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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 02-09-2017, 02:35 PM
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Where are you learning how to use Rheingold?

I'm going to need to program my idrive controller to the correct car first, but I'd really like to know of common good things to do as well. Is there a recommended site or anything to check out?
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:53 PM
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I got Rheingold couple months ago and the more you use it, the more you get the grips of it. It's definitely not your usual piece of software GUI.

There are few basic functions on the internet like registering the battery, etc, but based on my experience you'll have to play with it yourself.

Comes very useful when car throws a fault, you click that and the software gives directions on what exactly you need to check.


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Old 02-10-2017, 02:59 PM
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Thanks. I'm having a hard time even getting the damn thing to connect in the first place. Really frustrating. I'm no slouch when it comes to general IT stuff, but I'm a half step away from telling them to take this **** back.

I keep getting an error when the system is reading my car's config:
94201: Technical service initialization failed
-2 Global.Unknown
55054 Global.Unknown
63014: (CASTOR) - Fault when executing a PSdZ function

Ever run into this?
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:05 PM
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:09 PM
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A friend that isn't much help. I've reset the car, tried a different computer, verified I'm getting an IP and everything. Just no dice.
I'm gonna keep working on it, but I suspect it's because of the used idrive controller I put in. BMW said I'd need to get it programmed, but it worked as soon as I attached it. That may be because it was already programmed for a 750. It's hard for me to believe it's much more than a glorified joystick, but maybe so.
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:03 AM
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Make sure that you move the files with .sqlite extension to this directory
C:\Program Files\BMW\ISPI\TRIC\ISTA\SQLiteDBs

And ISTA-D is for diagnostics only, coding can be done through e-sys
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:00 AM
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Make sure that you move the files with .sqlite extension to this directory
C:\Program Files\BMW\ISPI\TRIC\ISTA\SQLiteDBs

And ISTA-D is for diagnostics only, coding can be done through e-sys
Thanks! I'll give that a try.
I got ista/p, which I thought could code as well?

**Update: Not finding any SQLite files when I do a search. I found another thread that seems to be suggesting a static IP and to update the timeouts on ediabas.ini, so I'll give that a try.
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:58 PM
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Thanks! I'll give that a try.
I got ista/p, which I thought could code as well?

**Update: Not finding any SQLite files when I do a search. I found another thread that seems to be suggesting a static IP and to update the timeouts on ediabas.ini, so I'll give that a try.
I'd suggest PM'ing Reclaimer, he seems to know a lot on this topic.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:38 PM
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I'd suggest PM'ing Reclaimer, he seems to know a lot on this topic.
Will do. Thanks! Interestingly enough, turns out I can't ping the IP it seems to think the car is at. I'm trying to think back on my server admin days to a way to discover all IPs connected, because I definitely don't want to try a ping sweep or something on a /16 subnet. It makes me think if it's not the IP, there's something wrong with the emulation.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:01 AM
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The car has static IP so i guess no need for sweep, ista/p is tricky to work with, add to that early versions of ZGW have issues communicating through e-net cable and needs ICOM.
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