How can I connect Carly for my BMW?

My husband bought me a Carly adapter for Christmas, which is really helpful. I’m a bit of a forgetful guy, so keeping up with car maintenance isn’t the easiest thing—it’s great to have a tool that can tell me if something’s wrong with my car. How do I use Carly on a BMW?

Answer
It’s great that your husband knows you so well and that he got you such a helpful gift! I’m happy to say that you can connect Carly for your BMW in a few easy steps.
Here’s what to do:
  • Locate the OBD2 port on the driver’s side below the dashboard.
  • Plug the Carly adapter into the OBD2 port.
  • Turn your ignition on.
  • Make sure that the adapter is on by checking that the LED light is on.
  • Go to the Bluetooth setting on your phone and look for available devices.
  • Select the device labeled Carly Adapter, and use the code 1234 to connect to it.
And with that, your Carly adapter should be connected to your phone and your BMW! Just download the app, and you’re all set to go.
If keeping up a car maintenance schedule isn’t the easiest thing, it might have been a while since you’ve shopped around for car insurance, too. If you want to make sure your policy is in good shape like your BMW, download the Jerry app while you’re in the App Store.
We make it easy for you to save: just fill out some information about yourself and your car, and we’ll get you personalized quotes from top-of-the-line providers. Then, all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And if you find a plan that you prefer, we’ll help you with every step of switching over.
Best of luck with getting the adapter set up—you’ve got this!
Ben Guess
Answered on Jan 14, 2022
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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