Procedure:using BMW Rheingold ISTA with USB K+D-CAN cable

This post is about how to use BMW Rheingold ISTA with USB K+D-CAN cable, considering USB K+D-CAN cable is much cheaper then BMW ICOM, it is cheap investment.

Tools to need:
BMW Rheingold ISTA
USB K+D-CAN cable

Step-by-step instruction:
1. Plug your K+D-CAN cable and install drivers. For FTDI based cables use latest drivers.
2. Open “Device Manager”, then USB Serial Port properties, go to “Port Settings” tab and click “Advanced…”. Change Port Number to “COM9” and latency timer to “1”. Confirm configuration via “OK” button.
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3. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\EDIABAS.INI with Notepad and check for “Interface=STD:OBD”. In TCP settings set “Port=6801”.
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4. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\OBD.IN with Notepad and check for “Port=Com9”.
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5. Connect car with K+D-CAN cable to PC.
6. Now run BMW Rheingold ISTA using shortcut in start menu and wait until it boots, then press settings button.
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7. Select “VCI Config” tab and “Ediabas standard settings(ediabas.ini)”, then “OK”.
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8. Go “Operation”, then “Read out vehicle Data” and ” Complete Identification”.
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