Which scanner?

Discussion in 'BMW Diagnostic, programming and software discussion' started by Dek, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. 29 Jul 2018 at 9:37 AM #1
    Dek

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    Haven’t got a laptop anymore so can anyone recommend a stand alone scanner that will do the job on an E46? Lots on EBay but huge price range. What should I be looking for?
     
  2. 29 Jul 2018 at 9:57 AM #2
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    For the E46 always a FTDI FT232RL based cable for £3-£4 from china and bridge pins 7&8
    INPA of a forum somewhere

    A suitable laptop is £40ish off eBay Dell C400 or C610

    Or pay £25 ish for the same stuff off eBay


    That or get generic codes from a Bluetooth or wifi OBDII and app on your phone
     
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  3. 29 Jul 2018 at 12:26 PM #3
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    Thanks for your suggestions but was considering a plug and play scanner but one that could do a bit more than give generic codes.:thumbsup:
     
  4. 29 Jul 2018 at 1:15 PM #4
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    Yep, but ultimately a laptop and software sweet gives a lot more than anything else for the price
     

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