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How to tell If you're using a proper OBD/DCAN cable


How to tell If you're using a proper OBD/DCAN cable
  1. RayBan

    RayBan Corporal Vendor

    RayBan submitted a new document:

    How to tell If you're using a proper INPCA - High-Res close-up pictures from fake & genuine FTDI chips

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  2. Levanime

    Levanime Lurker Vendor


    Its interesting that genuine has bridge and fake has not
  3. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    2009 E93 335i
    I bought a random cable years ago, back when I was working on an android port of the bmw flash. When I got my second 335, luckily MHD existed already and it worked perfectly. I guess I got lucky.
  4. ysjeon1698

    ysjeon1698 Specialist

    Well I just got it from amazon.. hopefully it works lol.. if not, return!
  5. Some people have bought cables on Amazon and they worked perfectly, others have bought from the same source and they never worked. Same thing for eBay and a number of cable stores. It's been a total crapshoot. Having read feedback from hundreds of MHD users there is only 1 source I'm aware of that hasn't had any reports of cables not working: bimmersoftware.com.

    If people just followed the MHD recommendation and bought their cables from them there would be a lot less problems!
  6. ysjeon1698

    ysjeon1698 Specialist

    just bought Galaxy Pro 8.4 with extra 64GB SD card inserted for only $110. tested with OTG with my usb, it caught instantly. I will test kdan cable today and post the link where I got it :D
  7. Please don't...just because it works for you doesn't mean others will have the same luck. People have had issues with cables from every source except the one listed above. Recommending a cable from somewhere else ends with a bunch of help threads because people were too cheap to spend a few more bucks on a proper cable.
  8. ysjeon1698

    ysjeon1698 Specialist

    My dcan cable from amazon worked instantly with my galaxy pro 8.4
    I won't post the link because someone complained that it won't work on others... just PM me if you have N54, 335IS 2011. It should work fine unless you get a defect cable. Anyway... my question is...

    My galaxy pro 8.4 has no internet.... how am I suppose to buy MHD lol....?
  9. Just use wifi or set up your phone as a mobile hot spot for your tablet. Your Amazon cable may or may not be good. Even the bad cables can connect to the car with MHD and they will often begin the flash process, but if the cable isn't good the flash will fail and it can leave your car inoperable until you re-flash it with a good cable. That's why MHD recommends the cable that they do; they are known to work. If it were me I would take a close look at the chip in the OP's pictures to make sure your cable has the right one (unless you can afford to be without your car for a few days).
  10. RayBan

    RayBan Corporal Vendor