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Old 12-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #1241
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Yea were those and thanks for the info
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:57 AM   #1242
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i tried using this scanner tool but i couldn't get passed the OS complications,; so i went out and bought another brand, OBDCOM.

if anyone has any experience with this PM me, maybe we can help eachother out.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #1243
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This tool seemed good at first but it seems like the last group of us that bought them can't get them to work.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:23 PM   #1244
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I ordered mine from Xcar360 on 11/29, said it was shipped out by HK post 12/13 and still waiting for delivery.

Edit: Picked it up from the Post office today 1/2/2013, needed a signature.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:21 AM   #1245
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Scanner tool help needed

i am new to BMW. i have done lot of reading and got the scanner tool and everything setup very easily. but i am having the below problems and need your help on this. (please don't blast me like posting without reading or being noob. everybody is a noob at starting)

tool connected to car fine and gave some errors. some i was able to click on clear semi-confidentally but some i couldnt dare to. can you tell me if i can clear these errors??

also i have below problems, any help is appreciated

- even when i reprogram for optical acknowledgement when i unlock and lock, the lights are not blinking when doing the same
- i want to auto lock the car when it reaches 8kmph but the option is disabled, how to enable it?
- i am unable to reset the oil service, getting the error message "unable to reset oil service", why ?
- after first scan i was able to see 6 errors in DME module. but when i reopened the tool, the scan says that it couldn't find DME, what happened ? :O . car works fine anyhow.

Thanks for your help in advance
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:09 AM   #1246
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You know that you have to connect the OBD connector to the car with the ignition on for the final drivers to load??

You may just need to go in and delete the driver and try to reinstall just the driver?
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Using some driver trickery I got it to work on a w7 PC, but on the next try it failed.

On my XP laptop i loaded and it failed, reloaded and used a different USB port and it succeeded and repeated.

Concur with the delete and reinstall following the exact instructions and using the S/W that came with the gizmo.
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Swear I did that but I will try again.
Re-did the complete setup, had the car on for the driver install and still nothing, same errors that it can't find the IKE and DME modules. XCar offered me to send it back (after a ton of confusing emails) but I'm trying to decide if its even worth it. Took almost a full month to get here, figure 2 months to get the repaired unit back.....

Any other lower priced options that might actually work?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #1247
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- even when i reprogram for optical acknowledgement when i unlock and lock, the lights are not blinking when doing the same
You need to check the box at the top right that says "DWA".
Then check the optical confirmation boxes.
It needs to "think" the car is equipped with the factory alarm.

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #1248
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>> i want to auto lock the car when it reaches 8kmph but the option is disabled,
>> how to enable it?

Basically this setting is "per key", so you need to check-mark "after starting key 1 through 4", *then* select the desired speed it will lock at.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #1249
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You need to check the box at the top right that says "DWA".
Then check the optical confirmation boxes.
It needs to "think" the car is equipped with the factory alarm.
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>> i want to auto lock the car when it reaches 8kmph but the option is disabled,
>> how to enable it?

Basically this setting is "per key", so you need to check-mark "after starting key 1 through 4", *then* select the desired speed it will lock at.
thank you...will try that and let you know if it worked.........

any help with the oil reset ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:41 PM   #1250
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I haven't tried the oil reset with PA Soft, but yeah, the software is buggy and doesn't always work. For example, I couldn't clear the codes history (inactive codes) from some of the modules.

BTW, oil service reset is really easy to do manually:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=331
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:43 PM   #1251
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I haven't tried the oil reset with PA Soft, but yeah, the software is buggy and doesn't always work. For example, I couldn't clear the codes history (inactive codes) from some of the modules.

BTW, oil service reset is really easy to do manually:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=331
What you're referring to are probably engineering codes which cannot be cleared.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #1252
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What you're referring to are probably engineering codes which cannot be cleared.
These are non-active codes from the code history marked in yellow. On some modules they erase just fine, but some do not. For example, I had my car on a dyno for smog test, which set off the wheel speed sensor codes. I cannot erase these non-active "yellow" codes with PA Soft -- they are just sitting there in code history. Same for the ABS code.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #1253
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Can I disable rear bulb out errors with this?
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:48 AM   #1254
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Can I disable rear bulb out errors with this?
Yes.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:50 AM   #1255
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Yes.
Thanks, I'm having issues and I might just disable them instead of messing with resistors.

Pretty tought for the LED's to really die on me anyway I would assume.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:02 AM   #1256
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Thanks, I'm having issues and I might just disable them instead of messing with resistors.

Pretty tought for the LED's to really die on me anyway I would assume.
You may have to disable the cold and hot bulb checks for LED's. Not sure though.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:34 PM   #1257
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Thanks, I'm having issues and I might just disable them instead of messing with resistors.

Pretty tought for the LED's to really die on me anyway I would assume.
Yes. You just have to disable the cold check on it. I just put mine up for sale HERE and I used it for exactly the same thing your trying to do. It works fine, just don't have the car anymore.

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:39 PM   #1258
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Yes. You just have to disable the cold check on it. I just put mine up for sale HERE and I used it for exactly the same thing your trying to do. It works fine, just don't have the car anymore.
Thanks, I actually bought the adapter a while back, just haven't used it much.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:13 AM   #1259
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I just received my BMW Scanner 1.4 from HK and I have promblem with it

I installed it and everything went well.. drivers etc found. Software starts but it wont find my E46. I connected adapter to my dashboard.

"Scan" donīt find anything

When I opened adapter, connected PINS are:
1
4&5 (together)
7&8 (together)
16






Any ideas? Any help?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:57 AM   #1260
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This tool seemed good at first but it seems like the last group of us that bought them can't get them to work.
I agree, mine seems to be pinned correctly, connects to the car but has no access.
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