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    You just need to change the ini, no need to reinstall.

    I think you have

    [OBD]
    Port=Com1
    Hardware=ADS
     
     

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    You also need to run adsetup to install the driver

    I've used a OBD lead with later E36's but if you want full comms including the IC you need ADS.

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    so you can read obd II faults from the e36?
     
     

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    The only OBD2 compliant E36s are the US 1996+ models, and the EU late model (~09/1999+) compact and Z3.

    If you have a 16 pin OBD2 socket in your car under the dash, your car is OBD2 compliant.
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    thanks thats the best answer i have had after hours of googling!!

    so my only option is a peake diagnostic tool? no laptop based obd hardware will do?
     
     

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    It can be done with INPA.

    For your adaptor you can either use a £6 USB to OBD2 adaptor plus £6 16 to 20 pin adaptor (note - INPA will not be speaking OBD2, it speaks DS2, a propriety language - you are only making use of the tranciever to convert PC chat to car chat)

    This will not allow you to talk to some modules, notably ABS and KOMBI (cluster).

    If you want to talk to those two or three modules, you will need an £85 ADS compliant adaptor, which will require a laptop with a genuine serial port.

    USB-RS232 convertors with ADS will not work, becuase DTR support is needed.

    PCMCIA-RS232 with ADS could be made to work, if you are willing to format your hard disk to disable AHCI and BIOS supports changing the IRQ and address of the harware COM port. Win 98 also offers this feature actually inside Windows.
     
     

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    correct me if im wrong but so long as INPA is set to ADS you can use and read both ADS cars and OBD2 compliant cars (with suitable interface)...

    im using INPA soley in ADS mode on my 330i OBD (obviously on a serial interface)..

    currently using it on an IBM T42 with a port replicator dock for the serial port...
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    correct me if im wrong but so long as INPA is set to ADS you can use and read both ADS cars and OBD2 compliant cars (with suitable interface)...
    Partially correct. You set INPA to ADS because your adaptor is ADS. It does not matter which car you are targetting. You set INPA to match the interface.

    1) ADS interface and E36 Interface : ADS
    2) OBD2 interface and EU/US E36 Interface : STD:OBD
    3) ADS interface and E46 Interface : ADS
    4) OBD2 interface and E46 Interface : :STD:OBD


    All are valid configurations. (2) has limitations on KOMBI/ASC/ABS support.

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    im using INPA soley in ADS mode on my 330i OBD (obviously on a serial interface)..

    currently using it on an IBM T42 with a port replicator dock for the serial port...
    OK
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by joylove View Post
    Partially correct. You set INPA to ADS because your adaptor is ADS. It does not matter which car you are targetting. You set INPA to match the interface.

    1) ADS interface and E36 Interface : ADS
    2) OBD2 interface and EU/US E36 Interface : STD:OBD
    3) ADS interface and E46 Interface : ADS
    4) OBD2 interface and E46 Interface : :STD:OBD


    All are valid configurations. (2) has limitations on KOMBI/ASC/ABS support.

    OK
    my interface is 16 pin OBD2 not an ADS adaptor, im just saying INPA will connect to the 16 pin OBD2 port on the car and run in ADS mode aswell if you are using serial connection, there is no need to change to OBD from ADS in INPA if you are using an OBD2 16 pin serial interface...
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    my interface is 16 pin OBD2 not an ADS adaptor, im just saying INPA will connect to the 16 pin OBD2 port on the car and run in ADS mode aswell if you are using serial connection, there is no need to change to OBD from ADS in INPA if you are using an OBD2 16 pin serial interface...
    That is good to hear. It helps me learn about the D2 echo.

    I think OBD and USB support was added some time after ADS. Options for changing COM port and spoofing the battery detection, came with it, modernising it.
     
     

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