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Old 11-15-2005, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BMW specific OBD II codes: Anywhere?

Just got a OBD II code reader which gives both the generic codes and codes used by specific vehicles. The code reader comes with a booklet that gives the generic fault definitions, but not those used by specific vehicles. I can't seem to find a list of the codes with their definitions used by BMW. Anyone know where a complete list of BMW specific codes might be found?
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Old 11-16-2005, 06:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Gator,

I found this site. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and type your code into the input field and hit enter.

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Mojo, what is the web site? Also, Gator, does your OBD scanner clear the oil service and inspection lights? If so, where did you get it? I'm just wondering if I should get the Peake code reader made specifically for the BMW or just get a regular scanner from Autozone.

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http://www.my330i.com/odb2.php


Sorry about that.
There are two fields, one at the top and one at the bottom of the pagehttp://

Here are two more links:
http://www.ultimate-bmw.com/bmw_know...ault_codes.htm

http://www.ultimate-bmw.com/bmw_knowledgebase/

Hope this help out.

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Mojo - Thanks for the links. Hope I never have to use them.
I got the Equus code reader from JC Whitney on sale for $99.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autopartst/...90003795GS1005
It reads and clears all OBD II codes but I don't think that it will reset the inspection lights though I haven't had the occasion to try yet. I believe you have to short two pins on an electrical plug under the hood for that, but there are several DIY links on that and it seems easy.
I didn't get the Peak model because I want to be able to use the reader on several different cars and it seemed that the Peak tool was only for BMW's.
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Thanks for the info guys. I think I might get a regular fault reader also, to be able to use on other cars.
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There is a tool that I believe is also from peake that the sole purpose is to reset service and oil inspection lights for about $40. Check the various websites around or you can do it for free if you look up the DIYs around.
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