Launch X431 iCarScan Test Reports

Is Launch ICARSCAN a better OBD2 fault code reader? One of our customer has tested Launch iCarScan scanner (iDiag’s replacement) on several models

Tested tool:
Launch X431 iCarScan

Tested model:
Mazda 6 GH 2.0 diesel 2008

Tested results:

To be honest, Launch iScan have a lot more options on that car then vpecker, for example on engine it can only read few parameters and it can read and clear trouble codes thats it nothing else on engine not even dpf regeneration, idiag have more to offer for that car, i tested on few more cars. I think what it can do more with special functions is for Toyota,Honda,Scion. But since it is original interface and software price is ok for it.

iScan fault code reader is updated online via Win XP~Win 10 system. Very very easy to update. So they can work for all cars until 2015.

English, French, Russian, Japanese, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese

That’s it. I should say, each one has its own merits and demerits, Auto Diagnostic Tool Launch X431 iCarScan work ok until now. A successful purchase from China.

Lonsdor K518 Program Kia KX3 2013 All Smart Keys Lost

Guide to read pin code and program smart key on a  Kia KX3 year 2013 when all keys have lost by using Lonsdor K518ISE key programmer.

Key info.:

Original key: 3-button smart key

Chip: 47 Chip

Start: One button start-stop

Card slot: No

Pin code reading: by OBD

Device to program: Lonsdor K518 car key programmer


Step 1: Read 47 Pin Code

Connect K518 host with vehicle via OBD diagnostic socket

Select Kia->Read Pin Code->Read Pin Code (47 smart card)





Turn ignition switch to ON position

Open and close driver door for once


Press on Start button. Open and close driver door once



K518ISE key programmer read Kia KX3 47 pin code success

Write down the pin code


Step 2: Program Smart Key

Select KX3->Type 1->Program Smart Key->Program Smart Card


All smart keys need to be programmed, otherwise cannot start vehicle.

Turn ignition off. Open and close driver door once.

Auto Key Programmer Lonsdor K518ISE will require to enter 6-digit pin code read from Step 1


Press YES to continue

Prepare smart key to be programmed, stick the smart key to Start button within 5 sec until immo indicator flashes


Program success. Press YES to program next key, NO to go back.

Test the new smart key.

The ATEQ VT55 OBDII TPMS DecoderActivator Reprograms Asian And European Vehicles

ATEQ Corporation introduces another innovative product that will make professional TPMS service quick and easy.


For vehicles requiring an OBDII relearn, ATEQ’s VT55 OBDII kit includes a universal OBD connector which interfaces with the vehicle’s ECU via CAN bus or K-line. Service technicians only have to select the make of the vehicle, trigger the tire sensors and transfer the IDs, says the company.

In addition to all U.S.-manufactured vehicles, the ATEQ VT55 OBDII reprograms Asian or European vehicles (including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, etc.), which do not feature a TPMS “learn mode.” It’s just that easy and fast to accurately activate and decode TPMS sensors, and display data or any sensor faults.

Training is not needed as the entire step-by-step process is displayed on the large, easy-to-read screen. Even the newest technician can use the VT55 OBDII Kit right out of the box.

The ATEQ VT55 is a continuously evolving tool thanks to software updates adding functionality, features and user-friendliness while keeping the same hardware. There’s no need to buy a new tool because there are new sensors on the market or new features available.

Everything needed to get started and complete service is included in a convenient, heavy-duty case: the VT 55 OBDII tool, USB cables, PC Driver, software and instruction booklet.

ATEQ VT55 Specifications:
● Power Supply: Li-Ion rechargeable batteries with charger featuring low battery status.
● Displays: Depending on the information transmitted by the sensor, the VT55 will display sensor ID, pressure, battery state, temperature and accelerometer information.
● Indicators: LEDs: low battery, transmission, PASS and FAIL. Buzzer.
● Radio Reception: 2 frequencies: 315 MHz and 433.92 MHz. The VT55 can also test a RF Remote Keyless Entry system.
● Weight: 250 g (8.82 ounces).
● Size (HxWxD): 150 (5.91″) x 80 (3.15″) x 25 (0.98″)
● Connectivity: USB port with included USB cable, PC driver and software.
● New Sensor Upgrades: Free for one year.

For more information about ATEQ TPMS tools, contact Eri Muca at or visit

Autel MaxiSys Series Scanners Release Notes

Autel tools 7-1
Below versions were released in September, including improved performance and bug fixes for Autel MaxiSys series products, MS906/908/MaxiSYS MS908P, MaxiSYS CV, MD808/MD808/MaxiService/MaxiDiag Elite.

Autel MaxiSys Series
uHonda (V4.40)
Fixes an issue that reports generated from auto scanning are not fully displayed.
Fixes bugs that caused failure in replacing PCM/TCM and adding a new key in Immobilizer GEN-III.
Fixes bugs that caused errors in performing BSI function in BSM.
Addes 36 functions for diesel engine and gasoline engine.
uFord (V7.13)
Adds diagnostic support for models up to 2017.
uChrysler (V7.60)
Adds diagnostic support for models up to 2017.

Autel MaxiSys pro 908 & 906
uVW (V10.00) (Maxisys908Pro)
Optimizes on-line coding function for VW, Audi, SH-VW, FAW-VW, FAW-Audi, and adds support for the latest models in 2017.
VW (V10.00) (Maxisys908, 906, 906S:)
Improves on-line coding function for VW, SH-VW and FAW-VW, and adds support for the latest models in 2017.
BAIC (V5.00)
Updates functions in Engine system, SRS, ABS, EPS and IMMO for Huansu S2/S3, Weiwang 205, 206 and T205.
Adds support for Huansu S3L, S5, S6, H2, H3, H3F, H6, and Weiwang 205, 206 Korean, T205 Korean, covering Engine system, SRS, ABS, EPS and IMMO.
GreatWall (V5.30)
Optimizes Auto Scan that the name of ECU being scanned will be displayed in real time.
Fixes bugs in Key Learn function in PEPS for H6_2013 model.
Optimized DTC library for Engine system for H6-Coupe.
Adds support for basic and special functions for 2017 and some 2018 models, and for 2017/2018 Hyundai Kia American.
uGMUSA (V11.20)
Fixes bugs in Program Key Fob function for 2000 GMC Truck Savana.
Fixes bugs that caused communication failure in Chassis for 2002 GMC Truck Astro.
Fixes bugs that caused faiure in performing Program Key Fobs for 2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS/ 2005 Cadillac Escalade.
Fixes bugs that caused display errors in DTCs in Auto Scan function for 2007 Chevrolet Aveo LT.
GM China (V8.10)
Optimizes prompts for adaptive value learning function in Transmission for 2014 Cruze and 2011 GL8
Fixes bugs that caused errors in DTC definitions for 2011 GL8.
Fixes bugs that caused failure in VIN Analysis for 2017 Cruze.

MaxiSys CV
Isuzu/ZF (V8.10)
Adds Read ECU Information, Read Codes, Erase Codes and Live Data functions for EcoLife, Iveco-Eurotronic 2, Iveco-Intarder CAN and Iveco-Intarder KWP.
Adds Active Test and Special functions ( including Self Adaption Gearbox System, Self Adaption Clutch, Parameter Setting, and Maintenance Information) for Tronic Lite, eTronic, ZF Ecomat 2/4, ZF EcoLife, AsTronic 1, AsTronic 2, AsTronic Mid, EST-32, EST-42/48, WSK EST41/61-WSK, and WSK EST41/61-WSK Daimler Chrysler, etc.
Ford (V1.11)
Adds diagnostic support for models in 2017.
Ford (V1.10) (MX808)Adds diagnostic support for models in 2017.
Honda (V6.20, MaxiService/MaxiDiagElite OilReset) (V1.10, MD808 Oilreset)
Adds Auto Service Reset, Auto Oil Reset, Manual Reset functions for all models.
Release Notes (October)
Below versions are to be developed in October, including improved performance and bug fixes for MaxiSys series products, MaxiSys 906/908/908 pro, and MaxiSys CV.

Autel MaxiSys Series
Nissan/Infiniti (V5.60)
Adds support for 2018 models, such as 370Z, ARMADA, VERSA Sedan, INFINITI QX30, INFINITI Q50, and INFINITI Q70.
Adds NATS and Learn Key function for 2015-2017 INFINITI Q30.
Adds support for VIN Analysis for more models.
Adds 150 Hot Functions, such as Steering Wheel Angle Sensor, Cabin Filter Regeneration, Interval Of Oil Change (OCS) Oxidation, and Injector Adaptives.
uHonda (V4.41)
Fixes bugs that caused display errors in dynamic menu in BSI.
Fixes bugs that caused errors when performing Customize function in MVCS.
Optimizes Radar Calibration and Static Radar Calibration functions.
Adds special functions for some systems such as SRS.
uLandRover (V5.20)
Adds support for 2017 models.
Optimizes special functions for models since 2010.
Fiat (V6.60)
Adds 250 special functions for models before 2010.

MaxiSys pro & 908 & 906
Opel/Vauxhall (V7.00)
Optimizes software structure.
Adds diagnostic support for thirty 2017-2018 models, such as Astra, Zafira, Corsa-E, Antara, Adam, Cascade, Commbo-D, Insignia and Mokka, covering basic and special functions.
Fixes bugs for some softwares.
Benz (V12.00)
Adds Read Codes, Clear Codes, Live Data, ECU Information, Active Test, Adaptation, On-line Program and On-line SCN for Chassis 205, 222, 204 and 212.
Peugeot/Citroen (V6.10)
Adds 10 Hot Functions.
Optimizes Auto VIN function.
Improves the speed of accessing Engine and BSI Data.
Baojun (V4.00)
Version updates. Adds diagnostic support for Baojun 510 and 310.
Fixes bugs for some special functions.
Optimizes the text of some prompting messages.
BAIC (V5.30)
Updates functions for three 2016 models: EV150, EV160 and EV160.
Adds support for 21 models: Weiwang 306, Weiwang M307 (M30 Economics), Weiwang 307 (2015 model), Weiwang 608EV, Weiwang 308EV, EV150 Economics, EV200, EV200 (2016 model), EX200, EX260, EU260, EU220, EU300, EU400, Saab EV (before 2014.9), Saab ES210 (since 2014.9), EC180, EC200, Polar Star E, EH300, and ARCFOX-1.
GM China (V9.00) (MaxiSysPro)
Adds programming and coding functions for Cruze, lacrosse, Excellegt, and GL8.

VCDS VAG COM 17.8.0 software download,installation and use

VCDS VAG COM 17.8.0 software download,installation and use


1.Software download

1.1Enter the website (,as shown:


1.2Choose language


1.3Click Download




1.4 Put the software you downloaded to the desktop



2.Installation and use

2.1 double click the icon desktop,wait for installing,as shown:








2.2 Run VCDS software,connect VCDS VAG COM to your computer USB interface

2.3 Click options


2.4 Click Test,show that VCDS VAG COM hardware has been activated



2.5 Then click save,you can use VCDS VAG COM to test your car


2.6As shown,choose function you want



Guide use Autel MaxiDAS DS808 diagnose Mercedes-Benz successfully


This post is about How to Autel MaxiDAS DS808 diagnose Mercedes-Benz successfully

Let’s unpack and unbox the Autel MaxiDAS DS808 and see together what it will do out of box no registration, no update, no nothing.


So let’s go ahead to plug the OBDII cable to the DS808 for the first time


Press the power button at the top, and you can slide the lock button.
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Both of my previous scanners one goes for 150 dollar and another one reaches 400 dollars are not able to access to the computer of airbags, so let’s see out of box without any updates and registration of this Autel Scan Tool MaxiDas DS808 scanner can do for you.

As you can see, a red warning SRS light and watch the information sent, and it’s the reason why I need to get back DS808 scanner and find out what is happening to the vehicle.


Here you are, the MaxiDAS DS808 scanner is connected to the OBDII port of vehicle and the ignition is on.


So let’s see what we can do, let’s go to diagnostic.


Definitely go for “Automatic selection”


I don’t want to tap the VIN, so I will read it automatically.

And here you are, it is really pretty fast, this is absolutely awesome.

The new generation scan tool is super fast.


I know this Benz is 2004, so I will click “From 09/2003 to 12/2007.

Please select the steering left or right, all right , I click “Left”


Confirm vehicle profile, let’s say yes.


Yes “Diagnosis”, so you can see fast it goes.


I’ll go for “Auto scan”


Try to read fault code

No fault codes detected.

But I’m just confusing where is the airbag problem.

This is next screen we can see, the ME-SFI 2.8 Motor electronics 2.8 has no faults, but I want to go for airbag computer


So let’s exit to “Diagnostic menu” and select “Control Unit”, and click on “Body” then “AB-airbag” all right. No communication between the tester and control unit.

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So, the reason is No register and No update MaxiDAS DS808 for Mercedes Benz from OBD2TOOL , only after register that it will start working. Registering the device was easy, you simply go to autel’s website and set up an account. Once you do that you take the registration code/ passcode from the scan tool and register it on the website. You then make sure that the scan tool is hooked up to your wifi which is setup in settings. Then you are ready to update the scan tool with the latest software.

That’s all

Thanks and enjoy your time.

Launch Creader Professional CRP129 Premium

Launch Creader Professional CRP129 Premium – Pro-Code OBD-II Diagnostic Tool – ABS, SRS, Transmission & Engine Code Scanner


The CRP 129P contains enhanced manufacturer specific Domestic, Asian & European coverage for technicians to diagnose Engine, Transmission, Transfer Case, ABS and Airbag (SRS) systems. In addition, the CRP129P also includes Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) release, Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) and Oil Service Light resets. Graph, record, and playback crucial data to more efficiently diagnose drivability issues. View Engine, ABS, SRS along with A/T enhanced data. With over 10 million vehicles on the road today that require an SAS reset after an alignment, the CRP129P is perfect for any shop doing alignments. The CRP129P is also the perfect tool for brake shops where an EPB release is required for pad replacement.

Perform Oil Service Light resets, Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) release, and Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) resets.
Includes Battery Reset function.
Reads & clears codes on Engine, Transmission (A/T), ABS, Airbag (SRS), and SAS and EPB related systems.
Enhanced Data Stream for ABS, SRS, Transmission and Engine, with related EPB and SAS data.
Auto Vehicle ID, Auto Module Search & Ultra-fast Protocol ID.
View freeze frame data and I/M Readiness monitor status.
Display live PCM data stream and O2 Sensor test data.
Enhanced manufacturer specific Domestic, Asian and European coverage.
Support for all 10 test modes of OBDII.
Enhanced OBDII mode 6.
Supports vehicles 1996 and newer (OBDII & CAN)
Retrieves generic and manufacturer specific codes – both permanent & pending.
Read & Clear Check Engine Lights.
Multilingual: English, Spanish & French.

Please note: For use on any manufacture of vehicle 1996 and newer. Will not scan ABS, Airbag or Transmission modules on 96-2001 BMW’s that have a round diagnostic port under the hood.
Brand Description

Launch Tech USA headquartered in Ontario, California is the exclusive distributor of Launch Tech Co., Ltd in North America. The product line is broken up into two divisions: automotive diagnostics, and under-car service including lifts and alignment equipment. Our mission at LAUNCH is to provide the most innovative, cost-effective solutions available in the automotive after market. With the diagnostic solutions offered by Launch, our customers finally have the power to perform accurate, fast, OEM-level diagnostics and repair. Today the company employs over 300 qualified R&D engineers led by some of the most experienced and distinguished specialists in the automotive sector. These dedicated engineers who work non-stop developing innovative solutions for our customer’s needs, allow us to rapidly offer upgrades to meet the demands of the ever changing automotive industry on a daily basis, via the internet. We utilize multiple test centers worldwide to ensure the highest level of vehicle coverage available, ensuring that our solutions not only are innovative but also function as designed. The company is accredited to the internationally recognized quality standards of ISO9001:2000 and TS16949.

Everything we sell comes with a minimum 12-month warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, products that carry the Bavarian Autosport brand come with a minimum 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. (Some have lifetime warranties!) If you are unhappy with a product’s quality or performance, simply let us know. We’ll make it right. Call Customer Service at 800.535.2002, option 7, or e-mail

Download OpenShell FIX for W204 207 212 in DAS standalone menu

Free download the FIX enables the access to diagnosis of vehicle types W204 (C, GLK Class), W207, W212 (E Class) via DAS standalone menu, without XENTRY. Very convenient.!hTQ0kZIR!SStg4wbHAa_QdGz3No5gmkJ_7uaZ47UPzM0F4RhxAOs

Password: xdos_das_reem_fix1117

32bit Windows only, not 64bit

Note: it’s free, but not tested by professionals!!!!!!! unknown security and perhaps high risk sometimes!!!

You can go to

to have the tested Xentry/DAS, used with relief


Why Choose Real MB Star C5 with Engineer Software

After test, Real MB STAR C5 with engineer software performed good and now is released.

Unlike the old clone C5 which uses C4 Internet Software, this Real MB C5 is 1:1 copy star C5. The newest hybrid W222 could still be diagnosed by this real Benz C5.

Following text shows the Real MB Star C5 features and some use tips. Move ahead.

First post picture of this real  Benz diagnostic software MB Star C5:

Benz Xentry Connect C5

Real MB star C5 features:

1.It improves a lot in hardware and software.
2. With engineer software
3.Comes with one internal disc and one portable hard disk.
4.Comes with no computer.
5.No computer brand limit as long as the computer has 4GB storage at least and running Windows 7 – 32-bit or Windows 8 – 32-bit.
6.Update: for common update, dealer send update files to user for update; for special update, the user is supposed to ship back the disk to flash.
7.Real MB star C5 communication: Via Wlan (IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n2.4+5GHZ )
8.The licensing system is reworked – now licenses are stored on MB servers – Any license changes are tracked by the multiplexer when connected to the Internet network.

Why should buy Xentry connect?

After 2015, all Star Diagnosis equipment is no longer supported. That means there is no update diagnostic data for the newest cars and their systems. The lack of the possibility of coding and programming of electronic units due to the backlog of the software data level in the device, from data in the electronic control units of the car.

At the end of 2014, among dealerships, almost all of them who previously used Star Diagnosis Compact4 with SDConnect DoIP multiplexers were almost gone. Instead, dealerships choosed Xentry Kit kits which include the latest Xentry Connect multiplexers and Xentry Tab tablets from Panasonic. Tablets are custom-made, also they have a “civilian” version – the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1, which has a more powerful configuration but shorter battery life than the original Xentry Tab.

Honestly, it seems exaggerated for non-dealer use Xentry Tab. While for dealers, that is necessary.

And what about workshop service?

Undoubtedly, the tablet from Panasonic is well while the price is too high. The cost of the Japanese tablet is realistic to buy pieces of eight new laptops or tablets from other manufacturers.

So , we suggest to buy Xentry connect from us , then buy a laptop yourself . the software from which Xentry Connect is managed can be installed without any problems on any computer that has a 32-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It’s clear with Xentry Connect itself – there’s no alternative .

After all, in this choice there are many reasons that encourage one to make a decision. The main thing is one: since 2015, the diagnostic multiplexer Xentry Connect C5 becomes the only one used at dealerships.

Thus, by purchasing this equipment, you do not lag behind the progress. You use in your work the best that is available today. Each your client, seeing with his own eyes that you in your work use the same device that he saw at the dealer’s service station, will understand that he made the right decision entrusting his car to your specialists.

Real MB star C5 price:

As for the price, real MB Star C5 will be sale 1095 EURO in without shipping cost. The price is about 2 times higher than the old C5.

Lonsdor K518ISE service center users self calculate key data

With the help of Auto Key Programmer Lonsdor K518ISE product service center, user are free to calculate the key data by themselves as they will without Lonsdor engineer support. Currently this service center is able to calculate the key data of Volvo, Maserati etc.

1. Click on, click English or Chinese as you will.

2. Please input the email and password (as the same as that you registered K518ISE)


3.Select the product “Lonsdor K518ISE”

4. Select the car make you want to calculate the key data, for example. Volvo.
5. Choose the key style, for example the non-folding key which is the common key of S40, C30, C70.

6. Start to calculate the key data
1). Enter the serial number of Lonsdor K518ISE that you are using.
2) Select the car model i.e S40, C30, C70 etc.
3) Enter the right No.(2) data, then the left NO.(1) data.
4) Submit.
Tip: for the for instruction, read the “Help” file at the bottom.

7. The system will automatically calculate the key data and the page will automatically refresh until the result displays.
Tip: If the data was calculated unsuccessfully, check if the data is correct or input in the incorrect position.


8. Lonsdor K518ISE Key Programmer calculate the key data on Volvo with success, click on “Download data”, and enter the corresponding folder by following the “Operating guide”.