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    Hello All



    I am hoping to find out out if I can use the software BMW v57 SSS 32 TIS 12 for my BMW 1995 (Non OBDII) 2.5TD E36.

    There is the 20 pin port under the bonnet, left handside.

    I have 2 cables joined together (see pic) OBDII & BMW 20 pin.

    I've been researching on how to use the mentioned diagnostic software with the cables on my car to clear the service lights & look at past faults etc recorded on the cars ECU, if there is any.

    I believe from reading other threads it can be done.

    Is there any other software I need to load to get the program to recognize the leads?

    I know there is 'carsoft' with their own serial to 20 pin lead with their black box & various other cheap alternatives.


    However I have chosen to use BMW v57 SSS 32 TIS 12 as it will prove useful if I ever change BMW type in the future.


    Can anyone explain with instructions on how to use the software via the cables to connect successfully to my car & get the best from it?


    I know its a relatively old car with limitations due to its non obdII capability.


    So what drivers must I install for the cables I have, as I've plugged them in to the usb slot & there is a message saying unable to find drivers?


    What other selections or procedures must I follow?


    Thanks for reading & any help.
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    Setting up DIS would be a major mission.

    You'll never be able to reset the service lights on an E36 with those cables - you'll need an ADS interface.

    The drivers you need are the FTDI drivers.

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    I loaded the FTDI COM Drivers for the VAG cable.

    What's an ADS interface?

    Is it a program, like INPA or EDIABAS?
     
     

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    The Vagcom lead works better with OBD complaint cars, it works well with the E46 but still needs two modifications for use with DIS. For older models like the E36 you really need an ADS interface. Here's a review of the one I use http://www.repairdynamics.com/do-it-...ace_review.pdf.

    How much information have you got about configuring DIS? The first step is to usually configure Inpa/Ediabas and get that talking to the car. Instructions on how to install Inpa are here http://autoprofit.org/attachments/03...stallation.doc

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    I've been getting some feedback from another source who claims to have connected his car through DIS without the ADS interface & just the same cables I have.

    Also running Diaghead 1.2 in the background, which allows the 'Connecting' option in DIS.

    I'm trying but have a few issues with the finding the correct IP addresses in the Vmware workstation, which is not allowing a connection to the car.

    I take it then the ADS interface works with both DIS & INPA?

    As for the ADS/OBD inteface, is there a USB version available, as I don't have a serial port on my laptop or PCMIA slot.

    Or a serial to usb lead?

    I have version 5 of INPA.

    What version do you have & is there any links to download a newer version?

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    What car is your source connecting to?

    I am not sure how much connectivity you'd get with the vagcom lead as your E36 is older than mine. You can modify the lead so it does ignition detection etc but on mine I still couldn't talk to a few modules like the instrument cluster.

    Does the api test work for you?

    I must admit although I was able to get DIS working with the vagcom lead, I eventually got a dedicated laptop with a serial port and an ADS interface. I have also ditched the diag head and set the protocol to fister. All I lost was the connection bars at the top.

    Iirc version 5.0: is about the latest version of Inpa available.
     
     

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    Car = BMW 1995 (Non OBDII) 2.5TD E36

    I will probably go the same way & get an ADS interface if this method I'm trying doesn't work.

    I just need to find an ADS unit that has a USB socket or alternatively find a serial to usb lead.

    Do you have to have INPA running at the same time as DIS & the Diaghead?

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    you need ifhsrv32.exe from one of the INPA folders running first
     
     

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    I don't run the diaghead. You run the ifhrsrv program before starting DIS.

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    The company selling them seem to know a lot about this sort of stuff & the items shipped from the UK.

    I bought one of these:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3D1&viewitem=

    Now I need to find an old laptop with the RS232 9 pin serial port socket built in.

    Anyone got any ideas of any suitable laptops??

    I know there are the IBM thinkpads, Compaq NC,Dell 500M inspirion range (although Ive been told the Dell range has problems with an ignition / battery feedback pin in the RS232 connector not connected)

    Thanks in advance.
     
     

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