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Old 02-05-2024, 01:21 PM
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I did get ISTA to work last night. Nothing too bad in there really, no DME codes. Cleared whatever was in there, reset the adaptations, and reset the steering angle sensor since there was a bizarre code about it and I did change some of the control arms and the axles. I probably should get this thing aligned soon. Anyway

I bought this cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017IG81SQ...roduct_details

Switch on it is to the left. That's where it came. Moving it to the right never did anything, it eventually finally worked when I pushed it back to the left.

I had to install the drivers for the cable. It came with a CD, but I can't read those anymore, so I asked the guy and he sent me an INPA download RAR file that had the drivers I needed inside of it. Once I ran that batch file things started to go the right direction. Ftdi drivers .. Ftdibus.inf and ftdiport.inf are needed for the cable.

I also had to edit the edibas.ini file. There are two copies, i don't know which it actually uses, but there's one edibas in the root of the C drive, and there's another edibas install dir inside of the rheingold directory.

I had to change both of these edibas.ini files to say Interface=STD:OBD .. for the f30 enet cable this was Interface=Remote (hopefully I remember to change this back, and the ISTA connect settings)

I also had to edit and create an obd.ini file in the same directories,

Then had to go into the device manager and on the USB com port that just newly showed up after installing the drivers, I had to change that from com3 to com1. Or it just needs to match the above file, could have added the file to say com3. Also need to set the latency time out to 1 in that page in device properties.

Lastly in ISTA go into the settings, the wrench icon at the top, and change it to use the edibas connection.

Works great for diag and troubleshooting. Soon I'll try esys and maybe I can code out the stupid lock and unlock beep.
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Old 02-05-2024, 03:08 PM
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I prefer DIS for my E53 and E39 diagnosis and SSS and NCS for programming. INPA works great too but DIS is thorough, friendly and guides in troubleshooting. It runs on a VM, and that makes things easier as you can save machine state and revert to it or last-know-good-state when things stop working. ISTA-D and P are for my E92. ISTA-D and E-Sys are for my F15 and F86. I'm trying to install ISTA and E-Sys on a VM so that I can be able to save machine state and revert when things stop working.
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Old 02-05-2024, 04:11 PM
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I'd like ISTA-D and/or DIS for diagnostic use, only

Originally Posted by X5only View Post
I prefer DIS for my E53 and E39 diagnosis and SSS and NCS for programming. INPA works great too but DIS is thorough, friendly and guides in troubleshooting.....
I can't find a link to a DIS download anywhere, nor any information concerning its' requirements and file size. I have INPA, which works OK on my low memory laptop, and NCS Dummy, NCS Expert, Tool32 (EDIABAS), and WINKFP (which I've not fully tested, yet), and tried a couple of ISTA+ downloads (couldn't find an ISTA-D stand-alone download), but my laptop didn't have enough RAM, so I deleted them. Also, what is SSS?

So, how does DIS compare in size and diagnostic capabilities to INPA or ISTA-D (no need for coding, yet)?
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