BMW E-Series Programming with ICOM ISTAP, not ISTA+

There are different systems for vehicle diagnosis (ISTA) and programming (ISTA/P) used. This means it was necessary to change systems several times when repairing a vehicle using software.

ISTA+ has been expanded so that all the required programming functions for the series F, G and I are integrated.

E-series vehicles still have to be programmed using BMW ICOM ISTA/P!

The functions relevant for programming can be accessed via the following menus:

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Vehicle treatment

1.Software update o Comfort – as per the suggested measures plan
o Advanced – with broadened scope
o Additional software (range of functions is not active yet)

2. Control unit replacement o Before exchange (preparation) – control unit read-out for the exchange
o After exchange (subsequent evaluation) – control unit configuration after exchange

3.Vehicle modification o Retrofit
o Conversion
o Conversion (only coding)
o Backfitting
o Immediate measures

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So, what for E series coding/programming?

For Exx- Series:
Interface = K+DCAN Cable (OBDII to USB) or ICOM
ECU Data Files = SP-Daten
NCS Expert = Coding Software
WinKFP = Programming (Flashing) Software
EDIABAS = Low-Level ECU Communication Software used by NCS Expert & WinKFP

For Coding, you need NCS Expert / SP-Daten for E-Series
All Diagnosis and Coding can be done with a cheap K+Dcan cable

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you need ISTA/P for for E-Series, or you can use WinKFP for it. And you will need a BMW ICOM cable (ICOM A2/ICOM A3 or ICOM Next)

YOU HAVE TO KNOW before you buy ICOM A2 or ICOM A3 or ICOM Next:

ICOM Next vs the old ICOM

-> much faster in BMW F and G series ..
-> supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card.

So, Icom next a works much better.

BMW ICOM A+B+C vs ICOM A2

-> more stable during programming
-> be necessary for the future Gbit cars
-> faster start-up times and high throughput
-> through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
-> improved handling
-> more flexible OBD cable
-> lighted button for logs

In sum, Icom next wins!

ICOM A3 vs ICOM NEXT

Both of these have the same hardware. None of them are clones of anything also. A3 is fully china version of ICOM, there is no original version looking like this crap. NEXT is just looking as genuine NEXT, but with old A1/A2 hardware inside, like A3.

I recommend buying an Icom next. It is priced roughly at 500 euro. Take in consideration that you will probably work on cars that are worth 30-40k euro or maybe more and if your chinese icom fails you even once, you will be spending a lot of money on a bricked ecu.

ICOM A vs ICOM A2 vs ICOM A3

Modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. And robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments. It works better in cooling, runs faster and works more stable, not easier broken than older ICOM A.

ICOM A3 can program all units for all BMW series expect media system, and work more stable and has stronger compatibility than ICOM A2, A1.

In short, ICOM NEXT A+B+C works perfect; it’s the best option.

BMW ICOM A2 With V2017.12 Engineers software Plus EVG7 Tablet PC Ready to Use

BMW ICOM A2 With V2017.12 Engineers software Plus EVG7 Tablet PC Ready to Use

 

This is the package offer for BMW ICOM A2+B+C for with 2017.12V Software Plus EVG7 Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC, buy them together, save you a lot.Our engineer can install and test ok for you to use.

Compatible with BMW ICOM, ICOM A2, ICOM A3.ICOM PRO+A3

Software Version : V2017.12

ISTA – D: V4.08.12,with SDP data V4.08.11
ISTA – P: V3.63.0.400 can program F/G/I/K chassis for car (through the ICOM, not other cable )
Vin: V2017.10.10
Not connected 9000 days remaining

BMW ETK: 2017.09
BMW KSD: 09.2017Multilanguage
BMW FSC Navigation Code Generator
BMWAiCoder for BMW Coding
With free BMW Engineer Software (INPA, NCS, WinKFP, E-Sys 3.27.1, Psdzdata 59.0), BMW FSC code generator and BMW AiCoder

1. Support Multi-language: American English, British English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
2. Software Version: Newest V2017.12
3. Support Vehicles: For BMW Cars,  For  BMW Motorcycle,  For  Rolls-Royce, For  Mini Cooper
4. Support for BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming

Support Model:
It is recommended to use Lenovo ThinkPad: T61, T400, T410, T420, T430, X61, X200, X201, X220 X230 and other laptop with Intel chipset, such as I3 I5 / I7 series.
EVG7 DL46 Specification:

Mark : EVG7

Model : DL46

Processor : Intel Celeron 1037(Dual – 1.8Ghz/L3 2M)

DDR : The biggest support memory : 4GB

HDD : 500 GB SATA HDD.
LCD : 10.4 Inch The resolution of the 1024×768

Graphics : touchscreen widescreen LED backlight, the core graphics Intel HD Graphics

Speakers : Built-in Speakers

Wireless : 802.11b/g/n

LAN : The built-in 10-100M card

Bluetooth : BT2.0 , 4.0

USB : USB3.0 / Mini USB / 2 x USB2.0

Card Reader : TF Card Reader

Other Interface : VGA Voice Input / The Sound Output / DC Power Jack / Parallel LPT Port I/O VGA Output

Battery Type : 9 The core of lithium batteries 10.08V 6600 mAh

Power Adapter : 110V-240V The adaptive communication power supply

Battery Life : The specific time depending on the use environment

Specifications : 270x180x60 mm

weight : 1911g (with battery)

Certificates : CE / FCC /  RoH

Notice:
If your BMW Diagnostic Tool got error “database version mismach, the found database version are not compatible”, just need to set the ISTA/D language as American English

Top 5 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM A2 with Latest Software

1.BMW ICOM A2 Hardware Version: V2017.12
2.Support Vehicles: 
BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper
3.Support BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming

4.With Bonus Engineer Programming Software

5. NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC Ready to Use

Attention: No Network And Also No Connection With The Original Server When You Use The  ICOM Software HDD, Ortherwise It Is Will Be Damaged,And Need You Send Back For Repair

Notice: If your  ICOM HDD got error “database version mismach, the found database version are not compatible”, just need to set the ISTA/D language as American English

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Connection:

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Function:
1.Interface A2 – OBD diagnostic supporting MOST, D-CAN and K-CAN protocols.
2.Interface B – diagnostic via MOST bus, and have connection to A-interface via USB connection.
3.Interface C – 20-pin cable for old models.

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Special Features Compared with ICOM :
1.The modified ICOM A2 from www.obd2tool.com for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity.Robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments.
2.To protect the MOST connector, the ICOM B for vehicles with optical MOST access will be equipped with a soft cover made of rubber instead of the former plastic cap.
3.The ICOM C for old series with a diagnostics socket will be additionally equipped with an approx. 20 cm long cable, which facilitates the connection of the ICOM A2 and makes storage in the engine compartment easier.
BMW ICOM A2+B+C Packing List:
1pc x BMW ICOM A2 Interface
1pc x BMW ICOM B Most
1pc x BMW 20pin Cable
1pc x USB Cable
1pc x OBD2 Cable
1pc x LAN Cable
1pc x NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC