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post #1 of 197 (permalink) Old 14-04-2016, 14:18 Thread Starter
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Installing TOAF

New thread as others might have similar problems.

Dusted off my ancient xp machine to try the long awaited TOAF programme but nothing happens. I’ve got BMW Scanner (usb) installed on the machine and that works, and imagined I could just install and then run TOAF but nothing activates.

I should be able to use the same cable, shouldn't I?

Should state as a very long term Mac user I know little about Windows, do I have to install new drivers (how?) even though the BMW scanner works?

Not able to post on the other side due to frustrating, single-minded censorship, certainly not the forum of 75 owners one expects.

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EDIT: I've come back to this to write the most important thing to do:
BACKUP EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES!
Hit that backup button!
Also stick with the modules that are an easy swap that don't need coding like BCU and LSM to begin with.
Then for belt and braces back them up to the cloud and if your not that techy then email the files to yourself so you will always have them.
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I also have the BMW scanner and was told months ago on the Polish forum that it wouldn't work so went about ordering a VAGCOM-KKl lead for £2.84 that I then soldered pins 7 and 8 together with a 1" piece of wire.If you can't solder I believe that an INPA cable at around £10 will work.
If I don't have my lead plugged in nothing works.
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As to drivers I had mine up and running weeks ago but I see there are drivers on the TOAF download site.
I too no longer use Windows so I'm going to be vague here but to load a driver on something old like XP you plug the lead in and then in "device manager" you see what item has a big yellow question mark next to it and then right click and load new driver.Then go to a specific place and enter in where ever you left the downloaded driver. Or something like that bound to be a YouTube video for it.

EDIT AGAIN: A YouTube driver video for XP!

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OK thanks Shawn, guess I need a different lead then. Soldering is no problem. I've also got an old Ediabas serial port lead and tried that too but no joy there either.

Ebay next stop then.

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OK thanks Shawn, guess I need a different lead then. Soldering is no problem. I've also got an old Ediabas serial port lead and tried that too but no joy there either.

Ebay next stop then.

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I think I've seen someone else say that so wonder if its the chip version or speed that's at fault.
EDIT: just noticed you say serial so that's probably too slow.

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The serial cable was the second I tried after failing with the BMW USB scanner cable. I didn't expect the serial cable to work but worth a try as it was left over from the remote T4 project (as was the Windows laptop).

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I've also got an old Ediabas serial port lead and tried that too but no joy there either.

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I too have tried the Ediabas lead with no joy.
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Nice to know I'm not the only one. Thought I'd give it some time and see if more ideas come in, otherwise I think I'll order this one, tomorrow. Shawn says that's what he's got and his works.

USB Cable KKL VAG-COM 409.1 OBD2 II OBD VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda Auto Diagnostic Tool | eBay

Can scarcely believe I've asked something TOAF related and the thread has neither been deleted nor locked, not what I was used to on the other site where the mere mention of Poles was enough to drive some mods to a semi-rabid sense, and at the same time forgetting the aim of the "club" and the value of an exchange of information between members.

I see you're in Norfolk and perhaps within easy reach of a competent T4 operator, but want to try things yourself. I believe my nearest one is Ed in London, nigh on a 1,000 miles away, so I really need to get this figured out.

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In the original TOAF thread, Longer86 said "Look for INPA Interface EDIABAS. Every cable will work even At win 7"

I did so and ended up ordering this one. BMW INPA/Ediabas K+CAN K+DCAN USB Interface Diagnostic Cable Tool SSS BY | eBay

Has anyone else used one of these cables successfully?

I am really keen to try TOAF out, so I am really hoping this works!
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What operating system is everyone using? I've tried two windows 7 laptops,one 32 bit the other 64 bit and having no luck at all.All the drivers are loaded but TOAf does nothing.
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Did you sure that port where you pluged interface is COM1?
Try to plug interface to other ports
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I've had that many drivers and leads on mine it comes up as COM4 or COM5 on the drop down menu
Got to be plugged in the car with ignition on at least the first click.
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I've just tried com1 and still no luck.If I run toaf in the house not connected to anything it runs the same as when plugged into the car.

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I'm wondering if the port needs resetting as in this case (XP):-

Configure usb port for com1 [Solved] - Configuration - Windows XP

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Mike,I've already tried all that. It just seems strange that it is exactly the same on two different laptops. My BMW scanner works fine on both.I'll just wait until there is an updated TOAF to download. Cheers anyway.
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I've just tried com1 and still no luck.If I run toaf in the house not connected to anything it runs the same as when plugged into the car.



Hi,just have a try only on my webasto bench ;i get the same Windows :well connected on COM4 (no COM error)
But no webasto recognized (however works with the webasto software) ,,,,?


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Quick update, I have installed XP on one laptop and TOAF is working fine. Tried the other one running Win 7 and.......nothing.
At least I know it works now.
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Wonder if it will work with Vista windows ?? Soon find out, hopefully the cable will arrive today !!!
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Wonder if it will work with Vista windows ?? Soon find out, hopefully the cable will arrive today !!!
mine is windows Vista 32bit. and toaf and lead are working fine.. just make sure drivers are installed for the tool..
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same as mine Vista 32bit, works perfect
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Longer 86 ,sorry for crashing in on this toaf cable topic, Im trying to find out some information re getting my spare keys on two of my cars which work with my cars,they are able to start the cars but have not remote buttons working.
I believe we may have to pay somone ?to get a code ? or somthing to get a password ? know one seems to know how much to pay or who to pay the money to ??
Do you have any information on this ??
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