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post #1 of 19 Old 1st September 2015, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Looking for scanner and coder program

hay guys looking for a program scan tool for my 08 m5, to pull codes check and bleed abs and so-on
the two i was looking at are

Autoenginuity - OBD-II Scantool W/ Enhanced BMW Expansion

BMW Bavarian Technic Scan Tool Professional Kit
i think one of these units you can code with, like doing the lights windows auto roll down and so-on any help is greatly appreciated any suggestions need some help here

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hay guys looking for a program scan tool for my 08 m5, to pull codes check and bleed abs and so-on
the two i was looking at are

Autoenginuity - OBD-II Scantool W/ Enhanced BMW Expansion

BMW Bavarian Technic Scan Tool Professional Kit
i think one of these units you can code with, like doing the lights windows auto roll down and so-on any help is greatly appreciated any suggestions need some help here
longer term i'd like to buy one too. I see the BMW Scan Tool 2.1.0 P.A.Soft BMW Scanner E6x v2.1.0 for E60 (5 series), E63 (6 series), E65 (7 series), E70/E71 (X5/X6), E87 (1 series), E90 (3 series) is $1900... ouch. If I paid that I'd want to justify it as doing a paid service... I would much rather pay to use someone else's!

If anyone has a good set of coding tools in Seattle area, please respond! In fact, perhaps someone could put up a topic for a listing for regional owners by city with coding knowledge?
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Buy a cable, get BMW Standard Tools (INPA, WinKFP, NCSExpert). Cheapest way by far, most capability.

Car Diagnostic :: By Product Type :: INPA & Ediabas :: BMW INPA / Ediabas K+DCAN USB Interface - one-stop-electronics.com


Can I use the cable for my Evolve R with this software? I don't know much about it as it came from the previous owner and I'm waiting on more info from Evolve about the tune that's on it currently.

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Buy a cable, get BMW Standard Tools (INPA, WinKFP, NCSExpert). Cheapest way by far, most capability.

Car Diagnostic :: By Product Type :: INPA & Ediabas :: BMW INPA / Ediabas K+DCAN USB Interface - one-stop-electronics.com
Thanks for the link.

I was looking at this too. Do you know where I can find the software as well? How do I know I am getting the right version(s)?
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WARNING to those thinking about buying the software on Amazon or Ebay and an OBD cable. I spent the last four or five weeks, and well over 40 hours, just trying to get a cheap cable and INPA software to work on my 2008 m5. It is been a complete waste of time.

if you value your sanity, and your hourly time at more than $10 per hour, do yourself a huge favor and go straight to a well reputed seller who will personally guarantee their package to work on your specific car, and keep in mind what you are wishing to do with it. (then again my seller guaranteed this to me an email and I would choke them out if I could get my hands on their neck.)

I make this Warning because I have learned that some software works with the D CAN, up to specific model years, while others works with K CAN, up to specific years. There are programs that switch the software back and forth between the two frequencies bus systems... my specific cable has a white circuit board that I'm finding many people cannot use, it is junk because it has a FTDI chip made in China that is a clone and is not capable of doing what it is advertised to do or it is bricked by Windows software drivers

Worse yet the cable suppliers submitted software that is almost entirely in German, with an instruction manual that is fraught with misspellings and typos, so common with cheap Chinese junk.

at this point I would have gladly shelled out $1,000 in cash to avoid the frustration and lost time that I can never replace.
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K-line is for cars up to 03/2007
D-can for post 03/2007 thats when LCI started here in the UK - I often see LCIs be reported as 2008 MY cars on US forums so don't know if there's a difference as to when LCI actually started).

In the UK you can get hold of a cable and decent software for about £30-50
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Oh, there are also some K+Dcan cables available which suggests it can do both types of cars, but there isn't much info out there regarding these cables.

I do have a combo cable too and it codes both types of cars fine, but maybe it will fall over when trying to do diagnostics, who knows... I haven't tried it yet.
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sub'd, just because im still confused as to how all of this works...Theres a link for the cables, but wheres the link for the software?
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