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I went looking for that BMW 1.4 scanner too as I see them for like 12 bucks but they all say they are for Windows XP and the software is on a CD, which no laptops have anymore!
Despite what they say, BMW Scanner 1.4 works fine on all Windows from XP through 10. I would order the cable from xcar360.com.
https://www.xcar360.com/bmw-scanner-1-4-0-car-diagnostic-interface-tool-code-reader.html
There is a software download link on that page.

Read through the BMW Scanner 1.4 threads linked here.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1130405
 

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Ah I ordered one to have around 15-30d to get here shipping DHL is like another 20 bucks . must come from EU?

Update - Just did the DHL 3-7 days its only 20 bucks
 

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So just like everyone else on here Huge Thanks to Scott "BaliDawg" for not only spending the time in his day but explaining and giving me information on all my other questions. As a new BMW owner its people like Scott that really show not everyone is looking for a dollar and the "tinkering" hobby isnt dead. And fyi yes the car felt a lot better after the update from the original fw. Thanks again, enjoy a couple beers on me.
 

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What I Do
I'll update the software in your DME (engine control module) or EGS (automatic transmission control module) to the latest BMW factory version for free using WinKFP. I've done over 300 of these for various friends and forum members over the years. You can drive out to my house in Riverside, CA or I can do it remotely over the internet. PM me to get started.

Why Update?
I recommend every car be updated to the latest. There are three main benefits.
  1. Bug fixes: there are many bugs in various DME families that have been revealed over the years, including the 2800 RPM stutter in MS45.1, inability to get O2 emissions monitors to pass in MS42, transmission shifting maps in GS20, etc.; if you look at the software version history, some have over 20 revisions!
  2. More responsive: the throttle, timing, fuel control, and shifting maps have all been improved over time to make it feel more responsive, everyone notices their car feels quicker and less sluggish after an update
  3. Smoother: the overall driving experience feels more refined and smoother, transitions over the acceleration bands and shift points is less jerky
Which BMWs?
BMW models: E39, E46, E53, E83
DME: MS42, MS43, MS45.1, MSS54
EGS: GS20, GS8.60.4, SMG2

What Do I Need for a Remote Update?
  1. Windows laptop, can be 32-bit or 64-bit XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
  2. K+DCAN cable with the switch https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DzNLnAgB4bz1IkJDpAM5BSuRhckgnLiQ/view?usp=drivesdk (or already soldered pins 7 and 8). BimmerGeeks sells a good cable with a warranty https://www.bimmergeeks.net/product-page/bimmergeeks-pro-cable
  3. Downloaded the software files from my Google Drive (PM me for download links)
  4. Strong Internet and phone connections at the car
Windows 10 Note
There is a minor issue on Windows 10 with downloading and running the installer EXE file. Defender recently started reporting it as having a trojan. It's only the installer file, all the installed files are fine. I'm guessing because it's such old software that there's some vulnerability related to the installer wrapper BMW used. You can download the same file from another source and see it's also flagged, so you don't think only mine is flagged.

You'll need to disable Defender and possibly other anti-malware before you can download and install the software.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/how-to-turn-off-windows-defender-windows-10/b78f0b35-8997-4a80-831a-601385b961db
After the installer finishes it prompts for a Windows reboot. Rebooting automatically turns Defender back on.

How to Install the Software
I'm happy to install and configure the software for you. If you want to try, this video shows how to set up the software after you've downloaded the files from my Google Drive.

https://youtu.be/Rr71x7Pkh0s

Why Is It Free?
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=18477845&postcount=295

How to Check Current Version
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=16698015&postcount=3

How to Update?
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=16917000&postcount=94

Version History
The following links list version histories for each module. The history is a daisy-chain from top going down. You find your current version in the left column, then take the version to its right and search again. Keep doing this until you don't find a newer version and that is the latest available.
Could you update bmw 1990 735i E32 ? ECM and TCM ? Thank you!_nr_
 

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Hello ! Could you update bmw 735i 1990 E32 ECM and TCM?
You must be joking, right? E32 doesn’t even have the OBD port to plug in the cable!

I had an E32, 1993 750iL, for many years that had aftermarket memory chips in the DMEs and EML module. Loved driving that car! Passed it off a few months ago to a young guy who is going through everything to get her back into shape. Here’s his thread.
https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2408618-TheBeast-s-1993-750il-Thread
 

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no joking. Do you know where I can get chip for ECM and TCM ? Do you know any body who can sale good valve body ZF4hp22 ? Mechanic said he need to change valve body there is one pressure solenoid worn out and when shifting the gears is not right making like slow with delay and can damage transmission parts.
 

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My 2001 330ci. Auto Trans has only 15K miles. I just had it refurbished to put her back on the road after a 10 year “nap”. Would this reprogramming be a good idea? I would need to do this remotely as I’m in Austin.
 

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My 2001 330ci. Auto Trans has only 15K miles. I just had it refurbished to put her back on the road after a 10 year “nap”. Would this reprogramming be a good idea? I would need to do this remotely as I’m in Austin.
Yes. I recommend all DME and EGS modules be updated to the latest. Go read post #1 for the reasons to update.
 

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I already read your excellent post. Is next step buying the cable? There are several options for the cable on Bimmergeeks...which one do I need? The drop down has 3 options
 

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I already read your excellent post. Is next step buying the cable? There are several options for the cable on Bimmergeeks...which one do I need? The drop down has 3 options
The section titled What Do I Need for a Remote Update? lists exactly what you need, including a link to the Pro K+DCAN Cable. After you have a Windows laptop and the cable, PM me your gmail address for a link to the files to download.
 

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You are really kind to help everyone out. Can I ask will this work on Windows 10 64bit? How can I get my DME and trans updated? I have a K-Can cable. I bought some programs, but I am lost on using them.
 

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You are really kind to help everyone out. Can I ask will this work on Windows 10 64bit? How can I get my DME and trans updated? I have a K-Can cable. I bought some programs, but I am lost on using them.
Read post #1 in this very thread, then PM me.
 

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I've been reading through this thread and I was wondering if you're still willing to help people out. I've been chasing what I believe to be the 2800 rpm misfire for a while now and my local dealer refused to flash the car without doing more diagnostics. Since I've replaced all the usual suspects thus far I would really like to try updating the software. Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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Scott you are the best! A true Genius and friendly as possible. Scott it drives and shifts like a new car. I really cannot than you enough. Sincerely you are great.
 

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Hi Bali,

I have a 2004 330i that has had the dme updated correctly, but the egs has been updated to an assembly number that is not in the gs20.his file copied above. The egs was originally 7 533 766 but was updated to 7 546 858 and not 7 557 992 which is what the latest update should be from what I can tell. Fwiw, this is a gm transmission and a g20.

Any idea what egs assembly # 7 546 858 is for or from? I am not finding any information about it.

# SCAN START
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Unit BMWTNR HW SW-FSW CI DI BI/VI Date Odometer VIN ADFG Algorithm
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DME* -> 7.561.382 00 x.x.x 00 0011 3143 10.03 0 km KM33977 000000 MS45 M54/M56 (EWS3)
EGS -> 7.532.988 29 88 00 10 60 42/03 187890 km WBAEV53464KM33977 000000 GS20


# USER INFO FIELDS
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Unit Date VIN Odometer Assembly Software Service Dealer Tester Program ver.
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DME* -> 23.10.03 WBAEV53464KM33977 0 km 7.536.169 7.536.170 0.000.000 012321 42324 0044570LL00S
26.09.06 WBAAA00000KM33977 72000 km 7.561.514 7.561.515 0.000.000 011111 12345 0044570LO00S
EGS -> 23.10.03 WBAEV53464KM33977 0 km 7.533.766 7.533.767 1.000.000 012321 42324 -
07.07.04 WBAEV53464KM33977 4800 km 7.546.858 7.546.859 1.000.000 021618 20000 -
15.02.08 WBAEV53464KM33977 64800 km 7.546.858 7.546.859 1.000.000 021618 20000 -
 
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