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    Hi all,

    this is my first post on this forum. After a lot of searching I still couldn't find somebody with a similar problem.

    I own a carsoft 6.5 package (cables, laptop with com port and software)

    I'm able to read some data out of my 318is and I'm able to read ALL the data out of the E39 525 of my Grandfather and of my uncle. Except for the live data, don't know why this doesn't work...

    2 Months ago I bought an E36 325i car, automatic gearbox in it.
    However I'm not able to read anything out of it. Carsoft does start the reading process and says OK at all subjects (because it can't read errors even though they might be there) but when it reaches airbagg or another subject after a period of time the reading bar is moving very very fast and then the program gets stuck.

    The dealer can't read the car aswell, same problem.

    I think this has something do to with the K line (or what it's called) used to read out the data ? Does somebody know more about this or got a possible solution for this problem?

    Thanks !
     
     

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    http://www.carsoftinternational.com/...20Overview.pdf

    Seems to give a good overview of what features work on the different model bimmers.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikaveli View Post
    http://www.carsoftinternational.com/...20Overview.pdf

    Seems to give a good overview of what features work on the different model bimmers.
    Thanks for your reply.
    It's not that some features don't work, the problem is that it doesn't work at all on the car. Carsoft does start reading but gets stuck after a while, the dealer can't read the car aswell.
     
     

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    Did you ever have your car jump started by any chance? That could be one of the causes for K-Bus error.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Did you ever have your car jump started by any chance? That could be one of the causes for K-Bus error.
    It could be that it ever got started by a Jump start.
    Does this damage the K-BUS?

    I tried reading several times, even with a new battery.
     
     

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    Well, there are safe ways to jump start a BMW without damaging the ECU by a surge when removing the jump leads. Have most of the power consuming equipment turned on which will keep the ECU busy.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Well, there are safe ways to jump start a BMW without damaging the ECU by a surge when removing the jump leads. Have most of the power consuming equipment turned on which will keep the ECU busy.
    But that would mean that my electronical parts like elec windows wouldn't work aswell ? Everything in the car is working, no errors at all.
    The only point is that carsoft and the dealer can't read it.
     
     

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    What has your dealer suggested to you?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    What has your dealer suggested to you?
    Nothing yet, a friend of mine works at the dealer and connected the car to the PC and we were not able to read the car. I will go back to that dealer tomorrow and ask them what they can do to fix the problem or what may cause it.
     
     

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    Keep us updated then
     
     

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