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    Right well, just committed to buy, probably take a few days to arrive, so I will get a laptop setup. Do you think I am likely to need to modify the VAGCOM, or should I just try it as it is?

    Seeing as my 20 pin connector sounds a little unusual, may as well post a pic:
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    You won't need to do any shorting, cos it's done for you in the 16-20 pin adaptor. Thanks for the pic, it may be useful in the future
     
     

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    i have a 20 round to OBD adaptor lying around somewhere i dont use...



    you sure pin 15 aint present? seems highly unusual a 96 car unless its not the original engine and DME gubbins in it...
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    Ive ordered the cables from eBay now, but Im sure someone will appreciate it ! The photo of my connector is posted above, definetly no pin 15. The car has been in the family from brand new, never had a replacement engine, full service history, mainly main dealer but indys and local towards the end, I have every receipt of work/parts from leaving the factory. So this is a standard fit, I will pop the VIN into TIS and see if I can get any info.

    Its not just me, from the sound of things looking around google, ALL uk early e39's have no pin 15:

    hxxp://tech.bentleypublishers.com/message.jspa?messageID=103940

    This guide blatantly states that NO e39 has a 20 pin ADS interface, they only ever had 3 possibilities:

    1) 20 pin OBD interface
    2) 20 pin OBD and 16 pin OBD
    3) 16 pin OBD

    link here:

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    your on a winner then really, an ordinary 20 round adaptor and free inpa software should see ya up and running for much cheapness...


    have a read of my 2 idiot guides in here to see wot suites you best serial setup or a usb setup, both cheap as fook if ya shop in the right places..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Yep, it all worked straightaway, no mods needed.

    Just need to figure out what the problems are with the car now.
     
     

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    Good stuff. 1996 E39 M52 doesn't need ADS.
     
     

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    So, can I do any form of coding with inpa? I would like to turn on features like doors locking after reaching 5mph, and guide me home headlights etc? Also would like to code key preferences and reset service indicators if possible.

    I have read that I might need easydis? or gt1?
     
     

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    INPA doesn't do coding, NCS Expert does, but it's a bit more complicated, you have to dump a textfile from an ECU (ZKE probably), edit it and upload it back to the ECU. I dunno how, but there are guides online. You have to change the Vehicle Order for the update to take or something so it's a bit more involved.

    To reset service indicators I think INPA can do that, I just ground the SI (service indicator) pin on my E36 using the online guides, some later models you can do it via the cluster.



    http://www.e38.org/B090398_Att2_CKMSet.PDF
     
     

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    Ok, as I said before I have INPA working fine on windows xp. I have now installed CARSOFT BMW, and have set up a vmware virtual machine with DIS (sometimes called GT1). Neither of these programs finds the car when using the VAGCOM cable and the OBD 20 pin adaptor.

    Can you please advise?
     
     

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