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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:33 PM
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Thanks.

I thought it was the wrong cable.
Ive contacted the seller to see if they can refund or replace it.

Nothing i can do to make this cable work without additional hardware though?
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:27 PM
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I believe you need the black rectangular adapter when using K+DCan cable on cars earlier then 2008. Not all suppliers include this. You also need to use the underhood diagnostic port.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-INPA-E...item3a7743687a

"K+DCAN OBD2 female to OBD2 male Adapter for extended backward compatibility"
Can anyone confirm that the above connector is all I need for it to work with my fathers 1999 e39?

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:27 PM
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1st option
Buy this adapter additional to your existing cable:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Diagnost...1&cmd=ViewItem


This solution is pretty flexible, will work with any model from 1998. You might run into a car which needs the female-male OBD2 adapter what this kit doesn't contain.


2nd option

buy the cable pshovest suggested and buy the additional adapter above.
This solution will be the most flexible, will work with any model from 1998.



3rd option:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-USB-OBD-...1&cmd=ViewItem

this will work with your father's car, but not on newer models with D-Can

Last edited by acoste; 08-01-2012 at 03:01 PM.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:11 PM
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Thanks for your help buddy.

What models will need the male/female connector? Knowing our luck we will need it!

As i say just 4 wires to obd socket in car.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:00 PM
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2nd solution works also with F series, the 1st doesn't.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:02 PM
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Just bought the 20 pin connector got a red light on lead but it still wont work!
It wont work with monoscan either...

Anyone know exactly what cable will definitely work with a 98 520i?

Thanks
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:02 PM
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Just bought the 20 pin connector got a red light on lead but it still wont work!
It wont work with monoscan either...

Anyone know exactly what cable will definitely work with a 98 520i?

Thanks
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:10 PM
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Will this work?

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=150842075176
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:48 PM
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My third solution definitely works on a 98 528i

But the setup is not easy. Especially on a 64bit machine.
You have to change some settings for the com port.
Some people say, not all of the usb-serial chipset works with Inpa.

Read a lot about the setup before ordering a new cable.


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Old 10-15-2012, 05:25 PM
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Can somebody help me out please i need to synch dme to ews using inpa. Ppl say it takes couple mins but i cant find step by step instructions. I have code 2737 ( tamper protection) replaced watercooled alternator/starter/ and integrated supply module, i appreciate all the info. Dont really want to tow the car to the dealer
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:02 PM
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I bought the program and have everything running on a dell d610 I ran a full diagnostic with carsoft and tomorrow will be trying inpa, I will post back.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:08 PM
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Is there any software that runs under windows to read and write odometer values for BMW?
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:04 PM
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thank you bluebee for your great info it really helped me BIG TIME!!
inpa works great now i am going outside to play around with NCS and try the auto lock at 5MPH feature.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:46 PM
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If anyone can help me make sense of all of this. All I need is to reprogram my passenger airbag module to have the correct vin and I cannot find a write up anywhere for it. Please help.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:24 PM
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Cable for 2007 BMW 525i

I need to register the battery in my 2007 525i. Can someone suggest me the correct cable/adapter? Too much info and i am confused. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:35 PM
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I need to register the battery in my 2007 525i. Can someone suggest me the correct cable/adapter? Too much info and i am confused. Thanks in advance.
For Exx Chassis (E60), you need a K+DCAN USB Interface like this:

http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/...&product_id=16

I am not sure what to use to register the Battery though. Maybe Tool32 or INPA, and possibly NCS Expert.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:13 PM
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I need to register the battery in my 2007 525i. Can someone suggest me the correct cable/adapter? Too much info and i am confused. Thanks in advance.
There was A LOT of research and set-up, in addition to the required hardware, needed to program/register my battery. It was some time ago but this thread provided a solid base. Good luck!
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:28 PM
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Thank you! @ shawnsheridan and @ grimloktt
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:51 AM
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I'm trying to make sense of the basics of this. Is this suite basically a cheaper version of the Bavarian Technic tool and software? I'm guessing functionalities are basically the same (albeit the interface on the bav tech one looks better). I'm looking for a better BMW specific diagnostic tool other than a generic OBDII reader and I guess deciding between this and getting the Bav Tech software/adapter.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:35 PM
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Cross referencing to this thread today:
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Stuff you need
Windows XP
EasyBCD 2.2
Inpainstallation CD INPA
Adobe Reader
Imgburn
Windows 7 recovery CD
OBD.ini
FTDI drivers

Part 1. Installation of windows Xp
Make sure you have Partitioned your hard drive before you start
Step One
Put the Disc you made by using ImgBurn
Step 2
Upon Start Up hit F12 and choose CD Drive
Step 3
Select the empty partition
Step 4
Install Windows

Right about now you are thinking you're screwed because you can't boot to windows 7 anymore but now install EasyBCD 2.2 and you can edit the boot menu for dual boot. Try to boot into windows 7 you realize that it the boot path is corrupt and it won't boot. So insert the recovery CD it will do its magic and now you can Dual boot into Windows 7 or windows XP

Part 2 Installation of INPA
Step 1
Install INPA. What is very important is that you only install the first 2 check marks! I will get back to this but you must do this!

Step 2
Change the Path Be careful double check whether windows xp is C drive or D drive this tricked me up



Step 3
Now Run OBD and you will realize that some have the same values so you have to go into the registry and Edit some registry and also add some.


Step 4
Now you have to install the FTDI drivers


Step 5
Now Attach your K+DCAN OBD2 adapter your computer won't find any drivers So it will ask if you want to install them yourself say yes.

Step 6
Choose it yourself and find FTDI Port.cat

Step 7
It should pop up under the device Manager as COMx go into the properties and change it to COM1

Step 8
Download OBD.INI, This is major and you need to put it in Windows Folder


Step 9
Now make sure it works when you attach the OBD2 USB, Inpa will say Ignition on even though its not attached.

Step 10
Now install the other software in parts. For some reason if I tried to install to many at once it would fail

Now everything should be working smooth you might wonder why windows XP doesn't have WIFI simple go into windows 7 and download the drivers for your computer restart into Windows Xp and install the drivers.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:39 AM
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HELP!
I have a 2007 525i (E60) and i tried to register my new battery and it is giving me this error.

"ERROR_ECU_CONDITIONS_NOT_CORRECT_OR_REQUEST_SEQUE NCE_ERROR"

Cable: INPA Compatable K + DCAN USB Interface
Software: EDIABAS TooSetl32
Group files used: MSV70.PRG & MSV80.PRG

I tried both group files above with car started and with just ignition on. Any help appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:24 PM
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HELP!
I have a 2007 525i (E60) and i tried to register my new battery and it is giving me this error.

"ERROR_ECU_CONDITIONS_NOT_CORRECT_OR_REQUEST_SEQUE NCE_ERROR"

Cable: INPA Compatable K + DCAN USB Interface
Software: EDIABAS TooSetl32
Group files used: MSV70.PRG & MSV80.PRG

I tried both group files above with car started and with just ignition on. Any help appreciated.
You're in an E39 forum here & E39s do not register the battery to the car. So folks here are unlikely to be familiar with the quirks of this procedure in an E60.

You're more likely to find help in this forum devoted to BMW software.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...play.php?f=233
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Bluebee I would like you to contact me on morganbavaria@gmail.com to ask you couple of questions regarding programming and coding... Thanks in advance
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:04 AM
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Bluebee I would like you to contact me on morganbavaria@gmail.com to ask you couple of questions regarding programming and coding... Thanks in advance
I'm really not the right person to give you the answer - but - I am the right person to point you to where you can ask and/or find the answer.

This is in the bestlinks, and it has all the major programming & coding forums:

- BMW factory & dealer programming, coding, and diagnostic software such as INPA, EDIABAS, NCS Expert, DIS, EasyDIS, Progman (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) & related BMW diagnostic-tool forums (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:09 AM
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Thank you so much ...

but I c these programs are for Models until 2003 or its until present models ?
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