03-25-2008, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Los Angeles (Winnetka), California
My Ride: 2001 BMW M3
Thanks for your reply d0e.
Originally Posted by d0e
It wasn't until my 4th attempt that I finally got approved. And after all the links to it, I was sort of disappointed. There are some good posts, but most of the good docs and files aren't there anymore. I guess not many people are interested in the iBus now that something newer is out.
Sorry, I don't have any tips for you other than be patient. Well, that and try to sound like you have a good reason for being added in your email. I'd bug the admins but I think they'd probably respond by kicking me out
By saying that something newer is out, are you referring to the K-line? If not, what exactly then?
Here's what I think I know so far:
The I-bus is generally used to control the audio (and navigation) electronics, including the steering wheel controls.
It seems as though the best way to connect to the I-bus is via Reslers device.
The K-bus, on the other hand, controls a lot more, including:
DME – Digital Motor ElectronicsNotice all those "(possibly including IBus?)" comments I've added. This is where I think the technologies overlap.
EGS – Electronics gearbox control
EWS – Electronics car immobilization system
ABS – antilock-braking system with ASC/DSC
EHC – electronic height control
A/C - Air Conditioning and HVAC
FGB – Rear compartment blower
SRS – Supplemental restraint system
IKE – instrument cluster electronics
LCM – Light check modules
GR2 – Cruise control
PDC – Park distance control
AIC – Automatic interval control
RAD – Radio (possibly including IBus?)
SZM – Switching centre, centre console
NAV – Navigation system (possibly including IBus?)
MID – Multi-info display (possibly including IBus?)
ZKE – Central body electronics
SMB – Passenger seat memory
LSM – Seat/steering wheel memory
EDC – Electronic damper control
LEW – Steering angle sensor
RDC – Tyre pressure check
MFL – Multi-function steering wheel (possibly including IBus?)
DSP – Digital sound processor (possibly including IBus?)
BMBT – On-board monitor, control panel
VID – Video Module
SES – Language input system
Tel – car telephone (possibly including IBus?)
HKM – Boot lid module
LRA – Automatic headlight vertical aim control
FID – Multi info display rear
I wanted to confirm this by running a thorough search within the messageboard on the Yahoo Group.
So far, I know of three ways to connect to the K-Bus:
GT1 DIS, P.A.Soft, and Carsoft.
If I can confirm that I can have the same functionality of the I-Bus with the use of the K-Bus, then I might as well ditch the I-Bus and "Hack the K-Bus" instead.