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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:32 PM
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OBD II scanner

Has anyone used this to delete their errors?
It's called OBD II
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:28 AM
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This is a good one. They work great and help you diagnose errors so you can address certain problems yourself. Also clear error codes prior to dealer visit and so forth.
The cable itself is very important as some are of inferior quality and won't work properly. So beware of really cheap options.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:20 PM
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If you have an Android phone you can download the BMW Scanner app (~$30) and the get a Bluetooth OBD2 reader from Amazon for around $40 and be done with it
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:41 PM
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i just purchased K+DCAN, INPA compatible but im having problems with software...
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:26 AM
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If you have an Android phone you can download the BMW Scanner app (~$30) and the get a Bluetooth OBD2 reader from Amazon for around $40 and be done with it
Does iPhone has it too?
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:37 PM
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http://www.burgertuning.com/scanner.html
This is a good one. They work great and help you diagnose errors so you can address certain problems yourself. Also clear error codes prior to dealer visit and so forth.
The cable itself is very important as some are of inferior quality and won't work properly. So beware of really cheap options.
Oceans10, Did you get the professional cable to perform minor coding/activation of module tests. It says the pro version is the only one that does that. I was curious if you use this just to read/reset codes or do you activate module tests too.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:42 PM
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i just purchased K+DCAN, INPA compatible but im having problems with software...
What problem?
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:14 PM
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Howdy,

I'm no DIY when it comes to fixing, but the geek in me want's a bluetooth ODBII scanner along with my Android phone.

Any suggestions on which one?


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Old 04-01-2013, 08:22 PM
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Howdy,

I'm no DIY when it comes to fixing, but the geek in me want's a bluetooth ODBII scanner along with my Android phone.

Any suggestions on which one?


Thanks,

David
Here you go:
http://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products-...nostic+scanner

Android App is: BMWWhat, by IVINI-APPS for $53
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:36 PM
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Howdy,

Thanks!


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Old 04-02-2013, 12:29 PM
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I got one of those generic OBD II Bluetooth scanner from Amazon a week ago. Works flawlessly with my Galaxy S III + Torque App.
While they are not as good as the expensive ones, they are good enough for simple tasks and provides useful/fun information.

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:37 PM
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I'd highly recommend looking at this option. For under $100, you have access to BMW TIS/INPA/GT1/DIS, etc. I bought this setup for my M5 and it has worked flawlessly:
http://bmtechnic.co.uk/bmw-diagnosti...black-edition/

I also ended up buying an older Dell Laptop for $100 since I didn't have a spare laying around. For $200 total, you cant beat the price to diagnose, program, repair and code your BMW.

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Old 04-03-2013, 01:05 PM
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If you want to get the full suite of software (INPA, NCS Expert, etc) you don't have to spend a dime. Just go to BMWcoding.com they have links to where you can download all of it for free from torrents. Along with the software for your specific car. Just load it on a laptop and you're good to go.
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2006 Jeep SRT-8
2003 Infiniti G35 coupe
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:21 PM
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I'd highly recommend looking at this option. For under $100, you have access to BMW TIS/INPA/GT1/DIS, etc. I bought this setup for my M5 and it has worked flawlessly:
http://bmtechnic.co.uk/bmw-diagnosti...black-edition/

I also ended up buying an older Dell Laptop for $100 since I didn't have a spare laying around. For $200 total, you cant beat the price to diagnose, program, repair and code your BMW.
You can get a copy of ISTA and emulator on ebay for < $100 also

Need this cable also

http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/...&product_id=16
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:15 PM
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You can get a copy of ISTA and emulator on ebay for < $100 also

Need this cable also

http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/...&product_id=16
i have so much trouble with the software on this product^
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:53 PM
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i have so much trouble with the software on this product^
where are you stuck at. It looks complicated but follow the steps and it will be ok. im in the same process of setting up inpa but i dont know if my cheap $30 bucks ebay cable is working. Might have to get the black cable from one-stop electronic.
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