BMW Diagnosis & Coding: Foxwell NT510/520/530 or Carly

I picked up the Foxwell NT510 scanner for $140 off uobdii.com around 2 years ago and it’s great. It can’t code as well as Carly can but it gives a ton of useful info.

 

I don’t think there’s a good one stop shop if you’re interested in dealing with faults and coding.

I also have Carly. The Carly seems like a work in progress to me–the company while very responsive, seems like it’s still trying to figure stuff out. I’ve written to them multiple times about how to interpret or proceed based on something that did or didn’t happen after using their product. I know people swear by Carly, but I don’t care for it. Since I paid for it, I will still use it however.

From a diagnostics perspective, the NT-510 just seems like a more stable setup. I was in a situation where I needed reset the steering angle, which the Foxwell unit can do, but Carly cannot. So far, so good with regard to the Foxwell unit.

In my experience, I’d probably buy both Carly and an NT-510. If you use one versus and the other and are happy, that’s cool as well.

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Take E90 on NT-510 (now it’s NT530).

 

NOTES:

      √ This function is supported.

      ○ This function is not supported.

      This function may be supported, which depends on the actual condition of the vehicle.

      √ This function is the new feature in this version.

        As for special function please refer to the special function table.

 

Series

Model Series  

Part

 

Systems

Ecu Info. Read DTC Freeze Frame Erase DTC Live Data Component activation Physical HW
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body MRS/AB Airbag/ACSM
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body AHM Trailer module
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body AMP Amplifier
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CA Comfort access system
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CAN communication analysis
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CCC-A Applications
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CCC-ANT Aerial tuner
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CCC-ASK Audio system controller
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CCC-BO User interface
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CCC-GW Gateway
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CDC CD Changer
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CIC Car Information Computer
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CIC-GW Gateway
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CID Central information display
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CNAV Navigation system,China
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CON Controller
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body CTM Convertible-top module
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body DAB Digital tuner
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body DWA anti-theft alarm system
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body FLA High Beam Assist
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body FRM footwell module
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body FRM2 footwell module 2
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body FZD Function centre,roof
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body IBOC Digital tuner US
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body IHKA Heater/automatic A/C control
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body IHKR Heater and A/C control
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body IHR Integrated heater control
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body INSTR Instrument cluster
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body JBE Junction-box electronics
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body JBE2 Junction Box electronics
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body JNAV Navigation system,Japan
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body KNAV Navigation system,Korea
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body M-ASK-BO User interface
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body M-ASK-GW Gateway
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body M-ASK-NAV Navigation system
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body MOST system analysis
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body PDC Park distance control
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body RAD Radio
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body RAD2-BO User interface
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body RAD2-GW Gateway
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body RLSS Rain/Light Solar Sensor
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body SDARS Satellite tuner
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body SHD Panorama glass sunroof
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body SINE Siren and tilt sensor
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body SMBF Seat module,passenger
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body SMFA Seat module,driver
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body TCU Telematic control unit
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body ULF Universal charging and hands-

free

3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body facility

ULF-SBX Interface box

3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body ULF-SBX-H Interface box High
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Body VM Video Module
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Chassis ABS/ASC/DSC Dynamic Stability

Control

 

3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Chassis ACC Active Cruise Control
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Chassis AL active front steering(AFS70)
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Chassis AL active steering
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Chassis EDC Damper Control
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Chassis EPS Electronic Power Steering
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Chassis LDM Longitudinal Dynamics

Management

3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Chassis RDC Tyre pressure control
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive CAS Car Access System
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive DME/DDE(Engine Electronics)
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive DKG Twin-clutch gearbox
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive EGS/AGS(Transmission Control)
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive EKPS fuel-pump control
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive GWS Gear selector switch
3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive VTG Transfer case

 

  1. the good is I can add software if necessary.

It not only works with BMW but also Abarth,Acura,Alfa Romeo,Aston Martin, Audi, AU  Ford,  Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Holden, Jaguar, KIA, Lancia, Lexus, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Scion, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, Toyota, Vauxhall, VW

The link to add software on Foxwell:

http://www.uobdii.com/wholesale/buy-extra-manufacturer-software-for-foxwell-nt520pro-nt530.html

 

Foxwell NT530 BMW Speical Functions:

Bi-directional Test:  

NT530 allows you to use the scan tool temporarily activate or control a vehicle system or component. With this diagnostic tool, the check of electronic components such as switches, sensors, relays, and actuators is made a simple task. It allows you to recalibrate, adapt or configure certain components after making repairs or replacement. Those test includes but not limited to register battery replacement, CAS reset,CO adjustment, delete transport model, disable/enable key.

Oil Service Reset:

Allows you to reset the service lamps on the instrument cluster.

Electronic Parking Brake Service:

Allows you to perform the service and maintenance of brake systems, including deactivation and activation of the brake control system, bleeding brake fluid, opening and closing brake pads, and setting brakes after disc or pad replacement, on BMW vehicles where electronic brake systems are fitted.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Programming:

Allows you to check the tire sensor IDs from the vehicle ECU and to perform TPMS programming and reset after tires and/or TPM sensors are replaced and/or tires are rotated.

ABS/Airbag Services:

Allows you use the scanner temporarily to activate or control anti-lock brake systems and air bags or components.

Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) Calibration:

Allows you perform calibration of the Steering Angle Sensor, which permanently stores the current steering wheel position as straight-ahead in the sensor EEPROM. On successful calibration of the sensor, its fault memory is automatically cleared.

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration:

Allows you perform the DPF cleaning to clear the blockage through continuous burning of the particulates captured in the DPF filter. When a DPF regeneration cycle is completed, the DPF light automatically goes off.

Battery Configuration:

This tool can register battery replacement, but the replace battery must be the SAME BATTERY TYPE and CAPACITY with the ORIGINAL.

Foxwell NT530 BMW vehicle list:

 

BMW: (covers models in the year 2018 or 2019)
1 Series: E81/E82/E87/E88, F20
2 Series: F22 F23 F45 F46
3 Series: E30/E36, E46, E90/E91/E92/E93, F30/F31/F35, F34 F80
4 Series: F32/F33 F36 F82 F83
5 Series: E28, E34, E39, E60/E61, F10/F11, F07, F18
6 Series: E24, E63/E64, F12/F13, F06
7 Series: E23, E32, E38, E65/E66/E68, F01/F02/F04
8 Series: E31
I Series: I01/I12
X Series: X1_E84, X3_E83, X3_F25, X4_F26, X5_E53, X5_E70, X6_E71, X6_E72, X5_F15,X5_F85, X6_F16,X6_F86, X1_F48,
Z Series: Z1_E30, Z4_E85/E86, Z8_E52, Z4_E89

 

MINI: (covers models from 2002 on)
Body Styles Covered
R50: “Mk I” Mini One & Cooper (2001–2006)
R52: “Mk I” Mini Convertible (2004–2008)
R53: “Mk I” Mini Cooper S (2001–2006)
R55: “Mk II” Mini Clubman (2007–present)
R56: “Mk II” Mini Hatch/Hardtop range (2006–2013)
R57: “Mk II” Mini Convertible (2009–present)
R58: Coupé (2012–present)
R59: Roadster (2012–present)
R60: Countryman (2010–present)
R61: Paceman (2013-2016)

F54: Clubman (2016-present)
F55: Hatchback (2014-present)
F56: Hatchback (2014-Present)
F57: Convertible (2014-Present)

Rolls-Royce:
RR1, RR2, RR3, RR4, RR5