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Frequently Asked Questions:

Prerequisites for BMW J2534 2G to 3G conversion:

  • Computer for 3G will not work on Windows XP Home (ProgRama recommends Windows XP Pro SP3).
  • Computer for 3G will not work with Internet Explorer 8.
  • Computer for 3G must have at least 2GB of RAM and at least 80GB of free space on the hard drive.
  • Computer for 3G must have at least 3 working USB ports.


BMW J2534 2G to 3G conversion instructions:

  • ProgRama Scan Tools is not responsible for these instructions.
    BMW of North America owns and controls the J2534 Pass-Thru Programming application.

  • Uninstall Progman-Online Client Components and PassThruD applications.
    Step by step instructions.
  • Perform Windows Updates. NOTE: Make sure you uncheck Internet Explorer 8 check box and only update Internet Explorer 8. Also choose all .NET updates.
  • If Sun Java is not installed.
    Link to download Sun Java and install.
  • Update Sun Java.
    Step by step instructions.
  • Turn off Automatic Updates.
  • Turn off Windows Firewall.
  • Set all Internet Explorer settings to work with BMW.
    Step by step instructions.
  • Update the PC Retriever software.
    Step by step instructions.
  • Login to bmwtechinfo.com. Download all BMW Pass-Thru applications.
    Step by step instructions.
  • Install PassThruD.
    Step by step instructions.
  • Start PassThruD from start menu and configure to PC Retriever.
    Step by step instructions.
  • Install WSM Online. Go to the same directory that PassthruD was in and double click on WSM_Online. Follow the on screen directions and reboot the computer when finished.
  • Install ISTA/P using the online link.
    Step by step instructions.
  • Install the ISTA Client. Go to My Documents directory and double click on ISTA_Client.exe. Follow the on screen directions and reboot the computer when finished.
  • Login to bmwtechinfo.com. Click on ISTA - Diagnosis, Repair Information... Click on Open and wait for the main screen to come up. Note: The first time can take up to 10 hours.
  • Install the KSD Client. Go to My Documents directory and double click on KSD_Webclient.msi. Follow the on screen directions and reboot the computer when finished.


Other BMW J2534 Instructions:


Windows Issues:


Volvo:


VW/Audi:

  • How do I match radio-frequency remote controls to VW & Audi vehicles? This has nothing to do with Immobilizer.
    Click here for instructions


BMW:

  • I replaced IHKA on an E36 and now it displays C and not F, what do I do?
    Please contact your PCR Distributor/Rep for the upgrade procedures.

  • Brake warning light is on after brake job, what do I do?
    On older non I-Drive vehicles, leave the ignition key on (engine off) for 90 seconds.

  • Using the PC Retriever, I received a message of "EWS unsuccessful please contact ProgRama".
    The engineering team of PCR has taken the stand to not program or modify a control module if the module is unknown, e.i. newer part number than what is in our database.† Please contact the PCR support team so we can remedy your problem.

  • I replaced DSC how do I code it, the light in the dash is on?
    If you donít have the J2534 package, please contact your PCR Distributor/Rep to purchase the package.


Mercedes-Benz:

  • Does the PC Retriever code AUX battery control module?
    No, we are able to access the module for diagnostics only.

  • I got a new EIS how do I code it? (Green or orange key)
    Please install new EIS module and leave the Orange key in until the red LED goes out.† Note: the Orange key is not able to turn, so please donít force this key.† Then one by one install all the original keys into the EIS module.† Wait anywhere from 90 seconds to 90 minutes for the ignition to release.† Then the car will start.

  • I replaced the EIS and windows and A/C doesnít work, what do I do?
    The vehicle needs to be coded with the SDS factory tool.