This article will walk you through the process of configuring and verifying ISTA+ to work with BMW K+DCAN cable. Furthermore, the following information is freely available on the internet. The information below is freely available on the internet, but it has been consolidated here to assist the DIYer in interface configuration (Rheingold, ISTA-D, and ISTA+ are all concurrent and are used interchangeably).
BMW K+DCAN cable work with BMW E-Series
- Interface = K+DCAN Cable or ICOM
- EDIABAS = Low-Level ECU Communication Software Server used by ISTA+
Configuration K+DCAN with BMW ISTA procedures
- Connect your K+D-CAN cable and install the drivers. Use the most recent drivers for FTDI-based cables.
- Open “Device Manager,” then “USB Serial Port Properties,” then “Port Settings” and “Advanced…” Change the port to “COM9” and the latency timer to “1.” Confirm configuration by clicking the “OK” button.
- Open the file C:EDIABASBINEDIABAS. Check for “Interface = “STD:OBD” in INI with Notepad. Set “Port = 6801” in TCP settings.
- Open Notepad and look for “Port=Com9” in “C:EDIABASBINOBD.INI”
- Connect the car to the PC using the K+D-CAN cable.
- Run BMW Rheingold ISTA from the start menu, wait until it boots, and then press the settings button.
- Choose the “VCI Config” tab, then “Ediabas standard settings (ediabas.ini)” and “OK.”
- Select “Operations,” then “Read Out Vehicle Data,” and finally “Complete Identification.”