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Old February 15th, 2015, 10:21   #1
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Does anyone have experience with this tool?
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Old February 15th, 2015, 10:26   #2
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See this thread. Overpriced.

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Old February 20th, 2015, 19:48   #3
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The "dongle" is a microsd card reader that you use to update the software. I mentioned it in my post in the other thread.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 18:47   #4
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Old July 21st, 2016, 03:22   #5
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i think this tool not bad ,and many scanner copy from China,but this is original,
Foxwell NT500. I bought this from http://www.foxwelltool.com a few months ago. It is in Brand new shape. You can scan and program your audi or VW. worth every penny!

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Old December 12th, 2016, 01:44   #6
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Since I need diagnose and coding other models besides VAG models, I got Foxwell NT510 scanner.
Here Foxwell NT510 scanner test report:
1. OK list...
- The included software is not native to Mac computers.
- win10 is compatible.
- Can can provide sensor data from the oil level system on an F82 M4, The M4 apparently can only read the oil level with the iDrive, which we plan on permanently removing for non-street use.
- Allow me to alignment and calibrate fuel injectors on a 2009 535i N54 engine
- Can read codes from a transmission control unit (TCU) on a 2003 e46 325xi.
- Can register a battery to an e90 328i.
- I have a 2007 328i Coupe, NT510 can determine which wheel speed sensor is bad.
- NT510 can read and reset airbag service light. I have an intermittent airbag service light on a 2004 X3 that BMW service cannot track down as it clears from memory before I can get it in for service.
- Have the ability on the 09 BMW E82 135 to scan for ghost codes, and any other stored codes. For example, example it will read codes that you did not get a scanner connected fast enough while the check engine light was on and it goes off before you know what the code actually was.
-Can code new injectors in the BMW 2010 335i.
-Can Re-program the Speed Governor on 2011 e90 328i LCI model, vin WBAPH7C52BE852716...please note: Performance software is required to manipulate top speed limiters.
-Can perform a throttle actuator adaptation on an e92 M3 after replacment
- Is capable of functioning as a universal OBDII reader for all makes in addition to it's BMW/Mini/RR Specific functions.
- Can work with a 2012 mini cooper countryman s all 4.
- Have E36 OBD1, for OBD1 cars will require adapter ES2992111 to perform function, Available features will be dependent upon the cars abilities. Not all features are compatible with all models.
-Communicates via the obdII plug in the cabin on the E39 M5 2000, no extra adapters needed.
- Whether NT510 can read TPMS codes or not (Specifically to tell which TPMS receiver is malfunctioning), it depends on the vehicle,If your car has the ability to provide this information the tool will be able to pull this data.
- can read and reset O2 sensor readiness codes but will not code them off permanently.
- Updates can be skipped; sequential installation of updates is not required.
- Can reset "Right/Left Cornering light" warnings on 2011 335d caused by after-market halo installation. To properly clear the error code you need halos with proper resistance, this will cause the car's computer to automatically reset the warnings.
- I own a 2011 335i N55. all functions are supported across the E93 series.
- Able to reset the (sas) steering angle sensor
- Ok to reset the Airbag/seatbelt light on Mini Cooper S R56.
- Ok to modulate the e-parking brake on a 2012 BMW F10 to enable a rear brake job with rotor replacement.
- Module recoding and programing is possible with this tool.
- Availability of features of this nature will vary heavily model to model and year to year.
- Can register new tire pressure monitoring sensors.
- Can do VANOS test, Idle Sync etc for e46 m3.
-Can activate the abs unit in order to bleed it on a 2008-011 m3.
- Can do battery registrations and coding on BMW and mini cooper.
- Be able to code a new battery on 08-2011 M3's.
- To make NT510 is compatible with the early E36 (The car has ads modules for Abs and srs), need the 20 pin adapter ES2992111.
- Can reset the adaptations needed after an e46 m3 smg clutch change.
- Allow for line code changes when programming car options, such as automatic door locking.
- Enable auto rear window defogger for GM5 module on BMW E46. E46 general module coding is possible.
- Can perform the dynamic drive reset for a 2002 745.
- Reset the transfer case oil wear indicator on BMW e83.
- Be able to display the sensor's output if this function is registered by the car's dme.
- Can pull codes from the SRS system and reset the light once all issues are corrected-
- Able to reset transfer case adaptations after transfer case fluid change in an F32.
- Allow coding of the LCM and GM on BMW vehicles.
- Have the ability to program new ABS components to current vehicle.
- Can code for Xenon headlight conversions and also for activating *Sirius Retrofit Enable Code (FSC)* for Mini Cooper R56's, but only some models not all.
- Can read BMW Specific (Shadow/Hidden Codes)
- Can code injectors and new battery on 2008 BMW 135i.

2. NT510 scanner test report Fail lis:
- NT510 scanner cannot remove the top rpm limiter on a bmw z4m roadster 2007, performance tuning software is required to remove top speed limiters.
- Can't retract the calipers on a 2005 BMW x5 4.4i e53. The E53 does not have electronically controlled calipers. On the E53 you'll manually compress the pistons after removing the caliper, please see the following tools to assist you with this task, ES8211 ES9747 ES2153340

Where to buy Foxwell NT510 Multi-System Scanner?
bought from the dealer www.foxwelltool.com, the customer service is helpful, they response quickly.

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Old June 4th, 2018, 21:05   #7
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Updated myself here:
foxwell nt510 will be stop producing,only nt520 can replace it

the foxwell Company release a new tool NT520 - the upgrade version of NT510.
foxwell Company claim Foxwell NT520 has a upgraded hardware and adds Mercedes Benz / Lancia car brands. NT520 supports full system scan and special functions:Oil service reset functions on selected make and Electronic Park Brake (EPB) features on selected make, it can't support DPF Reset, SAS,TPS/TBA, Battery Configuration, TPMS/CVT/Injector/Odometer/Gear Learn and other service maintenance function as NT510.
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Old June 7th, 2018, 10:05   #8
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lanrceds what you are not telling is that the gadget only comes with software for one car ie maybe VAG. Any others you have to purchase and download software for.

With the VCDS you can copy all settings as a file to your computer and make the desired changes. If something goes awry you can always see the pre-changes and reset to that.
It seems to me this unit could not do that?
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Old June 8th, 2018, 09:11   #9
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I bought and used the foxwell 510 for a while , I found it was limited compared too vcds. the deal breaker was it wouldn't read the ash levels on my golf foxwell tried all sorts too make it happen but no joy. so in the end I sent it back too the seller and got a vcds system instead and never looked back.
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Old June 8th, 2018, 15:53   #10
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It's an established fact that the VCDS device is the best tool for the money.
But we're always looking for cheaper options, much depends on what you want it to do.
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