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  1. 1996 523i Auto, OBD 1 or OBD 2 
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    Can someone please tell me if my car is OBD 1 or OBD 2 compliant?

    It has the 20 pin connector under the bonnet and i would like to read any fault codes myself as paying £40 upwards gets a bit expensive.

    Thanks.
     
     

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    20 pin round = BMW propitiatory OBD2 connector, latter 18 pin is OBD1. 16 pin universal fitted to late models.
     
     

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    So if i bought a code reader with the 16 pin lead and bought a 20 pin adapter it should work?

    I'm thinking of something like these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_1827wt_958

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_3121wt_958
    Last edited by mikesmith2; 18-04-2010 at 12:21. Reason: Added links.
     
     

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    Very cheap and they're generic-not BMW specific so you may be wasting your money.
    Personally I would be looking at a Peake tool-if I didn't already have carsoft
     
     

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