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Old 06-11-2005, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 525ia with 66,000 miles. Is this tool (http://www.peakeresearch.com/code_tool.htm) worth having? I do as much of my own basic maintenance as possible (oil, air filters, plugs, etc...) but plan to leave the serious stuff to the pros. That's why I'm on the fence as to the value of this tool. Are many of the codes issues/repairs that I can perform?

The reason I am asking is that my "Service Engine" light came on a few weeks ago. Thanks in advance.
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Originally posted by timabe@Jun 11 2005, 10:05 PM
I have a 2001 525ia with 66,000 miles. Is this tool (http://www.peakeresearch.com/code_tool.htm) worth having? I do as much of my own basic maintenance as possible (oil, air filters, plugs, etc...) but plan to leave the serious stuff to the pros. That's why I'm on the fence as to the value of this tool. Are many of the codes issues/repairs that I can perform?

The reason I am asking is that my "Service Engine" light came on a few weeks ago. Thanks in advance.
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I have it and it works for me....comes with a reference book for the codes....don't loose it........does scans for the basics ONLY........will reset the check engine plus it will give you back your green light/bars .....for more money you can get one to reset the air bag light too.....to me it is worth it since dealers charge about $70 to reset the light...the choice is yours...good luck

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Which one does the SRS light and the other code.
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The Fcx/II reads codes & resets lights
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd have one for the reasons already mentioned. But, in addition, its good to be able to read out fault codes in order to help you keep your mechanic honest when it comes to what repairs are really needed. Just a way to make sure you have some of the same information he does. That alone may be worth the cost of it in the long run.
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