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Please help a coding numpty

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I'm trying to alter the VO on my E39, but I can't get NCSExpert to work...

 

INPA and DIS and others can read the car, so I know the cable and PC are communicating; and when I select a profile in NCSExpert and ask it to read some stuff out of ECUs it comes up with the car's VIN and a couple of other numbers; but if I then try to Enter VO, the pop up Windows is empty.

 

I've hunted round the net, but can't find a non-conflicting idiot's guide to using NCS ... I'm not normally a thicky so I'm fairly sure its not just because I can't read that I can't make it work... but... help... please... (I only want to code 2 things to start with...)

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If its showing FA when you read car then its how you are trying to enter FA to make the changes,

what are you trying to do?

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If its showing FA when you read car then its how you are trying to enter FA to make the changes,

what are you trying to do?

I'm trying to code in folding and chromatic mirrors, nothing to severe. I think it does show FA at some point (of course i haven't got it in front of me at the moment)

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E39's don't have a VO, they have a ZCS (German acronym for Central Coding Key) which is what BMW used prior to VO's.

You need to change the ZCS code (usually using a program called Zeko - here's a thread about it - http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/89591-bluetooth-retrofit-into-poverty-spec-radio/?page=3) and then use NCS expert to change the ZCS and encode the whole car.

I'm no expert at this but have muddled my way through it to code an auto to manual.

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