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    S65 - code scanner to buy

    Hi Guys - I posted this on another forum, but wanted to get your take on what would be a good OBD2 Scanning/deleting tool to purchase. I don't want to spend a ton of money on this thing (under $100), so the Bavarian Technic is off the table. But, I also want to make sure I get one that I get the most bang for the buck. Ideally this will be able to delete the CEL (until I get a tune), read errors (even proprietary BMW error codes), provide o2 sensor readiness, emissions readiness, etc.
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    Thanks.

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    nothing is going to give you 02 readiness, but, as you may know, the Evolve-R cable allows you to read and clear any codes as well as clear adaptations. They are also working on providing logging capabilities. I have the BT tool as well as Evolve cable FYI (from my 335I days).

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    right...I just need something in ther interim before I get the Evolve cable...

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    I use these CAN generic readers with great results:

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/2906117...Types&var=sbar

    anything DELETING A CODE, with reset readiness back to 0. If you are catless and not tuned you are in for a problemo.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BrenM3 Click here to enlarge
    I use these CAN generic readers with great results:

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/2906117...Types&var=sbar

    anything DELETING A CODE, with reset readiness back to 0. If you are catless and not tuned you are in for a problemo.
    what do you mean?

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    You will never get an inspection sticker, catless with a readiness state car without proper software.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BrenM3 Click here to enlarge
    You will never get an inspection sticker, catless with a readiness state car without proper software.
    ok, i thought you were talking mechanically.

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    ^ me too...glad you clarified!

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't BMW have proprietary error codes that not all OBD2 scanners will recognize? Is there a cheap scanner that does recognize them?

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    I use PLX devices kiwi wifi adapter in my car. It is compatible with a few iphone apps. Some of them let you see the readiness monitors. You can clear and read codes. I think it's around $150 for the device and $10-$30 for the apps. Not particularly full featured, but it's convenient because it is small and light and I can leave it in my car in case of emergency.

    I don't think you are going to find much for under $100, but I could be wrong.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Fen335i Click here to enlarge
    ^ me too...glad you clarified!

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't BMW have proprietary error codes that not all OBD2 scanners will recognize? Is there a cheap scanner that does recognize them?
    They do. Not sure if the readers will read them and just not "translate" them, or if they can't see them at all.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
    They do. Not sure if the readers will read them and just not "translate" them, or if they can't see them at all.
    All the engine ones can be read with the tool I posted above. The module codes can not. You must have a bavarian technic.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BrenM3 Click here to enlarge
    All the engine ones can be read with the tool I posted above. The module codes can not. You must have a bavarian technic.
    Thanks for confirming!

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    I have a hacked BT tool that you could use. Has the vin lock removed from it lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BrenM3 Click here to enlarge
    I use these CAN generic readers with great results:

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/2906117...Types&var=sbar

    anything DELETING A CODE, with reset readiness back to 0. If you are catless and not tuned you are in for a problemo.
    Can I use this with my Cayenne?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@AUTOCouture Click here to enlarge
    I have a hacked BT tool that you could use. Has the vin lock removed from it lol
    Yikes

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Can I use this with my Cayenne?
    Any OBD2

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BrenM3 Click here to enlarge
    Any OBD2
    Cool, there are some codes I would like to permanently turn off that keep coming on.
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    If they are codes in the DME I can help you with that. Have to remove the fault from the actual fault code table in the DME itself. (This is for the M3, I don't have the flash tool for the Cayenne which is probably using a Bosch ME# DME versus the Siemens MSS60 in the M3.

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    I see that there is a specific iphone app for bmw now for kiwi wifi that does BMW codes. It is called "bmwhat?" ...$50! Haven't tried it.

    I also think kiwi works over bluetooth now instead of wifi. That should make setup much easier.

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    I use autoenginuity sometimes when I'm looking for Generic stuff (like readiness, etc..). They offer an enhanced BMW pack too which is pretty cool.

    I have been speaking with the engineer, Jay, for the last couple days about incorporating MSS60 adaptation clearing since they offer it on the MSS65 (e60 m5 dme) and they are basically identical.

    autoenginuity dot com

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