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      05-31-2019, 02:28 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help: NCSExpert Not loading FA line

Platform I'm attempting to code:
  • Stock 2008 BMW 328i E91 (touring) with exception of aftermarket Eonon 7165 Headunit

I searched high and low for the symptoms that I'm getting while trying to initiate NCS Expert software, but got a dead end. This is my first time trying to code features.

The error message that I get when going through the procedure...
1)Open NCS Expert
2) Load Profile > Expertmode
3) F1 (VIN/ZCS/FA)
4) F3 (ZCS/FA f.ECU)
5) Choose CHASSIS (dialogue box and select E89)
6) Choose ECU > CAS
7) >>>>> I get the error message - - Following feature is invalid for FA: #0308

The only thing that I can think of that is causing this issue is:
a) I'm using a buddy's laptop that has the software pre-installed (INPA worked perfectly, but I could not get DISv57, or NCS Experts to)

b) Aftermarket Eonon headunit... is this a dealbreaker? (I think the stock one is in a box somewhere)

***UPDATE***
I did much more reading and decided to go through every prerequisite to ensure that I had NCS Expert working. After updating all daten file folders and EDIBAS files, I am now able to code successfully. That's what I get for trying to run through the standard coding tutorials with my buddy's version of NCS Expert intended for his 2001 E39. Thanks for all the help!

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is your COM port settings proper? is it 1ms latency?
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is your COM port settings proper? is it 1ms latency?
I will double check. Thanks
(UPDATE)
Yes, using COM1 and at 1ms latency timer.

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Do you have proper DATEN files installed?

Does NCSexpert at least see your VIN?
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Do you have proper DATEN files installed?

Does NCSexpert at least see your VIN?
**Update** - pulled Daten version. Unsure if I need to grab updated DATEN files though.
Not sure what I would have to do as far as DATEN files go.

NCSexpert does recognize VIN automatically. Any recommended guides to read through to troubleshoot?

Seems like I should be able to go into the airbag menu from INPA to run a diagnostic check, but I got the error pictured. Any ideas?
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Bimmergeeks software is known to work with our cars.

https://www.bimmergeeks.net/downloads

I would blow out the setup you have and run with the BimmerGeeks version.
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Bimmergeeks software is known to work with our cars.

https://www.bimmergeeks.net/downloads

I would blow out the setup you have and run with the BimmerGeeks version.
Thanks!! I never came across that dl mirror before.

Just yesterday, I was able to torrent dl newer v47.1 E89 daten files. After moving files to corresponding folders and also update EDIABAS version, I was able to get NCS Expert loaded and code out TPMS to convert to FTM system instead. Still not sure if I need to load the latest daten files, but will incrementally find out... Thanks for the help!
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Thanks!! I never came across that dl mirror before.

Just yesterday, I was able to torrent dl newer v47.1 E89 daten files. After moving files to corresponding folders and also update EDIABAS version, I was able to get NCS Expert loaded and code out TPMS to convert to FTM system instead. Still not sure if I need to load the latest daten files, but will incrementally find out... Thanks for the help!
V60.1 I believe the latest with E9x files updated. You should get that from Bimmergeeks too. It is in the links.
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Sounds like it could be the way your expert mode profile is setup.
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Sounds like it could be the way your expert mode profile is setup.
Nope. I set the profile up fine and everything is working fine for me now. I had outdated EDIABAS and E89 files that's all. All is fine now
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Thanks!! I never came across that dl mirror before.

Just yesterday, I was able to torrent dl newer v47.1 E89 daten files. After moving files to corresponding folders and also update EDIABAS version, I was able to get NCS Expert loaded and code out TPMS to convert to FTM system instead. Still not sure if I need to load the latest daten files, but will incrementally find out... Thanks for the help!
V60.1 I believe the latest with E9x files updated. You should get that from Bimmergeeks too. It is in the links.
65 is the most current I have found.
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