2004 BMW Z4 3.0

2004 BMW Z4 3.0

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C70R

6,256 posts

59 months

Wednesday 11th March
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Big fan of the car, and your willingness to get grubby. I've come close to picking one of these up a few times, but ended up plumping for a Mini instead.

Can you share a link for the windscreen chip kit you used? I have a very annoying one that isn't quite an MOT failure, and I quite like the idea of spending a couple of quid on an 'ok' fix.

Jakg

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2,414 posts

123 months

Wednesday 11th March
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C70R said:
Can you share a link for the windscreen chip kit you used? I have a very annoying one that isn't quite an MOT failure, and I quite like the idea of spending a couple of quid on an 'ok' fix.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIY-Premium-Car-Windscreen-Repair-Kit-Crack-Chip-Windshield-Glass-Window-Screen/153688776924

The recommendation I saw on Facebook was from someone who bought the same kit in Asda for about a fiver if you prefer to shop local.

Sycamore

583 posts

73 months

Wednesday 11th March
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Could you shine some light on the cable you use to connect the car to INPA?

I have the full set of software and the DCables cable I have connects and I can read live data from the car, however as soon as I try dig any deeper, read fault codes etc it says it can't connect to the car. Assuming it's a fault with the cable itself.

I have the same car, same colour, same engine, so I'm hoping that's the case. Or I am thick, which is a real possibility.

C70R

6,256 posts

59 months

Wednesday 11th March
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Thank you.

Jakg

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2,414 posts

123 months

Wednesday 11th March
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Sycamore said:
Could you shine some light on the cable you use to connect the car to INPA?

I have the full set of software and the DCables cable I have connects and I can read live data from the car, however as soon as I try dig any deeper, read fault codes etc it says it can't connect to the car. Assuming it's a fault with the cable itself.

I have the same car, same colour, same engine, so I'm hoping that's the case. Or I am thick, which is a real possibility.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312801859524

The switch swaps two pins and that is the key I think - I had a similar unit before where I added the switch myself and after that it worked on my MG ZT & the Z4. This is probably why yours isn't working?

Plus you need the right version of the software (I think the version included is ok), and to ensure that the COM ports are configured correctly (i.e. that the interface software is pointing at the COM port associated with the cable).