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NCS Expert: How To Modify NETTODAT Files

NCS Expert: How To Modify NETTODAT Files

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Overview For some features, such as controlling how long you have to press the lock button down on the key fob to fold in the car’s mirrors, require you to modify the NETTODAT.TRC file.    Note To keep this tutorial as short as possible, I will not be going into some of the details for NCS Expert since most were explained in the Getting Started guide. So if you are new to coding BMW E90s, be sure to follow the Getting Started guide first by clicking the following button:  Getting Started Guide Let’s Get Started In NCS Expert, load the Expertmode profile Press F1, and then press F3.  For the ECU, choose the CAS ECU. Press F6, and then press F4 to choose which module you are wanting to change the NETTODAT file for and press the OK button. Press F4 to read the ECU. When you read the ECU, a new NETTODAT.TRC file (which you should backup someplace on your computer) will be created in the NCS Expert WORK folder. A pop-up window titled NETTODAT.TRC will also appear. Exit out of that window. Open the NETTODAT.TRC file located in the NCS Expert folder in  Notepad++ or Notepad.  Use the search feature in Notepad++ or Notepad to find the line you need to edit. When done making the changes, save the file as NETTODAT.MAN. Notice the .MAN extension at the end, instead of .TRC. Just so we do not screw up anything in the following steps, close out of NCS Expert and re-open it. This time load the FSW PSW MAN profile instead of the Expertmode profile.  Repeat steps 2-3. Press F5 or click the basic functions button and select “coapiCodeSgByNettoData” in the pop-up screen and then press the OK button. Another pop-up screen will appear, and for the field Nettodatenliste, type in NETTODAT.MAN. Next press the OK button on the pop-up window. After pressing the OK button in the pop-up window above, NCS Expert will take the values in the NETTODAT.MAN file located in your NCS Expert WORK folder, and code them to your car.  You can now close NCS Expert....

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NCS Expert: How To Modify VO (Vehicle Order)

NCS Expert: How To Modify VO (Vehicle Order)

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Overview For some features, such as activating the OEM alarm on a vehicle that was not originally programmed at the factory to include an alarm, require you to add codes to the Vehicle Order (VO) also known as the FA. Below    Note To keep this tutorial as short as possible, I will not be going into some of the details for NCS Expert since most were explained in the Getting Started guide. So if you are new to coding BMW E90s, be sure to follow the Getting Started guide first by clicking the following button:  Getting Started Guide Let’s Get Started   In NCS Expert, load the Expertmode profile. Press F1 or the VIN/ZCS/FA button. Press F3 or the ZCS/FA f. ECU button. In the Choose CHASSIS pop-up window, choose the E89 chassis and press the OK button. In the Choose ECU pop-up window, choose the CAS ECU and press the OK button. The model (CHASSIS), VIN number (FG), and VO (FA) should be displayed in NCS Expert. Press F2 or the Enter FA button to modify the VO. In the Choose CHASSIS pop-up window, choose the E89 chassis and press the OK button. In the Enter VIN pop-up window, verify that the Vin listed is the correct VIN number for the vehicle. The last digit attached to the VIN number is a checksum. You should not have to change anything on this step. Just verify and press the OK button. In the Enter FA pop-up screen, for the Attribute text field, input the SA or Service Code. After typing in the code, press the Add button, and verify that the code was listed in the list of FA codes. After verifying, press the OK button. -SA codes will begin with a “$” -Service Codes will begin with a “+”   Press F6 or the Back button. Press F4 or Process ECU button. For the Choose ECU pop-up window, select CAS and press the OK button. Press F2 or the Change job button. From the Choose job pop-up window, select FA_WRITE and press the OK button. Under “get coded:”, verify that CAS is the ECU selected to get coded. Also verify the JOBNAME is equal to FA_WRITE, and...

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NCS Expert: Basics To Reading And Writing To Modules

NCS Expert: Basics To Reading And Writing To Modules

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As you may or may not know, NCS Expert is simply a program used to read and write (program) parameters to a vehicle. Below is a basic flow chart that shows one of the methods a person might use to read and write information to a module (computer location) in the vehicle. Step 1 Selecting the Chassis type simply tells NCS Expert what type of vehicle it is dealing with so it can retrieve your car’s VIN number. For us that own an E90, we will always choose E89. Step 2 – 3 Some have mentioned that Step 2 is not that important, and that you can select any of the ECUs (CAS, FRM, or NFRM), but it has become a common practice to just select the CAS module. We need to select one of the modules so that NSC Expert can pull the vehicle’s VO (Vehicle Order). The VO is simply a string of numbers that represent what modules are installed in your car, where your car was made, and other useful information needed so NSC Expert knows how to code your car.  So once you select the module, you will notice beside FA a series of numbers and characters. This string of data if basically your car’s DNA. One of the most important points to remember is, the module selected in Step 2 has nothing to do with the module/s you select in Step 3. Selecting the module in Step 2 is used to only pull your vehicle’s VO. The module you select in Step 3 is the module you will be reading or writing (programming). This is something that confused me and others for the longest time. Another important point to know is, once you select a module in Step 2, and NCS Expert reads your VO, it will also store a copy of all the parameters programmed in every module in a FSW_PSW.TRC file, located on  your computer in the NCS Expert WORK folder. If you are confused about what the FSW_PSW.TRC file is for, that’s okay, let me try to explain. NCS Expert was programmed to create/write the FSW_PSW.TRC file automatically to our computer when it reads information from a module/s. NCS Expert gives...

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