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      07-09-2017, 03:37 AM   #1
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How to get BMW TIS (service manuals) for free

So I made a post showing off https://www.newtis.info/ and I figured I would make one where you can get BMW TIS on DVD so if the website ever gets taken down you will all have a copy. Note though taht the DVD .ISO doesn't contain everything there is on the website. It's the 2008 version and lists the M3 S65 years of 2006 (?) 2007 and 2008. Mostly everything is in it compared to https://www.newtis.info/ . Oddly enough, the oil change procedure isn't in the DVD but trust me it's still a goldmine! You can compare the 2 to see what's missing I haven't had a chance to check yet. I'll be around a long time and will always keep the ISO safe so if the link ever gets taken down I will try my best to re-upload it.

Here is the link to the online source

Here is the link to the TIS iso file. (Mirror 1)

I made a short video demonstrating install and a text write up. If you have any questions ask them and I will be glad to answer.

Firstly, you need a 32 bit install of Windows XP. I personally have it running on a 32 bit install of Windows XP on a virtual machine. I think you can run it of Windows 7 but not sure. 95 would surely work to. Has to be 32 bit. You also need a ISO mounting software if the OS doesn't have it natively. I use PowerISO, it's free and simple.

Video demonstrating me installing the software




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Ok now that you have your Windows installed, you need to mount the iso. I use Power ISO to mount it since Win XP doesn't have a native solution to do so.

After it's mounted, it will act just like a CD in your windows explorer, navigate into it and go to "\WIN95\BMW\TIS" and run "SETUP.EXE" . This should install "Sysadm". Say yes when it prompts you to put a shortcut on your desktop to make things simple.

After "Sysadm" is installed, there should be a shortcut on your desktop, open it and then go into the "TIS" tab and choose "install". It should now install TIS. When it prompts you to select "CD" or "Hard Disk" select the latter.

Now you're ready to use TIS

I'm sure some of you might know things I didn't mention, let me know and I'll add to the thread!

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      07-09-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
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Nice Midnight!
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Nice Midnight!
Thanks!

This is something that should be widely available to everyone for free, or at least, not 30$ per day...
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      08-27-2017, 08:04 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for this amazing resource!! The web page works well. However, after trying multiple times to download the file there seems to be a problem (for me at least) with the file host. Is there anywhere else you can upload the file other than Mega?

In any case thanks again.
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Thanks so much for this amazing resource!! The web page works well. However, after trying multiple times to download the file there seems to be a problem (for me at least) with the file host. Is there anywhere else you can upload the file other than Mega?

In any case thanks again.
I've edited the OT to include a Mirror. Try that one and see if it works.
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Both work now. The problem with mega was that the file size was too large for a free download. I payed the 5 bucks for a month membership. Having this file backed up is well worth it.

Thank you.
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Both work now. The problem with mega was that the file size was too large for a free download. I payed the 5 bucks for a month membership. Having this file backed up is well worth it.

Thank you.
Oh? That's odd. You should be able to DL from Mega for free.
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Woah this is awesome! thank you!!!
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This is awesome. They have a complete list of all the diagnosis of fault codes and what they mean. Ive seen many people asking about what the fault code is and how can they tell. Click your model car, then >Repair manuals and technical data>go to Instruments (number 62 for 2008 m3)> scroll to the bottom and click diagnosis.

For me I get probably 20 pages of nothing but numbers and what system they are related to. This page tells you everything you need for quick troubleshooting a fault code. This would be useful for so many people. Thanks theMidnightNarwhal, your post is front page material.
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This is awesome. They have a complete list of all the diagnosis of fault codes and what they mean. Ive seen many people asking about what the fault code is and how can they tell. Click your model car, then >Repair manuals and technical data>go to Instruments (number 62 for 2008 m3)> scroll to the bottom and click diagnosis.

For me I get probably 20 pages of nothing but numbers and what system they are related to. This page tells you everything you need for quick troubleshooting a fault code. This would be useful for so many people. Thanks theMidnightNarwhal, your post is front page material.
Thanks man! I knew this was gold when I first started learning about TIS. Then just a couple hours of search, was able to find the actual .ISO and the new website.

Would be nice if this can be stickied, I think it should. I should probably post this to the other DIYs of the other models forum.

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This is awesome. They have a complete list of all the diagnosis of fault codes and what they mean. Ive seen many people asking about what the fault code is and how can they tell. Click your model car, then >Repair manuals and technical data>go to Instruments (number 62 for 2008 m3)> scroll to the bottom and click diagnosis.

For me I get probably 20 pages of nothing but numbers and what system they are related to. This page tells you everything you need for quick troubleshooting a fault code. This would be useful for so many people. Thanks theMidnightNarwhal, your post is front page material.
https://screenshots.firefox.com/0YMB...ww.newtis.info

I'm having trouble finding the fault code section. Do you mind pointing me in the right direction?
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https://screenshots.firefox.com/0YMB...ww.newtis.info

I'm having trouble finding the fault code section. Do you mind pointing me in the right direction?
He skipped a "tier"

after >Instruments, click >Instrument cluster then scroll down to the bottom

Under "Notes for service staff" you will see "•Diagnosis: [more...]"

That will bring you to this page: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...uments/1w3E2nn


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