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07/09/2018

How to install BMW INPA on Win 7 Win 8 32 or 64 bit

How-to: install BMW INPA 5.0.6 software on Windows 7 or Windows 8 32 bit or 64 bit to get it to work with a K+DCAN cable.

 

Software version: INPA 5.0.6

 

Operation system:

Windows 7 32 or 64 bit

Windows 8 32 or 64 bit

 

Installation tips and guides:

STEP 1: INSTALLING BMW STANDARD TOOLS

STEP 2: INSTALLING INPA

STEP 3: INSTALLING NCSEXPERT IN ENGLISH

STEP 4: INSTALLING & CONFIGURATING DCAN INPA CABLE

STEP 5: CHANGING THE OBD.INI

STEP 6: SPDATEN FILES

 

 

In detail...

 

STEP 1: INSTALLING BMW STANDARD TOOLS

 

Download and install BST 212

Since BST (BMW Standard Tools) was designed for Win XP 32bit operating

Systems, users have faced issues with tools like WinKFP and NCSExpert since Win

7 64bit systems have been introduced. Running in XP compatibility mode just

wasn't enough. Presenting you with several errors or not running at all. Only

solution was to install on a XP system or like me... XP VMware. Well that all

changed with BST 2.12 which works on 32 or 64bit systems.

WIN 7/8, 32/64bit OS

 

STEP 2: INSTALLING INPA software

 

(will need it after coding certain modules such as DME for CAS

or EWS Alignment)

Download and install my version of INPA 5.06 with Fxx Support by simply

replacing the existing folders with the folders provided in the

Replace C:EC-AppsINPA

Replace C:EDIABAS

 

STEP 3: INSTALLING NCSEXPERT IN ENGLISH

 

Download and install NCSEXPER32_ENG.zip

Copy and replace contents in the .zip file with contents in C:NCSEXPERBIN. Now

NSCExpert is in English but you will find the Hot Keys do not work. This is a bug a

fellow MHH member discovered and haven't really worked on trying to fix it so for

the time being just click on the F# key with your mouse.

Not done yet with NCSExpert. Need to import profiles to NCSExpert. How? well

download the PFL.zip and copy and replace all contents from PFL.zip

to [b]C:NCSExpertPFL. (you will also find a lot more PFL's by searching for

NCSExpert profiles in Google)

Now you have a working WinKFP and NCSExpert with profiles loaded on your PC

we can continue to Step 4.

 

STEP 4: INSTALLING & CONFIGURATING DCAN INPA CABLE

 

Configure your DCAN/INPA cable. If you followed my steps correctly than your

EDIABAS should already be configured to STD:OBD for use with the INPA cable. If

not you can download ediabas-konfigurator from here if it is not already in

your C:EDIABASEdiabas-Konfigurator folder. This tool allows you to easily

change the ediabas.ini to your desired interface. So if you are switching

from INPA to E-Sys you could use this to switch from STD:OBD to ENET.

Now to set your COM Port we must first find which COM port is being used for

your cable.

Connect your cable to your PC (some may require a 12v supply to power the

cable)

Allow the device drivers to install (for best driver use the driver that came with

your cable. If not then let windows install the best suitable driver for it)

Navigate to Control Panel, Device Manager, and scroll to Ports (COM & LPT)...look at the pic

inpa-windows-7-8-install-1

 

So in my case it's COM5. So we need to change this in the obd.ini file located in

the c:ediabasbin folder. But first lets make some changes to the cable.

Right click on your INPA cable driver for example mine is labelled "USB Serial

Port" and click on properties. Now in the property window click on the advanced

tab.

inpa-windows-7-8-install-2

 

Now every driver is different but the important part is the settings such as latency

timer and received and transmit bytes. See pic bellow for the ideal settings. You

may also change the COM port number here as well for tutorial I left it at 5. Once

your changes are done we can proceed by clicking OK to accept the changes. No

close all windows to return to the desktop.

inpa-windows-7-8-install-3

 

 

STEP 5: CHANGING THE OBD.INI

 

Navigate to C:EDIABASBIN and find file obd.ini and open it with an editor such

as notepad.

First 3 lines will look like this...

[OBD]

Port=Com1

Hardware=USB

So we need to change the Port to reflect our INPA cable which in our case is COM

port 5. So change it to look like this...

[OBD]

Port=Com5

Hardware=USB

When done click File -> Save and exit out.

Very important to remember which USB port you connected your cable to as

plugging it into a different USB port will allocate the INPA cable to a different

COM port and neither tool will see the cable until the original USB port is used

again or changed in device manager and obd.ini as mentioned above.

Now to test if your cable installed correctly. Plug it into the vehicle's OBD port and

open INPA. You should look like this...

If not follow the above steps again and correct your error.

 

STEP 6: SPDATEN FILES

 

Download and install SPDaten files of your choice (always recommend the latest)

in this case it is 51.2. Once downloaded you can now follow the instructions

provided bellow labelled "How_to_start_WinKFP.pdf" this will explain how to

import the SPDaten files to WinKFP.

 

Edit to update:

For NCSExpert to install or update the daten files, copy the files from SP-daten-

E##daten to the C:NCSEXPERDATENE## (where E## is whatever chassis

you're updating). You will also want to copy the files from SP-daten-

E##SGDAT to C:NCSEXPERSGDAT (they're not separated into different chassis

in NCS Expert, so you just want to copy and paste everything to that directory.

Overwrite everything it asks about). Then copy the files from SP-daten-E##ECU

to C:EDIABASECU

After copying the daten files to c:NCSEXPERDATENE## copy the following files

to the following locations:

copy C:NCSEXPERDATENE##*.000 C:NCSEXPERDATEN

copy C:NCSEXPERDATENE##*.DAT C:NCSEXPERDATEN

copy C:NCSEXPERDATENE##*.ASC C:NCSEXPERDATEN

 

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