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Old 10-30-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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where to get codes read ?

Hi there

I am one hour east of Ottawa and one hour west of Montreal and was wondering where I could get my engine computer read for codes? The check engine light came on yesterday on my 2006 330 xi .

thank you
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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my local partsouce does this for free, yours might too. also try craigslist, scanners are cheap and lots of people have them
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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If it is engine OBD code then you can easily find some scanners cheap locally or on eBay (my one is like $15). But if it is a manufacturer specific then you'll need specific tool and software which cost a little more too (which I got also).

Have you try getting a code from the cluster? So when you start the car, do you get an warning icon that shows up on the cluster display screen? If you do, you can press and hold the the BC button for 5 seconds and it should pop up a code.
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