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Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 2012 TMPS Reset using EL-50448

Today, I’ll chip in words of experience of EL-50448 TPMS reset on my Traverse LTZ 2012.
TPMS Reset Tool:
Car: 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ
TPMS: (this part for newbies only; skip this part if you’re experienced)
– what is TMPS & why do you reset TPMS?
The tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) of the Chevrolet Traverse, model years 2007 – 2013, alerts the driver when a large change in the pressure of one tire exists while the vehicle is being driven.
The system will also display individual tire pressures and their locations on the driver information center (DIC). The TPMS uses the engine control module (ECM), body control module (BCM), instrument panel cluster (IPC), DIC, remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR), a radio frequency (RF) transmitting pressure sensor in each wheel/tire assembly, and the serial data circuit to perform the system functions.
When the vehicle is stationary, the sensors go into stationary mode. In this mode, the sensors transmit once every 60 minutes to minimize sensor battery consumption. As vehicle speed increases, the sensors go into drive mode, in which they transmit once every 60 seconds.
NOTE: The sensor’s pressure accuracy is about 2 psi (14 kPa) at temperatures from 14 degrees Fahrenheit to 158 degrees F (-10 degrees Celsius to 70 degrees C). The RCDLR receives and translates the data contained in each sensor transmission, then sends the tire pressure and tire location data to the DIC. When the TPMS detects a significant loss or gain of tire pressure, a “CHECK TIRE PRESSURE” message will appear on the DIC, and the low tire pressure warning indicator is displayed on the IPC.
The RCDLR has the ability to detect malfunctions within the TPMS. Any malfunctions detected will cause the DIC to display a “SERVICE TIRE MONITOR” warning message.
– when do you reset TPMS?
When the TPMS detects a significant loss of tire pressure, the “CHECK TIRE PRESSURE” message is displayed on the DIC and the low tire pressure indicator is displayed on the instrument panel. Both the message and indicator can be cleared by adjusting the tires to their recommended pressures and driving the vehicle above 25 mph (40 km/h) for at least two minutes. If the warning indicators are still on or the display shows dashes instead of a value, there is a problem in the TPMS. The RCDLR has the ability to detect malfunctions within the TPMS.
Any malfunctions detected will cause the DIC to display a “SERVICE TIRE MONITOR” warning message. See appropriate manufacturer service information.
Review: how to reset TPMS with EL-50448
Remember when you could relearn the tire sensors with nothing more that the DIC and a user’s manual? Well, apparently GM decided that was too much freedom for the owner of one of their vehicles so what was their solution? Make it so the dealer would have to be consulted- and quite possibly for a fee. Well, my troubles are over! I used this on a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ and following the user’s manual, the horn beeped at the appropriate times and the tires were sensing in the proper position (as tested by releasing air to see a visible change in the DIC). This may seem trivial- until you have a small non-visible leak on a tire and right front is actually left rear!
This was my procedure for those who want to know, and as outlined by the user’s manual starting on page 10-46.
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON/RUN position with the engine off (the second click before the cranking spot but one click after the acc).
3. Press the Remote Keyless Entry (your key Fob) Transmitter’s LOCK and UNLOCK simultaneously for about five seconds. The horn will beep twice to signal the receiver is in relearn mode and TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE will be displayed on the DIC.
4. Start with the driver side front tire.
5. Place the relearn tool against the tire sidewall, near the valve stem. Then press the button of your very handy dandy VXScan EL-50448 (after you install a 9-volt battery of course) to activate the TPMS sensor. A horn beep confirms the sensor ID code has been matched to the tire and wheel position.
6. Proceed to the passenger side front tire and repeat the procedure in step 5.
7. Proceed to the passenger side rear tire and repeat the procedure in step 5.
8. Proceed to the driver side rear tire and repeat the procedure in step 5. The horn will beep two times to indicate the sensor ID code has been matched to the driver side rear tire and the TPMS sensor matching process is no longer active. The TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE message on the DIC goes off.
9. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
10. Set all four tires to the recommended air pressure levels as indicated on the Tire and Loading Information label.
11. Enjoy your liberation from the GM dealership!

Original JLR DoIP VCI Software Driver Free Download

Original JLR DoIP VCI Jaguar Land Rover diagnostic tool supports both USB and WiFi connection. Here’s the guide to connect JLR VCI via USB.
To setup USB connection, you need to download Bosch driver for VCI first:
Open Bosch_Driver folder
Open MTS6533_Setup
Install Bosch VCI Software (JLR)
Press Next
Press Next
Press Install
Finish installing Bosch VCI software
USB Configuration in progress. Don’t disconnect JLR VCI from PC until a message indicates that the configuration process has completed.
Open Device Manager to check the Bosch JLR DoIP VCI adapter is well connected
Open VCI Manager on desktop to make sure the Manager detect JLR VCI which indicates interface is well connected
Right click JLR SDD software on desktop->Find File location C:/Program Files/JLR/SDD/Runtime
Open the GatewayManager with Notepad
Find “Device5 = JLR-DOIP” and change value to “ Device5 = JLR-DOIP”


Find Go to C:/Program Files/JLR/IDS/Runtime
Open the GatewayManager with Notepad
Find “Device5 = JLR-DOIP” and change value to “ Device5 = JLR-DOIP”
Setup completed.
Now you can run JLR SDD and Pathfinder software









Foxwell NT520 Pro vs. Foxwell NT510 Pros and Cons

Foxwell NT520 vs Foxwell NT510, which one will serve you better? To some people that’s a raging debate; a justifiable one. These two OBD scanners have a lot in common and yet they have significant differences.


Both are entry-level to intermediate tools that cost under $300 in almost all shops. However, the NT510 typically costs slightly less than the NT520.

You may need a few more extra bucks (between 40 and 100, depending on the seller) for the latter.

The price variation is unsurprising seeing as the NT520 is an upgraded version of the NT510. According to Foxwell, the NT520 comes with improved hardware.

But is that all or are there major functional differences to consider? What about their similarities?

All that and more is covered in this Foxwell NT520 vs Foxwell NT510 comparison review. But first here’s a comparison table to get the ball rolling.

Foxwell NT520 Pro vs Foxwell NT510 Comparison Chart

Item Foxwell NT520 Pro Foxwell NT510
OBDI/OBDII OBD2 and selected OBD 1 OBD2 and selected OBD 1
Basic function Check Engine Light reset Check Engine Light reset
SRS/ABS etc SRS, ABS & Transmission diagnosis SRS, ABS & Transmission diagnosis
EPB Yes Yes
TPMS Yes Yes
Oil service reset Yes Yes
DPF Yes Yes

THE COMPARISON: Foxwell NT520 vs Foxwell NT510

First things first, both of these diagnostic scanners are made by Foxwell.

The company has a solid reputation for making some of the best OBD scan tools. Meaning both are safe bets, provided the one you pick works on your vehicle.

But ultimately you need one that can meet your specific needs, be it functionally or in terms of construction. And that’s why this review examines all the nitty-gritty details from what each box contains to their functionality.

The package

When buying a scanner you need one that comes as a complete package.

Unless it’s a wireless adapter, make sure the box contains everything you need, ranging from connector cables to connectivity cables, user manual and even a carrying case.

Otherwise, you will be forced to purchase some things separately. Besides being an added expense, you may end up with incompatible or lower quality parts.


NT520: in addition to the scanner itself, the Foxwell NT520 box contains a 16-pin OBD adapter, USB cable, memory card, user manual and a carrying pouch. The only thing lacking is an OBD1 connector.

Yes, you may be able to do OBD1 diagnostics with this scanner on select vehicles!

Unfortunately, you don’t get an OBD1 cable, you have to purchase it separately. But if your vehicle is an OBD2 model then the package comes complete.


NT510: the contents of the Foxwell NT510 box are almost similar to those of the NT520. The only addition here is a CD software. While you can use this scanner for some OBD1 vehicles, it also doesn’t come with the OBD1 connector.

The Verdict: not much of a difference here. If you only want to do OBD2 diagnostics then both packages offer a complete kit. In case you want to add OBD1 diagnostics then you will have to buy the connector.

The NT510 comes with a CD software. Is that a plus? Absolutely not! People don’t use CD-ROMs anymore, you can always download the latest software updates directly from Foxwell’s website.

Design and Interface: FOXWELL NT510 VS NT520

The best entry-level and intermediate diagnostic scanners feature an ergonomic and pocket-size design.
It’s all for portability, and that’s a big consideration because you need a device that you can use anywhere, anytime.
If it can’t fit in your toolbox or driver’s compartment then it probably won’t help you when you’re stranded by the roadside in the middle of nowhere.
  • Additionally, it should have an easy-to-use interface and clear-enough display screen.
Believe it or not, the fewer the buttons/keys the easier it will be to use the scanner. If it has hotkeys your work will be a whole lot easier.
Now back to the Foxwell NT520 vs Foxwell NT510 debate. Which one has the better design and/or interface?

NT520: first off, this scanner is impressively small. Its dimensions are about 6.5 x 3.5 x 8.5 inches and the weight is just under 1.8 pounds.

It is a compact device that can fit in a man or woman’s palm comfortably.

The NT520 has 10 buttons, four of which are for navigation (up/down/left/right). At the center of the navigation buttons is the “Enter” key for selecting an item.

Just above them you have a “Help” button and “Back” button. They do exactly as they are labelled.

Above those two buttons are three more labelled “F1”, “F2” and “F3”. These are hotkeys – shortcuts to your most-used functions.

You can customize them as you please. In short, you can personalize this scanner as much as possible.

The full-color, 2.4˝ TFT screen fitted on the NT520 makes navigation a breeze. It’s definitely not the biggest display unit out there but it shows data with more than decent clarity.


NT510: in terms of design, the NT510 looks a whole lot like the NT520. They have the same number of buttons that perform the same functions.

In fact, the two scanners have almost equal dimensions and weight.

The NT510 measures about 8.0 x 1.5 x 4.0 inches and weighs just under 1.5 pounds.

That’s not a significant difference from the NT520’s dimensions and weight. But it boasts a slightly bigger TFT screen of 2.8˝.

There is also a noticeable difference in how the keys are organized. In the NT510 you have the three function keys (F1, F2 and F3) just below the screen, then they are followed by navigation buttons and at the very bottom are the “Back”, “Help” and “Enter” keys.

The Verdict: again, there’s no big difference here. Both scanners are palm-sized, well-constructed and have self-explanatory buttons for navigating their intuitive interfaces.

They both feature three hotkeys for creating shortcuts to critical functions.

So if your biggest concern is getting a scanner that is compact enough and easy to use then both of these earn a spot on your shopping list.


Vehicle Compatibility: FOXWELL NT510 VS NT520

Ideally you want a scanner that can cover as many vehicles as possible. That way you will be able to run diagnostics on your own cars, your family’s and even your friends’.

Plus you never know when you will add a new make or model to your collection.

On to today’s topic: Foxwell NT520 vs Foxwell NT510, which one has better compatibility?
NT520: you can buy a universal or a brand-specific Foxwell NT520 diagnostic scanner. Either way, you will get a scanner that supports both OBD1 and OBD2 diagnostics.
As mentioned already, the kit doesn’t include an OBD1 connector, you may want to budget for that in case you want to do OBD1 scans.

While the universal scanner is meant to cover all vehicles, brand-specific NT520s only work on selected vehicle makes.

For instance, there is a Foxwell NT520 for BMW, Rolls Royce and Mini vehicles only.


1 Series – E81,E82,E87,E88,1M,F20,F21

2 Series – F22,F23,F45,F46,F87

3 Series – E30,E36,E46,E90,E91,E92,E93,F30,F31,F35,F34,F80

4 Series – F32,F33,F36,F83,F83

5 Series – E28,E34,E39,E60,E61,M5,GT(F07),F10,F11,F18

6 Series – E24,E63,E64,M6,F12,F13,F06

7 Series – E23,E32,E38,E65,E66,F01,F02,F03,F04,G11,G12

8 Series – E31

I Series – I01,I12

X1 – E84,F48,F49

X3 – E83,F25

X4 – F26

X5 – E53,E70,X5M,F15,F85

X6 – E71,E72,X6M,F16,F86

Z1 – E30

Z3 – E36,Z3M

Z4 – E85,E86,E89,M

Z8 – E52


MINI For Most Models 2002-Present

Body Styles Covered

R50: “Mk I” Mini One & Cooper (2001–2006)

R52: “Mk I” Mini Convertible (2004–2008)

R53: “Mk I” Mini Cooper S (2001–2006)

R55: “Mk II” Mini Clubman (2007–present)

R56: “Mk II” Mini Hatch/Hardtop range (2006–2013)

R57: “Mk II” Mini Convertible (2009–present)

R58: Coupé (2012–present)

R59: Roadster (2012–present)

R60: Countryman (2010–present)

R61: Paceman (2013-2016)

F54: Clubman (2016-present)

F55: Hatchback (2014-present)

F56: Hatchback (2014-Present)

F57: Convertible (2014-Present)


RR1, RR2, RR3, RR4, RR5

There’s also one that covers Audis only. And if you drive a GM there’s a NT520 for that, and another one for Mazda and yet another one for Jeep.

Long story short, Foxwell has NT520 scanners that are dedicated to specific vehicle brands.

When doing your shopping make sure you choose the one that is compatible with your vehicle.

What if you choose one that doesn’t cover a vehicle you want to scan? Don’t worry, you can expand the coverage of an NT520 up to 5 different car brands.

NT510: there is no universal Foxwell NT510 scanner, only brand-specific ones.

When you order the scanner it will come loaded with software for a particular vehicle. The good news is that you can expand its coverage almost limitlessly by downloading diagnostic software from Foxwell’s website.

Whether your NT510 will cover both OBD1 and OBD2 vehicles depends on the original brand of vehicles it supports.


  • For example, the NT510 designed for BMW, Rolls Royce and Mini is compatible with OBD1 as well as OBD2 vehicles.

So is the NT510 made for Benzes. On the other hand the one made for GM cars only covers vehicles made from 1996 to 2016.

So it’s very important that you specify the vehicle you want your Foxwell NT510 to cover. And know that you can expand the coverage by adding more vehicle brands.

The Verdict: the NT520 has better coverage than the NT510.

Why? Simple, the latter is more limited than the former. For instance, if you buy the GM version you can only use it on 1996 to 2016 vehicles. It won’t work on OBD1 as well as 2017 and newer vehicles.

Perhaps the only downside of the NT520 is that it can only support a maximum of 5 vehicle brands. That calls for more care when selecting the vehicles you need to be covered.

Functionality: FOXWELL NT510 VS NT520

This is what matters most. The functionality of a scanner determines all the tasks you can perform. It basically dictates what you can and can’t do with the device.

If you pick one with limited functions it will obviously fall short at one point. Your ideal scan tool should offer all the basic functions you need. That way you will only visit the shop for advanced and complex diagnostics.

Before we get back to the Foxwell NT520 vs Foxwell NT510 comparison please note that Foxwell scanners usually require a software upgrade before use.

Otherwise they may not perform certain diagnostic functions or fail to connect with a vehicle’s computers completely. So, how does the NT520 compare to the NT510 in terms of functionality?


NT520: it’s an all-system scanner. With this, you will be able to access all available electronic systems and protocols. They include the body system, chassis and powertrain.

As far as basic diagnostics, the scanner reads and clears trouble codes and resets MIL or the Check Engine Light. Codes come with their definitions to help you understand exactly what is faulty in your vehicle.


The NT520 provides a ton of handful data. For starters it can retrieve the ECU information of a vehicle.
Additionally, it can display and record/save live sensor data as well as freeze frame data. In addition to text, you can view graphical data and merge or compare up to two graphs at a go.

When it comes to advanced diagnostics this scanner works just as impressively. You can use it for virtually any system, including the engine, SRS, ABS, transmission, EPB, TPMS, battery registration, oil service and DPF regeneration.

It supports resets, adaptations and coding of control modules. If you are a professional or DIY enthusiast you will love that it can perform key coding for all the common brands of vehicles.

And it also performs bi-directional tests. Those are functions that are usually found in high-end professional diagnostic tools.

NT510: the Foxwell NT510 offers practically the same functions as the NT520. Whether its basic diagnostics, advanced diagnostics or service functions, you will get virtually the same functionality.

So why choose the NT520 when the NT510 does all the same things but with a lower price tag? It boils down to compatibility.

With the NT520, simply adding the software of a vehicle brand unlocks all the advanced and service functions.

On the contrary, you can add the software of a vehicle to the NT510 and it may fail to perform some advanced and service functions on that vehicle.

  • For example, if you buy an NT510 made for BMWs, adding the GM software doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to perform bi-directional tests on GM vehicles. Sure, the software will be there but it will have limited functionality.


The Verdict: both scanners offer the same functionality. The difference comes down to compatibility. While the NT520 offers all those functions for any vehicle brand whose software you have added, the NT510 might not do the same.

To be on the safe side, only buy an NT510 scanner that is made for your particular vehicle. Don’t buy one for other vehicle brands and rely on adding software to support your vehicle. It might not support all advanced and service functions.

Pros: FOXWELL NT520 Pro VS NT510

Foxwell NT520 Pro Foxwell NT510
Compatible with OBD1 and OBD2 vehicles Compatible with OBD1 and OBD2 vehicles
Can diagnose all electronic systerms of a vehicle Can diagnose all electronic systerms of a vehicle
Supports basic and advanced diagnostics Supports basic and advanced diagnostics
Solid and rugged construction Solid and rugged construction
Compact and small size for portability Compact and small size for portability
No major compatibility issues Cost less
Free update for life Free update for life (start year 2017)

Cons: FOXWELL NT510 VS NT520

Foxwell NT520 Pro Foxwell NT510
More expensive Adaptations and coding only work on some vehicle
Support a maximum of 5 vehicle brands only Not compatible with Mac Systems
Could use a better user manual


While both are solid and reliable scanners, the Foxwell NT520 just has the edge over the NT510. Once you download a vehicle’s software you’re almost guaranteed it will work on that vehicle.

The same cannot be said about the NT510. To ensure that the latter is fully compatible you have to purchase a brand-specific version. Otherwise, there’s no guarantee that it will perform advanced functions.

In terms of functionality, there’s no difference between these two OBD scanners. You can do virtually the same things with each of them.

Does V2018.9 MB Star comes with HHT-WIN software?

This user manual is aimed to help newbies and those who has issues with MB Star diagnostic system – HHT-WIN.
HHT-WIN is Hand Held Tester comes with XODS disks used for Mercedes diagnostics.
In essence HHTWIN is a hi-tech version of the LED blink code readers.
Post 1996 OB2 models are fairly easy to read, however the early diagnostic system HHTWIN encompassed within the very latest Star system is more difficult to get grips with, so this is a trial sticky topic to address any issues encountered using the hhtwin system.
A list to read the manual brief:
HHT-WIN vs Xentry vs DAS
HHT-WIN supports modules
HHT-WIN software install
HHT-WIN error & solutio
HHT-WIN user reviews
In detail….
HHT-WIN vs Xentry vs DAS: software and car support
Xentry took me to DAS, and DAS switched over (automatically) to good old HHT-WIN, again. Guess my 16-year old SUV’s system is a bit ancient in the scheme of Mercedes-Benz technology.
From what I’ve seen:
All MB from late 80’s to 99 = HHT-WIN
All MB from 2001 to 2009 = DAS
All MB from 2010+ = Xentry
The year 2000 is a weird transition period — some MB made in 1999 but the model year is 2000 will be diagnosed from the 38-pin under the hood and thus use HHT-win. Other MB made in early 2000 and sold as a 2000 model will have the OBD port and the SDS will require the OBD cable to diagnosis….and will use DAS.
And then there are orphan cars, like some SLK models — some 2000-2001 SLK require the 38-pin.
I’ve even seen a 2000 E320 that had both 38-pin and OBD port — I could use either port to conduct a full diagnosis. That was funny.
HHT-WIN supports modules on Mercedes vehicles:
HHT-WIN should be able to read all Modules.
Having said that, for Model Years 1990 – 12/1993, the Roadster Soft Top Module has 30 possible fault codes associated with it.
Whereas for Model Years 1/1994 – 1996, the Roadster Soft Top Module has only 11 possible fault codes associated with it.
HHT-WIN software install:
IMPORTANT: HHT-WIN is updated to 09.2018 Mercedes software disk. Software released in 2017 and 2018 doesn’t come with HTT-WIN. But now, it comes again!
HHTWIN directly install on Windows 7 32 bit:
Disable UAC settings to “Never notify” -> Restart system if needed. It`s better to DISABLE idiotic Windows Defender too. Then, you could return UAC settings back.
First simply run HHT.exe, it will install HHT to C:\HHT, then start Xentry.OpenShell.XDOS.HHT.C4.exe/Xentry.OpenShell.XDOS.HHT.C3.exe … that`s all.
Some systems must be restarted at the end.
The problem with “–” version was fixed.
Delete C:\HHT directory and begin from the first step.
If you will update your Xentry.OpenShell.XDOS version … just apply the patch once again.
HHTWIN install on Windows 7 with XP mode:
HHT-WIN – 100% without installation issues:
HHT-WIN error & solution:
  1. HHT-WIN setup on Dell D630 install
Error: I got my SDS last week , initially I chose the external USB disc option but have now installed it on my recently acquired Dell 630. Everything installed well, however when I get to the point of using it and it automatically goes to use HHT(as my car is a 1993 model)it says”diagnostic connector is being initialised” however then it says”com port assigned! close other use!”
I took this to mean I had it on wrong COM port and sure enough I had it on COM 1 but have changed it to COM 2 both on the machine XP and on the virtual XP machine ( I am using the RS232 connector to the 38 pin diagnostic connector) but it said the same thing again.
Solution: go to the windows system menu in control panel and under the harware section look at the com port assignmennts and make sure the com port you designated isn’t already assigned to something else.
also, does the dell630 have a dedicated RS232 com port or are you using a usb/pcmcia/cardbus to RS232 converter.
  1. HHTwin resets the switches:
Error: How do I reset the switches with HHTwin? Or do I need a different software? My MUX is C3.


Solution: you can’t reset the switches. you can clear error codes, but the switch state is what it is. DAS is telling you what the switch state is. Or at least what it thinks the switch state is.
you’ll need to examine the switches and see if either they are misadjusted, not connected, or not functioning.
HHT-WIN review from real users:
Review 1: so far the SD Connect C4 & HHT has been informative. erased RST codes, top works, going through other functions found some neat ones. Turn on/off headlights, taillights, turn the electric fans onto each of the 4 speeds etc.
Review 2: On my new 2015 GMC Denali pickup, from the dash menu I can change between F and C for outside temp and coolant temp and transmission temp, and between MPH and KPH on the spedo, and between PSI and BAR on the oil pressure. I think I can also change the tire pressure readout between PSI and either BAR or KPascals. And I can even change the shape and location of the various gauges. Spedo and tach stay in the same place, but can change shape and display for oil pressure, transmission temp, voltmeter, coolant temp.
Review 3: I changed F to C with HHTwin. I also activated the rollbar. Kind of underwhelming.
Review 4: I did a short test today again and took pics this time
first pic after short test (F)
pic 2 LH1 (F)
pic 3 says LH1 and LH2 did not answer, but no fault on LH2(pic2)
pic 4 fault memory current faults
pic 5 and 6 stored faults










Review 5: HHT-WIN successfully read the RST (RV) Module for my 1995 SL500.

JLR DoIP VCI Original vs. China Clone

Confirmed! You have luck with a cloned JLR DoIP VCI at a decent price but the same features as the dealer to have diagnostic tests or do coding/programming on a Jaguar/Land Rover, new or old.


Features/Interfaces Genuine JLR DoIP VCI Clone JLR DoIP VCI
Image jlr-doip-vci-original jlr-doip-vci-clone
Price $1,130.55 $599
Pathfinder software YesSoftware from the dealer YesCrack software
JLR SDD software YesSoftware from the dealer YesCrack software
Diagnostics Yes Yes
Coding Yes Yes
ECU programming YesOnline programming with your own account YesOnline programming with your own account
Key programming Yes Yes
MY2006-2014 cars YesWith JLR SDD YesWith JLR SDD
MY2014-2018 cars without DoIP YesWith JLR SDD YesWith JLR SDD
MY2018- cars with DoIP:· Range Rover L405

· Range Rover Sport L494

YesWith Pathfinder YesWith Pathfinder
MY2014-2018 cars with Multi-CAN:· XE X760
· F-Pace X761
· F-Type X152
· XF X260
· XJ X351 – 2016MY only
· Evoque L538
· Discovery Sport L550
· Range Rover L405

· Range Rover Sport L494

YesWith Pathfinder YesWith Pathfinder
Tech support The dealer JLR


In conclusion,

The original and China clone differs in the look and price only!

If you are looking for a tool works for new and old Jaguar and Land Rover, a JLR DoIP VCI clone unit is perfect for personal use – save a lot. It works as well as the original.

Look here: the video helps confirm the copy versions works well with SDD & Pathfinder


But you want a tool from the dealer and show respect to the original, the genuine will be better for you.


Ps. Tips and guides to hep you use JLR SDD and Pathfinder software:

FVDI J2534 vs. Other J2534 Diagnostic Scan Tools

FVDI J2534 is a vehicle diagnostic communication interface device that full compatible with SAE J2534-1 and partly SAE J2534-2. It supports most of vehicle communication protocols and can be used as PassThru device for many dealer level diagnostic software. And it can be used as a ELM327 device also, support most of ELM327 software.
Vehicle Protocols:
J1850 VPW
J1850 PWM(Ford SCP)
ISO11898 HS(500K BPS)
ISO11898 MS(125K BPS)
ISO15765 HS(500K BPS)
ISO15765 MS(125K BPS)
FEPS(Flash EEPROM Program Signal)
Honda SCS
Honda DIAGH KWP1281 J2819(TP2.0)
Supported software for J2534:
Ford IDS V110
Mazda IDS V108
Toyota TIS V13.00
Honda HDS V3.102
Land Rover/Jaguar SDD2 V153
Nissan CONSULT III plus R2R V80.11
Supported software for ELM327:
How to connect FVDI J2534 scan tool with laptop and vehicle?

FVDI J2534 Software vs. Other J2534 devices:
FLY FVDI J2534 Ford/Mazda IDS vs. other devices 
Function FVDI
Automatically startup without license   ●
No virtual machine needed   ●
Support online module programming
Support online PATS/RKE learning
Support SAE J1850 PWM 83.3K baud rate
Support FEPS 18V programming voltage
Support FEPS 5~20V adjustable voltage
Support reading programming voltage
Support EEC-V multiple items data logger MY 1994~2000 Ford
Support PTEC multiple items data logger MY 2000~2006 Ford
Support SAE J1850 module programming MY 1995~2006 Ford
Support power balance performance test MY 1995~2006 Ford
Support CANBUS module programming MY2006~2018 Ford
Support online software update Keep software latest
Calculate incode pre-2010 for free
FVDI J2534 Toyota TIS vs. Other Devices 
Function FVDI
Automatically startup without license
No virtual machine needed
Support ISO15765 vehicle diagnostic
Support ISO14230 vehicle diagnostic MY1995~2006 Toyota
Support online software update Keep software latest
Calculate smart system reset PIN for free
FVDI J2534 Interface Honda HDS vs. Other devices
Function FVDI
Immobilizer learning without password
Smart card learning without password
USB connection to PC, no RS232 needed
Support SCS short to ground
Support clearing DTC of ABS, SRS
Support VTEC learning
Immobilizer system menu available
Support online software update Keep software latest
FVDI J2534 Diagnostic Tool System Requirement:
FVDI J2534 PCB Layouts:

Volvo S60 CEM Programming with VIDA DICE

Success! You have good luck to program Volvo S60 the year 2002 using VOLVO VIDA software.
After replacement of a failed CEM (central electronics module) on a 2002 Volvo S60, the software needs to be downloaded to the vehicle. This is done through Volvo VIDA software:
You need to buy a subscription from Volvo to gain access to the software files that you need to download, and then reload to the new DIM.
You need to be online. When you get a subscription, you gain access to VIDA 2014D but you still need to purchase and download the specific software you are re-loading, in this case, the CEM. It is a very time consuming process, especially if this is the first time you are programming. Lots of reading in their site. Hope this helps.
Here you go. Numerous communication faults found…
…due to a failed CEM
After CEM replacement, software is downloaded to vehicle
Programming a new control module
Programming of codes in progress in central electronic module (CEM)
The keys are manually programmed to the vehicle during the download
The diagnostic trouble codes are erased in all systems
The software has been downloaded into the vehicle
Carry out a pre-delivery check before returning the car to the customer
Note: during certain download sequences, the clock in the car will stop. Check and adjust as needed.
Select OK to finish the download sequence and to close this tab
The software download is complete

VAS 5054A ODIS 4.4.10 Software Download and Setup

(20-08-2018) Free download the latest Odis service 4.4.10 full and postsetup and questions & answers that are frequently asked… also, you’ll get ideas of how to install ODIS 4.4.10 software to work with the  Bluetooth vas 5054a head.
Reliable link:
Odis service 4.4.10 below all is not tested by real professionals.
But you have luck with another tested version: odis 4.3.3
Confirmed to work with vas 5054a clone and vxdiag vcx nano 5054
(vas5054a is able to do flashing, and works with odis engineering – vxdiag cannot work… but vxdiag firmware can be updated while 5054a cannot….)
Free links:
Option 1 – full odis 4.4.10 download links from Guss: (NO need password)
It’s full ODIS-S 4.4.10 – No need for any key and it’s full with full language pack
(Audi, VW Passenger and Commercial, Skoda, Seat, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bughatti , Man Trucks)
Please use Winrar 5.50 so you can extract the files without any errors Wink
Launcher + License:
Password for mega links: Guss_Gekoonline
Note that, if links here are dead, please go to
Credits to Guss from
Option 2 – odis 4.4.10 link from pilic: (Password required)
Odis 4.4.10 Windows 7 installation tips:
  1. Install Odis only WIN 7 32 or WIN 7 64! ! ! ! Do not restart at the end ! ! !2. Copy +Paste OffboardDiagLauncher.exe to “Program Files (X86) > Offboard_Diagnostic_Information_System”
    3 .Copy “ “ to “Program Files (X86) > Offboard_Diagnostic_Information_System\plugins”
    4. For Win 7 32 . Extract “Odis 4.4.10 Program x86.rar “ to ! ! ! “PROGRAM FILES (X86)” ! ! !
    5. For Win 7 64 . Extract “Odis 4.4.10 Program x86.rar “ to ! ! ! “PROGRAM FILES (X86)” ! ! ! AND Extract “Odis 4.4.10 Prgram Files.rar “ to ProgramData
    6. RESTART
    7. Do not start Odis
    8. Start > Edic Conf. Manager with USB and with Bluetooth
    9. Is detected 5054 start odis
Credits to pilic from mhhauto
Option 3 – odis v4.4.10 software download link 3
It’s ODIS v4.4.10 Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen, VW Commercial  Language: PL, EN, DE      Download:
How to install Odis 4.4.10 setup, license, postsetup:
Step 1: Install Setup + license and reboot
Step 2: Do not run ODIS and replace files ( Launcher )
Step 3: Run Odis and install PostSetup
FAQs: Tips help install Odis 4.4.10 setup, license, postsetup
Q: Can we use the clone VAS5054 ?, as it was done in the previous version ?
A: It should work as the previous version
The pdu api package not changed on 4.4.10 is same as before………….
Q: Will this will be ok to use with vas 5054a head ?
A: Yes it works
Q: 1st Erwin not working, but all other working good. Thx
A: It’s working! but your internet provider or ur country block FTP ! it’s not a link issue !
Q: I do not recognize the VAS, I have already commented and tested the theme of passthru driver, but, I do not achieve it, I do not know what I will be doing wrong, I tried to copy the old folder softing, but neither, that I could be doing wrong ?
A: Your issue is either your VAS is very old or ur PDU
Q: well a fresh instalation of 4.4.10 all went ok 
connect the vas 5054a to the laptopthrough usb and connect it to the car
start the odis………the vas is not recognized……and further?
A: Install another EDIC_D_PDU_API.
Odis 4.4.10 Review:
I’ve managed to make it work. I have restored the laptop, and I have installed everything from scratch again, but this time, when uninstalling version 4.3.3, when the window to choose what you want to uninstall (license, data, etc …), I have not selected any , and I have kept the directory, and after installing the 4.4.10, all ok, at least for the time being heh … that if, you have to install the windows updates by framework theme and things like that ….

How to Repair Toyota Airbag SRS Crash Data

How to: reset Toyota Airbag SRS Computer Crash Data.
Step 1: Introduction
The airbag computer controls the supplemental restraint system in your vehicle, including the airbag sensors, inflators and seat belt pretensioners. It also acts as a black box when you get into a major collision that involved.
Step 2: Airbag Computer’s Cannot Be Reused
Well if you decide to rebuild the vehicle and replace the airbags:
You need to replace the SRS computer, since it has a hard code inside that can’t be erased and you’ll be stuck with an airbag light on:
You won’t even be able to access the SRS computer using Toyota techstream software either.
Step 3: Remove the Airbag Computer
The airbag computer is located underneath the dashboard. The bottom half needs to be removed to access it.
Disconnect battery before working on SRS system
Step 4: Disasemble the Airbag Computer
Airbag computer removed:
Open up the computer:
We’re looking for this 8 pin SMD EEPROM chip here that stores the crash data, it says L56R on it
Step 5: Solder and Hookup to an EEPROM Reader
Solder some 32 gauge hookup wire to connect it to the serial
port EEPROM reader (lots of EEPROM reader options, CG100 is best for Japanese car airbag reset)
I built a little EEPROM reader using some resistors and diodes:
Here’s the setup, with the airbag computer EEPROM going to the reader, and then the reader going to the serial port directly on a legacy Pentium 4 computer. You can also purchase USB EEPROM readers
Step 6: Analyze Crash Data
Then I used PonyProg software which is a serial device programmer to read from the EEPROM chip:
Here’s what the crash data looks like:
From a clean, uncrashed Corolla, I dumped the information from its SRS computer and it looks like this:
Comparing the two, you can see a lot of data values have changed.
So now I’m going to replace all the values from the crashed chip with those from the virgin chip and rewrite it to the computer to clear the hard code. Then I’ll replace it into the vehicle
Step 7: Replace the Airbag Computer
So now I’m going to replace all the values from the crashed chip with those from the virgin chip and rewrite it to the computer to clear the hard code. Then I’ll replace it into the vehicle
Step 8: Test to Make Sure It Works
The SRS light should go out within 6 seconds if everything
is functioning normally. I also double checked it with Toyota techstream software and there aren’t any codes or faults found.
And It works!.

What is the best Maserati diagnostic tool?

Which one is your favorite Maserati  OBD scan tools: Vident iLink400 or Foxwell NT520 Pro , Launch X431 PRO 3 or others?
Here are Maserati diagnostic tools and functions confirmed with full car lists.
Vident iLink400 Maserati
Foxwell NT520 Maserati
Launch X431 Pro 3 Maserati
Vident iLink400 working with Maserati:
read and clear codes only and support some special functions for some models:
Write service information
Tire pressure sensor 1ID (left front)
IPC self test
Tire pressure sensor 2ID (right front)
Erase Env RAM
Tire pressure sensor 3ID (right rear)
Reseting throttle adaption values
Tire pressure sensor 4ID (left rear)
OEM factory calibration
Braking static deactivation
Run to mounting position
Braking static activation
Vident iLink400 Maserati Function & Car List:
Foxwell NT520 Pro  working with Maserati:
  • Read and Clear Trouble Codes
  • Component Testing
  • Datastream Graph Display
  • O2 Sensor Test
  • MIL status
  • Reminding of DLC Location
  • Readiness Monitor
  • Read CurrentPendingPermanent DTCs
  • Record & Replay Live Data
  • On board Monitored Systems test
  • Control of the on-board system
  • Vehicle Information
  • Buzzer Alarming
  • Read Live Data
  • Code Lookup Library
  • Clear adaptation
  • View Freeze Data
  • Abbreviations Lookup
  • ECU information
  • View & Graph Live Data in Color Graphing and blazing fast refresh rate for better graphing and live data readings.
Foxwell NT520 Pro Maserati Function & Car List:
It looks like this tool will do it all! went through the sub menus and it will do Clutch Bleed, PIS, and all other great things.
It is good for a lot of functions, but sometimes you need luck with some functions, such as properly reading or setting the PIS in the f1 system. Be very careful with that and do not try to adjust it.
Launch X431 PRO3 Maserati Function & Car List:
S001 DPF service regeneration
S001 EGR offset reset and learning
S002 Reset Service
S003 Clutch configuration
S003 PIS
S003 Clutch bleeding actuator
S003 Engagement selection bleeding
S004 Steering angle calibration
S004 Longit. accel. sensor calibration
S005 Init new ecu
S006 Writing of ID sensor identifier – FL
S006 Writing of ID sensor identifier – FR
S006 Writing of ID sensor identifier – RL
S006 Writing of ID sensor identifier – RR
S006 Writing of ID sensor identifier – SW
S007 PIS Adaptation
S007 Self Learning
S007 Reset wear index
S007 Actuators calibration
S007 Clutch configuration
S007 Clutch actuator bleed
S007 Actuator bleed engagement and selection
S008 PIS Adaptation
S008 Self Learning
S008 Reset wear index
S008 Clutch configuration
S009 Self learning parameters reset
S010 Parking brake recalibration
S010 Garages braking procedure
S010 Assembly/disassembly position
S010 Parking brake releasing,
S010 Parking brake application
S010 Cable bedding,
S011 Odometer Set
S011 Service information reset
S012 Steering angle calibration
S012 Brake bleed rear right
S012 Brake bleed rear left
S012 Brake bleed front left
S012 Brake bleed front right
S013 Init new ECU
S014 Odometer Set
S014 Service information reset
S015 Steering angle calibration
S015 Brake bleed rear right
S015 Brake bleed rear left
S016 Init new ecu
S017 PIS Adaptation
S017 Self Learning
S017 Reset wear index
S017 Actuators calibration
S017 Clutch configuration
S017 Clutch actuator bleed
S017 Actuator bleed engagement and selection
S018 PIS Adaptation
S018 Self Learning
S018 Reset wear index
S018 Clutch configuration
There are some dealer level Maserati diagnostic system which are not listed here due to the unaffordable price, such as Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini/ Aston Martin diagnostic tool Leonardo ($30,000),  Maserati 3200GT ($3,845+) etc.