Hey Fal - thanks for your help here! Right, with the interface disconnected from the car, I get this screen:
The top left two blobs flash randomly whilst disconnected too.
I'll head out now and try connecting it to the car
Right, just been in the car - the home page of INPA stays the same regardless, the ignition and battery blobs always remain solid black - the two little blobs on the far left always flicker constantly but that happens whether connected to the car or not. I tried different states of ignition, i.e. key positions 1/2 and running yet the home page of INPA didn't change.
I then did some tests, using the E39 options, I tried some that I assumed might be fairly generic, 'Radio' for instance, and I was indeed able to turn the radio volume up and down using INPA, I could also read some codes from the Steering Wheel position, also engine revs and petrol tank contents.
So, looks like it is talking but perhaps not fully? Could you guide me on getting the E46 specific options to appear - I'm anxious to diagnose whether I have a faulty Xenon igniter or ballast on the passenger side, i'm hoping that there'll be a test in there somewhere to determine that?
Also, with INPA, is there a way to show all faults in one go rather than paging through pages of INPA individual tests?
Thanks for your help so far, and Happy New Year
Alternatively, is there an app better than INPA for reading codes and setting some nice optional extras?
...then un-zip and add this config...
...to the config' folder as well (C:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT).
//F3 = F10
//F3_Text = F10
//F3_ARCHIV = SGBD_F10
I changed it, as per your instructions, to:
F3 = E46
F3_Text = E46
F3_ARCHIV = SGBD_E46
I also notice that the newer one includes the 'Functional Tests' option, however when selecting it there aren't any listed tests for the E46?
Thanks also for your help, its great to get some solid information regarding INPA, there are so many confusing threads throughout all BMW forums, nothing very clear and reliable. I think that you should put together a guide!
BMW Diagnostic Software Cable lead Ediabas Inpa DIS SSS | eBay - I have also attached my EDIABAS.ini to this reply as a TXT file - hopefully you'll be able to suss out if I have misconfigured something? File here: EDIABAS.txt
Guide: Installing INPA/EDIABAS on Windows 7 64bit
Thanks again for all of your help! I can go and diagnose my Xenon issue finally!!!
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