What is BMW ICOM?
BMW ICOM (Integrated Communication Optical Module) is the data interface to the vehicle and is the successor to OPS (Optical Programming System) and OPPS (Optical Testing and Programming System). OPS and OPPS are not supported by ISTA/P. Three different ICOM BMW interfaces are available, with which all BMW Group vehicles can be processed.
BMW ICOM A Module
1 Network Connection
3 OBD Connector
Connecting ICOM to OBD socket
Plug the OBD connector on the ICOM A into the OBD socket on the vehicle. Then connect the ICOM A to the workshop network using the network connector. The OBD connector on the ICOM A can be angled, allowing it to be adjusted for OBD sockets at different installation locations in the vehicle.
BMW ICOM A2 Module
BMW ICOM B Module
4 MOST Connector
5 USB Port
Using ICOM at MOST direct access port
Also use the ICOM B module to connect the ICOM to the vehicle MOST direct access port. For this purpose, connect the USB ports of ICOM A and of ICOM B with the USB cable. Then connect ICOM A to the workshop network via the network connector.Connect ICOM B via the MOST connector to the MOST direct access port of the vehicle and plug the OBD connector of ICOM A into the OBD socket on the vehicle.Repeat the procedure if the MOST connection or ICOM is not recognized.
BMW C Module
6 Connector for OBD port
7 Diagnosis head connector
Using ICOM at 20-pin diagnosis plug
Use the ICOM C module to connect the ICOM to the 20-pin diagnosis plug on the vehicle. For this purpose, plug the OBD connector into the OBD port on the ICOM A and connect the diagnosis head connector to the 20-pin diagnosis plug on the vehicle.