Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

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Ztew4rt
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Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

Post by Ztew4rt » Fri 17 Aug, 2012 21:48

Hi. Forgive me as I am a newbie here, but is there a scanner tool that can be bought for a reasonable sum, that will allow not just the resetting of fault lights etc, but will allow programming of functions like auto door locking and those other options.

I just got my z4 second hand from a main dealer, but didn't know about the programmable options at the time, now my local dealer (not where I bought the car) wants to charge me £40 for pluging in the scanner, plus £8-95 for each item that is programmed!

I figured this must be something I could do myself?

Hope someone can help...

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Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

Post by jimmithemoonlite » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 21:16

Hi,

Yes there is a tool called "carly for bmw" available from ebay and Amazon for £40-£50 but they are specific to either I.O.S. Or Android but cost the same.
Then go onto Google play or Apple app store and purchase the carly for bmw app PRO.
The app costs around £47, then just follow the installation instructions then you are ready to use your Apple or Android device which will list all the functions and parameters you can change.
Hope that helps

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Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

Post by Gazza » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 21:56

I believe the IOS version requires a Bluetooth adaptor.
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Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

Post by Robert T » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 23:03

Well I was sufficiently unimpressed with Carly Lite to not want to buy the Pro edition. It claimed to have read 3 out of a possible 33 ECUs on my car. INPA can manage 5, and that is pretty much all there is! The adapter I have doesn't seem to want to connect to an 07 plate 120d, but INPA should with the right adapter. It should also handle Z4s. For £50 including the adapter and various other software for programming, I think it is much better value for money. I am also looking at an Android version of INPA/EDIABAS at the moment, but it seems to be in its infancy, though after some fiddling I got it to read the error memories on my car.

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Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

Post by Joycey » Sun 30 Jul, 2017 11:05

I have the pro setup with my iphone, App was £48 and the Carly dongle £68. It's been faultless so far. I have programmed peoples roofs, cleared faults etc etc. Works very well on both Z3's and Z4's, It also has a very handy function for checking second hand cars for tamper etc.
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Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

Post by gookah » Sun 30 Jul, 2017 19:37

I have carly pro on my samsung android phone. I have been able to code loads on the E85 Z4, and its very clear and easy to do.
It wouldn't code anything on the z3 which i hoped it would, and I cannot connect using a Samsung tablet which is a shame.
Not cheap though, I have the cable version and altogether it was about £80. but I can code whenever I want now.
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Re: Z4 programmable functions scanner tool

Post by Robert T » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 12:22

I should add that when I was testing on Android, I was using my existing BMTechnic cable and adapter that I normally use with INPA on a PC, but with an OTG (On The Go) adapter cable from a Samsung tablet. Not sure why it couldn't read the other 2 ECUs when it was using exactly the same adapter. The other software I was testing was Deep OBD, which is free, but it fell over during the automated scanning procedure and I finished up writing a config file specific to my car to drive it, but the big plus is that it uses EDIABAS and the same ECU scripts as INPA under the covers. I am watching this project with interest.

Cheers R.
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