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Old 01-09-2007, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what software do bmw dealerships use when they do stuff with your car? and where would you get it?
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The onyl thign I could recommend is OBDII diagnostic software. Basically you buy a few cables nad are able to hookup a laptop to your OBDII diagnostics port and are able to MONITOR vital engine sensors.

As far as tuning goes you've got me stumped. It's a Bosch ECU if that helps.
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I know you can buy carsoft to do a few things to the electronics on your car but I have herd bad things about carsofft so what does the dealership use for diagnostics?
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The dealer uses a computer called the Group Tester 1, a.k.a. GT1. The independent shop I work at has one but it was $16,500 so not many places besides the dealer have it. You can only change certain things with it, its main use is for diagnosis and trouble shooting, not programing computers.
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I work for a dealership in the uk, the software is mega expensive, if bought from BM. I dont think you can buy a budget version.
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hmm thats just a little out of my budget. well good to know.
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