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    "Beat the Garage" code reader

    Guys,

    ABS, ASC and Seatbelt lights are all aglow in my 98 528i. I have an Antron scan tool however it just reads the check engine codes.

    In searching I found a UK company, above, and they claim that their scan tool can read ABS data from the light reset terminal under the hood, and the check engine codes too. And the stocking stuffer is that it can read the airbag/seatbelt code, and clear it after I fix it.

    Has anybody used this tool?

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    How about a link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimlev View Post
    How about a link?
    This looks like the link Ned is talking about, but I still don't get which scanner (or software), is being questioned.


    http://www.beatthegarage.com/


    Ned, what is the model number of the "device" you are refering to?
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    Get the Peake SRS tool. Cheaper than going to the dealer one time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJDave View Post
    This looks like the link Ned is talking about, but I still don't get which scanner (or software), is being questioned.


    http://www.beatthegarage.com/


    Ned, what is the model number of the "device" you are refering to?
    Dave,
    Model 50.Interestingly a search on "BMW abs fault code reader" finds it on Ebay, however I cannot find it on the beat the garage site. I haven't ordered it yet and will check out that Peake abs reader.
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    Get the Peake SRS tool. Cheaper than going to the dealer one time.
    Thanks Ed,
    In my searching I just missed the Peake tool. You saved me a few bucks.
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    Model 50

    "... Model 50. Interestingly a search on "BMW abs fault code reader" finds it on Ebay, however I cannot find it on the "beatthegarage.com" site."


    Here's my recent eBay message to, and
    response from, 'Beatthegarage.com"


    Hi Guys:

    One quick question about the BMW scanner (Model 50), if I were to order this off your "Beatthegarage.com" web site .... this model number isn't listed there. Is there a reason the Model 50 is not also listed on your main web site?

    -David (USA)

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Answer:

    Hi,

    Simply because we have not added it to our site as yet.
    You are welcome to call us and buy it over the phone.

    Thanks,
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    Guys,

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will probably get the Peake unit that reads the round multi terminal under the hood near the ABS unit. I have an Antron thats fine for the OBD stuff.

    And to add to the plethora of admonitory illumination, the brake pad warning symbol is now aglow. I have the wear sensors pulled off the pads and the reservoir is full so I'm beginning the wondering process. The float switch in the reservoir is an odd design as the float is connected to nothing and can freely move up and down. Is it a magnetic effect?

    I will play with the switch after breakfast tomorrow, perhaps it is stuck at the low position, but as I said, the float floats free.

    I will also remove the wear sensors completely as there may be a sneaky ground there.

    I was able to zap the alarm by holding the key on for awhile but the alarm returned after a few miles.

    Any thoughts?

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