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How to solve NCS Expert VIN is faulty COAPI-2000

Have spent my entire Saturday on this:

All running on XP and also tried on Win7 x64

INPA is working fine. Battery and ignition both ON
When running NCS Expert, try to read the VIN from ECU i get VIN Faulty

Vin is faulty
COAPI-2000 Error or in ECU description file (SGBD) IFH-0018 CAS
COAPI-2000 Error or in ECU description file (SGBD) FGNR_LESEN
COAPI-2000 Error or in ECU description file (SGBD) FGNR_A_E65CAS

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Solution 1:

If you have Standard tools 2.12 you are fine.

Check if you have E89 folder in C:\NCSEXPERT\DATEN\

And make sure that you copied all files from sp-daten\daten\*.* to here C:\NCSEXPERT\DATEN\ and here C:\NCSEXPERT\DATEN\E89

Just recopy this and check if this helps

Solution 2:

You can only run INPA or NCS one at a time, not simultaneously.

Also, sometimes mine gives me that error. It’s usually because I didn’t initialize the USB cable properly. Unplugging it, closing NCS, plugging it back and restarting NCS usually solves my problem.

Hope this helps.

Solution 3:

you are missing some files for E65 at sp-daten. Try to download newer spdaten and copy at least e65 folder or update whole data.

Solution 4:

make sure you update your daten files correctly as well

you can do the following copy-paste procedure: (copy the files and replace )

Target —————————Source .(SP-Daten-Exx directory )

\NCSEXPER\SGDAT\ ——– .ipo files
\NCSEXPER\DATEN\ ——– coding data (daten) for models
\EDIABAS\Ecu\ ————– .prg files……

If not work, please empty your .man file .. delelete everything inside then save.. then try again

ON YOUR NCS EXPERT FOLDER YOU SHOULD SEE A FILE:

FSW_PSW (MAN)
FSW_PSW (TRC)

INSIDE THE (MAN) ONE DELETE ALL THE VALUES INSIDE THEN SAVE AS.MAN SO FSW_PSW.MAN MAKE SURE SAVE AS ALL FILES OTHERWISE IT WOULD SAVE ONLY AS PLAIN TEXT.

After You Do That.. Try To Read The Car Again.. So Ncs Expert,f1,f3 E89,cas, Then Back

NOTE:
All above solutions are shared on BMW forums; never know he/she is the professional or amateur. So, YOU ARE TRYING EACH SOLUTION ON YOUR OWN RISK.

Reference: NCS EXPERT User Guide

Proceed at your own risk, this is just my interpretation for educational/entertainment value only. I am not responsible for you blowing up your car or damaging your modules. Im serious!

DUMMIES GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING NCS AND CODING

This is roughly how it works… and my dummy interpretation of it. Please read it fully if you want to understand, this isn’t exactly a quick cheat sheet guide.

On Pre ’02 cars the coding is slightly different method than Post ’02 cars. I am only going to elaborate on coding individual parameters, you can go learn how to code entire modules thru the VO later once you learn the basics below.

The first part to understand is what this stuff about ZCS/VO or “vehicle order” is. When BMW makes a car, they create whats called a “vehicle order”, this is basically a bunch of numbers written into the car that tell what modules are installed in the car, regional info etc. This is like your car’s DNA! for example if the car has a sunroof, or a convertible or radio etc etc and that it was meant for US,Canada,France etc. Because each car is different with a different set of options/modules or country that its located, the “vehicle order” aka. “ZCS” or “VO” may be different. Why is it called ZCS you ask? because its abbreviated german, and its confusing as hell.

The VO is written into a couple modules of the car, usually ones that start with an “A”, like AKMB or ALSZ. On some cars its written elsewhere. In my 02 M3, the VO was written in ALSZ and AKMB. On my ’00 328ci it was stored in EWS, KMB. Its nothing more than a string of text/numbers stored in the flash memory of these modules, nothing special. Why is it written into two places? because if one module is failed and has to be replaced, then the other will serve as a backup so you can code the new replacement module to your car. For example ALSZ is the “light switch module” in your car, for some reason it fails. When you buy a new LSZ/LCM, you can retrieve all your settings of VO from AKMB and then code your new LCM to YOUR factory settings. The chances of both modules failing is slim, but if it does… you’ll have to contact BMW so they can give you the VO for your car from their records.

OK the one difference is pre-02 cars don’t have a VO. Those cars have their ZCS (which acts like a VO) stored in the EWS or KMB modules. The stuff below is basically identical however for individual parameter coding.

Now go get into the basics of coding.

1. When you load NCS expert, you need to load a profile. These profiles just change how ncs expert behaves when you read your car. The two profiles i stick to are “expertmode” and “revtor’s expert profile”. if you don’t have it, you can find it on the net easily. In order to code your car the first time, you should pick “revtors“. This has something called “manipulation” enabled… ill elaborate on that later.

2. Once the profile is loaded, you basically need to select Vin/ZCS/FA in order for ncs to download VIN info off your car. Once it does this, it will ask you to select a module. Why? because it needs to know your “vehicle order” information. In most cases it will probably be in an “A” module. if it doesn’t load, or cant be accessed, no harm done, just try a different module. When it is able to read it, you will see a long string next to “FA” starting with your chassis “E46_” followed by numbers and text along with #’s and $’s. This is your VO. Now that NCS Expert knows it, it can code your car properly!

CODING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MODULE YOU JUST SELECTED TO READ THE VO FROM! This perplexed me for the longest time, I didn’t understand why i selected two modules each time, or what the difference selecting AKMB or ALSZ or etc the first time was. Well… It has no bearing!! all NCS is doing is reading the text/number string that is your VO off the memory in these modules in this first step. You will actually select the desired module to code in later steps.

** PRE-02 cars, you wont see the long FA “VO” string, instead there will be a few lines FG, GM, VN, SA followed by numbers, its basically the same thing different format. For all intents and purposes this is referred to by me as the vehicle order or ZCS for a pre-02 car.

ON POST-02 cars select any module with “A’ in front of it, on PRE-02 the “A” modules wont work, you will need to use EWS or KMB for this step… It doesn’t matter which. 

Now this guide will touch on the basics to code INDIVIDUAL items on your car. The steps to add items to your VO and code your modules is different and i wont comment on that here, because it will confuse the amateur. Just understand the basics of individual coding first, then coding from your VO will all make sense later.

3. The next part is to download your factory settings in your car to your PC. Once you get the VO loaded, you hit the BACK button. The default job in NCS is to write SO BE VERY CAREFUL here. You will see all your modules listed, for example “EWS,ABG,ASC,KMB,APL,…..etc” and underneath “SG_CODIEREN”

NCS at this point is set to SG_CODIEREN, which means to WRITE to ALL modules listed. You don’t want to do that.

4. So now select “Process ECU”, and select the INDIVIDUAL MODULE you want to code. For example LSZ (light switch module). Once you do this, it will say only LSZ (and not all the modules in your car).

5. Now you want to change the job from WRITE to READ. Select “CHANGE JOB”, then select “CODIERDATEN_LESEN”. This is to READ DATA.

6. Once selected it will confirm this by indicating the module and job type on the screen. Now you are ready. Hit “EXECUTE JOB”.

It will say Coding Activ, then Coding Ended.

7. At this point, in your NCSexpert/WORK/ folder there will be a file called “FSW_PSW.TRC”

This is what we want, the coding of your LSZ module that we read earlier. IMMEDIATELY save a backup of this file, rename it to FSW_PSW_LSZ_ORIGINAL.TRC and save it somewhere in case you decide you want to revert to the original copy. Now I want you to resave another copy of this FSW_PSW.TRC file as FSW_PSW.MAN (manipulation…hint hint). Make sure it doesn’t save as FSW_PSW.MAN.TXT or some crap like that, it wont work properly.

OK why all this juggling?? because NCS expert only reads modules and saves EVERYTHING as a FSW_PSW.TRC file. Regardless of what module you read in your car, this is what the filename will be. And everytime you load NCS expert, this file is constantly erased, written and re-written. So thats why we are saving it as FSW_PSW.MAN so we can alter it safely without our copy being overwritten.

8. Now open up FSW_PSW.MAN with a text editor.

You will see a long list of stuff like this..

LEUCHTWEITENREG_AUTOM
aktiv
FEHLER_BREMSLICHT
nicht_melden
TAGFAHRLICHT
aktiv

This is where you can code. now its all in german, so you will need to run these words in a translator (google) to understand it, OR you can use NCS Dummy that translates this stuff for you and gives you all available parameters, but thats a whole different program and you ought to learn how to use it.

This is what the above looks like if translated. Now you can see how we can deactivate/activate certain things. I’m going to deactivate DRLs here.
Translated…

AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHT CONTROL
active
BRAKE LIGHT ERROR REPORTING
don’t report
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
active 

edited…

LEUCHTWEITENREG_AUTOM
aktiv
FEHLER_BREMSLICHT
nicht_melden
TAGFAHRLICHT
nicht_aktiv

By changing to nicht_activ, it deactivates this setting. Now don’t go crazy, some codes are redundant so changing just one thing wont do the trick. This takes some time and effort to find the right code/codes to work with.

9. Once you are happy, SAVE your FSW_PSW.MAN file.

10. Open up NCS expert, load up “revtors” profile (with manipulation enabled), and reload it to the part where the VO is loaded and its asking you to process ecu (Basically steps 1-3) Look above how to do this. Once you’re there, select “PROCESS ECU”, select the correct module you are coding, in this case “LSZ”. Then select “CHANGE JOB” and make sure you pick “SG_CODIEREN”. Once this is done, you are ready to code the car.

NCS will basically now take the FSW_PSW.MAN file, and overwrite the codes in your car’s LSZ module with your new settings. It only uses the MAN file because you are using a profile with “manipulation” enabled. The other mode “expertmode” does not have manipulation, and you cannot code individual stuff like this using that profile.

11. Hit “EXECUTE JOB”. Wait till it says “Coding ended”. Now your new LSZ is coded. Turn off the car, and restart, and check to see if your results are as expected!

12. Open up the /WORK/ folder, open the FSW_PSW.MAN file, select all, delete, save and exit.

Viola! Thats it. You are now an expert on coding individual features!

Now what do you do if you screwed it up or something is behaving funny and you want to go back to original settings. Or you cant remember all the stuff you changed, or don’t like the results.

To load up the ORIGINAL factory defaults if you mess up.

Go to your /WORK/ folder. Open FSW_PSW.MAN, select all, delete, save & exit.

Load NCS Expert

Select “Expertmode” profile

Hit “VIN/ZCS/FA” to load your Chassis and Vehicle order info

Hit BACK

Hit PROCESS ECU

Select the chassis, then module you F’d up on. For example “LSZ”

On Pre-02 cars It will say “LSZ” and underneath “SG_Codieren” along with some files LSZ.Cxx, LSZ.PRG, etc etc. SG_CODIEREN is the correct job you want.

On Post-02 cars It will say “LSZ” and underneath “SG_Codieren” along with some files LSZ.Cxx, LSZ.PRG, etc etc. Hit CHANGE JOB, Select “FA_WRITE” Job.

“xx” is usually the specific Coding index used in your default module, its a number. think of this like “firmware version”.

These files are basically from your /DATEN/ folder and contain the proper coding information specific to your car. How does NCS know which files to use? Because it knows by looking at your VIN and VO, then selects the correct files. NCS will then basically read these files, then read your VO and re-write the proper codes, features, activate, deactivate everything to your factory settings.

The job is SG_Codieren or FA_Write because you will WRITE your original settings back in.

Hit EXECUTE JOB.

Viola, your original data is re-written and your car will work again. Hopefully.

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How to Install Ford IDS v108.01 full software

Latest Ford IDS V108.01 Full Software for Ford VCM II support online programming released on Jan. 2018.
Software Version: 108.01
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Operating system: Windows XP/Windows 7 32/64 bit
Ford IDS 108 activation: install and activation help via Teamviewer
Multi-language:
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Tested with Ford VCM2 clone and VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford: Never failed!!
Online programming: Supported! but you should have an account yourself.
Ford IDS v108.01 function: Confirmed!
1.Able to download the very latest calibration files/software from Ford server if the network connection available at the time of connecting to vehicles
2.Read and decode fault codes
3.Delete fault codes
4.Display System current parameters in digital form
5.Combined displaying of data
6.Logs Keeping: write and keep of digital parameters in memory
7.Special functions: changing of permissible seeting of blocks, programming etc.
FAQ:
Q: Whether it can work with Ford VCM 1 Clone?
A: Yes, it can work with Ford VCM 1 clone
Q: Is this vmware or native
A: This is native, install on new and clean windows xp/7
How to install Ford IDS V108 step by step?
Preparation:
1. Please backup the important files on the desktop and disk C because the next operation will cover the content in the disk C.
2.Disable both local area and wireless network connection
3. If your computer hard drive only has one partition, please prepare a 16 GB U flash drive, if has 2 partitions, please unzip the software of CD into another partition except disk C
Step 1: Recover System
Open Software D (Disk D)
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Create new folder Ford 108
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Copy all zip file on Ford 108-2 software CD to Ford 108 folder
Eject Ford 108-2 DVD-ROM to DVD/CD-RW Drive
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Copy all contents to Ford 108 folder again
Extract ford108.part01 zip files to Ford 108 folder
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Then delete all other zip files, ford108.part01-ford108.part33
(only 3 files left)
Open Ghost 8.0
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Recover system, choose destination D:/Ford 108/ford108.GHD
Restart computer and recover system
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Step 2: Install Ford IDS 108 Setup
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Run Ford Module Programming Limit as Administrator
Ford Extension Success, press OK
Module programming has been extended to 2018/05.26
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Click on Start menu->All Program->Bosch->VCM Manager (Ford-VCM-II)
If system prompt PC software initialization error, press OK to ignore
Open Disk C/Progam Files/Ford Motor Company->IDS->Runtime->install3rdparty->
ETAS, Run setup as Administrator
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Install Bosch VCI software Ford VCM II
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click Next
Select Remove Bosch VIC software from your computer, click Next
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Press Remove
Click Finish
Again run setup as Administrator
click Next
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Ready to install the program
Click Finish
Install setup completed.
Step 3: Make Connection 
Click Start menu->VCI Manger (Ford-VCM-II)
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Connect VCMII with computer follow the diagram below
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Open Computer->Manager->Device Manger->Network adapters->ETAS VCI USB RNDIS Device
to check connection is built
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Open Network and Sharing center->Change adapter settings
Make sure you have disable both local area and wireless network connection
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Step 4: Run software
Open Ford IDS v108 software on desktop
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Network test, gathering vehicle data
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check language options, programming modules and options
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Done.

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SD Connect C4 Failed to Configure Error Solution

If you failed to set up or configure Star diagnosis SD Connect C4, showing 00 error on main unit, you can follow firmware reflash steps below to solve the problem.

 

Error on main unit.

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Unscrew and disassemble sd c4 unit

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This is correct wiring diagram.

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Right click on the icon “StartKeyCenter”, then “Properties” – “Find target

On the desktop, right click on “StartKeyCenter”, then option “Properties” – “Find target” – C:\programmer \SDconnect Toolkit file, find out last 3 folder: update_automatic, update_manual;update_special. , correct names by deleting the final letter”x”

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At the right corner of the desktop, click “Administrator”.

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This toolkit is being initialized

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Click “00/Cable Accessible”

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Click on “Register / Configure”

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Update “CSD_2_11.zip”

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The system software was successfully updated.

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Back to update “Bootimage_2_3.zip”

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The system software was successfully updated.

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Back to click on “00/ Cable Accessible”

You see it’s accessible.

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Click on “Software update”, then “03 PMpic29_cpld13.zip”

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The system software was successfully updated.

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Check the information

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Back to the desktop, right click on “StartKeyCenter”, then option “Properties” – “Find target” – C:\programmer \SDconnect Toolkit file, rename the last 3 folder, add a suffix “x“, the final folder name will be update_automaticx, update_manualx; update_specialx.

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Done.

 

SDC4 tech support supplied by  www.obdii365.com

http://blog.obdii365.com/2018/01/19/sd-connect-c4-configuration-failure-solved-by-reflash/

Autel TS401 TS408 TS501 TS508 TS601 TS608 TPMS PAD MS906TS

Autel MaxiTPMS diagnostic and service tool TS401 TS408 TS501 TS508 TS601 TS608 TPMS PAD and MS906 TS scanner comparison table:

Comparison  TS401 TS408 TS501 TS508  TS601 TS608  TPMS PAD MS906 TS
TPMS function
Quick Mode & Advanced Mode Quick Mode Y
Activate TPMS sensors Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Read sensor data Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
TPMS diagnose, one step for complete TPMS health check Y Y Y Y Y
Read/clear TPMS DTCs; on-screen DTC description Y Y Y Y Y
Scan TPMS sensor ID  and copy ID into MX-Sensor Y Y Y Y Y Y Y(out of tire) Y
Manual input OE ID into MX-Sensor Y Y Y Y Y Y Y(out of tire) Y
Program MX-Sensor by auto creating sensor ID Y Y Y Y Y Y Y(out of tire) Y
Read Sensor ID by OBD and copy ID into MX-Sensor Y Y Y Y Y
Relearn by OBD Y Y Y Y Y
Relearn procedure guide on the tool Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Activate/Program TPMS sensors by OE Number Y Y(out of tire)
TPMS Toolkit – RKE&RF Y Y Y Y Y Y
TPMS Toolkit – Check MX-Sensor information Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
TPMS Toolkit – Unlock REDI7002A, Sleep/Park Mode Y
TPMS Toolkit – Unlock Toyota ECU Y Y Y Y
Wheel Size Modification Y Y
Program multiple MX-Sensors in one time with Auto Create method (up to 16) Y Y Y Y Y
Activate sensors on the wheels while communicating with the Vehicle to register TPMS Y Y Y
Service Functions
Oil Serive Reset Y
Parking brake pad relearn after replacement Y
Steering Angle Sensor Relearn Y
Battery registration and reset Y
Diesel particulate filter regeneration Y
Immobilizer function Y
Basic Diagnostics (all systems in all makes and models)
Read Codes Y Y
Erase Codes Y Y
Live Data Y Y
ECU Information Y Y
Complete OBD Diagnositcs Y Y
Tool features
Built-in rechargeable li-ion battery Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Strong housing with protective rubber boot Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Print TPMS sensor data via Windows PC Y Y Y Y Y/WiFi Printer Y Y
Internet updatable USB USB SD card USB SD card WIFI USB WIFI
Multilingual support Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Historical test records Y Y Y Y Y Y
Software Update free free free free free one year free free one year free

autel-tpms-toolswww.obdii365.com

 

Free Download Volvo VIDA 2014D Patch to Solve Blank Page Error

Free download VIDA 2014D patch when you fail to log in.
Volvo VIDA Dice 2014D cannot log in:
When the user name is entered, the interface will pop up “please wait” and jump into a blank page for seconds, then back to the login interface.
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If your computer date/time is newer than 31/12/2018 and you fails to login VIDA All-in-one, please download patch here:

Run Patch.cmd and Vida 2014D works like a charm
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Note: this patch only works for VIDA 2014D; cannot be used for VIDA 2014A
Tech support from obdii365.com
http://blog.obdii365.com/2018/01/10/solved-volvo-vida-2014d-cannot-log-in/

FAQ VAS5054A ODIS 4.2.3 Software Installation

The write-up here of VAG diagnostic software ODIS-S 4.2.3 installation tutorial includes 2 parts:
– ODIS 4.2.3 installation issues and solutions
– ODIS 4.2.3 installation suggestion
First, ODIS 4.2.3 installation FAQs
Q: is it possible to user interface VAS 5054A with Odis 4.2.3
A: Win7 yes. in Win10 it is not supported in 4.2.3
Q: anyone has good success with odis 4.2.3 with 5054a head?
A: Yes, my VAS5054A works fine with Odis Service 4.2.3 and Odis Eng 7.7.2 on Windows 7 32 bit.
Bluetooth and USB connection works fine!
Q: When i try to open PostSetup folder”, don’t recognize the folder:
“No valid software configuration could be found at the specified URL. Please select different URL.”
What can i do ?
A: use search button
Q: I search but don’t see regarding PostSetup, i see only for Windows Error.
A: FOLGER “Odis” or file:/D:/PostSetup/
Q: post setup unable to complete
A: usually 2-3 reason for failure on postsetup
1. not enough space on hdd
2. did not meet update requirements (prerequisites)
3. corrupted download.
Q: Where to get working ODIS 4.2.3?
It’s working perfect on win7 x64.
Q: ODIS 4.2.3 on Windows 7 32 bit popped up error ODS9006E: Infrastructure VW online connection. MirrorServer 2: The update requires Administrator rights. Please log in as Administrator and perform update.
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A: Run it as administrator it will work
Q: my odis 4.2.3 has ERROR KB3033929 AND KB2921916
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A: You need 2 updates you can see in your picture KB3033929 AND KB2921916 select if the system is 86 or 64
Q: ODIS 4.2.3 Problem :“Framework start failed with 13
If i would start Odis i become this answer in a little Popup with red Button.
I would use it on Windows 8.1
Can anyone help me?
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A: The solution is to use it on Win 7 64-bit when using VAS5054a
Second, odis 4.2.3 installation advice/suggestion
No need any special settings
After install, connect your vas5054a in OBD and USB, install driver.
Open your Odis! All will work
Odis 4.2.3 Windows 7:
I will prefer you to use windows 7 for all the diagnostic devices, this is because of the security of the windows 10. The best way to get a good working diagnostic program is to have one and only laptop for this. A clean windows 7 is the best way.
Have a try on Win 7 32 bit and 64. both have the luck
32bit: x86 is soooo much better since there is no any lack of the functionality for any kind of driver of ur laptop , I test both x86 is better and u can install both yes ODIS-S and ODIS-E
64 bit: I installed on win7 64bit and it installed and I added the update file from the download, starts and works very well
Odis 4.2.3 Windows 10:
Windows 10 only supports the new diagnostic interface VAS 6154 wifi interface(known as the WLAN remote head). Users of the older models VAS 5054 Bluetooth scanner, VAS 5054A and VAS 5055 can continue to use the Windows 7 i.do client on existing systems until 2019 or acquire the Windows 7 i.do. client from IT Client Support for replacement devices. The new diagnostic interface can be used with both operating systems. Please place any necessary orders with Workshop.

BMW ICOM, ENET, K+DCAN cable configuration Tips

How to configure ICOM, ENET, K+DCAN cable? What’s the difference? Here, BMW ICOM cable config manual:
Part 1: BMW ICOM configuration manual
Part 2: ENET cable configuration manual
Part 3: K+DCAN USB cable configuration manual
Part 1: BMW ICOM configuration manual
1 Install patched Ediabas 7.3 from the loader menu and reboot your computer
2 Set up your Ethernet adapter as shown below
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3 Disable your antivirus, firewall and turn off WIFI
4 Connect ICOM to car and PC. Wait for a minute or two
5 On loader main screen, click on the relevant brand button for your car/motorcycle. ISTA-P will now launch
6 Select your ICOM in connection manager
Part 2: BMW ENET cable configuration manual
1 Install patched Ediabas 7.3 from the loader menu and reboot your computer
2 Set up your Ethernet adapter as shown below
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3 Disable your antivirus, firewall and turn off WIFI
4 Connect ENET cable to car and PC. Turn on ignition and wait for a minute or two.
5 Click on the “ENET ICOM emulator button”. ZGW search will open
6 Enter your car’s ZGW IP and click on “Continue”. Then wait for emulator running notifications to appear
7 On loader main screen, click on the relevant brand button for your car. ISTA-P will now launch
8 Select ENET in connection manager
Note: when ISTA/P asks for ignition ON/OFF during programming use the K15 controls located in the notification area of the taskbar (or the Hotkeys). This must be done in conjunction with the actual car ignition. Default setting is “ON
Part 3: BMW INPA K+DCAN USB cable configuration manual
1 Install patched Ediabas 7.3 from the loader menu and reboot your computer
2 Install your K+DCAN cable and set COM port to COM9. Set latency timer to 1. Reboot your computer
3 Run K+DCAN network configuration tool from the loader menu (may take up to 30 seconds to complete)
Then check in network connections that the USB network connection has appeared
Note: if the network config tool does not work correctly, use the procedure below (mainly applies to non-English systems)
a- Rename the newly created adapter to USB and disable
b- Right click on USB->properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)>properties
c- Manually change IP to 169.254.0.8 and subnet mask to 255.255.0.0>ok>close
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4 Disable your antivirus, firewall and turn off WIFI
5 Plug in your K+DCAN cable to car and PC.
6 Click on the “K+DCAN ICOM emulator button”. Then wait for emulator running notifications to appear
7 On loader main screen, click on the relevant brand button for your car. ISTA-P will now launch
8 Select K+DCAN in connection manager
Note: when ISTA/P asks for ignition ON/OFF during programming use the K15 controls located in the notification area of the taskbar (or the Hotkeys). This must be done in conjunction with the actual car ignition. Default setting is “ON”.

How to configure and flash Diatronik SRS Tool security key

Diatronik engineers will update/improve their devices recently. And here’s the detail instruction on updating Diatronik SRS+DASH+CALC+EPS OBD Tool security key.

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1.After the first run utility screen will appear where you select to Start new dongle remote update session:

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2.On the next page displayed is the generated update request (number-question) is a sequence of hexadecimal characters containing information about your key:

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The update query can be stored in a file (button [To file]), copied with the button [To clipboard] or sent as email to developer ([mail]).

Archive the text file with results using your GCT serial # as file name and email it to developer. The update program can be closed at this stage. Wait for response email from the developer.

  1. Data updates are transmitted in encrypted form and can only be used once
  2. When generating the update data and during firmware update the key performs a series of checks on key options (ID, Shared code, and some others). This excludes the possibility of substitution of the key.

You must then run the client update utility again and select “Resume previously started remote update session”, then click [Next] button.

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The screen will display the wizard page that contains the input field and display dump updates. Enter the dump received via email using one of the buttons: [Paste] or [Browse…]:update-diatronik-airbag-tool-4
After inserting the dump and pressing [Next] button the operation for updating the key memory with new data. Then last screen will display the outcome of the operation:
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Important!

Next steps are only needed when the update key is in fact the firmware or image template. If the update was performed based on data of the image file, then step 3 is the final stage of the upgrade.

In the process of updating the key memory client utility will generate the final code-confirmation containing information about the updates (successful/unsuccessful). Code-confirmation is to be saved (button [To file]) or copied  [To clipboard], renamed using your serial # as file name and sent to developer of the application by any convenient way (email, PM, Skype:moe03071etc).

 

Here is a video operation in Russian

If you cannot understand Russian, please contact engineer via Skype above.
Instructions for configuring and remotely flashing the Diatronik Guardant security key.

 

http://blog.obdii365.com/2017/12/27/update-diatronik-srs-dash-tool-software/

How to set up Porsche MF Steering Wheel Retrofit Kit

Some customer has bought our Porsche Multi-functional Steering Wheel Upgrade STMV1 Steering Master Adapter but have no idea how to install it. Here’s the step-by-step installation guide provided.

 

Installation instruction

17/Nov/2017 V1.9

STMV1-971 Steering Master Adapter(971 Steering Wheel)

Support Model: Panamera – 971

STMV1 Steering Master

Without heating support

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Support Model:

Panamera (2010-2016) Cayenne (2011-2015)
Carrera-911 (2009-2016) Cayman (2009-2016)
Boxster (2009-2016)

STMV1-H steering master

With heating support

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Multifunction retrofit kit Models Support :
Panamera (2010-2016)
Cayenne (2011-2015)
Carrera-911 (2009-2016)
Cayman (2009-2016)
Boxster (2009-2016)

 

Steering_Master_Installation_Guide-EN.pdf

Adapter works mechanism diagram

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Adapter works mechanism

Adapter convert LIN BUS protocol and buttons backlight signal, heating function to fit original steering wheel control module.

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Connection diagram(STMV1)

Connection diagram of STMV1 adapter without heating support

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Remove airbag

Remove steering wheel

Tools:

1# T25 Torx

2# Slotted screwdriver

 

3# M12 XZN/Triple Square bits socket

4#Torque Wrench

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(1) Remove airbag

  • Disconnect
  • Insert T25 torx to #2 hole until you can feel the spring, and then gently pull the airbag unit outward.

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(2) Remove connector

2.1 Remove airbag connector, orange plastic tabs(1) need to be popped up first.

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(3) Remove airbag

3.1 Remove airbag form steering wheel

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(4) Remove connector

4.1 Remove clock spring connector(2) and heating connector(1)

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(5) Unscrew the bolts

5.1 Unscrew the (1)bolts use M12 XZN/ Triple Square bits socket with torque wrench

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Install steering master adapter

Tools:

1# 1.5mm Slotted screwdriver 2# T20 Torx

3# M12 XZN

 

(1) Remove mounting plate

  • Unscrew airbag mounting plate 3 fixed bolts by T20

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(2) Remove mounting plate

  • Remove airbag mounting

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(3) Connector pinout

  • Clock spring connector

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(4) Remove connector lock

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(5) Reassemble the plug

  • Insert adapter harness PINs to position #11&12 of plug

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(6) Reassemble the plug

  • Insert wire harness PIN to #11&12

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(7) Wire harness path

  • wire harness route path,fixed

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(8) Adapter connect instruction

  • Remove original #3 plug housing, connect it to #2 socket source from
  • Connect #3 plug to original steering wheel electronic
  • Connect #1

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(9) Adapter fixed position

  • Insert adapter to top space of electronic box and fixed

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(10) Adapter fixed

  • Cover adapter and connector with

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(11) Fixed steering wheel and airbag

  • Reassemble airbag holding plate, remember pull 2 shift paddles plug out of airbag holding plate, reconnect all plugs after fixed

 

Install adapter with heating support(STMV1-H)

STMV1-H support steering wheel heating, this module have an extra socket to connect heating temperature and switch plug.

Heating switch of new steering wheel need remove and replace resistor(Step.15).

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(11) Remove back cover

  • Remove new wheel back cover

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(12) Remove heat switch cover

  • Remove heat switch cover

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(13) Remove heat switch

  • Remove heat switch cover

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(14) Remove heat switch

12.1 Remove heat switch cover

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(15) Modify heat switch resistor (important)

  • Remove 8.22K resistance, keep it empty
  • Replace 22.2K resistance with 390 ohm, new 390 ohm resistance supply with adapter package.

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After

Soldering temperature 330-350C°

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(16) Adapter heat support socket connection guide

Remove original heating temperature sensor and switch plug form electronic box in steering wheel, connect this plug to STMV1-H adapter heating support socket.

Adapter insert setting the top of electronics box in Wheel like this photo,Insert top side of adapter into gap first.

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(17) Reassemble heat switch cover

  • Reassemble heat switch cover

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(18) Reassemble back cover

  • Reassemble new wheel back cover

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(19) Cover adapter with tape

Cover adapter and connector with tape, it’s supplied with adapter kits

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How to remove new airbag

Insert T25 torx to one side hole until you can feel the spring, and then gently pull the torx side airbag unit outward, other side same process.

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FAQ

 

(a) How to upgrade steering wheel with heating?

Steering column control module need active heating function, install heating supported spring clock, steering wheel need support heating also.Heating support adapter kits parts number is STMV1-H

http://porschepiwistester2.blogspot.com/2017/12/update-porsche-sport-design-steering-wheel-to-multi-function.html

Original with sport style steering wheel upgrade multifunction steering wheel, need coding the vehicle steering control module from sport style wheel to multifunction, input“Multifunction enable code” and coding the car by PIWIS. Following this coding guide

 

  • 1 Upgrade to new steering wheel

Adapter fit Carrera 997.1 need upgrade the steering column module to 997.2(997.613.289.01 or 997.613.289.00) .997.1 upgrade steering control module reference http://porschepiwistester2.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-to-code-porsche-9971-steering-wheel.html

 

  • Steering wheel airbag upgrade safety

New and original steering wheel airbag connect to control module through clock spring connector PIN#3 #4 #5 #6, it’s independent system, we haven’t made any changes to it.The most important thing is buy genuine airbag of Porsche.

 

http://blog.obdii365.com/2017/12/26/install-porsche-multifunction-steering-wheel-adapter/

Difference Between JLR Pathfinder and SDD software

Here, i’ll chip in words of “Goodbye JLR SDD and Hello Pathfinder”
What’s the difference between Pathfinder and SDD software?
1.The JLR Pathfinder software
(You must have a online account to work with it; obdii365.com won’t offer it)
It is the only unit that will be compatible with the Pathfinder software and all JLR vehicles with the new vehicle architectures found in 2017 and newer vehicles (from the Range Rover/Range Rover Sport L405/L494). In addition to the 2017 and newer vehicles, the JLR DoIP VCI will also be capable of interfacing with 2014 through 2016 Multi-CAN architecture vehicles (see application list below).
2.The SDD software
(If you want to do programming, you must have an online account)
All 2014-2017 with no DOIP and earlier (2006 to 2014) land rover and Jaguar will still use the JLR SDDsoftware.
Why we use JLR Pathfinder instead of SDD?
The reason for SDD being retired and Pathfinder being introduced is more because of the contract with Ford expiring, as the SDD is based on the Ford IDS, so JLR has to pay Ford to keep using it.
The major change to the cars themselves is the infotainment system, the Next Generation Infotainment (NGI) is an ethernet-based system, vs the older MOST fibre-optic infotainment i.e. the IAM2.1
So yeah, you could not (easily or economically) retrofit the NGI system into an IAM2.1 car, for example. The components and network are totally different.
But… the NGI has been in some JLR vehicles since 2016, and is supported by SDD. There will be a cutoff where new models are no longer supported by SDD and only by Pathfinder. But Pathfinder also works on older vehicles too, back to 2014MY (approximately).
What tool can be used with Pathfinder software?
The  JLR DoIP VCI interface! Both original and clone are okay.
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It is the only unit that will be compatible with the Pathfinder Software and all JLR vehicles with the new vehicle architectures found in 2017 and newer vehicles (from the Range Rover/Range Rover Sport L405/L494). In addition to the 2017 and newer vehicles.
the DoIP VCI will also be capable of interfacing with 2014 through 2016 Multi-CAN architecture vehicles (see application list below). Vehicles 2014 and older vehicles not detailed here will continue to use the current diagnostic system and VCIs.
It’s tested by professionals.
Look here: Pathfinder is being tested with JLR DoIP VCI diagnostic and programming tool
Parh finder, SDD, Jaguar InControl, Land Rover InControl, New Update Tool, TOP
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Updating firmware of JLR VCI DoIP
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Auto scan
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Find vehicle via VIN
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or manual select vehicle info: Land Rover 405 (DoIP) 2017
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Vehicle info: Land Rover 405 (DoIP)
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Systems of Land Rover 405 (DoIP)
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ECU diagnostics interface
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Service function
Add or remove tow bar
Customer personalsation features
Deployable sidestep
OBDII readiness tests
Pre-delivery inspection
Select CCF
Tire size (rolling circumference)
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Software download updates
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Where is the concern on the vehicle?
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http://blog.obdii365.com/2017/12/19/jlr-doip-pathfinder-vs-jlr-sdd-software/