I'm on the West Island, yourself?Currently using the Innova 3100e and It works great. Op welcome to e46 where abouts In Montreal que are you from ?
Dollard resident my self !I'm on the West Island, yourself?
The 3100 looks good at that Crappy Tire sale price, does it have any limitations that you know of?
The ELM 327 models + iphone app is also appealing though, I don't need one, was just thought I should take advantage of the sale.
Thanks for the input, everyone
If you're feeling adventurous and are the kind of guy that would do stuff like run Ubuntu on his home computer, buy the BMW USB cable on eBay for around $50ish (total guesstimate) and you can get the real BMW software online from various places.Has anyone ever used this OBD II code reader?
Innova 3100 CAN OBD 2 Diagnostic Tool
Why would you want both?If you're feeling adventurous and are the kind of guy that would do stuff like run Ubuntu on his home computer, buy the BMW USB cable on eBay for around $50ish (total guesstimate) and you can get the real BMW software online from various places.
I've been through a couple OBD2 code pullers and keep upgrading. I bought the PLX Kiwi Wifi to run a bunch of the ones available in the Apple appstore, specifically the claimed BMW code scanning one, but no joy with it. IMHO, if you're a big DIYer or stats junkie it's nice to have both a medium-ly nicely featured (call it a 5-series ) OBD2 handheld scanner, and also the INPA, DIS, SSS, etc. suite.
PS - anyone else catch that Braun shavers have completely stolen the 3-series, 5-series, 7-series naming schema from BMW for their shavers?! weird!
To read a code quickly, reset an MIL lamp or SRS (on some of them), or for ability to get quick live data of something you can plug in, lay in your lap, and just go - a handheld reader is worth it for me right there. Also useful because it'll work on any non BMW vehicles you own post 1996. You can get a basic one for $50-$75, a top notch one for $150ish, and a blow off the doors one for $250 that would have a backlit display and proprietary code interpretation for some makes (usually GM, Ford, Mazda, and some others), and SRS reset abilities.Why would you want both?
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Good call on Harbor Freight, I'd also like to mention Amazon has a good selection and unbeatable return policy so long as you buy it directly from them, not through them but from another store. You just have to look carefully near the price tag, they explain it.Buy the most expensive from Harbor Freight/Princess Auto and return it when you're done. For all other applications, buy the $32 BMW Scanner 1.4
I have this same scanner.Currently using the Innova 3100e and It works great. Op welcome to e46 where abouts In Montreal que are you from ?
http://www.xcar360.com/bmw-scanner-1-4-0-bmw-scanner-bmw-diagnostic-bmw-scan-tool.htmlI have this same scanner.
My e46 330xi SES light is on but the scanner is telling me that there are no DTC codes stored in the car's memory. The scanner doesn't seem to support extended codes for BMW as far as I can tell but I may be wrong.
What should my next step be to determine why the SES light is on?
Any help is greatly appreciated - I'm new to e46fanatics and I've been searching the forums but I'm not coming up with any ideas on how to determine what is going on with my car (short of taking it in to a shop).
^ This is all you will ever need for the E46, ever. Anything else is frankly a waste of money, and nowhere near powerful or easy to use.
I have that as well, but it is not for intermediate users. Much more difficult to setup, use, and you have the power to do serious damage to your car with it.Thanks for the link!
I was also looking at this based on more forum reading? Is it a similar product?