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  1. 2001 e36 323 ti compact obd error 
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    323 ti compact m left hand drive
    Year of Manufacture:
    2001
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    my mechanic today had someone try to scan my car after i was sadly caught in a flood

    the linked up to my car and the obd came up as error no obd

    my car has 2.5 litre petrol straight six engine


    1. is this normal they are struggling to link computer to my car
    2. what can i expect as a report
    3. how long should a scan take roughly
    4. how accurate is a scan

    thank you
     
     

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    The problem is the regular free-to-use OBD2 codes weren't activated on european cars.
    The functionality was put in there from 96, but BMW only unlocked this feature for US cars, which legally had to do it.
    In Europe, it wasn't going to be come law for a few years after. I have a feeling it was about 2001 that they were to be switched on, but i guess your car was built before that.
    As a result, it'll need a BMW specific code reader, not just a generic OBD2.
     
     

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