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Is anyone using ISTA? If you are, what version and have you had any trouble. I've spent days now with BMW support in Germany on getting this software to work. I've installed in on multiple different machines and had no luck. In version 3.48 I can't scroll through any documents, on version 3.49 (latest) all the documents are blank so you can't do anything. Support is hopeless. Am I the bad egg or is this common?

 

 

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so I got version 3.48 to work, BMW didn't include a few files that were part of earlier version in these distributions. Software works and vehicle is fixed. I used to use the old BMW standard tools to code modules but they are no longer supported on F series and I didn't want to get into E-sys when there was a properly supported BMW solution with ISTA. Long story short it works but bmwtechinfo tech support is worthless.

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If you work on Bmw please save yourself a TON of headaches and buy autoLogic (the blue box) capabilities are better than dealer, it's faster than dealer scan tool and all the coding and programming are a breeze to do. Support is better than ANYBODY!!! We love ours.

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They will not just stop supporting it with thousands of units out there. They just have a new tool coming out that will support all the euro makes but programming will now be done through OE website. Blue box is still the tool to have for at least another 5 years if you work on bmw.

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