1999, E39, 523i, OBD1 or OBD2?

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  1. 1999, E39, 523i, OBD1 or OBD2? 
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    Can anyone tell me if my '99 523i is obd1 or obd2? There is the 20pin round socket in the engine bay also there is the rectangular socket under the steering wheel in a small storage shelf, although i did read somewhere that the rectangular ones are redundant until 2001. I am thinking of getting a code reader. Thanks....
     
     

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    OBD1.5!

    In all seriousness you will need to use the BMW 20 pin socket for full connectivity.

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    Thanks Ian, do you know if i would need a specific OBD1.5 reader or will a OBD2 reader work?
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    Sorry, that was me joking about. They are OBD2, (OBD2 is just a protocol). The OBD2 socket in yours is not fully connected, so you will need to use the BMW 20 pin socket. Hence why I joked they were obd1.5.

    Look for a BMW specific scanner like the Peake research one as you will get more specific results. Only problem with the Peake tools are that you need a separate reader for the airbag/abs.

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    Thanks Ian ,i was bit slow on the uptake. Cheers.
     
     

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