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Old 01-17-2014, 05:34 PM
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im looking for a good bmw scanner,wich one you guys use and why,some tips or recomendation are more than welcome,thanks in advance
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I like this one. Bought it from xcar360.com from China. You can find them in US for a little more money also. It sends a Bluetooth signal out to your iPad or iPhone. It can be used on multiple cars, very user friendly, clears codes, gives real time data on tons of sensors.Click image for larger version

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Costs about $120.00


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im looking for a good bmw scanner,wich one you guys use and why,some tips or recomendation are more than welcome,thanks in advance

Well, ah, THIS has some sort of market presence.

BMW uses THIS
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Genisys 3874HD EVO With Heavy Duty 2012 Domestic/Asian /2011 European with System 5.0 Includes Domestic OEM Cables /HD software and cables

I have yet to hook into the BMW but if I get a chance I will this weekend just to play around. Def a bit more than your home owners special, but so far every car I have used it on it has been AWESOME.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:36 PM
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Can i reprogram the trottle body.with those scanner
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:30 AM
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I like this one. Bought it from xcar360.com from China. You can find them in US for a little more money also. It sends a Bluetooth signal out to your iPad or iPhone. It can be used on multiple cars, very user friendly, clears codes, gives real time data on tons of sensors.Attachment 417588Attachment 417589

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Multiple cars? Like Ford, etc? Or BMW type? Would you be able to rate the accuracy?
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:50 AM
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Multiple cars? Like Ford, etc? Or BMW type? Would you be able to rate the accuracy?
Its just a generic OBD scanner. Useless, really, won't read any actual BMW codes, just vague OBD faults.
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Its just a generic OBD scanner. Useless, really, won't read any actual BMW codes, just vague OBD faults.
Do you have a recommendation?
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Do you have a recommendation?
Bavarian Technic is an excellent, user-friendly tool for reading and clearing fault codes, resetting adaptations and modules, etc.

You'd only need to purchase the Basic Kit if you're only go to use it on a single BMW (the cable is VIN locked), or the Enthusiast Kit for up to three cars.

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Do you have a recommendation?


Check my post above, the only scanners worth buying IMHO
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