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How to Install and Use BMW INPA ISO Software on Windows

BMW INPA ISO: The Ultimate Guide for Diagnosing and Coding Your BMW

If you own a BMW and want to perform your own diagnostics and coding, you may have heard of BMW INPA ISO software. But what is it exactly and how can you use it? In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about BMW INPA ISO and how to install and use it on your Windows computer.

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BMW INPA ISO is a software package that contains several tools for BMW diagnostics and coding. INPA stands for Integrated Service Technical Application, and ISO refers to the file format that contains the software. The tools included in BMW INPA ISO are:

  • INPA: A diagnostic tool that allows you to read and clear error codes, view live data, perform output tests, and calibrate single ECU variables.

  • EDIABAS: A communication interface that connects INPA and other tools to the vehicle's ECUs.

  • NCS Expert: A coding tool that allows you to change the settings of various ECUs and modules on your BMW.

  • WinKFP: A flashing tool that allows you to update the software of your ECUs and modules.

  • Tool32: A low-level diagnostic tool that allows you to access individual functions of each ECU.

BMW INPA ISO software is compatible with most BMW models from E30 to E90, as well as some Mini and Rolls Royce models. However, you will need a special cable called INPA K+DCAN USB interface to connect your computer to your vehicle's OBD port.

How to Install BMW INPA ISO on Windows 10?

Installing BMW INPA ISO on Windows 10 can be tricky, as the software was originally designed for older versions of Windows. However, there are some ways to make it work with some tweaks and adjustments. Here is a fast and convenient way to install BMW INPA ISO on Windows 10:

  • Download the software archives: INPA Driver for the k+dcan cable itself and BimmerGeeks Standard Tools, which contains the latest versions of INPA, EDIABAS, NCS Expert, WinKFP, and Tool32.

  • Unzip BimmerGeeks Standard Tools. In the folder, find St212.exe, right-click on it and select fix compatibility issues. The system may warn you, then repeat the action again or click the program check and the installation will proceed. By default, the installation will go to disk C. Leave it like that. Then transfer to wherever you like.

  • During installation, click next and leave everything by default, except for the window where they offer to create a backup and shortcuts on the desktop, then uncheck all the boxes. At the end of the installation, they will ask you to reboot the system, refuse. Installation completed.

  • Next, go to drive C: there we find the EC-APPS, EDIABAS & NCSEXPER folders and replace them with the EC-APPS, EDIABAS & NCSEXPER folders from the BimmerGeeks Standard Tools archive.

  • Next, in the BimmerGeeks Standard Tools archive, we find the OCX folder, there we find 3 files and copy them to C:\\Windows\\Syswow64 with a replacement.

  • Now we need to open a command prompt. To do this, in the windows search, enter cmd, click on the command prompt shortcut with the right mouse button and run it as an administrator. At the command prompt, type cd c:\\windows\\syswow64 (Press Enter) regsvr32 mscomctl.ocx (Press Enter and wait for the message Registration was successful) regsvr32 msflxgrd.ocx (Press Enter and wait for the message Registration was successful) regsvr32 comdlg32.ocx (Press Enter and wait for the message Registration was successful). It should look like this:

  • Place the BMW icon from the BimmerGeeks Standard Tools folder on your desktop. Labels for all software are inside.

  • Next, we need to configure our INPA K+DCAN cable, go to the device manager. Open the Ports tab (COM and LTP) Select USB Serial port (COM3) go to properties, advanced parameters and change COM3 to COM1 and response time (ms) to 1. You may need to install the driver, then unzip the archive with the driver to any convenient place, in the port settings, click update driver and specify the path to the folder.

This method of installing INPA on a Windows 10 laptop seemed to be the most convenient and fast. For more details and screenshots, you can check this blog post.

How to Use BMW INPA ISO Software?

To use BMW INPA ISO software, you need to connect your computer to your vehicle's OBD port using the INPA K+DCAN cable. Then launch the software from your desktop shortcut. You will see a main menu with different options for each tool. Here are some brief introductions for each tool:

  • INPA: To use INPA, you need to select your vehicle model from a list of chassis codes (e.g., E46 for 3 series from 1999-2005). Then you can choose from various functions such as error memory (to read and clear codes), info (to view live data), activate (to perform output tests), basic functions (to calibrate single ECU variables), etc. You can also select individual ECUs from a list of abbreviations (e.g., DME for engine control unit).

  • NCS Expert: To use NCS Expert, you need to load a profile that matches your coding needs (e.g., Expertmode for advanced coding). Then you can read or write data from various modules using different options such as FSW_PSW.TRC (to view or edit settings), FSW_PSW.MAN (to manually code settings), SG_CODIEREN (to code modules), etc. You can also backup or restore data using options such as COPIER_DATEN (to copy data), LADEN_DATEN (to load data), etc.

  • WinKFP: To use WinKFP, you need to update your database with the latest software versions for your modules using options such as Update ZUSB (to update individual modules), Update Datenstand (to update all modules), etc. Then you can flash your modules using options such as Comfort Mode (to flash modules automatically), Expert Mode (to flash modules manually), etc.

  • Tool32: To use Tool32, you need to load a file that corresponds to your ECU from a folder called SGBD (e.g., DME60.prg for engine control unit). Then you can access individual functions of your ECU using options such as Jobs (to view or execute functions), Arguments (to view or edit parameters), Results (to view or save results), etc.

To learn more about how to use each tool in detail, you can watch this video tutorial.

What are the Benefits of Using BMW INPA ISO Software?

Using BMW INPA ISO software can bring you many benefits, such as:

  • Energy savings: By diagnosing and coding your BMW, you can optimize its performance and reduce its fuel consumption and emissions.

  • Improve efficiencies: By diagnosing and coding your BMW, you can fix any problems and errors that may affect its operation and functionality.

  • Cost savings: By diagnosing and coding your BMW, you can avoid expensive repairs and maintenance at the dealer or garage.

  • Identification of risks and safeguarding against them: By diagnosing and coding your BMW, you can detect any potential issues or failures that may compromise its safety and reliability.

  • Compliance with regulations: By diagnosing and coding your BMW, you can ensure that it meets the standards and requirements of your local laws and authorities.

  • Reduction in waste: By diagnosing and coding your BMW, you can prevent unnecessary waste of resources and materials.

  • Increase public image and trust factor: By diagnosing and coding your BMW, you can demonstrate your environmental awareness and responsibility, as well as your technical expertise and competence.

BMW INPA ISO software is a powerful tool that can help you diagnose and code your BMW in a professional and efficient way. It can save you time, money, and hassle, as well as improve your driving experience and satisfaction. If you want to learn more about BMW INPA ISO software, you can check this user manual. b99f773239,%20Install%20Recovery,%20Unlock%20Galaxy%20J7%20Pro%20(SM-J730)


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