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    Default E34 diagnostic

    Hello

    My name is Vadim braia and i'm from Romania , i have an 525 i e34 , M50 engine...
    What do i need to make an diagnostic to my Bmw ?

    Thanks

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    What sort of diagnostic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    What sort of diagnostic?
    to connect the car to a laptop and erase all erors...
    525 i , e34 , m50 engine

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    you cant
    Quote Originally Posted by vadim_braia
    to connect the car to a laptop and erase all erors...
    But you can disconnect the battery terminal for 30 minutes which will reset the errors and computer.
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    You can buy code readers which will read the fault codes stored by the ECU, and also reset the stored fault codes.

    US owners often refer to a "stomp" test (do a search) which lets them read the stored fault codes without needing a code reader. Unfortunately, the stomp test is not enabled on European cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    You can buy code readers which will read the fault codes stored by the ECU, and also reset the stored fault codes.

    US owners often refer to a "stomp" test (do a search) which lets them read the stored fault codes without needing a code reader. Unfortunately, the stomp test is not enabled on European cars.
    i try to enable the check control bulb but the effect was 0 ...
    So.. i bought a diagnostic cable (15 $) and the diagnostic program (car soft 6.5 ) , but i m afraid to connect the cable to the laptop because somewone told me that i need a BMW interface (or something like that )
    525 i , e34 , m50 engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal
    you cant But you can disconnect the battery terminal for 30 minutes which will reset the errors and computer.
    Thanks
    525 i , e34 , m50 engine

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    According to the Carsoft website, no breakout box is necessary, which is what I assume you are talking about.

    Quote Originally Posted by vadim_braia
    i try to enable the check control bulb but the effect was 0 ...
    So.. i bought a diagnostic cable (15 $) and the diagnostic program (car soft 6.5 ) , but i m afraid to connect the cable to the laptop because somewone told me that i need a BMW interface (or something like that )

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    Default How much is the software?

    I looked at the carsoft website for 10 minutes but still couldn't find the price. May be it is a great product but their website is really average.

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    Thanks
    525 i , e34 , m50 engine

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