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Old 08-15-2011, 10:20 PM
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Default I'm interested in changing the default automatic door locking feature of the BMW E39

Since I've never used BMW diagnostic tools, I'll start this first post by simply saying I'm interested in setting the automatic door locking feature of the E39.

So, my first step, is registering on bmwcoders.com.

I'll chronicle what I learn.


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Old 08-15-2011, 10:49 PM
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For begining try to read and understand how to install [Only for registered users... ]. After that you need [Only for registered users... ].
What kind of cable do you have? Do you mean speed depending locking of car?
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try to read and understand how to install EDIABAS tools
At the moment, all I know is that EDIABAS is an API. And that this API comes with one of the tools.

I'll look for what you're calling "[Only for registered users... ]".

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After that you need NCSExpert tool manual
I had downloaded something called NCS made easy but its ncsdummy.exe needed the NCS Expert path. So I need to look for NCS Expert.

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What kind of cable do you have?
Carsoft 6.5 SP1 serial-port cable for a 2002 OBDII-connector BMW E39.

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Do you mean speed depending locking of car?
Yes. When the car gets to 5 mph, the doors automatically lock. I just want that not to happen.

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Old 08-16-2011, 09:27 AM
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I'll look for what you're calling "EDIABAS tools".
"EDIABAS tools" I mean all of utilites (INPA, NCSExpert, NFS, Tool32, WinKFP) in EDIABAS package.

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I had downloaded something called NCS made easy but its ncsdummy.exe needed the NCS Expert path. So I need to look for NCS Expert.
ncsdummy.exe is a great tool, but it is for decompiling of files needed for NCSExpert and for survey of the power of coding by NCSExpert.:)

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Carsoft 6.5 SP1 cable for a 2002 OBDII BMW E39.
Your cable work with Ediabas but with some trick: first you need communicate with car with Carsoft software (for example try to connect with DME). After that minimize the Carsoft window and start any tool you need in Ediabas package (now we are talking about NCSExpert, but all tools are working the same). Of course mean that Ebiabas completely installed.
By the way Carsoft software can do speed locking. It is in "CODING" menu.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:18 PM
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By "EDIABAS tools" I mean all of the utilities (INPA, NCSExpert, NFS, Tool32, WinKFP) in the EDIABAS package.
Thanks for the clarification of the proper name of the desired tool suite.

To obtain those suggested tools, I downloaded the 100MB NCEXPER.rar file from this "[Only for registered users... ]" thread.

I've never unpacked a rar file, and native Ubuntu didn't know what to do with it, but I have a WinXP PC that I should be able to get WinRAR on to unpack it properly.

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ncsdummy.exe is ... for decompiling files needed for NCSExpert
I'm hoping that 100MB NCEXPER.rar file will contain NCSExpert.

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Your Carsoft 6.5 cable will work with Ediabas after some tricks
Thanks for that advice. I think I'll just buy the right cable and skip the tricks (since it's already complicated enough).

Now ... to find the right cable!

Googling, I find there are MANY different cables to choose from, some of which seem to require resistor soldering (VAGCOM KKL). Others only work with a serial port (e.g., the Carsoft 6.5 RS 232 cables). Some are for the older BMW ADS round 20-pin engine bay connector (which I don't have) while others fit the standard OBDII connector in the cockpit (which I do have).

What would be perfect for me, with my current Ubuntu & WinXP USB-only laptops would be:
  • USB cable
  • OBDII diagnostic port
  • No soldering needed

If I must, I can buy an old serial-port laptop, but I'm trying to figure out first if there are USB cables that work with the tools I need to use.

For example, [Only for registered users... ] for my purpose of coding the BMW E39 door lock feature?


Does that look like a decent cable at a decent price?

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By the way Carsoft software can do speed locking. It is in "CODING" menu.
From what I've read & tried so far, the commercial Carsoft Ultimate Home Edition can code both the car and the key. But the older Carsoft 6.5 SP1 beta can NOT code the key even though it appears that it can code both the car and the key from the Carsoft 6.5 menus.

([Only for registered users... ], which makes it useless the next time you step into the vehicle.)

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:39 AM
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I'm hoping that 100MB NCEXPER.rar file will contain NCSExpert.
I think it's what you need.

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Thanks for that advice. I think I'll just buy the right cable and skip the tricks (since it's already complicated enough).

Now ... to find the right cable!

Googling, I find there are MANY different cables to choose from, some of which seem to require resistor soldering (VAGCOM KKL). Others only work with a serial port (e.g., the Carsoft 6.5 RS 232 cables). Some are for the older BMW ADS round 20-pin engine bay connector (which I don't have) while others fit the standard OBDII connector in the cockpit (which I do have).

What would be perfect for me, with my current Ubuntu & WinXP USB-only laptops would be:
  • USB cable
  • OBDII diagnostic port
  • No soldering needed

If I must, I can buy an old serial-port laptop, but I'm trying to figure out first if there are USB cables that work with the tools I need to use.

For example, [Only for registered users... ] for my purpose of coding the BMW E39 door lock feature?


Does that look like a decent cable at a decent price?
"BMW - INPA/Ediabas - K+DCAN" is suitable for your needs, but CAN-bus is unnecessarily for E39. If you are want use it in future car with CAN-bus (E60,E90 etc) it is great choise. For you car BMW OBD INPA/EDIABAS USB (FTDI Chip) cable is enough.

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From what I've read & tried so far, the commercial Carsoft Ultimate Home Edition can code both the car and the key. But the older Carsoft 6.5 SP1 beta can NOT code the key even though it appears that it can code both the car and the key from the Carsoft 6.5 menus.

([Only for registered users... ], which makes it useless the next time you step into the vehicle.)]
Oh, sorry. I don't know about it. I did it with my car along time ago, but my car is not facelift model and is for ECE market. This is important.
Now I'm don't using Carsoft because it limited in its capabilities for coding.

Best regards!

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CAN-bus is unnecessarily for E39....For your car, a BMW OBD INPA/EDIABAS USB (FTDI Chip) cable is enough.
I looked this up and found three USB cables that seemed to fit the "K-Line" USB specification:
  • BMW INPA / EDIABAS USB K-Line+DCAN (~$125)
  • BMW INPA / EDIABAS USB ADS+K-Line (~$100)
  • BMW INPA / EDIABAS USB K-Line (~$90)

I don't want to pay for cable I don't need (since I only own one BMW).

My 2002 E39 does not have the 20-pin ADS connector, so, am I right in trying to get 'just' the last item in that list above?
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Hope this helps!
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I've been wondering around with my INPA and so far the only thing I could see in front of the AutoLock is 'uncoded'.
What should I do in order to set the Autolock feature on?
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