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.

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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 3.2.1.1.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 3.2.2.1). 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.

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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.

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Display fault memory

After the vehicle test, go to the “Fault memory” mask (Chapter 3.4.2.1). 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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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

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See of BMW ICOM A2

BMW ICOM is usually a BMW authorized seller OBD-II diagnostic device for BMW, MINI Cooper and Rolls Royce with ISTA-D, ISTA-P software together with other engineering & developing computer software applications. ADK auto diagonstic supplier has icom a, icom a2bc and icom a3 available.

Recognize of BMW Icom a2 bc:
1. No Network And Also No Connection With The Original Server When You Use The Car Diagnostic Tools BMW ICOM Software program HDD, Ortherwise It Is Will Be Damaged, And Need You Send Back For Repair
2. If your BMW ICOM on www.autonumen.com HDD got error “database version mismach, the found database version are not compatible”, just need to set the ISTA/D language as American English

The Piwis Tester for Porsche work with the old and latest porsche car. It is equiped with the panasonic laptop and original software program for the test. Porsche piwis tester II can help you diagnose and programme the most new and old kind of porsche cars. For example: 911(997), Boxster/ Cayman,(987), Cayenne up to MY 2010, Cayenne from MY 2011 and Panamera from www.cnautotool.com.

The GM MDI appear to create either a completely multicast or UDP only connection back to local PCs to send diagnostic data to for the technicians to diagnose problems with vehicles. GM specifies that IGMP Snooping has to be disabled, I did that through the config.properties file per this document.

I also disabled UAPSD which seems to help a lot in general. Another thing which helped was to implement zero-handoff so the MDIs wouldn’t disconnect due to roaming between APs. The connection from PCs to MDIs still disconnects sporadically even after that and much more that I won’t take the time to say here. The next thing we’re going to check is to make sure that IGMP snooping is disabled on the cisco switch that the APs and workstations are plugged into.

The different of BMW ICOM version

BMW ICOM A2 is the upgrade version of  BMW ICOM, Car Diagnostic Tools ICOM A2 is Second generation of BMW ISTA Diagnose and programming system. BMW ICOM A2+B+C has many version including the software version and wifi version. The detail introdution as the following:

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic Tool without Software

This BMW ICOM name old BMW ICOM A2, newer than BMW ICOM A1, the third Version BMW ICOM.
NO Software in defaut.
No Wifi function.

2014 New BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic & Programming Tool without Software
This BMW ICOM name New BMW ICOM A2, the fourth BMW ICOM
NO Software in defaut. But pay attention, if you are first time to buy this machine, you must buy our software, can not use other software.
No Wifi function.

Super Version BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic & Programming Tool With 2014.07 HDD
This  BMW ICOM A2 is with Software,software running speed increase 30% And The software  install very easy, compatible with D630, D620, E6420, E6400 E49, E420, E430, G570, X201, X200, X201T, T60, T61, T400, X61T, X60, X60 computers.
No time limitation for use. Once insert hard disk into your computer can automatically install.

2014.7 BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic & Programming Tool with Wifi
This BMW ICOM name New Super BMW ICOM A2 from www.autonumen.com , the Fifth Version BMW ICOM
Including latest Software in defaut. must use our software.
With Wifi function.
More stable functions than other version.

(Sharing)Super BMW ICOM A2 USB WIFI setting problem

ICOM A2+B+C for BMW 2017.7V Engineers Version is a professional and best diagnostic and programming OBD2 scanner for BMW. Recently, many fellows called me for Super BWM ICOM A2 USB WIFI setting problem. Here are some successful tips for sharing.

1.Insert usb wifi to the usb port on your computer;

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2. Turn off the build-in wifi on the computer or make the additional wifi not work; that is, your usb wifi of your equipment is the only wifi on your computer. Don’t connect the wired Internet access to the Internet and equipment cable.

3. Press the button to make your computer start after you are sure that you have done all about Step 2.

4. Make sure that the network is turned off and cannot be connected to network cables.

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This DWA-131 is your usb-wifi. It cannot be turned off. It is normal to show the mark of a red cross.

5. The software starts and choose WIFI for ICOM on Youobd2.

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6. Connect Icom A2 to your vehicle and you will see that the lights of wlan do not flash or flash slowly after waiting for 20-60s.

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It means that both usb wifi and icom A2 wifi are ok.

7. Now you can click diagnosis or programming software.

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This prompt information is OK

8. Please minimize the interface for it is not allowed to be closed.
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9. The equipment can be recognized normally.

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Download 06.2017 BMW ISTA-D 4.05.32 Standalone (NEW)

Good news for sharing: Here you can free download 06.2017 newly released BMW ISTA-D 4.05.32 Standalone + BMW ISTA-D license!

Check below mega links and ISTA 4.05.32 update info!

ISTA-D 4.05.32 Standalone

FASTA & HW check is off

Last firmware for BMW Diagnostic ToolBMW ICOM Next included.

Edit: License added for who needs.

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Note:

Both are working links. No pass, free to ALL…

Thanks Spider80’s sharing and enjoy at your own risk!

Here also share with you V03.2017 BMW ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2

Tested OK by pros and work 100%!

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BMW ISTA 4.05.32 ISTA 4.04.12 Suitable Tools:

BMW ICOM A2 WIFI

BMW ICOM A3

BMW INPA K+DCAN Cable

BMW ENET Cable

(06.2017) BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.05.23 Update Information

BMW Rheingold new system for BMW diagnosis

Works with ALL BMW E and F series 1995-2017

–Language: ENG, GER, FR, RU, OTHER

–Ultimate Ediabas/ISTA+ voltage control

–Hardware check disabled -can use the program on the slower laptops.

–ISTA contains all the functions required for programming vehicles of the F, G and I series and for Motorrad models with vehicle electrical system 2020 (BN2020).

–With Technical Information (TIS) and Wiring Diagram (WDS).

–Ediabas and all necessary tools included.

–Included components (32-Bit & 64-Bit)

–Included :

ISTA User Manual EN,DE, IT,PL,RU,TR,CZ,ES,FR,JP,KR,NL,SE

NET Framework 4.6 + Updates

Java Runtime Environment 8

DirectX 9.0c Extra files

General runtime files

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes (v2005 – v2015)

Microsoft Visual J# 2.0 SE

Microsoft Silverlight 5

Adobe Flash Player (Opera, FireFox, Internet Explorer)

Shockwave Player 12 (Internet Explorer Plugin

Ediabas

–Suitable for BMW Motorcycle

–BMW ISPI ICOM-FW 03-15-00

–BMW ISPI ICOM-Next-FW 03-15-00

BMW ICOM ISTA+ 4.05.32 Standalone Operating System Required:

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

BMW ISTA+ 4.05.32 Standalone Hardware Required:

Processor (CPU): Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz, Core Duo 2.0 GHz or better

Memory (RAM): 3 GB or more

Hard drive (HDD): 22 GB free space on disk