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Old 05-28-2019, 01:07 PM
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I have a 2004 2.5L - looking for a scan tool to use

Do you have a recommendation?

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Old 05-28-2019, 02:01 PM
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The Creator C310 is quirky, but reads most codes. Look for a cheap new one on eBay, with the latest software on it.
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:57 PM
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I use the creator 310 on my e83 for the last 5years. It's paid for itself over and over. However, if you should run accross a snap on tools one ...get it!
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https://www.pelicanparts.com/techart...ault_Codes.htm
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:53 PM
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I bought a cheap OBDII adapter and use the OBDFusion app. It works great and shows you lots of different live data. Its not BMW specific codes but its hard to beat for the $.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:34 PM
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I bought a cheap OBDII adapter and use the OBDFusion app. It works great and shows you lots of different live data. Its not BMW specific codes but its hard to beat for the $.
I have OBDII DCAN/K-LINE cable with USB. virtualbox windows xp with all kinds of software
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:20 PM
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I have OBDII DCAN/K-LINE cable with USB. virtualbox windows xp with all kinds of software
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:00 PM
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not sure what the question marks are for. Darknmy uses an OBDII DCAN/K-LINE cable with a physical USB connector to connect to his laptop. No doubt he is using the widely available packages that the dealer and manufacturer uses: ISTA+ D/P, INPA, etc. I use this as well as there are few other ways to do things like the transfer case adaptation routine.

I also have a super cheap Harbor Freight ODBII scanner. However, if you want inexpensive and powerful when it comes to emissions related items, OBD Fusion and a $20 adapter (probably $10 if you're running Android) simply can't be beat.
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:42 AM
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not sure what the question marks are for. Darknmy uses an OBDII DCAN/K-LINE cable with a physical USB connector to connect to his laptop. No doubt he is using the widely available packages that the dealer and manufacturer uses: ISTA+ D/P, INPA, etc. I use this as well as there are few other ways to do things like the transfer case adaptation routine.

I also have a super cheap Harbor Freight ODBII scanner. However, if you want inexpensive and powerful when it comes to emissions related items, OBD Fusion and a $20 adapter (probably $10 if you're running Android) simply can't be beat.
yes. I used preinstalled virtualbox image with some bmw tools and adjusted for my needs. virtualbox can now be ran from windows, linux, etc. I can even share the image which is less than 15GB. Old ISTA-D though but it works
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I had a C310 and trashed it, bought an AUTEL 519, great little code reader
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:19 AM
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BlueDriver is the one I use. Bluetooth connection to my phone works really well to display codes, faults, etc. Plus it updates over the air which is definitely a bonus!

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Old 07-08-2019, 07:32 AM
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And what app do you use? Can you also reset warning lights through the app?

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BlueDriver is the one I use. Bluetooth connection to my phone works really well to display codes, faults, etc. Plus it updates over the air which is definitely a bonus!

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Old 07-08-2019, 08:28 PM
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:57 PM
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Schwaben by Foxwell has been good to me but a bit expensive. I got mine on sale for $150 on ECS.
But I also have INPA, ISTA, DIS, NCS etc software that I purchased on Ebay with K/DCAN cable for about $45. Easy to install on an old Windows laptop that was collecting dust.
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