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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 01-24-2013, 07:10 PM
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Non gps mileage tracker

Figured I'd ask here as members seem to know almost every gadget ever created. I'm looking for a device to plug into OBD-II port to track mileage for business. I don't want a GPS locator app or unit. Just a button to press or activate to log my work miles rather than use my little log book. Any creative inventions / products out there? Figure port could power and must receive odometer information.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:37 PM
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Funny, my dad owns a property management company and has been telling me to make something like that for over a year now to simplify mileage reimbursement records.

Guess I need to get on that. :rofl

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:42 PM
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Download-able into a spread sheet would be great. Get on it. Really tho, would it be manufacturer specific? Nobody wants the boss to know exactly where you are, phones do that well enough. Lol
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:49 PM
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No, just like a generic code reader but smaller. Tracks mileage only.

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:50 PM
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I wonder if 'one' could modify the progressive insurance snap shot device...
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:03 PM
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http://www.carchip.com/Products/8226.asp


Like this only better.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:18 PM
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There an app I use on my droid called "torque". Its 5.99 for full version. You need a OBD2 bluetooth adaptor which you can get off e-bay for about $30 or so. I ordered my OBD2 bluthooth from Jegs.com for about $70. You can read/clear codes, read everything the ECU reads in real time. It will read MPG and distance traveled. You can also data log everything.
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