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gravyface
12-09-2011, 09:06 PM
59 bucks to pull codes at an indy gets expensive. Ability to reset a plus (for my e46).

ScotcH
12-09-2011, 09:45 PM
BUy a cable on ebay, download some software. About $60 total. Need a laptop obviously.

propr'one
12-10-2011, 12:02 AM
I have this one: http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/AutoTools/AutoCodeReaders/PRD~0251009P/OBD+2-in-1+Reader.jsp?locale=en

Comes up for 149$ sometimes. Not the best deal but a nice product.

vVicked
12-10-2011, 01:52 AM
I recently bought an elm327 on ebay and software called touchscan. Cost around 50-60. Laptop is required obv.

Check out scantool.net

bmwconnect
12-10-2011, 01:57 AM
Best bang for your dollar

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NEW-BMW-Ediabas-Inpa-K-D-CAN-DCAN-DIAGNOSE-INTERFACE-OBD2-SCANNER-TOOL-/270868280287?pt=Car_Audio_Video&hash=item3f1101f3df

gravyface
12-10-2011, 10:09 AM
After hours of hunting around and reading, this is the deal of the century:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BMW-USB-OBD-Diagnostic-cable-INPA-Ediabas-DIS-SSS-GT1-/330606867879?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item4cf9b475a7

Confirmed (less than a week ago) by this e46fanatics thread:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=13859658&postcount=29

sproule905
12-10-2011, 11:55 AM
Do any of these work with a Mac or iPad?

gravyface
12-10-2011, 07:46 PM
I very much doubt an iPad, but VMware Fusion is a Mac product that'll allow you to run these as a virtual machine on your Mac. Either that or dual boot.

gravyface
12-13-2011, 07:40 PM
Just bought this cable and will test it out on my Mac and let you guys know.