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    Quote Originally Posted by jpholroyd View Post
    So do i have to buy inpa
    AFAIK, you need something like a D-CAN interface to run Inpa/GT1. I don't know what this seller is offering when he says contact him through ebay messaging.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpholroyd View Post
    So do i have to buy inpa
    This is how it works.

    EDIABAS is like the base.

    INPA comes with EDIABAS.

    To run GT1 you need EDIABAS.

    So you install INPA so you can have EDIABAS base and then you install GT1.

    So in the listing he is offering from what I can see, the cable to go under the dash and into your laptop. INPA so you can have EDIABAS and GT1.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    AFAIK, you need something like a D-CAN interface to run Inpa/GT1. I don't know what this seller is offering when he says contact him through ebay messaging.
    No, you only need an inpa cable. Standard OBD2 with serial at the other end.



    Like that
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipwn View Post
    No, you only need an inpa cable. Standard OBD2 with serial at the other end.



    Like that
    I see...something like this is it? Not BMW official so must be Chinese copy.

     
     

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    Will only work on cars from 2000-2005.

    Earlier cars will need an ADS interface, later cars will require the D-CAN interface.

    That should work fine for the OP.

    Setting up GT1 would be pretty involved and requires 19-20GB of hard disk space. For basic diagnosis Inpa should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpholroyd View Post
    So three replies, with 3 opinions
    £106 is out of my price bracket as i'm getting rid cos i think it's a lemon
    Lol, its good to have options. All solutions have their own merits
     
     

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    intertesting read, I am looking to source a setup Ideally a PC based system like VAG Com that could run off my Win7 Webbook?USB only...

    Is there a setup thats tried and tested and recommended setup?
    I have looked at the PEAKE/straight code readers, but would rather a DIS or similar setup, that I can run real time.
    Ideally avoiding trial and error of ebay?

    Any help apreciated.
     
     

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    I used to use Vag-Com all the time on my Cupra R and Audi A3, something like that would be fantastic.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sods Law View Post
    intertesting read, I am looking to source a setup Ideally a PC based system like VAG Com that could run off my Win7 Webbook?USB only...

    Is there a setup thats tried and tested and recommended setup?
    I have looked at the PEAKE/straight code readers, but would rather a DIS or similar setup, that I can run real time.
    Ideally avoiding trial and error of ebay?

    Any help apreciated.
    Quote Originally Posted by J0N View Post
    I used to use Vag-Com all the time on my Cupra R and Audi A3, something like that would be fantastic.
    For an E46 Inpa should be fine. A search should reveal all the information you need if not post back. Not tried it on Win 7 but I have read it works. I use Vista and a USB Vagcom lead with Inpa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sods Law View Post
    intertesting read, I am looking to source a setup Ideally a PC based system like VAG Com that could run off my Win7 Webbook?USB only...

    Is there a setup thats tried and tested and recommended setup?
    I have looked at the PEAKE/straight code readers, but would rather a DIS or similar setup, that I can run real time.
    Ideally avoiding trial and error of ebay?

    Any help apreciated.
    XP would be a good start !
     
     

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