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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:45 PM
GabesJH82 GabesJH82 is offline
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Need scanner?

Any good ones out there that you recommend. Looking for one that can read engine codes srs codes and many more also live PCM and graph data stream. For my e39, also would be nice to be able to use it on other vehicles as well. Any available at a decent price? Thnx
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:43 PM
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Browse the Stickies. You won't get all that for $100!

There are solutions out there that involve the use of a cable and laptop. Some of the software I've seen tends to be arcane in its readouts, at best, and difficult to load onto an XP machine.

You are describing a professional tool that can cost $5-10K, esp when you throw in using it on other brands of cars.

Take a look at the AutoXray EZ Scan 7000. It may satisfy some on your needs.
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