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Old 01-16-2012, 12:50 PM
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before i can even getted started i ran into "you must have write privileges in the registry for this device in order to modify the device's advanced settings" when trying to change the advanced port latency timer to 1 from 16 in port settings.

anybody run into this?
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:00 PM
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Updated EDIABAS to 7.2, but it seemed to be missing a lot of files, so I used the old referenz install to fill in the files.

Here's where I am now:


EDIABAS 7.2 NCS
vin is faulty
COAPI 2000 EDIABAS or SGBD error
IFH-0018 Initialization error

INPA
Group file D_0074
SYS-0005 object file not found
 
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick5811 View Post
Updated EDIABAS to 7.2, but it seemed to be missing a lot of files, so I used the old referenz install to fill in the files.

Here's where I am now:


EDIABAS 7.2 NCS
vin is faulty
COAPI 2000 EDIABAS or SGBD error
IFH-0018 Initialization error

INPA
Group file D_0074
SYS-0005 object file not found
I fought with that for quite some time. Read this thread:
http://www.bmwcoding.com/showthread....oding-your-car

The quoted text for updating the Daten files specifically. Also, did you keep your original ediabas.ini file? (copy it over from your old directory)


bmwcoding's download, if I recall correctly just 'worked' after you dropped in the daten files and updated to 7.2.
 
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:31 PM
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After downloading another 3 ALIBABAS rar's and NCSexperts and Standard Tools 11 (error) and 10, and getting the same exact errors I made one last desperate attempt to fix it, by doing something I learned in the Corps...

...hitting and cussing at it.

After I slammed the connector into my OBD port I was able to get NCSexpert to read my vin and I even managed to create a trace file with my current settings (I think). Then I was too far into NCS and I didn't know what to do, so I tried to figure it out. The directions said to close out NCS and reopen it to do the coding, but now I'm getting the cable errors again, and NCS stopped responding.

I think the cable is FUBAR and needs to be replaced by a (probably) more expensive one.

[edit] YES! The cable is a POS. One of the wires (white) came out of the circuit board while trying to read the modules, causing all kinds of errors. Glad it didn't happen while WRITING or I'd have been WAY $%*@ED!

This is the all blue one held together by white glue from the Romanian seller on Ebay btw...trying to get my money back and order another (yet still cheap) cable...

I'm going to try to modify the trace file or whatever to find the options I want changed, just in case I can get the cable to work again for a few minutes...
 

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Old 01-18-2012, 05:23 PM
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If you have a decent pencil type soldering iron, you can likely fix the bad solder joint. (and touch up the other wires while you're in there)

congrats on getting it going. (even though it was short lived)
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:19 AM
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Hi,
I am not too much into Windows..... Is there anybody out there who lives in the DC area and is experienced with NCS expert ? I need one small modification via NCS expert.
Please let me know....
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:11 AM
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I"m not that experienced with it, but I do have it setup and working on a dedicated system. I used it to disable the weight sensor in the seat of my R53. I'm in Fairfax VA.
 
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:17 PM
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neither downloads are working
 
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:28 AM
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Got my new cable the other day, and I expected it to work since I was finally able to get the old cable sorta working. Plugged the new one in, but it didn't work at all, not even the black battery/ignition circles in INPA. After another thousand installs/uninstalls trying to get a working configuration it still doesn't work.


I'm about to @#$%can this whole @#$* thing because it's such a time consuming pita. The first cable was from eBay, the second from Amazon.

I started thinking maybe there's a problem with my OBD connector or the k-line, but my regular code reader seems to work just fine. Is there any way to test these cables to verify whether it's a software problem or a hardware issue?
 

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:31 PM
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Mini R56 Code list

All,

Below is a link to a spread sheet containg a list of the modifiable code for the mini R56 (cas,frm,speg,2rad...). Feel free to update the sheet and add meanings to the code list. It is on google docs so all may edit.

feel free to add worksheets for modules that aren't listed.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...XFjY3Zicmc2Tnc
 
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:05 PM
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maybe I should add it to the excel file I already have, like in a tab or something ?
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by 2big4mycar View Post
neither downloads are working

Not sure what you are doing wrong...this works fine.
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:48 PM
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Same here, links don't work. When I click on, this is what I get:



Sorry, the page (or document) you have requested is not available.

Please check the address and try again.
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by GTECKO View Post
Not sure what you are doing wrong...this works fine.
Same problem here...

For google getting:

"Sorry, the page (or document) you have requested is not available.

Please check the address and try again."

and for 4shared

"The file link that you requested is not valid."
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:13 PM
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The second link seems to be done ... the 1st one works though.
I ll try to upload onto another platform...4shared cut me off


Updated and refreshed the 2nd link - Sorry about the wait
 

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:23 PM
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I can get this spreadsheet on google docs to display

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...XFjY3Zicmc2Tnc

but it will not let me print, save it as an excel file or print it as a PDF... is it locked from doing these things for some reason?

My bad... the web page was displaying and error in the status bar, but after I closed the window, I saw the excel file were downloaded. Duh!
 

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:34 AM
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Is it possible to program the horn to honk with the remote (with the lock or unlock button)? I'm finding it annoying that it doesn't because I have a parking garage at home and sometimes the wife drives the car and forgets wear she parks. As a result I end up walking around the garage looking for my car. The horn beep would definitely help.
 
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:34 AM
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I don't see such an option. If you have (or add) the factory alarm, it will beep when you lock/unlock.
 
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:36 AM
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I don't see such an option. If you have (or add) the factory alarm, it will beep when you lock/unlock.
Exactly my findings as well. Under $200 to add the factory alarm kit.
 
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:57 AM
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is it an easy DIY job, adding the alarm kit? Do I need to go to the dealer to program it also?
 
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:43 PM
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Hi all,

Got a question about programming with NCS Expert.

My problem is, I can read the module and get the trace file, however, when trying to write the file, it write, but when I shut down NCS expert and re-read the module again, nothing change.

What did I do wrong? I follow the instructions fully already.

I have a SU33 2011 Mini Cooper with build date 05/2011.

thanks
 
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:45 AM
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I downloaded and installed this and only then realized that it doesn't include the FULL INPA installation? Which was the first thing I wanted. Can I add INPA to this current installation or do I need to start from the beginning?

Mike
 
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by stinsonbeach View Post
Hi,
I am not too much into Windows..... Is there anybody out there who lives in the DC area and is experienced with NCS expert ? I need one small modification via NCS expert.
Please let me know....
Still need this? I do coding on BMWs and have INPA/NCSExpert running nicely. I am still having trouble finding the R50 chassis files, for MINIs older than 2007. But I do have the latest (V46) R56 files. I'd be willing to help. I live in Alexandria.
 
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:28 AM
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No one knows if it is possible to add the full INPA? I'm stuck not being able to choose R56 (or any other model in INPA for that matter).

Would really appriciate help with this!
 
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:57 AM
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Hey guys quick question. Will this cable work with my 2011 MCS? Build date was April of '11.

http://www.ecutool.com/productshow.a...ortsid=&sorts=
 

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