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Peake R5/FCX3 BMW Code Reset Tool 1987 to 2000

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  • Peake R5/FCX3 BMW Code Reset Tool 1987 to 2000
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Peake R5/FCX3 – BMW Engine Code Tool 1987-2000

(Includes tool and manual)

General Description:

BMW owners and technicians today are facing the urgent need to read and reset BMW’s unique “factory” engine fault codes and lights. This requires a NON-OBDII tool, such as the low cost R5/FCX3 from Peake Research, which will read and reset factory “dealer” codes and reset BMW’s unique dash lights, like the Oilservice - Inspection and engine lights.

Why is "NON-OBDII" so important?

There is a huge difference between OBDII codes and the highly specific “factory” codes. The R5/FCX3 accesses BMW’s vast array of “factory” diagnostic, analysis and repair codes enjoyed by BMW dealers, where OBDII tools and the misleadingly named “Manufacturer Specific OBDII” tools simply will not. Keep in mind, BMW did not go beyond the governments most narrow and basic legal requirement for OBDII code reading in their cars. Therefore OBDII code readers are of virtually no value outside the realm of smog testing.

If your aim is to reset BMW’s unique brand of dash lights, repair, pinpoint and analyze, there is no substitute for “factory” capable tools like the R5/FCX3 made by Peake Research Corporation.

A trusted 20-year reputation:

Since 1989, Peake Tools have been the industry-standard when it comes to electronic diagnostics and reset tools for BMWs. Peake Research’s professional quality tools are simply unsurpassed in value, reliability, ease of use and accuracy. Since 1992, if you open a leading BMW service manual, like Robert Bentley, Mitchell, Haynes, Chilton’s, you will see the tools of Peake Research pictured and recommended.

Connect, Select & Go!

Taking less than 30 seconds to use, the R5/FCX3 requires no batteries, no additional cables, no connectors, no laptop, no software to learn, no special interfaces or downloads. It can only be plugged into one spot, one way. It is truly fool proof - compares in ease with checking your oil, pumping your own gas, etc.

Ordering is easy:

There is an R5-FCX3 available for your year and model BMW, up to 2007. Or if you are a technician, choose the “universal” configuration (87 through 2007). Your order will include everything you need to read engine codes, reset the engine lights and the oilservice/inspection lights, as well as a full parts & labor Manufacturer's Warranty. Start enjoying the pinpoint accuracy of factory codes today, order your R5/FCX3 now!


Affordable – Priced similar to a dealer’s diagnostic feed
Compact – Fits in your glove box
Reads the full range of BMW Proprietary “factory” engine codes specific to your car – not misleading OBDII codes
Resets "Check Engine" and "Service Engine Soon"
Resets the Oilservice and Inspection mileage reminders.
Very easy to use – takes less than 30 seconds
Includes easy to read code chart and instruction manual
90-Day Manufacturer's Parts & Labor Warranty
Recommended by leading service manuals (Bentley, Mitchell, Haynes, All-Data, Chilton’s, etc.)
Technical Specs:
Size: 3.25" x 1.75" diameter
Weight: 177g (8.7oz)(with manual and case)
Compatibility (years): Available 1987-2007 (see “Connection” next and note 1)
Connection: (R5/FCX3) Connects to the round under-hood plug. (R5/FCX316) connects to the under-dash plug.
(R5/FCX3-U) covers both. (See note 1)
Compatible Makes & Nations: BMW only / all nations
Diagnostic range: Reads BMW engine fault codes that trigger the Check Engine and Service Engine Soon warning lights.
Reset Functions: Resets the engine fault codes and Check Engine/Service Engine Soon Lights;
Oilservice/Inspection reminders/countdown lights to 2005
Communication: Will not program or disturb existing firmware
Construction: High impact plastic, gold plated internal connections; 16 bit CPU
Documentation: 44 page, printed paper, code definition / user manual
Note 1: In cars with dual connectors (under-dash + under-hood) the car’s under-dash plug has no reset connections! So you MUST use the “under-hood” tool.
(Example: All BMWs 1996 – 1999, All Z3s and all 740i’s regardless of year are “dual connector” cars. Also note that X5’s and many three series up to mid 2001 are also dual connector). Check the car before ordering.

Peake Tool Functionality Checklist:

Easy Operation: Yes (extremely)
Read BMW Proprietary codes: Yes
Read the same codes the dealer sees: Yes
Read the same number of engine codes as dealer’s tool: yes
Safe for my car: Yes, it’s “fool proof” – even for a determined fool…
Available for BMWs 1987-2007: Yes
Reset oilservice and inspection reminders: Yes
Include everything you need to read and reset engine codes: Yes
Include a code manual with definitions: Yes
Include a 90-day warranty: Yes
Work only on BMWs: Yes
Let you check and reset codes at your convenience: Yes
Instructions so clear they're printed right on the tool: Yes
Operate without interface cables, software, or PC: Yes
Low Cost: Yes
Work with Non-US spec BMWs: Yes
Work with Diesel BMWs: Yes
Click here for the R5/FCX-3 Manual!


The R5/FCX would not reset the brake lining light, the SRS/airbag light, or the ABS brake light. The R5/FCX only resets the check engine, service engine soon, oilservice and inspection lights. However, the Peake Research Corp offers the R5/SRS, Airbag scan and reseet tool, which will scan the airbag codes and reset the airbag light. For more information, click here!

*** A 25% Restocking Fee May Apply. Please Call 1.800.837.3818 For Details ***

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