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How to solve the problem that BMW Icom A2 A3 host can’t be connected?

Aftre the BMW ICOM host is connected to the car via a 16PIN connector, and the other side is connected to the computer via a network cable. Your OBD2 Scanner BMW ICOM lan and system lights will light up. As follows:
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But at this moment,the host can’t be found in the computer.As follows:
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When meeting the problem,please update your BMW ICOM firmware as the following method:

1.Please connect BMW ICOM to the computer vith network cable and power on the BMW ICOM with a 12V power adapter.

2.Open the website address http://169.254.92.38:60080/by IE browser, username:root   password:NZY11502.

3.Click the “update firmware”,it will show ICOM firmware version information.

4.Choose the file ICOM-BootImage-01-11-01.bin,set image type to SYSTEM,click “Send the file”.

5.When shows “Write the image file to the flash?”,click “Yes”,then ICOM light turns red.

6.When shows “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successfull”,click “Update Firmware”.

7.Choose the file ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-15-01.bin,set image type to APPLICATION.Click “Send the file”.It will takes a few minutes because of a little large file.

8.When shows “Write the image file to the flash?”,click “Yes”,then the ICOM light turns red for the second time.

9.It is all normal,click “reboot”.

After finishing these steps,please connect again,the ICOM host will be found in the computer,as follows:

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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

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.

What are the likely benefits of using an OBD 2 scanner

Looking around the market, you are likely to have seen diverse varieties of OBD II Tools. These are usually different both in scope and size depending on who manufactures them. However, the biggest driving force towards them is usually the need to have a successful and complete car scan.
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Since the enactment of the emission control regulations and the subsequent adoption of the several environmental laws in the United States, most of the car manufacturers have taken it to be their business to ensure that the OBD scan tools are duly installed on these tools at manufacturer.

It was however the environmental protection agency (EPA) that has been credited with the creation of relevant regulations making the use of OBD scans tools quite beneficial. These benefits usually cut across though the two generations of the OBD. However, the second generation known as the OBD 2 scanner, has been widely noted to have more pronounced benefits.

Some of the benefits seen with their use include;

1.Efficiency-the coding nature of the MB STAR are regarded to have brought a lot of change to the car repair and maintenance process. In the past, it was sad to note that motorists had to experience the agony of having to the car to the nearest garage despite the fact that at the end, a lot of time would be consumed trying to solve even the slightest of faults.

The manner in which the OBD 2 scanner of  this age are able to pinpoint the specific areas where the fault is and even  to give possible solutions has made life of both motorists band the mechanics rather simple and easy.

2.Cost effectiveness– considering the cost of repair in the era of manual mechanical fault detection, the era of the OBD readers and the current era. The amount of time, information and the level of precision is something which is worth considering. The scanners give the specific fault area and the possible solution on the fault and as a result make its cheaper on the overall repair costs.

The relative costs of the scanners are generally low as compared to the initial periods when the OBD readers could cost a limb. In contrast, the scanners are known to cost less with a wide coverage making them quite user friendly.

Moreover, most of the current scanners in the market are do it yourself devices which are known to be friendlier to the car owner given the several user repair guides and methods they contain. These encourage the driver to do the overall fault repair on his own without having to visit the mechanic.

1.Durability– most of the current BMW ICOM are known to be enabled with the ability to update on the wireless media. This allows the scanners to last longer, serving the user better. Unlike most of the readers which were known to have specific lifelines.

2.Wider compatibility– the ability of the scanner to code on diverse car models is something of note. With several protocols and millions of codes covered by most of them. They are known to therefore provide the user with a rich bag of options. In addition, the wide compatibility allows these tools to work across the diverse car models making them quite cost effective.

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All these benefits and others have notably made the scanners to be the best among the OBD brands. It is without doubt that they have been the most recommended electronic devices ever used on cars. Getting yourself a scanner will be the best thing ever in your motoring life in spite of the manufacturer installed OBD tools which can only be a reader.

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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.

How to connect BMW ICOM A2 to WinKFP

Here are two methods usually adopted by BMW owners with BMW Icom a2 bc WinKFP.

First method
to lock the ICOM to Connection Mode: STATIC_IP and then use iTool Radar by Nubix to locate it on the LAN.

Second method
but that you will need the password of ICOM, but as no one brings out the password, you can forget this possibility.

only possibility is more like you’ve already described the BMW diagnostic tool with radar and lock.
in the Ediabas.ini you have to change something
Interface: REMOTE
and host the ip the ICOM have.
ICOM you can put on STATIC_IP with a file called
USER.settings(open it with editor)

ConnectionMode = STATIC_IP
Ip = 192.168.68.40
Netmask = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.68.1

and a file which is called user.settings.log must remain empty.
The ICOM describes this file automatically.

these two files on a USB stick(USB2.0) into the BMW ICOM usb port
light of ICOM will turn on.
Car Diagnostic Tools ICOM must properly afterwards user.settings.log have described themselves.

(NEW) BMW Rheingold ISTA-D 4.03.31 free download for BMW ICOM

Here CnAutotool offer you free download links of newest BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.03.31 Standalone+ +SQLiteDBs + ISTA-P 3.60.4.000 + SDP 4.03.30. Hope it helps and also try on your own risk! (Thanks Spider80 at MHH forum)

Free download BMW diagnostic tool Rheingold ISTA+ 4.03.31 Standalone / SDP 4.03.30 / ISTA-P 3.60.4.000:
BMW ISTA-P 3.60.4.000

BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.03.31 software package list

Software details of BMW ISTA Rheingold 4.03.31:
Module (ECU) errors reading and clearing
Gearbox (transmission) and engine adaptations erasing
Fuel injectors control, correction amount real time viewing, injector registering
Engine mountings testing
Mass air flow (MAF) testing and registering. Whole air system testing
EGR system control and testing
Turbocharger and related components control and testing
Diesel particulate filter regeneration (DPF)
Battery replacement
Oil change and service interval reset
Wiring diagrams, live data, repair instructions, technical documents etc
Programming, vehicle retrofit, mirror coding, FSC codes adding or updating etc
And many more other functions
Operating system of BMW ISTA Rheingold 4.03.31:
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 8 or 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Hardware requirements of BMW ISTA Rheingold 4.03.31:
Processor (CPU): min 2.2 GHz Dual Core or 4.4 GHz Single Core CPU (Summary of Cores or Threads should be more than 4.4 GHz)
Memory (RAM): min 4 GB
Hard drive (HDD): min 250 GB free space on disk C: before installation

BMW ICOM contain the complete system substitute DIS GT1/SSS/OPS and OPPS.

BMW ICOM contain the complete system substitute DIS GT1/SSS/OPS and OPPS.
All BMW sequence might be processed while using the ICOM-A, B and C-modules.

-ICOM A: Cars with OBD functionality (Hook up to ISIS/SSS/ISID with LAN or WAN)
-ICOM B: For programming with MOST port (Hook up to MOST in motor vehicle / to ICOM-A with USB method
-ICOM C: Older design collection with prognosis socket in engine compartment (OBD 2)
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BMW GT1

Element :

BMW GT1 software package kit includes of 5 process ,TIS process .DIS details procedure ; analysis system .measuring procedure and manangement process . it is possible to to check and look at knowledge information same time in GT1.

Test perform;
Study defective code ,obvious defective code ,details stream .activate point out,programming ,ingredient examination ,servicing information information ,parts place ,wiring diagram etc?-,TIS AND DIS ARE Provide all of procedure diagram of all of BMW ICOM car or truck, Factors site, maintainence system and coding information and facts etcetera. Can perform entirely of BMW car or truck process.

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BMW OPPS / BMW OPS

Characteristic :

On motor vehicle designs from your E65 on, BMW is for the to start with time using fibre-optic cables as normal for interaction amongst handle models.
The optical buses are noteworthy for his or her large information transmission charge and they are not vulnerable to electromagnetic interference. The optical buses in issue will be the MOST bus, mostly made use of for in-car leisure electronics, and also the byteflight bus, which serves predominantly safety-critical functions.

OPPS continues to be made for encoding, individualising and programming (CIP) through the Program Service Station (SSS) and envisaged for use as part of the BMW diagnostic method (DIS) from DISPlus and Team Tester A person (GT1). It really is supposed for testing and programming jobs in the E65 collection, using the location from the diagnostic head.

OPS is intended for immediate programming of control models.
When operated with the SSS, no diagnostic or specialized measuring pro-cedures are achievable, as no measuring engineering is integrated; in this occasion, OPPS / OPS is utilised predominantly for programming handle units (flashing). Interaction together with the car or truck is usually executed the two by way of one of the most and through the OBD interface. The OBD interface is required for your electric power provide into the OPPS / OPS and it has communication attributes via which the motor vehicle might be discovered as well as the information being programmed is usually decided. From CIP model seven.0, you’ll be able to delete fault code memories through OPPS / OPS.
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BMW Sprint Scanner three in 1

Feature :

BMW Dash Scanner three in 1 blend BMW Scanner V2.one BMW Scanner V2.01 and BMW Scanner V1.four.0. Help all devices of BMW series and OBD-II diagnostic process.

Supported Models
one Collection: E81/E82/E87/E88
3 Series: E30/E36/E46/E90/E91/E92/E93
five Collection: E28/E34/E39/E60/E61
six Series: E24/E63/E64
7 Sequence: E23/E32/E38/E65
8 Series: E31
X Sequence: X3-E83, X5-E53, X5-E70, X5-E71
Z Collection: Z1-E30, Z3-E36, Z4-E85/E86, Z5-E52
MINI Collection: MINI-R50/R52/R53/R55/R56/R57

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Compare with ICOM A+B+C

Compared with ICOM A+B+C, BMW ICOM A2+B+C has the some special features. The modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. Robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments.
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To protect the MOST connector, the 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 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.

If your BMW ICOM firmware works normally, then DO NOT need to update. If your firmware is not compatible with your software very much, then need to update the firmware. Because every new version ICOM software will change a little. Firmware need update so that can fit the latest ICOM software perfectly.