How to program and code your BMW with ISTA / P

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ISTA / P stands for Integrated Service Technical Application / Programming. It is a dealer-level diagnostic software that has replaced the older version of the SSS Progman programming software. ISTA / P BMW is primarily used to process all coded, programmed and approval-dependent control units in BMW vehicles.

A video guide created by BMW Doctor shows a walkthrough on how to properly use ISTA/P to program and code your BMW vehicle. Check it out on the video below:

With a K + DCAN or ENET cable, you can diagnose, calibrate, read out and erase most of your BMW vehicle modules, register and encode and program memory errors. ISTA / P should be used with an ICOM interface. To cover all of your vehicle modules, you need ICOM A, ICOM B and ICOM C for BMW vehicles that were produced before June 2001.

When programming with ISTA/P, you need to observe the following precautions:
• Always follow the instructions and requests given in ISTA/P.
• Leave your vehicle’s ignition switched on.
• Do not cut or interrupt the connection between your vehicle, the workshop network, and the vehicle interface.
• After any action initiated in the luggage compartment, always close the the boot lid to prevent overheating the luggage compartment lighting.
• You should not perform any other activity in your vehicle while programing aside from what is instructed by ISTA/P.

If you wish some assistance in your BMW coding and programming, you can request for remote coding assistance for a flat fee here: BMW Trouble Repair.

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