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Old 09-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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obd 1 and 2

how can u tell wat mode ure car is using obd 1 or obd 2 i have a 323 e46 and have problems with engine mangiment light a mecanic has the obd 2 software but wants too know wat the car uses its a v reg 1999 if that helps lol
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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I can't understand your statement ... but there is an OBD 2 port in the down under the dash close to the steering column. You should be able to read the code from that port. I've done it before.
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I have a similar sound, but not a trrrr, it's a vrroom when I hit the accelerator pedal. it also stops when I take foot off pedal.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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ok thanks ill try that ave no really got a clue about all this sorry just car is in safe mode with eml and engine managment light on
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #6
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On models that old I don't think you can get the BMW specific codes (from the OBDII connector) which could tell better what's wrong. For that there is a round socket port on the passenger side under the hood.
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