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BMW ICOM NEXT A + B + C Wifi ICOM Next BMW Diagnostic And Programming Tool New Improved Functionality

BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C is Super quality Latest Generation Diagnostic Head For BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce BMW-Model. Wifi ICOM Next BMW Diagnostic And Programming Tool Can Replace BMW ICOM A2, including all function of ICOM A2CnAutotool.com BMW ICOM NEXT A + B + C Wifi ICOM Next BMW Diagnostic And Programming Tool New Improved Functionality.

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OBD2Store.com BMW ICOM NEXT A + B + C Wifi ICOM Next BMW Diagnostic And Programming Tool New Improved Functionality:

1. Gbit workshop LAN, backwards compatible
2. Preparation for Gbit LAN on vehicle OBD(cars do not yet supportthis and interface not
yet defined,ICOM Next hardware adaptation will be necessary for future Gbit car
interface,will cause adaptation costs)
3. Faster start-up times and high throughput
4. Through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
5. Improved handling
6. More flexible OBD cable
7. Lighted button for logs etc

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Functionally compatible to ICOM A2
Mechanical design similar ICOM A2
Backwards compatible to car adapters (ICOM B, C) and motorcycle adapters (ICOM D, E)

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BMW ISTA-D and ISIS Software Comparison

This is good information for those who want to know if ista bmw provides technical diagrams and instructions like ISIS/ICOM.

ISIS is a BMW server platform for dealers. All updates are downloaded to the ISIS.
From there the ISIS updates ISID (diagnostics) tablets and ISSS (programming) if applicable.
The ISID runs an embedded windows xp OS.
Installed on the ISID is a program called ISTA-D (recent versions are codenamed ‘Rheingold’)
ISTA-D you can do all diagnostic functions, battery registrations etc etc. it also has wiring diagrams and guides on changing parts.
Some clever russians keep leaking the ISTA-D installer and it can easily be installed on any windows operating system. I can give you download links. They are around 10gb.
In ISTA-D you have a connection manager or how you wish to connect the computer to the odb port.
The common ones are:
BMW ICOM
EDIABAS
OMITEC USB
ICOM is BMW official cable, its predocessor was an OPPS unit. An ICOM is more than just a cable however, it has its own network adapter, mac address, cpu, cooling etc etc. Originals are expensive but you can get cheap but hq chinese clones for around $350 USD like this: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/bmw-icom-next-a-b-c-with-software.html
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EDIABAS is a communication protocal which requires you to have BMW Standard Tools installed aswell – which isnt a bad thing! This utilises comport access amongst other connection methods and is configured by an ini file. Most people use this method of connection as its cheap, you can get a K+DCAN cable for under $50 USD now. Just do your research first as there ar bad clones about!
OMITEC is also an original USB interface. These are very rare. K+DCAN cable are copies of the OMITEC cable.
Update: Thinking it can be used on a Mac also… I use a Mac sometimes no problem with a windows VMware XP virtual machine and ISTA-D installed.
As I said there is no better diagnostic software. Its dealer level software and It’s freely available now all over the Internet. Plus it’s very user friendly!
So price is Cable + Windows XP CD key for the virtual machine…
Hope that helps.

How to: BMW 525i DME MSD80 diagnostic with BMW ISTA-D on ICOM A2

Purpose: To see the BMW ISTA-D diagnostic options is working or not, on 525i with an engine N53.

Credit: Original resource: bimmerprofs.com

Diagnostic tool: BMW ICOM A2/BMW ICOM Next with ISTA

Important: compare possibilities of ISTA D with INPA.

Vehicle information:

Car: BMW 5 series E60 sedan 525i

Year: 2007/09

Engine: N53

EURO

Manual

DME: MSD80

The test:

ISTA-D is identifying the vehicle

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and reading FASTA information

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the basic menu is available.

Service procedures and data, intended for the engine, are available in two groups:

a) basic menu: Vehicle management/Service function/Powertrain/Engine Electronics
b) Call up ECU functions menu of the engine management unit.

In the basic menu you can choose:

a) viewing data correction of cylinder Rough run and Stoichiometric mixture;
b) coding the injector data;
c) coding new NOx catalytic converter and NOx sensor, activate Desulphation session;
d) delete adaptations;
e) perform misfire/Rough run test for cold engine and view the “opinion” of DME, which engine has problems with smooth running.

In DME Call up menu you can choose:

a) view live data;
b) perform activation tests for several knots.

Now, start the review with DME Call up menu.

To enter it, click with Mouse on DME icon on the “tree” of units and press the button “Call up ECU function”.

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Call up menu contains three basic choices:

a) identification: basic data of ECU unit;
b) diagnosis scan: live data;
c) component triggering: activation/test blocks.

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“Identification” menu is very clear, so we move to diagnosis scan menu – content of it is seen in the image above.

The content of Component triggering submenu :

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Unfortunately, the amount of test blocks is tiny. As can be seen, it’s possible to test the pressure of the low-pressure pump, in the injectors menu: switch off any of cylinders, switch on the water pump and electric fan.

Blocks of engine performance modes, Lambda probes, generator, VANOS, EGR and many other important knots are not available.

Diagnosis scan submenu.

a) fuel pressure (high pressure);
b) fuel pressure (low pressure);
c) idle;

allows to view exact values of the parameter and are not very interesting. Only remark (it refers to all analog/live data values, displayed by ISTA):

a) data representation is in small size, it’s hard to see the data, for example, during the driving session;
b) main part (with rare exceptions) of data have no reference value, no min/max limits displayed; no explanation for specific data;
c) bar type indicators are not used – they would ease the viewing of variables.

The content of Diagnosis scan submenu, choosing ”Motor operating values”:

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To read the required parameters, they have to be chosen (it/they will color in blue) and press the button ” Read status”.

Example, how does a viewing of live data look’s, using ISTA D:

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Unfortunately, data are opaque – there is no visible separation, no ref/min/max limits, no bar indicators.

Several disadvantages of menu:

a) oil pressure – no required oil pressure displayed;
b) no PWM for keeping up the pressure is displayed;
c) data of detected pressure are displayed with an offset of -1000hPa.

The content of submenu, choosing operating values of the N53 series engine:

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Live data of these parameters:

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This submenu has “several” disadvantages:

a) the engine performance mode is displayed, but no Lambda values, with which the engine works, can be seen;
b) no possibility to overlook data during the desulphation process;
c) no PWM both for the low-pressure and high-pressure system can be seen – no information of system’s ability to hold the pressure;
d) no Offset values for NOx sensor data are visible, no reported Lambda values (wide-band and narrow-band).

Data of “Operational smoothness values” submenu:
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In this menu, Rough run value min/max values ( +/-200) are displayed. According to the software release, in case of the normal engine performance, the values fluctuate in limits of +/-0.2, for some releases – only within limits of 0.02. It means, 0.1 or even 0,01% of max displayed! Conclusion – these indicated values are just confusing the user!

It’s not even worth to mention, that math, which would describe the coefficient ”engine order 0.5/1.0/1.5”, is not even present.

Content of ”Oxygen-sensor control” submenu:
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This submenu has “several” disadvantages:

a) multiplicative adaptations are not displayed at all;
b) Lambda value for wide-band probes is not calculated/displayed; no description, how to interpret “voltage” indications;
c) PWM of probe heating is not displayed, from the status description it’s not clear, is the probe being heated or is already heated;
d) no Nernst resistance for probes is displayed, chemical activity of probes cannot be seen; no manual control of probe heating is possible;
e) the engine performance mode (requested/confirmed) is not displayed;
f) required Lambda values and their conformity to measured are not displayed.

No data available about:

a) injectors: learnbits;
b) injectors: real time values (opening time; multiplicative adaptations; voltage; energy, etc);
c) injectors: mechanical and chemical tests/results.

Submenu ”States” contains some of the status bits:

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Unfortunately here the viewing of engine Live data ends. As you can see, the amount of displayed data is many times less than with INPA, and displayed data cannot be viewed easily.

Vehicle management/Service function/Powertrain/Engine electronics menu,

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Idle speed/Idling quality submenu:

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Rough running values:
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Rough run values for correctly performing engine display lasting disbalance, therefore it’s not clear, what are these data. Possibly – applied Offset type corrections for each injector to reach smooth performance.

Stochastic irregular operation data:

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Also regarding these data – no information. In ideal scenario – all values are targeting 0? Or, most probably: all values are targeting 50; increased value – decreased mechanical efficiency.

We can only pay our condolences to a specialist of the dealer center, who has to work with such “data”.

Delete adaptations submenu:

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Unfortunately – no information, which menu deletes which group of adaptations.

Also, information regarding stored error messages is more than modest:

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For example, in the existing situation, INPA freeze-frame will additionally display:

a) engine performance mode (Homogeneous/Homogeneous lean/Stratified charge);
b) engine status (work or heating up);
c) offset, multiplicative adaptation and integrator values, etc.

Data for separate knots can be seen into appropriate functionality blocks, as an example, we will view test block of VANOS:

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After choosing this test module, the menu opens:
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The detected position of VANOS can be seen:
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It is possible to perform test block, which tests the ability of VANOS knot to maintain the required position in one, fixed position:

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After performing such tests, the diagnostics specialist has to take the decision by himself, does the VANOS performs correctly – ISTA displays following menu of suggestions:

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As you can see, this menu doesn’t give exact answers.

Additionally, there are no possibilities to choose the position of camshaft manually, evaluate the PWM of the valve, it’s jittering.

The situation with, for example, checking the oil pressure is even sadder. There is no possibility to compare the inquired and measured oil pressure, no possibility to evaluate the PWM of oil valve. No test block, which could be started. Only testing option, offered by ISTA: evaluation of PWM of the valve with an oscilloscope. And, if rectangular impulses are observed, ISTA reports, that everything is in working condition!

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Everything is in order, not taking into the account the PWM value, not taking into account it’s jittering? Impressive!

It is regrettable, that the dealer specialists are forced to work with such weak diagnostic tool. INPA options for MSD80 diagnostics are incomparably wider, but, for unknown reasons, INPA is banned for using in dealer service centers.

How to solve ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 error 94201 63031 63014

10 steps to solve ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 error 94201 63031 /63014 after boot.
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1.End the dialogue.
2.Disconnect ICOM device from the BMW.
3.unplug the car battery for 10 minutes.
4.Plug the car battery again, boot the new ISTA/P dialogue.
5.Turn on the ignition.
6.Connect the ICOM device to the BMW ICOM.
7.Choose “ICOM” in the ISTA/P connection manager.
8.Boot the programming dialogue.
If the problem is not solved, please do by following below steps.
1.End the dialogue.
2.To confirm the repair shop has no the activated ISTA/P dialogue.
3.Reboot the programming device (PC, ISID or ISSS)
4.Use other ICOM BMW to restart new programming dialogue. Connect ICOM to the vehicle with the ignition is on.
If the problem is not solved, please firstly follow the
[=>00044444EN] description to collect Log file, then contact the tech support.
Thanks to Susan who are working at www.cnautotool.com,one user bought from her one ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 and come across the above error, with her help, the problem is solved finally.

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.