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Old 11-01-2019, 02:11 PM
misu9419 misu9419 is offline
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OBD scanner

Hi all,
I have a 2016 X3 diesel. I was wondering if you can recommend an OBD scanner that is compatible with my car. I searched on internet and most of them are saying that will read codes on all cars build after (ex.1996 or 2002, etc). Some of them were saying that are not good for europeean cars unless you buy a certain level of software access (or something like that).
Looking on reviews some tools don't even work (sync) with their cars. So, any advice will be appreciated! Thank you
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:48 PM
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I think the issue is that there are a lot of non-standard codes. The basic codes are probably standardized, but you need a special reader/software that can decipher manufacturer unique codes.
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:40 PM
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Lots of options, low end Creator C310, basic codes and BMW cords. This one is kinda of funky, but it does work.

Foxwell NT310 is another one, you can also use Smartphone apps such as BimmerLink or Carly for BMW

I think Foxwell has a newer model out, you might want to search amazon for bmw code readers.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:44 AM
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I have a Foxwell NT530. Works a treat with my 2011 F25!
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:04 AM
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OBD11 scan tool

I also bought a Foxwell NT530 and am very happy with it. It is specific to BMW and does Battery registration as well as reset abs and srs faults. It costs less than $200.00 USD and it came with lifetime updates. You can also add software allowing you to test other brands with the unit.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:49 AM
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Foxwell NT530, allows you to do manual regeneration of your DPF, on your diesel.
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Old 04-13-2020, 02:31 AM
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I just brought a foxwell nt530 waiting for it to arrive. For my x5 e70.
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