Car model and year:
BMW m3 e36 of 96
BMW diagnostic software to consider to use:
ISTA + 3.53
From now on it is necessary to put the cursor of the interface on the D or the K knowing that it is of 96.
I say DKan
Then I plug everything I run ista it takes me the characteristics of my vehicle
After when I go to expert mode to diagnose the DME and well it makes me no fault find it seemed weird so I unplug the debimettre to see if it captures the defect and well no fault so I tell myself that there is a concern for dialogue.
Tips to follow:
To make an E36 you have to enter the chassis manually, ISTA will not detect the box tree and then have to switch to the old DIS style visual.
Q: to see and control the versions, simply click on the adjustable wrench, top tool bar, then select “version” and you have your answer for a diag on E36, are you sure he found your DME ??
A: When I plug it in, I open it ista then I do the necessary it happens to find the characteristics of my vehicle m3 e36 and when I try to go further diag box it finds nothing
I will repeat the test in the week and see exactly all the steps.
Q: everything depends on whether it is a phase 1 or 2, phase1 = ADS protocol / phase2 = ODB protocol in this case ISTA works phase 1 / DIS or INPA see Carsoft 6.5
A: It is a m3 e36 of 96 phase 1
Q: for ista it is missed, it must go through DIS and head gt1, or Carsoft 6.5 with its interface.
A: I have a friend who has a m3 e36 also in phase 1 and he also has the ista but not on the computer like me and it works but as he lives far from home we can not try on mine or his
Q: not on a pc ?? what is it like support you are sure that it uses ISTA on the other hand it is possible that it has a limp bosch, the variation is of the Siemens, one of the 2 is not recognized
A: That’s what he has but I’m not using it
Mine is on pc with a cable dcan / blue kcan plus the intermediate round plug
No M3 E36 3.2 Phase1 = E36 Phase 2
1996 = ODB and no ads
M3 E36 3.0 L = ADS
So it must work very well with BMW Diagnostic Tool ISTA
I had a M3 E36 3.2 Phase1 of 1995, so the very first E36 Phase 2 and it worked very well.
the m3 e36 3litre it is a s50 driven by a Bosch in ADS unlike the e36 m3 3.2 which is on a s50 driven by siemens so obd, he cannot diag the engine with the cable dcan mode kcan on the take oBD
the ADS protocol (DS1) uses two communication channels (TX / K and RX / L), it requires a specific interface, the round with 20 plug.
e36 before about 95: ADS / DS1 protocol on most modules except some “OBD” modules: ABS, AIRBAG
e36 after about 95: OBD / DS2 protocol on most modules, all engine computers except diesel td and tds remaining in ADS for DMEs, Bosch calculators are in ADS and Siemens in OBD