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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.

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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.

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

How to update BMW ICOM firmware to V1.40?

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BMW diagnostic software firmware to V1.40 steps:

1.Download BMW ICOM V1.40 firmware update file

2. Please connect BMW ICOM A2 with computer using internet cable, power ICOM by 12V power adapter or from 1x DLC

3. Unzip ICOM FW v1.40 upgrade files.

4. Open IE Internet Explorer, enter address http://169.254.33.45:60080/ if you update Perfect version BMW ICOM, log in with

username: root

password: NZY1150263
PS: to upgrade common version ICOM A2 A1, browse http://169.254.92.38:60080/ and the next steps are the same.

6. Click “Update Firmware”, you will see ICOM firmware version information.

7. Click “Browse” to select file “ICOM-BootImage-01-25-02.bin”, set image type as “SYSTEM”, click “Send the file”.

8. When it pops up “Write the image file to the flash?”, click “Yes”, then ICOM indicator light will turn red.

9. When it pops up “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful”, click “Update Firmware”.

10. Choose “ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-40-05.bin”, set image type as “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”, it will spend several minutes since the file is a little bit large.

11. When it pops up “Write the image file to the flash?” click “Yes”, then the ICOM indicator light will turn red for the second times.

12. When it finish upgrading, click “reboot”.

13. Click “Home” – “Update Firmware”, you will find ICOM A2 firmware update to the newest version:
Current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.25.02
Current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 01.40.05

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.

How to connect BMW ICOM A2 Wifi

I consulted BMW ICOM A2 from the professional technician mainly because I read much information in BMW forums telling that the only difference between ICOM A2 & ICOM is the hardware.ICOM A is the basic component. In physical terms, it would provide the vehicle diagnostic interface OBD II interface, and provide adaptive integration to the repair shop network interfaces required. Voltage is provided by KL30 by vehicle interface. ICOM A requirement of the electrical operation of a minimum voltage of 8V. Only the supplied voltage exceeds the minimum limit in order to ensure a stable function.
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How to connect BMW ICOM A2 Wifi
1. Insert D-LINK
2. Start your computer
3. Double click “ISPI-NEXT Admin Tools” shortcuts on your desktop, wait about 20 seconds until the software startup.
4. Select “Wifi For ICOM”, wait about 5 seconds until it ticks.
5. At this time, you can check Wifi connection in your phone, you will find Wifi name “ISAP” after D-LINK successfully startup.
6. Connect ICOM to vehicle.
7. After ICOM SYSTEM light stop flashing, WLAN light will flash for several seconds then keep on, it means ICOM is successfully connected to the computer.