Honda Horn Not Working Diagnostic Advice

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Having a working horn is important for rather obvious safety reasons. If your horn is not working, performing some diagnostic tests Honda Key Programming tool could help you find the problem and get you on the road to fixing it.

Step 1: Check the Fuses

Go into the power center or fuse box and check for blown fuses. Your Honda manual will have a diagram of where to find the fuse box or power center. It will also tell you exactly which fuse connects to the horns. A blown fuse will have a broken filament. If there is no sign of a blown fuse, let’s move on to check other parts of the car for signs of a circuit short.

 
Step 2: Try and Identify Electrical Shorts

The best places to check for circuit shorts and breaks are the horns, the battery, and the relay. Test the continuity between all of these to make sure all parts are working. Any faulty wiring, fuses, and relays should be replaced as needed.

Step 3: Check the Horn Itself

From there, we need to check the functionality of the horn buttons on the steering wheel. To do this, you will need to disassemble the steering wheel column. Be aware that this may cause the air bags to go off automatically. You will find the relay behind the air bag or somewhere in the area surrounding the air bag. Test continuity here to check for wiring communication problems.

Step 4: Direct Test

You can also directly test the horns themselves, though the Key Programming is rarely the problem. Check your car manual for procedures of how to do this. Many cars will allow you to connect two wires from the battery terminal to the horns. However, it is better to follow specific procedures laid out by Honda as every vehicle is different.

If you are still unable to find the source of your horn woes, it is time to take it to a mechanic. Fortunately, these problems are not labor-intensive and can usually be completed within a few hours

eCom Compare with SD Connect C4

Here is some feature about eCom, MB Star C4 and Xentry Connect . Hope can help you choose right tool.

eCom – laboratory\development tool. Most cheap and light. Can’t be used with DAS\HHT vehicles. Does not support kline communication. Need to be specially setup on any diag sw installation.

SDConnect C4– workshop\robust tool. Most universal in use. The only limitation is kline communication in Vediamo from ver5* Easy to setup. In most cases work as is. As for China clones, SDconnect has the best PCB design, the winner.

Stardiagnos Connect – workshop\robust tool. Very big and heavy. Most expensive. Similar to SDConnect because it is like PC+multiplexer in one housing .Has very specific setup as update blue ray disk has not installer but full HDD image with OS + user application. Complicated in installing additional software as you do not have direct assess to operating system.

Explain how to set up Tis2000 and Tech2

About: How to setup and install GM Tech2 software TIS2000 on a computer

A lot of info I found over at SaabCentral but it is just a giant thread to read through although a lot of the info is on the first page. And a lot doesn’t apply since it’s geared towards Saab (even the 9-7x doesn’t apply, it’s under GM).

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So you have a Tech2 scan tool but a lot of the things you would like to do is locked out because you don’t have access to the computer software to allow you to do it. Things like updating PCM’s and modules and anything security related are locked out. If you bought one of the Tech2 clones, it probably came with a CD with the Tis2000 software. If you install it and try to use it, it says that it can’t find the USB security dongle or something like that. That’s because only dealers have those or a clone of one wasn’t included.

First of all, this is old software. It was discontinued in 2008 by GM which means that it works only for vehicles up to model year 2007. It will have PCM and module updates included. For example, I was able to update all of the modules and PCM in my 2006 9-7x even though it had only been a year or two since production and issue of this software. It will also allow you to reprogram a module that you are replacing.

The Tech2 communicates with the computer using a serial port on the computer running Windows XP SP3. This can be a problem if you only have newer computers. Best and easiest scenario is to use an older laptop computer that has a serial port running windows XP. In my setup, I used an old IBM T40 laptop, which is fairly decent processor wise, installed a fresh copy of Windows XP SP3 and used a docking station with it that has a serial port. Laptops that have actual serial ports built in are probably so old that they are too slow or have age and reliability issues. Another solution would be to get a USB to serial port adapter and specify the proper COM port number during the install of Tis2000.

Another possible solution would be to use a virtual environment on a host computer. VMWare is free to use and it has been done from what I read but could be a fairly involved process because of the serial port issue, especially when using a USB to serial adapter. The challenge of communicating from the virtual environment through the real computer’s hardware ports can make it difficult but can be done. I’m not going to discuss this type of installation but the basic software installation and use will be the same. If anyone gets a virtual install working, please post it up.

In some detail, this is what I did. Keep in mind that you should have some computer knowledge and know how to install Windows.

1.Installed a fresh copy of Windows XP SP3. I didn’t bother with updating anything else as far as security updates to Windows or install a virus scan because this computer will never be connected to the Internet or used for anything else.

2.Installed ALL the required drivers until there were no more yellow check marks in Device Manager. I failed to do this at first and caused a lot of headaches later, including a BSOD during software installation.

If you’re using a USB to serial adapter, plug it in now and set it up. Go into Device Manager and make note of the COM port used by the adapter.

3.Install the Professional Diagnostic Tool Tis2000 software from the CD included with the Tech2. During the install, it will ask you to specify the COM port. If you have a serial port on the computer, it’s probably COM 1 or use the one from the USB adapter.

4.Before you can use Tis2000 with your Tech2, you have to make it “think” that there is a dongle connected that authorizes it. You can download the crack below. Follow the read me file for instructions on how to use it.

That’s it. More threads will come explaining how to do stuff with it but this will get you going.

And if you need them:TIS2000 Software & USB Key

Warning: In Tis2000, whatever you do, DO NOT USE THE “SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD” BUTTON! This will retrograde the card in your Tech2 to an old version from 2008.

Some more install info, especially for VM’s, is also available in this thread from obd2tool

(Solved) MB STAR C3 StarUtils Save Not Successfully

Hardware: Mb Star C3 China clone

Software: Xentry Diagnostic

Error:

StarUtils

Save Not Successfully

licSaveLicense XENTRY Diagnostics

13 – Store operation tried to save a StartKey which is older than existing StartKey with the same application ID.

Possibility of using fake old StartKey with higher permissions.

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Solved!!

First delete lic-key2.dat in the local disk C:

Second change the Date and Time of your PC (should be same as the real)

The last but important, check if your activation is correct or not

Cloned Micropod 2 Review DRBIII on PT Cruiser & Dodge, wiTECH on Dodge

I’m happy to report that my clone wietch Micropod 2 off obd2tool.com does work, this unit doesn’t use a HDD, just install witech natively, it comes with witech 17.04 and drb 3 as well. This is what I have.

Look here

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It’s a small package, coming with a VCI pod, a usb cable and a CD inside software

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Pins inside the VCI pod connector are built well and I’ve never had connection issues

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Sticker lol…. put it on and it’s definitely same as the original

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And also on the CD it has Micropod 2 software version 17.04.27 – it’s the newest version tested by their professionals.and also it has the DRB stub, DRB emulator, Enhanced DRB Stub and three versions of the Enhanced emulator.And DRBIII emulator with Micropod 2 is an old topic on the web. This is the tutorial i’m using. This guy has the same Micropod as me. It did work!

So far, I have the Micropod 2 on three cars.
DRBIII emulator + 2003 PT Cruiser: works  (the main things lol)
DRBIII emulator + 2004 Dodge: works
wiTECH + 2010 Charger: works
Btw, Micropod 2 with DRBIII emulator work for old Chysler the year 1997 – 2004 (2005), And with wiTECH only works for Chrysler made after the year 2003

First, I tested on a 2003 PT Cruiser.

Basically no other modules other than the Engine, work. I cannot connect to the transmission, ABS, VTSS, SKIM, radio, cluster, etc. But everything in the engine module can be tested, actuated, etc.Luckily for me, I really only needed the DRBIII to write the Pinion factor for manual transmissions, which is conveniently in the ‘engine’ part which works.Maybe I really need to invest in an older VCI pod so that everything else works.

Then, I also tested it on a 2010 Charger under witech and works flawlessly, and got a 2004 Dodge pickup and under the emulator worked perfectly.

Edit to update:

I already called my locksmith, who drives an 04 Sprinter to try it as well.So I had a chance to test my Micropod II with not only wiTECH but also the Auto Scanner Tool DRBIII enhanced emulator. Both work good!

SKP900 Server No communication No More Token Solution

Problem:

I can no longer add tokens to my skp900 as they have locked the server. I tried to add tokens on a SKP900 Key Programmer , tried multiple connection and different laptop , it says Server no communication.

Heard there is a way to upgrade to V5.0 but you need at least one token left. I ran out of token there is also a way around but I cant find it anywhere. Is anyone aware of this and can help me get back my skp900 with tokens… Thanks.

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Solution:

First of all, yes, SuperOBD SKP900 service is down and no more update/add token, so don’t expect they release a token free version V5.0.1.

If you fail to add token, the first step is update your SKP900 to latest version 5.0 (very important !!!).

Free download Key Programming SKP900 v5.0 update software

Then, if your device still have more than 0 tokens, download the file V5.0 ALL and V5.0 Little file containing SKP900 Update tool v2.5 and UpdateNew.bin

https://mega.nz/#!GkMUiY7A!BQMME5I5OqlsV9zj1R7e6hIupQV-qgxt-DTX8IgQ36s

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Use the V5.0 Little File in this zip to flash your device, then it will be token free. Note it has to be V5.0 version.

If your SKP900 reaches 0 tokens, download the file to release the SKP900 tokens limitation

https://mega.nz/#!Ct00WSxY!fxGyzLf8Wyw1PxE_m5GAZLTvFfgwmHleJwey7IWoiFM

FAQ:

Q:How to see how many token do I’ve?

A: Down to about 8 or so, you will get notification.

Q: I try to update skp900 to 5.0 but it failed me and it had ‘white screen ‘ show no connection again , any solution?

A: Keep updating until upgrade success completely.

How to program Audi Q3 2013 key with Lonsdor K518ISE

Audi Q3 2013 key to program with Lonsdor K518ISE Key Programmer in step by step.

The car model

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The key

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Capabilities:

1.  backup car EPROM data;
2.  Restore EPROM: copy the backed up EPROM data onto the car computer,to restore it to the original state;
3.  Make dealer key: use the backed up EPROM data to write a blank new key to be a dealer key that can be programmed directly;
4.  Add key (OBD): use the customized or generated dealer key to directly program key, applicable for the smart card;
5.  Directly add key: use the customized or generated dealer key to directly program key, applicable for the folding key;
6.  Delete key: delete the programmed key;
7.  Reset dashboard
8.  Odometer adjustment: to correct mileage;

Note:

1.  During all the system operation, the dashboard will be in the extinguished state, that is normal;
2.  Delete key process:

Step 1. Read immo data; Step 2. Select an existing key; Step 3. Write back immo data.

Car & key info:
Chip model: Dedicated 48 chip
Remote type: 220G 315 frequency
Key embryo no.: No.31
PIN code requirement: Backup EPROM data
Remote generation: Program smart key complete, remote will automatically generated.
OBD position: Under the steering wheel:

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Procedure:

Backup EPROM
1.  This function can read the device EPROM data and save in Key Programmer K518ISE;
2.  For smart key, please turn off and on the ignition, and then click OK;otherwise click OK directly;
3.  The system read out the part number, now is going through security certification, and loading external code;
4.  Getting system data, it takes about 2 min, please be patient;
5.  Read the vehicle PIN code and other info;
6.  Please enter the file name to be saved;
7.  EPROM data is saved.

Restore EPROM
1.  Note: Write the wrong EPROM data may lead to the car can not start, please confirm that the data to be written is the car EPROM data backed up via K518ISE;
2.  For a smart key, please turn off and on the ignition, and then click OK;otherwise click OK directly;
3.  The system read out the part number, now is going through security certification, and loading external code;
4.  Please confirm the current data is the car EPROM data;
5.  Writing EPROM data, about 2 minutes, please be patient;
6.  Resetting the dashboard, EPROM data is restored.

Make dealer key
1.  This function can generate a dealer key to be programmed, then use this key to perform “Add key” operation;
2.  For a smart key, please turn off and on the ignition, and then click OK;otherwise click OK directly;
3.  The system read out the part number, now is going through security certification, and loading external code;
4.  Getting system data, it takes about 2 min, please be patient;
5.  Please choose to vehicle brand;
6.  Please insert the blank key to be programmed into the K518ISE card slot;
7.  Make dealer key success.

Add key (OBD)
1.  This system is suitable for directly programming smart card dealer key.Directly add key(suitable for folding dealer key directly programming)
2.  This function can directly add a dealer key to the immobilizer system, please put the new key into the coil, and connect the host to the car OBD port;
3.  For a smart key, please turn off and on the ignition, and then click OK;otherwise click OK directly;
4.  The system read out the part number, now is going through security certification, and loading external code;
5.  Getting system data, it takes about 2 min, please be patient;
6.  Writing immodata, about 2 minutes, please be patient;
7.  Add key complete.

Delete key
1.  This function can delete an existing key;
2.  The process of this function:
Step 1. Read anti-theft data Step 2. Select an existed key Step 3. Write back immodata;
3.  For a smart key, please turn off and on the ignition, and then click OK;otherwise click OK directly;
4.  The system read out the part number, now is going through security certification, and loading external code;
5.  Getting system data, it takes about 2 min, please be patient;
6.  Please select the key to be deleted;
7.  System communicating, delete complete.

Reset dashboard
1.  Establishing communication, the system is resetting the dashboard;
2.  Reset complete.

Odometer adjustment
1.  This process can read and calibrate the odometer mileage;
1.  if the car is a smart key, please turn off the ignition and then turn on the ignition, and then click OK, otherwise click OK;
3.  Read the current mileage;
4.  Going through security certification and loading external code, getting data, it takes about 2 minutes;
5.  Please enter the new mileage needed to be calibrated ;
6.  During writing… write complete.

Lonsdor K518ISE not access to any testable car model solution

If the Lonsdor K518ISE can’t access to any testable car model, the OBD cable should be the main reason after testing again and again by the Lonsdor engineer.

Here is the method to test the OBD cable (Verified working great):

1.Unplug the K518ISE main unit and turn it off

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2.Connect the DB25 cable(OBD cable) to Auto Key Programmer k518ISE main unitusing amultimeter and switch to the diode stalls.

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Note: there are 3 connectors on the OBD cable:

Connector 1: connect K518ISE OBD port;

Connector 2: connect KPROG adaptor

Connector 3: connect the vehicle OBD port

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Pic: 3 connectors on OBD cable

3. Use the red pen to touch the metal part(as shown in pic 2 in red)

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Pic: Metal part on K518ISE OBD port

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4. Use the black pen to test the resistance of each pin of the vehicle connector (As shown in pic 3) , make sure that you hold the vehicle connector in the way just as the pic shows:

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Pic : 16 pins on the vehicle OBD connector

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PIN 1 and 8 should have no resistance; PIN2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 should have resistance.

If all pins have no resistance, the problem should be the DB25 cable.

If all pins are tested ok but the machine still can’t access to any supported car model, then you can ship back the machine, adapters and DB25 cable for testing.

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MB SD Connect C4 requires to update VCI

We have a customer whose MB SD Connect C4 diagnostic system runs great but suddenly require an VCI upgrade.

He rename the VCI update file, but still failed to run Star diagnostic self test (Error screenshot attached)

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Solution:

Re-install mb sd c4 battery, update MB SD C4 firmware to V2.3.2.

Some users feedback that SDConnect from OBD2TOOL with serial number 101044 will take firmware update risk. If you use our DAS software without internet connection, it will work.

SDconnect C4 DTS-monaco user manual

MB SD Connect C4 DTS-monaco user manual:

1.What is DTS-monaco?
2.Which MB sw version comes with DTS-monaco?
3.Why do you need DTS-monaco?
4.What’s the difference between DTS-monaco and Vediamo?
5.Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?
6.Where to download DTS Monaco for free?
7.How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?
8.Any good success with DTS Monaco?
9.How do people think of DTS Monaco?

1.What is DTS-monaco?

DTS Monaco enables the comprehensive testing of diagnostic communication, diagnostic data and diagnostic sequences in the areas of engineering, testing and preparation of manufacturing tests. It can be adapted flexibly both for a whole range of different test tasks and for different user groups.

2.Which MB sw version comes with DTS-monaco?

12-2017, 03-2018, 05-2018 (newest)

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3.Why do you need DTS-monaco?

1)Areas of Application
* Development of diagnostic and control functions for ECUs
* Function test and validation
* Integration and system test
* Preparation of test sequences for Manufacturing and Service
* Analysis of returns and Quality Assurance

2)Flexibly Adaptable to the Relevant Task

DTS Monaco is part of the Diagnostic Tool MB Star C4 Set product family and is based on the DTS Base System. Monaco stands for Modular Analyzer for Vehicle Communication. A clearly laid out start page enables simple and fast access to the functions required most frequently. The actual workspace is divided into two: one area with a fixed layout and one with layouts that you can toggle between. A status display below shows communication server messages. The various functions are realized using special, configurable interface elements. These “HMI Controls” can be arranged freely in the layouts in configuration mode and comprehensively configured.

3)Early Detection of Problems and Errors

In execution mode, a configured workspace can be “started”. In doing so individual functions can be started automatically and communication can be established in advance if so required. Self-generated test sequences enable both simple and very complex function tests. This makes it possible to detect, and remedy, communication problems and function errors at an early stage. Communication data and test results can be documented in entirety in the process.

4)Fast Results

For typical use scenarios predefined templates including an universal database for the OBD self-diagnosis as well as various protocol templates (WWH-OBD, J1939-73 among others) are supplied. In Demonstration mode, all functions can be tested, even without an interface and a license, using a detailed example including simulation. Furthermore, the tool has a completely integrated OTX runtime for running complex test sequences in accordance with ISO 13209. An authoring tool for creating such OTX sequences can be started directly from SD Connect C4 DTS Monaco.

4.What’s the difference between DTS-monaco and Vediamo?

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DTS-monaco vs. Vediamo

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DTS-monaco wins, definitely!

5.Where to download Star Diagnostic DTS Monaco for free?

https://mega.nz/#!p9ZDGKwS!VTn9fB80Z9-YKpV8aj9PkRXR3KinAT6RFiW13GGdOHI It’s free but with unknown security.

6.Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?

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Here you go.

http://www.obd2tool.com/category-163-b0-MB+Star+Diagnostic+Tools.html

7.How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?

When installing DTS Monaco to communicates and works with SD connect c4 all user installed SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.3. And no one tried to force the work SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.4.2, which is installed together with the installation of Setup_Addon_DAG. And I did it.

Checked only on the system without DAS/Xentry.

DTS Monaco 8.03.12.

Windows 7 x64.

Follow the next steps:

1)  Install Monaco
2)  Install Setup_Addon_DAG
3)  Go to С:\ProgramData\I+ME ACTIA\Toolkit\
4)  Open and edit toolkit.ini

Code:

ShowInTray=2
NetworkIcon=2
DeviceIcon=1
ConnectionState=1

1)  Save file and reboot Windows
2)  Connect SDconnect MUX via cable
3)  Start System Configurator
4)  Go to Licenses and you will see your MUX as DCDIPartW with your serial number. After editing in Interfaces type of MUX will change to MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
5)  Go toInterfaces

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eCOM_SMR
Interface name – > SDconnect_SMR
Bus system interface – > D-PDU API
D-PDU API version – > I+ME ACTIA GmbHXS_D_PDU_API_FOR_DTS_8_03_12
Module type – > MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
Cable – > CABLE_OBDII_SDCONNECT
Physical links: CAN1, CAN4, CAN8

1)  Click Save and close System Configurator
2)  Now you can connectto the car or single ECU

8.Any good success with DTS Monaco?

DTS Monaco works good – Mercedes W205 coding
Mercedes-benz W205 coding with DTS Monaco