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    Hi all, I'm looking to get a diagnostic thingy for my 12/2004 318i but have no idea where to start. I've read up loads but am more confused now than ever.

    I want to be able to read fault codes etc and also programme the keys for follow me home, lock/unlock confirm etc.

    I have a battered old laptop running windows XP and it has a com port and USB. I also have a macbook pro if this is suitable?

    What else do I need as I understand there are different types of lead and software available?

    Cheers, Dave.
     
     

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    Hi,

    This is what you want, the package will cover everything you need from basic code reading to reprogramming. You may need a better spec windows laptop though to get the best from it.
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    Cheers for that, I don't suppose there's any software that will run on a mac? The windows laptop is well battered and is likely to give up mid programme.
     
     

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