there's some cheap old laptops with serial ports goin on fleabay these days never bin a better time to get yaself a cheap bmw diags kit...
ive just bought another set of serial interfaces for under 17 quid for another laptop il be floggin on ebay...
Last edited by dailydoggy; 03-01-2012 at 19:44.
Just hoping someone can help me with this.
I have just bought a BMW 525d (2008 Newer 5 series facelifted LCI Model)..
I had the E36 before this with a fully working set up of INPA and EasyDis. (Thanks to the guys on this Forum) I was using the below OBD/ADS Adapter, which was bought for around £60....
OBD to ADS Adapter.jpg
~I would like to know if the same above, Adapter/Connector, would work with my E60 525d? I guess I would be using it with the OBD LED selected, rather than the ADS, on the interface/adapter itself.
~Would I need to make any changes in the INPA or EDIABAS Files?? In particular in the Ediabas.ini file??
Any help would be really appreciated as the car has a Misfire, in Idle and when driving. Need to get in there and read the Faults with INPA as soon as I possibly can.
Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
For INPA on 2007+ I am lead to believe you need a D-CAN adaptor. You certainly do not want pins 16.7 and 16.8 shorted since they are no longer both K line like on 1999-2007 cars. I have yet to understand why on one hand a basic OBD2 reader will work on pin 16.7 (presumably K line) but both free OBD2 PC software does not function with a VAGCM and INPA has to use D-CAN, perhaps BMW's D-BUS is supported on the high speed Pin 16.8 only. Guesswork.
WOW! Thats a great idea, Joylove. Thankyou.
I think I will be getting the ELM327 like you advised and a bluetooth dongle for my Laptop. (Dell D620 with INPA and EasyDiss loaded) I can use ELM with my laptop, for Live data streaming and stuff, OR my phone like you suggested. Will also get my hands on a D-Can Cable to use with INPA or DIS for the 'heavier' stuff!
Thanks again Joylove -and also for the speedy reply. Really appreciate the help. Its guys like You with your many DIYs n Guides and Threads like this, that makes these Forums the Treasures they are!
I'm an idiot and need someone to clearly tell me what I need to buy.
I have a 1997 E39 520i with ONLY the round connector in the Engine bay.
I don't have a Laptop with a Serial Port.
I've been reading all the guides and there's so much information, some that is outdated, some that don't apply. I'm confused :(
Vagcom and a 16 to 20 pin adaptor.
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