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Vic328CSi 11-12-2011 07:20 PM

DME, LCM programming on the E46
 
Hi guys, I am looking for software to have more control over my cars beyond what bmw scanner 1.4 (PA Soft) will allow me to do. I am looking to program my LCM to allow me to use LED tail lights in particular.

Would you say I can accomplish this by using this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-USB-OBD-...item4cf9b475a7

I am just a bit confused since there seem to be so many products out there... and many of them do the same things. DIS, SSS, INPA, NCIS, GT1, Carsoft, EDIABAS etc etc Where do I begin?

Would appreciate if someone could clarifiy.... or dumb this down for me!

SL Blak Soldier 11-12-2011 08:56 PM

that link would work to code everything you need and more.

carsoft/pasoft are really basic, and can only do limited things.

Vic328CSi 11-13-2011 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SL Blak Soldier (Post 13793039)
that link would work to code everything you need and more.

carsoft/pasoft are really basic, and can only do limited things.

awesome! i was hoping someone would say that... since i already ordered it! have an appointment to get my lcm programmed at a shop, guess ill just cancel that for now.

turbo_f22_pilot 11-13-2011 07:02 AM

go here for further info . . . .
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...play.php?f=233

All you need is there, materials / info / help

Vic328CSi 12-01-2011 01:49 AM

hey guys, I am in the process of installing the software on my laptop. so far so good, it came with detailed instructions. my only problem is with the bmw diaghead emulator program. when i run it, immediately gives me a registry error saying access to registry key hkey_local_machine/software/bmw/Diagheademul is denied. i checked my registry, this folder does not exist. I tried reinstalling bmw diaghead, no effect.

could someone help me out by dumping the contents of their /bmw/diagheademul registry contents so i can enter it manually?

Chaos1187 12-01-2011 03:35 PM

Was wondering how this is going for u I was wanting to DataLog on my car (2001 E46 3 series) I was shown a similar product (USB Cable and Disc with Euro Plug Included) on ebay. But this one also looks like a winner. Interested to hear about any updates on your progresss / outcome with program itself as well.

Vic328CSi 12-01-2011 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Chaos1187 (Post 13851349)
Was wondering how this is going for u I was wanting to DataLog on my car (2001 E46 3 series) I was shown a similar product (USB Cable and Disc with Euro Plug Included) on ebay. But this one also looks like a winner. Interested to hear about any updates on your progresss / outcome with program itself as well.

It actually comes with great instructions, written and video on steps to install and run it, which is a god send for a n00b to this stuff like me. I recommend this seller. It shipped from Romania.

My problem was that I was trying this on a new windows 7 pc, and thats an issue since its not compatible. In the process of installing it on a old Xp machine. Ill update when its done.

Chaos1187 12-01-2011 05:29 PM

Sounds awesome man, sucks that I got windows 7 too then :/

01' HellRotRed E46 M54

Chaos1187 12-01-2011 08:59 PM

I was noticing on the link to that part it says it works with 32bit system not 64 bit was that your problem or did it not work with windows 7 at all??

alex230ro 12-02-2011 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Vic328CSi (Post 13851647)
It actually comes with great instructions, written and video on steps to install and run it, which is a god send for a n00b to this stuff like me. I recommend this seller. It shipped from Romania.

My problem was that I was trying this on a new windows 7 pc, and thats an issue since its not compatible. In the process of installing it on a old Xp machine. Ill update when its done.

you have a option in Windows 7 to run the program Visa or Xp compatibile,any way the diag emul program that y have works on windows 7 :)

Vic328CSi 12-02-2011 04:52 AM

ahh that might have helped. I converted an old xp laptop to run all this stuff, stripped xp to bare bones so it runs faster.

So i got to using these applications this evening, and after some tinkering with settings, I got INPA, DIS, Progman, NCS Expert all working with the car. Progman game me the most trouble, but figured it out.

Ok so that was the easy part. After some more research, I am able to somewhat understand what im doing with NCS Expert.

So my goal is to turn off DRL and add OEM LED Taillights to this car. I looked thru FSW_PSW for this car and I found these, and I know every car is slightly different. Would there be 3 items that control DRL to be enabled??

FERNLICHT_DRL Not sure, but it has drl in it. fern licht is "away light" ?
GED_FL_ALS_DRL "Dimmed High beams as running lights"
TAGFAHRLICHT "Daytime running lights"

Do I just need to nicht_aktiv just the last one?

Now to address the LED Tails, I couldnt find anything that referred to them directly, I found this one.

FLC_LED_AKTIV nicht_aktiv Anyone know what this is??

Someone said to turn errors off, I need to disable the warm/cold tests, so do i deactivate both brake light and rear turn signals?

KALTUEBERWACHUNG_BL cold test brake lights

KALTUEBERWACHUNG_BLK_HI cold test turn signals

WARMUEBERWACHUNG_BL warm test brake lights

WARMUEBERWACHUNG_BLK_HI warm test brake lights


I know there is a different way to go about it, I also read about adding "-LEDH" to me VO, but honestly could not find anyone actually sharing details about how to accomplish this.

Sorry about the long post, ive been obsessing with this all evening. Im excited and overwhelmed at the same time!!

alex230ro 12-02-2011 06:04 AM

why don't you try to code with DIS/Progman?

Vic328CSi 12-02-2011 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alex230ro (Post 13853375)
why don't you try to code with DIS/Progman?


Was able to download a few manuals for ncs expert and its making more sense to me thats why im going that route for now.

i just dont know what menu or what button to press in progman to do anything. I connected to the car, and read the modules. once i selected LSZ the only two options were coding and retrofit? no clue where to proceed with progman.

alex230ro 12-02-2011 02:42 PM

hmmm
read this

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1401774

Vic328CSi 12-02-2011 06:24 PM

I took your advice and tried using progman.

I was partially sucessful. I did this but still have one issue the bulb out warning on the cluster.

Selected Chassis > Change SW > Retrofit Installed? N > Retrofits > Rear Tail LED > Added

Then progman sucessfully encoded the VO and finished the process. I turned off the car, turned it back on to check. The LED Tails operate correctly with no flicker BUT the cluster still indicates that my tail bulbs are out.

When I was about to do this with the dealer a month ago, they told me that they needed 2hrs because sometimes they have to do it twice??

When I go back into the Retrofits menu, this time there are two other options "Rear Lights New" and "Rear White Lamps" also available.

Any suggestions?

BTW I bought this kit from a guy in romania, its not you is it?

darksideracer69 12-02-2011 06:26 PM

Try one out and see if it works, if not try the other one.

Vic328CSi 12-02-2011 06:34 PM

found the answer!

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1709383

Chaos1187 12-02-2011 10:01 PM

Vic...

Will this same program you bought work on my 01' 325i E46 M54?? Please respond. Nobodies responding to my thread anymore :'(

darksideracer69 12-02-2011 10:06 PM

It's meant for bmws of course it'll work, link me your thread.

Sent from my SGH-T959V using Bimmer

Chaos1187 12-02-2011 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darksideracer69 (Post 13855714)
It's meant for bmws of course it'll work, link me your thread.

Sent from my SGH-T959V using Bimmer

Thank you soooo much bro! Here is the thread


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