BimCOM - professional BMW and Mini diagnostic Interface and software
BimCOM is diagnostic tool for BMW/Mini vehicles. It supports all vehicles since 1996 using OBD2 or BMW-20 pin diagnostic socket. BimCOM is easy to use. It uses VAG-COM-like user interface, but easy to use for people familiar with dealer tools such as BMW ISTA/D, ISTA/P, BMW DIS/GT1. BimCOM comes with OBD2 to USB interface and is designed to work on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 or Linux or Mac OS/X (using Wine emulation). Hardware requirements are very low compared to dealer-tools.
Diagnostics is performed via OBD-II connector (which is located near steering wheel) or via BMW 20pin connector(only older cars, pre-2001).The BimCOM diagnostic tool covers other BMW based vehicles and Bikes.
- BMW Motorrad
- Land Rover
- Rolls Royce
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Supported functionsUnlike other universal car scanner tools which only read fault codes, this software performs nearly ALL the functions like the original dealer diagnostic tool. The BIMCOM kit contains K-Line multiplexer, CAN-BUS interfaces and SAE J1850 bus (both PWM and VPW).
The following diagnostic functions are supported:
Displays complete identification of control unit, e.g. part number, software/hardware version, manufacturer, etc...
Read fault codes
Displays all stored and pending fault codes with complete description (e.g. "Rail pressure - too low pressure").
Program supports report printing or copy to clipboard.
Clear fault codes
This function clears all stored fault codes and other diagnostic information.
Auto-scan (complete car scan/test)
Detects all ECUs (electronic control units) installed in car and reads all diagnostic fault codes.
Program displays live Data like Engine Speed, Battery voltage, Oxygen Sensor, Coolant Temperature, etc. Values can be displayed in graph, 9 values at once, or full listing (all measured values). Logging to file is also supported, which allows offline analysis.
Actuator test activates particular actuator (e.g. turn on fuel pump, lock/unlock wheel, lock/unlock doors, cut off fuel, etc..)
This feature is of great importance in all vehicles because systems like Engine control units, Immobilizers, Airbags, Alarms, Body Control Units, and some others, require you to perform reset or programming procedures after car repair is done, or even configuration after replacing broken Control Unit.
The OBD2 to USB BimCOM interface contains 2 multiplexed ISO9141 K-Lines and L-Line, high-speed CAN-BUS and analog measurement circuits. Supported protocols include K1, KW-71, DS-1, DS-2, KWP2000* (KWP2000-star), KWP2000, BMW-Fast, D-CAN/KWP and UDS ISO14229.
The Software requires at least Intel Celeron/Pentium III 400 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 50MB free HDD space and USB 1.1 port (USB 2.0 recommended) and Microsoft Windows 98 SR2/2000/XP/7/8/10 with the latest service pack installed.
Latest software updates:
Added button for automatic google translations of fault codes
Bosch M5.2 bugfixes
Increased fault codes database for all BMW cars, including bmw motorrad
Improved fault codes in many G-platform ECUs
Added new BMW cars 2017+: X2 (F39), X3 (G01), X4 (G02), X5 (G05), 3 (G20), Z4 (G29), 6 (G32)
Active front steering adjustment coding
Improved EGS (gearbox) support
Improved BMW Motorrad ECU coverage
Improved Wine 3.0+ support (OS/X, Linux, BSD)
Added a completely translated French version
Added DDE7 glow plug reset coding
Added support for 2019 models
Added fault codes for latest DME UDS ECUs
Added fault codes for latest DDE (DDE7/DDE8) ISO14229 UDS ECUs
Added OBD2 emission tests readiness function to all DDE7/DDE8 ECUs
Added cylinder idle speed (balance) test for all ISO14229 DDE7/DDE8 (EDC17) ECUs
Improved DDE7/DDE8 ECU codings, fixed various problems
Initial support for Roewe 550/750 and MG 550/750/6/7
Initial support for BMW X1 (2015+), X6 (2016+), X4 and Mini Cabrio (2016+)
Improved G platforms coverage (BMW 5 G30/G31/G38, 7 G11/G12)
Improved BMW Motorrad live data support
Added new live data for UDS Motorrad ECUs
Initial support for latest G platforms (BMW 5/7)
Added new live data for UDS DME/DDE ECUs