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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 02-02-2013, 03:01 PM
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Here's few Ebay sellers for the BMW INPA K+D-CAN cable:

First $24

Second $26

Third $26


If one doesn't want to buy from ebay for what ever reason DealExtreme sells it too here $37

Since you got linux how this is an issue? Because you got linux I assume you got some experience with computers? Just virtualize windows xp. Some distributions have virtualization tools pre-installed.



Sigh. Mac is a PC, if it ain't an ancient one. All 2007 mac's are PC's inside the fancy case. Use bootcamp or virtualize windows. And yes only windows.
What about this one, its K+CAN, any reason to choose this one over the $37 unit. http://dx.com/p/k-can-obd-ii-to-usb-...-for-bmw-71801
It states Function: Read/delete errors, adaptations and coding
I do not see that function in the overview section for the $37 unit, and the $67 does not state that it work with INPA. It states software CD included but which software it doesn't state.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:31 PM
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What about this one, its K+CAN, any reason to choose this one over the $37 unit. http://dx.com/p/k-can-obd-ii-to-usb-...-for-bmw-71801
It states Function: Read/delete errors, adaptations and coding
I do not see that function in the overview section for the $37 unit, and the $67 does not state that it work with INPA. It states software CD included but which software it doesn't state.
No reason. The descriptions aren't excatly what you call clear. Both of them seem to support K-can+D-can. Many of those cd's are just for drivers. Anyhow you can download the software for free. Just browse the link that bluebee provided in this thread (this). The thing you'll most probably need is the EDIBAS package which includes the following:

INPA
NCSExpert
NCSPlant
NFS
WINKFP
ToolSet32
WINELDI

That will get you to pull codes & clear codes, code new modules, code new settings like seat belt warning, automatic door locking etc.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:43 PM
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No reason. The descriptions aren't excatly what you call clear. Both of them seem to support K-can+D-can. Many of those cd's are just for drivers. Anyhow you can download the software for free. Just browse the link that bluebee provided in this thread (this). The thing you'll most probably need is the EDIBAS package which includes the following:

INPA
NCSExpert
NCSPlant
NFS
WINKFP
ToolSet32
WINELDI

That will get you to pull codes & clear codes, code new modules, code new settings like seat belt warning, automatic door locking etc.
Yea I have been subscribed to that thread for quite some time its been awhile since I read it, I'm finally getting around to order diagnostic equipment. I was looking at newsgroups for the software. Thanks for the feedback.
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Yea I have been subscribed to that thread for quite some time its been awhile since I read it, I'm finally getting around to order diagnostic equipment. I was looking at newsgroups for the software. Thanks for the feedback.

If you want it cheaper, buy it from ebay. I bought mine on ebay about 18 months ago.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:16 PM
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If you want it cheaper, buy it from ebay. I bought mine on ebay about 18 months ago.
I despise ebay and paypal for personal reasons, I would rather spend more money then let them make anything of me.
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I despise ebay and paypal for personal reasons, I would rather spend more money then let them make anything of me.
Then just buy the cheaper one from dealextreme. Since your car is 98 you'll want to grab this too. You'll need to use it to access other modules than ECU. That 20 pin connector can be found in the engine bay. You got the OBDII connector in the drives foorwell, but it's there just because it's the required to be there. When a BMW has that 20 pin connector under the hood use it.

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Then just buy the cheaper one from dealextreme. Since your car is 98 you'll want to grab this too. You'll need to use it to access other modules than ECU. That 20 pin connector can be found in the engine bay. You got the OBDII connector in the drives foorwell, but it's there just because it's the required to be there. When a BMW has that 20 pin connector under the hood use it.
Yup, I had that in my cart. 20 pin is what peake uses for my car as well.
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I have the 20 pin and obdII adapter for the Peake. Why do you say to use the 20 pin if it has one?
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I have the 20 pin and obdII adapter for the Peake. Why do you say to use the 20 pin if it has one?
Are you serious? You didn't even bother to read that one reply from start to finish, if you had you wouldn't be asking.
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You'll need to use it to access other modules than ECU.
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Maybe if I said "duh" or "doh" it would be a little more clear. I read over your post too fast as I was pulling up on a call.
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There are so many inpa edibas USB cable and softwares out there but I'm still unsure witch one would be the best one to buy as I'm looking into coding modules, read and clear codes basically a full functional tool with most features that dealer may have.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:24 PM
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There are so many inpa edibas USB cable and softwares out there but I'm still unsure witch one would be the best one to buy as I'm looking into coding modules, read and clear codes basically a full functional tool with most features that dealer may have.
The first post of this thread should give you a description of the cable to shoot for:
- The most often recommended BMW diagnostic tools & cable interfaces (1)
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Have anyone tried the bmw C110 scan tool: http://www.ecutool.com/C100-2-OBD2EO...C110_9202.html
I have this code reader. I got mine from www.bimmian.com , it is very useful! It can read live data and scan every module for codes.
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IŽd be interested in a hand held to not only read-clear codes but to dump a tune into the 530i E39 and get more HP-TQ.
I had one for my Mustang and it woke it up instantly with much more throttle response and snap-accel.

Any body know of such a tool?
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IŽd be interested in a hand held to not only read-clear codes but to dump a tune into the 530i E39 and get more HP-TQ.
I had one for my Mustang and it woke it up instantly with much more throttle response and snap-accel.

Any body know of such a tool?
There is none for E39. Go FI or go home. Only noticeable gains are from FI/NOS. There aren't any noticeable cheap hp/tq to be had on e39.
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There is none for E39. Go FI or go home. Only noticeable gains are from FI/NOS. There aren't any noticeable cheap hp/tq to be had on e39.
Ok, well that could mean BMW didn't leave anything on the table.

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they left a lot on the table, look at the s50/s52, the m52 can have s52 cams installed, along with intake and tune it's respectable gains
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(Although it is an old post) I need little bit suggestion from you guys. What is your personal experience about the Autel AL519 OBD II Scan tool? I am looking for a high quality best obd2 scanner tool. Autel price is $80 on amazon. What do you think about this autolink obd 2 tool? If anyone has using experience please share with me.

Update: According to @Dackelone suggestion I have placed order this scan tool: www. amazon. com/FOXWELL-Automotive-Transmission-Diagnostic-Functions/dp/B019QCG5RE/
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(Although it is an old post) I need little bit suggestion from you guys. What is your personal experience about the Autel AL519 OBD II Scan tool? I am looking for a quality obd2 scan tool. Its price is $80 on amazon. What do you think about this autolink obd 2 tool? If anyone has using experience please share with me.
If you have a laptop get the pasoft/bmw scanner cable+software or the BMW Ediabas/INPA k+d can cable. If you dont the Creator 110? as this is the one that most forum members use and recommend
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I just bought the Creator 110, works just fine but the codes are not "BMW codes" so they are maybe not easy to read but there is generally explanation on the display.
Some codes might be something like this 3 d7 81 000 which corresponds to the cluster test, a search will provide a list that shows D7 is the Fuel Level Sensor Tank 2 (without the fuel pump) for instance.
Creator 110 is just a cheap reader but it does engine, transmission, LKE, MID, HVAC, LCM, Speed sensors, airbag etc. etc.
It being chinese means they cannot spell, "No Found" means not found but you already guessed that probably...
Its not the best scanner but its certainly affordable and handy.
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(Although it is an old post) I need little bit suggestion from you guys. What is your personal experience about the Autel AL519 OBD II Scan tool? I am looking for a quality obd2 scan tool. Its price is $80 on amazon. What do you think about this autolink obd 2 tool? If anyone has using experience please share with me.
I have a "cheap" scan tool like the one in your link and it works from for engine/DME codes as long as your scanner says it works with CAN/BUS systems.

I later bought a FOXWELL NT510 Automotive Scanner BMW OBD II, bc I needed to read some ABS codes and it works well. It also does TCM and SRS systems too.

https://www.amazon.com/FOXWELL-Autom...D+II+Scan+tool
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