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How to use Foxwell NT650 diagnostic scanner?

dave1987 | 20 July, 2019 04:16

Foxwell NT650 user manual:
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Foxwell NT650 update
Foxwell NT650 compatibility
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Foxwell NT650 reviews
Foxwell NT650 pros and cons
in detail…
Foxwell NT650 where to:
Price: under $200
The scanner is built with a rubberized sleeve that prevents it from damage in case of impact. Plus the rubber makes handling this device a lot easier because it ensures a nice and firm grip.
Foxwell NT650 update:
Step 1: prepare sn and password for registration
Step 2: insert the sd card for files
Step 3: download sw in the official site
Step 4: register an account
Step 5: confirm registration via E-mail
Step 6: sign in with email and password
Step 7: register your product with sn
Step 8: update sw
in detail…
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Foxwell NT650 compatibility:
One of the high rating qualities about this NT650 scanner is that it is compatible with a wider variety of vehicles.
This tool works on OBD I and II vehicles, mini-vans, light-duty trucks, including recent makes and models.
While the ABS and SRS diagnostics are compatible with many makes and models, not every function is compatible with every type of car.
I would advise any potential buyers to first contact the extremely helpful customer support at Foxwell Technologies.
Some features of this OBDII scanner can assist with a quick assessment and diagnostic of your vehicles needs, but not ALL vehicle needs.
For example, this tool offers a quick one-click oil reset, however, this quick-fix is limited to GM models only.
For all Asian, European and American vehicles, manual reset is displayed in an easy step-by-step format.
Foxwell NT650 abilities:
DTCs and OBD2 Test Modes
Although it supports advanced diagnostics, the Foxwell NT 650 can be used as a code reader. With it, you can read and erase codes from almost all the main systems of a car. They include ECU, ABS, SRS, EPB, DPF, TPMS TBA/TPS, CVT, and BRT.
Ordinary car owners are most concerned about ECU, ABS and SRS codes. By reading and erasing ECU codes you will be able to reset the Check Engine Light. Clearing ABS and SRS codes helps reset the warning lights for the anti-lock braking system and airbag system respectively.
Bi-Directional Tests
If you are more interested in advanced functions then you may want to read this and the next point more carefully. They both highlight the advanced diagnostics offered by this Foxwell scanner.
As far as bi-directional tests go, the NT650 supports well over 10 tests. They include ABS tests (ABS Version Test, ABS Manual Control Test & ABS Motor Test), Lamp Tests, Actuator Tests, Automated Test, Auto-bleed Test, Service Bleed, Brake Bleed Preparation Test, Idle Up Manual Control Test, Gear Tension Relief Test and Function Test.
These tests are used to determine the efficiency of a car’s system. For example, ABS tests enable the user to send commands to the ABS system and observe how it responds (like it would respond if the command had come from the car’s onboard computer).
The user then uses the information to determine whether the ABS system is functioning as it should or if it needs fixing. Mostly it is mechanics and DIY enthusiasts who use such tests. But even if you are an ordinary car owner it doesn’t hurt to have a scanner that can do them.
Special Service Functions
Alongside codes and bi-directional tests, the Foxwell NT650 also supports a number of special diagnostic functions. You can do oil service reset, DPF reset, EPB reset, SAS calibration, TPMS reset, camshaft gear learning, injector coding, and BMS service.
It records both live sensor data as well as freeze frame data. Equally important is the scanner’s ability to graph data for easy analysis.
1 SAS: Perform calibration of the Steering Angle Sensor,
1 DPF: Perform the DPF cleaning to clear the blockage through continuous burning of the particulates captured in the DPF filter,
1 TPMS: Check the tire sensor IDs, perform TPMS programming and reset after tires and/or TPM sensors are replaced and/or tires are rotated,
1 TBA/TPS: Throttle body alignment reset,
1 BRT: Verify new battery, tell you how to clear faults from dashboard and display,
1 CVT: Used to reset the compensation code and initialize the ECT after a solenoid valve or valve body assembly has been replaced,
1 Injector Coding: Help you reset and match the date after injector is replaced,
1 ABS&SRS: bi-directional diagnostic tests on anti-lock brake systems and air bags,
Foxwell NT650 can read and clear ABS and SRS codes pretty well. The former helps prevent tire skidding while the latter controls the airbag system.
1 EPB: Perform the service and maintenance of brake systems,
EPB is used to make a vehicle standstill on the road. This scanner can read EPB codes related to the electronic brake system. It lets you perform the maintenance of the brake system, activates/deactivate it, open/close brake pads, etc.
Moreover, it can also read and help clear SBC codes. These codes point towards a fault in the brake system and can help you understand it better
1 Oil service light reset: Helps you reset the service lamps on the instrument cluster,
The oil service light turns on when there isn’t enough oil in the engine. This OBD scanner offers this feature as well. You can reset the light with just a single button in GM models. For others, you’ll have to do it manually.
This scanner can read the oil service code and notify you when it’s time to change the oil.
Foxwell NT650 review:
1.functional and valuable
First and foremost, the Foxwell NT650 supports the most commonly used services and maintenance.
With 13 kinds of reset functions, this device can help you find the exact problem in your vehicle.
Some of these functions include reading and clearing DTC codes, oil reset, battery rest, airbag reset and many more.
However, it should be noted, that not every function is compatible with every vehicle make and model.
With that in mind, the two special features of auto-lock brake reset (ABS) and airbag crash data reset (SRS) are both available for 58 makes and models.
  1. wide coverage
Exclusively an OBD2 scanner, the Foxwell NT650 covers over 58 car brands from the USA, EU, and Asia. But that’s just for ABS and SRS diagnostics. Other functions don’t work on all those vehicles.
For example, the oil reset function only covers 49 car brands while DPF regeneration covers even fewer – 33 brands. TPMS adaptation only works on 32 makes of cars while throttle body alignment works on 30.
Although it has a wide coverage, the range of functions you will get largely depends on the make of your car. You may want to check with Foxwell first before making your purchase.
  1. bi-directional test worked good
I bought NT650 for bi-directional tests, it supports well over 10 tests. They include ABS tests (ABS Version Test, ABS Manual Control Test & ABS Motor Test), Lamp Tests, Actuator Tests, Automated Test, Auto-bleed Test, Service Bleed, Brake Bleed Preparation Test, Idle Up Manual Control Test, Gear Tension Relief Test and Function Test.
These tests are used to determine the efficiency of a car’s system. For example, ABS tests enable the user to send commands to the ABS system and observe how it responds (like it would respond if the command had come from the car’s onboard computer).
The user then uses the information to determine whether the ABS system is functioning as it should or if it needs fixing. Mostly it is mechanics and DIY enthusiasts who use such tests. But even if you are an ordinary car owner it doesn’t hurt to have a scanner that can do them.
  1. worked well on 2015 Passat TDI SEL Premium
I own a 2015 Passat TDI SEL Premium. I started getting the ABS/ESC/Airbag/TPMS lights on a drive to work one morning. At first, the lights would come on the go off for a brief second, then right back on. Eventually the lights became to sporadic to track but at least one was always on (this also knocks out your cruise control). I purchased the Foxwell NT650 with high hopes and the unit did not disappoint. I was able to clean all bogus codes (erroneous voltage readings, false positives, etc.) and focus in on the ones that mattered. The unit narrowed the problem right down to the left rear ABS/speed control sensor. After a quick trip to the local auto parts store, ($54USD for part) and a simple replacement, the car was back to working perfectly. The NT650 is extremely user friendly, powerful, and quick. I look forward to using the unit many times in the future!
  1. easy to use
The screen is easy to read, the buttons are somewhat stiff but still work ok. The included data cable is ridiculously thick and stiff, and could have easily been made thinner, but it is still functional.
Data is stored on an SD card inside the device.
Updates are done by inserting the SD card into your computer and running the updater software that you download from the Foxwell site. It comes with a USB SD card adapter so you don’t need an SD slot in your computer.
  1. a good diagnostic helper
Foxwell NT650 helped me diagnose check engine light that would come on. hooked up the meter and found a misfire on cylinder three, found a bad coil that had been slowly dying.
  1. can read all major systems. satisfied!
I have tested many makes and models from 1998-2015. Vw, Hyundai, Ford, Nissan and it performs well for each application. Update was easy and fast as long as you read and follow the instructions. For a scanner under $300 this has to be top on the list. I previously owned an Autel OBD2 basic engine reader, if you are ready for the next step up then buy this scanner. I was originally thinking of spending $1,300 for a full system and am now realizing you don’t need it to do most of the work. The live data on this device is sufficient to diagnose problems. The Foxwell reads all the major systems you need.
Foxwell NT650 pros and cons:
  • Supports both gas and diesel cars.
  • The screen is very big, hence you will have no problem in reading codes.
  • It comes with a blow molding case.
  • The wire is big enough, hence the device will not cause you discomfort.
  • Rubbered sleeves and screen protective covering make it long lasting.
  • It is quite light at 2.8 pounds.
  • Doesn’t read individual injector codes in Ford -150.
  • Cannot be updated on a Mac.
  • The printer doesn’t fit in the tester and comes with a foreign adapter.
  • It cannot provide full system diagnostics.
Link to NT650:


01.2019 Volvo PROSIS offline Free Download

dave1987 | 19 July, 2019 00:31

Here is the link to 01.2019 Volvo PROSIS offline
(NO password! NO need activation! NEVER expire!)
Only genuine parts are included in our parts catalogs. They have undergone necessary function and service life testing, they also meet Volvo Construction Equipments high quality and safety standards.
For proper operation, quality repairs and timely maintenance of Volvo equipment, we recommend purchasing this offline Prosis publication with updated information as of 12/01/2019.
– What’s New in Volvo PROSIS version 2019?
Prosis NT offline 2019 (release 1)
Added model/component variants in this release:
EC200E L
Very important information:
We recommend installing this program on a computer that supports a 64-bit version of Windows with 6 GB and more free RAM.
This program can be installed on a computer with 4 GB of RAM, but there may be interruptions due to a lack of RAM.
– What’s New in Volvo PROSIS version 2018?
Program Volvo Prosis contains information on repair and spare parts catalog for construction equipment Volvo.
Parts catalog for VolvoCE (Construction Equipment) PROSIS contains a list of parts and accessories for all construction machinery Volvo: wheel loaders, compact loaders, crawler excavators, wheeled excavators, compact excavators, backhoe loaders, motor graders, articulated haulers and more.
In the catalog, you will find detailed repair manuals Volvo, electrical and hydraulic diagrams, special instructions for all models of equipment guidelines for the management and maintenance, engine specifications, test results of all the equipment, the moments of puffs, filling volumes and a catalog of special tools.
Parts catalog contains catalogs of details of almost all products Volvo Construction Equipment.
Catalog of spare parts Volvo construction equipment is delivered on 6 DVDs. Full installation directory entirely on the HDD or the DVDs. You can also use the service “DOWNLOAD,” and download as a single file.
The search for spare parts can be made in several ways: by factory replacement parts or serial code number. Each part is accompanied by a detailed description of the installation site with the image in order to avoid confusion or mistakes. In addition, the program Volvo Prosis gives a detailed description of the details, including the size and specification.
Service information includes following function groups:
All function groups
(a) Training documents
Added Volvo CE models/ component variants in this release:
P6820D L
P7820D L
EW240e MH
– 2019 Volvo PROSIS login:
– 2019 Volvo PROSIS install:
laptop requirement:
  • O.S.: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows XP 32 bit (x86) & 64 bit (x64)
    • CPU: Intel/AMD Dual-Core or higher
    • RAM: 2 GB of system memory
    • Hard Drive: 50 GB of available space
    • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM
VERY IMPROTANT: professionals working for advise you to install PROSIS on Windows 7. Tested good!
– Volvo PROSIS 2019 images:










– Volvo PROSIS Construction Equipment EPC full vehicle coverage
(update 12/01/2019)
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    • VDT-V78 ETC Volvo
    • VDT-V78 GTC Volvo
    • VDT-V88 GTC Volvo
    • VDT-V89 ETC Volvo
  • Skid Steer Loaders (SSL)
    • MC60 Volvo
    • MC60B Volvo
    • MC60C Volvo
    • MC70 Volvo
    • MC70B Volvo
    • MC70C Volvo SN: 1644000-2556200
    • MC80 Volvo
    • MC80B Volvo
    • MC85C Volvo
    • MC90 Volvo
    • MC90B Volvo
    • MC95C Volvo
    • MC105C Volvo
    • MC110 Volvo
    • MC110B Volvo
    • MC110C Volvo
    • MC115C Volvo
    • MC125C Volvo
    • MC135C Volvo
    • MC155C Volvo
    • MCT70C Volvo
    • MCT85C Volvo
    • MCT95C Volvo
    • MCT110C Volvo
    • MCT125C Volvo
    • MCT135C Volvo
    • MCT145C Volvo
  • Soil Compactors (COS)
    • SD25 Volvo
    • SD25D Volvo
    • SD25F Volvo
    • SD45 Volvo
    • SD45D Volvo
    • SD45F Volvo
    • SD70 Volvo
    • SD70D Volvo
    • SD70F Volvo
    • SD75 Volvo
    • SD75B Volvo
    • SD77DA Volvo
    • SD77DX Volvo
    • SD77F Volvo
    • SD100C Volvo
    • SD100D Volvo
    • SD100D C Volvo
    • SD100F C Volvo
    • SD105 Volvo
    • SD105F Volvo
    • SD110 Volvo
    • SD110B Volvo
    • SD110C Volvo
    • SD115 Volvo
    • SD115B Volvo
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    • SD116DX Volvo
    • SD116F Volvo
    • SD122 Volvo
    • SD130 Volvo
    • SD130D Volvo
    • SD130DX Volvo
    • SD130F Volvo
    • SD135 Volvo
    • SD135B Volvo
    • SD150 Volvo
    • SD160 Volvo
    • SD160DX Volvo
    • SD190 Volvo
    • SD190DX Volvo
    • SD200 Volvo
    • SD200DX Volvo
  • Tracked Milling Equipment (MET)
    • MT2000 Volvo
  • Tracked Pavers (PAT)
    • ABG325 Volvo PID:56261480
    • ABG2820 Volvo PID:80774532
    • ABG5820 Volvo PID:80690332
    • ABG6820 Volvo PID:80773633
    • ABG7820 Volvo PID:80757404
    • ABG7820B Volvo PID:80883069
    • ABG8820 Volvo PID:80673685
    • ABG8820B Volvo PID:80883127
    • ABG9820 Volvo PID:80774813
    • P6820C ABG Volvo PID:12762300
    • P7110 Volvo
    • P7820C ABG Volvo PID:12762921
    • P8720B Volvo PID:12768767
    • P8820C ABG Volvo PID:12762942
    • PF4410 Volvo
    • PF6110 Volvo
  • Wheel Loaders (WLO)
    • 616B Volvo BM
    • 646 Volvo BM
    • 4200 Volvo BM
    • 4200B Volvo BM
    • 4300 Volvo BM
    • 4300B Volvo BM
    • 4400 Volvo BM
    • 4500 Volvo BM
    • 4600 Volvo BM
    • 4600B Volvo BM
    • 6300 Volvo BM
    • EL70 Volvo BM
    • EL70C Volvo BM
    • L50 Volvo BM
    • L50B Volvo BM
    • L50C Volvo
    • L50C Volvo BM
    • L50C OR Volvo
    • L50C OR Volvo BM
    • L50D Volvo
    • L50E Volvo
    • L60E Volvo
    • L60E OR Volvo
    • L60F Volvo
    • L60G Volvo
    • L60G Z Volvo
    • L60H Volvo
    • L70 Volvo BM
    • L70B Volvo BM
    • L70C Volvo BM
    • L70C Volvo
    • L70D Volvo
    • L70D OR Volvo
    • L70E Volvo
    • L70E OR Volvo
    • L70F Volvo
    • L70G Volvo
    • L70H Volvo
    • L90 Volvo BM
    • L90 CO Volvo BM
    • L90B Volvo BM
    • L90C Volvo BM
    • L90C Volvo
    • L90C OR Volvo BM
    • L90C OR Volvo
    • L90D Volvo
    • L90D OR Volvo
    • L90E Volvo
    • L90E OR Volvo
    • L90F Volvo
    • L90G Volvo
    • L90G Z Volvo
    • L90H Volvo
    • L105 Volvo
    • L110E Volvo
    • L110F Volvo
    • L110G Volvo
    • L110H Volvo
    • L120 Volvo BM
    • L120B Volvo BM
    • L120C Volvo BM
    • L120C Volvo
    • L120D Volvo
    • L120E Volvo
    • L120F Volvo
    • L120G Volvo
    • L120G Z Volvo
    • L120H Volvo
    • L150 Volvo BM
    • L150C Volvo
    • L150C Volvo BM
    • L150C LB Volvo
    • L150D Volvo
    • L150E Volvo
    • L150F Volvo
    • L150G Volvo
    • L150H Volvo
    • L160 Volvo BM
    • L160 CO Volvo BM
    • L180 Volvo BM
    • L180 CO Volvo BM
    • L180 HL Volvo BM
    • L180C Volvo BM
    • L180C Volvo
    • L180C CO Volvo
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    • L180C HL Volvo
    • L180C HL Volvo BM
    • L180D Volvo
    • L180D HL Volvo
    • L180E Volvo
    • L180E HL Volvo
    • L180F Volvo
    • L180F HL Volvo
    • L180G Volvo
    • L180G HL Volvo
    • L180H Volvo
    • L180H HL Volvo
    • L220D Volvo
    • L220E Volvo
    • L220F Volvo
    • L220G Volvo
    • L220H Volvo
    • L250G Volvo
    • L250H Volvo
    • L330C Volvo
    • L330C Volvo BM
    • L330C LL Volvo BM
    • L330C LL Volvo
    • L330D Volvo
    • L330E Volvo
    • L350F Volvo
  • Wheeled Milling Equipment (MEW)
    • MW500 Volvo
    • Wheeled Pavers (PAW)
    • ABG3870 Volvo
    • ABG4361 Volvo
    • ABG4371 Volvo
    • ABG5770 Volvo
    • ABG5870 Volvo
    • ABG6870 Volvo
    • AGS 7.5 Volvo
    • P4370B Volvo
    • P5770C ABG Volvo PID:12783763
    • P5870C ABG Volvo PID:12783760
    • P6870C ABG Volvo PID:12761922
    • P7170 Volvo
  • Paver Controls Volvo
    • PF161 Volvo
    • PF2181 Volvo
    • PF3172 Volvo
    • PF3200 Volvo
    • PF6160 Volvo
    • PF6170 Volvo
  • Air Conditioning
    • R134A
  • Automatic Greasing System, TWIN
    • Automatic Greasing System, TWIN
  • Cables and Connectors
    • Cables and connectors, general
  • Drive Axle
    • 00-A
    • 00-B
    • 16-A
    • 16-B
    • 22-A
    • 22-B
    • 32-H-A
    • 32-M-A
    • 43
    • 44
    • 53R312
    • AH56E
    • AH56F
    • AH56G
    • AH56H PID:56043
    • AH56I PID:56044
    • AH56J PID:56045
    • AH64D
    • AH64E
    • AH64F
    • AH64J
    • AH64K
    • AH64L
    • AH64P PID:56040
    • AH64Q PID:56041
    • AH64R PID:56042
    • AHW64M
    • AHW64N
    • AHW64O
    • AHW71L
    • AHW71M
    • AHW71N
    • AHW71O
    • AHW71P
    • AHW71Q
    • AHW90 PID:11145758
    • AHW90 PID:11145761
    • AHW90 PID:11145762
    • AHW90 PID:11145757
    • APB745
    • APB755
    • APLB745
    • APLB755
    • APR70
    • APR70A
    • APR90
    • APR90A
    • ARB/H35 PID:23962
    • ARB/H35 PID:23961
    • ARB/H35 PID:23960
    • ARB/H35 ATC PID:56039
    • ARB/H40 PID:23957
    • ARB/H40 PID:23958
    • ARB/H40 PID:23959
    • ARB/H40 ATC PID:56038
    • AV230
    • AVG150
    • AWB10 PID:23819
    • AWB15 PID:56055
    • AWB15 PID:56014
    • AWB15
    • AWB20 PID:56013
    • AWB20 PID:56012
    • AWB20
    • AWB20 PID:56010
    • AWB20 PID:56011
    • AWB25 PID:56009
    • AWB25
    • AWB25 PID:56008
    • AWB30
    • AWB31 PID:56005
    • AWB31
    • AWB40
    • AWB40B PID:56049
    • AWB40B PID:56052
    • AWB40B PID:23881
    • AWB40B
    • AWB40B PID:56000
    • AWB41
    • AWB50 PID:56061
    • AWB50
    • LF1701
    • LR1701
    • MS-E3050
    • MS-E3060
    • MS-E3070
    • MT-E3050
    • MT-E3060
    • MT-E3070
    • MT-L3045
    • PGRF3402/3
  • Engine
    • 1A
    • 2A
    • 6A
    • 7A
    • 8A
    • 0A
    • 2A
    • 6A
    • 6H
    • 1A
    • 3H
    • 4A
    • 8H
    • D3D
    • D4D
    • D4E
    • D4H
    • D5D
    • D5E
    • D6D
    • D6E
    • D6H
    • D7D
    • D7E
    • D8H
    • D9A
    • D9B
    • D10B
    • D11F PID:15050661
    • D11H PID:15050660
    • D11H PID:15050662
    • D12C
    • D12D
    • D13F PID:15049437
    • D13F PID:15049431
    • D13H PID:15049439
    • D13H PID:15117870
    • D13H
    • D13H PID:15049433
    • D13H PID:15117868
    • D16B
    • D16E
    • D16F PID:15050684
    • D16H PID:15050683
    • D16H PID:15117877
    • Dieselmax 444
    • Ecomax 444
    • L3E2-64ESA
    • Perkins 400 Series
    • TD40
    • TD45
    • TD48
    • TD61
    • TD63
    • TD71
    • TD73
    • TD102
    • TD103
    • TD122
    • TD164
  • Hydraulic Transmission
    • 2HL270
    • 2HL290
    • 8421H-5
    • 8421H-19
    • 8421H-21
    • HL70
    • HL100
    • HT90
    • HT93
    • HT95
    • HT130
    • HT131
    • HT132
    • HT200
    • HT205
    • HT210
    • HT220
    • HTE110
    • HTE120
    • HTE125 PID:22579
    • HTE202
    • HTE204 PID:22547
    • HTE204 PID:22563
    • HTE205 PID:22564
    • HTE205 PID:22521
    • HTE206
    • HTE206B
    • HTE206C PID:22595
    • HTE210 PID:22535
    • HTE210 PID:22565
    • HTE210 PID:22553
    • HTE210 PID:22554
    • HTE210 PID:22522
    • HTE300
    • HTE305 PID:22566
    • HTE305 PID:22580
    • HTE305 PID:22534
    • HTE305 PID:22544
    • HTE400
    • HTE840 PID:22583
    • HTE840 PID:22557
    • HTE1160 PID:22559
    • HTE1160 PID:22584
    • HTL206B PID:22598
    • HTL220
    • HTL222C PID:22596
    • HTL305
    • HTL306
    • HTL307 PID:22581
    • HTL307B PID:22597
    • PT1560
    • PT1562
    • PT1563
    • PT1860
    • PT1862
    • PT1863
    • PT2116 PID:22416
    • PT2509 PID:22401
    • PT2519 PID:22418
    • PT2519 PID:22419
    • TLB2 4WD-A
    • TLB2 4WD-B
  • Manual Transmission
    • FL852
    • FL862
    • FL992
    • FL1002
    • FL-IL1
    • FL-IL2
    • TLB1 2WD-A
    • TLB1 2WD-B
    • TLB1 4WD-A
    • TLB1 4WD-B
  • Powertrain
    • Powertrain G700/G700B series


What do you think of Tech 2 made in china?

dave1987 | 10 July, 2019 07:20


This is advice for those have problems:
– what do you think of Tech 2 made in china?
– Is there any software close to Tech 2 to be bought which has access to all hummer h2 modules?
Many thanks all contribution from MixManSC like to share his experience with all.
I bought my Tech2 from China and it works great.
I cannot speak for any on Aliexpress or Amazon. I’ve seen both good and bad reviews on the ones from there.. Regardless it would not matter as again, I have no way of knowing if one from some seller on there will be a good one or not.
It is also worth spending the extra to get the case which does cost a good bit more. These come with a lot of different adapters and parts and the case makes it very nice and easy to keep it all together.
This is the kit that I ordered. It also includes the Candi module which is needed for many newer model GM vehicles.
Newest Vetronix Tech2 Diagnostic Scanner Working for GM/SAAB/OPEL/SUZUKI/ISUZU
Note: China tech2, Palmer ScanXL Pro and EASE
I’ve got 3 different scanners, a China tech2, Palmer ScanXL Pro with enhanced GM software and EASE Diagnostics with enhanced software for both chevy and hummer.
The Tech2 is the best, palmer ScanSL Pro is very good at pulling trouble codes from all GM modules but does not have bidirectional control while EASE is good software its had issues with pulling all codes from all modules but it has bidirectional capabilities. The Tech2 can do it all up to 2013 along with programming modules if you have the software and security key up to 2007 models.
The “Candi” module is needed for GM vehicles with the newer electrical systems. On an H2 the “Candi” module would be required for an 08/09 model. I’m not sure what years on an H3 and other GM vehicles.
On any of them you must have the 32MB card (GM North America)
The plastic case adds to the cost but is worth it as the full kit is a lot of separate pieces and the case gives you one place in a custom fitted case to keep it all neatly versus all dumped into a cardboard box.
The TIS2000 software/USB Key are really NOT needed unless you want to reprogram ones of the many various computer modules in your vehicle with software updates. To use the TIS2000 software you will need to install it on an older PC running Windows 98, Windows XP, or Windows 7 (32 bit) and will need a serial port to connect to the Tech2. As an example though, my 2003 had multiple modules with updated software which CAN fix problems. One I remember is my air ride module had an update that fixed the compressor running much more often than needed.
Hummer H2 Programming tips & guides:
Actually it does the programming just fine on newer than 2007 GM vehicles BUT you must pay for an ACDelco TDS subscription for vehicles above 2007 and you would use the CANDI module that comes with many of the Tech2’s for working with CAN bus vehicles. You can subscribe for as little as two days for $55.
This is ONLY needed if you want to program or update the software in a module. ALL of the build in diagnostics and testing for vehicles up to 2013 works without the subscription or the older TIS2000 software. You only need those for doing actual programming. The older TIS2000 software – that is what has the programming was discontinued in 2007. TIS2000 does have the actual programming for all vehicles up to 2007. After 2007 GM went to the TDS system.
You can also get a newer style MDI or MDI 2 for diagnostics and programming. The catch with those. They have NO screen or built in software and you must pay for a subscription from from ACDelco TDS to use an MDI.
Other brand units, a very select few can do actual programming and use the pass-through method. NONE have the diagnostics that the actual Tech2 or MDI (with the subscription) will have. Check with Autel and see if they have the full diagnostics and re-calibration for the rear air suspension on a Hummer H2. Not going to happen, there is too little demand for them to hack and reverse engineer that particular bit of code in a Tech2 to figure out the diagnostics and then write programming for that for their tool.
For programming you also need to have TIS2000 running on a computer or pay GM for a 24 month subscription for their TIS2WEB (Vehicle Programming) for $40
The computer will need a serial port for downloading the programming to the Tech II for programming your vehicle.
The way programming works is you connect the Tech2 to the vehicle and tell it you want to program a module. It interrogates all of the modules on the vehicle for the current versions and the VIN number. You then connect it to the computer running TIS2000, GlobalTIS, or TIS2WEB subscription and select programming in the computer. It reads the Tech2 for the vehicle info and then presents you with a list of software for all of the modules and shows you which have updated software. I recommend only doing one module at a time which is a good bit more back and forth but safer. The computer then loads the update to the Tech2. You take that back to the vehicle and connect it and it then programs the module.
The best, most reliable and safest method is to use a long enough serial cable (its uses 9 pin serial adapters with an ethernet cable to make the cable longer – so you can just use a longer network cable) and do pass-through programming. In that method the process is the same but you leave the Tech2 connected to both the computer and the vehicle at the same time. Once you select programming on the Tech2 then go to the computer and you can immediately update each module right from the computer.
There is a slightly more updated version of standalone TIS2000 floating around on the web which has additional updates that has software updates for vehicles through 2009 as well. I know just using that TIS2000 both my GMC truck and my 2003 H2 both had
a bunch of software updates available to be programmed all of which fix small issues or improve certain aspects. One example in on the older single compressor air ride like my 2003. Those would run and make small adjustments a LOT more often than needed and the software update fixed that. On the H2 the rear air ride is also one to be very careful of for doing software updates though. For example, my 2003 came with the earlier style single compressor but if it were to fail a dealership would replace it with the newer style dual pump compressor. Programming would still think its the original style and would attempt to program it and that would actually cause it to fail. TIS2000, (Global, Web, etc) will warn you about this sort of thing though so just heed all warnings and follow instructions and its fine.
The programming aspect is not needed or required to use the Tech2. The Tech2 still gives you a TON of diagnostics and tests that NO other OBD device has including things like the air ride module, detailed BCM functions, basically you can control and test every computer module in the vehicle.
btw, HUMMER is not shown in the GM vehicle list… because that little short list is incorrect and only shows a few of the earlier than 2007 CAN bus vehicles.
Cannot really compare software with a gm Tech2 as that is comparing hardware to a program. That being said, there is a software side of things that work alongside the Tech2 which is the TIS2000 software. Getting that working is a bit of a project in and of itself as the software is old and seems to work best on Windows XP. The TIS2000 software is really not needed to use the Tech2 though – that is needed if you want to update the firmware in the various modules in your vehicle like the ECU, BCM, DDM, etc.
Simply put though. There is no other tool that can do everything on Hummer H2 that the Tech2 can do. It is the only tool with things that are very specific like calibrating the rear air suspension module. Other tools can be very powerful but that are mostly just have features that are common to many vehicles and will not have things that are specific to just one or two vehicles.
(Many thanks MixManSC)


Honda Diagnostic System Diagnosis Programming FAQs

dave1987 | 09 July, 2019 04:21

Look here: Honda Diagnostic System HDS user manual by questions and answers:
HDS hardware
HDS software
HDS diagnosis
HDS reflash
HDS subscription
  1. Q: Is the Bosch MVCI or Denso DST-I compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10?A: Yes, Windows 7 Professional (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8, 8.1 Professional (32 and 64 bit), and Windows 10 Professional (32 and 64 bit) are supported.
  2. Q: Can I use the new HDS software with the HIM or GNA600A: No, the GNA600 ONLY work with HDS software old version 2.027.003:
For HDS new version 3.102.004, you should use it with HIM:
  1. Q: Is a J2534 interface device (such as those supplied by Actia, Blue Streak Electronics, Bosch, Drew technologies, Ease Diagnostics, Snap-on, etc.) compatible for programming key and code information?A: No, generic J2534 devices are for re-programming only and must use the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software. For further information, refer to your device supplier’s documentation or website.
  2. Q: Can I use a generic J2534 interface device (such as those supplied by Actia, Blue Streak Electronics, Bosch, Drew technologies, Ease Diagnostics, Snap-on, etc.) with HDS?
    A: No, HDS software will only work with a PC and the Modular Vehicle Communications Interface (MVCI) or HIM.
  3. Q: Can I connect the Bosch MCVI or DENSO DST-i unit to my HDS computer in WiFi mode?A: Yes.

PC requirement
  1. Q: Can I use a MAC instead of a PC for HDS?A: No. Look here: the system requirements
Personal Computer (PC)
  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Intel or AMD processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
  • Keyboard & mouse
  • Memory (RAM): 1GB or higher
  • Hard Drive Space: 20 GB or more
  • Floppy Drive: not required
  • USB: 1.0 or higher
  • Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Optical Drive: 8x DVD-ROM
  • Video Resolution: see Display Requirements
  • Sound Card: 1 channel audio or higher
  • Internal or external audio speakers
Operating System
USA Tool Requirements
HDS software and J2534software:
Windows 7 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8.1 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 10 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Canada Tool Requirements
Windows 7 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8.1 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 10 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Recommended display resolution is 1024 x 768 with the large font setting.
  • 800 x 600 will work, but some procedures work better at the higher resolution.
Web Browser
ServiceExpress requires Internet Explorer 10 or 11; Chrome ver.44*, Firefox Ver.40, Safari Ver.8
  • Earlier versions of Internet Explorer are not supported.
  • Netscape, AOL are not supported.
  • Internet connection: 56k or faster.
Viewer Requirements
  • ServiceExpress requires Adobe Acrobat Reader version 11 or higher.
  • To download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, click here
  • NOTE: Uninstall prior versions of Acrobat Reader before installing the recommended update. For more detailed information about Acrobat Reader, please visit
  • ServiceExpress requires Adobe SVG Viewer version 3.03 or higher when using Internet Explorer or Edge.
  • To download the latest version of Adobe SVG Reader, click here
  • NOTE: For more detailed information about Adobe SVG Reader, please visit
  • ServiceExpress requires PDF Viewer extension when using Chrome.
  • To download the latest version of PDF Viewer extension, click here and search for PDF Viewer.
Internet Explorer Settings
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • Javascript must be enabled
  • NOTE: Uninstall prior versions of Acrobat Reader before installing the recommended update. For more detailed information about Acrobat Reader, please visit
Note: These are generally the default settings for Internet Explorer.

HDS Diagnostics
  1. Q: What is the cost of the various diagnostic software subscriptions?
    A: Click on the “Tools Info” tab at the top of the ServiceExpress web-page for pricing and other tool related information.
  2. Q: How do I install HDS software and what are the requirements?A: Windows 7 32 bit is the one tested by pros. For HDS installation, pls watch the video:
HDS Windows 7 installation instruction:
  1. Q: How do i get the HDS software and the updates?A: The HDS software download link can be found here: When software updates are released, you can get new links on the official blog:
  2. Q: Can I install HDS software and other OEM’s diagnostic software on the same PC?A: This may or may not be possible, depending on the other OEM’s software. You may need to uninstall the other diagnostic software in order to use the HDS.
  3. Q: Will HDS software work with interface devices other than the MVCI, such as J2534 devices, HIM, GNA600, Ford VCM, etc.?A: No, HDS will work with the MVCI and HIM diagnostic tool.
  4. Q: Does the HDS software package retrieve codes for ABS, AIRBAG, and CHECK ENGINE?
    A: It depends on the year of the vehicle. Some older vehicles may not have the capability. Consult the Service Manual for specific model and year.
HDS Reprogramming (Reflash)
  1. Q: How do I reprogram the ECU?A: Both HIM clone and genuine can do ECU reprogramming for Honda.
  2. Q: Is there an easy way to find out if there is updated programming for an ECM/PCM/ECU of a specific make or model?A: No, you have to install and run one of the supported update applications with the required hardware.
  3. Q: Are all vehicle ECM’s, PCM’s, and ECU’s reprogrammable?A: No, ECM/PCM reprogrammability was phased in between 2001 and 2005. All 2006 and later models ECM/PCMs are reprogrammable. The reprogramming software will indicate whether an update is available.
  4. Q: I have a J2534 interface device. How do I purchase software?A: Click on the “Tools Info” tab at the top of the ServiceExpress web-page, then click on Free Download in software column for the “Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534).
  5. Q: I currently have a MVCI and HDS software. How do I get the ECU update for a 2004 Acura RSX?
    A: You must have the latest HDS software installed on your PC. If an update is available, the software will recognize this and prompt you to install it.
  6. Q: What other control modules can I reprogram besides the PCM and ECM?A: CM Update Mode (from the MVCI, included with HDS software) and The Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software will reprogram powertrain and non-powertrain ECU’s such as PGM-FI, AT, SRS, electric power steering (EPS), ABS, etc.
  7. Q: What is the meaning of error code 53 when trying to reprogram a control module?A: The ECU you are trying to update is not reprogrammable, or is not properly installed.
  8. Q: What is the difference between ‘Control Module Initialization’ and ‘Control Module Reprogramming’? 
    A: ‘Control Module Initialization’ is done after replacing the existing module with a new one. ‘Control Module Reprogramming’ is reprogramming (aka, re-flashing) or updating the existing original module in the vehicle.
  9. Q: Can I reprogram a Control Module (ECU) unit that is not sold through Honda?
    A: It is possible. However the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2435) software has only been tested and confirmed using Honda genuine ECUs. Aftermarket or Remanufactured ECUs should be reprogrammed at your own risk.
  1. Q: Can a J2534 compliant interface device and the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software be used to add a keyless entry transmitter/key?A: You can have a VXDIAG VCX Nano Honda or FVDI J2534 for diagnosis and programming. Both are confirmed to work!
  2. Q: I’m currently a certified locksmith. Can I reprogram keys with the HDS software? 
    A: Yes, provided you are registered with ALOA and have a current ServiceExpress Security Professional subscription.
  3. Q: How do I get the software to initialize replacement modules and what is the charge?A: If your shop has a MVCI, HIM or GNA600 interface, the PCM Initialization software is free of charge.
    NOTE: If you are trying to reprogram ECM/PCM/ECU’s or replace lost keys, this software will not work.
  4. Q: I currently have the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software. Will that allow me to replace the ECM/PCM? 
    A: No, the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software is for reprogramming (reflashing) only.
  5. Q: What is the difference between ‘Control Module Initialization’ and ‘Control Module Reprogramming’? 
    A: ‘Control Module Initialization’ is done after replacing the existing module with a new one. ‘Control Module Reprogramming’ is reprogramming (aka, re-flashing) or updating the existing original module in the vehicle.
  6. Q: How do I get a decent diagnostic tool for HDS? For personal use.
    A: If you just look for a working tool for functionality, it’s good to have a HIM china clone. It’s much cheapter than the dealer but share the same function. Link to HIM:
  1. Q: How do I subscribe to the Honda Diagnostic System software?
    A: Click on the “Tools Info” tab at the top of the ServiceExpress web-page for pricing and other tool related information.
  2. Q: Is reprogramming software included with a ServiceExpress subscription? 
    A: No, Reprogramming software for J2534 compliant interface devices is available free of charge. Please see Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software on the Tools Info tab. A Service Express subscription is not required.


Program Nissan Second-hand ECM with Diagun IV

dave1987 | 08 July, 2019 03:50


As titled, possible to program a used Nissan ECM by using Launch X431 Diagun IV OBD2 diagnostic scanner?
A: Yes. Check step-by-step guide below:

Connection Diagun IV with vehicle via DBscar Bluetooth connector
(Note: pocket juice is a portable charger.)
Run Diagun IV application
Select Diagnose function->Asian->Nissan
connecting bluetooth

This vehicle has a 16-PIN standard connector

Reads VIN

Choose Maintenance function->NATS (Nissan Anti-theft system)-> Manual selection test->After replacing or installing operation->Replace ECM (Used Part)


This procedure erase all registered keys. Therefore, all of the customer’s keys should be obtained before starting this procedure.
Press OK to continue.
Follow procedure below to operate:
1. Get Immobilizer code (PIN) for initialization from the following
encrypted PIN (5 or 12 digits)
Encrypted PIN
(5 or 12 digits): 1288a
2. Input PIN for initialization into the following input column
IMMO code for initialization
Old Password (Before 2010): 5521
New Password (After 2010): 3521
3. Press Next. The system starts communication with the vehicle.
This is an old model, so here we enter old password

Operate according to following procedure:
1. Insert ignition key into ignition key cylinder and turn on ignition switch.
After performing this operation. The system automatically proceeds to initialization ECU.
Perform key registration.
1. Remove inserted ignition key
2.Insert unregistered ignition key into ignition and turn to ON position. and then wait for 5 seconds or more.
3. Check the security indicator flashes for 5 times
4. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Remove ignition key and wait for 3s or more.
5. A Maximum of 5 ignition keys can be registered by repeating procedure from step 2 to step 4 using unregistered ignition keys.  Press Next to finish key registration mode.
Program used ECM finished. Now you need to register VIN with ECM.
Go to System Scan->ECM (Engine Control Module)->Special Function->VIN Registration

Turn ignition switch to ON position but don’t start engine during the procedure.
Follow Diagun 4 scanner prompts until success.


BMW X4 2015 Troubleshooting with Launch CRP808

dave1987 | 05 July, 2019 05:03


This scanner caught my eyes immediately when I came across it. The other diagnostic tools on the market usually cost a lot, so I am kind of excited to see a product which is inexpensive and so multifunctional.
Made by LAUNCH, this diagnostic tool is a perfect combination of touchscreen and keyboard and is able to inspect the whole automotive electrical system. Moreover, it can share the diagnostic results by email. It lives up to my expectations.
The carrying case is a nice little bag that is completely black save for the large LAUNCH’ imprint that’s red. It makes a great addition to the package especially for those who may want to walk around with the device.
As soon as you plug the Launch CRP808 scanner it will automatically detect your car. It will show you the make, model, year and (in some cases) mileage of the vehicle. After that, it will lead you to diagnostics where you can choose the systems to scan. You can choose your car make and model manually from the built-in database as well.
The combination of full OBD2 functions and many special functions make it ideal for detecting faults in a variety of onboard systems.
In short, it’s cost-effective! worth all money!
Launch CRP808 works good or not?
Look here:
CRP808 test report on BMW X4 F26 2015:
Test 1: OBDII function
Test 2: Diagnosis
in detail…
Test 1: OBDII function – OK
OBDii connecting…
Scanning result

Data stream

Test 2: Diagnosis – OK
BMW 50.20 all systems
Launch CRP808 BMW software can diagnose the electronic control systems of BMW coverage from 1990-2018, incl. ENGINE/CHASSIS/BODY and other parts. The operation is the same as the original scan tool

Vehicle information:
X series
X4 XDrive 20i
– System scan


– Health report










All done with Launch CRP808 obd2 scanner!
FYI:CRP-808 has updated to support EU and Asian models as well. 
Launch CRP808 American vehicle coverage: 
Launch CRP 808 Asian vehicle coverage: 
Launch CRP808 European vehicle coverage: 


Mahindra Quanto RKE Remote Programming by EUCLEIA

dave1987 | 04 July, 2019 04:26

EUCLEIA Tabscan S8/ S8M is a dual-mode diagnostic system performs similar functions as Autel MaxiSys scanners at cheaper price.
Tabscan supports Indican vehicles Tata, Mahindra, Maruti diagnosis and special functions (feature coding, write VIN, RKE learn, write variant code, odometer reset etc) while MaxiSys does not.
Here's the demo guide on programming Mahindra Quanto C8 remote key by Tabscan S8.

Connect tabscan with vehicle via OBD socket
Turn on ignition switch
In Tabscan S8, select Diagnosis function->Asia->Mahindra->Vehicle Information Select




Select car and engine type from the drop down list, here choose Quanto-C8
Press OK to continue

Select MBFM (Body Function Module) ->Special Function->RKE Learn

Press Start button to learn RKE

Press UNLOCK and Panic on 1st RKE

RKE learning completed.

Now test the remote control
Remote works.



CG100 Repair Ford Explorer 2016 2017 Airbag GB5T-14B321-AC

dave1987 | 03 July, 2019 03:54

Vehicle Model: Ford Explorer year 2016 2017

Airbag control module: GB5T-14B321-AC

Chip: XC2361A-72F

Device to repair srs: CG100 Prog III
In CG100 software, select Airbag function->Ford->GB5T-14B321-AC
Follow wiring diagram to connect airbag module with cg-100
Read and write data






How to code and reprogram Mitsubishi with MUT 3?

dave1987 | 02 July, 2019 05:48

MUT 3= Mitsubishi MUT III Diagnostic System with VCI MB991824
This includes module reprogramming, key programming, and many other functions. This is the same tool used by Mitsubishi dealerships with the same level of functionality. The MUT III is a PC based Scan Tool that utilizes a USB equipped PC.
Mitsubishi MUT 3 image:
Link to mut-3 tester:
How to use mb991958 scan tool mut iii:
Part 1: Mitsubishi MUT 3 customization
Part 2: Mitsubishi MUT 3 coding
Part 3: Mitsubishi MUT 3 ecu reprogramming
in detail…
Part 1: How to use Mitsubishi MUT 3 VCI for customized settings
Confirm the current customization data
Select “ETACS” on the System Selection screen
Press Special Function button
Special function menu is displayed
Customization – Writing a customization data
Customization Information – Reading the current customization data and saving the data to file
The current customization data is displayed
Save data
Save customization data
Confirm the displayed name which the saved file.
The file name of the saved file is set as ”ECU parts No., Date and No.”
The current customization data and the customization data to be written are displayed.
Load the customization data file or change the value
Start customizing
Customizing has been completed
Written the customization data is displayed.
Check if the customization data is written correctly
Load the customization data
The applied customization files by the inputted are displayed.
Choose a customization file to be written
Note: -The background color of the line containing the selected file changes into yellow.
Delete customized files
To delete a data file loaded on the PC, click the check box next to file No. in the file list to place a check mark, then press the button at the bottom right corner
Load Customization items List (Not available in US)
Input vehicle information where you want to confirm the customization function.
The relative page for the customization items is displayed
* A vehicle after 10MY is a target
Part 2: How to use MUT 3 tester for Mitsubishi coding
Confirm the current coding data
Select  “MFI” on the System Selection screen.
(For instruction on how to select a system, refer to 3-3-1)
As a typical example, procedure for Coding MFI is explained below.
Other system may have different menu structure but procedure is basically the same.
Press coding button
Coding menu is displayed
On vehicle coding — Writing coding data
Coding information & copy — Reading the current ECU coding data and saving the data to file
The current ECU coding data is displayed
Save ECU coding data
If diagnostic trouble codes are currently stored in the ECU, the file cannot save. Retry after the vehicle is repaired.
Confirm the displayed name which the saved file.
The file name of the saved file is set as ”ECU parts No., VIN No., Date and No.”
Variant Coding Writing
Yes! Execute this function where ECU is installed on the vehicle
Input a VIN to list up applied coding files and press
If left screen is displayed, press tick button
-Don’t change each value in this screen
If coding file is not found in the folder, left screen may appear. In such case, press back button. button. Save the correct file in the folder and try again.
The applied coding files by the inputted are displayed. Choose a coding file to be written
-The background color of the line containing the selected file changes into yellow.
The current ECU coding data and the coding data to be written are displayed.
Confirmation dialog box appears
-In case of ETACS, “ETACS customize” and “Option Coding” are initialized after writing variant coding. Rewrite them after finishing coding.
-It is not need that “Option Coding” is executed because the data of “Option coding” includes in variant coding data, if “Copy Coding” was executed.
Coding is completed!
Written the coding data is displayed. Check if the coding data is written correctly.
Delete coding data
To delete a data file loaded on the PC, click the check box next to file No. in the file list to place a check mark
Part 3: How to use mut-3 VCI for Mitsubishi ecu reprogramming
Reprogramming with V.C.I. alone
(Not supported by V.C.I.-Lite)
Data Transfer (PC –> Memory Card)
Start up the M.U.T.-III system
Insert the Memory card (MB991853, MB992228) into the Card Adaptor (MB991939), and then insert them into m-card slot on PC.
Press Special Function button on STV Top Menu
Select System Function tab and press ECU reprogramming button
-In case an update CD-ROM is set in the PC with update undone, data update starts
Press Memory card transfer button
ALL reprogramming data in the M.U.T.-III PC are transferred to the memory card.
-Do not remove the memory card from PC.
Select a memory card drive to start transferring
It transfers data to the memory card. Are you ready?
Data transferring…
The progress bar is displayed during the transfer.
The data transfer is complete
Before you remove the memory card, double-click the below icon for removal of the adaptor.
Select [PCMCIA IDE/ATAPI Controller] or the other appropriate devices, then stop
Verify the contents of the selection, then OK
After displayed the message “The device can now be safely removed from the system”, push the lever on the side of PC card slot and remove the memory card.
Do not remove the memory card away unless complete above method or turn off the PC.
Set up equipment
(1)Insert the Memory card (MB991853, MB992228), which is storing the reprogramming data, into the Card adaptor (MB991939) and insert them into V.C.I. main unit (MB991824)
(2)Connect M.U.T.-III Main Harness B (MB991911) or
A (MB991910) to V.C.I. main unit securely. (Refer to 10-2.) Note:
Select appropriate harness by instruction below.
-Main harness A: For vehicle only equipping 16 pin data-link-connector.
-Main harness B: For other vehicles.
-Adaptor harness (12-13): Outlander, Montero (after ‘02MY) (To connect Main harness B and 13pin data-link-connector)
(3)After verifying the ignition switch position at LOCK (OFF), connect the M.U.T.-III Main harness B or A to the data-link- connector.
(4)Turn Ignition switch on, and turn V.C.I. main switch on. (Do not start engine)
Retrieve Data (Memory card –> V.C.I.)
(a). Automatic Data Retrieval
(b). Select and Load Data
(c). (Special case)
Retrieve Automatic Data
(1)Select “Automatic RPG” in main menu and press Enter key. Version No. of data base file appears.
By waiting 10sec or pressing Enter key, V.C.I starts communicating with ECU and retrieves reprogramming data file with the ECU’s parts No. and ROM-ID.
2 The appropriate reprogramming data file No. is displayed. Pressing Enter key starts transferring the data file into V.C.I
?To search another data, press Esc key. If another appropriate reprogramming data exist, it will be displayed.
?The message bellows are displayed depends on ECU parts No, ROM-ID and condition of ECU. Press Enter Key to move back to Main menu.
  • “No update data in PC card”
This message appears if no pertinent reprogramming data exists. No data will be transferred.
  • “ECU at current level of VCI”
This message appears if the ECU has been already reprogrammed. No data will be transferred.
(3)Progress is displayed on the monitor.
* mark is increased by steps.
(14) After completing data transfer, ECU reprogramming starts sequentially
Select and load data
Select “Load RPG file” in main menu
Select a reprogramming data file
Esc key Move back to main menu.
-The data files are displayed in numeric order of data No.. (From big to small; new to old)
Reconfirm the data file No., and press Enter key to start transferring the data into V.C.I. built-in-memory.
Esc Key Cancel
Progress is displayed on monitor
* mark is increased by steps
After completing data transfer, ECU reprogramming starts sequentially
Special case:
If V.C.I. has already stored the reprogramming data, select “ECU Reprogram” in main menu, and press Enter key
Reprogramming data file No. and program version No. in the V.C.I. memory are displayed for a few seconds, and then ECU reprogramming starts sequentially.
Reprogramming ECU…(VCI to vehicle ECU)
ECU parts No. and ROM-ID No. are displayed. Press Enter key to start reprogramming.
-Reprogramming must carry out on the condition of engine stop and IG switch on.
Do not disconnect harness/ turn off the IG switch during ECU reprogramming.
[Messages before/during reprogramming process]
a)“RPG data doesn’t apply to ECU”
Reprogramming stopped owing to the data in V.C.I. memory being not appropriate for the ECU.
?Note down the displayed ECU parts No. and ROM-ID.
?Restart V.C.I. by pressing Enter key, and confirm the matching of the data file No, which is displayed by reboot, and the ECU part No./ ROM-ID for reprogramming.
“ECU same as VCI, CK for new data” (CK; check) Reprogramming stopped because reprogramming has been already done
5 steps progress is displayed while reprogramming
?Do not press any key during reprogramming automatically proceeding.
?Do not turn off V.C.I. power or IG switch during reprogramming.
STEP1: Saving the data to the back up memory.
STEP2: Erasing data in ECU.
STEP3: Writing reprogramming data
STEP4: Verifying the data between ECU and V.C.I.
STEP5: Erasing diagnosis code and back up memory
On completion of the 5 steps, new reprogrammed ECU parts No. and ROM-ID are displayed.
Turn IG switch LOCKOFF
Diagnosis code might be memorized in ECU if without turning IG switch Lock (off)
ECU reprogramming completed
Verify the system properly operated by starting engine. Enter key: V.C.I. restart.


Original Microtronik HaxTag Programmer Reviews

dave1987 | 01 July, 2019 06:31


Original Microtronik HaxTag Programmer Reviews based on users’ working experience: (keep updating)
1. Probably the safest, easiest and fastest programmer on the market. Absolutely no components to remove no pins to lift.
Programmer works OFFLINE, only diagrams based on servers.
2.  This wonderful new device will allow you to read CAS2 , CAS3, CAS3+, CAS4 and CAS4+. CAS4 all that i tested – 100% safe and fast. Reading the microprocessors are absolutely safe and decrypting time is done within seconds.  It can also read E series FRM modules and repair them by the press of a single button. You can read , save , edit and write easily.
3. The hextag seems to be a good product. read bcm porsche with mask XDP512_1L15Y, XEP100_1N35H, XEP100_5M48H, XET512_2M25J.
4.Done about 30 FRM repairs, read and write cas4+ without desoldering. Reset f series and e series keys. Read kvm for Range Rover sport and porch bcm. This tool work like a charm . They never disappoint
5. Hextag. read/write CAS1-CAS4 in seconds.
All of them already tested.






6. Two FRM3 done today. Both from e90.

7. Hextag is the latest BDM tool which can do a wide range of operations in multi car bands including BMW and many more.
8. I went through almost all CAS programmers and I can easily say HexTag is very good.
I have done couple CAS4 with it without any errors.
I like the speed and built in calculator which make life easier. FRM 3 is doing in few seconds.
Also tested on Mercedes W211 EIS and all went well.
As Im very optimistic with it I would like to make this my main programmer not only for BMW.
9. FRM3R E70 – 3M25J read perfectly.
CAS4 – 1N35H read perfectly.
10.Excellent, fast, stable.  Hextag is performing really well on CAS4 and Porsche BCMs tested so far! 100% recommended
11. BMW f30 with FEM Body
HuF key 868 mhz Reset  successfully

12. Bmw FRM3 repair. Using new tool HEXTAG by Autohex II
Works very good , erase 3 keys in the same day .
Different brands and chinese versions


JMD Handy Baby II VAG MQB Mileage Correction Car List

dave1987 | 28 June, 2019 05:22

JMD OBD adapter for handy baby ii key copy machine soon release VAG MQB odometer correction.
JMD OBD VW Audi Skoda MQB Vehicle list
Type Year Mode Odometer Dashboard type All key lost
VW Polo 2019- online No JCI MQB No
VW Lavida 2018- online No JCI MQB No
VW T-Cross 2019- online No JCI MQB No
VW Tharu 2019- online No JCI MQB No
VW Teramont X 2019- online No JCI MQB No
VW Bora 2019- online No JCI MQB No
VW Sagitar 2019- online No JCI MQB No
VW Magotan 2017- online No JCI MQB No
VW CC 2019- online No JCI MQB No
VW T-ROC 2018- online No JCI MQB No
VW Tayron 2019- online No JCI MQB No
Skoda Octavia 2018- online No JCI MQB No
Audi A3/S3/RS3 2013- offline Yes VDO MQB No
Audi Q2 2014.6- offline Yes VDO MQB No
VW Golf7/
2014.6 offline Yes VDO MQB No
VW TiguanL 2017- offline Yes VDO MQB No
VW Lavida 2015- offline Yes VDO MQB No
VW Passat 2017- offline Yes VDO MQB No
VW Teramont 2017- offline Yes VDO MQB No
VW TouranL 2016- offline Yes VDO MQB No
Skoda Octavia 2015- offline Yes VDO MQB No
Skoda Superb 2016- offline Yes VDO MQB No
Skoda Karoq 2018- offline Yes VDO MQB No
Skoda Kodiak 2017- offline Yes VDO MQB No
MQB function requires JMD OBD adapter. The adapter only works with Handy baby II.
Handy baby ii cannot do MQB all keys lost.
Handy baby 2 OBD does not support JCI dashboard offline programming, always do it online. Online need extra token.  Offline programming does not require token.
After you get the OBD,send us your OBD ID to open the MQB function.
JMD OBD Adapter Function:
  1. All JMD Assistant function
  2. OBD Programming
  3. Automobile diagnosis
  4. Odometer correction
  5. Remote control manual programming
  6. VW/Skoda/Audi MQB
MQB token list
1. Magotan MQB
2. Golf 7 MQB
3. Lamando MQB
4. Skoda Octavia MQB
5. Tango MQB
6. VW Touran MQB
7. Passat pre-2019 MQB all keys lost
8. Audi A3 MQB
9. Audi TT MQB
JMD OBD vs. old JMD Assistant
JMD OBD Diagnostic Car List
Dongfeng Aeolus
Brilliance auto
Great Wall
Land Rover
JMD OBD Remote Programming Car List 
Land rover
Great Wall
JMD OBD IMMO programming car list 
Brilliance Auto
Dongfeng Nissan
Great Wall
Land rover
Beijing Auto


Subaru FreeSSM vs SSM 3 vs SSM 4 Diagnostic Tool

dave1987 | 26 June, 2019 05:38


Here, we’ll talk about Subaru diagnostic and programming interface.


Subaru diagnostic interface FreeSSM SSM 3 SSM 4

Operating system Windows XP: Confirmed!
Windows Vista;
Windows 7;
Windows XP;
Windows Vista;
Windows 7: Confirmed!
Windows 8;
Windows 10: Need luck
Windows XP;
Windows Vista;
Windows 7: Confirmed!
Windows 8;
Windows 10: Need luck
Diagnosis Yes Yes Yes
Customization Yes Yes Yes
ECU programming No Yes Yes
Remote/Key programming No Yes Yes
Reprogramming No Yes Yes
Vehicle coverage Subaru from year 2000 to 2009 incl. Impreza, Forester, Tribeca, Liberty, Baja, Outback SSM3 works with Subaru models from year to 1998-2016 SSM4 works with model years 2016+
Diagnostic tool to work with Works with an OBD cable with a authentic FTDI FT232RL chipset Works with genuine Hitachi HDS3000 or the newer Denso DST-i
a third-party tool called VXDIAG
Works with the Denso only
But maybe you can try to work with Nexiq 2 also


What’s FreeSSM?
FreeSSM is software for Subaru diagnosis using a cable with a authentic FTDI FT232RL chipset. Combined with a specific OBD Cable, you can customise and tweak your own vehicle at home using a Windows computer!
It works for Subaru from year 2000 to 2009 incl. Impreza, Forester, Tribeca, Liberty, Baja, Outback
Working with FreeSSM 1.2.5, the cable has the possibility to execute TCU resets (e.g. for the check engine lights), as well as to display real-time data for various measuring blocks and to perform all sorts of system tests for various components of the engine: the fuel pump, the radiator fan or the air suction valve, to name a few.
The functionality of the software can be truly evaluated by professional mechanics and car engineers, but it is said that it can easily replace more complex monitoring tools e.g. the Subaru Select Monitor. While the latter is a paid option, FreeSSM is an open-source project and can be used commercially free of charge.
-Read and clear current and history codes, generic and manufacturer specific.
-View real time data from on-board sensors.
-Adjustments (the fun one) can make corrections in outputs.
-System tests, you can manually test different components.
-Uses the same protocol as Subaru Select Monitor.
ECU communication consists of several layers. There are several SAE and ISO-norms, but manufacturers also make their own stuff.
FreeSSM accesses ECMs over a SUBARU-specific protocol (called SSM2), which is actually a modifed version of the ISO-14230-protocol (KWP2000).
On the lower layer, it’s fully compatible with ISO-9142/14230.
For both the engine and transmission
Models supported:
FreeSSM 1.2.5 supports the models Legacy/Liberty/Outback/Baja, Impreza (incl. WRX + STi), Forester, Exiga and Tribeca from 1999 to 2009.
Model year 2010 is already supported, too, but some Measuring Blocks may be missing and some Diagnostic Codes may not be displayed as plaintext.
Vehicles up to model year 1998 as well as the models SVX, Justy, Libero and Vivio are not supported.
The model years 1999+2000 must be regarded as transition period. According to present obersvations (european models), access to the engine control unit of the models Legacy/Liberty/Outback/Baja is already possible since model year 1999, while most of the Impreza-models and a few of the Foresters are supported from model year 2000 on.
Transmission control units are not supported before model year 2000, in most cases support starts with model year 2001.
It is useful to take a look at the diagnostic connector: if pin 7 is available, at least the engine control unit should be available.
From model year 2001 on, both control units should be supported.”
What’s SSM?

SSM, the short form of Subaru Select Monitor, is an OBD based tool that allows configuration and customisation of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU), which is great for diagnostic and tuning purposes. It can be used for Subaru vehicles from MY1999 onwards, including the Legacy, Liberty, Outback, Baja, Impreza, Forester and Tribeca.
SSM3 software is designed to work for model years 1998-2016 using Hitachi HDS3000 or the newer Denso DST-i. It doesn’t work at all with standard OBD2 devices. SSM4 works with model years 2016+ and it’s designed to work with the Denso only.
There is a third-party tool called VXDIAG which claims to work with SSM3 and they provide instructions on cracking the software. Most are interested in it for personal use. PP think it good when use VXDIAG SSM3:
The J2534 standard has two parts: J2534-1 is an interface for reprogramming emissions ECUs and this is required by law on all American cars since 2004. J2534-2 is optional and this is used to reprogram all parts of the ECU. I would guess those cheap eBay “J2545” devices are actually using the part 1, so they will not work with SSM4. Some people say SSM4 will work with a Nexiq 2 which can be had for around $650, you just need to replace the Denso .dll with the .dll for your device.
Image: SSM4 working with Nexiq 2


DTC Code Retrieval
Retrieve OE DTC with code Definition X  
Link DTC to service information X  
Customizable PID display X  
Retrieve and display Mode 6 Data X  
Data Logging
Body X  
Chassis X  
Electrical X  
Powertrain X  
Pressure/Vacuum Tests X  
Bi-Directional tests
Network Test
J1850 X  
Module Programming
Programmable Module Installation (PMI) procedures X  
Module Reprogramming (Reflash) X  
Coding X  
Supplemental restraints initialization X  
Programmable Parameters ( ability to change in service settings ie, tire size, personality, customer convenience etc.) X  
Body Controls
Anti-theft System Functions X  
Remote Keyless Entry X  
Restraints (supplemental restraints and seat belts) X  
Chassis Tools
ABS Service Bleed    
ABS/ Brake system functions X  
IVD Initialization Sequence X  
Ride Height Calibration ( for vehicles with pneumatic or hydraulic ride height controls) X  
Tire pressure monitor functions X  
Cruise Control System tests X  
Electronic Ride control    
Electrical Tools
Charging System Tests    
Parking Aid Tests    
Powertrain Tools
EVAP Test X  
Fuel System Test/Relative Injector Flow Test X  
Engine Checks and OBD Tests (Drive Cycle, Mode 01, Mode 06 & Mode 09) X  
Digital Multimeter
Basic DMM functions X  
Oscilloscope Tools
Oscilloscope X  
Alternator ripple X


PSA Diagbox V7 V8 V9 Update Feature

dave1987 | 24 June, 2019 03:50

Great write-up from GiveMeABreak: (many thanks!)
For those members interested, I’ve assembled all the Citroen Diagbox change logs, detailing the patches, issues and fixes from version 6.39 (7.06) on. As there are quite a few updates, I have created a section on the Citroen section of the Forum Wiki site
Members often ask “Do I need to upgrade my version”? Well hopefully, by looking at the version you have and scanning through the changes made on later versions, you will be able to see if there is anything in particular that affects your vehicle. As an example, I found some telecoding issues that affected my C5 X7 in Version 7.66 that were later corrected – so that warranted me upgrading, as my central locking plip options had disappeared from the central display after using a prior version!
Just be aware:- before making a decision about upgrading your Diagbox version, make sure your hardware interface will support any firmware upgrade that may be needed to use the later versions of the software. If an update requires a newer firmware version, it will attempt to upgrade the hardware, so if your interface is too old, it may not work and could end up bricking your hardware  % :-({|=
There is a solution to prevent the automatic upgrading of the firmware (thanks to Andy for cobbing together the procedure), but please be aware that some newer updates to Diagbox may not fully work without the VCI (Vehicle Communications Interface) having the required firmware update. It will, however, save your interface from being ‘bricked’ if you know you have an earlier interface (i.e. Revision ‘B’), and want to try a newer version of the software without the risk!
To tell Diagbox to not update the firmware in the interface:
First ensure that Diagbox is shut down completely then open c:\ awroot \ bin \ launcher \ ap.ini
Near the top of that file find:
Change to:
Save the file.
A reboot is strongly recommended to allow the changes to be take effect before you re-use Diagbox.
Reverse this procedure if you have replaced your Hardware interface with a ‘full chip’ Revision ‘C’ Interface to allow Diagbox to apply any relevant firmware updates.
The following tables list the various changes / fixes / improvements made to each specific Diagbox software release
This information has been collated from available sources on the net into a consistent format. There may be some versions where a change log could not be sourced.
Diagbox Version 6.39 / 7.06
Update 6.39 / 7.06 includes new features, in particular:
·         Provision of the side panel (see instructions).
·         BiMarques: double RRDI.
·         Reworking of Update CPA Fault Reading: to make navigation between the Expert mode and the guided mode more fluid, the fault reading on the “Expert” tab will no longer entail restarting of the session in guided mode. The information message “The content of the global test has been modified, the session must be restarted…” no longer appears. NB: The refreshing of the ‘Diagnostics’ tab after restarting the TG on the ‘Expert’ tab is normal and necessary.
·         Addition of Romanian among the tool’s choice of languages.
·         Associated contexts help EDC17C10: displaying of text specific to the associated variables of a given ECU.
·         Development ADEE DIAG-COM-12-004 Ind E : The ADEE has two functions, local processing of the data memorised by the Spy software and storing of the unprocessed data on a remote PSA server. The local processing permits use of this memorised data and displaying for the technician of one or two possible causes of discharging of the battery. Above all, it make it possible to determine certain causes of discharging of the battery which cannot be reproduced in the workshop or which are no longer present during the diagnostics.
·         Addition of the RT6 Telematic ECU for the Peugeot 807 and Citroën C8 vehicles. » Addition of the RD5 ECU for the Citroën DS5, DS4, C4 II vehicles.
Update 6.39 / 7.06 includes improvements and corrections, in particular: 
DiagBox Version 7.10
1.   Opening of the vehicle points of entry for :
– Citroën Berlingo Electric (B9E)
– Citroën C4 L (B73R)
– Citroën C4 Picasso (B78)2.   New features :  – Addition of the V46.21 engine ECU for the Citroën C4L China (B73 China) vehicle  – Addition of Brazil and Argentina for the functionality of a new vehicle  – Addition of the side panel for navigation in DiagBox (see doc attached)
3.   Incidents corrected :  – Correction of the problem of communication with the EDC17C10_BR2 ECU for the Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo (B9) vehicle  – Correction of the impossibility of manual configuration on the ESP 8.0 ECU for the Citroën C4 (B5) vehicle  – Correction of the diesel additive and PEF personalised maintenance on the SID 807 ECU for the Citroën C4 Picasso (B58) vehicle  – Correction of the programming of the keys on the BSI 2010 ECU for the Citroën DS4 (B75) vehicle  – Correction of the programming of the hands-free identifier on the BSI_2010 ECU for the Citroën DS5 (B81) vehicle  – Correction of the access to the manual configuration menus on the RT6 ECU for the Citroën DS4 (B75) vehicle  – Correction of the impossibility of manual configuration on the BECB ECU for the Citroën C4 (B7) vehicle
Note: No Corrections Table for V7.10
DiagBox Version 7.16
Update 7.16 includes improvements, notably:
·         Manual resuming of the automatic configuration: displaying of a manual configuration screen when certain parameters could not be configured during the automatic configuration procedure.
·         Displaying of a screen for viewing the ECU parameters changed during the automatic configuration operation.
·         Expansion of the field for inputting the user ID in the installation agent.
·         Distinctions between the two types of C-ELYSEE vehicle.
·         If the session is closed, the report tab is updated and displays the list of sessions .
Update 7.16 includes corrections, notably:
·         Improvement of communication between the Wifi configuration application and the 2310 wifi access point.
·         Deletion of the “Marque selection” screen on the Diag email for single marque profiles in possession of the multidiag.
·         Displaying of the global test is now present in the navigation report (trace of use).
DiagBox Version 7.21 / 7.22
Update 7.21 includes new features, notably:
·         Opening of the point of entry for the Citroën C4 Lounge Mercosur vehicles
·         Opening of the point of entry for the Citroën DS5 China vehicles
·         Opening of the point of entry for the Citroën C-Elysée China vehicles
·         Complete reworking of the vehicle selection portal with new ergonomy and a customisable home page
Selection of the vehicle is faster and more reliable thanks to new options :
·         Automatic start of the search for the vehicle with 1 click
·         Vehicle determined by inputting the VIN
·         Manual selection of the vehicle and filtering of the regularly used vehicles
Update 7.21 includes improvements and corrections, notably:
DiagBox Version 7.24
Update 7.24 includes new features, notably :
·         The addition of the DCM6.2 engine ECU for the Peugeot 508, Citroën C4 Picasso and Citroën DS5 vehicles.
·         A new function which appears during automatic configuration for certain ECUs . Following a successful automatic configuration, a new screen appears displaying the ECU parameter values which were modified during the operation.
This function is only effective for ECUs which offer the menu « Configuration with displaying of the parameters ». The button «  confirm » allows you to continue the procedure in progress.
At the end of the operation, only the parameters which have been modified are displayed. Deactivating the button «  filter » displays all of the ECU’s parameters. In this case, the parameters which have been modified are displayed in red and in bold.
Update 7.24 includes improvements and corrections, notably:
·         Reworking of the “Oscilloscope Graphics MMI” with optimisation of the screen space of the “reference graphs” and “oscilloscope” functions and improvement of the functions of the oscilloscope function
·         The MultiDiag Tool category is added in EmailDiag
·         Improvement of the information banner in EmailDiag for improved visibility and legibility of the messages .
DiagBox Version 7-27
Update 7.27 includes improvements and corrections, notably:
·         The help messages on the automatic configuration Before/After screen (filter activated/deactivated) are no longer inverted if the parameters are modified.
·         If the VIN field on the configuration screen is cleared, it is no longer possible to start the configuration of this latter by clicking on the gears.
·         When configuring the servicing schedule, it is once more possible to move the cursor.
·         When the oscilloscope signal is paused, the help screen now presents translated sentences and the dictionary can be used.
·         The “Adaptor MMI” icon on the bottom banner no longer disappears when the cursor is placed over it.
·         During the test of the recording of faults on the vehicle, the problem of filling of the CPA has been corrected.
·         In the Expert mode in Russian, the error message no longer appears on attempting to access the Expert mode on a B0 model after having selected the engine ECU.
·         On the Portal :
– The automatic detection in Russian no longer stops at the 3rd step.
– The keyboard short cut linked with the automatic detection works after having clicked on the “Documentation” tab then returned to the “Home” tab.
– The photos of the vehicle variants appear and change when the cursor is placed over the associated button.
·         The VIN inputting pop-up contains a “cancel” button . Therefore, the user can go back and is no longer obliged to enter a VIN.
·         On the Configuration/Parameters/”Service point information” category menu, after having entered the service point information the “E-mail” field is completed with the value entered previously.
DiagBox Version 7-30
Update 7.30 includes new features, notably:
·         Opening of the point of entry for the Citroën Berlingo Electric.
·         Addition of diagnostics of the Euro6 TI MUX Pump, of the PEF maintenance and of the Diesel Additive System maintenance for the following vehicles : DS3, DS5.
·         An “End my session” button is added to the supervisor . This ends the vehicle session at any stage of use of the tool with a single click without having to change screen.
Update 7.30 includes improvements and corrections, notably:
DiagBox Version 7-31
Update 7.31 includes improvements, notably:
·         enlargement of the information banner and of the characters in the messages as well as the addition of a button to display all messages.
·         integration of the 3 air conditioning assessment charts Chart 208 2008 Europe, charts M3M4 and generic charts.
·         addition of two technical actions necessary for downloading to the ECU VD46 : Power latch (request to cut off communication with the ECU), Software reset (automatic restarting of the communication with the ECU).
Update 7.31 includes corrections, notably:
·         in the VIN input field, the letter “A” is no longer considered a keyboard shortcut.
·         the display is now adapted to a resolution higher than 1024×768, so preventing the disappearance of the vehicle photos.
·         the supervisor zone dedicated to the “Thread” messages is no longer reduced and permits viewing of the scrolling of the messages.
DiagBox Version 7-33
Update 7.33 includes corrections, notably:
DiagBox Version 7-34
Update 7.34 includes improvements, notably:
·         Systematic addition of the Faults Log trace in the Emaildiag if the Faults Log is read (Faults Log report box cannot be “unticked”).
·         Opening in Diagbox of the DS5 LS vehicle point of entry.
·         Opening in DiagBox of the DV6F engine for the DS5.
·         Addition of the deactivation/activation of the tyre under-inflation detection on the DS5 China.
Update 7.34 includes corrections, notably:
·         A correction concerning the installation of the USB Box as an accessory for all vehicles.
·         A correction concerning the procedure for replacement of the drive machine on hybrid vehicles.
DiagBox Version 7-35
Update 7.35, available from 03/03/2014, includes modifications to the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
·         Opening in DiagBox of the Stolen Vehicle Locating Unit for the Jumper 2.
Note: There is no corrections table in update 7.35.
DiagBox Version 7-36
Update 7.36, available from 12/03/2014, includes improvements, in particular:
·         Addition of an information message before the DiagBox enters into communication with the Jumper 2 vehicle.
Update 7.36, available from 12/03/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-37
Update 7.37, available from 25/03/2014, includes modifications to the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
·         Opening in DiagBox of the Airbag for the Jumper 2
Update 7.37, available from 25/03/2014, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-38
Update 7.38, available from 28/03/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Correction concerning the impossibility of opening DiagBox on all vehicles.
Note: There is no Correction Table supplied in V 7.38.
DiagBox Version 7-40
Update 7.40, available from 11/04/2014, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Improvement of the visibility of the documentation links icon on the Diagnostics tab
·         Addition of a message before the automatic start of the global test if the vehicle’s IGN+ is not on
·         Improvement of the access to the side panel
·         Improvement of the wireless connection.
Update 7.40, available from 11/04/2014, includes corrections, in particular :
DiagBox Version 7-42
Update 7.42, available from 06/05/2014, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-43
Update 7.43, available from 16/05/2014, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Opening in Diagbox of the C1 vehicle point of entry.
·         Opening in Diagbox of the C4 Cactus vehicle point of entry.
Update 7.43, available from 16/05/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Correction concerning the loading of DiagBox.
DiagBox Version 7-44
Update 7.44, available from 27/05/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Corrective note concerning key programming from the BSI ECU on Full CAN vehicles
Note: There is no Correction Table supplied in V7.44
DiagBox Version 7-45
Update 7.45, available from 12/06/2014, includes modifications, in particular:
·         update of the diagnostic data for the C1 vehicle.
·         Update in DiagBox of the Jumper 3 ECUs.
·         Opening in DiagBox of the EB2F engine for the C3, DS3.
·         Opening in DiagBox of the EB2DT engine for the C3, DS3.
·         Opening in DiagBox of the EP6FDT engine for the C4 Picasso.
·         Change in DiagBox of the ECUs to take into account the urban Emergency Collision Braking System function for C4, C3 Picasso, DS3, Jumpy 3, C8.
·         update of the post equipment alarm procedure to take into account alarms supplied by Meta and Cobra for all vehicles.
·         Take into account the keyboard management in the navigation from the “Welcome” tab.
·         Addition of a message when the user closes the guided procedure without terminating it in the “Diagnostic” tab.
Update 7.45, available from 12/06/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-46
Update 7.46, available from 25/06/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-47
Update 7.47, available from 04/07/2014, includes modifications to the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
·         – Airbag diagnostics update for Jumper 2
Update 7. 47, available from 04/07/2014, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-49
Update 7.49, available from 10/07/2014, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Opening of the DS6WR point of entry
Update 7.49, available from 10/07/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-50
Update 7.50, available from 27/08/2014, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-51
Update 7.51, available from 27/08/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-52
Update 7.52, available from 09/09/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-53
Update 7.53, available from 23/09/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Correction concerning the error “XUL Runner” when using DiagBox
Note: There is no Correction Table supplied in V7.53
DiagBox Version 7-54
Update 7.54, available from 03/10/2014, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-55
Update 7.55, available from 13/10/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7-56
Update 7.56, available from 21/10/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Correction concerning the access to the “diagnostic procedures” and to the “straight to the faults” to deal with the fault codes on all vehicles.
Note: There is no Correction Table supplied in V7.56
DiagBox Version 7-57
Update 7.57, available from 30/10/2014, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
·         Correction concerning configuration and downloading for China
·         Correction concerning accessories (incorrect attributes DDO00 and DDO01) on all vehicles.
Note: There is no Correction Table supplied in V7.57
DiagBox Version 7-58
Update 7.58, available from 14/11/2014, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Opening in Diagbox of the M44C vehicle point of entry
·         Modification of the error message CH002 during an engine ECU download on all vehicles
·         Addition of the “Test by ECU” function
Update 7.58, available from 14/11/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Correction concerning the automatic detection by VIN on Jumper 3
DiagBox Version 7-60
Update 7.60, available from 04/12/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
·         correction concerning errors under LEXIA during downloading or automatic configuration following update 7.58
·         correction concerning the missing documentation tab following update 7.58
·         correction concerning the EmailDiag application not working following update 7.58
Note: There is no Correction Table supplied in V7.60
DiagBox Version 7.61
Update 7.61, available from 15/12/2014, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Addition of information messages for the C3-XR, C4, DS4, DS 5LS, DS 6, L60 vehicles before the start of the global test
Update 7.61, available from 15/12/2014, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7.62
Update 7.62, available from 13/01/2015, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Integration of the DAP-2310 WiFi terminal with firmware 1.16
·         integration of the DAP-2310 WiFi terminal type B1
·         deletion of the “sensitive part validation request” box in the EmailDiag
Update 7.62, available from 13/01/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7.63
Update 7.63, available from 11/02/2015, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Addition of engine ECU ME17.9.52 to C1
·         Addition of engine ECU MM6KP to C4L
Update 7.63, available from 11/02/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Correction concerning the Apache error when sending an EmailDiag
DiagBox Version 7.64
Update 7.64, available from 20/02/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Correction concerning the impossibility of accessing the diagnostic procedures ? Error message on the DiagBox Diagnostic tab
·         Correction concerning the reporting of the error R27
Note: There is no Correction Table supplied in V7.64
DiagBox Version 7.65
Update 7.65, available from 10/03/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7.66
Update 7.66, available from 10/03/2015, includes corrections, in particular: (Note that both tables for V7.65 & V7.66 are intentionally the same)
DiagBox Version 7.67
Update 7.67, available from 10/04/2015, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7.68
Update 7.68, available from 17/04/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7.69
Update 7.69, available from 20/04/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
·         Correction concerning the customer mode forcing line displayed in red during a New Vehicle Preparation operation on several vehicles.
Note: There is no Correction Table supplied in V7.69
DiagBox Version 7.72 / 8.08
Update 7.72 / 8.08, available from 01/06/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7.74 (8-10)
Update 8.10, available from 02/07/2015, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Addition of Argentinian Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Korean
Update 8.10, available from 02/07/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7.75 (8.11)
Update 8.11, available from 07/07/2015, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular:
DiagBox Version 7.76 (8.12)
Update 8.12, available from 07/07/2015, includes modifications, in particular:
·         Addition of a function displaying a message on terminals which are overdue for a refresh
·         Addition of a function preventing installation of the Windows 10 upgrade
Update 8.12, available from 07/07/2015, includes corrections, in particular:
DiagBox Version 8.13
Update 8.13, available from 26/08/2015, includes modifications, in particular :
  • Taking into account of the DAP 2360 WIFI terminal specific to Japan
  • Addition of 6 sub-categories to the vehicle assistance request in the EmailDiag application
DiagBox symptom corrected ECU concerned Vehicle affected
Correction concerning the pressure checking operation BVA AM6 UDS C4 Picasso
Correction concerning the parameter measurements PADDGO_INERGY All vehicles
Correction concerning the access to the repair or expert menus Parking Assistance UDS C4 Cactus, DS5 and DS6
Correction concerning the sending in EmailDiag of the parameter measurement reports All ECUs All vehicles
Correction concerning the manual configuration RD45 DS 5LS
DiagBox Version 8.14
Update 8.14, available from 08/09/2015, includes corrections, in particular
DiagBox symptom corrected ECU concerned Vehicle affected
Correction concerning the Email Diag attachments management warning message    
Correction concerning the actuator test “Check of the NOx system flow” DCM 6.2 All vehicles
Correction concerning the “Belt replacement” command DCM 6.2 C4 Picasso
Correction concerning the configuration of a new servicing schedule Instrument panel ECU C4 Aircross
DiagBox Version 8.15
Update 8.15, available from 07/10/2015, includes corrections, in particular
DiagBox symptom corrected ECU concerned Vehicle affected
Correction concerning the missing translations for Chinese    
Correction concerning the key on/off automatic detection in the menus DCM 6.2 Jumper 3 Euro 5
Correction concerning the parameter measurements in Remote Diagnostics LADCT C4 and DS4
Correction concerning the configuration values SMEG / SMEG+ All vehicles
Correction concerning the manual configuration BCC C4 Cactus
DiagBox Version 8.16
Update 8.16, available from 25/11/2015, includes corrections of the encapsulated Lexia software, in particular
DiagBox symptom corrected ECU concerned Vehicle affected
Correction concerning the error GDI when downloading MM6LPB C5 R
Correction concerning the error GDI when reading the JDD BSI C5 R
Correction concerning the fan assembly manual configuration EDC15C2 Jumper 2
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Chrysler Scan Tools: DRB3 - VCI Pod - Micropod2

dave1987 | 20 June, 2019 04:35

This is a research result about “OBD 2 Chrysler Factory Scan Tools ” from a fellow professional and what he shared with all on the web. Thanks to Brin who has taken the time to do this.
Here are several parts included:
Part 1: Chrysler and Post OBD 2 and DRB 3
Part 2: Star Scan
Part 3: VCI Pod
Part 4: Micropod 2
Then a summary…
In detail…
Part 1: Chrysler and Post OBD 2 and DRB 3
Vehicles on the road today are mobile networks. Each vehicle system needs a computer or control module to manage and monitor that system. Often, these seemingly independent control modules depend on other control modules to function. They must be able to communicate with each other and they do so on a bus, otherwise known as a communication network. This is not a new concept, but every year more systems and modules are making their way onto vehicles. This is increasing the complexity of these vehicle networks. What does this mean for the general Independent, aftermarket, mechanical or collision repair business? It means that we should be considering factory scan tools (scan tools used in dealer franchise service departments) and service information if we truly want to be able to handle our vehicle mix in a thorough, efficient and profitable manner. I’m not suggesting that there isn’t a place for aftermarket scan tools or service information in our businesses. I’ve found that both are needed to increase the likelihood of knocking it out of the park on every job. I realize that there are a lot of different, successful business models out there. Not everyone of these business models can support a journey like this. When considering ROI, you might not think that it makes sense for you and your business. You might consider subletting some of those jobs out to other local businesses that have committed to making these investments. Often, this means a mobile diagnostics and programming company. In this series, we will cover the most popular vehicle manufacturers one at a time, providing the information that you’ll need to make an educated decision. So, sit back and relax. We’ve got this.
We have a lot of work cut out for us so where do we start first? I’ll give you a hint, this vehicle manufacturer has had 6 different factory scan tool interfaces and 5 different scan tool platforms in the past 14 years?
Yes, we’re going to start with Chrysler.
We’re going to start with Post OBD 2 and the DRB 3. The DRB 3 is a hand-held Chrysler factory scan tool for non-CAN Chrysler vehicles but also has non-CAN, Global, OBD 2 Scan Tool capabilities as well as an oscilloscope. Don’t expect much from the oscilloscope. Compared to modern oscilloscopes, I’d consider the scope in the DRB 3 more like a graphing voltmeter. The DRB 3 will never time out meaning that it does not require a subscription to function. You will, however need a Tech Authority Subscription to access and download the calibration files needed to program Non-CAN, Chrysler Modules. Super Cards were needed in early models (pre-98) and other special applications like Chrysler branded Mercedes or Mitsubishi products like the Mitsubishi based Stratus, the Mercedes based Chrysler Crossfire and the Mercedes based Dodge Sprinters. There were different Super Cards for each of these special applications. Super Cards were inserted into the lower section of the tool. Special adapters called Multiplexers and cables were needed for certain applications as well.
Part 2: Star Scan
Next on the list is the Star Scan. The Star Scan is a hand-held Scan tool. It was the first Chrysler factory scan tool used for CAN only vehicles. None of the scan tools used for CAN vehicles were backward compatible, meaning that they would not function on non-CAN vehicles with exception of the DRB 3 Emulator that was included with the first wiTECH application (We will touch on this later). This tool was pretty much obsolete when it hit the Market. It was very slow. It didn’t take long before the Hardware couldn’t keep up with updates. A subscription was not needed for this tool to function, but a subscription was needed for tool updates and a Tech Authority subscription was needed to access and download calibrations needed to program Can Chrysler vehicle modules. The Star Scan is no longer sold or supported.
The Star Mobile was Chrysler’s first Scan Tool Interface that was designed to be used with a laptop. The interface was the hardware that connected to the vehicles DLC (Data Link Connector) but you would need a laptop with the downloaded Star Mobile Desk Top Client software for the scan tool to function. The installation and update software were downloaded from a disc. The Star Mobile could also be used as a functional Interface for the first wiTECH application that would be released later (Discussed later).
Star Mobile Desk Top Client was the software used with the Star Mobile. This software was quickly replaced with the wiTECH Application called the wiTECH Desk Top Client. As mentioned earlier, the Star Mobile Interface could be used for the wiTECH application for most of the existence of wiTECH.
Part 3: VCI Pod
The wiTECH VCI Pod is an interface that came out at the same time as the wiTECH application. At one point, the only way to purchase the wiTECH was with a package that included with the special wiTECH gateway (Basically a router configured to be used with the VCI Pod and to link with Chrysler’s server, the mother ship). When Chrysler first launched the application, franchise new car dealers were told that there was a wiTECH install and support team that would have to set everything up. The franchise dealers were not to set anything up on their own. Often, those teams never came and finally, the franchise dealers installed the system themselves. This was about the time of the bail out and bankruptcy. For aftermarket service facilities, the wiTECH package was around $8,000.00 with a years’ worth of wiTECH licensing, support and programming capabilities. Sometime later, wiTECH decided to offer a more economical option that came with a less expensive router and support limited to email. This package was around $4000.00 and was called wiTech Lite. A DRB 3 emulator was included in the wiTECH application not long after wiTECH was released. This Emulator allowed the user to scan and program non-Can Chrysler’s through the wiTECH application. The DRB 3 Emulator was just that, an emulator and emulators are rarely as good as the real thing. Early on, the emulator was okay but did get better over time with updates.
Part 4: MicroPod 2
The wiTECH MicroPod II was the next generation in Chrysler factory scan tool interfaces. The MicroPod is a pocket-sized dongle that plugged into the vehicles DLC. A wiTECH subscriptions was needed to use the wiTECH application. This tool would time out and be unusable if the subscription lapses. If you had an original VCI Pod and the wiTech software from V13.03.38 or prior, and never updated it, the tool would never time out. You could use it as a stand-alone tool, meaning that you couldn’t get all the benefits from the application, and you couldn’t program. Before this update, the application could be used in an offline mode, allowing it to function without connecting to the wiTECH server and checking the pod for registration and account information. Again, this is stand-alone diagnostics only, you wouldn’t be able to program, you would be limited in application features and you would limit yourself to older models due to the older update.
Tech Authority is the aftermarket portal for accessing subscriptions needed to download Chrysler flash files for programming Chrysler’s modules regardless of what scan tool or programming device that you are using.
The MicroPod 2 was released for compatibility issues with certain models. A while later wiTECH 2 was released to reduce cybersecurity and theft issues with Chrysler vehicles. With the wiTECH 2 release there was news of a sundown or elimination of the original wiTECH application. The other fun fact, your MicroPod 2 had to have a serial number of WPS-31560 or above. Older MicroPods would not be compatible with wiTECH 2, meaning that some users had to buy, yet another scan tool interface for use with witech 2. If you had a Micropod with a serial number that would allow you to register the device for the witech 2 and you did, that device could never again be used with the original wiTech application. The sundowner mentioned above did take place late in 2017 but according to sources, the original wiTECH application is still available to dealer franchises due to wiTECH 2 not being 100% compatible with some older CAN platforms. The new wiTech 2 is a cloud-based application meaning that you will need access to the internet for the scan tool to function.
The DRB 3 emulator is not available in wiTECH 2, so as it stands, the aftermarket needs to buy the separate standalone DRB 3 emulator from Controller Technologies Corporation or find a used DRB 3 if they want Factory non-CAN Chrysler coverage.
  • Non-CAN Chrysler vehicles.
  • Full factory scan tool functions (Some special Super Cards, adapters and cables needed for some Chrysler branded Mercedes and Mitsubishi products).
  • No longer sold, supported or serviced by formal vendors. There are very small companies that offer repairs, but parts are limited to old stock or parts used from non-functioning DRB 3 units.
  • Chrysler module programming with a Tech Authority subscription
DRB 3 Emulator
  • Controller Technologies Corporation DRB 3 is a stand-alone PC based scan tool. We are not referring to the DRB 3 Emulator that was included with wiTECh. This is the only legitimate option when looking for Factory coverage on non-CAN Chrysler vehicles. Keep in mind, that emulators are rarely 100% effective at emulating what they are designed to emulate. The DRB 3 is no exception, although, according to AE Tools, a distributor and support company for factory scan tools, the Controller Technologies Corporation DRB 3 is more capable of handling some of the oddball early CAN PCI Hybrid vehicles that were released during the early stages of the CAN protocol. In this way, it might be superior to the original DRB 3.
  • Nearly full factory scan tool coverage. This emulator has the same exceptions as the DRB 3 regarding Chrysler branded Mercedes and Mitsubishi products but a PC Based DRB 3 Multiplexer is available for Crossfire and Sprinter applications.
  • The kit comes with non-powertrain ECU calibration files for programming body and chassis modules without the need for a Tech Authority Subscription.
  • Powertrain programming available with a Tech Authority subscription.
wiTECH 2 and the MicroPod 2
  • Full factory scan tool functions with full programming capabilities on CAN compliant Chryslers.
  • A wiTECH 2 subscription will be needed for scan tool function.
  • wiTECH 2 subscriptions are available in three different terms:
 3-day subscription is $50.00,
 30-day subscription is $200.00
 365-day subscription is $1600.00
  • Cloud/Internet based so an internet access is needed for the application to function.
  • A Tech Authority subscription is needed for programming. You will need to have an active wiTECH 2 subscription as well.
  • Tech Authority subscriptions are available in eight different terms. 1-day subscription is $24.95, a 3-day subscription is $35.00, a 7-day subscription is $70.00, a 30 day subscription is $250.00, a 3 month subscription is $600.00, a 6 month subscription is $1000.00, a 1 year subscription is $1800.00.
See attached for vehicle to diagnostic tool reference chart
Here is the link needed to set up a wiTECH account:
am-prod-02-submgr . am . fcawitech . com/login . htm
Here is the link for the site to purchase Tech Authority subscriptions:
techauthority . com/en-us/products…
To recap,
If you find that you need Non-Can Chrysler coverage, you might consider buying a Controller Technologies Corporation DRB 3 Emulator. Normally I would say that it would be best to buy the Genuine DRB 3 but they’re only available used at this point and they are very expensive. You can expect to invest $2200-$3000 on a functional used DRB 3. A significant risk on a used tool that might not be repairable if needed.
For full factory diagnostic and programming capabilities on CAN Fiat/Chrysler automobiles, it’s very clear that you’ll need a MicroPod 2 with a serial number WSP-31560 or higher, a wiTECH subscription and a Tech Authority subscription for programming.
If you just look for a decent tool for Chrysler and don’t care it’s original or copy, the lowest cost is to get a decent Micropod 2 china clone with wiTECH 2 subscriptions (DO CONFIRM ITS FUNCTIONALITY! A good one should be like:
On a side note, please let me know if I need to add or correct anything.


How to use AK90 to Program BMW 325i 2003 EWS3 Key

dave1987 | 19 June, 2019 03:58


Here's the guide on how to program BMW 325i 2003 key using AK90+ key programmer.
BMW 325i 2003
Immobilizer type: EWS3
MCU Chip: 0D46J
Connect EWS3 with AK90
Read 0D46J Mcu data
Save data
Load Bin file
Write key
Writing key in progress
Write key success
Test the new key.


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