Mb Star C3: It requires a laptop so that you can troubleshoot your Mercedes-Benz via Xentry software. While on paper it is slower than MB Star C4, it has proven to be a very reliable and robust scanner that is not plauged with WiFI connectivity issues like the Star C4.
MB Star C4 is the latest Mercedes-Benz wireless multiplexers that can connect to your PC via wireless connection. Being the latest Diagnostic Scanner for Mercedes-Benz it works faster, once you resolve any connectivity issues that is.
MB STAR C5 provides complete diagnosis for newest hybrid W222,with a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software,it will allow you to work on windows xp, win7/8/10 system.
MB STAR C6: VXDIAG For XENTRY Diagnosis VCI is the latest interface for For Mercedes & SMART vehicles can replace Star C4/C5. VXDIAG For XENTRY Diagnosis VCI acts as a Pass-through Interface, also called Star C6, For Benz C6 multiplexer to provide complete communication between a vehicle and the VXDIAG For XENTRY software loaded on a PC.
Topic: focus on why register the BMW battery replacement, BMW Battery Registration with Rheingold ISTA procedure.
BMW Battery Registration
BMWs need to know when you replace the battery, battery capacity and battery type must be registered! YOU DO NEED TO REGISTER battery replacements on BMWs with an IBS (Intelligent Battery Sensor).
Why register the battery replacement?
After installing a new battery, the service function ‘Register battery replacement’ must be run. The registration of the battery replacement is required to inform the power management (BMW Diagnostic Scanner in engine electronics and intelligent battery sensor) that a new battery was installed in the vehicle. If the battery replacement is not registered, the power management will not function properly and can lead to functions being limited by individual electrical consumers being switched off or having their power consumption reduced. Power management will charge the new battery as if it’s the old worn out battery, causing premature failure of the replacement battery.
Important! If the new battery is not registered, incorrect readings may appear in the display of the on-board computer due to old data in the power management system (check control message ”Recharge battery” appears even though the battery is new).
A service function informs the power management in the Digital Engine Electronics (DME) or the Digital Diesel Electronics (DDE) of a battery replacement. The following operations are performed:
-The current mileage reading is stored for the battery replacement.
-The stored measured values (battery charge statuses, current, voltage, temperature, etc.) are deleted.
-The power management is initialized.
Available registration options:
Replacing battery with exact same type – (Simple registration)
Replacing battery with same type but different capacity – (Registration/Conversion)
Replacing battery with different type – (Programming/Conversion/Registration)
Updating software of complete battery management system
Changes to the charging profile also affects how the Start/Stop system works for vehicles with EfficientDynamics
You’re renewing the battery with identical replacement. You register replacement to let the car know that the battery is new and the charging profile is adjusted accordingly. If you don’t the vehicle will charge for an old battery and cause premature failure.
You fit an AGM in place of a Standard LA battery (or vice versa). If you don’t register the replacement then it will toast the new battery for similar reasons to Car 1 but even worse as the charging profile will be for the incorrect type battery and cause even faster battery failure. In this case you MUST use a ‘conversion’ to change the battery type. Then, register a replacement.
BMW Register battery replacement
Notice! Determination of state of charge after a battery replacement
After a battery replacement, the vehicle must be left standing for at least 3 hours with its new battery. It is not possible to establish with any reliability the state of charge of the new battery until that time. Possible Check Control messages about total discharge of the battery are then no longer displayed.
BMW battery state of charge
Notes for disconnecting and connecting battery
The scope of application of some systems may be restricted after a power supply interruption. Likewise, individual settings may be lost.
Settings or activations must be carried out, depending on the equipment specification. For example:
.Vehicles with automatic engine start‐stop function (MSA): MSA function is active only after learning period (vehicle must not be woken for a period of approx. 6 hours
. E46 Perform (four-wheel drive) / E53 / E83: steering angle sensor adjustment
. If necessary, activate slide/tilt sunroof
. If necessary, activate power windows
.If necessary, activate mirror with compass
Only E60, E61, E63, E64, E70, E71, E90, E91, E92, E93: mount steering angle
Skipping the battery registration process can dramatically shorten the life of a battery in these vehicles, be it an AGM or a conventional battery. Several issues can cause premature battery failure, see post on Energy Diagnosis, but on a late model BMW, skipping battery registration can be one of them.
Thinking about trading my modis ultra for an Autel Maxisys Elite. What do you think about that?
Reason being the shop I work at has a Very Edge and with my Modis it’s kind of redundant. Sometimes the SO won’t do what I need so I’m thinking the Autel might fill some of those holes. And if the Autel won’t do it I can use the shop Verus. Plus the updates are cheaper and I’d like to be able to print from the scanner without having to transfer to my computer first.
Review by Moderator:
I’m glad you brought this up, as I’ve had the exact same thought. I think the Autel would definitely fill some gaps in the Snap-On coverage. The wireless adapter is always nice. The two years of free updates is tempting. :ohmy: That’s about $2,000 worth of software on the Snap-On truck, if you’re buying every update.
Reply by Platinum Member:
What scanner do you have Tyler? I think I’ve about talked myself out of switching brands. You really kinda need both. SO seems to have more reliable PIDs and if it lists a test or function, it works. Not always the case with Autel. I’m gonna price it out with AESwave anyway, but I think it’s around $3500 but comes with 2 years of updates.
SO rep told me yesterday they had a buy 17.4 and get 18.2 free. I said that’s not really a deal is it. He looked at me funny and I said “well 18.2 is about to come out” It comes out in April.lol .
Reply by Moderator:
I have a Modis Ultra, and the shop has an Autel Scan Tool MaxiSys. It’s like you said, you really need to have both. :angry: Too many gaps in the SO coverage to rely on it exclusively, and I can’t stand how the Autel displays data. :silly: Autel is far better with Euro makes, as well, IMO.
I see the Elite going for around $2400 on OBD2TOOL? On other retailers, anyway. I figure AESwave would be close.
The Modis has 17.2 now, and I’m seriously considering letting it lapse.
Jaguar Land rover diagnostic software SDD has released to V154 and tested no issue on JLR Mangoose SDD/SDD Pro J2534 cables. You can download software and patch here for free.
Version: SDD V154
Language: English/ French/ German/ Italian/ Japanese/ Portuguese/ Russian/ Spanish/ Dutch/ Chinese
Operating system tested: Windows 7 32-bit. (You can test other systems)
Compatible JLR interfaces: mangoose sdd/pro (SP205, SP205-B, SP116), mangoose 3-in-1 cable (SP216-B)
How to install and activate JLR mangoose SDD V154 software?
Step 1: Install setup
Open software CD
Copy and paste SDD Patch, DFStd, and Professional Diagnostic Tools JLR Driver zip files to desktop. Extract 3 zip files to desktop
Open SDD 154_FULL setup
Select setup language
Install shield wizard for SDD-154.00
Click on Next
Accept all license agreements
Choose installation destination
Click on Next
Click on Install
Enable ActiveCGM to be the default TIF viewer
Install HV Safety installer setup
Install DSS installer application
Install MOXA UPort Windows Driver setup wizard
Wait until 154.00 software installation complete. The procedure usually takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Installation complete. Restart computer.
Back to software CD
Open SDD 154.01 setup
Wait until this setup installation complete. Wait for 30 minutes around
Then restart computer again
Step 2: Activate JLR SDD V154 software
Extract SDD Patch zip file on desktop, then open SDD patch folder
Open SDD, it prompts OK message. You need to activate software.
Open SDD Notepad
Copy and paste user name and password
Open JLR SDD software on desktop
Accept Windows alarm
SDD display error Network Connection Not Detected
Paste and Copy the User name and password in notepad to User Authentication interface
Click on Identify
Complete user information
Exit SDD software
Step 3: Install software driver
Delete SDD Patch zip file, folder and Navigation Programs Installer to Recycle Bin
Extract DFStd and JLR Driver zip files to desktop
Connect JLR Mangoose cable with laptop
Auto search driver
Open JLR Driver folder->JLR Driver->install MongoosePro_JLR driver
(There are also driver for DA-VINA J2534, VCM JLR, VXDIAG VCX NANO JLR, wiScan T6 etc JLR interfaces. Different interfaces uses different drivers)
Complete install driver setup
Mangoose JLR J2534 interface Driver software installed successfully
Open Computer->Manager->Device Manager->Vehicle Pass-Thru Interface->MongoosePro JLR J2534 interface to check the device is well connected
Step 4: Run SDD V154 software
Connect JLR Mangoose cable with vehicle
Open JLR SDD software on desktop
Auto detect VIN
Read vehicle information
Start New Section ->Diagnostic
Step 5: Install Deep Freeze software
Open DFStdc notepad on desktop, paste the key
Then open DFStd application
Click on Next to install Deep Freeze software
Accept license agreement
Paste license key from notepad here
Select destination folder
Click on Install
After installation complete. Restart the computer.
All completed. Now you can use SDD V154 software.
Log in to the Launch Icarscan APP and run the model software appear ErrID:-6
A: Generally, this version of the software has a bug and needs to be contacted by us.
We will solve this problem within two working days. (We will fix the bug and re-release the new version of the software)
A new version of the software has been released and we will notify the customer to update the software of the app.
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The Maxisys Elite, the newest addition to the MaxiSys line of highly advanced smart diagnostic tools, is based on the fast and intuitive Android 4.4 operating system. Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra? 4, the world’s fastest mobile processor, its visually stunning 9.7” Retina display offers ultra-high resolutions up to 2048×1536 and an optimized array of sophisticated and powerful applications. The MaxiSys Elite rapidly performs every job from comprehensive vehicle diagnostics & analysis to advanced ECU programming. 2x faster than any comparable device, the MaxiSys Elite provides extended battery life and intelligent power saving. The MaxiSys Elite offers a super-sensitive capacitive screen able to respond to gloved, moistened, and even greasy fingers! The ergonomically angled docking station provides optimum visibility and convenient charging that eliminates power concerns.
1.The most extensive complete system coverage for more than 80 US domestic, Asian and European makes and models
2.Exceptional OE-Level functionality from comprehensive OBDII diagnostics & services to advanced ECU coding and programming
3.Uniquely integrated vehicle programming capabilities working with a SAE J2534-1 & -2 compliant vehicle programming pass-thru interface
4.Automatic system and software updates with real-time push message notifications via internet
5.Instant remote control tech support anytime, anywhere
6.Interactive Data Logging sessions enable direct contact with Autel Scanner Support for first-hand troubleshooting of diagnostic bugs and errors
7.One-stop multitasking designed for ideal management of workshop operations to keep all data files, customer info, and vehicle records well organized
8.Unique ergonomic design with rubberized outer protection and a rugged internal housing
Does it have the programming and relearning functions?
Yes, The Autel MaxiSYS MS908CV supports commercial vehicle programming and relearn functions. The commercial vehicle models is from heavy duty trucks to medium and light duty diesels, and from buses to agricultural & industrial machinery. And the vehicle coverage can cover Volvo, Toyota, Foton Daimer, Isuzu, Bendix, Allison, Mack and much more.
These days, cars and trucks are more complex than ever. Not only are they jam packed with all of today’s most advanced mechanical components and features, but all of these sophisticated bits of machinery are all interconnected via computerized networks of interrelated Car Diagnostic Tool. These networks can be very useful in testing and diagnosing problems with your vehicle- but only if you have the right equipment. A lot of times, all this extra sophistication can seem like a great hassle- especially if you’re accustomed to the good old days of muscle-car simplicity where you just replace the part and fire it up. Well, for better or worse, those days are gone.
why need an obd2 scanner
The good news is there’s plenty of powerful tools available that- with a little bit of time in research- you can learn to perform complex diagnostic functions with that will give you a lot more power over the ins and outs of your car or truck than you would have had otherwise.
These tools will give you the ability to figure out what is going on with your modern computerized vehicle, so that you can get it fixed and get back on the road.
1. Obd2 Scanner
An Obd2 scanner is a diagnostic system that allows onboard computers in cars and trucks to tell you what’s wrong with the vehicle. This car diagnostic tool is used for a range of self-diagnostic and reporting purposes. Unlike the earlier, OBD-I system, the Professional Diagnostic Tool uses the same code designations, communication protocols, and connectors for cars made by all major manufacturers. The standardization has made the previous Obd1 almost completely obsolete.
2. Ignition Tester
Also known as a spark tester, this tool is absolutely indispensable for anything that relies on spark plugs- that means your car. Any time an engine won’t start, it’s possible that the reason is that there is no spark coming from the spark plug to get the engine started. An ignition tester allows you to diagnose the problem so that you don’t go all around your car solving every other problem whether you need to or not.
3. Airbag Tester
As you can imagine, it could be quite problematic to have a non-functional air bag and not know about it until the moment you need it. And naturally, testing your airbag by whacking your bumper with a rubber mallet is not ideal. Fortunately, there is a tool that can tell you whether or not all of the electronic components of your airbag system are working correctly without setting the safety device off.
4. Fuel Pressure Tester
Like a problem with your spark plug, a problem with low fuel pressure can cause your car or truck to fail to start- and if you can’t diagnose the problem directly, then you may have to work on several different things before finally finding the problem. A fuel pressure tester tells you where your vehicle’s fuel pressure is at, whether it’s too high or two low, enabling you to solve the problem straight away.
5. Timing Lights
A timing light is a special automotive stroboscope that mechanics use to set the ignition timing of internal combustion engines that are equipped with a distributor. Modern vehicle engines require timing lights to scan ignition timing accurately so that the timing can be adjusted to the optimal range for your vehicle.
6. Emission Analyzer
In most states, drivers are required to have their vehicles checked for proper exhaust emissions before the vehicle can be tagged and allowed to drive legally on public roads. Even if you are fortunate enough to live in a part of the country where vehicle emissions are not regulated, it still might be good for your conscience to have your emissions tested and adjusted accordingly. These devices are inserted into the exhaust pipe and, in addition to checking your emissions- they can also be used to diagnose a whole host of problems. It can also play an important role in certain safety checks, help with engine tuning, and certain kinds of repairs.
7. Vacuum Tester
A vacuum test is among the simplest diagnostic tools a mechanic can have. With a simple gauge, anyone can gain valuable insight into vacuum leaks, low compression, incorrect timing, and sticking valves just to name a few. You will need to know the vacuum specifications for your engine, and bear in mind that these gauges are adjusted for sea level. That means for every 1,000 feet your location is above sea level, you will need to subtract an inch of vacuum. The simplest check to perform is a running vacuum test. Simply start the engine and let it reach normal operating temperature. Find a vacuum port and connect the gauge. The Car Scanner should be on the manifold or below the carburetor. It shouldn’t be on the air cleaner, high on top of the carburetor, or on any of the emissions control components.
Success! Program fobik to Dodge Dart 2013 up using Xtool X100 Pad2 pro key programmer.
Connect X100 pad2 with vehicle
Turn ignition switch to ON position
Select Immobilizer function->Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge-> Proximity/Fobik (RFH) ->Dodge->Dart 2013- >Program keys
Turn on hazard light and turn ignition off
Select Program Keys
Place a new Fobik into ignition. Ignition switch must be in the “LOCK” or “OFF” position
XTOOL Scanner X100 pad2 requires to enter 4-digit pin code to access
Programming fobik in progress
Test the new fobik
What is Cummins INSITE Fault Codes:
Fault codes are Cummins way of letting you know that your engine has a problem. Every sensor and circuit on your engine has a certain expected reading and voltage signal. These signals are monitored constantly by the Cummins ECM. If values rise above or below expected, the ECM will log a code.
If the error has occurred but is not happening at the time of diagnostics, it is known as an Inactive Fault. If the error is happening while you diagnose, it is known as an Active Fault.
All codes can be classified as either Active or Inactive, and their status can be determined by flash codes or through the Insite Electronic Service Tool.
What is new of Fault Codes in Cummins INSITE version 8:
– Fault Codes window displays an engine’s fault data
– Fault Codes include both engine faults and engine protection faults
– Each fault is represented by a Cummins fault code
Indicates a specific malfunction or abnormal condition within the controller, subsystem, or engine
– Ability to link to Fault Information System for Troubleshooting Information
What’s new in Fault Codes Sorting in Cummins INSITE 8:
1. Fault Codes can be sorted by either the column, or by right click for multiple column sorting
2. The Fault Code data can be sorted by clicking on the column header for a single column sort
3. The data will be sorted based on the selected column in ascending order. Click on the column header again to resort the data in descending order
Note: Sorting can only be used on the Fault Code, Status, Count, or Lamp columns
What’s new in Fault Codes Wrap Up in Heavy Duty Scanner Cummins INSITE 8:
1. Fault Codes window shows active and inactive Fault Codes Alternate click
– Link to Fault Information System for Troubleshooting information
– Clear Inactive Faults
2. Links to Troubleshooting available in the Fault Information System
Where to get the Cummins Insite 8:
Here you go.
Cummins Insite Lite vs. Cummins Insite Pro
FUNCTIONALITY LEVEL Cummins INSITE?LITE
Cummins INSITE PRO
Features No Calibration Download Full Functionality
View Trip Information √ √
View Fault Trees √ √
Fault Information System √ √
View Troubleshooting Steps √ √
View Parameter Settings √ √
View Wiring Diagrams √ √
View Engine Dataplate √ √
Driver Rewards √ √
Data Monitor/Logger √ √
Reset Trip Information √ √
Reset and Clear Fault Codes √ √
Set Engine Features (on/off) √ √
Set/Adjust Parameters √ √
Set/Change ECM Passwords √ √
Create Settings Templates √ √
Create Work Orders/Jobs √ √
ZAP-It Functionality √ √
Run Special Features √ √
Run Diagnostic Tests √ √
Read/Retrieve Calibration Files √
Load Engine and Programable Datalink Device Calibrations √
VAS6154 ODIS Component Protection User Manual:
What is Component Protection:
Component protection is VWAG’s (VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini) way of eliminating vehicle or component theft by keeping track of each individual component and which vehicle it’s assigned too from the assembly line.
Why do you need to do component protection:
When a component protected module is fitted to its non-original vehicle, many, if not all of its functions will be limited. This is to try and prevent the use of stolen parts in the second-hand market. If a VWAG vehicle is reported stolen, a flag will be raised with their database for the vehicle’s VIN and the internal serial number/coding of each module fitted to said vehicle, such as an Engine or transmission ECU, Infotainment/Radio unit or AC/Heater control panel) making it impossible for these parts to be used on another vehicle. This will raise an error within our diagnosis system (connected to VWAG’s servers) when trying to remove the component protection and not allow the technician to proceed, alerting VWAG to the use of stolen parts.
Component protection also applies to any brand-new parts purchased and fitted. It would need to be removed before the technician could proceed with and coding, adaptions, or basic settings or said component.
What to do for component protection?
The only way to remove component protection is to take the car to a VWAG specialist with the online diagnosis system (ODIS) or the main dealer themselves.
We have invested heavily in obtaining the credentials and correct system, to be able to provide such services so you don’t have to have the huge cost of a trip to the dealer.
How to do component protection using ODIS software:
Activating component protection of a new ACC sensor.
This is un-edited and has no “fly in descriptions”
Here you go.
Note that Use name and passwords are unique to each and every subscriber of ODIS. This is the official version and not the cloned copy VAS 5054A or VAS 6154 or VXDIAG VCX NANO… all are confirmed to work good with ODIS to do online component protection.