BMW ICOM

BMW ICOM A2 emulator system red indicator flash

Before go deep into the topic today, let’s check the BMW ICOM ICOM A and ICOM B module indicator and meanings.

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It is not different to see that if the Red LED indicator of either ICOM A or ICOM B emulator flashes, the Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P software will report error and fail to communicate with vehicle.

Problem& Symptom:

BMW ICOM A2+B+C diagnostic system A2 module red indicator blinking when connected to vehicle with LAN cable.

Solution:

2 solutions provided by experienced BMW ICOM diagnostic system experts:

DISCLAIMER: We are not responsible for the damage.

1)

1-rehot hot air gun this IC

2- Replace or change new one if necessary

3-The problem is the IC

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2)

Fix the ICOM A2 from CnAutotool.com emulator firmware follow the PCB board displayed below:

The pulse generator to buy on auctions

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white wire=the line to the WiFi antenna.

Others all marked in the PCB board

How to use BMW Rheingold ISTA

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ISTA is a workshop system that contains BMW AG Data and Information. ISTA stands for Integrated Service Technical Application. Way back when, during the initial development of this tool, BMW diagnostic software (Diagnostics Information System), and as the programs evolved and due to the nature of the file naming conventions utilized by BMW, the workshop system became known as Rheingold in the enthusiast world. Rheingold in actuality is the folder that contains the main application and data. Rheingold became ISTA-D (D stands for Diagnostics) and BMW’s programming application (not discussed in this document) used the same nomenclature, ISTA except with a P (for programming) or ISTA-P.

BMW Rheingold 4.06.31 ISTA Functions List:

1. Module (ECU) errors reading and clearing

2. Gearbox (transmission) and engine adaptations erasing

3. Fuel injectors control, correction amount real time viewing, injector registering

4. Engine mountings testing

5. Mass air flow (MAF) testing and registering. Whole air system testing

6. EGR system control and testing

7.Turbocharger and related components control and testing

8. Diesel particulate filter regeneration (DPF)

9. Battery replacement

10. Oil change and service interval reset

11. Wiring diagrams, live data, repair instructions, technical documents etc

12. Programming, vehicle retrofit, mirror coding, FSC codes adding or updating etc

….

And many more other functions

System Requirements:

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 or 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Minimum system configuration is now hard coded into the program, although the standalone

versions have this check removed.

2.2Ghz CPU – 2 core minimum, core i5 or i7 recommended

4GB RAM, 8GB recommended

Minimum 20+GB HDD free space for ISTA+ Diagnostics with ONE language, and minimum

100GB for Programming Data.

This version has hardware check removed, however, future versions MAY not have this

feature. A faster system is required.

This version discusses included English Databases only. If more required, add to SQLiteDBs folder, which will need more space.

Interfaces and other requirements

E-S ERIES :

Interface = K+DCAN Cable or ICOM A1/ICOM A2/ICOM Next
EDIABAS = Low Level ECU Communication Software Server used by ISTA+

F/G/I/M INI /RR-S ERIES :

Interface = ENET Cable or ICOM

ICOM:

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

BMW Rheingold ISTA User Manual PDF Download:
User manual 1:

1 Introduction

Explanation of the symbols used

Important security instructions

Chapter contents

Integrated Service Technical Application (ISTA)

ISTA operating modes

Data exchange with other systems

Distinguishing different makes

General operation of the ISTA workshop system

2 Overview and short introduction

Starting the ISTA Client

Checking the operations list

Selecting a vehicle

Selecting a diagnostic connection to the vehicle

Creating an operation

Finding out about operation details

Perform vehicle test

Display fault memory

Editing a test plan

Running a procedure

Terminating an operation

3. Menu structure

Start mask

Identification

Vehicle test.

Activities

Service plan

Operation
4. Appendix

Scope of functions for operator devices

Abbreviations

Glossary

Fault messages and fault rectification

Index
BMW Rheingold ISTA User manual 1 download

User manual 2:

1. BMW Rheigold ISTA Introduction

2. System Requirements

3. Interfaces and other erqurements

4. How To Install BMW Diagnsotic Tool Rheingold ISTA Software

5. Programming note

6.Interface configuration and verification with ISTA+

7. Diagnostics with ISTA+

BMW ICOM A2+B+C With V2017.09 Engineers software Plus Lenovo T410 Laptop Ready to Use

Top 4 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM A2+B+C:
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.Hardware Version: ICOM Application-01.40.05
3. Support Vehicles: BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper
4.Support BMW All Series auto diagnostic tools suppliers and Programming

V2017.07 BMW ICOM Software:
Latest software version: V2017.09
Multi-language available in diagnosing, programming and TIS diagram circuit
Compatible with BMW ICOM, ICOM A2, ICOM A3.ICOM PRO+A3
Support Engineer programming

Software version:
ISTA-D 4.05.20
ISTA-P 3.61.4.002
VIN: 2017.09
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

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Connection:

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

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Special Features Compared with BMW ICOM:
The modified BMW ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD softeware access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity.Robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments.

To protect the most connector, the BMW ICOM B for vehicles with optical most access will be equipped with a soft cover made of rubber instead of the former plastic cap.
The BMW 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 BMW ICOM A2 and makes storage in the engine compartment easier.

Lenovo T410:
I5 CPU 2.53GHz 4GB Memory WIFI, DVDRW Second Hand Laptop for BMW ICOM/MB SD C4
Condition: Used
An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.
Brand: Lenovo
Type: Laptop/Notebook
Screen Size: 14.0
Memory (RAM): Intel(R)Core(TM)I5 CPU
Primary Drive: DVD+/-RW Processor Speed:  2.53GHz
Processor Configuration:  Dual Core
Memory: 4GB

Package 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 Software HDD
1pc x Lenovo T410 Laptop (Used)

The different of BMW ICOM version

BMW ICOM A2 is the upgrade version of  BMW ICOM, 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:

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This Car Diagnostic Tools 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 2017.09 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.

2017.9 BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic & Programming Tool with Wifi
This BMW ICOM name New Super BMW ICOM A2, the Fifth Version BMW ICOM
Including latest Software in defaut. must use our software.
With Wifi function.
More stable functions than other version.

2017.05 Latest BMW ICOM ISTA-D4.05 ISTA-P 3.61 Reviews

 

BMW ICOM software has been updated to V2017.05 Version, the ISTA-D 4.05.20 ISTA-P 3.61.4.002.And here are ISTA-D4.05.20 ISTA-P3.61.4.002 on Windows 7 reviews.

BMW ICOM ISTA 2017.05 review 1:

Download ISTA-D 4.04.31 ISTA-P 3.61.4 from www.cnautotool.com

Well done !
Perfect instruction for installing

I personally went for VM WS installation, because of the portability is a very important issue
for me.

For these run out of disk space, like me, i suggest to install ISTA+in VMWare WS Ver 12X with
win7 X64 Guest, Earlier VMWare versions down to 10 probably will work as well. Disk space need
runs to 350GB. I used 350GB diskspace on SSD installed in a caddy sitting in DVD slot of an i3
notebook.

ISTA can be working good soon, in case you are following the excellent instructibles of spider80
without missing not a one step of instruction.

X86 apps in VM X64 environment like itoolradar arose a java problem, even when I tried to
isntall an outdated X86 Java version.

Mayor Ista+/ISTA P Working like a charm(i used icom with latest firmware update). Running ISTA-P
requires good charging

equipment with constant additional load otherwise it will quit session. BMW currentliy advices
supply> 70A. For older cars like E-series.
25A seem to be ok in my opinion.
BMW ICOM 2017.05 ISTA Review 2:

Installed…100% working…so had to log back in and reply with Big thanks to the super package
with ecellent step by step install instructions.

Just had two little snags when installing under win7 X86….

1) vcrdist_X86 2008.exe download was corrupt…but easily solved by re-downloading from
microsh@ft
2) no java included in download package…again easily found via Guugle! many thanks again
spider80…you’re done an supporb job here. with brilliant step by step instructions

now I just need to find an BMW ICOM Next interface at reasonable money for all to fully work on
latest B’Mers!

BMW E/F/G/I series programming with 2017 ICOM Next Ista-P 3.60

2017 BMW diagnostic software is verified that ISTA-P can program not only E Series, but also F, G and I series. So, which Ista-p version and which BMW Icom can work perfectly with BMW E/F/G/I models? Read the write-up collected by Laura.

Which ISTA-P version is verified?
2017.03 BMW ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001(engineer mode) is the latest BMW software confirmed 100% to work without any issues with BMW E/F/G/I models programming

Which bmw icom works better?
2017 BMW ICOM Next WiFi version is the best option for bmw diagnostics and programming.
ICOM Next is faster than the old bmw icom. It is also better built IMHO.
And 2017 Next is WIFI available also.
It handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely.
Gets the job done much faster if flashing the complete vehicle.
Another benefit to Next will be compatibility for future cars.

New models with production date
Benefit: The new G01, G32, RR11, RR12 can be dealt with.
Vehicles: G01, G32, RR11, RR12
Update of navigation maps in ISTA 4
Benefit: Update of the map data by ISTA 4 in motor vehicles with navigation system.
Planned for ISTA 4.06.1x. Up to then, the update can be performed with ISTA/P.

What about the I levels contained?
F, G, I Series (ISTA 4, ISTA/P)
Series group I level
F001 (F0x, RR4, RR5) F001-17-03-505
F010 (F06, F1x) F010-17-03-505
F020 (F2x, F3x, F80, F82, F83, F87) F020-17-03-505
F025 (F15, F16, F25, F26, F85, F86) F025-17-03-508
F056 (F4x, F5x, F6x) F056-17-03-507
S15A (G1x, G3x, RR1x) S15A-17-03-507
S15C (G38) S15C-17-03-506
I001 (I03, I08) I001-17-03-507
E Series (ISTA/P)
Series group I level
E065 (E65, E66) E065-15-07-500
E060 (E60, E61, E63, E64) E060-16-11-500
E070 (E70, E71, E72) E070-16-11-500
E89x (E81, E82, E84, E87, E88, E89, E90, E91, E92, E93) E89x-16-11-500
R056 (R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61) R056-17-03-504
RR01 (RR1, RR2, RR3) RR01-17-03-500

What is I-level?
The I-Level (aka I-Step) is the Integration Level of your car, which represents a package of firmwares for all your modules, and it corresponds to the version of ISTA/P last used to program your vehicle.

How to read I-Level using BMW E-sys?
To determine your I-Level, go to VCM Module => VCM Master Tab => click Read under I-Steps:

The I-Step (current) is the one you want to match when you select the CAFD from the Detect CAF for SWE options (e.g. F001-08-09-550):

When you lost power in the middle of FDL Coding your CAFD, it became corrupted. What I am having you do is insert the same CAFD in it’s default generic state and then coding it based on your specific Vehicle Order (Production Date and Option Codes) so in the end you will have exactly what you started with before the power failure and CAFD corruption.

As I have repeatedly stated, so long as one isn’t coding the BMW ICOM A2 module, you should code with the engine running, and will you never have to worry about loosing vehicle power mid-coding, unless of course you run out of gas.

2016 MB Star SD Connect C4 Hardware and XENRTY DAS FAQ

Here are the most frequently-asked questions from MB Star diagnosis SD connect C4 diagnostic scanner users and professional answers from engineers working for CnAutotool Hopefully, it helps those in trouble.

Q: How to change the Xentry language?
A: Go to Setup, select Setting language, then choose a language and click on Accept.

Q: How to setup the DAS language?
A: Go to DAS Properties. In the Target, change the last two letters (which is the first two letters of the language). Then click on OK.

Q: Xenry language error: A fault has occurred.
A: Change the PC date and time to be the same as the Xentry version.E.g. Your Xentry is version 2015.09, you need set up 2015.09.05 on your PC.

Q: Fault (30.3) pops up after DAS activation. No valid DAS license; DAS will now be closed.
A: Go to local disk C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/StartKeyCenter2; find our StartKeyCenter.exe.
If DAS doesn’t expire, just change the bin file in C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/DAS
If DAS expires, you need Lan-id to activate DAS

Q: Xentry cannot run, the icon displays then disappears.
A: Change the PC date and time to be the same as the Xentry version;
If it does not work, replace the bin file in C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/DAS (the bin file differs from Xentry versions)
If all above fails, send the Mercedes software hard disk to the vendor to re-copy files.

Q: Mb Star C4 firmware files are lost and WIFI cannot be set up.A: It means your sd connect firmware files are deleted and you need update sd c4 firmware.
Files need to update (ORDER!!!!!!):
02_CSD_2_10.zip
01_Boolimage_2_3.zip
03_PmPic29_Cpld23.zip
Sd connect c4 firmware update manual:
Step 1: Install battery
Step 2: Change file name
Step 3: Update SD Connect C4 firmware

Note: please prepare new batteries and an OBD cable for use; if it fails to connect to the vehicle, replace it with the OBD 12V power; otherwise, it would pop up error 662 (update fails.)


Q:  MB STAR SDconnect Tool kit appears Error 749 in Administration.Due to network problems, no connection to the SDconnect can be establish (749)No SDconnect is selected or the desired SDconnect cannot be selected
A: It results from incorrect IP setup. Please go to the network connect to WLAN set up IP: 172.29.127.119

Q: Xentry error 2221-45: No access authorization code![2221-45] No access authorization for XENTRY diagnostics was found on the server. You must contact the user help desk.
A: Go to C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/Xentry/fusoko/eclipse/plugins; delete the file “com.damler.xentry.diagservice_1.6.0.201607181047”

Q: Xentry cannot open for use even reopen Xentry or restart the PC after activation.No access authorization code! You must contact the user help desk.
A: Go to C:/programme data/LicDir; delete lic-key2.dat
Open StartKeyCenter on Desktip; activate Xentry
Get a new lic-key2.dat after Xentry activation; copy and paste lic-key2.dat; then rename it as “lic-key2.x4711” (setup the file properties to Read Only)

Q: EWA-NET file cannot start. HTTP Status 500-Servlet execution threw an exception.
A: Go to the Start menu, then EWA-NET Admin ToolIn EWA Admin Tool, Server, EPC, WIS all should start (if they have started yet, pls. stop and restart)Server, EPC, WIS restart, reboot the PC, then open EWA-NET to login


Q: Xenry Error (1.2)-2.503.13003:Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed
Possible causes:
The link between the diagnosis multiplexer an the diagnostic socket is interrupted
The link between the diagnosis multiplexer an the diagnostic unit is interrupted.
The voltage supply at the diagnostic socket (circuit30 and (or) circuit31)is fault.

Note:When using SD connect c4 multiplexer, check the connection status using the Toolkit.
A: check the connection of the cable and the car;
Then check the wired&wireless IP setup
Then check the Mercedes software; it’s MB SD C4 software, not Star C3
If all ok, it may result from the SD connect c4 mux or the cable

BIG THANKS to engineers at cnautotool.com.

BMW ICOM A2 software error “Failed to start ISTA” (solved)

When I enabled coding/programming in BMW ICOM A2 diagnostic software ISTA–D, just for comfort reasons, all in one, but unluckily, the error message popped up as follows:

Failed to start ISTA.

Please make sure your ISTA configuration is valid.

In doubt reset any non standard ISTA configuration and reinstall ISTA

Searched lots of info online and finally SOLVED! ISTA+ works like a charm!

Just add this to the configuration file:
<add key=”BMW.Rheingold.Programming.PsdzBackupDataPath” value=”%ISPIDATA%\BMW\ISPI\data\TRIC\ISTA\Temp\”/>