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Old 01-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #151
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My cable flashes on my 2005 Forester XT. I did need to use the ECUFlash that was included in the BFM Cable Install folder.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:02 PM   #152
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madjax, any chance you would want to create more of a step by step instructions on modifying the cable for electronic "dummies" like me? There are a couple steps I don't quite understand.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:34 AM   #153
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I gave Madjax's vag-com mod a try today with one differance, I didn't use the 12v regulator circuit I just jumped from pin 16 to pin 11 (same as 04+ owners have started doing so they don't have to wire from the battery to the 4 pin Jump Block).

I can now read and write to the ecu no Worries.

My car is an ADM 04 but uses the same "wrx02" flash method (all ADM wrx 01 to 05 use the same method).


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Old 01-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #154
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madjax, any chance you would want to create more of a step by step instructions on modifying the cable for electronic "dummies" like me? There are a couple steps I don't quite understand.
Hi,
Tell me what you need


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I gave Madjax's vag-com mod a try today with one differance, I didn't use the 12v regulator circuit I just jumped from pin 16 to pin 11...
Yes, it's easier (but i wanted to do like the real cable)

Where do you find you VAG cable?


Here's my last work :
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:02 AM   #155
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I got my VAG-COM cable from ebay for $7.48 AUD

The same as any one of these!
http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_n....c0.m270.l1313
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:34 AM   #156
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Thanks Madjax, I'll be sure to ask if I have any questions. I ordered a cheap Vag-com cable like graemy1 used and the electronics guy at my work is going to give me a hand with it.

I'll let you know how it goes and if I have any questions when the cable arrives.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:37 AM   #157
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I'm selling my BFM. $35. Pm me
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #158
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So I just bought one of these for my 06 WRX, cant get it to work with ECU flash, wont read anything. Im running 64-bit on Vista. Am I ****ed? Should I just suck it up buy a Tactrix 2.0? Anyone else get this thing to work on the same model or have the same issue?
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #159
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So I just bought one of these for my 06 WRX, cant get it to work with ECU flash, wont read anything. Im running 64-bit on Vista. Am I ****ed? Should I just suck it up buy a Tactrix 2.0? Anyone else get this thing to work on the same model or have the same issue?
I could not get it to work with the newest ECUFlash however I installed the one in the BFM folder from their website and it worked. You do have to be somewhat quick with your timing when you click the button and when you turn the key.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:17 AM   #160
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If anyone else wants to sell their unmodded BFM cable, i'm looking for one.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #161
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I bought the BFM cable and I can not get anything to work. I'm trying it on a 2006 wrx. I install everything and everything seems to install fine but when I plug it into the car nothing happens. For ECUflash the read button is grayed out and I can't click it and for Romraider it says unable to send to the ECU and check the cable and make sure the ignition is on. I'm using a laptop with windows 7 64 bit and I tried running as administrator. Nothing works. The ECUflash is version 1.32 from the bfmzipfile and Romraider is the newest version. Anybody have any ideas?
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #162
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I bought the BFM cable and I can not get anything to work. I'm trying it on a 2006 wrx. I install everything and everything seems to install fine but when I plug it into the car nothing happens. For ECUflash the read button is grayed out and I can't click it and for Romraider it says unable to send to the ECU and check the cable and make sure the ignition is on. I'm using a laptop with windows 7 64 bit and I tried running as administrator. Nothing works. The ECUflash is version 1.32 from the bfmzipfile and Romraider is the newest version. Anybody have any ideas?

Did you connect the two green plugs???

Edit: this might sound dumb... but are you on the correct COM port??????

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Old 02-22-2012, 03:11 PM   #163
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Bought the BFM used from a person on here. WORKS GREAT! I just flashed out my CEL's that have been pissing me off since i swapped my car.

04 STI, i've been data logging for 2 days now. Great product. SO much BFM bashing on this thread, i thought i would bring some positive light.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:23 PM   #164
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Nothing works. The ECUflash is version 1.32 from the bfmzipfile and Romraider is the newest version. Anybody have any ideas?
Get a newer version of ECUflash.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:46 PM   #165
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Ive tried newer versions of ECUflash and same problem. I connect the green plugs when I try ecuflash and disconnect them when I try romraider. Ecuflash I don't see any differnent com ports and romraider only gives me the one option and I have tried plugging it into different ports. I think it has to be the driver installation for the cable. My laptop doesn't follow the exact way he shows in the video. I have to stop Windows for searching for drivers then I go to devices and printers and go through properties. It is then similiar to the video for installing the driver but I only have the option of doing it once instead of twice like in the video. When I'm done the cable shows up as a USB Serial Converter.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:17 PM   #166
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Ive tried newer versions of ECUflash and same problem. I connect the green plugs when I try ecuflash and disconnect them when I try romraider. Ecuflash I don't see any differnent com ports and romraider only gives me the one option and I have tried plugging it into different ports. I think it has to be the driver installation for the cable. My laptop doesn't follow the exact way he shows in the video. I have to stop Windows for searching for drivers then I go to devices and printers and go through properties. It is then similiar to the video for installing the driver but I only have the option of doing it once instead of twice like in the video. When I'm done the cable shows up as a USB Serial Converter.

Download the program "learnview"... see if you can connect to that.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:41 PM   #167
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Learning says an error has occured. See log for details. In the log it says the port doesn't exist no matter what usb port I plug the cable into.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #168
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u need to install the driver manually. does the cable even light up when you plug it into your car and the computer?

also I was not able to flash on my sony vaio with windows 7 64x however with my toshiba win 7 64x i was able to flash.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:13 PM   #169
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I try downloading it manually. I'll list the steps I try. When I plug it in the windows starts automatically searching for the driver but I stop it. Then I go to devices and printers and the cable says USB2.0-serial with a yellow warning mark next to it to show it doesn't have a driver. I go into the properties of it and go to update driver. Then go through the steps as he shows in the video and select the bfmoportflash.inf file. Then it appears to install correctly but it just doesn't work.

The light on the cable is on
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windows 7 as a native driver that will work with your cable. plug your cable in, go into the device manager, and on install the drivers that you are currently running. unplug the cable and reboot your computer. turn your computer back on and make sure you have an active internet connection. allow windows to find drivers for your cable on its own don't install anything that came with the cable
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:19 AM   #171
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I try downloading it manually. I'll list the steps I try. When I plug it in the windows starts automatically searching for the driver but I stop it. Then I go to devices and printers and the cable says USB2.0-serial with a yellow warning mark next to it to show it doesn't have a driver. I go into the properties of it and go to update driver. Then go through the steps as he shows in the video and select the bfmoportflash.inf file. Then it appears to install correctly but it just doesn't work.

The light on the cable is on

Do this... uninstall all version of the driver. Me thinks there is residual versions of the files that are corrupting the install... also what vs of windows are you running???


Basically there is a problem between your drivers and O/S..... the cable is fine.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #172
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I try downloading it manually. I'll list the steps I try. When I plug it in the windows starts automatically searching for the driver but I stop it. Then I go to devices and printers and the cable says USB2.0-serial with a yellow warning mark next to it to show it doesn't have a driver. I go into the properties of it and go to update driver. Then go through the steps as he shows in the video and select the bfmoportflash.inf file. Then it appears to install correctly but it just doesn't work.

The light on the cable is on
Does the question mark go away? Try starting fresh. Uninstall and start over. Cables are basic
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:11 AM   #173
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Hi,
i've made the same thing for a cheap VAG V3.1 cable, do want u want with it:

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I've also buyed a $7 vag cable from DX.com: it's exactly the same (intenal & external) than the BFM one sold for $49.99 .

So you can have a $7+little job cable that can read, flash & log your 02+ SUBARU (WRX, Forester ...)
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #174
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I have an new unmodified BFM cable for $40. Free shipping if anyone wants it? PM ME
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #175
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does it matter if i don't add those copper lines you have on the chips?
all i did was add the red and white wires you have.

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