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  1. E36 M3 power to ODB port issue intermittent

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey all, i was diagnosing and testing the car as we have a second hand DME ECU in the vehicle which i have checked and matches part numbers but had to align the EWS/DME with the INS Codes. this had all worked but i had an odd error come up with the Cable and not connecting to INPA. Checking the...
  2. Help with ODB readings. Car running like dirt

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks, took the car out this morning or a run and when I got back the dash lit up like a Christmas tree. (See pic) I know the airbag light is in because it has to go back for a faulty sensor. But now engine management light is on , ASC is jammed off and the abs and handbrake light are...
  3. 2004 E87 118D - No communication OBD, turns over but will not start - FIXED

    Auto Electrical Forum
    The problem emerged following a flat battery due to leaving lights on. The car '2004 BMW 118d' had jump leads attached in the attempt to start it. 'Would not start'! The RAC turned up, and the mechanic proceeded to plug in his diagnostic machine, the diag would not connect, he said it was...
  4. e60 2007 k+dcan utility 2.0 error : echo k-line. what to do?

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi everyone i have been trying to connect to e60 with a d+kcan cable but no success yet :( i installed inpa and ediabas, tried to connect to e39 and e60 but when running k+dcan utility 2.0 i get and error: echo k-line. i was told that the cable/ interface is most probably faulty, what do you...
  5. E92 ODB Not Recognised

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    E92 OBD Not Recognised Hi, I've got a 2008 E92 thats suddenly for no reason had the Airbag / Seatbelt light come on and not go off. I'm quite far from my usual indy garage I go to for services and work, so figured I would purchase one of these bad boys for £20 Autophix-OBDMATE-OM500-OBDMATE...
  6. New Member - BMCables ODB Reader need help

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and could really use some help with the BMCables and INPA software. I've installed the cable drivers and software, but everytime I try to use the software it says I need to connect the Cable (despite the cable being connected). I can go into the INPA software but it...
  7. 2006 E90 330D - Checking DPF Pressure / Last Regeneration.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Can anyone recommend software and ODB connection for checking the DPF pressures and last regeneration. I have a laptop, Andriod tablet (preferred option) and I-Phone. Usual 330D DPF issues, had it cleaned out twice in the last 6 months. Thought the last clean solved the issues as the exhausts...
  8. Need an ODB reset tool for E46

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I need to reset the Engine Management Light on my E46 (316i, 1999). I have bought an ODB2 reset tool from eBay (item: 221248391442) but this one says "Link Error" when trying to read codes. Is there a cheap tool that does the job ?. I have connectors under the dashboard and under the...
  9. E46 2002 318ci Cabriolet - Which ODB interface to buy? So many choices!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi there, I plan to set up a diagnostic system so that I can read error codes on my car, partly to help diagnose a problem I'm having (15mpg around town, not much higher on a run!). I'm not afraid of electronics or software, but I haven't got the time free to build an interface at the moment...
  10. odb port - 320D 2010

    Hereford BMW - Bimmerforums Shop
    hi, could I have a price for the following please 61136954580 Thanks.
  11. 520i E39 - Airbag light fixed but now my air con & blowers don't work

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, So today I decided to get that annoying air bag light extinguished. I have a diagnostic cable and software which I purchased from ebay and have done this once before so was very confident. I booted up my laptop and connected the cable into the serial port and the socket under the...
  12. E39 Rectangular Vs Round ODB connector?

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    I have a carsoft setup with an old laptop, serial port connection to a 'rectangular' ODB connector, and a 'rectangular to Round' adaptor cable. My old laptop died. I have a new Windows 7 laptop with no serial port, it seems I am best off buying new software + the USB-to-rectangular ODB cable...
  13. Which ODB??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    i have a 1995e36 318is now is this ODB1 or 2? if im right this was the cahngeover year? If its odb1 i can read the codes from the ignition/gas pedal trick cant i? if its odb2 i can get a reader. Will an ODB2 reader work on it if its the same connection or not? i can see readers on ebay for...
  14. 1995 E36 318is check for odb version ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi is there an easy answer as to wether a '95 car (e36 318is) falls on the odb1 or 2 side of the manufacturing divide? I've heard some beamers have both the round 20pin and square 16pin? I've got the round 20 (only 8 of those used) under the bonnet and cant seem to find anything else under the...
  15. ODB on an e36 in Farnborough Hampshire

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guy's looking to see if anyone in the Farnborough Hampshire area has diagnostic software and could check my car out for me tomorrow or Sunday. Let me know if you can help. Cheers Sy
  16. 2008 e91 318d odb problem

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    hi! my e91 has got a couple of warning lights on the dash, yellow steering warning light (came on after starting the car on full lock) and the 2 airbag lights have come on :eek . i took the car to the local garages in my village (owned by friends :thumbsup ) who put there diagnosic kit on it...
  17. 2002 e46 325ti odb connection problem

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi, I've been trying to access the on board diagnostics for my 325ti i have got the following setup: car: 2002 e46 325ti compact hardware: prolific usb to rs232 convertor "bmw compatible scanner v1.3.6" software: BMWScan136 running on win7 in compatability mode xp sp3 when trying to scan...
  18. 1999 E39 523i - OBD . . .

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi guys, I want to find out about the ODB connector on my 01/01/99 E39 Touring . . . it have a round one underneath the bonnet and a round one under the steering wheel . . . Whats the crack? Are they both the same? If not what is the difference? My mate has carsoft and he has an 02 Derv salon...
  19. 2001 E38 728i - ODB Connections

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, I have a 2001 728i auto and currently have the Engine management light illuminated. At first it would come on and off every couple of days but now appears to be a permenant fixture for my dash. Although it's a 2001 and has the current 16pin ODB socket in the drivers footwell it will not...