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  1. 2001 E46 325ci - Inpda obd not connecting to all modules
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    Ive got inpa and i soldered pins 7+8 on the cable and i could connect to most modules i.e engine, seat memory, MFL steering, intrsument cluster
    but now after using the software after quite some time, i can only connect to engine and other moduless say IFH-0006 error could not connect to module

    Is this a software related problem or cable related

    any help greatly appreciated
    thanks
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    I'd have thought cable although there isn't much to them. I'd try it on another E46 to confirm.

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    Have had a further thought on this. There's a PDF for troubleshooting with the error codes outlined. Have you got it?

    If not I'll have a look for it at home.

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    I did have but cant seem to find it. Ive tried another cable and it doesnt work. Im thinking it maybe a software issue as i dont see why all of a sudden after not using it for a while that it would stop connecting to other modules.
    I also use the same laptop on my golf so it might be clashing with each other, but even before i was using it on two different cars and it worked fine. :|

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    My initial thought were based on the fact that you probably haven't modified the software so thought it was more likely something else.

    The PDF is available at: http://forum.b-m-w.ru/index.php?acti...downfile;id=44

    From it I found:

    IFH-0006: Command not accepted and IFH-0018: Initialization Error and
    IFH-0038: Interface Command not implemented
    Errors IFH-0006 and IFH-0018 occur if any SGBD is loaded in the Tool Set. Error IFH-0038
    is generated when loading the utility file into the Tool Set.
    Reason 1: The error was caused by another programme that accessed the COM1
    interface. This programme could be “HotSync” for Palm or “ActiveSync”
    for lpack.
    Solution 1: Check the programmes that are started automatically when Windows is
    started (see Chapter 4.1).
    Reason 2: The COM1 interface is taken by a serial printer.
    Solution 2: Uninstall the printer.
    Reason 3: The infrared interface is active.
    Solution 3: Deactivate the infrared interface.
    Reason 4: There is no COM1 interface (COM3 instead, for example)
    Solution 4a): Install the COM1 interface.
    Solution 4b): Create a file with the name OBD.ini and make the following entry to set
    the existing serial interface (COM3, for example):
    [OBD]
    Port = Com3
    The file OBD.ini must be saved in the directory C:\WINDOWS\ for
    Windows XP or in directory C:\WINNT\ for Windows NT up to the Ediabas
    Package 1.3 and as of Ediabas Package 1.4 in directory
    C:\EDIABAS\BIN\. The current version of the Ediabas Package can be
    seen in the files C:\EDIABAS\version.txt or C:\EDIABAS\package.pdf.
    Reason 5: Only for IBM notebooks: The COM1 interface is reserved for the docking
    station; the COM3 interface is installed instead.
    Solution 5a): see solution 4b:
    Solution 5b): Set the COM3 port to COM1: In the device manager (Windows XP:
    Select “Start” “Control Panel” “System” “Hardware” and then
    select COM3 from the ports under the menu item “Device Manager”.
    Then use the right mouse button “Properties” “Port Settings”
    “Advanced” to reach the “Advanced Settings for COM3”. Set COM1 in the
    COM Port Number. The message that COM1 is already taken can be
    ignored in this case.
    Reason 6: The old OMITEC driver wasn’t uninstalled correctly.
    Solution 6: Please uninstall the old OMITEC driver with the instructions
    InstructionforOMITECInstallation.pdf via the GIS server

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    thanks a lot for that ian. im thinking it is a software issue as it worked before so will give it a shot as there maybe something clashing with it, but still how come it connects to the engine fine

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    tried everything but didnt work, uninstalled inpa and reinstalled it but it doesnt even connect to engine now. Data transmission error
    Do you happen to have the install instructions ian as i cant seem to find them
    thanks

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    Yep, I'll contact you via PM.

    Most install instructions won't cover the vagcom specific bit - mainly changing the obd.ini and the comm port in device manager. There should be a copy of the obd.in on here, if you can't find it let me know.

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