Cleared the airbag light on an E36 1995-1999 with Foxwell NT510 scanner OK

I have older cars (i.e. E36 1995-1999) to reset air bag lights, I see Foxwell NT510 scanner can read the codes, but I am not sure whether I still need a different ‘un-named’ tool to reset them. Later, foxwell engineer replied me “I cleared the airbag light on an employee’s E36 the other morning with this Foxwell NT510 tool. So the other tool that shall not be named shouldn’t be needed. “That’s great news; I’ve got four E36’s of varying types so it’s about time I got a Foxwell scan tool… I’m glad I held out all these years, and just happened upon the Foxwell tool while placing a parts order at foxwelltool.com.

 

09/26/2016, I got mine Foxwell Nt510 bmw scanner! I was able to get the 20 pin adapter to fit in the nice carry bag too. The microSD card is a little hard to get out, but I think I’d rather have it recessed and secure than too easy to bump and have it fall out.

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Following list is what I tested ok:

-E36 1995-1999 read the codes OK

 

-A list of some of the more advance features it can do: Activate abs to bleed brakes, auto bleed smg, clutch adaptations, vanos reset adaptations, read vanos adaptations, smg bleed clutch, etc

 

– It can reset TC adaptations on the E83 with the current software package, I have not tested this personally.

 

– Great success! Was able to change the transfer case fluid on the 2007 BMW X3 3.0si and reset the VTG gearbox adaptations. It told me to make sure jumper 15 was set (?) but I did it anyways and it seemed to work.

I accidentally reset the transmission fluid history too, as I didn’t realize there was one, and I thought it was for the transfer case…. the transfer case is the VTG one!

Was not able to reset the standard Oil Service indicator though, as it said the preconditions haven’t been met yet… not sure what those preconditions are however.
Liking the tool more and more as I use it though. With 5 BMWs in the family, it’s a Godsend.

 

I was working with a cold engine and on an inclined driveway….my Z3s and old M3 don’t care obviously, but they are cars with actual dipsticks! Electronic oil level sensors are a whole different ballgame.

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