Foxwell NT510 scanner review on BMW E60 M5, VW golf 05 and GM 05 malibu

I bought Foxwell NT510 multi-system scan tool at China foxwellshop based on a small handful of good reviews (but few negatives ones). Thus far I am satisfied. Registered a user name and download the GM software, after that I pay additonal BMW and VAG software. I would like to share here my personal experience on this NT510 scanner.


NT510 scanner review on BMW E60 M5:

I got the BMW program & was amazed at how much it does! The Foxwell NT510 interface is very easy and straight forward.I was having some unexplained problems with my E60 M5(Like everyone else) And Foxwell NT510 was able to read the BMW specific modules very easily and help me diagnose the problems. You will ultimately save money owning this. It is small, and you will feel like a pro being able to read, and reset the BMW specific codes. This is far beyond a regular OBDII scanner.


You can also preform BMW maintenance functions such as registering a new battery, read and clear adaptations, activate and test all of the modules individually, engage the transmission, among many others.


This is the best scan tool for BMW DIYers i have come across so i’m sure it’s great for the other makes’ programs too. Highly recommend!


NT510 scanner review on 2005 vw golf:

NT510 tool is freakin’ awesome on the VW/Audi cars! It is able to adjust the electronic throttle on a 2005 vw golf. It did the job with ease.The number of things it can check and adjust is pretty amazing. It’s easy to use, and you really don’t need an instruction manual. I frankly expected less, but was pleasantly surprised by a very comprehensive menu.


NT510 scanner review on For GM 05 malibu:

I’m using Foxwell NT510 for GM. The website would not recognize the serial number when I tried to register the tool, but that was solved in a timely manner by an email to . I was able to download the GM software (not pre-installed, but free once the tool is registered).


All functions seem to work well. I tried NT510 on GM 05 malibu, it will autoconnect / read the VIN on my 05 malibu.


It will not auto-read my 03 gmc, but I know it is a “K” series so that is easy to enter manually 08 Acadia will not auto, and it is a “lambda” and that isn’t one of the choices. I haven’t contacted anyone, but reviews say that the mfgr is responsive.


I can see all the ABS and SRS data. I haven’t tried anything like the Throttle body cal or abs auto-bleed, but the options exist.


I did try to calibrate tire size on the 03 gmc, and it didn’t work. Again I have not had the time to work through tech support yet.

Overall happy with the purchase


In conclusion:

Foxwell NT510 is great! There is no VIN lock so it can be used on as many vehicles as you want for the make you buy plus works as universal OBD for generic like check engine.

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Foxwell NT510 scanner review on BMW E60 M5, VW golf 05 and GM 05 malibu