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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 06-17-2014, 03:40 AM
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:48 AM
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I'm looking or needing an obd1 scanner that can also work with obd2 as I have an e39 touring.

Can someone give me an advice what's the best cheap or practical obd1&2 scanners out there that can read a lot of error codes & reset them as well.

Can you use your iphone or iPad as a scanner?

Really needing a good advice as my car obd2 car service engine soon lights turns on & off interminently & the car runs a little crappy like it has a bad ignition coil on idle then when you cruise it becomes smooth when you start to slow down & to a complete stop the car shudders or vibrates or shakes

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I'm sure an autoparts store has a obd2 scanner for atleast 99, but you'll need a 20 round pin (OBD1) to 16 pin (OBDII) adapter, for your e36.
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To reset the maintenance lights, all you need is a paper clip. http://www.bmwe36blog.com/reset-bmw-...ice-light.html
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Download some Ediabas/INPA software and buy the appropiate connector to connect your cars to a laptop. Your e36 will need an ADS interface, not sure about your e39.

Google will help, and there's some good info here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=561237

But that stuff can be pretty complicated if you don't know what you're doing Getting a Peake reader that plugs into your underhood connector on the e36, and a cheap obd reader for your e36, will be a lot simpler.
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Went with the r5/fcx3-u for 1989-2007 bmw's. Gonna try it tonight & see how it goes!


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save the dough..
a Stomp Test will sort out your obd1 problems.. yes it works.
Resetting the lights, and codes are easy.. just take s a paper clip as pointed out above.

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