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Is Durametric Cable compatible with other vehicles?

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I use Durametric for my Porsche and I am trying to firure out if I can use the same cable on my BMW to chase down a CEL. I tried it last night with no success using CarSoft software for BMW as well as the Durametric. If anyone has any experience getting cross functionality between vehicles using the same cable I would be greatly interested.

I don't necessarily need full functionality and visibility of all "hidden" codes, just the basics at this point. Since CEL is on, it should be a code that any generic OBD2 scanner/software can read. I assume the Durametric cable has the same pin connection configuration for the basic code readouts.

Since I've already spent the $250+ on the Durametric Enthusiast cable/software it just seems reasonable that I could get some readouts on a BMW using the same stuff without having to drop another $250+ for something that is BMW specific.


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No, Durametric only works on Porsche cars. For bimmers, you need something like Bavarian Technic scanner, which is the equivalent of Durametric but for bimmers. Do you use an Android phone?

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If it does anything connected to a BMW, it would be purely a coincidence; Porsche diagnostics are pretty unique, even tools designed for VW ( a sister company) have very limited utility on a Porsche. You would be better off getting a generic OBD II scanner....

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