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Old Thu, Jun-27-2019, 06:45:25 PM   #11
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Default Re: ISTA+ Vanos test

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I purchased the certified ICOM interface from Rheingold, which was an additional purchase on top their certified K+DCAN cable, and I still cannot get past the procedure identification screen in ISTA/P.

Can someone elaborate more on the port 9? Sounds like robgill didn't have any luck but I am willing to try.
What did you actually buy? ICOM is a completely different interface than the usual K+DCAN stuff and ports are irrelevant to them.
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Default Re: ISTA+ Vanos test

Good question. I dug up my old invoice and turns out I purchased ICOM C which was required for my '99 323i. Now I realize the general statement of "ICOM" tells nothing; you need to specify ICOM A, ICOM B, ICOM C or ICOM D.

It appears ICOM A is the primary physical interface. ECS Tuning among others sells it for ~$750 if I look today.

I also dug up a guide to ISTA+ that I forgotten I saved. It addresses my question of port 9. It also defines the different ICOM devices as follows:
ICOM:
ICOM A: main interface
ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series
ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20 pin diagnostic plug
ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles

The ISTA+ guide is a PDF that I won't link here but easily searchable online.

I suppose the question now is what else can be tried before having to purchase the ICOM A interface which I have no intention of doing.
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I suppose the question now is what else can be tried before having to purchase the ICOM A interface which I have no intention of doing.
Best bet is probably to get DIS running.

I think there's a variant of ISTA that can work with SAE J2354 Pass thru interfaces, but I haven't messed with that.
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