BMW's factory tool is the GT-1. The aftermarket shop that wants this level of capability can achieve it through the use of the ProgRama PCRetriever with special BMW setup for laptop!.... Call us for pricing, PC requirements and set-up fees.


VeDiS is the latest new scanner for the BMW line of vehicles. This scan tool, manufactured by Autoland Scientech, will access the Engine, Transmission, ABS System and SRS Air Bag systems and many more. Capabilities include pulling codes, reading live data stream, clearing codes and bi-directional control of selected components/systems, coding controllers as well as service light resets.

This scan tool is by far the best value scanner for servicing these cars as well as some of the other commonly requested vehicle lines: Mercedes-Benz, VW-Audi and Volvo. The VeDiS can also be ordered with a very impressive Asian line cartridge. To view a PDF file on vehicle coverages click on this EUROPEAN SPECIFICATIONS link. Also available with ASIAN coverages.

Autoland's iScan

BMW Service can be performed with the Autoland Scientic's iScan tool. This tool, althought not the OEM tool, does a very good job of reading these vehicles. Coverage includes data stream, Codes and bi-directional controls as well as the ability of 'synchronizing' various components/systems after an install. Along with presenting data in a digital format, the iScan also allows for data graphing on the larger then normal viewing screen. Current model year coverages goes from 1988 to 2001. For a current list of BMW coverages, click here to see the latest update released in November 2003.

The iScan, available from OEMTools.com, can also be configured to work on Mercedes-Benz, VW/Audi, Volvo, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota. Call us to determine if this tool is sufficient for the types of service you shop is currently performing.


Todd Poynter

Advanced Diagnostic Solutions

Poynter Distributing Inc.

Office/Mobile: 317-776-3878

Fax: 530-380-9741

email: t.poynter@sbcglobal.net