Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Recommended software for BMW

  1. #1
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Salem, OR
    Posts
    66

    Recommended software for BMW

    I'm installing a carputer in my E39 and want to know what all I need to get live data and pull codes on the go. Any info is much appreciated.

    Thanks
    Josh

  2. #2
    VENDOR - ScanTool Vitaliy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    624
    Permanent install? Do you need USB or Bluetooth?
    OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
    Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

    You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

  3. #3
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Salem, OR
    Posts
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by Vitaliy View Post
    Permanent install? Do you need USB or Bluetooth?
    I'd like it to be removable, but can be permanent if need be. I'd prefer USB

  4. #4
    VENDOR - ScanTool Vitaliy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    624
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Freak View Post
    I'd like it to be removable, but can be permanent if need be. I'd prefer USB
    "Permanent" in this case means you intend to leave the interface plugged in (as opposed to "connect, scan, unplug").

    OBDLink USB or OBDLink SX are both good choices. Depending on the location of the DLC, you may want to get OBDLink with a right angle connector, to keep it out of the footwell.

    You would also need to enable PowerSave so it doesn't drain your battery.

    Vitaliy
    OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
    Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

    You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

  5. #5
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Salem, OR
    Posts
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by Vitaliy View Post
    "Permanent" in this case means you intend to leave the interface plugged in (as opposed to "connect, scan, unplug").

    OBDLink USB or OBDLink SX are both good choices. Depending on the location of the DLC, you may want to get OBDLink with a right angle connector, to keep it out of the footwell.

    You would also need to enable PowerSave so it doesn't drain your battery.

    Vitaliy
    Does OBDLink work with BMW's? From my reading I've found most generic OBDll scanners/software don't work for BMW's. I just want to be 100% sure before I go spending $100+ on software that won't work for me, because I can't return it. Lol

Similar Threads

  1. Recommended Mazda OBDII Software
    By Fireman27 in forum Engine Management, OBD-II, Engine Diagnostics, etc.
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-14-2008, 03:53 PM
  2. Recommended gauge
    By DracoPCGuy in forum Newbie
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-31-2008, 10:42 PM
  3. Recommended S/W for Jeep
    By asp_777 in forum Engine Management, OBD-II, Engine Diagnostics, etc.
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-20-2007, 02:20 PM
  4. Recommended backup software?
    By muldrick in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-14-2005, 09:43 AM
  5. REcommended Cameras?
    By ukchris in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-30-2005, 06:28 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •