Reviews of FVDI 2018 ABRITES Commander with 18 Software

FVDI 2018 Reviews

1.mine works on K-line but CAN does not work, as soon as connection with can bus is established the voltage level on the bus drops to near zero and the rest of the data traffic is blocked – the “start communication ” and “tester Present” messages are sent ok but there is no response from the other can nodes due to a blocked can bus.

As soon as i disconnect (in the software) the normal can bus data traffic is restored with normal signal level.

I suspect a faulty can transceiver but i’m awaiting a reply from the seller…

 

Update:

well today my supplier’s engineer connected with Teamviewer and started by opening Renault software , after that my Fiat software came to life after i did numerous previous attempts to get it running….

They say they did not change anything which is strange but for now the Fiat software is working on CAN – not always opening at the first attempt but at least it runs which is better as before the engineer’s check…..

The tool works without internet connection although it shows updating of the remaining days at connection but when connecting with the interface it still shows 0 days remaining but it still connects.

i hope the tool will keep working for a longer period….

 

2.I ordered one. I had FVDI 2014 and 2015 before. This 2018 version has the same software versions as the 2015 version except that has updated software for VAG and BMW/Mini which is from the VVDI software. IMMO 4 and 5 key programming is working. Only tested on 2012 Scirocco 2.0 TSi and 2014 Audi A5 2.0T.

 

Mercedes software still has bugs for odometer correction. W204 did not work.

 

Overall it is good value for money.

 

3.07-12-2019:

Just get today the fvdi2018, installed it on my pc – windows 7 64 bit, works fine with no problems. Then get my lapton – windows 7 64 bit and done the installation on it, plug it to the laptop and now the device after connecting to the server showing info that the “device has been deactived”. Then connected fvdi again to my pc and all works fine. Magic

 

Will try to reinstall windows on my laptop …

 

Update:

OK, now everything is working fine, did not checked it with the any car yet, but all softs, as well as vvdi2 opening fine. there is no errors etc.

 

All problems cos of usb drivers and soft that was sent with fvdi from China. After dowloading new soft 4.2 and FTDI drivers from webpage everything work as it should.

 

Will try to connect fvdi to some cars and check how is it going in the “field”.

 

07-13-2019:

Ok just tested some cars …so

 

2003 fiat doblo 1.9 jtd – pin code – did not pulled out the pin !!

 

2006 BMW e90 330i – try to do cas by obd2 – killed synchronisation cas – elv !! . Vvdi2 done the synchronisation and fix the problem . Car starts and drives again. So do not even try to connect to cas by obd with fvdi2018 !!

 

2009 ford Mondeo 2.0 tdci – try to program all key lost – get all the time pats error.

 

Then, try to change milage just for fun . It works fine.

 

That’s all for now.

 

07-19-2019 Update:

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK 3.0 crd – pulled pin code with no problem.

2009 Chevrolet cruze 2.0 vcdi – pulled pin code with no problem / milage change no problem.

 

07-25-2019:

2004 Opel Combo C Z16SE engine – pulled pin code with no problem, but on V5.8 soft , on V6.6 soft – connection error

 

2005 Audi A3 8P 1.9 TDI, immo on/off – no problem . CS and pin from dash – no problem , add key – no problem , milage change in dash and ecu – no problem .

VVDI2 – pin and CS from dash – connection error , Pin code from ECU, mileage change in ecu –ok but need to select ECU version manually .

Passat B6 Comfort module dump – VVdi2 – pin code and 7 byte CS – no problem, FVDI2018 – pin code ok, 7 byte CS only if you have 6 byte from ECU first.

 

07-29-2019:

So now, the fvdi antena is reading id48 chip, but signal is very low. The chip needs to stay at the antena ring , not in the middle of antena.

 

Found out that it’s an old problem, and this may help… will try later this week.

 

https://mhhauto.com/Thread-FVDI-FULL-Antenna-Problem

 

For today , will check if tag tool will make TP25 from id48 chip.

 

The same for vvdi2 antena, cos for now did not check it.

 

08-11-2019:

2005 Audi A4 B7 1.8T

 

fvdi2018 – dash -read pin, change milage, change immo mode – done ok, but you need to try couple of times, sometimes even 10 times before will do anything ! , cos you can get connection error !

 

ecu – read pin and CS – ok no problem,

Dealer key – not ok, write immo chip but wrong CS data,

add new key – done it ok after pre programming immo CS chip by carprog

 

So after reading dash , you need to change immo status from 0 to 6 manually. if you will not do it the dash will stay in service mode .

 

08-13-2019:

Today i have a really good news.

 

2007 Citroen C4 picassso 2.0 16v petrol with Johnson Controls BSI

 

fvdi2018 soft V6.7 – read pin from bsi – ok no problem , programm new key – ok no problem

 

I done it by connecting another running car to the citroen’s battery, like that battery voltage in bsi was about 13.5v all the time and citroen did not put bsi to economy mode.

The battery in citroen needs to be full charged as well ! At the time of bsi reading by fvdi car will turn on headlights and wipers !!

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Conclusion:

From the above information, we may can see that the FVDI 2018 review has something good and also unavailable one. Of course, every tool will have such situation. Mixed reputation is normal, just need to check all details and order the tool depends on each one’s requirements.

 

Generally specking, if you can accept some existing issues and try to solve it, then everything will be fine.

Program BMW CAS3+ via FVDI Abrites Commander

Here’s FVDI (which now updated to 2nd generation FVDI 2) with CAS 3+ in action.

When you go in CAS Keys special function, we will get a new window with decrypted raw data of registered keys on CAS (Car Access System)

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As we can see on picture, after reading CAS Keys data, we can easily make new key by OBD.

Either by TAG key tool (antenna) or directly in Ignition Switch, its just a matter of 3 mouse clicks.

Any existing key on that position (for example, we choosed Key 1) will be overwritten by the new key.

To know which position is occupied, we must look at Serial Number and Key status. If Serial Number is ffffffff and Key Status is 7608 means that position is Free and no key registered.

But instead, if Serial Number contains data and Key Status shows 2B00 or 4B00, means there is already a key registered on that position.

2B00 = Transponder key

4B00 = Remote key

7608 = No key

FVDI ABRITES Commander for BMW CAS Info screen tells you about key in ignition, and gives you information such as if a key is enabled or disabled.

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