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Old 18th May 2018, 02:11 PM   #1
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ive been using inpa for 6 months and now its come to a point its driving me mad.

it doesn't work for all cars, controllers, some codes turn up in german.

it works on e46 and e87 to a degree. useless to use on e60. I plugged it in to two e90 m3's to read codes and it goes cannot communicate with controller.

I've tried everything and wasted too many man hours trying to get it to work.

I need alternative diagnostic kit to read codes easily, do such software exist?i use vag.com regularly and its a beautiful bit of kit, easy to use, does exactly what I need to do.
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Gt1?
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Old 18th May 2018, 04:22 PM   #3
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Gt1?
GT1 is dis on a certain model of laptop with one of a few interfaces.
Unless you have the specific components you don't have GT1
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ive been using inpa for 6 months and now its come to a point its driving me mad.

it doesn't work for all cars, controllers, some codes turn up in german.

it works on e46 and e87 to a degree. useless to use on e60. I plugged it in to two e90 m3's to read codes and it goes cannot communicate with controller.

I've tried everything and wasted too many man hours trying to get it to work.

I need alternative diagnostic kit to read codes easily, do such software exist?i use vag.com regularly and its a beautiful bit of kit, easy to use, does exactly what I need to do.
You clearly haven't tried everything

However, ISTA+ / ISTAP / ISTAD may suit better for later cars though there are some e46 version issues

Just update the INPA Daten and use Google translate
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I have ds1 gt1, takes forever to load,

Does any know where I can download inpa 5.0.2
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I have ds1 gt1, takes forever to load,
As per earlier post you have DIS, chances of having GT1 almost nil

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Does any know where I can download inpa 5.0.2
Question, do you have a KKL cable which works with upto about 2007 or a k+Dcan for the later cars ?
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Old 20th May 2018, 10:16 AM   #7
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You need a Dcan cable for the E60 and E9x
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You need a Dcan cable for the E60 and E9x
Exactly, a different INPA version won't help a basic fail
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I have the blue cable from bm cables, so I need the white cable for new models.

But I still need inpa version 5.0.2 as I am running version 5.0.

I believe the 5.0.2 has the Steering angle sensor reset which is what I am after
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I have the blue cable from bm cables, so I need the white cable for new models.

But I still need inpa version 5.0.2 as I am running version 5.0.

I believe the 5.0.2 has the Steering angle sensor reset which is what I am after
buy the cable from cable-shack and you will get the software with it
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Old 21st May 2018, 03:11 PM   #11
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Sounds like user needs training
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INPA 5.0.0 UK Programmes is in English,

INPA 5.0.2 Codes are all in German you can't fix it. has the SAS options

INPA 5.0.6 Codes all in German but has the SAS options,

Skip all the above and go for ISTA + it's in fully English works on all E46's E90s etc and is so simple to reset the steering angle sensors and carry out diagnostic work no German codes at all.

DIS V57 or EasyDIS v44 can do this job on the E46 and E90,

You can also buy the D-CAN cable with a switch and use it on the E46 and E90's

If you need a link to ISTA + just PM me.
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Old 21st May 2018, 03:50 PM   #13
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^if you update the Daten in older ones it flips them to German too BUT if you copied the ediabas folders you can flip it back and too
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