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      06-07-2019, 03:32 AM   #1
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Rear displays don't detect usb

I have just bought a 540xi G30 with rear displays and i can see there tv but no usb detecting even if i use the 2 front usb slots of armrest and the one near the wireless charger.

Is there another usb slot on rear seats?
I have tried with *.avi, mpg, .mov and no luck.
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      06-07-2019, 03:59 AM   #2
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You might need to code it, to enable video from usb

From Bimmercode app (G30 section):
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      06-08-2019, 04:09 AM   #3
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You might need to code it, to enable video from usb

From Bimmercode app (G30 section):
Thanks for the fast reply. Which adapter via bluetooth/usb is recommended for bimmercode app in G30?

Is vgate from amazon valid for bimmercode?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vgate-Diagn...A31U9UTK1XD2J2

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You might need to code it, to enable video from usb

From Bimmercode app (G30 section):
Thanks for the fast reply. Which adapter via bluetooth/usb is recommended for bimmercode app in G30?
I've got the Vgate iCar WiFi which is ok but annoyingly a lot of the ECU's require the "UniCarScan" or "OBDLink". Both also cost a lot more than the others on the recommended list.

I would checkout the Bimmercode website. Look at what is supported, you might not want to code some of the features offered by the more expensive adapters.
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      06-08-2019, 04:19 AM   #5
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You might need to code it, to enable video from usb

From Bimmercode app (G30 section):
Thanks for the fast reply. Which adapter via bluetooth/usb is recommended for bimmercode app in G30?

Is vgate from amazon valid for bimmercode?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vgate-Diagn...A31U9UTK1XD2J2
I brought the WiFi version.

Vgate, iCar 2 Wi-Fi OBD2 scan... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OY0X8...p_mob_ap_share

I initially brought the BT version, as per your link. I returned it because the connection kept on dropping. The WiFi version has been fine.
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      06-08-2019, 04:35 AM   #6
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I have just read on bimmercode site this advice:

The latest Vgate devices do not function properly anymore, so these adapters are not recommended any longer. If you have an older working device, you can continue using it of course.
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I have just read on bimmercode site this advice:

The latest Vgate devices do not function properly anymore, so these adapters are not recommended any longer. If you have an older working device, you can continue using it of course.
It's working for me. Will cost me a fortune buying adapters every time the developer says so!!!!
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I brought the WiFi version.

Vgate, iCar 2 Wi-Fi OBD2 scan... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OY0X8...p_mob_ap_share

I initially brought the BT version, as per your link. I returned it because the connection kept on dropping. The WiFi version has been fine.
Thanks i have just purchased on amazon the same as yours

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OY0X8...p_mob_ap_share

Tomorrow i will give it a try

As i only want to enable usb video on rear displays, is this option valid without bimmercode subscription?
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I brought the WiFi version.

Vgate, iCar 2 Wi-Fi OBD2 scan... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OY0X8...p_mob_ap_share

I initially brought the BT version, as per your link. I returned it because the connection kept on dropping. The WiFi version has been fine.
Thanks i have just purchased on amazon the same as yours

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OY0X8...p_mob_ap_share

Tomorrow i will give it a try

As i only want to enable usb video on rear displays, is this option valid without bimmercode subscription?
If your want to code using the app, I'm afraid you'll have to purchase the license. As far as I'm aware, it's a lifetime license.
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There should be a USB port, HDMI port and video-in port in the back, it's a little drop down flap underneath the blue ray slot.

I've had no problems playing video in the rear from those inputs - the front USB's however don't connect at all to the rear entertainment.
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      06-11-2019, 01:42 PM   #11
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If your want to code using the app, I'm afraid you'll have to purchase the license. As far as I'm aware, it's a lifetime license.
Damn the icar vgate wifi connects perfectly but when i want to access to head unit it says " the coding data could not be read".

I have try pressing 3 times the start stop button and with engine on.

All other options i can enter but the one im interested no.
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If your want to code using the app, I'm afraid you'll have to purchase the license. As far as I'm aware, it's a lifetime license.
Damn the icar vgate wifi connects perfectly but when i want to access to head unit it says " the coding data could not be read".

I have try pressing 3 times the start stop button and with engine on.

All other options i can enter but the one im interested no.
Have you activated Carplay or something like that via USB??
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Have you activated Carplay or something like that via USB??
when i was trying to enter to "head unit" i had a usb plugged with films in the armrest. I will give it a try a remove it.
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There should be a USB port, HDMI port and video-in port in the back, it's a little drop down flap underneath the blue ray slot.

I've had no problems playing video in the rear from those inputs - the front USB's however don't connect at all to the rear entertainment.
i was so blind!

Thanks i have never noticed this flap!
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