How to Set up BMW F, I, G Series Programming in ISTA+ (Not ISTA-P)?


I had error when programming BMW F32 in ISTA-P 4.19.13 Expert Mode.


Vehicle programming with ISTA/P is no longer approved for the connected vehicle.
Vehicle management is now only possible with ISTA 4.

Bmw Icom Need Ista P 1 Bmw Icom Need Ista P 2

*Before version ISTA 4 it was called ISTA/D (aka Rheingold).
It would cover diagnosis on all cars.
Beginning from version 4 its called ISTA+. Solution:

The error indicates that  BMW F, I, G series programming is not available in ISTA-P (since version 4.19.xx), but in ISTA+ instead.

From version 4, besides diagnosis it also covers programming of F series.
and ISTA/P is left for programming of E series only (therefore ISTA/P can not program F series anymore).

Here’re tips to set up programming in ISTA+ ( Rheingold or ISTA-D).

Run ISTA+ software, identify vehicle

Then choose Service Plan

Bmw F I G Program 1

Choose Programming Plan

Bmw F I G Program 2


Then Execute measures plan

Bmw F I G Program 3

Follow ISTA prompts to carry out programming.

Bmw F I G Program 4


See also: How to Install BMW ISTA+ for Diagnostic and Programming


The latest BMW ICOM ISTA+ goes to 2020.03 ISTA-D 4.21.30