How to setup BMW ISTA-P Native for K+DCAN cable

This has been available for a couple of months now but thought I’d share the info here. It is now easily possible to have ISTA-P and ISTA-D running natively on a modest laptop without multiple virtual machines. Although slightly out of date, software is now at ISTA-P I believe, it’s very powerful. I still use Standard Tools for most things but ISTA-D is a great diagnostic tool. The native install can be updated by simply replacing the ISTAP folder from a newer version. Continue Reading→

Optional Solutions: BMW ISTA-D Not Work

So here’s what I’ve learnt wandering through the various directories. The main ISTA/D archive deploys a Rheingold directory which already contains a minimal Ediabas install (C:\Rheingold\Ediabas), and it’s that install that ISTA/D is configured to use, so the supplemental Ediabas install (from the Ediabas 7.3.0 MSI file) comes as a duplicate in my understanding, but adds some features as it’s a complete Ediabas version. The problem is then to know which of both versionContinue Reading→

BMW E46 ZCS Coding Solution: NCS Expert or Vpecker Easydiag

Which tool is better for BMW E46 ZCS coding? BMW ICOM NCS Expert or Vpecker Easydiag diagnostic tool? Basic info: ZCS information is saved in FA modules: Option 1: E46 ZCS Coding with NCS Expert You can use a cheap K+DCAN cable or ICOM A2 emulator to run with NCS Expert Open NCS Expert software In Menu, select “File”, then “Load Profile” Select “ExpertMode”, “OK” Then “VIN / ZCS / FA” Then “ZCS / FA f. ECU” button Then “E46”,“OK” Then “KMB” or “EWS” in the E46, “OK” VContinue Reading→

How to delete all the Fasta Data in Rheingold ISTA

This is how to delete all the Fasta Data in BMW Rheingold which is under Administration / Transfer Monitor. The hint was the fix for my problem: I have deleted: <add key=”BMW.Rheingold.RheingoldSessionController.FileTransfer.BitsProxyPreconfig” value=”true” /> and added: <add key=”BMW.Rheingold.RheingoldSessionController.FASTATransferMode” value=”FileCopy”/> Now I can delete the old stuff in Rheingold. TIP: The folder is empty and Continue Reading→

BMW ICOM vs K+DCAN cable, which one you need?

What can you do with an BMW ICOM emulator, and which you cannot do with a K+DCAN cable? (especially in for E series) Here is something useful for education. ICOM A2 K+Dcan cable Diagram: Price: €469.00 €17.45 Vehicles: New and old BMW vehicles: E & F series up to 2017 Old BMW E series (1998 – 2008) Software: ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P Inpa/Ediabas, Ncs expert, Winkfp, E-sys, ETK, Easyconnect, Itoolradar, BMW standard tool, coding database, coding tool INPA/Ediabas ICOM caContinue Reading→