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    What do I need to display ODBII data on my car pc?

    My car is a 2003 BMW 320D sport and I have been told the ODBII port is under a flap (with OBD stamped on it) by my right knee under the steering wheel...

    What do I need to buy to connect this to my car PC?

    I have tried a search for E46 ODBII but its all to confusing so apoloigies if this has been posted before.


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    Our OBD II scantools will also work www.obdpros.com, they come with the software needed to display the data.

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    will this work on a 2003 330Cd Eu Spec. too?

    Screenies of gauge software would be nice also.

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    2003 Diesel models with existing engines do NOT have to comply with EOBD. That is required starting 1st. January 2004. So, if the ecu's support EOBD/OBD2 protocols you're lucky. I've seen many of these early diesels claiming all temperatures are always 215 degrees Celsius. So, the data may not be very valuable.

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    will it work on a '99 E46 320d?
    laptop based e46 carpc

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    Where are you located? I am guessing EU and a diesel vehicle? Then as others mentioned only vehicles after 2004 are OBD II compliant so a 99 will not be OBD II compliant. If you are based in the US then you should nto have any problem.

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    yep. croatia, europe...balkans to be exact

    the socket is located under the hood, is there any way to make the car pc to read vehicle ?
    laptop based e46 carpc

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    Quote Originally Posted by easy View Post
    My car is a 2003 BMW 320D sport and I have been told the ODBII port is under a flap (with OBD stamped on it) by my right knee under the steering wheel...

    What do I need to buy to connect this to my car PC?

    I have tried a search for E46 ODBII but its all to confusing so apoloigies if this has been posted before.


    Thanks
    Try http://store.mp3car.com/category_s/152.htm

    As Paul had mentioned, an OBD-II scan tool will only work with your vehicle if it is OBD-II compliant.

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    patrik99, a '99 diesel is definitely NOT compliant to anything, so to answer your question: it will NOT work. Especially when you only have the round 20-pin connector under the hood. For EOBD/OBD2 compliance you need at least the 16-pin connector and you don't have that. I am not even sure if Croatia is part of the EU, as the rules for EOBD only apply to the EU.
    Once again, diesels in the EU only have to comply starting at 1st January 2003 for new engines and 1st. January 2004 for existing engines. However, heavy (>2500kg) and commercial vehicles do not have to comply until 1st January 2007.

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