Actually, Foxwell nt510/nt520 scanner is one of the most cost-effective scanners in the market, and the following reviews of customers can prove it.
Foxwell NT520 BMW Software display:
NT520 BMW Car models list:
BMW MODELS COVERED 1987-Present
1 Series – E81, E82, E87, E88, 1M, F20, F21
2 Series – F22, F23, F45, F46, F87
3 Series – E30, E36, E46, E90, E91, E92, E93, F30, F31, F35, F34, F80
4 Series – F32, F33, F36, F83, F83
5 Series – E28, E34, E39, E60, E61, M5, GT(F07), F10, F11, F18
6 Series – E24, E63, E64, M6, F12, F13, F06
7 Series – E23, E32, E38, E65, E66, F01, F02, F03, F04, G11, G12
8 Series – E31
I Series – I01, I12
X1 – E84, F48, F49
X3 – E83, F25
X4 – F26
X5 – E53, E70, X5M, F15, F85
X6 – E71, E72, X6M, F16, F86
Z1 – E30
Z3 – E36, Z3M
Z4 – E85, E86, E89, M
Z8 – E52
MINI For Most Models 2002-Present
Body Styles Covered
R50: “Mk I” Mini One & Cooper (2001–2006)
R52: “Mk I” Mini Convertible (2004–2008)
R53: “Mk I” Mini Cooper S (2001–2006)
R55: “Mk II” Mini Clubman (2007–present)
R56: “Mk II” Mini Hatch/Hardtop range (2006–2013)
R57: “Mk II” Mini Convertible (2009–present)
R58: Coupé (2012–present)
R59: Roadster (2012–present)
R60: Countryman (2010–present)
R61: Paceman (2013-2016)
F54: Clubman (2016-present)
F55: Hatchback (2014-present)
F56: Hatchback (2014-Present)
F57: Convertible (2014-Present)
Rolls-Royce MODELS COVERED
RR1, RR2, RR3, RR4, RR5
Foxwell NT510/NT520 BMW Reviews:
I ended up buying a Foxwell NT510 and am happy with it.
It has an impressive range of capabilities, far more than my other ELM 327 based apps, reading a large range of modules on the car and displaying many “hidden” codes – ie codes that don’t set any dash lamp errors.
2 features that came in especially handy were the airbag test and transfer case test functions.
The airbag test confirmed that the issue with the airbag was a faulty passenger seat mat sensor. The error can’t be reset without replacement (or putting in the kluge that masks the fault and makes the module think things are OK). As the issue is limited to the sensor only and the airbag is still functional, this gives some time to decide how / when to make the fix. At least we know that the car has airbags in the event of a collision – all that will happen is the passenger bag will deploy even if the seat is empty.
More importantly, the transfer case tests showed that the fluid required change (code 54C6 was set). Once I decided to change it, this leads me to also pull the actuator motor on spec to make sure the gear wheel that has caused problems for many was OK (there were no codes that indicated it was bad). I’m glad I did as I found the gear was worn to the point it was only a matter of time until it failed to operate and the car defaulted to the limp home state when running the calibration routine (which it does on every shut down).
For these things alone, the tool has paid for itself.
2 thumbs up!
I like my NT510. Last weekend, I changed the fuel filter, the auto transmission filter/pan, and differential oil.
With the NT510, I was able to activate the lift fuel pump to purge the air and reset the transmission adaptation. Everything went smoothly. I also have Carly BMW but I will say the NT510 is way superior to Carly.
The ONLY low-cost tool I’ve ever seen that support multiple OEMs is the Foxwell NT510/520, which is £150, and allows multiple OEM-specific software packages to be purchased and loaded into the device for ~$60 each. The BMW-software for the NT510 is EXCELLENT, and provides access to not only the engine computer, but virtually ALL computers on the car – Engine, transmission, brakes, ABS, Traction Control, Air Bags, Audio, Navigation, Climate Control, Locks, Alarm, etc. etc.
In my book, the ONLY scanner to buy at the present time is the Foxwell. The initial £150 purchase includes ONE OEM-specific software package, so if you ONLY need a BMW scanner, £150 is your total price. It is an EXCELLENT scanner, and mine has already paid for itself many times over in the ~9 months I’ve owned it.
I can vouch for the Foxwell NT520 with BMW software, used it on both the E90 as well as a mini. Does everything it says it will.