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Old 01-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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BMW USB OBD Diagnostic thread

Since the P.A soft thread is becoming mixed with the ebay Gt1 diagnostic stuff i just decided to make a separate thread
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-USB-OBD-...9&cmd=ViewItem
I bought this item a few weeks ago and it came in yesterday and I'm extreamley happy, the only problem I'm having is sss wont open up
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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In which disc/folder did you find WinKFP?
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In which disc/folder did you find WinKFP?
it came in the DIs and others, the best way to install everything is just follow the videos, than after installing Wmware read the text files
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Ah, NFS WinKFP, found it.

So what's the problem with SSS not starting up? The seller is very supportive, I'd give him a shout if its not working.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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Ah, NFS WinKFP, found it.

So what's the problem with SSS not starting up? The seller is very supportive, I'd give him a shout if its not working.
I'm guessing its down to my laptop being to slow, I had to use Wmware 6 instead of 7 because 7 didn't support my old processor. When trying to boot the Virtual machine for SSS it runs incredibly slow than freezes the whole laptop
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When you mean slow.. what are the specs of computer you're trying to install on?

I'll be attempting to run everything off a netbook. Granted it has a dual-core Atom and 2GB of ram.
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When you mean slow.. what are the specs of computer you're trying to install on?

I'll be attempting to run everything off a netbook. Granted it has a dual-core Atom and 2GB of ram.
I mean a dell from the 90's with a pentium m processor
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Been looking for something like this, thanks for posting info Steven
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Been looking for something like this, thanks for posting info Steven
Ill be making a full DIY thread once i figure everything out
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Ill be making a full DIY thread once i figure everything out
sweet! I will be keeping an eye for your DIY
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I like this Maybach music.. sweet.

If all goes well this weekend, I'll make a DIY flash tutorial. Fanatics love DME flash tutorials.
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I like this Maybach music.. sweet.

If all goes well this weekend, I'll make a DIY flash tutorial. Fanatics love DME flash tutorials.
I tried to run WinKfp but when i go to select the part number on the DME its all blank, I wonder if i have to download It from another source
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I bought this as well, but mine freezes when I try to reflash the dme or tcm?? Anyone have the same issue? I found some files on other sites, the "changes" and "full start" zips but don't know how to run them in the virtual machine. I tried but messed up my operating systems registry :-( took a while to set it straight.
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Hello.

I was also just reading up on this on bimmerforums. There is a long thread about this but it dies at the end. They r figuring out how to manipulate the code to turn on/off features and distinguish the difference between US and EU flashes.

I am looking to order a cable so I can flash the EU2 or EU3. Sposed to get better performance slightly.

Good luck and look forward to diy.
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The thread doesn't die, I've been posting there recently. If you're not following the "Just updated my DME!!!" thread by newtoe46, you're missing out on a lot.
TerraPhantm and a few other members have contributed some very useful info.



My DIY on How to flash to EU2:


1) Purchase the cable/software combo posted at the top of this thread, from the Romanian seller.

2) Follow the included video tutorials and install all software packages. Ensure they work.

3) Visit http://bmwfans.info and click on your E46 model, choosing EUROPE as the country.

4) Click on "Engine electrical system" then "Control unit DME, programmed". Note the serial number of the appropriate tune you want.

5) Open up WinKFP and enter the last 7 digits of that serial number when "Enter ZUSB" prompt comes up.
- Ensure you disable UIF writing
- Ensure you select LOW BAUDRATE before flashing

6) The flash will begin, it will take around 20 mins for the first stage, and around 3 for the second stage.
- Ensure you have a battery charger hooked up to the car supplying a minimum of 10A power.

7) After confirmation message, remove the key from position 2 for a minute and close WinKFP. Start DIS and clear all your adaptation values.

8) Enjoy better idle, torque, and throttle response. Catless headers will no longer trigger a CEL, and the SAP can also be deleted.
- Ensure you only use 91+ octane gas from now on.
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- Ensure you have a battery charger hooked up to the car supplying a minimum of 10A power.
This part is imperative
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The thread doesn't die, I've been posting there recently. If you're not following the "Just updated my DME!!!" thread by newtoe46, you're missing out on a lot.
TerraPhantm and a few other members have contributed some very useful info.



My DIY on How to flash to EU2:


1) Purchase the cable/software combo posted at the top of this thread, from the Romanian seller.

2) Follow the included video tutorials and install all software packages. Ensure they work.

3) Visit http://bmwfans.info and click on your E46 model, choosing EUROPE as the country.

4) Click on "Engine electrical system" then "Control unit DME, programmed". Note the serial number of the appropriate tune you want.

5) Open up WinKFP and enter the last 7 digits of that serial number when "Enter ZUSB" prompt comes up.
- Ensure you disable UIF writing
- Ensure you select LOW BAUDRATE before flashing

6) The flash will begin, it will take around 20 mins for the first stage, and around 3 for the second stage.
- Ensure you have a battery charger hooked up to the car supplying a minimum of 10A power.

7) After confirmation message, remove the key from position 2 for a minute and close WinKFP. Start DIS and clear all your adaptation values.

8) Enjoy better idle, torque, and throttle response. Catless headers will no longer trigger a CEL, and the SAP can also be deleted.
- Ensure you only use 91+ octane gas from now on.
So have you actually used the Winkfp supplied from ebay?
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3) Visit http://bmwfans.info and click on your E46 model, choosing EUROPE as the country.

4) Click on "Engine electrical system" then "Control unit DME, programmed". Note the serial number of the appropriate tune you want.

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In step 3, why not use realoem.com for that info ? or is it that people want to flash their US/CAN cars with European tune ? Also, its confusing what is the part nb on the DME itself. Here are two pics from my DME (2004 325i), the first pic has the nb 7541336, referred to in INPA as BMW part nb, which you can find in realoem.



This pic shows the full S/N, and at the bottom like the thread on the first page, has a number 7539210, referred to in INPA as "Assembly Nb".


So which is the DME program number ? the part nb or the assembly nb ?
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In step 3, why not use realoem.com for that info ? or is it that people want to flash their US/CAN cars with European tune ? Also, its confusing what is the part nb on the DME itself. Here are two pics from my DME (2004 325i), the first pic has the nb 7541336, referred to in INPA as BMW part nb, which you can find in realoem.



This pic shows the full S/N, and at the bottom like the thread on the first page, has a number 7539210, referred to in INPA as "Assembly Nb".


So which is the DME program number ? the part nb or the assembly nb ?
The instructions I listed are strictly for those who wish to flash the EU2 tune. I'll let you know right now it is not possible for your DME, because you have an MS45.1

In reference to your second question, the first picture is your DME version:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/12147541336/

The second seems to mean it was remanufactured:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/12147539210/
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The instructions I listed are strictly for those who wish to flash the EU2 tune. I'll let you know right now it is not possible for your DME, because you have an MS45.1

In reference to your second question, the first picture is your DME version:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/12147541336/

The second seems to mean it was remanufactured:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/12147539210/
Thanks for the reply. In summary, 12147541336 is the part number, where the last 7 digits 7541336 are the DME version, right ?

How come in your post #17, you highlight the number next to the BMW logo as DME program number, which basically corresponds to my 7539210 ? I am confused ...

so MS45.1 can not be reflashed with EU2, ok, what about reflashing it with the same version for the sakes of clearing all stale stuff from there ? Would clearing adaptation only be enough ?

I am not looking to do a SAP delete or anything of that sort.
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