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    has anyone got an idiots guide to getting inpa and disv44 working on a windows 7 64bit laptop?

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    Sure it was a Vagcom KKL which Jim used at the Leicester meet unsuccessfully (maybe modified, can't recall now though)

    I reckon this might do the trick then;

    BMW diagnostic tool INPA OBD & ADS Compatible Interface

    Not cheap, but it's the only one I've found so far and would cover all bases.
    These things can pay for themselves in no time (hopefully) due to not wasting money on incorrectly diagnosed faulty parts anyway, so viewed like that it's money well spent.

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    I have a working inpa on an old laptop with win xp. I used it on my old 2000 323ci, my old 2002 325 sport and my current 2004 316ti. But today when I went to help a fellow member on a 2004 320d it did not read the car. then I made the daft mistake of taking the usb out of port 1 and fitting it to port 2. the laptop went dead as soon as I switched the ignition on. its ok now after taking the battery out. but why wouldn't it read the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    I have a working inpa on an old laptop with win xp. I used it on my old 2000 323ci, my old 2002 325 sport and my current 2004 316ti. But today when I went to help a fellow member on a 2004 320d it did not read the car. then I made the daft mistake of taking the usb out of port 1 and fitting it to port 2. the laptop went dead as soon as I switched the ignition on. its ok now after taking the battery out. but why wouldn't it read the car?
    It should read the car no problem , did you get as far as selecting the engine variant ?

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    it never read the car. ignition was off and key off on the screen even though car was on. he got it to work after reprograming the lead. he has since put it back to what it was.

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    Hello. After many days of Failed attempts and sleepliess nights i managed to get INPA to work, but somehow my ignition indicator is reversed. It shows ignition on as soon i turn the car OFF. What the heck is going on? Any help or tips are welcome. I am using an ADS interface (RS232 serial port to 20pin round "pac man" connector) for my old and trusty e36 compact. I am a total noob when it comes to setting up this software.

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    Having built "almost free ADS" interface I would say the interface is not wired 100% correct. It is not your error. That said I have only ever found one situation itmatters in and as you have not got an SMG II M3, if it was me I would not worry for now.
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    Thank you very much for the quick answer. The problem is i need somehow to clear my error codes before my annual car inspection. The most annoying problem is the Airbag light that turns on for about 30 seconds every time i start my car. It happened because i had to remove the instrument cluster to pass some wiring for my project. I forgot to connect a plug and turned my car on. Since then i suspect the ECU and the cluster detect a discrepancy. I bet the light is some sort of tampering protection indicator. Funny thing is my last inpa was missing most files but the ignitiona and battery indicators worked correcly. LOL

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    P.S. Are you still cobbling ADS interfaces together?

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    Be clear, does the ABS light come on and go off, or is it permanently on?
    Permanently on is a fault. Coming on and going off is normal although 30 seconds seems longs.
    Read the manual, make sure you are looking at the right lamp and not brake fluid or pad warnings.

    Also you do not need ignition or battery detection to clear airbag faults, you didn't even need an ADS for airbag but you do for ABS. Read the faults and post them up if there are any.
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    The usual lamps light up on ignition then turn back off. I had an ABS problem half a year ago. Since then i replaced the faulty front left sensor and it never showed up again. The only light that stays on longer than usual is the airbag/belt tensioner lamp in my e36 compact. After some time it turns off by itself.

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