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Access your BMW's hidden information

Understand errors behind the engine light, save money on servicing, code your BMW and more. Simply use the Carly app - Android and iOS - and the Carly Universal adapter.

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Clear fault codes with the BMW Diagnostic App
Car Diagnostics

Understand your car's health

Carly can read out fault codes from all important built-in electronic control units, going deeper than OBD-level. You will receive the exact same code any professional garage would, together with an interpretation of the severity.

Car Coding

Disable the automatic Start-Stop

Carly can help you disable annoying features, like the automatic engine Start-Stop system.

Disable the automatic Start-Stop with the BMW Coding App
Clear fault codes with the BMW Diagnostic App
Car Diagnostics

Clear fault codes

After performing diagnostics, you get a fault report, but not every fault code implies a current defect. Clear the OBD- and manufacturer level codes and perform a second diagnostic. The codes that stay need your attention.

“Knowing what was wrong with the engine, I didn't drive further. This saved me $4000 in repair“

Andreas, BMW X5 e70 2012, Carly user
Your BMW unlocked

Access your BMW's features

Connect your smartphone with your Universal Carly adapter through the Carly App to find out what works for your unique car.

Vehicle Information
Health
Health
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What it does

Carly can read out and clear fault codes that other scanners cannot. Carly reads from all built-in electronic control units (ECUs), including Engine, Transmission, ABS, Airbag, Multimedia, and more. In addition to reading the codes, Carly interprets the severity of the issues and saves your car's health history. Depending on your car, it might support Engine Freeze Frames or Info Memory, too.

How you benefit

It’s important to catch potential problems before they cost you dearly - for example, engine-related issues can cost up to $10,000. Mechanics recommend running diagnostic sessions several times a year, but each session can easily cost you over $60.

Live Data
Live Data
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What it does

Carly reads out and monitors detailed engine data, such as temperature and pressure values.

How you benefit

Live parameters or live data can help you take the guesswork out of understanding what your car needs or detect the fault origins.

Does it work for your car?

Works with all car brands.

Used Car Check
Used Car Check
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What it does

Those who reduce car mileage can sell the vehicle for almost $5,000 more than the actual value. Carly sources KM/Mileage/Lifetime data and VIN from different ECUs (control units) of your car to detect cases of manipulation and tampering.

How you benefit

With the Used Car Check feature you’ll know if the car mileage was manipulated and more.

Does it work for your car?

To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

Digital Garage
Digital Garage
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What it does

All of your past reports will be saved on your smartphone so you can refer back to them whenever and wherever you’d like. You can then generate official Carly PDFs and email them. The reports depend on the features that are available for your car.

How you benefit

Your Digital Garage provides a place to store diagnostic reports, used car check reports, and coding backups. It makes it easy to share it with your mechanic or potential car buyers.

Customization
Coding
Coding
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What it does

Cars have hidden internal settings that the average consumer doesn’t have access to. With Carly it is simple to adjust the code of your car so you can customize your car, exactly to your liking. Don’t like what you did? There is an automatic backup feature that easily allows you to return to the original settings.

How you benefit

Customize your car to your liking by making adjustments through Carly’s coding feature. Examples include adjusting the look of your interior lights, change how your windows work, and so much more!

Does it work for your car?

Supported for the majority of BMW and Mini models from 2000 and later. Check, what codings could be possible for your car here

iDrive
iDrive
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What it does

You can watch DVDs and TV while driving, display Park-distance-control (PDC) like in F-models, and more.

How you benefit

In case your car is equipped with an iDrive, you can use this function to unlock useful entertainment features.

Does it work for your car?

To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

Exhaust Flap
Exhaust Flap
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What it does

Manually open your exhaust valve with the press of a button — even while driving. It’ll stay open only as long as the app is connected.

How you benefit

Many BMW models have an exhaust flap installed to reduce noise levels. With the Carly App, you can open the exhaust flap anytime to hear that pure engine sound.

Does it work for your car?

To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

Maintenance
Service Reset
Service Reset
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What it does

After changing the oil or brakes yourself, reset the service point through the Carly app. If you frequently do repairs yourself, you can view extended service data to see how often certain maintenance services have been conducted on your car.

How you benefit

Save time and money by changing your oil or brakes yourself. Resetting your service settings is as easy as pressing a button within the Carly app.

Does it work for your car?

To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

Battery Reset
Battery Reset
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What it does

With the Carly app, you can register the right battery in the car.

How you benefit

When you go to the mechanic they typically offer you the original manufacturer's battery, which is more expensive (~$300), and on top of that the service presents additional costs (~$200). Save time and money by choosing your own battery and installing it yourself.

Does it work for your car?

To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

DPF
DPF
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What it does

With the Carly solution you can check the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) critical values — i.e. soot mass, ash mass, average engine speed. If needed, you can request a DPF regeneration and track the process.

How you benefit

Intended to help reduce exhaust emissions, DPFs, unfortunately, can quickly become blocked, resulting in negative effects on fuel consumption and power. In a critical case the filter cannot regenerate itself, resulting in a filter change that can cost you up to $3,000.

Does it work for your car?

Supported for BMW and Mini cars with special diesel engines only. To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

NOX
NOX
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What it does

Often your BMW petrol engine cannot regenerate itself and you need to replace the filter. That happens when the capacity to store the nitrogen oxides is reached. With Carly you can check the loading status of the catalyst through certain parameters and start the regeneration manually, live-monitor your NOx, and track the regeneration.

How you benefit

When there are too many ashes it affects the fuel consumption and the power. But if you act before the warning lights on the dashboard appear, you can save anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 by avoiding the need to replace your NOx filter.

Does it work for your car?

Supported for BMW and Mini cars with special petrol engines only. To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

Transmission
Transmission
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What it does

Your automatic transmission continuously learns about your current driving behavior. With this feature, you can observe the most important parameters and reset learning values directly at the push of a button. Only request this if needed.

How you benefit

Now you can read and reset automatic transmission values to fit your style more quickly. This is especially valuable in cases where you are buying a used car — for example, the previous driver was doing short city trips, while you spend most of the time on highways.

Does it work for your car?

Works with almost every BMW and Mini car with an automatic transmission. To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

Parking Brake Reset
Parking Brake Reset
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What it does

To be able to perform work on the brake system, it is necessary to set the servo motors of the brake system into workshop/service mode first. With Carly it is easy to set your electronic parking brake into service mode and back into operation mode. In addition to an electronic parking brake, many modern vehicles also have a brake wear sensor, which tells you the wear point of the brake pads.

How you benefit

Carry out repair work on your brake system by yourself. Calibrate your parking brake as if it were brand new.

Does it work for your car?

To check, if the feature is supported for your model, go here. It as well depends on the build year and the built-in hardware of your individual car.

Emission Check
Emission Check
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What it does

Use the app to test emission relevant systems and procedures for exhaust systems of your car.

How you benefit

Catch emission issues yourself, before you get your car serviced and talk to your mechanic at eye-level.

OBD functions
OBD functions
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Does it work for your car?

With the OBD functions, read and delete all OBD engine fault codes and perform maintenance work with detailed data (e.g. oil temperature, rpm), or test emission relevant systems and procedures for exhaust systems.

What you can do with Carly varies from car to car. Get your adapter and find out what could work for yours.

The Carly Community

What other drivers say

Timi, BMW E91 318i
“I programmed the windows to close using the fob, I programmed the locks to automatically lock at a certain speed, and so many other things I never knew I could!“
Timi, BMW E91 318i
Anton, BMW E61
“I drive a BMW E61 and as you all know it is not the most reliable car, but Carly made my life way, way easier.“
Anton, BMW E61
Marco, BMW X3
“That manufacturers lock features that obviously are already there, is just ridiculous.“
Marco, BMW X3
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Most Common Questions

Is my car compatible with Carly?
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If your car is built after 1996, the Carly solution should work for you and for almost all car brands in the world. You need the Universal Carly Adapter and in case of a BMW older then 2001, you need the 20-pin adapter extension, too. The app runs both in Android and iOS. The features your car supports depend on the model, build year, hardware and software in the car. To check which functions are supported for different BMW models, click here. To make sure what features work for your individual car, plug the adapter in the OBD port, connect to the app, and run your first diagnosis.
For which BMW cars does the coding feature work?
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Coding works for most BMW and Mini models with a build year older than 2000 and even for some that are older. Go here to check, which functions work for your car and to get a list of supported codings per BMW model. Remember, since every car is unique, Carly functions and coding possibilities vary by car model, build year, hardware and software.
What is the price of the adapter and the Carly app?
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To see the pricing possibilities, go here.
Can I break my car, or could my warranty expire after using Carly?
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The Carly solution is safe to use and should not break your car or affect the warranty if you use it correctly and in line with our recommendations. Just like with every other car tool.
Can I use Carly for other brands and models?
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The new Carly adapter and the All-In-One app make it possible to use the solution for almost all car brands in the world. The features you can use for the individual car depends on the brand, the model, built year, the hardware and the software in the car.
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