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    Mine is still the Bavarian Technic. It has coverage for 1996 thru 2009 in stead of 2001-2006. It can also read data, start activations, reset adaption values and intervals.
    See: http://www.bavariantechnic.com/

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    You pay's your money, you takes your choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKOBD View Post
    You pay's your money, you takes your choice

    Well, yes and No.


    You pay's your money for something that works as advertised.

    Now if this lead will convert a BMW 20 pin to an OBDII 16 pin and allow standard OBDII readers to read the same information they would off an OBDII compliant car then then one might want to 'pay their money'.


    Now if this lead does work as you state there will be a few E36 in the owners UK and Europe with carPC's who would be interested in getting this working with CentraFuse and/or RoadRunner/RideRunner as they both have plugins for reading OBDII info.

    And I'm sure there are others who run other software that would be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Well, yes and No.


    You pay's your money for something that works as advertised.

    Now if this lead will convert a BMW 20 pin to an OBDII 16 pin and allow standard OBDII readers to read the same information they would off an OBDII compliant car then then one might want to 'pay their money'.


    Now if this lead does work as you state there will be a few E36 in the owners UK and Europe with carPC's who would be interested in getting this working with CentraFuse and/or RoadRunner/RideRunner as they both have plugins for reading OBDII info.

    And I'm sure there are others who run other software that would be interested.
    It doesn't necessarily help you anyway in honesty, the 20pin socket is an underbonnet diagnostic socket - ok for diagnostic, not realistic for a permanent install

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    Ukobd, Can you explain how the codes on the FCX-3 are displayed for the engine?
    Especially for the diesels with 4-digit P-codes and that on a 2-digit lcd.
    I am interested to find out what you display for say a DDE 5 with 776 possible codes.
    Or even a simple MS45 with 318 possible codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p2psmurf View Post
    Ukobd, Can you explain how the codes on the FCX-3 are displayed for the engine?
    Especially for the diesels with 4-digit P-codes and that on a 2-digit lcd.
    I am interested to find out what you display for say a DDE 5 with 776 possible codes.
    Or even a simple MS45 with 318 possible codes.
    The FCX-3 is supplied with a code book, and displays first details of what code table to look in, and then a reference which relates the the actual error code, and its BMW fault code.

    e.g. 14 15 displayed sequentially means table 14, code 15 which is output-VANOS-late valve.

    Hope that this helps Smurf.

    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKOBD View Post
    It doesn't necessarily help you anyway in honesty, the 20pin socket is an underbonnet diagnostic socket - ok for diagnostic, not realistic for a permanent install

    Is there an issue with having something connected to the 20 pin connector all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Is there an issue with having something connected to the 20 pin connector all the time?
    Yes, the connector is on top of the engine, and you would have to run the cable over the top of the engine....

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    Too much hassle for me. I'll just use a scanner that gives me the actual BMW code and description. The advantage of the actual code is that you can look it up if factory documentation, online, ask the dealer etc. Your codes don't mean anything but a reference to a page in a book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKOBD View Post
    the connector is on top of the engine
    Well, actually it is mounted on one of the inner wings. It is to close to the hood to drive with a connector permanently attached.

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