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      12-14-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Question about the cable

Hi bmw people,

As you all can see i'm new here lol... So one of my friends wanted to get me a christmas gift and he knew that I wanted the cable...

Anyways he got me the cable from this website
http://www.ecutool.com/productshow.asp?ID=1939

Its the same cable except its way cheaper. my question is will this cable give me troubles because its cheap (it might be bad quality)? or it doesnt matter?

Thanks guys!
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They all use the same pics so you never know what your getting. Won't know till you get it. I had ordered from a website that had working cables And next thing u know they started sending out cables that were nothing like the first few batches.
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when you get it let us know if it works because im looking to get one for myself also
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They all use the same pics so you never know what your getting. Won't know till you get it. I had ordered from a website that had working cables And next thing u know they started sending out cables that were nothing like the first few batches.
Ow shit, I hope this one works...
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when you get it let us know if it works because im looking to get one for myself also
Sure thing, till now its not even shipped even though my friend payed two days ago lol... hope its not a scam LOL
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when you get it let us know if it works because im looking to get one for myself also
It works fine! i coded my car with the help of Steve "cn555ic" setting up my laptop...

At first i had a problem with the inpa and ncsexpert, not the cable... after i fixed it, everything worked fine!
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Can you tell me the build date of your 335i. I'm thinking about getting this cable for my 08 335 that was built 10/07. I've read that there was a switch in 03/07 that raises some compatibility questions. The website for this cable says 98-08 in one place but also says "E90, E91, E92, E93 od 03/2007" in another. Thanks for the help.
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It works fine! i coded my car with the help of Steve "cn555ic" setting up my laptop...
Wow! Congrats!
I have been watching "cable" threads for awhile and I think you now hold the "least expensive and actually working cable" award! As mentioned above however, it could be largely due to luck - your cable may have just been next in line on the shelf of random cables and happened to be a working one, but who cares, right! Lucky you!

Will be interesting to see if others buy this cable with consistent results.

Question, for statistical curiosity: What colour is the component board inside the plug head housing? ie Green, White, or Blue?
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Can you tell me the build date of your 335i. I'm thinking about getting this cable for my 08 335 that was built 10/07. I've read that there was a switch in 03/07 that raises some compatibility questions. The website for this cable says 98-08 in one place but also says "E90, E91, E92, E93 od 03/2007" in another. Thanks for the help.
Sorry about the late reply, the sticker by the driver's door says
"Type:PC/VT 05/08"

and the sticker inside the hood says:
"2008 MY"

Hope that helps
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Wow! Congrats!
I have been watching "cable" threads for awhile and I think you now hold the "least expensive and actually working cable" award! As mentioned above however, it could be largely due to luck - your cable may have just been next in line on the shelf of random cables and happened to be a working one, but who cares, right! Lucky you!

Will be interesting to see if others buy this cable with consistent results.

Question, for statistical curiosity: What colour is the component board inside the plug head housing? ie Green, White, or Blue?
It's green here's a pic of it
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Sorry about the late reply, the sticker by the driver's door says
"Type:PC/VT 05/08"

and the sticker inside the hood says:
"2008 MY"

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Thanks for the info. I have an e90 with a build date of 10/07 and I just received a cable from Amazon. Spent the whole night trying to get it to work. Hung up on the airbag step. Although the pic on Amazon showed a green board mine was white. At least I can return it to Amazon. I think I'll try yours next.
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Thanks for the info. I have an e90 with a build date of 10/07 and I just received a cable from Amazon. Spent the whole night trying to get it to work. Hung up on the airbag step. Although the pic on Amazon showed a green board mine was white. At least I can return it to Amazon. I think I'll try yours next.
As I recall from cn555ic, airbag tests fails most of the time! so your cable might be working, just the software (INPA) isn't... He told me as long as you can see your car's information, then you're good to go... If you're scared or running into difficulities, i suggest that you PM him. He's a good guy, and I'm pretty sure he wont say no!
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