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      07-12-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Handheld OBD2 scanner for clearing CEL

Does anyone know if these $80-100 handheld scanners will clear the CEL's on the e92 M3? I have heard that some of the BMW error codes are proprietary and may not work with some of these scanners.

Will this Mac tools one work? If not, which one would you guys recommend?

http://www.mactools.com/product/tabi...9341-ET97.aspx
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The Bavarian Technic tool is the best one around for this.
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      07-12-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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The Bavarian Technic tool is the best one around for this.
+1..its not hand held..requires a laptop but you get a lot of functionality
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Yea, I'm sure it's good...but it's also about $300 for the enthusiast model. Will the handheld scanners (like the link I provided) work?
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+1..its not hand held..requires a laptop but you get a lot of functionality

Agreed - having said that I use my Kiwi Wifi via my iphone much more frequently - quick and dont need the laptop. Since always have my phone handy makes it more convenient. Really depends how much functionality you really need.
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OP even a 20 dollars OBD-2 reader will clear the cel.... question though... what are you trying to clear if you have a catless xpipe and your trying to clear the codes then i suggest get a handy dandy OBD-2 reader I have the Bavarian and i have a 30 bucks reader from costco due to my xpipe cel keeps coming up... unfortunately like RIFF RAFF said i i mean tibra1 it requires a computer.
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^LOL..yea the thing I like about the BT tool is that it doesnt use generic fault codes either..but the BMW codes..and it provides explanations of codes..also you can datalog, lambda adaptations, register batteries...etc....its alot of tool for the money imo.

OP I bought the enthusiast used with 2 VIN #s on it for $175
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Just need to clear the CEL for catless setup
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Just need to clear the CEL for catless setup
It will just keep coming back. Need a tune or Delete-R to not have it keep coming on.
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It will just keep coming back. Need a tune or Delete-R to not have it keep coming on.
+1 tune to delete permanent..

either way having a scan tool especially if you are modding is a good idea
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Technic - I completely understand that.. Tune will come eventually...but in the interim I need something to clear CEL. Preferrably something that is economical.
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Go to Autozone..if thats all you are looking for
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Technic - I completely understand that.. Tune will come eventually...but in the interim I need something to clear CEL. Preferrably something that is economical.
get the AKRA delete - r or (wait let me check.. ) there s one for $100 bucks.. let me find it for you...
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Thanks Tibra1 - any particular model you recommend? (proven to work for this task)?
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Thanks Tibra1 - any particular model you recommend? (proven to work for this task)?
Autozone has free code reading service..just tip the guy a few bucks and they will clear any codes you have...honestly if you want to buy one..any will do..since you are just clearing codes
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Autozone has free code reading service..just tip the guy a few bucks and they will clear any codes you have...honestly if you want to buy one..any will do..since you are just clearing codes
this or get one from costco for 30 bucks.
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Here you go... The cheapest xpipe cel deleter out there. sounds like it works per users in this forum.

http://www.burgertuning.com/dpfix.html
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Here you go... The cheapest xpipe cel deleter out there. sounds like it works per users in this forum.

http://www.burgertuning.com/dpfix.html
I had that on my n54 when I was fully catless..worked like a charm..took a little fine tuning of the dial..and still required a BMW code reader to know if you were getting the too rich or too lean codes..I think for the s65 it may be a little different..all explained here

BMSdownpipefix.pdf
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I think I'll go with the scanner tool over the Burger fix....with the scanner I can use it for other things wheras the BMS is a one trick pony. I'm going to get a Tune eventually so the BMS product would then become useless for me...whereas the scanner could still be of use.

Thanks all for the help.
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Cheap Pocket scanner will also delete the code and turn off the code, it will stay in the error memory, more sophisticated tool like the BT can erase the memory, great if you're still under warranty
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Agreed - having said that I use my Kiwi Wifi via my iphone much more frequently - quick and dont need the laptop. Since always have my phone handy makes it more convenient. Really depends how much functionality you really need.
What's Kiwi Wifi?
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What's Kiwi Wifi?
http://plxdevices.com/product_info.php?id=GSSTWIFI

There is a BMW specific app for iphone as well, BMWhat?

Apps cost a bit, but worth it in my opinion for connivence, has come in handy at the track (for other peoples cars as well)
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