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      04-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #49

Drives: 2015 SO/CSAT F80 M3
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canton, MI

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I am about to jump into this today (finally got some nice weather here in MI).

So, the only questions I have are about clearing the codes. First off - is the BT tool the only known-to-be-reliable way to clear the proprietary BMW codes, or is there something simpler/cheaper? The BT tool looks and sounds great, but I just want something quick for now.

Secondly, suppose I don't clear the codes right away. Will the car remain in limp mode, or will it realize that the actuator is replaced and attempt to allow the car to function normally? I will want the codes cleared out asap, but, unless I can just go buy a cheap ODBII scanner at Costco to do the job, its not going to be possible to do that today. And I'd really like to know by EOD if I have accomplished the repair successfully.

Thanks all.
A gen-u-ine BMW eff-eight-zero with them tandem clutches in the transmission and that dad gum sun roof on the top-a da cawr.