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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 09-08-2014, 06:13 PM
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Cheapest BMW SRS airbag light reset tool?

Need to do this on a 2001 BMW 530i

I can get B800 for $25 Link
Just get this?
Anyone use it?

Or should I use my laptop and buy INPA cable?
I am only willing dedicate spend 1 hour to configuring something like INPA.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:38 AM
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Need to do this on a 2001 BMW 530i

I can get B800 for $25 Link
Just get this?
Anyone use it?

Or should I use my laptop and buy INPA cable?
I am only willing dedicate spend 1 hour to configuring something like INPA.
Mine cost something like $12 and it was the one found in the sticky links.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:40 AM
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I just bought one from a store in California. $30, with 3 day shipping it is $35.00 in the USA.
http://www.obdinnovations.com/srs-ai...-tool-for-bmw/
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:48 AM
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Cheapest is a small piece of black electrical tape to cover the light.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:40 AM
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Since you already have a notebook, just get the usb INPA diagnostic cable for $50 from http://www.bcables.com/. This cable allows full coding, programming and diagnostics for your car. INPA, NCS Expert, TIS, DIS and SSS are included and it comes with a custom install software that configures all the included software packages for you automatically. You'll be up and running diagnostics in less than an hour and clear that SRS light. I got it and installed it on my notebook and Windows Surface Pro 3 tablet (both running Windows 8.1 x64). Works great!
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:41 PM
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Typing /srs f3 in the bestlinks nets this:
- What is the cheapest usable BMW airbag srs reset/scan tool on the net (1)

See also:
- How do BMW Supplemental Restraint Systems (srs, airbag, bst, crush zones, etc.) really work (1) & what is the cheapest usable BMW airbag srs reset/scan tool on the net (1) & what other scan tools reset the fault (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & what can cause a BMW SRS airbag light (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & a cn90 DIY for replacing the driver seat belt buckle pretensioner and the passenger seat emulator (1) (2) & where to obtain an airbag occupancy sensor bypass unit (0) (1) (2) & what happens when we disconnect the airbag before the battery or we connect the battery before disconnecting the airbag in seat and window regulator repairs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) & a front window regulator autopsy report (1)
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:07 PM
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Since you already have a notebook, just get the usb INPA diagnostic cable for $50 from http://www.bcables.com/. This cable allows full coding, programming and diagnostics for your car. INPA, NCS Expert, TIS, DIS and SSS are included and it comes with a custom install software that configures all the included software packages for you automatically. You'll be up and running diagnostics in less than an hour and clear that SRS light. I got it and installed it on my notebook and Windows Surface Pro 3 tablet (both running Windows 8.1 x64). Works great!
This is a UK vendor.
Is this the only option for buying an INPA cable and software?
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:46 PM
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Has anyone used this INPA cable for $35 ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-USB-OBD-.../231131036820?
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:12 PM
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This is a UK vendor.
Is this the only option for buying an INPA cable and software?
There're myriad of options, naturally. However, I prefer these guys coz 1) their software package is automatically installed and configured 2) the INPA/NCS expert installed is Windows 7/8 x64 compatible thus will work on the latest pc or windows tablet.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:49 PM
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Need to do this on a 2001 BMW 530i

I can get B800 for $25 Link
Just get this?
Anyone use it?

Or should I use my laptop and buy INPA cable?
I am only willing dedicate spend 1 hour to configuring something like INPA.
I just received the B800 from the vendor you referenced; worked without issues to reset my SRS light.
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