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    I have just been stung by a garage having a diagnostic carried out and i would like to have a go myself. Now i have read a few posts and i am gathering parts. I have an old laptop with a seriel port and will order the necessary leads from the internet. Where do i get the programme from? and can i use it on a Focus C-max?

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    You should be able to get INPA running and code reading with your laptop Rich.
    INPA is BMW specific diag software and so incompatible with other marques.
    I'm sure with a bit of digging you'll be able to find a Ford or even generic code reading software but you'll probably need another lead.
    I'll dig out @dailydoggy 's how to guide

    It's here Rich..... http://www.bmwforums.info/ecu-diagno...g-started.html

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    all the info is on BFI that you need in these pages...

    PM me if you want my link to the INPA software...
    Last edited by dailydoggy; 18-09-2012 at 17:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    all the info is on BFI that you need in these pages...

    PM me if you want my link to the INPA software...
    cheers mate just read throught all the info and have pm'd you.

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    Inpa is all installed on the laptop (Thanks DD) and the laptop has a seriel port. I have got the black lead from ebay just struggling on the box now (See picure below). Just to check the car is an E36 February 1999 Compact with the round connector in the engine bay so can someone confirm i am ordering the correct parts.

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    Yeah that looks like the one

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    cheers mate now where do i get the box from because i cant find it anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-e36 View Post
    cheers mate now where do i get the box from because i cant find it anywhere
    What box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_h View Post
    What box?
    The box thats got "obd / ads interface" written on it in the photograph.

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    You can buy the 19 pin socket that fits straight onto the end of an obd cable without of of those extras

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