ICOM A2 NCS Expert fully coding cruise control retrofit (SUCCESS)

Just fully retrofitted cruise control to my BMW ‘2010 E87 today – its was definitely the easiest retrofit i’ve done on the car – took all of 1 hour to install.

Model: BMW e87 2010

Tools: BMW ICOM A2 emulator (i used the clone)

together with working NCS Expert and Tool32

Partially code cruise control retrofit:

I’ve partially coded it and i tested the cruise control and it is working as it should but i’m getting errors.

Here’s what i did:

i coded the car using NCSExpert to update the vehicle order ($540 for CC), writing that to CAS and FRM and then coding each individual module (the only one that failed was the MULF – which i guess is expected because thats for the bluetooth…?)

After i did that i shut off the car, removed key, put key back in and started the car and took the car for a drive to test the cruise control and it worked but so many errors…The DSC, DBC (dynamic brake control), FTM (flat tyre monitoring) and restraint system failure (this one i think is my fault because i broke the ground wire for the air bag )


Fully code cruise control retrofit:

the basic process on coding the retrofit:
NCS Expert:
Using NCSEXPERT update the car’s “Vehicle Order” (VO) by adding option “$540” and “FA_WRITE” the new VO to the CAS and NFRM module. Next select Job “SG_Codieren” to code each (all) the modules in the car individually. For me only the 2MULF module failed (this would make sense because its only the bluetooth module).

Open Tool32, File->Choose “Load SGBD Group file”, open DSC_87.prg (for my 2010 e87 it was this), find job “lenkwinkel dsc abgleichen” and double click. If it worked correctly, a new results window will appear, look for where it says “status/job status” and if it’s says ok, close tool32 and disconnect the OBD cable and start the car.

So yeah in summary – i managed to sort out the errors (so many errors… DSC, DBC, FTM and restraint system failure). All i had to do was use OBD2 Scanner to calibrate the steering angle sensor.

How to Install Ford V108.01 on Win7 with VCMII Clone Original (NO Need Activation)

Crack Ford V108.01 is verified working great with FORD VCM clone & original as well as VXDIAG Nano for Ford scanner. There are two optional crack Ford V108.01 for your need.

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Price: 66.99EUR
Serve online installation and activation
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VXDIAG NANO Ford IDS… (Confirmed ok)
working flawlessly on win xp /7 32 64 bits with VCMII clone or original, and features in online programming.
Multi Language available: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese etc.

Ford IDS V108.01 Installation & activation:
After you complete payment, the supplier will help installation & activation with TeamViewer.

Functions to be achieved:
V108.01 IDS is able to download the latest calibration/software files from ford’s server if your internet connection is available at the time of connecting to vehicles. (Confirmed)
Read and decode fault codes (Confirmed)
Delete fault codes (Confirmed)
Display the system current parameters in digital form (Confirmed)
Combined displaying of data (Confirmed)
Logs Keeping: writing and keeping of digital parameters in memory (Confirmed)
Special functions: changing of permissible setting of blocks, programming etc. (Confirmed)

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Price: 24.99EURO
Ship 2pcs of CD (4.7GB/per piece)
Install by yourself with installation video demo (Or via remote assistance if any problem)
No need to active
Tested ok on WIN7 (you could try win8 win 10)
Verified working fine with VCMII clone / original as well as VXDIAG NANO for Ford.

Multilanguage available

Ford V108.01 installation (need no activation)

Tip 1: Before installation, please backup the important files on the desktop and disk C, because the next operation will cover the content in the disk C.

Tip 2:
1). If your computer hard drive only has one partition, please prepare a 16GB U flash drive. 2). If has 2 partitions, please unzip the software of CD  into any other partition except disk C.


Open disk D and create a new folder “Ford V108”, then open CD-ROM to copy all files and paste them into the new folder “Ford V108”.

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Right-click the Ford V108 disk (E:) then select “Eject”.


Again open the CD-ROM disk (E:) and copy all files and paste them into the disk D new folder “Ford V108”.
Open disk D: Ford 108, right click “Ford 108. part01” and select “Extract here”.
Choose all of “Ford 108. part01 to “Ford 108. part33” and delete them, then left the following 3 ones.


Open “Ghost 8.0”.
Open “D:\Ford 108\ford103.GHO” , click on “Confirm” and “Yes” to agree the program to restore the partition C (1:1) from D:\Ford 108\ford103.GHO.

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The program proceeds complete, if you want to restart the computer?

Click the first option “Restart now”


Installation device driver software.


Restart computer now.


Reset the screen resolution according to your computer need.
Right click “Ford Extending Programming” then click on “Run as administrator”.
Get message “Module programming is enabled until 2016/09/25. Click YES if you want to extend by 120 days from today.”

Click yes.


Get message ” Module programming has been extended to 2018/05/26. Return this app if another extension is required. Click “OK”.


Click on “Start” on the desktop, then “All programs”, then Bosch and find “VCI Manager (Ford VCM II)


Get message “PC Software initialization error (GetModule Type), click “OK”


Open “Computer – Local Disc (C:) – Program Files – Ford Motor Company – IDS – Runtime- Install3rdparty – ETAS – right click on “Setup” then “Run as administrator”.


Bosch VCI software (Ford VCM II) setup

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Again right click on “Setup” then “Run as administrator”.
Click NEXT until you see Bosch VCI software (Ford VCM II) InstallShield Wizard completed.

Click on the desktop “Start” then “VCI Manager (Ford – VCM -II)”


Get message “Not connected to VCM II”


Exit and connect VCMII interface to the computer and the Ford model by following the below diagram.


The two indicator flash.


Right click “Computer ” – “Manage” – “Device Manager” , you can see “ETAS VC I USB RNDIS Device”, that means the VCMII communicates a good communication with the computer.


Click “Open Network and shared Center”, then “Change Adapter Setting”, Local area connection is enabled.

Open “IDS”
Click on “Start New Session” then “All other” and “√”


Establishing communication to PCM.


Select vehicle specification.


If the vehicle specification is correct, click “Yes”.


Module Programming.


Programmable Module Installation.


Module Reprogramming on…


Programmable Parameters


As – Built




Self test – All CMDTCs


Read DTCs…

Go on operating Ford VCM…

VAS5054A ODIS-S 4.2.3 full with Keygen license & Launcher Postsetup

Crack ODIS-Service 4.2.3 with Keygen + full license + Launcher Postsetup is tested working 100% OK.

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OS restriction:

1.VAS 5054, VAS5054A and VAS 5055 work on Windows 7 i.do client on existing systems until 2019 or acquire the Windows 7 i.do. client from IT Client Support for replacement devices.
2.new diagnostic interface VAS 6154 (known as the WLAN remote head) works on Windows 10, win7.

ODIS-S 4.2.3 License:
Audi, FAW Volkswagen, Shanghai Volkswagen, Skoda and Volkswagen, same as ODIS 4.1.3.
All license can be installed in one same computer.

ODIS-S 4.2.3 installation:
same as ODIS-S 4.1.3.
Youtube video is coming.

Part 2: ODIS 4.2.3 released notes
Functions in version 4.2
The key features newly added or revised in release 4.2 are described briefly in this section and the additional CCB_DS IDs implemented are cited.
CCB 1127 The update check when starting ODIS Service should be “silent”.
CCB 1140 Functional Tester Send Present Request only once
CCB 1589 support of new VW cross section load books
CCB 2004 Display of a support guideline
CCB2015 Farsi (RTL) language support
CCB1692 Display connection quality VAS6154
CCB1968 trace records for DoIP
CCB2038 Read and display DTC snapshots
Defect resolution in version 4.2 The problems resolved in release 4.2 are described briefly in this section. 19502 In the case of end-of-life vehicles (European market), the start of diagnostics remains “waiting for synchronization”
16858 Update OS 2.2.4: Car Diagnostic Tool VAS 6558-6558A ODIS is available twice in the program and functions after the update.
18569 Flash abort while flashing the climate control unit via DoIP
18648 OS 3.1 TPI Reference to diagnostic object (extend inspection plan) partially not functional
18751 Metrology is not automatically removed or uninstalled using ODIS Service Uninstall
18891 Softing feature on Windows 10 computer
19131 Control unit 0025 Immobilizer is not automatically identified when boarding the A8_2003
19171 Network status is not detected correctly on OS 4.0 and VAS6154 USB
19182 ODIS Service 4.0.0: The green arrow is missing on the Finish / Next button
19207 Read identification data, ident status is not displayed in the print log.
19227 log files are filled with ArrayList messages
19247 ODIS S: different tester present behavior between diagnosis and flashing
19251 OS 4.1.0 Build 41_3_0_1 contains the wrong Diagnostic_Data_Hook
19278 Entry of a special character “_” or “-” (underscore, hyphen) is not possible when installing in the hostname of  Obd2 scan tool  VAS 6154
19289 Evaluation of unauthorized event memory incorrect
19296 Saved diagnostic session can not be loaded
19298 Error while logging in to CPN via the button Info-medium because of certificate VW-CA-Proc-07
19302 Information about the VCI at the top of the user interface disappears when the language is switched
19313 ODIS Service 4.1.3: The diagnostic protocol does not state that the communication is via DoIP.
Defect resolution in version 4.2
19318 OS 4.0.0 and 4.1.0: A not yet translated standard text is not displayed in the execution system when using a language as Created, it does not use fallback mechanism
19319 OS 4.0.0 and 4.1.0: A text module is not displayed in the execution system when using a language other than Created
19325 OS 4.1.0: When using placeholders with TextIDs, text blocks or ANSI text blocks, a NULL is returned instead of these texts. The placeholder (variable) is displayed correctly.
19350 Spelling errors in the setup.configurator: Special characters instead of special characters
19370 OS 4.1.3 Malfunction of the status display of the network

Supported vehicles with Version 4.2 Approved AUDI vehicles

*   All AUDI vehicles are supported Approved Volkswagen vehicles
*   All Volkswagen vehicles are supported Approved Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge vehicles
*   All Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge vehicles are supported Approved Seat vehicles
*   All Seat vehicles are supported Approved Skoda vehicles
*   All Skoda vehicles are supported Approved Bentley vehicles
*   All Bentley vehicles are supported Approved Lamborghini vehicles

The following Lamborghini vehicles are supported: Gallardo from MY09-MY14 (only immobilizer and Radio PIN Code) Aventador und Huracán Approved Bugatti vehicles
Bugatti Veyron and Bugatti Chiron are supported Approved MAN vehicles
MAN-TGE is supported

Getting Started of the MS906

1. Powering Up

Press the Lock/Power button on the top right side of the display tablet to switch the unit on. The system boots up, and shows the lock screen. Press and drag the inner ring to the edge of the circle to unlock the screen; the Autel MaxiSYS MS906 Job Menu is shown.


1.    Application Buttons
2.    Locator and Navigation Buttons
3.    Status Icons

NOTE: The screen is locked by default when you first turn on the display tablet. It is recommended to lock the screen to protect information in the system and reduce battery usage.

Almost all operations on the display tablet are controlled through the touch screen. The touch screen navigation is menu driven, which allows you to quickly locate the test procedure, or data that you need, through a s eries of choices and questions. Detailed descriptions of the menu structures are found in the chapters for the various applications.

1.1 Application Buttons

The Application buttons configure the Maxisys for the type of operation or activity to be performed. The table below gives brief descriptions of the available applications.
Use your finger tip to select an application from the Job Menu.


1.2 Locator and Navigation Buttons

To use the camera:
1.    Tap the Camera button. The camera screen opens.
2.    Focus the image to be captured in the view finder.
3.    Tap the inner blue circle. The view finder now shows the captured picture and auto-saves the taken photo.
4.    Tap the thumbnail image on the top right corner of the screen to view the stored image.
5.    Tap the Back or Home button to exit the camera application.

1.3 System Status Icons

These are the standard status icons of the Android operating system. Your display tablet is a fully functional Android Pad. Refer to Android documentation for additional information.
By tapping on this area (bottom right corner), a S hortcuts Panel will be displayed, on which you are allowed to set various system settings of the tablet. Operations of each button on the panel are described in the table below:


2. Powering Down

All vehicle communications must be terminated before shutting down the display tablet. A warning message displays if you attempt to shut down while the display tablet is communicating with the vehicle. Forcing a shut down while communicating may lead to ECM problems on some vehicles. Exit the Diagnostics application before powering down.

To power down the display tablet:
1.    Press and hold the Lock/Power Button.
2.    Tap Power off option.
3.    Tap OK; the tablet will turn off in a few seconds.

2.1 Reboot System

In case of system crash, press and hold the Lock/Power button for 8 seconds to reboot the system.

3 Installing Computer Software

The MaxiSys Diagnostic Platform allows you to realize some of its functions on a c omputer to enhance capabilities and i mprove user experience. To realize these functions on a computer, you need to install certain software.
There are two Setup.exe program packages contained in the CD provided with the MaxiSys tool kit. The packages include the following applications:

To install the Setup.exe program
1.    Insert the CD into the CD-ROM of the computer. The driver installation wizard will load momentarily.
2.    Click on Next on the welcome page.
3.    Click the Change button, and select a destination folder to install the program, and click Next to continue. Or directly click Next to continue without changing the default installation folder.
4.    Click Install and the Setup.exe program will be installed onto the computer.

3.1 Printing Operation

This section describes how to receive file from the display tablet and perform printing through the computer:

To perform printing through the computer
1.    Install the PC Link (Printing Services program) to the computer.
2.    Make sure the obd2tool.com MS906 tablet is connected to the computer network, either via Wi-Fi or LAN, before printing.
3.    Run the Printing Services program on the computer.
4.    Tap the Print button on the toolbar displayed in various applications of the MaxiSys system. A temporary file will be created and sent to
5.    Click the Printer Server tab on the top of the program interface on the computer, and wait for the printing file to load.
6.    Click the Print button to start printing.

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How to setup WinKFP for BMW E series flashing

Here is WinKFP setup/installation tutorial, based on the E60 daten from ISTA/P 2.39. This assumes you have installed INPA/Ediabas and WinKFP and they are running correctly. This was done on a WinXP 32 bit system by OBD2TOOL.

1.  Unpack the V2.39 ISTA daten folders for SP-daten-E60 somewhere on your harddrive.
2.  Open WinKFP, then choose “Import/Export” in the main menu, and pick “Import” then “PABD”
3.  Browse to your unpacked daten folder and drill down to “sgdat”. [base]\SP-daten-E60\sgdat\. Hit CTRL-A to select all files, then click “Import”
4.  Now select again “Import/Export” in the main menu, and pick “Import” then “P-SGBD” and, like step 3, browse to your unpacked daten folder and drill down to “ecu”. [base]\SP-daten-E60\ecu\. Hit CTRL-A to select all files, then click “Import”
5.  Now select again “Import/Export” in the main menu, and pick “Import” then “Assembly Line Data”
6.  Browse to your unpacked daten folder and drill down to “data”. [base]\SP-daten-E60\data\ and make sure “data” is highlighted and select “OK”
7.  Depending on how big the data are, you may have to wait awhile. Go get a sandwich. Don’t abort. SP-daten-E89 took 10 minutes or more on my laptop and the program appeared frozen for several minutes. Eventually, it should return control.
8.  Open the regular file explorer and browse to your unpacked daten folder and drill down to “gdaten”. [base]\SP-daten-E60\data\gdaten\

Hit CTRL-A to select all files, then CTRL-C to copy all files to clipboard. Now browse to your NFS folder (usually C:\EC-APPS\NFS\ or just C:\NFS\ depending on your installation) then browse down to “data\gdaten” and hit CTRL-V to paste the copied files. If there are files already in this directory, overwrite them with the files you copied.

Now exit WinKFP and, if desired, backup your NFS dir and EDIABAS\ECU dir so you don’t have to go through this again.

9.  Run WinKFP. You may see a message like this:

Don’t panic. For some reason there are some lines in some of the BMW Diagnostic Tool SGIDC.AS2 files that are too long for WinKFP. SGIDC.AS2 is an ASCII text file and can be edited with notepad or another editor. Just load it up (you may have to add a .txt extension and remove it after editing) find the line specified in the box above and put a semi-colon in front of it (“comment” it out) or remove it completely. I don’t know if it is ever needed or if it should be truncated or what, but I’ve never run across any bad behavior by removing it.

Do this again if there are other long lines in the file; you can easily determine this as most lines will all be the same length and the problem lines will be twice as long or longer.

If all went well, you should have all the files needed to program ECUs with WinKFP.

Btw, I plugged those numbers in and I get “Assembly identification number not found in files determined by xxkfconf.da2”

I’d go the “Update ZUSB” route. Click “Comfort Mode” then “Update ZUSB” (F3). Select your ECU Family from the list (I’d guess “SBSL65”, “SBSR65” for the first two, but I don’t know about DDE. My DME/DDE is MSV70 which doesn’t seem to match).

After selecting the ECU Family, enter your VIN and hit OK. Now hit “Done” which goes back a screen, then you have a new option: “Prog ZB Update”. Select it and, if you have the right ECU family, you should get a box like this:

If you don’t have the correct ECU family, then I don’t think you’ll get this far, but don’t take my word for that. Try selecting something you know you don’t have and see if it gives you anything.

Entering: 7832868 – my bmw ECU part number into ZUSB brings up nothing but an error: Error 704:

Error on determining the ZB number!

The errors are because you input the wrong ZUSB (DME assembly number). It wants the DME firmware version, also called ZUSB (called Assembly Number in INPA). But doing that is not normally necessary.

Are you just updating your current DME? If yes, you do not need to input your current ZUSB.

Just do this:

– Choose “Comfort mode”.

– Choose “Update ZUSB”

– Select your DME type (MSS54 for your M3).

– Choose “Enter VIN” and enter your full VIN.

– Choose “Done” and it will go back one page.

– Choose “Prog. ZB-Update” and it will display both your current ZUSB and a proposed update ZUSB.

– Choose “Yes” to begin programming.

2017A Version CAT3 Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Tool Installation and Activation

2017A Version CAT3 Caterpillar ET Diagnostic tool installation

1. Open the CD,run Cat ET 2017A V1.0.exe,as picture:


2. Install software


3. Choose next


4. Choose I accept the terms in the license agreement.Then click next


5. Install




7.There will be an icon on your computer desktop.


2017A Version CAT3 Caterpillar ET software activation

1. You have to activate it after installing the software.

You must have an Keygen to activate it as picture shows:



2. Activation step as below:

2.1Copy  Comet、CometDLL files in crack to cat installation catalog C:program Files(x86)/common Files/Offboard Information Products/2017A/Comet to replace original files.As picture shows:


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2.2Copy CometDLL、FlashServer files in crack to cat installation catalog C:program Files(x86)/common Files/Offboard Information Products/2017A/Flash to replace original files,as below:



2.3 Enter my computer,right click on properties-Advanced system settings – Advanced – Environment Variables –  System Variables- Creat Variable value-new

Put in:


Variable value:C:\flexlm\license.dat


As picture shows:




2.4 Creat a new folder in Disk C:FlexLM


2.5 Open NetworkSISID,get Serial ID



2.6 Open Keygen,put in Serial ID into host ID,run cat 2017A software in desktop,it will pop-up dialogue box and show License,put ID and license code into keygen,then set the ending time to 2035 year(No change in months).Click generate and show the activation code and it will creat a new license.dat file.



2.7 Put license.dat to catalog C:FlexLM.Then enter the activation code in the dialog box to confirm and complete the activation.

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Caterpillar ET 2018A Electronic Technician Diagnostic Software

Cat electronic technician 2018A is an updated version of the caterpillar dealer diagnostic software.

Cat works with the Caterpillar Communication Adapters family.
The recommended adapter is a Caterpillar Communication Adapter III Kit PN 538-5051 (Replaces 466-6258).
This diagnostic app allows you to: Change vehicle’s parameters Lock / Unlock parameters Diagnose and reconfigure Reading of error codes ECM Flash

What’s New – 2018A

Trainer Update – 988K XE Wheel Loader

The 988K XE Wheel Loader has been added to the Trainer application.

What’s New – 2017C

Preferences Option to Save a Product Status Report to PDF

The Preferences dialog for the Product Status Report has changed. The Cat ET contains a new checkbox to automatically save a Product Status Report as a PDF file when the report is created. The service tool will continue to automatically save Product Status Reports as an XML file.

What’s New – 2017B

Product Status Report Updates
The Product Status Report has been updated to include certain history features supported by the ECM, such as the after-treatment Regeneration History and the Service Test History.

Winflash Screen Update
The screen for the Winflash feature has been updated. A new Expand All button opens all sections of the screen to show all details for ECMs detected by WinFlash. A new Collapse All button hides all sections of the screen, except for header rows showing detected ECM names. PC, Communication Hardware, and Cable Requirements

To run the service tool, the next PC, communication hardware, and cable requirements must be met. NOTE: The minimum PC Configurations should not be used as a standard when buying new personal computers for service tool purposes. If the existing equipment meets these minimum requirements, it will run the service tool.
PC Requirements
Recommended Configurations

PC containing a 2.0 GHz dual-core processor
3GB of available hard disk drive
DVD-ROM drive (optionally)
15.4-inch XGA Screen (1280×1024 compatible)
Microsoft Windows? 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built-in pointing device or mouse
For security purposes, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 or newer or Microsoft Edge is recommended.
Note: The most recent version of Microsoft? Internet Explorer may not be validated to work with the service tool.
Wi-Fi (for the Wireless Comm Adapter 3)
Minimum Configurations

PC containing a Pentium 2 GHz processor or greater
500MB of available hard disk drive
CD-ROM drive
Super VGA monitor or display (1024×768)
Microsoft Windows? 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built-in pointing device or mouse
For security purposes, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9 or newer is recommended. Note: The most recent version of Microsoft? Internet Explorer may not be validated to work with the service tool.
Communication Hardware

Cat Communication Adapter III Kit PN 538-5051 (Replaces 466-6258)

Configuring Cat Electronic Technician to use the Communication Adapter 3
For Cat Electronic Technician to work with the Communication Adapter 3, the settings must be changed to select the Communication Adapter 3 as the Communication Interface Device:
Step 1 Start Cat Electronic Technician.
Step 2 Click the Stop Connect button when it appears.
Step 3 Select the Utilities menu.
Step 4 Choose “Preferences > Modify…”.
Step 5 Select the Communications tab.
Step 6 Select Cat Comm Adapter 3 (RP1210) and click OK.
NOTE: Because a growing number of products require multiple data link service, the “Enable Dual Datalink Service” checkbox has been pre-selected.
Servicing ECMs on more than one data link requires this checkbox to be enabled.
Failure to do this will result in undetected ECMs and reduced functionality.

Screenshots for Caterpillar ET 2018A Electronic Technician Diagnostic Software:

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Overview and short introduction

Starting the ISTA Client

How to start the ISTA Client
1  Double-click the symbol on the Windows desktop (if displayed)  ; or
2  or
3  Open the application in the program file by selecting “Start – All Programs – ISTA – ISTA Client”;
4  or
5  Open the application by selecting the corresponding entry on the central start page on the ISID.
After selection, the start mask appears (Chapter 3.1). A list of news will be displayed. You can set the display period in Administration.


If the date has changed since the last time the system was activated, the BMW Diagnostic Software “ISTA usage notes” will be displayed. After reading the note, close the popup window by clicking the “Continue” button. You can initiate an identification procedure from the start mask.

Checking the operations list

After you have selected the “Identification” menu from the start mask, the workshop system switches to the “Operations list” tab.

Each identification session generates a “procedure” that is automatically initiated and administered by the workshop system for vehicle identification. At the end of the session an operation is closed via a popup. The user can thus choose whether he wants to terminate or interrupt the operation. Depending on the option selected, an operation is concluded via a popup, assigned a status (“terminated”, “interrupted”) and entered into the operations list for a certain period. Saved procedures can be reopened from the operations list Additional information is available in Chapter


The selection of an existing procedure is not suitable for the “Short introduction” provided here. Therefore change to the “Read out vehicle data” tab.

Selecting a vehicle

There are four options for initiating vehicle identification (Chapter 3.2):
*   by selecting an operation
*   by entering a vehicle identification number
*   by reading out the vehicle data, or
*   by selecting basic features.

The most reliable way to identify a vehicle is by reading out the vehicle data from a connected vehicle.
*  How to identify a vehicle by reading out the vehicle data and automatically creating an operation to do this:
*   Click the “Identification” main menu item in the navigation area.
*   Select the “Read out vehicle data” tab and follow the instructions provided.


Selecting a diagnostic connection to the vehicle

The ISTA communication devices from the HO workshop are entered into the content range of the connection manager.
*  How to select the communication device:
*   Determine which BMW ICOM A2 is connected to the vehicle to be identified.
*   Select the appropriate components in the connection manager and click the “Set up connection” button.


After the “Set up connection” button is selected and clicked, the connection will be set up. The tester performs a vehicle identification. To do this, it reads out the vehicle identification number from the vehicle. The progress of the identification procedure is displayed on a progress bar.


After the identification procedure, the workshop system tries to uniquely assign the operation to an existing operation. If this does not succeed, it automatically creates a new operation and switches over directly to the “Operation details” mask (Chapter 2.6). If operations with the same identification features are already available in the workshop system, these will be offered for selection in the “Assignment/generation of operation” list.

Creating an operation

After the identification procedure, the workshop system tries to uniquely assign the operation to an existing operation. If this does not succeed, it automatically creates a new operation and switches over directly to the “Operation details” mask (Chapter 2.6). If operations with the same identification features are already available in the workshop system, these will be offered for selection in the “Assignment/generation of operation” list.  Click the “OK” button.


How to assign an operation:
*  Select an existing operation or click the “New operation” button.
*  Click the “OK” button.
If no unique assignment is produced (e.g.: the other operation is open or several suitable operations are available), a corresponding popup is displayed.

Finding out about operation details
After automatic vehicle identification and manual operation assignment, you will obtain general information on the vehicle in the “Operation details” mask (Chapter In this mask you can perform a vehicle test or look for information.

How to start a vehicle test:
Click the “Perform vehicle test” button.


Operation details for “Technical actions” and “Customer complaints” require an online connection to BMW AG.
You can specifically search for various types of information via the “Search for information” button
You can start the vehicle test by clicking on the “Perform vehicle test” button.

Perform vehicle test

The vehicle test runs automatically the first time for each operation. During the vehicle test, the “Control unit tree” submenu (Chapter 3.3.1) is displayed by default. Alternatively you can switch tothe corresponding list of control devices by selecting the “Control unit list” entry from the submenu.

The control unit tree displays the maximum number of control units installed in a vehicle, and their assignments in the respective bus system, in the form of a chart. At the beginning of the vehicle test, the rectangular symbols are not colored. Non-installed control units in the identified vehicle are shown in gray in the display. Currently processed (or selected) control units are displayed in the
color of the mask.
While the vehicle test is being performed, you can follow its progress on the screen as the displayed symbols are updated in real-time.
From this mask, you can if required restart the vehicle test or also call up control unit functions so that you can read out measurements or activate actuating elements. Before you can access a test plan you must first display the fault memory.
How to view the fault memory:
*   Wait until the vehicle test is completed.
*   Click the “Display fault memory” button.


Display fault memory

After the vehicle test, go to the “Fault memory” mask (Chapter The read-out fault codes and the associated description will be listed. From this mask you can calculate a test plan.
*  How to calculate a test plan:
*  Click the “Test plan” button.


Editing a test plan
The test plan lists the suspected components and functions. The individual suspected components and functions are presented in white lettering against a dark background. Underneath them the appropriate documents and procedures are listed in black lettering against a light background (indicated in the “Type” column with “ABL”). Procedures localize a fault and provide advice on rectifying it.

How to start a procedure:
*  Select the required procedure from the test plan.
*  Click the “Display” button.


Running a procedure
A procedure (service program) is primarily designed to identify the cause of a fault. Further-more, service functions can be performed via procedures. Information can be displayed within a procedure, as well as measurements read out or entered. Furthermore, queries can be made available via selection screens.
After a procedure has been carried out, additional information will be added to the test plan, if this turns out to be necessary for further fault search or fault rectification. In the test plan, you can select and start another procedure. The following mask gives an example of a question with the options “Yes” and “No”.


After the test plan has been completed, you should execute the “Quick delete” function

Terminating an operation
You can terminate an operation either by:
*   Clicking the “X” symbol
*   Identification of a new vehicle, or
*   Calling up the start mask via the symbol with the same name.
In any case a dialogue will be displayed, showing options on how to terminate the operation. You run the “Start quick delete” function when the guided troubleshooting is completed.


How to terminate the operation:
*  Click on the “Start mask” symbol.
*  For example, select the “Terminate operation” option.

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Maxisys Elite Data Manager Operations

The Maxisys Elite Data Manager application is used to store, print, and review the saved files. Most operations are controlled through the toolbar. Selecting the Data Manager application opens the file system menu. Different file types are sorted separately under different options, there are six types of information files to be viewed or played back.


The OBD-II scan tool Data Manager Operations are based on toolbar controls, details are explained in the following sections.

Image Files
The Image section is a JPG database containing all captured screenshot images.


1.  Toolbar Buttons – used to edit, print and delete the image files. See Table 5-1 Toolbar Buttons in JPG Database on page 64 for detailed information.
2.  Main Section – displays the stored images.


To edit image information
1.  Select Data Manager application from the MaxiSys Job Menu.
2.  Select Image to access the JPG database.
3.  Select an image to display it in full screen.
4.  Tapping the screen once displays the editing toolbar.
5.  Tap the Info button to open a window displaying the image information.
6.  Tap the Edit button on the top right corner of the window. The editing screen displays.
7.  Edit the image information by entering the new file name, and file information.
8.  Tap Done to save the information and exit, or tap Cancel to exit without saving.

To delete selected images
1.  Select Data Manager application from the Autel Scanner MaxiSys Job Menu.
2.  Select Image to access the JPG database.
3.  Tap the Enter Edit button to display the editing toolbar.
4.  Select the images that need to be deleted by tapping the thumbnail images, the selected thumbnail displays a tick icon at the bottom right corner.
5.  Tap the Delete button, and then Delete Selected, now the selected images are deleted.