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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUTEL-MAXISCAN...ht_1554wt_1105

    I've seen this on ebay but know nothing about these scanners, obviously you get what you pay for but i really don't want to spend any more than this as its only going to be used on my car, is this any good? or does anyone have a similar priced better suggestion?

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    Well, if your budget doesn't cover a Peake, then I guess this generic reader could be a start for you . Word of caution though...many on here have these type of readers without complaints, but BMW have their own specific codes which this reader is not capable of interpreting.
     
     

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     Retrieves generic (P0, P2, P3, and U0) and manufacturer specific (P1, P3, and U1) codes


    This is why i thought this one should read bmw codes

    Is this not the case


     
     

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    You can only have so many P1 codes. Peake goes into more depth.
     
     

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    So the Peake will interpret ALL fault codes on my car?
     
     

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    Peake would be my suggestion.

    If you are feeling brave you could have a look at Inpa or Carsoft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    Peake would be my suggestion.

    If you are feeling brave you could have a look at Inpa or Carsoft.

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    Ok i'm being swayed towards spending a bit more for a Peake,
    I'm starting to dislike you guys because every time i come on here i go away with a desire to spend money

    I really don't think i can justify inpa or carsoft for personal use although it looks like interesting stuff

    So how many people here use a Peake and swear by it as opposed to at it

    also any tips on the use of these gadgets?
     
     

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    I work for an Indy and have a Bosch Kts diagnostic machine.

    BUT I keep a Peake in my glovebox. I use this as its quick and easy ...
    Mine is an old model so wont read airbag or ABS, just engine codes. But IIRC NealP has a later model which does this. Best thing is that they are BMW specific....
     
     

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    Ok there are several models on evilbay and i'm probably answering my own Q here but is the more expensive one with under bonnet AND under dash connection the one to have? any benefits other than plugging into a different place?
     
     

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    A yours is an E36 you will only need the one that plugs under the bonnet....

    http://www.motormec.co.uk/diagnostic.html
     
     

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