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      11-23-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Can I find the right OBD cable for my e90 on Amazon.com?

I purchase a lot of things on Amazon.com and so I prefer it over eBay.
Anyway, I have a 2006 bmw 325i sedan. I want a cable to start coding. can someone find the right one on Amazon.com and link me? Thanks
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http://www.amazon.com/Interface-USB-...2698267&sr=8-1
This looks like what you're looking for.
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http://www.amazon.com/Interface-USB-...2698267&sr=8-1
This looks like what you're looking for.
Looks like that doesn't come with the adapter that the Ebay one comes with.
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Looks like that doesn't come with the adapter that the Ebay one comes with.
What adapter are you referring to?
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      12-02-2011, 03:18 PM   #5
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The one we all get that has a been QA'ed from a seller "automotive-tool" on ebay.
It comes with an adapter to work with early E9x's as well as newer ones.
It is the only recommended cable.
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      12-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #6
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I got this cable and it is not working. http://ecutool.com/D-CAN-DCAN-D-CAN-...INPA_1952.html

Grant, can you confirm that I have a wrong cable, the issue is that when I follow the instructions on how to do the drivers and change the settings on the device manager, i dont have the same options.
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I purchase a lot of things on Amazon.com and so I prefer it over eBay.
Anyway, I have a 2006 bmw 325i sedan. I want a cable to start coding. can someone find the right one on Amazon.com and link me? Thanks
I purchased THIS cable from Amazon and it worked perfectly on my 2008 335xi.
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      12-14-2011, 10:32 AM   #8
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The one we all get that has a been QA'ed from a seller "automotive-tool" on ebay.
It comes with an adapter to work with early E9x's as well as newer ones.
It is the only recommended cable.
Is this the one you are referring to?

I have a 2006 325i and want to make sure that I will be buying the correct cable.

Thanks!
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      12-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #9
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Yup. Use the adapter it comes with and it will work flawlessly.
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      12-15-2011, 03:53 PM   #10
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can i ask

what is different

http://www.bavariantechnic.com/buy.aspx

to the cable that i buy on ebay or amazon ?

i need to reset my car's battery

and check the DMTL pump

thank you !!!
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      12-16-2011, 01:24 AM   #11
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The BavTech tool you refer to is mostly used for diagnostics - checking/clearing errors (you can however, register your battery with it).

It does NOT do the type of coding referred to in this subforum. It uses it's own special software to work and will NOT work with the downloadable BMW software contained in this subforum.

If you want to have the best of both worlds, buy the MUCH cheaper cable from 'automotive-tool' on eBay as explained in another thread, download the free BMW software. You will then be able to do diagnostics, check/clear errors, code, and register your battery...
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Yup. Use the adapter it comes with and it will work flawlessly.
I am having problems with my cable lately. Do I need to use this adapter? I have a 08 E90. Build date is 03/08.
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      12-28-2011, 01:11 AM   #13
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The BavTech tool you refer to is mostly used for diagnostics - checking/clearing errors (you can however, register your battery with it).

It does NOT do the type of coding referred to in this subforum. It uses it's own special software to work and will NOT work with the downloadable BMW software contained in this subforum.

If you want to have the best of both worlds, buy the MUCH cheaper cable from 'automotive-tool' on eBay as explained in another thread, download the free BMW software. You will then be able to do diagnostics, check/clear errors, code, and register your battery...
Is the BT tool pretty much obsolete then now that you can just do everything via coding? I guess it's a slightly more user friendly tool?
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