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on the r50 gen one mini inpa is the best bet its a bmw diagnostics that includes the gen 1 mini,,, or autocom cdp plus will work with it on a pretty good level i have one had it for 6 years now and have used the hell out of it covers any car on road with eobd socket up to 2016 ish cost £40 ish on ebay proper workshop level of diagnostics cover abs and airbag and code some keys code injectors and fuel pump and on electronic handbrakes will encode them will allow for pads changes ie holds winds caliper off etc, just cant beat to be honest for the money
 

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below link autocom
below link inpa but will need a windows xp laptop with service patch 3 to run it

autocom is more user friendly works on windows 10 best value works on everything
 

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I use a couple of tools on the mini. The Autocom similar to that posted by Mike above (very good functionality and has active tests on the mini) and a Launch CRP123. This is a self contained tool (not laptop based) with the ability to read fault codes/live data from all the ECUs. It doesn't have the active tests of the Autocom but is a lot more user friendly.
 

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I use a couple of tools on the mini. The Autocom similar to that posted by Mike above (very good functionality and has active tests on the mini) and a Launch CRP123. This is a self contained tool (not laptop based) with the ability to read fault codes/live data from all the ECUs. It doesn't have the active tests of the Autocom but is a lot more user friendly.
i have access to snap on scan tool as well which is loads of money for tool and updates i still rather use the autocom on jobs handy to be able to run the internet on it at same time handy for some funny faults searching if others have had same issues with a car,, i found by telling my antivirus that autocom is safe etc and allowed to be used at same time its works a treat,, i also have wurth wow snooper so rather than use two different interfaces i copy'd the driver and permissions folder from autocom in to wurth folders on c;drive on laptop works a treat,,
i did look at buying autel once think for the coverage i want in line with autocom or better was around £600 with updates etc and the £100 tools were just no better than a universal scanner would ever be,, in 6 years of using the autocom i have not found anything beat me yet always got it fixed worked it out with that scanner and muliti meter and a scope,, the only massive one is body control modules saying that autocom will encode many of them from new, but that gear i send off to a guy who is a wizard he can clone anything can even do latest cars where speedo and mileage is stored where dealers will only fit a new unit to zero on mileages and he can reset the mileage to what was on old units,, i do a lot of frence stuff with BSI and hand brake modules etc £1000 bill from dealers last one i had cloned was £80 plus the secondhand unit, even main ecu can clone those as well same money ish
 
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