2005 E46 320Cd - use of VAG-COM cable/software?

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    Evening all,

    Having had an early Mk4 Golf a while ago I still have the serial port VAG-COM lead I used to use with that car to talk to the ECU.

    From what I have read it is possible to modify the vagcom lead to talk to an E46 - but I can't see any links as to how to modify the lead, could someone point me in the right direction?

    Also, given that it was a '98 Golf, the lead I used was (in VW parlance) a single K-line lead. This worked with earlier cars, but later ones needed a dual k-line lead... Any idea what the BMW will need? Or if the lead I have is suitable?

    OK, another probably stupid question; which software do I use with the modified lead? I can't imagine VAG-COM works and I have read about INPA (?) and carsoft but neither seem to be mentioned in the same context as VAG-COM...

    Given that I want to be able to interrogate the ECU(s) as well as possibly updating it/them (mainly to update the Head Unit once I have installed the iPod interface) does this sound feasible? I know a trip to the dealer will get these set, for a fee, but I would rather have the possibility to do other stuff later on...

    Any help appreciated,
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    as for the cable i was told you solder pins 7 and 8 other than that i need to know what you need to know
     
     

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    Inpa is the software and you need the kkl (dual K line) lead. You then need to solder pins 7+8 together on the OBD connector.

    More information is available here.

    http://www.socalbavarians.com/bmwecu/viewtopic.php.htm

    Not sure on the headunit. Have a look at navcoder. http://www.siegenthaler.co.nz/NavCoder/

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    Excellent, info, thanks!

    time to go and acquire a dual k-line cable then...

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    si i brought this for nothing then :-(
     
     

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