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BMW E60 Coding by NCS Expert and INPA K+DCAN Cable

In this blog you will know how to do BMW E60 coding by NCS Expert software and cheap INPA K+DCAN Cable! Check below screenshots to code BMW Control Units step by step!

 

NCS Expert & INPA K+DCAN BMW Coding Success Steps

Step 1

Use the BMW INPA K+DCAN Cable to connect car with laptop via the BMW E60 OBD2 port.

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Open BMW NCS Expert Coding software.

Click “File” then choose “Load File”.

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Select “Default Profile” and click “OK”.

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Step 2

Press the F1 button “VIN/ZCS/FA”

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Then press the F3 button “ZCS/FA f.ECU” and select BMW chassis “E60”.

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Choose ECU: CAS ECU or LMA ECU.

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Step 3

It will show BMW E60 car VIN number, check it then press F6 button to back.

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Check if it show “get coded” then press F3 button “Process car” and F4 button “Process ECU”.

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Step 4

Now just select the ECU control unit you want to do coding.

For example, BMW E60 6BMOT, click “OK” to continue.

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It will show the selected ECU information, click “OK”.

Check if it show the selected ECU +”get coded” then press the F3 button “Execute job”.

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And wait it complete, it will show “Coding ended”.

BMW Coding by NCS Expert and $13.99 INPA K+DCAN USB Interface done!

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How to Install INPA Ediabas Software on Windows 10 64-bit

Here is the educational tutorial on installing BMW INPA/EDIABAS diagnostic software on Windows 10 64-bit. Enjoy.

Disclaimer:

You are at your risk.  INPA will work with few select things for an E38 such as resetting adaptations, diagnostics, code reading, etc. NCS Expert will NOT run on a 64-bit operating system. If you have a 32-bit version of Windows 10, please feel free to try ECS Expert and let me know if it works!
Credits: perishalive92 https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2340998-INPA-Windows-10-64-bit-Installation-Guide

 

Pre-installation Download:

BMW INPA K+DCAN cable USB interface

You will Winrar or 7zip or a .rar file extractor similar to those.

Inpa software 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wvgykv0zg2scju9/INPA.rar?dl=0

INPA Cable software

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2brvd7i924s23ps/INPAcable.rar?dl=0

 

Should you get ANY errors or pop-ups during any phase of the installation, ignore them. INPA will still install.

 

Pre-Installation
1.Download all required files and programs,as listed below. Also you should have the K+DCAN cable in your possession(link provided below).
2.Extract the INPA.rar to your desktop. You will be left with INPA folder.
3.Extract INPAcable.rar to your desktop. You will be left with INPA cable folder.

Installation

 Phase 1
1.Open INPA cable folder and move the top four folders (step1, step2, step3 and driver) to Windows(C folder of your PC.
2.Whilst in Windows(C, open 01_Step1 folder and copy EC-APPS over to your Windows(C drive.
3.Go back to 01_Step1 folder and open the NFS folder. Open Entpackt folder. Open disk 1, find SETUP.exe and right-click it. Goto Properties/Compatibility and set it to run in compatibilty mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 3). Also, check the box for Run as Administrator. Hit Apply then Ok.
4.Double-click SETUP.exe to launch.
5. Once window pops up, select Windows XP. Click Weiter (it means Next).
6.Click Weiter 3 more times. Make sure User Mode is selected. Click weiter.
7.Make sure top choice is selected (1 Parametri……). Click Weiter.
8.Ensure OBD is selected. Press weiter. Ensure Kein API-TRACE. Click weiter. Ensure Kein IFH-TRACE is selected. Click weiter.Ensure Komfort(.IPO) is selected. Press weiter.
9.Press OK. Let install. Press ok, and again. Press any key to continue.
10.Select Ja,Computer jetzt neu starten. Click Breeden. This will restart your PC as needed.

Phase 2
1.Goto Windows(C/02_Step_2/INSTALL and right click on Instprog. Set it up to run in compatibility mode as mentioned in Phase1, step 3. Then double-click to launch.
2.Press OK if prompted. Select Enlgish then press weiter.
3.Press continue and continue again. Ensure destination is under C:
4. Press continue. Select BMW Group Rectification programs UK. (NOT USA) Press continue.
5.Check off all white boxs. There will be 2 update and 1 complete that needs to be checked. Press continue, and again. You may get error. ignore it. Otherwise, press End.
6.Restart your PC once more manually.

Phase 3
1.Goto Windows(C/03_Step_3/INSTALL and right click on Instprog. Set it up to run in compatibility mode as mentioned in Phase1, step 3. Then double-click to launch.
2.Press OK if prompted. Select English then press weiter.
3.Press continue and continue again. Ensure destination is under C:
4. Press continue. Select BMW Group Rectification programs UK. (NOT USA) Press continue.
5.Under INPA 5.0.1, check off Update. Under NCS Expert 3.0.8, check off Complete. Press continue.
6.Click on Rename. In the box, type the number 1 and press continue, and again. You might gett error. Ignore it. IF prompted, press End.

Phase 4
1.Plug in your INPA K+DCAN cable. You will from now on use ONLY that port.
**Windows 10 will automatically update the driver IF needed. Windows 10 also already has a serial function. This is all we need to modify.**
2.In your search box (lower left of screen next to Windows button), type “Device Manager”. Click on the top option.
3.Once in Device Manager, locate Ports(COM & LPT) and click on the little plus sign next to it. It should now show USB Serial Port (COMx) under Ports(COM & LPT). **The little ‘x’ is in place of whatever number you have the cable plugged into).
4.Right-click on USB Serial Port (COMx) and click Properties.
5.Goto Port Settings tab. Click Advanced. Change the COM Port Number to COM1.
6.Change Latency Timer from 16 to 1. Press ok. Press ok again. Close Device Manager.
7.Goto Windows(C/Driver_D_CAN_USB and double-click OBDSetup.exe. Press Enter.

Phase 5
1.Go into Control Panel/System/Advanced System Settings/Environment Variables.
2.Ensure that System Variables TMP and TEMP both contain the path C:\EDIABAS\Bin.
3.If not, manually add it in. Example: C:\Windows\Temp;C:\EDIABAS\Bin
4.the ‘;’ is important to seperate paths. Please ensure you put that in there then add in the rest.

Phase 6
1.From Desktop, open INPA folder then open the second INPA folder. Right click on Step_1_Install_BMW_Tools and click Poperties. Goto Compatibilty and run the program in compatibility mode for Windows 7. Also, run as administrator. Click Apply then ok. Doulbe-click to launch.
2.Enusre destination path is C:\BMW Tools , if it is not change it to that.
3.Press Install. You will get an error. Press ok.
4.Goto Windows(C/BMW Tools/Programminstallation and right-click on setup.exe. Set it up for compatibility mode as stated in Phase 1, step 3.
5.double-click to launch. Select English, press ok. Press Next. Accept and press next. Press next again and again.Ensure the installation destination is C:\EDIABAS, click next.Ensure installation destination is C:\EC-APPS\NFS,click next.Ensure installation destination is C:\EC-APPS\INPA, click next.Ensure installation destination is C:\NCSEXPER, click next.Ensure start menu folder is BMW Standard Tools. click next.
6.You do NOT have to perform the data backup if not desired. I didn’t. Uncheck box if not wanting data backup and click next.Ensure hardware-interface setting is STD:OBD and click next.Ensure COM port for serial OBD is Com1. Check the box for USB to serial adapter. click next. Click Install. If any errors, ignore them.

Phase 7
1.Goto Desktop/INPA/INPA and right-click the file ‘Step 2_ Install INPA.exe‘.Set up for compatibility as mentioned in Phase 6,step 1.
2.The Destination Path should be ‘C:\temp’, leave as it is and click ‘Next’.
3.Choose ‘English’ and select ‘Continue’ and ‘Continue’.
4.Select ‘C:\’ and then ‘Continue’.
5.Select ‘BMW Group Rectification Programs UK’ and click ‘Continue’.
6.Tick ‘Update’ for all options where not grayed out, then ‘Continue’.
7.Select ‘OBD’, then ‘Continue’ and ‘Continue’.
8.The installation will begin and complete.

Phase 8
1.Goto Desktop/INPA/INPA and right-click the file ‘Step 3_ Final Update.exe‘.Set up for compatibility as mentioned in Phase 6,step 1.
2.The Destination Path should be left as it is, then select ‘Install’.
3.Select ‘Yes to all’.
4.Once completed, the window will close itself.

Phase 9
1.Goto Desktop/INPA/INPA and double-click the file ‘serial port.reg‘.
2.When prompted, select ‘Yes’ and ‘Yes’. You will receive confirmation that your registry has been updated.
3.Locate the file ‘C:\EDIABAS\Bin\obd.ini’ and copy this file into your Windows folder.
4.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’.
**Step 4 is only needed if you are working on an E46. Otherwise, ignore this step!

In theory, you will not have INPA diagostic software on your desktop. Right-click it and set up compatibility mode as mentioned in Phase 1, step 3. Double click to launch.

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BMW Coding & Programming via INPA or Rheingold?

Between INPA and ISTA/D (Rheingold), which one is better and which one should be used for bmw E/F series diagnosis/coding/programming? Here are professional tips by experienced users.

INPA and ISTA/D (Rheingold), which one better?

ISTA/D (aka Rheingold) is the current dealership diagnostic software for all Exx and Fxx cars. ISTA/D is the replacement for older dealership DIS diagnostic software. Likewise, ISTA/P is the replacement for older delaership SSS Progman programming software. ISTA/P & ISTA/D are designed to be used with an ICOM Interface, and with full ICOM-A-B-C, you can connect to older cars. The ICOM “C” Connection is for the older BMW ADS 20-pin round “Pacman” connector in Engine Bay. You can find versions of ISTA/D with an ICOM Emulator builtin, that allows you to use it with an ENET Interface for Fxx cars and a DCAN Interface for Exx cars. I don’t know for sure, as I do not do any Exx work, but I doubt ICOM Emulator would work for older ADS connector.

INPA (interpreter for test procedures) is older factory floor diagnostic software, designed to run test procedures. While INPA can be set for English User Interface, most of the Test Procedures, which can be difficult to find, are in German.

Between the two, ISTA/D is simply a better option. It has a modern interface, is 100% English (or available in a multiple other languages), and is complete in that it does not require additional Test Procedures.

You can have ISTA/P & ISTA/D installed on a laptop aside INPA, WinKFP, and INPA without any issues.

INPA and Rheingold, how to choose for different BMW cars?

All Rheingold versions have native support for Ediabas 7.x, this option just needs to be activated from istagui config file. I can check the parameter later. This means that INPA K+DCAN can be used directly with Rheingold, as long as the Ediabas (which comes with BMW Standard Tools) is configured for this interfaces. Setting for Ediabas.ini can be found in Rheingold settings, under VCI tab (if the config file has been configured correctly). If the interface works with INPA or Tool32, then it works with Rheingold too.

ADS interface is not supported, as Rheingold requires Ediabas 7.x, and only Ediabas 6.x and older has ADS support. So to use Rheingold with ADS cars, ICOM is mandatory. ADS cars are E36, E34, beginning of E38 production and all chassis models that are older than these. E39, E46 and later E38, and all chassis models made after these are equipped with K-line or D-CAN, so K+DCAN cable (combinated interface that has both K-line and D-CAN) is good for these cars. F-series cars can use K+DCAN for diagnosis and ENET for diagnosis + coding and programming.

There are 20-pin connectors in engine compartment on all cars made approximately before year 2000, even if they have OBD-2 connector too. If there are both of these connectors available, then 20-pin must be used as OBD-2 is then connected only to DME/DDE and EGS. 20-pin connector type is K-line or ADS, depending on the chassis model. If it is K-line, then K+DCAN and obd-20pin adapter can be used.

There is also ADS interface available, it can be used with INPA on ADS cars. It can be found from E-bay, and it is called Tiny ADS. This ADS thing talks directly to COM-port i/o memory addresses, so laptop must have native COM port. USB-COM adapter will not work, period. Of course ICOM can handle these cars via ethernet connection, even with INPA. To configure ICOM to work with Ediabas, I-tool radar is used to check ICOM ip address and then EasyConnect can be used to configure ediabas and to lock the ICOM.

Note: How to activate Ediabas support in Rheingold:

Open ISTAGUI.exe.config with notepad
find line with parameter BMW.Rheingold.OperationalMode
change it to this:
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Which software for E/F series diagnosis, coding, programing?

If you want meaningful Diagnosis in English, for both E-Series and F-Series cars, you need ISTA/D (Rheingold) and you can request it here:
http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/v201612-bmw-icom-software.html

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 ICOM, but for F-Series Programming, you can use ENET Cable.

Attachment:
BMW E F series coding options available in INPA & E-SYS

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DIY Select the correct .PRG file in Ediabas Tools32

Which .prg file should you choose for Fxx Jobs in Tool32? This is a short guide of how & which .PRG file to load into Ediabas Tool32 based on your current car.
Disclaimer:  The write-up was made by a Swiss BMW expert. Try at your risk.
Tool needed:
BMW INPA K+DCAN USB cable
INPA & the EDIABAS package which includes Tool32. Search the obdii365 official blog to get some free download resources.
Process:
1. Start BMW INPA software by right-clicking INPALOAD.exe file and selecting ‘Run as administrator’. Load Inpa software.(Fig. 1).
Run as administrator’
2. Select your relevant Fxx car. I.e F10, press F3.
3. The Script selection window will appear. Select the 1st option on the right – FUNCTIONAL JOBS (Fig. 2).
FUNCTIONAL JOBS
4. The Select series (Baureihenauswahl) window will appear. Select F1 (Fig. 3).
Select series (Baureihenauswahl
5. The Job main menu will appear. Select F2 – Identifikation (Fig. 4).
F2 – Identifikation
6. Here you can see the result of my car (Fig. 5). Note I have highlighted in yellow the SGBD column. This is the SGBD name and the .PRG file name that you will need to open in Tool32 for working on your modules.
 .PRG file name
7. Start Tool32 by right-clicking tool32.exe file and selecting ‘Run as administrator’. Tool32 should load.
8. Select File->Load SGBD, Group file.
9. Browse to the EDIABAS\ECU folder, and search for the file name based on the listed yellow column entry. In this example, I’m loading the AIRBAG module file, named ACSM3.PRG (Fig. 6).
AIRBAG module file
10. Once loaded, You will see on the left a list of Jobs available for your module. I have launched the fs_lesen job which is to read the fault memory either double-clicking on it or by selecting it & pressing F5. The Job Results will appear in the window below (Fig. 7).
 Job Results will appear
Please be careful with running Jobs in Ediabas Tool32.
Some Jobs will literally wipe your ECU to a point that only the dealer or even worse – BMW Munich can recover, and to state that it wasn’t your fault will be difficult..
Some wording might not have the context you would expect so research jobs with words like: Initialisierung, Reset, Sperren, Default or Loeschen before you launch them.
In the context of Fault Memory, the Job to clear it is ‘fs_loeschen’.
Hope this helps. Would be great if someone can follow-up with similar instructions for Exx series.

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BMW INPA 5.0.2 Windows XP Installation Guide

BMW INPA Windows XP installation guide… Here you go…The inpa ediabas software provided and the procedures proposed are intended for personal, educational and experimental use.

 

Note: this how-to guide here especially for Windows XP users only

For users with Windows Vista, Win 7 (32/64bit), Win 8, Win10, please go to

BMW INPA Download &  Install on Windows XP Vista Win7 Win8 Win10

 

bmw inpa / ediabas interface: INPA K+DCAN usb cable

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)

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k+dcan cable software: INPA 5.0.2

 

Running system: Windows xp

 

k+dcan usb interface software installation:

Step 1: Delete ALL versions of INPA-ADS from your computer or remane all INPA-ADS folders.

For example: remane INPA into “_INPA”, EDIABAS into “_EDIABAS” and so on.

 

Step 2: Open folder Step_1\ in the root of the CD-disk comes with the inpa cable

Copy folder EC-APPS onto disk С:\

 

Step 3: Run file Step_1\NFS\Entpackt\disk1\SETUP.EXE

While installing, choose User Mode

Further choose in opening windows:

  1. Parametrieren einer neuen Konfiguration ohne Daten
  2. 2. OBD
  3. Kein API-TRACE
  4. Kein IFH-TRACE
  5. Komfort (.IPO)

! RE-BOOT YOUR Computer !

 

Step 4: Run file Step_2\INSTALL\Instprog.exe

  1. Choose ENGLISH, press Continue, then press Continue again
  2. While choosing the HDD disk for initial setup

DO NOT change the location C:\.

INPA installation must be on drive С:\ ONLY !

  1. Choose configuration BMW Group Rectification programs UK, press Continue.
  2. Activate all spare boxes with : EDIABAS 6.4.3 – UPDATE, INPA 5.0.1 – UPDATE,

NCS Expert 3.0.8 – Complete

  1. Press Continue.

 

Step 5: Run file Step_3\INSTALL\Instprog.exe

  1. Choose ENGLISH, press Continue, then Continue again
  2. While choosing the HDD disk for initial setup.

DO NOT change the location C:\.

INPA installation must be on drive С:\ ONLY !

  1. Choose configuration BMW Group Rectification programs UK, press Continue.
  2. Activate all spare boxes with: INPA 5.0.1 – UPDATE, NCS Expert 3.0.8 – UPDATE
  3. Press Continue.

 

Step 6: Find the file С:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT\ named inpa.ini

and replace it with the file inpa.ini that is in the root directory of CD-disk given.

 

Step 7: Plug the Adapter into spare USB-port and install drivers manually from the folderDriver_D_CAN_USB using Driver Wizard of your Windows XP-Service Pack-2

 

Step 8: Use following pictures for help.

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Step 9: In Advanced field change number of COM-port to the value from 2 to 4.

Also change the value of Latency Timer from 16 to 1. Remember the number of the COM-port choosen !

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Step 10: In the file EDIABAS.INI “Interface = STD:OBD” must be chosen

(That is default parameter after installing from CD-disk given. Check the parameter if you use another version of INPA !)

 

Step 11: In the file C:\Windows\OBD.INI put the number of USB-COM-port to the value that you remembered in the step_3

 

Step 12: Run from CD-disk a file Driver_D_CAN_USB\OBDSetup.exe

 

Step 13: RE-BOOT your Computer !

 

Step 14: Use the following order of using K+DCAN USB cable adapter:

– Plug the Adapter into spare USB-port

– Plug the Adapter into OBD-II connector of BMW

– Turn the Ignition into ON position

– Rune the soft INPA with file С:\EC-APPS\INPA\BIN\inpaload.exe

– Choose the model of BMW and type of modul you want to see

– Close the soft and disconnect the Adapter from USB-port each time you change the car connected

 

N.B.:

K+dcan adapter is already configured to work with BMW both K-line and CAN-bus.

Modes of configuration file D-CAN.exe, that is on the CD-disk given in the folder

_D_CAN_USB as follows:

 

BMW INPA Cable Configuration:

For configuration interface:

Connect USB cable

Run D-CAN.EXE and setup CAN BUS mode.

LED should OFF

Don’t use USB Extender cable, directly connect interface to computer.

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How to install BMW INPA on WinXP Win7 Win8 Win10

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

More: INPA Ediabas download

 

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-inpa-cable-switch

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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: http://www.obdii365.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 obdii365 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-pcb (1)k+dcan-inpa-cable-switch-pcb (2)

 

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 obdii365.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.

 

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

 

  1. 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.

 

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

 

  1. 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…

 

  1. 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 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!

 

Source: http://obd365.blogrip.com/2016/03/08/install-bmw-standard-tools-2-12-on-win7-32bit/ (guides with pictures)

 

 

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:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/bmw-inpa-k-can-with-ft232rq-chip.html

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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”.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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’.

 

Reference:

http://blog.obdii365.com/2016/10/01/inpa-5-02-and-ediabas-6-4-7-win7-installation/

 

 

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 whileINPA 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.

http://blog.obdii365.com/2017/01/18/bmw-inpa-download-install-on-windows-xp-vista-7-8-10/

How to retrofit BMW E90 NBT into factory CIC?

Here is the very detail guide on retrofit BMW E90 NBT into factory CIC by a Canadian BMW expert.

Car infomation:
2006 E90 330i
For equipment relevant to the retrofit, my car was equipped with CCC /w voice control, telematics, Logic 7, heated seats, and ALU satin trim. Your car may be different and may require parts suitable for your equipment package.

Disclaimer:
You ar at your risk. I am NOT responsible if you buy parts that do not fit your car or if you damage your car in the process.

Acronyms and Definitions
CCC – Car Communications Computer iDrive Generation 1: dino era to ~2008
CIC – Car Information Computer iDrive Generation 2: ~2009-2012
NBT – Next Best Thing (aka CIC-High) iDrive Generation 3: ~2012+
K-CAN1/2 – Car Area Network communications protocol
MOST – ring topology fiber optic communications protocol
ALU – aluminum (referring to my aluminum interior trim)
ECU – electronic control unit
TCU – telematics control unit for telematics and BT (TCU also stands for transmission control unit, but were not working on the transmission here)
TRSVC – control unit for rear and side view cameras
quadlock – main square wiring harness on the HU
kombi – instrument cluster
fzd – front courtesy light

 

Required Parts

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eBay NBT kits:
NBT HU (I have HW:07 with internal gyro, although any HW version will work with the emulator I got, including HW:21)
NBT CID (must be 8.8″ from a F20, F25 or F30)
iDrive Controller (see below)

iDrive Controller:
NBT kits on eBay typically include either the F-series standard controller or the touch controller. These run on the newer K-CAN2 protocol, have different mounting points, and have slightly different dimensions than the CIC iDrive controller.

CIC controllers use a separate frame (the black trim you see in pictures)
F-Series controllers have a built in frame

F-series controllers are NOT plug and play on my emulator and will require moving the two iDrive controller CAN wires from before the emulator to after the emulator. They also require your own ingenuity to mount and, at least on mine, a few mm needs to be shaved off from the CIC controller opening in the ALU trim. It’s about 2 mm longer.

My CCC controller with haptic feedback would not register scrolling. You can try your luck with a CCC controller without haptic feedback but you’d be missing the best part of the newer controllers – the shortcuts!

Needless to say, I used a CIC controller and saved the headache. Touch can always be a later project. There are many CIC controllers available on eBay with different part numbers. Not sure what the differences are but they should all work.

If you’re going the touch controller route, it also requires the touch ECU, which is specific to your language.

Whichever route you go, here are some handy part numbers:
CIC Controller Frame 51169170917 (only for <2011 CIC controllers)
Touch ECU English 65829320275 (not confirmed)

Emulator:
E-series cars use K-CAN (100kbps) while F-series cars use ENET K-CAN2 (500kbps). The emulator does nav activation and video-in-motion, but more importantly, acts as a CAN bridge to adapt the communications between protocols. There is no way to use NBT in an E-series without an emulator that does CAN bridging. An F-series activation emulator will not be sufficient.

OEM components coming from CCC (not needed if you have CIC):
CIC HU Front Panel 6 Button+AM/FM+Mode 65129270248 (More info later)
OR Euro CIC HU Front Panel 8 Buttons 65129270250 (not available in NA)
CIC HU Front Panel Knob 65129114289 (CIC front panel came with the knob)
CIC Dash Cover 51459120979 (This has heated seats cutout. Find a different part if you don’t need the cutout.)
E90 LCI Center Console Trim ALU Satin (for CIC controller. Different PN for diff finish.) 51169145143
5x MQS Pins (for eNet) 61131393703
5x OBD2 Pins (for eNet) (No part number since I was given these. Ask at BMW parts counter.)

OEM components coming from either CCC or CIC:
4-6x MQS Pins (for microphone rewiring) 61131393703
Bluetooth Arial Cable 61120137616 (this is from an X5)
Aux/USB center console socket (4 pin version) 84109237653 (you’ll have this if you have USB already. There’s some 6 pin versions but not sure what they’re used for.)
USB cable 61119129360
CAT5 network cable (I used these wires for eNet and microphone rewiring, although any wire would work.)

My car already had AUX so no new AUX wiring to HU was required.

(NBT does not officially have a glovebox USB akin to CIC’s, but one can be hooked up if desired to USB2

OBD2 pins on the bottom and MQS pins on the top

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OEM components to remove TCU (since BT is built in to NBT):
If you have a TCU, MULF or Combox, you’ll need to remove it.

MOST Termination Loop 61136917541
MOST Termination Plug 61136917978 (I didn’t need this but other modules might have a combined MOST plug with 4 conductors. Buy it anyways. It’s a few dollars.)
(Optionally you can also disconnect the MOST connection from the MOST junction under the rear seats, but this just seemed easier.)

Aftermarket Components:
NBT CID Display Cable 70CM+ (from the emulator seller)

There is no OEM NBT display cable that I’m aware of that’s long enough to use in an E90. Your other option is to purchase an OEM F30 cable and extend it yourself. It has 4 shielded conductors plus two power lines.
(NBT F30 CID Display Cable 61129261850)

2x #8×3/8″ tapping screws (for CIC faceplate mounting – home depot sku 887480010213)
2x #6 washers (for CIC faceplate mounting – home depot sku 887480024517)

Backup Camera (optional)
Since my NBT emulator emulates the TRSVC unit, I can use any el-cheapo eBay backup camera. I purchased an E90 rear CCD camera that replaces the trunk handle for ~$50 oneBay. NBT takes standard NTSC composite video. Everyone should do this when you retrofit NBT!

The NBT emulator I purchased does not support dynamic parking lines. Neo also has another unit that will superimpose the parking lines based on steering wheel angle. I wish I knew he offered this when I made my purchase!

Random Stuff:
Trim removal tools (ebay)
Cheapo multi-meter
Dremel with cutoff wheel
zip ties
fabric tape
electric tape
heat shrink tubing
torx screwdriver bits
random common tools
Posi-Taps and Posi-Locks (for those who want to avoid soldering. available on amazon)
0.5A fast blow fuse and inline holder (for rear view camera)

Coding Hardware and Software:
ENET cable
INPA K+DCAN USB Cable (comes with pin7&8 switch, do not need to solder pins 7&8)
Laptop running 32bit windows (use vmware if necessary)
eSys + PSdZDATA (and token and/or patched esys jar files)
NCS Expert + datan (to decode any removed modules)

Installation

I’m not going to cover everything. Instructions to remove specific parts can be found all over the internet. All you need to do is google “bmw e90 remove [part]”. I’ll only cover areas that are not well documented or I had trouble doing as others suggested.

Most of the pins, including the quadlock, are standard MQS pins. The exception is the OBD2 port, which uses different pins. See eNet section for pictures.

Remove existing HU
This has been well documented with the CIC retrofit threads.

Wire eNet if coming from CCC
CIC equipped cars are already prewired with eNet wiring. CCC cars need 5 new wires.
On my car, pin 29 on the quadlock was already occupied by a positive fan power line for the CCC unit. This won’t be needed since we’re taking out CCC. In it’s place, you can wire up ETH_A.
Match up the wires from the quadlock to the OBD2 using these two pinouts diagrams.

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Wires can be pulled under the carpeting in the driver footwell. Remove the driver foot panel and the panel covering the obd2 port. 3 torxs screws on the foot panel. 2 philips screws on the obd2 cover. Careful with the MOST diagnostics port connected to the foot panel. As always, treat fiber optic cables with the utmost respect! Do not bend them any more than absolutely necessary!

Wire microphone from courtesy lights to quadlock
Remove FZD (courtesy lights) by taking out the two sun visors. You can get your hand between the headliner to release the two clips right above the circular lights. I tried using the screwdriver prying method others talk about online to no avail.

Remove A-piller.
Remove glovebox

Pull wire down, making sure the wire in the A-piller is where the existing wires are bundled and not in front of the curtain airbag. Wires went behind the square metal bar used to hold he glovebox in place. If wiring is above, below or in front, I would expect trouble reinstalling the glovebox.

Microphone and quadlock both use MQS pins. Mine had two conductors although some may have three.

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Wire BT antenna from driver footwell to HU
Remove driver side foot panel. It’s three torx screws. BT module is the little black box towards the left mounted on the backside of the panel. You’ll need to shave off one of theflanges on the NBT Bluetooth connector to fit the BT cable. Look carefully and you’ll know which one needs to go. No modifications necessary on the BT aerial end.

Wire USB from center console to HU
Remove rear air vent by pulling the back or using a trim tool. Pull air vent back as far as possible by releasing the retention clips on the sides. Stick your hand between to push out the aux faceplate strait up and out. This was a real punisher with lots of pain.
Take out the gear shifter by pulling strait up. Pull up the black plastic frame surrounding the gear shifter by grabbing the edge through the faux leather. Take out the centerconsole trim by grabbing through the gear shifter hole and pulling strait up hard. Pull the new USB wire to the HU.

Note: USB cable needs to be rotated 180 degrees. You can do that by shaving the connector and cutting off the clip on one side.

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Wire backup camera from trunk lid to HU
Instructions are all over the internet for installing it on your trunk. Pull the composite video cable up to the quadlock and plug in the two MQS pins.

To get wiring past the backseat to the cabin, remove the seat cushion by pulling it strait up near the corners. You can pull this wire without taking out all the trim on the right side of the car. Simply slip it under the black plastic edging. Here, you’ll be up to the glovebox.
Inner wire on the composite cable is the positive.

I got a switched positive lead from pin 13 from the quadlock using a posi-tap on the plug and play harness. This is a radio_on trigger line with a 0.5A current load. Although the camera consumes <100mW, make sure to add a 0.5A inline fast blow fuse to protect the head unit. Ground can come from most nuts and bolts in the trunk. Use a multimeter to test for power.

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Retrofit NBT LCD to CCC/CIC monitor frame
Get the CCC or CIC screen out. See CIC retrofit threads if needed. It’s only held in by two torx screws at the top.

Take off the back plastic cover from the NBT CD screen by releasing the clips. The LCD is attached to the front glass by double sided foam adhesives. You’ll need to break the bond with brute force. Grab the LCD and pull directly out as hard as you can. You’ll break the outer glass in the process. After it breaks, just keep pulling until you get the screen out. The inner frame will take the stress off the LCD panel and you won’t damage the LCD in the process.
Next, cut off the lower edge and metal hooks with a dermal.

The NBT LCD had a thinner bezel than my CCC screen. Shave or dremel out anything that prevents the LCD from sitting flush in the frame, namely the two edges where the wings are different. Remember to use masking tape and paper/bag/something to seal the LCD opening in the CCC frame to prevent shavings from entering the area while you’re trimming the edges.
Take a look at the screen in the frame to feel out the “center” position for the LCD screen. Cut and stick 3M double-sided foam adhesives to the LCD frame. Stick. Done. You’ll only have one shot. Get it right! If you want to go crazy, dremel out everything that’s preventing the back plate from clipping back together.

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Install NBT head unit in dashboard
I used a plug and play wiring harness instead of tapping and cutting the original wires. This was by far the most painful part of the installation. It took me 4 hours and a lot of scrapes. At the end, I had to remove the radio/climate frame and put all unnecessary stuff to the empty space on the right. I also needed a zip tie to hold up the bundle of wires to clear the USB, BT, and video connectors.

I haven’t made new mounting points to screw in the HU yet. It should require drilling two holes and moving the metal clips that the screw threads catch on to.
Note: If you have Logic 7 and going for the plug and play wiring harness, you’ll need to transfer the fiber optic lines from the original quadlock to the new quadlock. Be gentle with the fiber optic cables.

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Remove redundant parts (TCU, MULF, Combox)
My TCU was in the trunk under the removable bottom panel. I didn’t take any pictures in the process but it’s pretty simple. Just unplug everything, plug the MOST line in to the MOST terminator and wrap everything up with foam to prevent rattles. This took me at most five minutes.

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Install new CIC front panel and dash cover
Cut upper pins. Cut clips. Shorten guides and screw in front panel.

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Coding
You’ll need your emulator provider to do the coding or provide instructions. The coding to get it working at a bare minimum level is beyond me and probably specific to the emulator’s implementation.
I did some coding myself with e-sys. There’s no DHCP server handing out IP addresses to the NBT. Connect via gateway URL using default IP: port 169.254.199.99:6801 with windows Ethernet IP set to 169.254.199.100 and gateway 255.255.0.0. I had to make my own VO file before e-sys would code successfully.
I should have needed to remove TCU VO to prevent SOS error. However, for some reason, mine didn’t throw an error on the kombi so I didn’t do this step.

Open Issues with Coding/Firmware

I’m sure most of these can be corrected with coding.

  1. [FIXED with firmware update] North America 2015-1 NEXT maps don’t map addresses correctly in my area. NA 2014-2 seems better.
  2. RDS-TMC traffic not working
  3. [Fixed with coding] Can’t seem to remove BMW Assist menu items (probably some coding issue)

Observations about NBT in E-series

[FIXED with firmware update] Reads but cannot play MP3s from USB. Oddly, can copy to hard drive and play without issues.

[FIXED with firmware update] Navigation arrival time wrong. Makes the nav unit just about useless.

Emulator supports video in motion.

Sports display units do not stick. Will need to change to HP & lbs/ft each power cycle.

CIC front panel backlights are lit when I enter the car. Apparently this is to match cars with FRM2 and FRM3’s welcome lights that turn backlights on on unlock.

US CIC faceplate with 6 buttons, AM/FM and Mode buttons. 1-6 are touch sensitive, and AM/FM and Mode act as shortcut 7&8. Coding to 6button_us only disables AM/FM. Fix, buy euro faceplate?

[FIXED with firmware update] Service required menu shows two blanks for sparkplug and microfilter. Apparently these fields were removed from F-series vehicles. Can be coded out of kombi on E-series to remove the blanks.

Next Steps

[Done] Drill new holes in dash bracket to secure NBT head unit.
[Done] Clean up rear view camera wiring.
[Done] Reinstall dash trim.

Done!
NBT is great! Best thing you can do for your car if you’re looking for something refreshed from CCC or CIC. Not much more I can say asides from the system being absolutely wonderful to use! It has all the bells and whistlers of any modern media system.

INPA K+DCAN with FT232RQ Chip & Switch

Some BMW INPA K+DCAN USB interface user reported that the INPA cable build with FT232RL chip failed to diagnose K-line BMW. The new BMW INPA K+DCAN INPA Ediabas cable with FT232RQ chip and switch has newly rolled out to solve this issue.

The new BMW INPA Ediabas cable works on BMW with 8 pin and with K-LINE protocol.

Interface USB OBD2 for BMW – INPA/Ediabas – K+DCAN allows full diagnostic of BMW from 1998 to 2008 (all functions as in OMNITEC interface). Build in 2 lines K and D-Can magisterial.

BMW INPA K+CAN Features:

1. Read and delete errors
2. Adaptations
3. Driver programming
4. Applu coding
– And others…

BMW INPA K+CAN Supports Protocols

* Fast magisterial D-CAN and PT-CAN (500 kbit/s)
* Slow magisterial K-CAN (100 kbit/s)
* Standard BMW protocol (BMW OBD interface).

D-CAN for

* E60, E61 od 03/2007
* E83 od 09/2006
* E81, E87 od 03/2007
* E90, E91, E92, E93 od 03/2007
* E70 (new model X5)
* R56 (new model MINI)

PT-CAN, K-CAN – fully switchable speed of magisterial CAN – you can diagnose driver without any car

Protocol “BMW OBD interface” for Older Cars

* From 1995 to 1998 (don’t need K-line).
* From 1998 to 03/2008 (all models)

New INPA cable PCB picture attached:

How to install BMW Standard Tools 2.12 on Win7 32bit

Here is a very very detail instruction on how to set up BMW Standard Tools 2.12 on Windows 7×86 (32-bit). The guide helped successfully coded my 2009 E92.

This DIY describes how to capture the latest English metric INPA scripts and configuration files from INPA 5.0.2 and manually integrate them along with SP Daten 50.2 for a fully functional installation of BMW Standard Tools 2.12. This approach is necessary for 3 reasons. 1) BMW Standard Tools includes INPA, but it does not contain any INPA scripts or configuration files. 2) The latest INPA scripts are in German which is why we preserve the English scripts from INPA 5.0.2. 3) The latest SP Daten files are German metric and do not work properly with INPA 5.0.2 and friends.

BMW Standard Tools 2.12 includes INPA 5.0.6 for diagnostics, NCS-Expert 4.0.1 for coding, WinKFP 5.3.1 for flash reprogramming, and a host of other BMW Group plant support tools. The software was not intended to be used by your neighborhood BMW dealer. There is also a development release of BMW Standard Tools which includes PAFMaker, SWE-Generator, XBD-Generator, Muster-PABD, P-SGBD, etc. and supports Vector CAN interfaces. The development release is outside the scope of this DIY.

The software is complicated and requires a significant effort to understand. If your technically astute, comfortable with Microsoft Windows administrative tasks, and want to learn to manually install the software and integrate the SP Daten files on which it depends, this is the right DIY for you.

This DIY is not intended to be the “easy button.” If you want a mixture of BMW software, third-party software and data files of unknown origins pre-configured for you because your in a rush to try your new cable, look elsewhere. There are even forum members who can assist you remotely for a “donation.”

I am not an expert, nor did I provide the software. ECU coding and flash reprogramming come with inherent risks, there is always the possibility of catastrophic failure. Your car should always be attached to a microprocessor controlled charger that adapts to the cars current draw and supplies constant, clean power. (i.e. Don Schumacher Racing INC-700A) Please refer to the OSS applications documentation (page 8) for BMW Group recommended charger specifications:

If you understand the inherent risks and agree with the above disclaimer, proceed with caution.

TESTED USE CASES

INPA 5.0.6:

  • MSD80 / MSD81 fuel injector volume calibration
  • Register new battery and reset histogram
  • Read and clear MSD80 / MSD81 history memory
  • Display plant, dealer, and backup integration levels
  • Display UIF data for all control modules (module name and address, ZB number, VIN number, date of last flash)
  • Display gearbox control unit (TCU) analog values (engine/gearbox temperature, turbine speed, accelerator pedal angle, etc.)

NCS-Expert 4.0.1:

  • Battery retrofit (flooded to AGM); updated VO and default coded CAS
  • Enable digital speedometer
  • Enable fog lights to remain on when high beams are flashed
  • Disable door chime when ignition is off and key fob is inserted
  • E92 corner bulb delete

WinKFP 5.3.1:

  • Flash reprogramming of ZF 6HP21 TCU

Rheingold ISTA 3.40.30/3.41.10:

  • Leverages BMW Standard Tools 2.12 EDIABAS interface for vehicle diagnosis, no ISIS workshop server required (outside the scope of this DIY)

KNOWN LIMITATIONS

INPA

  • MEVD17.2 DME and N55 engine not supported, E90 German language development script required (outside the scope of this DIY)
  • DDE 7.3 and M57 engine not supported, E90 German language development script required (outside the scope of this DIY)
  • 2009+ electronic fuel pump control module (EKPM3) not supported (HW-NR 7276383), F30 German language development script required (outside the scope of this DIY)
  • GS40 DCT gearbox control unit (TCU) not supported, German language development script required (outside the scope of this DIY)
  • Language variant and version mismatch errors will be displayed and can be safely ignored. When you integrate the German metric ECU description files and group files from the SP Daten, the language variants do not match and the ECU description files are newer than anticipated.

This DIY was tested with Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (SP1) running on a circa 2008 Lenovo S10 netbook with a INPA 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.

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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 appear:

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Click on OK to acknowledge the second error.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.”

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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.

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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 Standard Tools 2.12.

Links to BMW Standard Tools 2.12 and NCS Expert profiles can be found in this post:
https://mega.co.nz/#!HBxi3CTa!AyhnTQTrMv6kQ3E0OJ8CTCuPU1tHfRVQ2wYF5H8J4ek
SP Daten 50.2 can be found in this thread:
https://mega.co.nz/#F!nshRWaLA!NbXQSw7903FIt0JdU81zCA
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.

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Click on the white box circled above when it appears to change the driver update settings.

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Click on “Change setting.”

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Select “Always install the best driver software from Windows Update” then click on “Save Changes.”

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Windows Update will install the latest FTDI drivers needed for the 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.”

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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

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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.

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Click on the “Port Settings” tab and then click on the “Advanced” button to display the Advanced Settings for COM3.

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Change the COM Port Number to COM1 and the Latency Timer to 1 msec and click “OK.”

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The USB Serial Port should be set to COM1. Close Device Manager.

Install BMW Standard Tools 2.12. Accept the defaults and click “Next.”

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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.”

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Click “OK” to acknowledge that the backup wizard has been deactivated.

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When the Hardware Interface Settings screen appears, select “USB to serial adapter” then click “Next.”

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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 /v
14 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 /v
14 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

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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.

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Copy the Windows ActiveX control RICHTX32.OCX to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and manually register it.

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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 /y
1 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 /v
14 file(s) copied.
C:\>copy X:\SGDAT\*.IPO C:\EC-APPS\INPA\SGDAT /v
468 file(s) copied.
C:\>copy X:\SGDAT\*.SRC C:\EC-APPS\INPA\SGDAT /v
11 file(s) copied.
C:\>copy X:\SGDAT\*.TXT C:\EC-APPS\INPA\SGDAT /v
2 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 /v
80 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\E89
C:\>copy X:\E89\DATEN\*.* C:\NCSEXPER\DATEN\E89 /v
430 file(s) copied.

Copy the contents of the E89\SGDAT folder to C:\NCSEXPER\SGDAT.

Code:
C:\>copy X:\E89\SGDAT\*.* C:\NCSEXPER\SGDAT /v
224 file(s) copied.

Go to the E89\DATEN directory and execute the LADEN.BAT script.

Code:
C:\>cd X:\E89\DATEN
X:\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

Example:

Code:
rename C:\NCSEXPER\BIN\NCSEXPER.EXE NCSEXPER.OLD
rename C:\NCSEXPER\CFGDAT\NCSEXPER.TXT NCSEXPER.GER
copy NCSEXPER.EXE C:\NCSEXPER\BIN /v
copy 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!

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How to diagnose BMW Bike with INPA K+DCAN cable?

The webpage states BMW INPA K+DCAN diagnostic cable can only work on 1998 to 2008 BMW cars, but I found some tutorial on a forum to hook it up to diagnose BMW motorbikes.

 

Equipment:

BMW INPA K+CAN cable (INPA or EDIABAS compatible), cheap $20 or so

BMW 10 pin plug is the Ignition cable from an E36 or E39 6 cylinder car.

A laptop/computer running Windows XP home

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Diagnostic Instructions:

1) Dependant on the software, model & adaptor cable used it may be necessary to invert RI # and DSR signals to for detection of battery and ignition as per the VAG KKL cable.

2) This cable & access through the diagnostics port is yet to be tested

 

Software Install:

Step 1: Connect the cable with laptop/computer running Windows XP mode operating system

Step 2: Insert the CD driver on laptop/computer. If the cable does not include driver, you can download it from http://www.ftdichip.com/.

Step 3: Set the USB serial port parameters: My Computer>>Properties>>Device Manager>>Ports (Com& LPT>>Serial USB>>Advanced)

Step 4: Set the Latency timer from default 16 msec. to 1 msec

Step 5: Check USB Port Number matches Port Number set in INPA/EDIABAS (OBD2.ini)

Step 6: Install Mprog & modify the programming of the EEPROM FT232RL

Step 7: We need to invert RI # and DSR # signals to fool the detection of battery and ignition.

After programming check your I/O Control settings list below:

#C0 = RXLED

#C1 = TXLED

#C2 = POWERON

#C3 = PWRON

#C4 = SLEEP

Invert RI ticked

Invert DSR ticked

 

Save settings

 

 

Connection:

 

Where the connection to the bike is to be via the BMW 10 pin diagnostics socket an OBDII female to BMW 10 pin plug adaptor cable is needed to connect to the OBDII to USB cable.

 

BMW 10 pin plug is the Ignition cable from an E36 or E39 6 cylinder car.

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We need Pin 1,2,4,6,7,9,10 (Pin 7& 9 are K1600 CAN Bus)

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Plug with Bike socket

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For use with VAG KKL 409 USB cable

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For use with K+CAN USB Interface cable

 

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1) Some models (e.g F/G650) have K-Line 1& 2 connected in the wire harness

2) Some models (e.g F/G650) are 3 wires only to the diagnostic socket while no ignition detection

3) G450X needs a loop between pin6 &10 of the BMW 10 pin plug to stop ignition time out

4) The adapter cable has been tested with INPA/EDIABAS for F/G series

5) The adapter cable has been tested with BMW ICOM A &ISTA-D for F/G series