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bmw diagnostics

Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:42 pm

hi
does anyone know what system bmw use for diagnostics,and is it available
thanks
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Re: bmw diagnostics

Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:18 pm

Hi there. I dont know what BMW would be using but INPA is a great piece of diagnostic software for home use and is well worth investing in.
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Re: bmw diagnostics

Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:02 pm

I use a Rockwell Scanner and so far it's been excellent diagnosing:
Throttle body fault
Vent valve tank
Air suspension.

What it cannot do is change any of the program settings such as headlight wash frequency.
X5 E53 2005 4.4 Sport. Toledo Blue
Things to consider.
Front PDC. (Intermittent)
Radio. (something in the glovebox)
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Headlamp lense polish. Have bought the kit.
Upgrade bulbs.
Possible wrap.
Bumper detail.
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Alan Gunn
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Re: bmw diagnostics

Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:42 pm

[quote="A Blair"]
I use a Rockwell Scanner and so far it's been excellent diagnosing:
Throttle body fault
Vent valve tank
Air suspension.

What it cannot do is change any of the program settings such as headlight wash frequency.
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Do you mean Foxwell the nt510 by any chance.
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Re: bmw diagnostics

Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:46 pm

BMW use Rheingold diagnostics available on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-2019-RHE ... 2465360498
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Re: bmw diagnostics

Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:16 pm

Hi Alan
Its a Foxwell 644 Pro. I also bought a cable with CD software that is BMW specific but have not had chance to test it. That engine management light costs me £65 to £75 to reset. So far the BMW has had three resets and another car I have 1 reset. I also reset a mates airbag for a cup of tea and twix bar.
I think if you are going to own a more mature car this sort of stuff along with the forum is invaluable.
X5 E53 2005 4.4 Sport. Toledo Blue
Things to consider.
Front PDC. (Intermittent)
Radio. (something in the glovebox)
All Badges. 
Headlamp lense polish. Have bought the kit.
Upgrade bulbs.
Possible wrap.
Bumper detail.
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Re: bmw diagnostics

Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:01 pm

INPA is rubbish, crap unless you go on a one week course for it.

For the D.I.Y'r at home you want BMW scanner 1.4.0.

It's a swine to get going on anything other than Windows XP but is most easily usable by most of us at home.
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Re: bmw diagnostics

Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:15 pm

.....Oh....and you need to be able to read, speak and write in German to use INPA !!!! :cry:
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:36 pm

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Re: bmw diagnostics

Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:43 am

LoL ( laut auflachen) :P
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:52 am

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Re: bmw diagnostics

Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:17 am

I have INPA, works fine and is in English....
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:16 pm

i find the 1.4.0 works fine for the fault code checking and a few other things. that INPA is far more involved but really hammers the battery , mine was nearly flat after an hour messing trying to get the webasto working.
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Re: bmw diagnostics

Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:24 pm

If playing with most of the diagnostic tools you are well advised to have the car on a charger. It’s not INPA that hammers it but the fact that the electronics are all awake and using power. As I have said elsewhere, these cars are power guzzlers. My X6 draws almost 60A just with the ignition on and doing nothing, and I run out of charge in 20 minutes or less. I have a 10A charger in ‘supply’ mode - feeding a constant 10A in - to keep up, or need the engine running.
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