How to: BMW diagnose & do special function by Launch M-diag & Foxwell NT510

DIY users have BMW & Mini vehicles to do basic diagnostic and special functions. The best tools highly recommened are Launch M-diag & Foxwell NT510, which price less than $150. You can’t miss following content. 😀

Vehicle to cover:

BMW & Mini after 1996 year, if it can work with old BMW, that will be better.

Function to perform:

To perform OBD2 diagnosis, coding, register new battery, DPF regeneration, ABS, TPS, EPB, oil reset tool, abs bleeding etc.


Who use and budget:

DIY use, so hope the tool is easy to use and the price less than 150USD.


Working BMW diagnostic and reset tool recommened:

Original Launch M-diag Lite or Original Foxwell NT510


4 reasons to choose Launch M-diag Lite or Original Foxwell NT510:

  1. Made by decent Factories.

Launch M-diag Lite official site:, update online, unlimited after-sale service

Original Foxwell NT510 official site:, update online for 18 months.


  1. Meet the DIY budget:

Bought from, whose tool are worth the money, they works and price cheap.

Launch M-diag Lite, $69.99 incl. shipping

Foxwell NT510, $159 incl. shipping 


  1. Easy to use No need computer:

For Launch M-diag Lite: use a phone (Both Android & IOS works) to download M-diag APP, register user, active adapter, then use phone to diagnose BMW anytime anywhere.


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For Foxwell NT510: all my diag tools are laptop based and it’s a bit of a pain dragging the laptop out and waiting for it to boot up just to reset a service light or something, so having a stand alone tool like this for quick & dirty diagnosis & resets would be pretty good.


  1. Powerful function: both basic diagnostic and special functions works.
  • Launch M-diagLite test report on BMW & Mini

Launch M-diag Lite covers too many BMW models, ECU types, basic diagnostic functions and speicial functions, so I have link a page here:

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  • Foxwell NT510 scanner test OK on BMW & Mini:

PS: Here official BMW function list:


Following are real users’ test reports:

– The included software is not native to Mac computers.

– win10 is compatible.

– Can can provide sensor data from the oil level system on an F82 M4, The M4 apparently can only read the oil level with the iDrive, which we plan on permanently removing for non-street use.

– Allow me to alignment and calibrate fuel injectors on a 2009 535i N54 engine

– Can read codes from a transmission control unit (TCU) on a 2003 e46 325xi.

– Can register a battery to an e90 328i.

– I have a 2007 328i Coupe, NT510 can determine which wheel speed sensor is bad.

– NT510 can read and reset airbag service light. I have an intermittent airbag service light on a 2004 X3 that BMW service cannot track down as it clears from memory before I can get it in for service.

– Have the ability on the 09 BMW E82 135 to scan for ghost codes, and any other stored codes. For example, example it will read codes that you did not get a scanner connected fast enough while the check engine light was on and it goes off before you know what the code actually was.

-Can code new injectors in the BMW 2010 335i.

-Can Re-program the Speed Governor on 2011 e90 328i LCI model, vin WBAPH7C52BE852716…please note: Performance software is required to manipulate top speed limiters.

-Can perform a throttle actuator adaptation on an e92 M3 after replacment

– Is capable of functioning as a universal OBDII reader for all makes in addition to it’s BMW/Mini/RR Specific functions.

– Can work with a 2012 mini cooper countryman s all 4.

– Have E36 OBD1, for OBD1 cars will require adapter ES2992111 to perform function, Available features will be dependent upon the cars abilities. Not all features are compatible with all models.

-Communicates via the obdII plug in the cabin on the E39 M5 2000, no extra adapters needed.

– Whether NT510 can read TPMS codes or not (Specifically to tell which TPMS receiver is malfunctioning), it depends on the vehicle,If your car has the ability to provide this information the tool will be able to pull this data.

– can read and reset O2 sensor readiness codes but will not code them off permanently.

– Updates can be skipped; sequential installation of updates is not required.

– Can reset “Right/Left Cornering light” warnings on 2011 335d caused by after-market halo installation. To properly clear the error code you need halos with proper resistance, this will cause the car’s computer to automatically reset the warnings.

– I own a 2011 335i N55. all functions are supported across the E93 series.

– Able to reset the (sas) steering angle sensor

– Ok to reset the Airbag/seatbelt light on Mini Cooper S R56.

– Ok to modulate the e-parking brake on a 2012 BMW F10 to enable a rear brake job with rotor replacement.

– Module recoding and programing is possible with this tool.

– Availability of features of this nature will vary heavily model to model and year to year.

–  Can register new tire pressure monitoring sensors.

– Can do VANOS test, Idle Sync etc for e46 m3.

-Can activate the abs unit in order to bleed it on a 2008-011 m3.

– Can do battery registrations and coding on BMW and mini cooper.

– Be able to code a new battery on 08-2011 M3’s.

– To make NT510 is compatible with the early E36 (The car has ads modules for Abs and srs), need the 20 pin adapter ES2992111.

– Can reset the adaptations needed after an e46 m3 smg clutch change.

– Allow for line code changes when programming car options, such as automatic door locking.

– Enable auto rear window defogger for GM5 module on BMW E46. E46 general module coding is possible.

– Can perform the dynamic drive reset for a 2002 745.

– Reset the transfer case oil wear indicator on BMW e83.

– Be able to display the sensor’s output if this function is registered by the car’s dme.

– Can pull codes from the SRS system and reset the light once all issues are corrected-

– Able to reset transfer case adaptations after transfer case fluid change in an F32.

– Allow coding of the LCM and GM on BMW vehicles.

– Have the ability to program new ABS components to current vehicle.

– Can code for Xenon headlight conversions and also for activating *Sirius Retrofit Enable Code (FSC)* for Mini Cooper R56’s, but only some models not all.

– Can read BMW Specific (Shadow/Hidden Codes)

– Can code injectors and new battery on 2008 BMW 135i.