I want to get familiar with diagnostics. i want to start with my bmw e36. i am a mechanic but have never been familiar with using diagnostic tools. i have used vagcom on volkwagens an im looking for a similar setup for my bmw.
what cable do i need to connect to my laptop?
ive seen this one on ebay is this right?
BMW Diagnostic Scanner Code Tool for E36 Z3 E85 Z4 002 | eBay
and then what software do i need? is it free to download?
im good with computers and i do have limited knowledge on diagnostics but i'm clever enough to get my head around it i just need a bit of help pointing in the right direction becuase ive seen theres lots of different ways out there!
looking for a fairly cheap set up to play around with..ie buy the cable on ebay, download relevant software & plug into my e36