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Old 10-19-2016, 02:31 PM
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Default BMW Scanner 2.1.0 Vs. PA 1.4 Vs. IPNA Vs Carly for BMW

I own a 2008 E60 and want to read and clear error codes. i also would like to read real-time info (oil, coolant, trans fluid temps etc.), coding for battery etc. and more.

I bought INPA with the D-CAN Cable from Amazon. Disc is filled with virus from China and messed up my old XP mini laptop. I haven't tried the cable as no software to use (white board, so maybe it's no good as I read only the green board works). I gave up on it and now seeking another software/hardware option or a better one.

So I joined this board because I want to find a way to clear and read codes and data. I do not want to download software, want it on a disc to buy. I rather not use a smart phone like Carly for BMW.

What are my options?

I saw the P.A.Soft at BMW Scanner E6x (version 2.1.0) looks great, but $1,100?!

Then I saw a video on YouTube; "How to use PA Soft / BMW Scanner 1.4 at a glance" and the narrator said it can be bought online from $30-$40.


Just realized that 1.4 is NOT for the E60

What are my options for diagnostic software/tools for the E60?


OK, just found the subforum section at [Only for registered users... ] with interface/software options.

Anyway, still open to suggestions or opinions.


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Old 03-18-2017, 11:31 PM
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Why you don't want to use Carly?

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Hi, Carly can mess up some control units while coding. Buy a good D-Can cable and use INPA, DIS or ISTA.
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