5.23.2017

How to generate BMW FSC code by E-Sys and FSC Generator

Here is a step-by-step guide to show you: How to generate BMW FSC code by BMW E-Sys and BMW FSC Generator? Use a $11.99 BMW ENET Cable and start as below:
bmw-enet-cable

Step 1: Download BMW E-Sys and BMW FSC Generator, extract them to Local C: Disk.
This tutorial use BMW E-Sys 3.26.1, you can also download latest BMW E-Sys 3.28.1:
Download BMW FSC Gen:

Step 2: Use the ENET Cable to connect car with E-Sys software then open E-Sys.
open-enet-e-sys-software
Follow step by step as below:
Enter "Expert Mode" in the menu on the left of the screen.
Click "FSC-Extended"
Input "0x63" in Diagnostic Address blank
Click the "Identify" button
Confirm HU_NBT
Enter "0xDE" in Application Number blank
Enter "0x1" in Upgrade Index blank
Click "Store FSC" then click the ">>" button to confirm that SotreFSC is created on the right side.
Click the "Read" button
Then click "Save" button to save as DE.fsc file name

Step 3: Copy the DE.fsc file to My Computer→ C drive → FSCGen
Press the Windows key + R button, enter CMD Enter (Run Command Prompt)
After entering cd \, enter (\ is the key on the left or bottom of the backspace key, which is used to display the circle. Cd is the command to go to the directory one step up, cd is the abbreviation of change directory, it is used to move the directory.)
Enter "cd FSCGen"
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Step 4: Enter "Nbt.exe de.fsc 0xA6 0x28 X123456" (X123456 is the last 7 digits of the chassis number and all chassis numbers must be in capital letters.)
In this way, you can generate BMW FSC code successfully! All you need to buy is just a cheap BMW ENET F-series Coding Cable!
enter-digits
Related BMW diagnostic tool you may need:
BMW ICOM NEXT with V2017.03 ISTA-D software


Or directly visit http://www.obdii365.com/

5.22.2017

(Q&A) Useful tips for BMW ICOM ISTA Coding and Programming

Here share with you some useful tips and knowledge when talking about BMW Coding and BMW Programming by ISTA Rheingold!

Check below Q&A: (Questions raised by a beginner and answered by a professional)
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Q: Is it safe to update software with ISTA on all BMW's that come through my shop ? What problems can I run into? (assuming I have a good power supply for car and laptop)
A: Depends on many factors, but as long as you use a good ICOM and a good power supply, you should be OK.

Q: Can updates on comfort mode, brick an ECU (or more)?
A: As long as you stick to the proposed measures plan in Comfort Mode and your setup (laptop, software etc.) is solid, there shouldn't be any opportunity to brick an ECU.

Q: If updates are safe, on what series can I do them ? BMW F, G for sure..can I do E ?
A: F, G and I series and for Motorrad models with vehicle electrical system 2020 (BN2020). E Series programming is not supported in ISTA+, use ISTA/P or WinKFP for individual modules. BMW ENET Cable you may also need.

Q: Updates for Navi maps, can I do them in ISTA also ? Again, is it safe ? Do you recommend E-Sys more for this job ?
A: I have not attempted this with ISTA+, but would assume process is similar to ISTA/P. I'd stick with ESYS strictly for ease of use.

Q: I have an BMW ICOM A2+B+C with ISTA all OK. And I understand that E-Sys is more complex than ISTA, regarding coding and programming for F-Series, as NCSExpert and WINkfp are for E-Series. You can do coding in ISTA also right ? for all series ? Or ISTA does less ?
A: You need to differentiate between coding and "encoding". ISTA+ will do "encoding" depending on the programming required. That is not the same as coding (features). I don't think I'd say ESYS is more complicated than ISTA+, each are different in the way they approach coding/programming.

Hope this blog helps you!

BMW Coding and Programming related tools all here:
bmw-icom-next
BMW ICOM A2 WIFI
bmw-icom-next
BMW ENET Coding Cable
bmw-enet-cable
BMW INPA K+DCAN with FT232RQ Chip and Switch
bmw-inpa-k-dcan-cable

5.18.2017

05.2017 ISTA-P 3.61.4 ISTA-D 4.04.31 ETK KSD RSD Download

Here, free download the latest BMW ICOM Next software 05.2017 ISTA-D 4.04.31 ISTA-P 3.61.4 (Expert Mode) and ETK-KSD-RSD


Free download ISTA-P 3.61.4.002 on Mega
– not tested, try on your own risk

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Free download BMW ISTA-D 4.04.31 Standalone + SQLiteDBs EN-DB V4.04.31 + Tool
– not tested, try on your own risk

Download ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 Windows 7:
– 100% tested, works perfectly with the new ICOM Next and old BMW ICOM
icom-software
bmw-icom-next
ISTA-D 4.04.31 ISTA-P 3.61.4 System requirements:
Operating system
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 or 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Hardware requirements
  • Processor (CPU): min 2.2 GHz Dual Core or 4.4 GHz Single Core CPU (Summary of Cores or Threads should be more than 4.4 GHz)
  • Memory (RAM): min 4 GB
  • Hard drive (HDD): min 195 GB free space on disk C: before installation
Interface requirements
  • BMW ISPI ISTA+: Genuine or clone ICOM A1, A2 or A3, ICOM Next A, ENET cable, K-Dcan cable
  • BMW ISPI ISTA-P: Genuine or clone ICOM A1, A2 or A3, ICOM Next A,BMW ICOM Next


2017.05 ISTA-D 4.04.31 ISTA-P 3.61.4 Information:

BMW ISTA+ 4.04.31 (also called ISTA, ISTA-D or Rheingold)
  • Module (ECU) errors reading and clearing
  • Gearbox (transmission) and engine adaptations erasing
  • Fuel injectors control, correction amount real time viewing, injector registering
  • Engine mountings testing
  • Mass air flow (MAF) testing and registering. Whole air system testing
  • EGR system control and testing
  • Turbocharger and related components control and testing
  • Diesel particulate filter regeneration (DPF)
  • Battery replacement
  • Oil change and service interval reset
  • Wiring diagrams, live data, repair instructions, technical documents etc
  • Programming, vehicle retrofit, mirror coding, FSC codes adding or updating etc
  • And many more other functions
BMW ISTA-P 3.61.4.002 Multilanguage + Expert Mode (single module programming)
  • Battery type change
  • Module (ECU) software updating, coding and replacement
  • Vehicle retrofitting, options enabling and disabling
  • Choose ISTA-P language directly from ISTA-P taskbar agent
  • And many more other functions
BMW KSD 05.2017 Multilanguage
  • Working/labor hours
  • Technical data
  • Service information
  • Defect codes
  • Service & repair packages
  • Approved wheel/tyre combinations
  • Recommended summer and winter tyres
  • And other functions
BMW RSD 09.2016 Multilanguage
Commercial and technical service data for repair and maintenance of BMW Motorcycles
  • Working/labor hours
  • Technical data for motorcycle
  • Service information
  • Defect codes
  • Description of devices and tools
  • Process of removal, installation of bike parts and mechanisms
  • Service & repair packages
  • Approved wheel/tyre combinations
  • And other functions


ISTA-P 3.60 Car List:

can be dealt with using ISTA/P:
 E Series
 F, G and I series (will be switched off gradually from ISTA/P 3.62.0 on)

F, G, I Series (ISTA 4, ISTA/P)
Series group I level
F001 (F0x, RR4, RR5) F001-17-03-505
F010 (F06, F1x) F010-17-03-505
F020 (F2x, F3x, F80, F82, F83, F87) F020-17-03-505
F025 (F15, F16, F25, F26, F85, F86) F025-17-03-508
F056 (F4x, F5x, F6x) F056-17-03-507
S15A (G1x, G3x, RR1x) S15A-17-03-507
S15C (G38) S15C-17-03-506
I001 (I03, I08) I001-17-03-507
I levels correspond to the ISTA Service Data version on the front page.

E Series (ISTA/P)
Series group I level
E065 (E65, E66) E065-15-07-500
E060 (E60, E61, E63, E64) E060-16-11-500
E070 (E70, E71, E72) E070-16-11-500
E89x (E81, E82, E84, E87, E88, E89, E90, E91, E92, E93) E89x-16-11-500
R056 (R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61) R056-17-03-504
RR01 (RR1, RR2, RR3) RR01-17-03-500


ISTA-D 4.04 ISTA-P 3.60 Review:

I have installed it without any problems…

Me to without any error no problem
sometime download from mega file is corrupted and if you download with megadownloader files get corrupted all the time.
try download it again maby that will help.

Also no error here – Working perfect

With me runs very well.

5.08.2017

How to Update BMW ICOM Next firmware to V1.40.05

Post topic: BMW ICOM Next fw: 1.4 1.40.05 bootimage 1.25.02 download and update instructions.

Free download BMW ICOM Next firmware 1.40.05:

Compatible ICOM Next interface:
  • BMW ICOM NEXT fw:1.4.0 V2017.03 Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P (Item No. SP269-1)
  • BMW ICOM NEXT fw:1.4.0 with no Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P(Item No. SP269)
  • Wifi BMW ICOM NEXT fw:1.4.0 with no Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P(Item No. SP269-B)
Tip:To run ICOM Next A+B+Cnewest Rheingold  ISTA-D 4.04.12  ISTA-P 3.60.2.001, ICOM Next firmware needs to be updated to the current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.25.02 and current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 1.40.05.

ICOM Next fw 1.40.05/01.25.02 update steps:
  1. Please use internet cable to connect ICOM Next with the computer, and charge ICOM Next via 12V power adapter or connect ICOM Next to BMW vehicle for power.

  1. Use IE Internet Explorer to open http://169.254.33.45:60080/, username/password: root/NZY1150263

  1. Select “Update Firmware”, you can see ICOM firmware version information.
update-firmware
  1. Select “Browse” to select file “ICOM-BootImage-01-25-02.bin”, set image type as “SYSTEM”, click “Send the file”.

  1. Select “Yes” when you get prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, then ICOM indicator light will turn red.

  1. When it shows “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful”, click “Update Firmware”.
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7. Choose “ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-40-05.bin”, set image type “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”, this will be done in several minutes please be patient.

  1. click “Yes” when you get prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, then the ICOM indicator light will turn red again.
  2. Complete updating, click “reboot”.

  1. Click “Home” – “Update Firmware”, you will see ICOM Next firmware display the newest version.

Tip:
Make sure your computer obtain IP address automatically.

Done! GOOD LUCK!

5.03.2017

BMW E90 Digital Speedometer Coding by Ncs Expert

Do you know it’s easy to DIY activate Digital Speedometer show on BMW dashboard?
This blog will guide you how use NCS Expert and cheap BMW INPA K+DCAN USB Interface to code E90 335i 2008 Digital Speedometer!
bmw-speedodomter
All you need to prepare:
  1. A WIN 7 or WIN10 laptop with NCS Expert software.
  2. BMW INPA Cable $15.99 or INPA K+DCAN Cable with switch $17.99, both OK.
inpa-cable
Step 1
Turn on car ignition and turn off anything that will run down car battery like headlight. (Make sure car battery is stable during the coding, or connect car with power supply)
Plug the INPA cable into car OBD2 port and the red LED will be on.
And connect the other USB end with laptop.

Step 2
Open BMW NCS Expert software.
Click the “File” button on top bar, choose “Load Profile” and “Revtor’s NCS Expert Profile”.
load-file
Click F1 button.
Click F3 button to select chassis E89. (BMW E89 is same with E90, E91 and E92)
choose-chassis
Click F6 button to back.

Step 3
Click F4 button to choose ECU KOMBI.
choose-ecu-kombi
Click F2 button to change job name and choose job: CODIERINDEX_LESEN. (It means to read code index)
choose-job
Click F3 button to execute the job.
Then Job ended.
end-job
Step 4
Go to the Local Disk C: then folder NCSEXPER then folder WORK
Find the file FSW_PSW.TRC.
 FSW_PSW
Open the file FSW_PSW.TRC, Control button + F to search “DIGITAL”.
And you can find this parameter “BC_DIGITAL_V”
Change the value from “nicht_aktiv” to “aktiv”.
change-value
Step 5
Save the change.
Click the “File” button on top bar, choose “Save as”.
Change the file name to “FSW_PSW.MAN”.
Click “Save” button and click “Yes” to replace the old FSW_PSW.MAN file.
replace-the-old-FSW_PSW
Click F5 button to select basic function: coapiReadSgGetFswPsw
select-basic-function
Basic function perfect ended.

Step 6
Click F2 button change job to choose SG_CODIEREN.
change-job
Then click F3 button to execute the job.
Wait it complete. Coding ended.
coding-complete
In this way you successfully make digital speedometer show on your Bimmer dashboard by cheap BMW INPA K+DCAN cable!