Thanks for the views and replies. Yes I had run the tests with the engine running for that reason.
I believe that I need to solder pins 7 & 8 on the BMW scanner I ordered from newegg.
The DME and EWS menus were registering as 'not found', and were not bringing up any errors. I opened up the scanner and I don't have any pins soldered the way that some had already come for others. Since my vehicle is a 2005, I have no 20 pin under the hood connection.
I am optimistic that I have additional codes in the DME that I just need to unlock and clear to get rid of my SES light.
Can anyone verify that they unlocked the DME menu from being 'not found' by soldering pins?
Last edited by BavarianBorn; 01-10-2013 at 11:55 AM.