NCS EXPERT is a tool used for BMW E series coding that will enable you to modify many values inside the modules installed on your car.
NOTE: This works only for Ex series vehicles, for newer F series coding check out the other guides on using Esys.
Where to get NCS EXPERT?
Safe NCS EXPERT can be got with packages of K+DCAN cable or ICOM A2 emulator.
HOW TO USE NCS EXPERT:
1.After Installing the BMW Diagnostic Tool, make sure you have a connection in INPA and both dots are black. If that is ok you can move on to the next step.
2.Open NCS EXPERT and load your coding profile.
3.Load the ExpertProfile or Expertenmodus
a）After loading the profile, click on File -> Edit Profile and at the password prompt don`t write anything, just click OK. This is valid for the latest version with the latest updates (SP Daten) . We recommend buying it if you want to be up to date with everything and if you`re just stating to learn how to code because it includes many tutorials on how to install and use the software. For the older versions of NCS EXPERT, use the password “repxet”.
b）Make sure to set everything up like in the pictures:
c）EDITING THE PROFILE:
Consistency check should result OK
After making these modifications go ahead and click File->Save profile as and save it as “CODING.pfl”, then go to File->Edit Profile>Profile Info and change the name to whatever you want, then exit and click again on File->Save Profile.
You have created you own coding profile! Now let`s go ahead and learn how to use NCS EXPERT to code features on a car.
d）CODING YOUR FIRST MOD WITH NCS EXPERT
As an example we will show you how to code the Digital Speedometer on your instrument cluster or KOMBI – This is the module name.
1.Open NCS EXPERT and load the coding profile you created earlier.
2.Click ok “VIN/ZCS/FA,” then on “ZCS/FA f. ECU” and choose your chassis
3.After choosing your chassis you should see ncs expert read and display your VIN number, then click on “Back”
4.Click on Process ECU and choose KOMBI, then click on Read ECU
5.Close the pop up window and go to your Work Folder (C:\NCS EXPERT\Work) and open up the FSW_PSW.TRC file in Notepad.
6.Click on Edit->Find and search for “BC_DIGITAL_V” and set it from “nicht_aktiv” to “aktiv”
7.Save the file as FSW_PSW.man and click on to overwrite the existing file.
8.Now go to the NCS EXPERT window and “Change job” to SG_CODIEREN and “Execute Job”
If you followed the stept correctly, after the coding ended you should have the digital speedometer in your cluster menu. Look for it by using your BC Button to scroll through the menus. It should be the last one showing V= 0 km/h or miles/h depending on where you`re located.
The above steps are the same for coding any mods, the only thing that can change is the module name we`re working on.
Most used module names:
CAS – Central Access System
KOMBI – Instrument Cluster
FRM/NFRM – Light Module or Footwell ModuleCCC – Navigation module on older E series
CIC – Navigation module on newer E series
ABG – Airbag Module
NCS EXPERT can be used in a variety of ways, this being the easiest. In our future tutorials we will show you how to change the VO (Vehicle Order) for retrofits, how to change the manufacturing year and what`s the point of doing that, how to recode or reset a module with standard factory settings and even how to change the VIN number on a used module by using another very handy piece of software called Tool32.