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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:54 AM
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OBD II readers

Since I just bought a 35d and had some readiness code issues which many of you have been helping me with (thanks all), I now realize I need to get an OBD reader. Searched and the last thread from the entire bimmerfest board I could find was not very recent (2010). So thinking we need an update thread on this.

Have been discussing with Jim E on this thread ( Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - current) Just bought X5 35d and have a few questions) but thought best to move discussion to here.

Any opinions which device might be best?
1) Some OBD readers do NOT read BMW specific codes. Is that a critical feature to have? (seems like it might be).
2) Another feature that seems useful is bluetooth or WiFi connection to smart phone.

The Kiwi2 looks like a good one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PLX-DIRECT-K...f8faee&vxp=mtr

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Old 03-13-2013, 12:02 PM
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I have a Peake for my older E39, and edibas/inpa gt1 on a laptop. The latter is a total PITA.

I'll buy a peake if/when they have one for the later diesels, just to have in the glovebox

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:56 AM
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Tmepguy,

I am in the market for a good OBD reader for my 35d as well. Did you go with the one you posted a link for, or have you found another one to go with?
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:09 PM
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2-1 I have not gotten around to buying a device yet. I think the KIWI is the best one for my purposes so I'll probably end up getting that one.
Honestly, I have been enjoying my 35d so much and have not had any problems so I forgot about it.
I had some trouble with emissions in NY state as I was buying the car from a dealer but have not had any issues since then.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:58 PM
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Cool, thanks. I ordered one off Ebay today. Gets here On the 6th. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:43 PM
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one of the better readers they also will do software updates for free.
http://www.scangauge.com/
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:01 AM
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I bought one of these (took forever to ship though..) and it works great with any code scanning application on a laptop or android phone, and it's wireless.
These bluetooth readers don't support iOS apps so keep that in mind.
http://dx.com/p/super-mini-elm327-bl...ol-blue-142679
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:33 PM
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So I got the kiwi reader in the mail. Can't figure out what app to buy IOT use it. I'm not su which one is compatible with an 09 x35d
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:37 PM
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http://www.plxdevices.com/product_info.php?id=GSSTWIFI

Their website lists a number of compatible applications available at the Apple application store. I don't know which one is the best one.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:51 PM
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PLX has a pretty poor reputation for customer service....
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:51 AM
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2-1 did you ever get your kiwi reader up and running? Are you happy with it?
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