Reading fault codes from your BMW is possible with specialized OBD2 or OBD1 OBD equipment. Here you can opt for a handheld diagnostic tools, or for an interface that you can connect to your computer, laptop, telephone or tablet. The interfaces usually come with a USB connection to connect to your laptop or computer. However, there are also Bluetooth and WiFi interfaces that you can connect to your phone, in combination with an app you can easily and cheaply read your BMW. Please note that many of these simple interfaces can only read engine fault codes.
BMW Diagnostic tools
To diagnose your BMW at a high level, you need a specialized product, such as the iCarsoft BMM V1/V2/V3 or a Foxwell NT530 for BMW. These devices usually have support for many functions, such as ABS, Airbag and service resets. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us.
BMW OBD scanner
Carvitas is the main supplier of diagnostic equipment for everyone with a BMW. Reading error codes from your BMW is most often done via BMW OBD2. Read and erase error codes in your engine is therefore done in no time with a BMW OBD scanner.
BMW OBD1 code reading also possible
We have specially developed OBD1 readers for older BMWs. These often work with 20 pin adapter cables. The OBD1 protocol is the predecessor of OBD2. We offer manufacturer specific BMW fault code readers to diagnose your BMW equipped with OBD1.
Universal OBD2 devices and brand specific OBD devices for BMW
Do you not only want to read error codes in your engine, but also in other systems, such as airbags or ABS? Then you can use Autel or a BMW iCarsoft error code reader. In addition to the engine management, a more extensive diagnostic device can also read and erase codes in other systems.
EPB and TPMS systems in your BMW
Specific systems such as EPB (electronic parking brake) and TPMS (tyre pressure sensors) can be accessed with our OBD devices, so that you are able to release the parking brake and activate and program the tire pressure sensors yourself.
BMW oil and service reset
When you have replaced the oil in your BMW and you want to perform an oil reset, you need special BMW service reset tools for this, this also applies to other maintenance. Setting up service intervals is done in no time with a BMW reset tool.
Read error codes in your BMW with a phone
Wireless OBD diagnosis of your BMW is possible with the right dongle and software. You can think of an OBDLink dongle, or an OBDLink bluetooth scanner. With this Bluetooth scanner it is possible to read and erase error codes in your car with a telephone or tablet. Live data can also be displayed. You can buy a BMW OBD2 device at Carvitas!