ISTA/P Communication issues

Nigel Owner/Technician Texas Posted   Latest  
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Programming
2012 BMW 750Li 4.4L (N63B44A) 6-spd (A6HP26Z)
Unable To Progran Tcm

Trying to program the TCM on a 750LI in which we installed a used transmission with a CarDAQ3. Just installed ISTA and ISTA/P on my new laptop. When I start ISTA /P, I'm getting a 94201 Technical service initialization failed and 10007 Fault during the initialization of EDIABAS as soon as it tries to communicate with the vehicle. Cardaq customer support as usual just goes to vm (I've called numerous times during the lasy year but never get a call back). Any ideas

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Dennis Mobile Technician
Pennsylvania
Dennis
   

Hi Nigel, I ran into this same thing a few years ago (those same error codes, wrote them down) and of all things it up being the browser I was trying to use. At the time they wanted me to use a dated version of internet explorer rather than whatever else I was trying to use. Hope that helps a bit. FYI - BMWs ISTA/ISPI help desk did get back to me when I submitted a ticket but I think it took a…

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Tomasz Diagnostician
Ontario
Tomasz
 

When you fire up ISTA, at the right top is setting icon. You have to choose you interface option. Make sure you have latest driver. I used to have this problems with Cardaq2+ and then I bought ICOM and no more issues.

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Nigel Owner/Technician
Texas
Nigel
 

Thanks Dennis and Tomasz, BMW was pretty much on the ball on this one. Support got back to me in 15 minutes. Here is the solution In order solve this incident please apply the following steps: 1. Please make sure you have installed 32-Bit Java only. Even on 64-Bit operating system. 2. If the issue is not resolved, please follow the steps below: a) Open ISTA/P. b) Before you begin programming…

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Jamie Mobile Technician
British Columbia
Jamie
 

Even after you resolve your communication issue, you won’t be able to program a used mechatronic on that vehicle with ista. They are locked.

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Alexis Owner/Technician
New Jersey
Alexis
 

Not exactly true I have autohex2 and programed in many isn locked mechatronics units. Just need to reset to factory then program isn code from ecm..

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Eric Mobile Technician
Quebec
Eric
 

Yes agree

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Jamie Mobile Technician
British Columbia
Jamie
 

Agreed. But the original post is about using ista/p.

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Mickey Owner/Technician
Florida
Mickey
 

Can’t reprogram mechatronics. Easiest way around it is to use original mechatronics on used unit. If used transmission is lower mileage, keep valve body and only swap EGS module. Don’t forget to clear and re-adapt. transmission

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Jose Educator
Texas
Jose
 

The only way to get the valve body going is to clone it with EPROM features…. Get the information out of the old one via EPROM and then write it to the used module*…

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Seth Technical Support Specialist
Minnesota
Seth
 

Cant use used parts anyways!!! Your playing with Fire and that car with j2534

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Mickey Owner/Technician
Florida
Mickey
 

Come on Seth. What could possibly go wrong?

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Seth Technical Support Specialist
Minnesota
Seth
 

ALot! Might have better luck playing Russian Roulette

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Boyd Technical Support Specialist
Georgia
Boyd
 

With J2534 his gun will have 5 bullets instead of one.

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Mickey Owner/Technician
Florida
Mickey
 

Lol. Yup. With 5 bullets on the cylinder. All sarcasm aside. Swap mechatronics, clear and perform adaptations and let someone else deal with the parking brake.

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Timothy Owner/Technician
Wisconsin
Timothy
 

Well, if they want to ‘play’ in the BMW world, they need to remember that BMW stands for: ‘Bring More Wallet’!

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Seth Technical Support Specialist
Minnesota
Seth
 

Its not that as much as a J2534 means shop should be paying if it screws up. Very few issues with ICom. I could not in good faith put my lack of tooling on the client

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Eric Mobile Technician
Quebec
Eric
 

Hi, install the OEM mechatronic in the used transmission or reset the used unit / enter ISN number from the CAS. I use Microtronik Autohex for these jobs.

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