The belows are the guid for customer how to use NCS-Expert With BMW ICOM A2 Wifi
it’s a dummy guide to help many out and try to make sense of NCS expert with BMW icom A2.
All said by a ICOM A2 user at bmw forum.
before all operation, you need a good icom A2 emulator, clone or original
I used clone bmw icom A2 wifi at:
Used it for years and updated to ISTA-D 3.54 ISTA-P3.58 in SSD…much faster and more stable then, i have to mention that ALL Proceed at your own risk. this is just my interpretation for educational/entertainment value only. I am not responsible for you blowing up your car or damaging your modules.
so here goes the key point
Dummies Guide to Understanding NCS and Coding
This is roughtly how it works, and my dummy interpretation of it.Please read it fully if you want to understand, this isn’t exactly a quick cheat sheet guide.
On pre’02 cars the coding is slightly different method than post 02 cars. I am going to elaborate on coding individual parameters, you can go learn how to code entire modules thru the VO later once you learn the basics below.
The first part to understand is what this stuff about ZCS/VO or “vehicle order” is. When BMW makes a car, they create whats called a “vehicle. this basically a bunch of numbers writen into the car that tell what modules are installed in the car, regional info etc. This is like your car’s DNA! for example if the car has a sunroof, or a convertible or radio etc etc and that is was meant for US,Canada, France etc. Because each car is different with a different set of options/modules or country that its located, the” vehicle order” aka.”ZCS” or”VO” may be differnt. why is it called ZCS you ask ? because its abbreviated german, and its confusting as hell.
The VO is wrriten into a couple modules of the car, usually ones that start with an “A”, Like AKMB or ALSZ. On some cars its written elsewhere. In my 02 M3, the VO Was written in ALSZ and AKMB. On my “00328 Ci it was stored in EWS, KMB. Its nothing more than a string of text/numbers stored in the flash memory of these modules, nothing special. why is it written into two places? because if one module is failed and has to be replaced, then the other will serve as a backup so you can code the new replacement module to your car. for example ALSZ is the “light switch module” in your car .
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