Did you finish ista/P? I have an ICOM hooked up but it says I dont have ISTA/P to do programming features.
No worries, really appreciate your guides! By far the best I have seen yet.Still working on it, hopefully be up in the next few days. Sorry for the wait.
Ista+ is not letting me use programming, any idea why this would be? is there a special setup? I have an ICOM Next.Good News!
I stumbled upon another version of ISTA 4.32.15 which has Service Data.
Note: ISTA+ does not program E-series.
-> Will be uploading soon.
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I also am testing a version of ISTA/P and once I get that confirmed it works I'll upload it.
Also to clarify ISTA Versions:
Credit: Almaretto @ Bimmerfest
E-Series & R05x Mini:
Fxx- / Ixx- / Gxx-Series, Mini (F05x/F06x), & Rolls-Royce:
- 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
- Interface = ENET Cable (OBDII to RJ45 Ethernet) or ICOM
- ECU Data Files = PSdZData
- E-Sys = Coding Software
- E-Sys = Programming (Flashing) Software
Additional Dealership Level Software
- ICOM A: main interface
- ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series
- ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20 pin diagnostic plug
- ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles
- ISTA+ (AKA Rheingold or ISTA-D)
- DIAGNOSTICS for All Vehicles
- PROGRAMMING for F/I/G/RR & MINI, but requires an ICOM
- Additional Details: Beginner's Guide to BMW ISTA+
- PROGRAMMING traditionally for all chassis, but F-/I-/G-series phased out with 3.63.5 release (March 2018).
- ICOM Recommended. An ICOM emulator with K+DCAN or ENET can be used, but will NOT communicate over all protocols to program every ECU.
- Replacement ECU's must be NEW
Originally was just updating the DME and a couple other modules that needed updating. It Programmed the CAS but after had began programming the DME it had the voltage problem causing a communication error and had the fault. May have to take it to the dealer but want to see if the voltage problem occurs on updated ISTA/P software.ISTA+ in the current download doesn't have the SDP for Programming.
What are you trying to achieve w/ ISTA/P?
Yes, i think it has a little tolerance but either way terminal 30 had a voltage of 14.5V nearly the whole time, it only dropped to 13.8V for a short duration until the power supply brought it back up. Would that cause terminal 15 to read 0V on Istap and fail to communicate? Just seems crazy it would be that sensitive.I believe ISTA/P requires a constant voltage of 14v. Soon as it gets below the voltage threshold it triggers that error.
To clarify, anything under 14V shuts off terminal 15?/makes it so there is no longer communication?From what I read, anything under 14v triggers that. So it really needs a constant 14v.
Figured out my problem, it is completely normal for terminal 15 to drop to 0v while it is programming, ista p still pops up a screen saying voltage warning and says to "terminate fuction", but you just have to ignore it. After letting it do its thing my car is all good now, ista p worked great.I believe so, but don't quote me on that.
Hopefully, I'll be uploading revision to 4.32 today w/ new instructions.
Yep, it may only apply to mini coopers (that is what I was programming), so may not happen to everyone. Hope the instructions go well, the file is insanely large haha. I had to upgrade my hard drive in order to fit ISTA+ and ISTA/p on my laptop.Great Info! Once I complete ISTA/P DL and Instructions I'll add that in.