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daveyto 05-19-2010 11:25 AM

Free Code scanning
 
OK....haven't logged in a while. I was the guy providing the free code scans and engine light resets.

I apologize to all whom I have not gotten back to as I have changed my email address and haven't been driving much as I use a motorcycle to put around town now.

Anyhow the free service for members of this forum is still there...Carsoft scanning is free. I can't repair your car but you can take the results of the scan to your mechanic to help diagnose.

I am offering this to help make BMW ownership a little easier in some small way.
ABSOLUTELY FREE!! I dont want any money. If I make some new friends..all the better.

Dave
Let me know d_comoATyahoo.com

steve.325i 05-21-2010 12:44 AM

Hi, I don't need anything scanned, but I do have a question.
Are you using a real version of carsoft or an older version with knockoff hardware?
I bought carsoft 6.5 locally & besides making my windows go up & down with my laptop I havent found it very useful.
I also purchased GLM's OBD 2007 with an older version of scantool.net elmscan 5 usb (with a real elm327 or whatever) & it seems more useful.
Comments?

740-iLL 05-21-2010 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveyto (Post 1421465)
I am offering this to help make BMW ownership a little easier in some small way.
ABSOLUTELY FREE!! I dont want any money. If I make some new friends..all the better.

Dave
Let me know d_comoATyahoo.com

You Sir, are what make the community a better place. *rockout*

Cheers *th-up*

noid 05-21-2010 01:43 AM

If anyone needs their VW/Audi scanned, I have the cable/software. Like the OP its free... well maybe a pizza to munch over while its scanning :)

MarkD 05-21-2010 02:11 AM

I also offer free scanning on weekends only with DIS v57

Shuks 05-21-2010 08:21 AM

noid you have a PM

daveyto 05-22-2010 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve.325i (Post 1422099)
Hi, I don't need anything scanned, but I do have a question.
Are you using a real version of carsoft or an older version with knockoff hardware?
I bought carsoft 6.5 locally & besides making my windows go up & down with my laptop I havent found it very useful.
I also purchased GLM's OBD 2007 with an older version of scantool.net elmscan 5 usb (with a real elm327 or whatever) & it seems more useful.
Comments?

carsoft is good..I also have the bmw scanner software...I dont know of the software or tools you speak of but ODB2 readers are simply not enough..Carsoft can diagnose much more that just an ordinry odb2 scanner.. BMW scanner can do more than carsoft including recoding of modules...

It works for me...I am not sure what else I can tell you..."makes windows go up and down"...I am assuming you mean it makes windows crash..There are a couple of tricks to make it work right..If you PM me I will tell you as I cannot type this much right now...Too many drinks..lol

daveyto 05-22-2010 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkD (Post 1422130)
I also offer free scanning on weekends only with DIS v57

Mark!!!

what are you doing ? Hijacking my thread? :-)

Give me a call sometime!!!

daveyto 05-22-2010 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noid (Post 1422123)
If anyone needs their VW/Audi scanned, I have the cable/software. Like the OP its free... well maybe a pizza to munch over while its scanning :)

Isnt this a BMW board?

iverson03tj 05-22-2010 12:56 AM

I have a small question for the code scanning where are u located around toronto, and do we come there or can u come to where we are. Also this is a noobish question but if my CEL isnt on does that mean there are no problems on the car?

MarkD 05-22-2010 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveyto (Post 1422435)
Mark!!!

what are you doing ? Hijacking my thread? :-)

Give me a call sometime!!!

Sure I'll call. Just thought if they didn't want to drive to Scarberia, I may be closer. :P


Plus you had not mentioned that you had the BMW tools and that's why I mentioned it.

daveyto 05-22-2010 07:35 PM

no problem my friend...if you want to do the scan its no problem for me.

I am just looking for something to do on the side..since i dont know how to make money...lol

daveyto 05-22-2010 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iverson03tj (Post 1422447)
I have a small question for the code scanning where are u located around toronto, and do we come there or can u come to where we are. Also this is a noobish question but if my CEL isnt on does that mean there are no problems on the car?

I am in scarborough but MarkD is in downtown toronto..

CEL? I dont recall what that is ..is it some kind of indicator light on the cluster?

or if it is part of the interior lights it may be the BCM....anyhow I can test this as well and so can Mark...

thanks

Mad Cow 05-24-2010 10:58 PM

CEL is check engine light. So from what you said you can scan for SRS codes right?

daveyto 05-25-2010 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad Cow (Post 1423008)
CEL is check engine light. So from what you said you can scan for SRS codes right?


Carsoft can't do much but it can recode certain things like KM-MPH, etc. but its mostly a diagnostic and pretty safe as it isn't capable to write critical data to modules like DIS, Scanner, etc.

The check light can be reset using any ODB1 or 2 scanner. The issue is that if your problem that caused the issue isnt fixed the light will return

SRS I believe is the airbag...yes I can do this..I have done this on my own car.

regards


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