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Old 02-01-2010, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
Up to 1995: OBD-I. Actron Code Reader 9145 will do that (but expensive at $200).

After 1996 ---> present: OBD-II. Actron Code Reader 9175 will do that for $95.
So what category do transmission codes fall under. The owner of Peake called me back after I told him I wanted an RMA on his "code reader" that could not read codes and said that the tranny codes are different...

I want to read ALL the codes, tranny, ODB I II, etc and then I'll decide which ones will kick in a visit to my indy or a BMW dealer...

Do you know of a reader that can handle tranny codes too? In my case, a failed ALT kicked in trans safe mode, the alt was replaced, all is good, shifted fine when the alt went and still shifts great but apparently there is a code stored somewhere that has to be reset with a different tool... go figure, lets make these cars complex! I cant imagine the 2004+ 5-series with another 10-15 servos and computers on board...
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