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Old 02-10-2010, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by GrahamDesigns View Post
Im surpirsed nobody has mentioned the BMW GT1 reader, I think it is one of the few that can read the BMW codes specifically.

Most OBDII readers will only scan for emissions code (which is what throws the SES light), so you will get boring stuff like catalytic converter and fuel vapor codes.
Agree, there appear to be only a few that read BMW proprietary codes, Peak, Baum, the one above, then you have another breed that read other BMW control modules (ie tranny) like the BMW computer does. The least expensive one I found is the Bavarian Technic system. I have some codes thown that the Peake does not read so thinking about getting the Bavarian Technic, I really want one that does it all. The OBD II codes are general automotive federally mandated emissions codes, like you said, boring!

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