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Used Cummins CM871 EGR DPF: What do to with Insite software?

What does a buyer need to immediately do to a used Cummins DPF motor with regards to emission equipment?


Here are the steps I would go through with a truck owner who just purchased a used truck with an isx, say 08′-11′ CM871 for example, teaching them how to keep these systems healthy themselves,… I am only referring to the EGR/DPF here in this example, skipping other, more obvious things,…Lets also assume the truck has ~380k miles on it and has been neglected, outside of typical shop maint, but runs fairly well in its current condition (typical of a recently purchased used truck)…


First thing is first,…Determine the health of these systems and see what has already been done…


<> EGR cooler, Visual: Looking to see if it has ever been replaced. Replacements are typically silver in color, or show signs of being re-painted. If it HAS been replaced, this is a good sign. Failure rates on these are high during the truck’s first 180-200k mileage range, where the warranty will still cover it. They fail due to settling of the block during the engine break-in period, causing mechanical stress to the unit. Cummins Engineering, when I asked about this in 2010, informed me that it was an 80% failure rate, and that they did studies on loosening/re-tightening the bolts to relieve stress with little results. Replacement is more effective. After that first failure, re-occurrences are not common unless the engine suffers conditions that cause the block to ‘settle’ again, like say changing its governed speed by a large amount and driving it hard at the new speed. Regardless, keep a close eye on coolant levels, marking the tank at a given known coolant temperature.


<> DPF, Visual: Look for signs to see if it has been removed/replaced. If it HAS, this is a red flag. The DPF on a cummins is big enough to sustain a healthy exhaust flow for about 600k+ miles, where ASH, not soot or coolant, will finally cause it to read above 3.0hpa on a constant basis (above 3.0 costs fuel mileage). The only exception to this is if it gets cracked/damaged due to excess road stress or being impacted by road debris (not very common but can happen). Why then is it so common for it to fail or be replaced/cleaned before this mileage range?,…Outside problems, #1 being the after-treatment injector going bad, then second, a poorly running engine that produces a lot of excess soot, or a bad EGR cooler plugging it up with coolant. ALL of witch can be avoided, with good maintenance practices, long before it kills the DOC/DPF. If it has been replaced or cleaned at 380K miles or less, then it is highly likely there were, and are still problems with the engine/EGR system. Removing the DOC/DPF should only be a LAST-RESORT type item when everything else has been done to avoid it, and it is the only thing left, after replacing the injector/sensors with a new ones and force-regening it to determine its actual hpa.


<>Determine/Remove the soot buildup in the EGR system: Remove the IMAP sensor from the intake manifold. Very easy to do, takes less than a minute. If it is buried in soot, and it will be, at 250k+ miles, it is, at the very least, costing you fuel mileage by now, or at its worst, causing turbo problems, power loss, hesitation in the accelerator, and/or excess soot problems. You will get turbo actuator alarms long before you get alarms for this sensor being clogged. Many mechanics are fooled by this, chasing ghost problems in the much more expensive components like the turbo, egr valve, etc. I have the Insite software/ Fault tree software. On its best days, it is only about 30% accurate in dealing with these type of problems. The IMAP sensor, most of the time, can simply be cleaned using a dry toothbrush and NO chemicals. This one sensor has actually put many O/o’s out of business. I have witnessed trucks go from 4-mpg to 8-mpg, just from cleaning it.

Assuming it was in fact covered in soot, you will need several cans of ‘Carb and Choke’ cleaner. NOT ‘Brake cleaner’!!!. Brake cleaner turns everything into a soot magnet. You will have to remove the intake manifold, Venturi (egr mixer) pipe, and Delta-P crossover tubes, washing them out, to bring back the engine’s full fuel mileage potential and New-running glory. The Delta-P (EGR Differential Pressure Sensor), if it is the original from the factory (painted red), it will have to be replaced. It cannot be cleaned properly without it giving false readings afterwards. As this sensor clogs up, it causes EGR valve and EGR actuator alarms and problems, power loss, fuel mileage loss, and ‘turbo-coughing’ problems, quite often without ever throwing a code for the sensor.


<>Clean/Replace Exhaust Manifold Back-pressure sensor: This sensor usually lasts 400-600+k miles before giving problems. It can usually be just simply cleaned, along with its feeder tube, coming off the exhaust manifold. If it is going bad, the turbo will act up. Symptoms can be of,…Turbo-coughing, turbo-lag, actuator alarms, turbo overspin alarms, and/or even turbo inlet temperature alarms. This sensor can actually kill a turbocharger over time, and/or can cause a cracked head or gaskets from excess head pressures generated by the turbo acting up. This sensor can be checked with Cummins Insite software (original or cracked but working version at a decent price ) to see if is reading correctly if it is in question, but its a cheap sensor, so just replace it if its suspect.


<> The After-treatment injector (doser injector): It operates similar to a spray-can nozzle and is located at the turbo exhaust outlet. It is easy to inspect by simply removing the 2 exhaust clamps on either side of it and looking down into the pipe. They start clogging up at 250k+ miles like clockwork, even on engines that run well and have never been idled, causing many DPF and Regen problems when they do. They are easy to change, but only if your willing to drain your coolant into some buckets first (that kinda sucks). Yes it can be cleaned, and that helps the DPF a lot, but NO, most of the time, after cleaning it, will it last very long afterwards. It also costs you fuel and can leak coolant directly into your DPF as they go bad or fail. Not worth the risk of cleaning it if u ask me. The doser injector is also a money-maker for most of the dealers. They will almost always go straight for the DOC/DPF when you visit them, ignoring the injector because of the all-to-typical ‘DOC/DPF Face-Pluged alarm’ that is thrown by the engine, when there is little or nothing much wrong. The engine likes to throw this code way too easily, and many O/o’s fall victim to it when they visit the repair shop, many times, repeatedly, before the actual, more minor problem is found.



To sum all this up,…


every 250-300k miles,…

Remove and clean the IMAP sensor, Intake manifold, Venturi pipe, Delta-P crossover tubes, Exh. back-pressure sensor and feeder tube, and EGR temp. sensor.


Just replace the Delta-P sensor and After-Treatment injector. Then perform a DPF ‘Forced Regen’, ensuring the DPF is still below 3.0 hpa (it will almost always be below 2.0 hpa after a good cleaning by the regen with new after-treatment injector).


cost?,…$300-400 for after-treatment inj., $150-200 for Delta-P, 3 five-gallon buckets for holding your coolant, and a day of downtime, while drinking beer and getting very dirty. If you can change a spark plug for your car or lawn mower, then you are very likely capable of these things as well.


Can a shop do this for you?,…well,…possibly for a few thousand bucks. Not worth taking it to them if u ask me.


Ignoring it,…Countless truck problems, downtime, and thousands upon thousands in repair bills by the truck steeler(dealer) because they will blame the bigger ticket items either out of ignorance, or for extra profit. Most will laugh at you for mentioning simply cleaning these things instead of replacing them.



Maybe this helps someone out there who is already having issues,…Rawze.



BIG THANKS to Rawze from shares his great thoughts with we all


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What Tool for FBS4/BGA/NEC/Moto Mercedes key programming?

What is the best FBS4, BGA, NEC, Moto key programming tool? CGDI-MB or  VVDI MB TOOL or Diagspeed or AK500 or NEC PRO57?

Look here! This is for people who are looking for one good key tool to program all new and old keys to Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes key programmers comparison: CGDI-MB vs VVDI MB vs Diagspeed vs AK500 vs NEC PRO57

Key Type VVDI MB CGDI MB Diagspeed AK500 NEC Pro 57
1997- 2000

705 Moto

2001 – 2005


2006 – 2010


2015 –

It’s easy to find that,

you’d better to have more than one key tool for Mercedes key programming.

IMPORTANT: CGDI-MB is the only FBS4 key programming tool!

So, you have to use a CGDI MB esp. for FBS4 key (confirmed to read and write FBS4 keys to W205, W218,W166… without any issue) and get another auto key programmer (such as VVDI-MB TOOL and the like)  for BGA keys and the other.

Note that with Xhorse VVDI MB, you should buy VVDI PROG too, because the are some eis and ecu’s that you cant do with MB Tool independently. For example some w210 eis or Sprinter 906. You should have both, VVDI MB Tool and VVDI prog. Or, if you have to buy some tool again, Simon Touch is the best, but its more expensive.

But if you have a CGDI MB, you have a chance to program a new key through OBD. All done with a tool. That’s the reason why people look for it.

YOU HAVE TO KNOW: What is the difference between FBS3 and FBS4:

Late 2015 is FBS4, Early production 2015 is still FBS3.

Not on the outer shell.. maybe the numbers under the battery cover will tell you..

You can also tell by the kind of car…

For sure FBS4… 222, 231, 205, 117, 2012 model year and up 212 and 218, 166 and 190

Note that FBS4 was added to 212 207 etc at mid 2013 (804) not in MY 2012

FBS4 can use blank keys to program to the car with Xentry and an authorized online account.. Not all online accounts have access to program keys..

Digiprog 3 VW Golf Odometer Correction: Yes or No?

Does Digiprog 3 china clone work for VW Golf odometer correction?

Confirm! It worked fine!

VW Golf 6: OBD – OK

VW Golf 5: OBD – OK

VW Golf 4: OBD – OK

VW Golf 3: OBD – OK

in detail…

Part 1: Digiprog 3 Golf 6

Golf 6 2012: done by OBD – OK

Golf 6 2011: i can change odometer with digiprog 3 china clone via OBD

But it also depends on quality of your clone too..

Golf 6 2011: VDO tacho obd 2 min !!ok!!

Golf 6 2011: ok through OBD

Golf 6 2011: read/write ok in 5min

Golf 6 2011: not work with Nec 24c64

Golf 6 2011: Dash MM read old value ok and write ok, But dash now say: Error and not show value

Try different value and double check which version of dash is

Yes, this car work without dash

Golf 6 2011 MM5: obd ok

Golf 6 m.m 2011: done by obd in 5 minutes,work

VW golf 6 2010: OBD OK

Golf 6 2009: change km no issues via OBD

VW Golf mk6 2009: OBD is good with error clearing

Golf 6 2009: convertible OBD – OK

Part 2: Digiprog3 Golf 5

Golf 5: ecu works diag

Golf 5 2008: ok through OBD

VW golf 5 2008: OBD OK

GOLF 5 2008 kombiistrument 3HL: OBD -OK 1min

GOLF 5 2008 ECU DIAG R4 1,9L EDC 000SG: OBD-ok 10min

Golf 5 2007: ODO AND ECU EDC16 ok

VW golf 5 2007: OBD tacho OK, ecu OBD OK

Golf 5 2005 2006 2007: OBD change km

Golf 5 2006 1,9 tdi: obd OK

Golf 5 2006: odo and ecu OK

VW golf 5 2003: OBD no connection

Golf 5 edc16: all ok

Golf 5: obd ok

VW Golf MK5 2.0 TDI 140cv DSG BKD Engine:

Dash kms : OK

DSG kms: OK

ECU Diag: Unknown version, not read

Service: OK

Golf 5 Dash Visteon 95160: less than a minute OK

Golf 5 ECU EDC16: 6~8 minutes OK

Golf mk 5 2006: ok through OBD

VW Golf mk5 2006: dash+ edc16 OBD is good

Part 3: Digiprog 3 Golf 4 Golf 3:

Golf 3 & Golf 4: works OK via dash connector and via OBD

Golf 4 19tdi 2000: change mileage OK

Golf mk4: obd ok

VW golf 4 2004 tdi: OBD OK

VW golf 4 2002: bosch OBD OK

Golf 4: vdo ok edc 15 not work

Part 4: Digiprog 3 old version 4.88 and Golf

Digiprog 3 v4.88: worked

I have china clone version 4.88 and it worked fine.

Digiprog 3 v4.88: worked

I use always my DP3 4.88 with many golf 6 and no problem !

Digiprog 3 v4.88: not worked

My DP3 v4.88 damaged the eeprom content, and

apart from not changing km, the backlight is always on

Digiprog 3 v4.88: not worked

DP3 v4.88 does not work with MM5 dash (NEC mcu)

Tested on Golf variant 2010 and 2011


You’d better have Digiprog 3 v4.94 for odometer correction.

It works for more cars than v4.84.

Look here: Digiprog 3  4.94 on Golf 5 odometer correction

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Foxwell NT4141 vs. MD802 vs. CRP129 vs. Vident iLink440

Some 4-system diagnostic scanner comparison: Vident iLink440 Pro vs. Foxwell NT414 vs. Autel MD802 4-system vs. Launch CRP129 code scanner:

Product iLink440 Pro NT414 MD802 4-system CRP129 Premium
Company Vident Foxwell Autel Launch
Scanning Features (1996 to Present)
Reads generic data and monitors (Mode 1) Yes Yes Yes
Systems Engine, ABS ,AT, SRS Engine, ABS ,AT, SRS Engine, ABS ,AT, SRS Engine, ABS ,AT, SRS
Displays freeze frame data (Mode 2) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reads trouble codes (Mode 3) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clears all trouble codes  (Mode 4) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reads test results for oxygen sensors (Mode 5) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reads test results (Mode 6) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reads pending codes (Mode 7) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bi-directional control (actuator tests) (Mode 8) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vehicle information -VIN (Mode 9) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reads permanent DTCs (Mode 0A) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other Functions
Enhance bi-directional
Reset oil lights Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inspection interval lights Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic brake service Yes Yes Yes
Steering angel service Yes
Battery Configuration Yes
Record and play back OBDII live data Yes Yes Yes Yes
Graph live data on screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Graph multiple values on screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft/key duplication
Live Data Stream– Digital
Enhanced engine coverage (codes, data or both) Both Both Both Both
Enhanced transmission coverage (codes, data or both) Both Both Both Both
ABS coverage (codes, data or both) Both Both Both Both
SRS coverage (codes, data or both) Both Both Both Both
HVAC coverage (codes, data or both) Both Both Both Both
Graphs live data on screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Graphs multiple values on screen simultaneously (list how many) 2 2 2 2
OBDI Adapters (Pre-1996)
Domestic Coverage
Asian Coverage
European Coverage
Vehicle Coverage
Quanty of makes 76 76 Not clear Not clear
Tool Features
Operating system
Multilingual – on screen definitions in English/Spanish/French Yes Yes Yes Yes
Includes internal battery
High resolution color screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen interface (size in inches) 4.3”(non-touch) 4.3”(non-touch) 2.8”(non-touch) 4.0”(non-touch)
Print vehicle diagnostic report capabilities Yes Yes Yes Yes
Requires separate laptop or PC
VGA port
HDM port
Wireless-to-car capabilities (VCI Dongle, etc.)
Built-in J2534
Wifi/ internet capable

How to Program Mitsubishi L200 Remote with Super SBB2

Success! I have used two car key programmers for my Mitsubishi L200.


I have Super SBB2 key programmer and VVDI Key Tool Xhorse, both off


Here you go.


First with Super SBB2


I should select my model: Mitsubishi L200

It’s China Mitsubishi


Type 1 and program remotes


Select from vehicle: L200 triton >-2011 type 1





Programming remotes…just do as guides displayed

Now, switch ignition on and press [ENTER] to continue


The first remote to be programmed


FYI, this function will erase all remotes



Press each remote control UNLOCK key for 3 times within 30 sec.

Number of programmed remotes: 2





Programming complete


The remote function works




Then, program keys


Ignition on to continue


Security verification failed!


That’s why I need VVDI Key tool

The chip I’m using


Insert TPX3 or SN2 wireless key


Clone success


Put the key with the chip together for use


Confirmed! works perfectly!



Job’s done!


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How to Update DoIP Xentry Connect C5 Software

Here’s the detail guide on how to update software of Mercedes Benz DoIP Xentry Connect C5 MB Star diagnostic scanner.  DoIP C5 comes with both internal hard drive and external Dell HDD .



1.The upgrade procedure fits for DoIP Xentry Connect C5 but no SD Connect C5 (SD C4 in C5 case).


If you have XDOS 2018.3 or  2017.9 not working well, you should update it to version 2018.7.

If you have XDOS 2018.5 works good, it’s not necessary to update to 2018.7.

3. If you feel complicated to update the firmware by yourself.  You can send both Doip C5 HDD and Dell HDD to us to run an upgrade.



Part 1: How to remove Xentry Connect C5 internal HDD

Here’s a video explaining in detail


Part 2: How to update Xentry Connect C5 software

Tools required:

Xentry_Kit_09_2017.iso(copy to the folder:  iodd 2541 _ISO)

U disk with a Windows machine (recommend Bigbaicai WinCE)

IODD 2541 External Encrypted Hard Drive or similar


Panasonic power adapter


Xentry Connect C5 multiplexer


C5 mux in standby mode

connect the Panasonic power adapter to C5

insert IODD 2541 into the USB port on C5



in a standby mode, press “X” and “√” at the same time, then it will pop up “Start Update?”

(if not, it will pop up “Start XENTRY Connect?”. then, when the prompt disappears, it will display “Start Update?”)


When you see “Start Update?”, press “√” and Connect C5 will go into the update mode and IODD 2541 will light up


Press button “5” on IODD 2541 as soon as possible. then, the cross “X” will turn a circle “O”


what’s displayed on C5:




It will take 50-55 minutes to finish the upgrade


The system restarts after installation completes


If your system fail to start, turn off C5 mux and restart again


When C5 starts, take out the hard disk on C5 and install it into the laptop (here: Dell 55220)

Before it, pls install the Windows machine on the U disk


Press F12 when you see the pop-up “F12 Boot Options”


Select USB Storage Device and press “Enter”


Pop up the interface, and select [03] WIN2003 PE Classical


Go to the PE system and create an user account





Note that Windows should be located in disk D:


After path selection, right click on “Create a new admin account” on the left


User name: C5, Password: abc12345678
(You can have any user name and password you want)



Click on Ok

Close the application

Turn off the laptop

Take out the disk off the laptop and install it into C5 multiplexer




Part 3: How to activate Xentry Connect C5 after upgrade

Here’s teamviewer file explaining the step-by-step activation procedure!Gp8lzLLK!-B3Ytw1j-YoC9tWM_atYxgvmer5mbOMNxfH4BYz4D0E


Files needed to activate C5:

Activation key

2018.7 key

Black list C5


Part 4: How to install EPC WIS software

Video 1

Video 2



Part 5: How to connect C5 SD connect  with Xentry Tab/Laptop

Here’s example on connecting C5 with Xentry tablet, can be also connected with Dell D630 or Lenovo laptop.

C5 is Standby status when not connect with car



C5 has 2 USB connectors and round power connector (power by Panasonic power adapter) on left side


Connect LAN cable and power cable with C5



Press Power button foe 3 sec to turn on Tab


Connect Xentry C5 OBD cable and LAN cable


No car connected. Because it is not connected to vehicle



Xentry Tab main menu


Open Xentry Control


Then come to this interface, wait for the communication


Xentry is connected with SD C5


Click on green icon


Launch Xentry software


Run MB Star diagnostic software and start diagnose Mercedes.

Audi S5 2009 Online Coding by Topdon Artipad I

Tested! TOPDON ArtiPad I is verified to do online coding on Audi S5 the year 2009. Works perfectly!


Using TOPDON ArtiPad I diagnostic tablet

Tested by professionals working for


The test…Here you go…


Audi S5 2009


Intelligent Diagnosis


Connect VCI…Read VIN….Decode VIN



Vehicle information

Yeas: 2009

Make: AUDI

Model: S5

VIN: ……

Topdon ArtiPad I Audi software V28.21:

This program diagnoses AUDI electronic control systems coverage from 1996-2017, including Power, Chassis, Body, Info, Seat & Door, A/C, etc.


Audi diagnostic menu:

Health report, System scan

System selection, Special function

Guided functions, Online function



System selection: 01 Engine electronics



Read ECU memory

Read DTC


Diagnostic trouble code




Code search (via Google, automatically)



Clear fault code before online coding


No fault code


Online function: online coding



Read notes before online coding


Download file and then load it for coding

Data acquisition


select a system for online coding:


03 Brake electronics online coding

01 Engine electronics online coding


15 Airbag online coding




Note that ArtiPad I ECU Programming & Coding:


To fix some of these issues, like Drivability, Fuel Efficiency, Power Loss, Fault Codes, and Durability of Mechanical Parts, ArtiPad I, equipped with the best possible coverage for online programming, supports the ECU Programming & Coding function for the most common vehicle makes on the road – BMW, BENZ, AUDI, FORD, GM, and VW. Combined with the APP, the diagnostic tool provides you with the extreme ease of vehicle maintenance.

Online Programming: needs operators to enable the access authority. Contact us for details after purchase.

Coding: also known as Teach-in Program and Component Adaptation, used to reprogram adaptive data for vehicle control modules after repairs or replacements of vehicle parts;

Reprogramming: download newest version of software subscription from the online server database through internet access, and reprogram the software version to vehicle’s ECU.

BMW F, G and I Series Coding Guide for Beginners

Anyone can do it if you report well to beginners. This guide is tralsted from Korean. Just for sharing purpose. You are at your risk.


-PC (laptop, desktop, etc.)


– coding data (Psdzdata or SDP)


1. PC: OS Win 10 can be up to 64bit

2. Programs

-BMW program: E-sys

-BMW and others: E-sys Launcher Premium

※ There is a paid version E-sys Launcher Pro version, but if you are coding only my car, it is enough for Premium version.

3. Coding data (Psdzdata)

To code a vehicle, you need to have the data for that vehicle.

The coding data required for F, G, and I series is called Psdzdata (or SDP).

– Lite (for coding), Full (for programming) → Lite version is used for coding.

4. Cable (Interface)

The cable (interface) for connection with F, G, I series vehicles is called “ENET cable“.


or ENET (Ethernet to OBD) Interface


※ BMW ICOM is a little bit specialized, but E-net cable is enough for coding only.


▶ Install the program

• Preinstallation program

– Microsoft Netframework 4.5 or later: LINK

– JAVA latest version: LINK

• E-sys installation (E-sys 3.27.1 or E-sys 3.30.1): LINK

• E-sys Launcher Premium 2.8.0: LINK

▶ Loading coded data (Psdzdata)

☞ Shortcut Latest Psdzdata 4.12.12 Lite: LINK

☞ Unzip the downloaded Psdzdata and copy it to C: \ Data \ psdzdata


※ Psdzdata Target / Chassis code


▣ Normal coding (FDL coding)

Run the E-sys LauncherPremium to proceed with the coding.

→ Automatically recalls E-sys.



☞ Coordinate file by model: LINK

☞ CheatKey file by car: LINK (from ‘Coding Sharing Center’)

VO (FA) coding (Vehicle Order)

Used to change the option status of the vehicle

☞ ‘FA (VO) coding’ go to:

※ TokenMaster’s NCD / CAFD Tool V 0.5.2

Useful program to know the contents of NCD / CAFD file, comparison, FA, etc.

☞ NCD / CAFD Tool V 0.5.2 Program: LINK

☞ ‘How to use NCD / CAFD Tool’:

If you want to study about other coding, please refer to the forum.


How to use Carista App, ELM327 Bluetooth and Android

I came across the ELM327 adapter and the Android application Carista. It was the application that really interested me. I decided to test it and finally I want to talk more about it.


I have been using ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII scanner for no two years in the car, and Torque has been installed on the smartphone thanks to which it is possible to take readings from the sensors installed in the car (temperature, speed, engine speed, acceleration, etc.). A cool application, there are a bunch of plug-ins, but I did not really like it, I played it a couple of times and that’s it.

Installed Carista on my Android smartphone. I’m very surprised with the functionality of the application! Firstly, he can adequately read errors. Secondly, the most important thing is how to code additional functions (auto-closing doors, change the amount of flickering of comfortable turn signals, etc.)! You can absolutely encode the available additional functions without a VAG-com and a complicated ODIS-diagnostics. And so we will dwell on this in more detail.

The first thing we need is the adapter ELM327 . In China, such an adapter costs about a couple of dollars. The adapter has built-in Bluetooth. Somebody said Carista does not recognize the ELM327 version 2.1, however the ELM327 version 1.5 no issue, if you recognize them and make the diagnosis.  So better choose  ELM327 1.5 interface.

The adapter is extremely simple to use. First turn off the ignition, and then:

1). Find the diagnostic connector.


2). Usually the connector is located under the steering column, at the very bottom of the dashboard. If you are first looking for a diagnostic connector in your car and it is not helping with your fingers, you can kneel down and look under the dashboard. The result will not take long.


3). We stick the ELM327 BT adapter into the socket. If you can not stuck – turn it upside down and try again (like with a USB stick).


4). After that, turn on the ignition and take your precious smartphone, which you must first download and install Carista .

Here’s a free version to try:
5). The first time you connect the adapter to the phone via Bluetooth, you need to pair them. On the smartphone, turn on Bluetooth and look for available devices for pairing.

6). After we found the device OBDII select it. For pairing, you must enter the password 1234.


7). Now the ELM327 scanner adapter and smartphone are interfaced and the next time you plug the adapter into the connector, it will automatically connect to the smartphone.


8). We launch on the smartphone Carista. And we see two sections:


CHECK FAULTS allows you to read errors from all blocks. Also a list of found errors can be forwarded to yourself by e-mail. Convenient for debriefing. This is how the error search process looks:


I found two mistakes myself – something connected with the headlights.


The most interesting is in CUSTOMIZE . Here you can activate hidden functions . We open:


Available custom hidden functions are divided into four categories:
– Doors / Windows / Remote ( Doors / Windows / Remote control );
– Instruments / Display / Dings ( Tools / Display / Signals );
– Lights ( lighting );
– Other (Other );


Going into each of the sections we see separately each function that can be activated or deactivated. Here is a list of what is available from me. The list is actually much larger, here is a list of what is activated / deactivated from me:

Doors / Windows / Remote ( Doors / Windows / Remote control ): 
– Auto-lock doors when moving;
– Auto-unlock doors when key is taken out of ignition (Auto unlocking of doors when the key is removed from the ignition lock);
– Auto-lock trunk when moving (Automatic luggage compartment lock when driving);
– Unlock trunk when the doors are unlocked (unlocking the luggage compartment when unlocking the doors);
– Blink turn signals when locking / unlocking with remote (Flashing indicators when setting / removing from the signal);
– Beep when locking with remote (Horn by a horn when signaling);
– Beep when unlocking with remote (Horn by a horn at removal from the alarm system);
– Beep when alarm is armed (Horn by a horn when an alarm is triggered);

Instruments / Display / Dings ( Tools / Display / Signals ): 
– Instrument cluster language (System language, voice control);
– Instrument cluster region;
– Time display format (Time format format 24H / 12H AM PM);
– Multi-Function Display ( Multifunction display );
– Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher (function of comfort turn signals)
– Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count (Number of flickers of comfortable turn signals);

Lights ( Lighting ) 
– Cornering lights (Backlight turns with fog lights when the dipped beam is on);
– Turn on the interior lights when the key is taken out of ignition (Turn on the interior lighting when the key is removed from the ignition switch);

Other (Other ) 
– the Activate side by mirror heaters are the when REAR window defroster is on (mirrors heating, when the heated rear window);
– Speed-dependent windshield wiper speed (wiper speed, depending on the speed of the vehicle);
– Auto-enable rear wiper when front wipers on and reverse gear engaged (Turn on rear wiper, when reverse gear is on);
– Horn works even when ignition is off (the horn works with the ignition switched off);

This is what I got to activate / deactivate. Still available, but it did not turn out to activate the daytime running lights (those that are installed in the fog-lights, I do not have one), the Coming / leaving-home functions (but you need a light sensor) and a couple of small things.

In general, for those who want to read errors and without activate / deactivate hidden functions – ELM327 + Carista are ideal thing. I recommend!

Note: The document was translated form Russian. Credit to Mr.WanDerWin.

VCM2 Ford IDS 110 Download with Released Notes, FAQs, Reviews

Ford Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) latest version 110 is coming. Here, you can get the IDS v110 for free and the update info, questions frequently asked & answers or reviews given by users.


Here you go.


Ford IDS 110 software download for VCM2/VCM clone or genuine:


Note that Ford IDS crack is not tested and released yet by real pros working for If you guys want the latest but tested version at a decent price, please go to Ford IDS v109: 100% tested and confirmed to work perfect!

Ford IDS 109 Download Link, Abilities, Reviews, FAQs:


Ford IDS 110 released notes:


The new Ford IDS (Integrated Diagnostic System) includes most 1996  2018 MY (produced 1995 – 2017) Ford and Lincoln/Mercury vehicles.

Coverage has been extended with the following additions:

FJDS Provides the same functionality and vehicle coverage as IDS for the model years below, to comply with R2R legislation.


Model additions

North America

2018                  E Series

2018                  F650/750

2018                  CMAX

2018                  Taurus

2018                  Explorer

2018                  Focus

2018                  Mustang

2018                  Fiesta

2018                  Super Duty

2018                  EcoSport

2018                  Expedition/Navigator



Ford IDS 110 questions and answers:


Q: Hi how about Online ? It will be work with original VCMII ?

A: can do online , work with original and clone VCMs


Q: It VCM 1 is compatible?

A: Yes friend


Q: are you using true v109 runtime files, or is this based on v106 or an earlier version?

A: it is IDS v109 files


Q: What’s price for this full software? Works with Vxdiag VCX Nano from China?

A: Software with price.. you go

install ids software

work online offline calibration files
and new model pats need dealer account ı cant sell dealer account
ım ınstall ıds sofwtare u make vcx drıver ınstallatıon not support vcx settıng and drıver
best regards


Q: So your software will program PATS in new cars (after 2011) without having to have online account with Security Access. Is it working same as old cars just by incode and outcode?

A: need dealer account for pats new model


Q: Hi can you install in VMware? I only have a Mac. Also, does your build support programming of newer 2017+ modules? Some builds using v86 or v106 and then upgraded do not work with new modules in 2017+ vehicles.

A: yes you can make it. my installation can work with 2017 vehicles …


Ford IDS 110 review:


Review 1:

Tried and tested !
Even we face some dificulties when he update my vcm2 it went blocked by FORD.he said just buy another vcm but i never surrender coz my vcm is just a week old and never use so i open it and took the sd card out and the top small board seperate from the motherboard then hold the trigger them BOOM! alive again then i chat this gentleman to continue doing my shitty vcm and finally he made it!
I was so happy when i saw my vcm start to work its like amazing !


Review 2:

Software is working and finally I’m going to stop using VMWare station for IDS. I have Chinese clone and it works great with impressive speed. I would definitely recommend this guy.


Review 3:

Everything is working.


Review 4:

I can confirm it all works as promised.
And a really good guy to deal with.


Review 5:

Best guy. Have 108 off

Works with my VCM2 Clone of High Quality.
Installation over TeamViewer is perfect!!!! Thanks man !
Calibration updated itself and program is real 108.04!

and I will have version 110 from also.


Review 6:

Better installation,work good ,very professional
work with clone






Update: Ford IDS 110 crack will be released soon.