bimmer-tool requires a reliable OBD adapter. Cheap or no-name adapters will not work properly.
K+D-Can USB cable
INPA-compatible cable is the most reliable and recommended adapter. You will also need USB-OTG adapter to connect the cable to your phone. For F/G a cable with a switch is required.
ENET cable/WiFi adapter for F/G series
The application supports ENET cable and Enet WiFi adapters. Enet cable requires additional USB to Ethernet adapter. In order to use ENET connection you need to either enable Ethernet tethering or set static IP under Ethernet connection settings:
- IP: 169.254.250.250
- Subnet: 255.255.0.0
- DNS: 0.0.0.0
- Gateway: 0.0.0.0
How to enable Ethernet tethering: youtube.com/watch?v=a8ycCy9kF_s&t
How to set static IP address: youtube.com/watch?v=-Mw_Cqkfyk4&t=2s
Enet WiFi adapter do not require IP configuration, however mobile data transmission may needed to be disabled in order to use ENET Wifi.
Bluetooth connection is slower than USB. Only genuine ELM327 or PIC18-based adapters will work. Bluetooth adapters work well with cars above 2007. In older cars app functionality may be limited or app may not work at all. Please find recommended Bluetooth adapters below:
Vgate vLinker MC
Vgate vLinker FS
Vgate vLinker BM
Vgate vLinker FD
For UniCarScan adapters select option: D-Can mode: MODE2 in connection settings.
Veepeak OBDCheck BLE
ELM WiFi connection is also slower than USB and app functionality is limited in cars up to 2007. Some phones may need disabling mobile data transmission in order to use WiFi adapter.
Dependng on car model/year the app may require a different adapter. For older cars K+DCan USB connection is required. In these models the app may not support other modules than engine.
For F/G series all types of adapters are supported. See the table below for details.
|K+DCan USB or ELM327|
|K+DCan USB or ELM327 or ENET|
|1′||E81 / E87|
|F20 / F21 / F40 / F52|
|E90 / E91|
|F30 / F31 / G20 / G21|
|E60 / E61|
|F10/ F11 / G30 / G31|
|F48 / F49|
|F25 / G01 / G08|
|F15 / G05|