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Old 04-12-2005, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can I check my "OBD II" bmw the "OBD I" way (pumping the gas), or I must have the tool? And any suggestions where I could find a really good deal on one? Average price seems to be around $200.
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Must have tool
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Best prices I found... and the people who I buy a lot of stuff from.... is www.turnermotorsports.com Good site with lots of good products.

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You should be able to pull your OBDII codes with the free tool they have at autozone, or kragen, or whatever parts store is in your area.
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Yea you can pull the codes... but you cant do it more than once... and you cant reset your oil service light... nor can you reset your check engine light...

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Originally posted by vmelikRUS@Apr 12 2005, 07:13 PM
can I check my "OBD II" bmw the "OBD I" way (pumping the gas), or I must have the tool? And any suggestions where I could find a really good deal on one? Average price seems to be around $200.
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I found a scanner on Ebay for about $130 delivered. It's the same scanner Advanced Auto Parts sells for over $150. It's an "actron" scanner.
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I recently bought Actron CP9125 for $55 (including shipping) on ebay.
Works great.
Go to ebay, search for "CP9125". Generally, they average around $60-$80.
Once in a while you will see one that is priced below that range.

Or, if you want to learn more about the product, go to actron.com and look for CP9125 or any other product.

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I recently bought Actron CP9125 for $55 (including shipping) on ebay.
Works great.
Go to ebay, search for "CP9125". Generally, they average around $60-$80.
Once in a while you will see one that is priced below that range.

Or, if you want to learn more about the product, go to actron.com and look for CP9125 or any other product.

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Yeah, they have it for $100 new. So it works just fine for your BMW?
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