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WiFi VAS6154 vs. Bluetooth VAS 5054A VAG Scanner

VAG diagnostic tool Wifi VAS6154 differs from Bluetooth VAS 5054a interface at outlook, PCB, communication method, vehicle coverage, programming, etc, and they share same software version ODIS 4.1.3.

 

Here we go in details.

 

Part 1. The differences:

1) Wifi VAS6154 Outlook VS Bluetooth VAS5054 outlook

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2) Firmware / PCB: VAS6154 has a upgraded hardware compare with VAS 5054A.

 

Attach best Quality VAS 5054A PCB (SP33-C)

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Attach Wifi VAS6154 PCB (Built with wireless network technology):

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Usually VAS6154 can communicate via wireless network and USB module.

But in some countries the user can only use VAS6154 by pluging USB to the car, since in these contries the wireless network module can not be permitted, they are: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech, Danmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hongkong, Israel , India, Ireland, Italy, Lativia, Mexico, Netherland, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Argentina, Korea, Singapore, SLOVENIA, Turkish, Ukraine, UAE, the United States, the United Kingdom.

 

3) Communication method:

VAS 6154a communicate via USB or Wifi

VAS5054a communicate via USB or Bluetooth

Attach VAS5054a Bluetooth adapter

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4) Vehicle coverage:

VAS6154 vehicle coverage: VW Audi Skoda cars since 2000 year.

 

VAS 5054 vehicle coverage: VW Audi Skoda Seat Bentley Lamborghini (only VAS5054A interface VAS-PC V19 software is compatible with Seat Bentley Lamborghini).

 

 

5) Remote programming:

To use VAS-PC software to perform remote programming, you go for VAS5054A or VAS5055 head is good choice.

To perform OBDII diagnostic and online programming, you go for VAS 6154 head clone.

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Part 2. The similarities:

Newest crack ODIS 4.13 is compatible with both VAS 6154 interface and VAS 5054A interface.

 

1). ODIS 4.1.3 Software what works:

 

– Estimated remaining times are shown for ECU flash operations.

 

– Diagnostic protocol contains interruptions of GFF sessions, extended measurement values, improved ECU communication view,

 

used diagnostic hardware, connection type of diagnostic hardware, operating system, the hotfix used and submissions of support requests

 

– The measured value display has been improved.

 

– Documents in GFF are displayed in separate windows.

 

– One message box will be shown at the beginning of the test drive mode.

 

– GFF hotfixes can be integrated during diagnostic sessions.

 

– Danger messages have been revised.

 

– Stopping of diagnostic sessions may be interrupted.

 

– Automatic deletion of autosave diagnostic protocols after successful transmission.

 

– Selection of PassThru diagnostic hardware has been improved.

 

– ODIS Service Software update has been stabilized.

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2) ODIS 4.13 is Multilanguage available:

English, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Spanish, French, Italian, Croatian, Danish, German, Swedish, Finnish, Slovenian, Czech, Russian, Greek, Chinese.

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3) ODIS 4.1.3 installation
https://youtu.be/oc2N8Kv4A3U

That’s all.

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Free VAS 5054A ODIS-E 6.7.5 and Installation Guide

VAG diagnostic software ODIS engineering version ODIS-E 6.7.5 has been tested working perfectly. Here are the free download and installation instructions by obdii365.com engineer.

 

Version: ODIS-E 6.7.5; Postsetup 67.5.10

Language:Dutch,English,Czech, Spanish, French, Chinese

Compatible device: VAS 5054A Bluetooth interface, VAS 5054A Plus

Operating system: Windows 7 32bit/64bit; Windows 8.1

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Free Download:

ODIS Engineering 6.7.5  full keygen+Launcher + Postsetup (no password):
ODIS Engineering 6.7.5 Patch:
(key.exe+license.dat+offboarddiaglauncher.exe)

Download ODIS Engineering – ODIS-E 6.7.5 – PostSetup ISO (personal tested)

no password or anything, just doing my part to help.

 

How to install VAS5054A ODIS-E 6.7.5?

Main steps:

Step 1: Install setup assistant

Step 2: Register ODIS-E 6.7.5

Step 3: Download Postsetup

Step 4: Test ODIS Engineering 6.7.5

Step 5: Repair Bluetooth

Step 1: Install Setup Assistant

Change date and time

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Change date to January 1st, 2017 (UTC-8:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Open ODIS-E 6.75 software CD

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Copy 6.7.5 kg-pass 123 zip file to desktop

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Extract zip file on desktop with encrypted password: 123

Delete zip file on desktop

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Copy 6.75 工程师(engineering) folder to desktop and open it

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Open OffboardDiagSetup-Engineering_6_7_5

Select setup language
Install ODIS-E setup assistant
Click on Next
select Target folder
click Next
select a directory C:/ODIS-DIAG-MODULES-ENGIN
click on Next

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select diagnostic interface: VAS 5054

A bluetooth pairing must be established to use the vas5054, click on Next
License file selection

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search desktop->工程 6.7.5 folder->license.dat
click next
Tick create a folder in the start menu
click Next
installing Offboard Diagnostic Information System Engineering

install Microsoft Visual C++2005

Accept the windows security warning by clicking on Install

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Finish install Setup assistant
Restart the computer

 

Step 2: Register ODIS-E 6.7.5

Delete VW-MCD-PDX-Builder file on desktop

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Start-> All Program-> Offboard Diagnostic Information System Engineering folder ->Send Offboard Diagnostic Information System Engineering software to desktop

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Start-> All Program->Softing D-PDU API for VCIs V1.20.037 folder->send EDIC Configuration Manager to desktop

Right click Offboard Diagnostic Information System on desktop open Properties->Open file location

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Open 工程 6.7.5 folder on desktop

Copy and replace OffboardDiagLauncher on Offboard Diagnostic Information System desktop folder

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Open Offboard Diagnostic Information System software on desktop

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Software will require to enter registration key
Open 工程 6.7.5 folder on desktop
Open key generator

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enter registration name: abc
Copy Hardware ID to key generator and click on Generate

it will generate registration key

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paste the key to software Key area
click Register

 

Step 3: Download Postsetup

open ODIS-E postsetup
select local directory

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C:/Users/AADD/Desktop/6.75 Engineering-> Database->ODIS_Engineering

if software prompt “no valid software configuration could be found”, select the  destination

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C:/Users/AADD/Desktop/6.75 Engineering-> Database
click next
select Postsetup language

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check postsetup version:67.5.10
Press next icon to download postsetup

download completed will launch software automatically

 

Step 4: Test Software

Select Admin->Diagnostic data

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open C:/Users/AADD/Desktop/6.75 Engineering-> diagnostic data->AU (Audi)->ODXUPDATE

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Select LB (Lamborghini, Bentley),SE (Seat),SK (Skoda),VW ODXUPDATE on by one

Connect VAS 5054a with computer by USB

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Open Computer->Manager->Device Manager->Softing Vehicle Interface->VAS5054

Open EDIC Configuration Manager

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Current connection is USB connection
Open Offboard Diagnostic Information System Engineering software on desktop
click on Diagnosis

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Coding function

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special functions, i.e ECU programming, application programming etc

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Step 5:  Pair Bluetooth

Installing device driver software

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device is ready

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select Bluetooth icon,add a device VAS5054

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ener the device pairing code: 082145725
click on Next
this driver has been successfully added to this computer
Open EDIC Configuration Manager-> Add a new device

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select COM Port 4

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Bluetooth connection and com port setup success.

Run ODIS-E 6.7.5 software and diagnose vehicle.

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How to Reset & Relearn E60 BMW Automatic Transmission with INPA

BWM E60 automatic transmission reset and relearn by using BMW INPA K+DCAN cable.
It is a reset method of learning function.

Especially when there is something wrong with a large displacement car
There seems to be improvement in some cases. (Physical breakdown is excluded)

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Launch INPA and select GS 19

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Select F6

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Reset complete with F3
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V2017.9 Xentry OpenShell InstallShield Wizard Interrupted Solution

Provide solution to MB Star diagnostic SD Connect C4 V2017.9 Xentry OpenShell XDOS installation error “The InstallShield Wizard was interrupted before Xentry Diagnostics Openshell could be completely installed.”

 

Attach installation error picture:

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Possible reasons:

1- from virus

2- or Microsoft Message Queue Service is not enable

 

Please make sure you do like these tips:

  1. You need absolute clean windows. choose win 7 32bit
  2. Click to show you the log file and read that. It will be specified what has gone wrong with your install.
  3. Be sure to run your install with administrator rights and have enough room on your HDD.

 

Finally, the problem is solved.

it was the Microsoft Message Queue Service not enabled now is installing fine.

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Thanks to http://www.obdii365.com engineer who helped me solve the problem, thumb up for their service.

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Toyota Techstream 12.20.024 Works Great on Yaris 2007

(09/18/2017) Toyota Techstream V12.20.024 is tested without issues on Windows 7 operation system and verified to work like a charm.

version: Techstream V12.20.024 crack

O.S.: Windows 7 32bit

workable devicesMINI VCI cables and Vxdiag Vcx Nano for Toyota

(Software download will be attached a few days later. It’s crack version, does not reuqire activation code)

 

ECU: TOYOTA Yaris 2007 1NZ-FE

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WE ARE TESTING…

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Tested with MINI VCI (item no.SV46-B/SV46-D)

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Tested with Mangoose VCI (item no. SV46-C)

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Tested with VXDIAG VCX NANO for Toyota

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Test result: Toyota Techstream 12.20.024 is tested successfully!!

 

 

with Toyota Techstream cables (Mini vci or Mangoose vci), you can customize your car;

 

with Vxdiag vcx nano Toyota,  you can not only have customization but do programming via WIFI.

BMW ICOM or K+DCAN cable or ENET cable

Any cost-effective DIY solution of BMW diagnostic/coding/programming?

Yes, first you should know which a BMW ICOM cable you need: K+DCAN or ENET or ICOM A2/ ICOM Next.

  INPA K+DCAN cable

(switch mode)

BMW ENET cable BMW ICOM

(ICOM A2, ICOM Next)

Image  bmw-enet-esys  bmw-inpa-k-can-cable bmw-icom-next-wifi
Price $17.99 $11.99 $300 around
Vehicle For Exx cars For Fxx cars For ALL Exx & Fxx cars

(BMW E, F, G, I, Alpina series cars, MINI and Rolls-Royce from 1985 – 2017)

Software Inpa 5.0.2

Ediabas

E sys 3.23.4

Psdzdata

Ista-D

Ista-P

BMW ETK
BMW KSD
INPA

NCS Expert

WinKFP

E-Sys 3.27.1

BMW AiCoder

BMW FSC code generator

Diagnostic Yes Yes Yes
Coding Yes Yes Yes
Programming No Yes Yes


In summary,

It depends on your purpose (diagnostic or coding or programming) and model (Exx or Fxx or others).

 

For Coding, you need different Tools, NCS Expert / SP-Daten for E-Series and E-Sys / PSdZData for F-Series.

All Diagnosis and Coding can be done with cheap DCAN Cable for E-Series and cheap ENET Cable for F-Series.

 

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you need ISTA/P for for both E-Series and F-Series cars, or you can use WinKFP for E-Series and E-Sys for F-Series. For E-Series Programming, you will need an ICOM, but for F-Series Programming, you can use ENET Cable.

 

For Exx- Series:

Interface = K+DCAN Cable (OBDII to USB) or ICOM

ECU Data Files = SP-Daten

NCS Expert = Coding Software

WinKFP = Programming (Flashing) Software

EDIABAS = Low-Level ECU Communication Software used by NCS Expert & WinKFP

 

For Fxx- / Ixx- / Gxx-Series, Mini, & Rolls-Royce:

Interface = ENET Cable (OBDII to RJ45 Ethernet) or ICOM

ECU Data Files = PSdZData

E-Sys = Coding Software

E-Sys = Programming (Flashing) Software

 

About: BMW ICOM

ICOM A (also ICOM A2, ICOM A3, ICOM Next 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

ISTA+ (AKA Rheingold or ISTA-D)

DIAGNOSTICS for All Vehicles

PROGRAMMING for F/I/G/RR & MINI, but requires an ICOM

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PROGRAMMING traditionally for all chassis, but is being phased out by August 2017, except for legacy E-series.

Replacement ECU’s must be NEW

 

YOU HAVE TO KNOW before you buy ICOM A2 or ICOM A3 or ICOM Next:

 

BMW ICOM NEXT vs the old ICOM

-> much faster in BMW F and G series ..

-> supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card. 

 

 

ICOM NEXT A vs ICOM A2

 

-> more stable during programming

-> be necessary for the future Gbit cars

-> faster start-up times and high throughput

-> through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC

-> improved handling

-> more flexible OBD cable

-> lighted button for logs

 

ICOM A vs ICOM A2 vs ICOM A3

 

Modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. And robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments. It works better in cooling, runs faster and works more stable, not easier broken than older ICOM A.

 

ICOM A3 can program all units for all BMW series expect media system, and work more stable and has stronger compatibility than ICOM A2, A1.

Free Download Vehicle Electrical Wiring Diagrams

What is electrical wiring diagram:

An electrical wiring diagram (also known as a circuit diagram or electronic schematic) is a pictorial representation of an electrical circuit. It shows the different components of the circuit as simplified and standard pictograms, and the power and signal connections (buses) between the devices. Arrangement of the components and interconnections on the diagram does not usually correspond to their physical locations in the finished device.

 

vehicle wiring diagrams includes wiring diagrams for cars and wiring diagrams for trucks.

 

CAR wiring diagram software:

 

Mercedes-Benz WIS/EPC:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/2017-09-mb-star-sd-c4-hdd.html

W-I-S net 2017.04: Workshop Information System

EPC.net 2017.04: Electronic Parts Catalog

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Provide the whole view of the wiring diagram in a car,component location diagram and maintenance method. What you do is to enter the chassis number, and then you will get the manufacture data, engine configuration and the car model -all in detail.

 

Porsche PET 7.3 electronic spare parts catalogue:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/porsche-pet-73.html

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The spare parts catalog Porsche allows to enter VIN number of the machine and carries out a filtration, using it, but thus number of a body is not taken into account, that is the program Porsche will define on VIN model and modelling year (using first 11 symbols VIN), the rest should be chosen independently. It means, that the program Porsche easy digests VIN numbers with thought up last figures that can lead to to mistakes in identification of units.

 

BMW ETK 3.1.30 BMW Electronic Parts Catalog:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/bmw-electronic-parts-catalog-etk.html

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BMW ETK contains the full range of parts offered for sale by BMW Group and is intended to facilitate the retrieval of necessary spare parts (car parts and motorcycle), supplies and accessories. Added to the price list in the BMW ETK Local with ETK Admin.
To do this at your disposal a variety of search functions, such as searching by name, by part number, etc. In addition, the system offers detailed information on specific details, as well as the ability to create so-called parts list of found parts.

 

Audi VW Skoda Seat Electronic Service Information ELSAWIN 5.2:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/elsawin-52-electronic-service-information-for-audi-vw-skoda-seat.html

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ELSAWIN 5.2 for Audi-VW-SKODA-SEAT has full information on repair basically on new automobiles 1986-2011, electric schemes 1992-2009, incl.  detailed description of technology of repair, electric schemes, bodyworks, the catalogue of spare parts for guarantee replacement, esp. the information of new and old machines

 

Land Rover electronic calatogue:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/land-rover-microcat-electronic-parts-selling-system.html

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Microcat Electronic Parts Selling System for Land Rover, the newest version is 2013.07, supports multi-vehicles. It includes the information for all kinds of land rover series and for different years.

 

 

wiring diagrams for TRUCKs:

 

Clark ForkLift (PartProPlus) Electronic Spare Parts Catalogs:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/clark-forklift-partproplus-electronic-spare-parts-catalogs.html

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The interface of the spare parts program Clark Fork Lift very simple and convenient, is search on model, serial numbers, the list of applicability of a detail as the program contains service bulletins.

 

 

John Deere Parts Catalogue:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/john-deere-power-systems-cd.html

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John Deere Component Technical Manuals, John Deere Operation and Maintenance Manuals, Service Pricing Guides, John Deere Parts Catalog, John Deere PowerTech.

 

Hitachi Parts Catalogue:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/hitachi-parts-catalogue-2013.html

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Hitachi parts catalogue 2013 is for heavy construction machines, parts catalog for Hitachi equipment, equipment types covered by Hitachi HOP 2013.

 

MAN heavy duty truck WIS/EPC:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/man-mantis-2015-catalogue.html

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(Mantis) 2015 Workshop Info System EPC Electronic Parts Catalogue V5.9.1.85

 

The parts catalog MAN MANTIS contains the complete information about spare parts for trucks, buses and various chassis of special assignment, and also about engines MAN. This catalog includes a lot of pictures, illustrations with detailed description of equipment components.

 

Caterpillar ET 2017A V1.0 Electronic Technician:

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/caterpillar-et2017A-electronic-technician-diagnostic-software.html

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Cat ET (Caterpillar ET) 2017A is an updated version of the dealer level program for the diagnosis of all equipment Caterpillar.

This program works with the dealer diagnostic scanner Caterpillar Communication Adapter, as well as other adapters for diagnostics including scanner Nexiq, the program provides the full information when troubleshooting. When you purchase a program Cat ET (Caterpillar ET) 2017A once you get detailed and clear instructions on how to activate it.

 

 

Good for you:

 

Universal automotive wiring diagrams:

VVDI Prog: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/vvdi-prog-programmer.html

Ktag: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/v2-23-ktag-ktm100-ecu-programming-tool.html

Kess v2: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/v5017-kess-v2-ecu-programmer-online-version.html

 

Free car wiring diagrams download free:

https://cardiagn.com/wiring/

 

 

How to read automotive wiring diagrams:

 

Wiring diagrams and road maps have much in common. Road maps illustrate how to get from point “A” to point “B.” However, instead of connecting interstates, highways and roads, a wiring diagram shows major electrical systems, sub-systems and individual circuits, all inter-connected. Another feature they have in common are layers of detail. For example, if you look at a road map of California, you won’t be able to locate a street address in Los Angeles. You might find a city or town, but you won’t find a specific address. In order to find the exact location of a particular residence or building, you would need a detailed street map or go online and use Google Maps or the GPS feature on a smartphone.

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While this wiring diagram for a 1979 Ford Mustang is dated, the skills required for using it to diagnose an electrical problem are no different than when viewing an online diagram from a late-model automobile. Unfortunately, there are no instructions as to how to actually read, and/or interpret most wiring diagrams whether in print, on a DVD or online.

Wiring diagrams and road maps have much in common. Road maps illustrate how to get from point “A” to point “B.” However, instead of connecting interstates, highways and roads, a wiring diagram shows major electrical systems, sub-systems and individual circuits, all inter-connected. Another feature they have in common are layers of detail. For example, if you look at a road map of California, you won’t be able to locate a street address in Los Angeles. You might find a city or town, but you won’t find a specific address. In order to find the exact location of a particular residence or building, you would need a detailed street map or go online and use Google Maps or the GPS feature on a smartphone.

The same is true (to a lesser extent) of wiring diagrams. Vehicles made before the 1970s usually had their wiring diagrams contained on one, or two pages in a service manual. By the 1980s the complexity of automotive, on-board electronics changed and most vehicle manuals had multiple pages of wiring diagrams to show all of a vehicle’s electrical system. In the 1990s printed service manuals started to disappear and now manuals, and wiring diagrams are found on digital media or online. There is one aspect of wiring diagrams that has unfortunately remained constant. They lack directions regarding how to actually read them. Similar to a map, wiring diagrams will have a legend where symbols and naming conventions are spelled out but no “how-to” instructions.

While online automotive service manuals are written with the “professional” technician in mind, every technician had to learn to read and interpret wiring diagrams at some point in their career. The design and layout of wiring diagrams do not accommodate intermediate, or entry-level technicians by starting with easy-to-understand circuits that become progressively more difficult to read and understand. This article will take a different approach and begin with simple circuits and wiring diagrams, then move on to diagrams with more complexity. This step-by-step process not only makes learning to read a wiring diagram less painful, it promotes a greater understanding of how electrical circuits operate. Becoming more proficient at anything, including reading wiring diagrams, involves practice and there are some challenging questions included for that purpose as well.

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A light bulb powered by a battery illustrates the 3-Things that all 12-volt electrical circuits must have to operate — Power, a Load Device and Ground Return. While this may seem obvious, locating the 3-Things, plus whatever controls the circuit, on a wiring diagram that spans many pages is not a simple process.

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The simplified wiring diagram of the battery, light bulb and wires is easy to understand. However, if this same circuit was more complicated and included several relays, multiple power sources and a computer controlling the entire circuit, the resulting wiring diagram would be far more challenging to read. A quick review of basic electrical circuits will make understanding how they are depicted in a wiring diagram easier to understand. Every electrical circuit on an automobile has to have 3 things to operate: 1) a power source, 2) load device, and 3) a ground return. The charging system and battery function as power sources and are extended throughout the entire car by way of numerous wires. Load devices are simply anything that does electrical work and can include lighting, starter motor, on-board computers, relays, power windows, keyless entry and many other components. The ground return completes the electrical path from the battery positive terminal, to the load device and back to the battery negative terminal. If any of the 3 things are missing, the circuit won’t operate and wiring diagrams provides a “map” to assist in determining which of the three is not present.

 

In addition to the 3 things, load devices must be controlled. Some load devices are switched on or off by controlling their power source, while others are controlled by switching the ground returns on or off. The most common scenario is using a vehicle’s electronic control unit, or ECU, to ground relays that in turn control load devices. The process of figuring out how a load device is controlled and its power and ground sources can be determined by using a wiring diagram. To learn a logical process for reading complex wiring diagrams we’ll start out with a simple fog light circuit.

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Figure 1 is not typical of wiring diagrams found in a service manual. The fog lights circuit is shown in both ON and OFF states and uses colored lines to illustrate the presence of power. The green, dashed line shows how electricity travels back to the battery’s negative terminal after providing power for the fog lights.

Figure 1 is a simple wiring diagram showing a fog lighting circuit. The circuit consists of a battery, 20-amp fuse (used to protect the circuit), a switch (located on a dash panel), and two fog lights. Ground returns are shown by the ground symbol of a vertical line with three horizontal lines. Not all wiring diagrams show ground wires and it is assumed the ground symbols indicate wires that are connected to the negative battery terminal. This diagram is unusual in that the presence of 12 volts is illustrated with the circuit in both ON and OFF states. Red lines indicate the presence of 12 volts and black lines represent the ground side of the circuit that connects to the battery’s negative terminal. In the circuit OFF part of the diagram, 12 volts is shown to be present from the battery, through the fuse and to the open dash switch. The lower part of the diagram shows the dash switch closed, connecting the battery to the lights and turning them on. It also illustrates one aspect of Kirschoff’s Law that the load device(s) will use all the power (12 volts) in the circuit as the voltage at the negative battery terminal, and on the ground side of the fog lights, is close to 0.0 volts. Unfortunately, actual wiring diagrams do not provide any of these advantages and late model automobile diagrams may not isolate circuits to this extent — more likely they will be part of the overall lighting system. Color, if used at all in a wiring diagram, is for the purpose of identifying individual wire colors, not to indicate power and ground sides of a circuit. In addition, wiring diagrams always default to show a load device in its OFF state and technicians have to imagine the presents of power throughout the circuit with the load turned on and operating.

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Figure 2 shows that a relay has been added to the fog lights circuit. Instead of using a switch as in Figure 1, a relay now controls the high amperage current that the lights require in order to operate. The dash panel switch is used to energize the relay’s control coil that connects power from the battery to the fog lights through the high-amperage contacts inside the relay.
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Relays like this one are used in many 12-volt automobile circuits. They are typically controlled by a computer and provide power to various load devices. These relays can have 4 or 5 terminals. The fifth terminal indicates that the relay is a changeover type, with the fifth terminal normally closed (provides power) when the relay is off. Four-terminal relays only provide power when they are switched on.

There is an inherent problem with the design of the fog lights circuit as shown in Figure 1. These particular fog lights require high amperage (8 amps each, or 16 amps total) from the battery to operate and this high electrical load has to travel through all the wires and dash panel switch to reach the lights. The wires, and especially the switch, would have to be heavy-duty to handle the high current. A simple solution is the addition of a 12-volt relay as shown in Figure 2. The relay takes the place of the heavy-duty switch and provides the high-amperage connection between the fog lights and the battery. The dash panel switch is still a part of the overall circuit, but now it only has to switch the low-amperage relay control coil (0.3 amps) instead of the high-amperage fog lights. The dash panel switch, and the wires connecting it to the circuit, can be smaller because the relay is connecting the battery to the lights and not the switch.

 

The control coil inside the relay is an electro magnet, and when terminal 4 of the relay is connected to ground by the dash panel switch, the coil is energized and pulls down the high-amperage contacts within the relay connecting terminals 1 and 2. This diagram does shows the circuit in the OFF position and is more typical of a real wiring diagram as the technician has to visualize where power is present in the circuit when the lights are on.

While Figure 2 illustrates the basic layout of how a relay is used to operate a high-amperage circuit, it has relevance to modern electronics used in today’s automobiles. Many automotive circuits are controlled by the vehicle’s PCM (power control module) that cannot directly control high current loads. The use of multiple relays solve this problem as the PCM only has to switch the low-amperage relays on and off.

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Figure 3 shows a more sophisticated fog lights circuit that has the addition of a second relay. The design of this circuit prevents the fog lights from being turned on if the ignition switch is not in the run or accessory positions regardless of the dash panel switch being left on.

The wiring diagram depicted in Figure 3 shows how the addition of a second relay to the fog lights circuit improving its functionality. Relay #1 provides power to relay #2, the same relay depicted in the previous diagram. Relay #1 is controlled by the ignition switch and only allows the fog lights to operate when the ignition switch is in the accessory or run positions. If the ignition key is in the lock or off positions, or removed from the ignition switch completely, no power is available at Relay #2. This prevents the fog lights from being left on inadvertently, even if the dash panel switch is left on. This diagram is more typical of wiring diagrams found in a service manual. Wires are identified by their color, but there is no color indicating where power is present; the circuit is shown in its OFF state and the relay terminals are identified by number.

The most effective way to learn how to read and use wiring diagrams is to practice. With that in mind, the following three practice questions will test  your knowledge and ability read and interpret wiring diagrams. We’ll go through the first two questions together and leave the third one for you to answer.

 

Automotive electrical wiring diagrams Questions

Question 1. This question refer to Figure 3. With the ignition switch in the “Acc” position, and the dash panel switch off, what terminal numbers on relays #1 and #2 will have 12-volts? Figure number three is typical of wiring diagrams found in a service manual. Relays and switches are shown in their “open” position and color is not used to indicate where power or grounds are present. When reading any wiring diagram, start where a known source of power (12-volts) is located, usually at the battery positive terminal. Relay #1, terminal 3, is directly connected to the battery via the 20-amp fuse. Terminal 1 goes to the ignition switch and in the “Accy” position will also have 12-volts (RED wire to the ignition switch and the ORN wire between the switch and relay). Terminal 2 is a constant ground for the relay’s control coil. The relay is ON and terminals 3 is connected to 4 via the high-amperage contacts.

Relay #2 terminals with 12-volts are: 1 (RED/WHT) and 3 (BRN) that receive power from terminal 4 on relay #1. Terminals 1 and 2 are connected via the relay’s low amperage control coil, therefore terminal 2 has power because the dash switch is open. If the dash switch was closed, terminal 2 would show 0 volts because it is connected to ground and the relay would be “On.” Terminal 4 has no power because the relay is “Off.”

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This wiring diagram shows the cooling fan circuit for a late model automobile. The circuit has three relays, controlled by the vehicle’s power control module (PCM), that operate the fans in low or high-speed modes. Wires are identified by wire color. Cooling fan relay terminals are also identified with a letter and number.


Question 2.
 Trace the path that provides power and ground to each cooling fan in the high-speed mode.

Question 2 uses a wiring diagram that is more complex than the one used for the first question. Figure 4 is a typical automotive wiring diagram that shows a radiator cooling fan circuit. Two fuses (40 and 10 amps) power the circuit and are directly connected to the vehicle’s battery (Hot at All Times). There are three relays that connect power to the cooling fans and control low and high speeds.  The relays are controlled by the vehicle’s power control module, or PCM. The diagram also contains notes regarding labeling of components, their physical location and information on what other wiring diagrams are part of the overall circuit. The relay control coils look a little different that those in Figure 3. A resister is shown (zagged line) and is used to prevent voltage spikes from reaching the PCM when the relay is operated. Otherwise the relays work the same as those in Figure 3.

NOTE: This circuit operates on 12-volts. However, when the engine is running the operating voltage is 14-volts, or charging voltage provided by the alternator.

The three cooling fan relays determine the power and ground paths to the cooling fans. To run both cooling fans in the high-speed mode, the PCM grounds both terminals 42 and 33 (low and high-speed cooling fan relay controls). With PCM terminal number 33 grounded, the DK BLU wire becomes the ground for the cooling fan relay #3’s control coil at terminal B4. This turns the relay on because terminal C6 has power all the time from the 10 am fuse. The RED wire at terminal C4 of the relay is connected to the 40 amp cooling fan fuse and with the relay on connects to terminal B6 within the relay. The WHT wire from the relay (terminal B6) is connected to the right cooling fan and provides power. The right cooling fan has a constant ground on the BLK wire. With 14 volts (engine running) on the WHT wire and a ground on the BLK wire the right cooling fan runs at high-speed.

The left cooling fan receives power from the 40a fuse on the RED wire at cooling fan relay #1 (terminal B3). The PCM low speed cooling fan relay control (42) is grounded by the PCM providing a ground at terminal B1 (DK GRN) wire at cooling fan relay #1. On the same relay, terminal C3 gets power from the 10a fuse on the ORN wire. With power at C3 and a ground a B1 the relay operates and connects relay terminals B3 to C1 providing power to the left cooling fan on the LT BLU wire. The GRY wire from the left cooling fan is a ground, but only when cooling fan relay #2 is turned on by the PCM high-speed relay control ground at relay terminal C10 on the DK BLU wire. Relay #2 connects the GRY wire from the left cooling fan to the BLK wire (no terminal number listed). The BLK wire provides the ground for the left cooling fan and it runs at high-speed.

We have walked through the answers and analysis to questions 1 and 2. Finding the answer to question 3 is up to you.

Question 3. Trace the path that provides power to each cooling fan in the low-speed mode. Identify the wire colors, relays, and relay terminals that are powered during fan operation. Trace the ground return path for the relays and cooling fans—identify the wire colors and relay terminals used in the ground side of the circuit.

Answer to Question 3

To understand the low-speed fan operation a quick review of electrical theory will help. In a parallel circuit (the most common type used in automobiles) all load devices operate on system voltage. For example, when the cooling fans operate in the high-speed mode each has 14v from the 40a fuse. A series circuit operates differently. With two load devices wired in series, they divide the available voltage between them. In the low-speed mode the cooling fans are wired in series and each fan runs on 7 volts — one half of the system voltage of 14 volts.

During low-speed fan operation the PCM low speed relay control is grounded turning on cooling fan relay #1. With a ground at relay terminal B1 (DK GRN wire), and power at C3 the relay’s control coil connects the high-amperage contacts (terminals B3 and C1). This connects power (14-volts) from the 40a fuse (RED wire) to the LT BLU wire going to the left cooling fan. The GRY wire from the left cooling fan goes to terminal C8 of relay #2. Cooling fan relay #2 is not triggered by the PCM in the low speed mode and the C8 to B9 relay connection is normally closed. The WHT wire at cooling fan relay #2 (B9) goes to the right cooling fan providing 7 volts (one half of 14 volts) to power the fan. Cooling fan relay #3 is not operated in low-speed fan operation. The BLK wire from the right fan provides the ground return for BOTH fans. Because the fans are wired in series, they divide system voltage (14 volts) equally between them and both operate on 7 volts causing them to run at low speed.

 

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Vpecker E4 Diagnostic and Programming Tool Function Display

Vpecker E4 is an android based multifunctional OBDII diagnostic tool with 8 inch tablet developed by IDUTEX, covering over 78 manufactures from Asia, America, Europe, Australia, featuring powerful diagnosing functions with overall special functions(resetting&coding&programming) , data replay, data analysis.

Top features:

• 8 inch multi-touch screen.
• Support multiple 23 languages.
• One key update/logging/test report/feedback/function list via WIFI
• Automatically Wi-Fi update.
• Powerful diagnostic functions and coding/restting/programming.
• Complete function including live data, ECU programming and so many others.

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Vpecker E4 Scanner Tablet Function Coverage:

Quick Test
Read ECU Info.
Read DTCs
Erase DTCs
Clear learning value
Data Stream
Actuations
Read freeze frame data
Read/Write VIN
Basic Reset
Control unit adaptations
Throttle adaptations
Air bleeding
Level calibration
Theft alarm Reset
Key programming
Oil change, Idle speed learning
Idle speed Adjustment
Ignition timing adjustment
Camshaft timing control learning
Maintenance functions
ECU Initial startup
ECU initialization
etc…

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Vpecker E4 Diagnostic Tool Vehicle Coverage:

• Asia:
Acura, ASIA GM, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Para Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Perodua, Protón, Ssangyong, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Tata, Mahindra, MARUTI.
 European:
Abarth, para Alfa, para Aston, Audi, Bentley, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Bugatti, para Citroen, Dacia, Ferrari, Fiat fordeu, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lancia, Landrover, Maserti, Mini Cooper, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, elegante, Vauxhall, Volvo, VW.
• America
Chrysler, Ford, USA GM, Jeep, Scion.
• Australia:
Holden, Ford (Australia).
• China:
BYD, Changan, Changhe, Chery, Emgrand, Englon, Foton, Geely, GLEAGLE, GWM, HBSH, Huachen, Lifan, Wuling,Yuan..
• OBD-II:
Chrysler, Ford, USA GM, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Abarth, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserti, Benz, BMW, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Saab, Alfa

CBS Reset Vehicle Coverage:

For Acura, for Audi, for Mercedes, for Bentley, for Bugatti, for BMW, for BYD, for Cadillac, for Chery, for Chrysler, for Chevrolet, for Citroen, for Daxia, for Daewoo, for Dodge, for Ferrari , For Ford, for GM, for Mercure Huatong, for Great Wall Lincoln, for Lincoln, for Maserati, for Mini, for Mitsubishi, for Nissan, for Osman, for Opel, for Peugeot, for Porsche, for Porsche, to Pontiac, to Renault, to Rolls Royce, to Romeo, to Roberts, to Saturn, to Saturn, to Thain, to Seattle, to Skoda, to Smart Growth, to Subaru, to Suzuki, to Toyota, to Opel, for Volvo, for Volkswagen, etc.

System Coverage
ME-Motor electronics
CDI-Common Rail Diesel Injection
ETC-Electronic transmission control
ESM-Electronic selector module
SBC- Sensotronic Brake Control
ESP-Electronic stability program
BAS-Brake assist
Suspension
TPC-Tire pressure monitor
Airbag
CGW-Central gateway
EIS-Electronic ignition switch
OCP-Overhead control panel
UCP-Upper control panel
XALWA-Xenon headlamp
HRA-Headlamp range control
ATA-Anti-theft alarm system
IC-Instrument cluster
ASSYST-Active Service System
SCM-Steering column module
EPS-Electrical power steering
PTS- Parktronic system
EPB-Electric parking brake
COMAND/AUDIO
CD/DVD
TV tuner
CTEL-Cellular telephone
DCM-Door control module
ESA driver-Electric seat adjustment driver
ESA passenger-Electric seat adjustment
passenger
AAC-Air conditioning
WSS-Weight sensor system
SVMCM-Special vehicle multifunction control
module
etc…


Vpecker E4 Tablet UI (User Interface) and Software Display:

 
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Vpecker display DTCs
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Vpecker E4 reads live data and display datastream
test-result
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Vpecker E4 feedback
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BMW E-Sys Launcher Premium Date Changed Crack Download

First of all, I will tell you the sad news that this crack program can not be applied to the latest version of Launcher.

We confirmed that it works normally in version 2.5.3, so it seems to be applicable.

If you do not need to use the latest version of E-Sys coding software, it will be a valid program.

If you use 2.6.2 and delete it and install 2.5.3, it will not work.

I have tested 2.6.2 on my computer and it did not work when I tried to install 2.5.3, and after installing a new 2.5.3 on my virtual machine, it worked.

Download

  1. Run the program after downloading it to any folder.
  2. Click the ‘Restore Launcher’ button at the far left.
  3. Then pop up like below screen. There is no recovery point for E-Sys Launcher Premium. It seems to be the principle that after storing the point before the change of the car model as the recovery point, it will use the previous recovery point even after changing the car model later and use it without changing the date.

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  1. Execute all the steps below.
    A. Change the system date to today’s date +3.
    B. Launch E-Sys Launcher, and select your car model. Keep Launch untouched!
    C. Change the system date to today – 3 days old.
    D. On the E-Sys Launcher, click the Launch Now button.
    E. Exit after E-Sys is executed.
    F. Returns the system date to today.
    G. Click the OK button.

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  1. A message is displayed that the recovery point was created successfully.

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BMW ENET (Ethernet to OBD) Interface Cable for BMW E-SYS ICOM Coding F-series

How to choose a Code Scanner for Toyota Prius Hybrid

Questions before entering the topix:

I’ve been looking around for a scanner that can read all the various Toyota Prius hybrid & ABS codes, since my extended family owns an ’05 with almost 180k, an ’08 with over 200k, and a ’12 plugin with about 68K. Which is the better one to choose?

 

Following are the Toyota Prius real owner experiences on OBD code scanners:

1)
If you have a laptop the best interface available is the Mini VCI with the Toyota Techstream software. You can find it in the $30 range.

 

2)

My preferred scanner is a VXDIAG. With SAE J2534 Vxdiag VCX Nano for Toyota Tis Techstream V10.30.029 Compatible.

It is much faster and more reliable than the Mini VCI cables, It uses Techstream just as the Mini VCI.

 

3)
I used a Mini VCI cable for years.  The cheap Mini VCI uses firmware 1.4.1 . There are more Xhorse made expensive versions out there that have newer firmware 2.0.4.

On my 2006 Prius.

Version 1.4.1 instantly disables the car and reads a bunch of “U” codes. U codes are can bus communication errors. It is the Mini VCI causing the errors.

Version 2.0.4 will connect and read codes.

The VXDIAG uses it’s own firmware. It connects and reads codes much quicker than a Mini VCI cable.

 

4)

I use an iPhone app called EngineLink that uses a WiFi dongle hooked to the port. The app was a few buck, but I don’t remember. The elm3277 dongle was ~$20 on obdii365.com. On the iPhone, the app can be set up, and there are downloadable PIDs for the Prius so you can monitor all the battery module voltages, temps, whatever you want. I originally bought it to turn off the idiotic internal reverse beep. I use it occasionally to keep an eye on the difference between min and max battery module voltage, which I think is a pretty good indicator of battery health.

 

5)
+1 on mini VCI cable with hacked Techstream software. Mini VCI with Techstream software. Runs best on Windows XP or Windows 7. Runs about $24.

If you just need to read codes and set some user settings, then Scangauge 2 is also a good choice. With the Scangauge you’ll also be able to leave it hooked up to your OBDII port and read real time (real time enough) data with the user selected gauges and x gauges. Runs $150+

 

 

6)
I think the best tool for your requirements is the Mini VCI with Techstream software £22. This gives near dealer level of diagnostics at a very cheap price. It can be made to run on Windows 8.1 using XP virtual machine.
I use an ancient IBM laptop with XP loaded bought for £22, “rather than risk damaging my house machine loaded with Windows 7” and gets over the minor difficulties of getting the program to run on W 7/8.
For purely monitoring purposes I use an ELM327 (bluetooth version) and Priidash (free). This gives a dashboard readout of just about every parameter available, and records HV battery module voltages and other information to a file.

 

7)
The only problem with Mini VCI is that it will require laptop.
I am mostly on the move and if it happen that I suspect a trouble then I will be keen to know the issue immediately. I am kind of thinking of getting ELM327 first and Android App, this way I can at ease and no time just plug the device and try to read data.

I started with the ELM 327, but wanted the ability to bleed the brakes to change the fluid among other things.
Then one day I was in Birmingham picking up a HID kit from ebay and spotted the mini VCI on sale there. So I bought one. Very pleased with it, the last job I did with it a few days ago was to set the AC compressor not to come on automatically when demisting the windscreen, “something the dealer said could not be done”.
This works on most Toyota’s and will also work on most cars for emission faults that have the standard OBD connector. With adapter connectors it will work on BMW and Mercedes.

The VCI works on all Toyota’s from around 1998 on, not just the Prius. as well as the ELM327 and Torque app works for more than just Toyotas….

 

 

8)
The ELM 327 is designed to be an OBD reader engine for emissions DTC’s. There is an international agreement on the standards for these codes and the methods of delivering them for engines, but not transmissions and other items.
The Mini VCI is a Chinese clone of a more expensive device called a Mongoose. This device with Toyota’s Techstream software is what dealers use for reading codes, fault finding, and carrying out service tasks to the range of Toyota cars, covering all aspects not just the engine and emissions. This means it is capable of almost anything that the dealer can do. The dealers in the UK will typically charge £80 to read any trouble codes, more than 3 times the price of buying a Mini VCI.

Scangauge is good for realtime dash monitoring of up to 4 different parameters in the genII, example: I use btv,mpg,rpm,soc.. as far as reading any DTC’s it will only read engine ecu standard codes not the hybrid stuff. For that I’ve been using autoenginuity scan tool & dongle and software, been using that since genI days and now the genII with updated Toyota enhanced interface it also works great for anything. I use it on a 1.2ghz laptop running winXP. Sure wish it would work in linux but that’s a whole nother can of worms..Anyway already got the Toyota enhanced interface and software running then to add another family like FORD, just buy that enhanced interface and they give the key to unlock it. The software contains all NA/EU you merely unlock the different interfaces you purchased. I now have 3 Toyota, Chevy and Ford including the diesels. Handy but must have laptop and pay 475+ for software but once u have it, very easy to add on and superior diagnostics capabilities and data recording. For instance I can record all hv battery module voltages and then played them back later on a spreadsheet chart, or how about mg1 current mg2 current and mg1temp and mg2 temp etc etc.. nice

 

9)

The best tool for diagnostics is Toyota Techstream (dealer software). Software can be “found” online if you are creative, but you’ll need a $500 Mongoose MFC cable (or Chinese clone) in order to use it. There are a bunch of Scangauge Xgauges defined for the Gen1 Prius, not quite Android user interface, but gives you insight into various Hybrid parameters.
Since my check engine light went on a few weeks ago for my ’02 Prius, I bought a Bluetooth OBDII scanner about $15. It shipped from China, sure, but it works well so far and was dirt cheap compared to most of what you find here. I use is in conjunction with an Android-powered HTC EVO phone. I’ve tried several OBDII programs so far, but Torque is the easiest to use and seems to be the most powerful (as in, full of options I’d be too afraid to play with). It’s both free and premium. I’m using the free version, but I think I’ll be a big spender and pay the $8 for the full version. Suffice to say, Torque and the others I’ve downloaded (all free, btw) seem to offer all the options that those expensive programs I looked at over the web do.

That said, none of these programs offer car-specific settings that I’ve noticed. Especially not a Prius specific interface, which would be ideal. I oddly got a trouble code reading of P2000, which is not in any list of trouble codes anywhere… Best I can tell, it might mean something is problematic in the O2 sensor of the catalytic converter…

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If you want a code reader that will read not only all the Prius codes, but most other vehicle codes I am afraid your going to need a large bank account to take care of the cost. Although the OBD2 engine codes are supposed to be standard the actual connectors are not, and the coding for other systems “transmission, body, air bags, ect” are very manufacturer, and vehicle specific.
Snap on make a reader for most vehicles at around £2000, $3200, but even then add on units are needed for different manufacturers at extra cost.
The mini VCI will read all the codes for most Toyota vehicles, and engine codes on most other manufacturers cars providing the OBD connector is the same. For those that use different connectors adapters are available cheaply. These are typically for German cars, Mercedes, BMW, but are not limited to those.
You will often find reference here on PC about retailers that will read vehicle codes free of charge, you will also note these readers often give only part of the code, no code or even codes that do not exist. They have also been known to cause problems with the car. This is because they are not scanners specific to the Prius.
This is not just a Prius, or Toyota problem, but a problem with manufacturers using there own individual systems and codes.
I am not saying the VCI is the best reader. I am saying it is the best reader by far at it’s price and above, for a Toyota. If you need a device that will read all codes on most cars be prepared for the cost involved.

 

10)

I have the ELM327 code reader, and a great piece of equipment it is for extra monitoring on the dash.
I also use the same device with a laptop and the free program “Priidash” that will give virtually every parameter available from the Prius on one screen along with recording of vital information.

The VCI is not the tool for the above capabilities, “apart from recording information”. It does however not only give the ability to read all!! the Prius DTC’s, and sub codes, what they mean, and clear them. It also gives the ability to do all the service tasks, and program any programmable features such as lock timing, lighting, seat belt and reverse beep, register key fobs, and more.
To sum up. Two different pieces of equipment that are capable of different functions with some overlap.

 

11)

The Mini VCI with Techstream (comes with the VCI) will tell you what the DTC is and guide you to the problem “gives a list of possible causes for the DTC (s)” and will clear it or them.
I have the equipment myself and honestly believe that anyone that has a Toyota particularly a Prius should buy one. One trip to the dealer for DTC reading will pay for the device x4.

 

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