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BMW i3 I01 (2014 - Current)
The BMW i3 and BMW i8 are the first two cars launch under BMW's new sub brand BMW i. The i3 is an all carbon fiber, all electric vehicle meant for urban mobility.

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Old 10-17-2015, 04:05 PM
SKPnSF SKPnSF is offline
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OBD Coding Ethernet Cable to read error codes?


I have the OBD ethernet cable used for coding my i3. I'd like to read OBD the error codes using the same cable.

Is this possible,, if so, which software will work with this cable?
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:04 PM
God-Follower God-Follower is offline
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If you just want OBD codes, you could use the Dashdaq PC software. I have used it before, not incredible but functional nonetheless. Depending on how your cable was made, it may not work on many cars though. If they created a true ISO protocol cable, then it will work on most Japanese and European cars. If it is was just made an ethernet pass-thru, then it will only work on a select few cars.

Keep in mind that software will just get you OBD codes; not BMW hex codes. Finding a version of ISTA would be your best bet for that, but crosses into pretty dark territory in terms of legality.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:22 AM
Wolfgang1000 Wolfgang1000 is offline
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I recently connected an OBD Logger to my i3 but it seams there is no Data coming along the OBD Port. Does anybody know where the CAN BUS Data is hiding in the i3? Does it have another port like the Tesla S has?
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:12 PM
jadnashuanh jadnashuanh is offline
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It's at the same plug, you just need the proper cable and hardware/software to decode it.
Jim DeBruycker
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:09 PM
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It needs to be OBDII-RJ45 (ENET) cable. Then you can use programs like Gini, ISTA+, INPA, etc to read codes.
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