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Thread: 2002 BMW X5 3.0i

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    Low Bitrate VaRMiT's Avatar
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    2002 BMW X5 3.0i

    Does anyonne know where I can get a OBD-II cable? I want to hook this up to my carpc.

    Thanks in advanced!

    VaRMiT

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    You're kidding, right?

    34 posts.. No, you're not kidding.

    Search, man. There are dozens (at least) of vendors of OBD-II hardware out there. Hell, search the forums and see where people bought their stuff.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    The Suibject

    If you notice I put the year, make and model as the subject. I didnt know if the same cable works for ALL BMW's. So believe it or not. There wasnt a joke, and yes I did search. So basically its uncalled for to flame someone for asking a question. I found information on a X5, but thats a 2000 X5, theres a X3. Still not "my" X5. Alot can happen in two years for changes to a vehicle. So please dont bash people because they asked a question and assume that they dont use the neat feature called "search". I have, I know how and I have always searched before asking a question. Now...that we have this going, you wasted your time, space and started somthing, rather than just helping. I would bet if half the messages on this forum would be gone if half the messages didnt state "search, your kidding, or bashing a person for asking. This place would be even more of a wealth of information for people such as myself. Instead of sifting through a bunch of flame/bash "your kidding right?"

    But, always hopeful, thanks anyways for the bash, and no information given.

    VaRMiT

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    Get off your high horse, man. You're the one who posted the general question "Where can I purchase Product X".

    If you'd search these forums, there are many vendors of OBD hardware/software that members have used. But you don't bother to look.
    If you'd Google, you'd find even more.

    If you had a question about a cable you found from a specific vendor, why don't you ask them if that cable will work with your model year?

    I'm sorry, but asking a question like "Where can I purchase such-and-such?" in a forum is not going to get you any love, buddy. If you don't kknow how to locate a vendor for a specific product, that's not our problem to rectify.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    DP stop bashing the n00bs man. They cant help it if they are retarded.

    EDIT: allegedtly, in my opinion

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    lol

    Ok...whatever....

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    Elm Electronics
    ScanTools.net

    Google these names.......

    I have the same X5 and I am using ELM323 chip for OBDII reading.

    The interpreter chip

    The ELM323 was specifically
    designed as a low-cost solution for
    interfacing a PC or PDA to a vehicle
    diagnostics connector. To keep things
    simple it communicates at a fixed
    baud rate of 9600 baud and does not
    offer a handshaking option for the
    RS232 interface. In addition it is only
    able to communicate using the
    10.4 kHz ISO 9141 Protocol. This standard
    is the most common used by the
    majority of European and Asian manufacturers.
    Vehicles built in the US
    use VPW and PWM protocols and
    suitable interpreter chips are also
    available from Elm Electronics.


    G. Müller


    Goodluck
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    BMW X5 Carputer Project
    Finished: 85%
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...lots-pics.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinzer
    Elm Electronics
    ScanTools.net

    Google these names.......

    I have the same X5 and I am using ELM323 chip for OBDII reading.

    The interpreter chip

    The ELM323 was specifically
    designed as a low-cost solution for
    interfacing a PC or PDA to a vehicle
    diagnostics connector. To keep things
    simple it communicates at a fixed
    baud rate of 9600 baud and does not
    offer a handshaking option for the
    RS232 interface. In addition it is only
    able to communicate using the
    10.4 kHz ISO 9141 Protocol. This standard
    is the most common used by the
    majority of European and Asian manufacturers.
    Vehicles built in the US
    use VPW and PWM protocols and
    suitable interpreter chips are also
    available from Elm Electronics.


    G. Müller


    Goodluck
    Thank you very very much. This is the answear i was looking for. Ill check it out.

    William

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinzer
    Elm Electronics
    ScanTools.net

    Google these names.......

    I have the same X5 and I am using ELM323 chip for OBDII reading.

    The interpreter chip

    The ELM323 was specifically
    designed as a low-cost solution for
    interfacing a PC or PDA to a vehicle
    diagnostics connector. To keep things
    simple it communicates at a fixed
    baud rate of 9600 baud and does not
    offer a handshaking option for the
    RS232 interface. In addition it is only
    able to communicate using the
    10.4 kHz ISO 9141 Protocol. This standard
    is the most common used by the
    majority of European and Asian manufacturers.
    Vehicles built in the US
    use VPW and PWM protocols and
    suitable interpreter chips are also
    available from Elm Electronics.


    G. Müller


    Goodluck
    I ended up going with MP3CARS Elmscan 5. I just hope it works.

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    Good choice !
    Good luck !
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    Finished: 85%
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