February 05, 2018

K+DCAN cable with switch pin 7&8: What, Why, How to use?

What is K+DCAN cable with switch:

It’s a BMW K+Dcan usb cable, the 2018 version.
In detail… Look here:


A new switch is added, compared to the traditional Dcan cable.
the switch on this cable to LEFT is for 7 pin, to RIGHT for 8 pin
8 pin for K-LINEcommunication (old DCAN cablescannot do it) for BMW from 1998 to 2008
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Traditional Dcan cable:
New K+Dcan cable with a switch pin 7 &8 and FT232RQ chip:

Why do you need K+Dcan pin 7&8?

I assume the reasons being that on DCAN cars one pin is used for a ethernet connection and the other to the K data line – on K line cars, both pins are connected to K data lines and that creating a switch mode circuit would cost more than the interface is worth. The 2 most sensible options are both hardware-related:-

  1. Use an adapter (such as the one sold by One Stop electronics) which internally bridges pins 7 & 8 or…

  1. Mount a small switch on the OBD plug end of your adapter, which can bridge (for K line) or separate (for DCAN) the connection between pins 7 & 8.

How to use/switch/connect to K-Line or Dcan pin 7&8?

Q: So you have to physically connect (K-Line) or disconnect (DCAN) pin 7&8?
A:Yes, I think connection by soldering is a bad option as it limits the usefulness of the interface, I have an adapter but consider a switch to be a better option.

Q: Is there anything else to do for switching from K-Line to DCAN then disconnecting pin 7&8? Unfortunately I don’t have a DCAN model available.
A:As soon as you connect the interface to the car and your computer, run DCAN.exe to configure the comms rate. I have only used myK+DCAN interfacewith DCAN cars.

Q: Is it necessary to do so every time I want to use DCAN or is the interface staying in DCAN mode once I ran DCAN.exe?
A:You only need to run it when you are switching between modes. If you run it the first time you connect to a DCAN car, your computer will retain the settings.

Q: How do I switch back to K-Line? Just by connecting the two pins or is further action on the computer required?
A:Earlier e39 had both the OBD port in the cabin and the round 20 pin connector under the hood.

The OBD port only allowed access to limited modules, I think only the DME in fact.

I always switch my K+D CAN adapter between K and D CAN protocols as I need to, depending on the car that I’m connecting to.
I use the DOS version of the DCAN utility. As mentioned if you only use the adapter on the e39, run the utility once and set the adapter to K CAN and leave it at that.

In fact thinking about it I use the same adapter for INPA, DIS and ISID.

With these K+DCAN cables there are two subtle different versions, one with pin 8 enabled, one with it disabled. The one with it disabled is ideal for e90 newer than 03/07 & that era, these leads often come with a black adapter to re-enable the pin 8 (by just tying it to pin 9) so it will also be suitable for e46/e39/e63 etc. The ones with pin 8 active are just older versions of the cable. Worst cast scenario you just need to modify the cable & stuck a switch on it to toggle pin 8 on/off as needed.

Finally there are a lot of rubbish adapter cables out there. Finding a good one can be tricky.

Q: I have a 2003 E39 so there is no OBD1 anymore. How do you switch the modes physically? Do you use such a adapter to connect Pin 7&8?
A:If you don‘t plan to use the cable on any cars that have DCAN(2007+) then you can pop open the case and solder a jumper between them. When you do this the DCAN functionality will no longer work though.

Where to download & How to install BMW INPA software for K+Dcan cable:

Look here:
(click on the Operation System to get the how-to guide directly).

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February 01, 2018

BMW NCS Expert VIN is faulty COAPI-2000 (a lot of solutions)

Have spent my entire Saturday on this:

All running on XP and also tried on Win7 x64

INPAis working fine. Battery and ignition both ON
When runningNCS Expert, try to read the VIN from ECU i get VIN Faulty

Vin is faulty
COAPI-2000 Error or in ECU description file (SGBD) IFH-0018 CAS
COAPI-2000 Error or in ECU description file (SGBD) FGNR_LESEN
COAPI-2000 Error or in ECU description file (SGBD) FGNR_A_E65CAS

Solution 1:

If you have Standard tools 2.12 you are fine.

Check if you have E89 folder in C:\NCSEXPERT\DATEN\

And make sure that you copied all files from sp-daten\daten\*.* to here C:\NCSEXPERT\DATEN\ and here C:\NCSEXPERT\DATEN\E89

Just recopy this and check if this helps

Solution 2:

You can only run INPA or NCS one at a time, not simultaneously.

Also, sometimes mine gives me that error. It's usually because I didn't initialize the USB cable properly. Unplugging it, closing NCS, plugging it back and restarting NCS usually solves my problem.

Hope this helps.

Solution 3:

you are missing some files for E65 at sp-daten. Try to download newer spdaten and copy at least e65 folder or update whole data.

Solution 4:

make sure you update your daten files correctly as well

you can do the following copy-paste procedure: (copy the files and replace)

Target ---------------------------Source .(SP-Daten-Exx directory )

\NCSEXPER\SGDAT\ -------- .ipo files
\NCSEXPER\DATEN\ -------- coding data (daten) for models
\EDIABAS\Ecu\ -------------- .prg files......

If not work, please empty your .man file .. delelete everything inside then save.. then try again




After You Do That.. Try To Read The Car Again.. So Ncs Expert,f1,f3 E89,cas, Then Back

All above solutions are shared on BMW forums; never know he/she is the professional or amateur. So, YOU ARE TRYING EACH SOLUTION ON YOUR OWN RISK.

Reference: NCS EXPERT User Guide

Proceed at your own risk, this is just my interpretation for educational/entertainment value only. I am not responsible for you blowing up your car or damaging your modules. Im serious!


This is roughly how it works... and my dummy interpretation of it. Please read it fully if you want to understand, this isn’t exactly a quick cheat sheet guide.

On Pre '02 cars the coding is slightly different method than Post '02 cars. I am only going to elaborate on coding individual parameters, you can go learn how to code entire modules thru the VO later once you learn the basics below.

The first part to understand is what this stuff about ZCS/VO or "vehicle order" is. When BMW makes a car, they create whats called a "vehicle order", this is basically a bunch of numbers written into the car that tell what modules are installed in the car, regional info etc. This is like your car's DNA! for example if the car has a sunroof, or a convertible or radio etc etc and that it was meant for US,Canada,France etc. Because each car is different with a different set of options/modules or country that its located, the "vehicle order" aka. "ZCS" or "VO" may be different. Why is it called ZCS you ask? because its abbreviated german, and its confusing as hell.

The VO is written into a couple modules of the car, usually ones that start with an "A", like AKMB or ALSZ. On some cars its written elsewhere. In my 02 M3, the VO was written in ALSZ and AKMB. On my '00 328ci it was stored in EWS, KMB. Its nothing more than a string of text/numbers stored in the flash memory of these modules, nothing special. Why is it written into two places? because if one module is failed and has to be replaced, then the other will serve as a backup so you can code the new replacement module to your car. For example ALSZ is the "light switch module" in your car, for some reason it fails. When you buy a new LSZ/LCM, you can retrieve all your settings of VO from AKMB and then code your new LCM to YOUR factory settings. The chances of both modules failing is slim, but if it does... you'll have to contact BMW so they can give you the VO for your car from their records.

OK the one difference is pre-02 cars don’t have a VO. Those cars have their ZCS (which acts like a VO) stored in the EWS or KMB modules. The stuff below is basically identical however for individual parameter coding.

Now go get into the basics of coding.

1. When you load NCS expert, you need to load a profile. These profiles just change how ncs expert behaves when you read your car. The two profiles i stick to are "expertmode" and "revtor's expert profile". if you don’t have it, you can find it on the net easily. In order to code your car the first time, you should pick "revtors". This has something called "manipulation" enabled... ill elaborate on that later.

2. Once the profile is loaded, you basically need to select Vin/ZCS/FA in order for ncs to download VIN info off your car. Once it does this, it will ask you to select a module. Why? because it needs to know your "vehicle order" information. In most cases it will probably be in an "A" module. if it doesn’t load, or cant be accessed, no harm done, just try a different module. When it is able to read it, you will see a long string next to "FA" starting with your chassis "E46_" followed by numbers and text along with #'s and $'s. This is your VO. Now that NCS Expert knows it, it can code your car properly!

CODING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MODULE YOUJUST SELECTEDTO READ THE VO FROM! This perplexed me for the longest time, I didn’t understand why i selected two modules each time, or what the difference selecting AKMB or ALSZ or etc the first time was. Well... It has no bearing!! all NCS is doing is reading the text/number string that is your VO off the memory in these modules in this first step. You will actually select the desired module to code inlatersteps.

** PRE-02 cars, you wont see the long FA "VO" string, instead there will be a few lines FG, GM, VN, SA followed by numbers, its basically the same thing different format. For all intents and purposes this is referred to by me as the vehicle order or ZCS for a pre-02 car.

ON POST-02 cars select any module with "A' in front of it, on PRE-02 the "A" modules wont work, you will need to use EWS or KMB for this step... It doesn’t matter which.

Now this guide will touch on the basics to code INDIVIDUAL items on your car. The steps to add items to your VO and code your modules is different and i wont comment on that here, because it will confuse the amateur. Just understand the basics of individual coding first, then coding from your VO will all make sense later.

3. The next part is to download your factory settings in your car to your PC. Once you get the VO loaded, you hit the BACK button. The default job in NCS is to write SO BE VERY CAREFUL here. You will see all your modules listed, for example "EWS,ABG,ASC,KMB,APL,.....etc" and underneath "SG_CODIEREN"

NCS at this point is set to SG_CODIEREN, which means to WRITE to ALL modules listed. You don’t want to do that.

4. So now select "Process ECU", and select the INDIVIDUAL MODULE you want to code. For example LSZ (light switch module). Once you do this, it will say only LSZ (and not all the modules in your car).

5. Now you want to change the job from WRITE to READ. Select "CHANGE JOB", then select "CODIERDATEN_LESEN". This is to READ DATA.

6. Once selected it will confirm this by indicating the module and job type on the screen. Now you are ready. Hit "EXECUTE JOB".

It will say Coding Activ, then Coding Ended.

7. At this point, in your NCSexpert/WORK/ folder there will be a file called "FSW_PSW.TRC"

This is what we want, the coding of your LSZ module that we read earlier. IMMEDIATELY save a backup of this file, rename it to FSW_PSW_LSZ_ORIGINAL.TRC and save it somewhere in case you decide you want to revert to the original copy. Now I want you to resave another copy of this FSW_PSW.TRC file as FSW_PSW.MAN (manipulation...hint hint). Make sure it doesn’t save as FSW_PSW.MAN.TXT or some crap like that, it wont work properly.

OK why all this juggling?? becauseNCS expertonly reads modules and saves EVERYTHING as a FSW_PSW.TRC file. Regardless of what module you read in your car, this is what the filename will be. And everytime you load NCS expert, this file is constantly erased, written and re-written. So thats why we are saving it as FSW_PSW.MAN so we can alter it safely without our copy being overwritten.

8. Now open up FSW_PSW.MAN with a text editor.

You will see a long list of stuff like this..


This is where you can code. now its all in german, so you will need to run these words in a translator (google) to understand it, OR you can useNCS Dummythat translates this stuff for you and gives you all available parameters, but thats a whole different program and you ought to learn how to use it.

This is what the above looks like if translated. Now you can see how we can deactivate/activate certain things. I’m going to deactivate DRLs here.

don’t report



By changing to nicht_activ, it deactivates this setting. Now don’t go crazy, some codes are redundant so changing just one thing wont do the trick. This takes some time and effort to find the right code/codes to work with.

9. Once you are happy, SAVE your FSW_PSW.MAN file.

10. Open up NCS expert, load up "revtors" profile (with manipulation enabled), and reload it to the part where the VO is loaded and its asking you to process ecu (Basically steps 1-3)Look above how to do this.Once you're there, select "PROCESS ECU", select the correct module you are coding, in this case "LSZ". Then select "CHANGE JOB" and make sure you pick "SG_CODIEREN". Once this is done, you are ready to code the car.

NCS will basically now take the FSW_PSW.MAN file, and overwrite the codes in your car's LSZ module with your new settings. It only uses the MAN file because you are using a profile with "manipulation" enabled. The other mode "expertmode" does not have manipulation, and you cannot code individual stuff like this using that profile.

11. Hit "EXECUTE JOB". Wait till it says "Coding ended". Now your new LSZ is coded. Turn off the car, and restart, and check to see if your results are as expected!

12. Open up the /WORK/ folder, open the FSW_PSW.MAN file, select all, delete, save and exit.

Viola! Thats it. You are now an expert on coding individual features!

Now what do you do if you screwed it up or something is behaving funny and you want to go back to original settings. Or you cant remember all the stuff you changed, or don’t like the results.

To load up the ORIGINAL factory defaults if you mess up.

Go to your /WORK/ folder. Open FSW_PSW.MAN, select all, delete, save & exit.

Load NCS Expert

Select "Expertmode" profile

Hit "VIN/ZCS/FA" to load your Chassis and Vehicle order info



Select the chassis, then module you F'd up on. For example "LSZ"

On Pre-02 carsIt will say "LSZ" and underneath "SG_Codieren" along with some files LSZ.Cxx, LSZ.PRG, etc etc. SG_CODIEREN is the correct job you want.

On Post-02 carsIt will say "LSZ" and underneath "SG_Codieren" along with some files LSZ.Cxx, LSZ.PRG, etc etc. Hit CHANGE JOB, Select "FA_WRITE" Job.

"xx" is usually the specific Coding index used in your default module, its a number. think of this like "firmware version".

These files are basically from your /DATEN/ folder and contain the proper coding information specific to your car. How does NCS know which files to use? Because it knows by looking at your VIN and VO, then selects the correct files. NCS will then basically read these files, then read your VO and re-write the proper codes, features, activate, deactivate everything to your factory settings.

The job is SG_Codieren or FA_Write because you will WRITE your original settings back in.


Viola, your original data is re-written and your car will work again. Hopefully.


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January 24, 2018

How to install ISTA+ for BMW diagnostic & programming

BMW ISTA+ download:
Free version:Go to BMW forums and download ista+ for free
BMW forums such as bimmerfest, bimmerpost,bimmerforums, bimmerboard etcetc.

Here list a link for you to have a try:

Tested version:Use ISTA-D 4.08.12 ISTA-P with relief
What is ISTA and what is ISTA+:

ISTA is a workshop system that contains BMW AG Data and Information. ISTA stands for Integrated Service Technical Application. Way back when, during the initial development of this tool, BMW used DIS (Diagnostics Information System), and as the programs evolved and due to the nature of the file naming conventions utilized by BMW, the workshop system became known as Rheingold in the enthusiast world. Rheingold in actuality is the folder that contains the main application and data.Rheingoldbecame ISTA-D (D stands for Diagnostics) and BMW’s programming application (not discussed in this document) used the same nomenclature, ISTA except with a P (for programming) or ISTA-P. This document only discusses ISTA+.

Eventually, based on the direction that the company is taking, ISTA-D and ISTA-P for F-/I-/G-/Mini/RR series cars will be rolled up into ISTA+ for diagnostics AND programming.

That is, ISTA-P will contain all chassis data until around August 2017, then BMW plans to phase out all BN2020 vehicle data in ISTA-P. So, ISTA-P will be used for Programming on E-series only and ISTA+ will be everything else.

Programming (or also called Service Data) in ISTA+ is required for programming F-/I-/G-/Mini/RR cars. BMW now provides these files as deltas to original programming (SDP) data.

ISTA+can be used to diagnose ALL cars BUT program only F-/I-/G-/Mini/RR series cars and beyond. E Series Programming is not supported in ISTA+.

BMW officially breaks up the new ISTA+ application capability into two parts – Diagnostics and Programming. Following is a short breakup of each feature within ISTA+:
  • Vehicle identification for specific vehicle management
  • Information research for repair and maintenance
  • Guided troubleshooting
  • Software repair

  • Software Update
  • Control Unit Replacements
  • Retrofits / conversions

System requirement:

  • Minimum system configuration is now hard coded into the program, although the standalone versions have this check removed.
  • 2.2Ghz CPU – 2 core minimum, core i5 or i7 recommended
  • 4GB RAM, 8GB recommended
  • Minimum 20+GB HDD free space for ISTA+ Diagnostics with ONE language, and minimum 100GB for Programming Data.
  • This version has hardware check removed, however, future versions MAY not have this feature. A faster system is required.
  • This version discusses included English Databases only. If more required, add to SQLiteDBs folder, which will need more space.

ISTA+Installation instruction:


NOTE: While there are multiple sources to procure ISTA+ and "install” on a laptop, the following instructions apply only to ISTA+ obtained on this site, and specifically asked for and received through the Rheingold/ISTA-D request thread. Each source has its own installation method and those are not discussed here. Versions in pictures used as examples only. Actual version may vary.

Step 1:
Download and run unblock.reg BEFORE downloading anything else. Then REBOOT the computer, this is a critical step.
Step 2:
Install everything in Prerequisites folder, only if you don’t have a previous Rheingold installation. For 64-bit Windows, install both vcredist x32 & x64 from Microsoft, if not already installed.
Step 3:
Install the following – you can get both from Microsoft.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013
  • .NET Framework 4.6

Step 4:
Download Rheingold.7z using MegaSync or JDownloader. Once downloaded, check whether "Rheingold.7z” is blocked. If it is, unblock it. Right click on the file, go to Properties and if files are blocked, then you will see the unblock button as in the picture below:
Step 5:
Extract Rheingold.7z using 7zip ONLY. You may have to give admin privileges for extracting. Location doesn’t matter, but preferred location is C:\. If extracting to this location, you will need admin privileges for 7zip before extracting the file. To avoid future issues with admin rights etc. you can also extract this file to the root of a secondary drive, for e.g. D:\
Step 6:
Assuming you extracted the file to the location suggested above, create desktop shortcut from "C:\Rheingold\TesterGUI\bin\Release\ISTAGUI.exe”. If not, create the shortcut from the location you extracted the files to.
Step 7:
Run the following registry fixes, depending from your OS:
  • From the Mega site, download and run the following two registry files: o Ista-prog-x64.reg
o Ista-prog-x86.reg

  • Also run the following registry fixes from the C:\Rheingold folder (scroll all the way to the bottom to see these files):
Step 8:
Run ISTAGUI shortcut from your desktop as administrator.
Step 9:
When prompted for license, copy the license key from the "rheingold-license.txt” located in "C: \Rheingold”
Step 10:
If/When prompted for dealer ID, enter "1” and ignore following warnings. ISTA+ will close.
Step 11:
Run again ISTAGUI shortcut from your desktop as administrator and verify the databases in Settings > Version tab in ISTA/D If you encounter start/running issues, delete the "Rheingold” folder from "C:\”, run "RCleanerV4.4.exe” as administrator and start again from step 5.

NOTE: If you have no good source of ISTA+ download or think it hard to install ISTA+ yourself, go to have the plug-and-play,ISTA+ HDD. Just insert it into your laptop and use with relief.

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January 22, 2018

How to solve ISTA-P 94201 63031 63014 error

If you has ISTA-P94201 63031 63014 Error when runningBMW ICOMsoftware, here's the proper solution.

This is the screen.


Maybe you've seen this error at least once you useISTA-P

Most likely EDIABAS or PSDZ errors.

1. Exit ISTA-P first and exit the program.
2. Disconnect ICOM connected to OBD terminal of vehicle.
3. Remove the battery terminal of the vehicle for about 10 minutes.
4. Reconnect the vehicle battery terminal.
5. Turn on ignition of the vehicle.
6. Connect ICOM to OBD terminal of vehicle.
7. Run ISTA-P Loader to select ICOM.
8. Run the ISTA-P program.

If you do this, most of the work will be done.
(Assuming that EDIABAS and the rest of the programs are in place)

If the same error is repeated in other ICOMs as described above,

Most of them are EDIABAS, so try patch,

If you still have symptoms, you will need to reinstallISTA-PBMW Diagnostics, Programming, etc.

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January 15, 2018

How to Backup BMW F-series E-sys Software

Here we provides BMW F-seriesE-SYScoding program backup and recovery method.

***************** How to backup *****************

1. How to backup with SVT
Read SVT actual from VCM -> Save
1-1. How to recover the whole
Load -> Code
2. How to get backup by module
Read SVT -> Read Coding Data by Module -> C: EsysData / CAF -> Copy and Paste Same CAFD.ncd file into folder you want to save

Read Coding Data If a new window pops up, you can save it without closing it.

2-1 How to recover by module
Read SVT -> Read Coding Data by Module -> Replace with saved CAFD.ncd file into C: EsysData / CAF -> Code FDL
3. How to get a backup of all modules at once
Read SVT -> Root SVT -> Read Coding Data -> C: EsysData / CAF -> Copy and Paste All CAFD File into folder you want save
3-1 How to recover all modules at once
Read SVT -> Root SVT -> Read Coding Data -> Replace with saved CAFD.ncd file into C: EsysData / CAF -> Code FDL

It is often called the factory reset when an error occurs.
Therefore, it is recommended to set the backup as default.
At this time, the meaning of the code is not the meaning of the original, but it is more likely that it means that the coding values ​​are reset to factory reset.

If an error occurs, you can erase it with a scanning device that can be scanned or erase the fault code using BMWHAT or useBMW ENET cableE-sys software.


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January 10, 2018

Free BMW EWS3 control unit pinout and dump

836 Electronic immobilizer control unit (EWS-3)





13-pin, Black

Plug connector Electronic immobilizer control unit (EWS)

Pin assignments at plug connector X1659



Description/Signal type Connection/Measuring notes




2E Terminal30

Ignition switch


Not used


Activation, drive-away protection

DDE control unit, DME control unit


Signal, ring coil ignition lock

Ring coil


Signal, gearshift position L2

Gear position switch


Not used


Not used

9E Terminal31 Connector terminal31
10E Voltage supply terminal30

Fuse F12


Terminal R

Fuse F37

12E Signal, ring coil ignition lock

Ring coil

13E / A

K-bus signal line

Instrument cluster (IKE)



p.04 – DME / DDE
p.05 – coil
p.06 – + 12v (EGS) – necessary if the EWS is coded under the ACP
p.09 – GND
p.10 – + 12v (30)
p.ll – + 12v ( R)
p.12 – coil
p.13 – K-bus – when connecting "on the table”, pull up to + 12v with a resistor of 4.7-10 kOhm


p.01 – Vss GND)
p.02 – Vdd (+
5v)p.03 – ModA
p.05 – E-clamp
p.17 – Reset
p.20 – RxD
p.21 – TxD
p.22 – ModB
p. 25 – Vss (GND)
p.26 – Vdd (+ 5v)

In-circuitprogramming thecuttingpath,connectingRxDandELMOS.

EWS-3 BMWTNR 8.380.138 HW: 01 SW: 03


In600: 0F 3F 01 02 03OA00 05FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

B600-B60F – Fault codes

B610: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 04 FE B61E – Fault code number


88 38 01 38 01 81 81 07 32 97 06 55 F0 00 F0 FF

B620-B62A – ID EWS

B630 FF FF 00 40 FF 0A 01 0A 0A F8 10 38 00 19 5C 24 B63B-B640 – Password
B640: 14 C3 04 9E AB 07 F8 F5 B2 F2 AD 47 93 64 A0 El B641-B657 – KEY 0
B650: 98 DB 41 OF EC 05 02 00 C3 04 9E 26 B6 01 DE 96 B658-B66E – KEY 1


84 0E DA 6A FC 21 6D B2 0F 9A 23 6A CE FC 00 C3

B66F-B685 – KEY 2

B670: 04 52 36 EB 49 88 FF 64 25 EC 66 1F 02 A3 E6 89
B680: B7 D6 E7 D9 11 00 C3 04 49 C6 D3 6D F1 8B FE 5B B686-B69C-KEY 3


18 0B 5A 66 F7 99 B5 1E 67 46 31 C7 00 02 04 EB

B69D-B6B3 – KEY 4

B6A0: 8A 6F B6 38 55 OS 76 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
B6B0: FF FF FF FF 02 04 64 5EA0 39 38 21 0D AE FF FF


B6C0: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 02 04 57 9E CA B6CB-B6E1 – KEY 6
B6E0: FF FF 02 04 80 68 FOR 81 A9 F8 D6 F5 FF FF FF FF B6E2-B6F8 – KEY 7
B6F0: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 02 04 60 F3 7E 5E 34 B6F9-B70F-KEY 8


02 04 B4 53 00 E0 11 41 EA 60 FF FF FF FF FF FF

B710-B726 – KEY 9

B720: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 01 4A 44 02 01 8C 00 00 B729-B72B – Odometer 1
B730: 00 2B FF FF FF FF FF 20 2C A3 4D 18 10 01 00 B6 B737-B744 – FGSTNR
B740: 03 10 82 06 59 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
B760: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 53 61 00 00 32 00 01 08 00 B767-B77A – Coding
B770: 04 80 14 04 45 00 00 7F E7 F6 56 FF FF FF FF FF
B7D0: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF B7E4-B7E6 – Date of prog.
B7E0: FF FF FF FF 05 09 97 FF 4A 44 02 19 44 00 00 19 B7E8-B7EA – Odometer 2
B7F0: 44 5D 00 00 19 44 5D FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF B7EB-B7F6 – DME Code

Odometer: 148554 km (read from right to left – 02444A (hex) – convert to DEC)

Used keys – KEY 0 – KEY 3 (sign – the presence of changing code)

In the controller dump

KEY 0:
B640: .. SZ 04 9E AB 07 F8 F5 B2 F2 AD 47 93 64 E1
B650: 98 D8 41 OF EU 05 02 00 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
– NW 04 – header (key is adapted)
– 9E AV 07 F8 F5 B2 F2 AD – permanent key code (8 bytes)
– 47 93 64 E1 98 D8 41 OF EU 05 02 – changing code (12 bytes)

KEY 5:
B6B0: .. .. .. .. 02 04 64 5E A0 39 38 21 0D AE FF FF
B6C0: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF .. .. .. .. ..
– 02 04 – header (key not adapted)
– 64 5E AO 39 38 21 0D AE – permanent key code
– FF FF FF FF FF FF FF – FF code is missing (the key was not used)


BMW EWS Key Programmer AK90+ for All EWS

Xprog m ecu programmer

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January 03, 2018

What’s the difference among ICOM, ENET, K+DCAN configuration

How to configure ICOM, ENET, K+DCAN cable? What’s the difference? Here, BMW ICOM cable config manual:

Part 1: BMW ICOM configuration manual
Part 2: ENET cable configuration manual
Part 3: K+DCAN USB cable configuration manual

Part 1:BMW ICOMconfiguration manual

1 Install patched Ediabas 7.3 from the loader menu and reboot your computer
2 Set up your Ethernet adapter as shown below
3 Disable your antivirus, firewall and turn off WIFI
4 Connect ICOM to car and PC. Wait for a minute or two
5 On loader main screen, click on the relevant brand button for your car/motorcycle. ISTA-P will now launch
6 Select your ICOM in connection manager

Part 2:BMW ENET cableconfiguration manual

1 Install patched Ediabas 7.3 from the loader menu and reboot your computer
2 Set up your Ethernet adapter as shown below
3 Disable your antivirus, firewall and turn off WIFI
4 Connect ENET cable to car and PC. Turn on ignition and wait for a minute or two.
5 Click on the "ENET ICOM emulator button”. ZGW search will open
6 Enter your car’s ZGW IP and click on "Continue”. Then wait for emulator running notifications to appear
7 On loader main screen, click on the relevant brand button for your car. ISTA-P will now launch
8 Select ENET in connection manager

Note: when ISTA/P asks for ignition ON/OFF during programming use the K15 controls located in the notification area of the taskbar (or the Hotkeys). This must be done in conjunction with the actual car ignition. Default setting is "ON

Part 3:BMW INPA K+DCANUSB cable configuration manual

1 Install patched Ediabas 7.3 from the loader menu and reboot your computer
2 Install your K+DCAN cable and set COM port to COM9. Set latency timer to 1. Reboot your computer
3 Run K+DCAN network configuration tool from the loader menu (may take up to 30 seconds to complete)
Then check in network connections that the USB network connection has appeared

Note: if the network config tool does not work correctly, use the procedure below (mainly applies to non-English systems)

a- Rename the newly created adapter to USB and disable
b- Right click on USB->properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)>properties
c- Manually change IP to and subnet mask to>ok>close
4 Disable your antivirus, firewall and turn off WIFI
5 Plug in your K+DCAN cable to car and PC.
6 Click on the "K+DCAN ICOM emulator button”. Then wait for emulator running notifications to appear
7 On loader main screen, click on the relevant brand button for your car. ISTA-P will now launch
8 Select K+DCAN in connection manager

Note: when ISTA/P asks for ignition ON/OFF during programming use the K15 controls located in the notification area of the taskbar (or the Hotkeys). This must be done in conjunction with the actual car ignition. Default setting is "ON”.

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December 27, 2017

BMW F10 2011 6WA retrofit KOMBI Guide

How to retrofit KOMBI BMW F10 with 6WA "Black Panel" meter (go from the basic Instrument Cluster to 6WA)?

Model example:BMW F10 USA 535i 2011

(Credit to GermancaraTVO. You are at your risk)

Tools used:

Xprog m box ecu programmer
BMW ENET cableand E-sys coding software

From beginning to end - reset (mileage, VIN) => coding. Quickly and specifically according to the case. Finally - a happy owner!


The real mileage before zeroing - 75103 km (according to VIN the meter lived earlier)

Next, disassemble the meter to get the proper access to the elements with which I will work





Next comes theXprog-mprogrammer, by means of which I gain access to the meter's memory and do zeroing.


Now with us on the table a ready to program / coding counter in the car withE-sys


Actually, the issue of coding for a specific car



And the end result without any kind of errors



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December 25, 2017

How to enable enables Internet on F10 iDrive with ENET E-sys

On the BMW F10, it is possible to code Internet / BMW Live with 6VC Combox and 609 Nav by disabling BMW Assist and using a fake VIN with factory 614 Internet written to Combox, and then updating BMW Services.



I detailed that process here:

Change your VO as follows:

– 612 (or 633 or 639 if present)
+ 644
+ 614 (Required but already present)
+ 615
+ 6AL
+ 6AB



Use modified VO with VIN that has factory options 614 and 615 as explained below:

it is very simple to write a VIN to the Combox inE-Syscoding software

Spend time in Tool32, CMEDIA.prg and E-Sys trying to figure it out.

First you must code CMB_MEDIA / TELEMATIK_VIN = Coding VIN using your real FA VIN. Then, open your FA up in the FA-Editor, change the VIN, Caluclate FP just to make sure there are no problems with it, and then save the FA with a new name, i.e. FA_VIN_FAKE. Lastly, go to the coding module, and under Vehicle Order load your new FA_VIN_FAKE, activate FA, and then FDL code CMB_MEDIA. Lastly, read CMB_MEDIA coding data, and verify the new VIN in brackets. In the attached picture, you can see my Combox and Head Unit are showing two different VIN’s.

Afterwards, either shut down E-Sys, or load your original FA back and activate it before coding anything else. DO NOT code anything else with this FA, and DO NOT write this FA to the car.

For Internet and BMW Live to work, you need a VIN with factory options 614 and 615.

*** Use only to FDL Code CMB_MEDIA; DO NOT write this FA to the Car

1) Enable Data Transfer Option Under Phone
2) Enable Bluetooth Data Tethering on Phone
3) Under Connected drive; Update services (should show BMW Live and Internet services)
4) Go to BMW Live and Internet and make sure it it working

After it is working:
Use original VO with car VIN:

Read CMB_MEDIA and verify Short VIN in brackets [xxxxxxx] is car VIN.

DO NOT update services again or you will loose BMW Live and Internet.

*** If you do not return the Combox VIN to car VIN, you will encounter problems with future dealer programming, as the Combox will not be recognized, and programming will hault.



All done with aBMWENETcablewith Esys. $11 did all.



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December 14, 2017

Rheingold ISTA + 4.09.13 Standalone version Free Download

The BMW ICOM ISTA standalone version is a version that disables some hardware checks and server checks that are unnecessary for individual users.
As you know,ISTA-Dcan receive the data related to the vehicle maintenance from the BMW server. If you are a general individual user, you can not access the BMW network anyway.
The installation process is similar to the basic ISTA-D installation process, and the required files are almost all contained within the archive.There is only an RCleaner that initializes the registry, which is included in the ISTA-D download link, so download it if you need it.


  • RheingoldISTA + Standalone: ​​v4.09.13
  • SQLiteDBs: v4.09.12

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