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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    fine buy ya £6 USB interface and fill ya boots, but don't say you wernt warned.....

    As per my earlier post I bought a 9 pin serial cable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    All 328's or the 1995's?

    I could connect to my 1998 E36 328 using my vagcom lead.

    My problem is I have a memory like a sieve!

    Ian
    Cheers dude.

    It's hard work this lol


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    cheap INPA serial interface and 20 pin round adaptor from these guys @ £17 delivered they work fine, delivery takes a while obviously but a decent trader tho..

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3305969944...84.m1439.l2649
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    WOW................ if this is the idiots guide then i need the complete stupid bars7ards, fools & idoits guide, because i cant make head nor tail of what`s going on with what plug i need or anything, which leads me to think if im that stupid then leave it alone before i break it. lol
    Seriously though i dont think im that daft , the problem i have is i have a 2000 e46 alpina b3, which has both plugs (round under bonnet, and rectangle under steering wheel) ive had work done before where its been plugged in under the bonnet. but im still confused to exactly what i need for connection after reading the begining of this thread( i have INPA & progman on my computer just need to set it up on a laptop)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewjak View Post
    WOW................ if this is the idiots guide then i need the complete stupid bars7ards, fools & idoits guide, because i cant make head nor tail of what`s going on with what plug i need or anything, which leads me to think if im that stupid then leave it alone before i break it. lol
    Seriously though i dont think im that daft , the problem i have is i have a 2000 e46 alpina b3, which has both plugs (round under bonnet, and rectangle under steering wheel) ive had work done before where its been plugged in under the bonnet. but im still confused to exactly what i need for connection after reading the begining of this thread( i have INPA & progman on my computer just need to set it up on a laptop)
    If you have the round socket, you must use it. That's the rules.

    My 1999 E46 B3 (which I wrote my guide about in fact) needed to use a slightly different engine ECU for the US market S50 block. MS42.0 I think, but I forget now.

    You need a VAGCOM lead and a 16 to 20 pin adaptor.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    cheap INPA serial interface and 20 pin round adaptor from these guys @ £17 delivered they work fine, delivery takes a while obviously but a decent trader tho..

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3305969944...84.m1439.l2649
    I may give this a go, nice find

    Do you know if the INPA they give on the CD is a good copy, I mean will it install fine? Cos i've heard its a b!tch to install etc.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    I may give this a go, nice find

    Do you know if the INPA they give on the CD is a good copy, I mean will it install fine? Cos i've heard its a b!tch to install etc.
    usually shite but i have uploaded the 63MB simple easy install cutdown version to a file dump just give us a shout for the link..

    i use it on my car and also the laptop i gave XMAK uses it too works like a champ on anything...
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    ooh, could you pm me a link to the 63MB cut down version?
     
     

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    Hi, guys been reading this forum for a while and need some help on current problem I have... first off let me just tell you my make and model car ... I have 1998 523i se UK saloon with 20 pin plug under the bonnet only ... and I was led to believe that the under bonnet pug was a obd not a ads plug... Here my problem bought a cable off ebay which cannot get to work ... I suspect Ive bought the wrong one for my setup... Im trying to run Inpa/ediabas so I can sort a ASC/traction problem I have need to access ECU to see what faults come up... anyway long story short... I have attached photos of my plug under the hood and connection plug that I bought off ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140471558008 ... this is a serial port lead direct to laptop... if any of you guys could help that would be great


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    Oh... one other thing if this is the wrong cable can it be converted?
     
     

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    Yes it is the wrong cable, no it cannot be converted.

    Take care plugging this device into something, the 12V signals could easily damage your serial port/USB serial port if it is 5V only.

    I don't know what a 1998 E39 needs to access the ADS port. It is possible you need the same setup as a post 1996 E36, with a £60 ADS adaptor into a factory fitted serial port.
     
     

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