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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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OK read all these posts on cables, now I am confused- Help!!

Ok, so I sent the past 2 days reading different post trying to figure out what cable to buy and and what software to use. Now I am really confused. I read post that said buy certain cables and solder stuff, etc...

Here is what I want to do, maybe someone can point me in the right direction...
I have a 2000 323ci built 10/99 & 2006 325ci. I want to be able to turn features on and off, read codes etc.. I would like to buy a cable (I think I also need the 20pin to OBD adapter) that I don't have to modify at all and software that can do these things. I would prefer straight software and not vmware...

If what I am reading DIS/Progman might be able to do this.... But I have Dynavin Radios in my cars, so I don't think I can use those programs. I also read something about NCS Expert and WinKFP, that maybe that would work.

So any help pointing me in the right direction on what cable/software to buy would be great. I don't mind spending $50-$100 on cables as long as I don't have to modify the cables...

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Old 05-13-2012, 03:56 AM   #2
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NCS expert is hte program you are looking for. As far as buying a ready to use cable you are going to have to spend money. I bought the $10 cable just soldered one connection and remade the eprom and it worked great.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:27 AM   #3
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Thank you! Where would I get a ready made cable?

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ebay. i think they run about $80
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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NCS can be very involved. Also try looking into PA Soft 1.4 that is available on ebay with a cable. Just research it to see if it can change all the settings you are interested in. If you are very good with computers the NCS programs are very capable.
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I saw a few cables/software on ebay. But I am unsure what one would not have to be modified .....

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