sdp deltas and ISTA Launcher Console.

Instructions:

1- rename C:\Rheingold\PSdZ\data\psdzdata to psdzdata.orig

2- extract psdzdata FULL in C:\Rheingold\PSdZ\data, browse to C:\Rheingold\PSdZ\data\psdzdata\swe\swfl and check that there is lots of files…

3- you need to enter those two registry entries for x64 OS:

Code:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BMWGroup\ISPI\ISTA]
“InstallLocation”=”C:\\Rheingold”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BMWGroup\ISPI\Rheingold]
“BMW.Rheingold.Programming.Enabled”=”True”
“BMW.Rheingold.Programming.PsdzDataPath”=”C:\\Rheingold\\PSdZ\\data”
PS: if you can’t read faults with ISTA, your installations has some issues.

Note:

I don’t use ISTA programming as I don’t have BMW ICOM.

I only use Esys/ENET for flashing/programming. Pretty powerful and lets you do stuff that ISTA will never do (like flash GTS DCT software for non GTS M4)

Here are two different entries to point to psdz.

1) BMW.Rheingold.Programming.PsdzDataPath”=”C:\\Rheingold\\PSdZ\\data

is all that is included in Diagnosis-only ISTA+

2) BMW.Rheingold.Programming.PsdzDataPath”=”C:\\Rheingold\\PSdZ\\data_swi

is what is needed for programming Fxx/Ixx/Gxx-series with BMW ICOM A2(ie SDP). But, you could change to whatever you want in registry.

(Solved) ISTA-P folder not exist, improper PC shutdown

I have solved an ISTA-P problem that happen in case of improper shutdown of windows 7 32bit, ISTA–P version 3.61.5.000.

With help of users > darckreign1984 and AutoExe3219 I was able to discover following. 8 hours of labor.

If you see a screen, that BMW ICOM ISTA-P folder does not exist anymore, just check if there is a folder named Dataprocurement in following two directories :

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C:\ProgramData\BMW\ISPI\data\TRIC\ISTA-P\BMW
C:\ProgramData\BMW\ISPI\data\TRIC\ISTA-P\Taurus

If there is no such directories, you must copy them from another location in the PC. The location is :

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\BMW Group\BMW ISTA-P Loader V6.1F\6.1.1.0\dataprocurement

There ate the two separate directories that simply have to be copied to the directories listed above. Then just start the loader and fill up the form with a data that you want. Then, from the loader page choose BMW cars and you are good to go.

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Remember. Never try to shut down the PC before the loader is completelu shut down.

Make a backup of the critical locations to be able to make a restore in case of such accident.

Maybe this thread could be a sticky Auto Scanner Tool.

How to choose a BMW ICOM cable

which a BMW ICOM cable you need: K+DCAN or ENET or BMW ICOM A2/ ICOM Next?

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In summary,
It depends on your purpose (diagnostic or coding or programming) and model (Exx or Fxx or others).

For Coding, you need different Tools, NCS Expert / SP-Daten for E-Series and E-Sys / PSdZData for F-Series.
All Diagnosis and Coding can be done with cheap DCAN Cable for E-Series and cheap ENET Cable for F-Series.

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you need ISTA/P for for both E-Series and F-Series cars, or you can use WinKFP for E-Series and E-Sys for F-Series. For E-Series Programming, you will need an BMW ICOM, but for F-Series Programming, you can use ENET Cable.

For Exx- Series:
Interface = K+DCAN Cable (OBDII to USB) or ICOM
ECU Data Files = SP-Daten
NCS Expert = Coding Software
WinKFP = Programming (Flashing) Software
EDIABAS = Low-Level ECU Communication Software used by NCS Expert & WinKFP

For Fxx- / Ixx- / Gxx-Series, Mini, & Rolls-Royce:
Interface = ENET Cable (OBDII to RJ45 Ethernet) or ICOM
ECU Data Files = PSdZData
E-Sys = Coding Software
E-Sys = Programming (Flashing) Software

About: BMW ICOM
ICOM A (also ICOM A2, ICOM A3, ICOM Next A): main interface
ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series
ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20 pin diagnostic plug
ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles
ISTA+ (AKA Rheingold or ISTA-D)
DIAGNOSTICS for All Vehicles
PROGRAMMING for F/I/G/RR & MINI, but requires an ICOM
ISTA-P
PROGRAMMING traditionally for all chassis, but is being phased out by August 2017, except for legacy E-series.
Replacement ECU’s must be NEW

YOU HAVE TO KNOW before you buy ICOM A2 or ICOM A3 or ICOM Next:

ICOM NEXT vs the old ICOM

-> much faster in BMW F and G series ..
-> supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card.

ICOM NEXT A vs ICOM A2

-> more stable during programming
-> be necessary for the future Gbit cars
-> faster start-up times and high throughput
-> through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
-> improved handling
-> more flexible OBD cable
-> lighted button for logs

ICOM A vs ICOM A2 vs ICOM A3

Modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. And robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments. It works better in cooling, runs faster and works more stable, not easier broken than older BMW ICOM A+B+C.

ICOM A3 can program all units for all BMW series expect media system, and work more stable and has stronger compatibility than ICOM A2, A1.

BMW ICOM 2015.8 Firmware Update Guide

BMW ICOM V2015.08 now has been released. Here is the firmware update guide and introduction of the newest ICOM.

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Device to use:
BMW ICOM
Laptop (win 7 32-bit also)
BMW ICOM 2015.8 firmware update guide:
(update file in :D\ICOM_firmware-01_38_00)

1. Please connect your ICOM with LAN cable to the computer, charge ICOM via 12V power adapter.

2. Use IE explorer to open http://169.254.92.38:60080/, user ID/password:   root / NZY11502

3. Click “update firmware”. You will get the ICOM hardware version.

4. Choose “ICOM-BootImage-01-24-00.bin”, set “image type” into “SYSTEM”, then click “send the file”.

5. When it shows “write the image file to the flash?”, click “YES”. Then the light on ICOM will turn red.

6. Then it shows “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful”, click “update firmware”.

7. Choose “ OBD2 Scanner ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-38-02.bin”, change “image type” into “APPLICATION”, click “send the file”. (it will take some minutes to finish)

8. When it shows “Write the image file to the flash?”, click “YES”, then the ICOM light will turn red again.

9. When all runs well, click “Reboot”.
More information about icom 2015.8:

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BMW ICOM V2015.08 display:
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How to update 2016 Super iCOM BMW software?

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Update BMW ICOM software to the latest version ISTA-D 3.54 ISTA-P 3.58 to get 100% fully functions as the dealer workshop use, including BMW Group ISTA, BMW Group ISTA-P, BMW Group ISPI Local path, Super iCOM updater v1.0, Super iCOM SN Reader, iToolRadar, etc. Super iCOM software platform uses ISPI NEXT which is the latest platform developed by BMW AG.

Latest version:
ISTA-D:3.54.12
ISTA-P: 3.58.0.5
VIN  2016.04

Language:

ISTA D:French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai,Turkish

ISTA-P:German, British English, American English, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, French, Greek, Japanese, Czech, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Turkish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Polish

* Note:The default language is English, and if you need other language, pls send the serials number to us to activate it.

You need:
2016.4 Super iCOM SSD (SSD runs faster and more stale than HDD)
(runs with BMW ICOM A2 for diagnosis or programming)
All Sata Latops

Laptop requirements:
O.S.: Windows 8.1
CPU: Intel Celeron 2.0 and above (i5 Recommend)
RAM: 2Gb and above (4Gb Recommend)
USB: 2.0 and above

Super ICOM update procedure:
1.Double click the Super ICOM Updater icon on the desktop

2.Input the Serial number and password

Update ID: Your serial number
Update password: Last 8 digital numbers inside your Password envelope

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3.choose the version you want to update

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Note:

Please download and update software one by one in the table above; or you would fail to
wait for the download process finish
Install the update files.

Super icom software display:
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Super icom highlights:

Rebuild the ISTA-P Launcher to V3.0

Fix the bug of full screen when using ISTA-P
Fix the bug of full screen when using ISTA-D
Fix the ISTA-P Launcher quit error
Fix the dealer information is ISTA-P/ ISTA/D

Add full languages selection options internal ISTA-P
Add brands selection options internal ISTA-P
Add the ISTA-P Launcher start waiting screen
Add the ISTA-P Launcher close waiting screen
Add the Campagna Motors in ISTA-D
Add BMW / BMW Motorcycle / BMW i / BMW Mini / Rolls-Royce / BMW UX selection options internal ISTA-P

Optimize the ISTA-D / ISTA/P starting speed
Optimize the Windows 8.1 first time start configuration speed
Optimize the Windows 8.1 Touch screen / Tablet drivers
Optimize Expert Mode coding / programming speed