Which Fault code reader/reset tool- help a new'b...

jpr1977

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Hi all

Hoping to benefit from all of your experience, as I'm coming to the world of the Z3 from the pre-electronic world of 80's Alfa's and early Vag-Com VW's.

I'm just starting the recommisioning of a '98 2.8 that been garaged/dry-stored since 2006.So i'm expecting there to be at least a few electrical gremlins, to say the least. I have got a copy of TIS

So my question is which fault code/reader reset tool would you guys reccomend to a new comer to all things BMW... I've had a search through the forums, as well as searching ebay etc, but ending up with more q's than answers, particular when it comes to connector type, seperate reset/code reader tools etc.

Your help/advice would be greatly appreciated and apolgies / feel free to berate me/point me in the right direction if this question has been answered many times before.

Thanks in advance

Jp
 

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Depends what faults you want to read I've got a peake reader which reads engine codes and resets service lights etc. but it doesn't reset the airbag light or read the abs system hth. Oh yes and welcome to the club!
 

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Thanks Daz

I was looking for a one for all eventualities bit of kit that people recommend, if there is such a thing of course...

Jp
 

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Yeah there's one you can hook upto a laptop that does everything I'm sure someone will be along soon to help I can't remember what it's called.
 

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I use this for service lights



and this for airbag lights ( i think it can do more than airbag but i have never needed to)

MemoScanner B800

 
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Ths is also a very good one, a little more expensive but a very complete package in terms of software. ;)

http://bmtechnic.co.uk/bmw-diagnostic-cable-black-edition-and-20-pin-adaptor/
+1 for the BM Technic Solution, Loadsof software to play with and interesting car data, INPA will be your main stay and will reset all lights service and airbag, as well as present fault codes to allow diganostic of problems, cost £45 quid and has already paid back in spades :-bd
 

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Thanks for all the swift responses, very much appreciated...

Next question, is the 20pin under bonnet connector (as per the BMtechnic / generic reset tool necessary) as I have an existing OBDii type connector for VAG-COM use?

If my poor It skills have worked there should be a picture of it forlorn on the back of a low loader on the way to its current abode. I'll take some more when it stops raining...

Jp
 

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jpr1977 said:
Thanks for all the swift responses, very much appreciated...

Next question, is the 20pin under bonnet connector (as per the BMtechnic / generic reset tool necessary) as I have an existing OBDii type connector for VAG-COM use?

If my poor It skills have worked there should be a picture of it forlorn on the back of a low loader on the way to its current abode. I'll take some more when it stops raining...

Jp
I can't wait until next April to see them.... ;) Welcome from me and good luck with your project.
 

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Your cars a pre facelift 2.8 by the looks of it and they don't have an OBDII port so the only way you'll get plugged in is through the 20pin pacman under bonnet socket.
 

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Thanks Daz that makes the decision a lil bit clearer.


Thanks Macca, your obviously an optamist though, I was thinking more that one day in June next yr... :rain(
 

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jpr1977 said:
If my poor It skills have worked there should be a picture of it forlorn on the back of a low loader on the way to its current abode.
Bit of air in that rear tyre and she looks good for the road ;)
 
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