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  1. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hey all, im sure this has been covered but i struggled to find a definitive answer. Reading online it seems INPA with the correct leads is the way to go. I have already bought the 16pin to OBD and i was planning to use my VCDS RossTech OBD to USB with it. Now which version will definitely work...
  2. E90
    Hi All, After rebuilding my n43 after chain guide failure I’ve had a few low oil pressure warnings. Checked the pressure on inpa and it seems fine. I would like to log the inquired and actual pressures. Can anyone help with the message protocol and can message id’s involved ? I have a k+dcan...
  3. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi I've just aquired another e46 330d this one has several electrical problems it's an xd touring, february 2003, french car so lhd. I've a uk 330d rhd thats done me two years service with only the yaw sensor replaced (rather drive without it on the french loose gravelly back roads) and love...
  4. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    I have a 3 series, E90 with N43 engine with a non running water pump. Which doesnt seem to communicating with ECU. I've done lots myself including changing Water Pump for 2x 2nd hand and 2x new models (on sale or return). checked voltage to plugs and even had ECU Testing look at ECU and then had...
  5. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    ASC+T/DSC and ABS warning lights on (also airbag, but I can sort that out). Tested using MaxiScan OBD2 on 16 pin socket. No fault codes shown. Tried to test using same scanner and 16/20 pin cable on 20 pin socket under bonnet. Scanner powered up but would not connect. Could be MS 309 not...
  6. BMW Guides and How To's
    I have an 04 645ci with a lot of electrical problems. Prior owner had subwoofers and amp in car which I believe contributed. I purchased the diagnostic software for my laptop. I think it was ISTA? Anyway, I got the full kit with the plugs for my car and everything. I have check engine light...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all.. 1st..... happy christmas.... can i ask you's.. i have the e61 530d (love it) had the e39 525tds. i have a diagnostic machine.. Autel Scanner MD802 OBD2 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autel-Scanner-MaxiDiag-Diagnostic-Transmission/dp/B00NL9FGF6 this unit works on most if not all obd2...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    As per title, not looked into this since I left my previous work 5yrs ago (who had Bosch KTS), whereas my current place has a not so capable Snap on Solus Ultra :p. I never had a fault with my old 330d e46 in that 5yrs which needed diagnostics! Anyway, sold that a month ago & I've got an e90...
  9. General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum as a member although have used the forum before quite a few times to find information about my E53 with M64TUB44. I'm a website developer by heart but with almost 20 years experience I have touched a lot of areas within the IT industry and I have this idea...
  10. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    A garage made my car a diagnostic with this program, I noticed that there are some very specific errors, is it possible for this diagnostic tool to really check such errors ? - *** 5EBA * Steering angle sensor, plausibility - Intermittent Frequency 3 Reset counter 1 Distance...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After changing my wheels yesterday I have the asc, handbrake & abs light on. I've just found out after an hour of messing around in the car & 2 minutes on google my Bluetooth obd won't work on my 2001 320d. So, while I'm waiting for my inpa lead to be delivered is there anyone around Birmingham...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Everyone i have a BMW X5 E53 2006 which has recently got a very rough idle i think one or maybe more of the injectors are not working properly. I got a INPA lead off ebay but i cannot get it to install on my laptop but i need to find out ASAP the readings of injectors so can get sorted before...
  13. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    I have the pleasure in recommending Autohaus Diagnostics in York. They are a BMW and MINI independent specialist run by two highly skilled BMW Senior and Master technicians. I gave them the job of updating the cooling system on my 2004 E46 320i as I had the constant and worrying ‘add coolant...
  14. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hey guys - got the software for my E63, and I want to program some stuff. When I open SSS and select the car etc, it says 'Communication between diagnostic system and radio head is disturbed' - was wondering how to get round this issue? Also what is TIS? Thanks - Duncan
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Does anyone know the Launch system, will if diagnose just as well as the dealerships diagnostic?
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello all I have the ABS 4x4 and hand brake dash lights coming on , I looking at using a mobile diagnostic firm to come out to me to try and pin the problem down, as I have new tyres, pads and disc , sensors checked , hand brake good, brake fluid good , and still the lights come on, mainly...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    I'm after some advice just bought 118d msport 2009 but my diagnostics cables that work for my E46 don't work with the 118d. From what I have read they changed something and I need a different cable. Can someone who knows point me in right direction to a cable that will work. Thanks
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok guys iv an e46 320d 04 150 bhp and an e60 525d 04. I purchaced a bmcables cable and software. Cable works fine. Softwares limited to tis and a version of inpa that doesnt have all features available. And the rest of the software sold to me by bmcables doesnt work eg sss progman. Bmcables wont...
  19. Introductions
    Hello my names Craig and i am a fully qualified auto auto electrician diagnostic and remapper,however i gave it up 2yrs ago to open a hydrographic water transfer printing buisness, that gets in more demand every month. However i still find time to do car electrical work if its intresting,such as...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Looking to buy some layman's software to read my fault codes etc - which is the one to go with?
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