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    I know this has been covered numerous times, but links to ebay items are too old so don't work
    So my engine light is on and local dealers want £45 to plug in
    I have checked my ports and can only find the one under the steering wheel.
    So what do i buy?
    I don't want to spend a lot
    I can't splash out on a peake tool, so what are my options?
    I have seen GT1, inpa and carsoft.

    Anyone in Leeds area want to help?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpholroyd View Post
    I know this has been covered numerous times, but links to ebay items are too old so don't work
    So my engine light is on and local dealers want £45 to plug in
    I have checked my ports and can only find the one under the steering wheel.
    So what do i buy?
    I don't want to spend a lot
    I can't splash out on a peake tool, so what are my options?
    I have seen GT1, inpa and carsoft.

    Anyone in Leeds area want to help?

    I've seen the Peake recently posted up at £106 on ebay.

    If you can't stretch to that then personally I think you'll be wasting your time

    My Peake is a god send, worth it's weight in gold and I purchased the one that will do my E36 AND came with the later 16 pin rectangular plug for models such as yours
     
     

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    Carsoft is good too, there is no point getting a basic EOBD code reader though in my opinion as they don't show the manufacturer specific fault codes, which are more descriptive and more of them.
     
     

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    Inpa would get my vote.
     
     

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    So three replies, with 3 opinions
    £106 is out of my price bracket as i'm getting rid cos i think it's a lemon
     
     

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    Peake would get my vote. Quick, and no messing about with software or wires . You will probably get the fault code way before you set up any of the others
     
     

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    I've found this on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...id=p2759.l1259
    any comments?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpholroyd View Post
    I've found this on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...id=p2759.l1259
    any comments?
    Where he says 'inpa (necessary)', that will be the interface box. You are just getting an EDIABAS cable and software.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpholroyd View Post
    I've found this on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...id=p2759.l1259
    any comments?
    Thats the guy I got my kit off.

    DIS runs fine. And I am running it off a serial to usb adapter. Very helpful seller.
    Installation was straightforward.

    Fully works, havn't run into problems as of yet.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Where he says 'inpa (necessary)', that will be the interface box. You are just getting an EDIABAS cable and software.
    So do i have to buy inpa
     
     

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