What is the benefit of using ICOM? why not ISTA + via Enet / D-CAN?

Topic: What is the benefit of using ICOM? why not ISTA + via Enet / D-CAN? where is the best place to have working BMW ICOM? 

1st Question:

What is the benefit of using an ICOM? Is it just for ISTA-P or does it add functions to ISDA-D also…Ive been using ISTA + via Enet for Fxxx series and D-CAN for E series which it seems I have the ability to reset adaptations, Valvetronic relearns, E brake retraction ect so seems ISTA + IS fully functional without an expensive ICOM…

 

Answer:

Main benefits of an ICOM from my perspective:
1. Wireless diagnosis connection
2. Ease of use in A shop with multiple active connections
3. Self-hosted DHCP server for ethernet programming

 

2nd Question:

I’ve been using ESYS for coding but the token master part is problematic and I have to keep changing the date on the laptop.
So the part of my interest in ICOM is to have something reliable that doesn’t need hacks to make it work. I don’t mind spending a bit of money for the convenience and reliability. I’m hoping that I can one interface and software package that covers diagnostics, coding and the repair manual if possible.

 

Answer:

Get the free Launcher Pro with the token until the year 2250
It should work with the ENET

But I prefer to use ICOM with the ISTA+

 

Question:

I’m looking to buy a BMW ICOM and various places sell them. I know they’re not genuine BMW.
Anyway, has anyone had an experience of using OBD Express, or could you recommend a reliable supplier?

My car is a 2010 F10 525d 204hp

 

Answer:

Option 1. Someone bought ICOM Next from the dealerships costs 500USD, nearly 2 times expensive than the above.

 

Option 2. Just bought an ICOM NEXT clone wish I knew this. But I think since I save about 200 and only using it once or twice its still not too bad.

Here you can go:

https://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/bmw-icom-next-diagnostic-wifi.html

185eur

 

or with software

https://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/bmw-icom-next-diagnostic-wifi-software.html

245eur

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Option 3.

Get the VX series, works with ISTA-P as it is ICOM as well
cost about 187EUR (with software)
downside is it does not have MOST programming function, but it has WiFi.

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SRC:  https://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/vxdiag-vcx-se-bmw-diagnostic.html

 

Enjoy!

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