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Old 10-11-2018, 04:30 PM
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I managed for nearly three years with just INPA but finally bit the bullet and got DIS up and running so I could do my xDrive fluid change.

Took me about two or three weeks of goofing with DIS to finally get it going - maybe a total of 10-15 hours in all. And I'm an I.T professional.... But in my defence, I hacked a setup together using bits of software and hardware I had on hand - it cost me $0 and is a totally non-standard solution. It's a diag-head-less solution - it seemed that adding in the diag-head complicated the setup and only gave some rows of pretty coloured "lights" in the DIS display.

DIS seems to report a few things that INPA doesn't but the communication with the modules is similar. The big advantage with DIS is the ability to run the service jobs, like the xDrive fluid change, steering sensor calibration etc.
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