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jbors
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this utility
http://car2pc.com/downloads/grom_console_v1.4.zip
Run it and type NMtest + enter
The text should appear on the radio screen.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbors wrote:
Try this utility
http://car2pc.com/downloads/grom_console_v1.4.zip
Run it and type NMtest + enter
The text should appear on the radio screen.

Hello Sorry it took me too long to test this,
I tried it and there is no text on my deck.
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jbors
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try typing TZ<number> and then NMtest
Numbers are:
59 NAV Navigation/Videomodule
104 RAD Radio
128 IKE Instrument Kombi Electronics
192 MID Multi-Information Display Buttons
231 OBC TextBar
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: VCP driver install? Reply with quote

Hi Jbors,

I'm trying to install the VCP drivers instead of D2XX drivers you posted on this thread. No matter what I do, Windows only detects the car2pc adapter as a USB device, and not allow me to configure a COM port to it. I tried uninstalling drivers, but no go. Can you provide the correct installation steps?

BTW - I have the old style BMW adapter with the upgraded firmware for text display on the MID.

Thanks,

RRG
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remove the device
Go into INF directory (\windows\inf)
Find those INF files that related to Car2PC ( search for Car2PC in the file)
Remove INF and PNF file
Insert the device and select driver location manually
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:05 am    Post subject: Still showing as USB device Reply with quote

Jbors,

I followed your instructions. Windows found the new hardware device and prompted me for the driver. I pointed to the VCP folder , loaded the drivers but the device is still showing up under USB devices. I'm not sure if this is correct, however I don't see any option to configure it as a COM device. Under driver details, it shows the driver files as follows: FTD2XX.SYS, FTD2XX.DLL, FTD2XXUN.INI and FTDUNIN.EXE. Am I doing something wrong or missing a step?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May be this will help ?
http://www.enttec.com/support-center/index.php?x=&mod_id=2&id=42
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jbor,

Thanks for the link. I don't think this is the issue, as the driver is not getting lost. Windows XP is taking the driver fine. After deleting all references to the adapter, I plugged it back in and Windows prompted me for the driver path. I pointed to the vcp_win32_car2pc folder, and it picked up the adapter. It did not give me the option for VCP or USB, it just installed the USB driver.
Any other suggestions?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remove all FT2*.* files from system32 folder, remove inf files and should work after that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jbors,

I completely scrubbed all files, removed the adapter, rebooted the PC, then plugged it back in. I instructed Windows "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install"and pointed to FTDIPORTCAR2PC.INF. Windows responds with this message: "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware." I also tried FTDICAR2PC.INF with the same message. If I select FTDIPORT.INF, it loads up the USB driver fine. I noticed when the adapter is plugged in, it is detected as a USB <=> BMW HU device, even if no drivers are loaded. Could this be a function of to older style adapter?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: Help Reply with quote

Jbors,

Can you shed any light on this please?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: going to try rebuild Reply with quote

Jbors,

I'm going to do a fresh install of XP and see if I can get the VCP drivers to work.
The reason I want to get this working is so I can use the unit to address the ibus using the ibuscomm.exe. I'm assuming that if the car2pc adapter is mapped as a COM port, it will function the same as this ibus device http://www.reslers.de/.

Again, I have the old style bmw ibus adapter with the upgraded firmware so I can display mp3 text on the radio.

Any tips before I proceed?

Thanks,

RRG
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: One more thing... Reply with quote

In the vcp_win32_car2pc folder I downloaded from this site, there are a 4 inf files, of which 2 seem to pertain to the car2pc adapter. Which is the correct inf file for the device - FTDIPORTCAR2PC.INF or FTDICAR2PC.INF?

Thanks,

RRG
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These 2 are needed.
The first one is for COM port and another one for FTDI device itself.
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