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    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

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    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.

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    • #3
      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

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          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

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