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      09-25-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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Question Are these two cables identical?

Hi there,

I want to code an E90 2010 LCI. I see so many cables on Ebay for sale and i want to know if these two cables are the same thing because the price difference is ridiculous (~$50).

This cable has been confirmed to work with LCI E90's ($119 shipped)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-I...ht_7189wt_1165

but i want to know if THIS cable works? ($60 shipped)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=...ht_3076wt_1360

if the cheaper cable is identical to the more expensive one that would save me a lot of money. thanks!
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      09-25-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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Man soo many of these threads pop up and they all resulted in the same answer. Please look for them.

According to the 2nd link, says it works from bmw up till 2008
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      09-25-2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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Hi there,

I want to code an E90 2010 LCI. I see so many cables on Ebay for sale and i want to know if these two cables are the same thing because the price difference is ridiculous (~$50).

This cable has been confirmed to work with LCI E90's ($119 shipped)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-I...ht_7189wt_1165

but i want to know if THIS cable works? ($60 shipped)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=...ht_3076wt_1360

if the cheaper cable is identical to the more expensive one that would save me a lot of money. thanks!
First link is PROVEN to work, as he also included an adapter for cars older than 2009*(I believe thats the year) the 2nd cable may or may not. If you offer the Guy on the first link $90 he will accept that.
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Don't know if this is considered a thread jack.
might want to look at this.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=585777

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      09-28-2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies, for the record, i did conduct preliminary research but the coding success thread is too long so i gathered from a few other threads that the first cable i listed is proven and guaranteed to work. and the cheaper cable has been asked before but there has not been any solid claims as to if it will work or not. Also, I found out people bought that cable for up to 2008 MY but from another ebay seller for $90 bucks or whatnot and it still works on 09+ cars, hence my question to see if the $60 is the same as the $90. In addition, all those threads seem to have been buried way in the back or it is someone's random post in another irrelevant thread. so to make this easier for the community, i started a new thread to make it easier for people to shed some light on this matter. if the $60 cable does indeed work, i think i just made a break through for the community then

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Well, if you want to make a break through, buy the cable and let us know your findings.
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      10-02-2011, 01:21 PM   #7
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too late i secured a deal with E90aL that day. if anyone else wants to try the cheaper cable, keep us posted!
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