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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 05-23-2007, 11:06 AM
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BMW or EBAY code reader???

I am looking to get a code reader for my 01 540. I was wondering if there were any difference from the one you get from BMW (bavarian autosport) or a OBDII from ebay or where ever.
Also is there on that read codes and resets them?

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Old 05-23-2007, 11:09 AM
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Buy de original
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:05 AM
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I paid $25 for my cheapo code reader on Ebay. Works on my BMW and Acura & resets the light also
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:45 PM
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I a got reader from ebay produced by Peake. Their line ranges from $40 to $130. Works like a charm.
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