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    Quote Originally Posted by cecotto View Post
    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.

    We have had this before a few times.............the ECU is shot.

    We end up sending the ECU to a repair specialist to have it looked at and corrected.......last time we had this it was on an E46- cost was £85 to have it inspected and repaired.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    We have had this before a few times.............the ECU is shot.

    We end up sending the ECU to a repair specialist to have it looked at and corrected.......last time we had this it was on an E46- cost was £85 to have it inspected and repaired.
    How come everything still works fine ? That's strange, you would suspect side effects when something is broken.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cecotto View Post
    How come everything still works fine ? That's strange, you would suspect side effects when something is broken.
    The side effects ARE that the codes are not readable.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    The side effects ARE that the codes are not readable.
    Instead of repairing the ECU, is it possible to exchange the complete ECU with one from a E36 325i available on ebay ?
     
     

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    Your ECU is coded to your car. Different ECU will not work, even if your car is the same model, so needs reprogramming if it is possible.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cecotto View Post
    Instead of repairing the ECU, is it possible to exchange the complete ECU with one from a E36 325i available on ebay ?

    cheaper and easier to get your own unit tested and repaired- that way you dont have to pay a specialist to code the new ECU to your car.

    ECU test fee is around £30.......and if it needs repair and you authorise repairs- most places waver the test fee.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    cheaper and easier to get your own unit tested and repaired- that way you dont have to pay a specialist to code the new ECU to your car.

    ECU test fee is around £30.......and if it needs repair and you authorise repairs- most places waver the test fee.

    Do you have any idea where to do this ? or do I have to ask the dealer for that.
     
     

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    Update: the K-line PIN20 light of the interface is burning red, could it be that this causes the error ? On other BMW cars this one is burning green.

    Any idea what may cause this red light ?
     
     

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    I have KWP2000 Software for all cars which can READ & WRITE to all ECU's.
    I have a 328i e36 and the only way I can get the software to read my ecu properly is, before starting clicking 'SLOW'.
    Basically the siemans ecu's have slow prosessers in them, like computers they can be fast or slow. The E36 is very slow compared to most.
    I dont know much about Carsoft but maybe there is a option in the begining like I have??
     
     

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    carsoft 6.5 never read live data for me on any of the cars

    i find inpa alot handier
     
     

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