Right, I'm sure I'm not that daft but...
Tried to get various softwares to work on a legit set of cables. My bimmer's pre OBD2 so naturally I've got the 20pin connector. I'm trying to work out how to get PA Soft 1.4.0 to talk to the car but it won't proceed without the USB drivers, which I can't install unless I have the USB cable, which I don't have.
Downloaded this - P.A.Soft BMW Scanner 1.4.0 download software
Ultimately - I want VAGCOM for the bimmer, PA Soft seems to be the closest in setup. Really just after fault codes, service resets DTC clearing. What the heck am I looking for? I've trawled various posts and websites, not a fan of of torrent sites and yes, I'm a tight git so a free version would be feckin awesome. Daily Doggy, you still got a few links? I'll PM