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    as above ive been trying to read the codes on my 2000 e46 318 but i keep getting link error,ive tryed 2 obd11 scanners and its just saying link error can anyone help me with this problem
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    Its cause you car isnt strictly speaking OBDII....generic scanners tend to have trouble linking.A BMW specific scanner will connect though
     
     

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    2000 would be before OBD2 was officially supported on BMWs, so it's most likely a locked out feature
     
     

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    how can i read the codes is there any way? my air bag light is on
     
     

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    You'd need something like carsoft.
    If it's any consolation, even if the OBD2 readers worked, they wouldn't be able to connect to ABS or Airbag systems.
     
     

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    thanks would one of these connect and turn the light off
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
     
     

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    It should do, never seen one in action, but there are people about with them.
     
     

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    ok thanks how come carsoft ones will work but not other ones
     
     

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    Carsoft is a BMW specific scanner There are a couple of others too
     
     

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    you havent got a link to any have you m8
     
     

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