E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > BMW Coding > "Unable to contact DME" during BMWLogger



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-06-2014, 10:59 PM   #1
wpetering
New Member
0
Rep
26
Posts

Drives: 2009 BMW 328i
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Dayton, Ohio

iTrader: (0)

"Unable to contact DME" during BMWLogger

I have a K+DCAN INPA compatible USB cable for my 2009 328i. Using BMWLogger to register my new battery, i'm getting to the point where my device is detected but unable to contact DME. I'm stuck.

Here's my steps:
  • I plug in my USB cable. In Device Manager, the cable shows up as "FT232R USB UART" in "Other Devices".
  • I install the latest drivers from FTDIchip.com. The cable now shows up as "USB Serial Port (Com5)" under Ports.
  • I start BMWLogger and the app shows "FT232R USB UART Detected. Ready to log".
  • I then "select register battery" from "Special" menu where it reports "Attempting to connect to the interface".
  • The final message from BMWLogger states, "Unable to contact the DME. Please make sure its properly powered"
Yes, the start button is pushed (without touching brake).
Not sure what else I'm missing???
Using BMWLOgger to install drivers never turns the "FT232R USB UART" into a Port.
I've tried also changing com5 to com1.

(Sorry, don't know how to embed images inside text)
Attached Images
   
Appreciate 0
      10-07-2014, 03:15 AM   #2
Sensible_
Captain
23
Rep
687
Posts

Drives: 2008 E90
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: London

iTrader: (1)

In comport settings in device manager try setting the latency to 1.
Appreciate 0
      10-07-2014, 08:39 AM   #3
FCobra94
Lieutenant Colonel
FCobra94's Avatar
23
Rep
1,623
Posts

Drives: '07 E90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MD

iTrader: (0)

If you click the drop down on that Connectivity -> Device menu, are there any other options there to choose from? While trying to register my battery with the software I couldn't get the car to connect either. After I went into that drop down and changed the Device to K+DCAN, or something similar, then it worked like a charm!
__________________
'07 E90 335i - Automagic - Non-sport
Cobb AP|Alpina Flash|VRSF 7" FMIC|VRSF CP|TIAL BOV|cp-e DCI|Bilstein B6|E93 M3 FSB|SP Lowering Perches
Summer: Sonic Tuning ST100 - 18x8.5 ET35 - Conti DWS 245/40/18 - 10mm rear spacers
Winter: Style 159 - 17x8 ET34 - Michelin X-Ice Xi2 225/50/17 - 15mm rear spacers
Appreciate 0
      10-07-2014, 09:30 AM   #4
wpetering
New Member
0
Rep
26
Posts

Drives: 2009 BMW 328i
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Dayton, Ohio

iTrader: (0)

Sensible: I'll try 1. I tried 8 but didn't make it to 1.
Cobra: My drop down only lists the "F232R USB UART". I was wondering if DEVICE had to say something about "Com port"??

Thanks for the inputs.
Appreciate 0
      10-07-2014, 12:10 PM   #5
FCobra94
Lieutenant Colonel
FCobra94's Avatar
23
Rep
1,623
Posts

Drives: '07 E90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MD

iTrader: (0)

Hmm. With the yellow exclamation point within Device Manager your machine might not like the driver you have installed. I'd keep looking at trying to fix it from that angle maybe..??
__________________
'07 E90 335i - Automagic - Non-sport
Cobb AP|Alpina Flash|VRSF 7" FMIC|VRSF CP|TIAL BOV|cp-e DCI|Bilstein B6|E93 M3 FSB|SP Lowering Perches
Summer: Sonic Tuning ST100 - 18x8.5 ET35 - Conti DWS 245/40/18 - 10mm rear spacers
Winter: Style 159 - 17x8 ET34 - Michelin X-Ice Xi2 225/50/17 - 15mm rear spacers
Appreciate 0
      10-07-2014, 12:32 PM   #6
wpetering
New Member
0
Rep
26
Posts

Drives: 2009 BMW 328i
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Dayton, Ohio

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FCobra94 View Post
Hmm. With the yellow exclamation point within Device Manager your machine might not like the driver you have installed. I'd keep looking at trying to fix it from that angle maybe..??
Cobra, the exclamation point comes up when I plug in the cable without any drivers installed. I then install the driver "ftdibus.inf" which turns the unknown device into a USB Serial converter. I then install driver "ftdiport.inf" which adds the cable as a COM device. I think you hit it on the head though, when you said some other device needs to be in the "device" dropdown in the preferences box in BMWLogger.

Can someone confirm/verify what device needs to be displayed in BMWLogger??

Last edited by wpetering; 10-07-2014 at 12:37 PM. Reason: changed a device name.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2015, 03:22 PM   #7
Fed3
Registered
0
Rep
1
Posts

Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

Same identical problem

I have exactly the same problem. Tried with a Mac OS, tried with Windows XP but no change. Did anybody figure it out? Is it just the cable not working properly?
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:12 AM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST