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Old 04-26-2012, 03:53 PM
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Question OBD II scanner

Does any body know, what is the best OBD II Scanner for Audi A8 2004 or BMW 7 series 2004 and older?

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:06 PM
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I have this one and it works great for me. Reads, gives description and clears all errors. I thought they were all the pretty much the same.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230767451994...84.m1439.l2649
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:45 PM
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I don't know if this is 'the best' one, but I know it works great for my X5.

I bought mine from here: http://www.scantool.net/scan-tools/obdlink-sx.html
At first I didn't think it was a legit website, but being they accepted PayPal; I was willing to take the risk. Plus the 3yr warranty & 90 Money Back Guarantee was intriguing.

Sure 'nuff, decent shipping time, and received everything listed.
The software included is simple to use, and user friendly. I can clear the Service Engine Soon light on my X5 within 3 clicks of the mouse.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:56 PM
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I have this one and it works great for me. Reads, gives description and clears all errors. I thought they were all the pretty much the same.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230767451994...84.m1439.l2649
does that work on your e65??
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:04 PM
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does that work on your e65??
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:05 PM
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e65 750I aw, sport. chrome21's,acs pdls,acs rfsplr,mtecs,8k hid fogs,Leds.oem ipod&sirius
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:10 PM
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resets too??
Yup....just takes a couple weeks to ship from overseas. Its been handy lately as I was diagnosing my car. Now I hope not to use it for awhile.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:58 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:10 PM
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Not anymore, at least out here. They stopped offering that since so many people would use them.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:23 PM
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Not anymore, at least out here. They stopped offering that since so many people would use them.
+1 they actually said that all autozone stop doing it coz its illegal now here in cali.
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What the, illegal? Wow.
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I bought mine from Harbor Freight. I have read and reset codes from my 7, my wife's X5 and countless other makes of cars belonging to friends. It can be up updated online, has batteries for portability to your computer, memory, live data monitoring , full readout of problem (not just the code etc). It's made by one of the better OBD Scanner manufacturers. LOVE IT!
Apparently it's on sale right now too: http://www.harborfreight.com/can-obd...ner-98614.html

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:22 AM
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I bought mine from Harbor Freight. I have read and reset codes from my 7, my wife's X5 and countless other makes of cars belonging to friends. It can be up updated online, has batteries for portability to your computer, memory, live data monitoring , full readout of problem (not just the code etc). It's made by one of the better OBD Scanner manufacturers. LOVE IT!
Apparently it's on sale right now too: http://www.harborfreight.com/can-obd...ner-98614.html
Thats the same one I got love that thing. I got mine off eBay for 1/2 that price though but took a couple weeks to ship from overseas.
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Sports Pack
Comfort Acces
Rear Entertainment Pack
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3M Tint - 20%
Akebono Brake Pads
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Smoked Taillights
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MTEC V3
MTEC D1S 6000K
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What the, illegal? Wow.
lol i had the same reaction as you
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People were probably being shady clearing significant codes and not disclosing that to buyers etc
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I don't know if this is 'the best' one, but I know it works great for my X5.

I bought mine from here: http://www.scantool.net/scan-tools/obdlink-sx.html
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Sure 'nuff, decent shipping time, and received everything listed.
The software included is simple to use, and user friendly. I can clear the Service Engine Soon light on my X5 within 3 clicks of the mouse.
Which software did you buy?
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