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    carsoft cable

    Please pardon my ignorance as I am new to all this,

    Here goes:



    I have a 2000 E39.

    I have a Scantool with an ELM323 chip in it. I am able to get info from ecu using free software from scant00l website.

    I want to use BMW cars0ft, but when I c0nnect using this software instead (I have assigned right p0rt t0 it) I keep getting err0r saying check cable
    c0necti0n.

    What am I d0ing wr0ng?

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    You can't always mix and match hardware with software. Does this carsoft software support ELM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikester View Post
    Please pardon my ignorance as I am new to all this,

    Here goes:



    I have a 2000 E39.

    I have a Scantool with an ELM323 chip in it. I am able to get info from ecu using free software from scant00l website.

    I want to use BMW cars0ft, but when I c0nnect using this software instead (I have assigned right p0rt t0 it) I keep getting err0r saying check cable
    c0necti0n.

    What am I d0ing wr0ng?
    Do you have a problem with your keyboard?


    I only ask because you seem to be getting a zero instead of the 15th letter of the alphabet

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    Yes I spilt a pint of beer on my keyboard (I'm on my laptop now)


    I was thinking that you may need the correct bmw cable to access the proprietary information that carsoft is supposed to provide. Just thought there may be a way around it before I start spending on one.

    Does anyone know of any other software thats good for BMW diagnostics? (it seems to be missing on a cylinder no fault codes reading though)

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