BMW DASH v2.1.0 Interface “vehicle not ready” solution

Here is a solution to BMW DASH v2.02 (which now updated to V2.1.0) interface diagnostic tool  “vehicle not ready” error.



Here take a user real case…

O/S: windows xp 32bit

Model: E87 and E83 (pre-2008)


Solutions from technicians:


Tips: BMW DASH v2.1.0 only works ok on most cars before 2008, but not all. And cars post-2008 hardly works with BMW DASH, but BMW ICOM A2/BMW Creator C310 ok.


– make sure com port setup on your PC is the same as that in the software



BMW Dash interface reference:

1- Models tested ok:

1 Series: E81/E82/E87/E88

3 Series: E30/E36/E46/E90/E91/E92/E93

5 Series: E28/E34/E39/E60/E61

6 Series: E24/E63/E64

7 Series: E23/E32/E38/E65

8 Series: E31

X Series: X3-E83, X5-E53, X5-E70, X5-E71

Z Series: Z1-E30, Z3-E36, Z4-E85/E86, Z5-E52

MINI Series: MINI-R50/R52/R53/R55/R56/R57


2- systems tested no issues:

Engine system

Auto Transmission



Cruise system

Air-condition system



BUS etc.


3- functions without issues:

Connecting with all electronic control modules in the vehicle.

For all electronic control units reading identification data, sw/hw versions, user information fields.

For all electronic control units read and clear error (DTCs) memories – standart, shadow, history memory.

Possibility to read/program memory of electronic control units (including CAS modules).

Synchronization DME/DDE and CAS.