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    Good evenning all

    ive bought a EML-327 interface OBD2 diagnostic cable and a 20 Pin to 16 Pin adapter for my 2000 plate bmw 320d touring and just wondered if anybody knows whats the right software to use on my car these are what i bought for now.

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    BMW INPA diagnostic cable+free software | eBay

    That's what you'll want.
    The ELM327 won't cover your car.

    The adaptor ordered will be fine though.
     
     

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    Does this package do anymore? BMW USB OBD Cable lead Ediabas Inpa GT1 SSS DIS Progman | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    BMW INPA diagnostic cable+free software | eBay

    That's what you'll want.
    The ELM327 won't cover your car.

    The adaptor ordered will be fine though.
    Cheers for that so the eml cable i bought is no use then with my car ?
     
     

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    if ya not condusive with bmw diagnostics at all ide start with INPA ediabas first and a £7 modded vagcom cable it will do all the stuff required for bugger all dosh......

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    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    The ELM cable is entirely incompatible, so no matter what you do, you won't get anything to work with it.
    It will however work with most newer cars.

    Assimilator - I believe that cable is a pre-modded "KKL" vagcom type lead, and it'll work just as good as any others.
    The extra stuff is the GT1 software which is hard enough with the easyDIS V44, which was specially modified to make it simpler.
    Later versions (55 / 57) can just be a complete nightmare to try to set up.
     
     

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    So it'd be worth asking that vendor then which version of GT1 is being sold?
    So does GT1 do more than INPA? programming?
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    The usual GT1 given about on ebay won't do programming, the last time programming was in the GT1 was V44.
    V57 is the latest versionabout.

    SSS is what was used for programming inplace of the GT1.
     
     

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    Ah ok thx, & is that more than INPA can do?
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    Yep, the GT1 is made to be easy to use, INPA has little or no help and does expect you to be a software engineer to start with.

    INPA is fast and powerful, but there's a lot of other bits and pieces that come with it that could do all sorts of things if someone starts experimenting with hitting buttons.
     
     

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