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Fault Code Readers and OBD Scan Tools

OBDII BMWs can tell owners almost anytime something is going on with a system function, but the proper tools are required. Turner Motorsport recommends all serious owners and at-home mechanics keep a scan tool and code clearing devices around to make short work of problems and complete services entirely that require system resets. All scan tools, code readers, and reset tools are located on this page.

Schwaben Professional Scan Tool For Most BMWs and MINI Coopers
Schwaben Professional Scan Tool For Most BMWs and MINI Coopers ...
The BMW Service Engine Soon (aka Check Engine Light) has ...
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The BMW Service Engine Soon (aka Check Engine Light) has thousands of different meanings. Everything from low coolant messages, engine misfires, transmission temperatures, light bulb failures, brake pad replacement, and so much more. The sophisticated electronics are throughout the car. Isn't it time for a BMW scan tool that can keep up with all of your DIY needs? We think we've found the one - the DIY BMW diagnostic tool that trumps them all. The Schwaben BMW scan tool.

Not all diagnostic scan tools are the same. The cheap ones you find at catalog outlet stores are generic and give you generic information (sometimes not even that). BMW actually has very specialized diagnostic systems that they only share with dealers. The factory diagnostic tools require specialized programs on dedicated laptops that are a pain for the average DIYer to set up and use. The Schwaben BMW diagnostic tool is designed specifically for BMW and MINI. It's not generic and packs some serious features in its small case. We've used this in our service department and were very impressed with the depth of its capabilities. It has features that only the factory ISTA/INPA programs have. Below is a partial list of its prime features -

  • Works on BMW models from 1987-current*; Works on MINI models from 2002-current*
  • Compatible with global OBDII / EOBD standards
  • Reads and clears codes and turns off SES/CEL/MIL/DTC (BMW Powertrain codes, Chassis codes, Body codes, and CAN codes)
  • Special troubleshooting functions to walk you through codes (like the BMW Test Plan)
  • Check and activate electronic components like switches, relays, and actuators
  • Records live sensor data
  • Provides live data graphing
  • Merges graphs for easy and intuitive diagnosis
  • Displays freeze frame data
  • Create a custom data stream
  • Reads and resets most adaptations
  • Reads OBD Readiness
  • Does active tests on systems and components*
  • Performs special functions, coding, security access*
  • Code and program replacement control units
  • Supports all 10 OBDII test modes
  • Resets oil service light
  • Sets inspection 1, 2 service intervals (manual or automatic)
  • Sets inspection mileage
  • Deactivates and reactivates brake control system
  • Retracts calipers for brake pad replacement on newer models
  • Initializes the wear indicator if new pads installed
  • Diagnoses Electronic Parking Brake caliper functionality
  • Multilingual menu options and code definitions
  • Memory card for data backup and software update
  • Print feature
  • Large TFT color screen and menu-driven operations
  • Free life time updates

*Certain functions may be limited due to the requirement of a special factory access code or tools. While versatile, this scan tool covers a wide range of BMW models and platforms and it cannot be a catch-all tool for every job. Some functions may not be available but will be reviewed in future updates.

Note: Microsoft PC required for updates. You will need to register your scan tool in order to receive update notices via e-mail.

Vehicles with 20 pin under hood connector will require the separate adapter for use. Click here for link.

Schwaben by Foxwell 20 pin Scan Tool Adaptor - For BMW models produced from 1987-2002
Schwaben by Foxwell 20 pin Scan Tool Adaptor - For BMW models produc...
Adapts the Schwaben by Foxwell scan too to work on cars w...
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Adapts the Schwaben by Foxwell scan too to work on cars with 20 pin under hood connectors. If you're a fan of older model BMW's and still want a more advanced diagnostic tool or to be able to reset your service lights, this is the ultimate accessory for your new scan tool. Perfect for pre- OBDII vehicles that require the use of the diagnostic port in the engine bay.

For models produced from 1987-2002 with 20 pin diagnostic socket under hood.Schwaben By Foxwell Professional Scan Tool For Most BMWs and MINI coopers

For use with the Schwaben Professional BMW/MINI Scan Tool

P3Cars Low Profile OBD Plug with 2-ft Extension Harness
P3Cars Low Profile OBD Plug with 2-ft Extension Harness
If you have ever wished the OBD plug was easier to access...
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If you have ever wished the OBD plug was easier to access this is the product for you! P3 Cars developed this extension harness for use with their wonderful P3 Gauges but it serves other purposes too. The main feature is the low profile plug that is connected to the car's factory OBD port (by the driver's ankle or knee). With the P3 Gauge or other OBD tools the plug can be large and bulky which can interfere with installation or un-plugging the unit. In some cases the installation requires you to modify the cover for the OBD port for a seamless install. But with the slim design of the P3 extension harness it fits out of sight in almost every application.

The second great feature is that you can now plug into the OBD port from almost anywhere around the car. One complaint most people have is the OBD socket is hidden or awkward to plug anything into. With 2 feet of extension you can now mount the new socket in a more convenient location - higher on the dash, the center console, even under the hood (on some models)! The new location is completely customizable. Tuners and service techs who use multiple plug-in OBD tools really love this harness because they no longer have to crawl around the interior over and over.

This extension harness works on all OBD-II vehicles, including non-BMW cars and trucks.

Genuine BMW Fiber Optic System Jumper - MOST System - E65/66
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This component is useful if your navigation or other electronics have died, as if they have your entire electrical interface may fail. If that is the case, this jumper can bypass those components.&Newline; &Newline;

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This item fits the following BMW Chassis:
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Peake Research R5 FCX-III Fault Code Reader (most BMWs up to 2006)
Peake Research R5 FCX-III Fault Code Reader (most BMWs up to 2006) ...
BMW owners should have a great interest in the R5 FCX-III...
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Part#: FCX
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BMW owners should have a great interest in the R5 FCX-III tool. The BMW's Check-Engine light can mean any number of things. Sometimes it's alerting you to the real need for a repair, but very often it is merely indicating one of the many, simple (top off your coolant) type problems. Tool resets the Check Engine, Service and Oil Change indicator dashboard lights. Easy to use and includes a booklet containing the fault code chart and instructions for use.

Will not work on the following vehicles: E30 M3, E28 M5, E24 M6, E30 325e, 2000 750iL. This unit plugs into the round port under the hood on cars up to 2000. You can use this on 2001 and later cars with the AB03 Adapter. See below.

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