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PR1AWRet 03-19-2016 05:31 PM

What OBD Scanner
 
I have to pick up an OBD scanner for the 2002 X5 4.4. I know there are specific scanners just for the BMW and all the modules. Since I need to get one I'd like one that works with most cars (OBDII) and all of their modules without paying $500 or a lot more. Anything out there like this?

Update:
I spent around 4 hours looking at multicar scanners that would test things for American, Asian, and European vehicles. I couldn't find an inexpensive reader that would test all BMW modules. Engine, automatic transmission (A/T), airbag, and ABS were covered but of course I wanted more. So I bought a BMW specific reader. It's the iCarsoft i910-2 OBD2 Engine Vehicle Diagnostic Tool Code Fault Multi-System OBD-II Scanner & Oil Reset. $73 with 15% coupon and 1.5% for using the debit card. It'll be here by the end of the week. From jet.com. The cheapest on Amazon was $130 and $88 at my favorite auction house. I'll have to get a separate reader for my Jeep and Corvette.

I have a trans failsafe prog problem. It has a new battery and new alternator, I did a load test with positive results. The reason for the code reader.

David.X5 03-19-2016 08:03 PM

For BMW, the best value is getting the cable/DIS/INPA/TIS bundle off eBay. There are a couple of Romanian sellers with sizable following. $35 or so. Reads and codes everything if you do your homework. Works on MINI's, but not useful for other makes outside the BMW group.

This is one:

BMW USB OBD Diagnostic Cable Inpa Ediabas Ncsexpert Dis V57 SSS V32 Progman GT1 | eBay

upallnight 03-20-2016 02:08 PM

Garret got rid of his X5, but he had a laptop with the software and cable forsale.

Here's the posting.

http://www.xoutpost.com/1070147-post5.html

RFaber 03-20-2016 02:26 PM

Anyone ever have any experience with the Schwabben one from ECStuning?? for 200$ its supposed to do some coding as well!!

laladffds 06-02-2016 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by RFaber (Post 1072722)
Anyone ever have any experience with the Schwabben one from ECStuning?? for 200$ its supposed to do some coding as well!!

This tool similar to foxwell nt510,it shows live vehicle sensors data in text and graph format and allows you to focus on any suspecious or symptom-specific data parameters. It's powerful graphing capability gives you the "real picture" of what's going on in the vehicle. You can view 2 parameter graphs simultaneously and merge them into one coordinate. So you can easily see how they affect each other, providing you with the most comprehensive and functional look at live data possible.
and it only $152 on obdexpress.co.uk, I have good success with 2006 BMW X3.2009 BMW z4 and 2002 F250 XLT.
by the way ,it's powerful with gt80 ,but if you workshop ,the best choice
still gt80


Add one thing ,foxwell NT520 PRO is also a good tool :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

stiubhartach 06-02-2016 05:28 AM

The best solution is a dedicated laptop with the BMW dealer software. It's amazing with full diagnostics and repair guide built in. It's somewhat problematic to get it configured correctly. The latest package is called ISTA/INPA or Rheingold.

For easy simplicity with all the features most people need is BMW Scanner 1.4 on eBay for ~$20. It needs a laptop with XP. An old one is fine. This is what I use most of the time.

upallnight 06-02-2016 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by stiubhartach (Post 1079489)
The best solution is a dedicated laptop with the BMW dealer software. It's amazing with full diagnostics and repair guide built in. It's somewhat problematic to get it configured correctly. The latest package is called ISTA/INPA or Rheingold.

For easy simplicity with all the features most people need is BMW Scanner 1.4 on eBay for ~$20. It needs a laptop with XP. An old one is fine. This is what I use most of the time.

:thumbup:

:iagree:

Thaniel 07-12-2016 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by stiubhartach (Post 1079489)
For easy simplicity with all the features most people need is BMW Scanner 1.4 on eBay for ~$20

I have INPA and the PA 1.4 scanner. I use the PA 1.4 Scanner most of the time. However there are somethings that INPA does better. Real time data for one.


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