Solution to the BMW scanner 1.4.0 connecting error with IKE / EWS

This post shares the solution to the BMW scanner 1.4.0 PA Soft connecting error on your screen ‘connection error with EWS’ and ‘connection error with IKE’.

These following tips have been proven to might get your 1.4.0 PA Soft up and running.

Firstly please read following 3 pictures with error messages within the PA Soft 1.4.0 software, you will probably recognize them if you are reading this.

connection error with IKE

connection error with ews

 4 errors

So now you will get on the screen of your computer associated with the bmw 1.4.0 scanner & computer software. To solve this, you need to open the case of your bmw 1.4.0 scanner black box and solder some pins together, specifically pins 7 & 8, this way help thousands of users solve the problem with success, but meanwhile a few users feedback it does not work. Try to solder pins 7 & 8 firstly, if that does not work then please read on. Following 2 photos quickly show where you need to solder 7 & 8 on the PA soft 1.4.0 BMW scanner.

 solder pin7 pin8 together


If you still have the problem with ‘connection error with IKE’ & ‘connection error with EWS’, then you might need to take the box apart again and do some more soldering. This time try to bridge pins 1 & 2 together, because this can also help people get the PA soft 1.4.0 working again.

Hope this proved solution has helped in your quest to get the software running. Browse for BMW scanners & diagnostics for good quality kits.