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post #61 of 349 Old 28th April 2012, 06:06 PM
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1. Windows7 x64 driver (compatible with x32 and older version of windows...)
As jfoj mentioned, x64 driver can be downloaded here at --> D2XX Direct Drivers

2. Above driver installation instruction
Detailed install instruction can be found at --> Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum - View Single Post - BMW Scanner 1.4.0 on Win 7 64 bit

3. How to Enable programming?
soldering info here --> BMW Scanner 1.4.0 write up/review - Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum

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This was absolutely perfect to get the software running on my windows 7 laptop. Thanks a million! ^^

Sat in the garage for quite some time browsing all the "units" and recoding (which, if you are just getting started, where the most direct way of altering things in the modules is).

I do wish that EU and Danish DRL selections would work. Anybody have any idea what may make them actually do something?
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I tried installing BMW Scanner 1.4.0 in Windows 7. It would see the cable but not find drivers, as I could see in Control Panel, "Other devices". I gave up for bit. Now, having found my second wind, I tried again, but when I plug in the cable, nothing happens, no Windows gong, no "Other device" in Control Panel. I think my cable has crapped out. Sound feasible?
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Are you using the drivers in the above in this thread? Windows 7 has the ability to ignore something it tried to install unsuccessfully. New path for you control panel/hardware and sound/ add a device. Try that and see if it gets found. Other wise Could get Overkill to the shop him network imagineer.
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Here is the trick with PA Soft and some of the other ODB interfaces, the chipset in the USB converter is not powered via USB from the computer, it is powered via the car. So for the chipset to power up and the computer to see the new hardware, you have to have the interface connected to the car and possibly even have the ignition turned on??

As for Win 7, if you have 64 bit version, you may have to manually download and install the XP or Vista drivers, I have not tried this, but I hear it should work??

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Are you using the drivers in the above in this thread? Windows 7 has the ability to ignore something it tried to install unsuccessfully. New path for you control panel/hardware and sound/ add a device. Try that and see if it gets found. Other wise Could get Overkill to the shop him network imagineer.
Tried the Add device suggestion, sailor, and this window comes up, but then it just stays, and stays, and nothing happens. I had the BMW Scanner connected.

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No, you and jfoj are right. I plugged into the car and Control Panel immediately found the cable. Damn, I am such a troglodyte at this stuff. I'll be back when I hit the next hurdle. Thanks!
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Not diggin or nothing but I think that is the first line in the suppliers instructions. I know it goes against the man grain of things but sometimes instructions are good for more than leveling the beer cooler.
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The USB version of PA Soft BMW Scanner 1.4.0 will work with the round under hood connector as long as you have the adapter cable. Xcar has the adapter cable and you can also get them on Amazon as well for less than $15. Somehow I have now ended up with 3 of the round adapter cables!!

Not an issue with PA Soft, however, I recall there was an issue with maybe GT1 (INPA/DIS/SSS/Progman) that required an additional jumper wire on the big round adapter to sense ignition? So for any of the GT1 (INPA/DIS/SSS/Progman) folks out there, keep this in mind.

As for the question that I originally missed about Fuel Trim, unfortunately PA Soft does not provide fuel trims as I recall. This is was with the ElmScan 5. USB generic ODBII interface tool. About $30 from Amazon. Amazon.com: ElmScan 5 Compact USB OBD-II Scan Tool & OBDWiz Engine Diagnostic Software (423001): Automotive

This is not a bad tool, the software is a bit quirky and has some things it could do better, but it does have the ability to graph certain data, this the tool that I found my ignition timing problem with. For the $30 it is well worth the price, but again, it has its limitations.

I still think that INPA is a good subset of the GT1 package that most should try to get working, for about $15 for a cable, you may have to modify it and probably can find the software for free, it is worth it. I still need to get my "car" computer loaded properly at least with INPA.

I have a whole host of other car programs on it as well.
hey jfoj, where can I find this $15 cable for INPA? Thanks!
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What instructions?! Set me straight here. Better yet, email me those instructions. Or attach them to a post so other duffers can learn from this thread.

I did my best - I read the instructions that came in the CD. I even emailed xcar360 (which was a waste of time).

Leveling the beer cooler - good one!
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