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Top 3 Tools to Read VW Pin code by OBD

There are several tools available to read pin code and program key for VAG group. Here are the demo guides to read pin code for VAG.

 

1) Read VAG Pin Code with Lonsdor K518

Lonsdor K518ISE/K518  key programmer comes with built-in Volkswagen 4th & 5th adapter, so it can read pin code and program key for VAG 2th, 3th, 4th, 5th Immobilizer by OBD directly.

Vehicle tested:

VW Santana 3000 year 2010 with 44 chip

Connect Lonsdor K518 with vehicle

Select Immobilizer->Volkswagen->2th& 3th Immo->Read Pin code->Engine

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Turn ignition ON

Reading pin code…

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K518 will read VW VIN, PIN and CS after 5 seconds.

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2)Read VW Pin code with Xtool X100 Pad2

To read pin code and program key for VAG 4th 5th Immo, you need Xtool KC100 VAG 4th 5th Immo adapter to work with.

main steps:

Select VW/Audi/Skoda/Seat->4th 5th Immobilizer system

Turn ignition on

select 4th immobilizer
select instrument tyye
Turn ignition on
read immo code

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Read pin, cs, vin success

 

 

3) Read Pin code with Xhorse VVDI2 VAG

all user of VVDI2, you can provide serial number to activate authorization for EDC17 and MEV17 for online CS calculation.

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How to use Lonsdor K518 to Program Jaguar XJ Smart Key All Keys Lost

Lonsdor K518ISE key programmer is able to program smart key/all key lost for Jaguar, including F-type, S-type, XF and XJ.  Here’s the demo guide on programming smart key on a new Jaguar XJ when all keys lost with K518 (Chinese version) by OBD.

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Procedure:

Connect K518ISE host with vehicle via diagnostic socket

Turn ignition ON

Select Jaguar->XJ->Program Smart key-> All keys lost

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Lonsdor K518 requires at least 2 smarts key to be programmed

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Turn ignition OFF

Cummincating

Read Part number and then software version etc

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Identify key number. No key has been programmed.

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Press YES to program new smart key

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Keep the smart key to be programmed in hand

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Programming…

Press the Unlock button on smart key for once within 5 sec

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Unlocking

Press the Unlock button on smart key for once within 5 sec (repeat this step fro 3 times!)

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1st key has been programmed successfully

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Lonsdor K518ISE will ask whether to program next key. Press YES to program second key

Follow steps above to program next smart key

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Identify number of keys programmed: 2

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Program success.

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Remote control will be generated automatically after programed smart key

Test the new smart key

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Working. Done.

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How to Set up BMW Rheingold ISTA on ICOM, INPA and ENET cable

BMW Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P free download, user manual download and installations/instructions provided here for free.

 

 

What is BMW Rheingold ISTA ?

BMW Rheingold ISTA-D User Manual Download

BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.03.21 Free download Win7/Win8/Win10

How to install and setup BMW Rheingold ISTA?

Diagnostic with BMW ISTA-D

Programming with BMW ISTA-P

 

 

What is BMW Rheingold ISTA ?

ISTA is a workshop system that contains BMW AG Data and Information. ISTA stands for Integrated Service Technical Application. Way back when, during the initial development of this tool, BMW used DIS (Diagnostics Information System), and as the programs evolved and due to the nature of the file naming conventions utilized by BMW, the workshop system became known as Rheingold in the enthusiast world. Rheingold in actuality is the folder that contains the main application and data. Rheingold became ISTA-D (D stands for Diagnostics) and BMW’s programming application (not discussed in this document) used the same nomenclature, ISTA except with a P (for programming) or ISTA-P.

 

BMW Rheingold 4.06.31 ISTA Functions List:

1. Module (ECU) errors reading and clearing

2. Gearbox (transmission) and engine adaptations erasing

3. Fuel injectors control, correction amount real time viewing, injector registering

4. Engine mountings testing

5. Mass air flow (MAF) testing and registering. Whole air system testing

6. EGR system control and testing

7.Turbocharger and related components control and testing

8. Diesel particulate filter regeneration (DPF)

9. Battery replacement

10. Oil change and service interval reset

11. Wiring diagrams, live data, repair instructions, technical documents etc

12. Programming, vehicle retrofit, mirror coding, FSC codes adding or updating etc

….

And many more other functions

 

System Requirements:

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 or 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

 

Minimum system configuration is now hard coded into the program, although the standalone

versions have this check removed.

2.2Ghz CPU – 2 core minimum, core i5 or i7 recommended

4GB RAM, 8GB recommended

Minimum 20+GB HDD free space for ISTA+ Diagnostics with ONE language, and minimum

100GB for Programming Data.

This version has hardware check removed, however, future versions MAY not have this

feature. A faster system is required.

This version discusses included English Databases only. If more required, add to SQLiteDBs folder, which will need more space.

 

Interfaces and other requirements

E-S ERIES :

F/G/I/M INI /RR-S ERIES :

ICOM:

  •  ICOM A: main interface
  •  ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series
  •  ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20 pin diagnostic plug
  •  ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles

BMW Rheingold ISTA User Manual PDF Download:

User manual 1:

1 Introduction

Explanation of the symbols used

Important security instructions

Chapter contents

Integrated Service Technical Application (ISTA)

ISTA operating modes

Data exchange with other systems

Distinguishing different makes

General operation of the ISTA workshop system

 

2 Overview and short introduction

Starting the ISTA Client

Checking the operations list

Selecting a vehicle

Selecting a diagnostic connection to the vehicle

Creating an operation

Finding out about operation details

Perform vehicle test

Display fault memory

Editing a test plan

Running a procedure

Terminating an operation

 

3. Menu structure

Start mask

Identification

Vehicle test.

Activities

Service plan

Operations

 

4. Appendix

Scope of functions for operator devices

Abbreviations

Glossary

Fault messages and fault rectification

Index

BMW Rheingold ISTA User manual 1 download

 

User manual 2:

1. BMW Rheigold ISTA Introduction

2. System Requirements

3. Interfaces and other erqurements

4. How To Install BMW Rheingold ISTA Software

5. Programming note

6.Interface configuration and verification with ISTA+

7. Diagnostics with ISTA+

 

BMW Rheingold ISTA User manual 2 download

 

BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.03.21 Free download:

BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.07.22

https://mega.nz/#F!bJJlHJxS!IutlwTO55wUfk_n_rl3k0Q

BMW Rheingold ISTA+ 4.03.21 Standalone +SQLiteDBs +language package:

https://mega.nz/#F!4Msz2RgL!jvZdlqN3SF75Z5rIRnWnYg

 

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-APP_4.03.21.18572

https://mega.nz/#!YxVAwAaL!vglnpcrLzUR5GZnejxOEoes4-HC13f3FUBlOqc1C-Do

 

Free download BMW ISTA 4.03.21 Delta Database:

(EN-DE-Global-Meta)

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_DELTA_4.03.21.istapackage 121MB

https://mega.nz/#!nJ8XyZZB!iZ7tn_6-geNMICmudHBTjeAJ4yuVhbj3B8cqPRXFWH0

 

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_DELTA_en-GB_4.03.21.istapackage 378kb

https://mega.nz/#!3ZcVzDxB!pg97aDWK3jY6yCDTW3n3Se1KXK7Ovnz3i1ZkRbHsFnA

 

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_DELTA_de-DE_4.03.21.istapackage

https://mega.nz/#!74FHFACC!vXaMcWJjma8E01YFaf0YBuObIeF9s2WoccNSWZe2PSw

 

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-META_4.03.22.xml 17kb

https://mega.nz/#!6NUS0bQI!aCxykkVKs3F6WxzMWrt6Cnezy7vwHmLP-H7PLhk998s

 

BMW Rheingold ISTA Installation Guide:

BMW ISTA installation method may differ from source and version. This method is only for reference.But different version installations are similar,if your version is another this document is also helpful.

 

Porcedures of How to install BMW Rheigold ISTA:

 

Step 1:Download and run unblock.reg BEFORE downloading anything else. Then REBOOT the computer, this is a critical step.

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Step 2:Install everything in Prerequisites folder, only if you don’t have a previous Rheingold installation. For 64-bit Windows, install both vcredist x32 & x64 from Microsoft, if not already installed.

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Step3:Install the following – you can get both from Microsoft.

  •  Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013
  •  .NET Framework 4.6

Step4: Download Rheingold.7z using MegaSync or JDownloader. Once downloaded, check whether“Rheingold.7z” is blocked. If it is, unblock it. Right click on the file, go to Properties and if files are blocked, then you will see the unblock button as in the picture below:

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Step 5: Extract Rheingold.7z using 7zip ONLY. You may have to give admin privileges for extracting. Location doesn’t matter, but preferred location is C:\. If extracting to this location, you will need admin privileges for 7zip before extracting the file. To avoid future issues with admin rights etc. you can also extract this file to the root of a secondary drive, for e.g. D:\

 

Step 6: Assuming you extracted the file to the location suggested above, create desktop shortcut from“C:\Rheingold\TesterGUI\bin\Release\ISTAGUI.exe”. If not, create the shortcut from the location you extracted the files to.

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Step 7: Run the following registry fixes, depending from your OS:

  •  From the Mega site, download and run the following two registry files:

Ista-prog-x64.reg

Ista-prog-x86.reg

  •  Also run the following registry fixes from the C:\Rheingold folder (scroll all the way to the bottom to see these files):

 

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Step 8: Run ISTAGUI shortcut from your desktop as administrator.

Step 9: When prompted for license, copy the license key from the “rheingold-license.txt” located in “C: \Rheingold”

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Step 10:If/When prompted for dealer ID, enter “1” and ignore following warnings. ISTA+ will close.

Step 11:Run again ISTAGUI shortcut from your desktop as administrator and verify the databases in Settings >Version tab in ISTA/D If you encounter start/running issues, delete the “Rheingold” folder from “C:\”,run “RCleanerV4.4.exe” as administrator and start again from step 5.

 

PROGRAMMING NOTE:

ISTA+ PROGRAMMING is only for F, G and I Series, Mini and Rolls Royce cars

ISTA-P will contain all chassis data until around August 2017, then BMW plans to phase out all BN2020 vehicle data in ISTA-P. So ISTA-P will be to program E-series only and ISTA+ will program everything else. Programming is now enabled in the Registry, so no changes to ISTAGUI.exe.config file are required.

ISTA+ PROGRAMMING WITH ENET WILL NOT WORK. YOU NEED ICOM INTERFACE.

INTERFACE CONFIGURATION AND VERIFICATION WITH ISTA+

The following information is freely available on the internet, however, has been consolidated here to help the DIYer in interface configuration (Rheingold, ISTA-D and ISTA+ all are all simultaneous and are used interchangeably. For the purposes of this document, we will only use 3 interfaces, K+DCAN, ENET and ICOM. Additional configuration of these interfaces is not discussed here. Refer to other publicly available information on the internet or specific forums.

 

USING BMW RHEINGOLD ISTA WITH BMW ICOM

1. Open used for connection network adapter properties, then “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” properties, then enter 169.254.1.1 for “IP address” and 255.255.0.0 for “Subnetmask”.

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2. If VMware is installed, open Virtual Network Editor and disconnect from the host any adapters with Subnet Address 169.254.0.0.

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3. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\EDIABAS.INI with Notepad and check for “Port = 6801” in TCP settings.

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4. Connect car with ICOM to PC.

5. Now run BMW Rheingold ISTA using shortcut in start menu and wait until it boots, then press settings button.

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6. Select “VCI Config” tab and “HO-ICOM/ENET local and ISIS network”, then “OK”.

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7. Go “Operations”, then “Read Out Vehicle Data” and “Complete Identification”.

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8. Select your ICOM from the list and press “Set up connection”button.

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USING ISTA WITH INPA K+D-CAN CABLE (Example using Com Port 9)

1. Plug your K+D-CAN cable and install drivers. For FTDI based cables use latest drivers.

2. Open “Device Manager”, then USB Serial Port properties, go to “Port Settings” tab and click “Advanced…”. Change port number to “COM9” and latency timer to “1”. Confirm configuration via “OK” button.

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3. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\EDIABAS.INI with Notepad and check for “Interface = STD:OBD”. In TCP settings set “Port = 6801”.

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4. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\OBD.INI with Notepad and check for“Port=Com9”

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5. Connect car with K+D-CAN cable to PC.

6. Now run BMW Rheingold ISTA using shortcut in start menu and wait until it boots, then press settings button.

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7. Select “VCI Config” tab and “Ediabas standard settings (ediabas.ini)”, then “OK”.

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8. Go “Operations”, then “Read Out Vehicle Data” and “Complete Identification”

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USING BMW RHEINGOLD ISTA WITH BMW ENET CABLE

1. Open used for connection network adapter properties, then “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” properties, then enter 169.254.1.1 for “IP address” and 255.255.0.0 for “Subnetmask”.

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2. If VMware is installed, open Virtual Network Editor and disconnect from the host any adapters with Subnet Address 169.254.0.0.

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3. Connect car with ENET cable to PC, turn ignition on.

4. Now run BMW Rheingold ISTA using shortcut in start menu and wait until it boots, then press settings button.

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5. Select “VCI Config” tab and “HO-ICOM/ENET local and ISIS network”, then “OK”.

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6. Go “Operations”, then “Read Out Vehicle Data” and “Complete Identification”.

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7. Select your ENET connection from the list and press “Set up connection”button.

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8. Alternatively you could select “HO-ICOM/ENET direct connection” in “VCI Config” tab and “ENET” mode with empty “IP-Address” field during connection setup.

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DIAGNOSTICS WITH ISTA+

STARTING THE ISTA+ WORKSHOP SYSTEM

How to start the ISTA workshop system:

Double click the ISTA+  icon in the Windows desktop created during the installation process above. After ISTA is started, the start screen appears. A list of news is displayed. You can set the display period in the Administration.

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Once you have read the “Note on using ISTA”, close the dialog using the button “Next”. You can open a process from the start screen: Select the “Operations” menu.

 

SELECTING A VEHICLE WITHOUT CABLE CONNECTED TO CAR

Method 1:

You can enter your short VIN (Last 7 of the VIN) and be able to pull relevant procedures or troubleshooting instructions without actually connecting to the car. To access this feature, launch ISTA+ and click on Operations tab (1). Then enter the short VIN into the VIN box (2). Then click on Accept (3). The Accept button will become active only when a VIN number is entered. You can explore features specific to your car from here.

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Method 2:

Follow the steps as in the picture below:

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SELECTING A VEHICLE VIA “READ OUT VEHICLE DATA” WITH CABLE CONNECTED TO CAR

After you select the “Operations” menu from the start screen, the workshop system changes to the “Vehicle identification number” tab under the “New” menu item.

We will assume that you have connected the right interface to the car at this time (Refer to interfaces section). Our example will use BMW ICOM A2.

This is how to identify a vehicle by reading out the vehicle data, while automatically creating a process:

• Click the “Operations” main menu item in the navigation area.

• Select the “Read out vehicle data” tab and follow the instructions provided.

• Click the “Identification without vehicle test” or “Complete identification”button

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The connection to the vehicle is now established. The workshop system performs an identification of the vehicle. It also reads the vehicle identification number and further data from the vehicle. The progress of the identification operation is displayed on a progress bar.

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Start vehicle test

If vehicle identification was called up via “Read out vehicle data” and “Complete identification”, the vehicle test starts automatically following vehicle identification, followed by the vehicle operation and service data transfer and analysis. The control unit tree is displayed during the vehicle test

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Here you can observe the ongoing determination of the control units that are fitted. If no control unit tree is available, the “Control unit list” mask is displayed automatically.

The control unit tree contains all the control units identified in the vehicle and displays their allocation to the relevant bus system. The control units are identified in succession and their fault memories are read out. The color then changes to display of the detected state. An explanation of the colors can be found in the lower section of the displayed mask. From this screen, if required you can restart the vehicle test or also call up control unit functions so that you can read out measurements or activate actuating elements.

Before you can access a test plan you must first display the fault memory. This is how to view the fault memory:

• Wait until the vehicle test is completed.

• Click the “Display fault memory” button.

Show fault memory

After the vehicle test, click the “Display fault memory” button in the “Fault memory” mask. The fault codes that are read out and the associated description are listed here.

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The function “Delete fault memory” can be carried out at the end of the guided troubleshooting. In order to start the guided troubleshooting, first calculate a test plan.

This is how to calculate a test plan:

• Click the “Calculate test plan” button.

Processing the test plan

The test plan lists the components and functions that might have caused the fault. The documents and test modules corresponding to the components and functions are displayed in the “Type” column, identified with “ABL”. In the “Type” column, documents and test modules are identified with an abbreviation.

Procedures localize a fault and give advice on rectifying it. This is how you start a procedure:

• Select the required procedure from the test plan.

• Click the “Display” button.

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The priority in the test plan does not necessarily specify the call-up of the processes. The priority is to be regarded as a recommendation for processing.

A test module is primarily designed to identify the cause of a fault. Furthermore, service functions can be performed via procedures. Information can be displayed within a test module, as well as measured values read out or entered. Furthermore, queries can be made available in procedures via selection screens.

After a test module has been carried out, additional information is added to the test plan if this is necessary for further troubleshooting or fault elimination.

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After the test plan has been completed, you should carry out the “Delete fault memory” function.

 

PROGRAMMING WITH ISTA+

Until now, different systems for vehicle diagnosis (ISTA) and programming (ISTA/P) have been used. This means it was necessary to change systems several times when repairing a vehicle using software.

ISTA+ has been expanded so that all the required programming functions for the series F, G and I are integrated.

E-series vehicles still have to be programmed using ISTA/P!

The functions relevant for programming can be accessed via the following menus:

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Vehicle treatment

• Software update

o Comfort – as per the suggested measures plan

o Advanced – with broadened scope

o Additional software (range of functions is not active yet)

• Control unit replacement

o Before exchange (preparation) – control unit read-out for the exchange

o After exchange (subsequent evaluation) – control unit configuration after exchange

• Vehicle modification

o Retrofit

o Conversion o Conversion (only coding)

o Back fitting

o Immediate measures

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How to Read and Write BMW DME MEVD172G with Ktag KTM100

Purpose:

DIY – DME/ECU Read Write and Tuning  2016MY F82 M using Ktag KTM100 master clone ecu tuning tool.

 

Disclaimer: Credit to su_root on bimmer forum. All information provided is for educational purposes. I am not responsible for any direct or indirect damage that may occur to your property as a result of the information provided here.

 

Attachments:
BMW-Bosch DME MEVD172G Wiring Guide: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q2wjuwxpz0zd53b/NT_BOSCH_MEVD172G_IROM_TC1797_BMW.pdf?dl=0

 

[2016-05-25]

Parts arrived this morning. Below are pictures of what was included in the box.
KTAG KTM100 Clone (US$349)
-12v/1A AC Adapter
-USB2.0 A-to-B Cable
-Cables to wire up to the DME

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Prepping Bench PC:
The instructions provided recommend the use of WinXP/Win7, disabling all network connections and malware detection programs. I was in a rush to stage the software and connect the flashing tool to ensure all was OK so I tested the following setup on a Win10Pro x64 machine. I also made the changes below before starting:
-Disable Driver Signature Enforcement – REQUIRED or Dimsport driver will not install and device will show as ‘Unknown’ under Device Manager
-Disable AV/Malware Software – I use Webroot/Defender and shut them off
-Disable LAN/WLAN adapters

After making the changes above to my PC I powered up the adapter and plugged in the USB cable. Windows warned me of the unsigned driver and continued the install.

Bringing up KTM100 I see all is recognized correctly. You can also see below that the DME is supported and a plugin is available to communicate with that DME and calculate the correct checksum. I think I’m ready to start!

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[2016-06-13]

On Sunday I was able to get the car on the dyno and grab some factory numbers.

 

Phase 1 – Reading the DME:

Here she is. Bosch MEVD172G DME.

Below are a few pictures of the outside of the unit. I cleaned up a bit of sand around the unit to make sure nothing gets in while I attempt to open it up.

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After about 30 minutes with a small blade going around the edges of the unit I was able to open the casing up. Luckily the components are not close to the edge of the case so as you’re going around it with a blade you don’t have to worry too much. But as always be careful not to jam the blade too deep; you may accidentally damage some of the surface mounted components.

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Wired up the unit to the KTM100 clone using the PDF I posted earlier. Reading procedure is as follows:

1. Connect wires from the provided harnesses to the DME pins as shown in the Bosch PDF including BOOT pin.
2. Power ON KTM100 and connect to USB on PC
3. Launch KTM100 Application
4. Connect the harness side of the cables to the KTM100
5. Click ‘ID’ in KTM100 Application to verify DME communication.
6. Done. Now you can carry out the function you need (read/write/etc)

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Phase 2 – Tuning:

You have two options:

1. Acquire and LEARN tuning software like WinOLS, ECM TITANIUM or similar, and spend time and resources on custom dyno tuning the car.

2. Take your dumped files and send them off to a tuner for tuning service. Most US tuners will flat out turn your business away. I wont call them out here but I would encourage you to contact them and listen to their response first hand.

 

[2016-06-17]
I installed the DME back into the car yesterday afternoon. It was pretty nerve wrecking to sit in the car and push the ‘Start’ button. I was very confident I followed all the right steps but theres always that sense of uncertainty in the back of your mind. What if i damaged something? At that moment I didn’t care if the remaps actually yielded any results; I was just hoping the car would crank back up. I held my breath, pushed ‘Start’ and the car sprung back to life. It was such a sense of accomplishment.

 

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OBDSTAR X300 DP Full vs. Lonsdor K518 Key Programmer

Obdstar X300 DP vs Lonsdor K518ISE: what’s the difference? which tool is better for auto key programming?

 

This is a chart of the two, compared in terms of hardware, operation and functionality.

 

Hardware specification comparison:

Item Obdstar X300 DP Lonsdor K518ISE
Image obdstar-x300-dp-full-1 lonsdor-k518ise-web
Operating system Android 5.1 Android 4.4
CPU Samsung Exynos4418 A9 industrial-grade processor ARM V7
Storage space FLASH 16G FLASH 8G
RAM 2G 1G
Battery 7400mAh 4550mAh
Resolution 1280*800 1024*600
Screen size 7 inch 7 inch
HDMI Available No
Communication USB/Bluetooth USB only
WIFI Yes Yes
Dimension 215*147*30
Shell Three proofing and industrial-grade shell with rubber coating Civil-grade

Operation & service comparison:

Item Obdstar X300 DP Lonsdor K518
One key update Yes Yes
One key enter Yes No
Database Built-in repair database (domestic) No
Technical support Expert service team Professional service team

Function comparison:

Item Obdstar X300 DP PAD Lonsdor K518 Key Programmer
OBDII diagnosis Yes, full-system diagnosis No
Odometer correction Yes Yes
Pin code Inquiry 7*24 hours automatic Inquiry is available for most pin code (domestic) No
Key programming Yes Yes, it has full vehicle coverage, incl. Renault, Volvo, etc.(see details below)
EEPROM/PIC adapter Yes No
ABS Yes No
TPS Yes No
SRS reset Yes No
TPMS(low tire)reset Yes No
Steering angle reset Yes No
CVT learning/Value reset Yes No
EPB Yes No
Oil/service reset Yes No
Battery matching Yes No

In summary,

 

Obdstar X300 DP Pad: full system, multi-function including special functions

Lonsdor K518ISE: Expert in auto key programming! (with fullest vehicle coverage)

 

 

Lonsdor K518 is the NO.1 car key programmer in the word. And It has built-in Volkswagen 4th & 5th adapter and built-in chip & remote detection module. Compared with other universal key programming machines, it has the best vehicle coverage, including some keys cannot be programmed before, such as

Volvo (S40, S60, S80, XC60, XC90, C30, C70, V40, V60, V70) key programming
Toyota/Lexus: smart key all key lost – via OBD ( without dismantle)
BMW CAS3/CAS3+/CAS3++: direct OBD programming
BMW CAS4/CAS4+: dismantle & read data programming
BMW FEM system key programming & All keys lost
2016 -New Maserati: smart key programming
2016 -New Ford: smart key programming
Hyundai / Kia 46/47/8A smart key: PIN code reading via OBD, all key lost included.
Renault ( Megane, Koleos, Scenic) without PIN code key programming
VAG group 4th & 5th immobilizer system
Ferrari (458, F12, F149): direct OBD programming
Peugeot /Citroen: two ways to read PIN code & programming, all keys lost included

 

 

Lonsdor K518ISE IMMOBILIZER Car List: (support all cars)

Europe:
Audi, BMW, Benz, VW, Volvo, Citroen, Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat, Lamborghini, Jaguar, MG,
Land Rover, Bentley, Lancia, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, DS, Renault, Alfa Romeo, Smart,
Borgward

America:
Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC, Buick, Hummer, Ford, JEEP, Lincoln, Mercury

Asia:
Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, KIA, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ssangyong, Subaru, Suzuki,
Toyota, Shigaoka Queen

China:
Iveco, Trumpchi, BYD, Geely, Chery, Great Wall, Young Lotus (Basically all Chinese car
models are included)

Lonsdor K518ISE vehicle list

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How to use CGDI MB Prog to Renew NEC on Adapter

CGDI Prog MB key programmer new software 2.0.0.0 can renew original NEC mcu.

Explorer the new CGDI MB 2.0.0 software, still not get PSW from NEC on adapter but it allow to renew original NEC mcu now.

The CGDI MB main unit is in red. I personaly don’t like red, so i painted it into white.

connect CGDI with NEC adapter, and laptop

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Select NEC adapter->Read Key/Chip

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Open/Write NEC

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Write success. Save nec bin file

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Renew nec

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CGDI MB Prog Renew original NEC on adapter completed.
http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/cgdi-prog-benz-key-programmer.html

Different AK500 Key Programmers Comparison

Mercedes key programmer: AK500 PRO2 vs. AK500Pro vs. AK500 Plus vs. AK500+
What’s the difference?
Each machine works great in MB key programming
Powerful Motorola MCU Programming
Directly read dumps of EEPROM (HC908) and Flash (HC912, HC9S12, HC9S12X) for motorola MCU, in support of the engine ECU of Benz, VW and Audi etc.
MPC (MPC555/556, MPC561/562, MPC563/564),
External Flash (MB58BWO 16, 29BL802C, AM29BDD 160, S29CD0 16, DE28F800 etc.)
and External EEPROM (M95xxx)
Works perfect in car ecu repair and programming, odometer adjustment and key programming as well.
But they are kind of different. Look at the chart:
AK500 PROG 2 and AK500 Pro share the same features, while AK500 Plus and AK500+ share the same functions.
MB Key Programmer AK500+AK500 Plus AK500 ProAK500 Pro2
Read & Write EIS Yes, no issues on HC705/HC908/HC912/9S12 Yes, no issues on HC705/HC908/HC912/9S12
MB original factory key calculator NO YES
Remove ESL/ESM/ECU Yes, it needs to remove ESL/ESM/ECU to synchronize data No need to remove ESL/ESM/ECUSupport calculating key only need EIS data
Write old model big keys No, it doesn’t support infrared write old modelbig key (Motorola CPU) Yes, it supports infrared write old model big key(Motorola CPU)
Program infrared keys Yes, it program infrared keys for Mercedes Benz from 1998 to 2005 Yes, it program infrared keys for all Mercedes from 1998 to 2011
Program W203 W211 keys NO Yes, it supports MB W203/W211 key programming withECU flash 29F400 and 29F800
Read & write “Key-less go” Key NO Yes, it supports reading and writing “Key-less go” key
Reset SBC computer Yes, but not via OBD to read and write SBC EEPROM Yes, it can read and write SBC EEPROM via OBD.
Supper EGS No, it doesn’t support EGS which is 722.9 typeof gearbox computer Yes, it supports EGS which is 722.9 type of gearbox computer
Database Yes, it needs 320G database to support ESL fast unlocks No need database and supports ESL fast unlocks
In summary,
1) AK500+/AK500 plus with SKC (SK110) has no 8PIN EEPROM adapter holder, because AK500+/AK500 plus with SKC only needs to read out EIS data and send the data to SKC calculator to calculate, then complete key matching;
The old version AK500+/AK500 plus has 8PIN EEPROM adapter holder to help read and write ESM data, because AK500+/AK500 plus needs to de-solder EIS, ESM and ESL ECU when it makes Mercedes Benz key.
2) AK500+/AK500 plus with SKC (SK110) support more car models than old version AK500.
3) AK500 pro/AK500 pro2 can’t make key if without SKC calculator; while old version AK500 pro can make key.
4) AK500 pro/AK500 pro2 with SKC calculator doesn’t contain external EEPROM (M95xxx), so it does not need to deal with M95xxx, because AK500+/AK500 plus contains SKC calculator, after AK500+/AK500 plus read out EIS data and send it to SKC calculator to calculate, the key data is acquired; The old version AK500 Pro contains 95XXX, AK500 need to remove chip 95XXX and weld it on the 95XXX adapter.
In details…

AK500 PRO2 Mercedes key programmer

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 AK500 Pro2 Features & Functions:
Language: English
Operating System: Windows XP
  1. Faster and safer to write MCU.
    2. Internal Benz original factory key generator.3. Support NEC fast renew, Motorola MCU safe read and write.
    4. Support infrared read and write NEC key and Motorola MCU key.
    5. Support Benz read and write “Key-less go” Key.
    6. Support through OBD port active Key-less function.
    7. Support ESL fast unlock, no need 32G database.
    8. Support through OBD read and write SBC data, easier for change SBC control unit.
    9. Match and support function “Keyless Go” of Benz Infrared Key;
    10. Support Benz Infrared keys lock and unlock for EIS+ESL+ESM , the leading technology all over the world;
    11. Support Directly reading EEPROM for BENZ DAS( 1995-1998 )via OBD, can to unlock DAS when you lost all keys and DAS is locked;
    12. Read and write the ESL of E/Class and C/Class via K_line, no need remove ESL;
    13. Support Benz ECU’s flash(29F400 and 29F800) generate key data. Need use STAR 2000 to do ECU coding.
    14. No need to choose the MCU type of EIS. When load EIS file, recognise EIS file, and generate key file. If your MCU is HC705,software will automatically suggest “load next EIS file of HC705”
AK500 PROG2 Car List:
Mercedes-Benz:W220/W220″Keyless Go” W208/W210/W220/W203/W215/W230/W209/W219/W211/W230/W215 EEPROM (M95xxx) Volkswagen
Audi:MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29B

AK500 PRO Mercedes key programmer

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AK500Pro Features & Functions:
1. Faster and safer to write MCU.
2. Internal Benz original factory key generator.
3. Support NEC fast renew, Motorola MCU safe read and write.
4. Support infrared read and write NEC key and Motorola MCU key.
5. Support Benz read and write “Key-less go” Key.
6. Support through OBD port active Key-less function.
7. Key test function: more easier to test key and EIS(ESL).
8. Support ESL fast unlock, no need 32G database.
9. Support through OBD read and write SBC data, easier for change SBC control unit.
– Does AK500PRO support Mercedes Benz W204 after 2008?
– So far, AK500PRO doesn’t support NEC eeprom key programming, but support AK500pro NEC eeprom key calculation.
W204 is with NEC eeprom, therefore AK500pro neither supports W204 nor supports the following Mercedes Benz models: w204/w207/w221/w218 and W164 after 2008 year which EIS model CPU is NEC.
Important Notice of KEYLESS GO function :
If you want to use KEYLESS GO function: the key used to make key must be new and blank key, it can’t be used key. New key must be as the same type and frequency as the original keyless go key. Otherwise it will cannot support keyless go function.
AK500 do ESL: read out original ESL data, generate new key data, write new data .binw back to ESL( now must use that 32GB hard disk database then can renew ESL)
When you deal W203 ECU, if your ECU is simens, it do not have eeprom. Resolution: Read flash of ecu, then make renew. Then use MB STAR to do doing.
AK500PRO can write keyless go key. But you must wirte via IR( Your keyless go key must be completely new or blank. If your key is old, it can read out date, then it can not be write again, you must renew it then can write).

AK500 Plus MB key programmer

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1. AK500 Plus Features & Functions:

Language: English
Operating System: Windows XP
Update : by email, or download the software on our website for upgrading
  1. Match and support function “Keyless Go” of Benz Infrared Key;
    2. Support Benz Infrared keys lock and unlock for EIS+ESL+ESM , the leading technology all over the world;
    3. Support Directly reading EEPROM for BENZ DAS( 1995-1998 )via OBD, able to unlock DAS when you lost all keys and DAS is locked;
    4. Read and write the ESL of E/Class and C/Class via K_line, no need remove ESL;
    5. Support Benz ECU’s flash(29F400 and 29F800) generating key data. Need to use STAR 2000 to do ECU coding.
    6. No need to choose the MCU type of EIS. When load EIS file, recognise EIS file, and generate key file. If your MCU is HC705, software will automatically suggest “load next EIS file of HC705”
  1. Follow-Up Upgrade:
    Benz(R or W220) shift module ISM and 722.9 gearbox ECU drive authority;
    Upgrade ESM read and write EEPROM.3. Product Parameters:
    Online Communication Interface: USB2.
    Power Specifications: AC
    Input 100-240V, 50/60HZ;
    Output 12V/2A DC
    Power Consumption: 40W

AK500 Plus car list:

Mercedes-Benz: W220/W220 “Keyless Go” W208/W210/W220/W203/W215/W230/W209/W219/W211/W230/W215 EEPROM(M95xxx)Volkswagen
Audi: MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29BDD160,S29CD016,DE28F800 etc.) and external EEPROM(M95xxx)

AK500+ key programmer

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  1. AK500+ Features & Functions:
1) Support Benz Infrared keys lock and unlock for EIS+ESL+ESM , the leading technology all over the world;
2) Support Directly reading EEPROM for BENZ DAS( 1995-1998 )via OBD, can to unlock DAS when you lost all keys and DAS is locked;
3) Read and write the ESL of E/Class and C/Class via K_line, no need remove ESL;
4) Support Benz ECU’s flash(29F400 and 29F800) generate key data. Need use STAR 2000 to do ECU coding.
5) No need to choose the MCU type of EIS. When load EIS file, recognise EIS file, and generate key file. If your MCU is HC705, software will automatically suggest “load next EIS file of HC705”
6) Match and support function “Keyless Go” of Benz Infrared Key;
2. Follow-up upgrade:
Benz(R or W220) shift module ISM and 722.9 gearbox ECU drive authority;
Upgrade ESM read and write EEPROM.
3. Product parameters:
Online Communication Interface: USB2.
Power Specifications: AC Input 100-240V, 50/60HZ; output 12V/2A DC power consumption: 40W
AK500+ car list:
Mercedes-Benz: W220/W220 “Keyless Go” W208/W210/W220/W203/W215/W230/W209/W219/W211/W230/W215
BMW1/3/5/6/7/8/ MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29BDD160,S29CD016,DE28F800 etc.) and external EEPROM(M95xxx)
Volkswagen Audi: MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29BDD160,S29CD016,DE28F800 etc.) and external EEPROM(M95xxx)

GM Tech2 Scanner SP23-C Unbiased Review

After much debate with myself I took the plunge and purchased one.  Was going to get one through AliExpess but that turned out to be a nightmare……….Long Story, won’t get into it unless someone ask’s.  Anyway I purchased the one recommended by two friends of mine.

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/gm-tech2-gmtech-2-diagnostic-scan-tool.html

Now the wait begins for it’s arrival

Jan 14, 2016 6:08:27 PM
Dear friend,

Your order is being processed. Obdii365.com will arrange shipment for you asap.

Best regards,

Joyce 

 

I paid $349.00 + $137.00 shipping. It’s shipped form Hong Kong and it’s heavy. I have had guitars in hard shell cases shipped from Japan and the cost was $130.00 so I wasn’t skeptical about the shipping price. The case alone has a 4kg / 8lb shipping weight. If you don’t need a carry case, as some others suggested, go for SP23-1. I personally don’t test it.

Of course it’s a clone….real GM Tech2 run in the $2k to $3k range.
Some of the guys have clones and have reported that it works just as well as the original.

Now I know that there are several advertised at a lesser price and free shipping but let me explain myself for buying this.
Both my 2 friends recommended this vendor as the one to go with because of reliability etc, etc.

 

Got a confirmation email in two days from Obdii365
Jan 16, 2016 4:59:36 AM
Dear friend,

Your order has been shipped by DHL, tracking number is ******** and is estimated to arrive your place in 3-10 days.

Best regards,

Joyce

 

GM Tech2 Arrived, Now the fun begins.  I ordered it on Friday evening and it arrived last night, Jan 18,2016. 5 days from order to delivery.

Here it is !

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32 MB PCMCIA card

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Tech 2 main unit

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TIS2000 CD, DVD etc

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full set cables

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Package includes the TIS2000 CD and DVD along with the USB Key

TIS2000 lets the Tech2 communicate with a computer (Win XP/vista and virtual machine i think.) to download data. The USB key is for accessing the GM site to revise the PCM settings so long as there were allowed by GM.

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ll I need now is for my laptop to arrive and i’m good to go !

 

This is what the GM service technicians use or would’ve used to service your car. No, not just a code reader. It is the most valuable service/ maintenance tool. I would certainly be willing to spend $400 to get the capabilities that tool offers.

I wound up purchasing a refurbished Dell Lap Top with Win XP just for the TIS2000 program and I can also use the laptop to view real time data as it’s wired up in between the Tech II and the car.

There are multiple levels of diagnostics that require a GM Tech2 scan tool to do that you cannot do with a code scanner. It helped find a misfire issue on a C5 Z06 which turned out to be bad valve springs. Next day l used it to verify ABS issues on a Suburban and initiate a throttle position relearn on a Tahoe.

I have used this Tech 2 to do a couple crank senor relearns. and recently did the Brake bleed on my 99 with Active Handling !!!!!

I have not done any reflashing with my clone GM Tech 2.  As far as I have learned by now is that the main use of TIS2000 is to update an existing PCM or flash a replacement (new) PCM .

As far as I also have learned you download files for your VIN from ac delco site by means of the TIS2000 first . Then you copy these files from the pc into Tech2 memory . Afterwards you connect the Tech2 to the OBD2 plug in car and update according to correct procedure . I hope you can confirm if this is correct ….

I can´t see any problem with reflashing the PCM using this clone.

Still testing the scanner and will keep updating review…

 

Reference:

GM Tech 2 pathing pdf

GM tech2 clone diagnostic tools comparison
Number Weight Card Including Package Quality Hot Selling All Tech2 come with The Same Function

SP23-B and SP23-B3 have the best quality

SP23-B3 is SP23-B with Carton
Box

SP23-1 is SP23 with Carton Box

SP23-B3 3.15 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carton Box Best
SP23-B 9.10 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carry Plastic Box Best
SP23-C 9.10 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carry Plastic Box Good
SP23 9.10 KG D Card (SO22-D) Carry Plastic Box Good
SP23-1 4.55 KG D Card (SO22-D) Carton Box Best Price
After Sale Service: One Year!! Enough Stock Ready Ship!

http://blog.obdii365.com/2017/11/08/gm-tech2-scanner-sp23-c-unbiased-review/

How to Update/Reflash Xtool X100 Pad Firmware

Problem:
I have a problem with Xtool X100 Pad tablet key programmer. After update system x100 pad tablet stopped booting and did not start.
Before that on display show me system update i download then tablet has self reset and turn on. Then on display show only xtool logo don’t run android system.
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What can i do? Need to do factory reset on the pad?
Obdii365.com engineer solution:
1) Download the Xtool X-100 Pad firmware reflash file
2) Paste the file on laptop desktop, connect X100 Pad with laptop
3) Contact Xtool factory technician via Teamviwer
4)  They will help reflash firmware.
Hope it helps!
http://www.key-programmer.org/2017/11/08/solve-xtool-x100-pad-not-start-after-update-problem/

Toyota Transmitter ID2 Code C2122 solved by Techstream

Here we will share experience about how to erase transmitter ID2 code C2122 and add new TPMS sensor on Toyota Lexus or Scion. Help it helps!
What tools you need for erase transmitter ID2 code C2122?
After a quick look online, i get the software and USB adapter (it’s called mini vci with tecshtream software) for usually under $25 shipped.
Don’t pay high insane dealer fees!! Also I have no idea how to do aftermarket TPMS sensors. I ONLY put OEM parts in my Toyota Vehicles. So I know there is some other weird programming you have to do with the aftermarket sensors.
I got this OEM Denso TPMS Sensor from obdii365.com for $35 shipped. MAKE SURE you know the CORRECT TPMS DENSO PART NUMBER for your vehicle!!! There are a few different ones this software will do ALL OEM sensors but you need to make sure you have the right sensor!!!
Note: We are not responsible for the damage.
Procedure:
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TPMS is not ON actually. Flashing means that i have an actual tire so it’s not that i have low tire even though i could have a low tire. It’s the fact, there must be something wrong with the TPMS.
Then go to the software Teachstream:
Click on Connect to vehicle
Confirm vehicle info: Toyota Highlander 2010, 2GR FE, W/O Smart key
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Select The Pressure Monitor
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Code C2122: cannot receive data from transmitter ID2
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Go to data list and read ID2 code
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Tire ID2 location
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BD7540 means a bad old sensor
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Then back to Toyota Teachstream
Click on Unity
Perform the function of Tire ID registration for the tire pressure warning system
Note: registration will fail if the time limit its exceeded for any step
Warning: registration will fail if the system is still in the process of initialization
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Click on Next
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Input each transmitter ID code
Press Next to input the next code
Continue until all codes are registered
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Id registration is complete
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Click on Exit
Go to data list, concerned parameters are changed
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Then go to trouble codes
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Code C2122 was cleared!
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