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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 09-10-2014, 08:22 AM
bimmergeek bimmergeek is offline
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Is this good enough for finding fault codes?

a cheap bluetooth odbII sensor and the torque pro app on my android?
2002 525i Silver / Black
2005 330ci Coupe Antracite / Tan
2008 335i Coupe / Black Sapphire Metallic / Saddle Brown
2011 335is Coupe / Space Grey / Coral Red
2002 525i Steel Blue / Grey (Drowned)
2003 540i MSport Black Sapphire / Black
(also 2004 Miata)
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by bimmergeek View Post
a cheap bluetooth odbII sensor and the torque pro app on my android?
Typing /obd f3 or /scanner f3 will point you to some good information, including PC & Android freeware:
- OBD II PC freeware & $15 J1962 cable for the BMW E39

See also:
- Cheapest CAN OBDII scanner on the net that reads DTCs, pending codes, & clears codes
Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:06 AM
jerome johnson jerome johnson is offline
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Them things work really good

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