Every day, the BMW service center will provide advanced BMW computer diagnostics to troubleshoot any problems or check engine lights that have illuminated. These lights can let you know when a sensor has failed or when something is wrong as an example; there are many things that these indicators can be trying to tell you. Then why the techs at the BMW repair shop can quickly get to the root of the problem so they can offer affordable solutions? Because the BMW diagnostic tools that they use will list all the trouble codes so it is possible to address any issues the vehicle has.Then what BMW diagnostic tools or BMW scanners the BMW service center will use?
Let us firstly have an overview on advanced BMW diagnostic tools and programming tools: BMW GT1, BMW OPS, D-CAN scanner, BMW INPA, BMW OPPS and BMW ICOM.
1)GT1 vehicle coverage
BMW gt1 is designed for diagnosing and programming BMW Series before 2005 year, if BMW Series vechicles after 2005 year have no optical fiber, BMW GT1 can do them. If not, BMW ops will make up, BMW OPS do coding and programming for BMW cars with optical fiber after 2005 years till 2009 years.
2)BMW GT1 supported BMW vehicles: 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, XSeries, Z Series, Z Reihe, MINI Series
BMW is for the first time using fibre-optic cables as standard for communication between control units. It covers BMW group vehicles from 2005-2009 years that are equiped with optical fiber.
BMW OPS with DIS system diagnose the following models:Vehicle interface via OBD-II socket:E87, E90, E91, E92, E60, E61, E63, E64, E65, E66, E70, E83, E85, E86, E38(OBD-II), E39(OBD-II ), E46(OBD-II ), E52, E53, R56, R50, R52, R53OPS; with SSS system program the following models:(1) Vehicle interface via OBD-II socket:E87, E90, E91, E92, E60, E61, E63, E64, E65, E66, E70, E83, R56, R50, R52, R53(2) MOST compatibility ( multichannel programming):E87, E90, E91, E92, E60, E61, E63, E64, E65, E66, E70, R56, R50, R52, R53
D-CAN interface is used to work with software for GT1 and INPA. It has the full functions as GT1 and INPA. The INPA and GT1 software is included.
D-CAN Supported Protocols: 1)High-speed D-CAN and PT-CAN (500 kbit/s); 2)Low-speed K-CAN (100 kbit/s); 3)Standard BMW ports (BMW-OBD-interface).
BMW OPPS has a better quality than BMW OPS, but share as the same function as BMW OPS.
Best quality BMW ICOM BMW ISIS ISID A+B+C is the latest program, diagnose, coding and complete system BMW have the full system replace DIS GT1/SSS/OPS and OPPS. All BMW series can be processed with the ICOM-A, B and C-modules.
BMW ICOM Server
BMW ICOM Server ISIS+ISPS+ISID+ICOM is most poweful tool for BMW. It can do same function as original factory, support online programming. It is also very expensive and difficult to get.
Plus, BMW INPA is another good BMW diagnostic tool.
The next following BMW scanners only support diagnosis not programming, they are: BMW scanner 1.36, BMW scanner 1.4.0, BMW Scanner 2.01, BMW Scanner V2.20 K+DCAN, BMW Scanner V2.20, BMW carsoft 6.5.
BMW scanner 1.36
BMW scanner 1.36 is a upgraded version of the BMW-scanner for E38/E39/E46/E53 differs from the previous version (V1.25), such as the high-grade program module for work with ZKE (Body Control Module) Is added,support on updating run in IKE and LCM is added.
BMW scanner 1.4.0
Determination of chassis, model, engine, gearbox and complete set
BMW scanner 1.4.0 is a tool for scanning and diagnosing vehicles. Although BMW scanner can perform IKE / LCM / EWS.
BMW Scanner 2.0.1
BMW Scanner 2.0.1 is a newer model than BMW Scanner 1.4.0 for BMW cars diagnose.It works with BMW 1,3,5,6 and 7 series. For all electronic control units DTC read and clear.
BMW Scanner V2.20 K+DCAN
BMW Scanner V2.20 is intended to work with BMW 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 series in “new” chassis. For chassis E60/E61(5′) E63/E64(6′) E65/E66(7′) E87(1′) E90/E91(3′) X3-E83,X5-E53, X5-E70, X5-E71.
BMW Carsoft 6.5
MCU controlled Interface for Carsoft 6.5 which is compatible with the original interface. Fully digital line switching and MCU controlled service reset timing.
With such a wide selection of BMW diagnostic tools, BMW programming tools and BMW scanners, I am sure BMW service center will make sure a complete BMW computer diagnostic service and get you safely back on the road again.
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