Computer System on 2006 BMW 325i
to save money since i no longer have 2 jobs (thats how is was able to purchase this car),i took my BMW to a NON-certified mechanic. Found mechanic via referral from colleague. Any, mechanic is having trouble with computer system on car. What should I do?
What you do depends on what kind of computer system demons that you are battling. What is the car doing wrong?
This is an OBD II vehicle. Your mechanic should be able to plug into the computer using the ALDL (assembly line data link) connector located under the dash to "see" what's going on. At the very least he should be able to pull any trouble codes if your "check engine" light is on. If he can't/ won't it's time to seek another repair facility. If you're not going to take it back to BMW you need to take your car to a facility that specializes in imports. My Nephew found that out the hard way with his '98 528i. HTH. -Jim
Get yourself a USB K+D CAN bus adapter for your computer and download INPA and EDIABAS, you can use this combination to read your own fault codes and get basic live data from the ECU. The software can easily be found and the adapter is cheap as chips :)
It'd be easier to answer if we knew what sort of computer trouble. I mean knowing these cars there's plenty.
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