1999 E46 318i - diagnostic fault code reader, which one ?

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    Hey im trying to get a fault code reader on ebay for my e46 1.8 1999, im just trying to figure out wich one i need for my car as dont understand what they on about in each listing about all this ob2 system etc. Only want cheap 1 if any knows which 1 i need to buy. Thank u. Every1
     
     

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    I have moved your thread to a more relevant section. Have a look at the BMW dedicated scanners offered by Peake Reasearch, they offer good value for money and the codes they read are genuine. I find mine very useful...
     
     

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    Hey is peak research a website thank u
     
     

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    They're a US based company but their tools work on our cars I have one and its brilliant for its ease of use If you want something more advanced then carsoft or INPA/ediabas are good
     
     

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    Do you know if there is any uk based , as wanting to get one off ebay but unsure if mines ob2 or obii
     
     

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    makes no odds...Yours been a 1999 will be OBDII-not all functions will work though-but a peake tool will work on yours as you have the round connector under the bonnet on the drivers side just by the strut,if I was you I would pay the extra tenner for the 16pin connector too
     
     

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    Thank you for info , what would i need the 16 pin connector for, as unsure .
     
     

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    And whats a peake tool , sorry for questions , just trying to get clear in my head as im a beginner at this
     
     

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    Seen this on the fleebay was thinking of getting one anyone know if any good and has one?

    Thoughts on what its like how easy to use

    Many thanks.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugsly1002000 View Post
    And whats a peake tool , sorry for questions , just trying to get clear in my head as im a beginner at this
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    Thank you for info , what would i need the 16 pin connector for, as unsure .
    16 pin connector is for under the dash the round pin one is 20pins and is under the bonnet.

    A peake tool plugs straight into either of these sockets and reads off the codes stored on the ECU.Its very quick and easy to use but does not reset the airbag light-its resets everything else though
     
     

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