Change BMW VIN with Tool32 software (FAQ)

How to change bmw VIN? Any troubles in bmw tool32 change vin? Here are frequently questions and answers help those newbies and ones are puzzled by this issue.


Model: BMW E46 EDC16 DDE 5.0


Ediabas toolset 32 manual of vin change on BMW E46…here you go…


Question: Can I use BMW INPA cable for updating ECU with WinKFP for updating the VIN too?

Answer: Yes, INPA DCAN cable with WinKFP you can make it


Question: But is the INPA K+DCAN cable fast enough for programming?

Answer: Yes, enter your new VIN to WinKFP, and program an update or reprogram the existing file and it will change the VIN.


Winkfp will only change vin in uif of last programming session.
To change vin use NCS expert or Tool32 (7 or 17+1 simbol(checksum).


Question: When click “Choose ZUSB”I don’t find that ZB Nr. what ECU has now.7796195

Answer: because is to old sw then your data, so either load old sw in winkfp or just choose “update zusb” instead “choose zusb”, winfp will pick last zbnr for you


WinKFP only has the current files, it will know all the old numbers, but will not have the data stored.
Use “update ZUSB” to automatically find the best version.


Question: What DDE50x type should I chose after I click Update ZUSB:

Answer: While using “Update ZUSB” option it does’t matter if you choose wrong family folder (I mean dde502 inspite of dde507 for example). If you want to know exactly which folder to use you can do it qiete easy:
Comfort mode>Update ZUSB> result (it will show you the existing version & the number of soft which winkfp is going to write into your dde).
Comfort mode> Enter ZUSB (put one of the numbers obtained in previous step)>Result: You’ll see in which folder it’s located.
There are lot’ of other ways.


Question: In Ediabas Toolset32, I didn’t find any executable option for VIN change

Answer: Yes…you are right. So no to flash dde you can change it manually using last AIF.
Take all data from job result window after aif lessen and change only vin while aif schrieben.


Question: What should I write in arguments line and where to write vin?


  1. AIF lessen (you’ll see all the ponts needed while writing)
    2. AIF schrieben (use data which you’ve got while reading but insert your new vin inspite of one you’ve read before). You can see the meanig of arguments in job-info window.


Question: Just write new vin to the result window?

Answer: Not only vin. Look at argument field (VIN/ZUSB/date of prog…and so on)


VIN in ECU solved!!!!
Succeed to change VIN in dashboard dump.