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Old 04-13-2012, 05:17 AM
WaveSurfin3100 WaveSurfin3100 is offline
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2005 X3 OBD Connection...

My SES light illuminated as I was driving home just a day ago and so I figured I would hook up my Peake tool and see what code would show up. So I open the OBD cover and discover that it has some sort of resistor right smack in the middle of where one would plug in thier code reader!? What the heck is that all about? Searched the Forum and have not found answer as of yet. Do I have to pop that resistor off or what?? Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:07 AM
Supercourse Supercourse is offline
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Yes, just pull it off.

Replace when finished testing - must serve some purpose in normal use.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:44 AM
WaveSurfin3100 WaveSurfin3100 is offline
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So just pull it straight out? My vision isn't what it used to be, but it looks like it has some locking tabs or such towards the rear of this resistor cover or whatever it's called. Which Diagnostic code reader are you using? Thanks!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:54 PM
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Should just come out with a firm pull.

No tabs to depress that I know of.

Not much to grab onto which makes it more difficult.

And I think it has some sort of tie on it so you can't lose it.

I use a standard Innova reader. Are you sure your Peake has OBDII compatibility?

See:

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=649691
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:05 PM
codog2 codog2 is offline
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yes just give it a tug. I thought the same thing I saw my 05. I read somewhere that it bmw did it on purpose so that people would take it to the dealer
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:24 AM
WaveSurfin3100 WaveSurfin3100 is offline
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Supercourse,

After reading the attached I guess the Peake is not OBDII compatible. The reason I purchased the Peake was to reset the oil light on my 2001 530i, and not my X3. I will look into the Innova and if the price is reasonable, I will add it to my toolbox.

Thanks Again!!
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