Xm 1998 and 2000. Won't communicate

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Xm 1998 and 2000. Won't communicate

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The V6 put an airbag light on so I got 30 pin lead off eBay to see if my mot testers machine would read it. It cleared the code but nothing else. I decided to invest in a lexia off eBay from tools4cars, who seemed to have good reviews. Definitely not the cheapest. Not working properly on a w10 machine ( virtual machine keeps erroring and shutting down) so opted for loading on an old laptop, which is vista. The guy eventually got it running, but erroring as not communicating with the vehicle. I asked about usb parameters but got told not an 8ssie...the w10 runs BMW e31 diagnostics and multiecuscan for Alfa fiat, no issues...


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Re: Xm 1998 and 2000. Won't communicate

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Hi, and :welc: to the Forum. Do you know the bit width (32 or 64) of the version of Windows 10? The reason I ask is that the Lexia software (which is what you would have to run to connect to an XM) is so old that it will not run in a 64 bit environment (unless you are running a Virtual Machine with a 32 bit Windows build).
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Re: Xm 1998 and 2000. Won't communicate

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Needs to be Win XP or Win7, 32-bit.
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Re: Xm 1998 and 2000. Won't communicate

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The programme worked on vista.. I did wonder. It's such an old machine I dare not even think of updating. Anyone in the Doncaster area who would plug in, just to check I don't have another issue
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Re: Xm 1998 and 2000. Won't communicate

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There is a list of members with Lexias/Digboc here
Also map link at the bottom of the thread.

Note that they may take some time to respond and may not be active any more. We try to keep the list up to date but are not always informed of changes in members circumstances.
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Re: Xm 1998 and 2000. Won't communicate

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Looks like I best try again and get myself on the list for Yorkshire! Thanks for that. I may contact someone for advice
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Re: Xm 1998 and 2000. Won't communicate

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

The fact that it worked on Vista and not the Windows 10 system would suggest to me that the copy of Vista was a 32bit version, while Windows 10 was a 64 bit version. If I am right that would explain why it worked on the old laptop but not the new one.