Scan/Reset Tool for BMWs
the BMW factory engine fault codes, resets check-engine,
service engine soon, oilservice and inspection!
R5/FCX-3 Plugs in under the hood
1987 to 2002 ( 2000/01/02 must check
R5/FCX-3-16 Plugs in under the dash
2000-2007 ( 2000/01/02 must check
R5/FCX-3-U For mechanics (1987-2007¹).
Plugs in under dash (16 pin) AND under hood (20 pin) $184.94
- Three year ranges available
- Covers Diesel
- Displays all
BMW-factory engine fault codes; allowing you to do your
own engine diagnostic! A big step up from "generic"
- Resets the Engine
light (i.e. "Check Engine" or "Service Engine
- Resets the Oilservice
and Inspection lights, and service mileage (does not reset
- Very easy to
- Low cost ($149.99)*
- Includes instruction
manual and code chart
- Available in three plug configurations
(20 pin, 16 pin, and 20+16pin for mechanics) to suit your
application. Check compatibility.
to BMW owners:
If you answer
"yes" to any of these questions, you need an R5/FCX-3!
Has your BMW ever stalled, been slow to start, idled poorly or hesitated
during acceleration? Has the Engine light (also known as the "Check
Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light) come on when
everything seemed fine? Have you ever received a costly repair bill
and wondered if the repairs and charges were legitimate?
R5/FCX-3 scan-reset tool from Peake Research, you may be forced
into accepting what the repair/service center tells you and charges
you. Wouldn't it be great to know exactly what's wrong before you
bring your BMW in for a repair? Or, better yet, if you're handy
with tools you can avoid the repair shop altogether- run your own
diagnostic and fix the problem yourself! That is, if your car even
needs a repair. Read on..
the Engine light trying to tell me?
The BMW Engine light can mean any number of things. Sometimes it's
alerting you to the real need for a repair, so the Engine light
is something you should never ignore. But quite often it is merely
indicating one of the many, simple (topped off your coolant, loose
gas cap or oil cap) type problems. Imagine paying a hundred dollars
to a repair shop to tighten your radiator cap and reset the Engine
light. Without the R5/FCX-3, you're stuck staring at your Engine
light until you're in the mood to see the mechanic who can reset
Are you starting to see that the R5/FCX-3 makes great financial
sense? There's more..
As an added benefit, the R5/FCX-3 includes the ability to reset
the oilservice and inspection, routine maintenance lights, and the
maintenance mileage countdown indicator on most 87-04 models. Considering
that an oilservice for a BMW can sometimes equal the price of the
R5/FCX-3, this feature alone is worth the price of the R5/FCX-3.
Note: People often confuse the SI lights "oilservice"
and "inspection" with the CBS system, which does not have
an oilservice or inspection light. It should be noted that on many
05 and later models the R5/FCX3, while fully able to read codes
and reset the Service Engine Soon light up to 2007¹, is unable
to reset the CBS indicator.
Check your 05+ BMW (or 745).
for Mechanics and BMW owners:
- Very easy
for most BMWs from 1987 to
enough to withstand daily use by professional mechanics.
our toughest critics (BMW mechanics), we have succeeded with flying
colors! At this price, every mechanic can afford at least one.
Most BMW owners do not need an adaptor, however in circumstances
where the tool will be used on a variety of BMWs, such as in a repair
shop, an adaptor may be necessary. In such cases you will need to
order the R5/FCX-3-U.
Simplified Tool Selector Chart
¹2006 / 2007 Compatibility: The R5/FCX3 has partial
compatibility with 2007 and 2006 BMWs. Please
click here for more information.