This post include Foxwell NT510 reviews &BMW INPA reviews, which help you decide which one to own.
Foxwell NT510 compare INPA:
1. INPA is the official BMW service software, but it is also more complex.
BMW INPA requires the computer skills to install and use NCSexpert, INPA, tool32.
Read BMW INPA installation procedure
2. Foxwell NT510 is a good handheld scanner.
BMW INPA reviews:
1. I have a few older BMWs in addition to my e65, so I have used DIS, INPA, ISTA, etc.
2. I have been using INPA for reading and clearing codes.
4. BMW E90 OBD2 scanner -use BMW INPA and a $20 cable if you had a old computer.
*A much cheaper and basically has all the coding functions is INPA. The only problem is that even though INPA can do all basic stuff that you need but it seems complicate to operate than other scanners.
*INPA full diagnostic for BMW is excellent software, though some limited release models tend not to be covered but it works well on E-series cars. In short, INPA is cost-effective for economic nervous people.
* Inpa is the best for diagnosis of BMW cars because it is made for bmw. Sure that it is possible to access all units and that the faults are displayed correctly. Also you can get the cables for the older models very cheap and the software even for free in the Internet.
The negative aspect is that it requires a computer and will not work on smartphones. Not much convenient.
*INPA is an excellent product, but does not have full model/variant coverage and being a factory product can be difficult to keep updated.
I assume that people focus on their own model, so INPA is for me the best regarding price and functionality if you only need it for your own model or a (small) range of models.
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Foxwell NT510 reviews:
– For the e66, I would recommend foxwell NT510. They are on sale right now for $149 at foxwelltool.com.
There are mainly two difference bettween Schwaben tool and Foxwell, one is Schwaben tool with the BMW specific software pre loaded, another one is foxwell NT510 comes with no specific software preloaded but allow users to add up to
5 car brands software among 17 car brands.
The same: lifetime updates are provided & update online
– it scans all kinds of stuff on our E39, E46 & E90.
-for reading and clearing codes, plus I registered my battery, reset trans adaptation, coding/service features like Electronic Parking Brake, oil service indicator. It can do so much more as well for a reasonable price.
– The included software is not native to Mac computers.
– win10 is compatible.
– Can provide sensor data from the oil level system on an F82 M4, The M4 apparently can only read the oil level with the iDrive, which we plan on permanently removing for non-street use.
– Allow me to alignment and calibrate fuel injectors on a 2009 535i N54 engine
– Can read codes from a transmission control unit (TCU) on a 2003 e46 325xi.
– Can register a battery to an e90 328i.
– I have a 2007 328i Coupe, NT510 can determine which wheel speed sensor is bad.
– NT510 can read and reset airbag service light. I have an intermittent airbag service light on a 2004 X3 that BMW service cannot track down as it clears from memory before I can get it in for service.
– Have the ability on the 09 BMW E82 135 to scan for ghost codes, and any other stored codes. For example, example it will read codes that you did not get a scanner connected fast enough while the check engine light was on and it goes off before you know what the code actually was.
-Can code new injectors in the BMW 2010 335i.
-Can Re-program the Speed Governor on 2011 e90 328i LCI model, VIN WBAPH7C52BE852716…please note: Performance software is required to manipulate top speed limiters.
-Can perform a throttle actuator adaptation on an e92 M3 after replacement
– Is capable of functioning as a universal OBDII reader for all makes in addition to it’s BMW/Mini/RR Specific functions.
– Can work with a 2012 mini cooper countryman s all 4.
– Have E36 OBD1, for OBD1 cars will require adapter ES2992111 to perform function, Available features will be dependent upon the cars abilities. Not all features are compatible with all models.
-Communicates via the OBDII plug in the cabin on the E39 M5 2000, no extra adapters needed.
– Whether NT510 can read TPMS codes or not (Specifically to tell which TPMS receiver is malfunctioning), it depends on the vehicle, If your car has the ability to provide this information the tool will be able to pull this data.
– can read and reset O2 sensor readiness codes but will not code them off permanently.
– Updates can be skipped; sequential installation of updates is not required.
– Can reset “Right/Left Cornering light” warnings on 2011 335d caused by after-market halo installation. To properly clear the error code you need halos with proper resistance, this will cause the car’s computer to automatically reset the warnings.
– I own a 2011 335i N55. all functions are supported across the E93 series.
– Able to reset the (sas) steering angle sensor
– Ok to reset the Airbag/seatbelt light on Mini Cooper S R56.
– Ok to modulate the e-parking brake on a 2012 BMW F10 to enable a rear brake job with rotor replacement.
– Module recoding and programming is possible with this tool.
– Availability of features of this nature will vary heavily model to model and year to year.
– Can register new tire pressure monitoring sensors.
– Can do VANOS test, Idle Sync etc for e46 m3.
-Can activate the abs unit in order to bleed it on a 2008-011 m3.
– Can do battery registrations and coding on BMW and mini cooper.
– Be able to code a new battery on 08-2011 M3’s.
– To make NT510 is compatible with the early E36 (The car has ads modules for Abs and srs), need the 20 pin adapter ES2992111.
– Can reset the adaptations needed after an e46 m3 smg clutch change.
– Allow for line code changes when programming car options, such as automatic door locking.
– Enable auto rear window defogger for GM5 module on BMW E46. E46 general module coding is possible.
– Can perform the dynamic drive reset for a 2002 745.
– Reset the transfer case oil wear indicator on BMW e83.
– Be able to display the sensor’s output if this function is registered by the car’s dme.
– Can pull codes from the SRS system and reset the light once all issues are corrected-
– Able to reset transfer case adaptations after transfer case fluid change in an F32.
– Allow coding of the LCM and GM on BMW vehicles.
– Have the ability to program new ABS components to current vehicle.
– Can code for Xenon headlight conversions and also for activating *Sirius Retrofit Enable Code (FSC)* for Mini Cooper R56’s, but only some models not all.
– Can read BMW Specific (Shadow/Hidden Codes)
– Can code injectors and new battery on 2008 BMW 135i.
– reset my wife’s X5 remaining mileage countdown after I refilled the DEF. I was really impressed with his Foxwell with all the options that were given for BMWs.
Here are screen shot pics that I found online of some of the functions …
Foxwell NT510 is a good handheld scanner, which tend to be private custom service, download the car brand and set the language you want according to your need.
BMW Inpa is reliable old BMW specific software, which is more complex to install and can perform diagnosing and coding etc.