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    Quote Originally Posted by FAL View Post
    Right, even after today’s problems, i will get your cars encoded with the functions that you want. Theirs four ways that i can do this for you:

    1. I can come to you (i think that Jim is in Rutland, not far from me).
    2. I can meet you at another event.
    3. I can do it over the internet.
    4. I can show you how to do it.

    Let me know what you think or drop me a PM.
    Very kind of you mate how does meeting at the Northampton meet in Oct grab you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim 320d View Post
    Very kind of you mate how does meeting at the Northampton meet in Oct grab you?
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    I think that should be okay Jim, but i'll check what's going-on work-wise and confirm.

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    What is the easiest way to go about coding my passenger wing mirror to dip when I put the car into reverse?
    The easiest way, would be to find somebody with ISTA-P, NCS or possibly Autologic with the CIP add-on (that would probably do it). Progman would be no-good on a 2010 E87.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAL View Post
    I think that should be okay Jim, but i'll check what's going-on work-wise and confirm. .
    Be cool if you can make it
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    What kind of things can you do with an E36 04/95 build with the software? (Complete noob question)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    What kind of things can you do with an E36 04/95 build with the software? (Complete noob question)
    I assume you’re talking about INPA, as mentioned in my first post?

    Short Answer: A lot. It can test any and all combinations of ECUs, sensors and actuators, fitted to the car.

    Long Boring Techy Geeky Answer: INPA (INterpreter für PrüfAbläufe [Interpreter for Diagnostic Test Procedures]) is a proprietary engineering and NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) software tool, designed for use by BMW Group and its Tier One/Tier Two supplier partners. The list of things you can do with INPA is huge, but some examples are:
    • Read fault memories, along with resetting/erasing those memories.
    • Read shadow fault memories, along with resetting/erasing those shadow memories.
    • Read identification data, such as part numbers, VIN numbers, operating system versions, data versions and variant versions.
    • Read and Write RAM/ROM (PROM, EPROM and EEPROM).
    • Activate actuators and sensors.
    • Activate/Emulate analog and digital inputs/outputs.
    • Calibrate new values.
    • Assist with the installation of new components, such as gearboxes, air suspension, etc.

    It is designed for:
    • Development engineers to run tests during design and pre-production.
    • Build and Rectification Technicians to run tests and calibrate values, during vehicle production.
    • Dealer support engineers to run tests and rectify faults, that dealer technicians cannot.

    It is the third best diagnostic tool that you can get for BMW ECUs, with only Tool Set and Tier One Supplier software being more in-depth. To put that into perspective, and using Siemens as an example:

    INPA is designed to be easily configurable and upgradable - that is a polite way of saying that it does not have a particularly appealing look to it. It is written using a combination of the computer programming languages C, C++ and Pascal.

    I hope that helps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAL View Post
    I hope that helps?
    That really helps!

    I done a few Google searchs but I cant get my head around what I actually need... Where is the best place to get the equipment? How much does this all cost to buy in?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    I done a few Google searches, but I can’t get my head around what I actually need... Where is the best place to get the equipment? How much does this all cost to buy in?
    Requirements:
    • A 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows, either NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8.
    • A serial port (RS-232 9-Pin D-Sub) or CardBus port (PCMCIA 5.0/JEIDA 4.2) - if running a CardBus port, you will also require a serial port adaptor with base address 0x3F8 and interrupt request IRQ 4.
    • An ADS interface (Aktive Diagnose Stecker [Active Diagnostic Connector]).

    A laptop with a serial port and a 32-bit Windows operating system, can be picked-up quite cheaply. An ADS interface can be bought from various on-line shops or auctions sites - the best quality one i have seen so far, is by Gert van der Sanden who runs Interfaces4Beemers part-time. The INPA software we can sort out later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAL View Post
    Requirements:
    • A 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows, either NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8.
    • A serial port (RS-232 9-Pin D-Sub) or CardBus port (PCMCIA 5.0/JEIDA 4.2) - if running a CardBus port, you will also require a serial port adaptor with base address 0x3F8 and interrupt request IRQ 4.
    • An ADS interface (Aktive Diagnose Stecker [Active Diagnostic Connector]).

    A laptop with a serial port and a 32-bit Windows operating system, can be picked-up quite cheaply. An ADS interface can be bought from various on-line shops or auctions sites - the best quality one i have seen so far, is by Gert van der Sanden who runs Interfaces4Beemers part-time. The INPA software we can sort out later.
    Thank you!!! Time for me to go start buying!!!

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    Post Buying Used Modules - E36

    If you’re thinking of buying a used module, to replace a damaged/non-functioning one, it’s always helpful to know if it will require re-encoding to suite your car - especially if you’ve bought a module from outside the United Kingdom. Encoding (commonly referred to as coding), simply means to change the behaviour of the software on the module. Since the E36, E36.5, E36.7 and E36.8 appear to be a common favourite here on BFI, i thought i would use that chassis as an example. Here are the basic functions of each module, that may require changing:

    ZAE - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E31, E34, E38 and E39. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Baureihe (English: Chassis)
    • Drucksensor (English: Seat Occupancy Sensors - Driver and Passenger)
    • Ausloesekriterium (English: National Variant - Europe, United States or Canada)
    • Crashparameter (English: Crash Parameters for Chassis Type i.e. E31, E36, etc. - so that the module knows what functions to perform in a crash situation)

    ERL - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E39. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Motor (English: Engine Type)
    • Reifentoleranzabgleich (English: Tyre Size)
    • Logik Ha Sperre (English: Rear Axle Lock - normally switched-off on pre-1997 vehicles, but you would need to check)
    • Getriebe (English: Gearbox - Manual or Automatic)

    AS5 - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E31, E34, E38 and E39. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Lastbereichskennfeld (English: Loading Range - switched off on an E36)
    • Getriebe (English: Gearbox - Manual or Automatic)
    • Schlupfbandmodifikation (English: Slip Range - switched off, unless it’s an E36 M3 manufactured between 1995 and 1998)

    ASC/DSC - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E39. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Dk Poti Wert (English: Throttle Potentiometer Value - switched on, on an E36)
    • Motor (English: Engine Type)
    • Getriebe (English: Gearbox - Manual or Automatic)

    BCL - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E39. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • K Zahl Weg (English: Signal-per-Kilometres - switched off on an E36, unless it’s an Alpina or an E36 M3 manufactured between 1992 and 1995)
    • Motor (English: Engine Type)
    • BC (English: On-Board Computer)
    • Weg Reichweite (English: Fuel Range Read-Out Type - Miles or Kilometres)
    • Weg Durchschnitt (English: Average Speed Read-Out Type - Miles or Kilometres)
    • Warnung Temperatur (English: Temperature Warning - normally switched on, on an E36)
    • Verbrauch D1 (English: Fuel Consumption Display Read-Out Type - needs to be set to United Kingdom MPG, unless it’s an Alpina in which case it’s set to litres per 100 kilometres)
    • Tank Kennlinie (English: Fuel Tank Curve - needs to be set to curve type two, if it’s an E36 M3 manufactured between 1995 and 1998)

    BC5 - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E39. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • K Zahl Weg (English: Signal-per-Kilometres - switched off on an E36, unless it’s an Alpina or an E36 M3 manufactured between 1992 and 1995)
    • Sprache (English: Language Type)
    • Verbrauch D1 (English: Fuel Consumption Display Read-Out Type - needs to be set to United Kingdom MPG, unless it’s an Alpina in which case it’s set to litres per 100 kilometres)
    • Wegstrecke Einheit (English: Distance Type - Miles or Kilometres)
    • CCM (English: Engine Check Control Sequence - needs to be switched on, on an E36 325i, 328i and E36.7 Z3.

    CVM - These can only be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Ueberrollschutz (English: Roll-Over Protection - needs to be switched on, on vehicles manufactured after 1997)

    EWS - These can be sourced from many donor vehicles, but it’s necessary to write a new ZCS/FA sequence, along with changing the ISN (Integrated Security Number) and resetting the Rolling Code Tables back to 1. I won’t go into detail here, maybe at some point in the future.

    GM4 - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E39. Here are the basic settings (there are many), that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Funktion Cabrio (English: Cabriolet Roof - obviously switched off, unless it’s a cabriolet)
    • Fensterheber Hinten (English: Electric Rear Windows - only switched on, on an E36 saloon or touring)
    • Fh Absenken Verdeck Oeff (English: Cabriolet Roof Electric Front Windows Drop - obviously switched off, unless it’s a cabriolet)
    • Fensterheber Vorne (English: Electric Front Windows - will need to be switched on, for most E36s)

    GR2 - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E39. Here are the settings, that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Zylinder Zahl (English: Engine Type - 4, 6 or 8 cylinder)
    • Getriebe (English: Gearbox - Manual or Automatic)
    • K Zahl Gr (English: Signal-per-Kilometres - 4712 impulses per kilometre if it’s an Alpina, or an E36 M3 manufactured between 1992 and 1995)
    • Motor/Getriebe (English: Engine Type and Gearbox Type)

    IHKR - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E31, E32 and E34 (as far as i know). Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Magnetkupplung (English: Electro-Magnetic Clutch - normally switched on, on an E36)
    • Baureihe (English: Chassis)
    • Ll/Rl (English: Left or Right Hand Drive)
    • Motor Art Klima (English: Engine Type - Petrol or Diesel)
    • Zylinder Zahl (English: Engine Type - 4, 6 or 8 cylinder)
    • K Zahl Weg (English: Signal-per-Kilometres - 4712 impulses per kilometre if it’s an Alpina, or an E36 M3 manufactured between 1992 and 1995)

    IHKA - These can only be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Ll/Rl (English: Left or Right Hand Drive)
    • Motor Art Klima (English: Engine Type - Petrol or Diesel)
    • Zylinder Zahl (English: Engine Type - 4, 6 or 8 cylinder)
    • K Zahl Weg (English: Signal-per-Kilometres - 4712 impulses per kilometre if it’s an Alpina, or an E36 M3 manufactured between 1992 and 1995)

    Kombi (Instrument Cluster) - These can only be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, but you will need to have the M35080 IC replaced with a new blank, and your correct mileage written to it. You will also need to have the ZCS (Central Coding Key) copied from the EWS to the replacement Cluster. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Laendervariante (English: National variant - needs to be set to Europe)
    • Steigung Einspritz Kennl (English: Engine and Fuel Injection Type)
    • Schwelle Ueberdrehzahl (English: Engine RPM Threshold)
    • K Zahl Weg (English: Signal-per-Kilometres - 4712 impulses per kilometre if it’s an Alpina, or an E36 M3 manufactured between 1992 and 1995)
    • K Zahl Weg [Kompl] (English: Signal-per-Kilometres Inverted - 4712 impulses per kilometre if it’s an Alpina, or an E36 M3 manufactured between 1992 and 1995)
    • Motor Faktor (English: Signal-per-Engine Revolution - 2, 3, 4 or 6 depending on engine type)
    • Getriebe (English: Gearbox - Manual or Automatic)
    • Austauschpunkt (English: Used Part Indicator and Mileage Tamper Dot - this needs to be switched off, for obvious reasons)
    • Temperatur Kennlinie (English: Temperature Curve - needs to be set to curve type two, if it’s an Alpina or an M3)
    • Tank Kennlinie (English: Fuel Tank Curve - needs to be set to curve type two, if it’s an E36 M3 manufactured between 1995 and 1998)
    • Tank Daempfung (English: Fuel Tank Damping Curve - needs to be set to curve type two, if it’s an E36 M3 manufactured between 1995 and 1998)
    • Wegstrecke Einheit (English: Distance Type - Miles or Kilometres)

    ASC/DSC MK20 - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E39 and E46 (as far as i know). Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Getriebe (English: Gearbox - Manual or Automatic)
    • Reifentol Abgleich Asc (English: Tyre Size Tolerance - normally switched on, on an E36)
    • Motor Art Asc (English: Engine Type for ASC calculations)

    ASC/DSC MK60 - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E39 and E46 (as far as i know). Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Getriebe (English: Gearbox - Manual or Automatic)
    • Reifentol Abgleich Asc (English: Tyre Size Tolerance - normally switched on, on an E36)
    • Motor Art Asc (English: Engine Type for ASC calculations)

    ZVM - These can be sourced from another E36 donor vehicle, and also from an E34 and E39. Here are the settings that may need changing, depending on the donor vehicle:
    • Funktion Fh Relais (English: Key Fob Function Relay - needs to be set to Europe, even if the module has come from a UK E34)


    I hope this helps!
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