The latest BMW scan tool and app: OBDeleven BMW application features explained
#obdelevenThe latest BMW scan tool and app: OBDeleven BMW application features explained

Following the launch of the OBDeleven BMW application, you might be wondering what did it bring to the table to the drivers of the three brands associated with the BMW Group, namely BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce. While the drivers of cars built by either of the manufacturers have long enjoyed various aftermarket solutions for their vehicles, the latest release from OBDeleven offers a software-based customization solution with exclusive features.

The biggest advantage of the newly-launched application is that firstly, it is easy to use for every driver. As such, even regular drivers who are more concerned about their commute rather than the performance of their car, can go and use OBDeleven to diagnose and customize their vehicles easily.

BMW coding done for you

A perfect example of how even daily drivers can use OBDeleven to customize their BMW, or any other vehicle is the feature called One-Click Apps. These pre-made coding functions help users enable hidden features, as well as enable or disable various other features on your car.

For example, if you want to enable Video In Motion on your 3-series BMW for the passenger to watch while the car is moving, there is a One-Click App for that. Much like you can enable the iDrive startup animation when the head unit is turning on the NBT EVO Navigation system (S609A). You can also further “sportify” your dashboard by enabling Sport Displays on your BMW, which will showcase the real-time numbers of kilowatts and torque on the head unit.

These features and more can be enabled or disabled instantly with One-Click Apps, as they have been prepared and coded by the development team at OBDeleven. Thus, no programming knowledge is required from the users’ side, enabling daily drivers to customize their BMW, MINI, or Rolls-Royce cars. If anything, users can always request additional One-Click Apps on the OBDeleven forum to truly redefine their driving experience.

Diagnostic or scanning tool

Another feature that OBDeleven offers to its community is easily-accessible dealership-level diagnostics. Eliminating the need for heavy and uncomfortable equipment, the small Bluetooth device provides all of the information you would need to determine an issue following a warning light on the dashboard.

Even if there is no critical fault, which would be displayed on the dashboard, a full scan can reveal any potential issues you might have that could turn critical sooner rather than later. 

The full scan procedure goes through all of the control units, such as the engine, gearbox, braking system, electronics, and others, looking over whether there are any fault codes present. If there are, you will be able to read about the fault and receive the exact code, which will help you find out more about the issue and what kind of parts you would need to look into to alleviate the issue.

One of the underlooked benefits is that you can avoid a trip to the workshop or dealership, which can save you money, as you will not have to pay for diagnostics at either of those locations. If you are repairing it yourself, it will be also much easier than randomly guessing what went wrong with your car, providing great benefit from doing a scan with OBDeleven.

Information about all of your connected vehicles

If you have a few cars in your family garage, the Garage function will show all of the cars that you have connected to your account via the OBDeleven device, as well as showcasing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and other details about your BMW, MINI, or Rolls-Royce.

When you enter the Garage tab on the OBDeleven app, you can see the series and the model of the car you have plugged the OBD-II device in, as well as the VIN, the year or the year range when the vehicle was built, as well as information about the control units present on the automobile. You can also view all of the One-Click Apps that are potentially available on it – including those that might not be available on your exact car due to the differences in equipped control units – allowing you to view the potential modifications you can do to your car once you plug in the device into the OBD-II port.

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