Tag Archives: SD Connect C4

Test Xentry 2018-12 on SLK 171 W205 W204

Fully working xenty 12-2018 installed today and tested.
Test my SD Connect C4 and xentry tools on a w205 from 2016 and a W204 and I am happy to report that is working ok








Also test how to check duo values on a SLK 171.











MB Star Xentry 2018.03 review on Mercedes W204

After days of frustration, I manage to make the 03/2018 xentry simulation to work on windows 7.
Is the full version of 99GB, but in the MB star C3 is not supported, only SD Connect C4.
I have a delicated laptop for diagnostic.
I have a vm also, but i just wanted to see xentry running on w7.






now xentry is working full on my wife car w204, c280.
Lost a lot of my time installing xentry 03 2018 (this can be run on any laptop no more dedicated laptop) … but is fully working also bought a new toy sd connect c4
DAS is working on my slk + dev mod
Xentry working also on my w204.
Paid for an online session on MB servers and I check my car software on my slk I didn’t touch the engine ECU as I have a remap and the transmission is up to date, no new software.
On w204 the transmission is up to date also but I update the ecu engine, the first time when I did this and it worked.
So now I am able to update software on different ecu’s.










Manage to make HHT run on windows 7 64x, now I need to find an slk r170 to see it is really working.

New Xentry 07/2018  installed and fully working
Just did an extended session on my slk and all is ok with the new version, no changes in das but in xentry they did a lot, will test more on my w204.


DTS Monaco Software Wiki Overview

Content includes:
What’s DTS Monaco?
What do you personally use DTS Monaco for?
Which MB Star sw version comes with DTS-monaco?
Where to download DTS Monaco for free?
How to install /configure DTS Monaco software?
DTS Monaco vs. Vediamo
Any good success with DTS Monaco?
What is DTS Monaco?
DTS-monaco introduction: 1.DTS-monaco is the official software used by Daimler-Benz development engineers 2.DTS Monaco is universal engineering test terminal for the diagnosis and control function of the vehicle controller, The name Monaco is derived from the modular analyzer used in vehicle traffic 3.DTS Monaco covers all the tasks in the field of engineering, testing and production test preparation 4.When Mercedes-Benz maintenance test it is the greatest authority,the perfect support for C4(SDconnect) and (Ecom) Hardware(at present, Das-xentry.Vediamo lower authority)
DTS-monaco special feature: 1.Quick Test: Entire vehicle ECU quick test, and the test can choose to edit more 2.Variant Coding: Coding with variation add VO- delete VO function 3.ID identification: One click to read the whole car and save all modules programmed numbers 4.Complete Variant Coding: One time to read all the ECU coding vehicle data, can be written to the vehicle again, completely off-line operation 5.Diagnostic Services: Advanced features can see your choice of internal and external data module, turn on the computer authorization(not driving license), Activate ECU, reset ECU, modifying the original chassis number 6.Flash programming: Fully offline programming 7.Diagnostic Trouble Code: Diagnostic module DTC fault code 8.ECU Exchange: Two of the same ECU, by reading data import data exchange 9.Symbolic trace: Record and track the file, after repeated viewing, analysis of fault logic point

What do you personally use DTS Monaco for?
DTS Monaco is a program for softening. Mercedes-Benz is dealing with some company for developing some some software’s for the control units fixed on the cars. check the web side of this company and you will understand what they are doing. My advise to you if you want to play with this program you need to be expert with the vehicles software and programming other wise you will destroy it.
For many, DTS is the best software used on cars. Coding works very good an easy, because for all coding-points it shows a “coding description”. With Vediamo you can not sort the list and have to make “right click” on any coding-point to read the description. So, if you search for special things or “browse” through the functions in the ECU, Monaco is more comfortable.
Btw, vediamo unlocks units same as dts. Monaco can save codings in one click and upload them in one click too especially on MVCI smr-d units, which vediamo cant handle. Quite useful, but requires quite powerful system
Which MB Star sw version comes with DTS-monaco?
09-2017, 12-2017, 03-2018, 05-2018,09-2018, 12-2018
DTS-monaco vs. Vediamo
Functions DTS-monaco Vediamo
All cars have one key code access Yes No
Vehicle control unit software,

One key storage
Yes No
Car fault codes reading Yes No
Data exchange Yes No
Quick test Yes No
Single control unit keys off-set code Yes No
Offline programming Yes Yes
Increase reduced SA codes Yes Yes
Personalize the control unit parameters Yes Yes
Where to download DTS Monaco for free?
It’s free but with unknown security.
Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?

How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?
When installing DTS Monaco to communicates and works with SDconnect4 all user installed SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.3. And no one tried to force the work SDconnect Toolkit version, which is installed together with the installation of Setup_Addon_DAG. And I did it.
Checked only on the system without DAS/Xentry.
DTS Monaco 8.03.12.
Windows 7 x64.
Follow the next steps:
1. Install Monaco
2.Install Setup_Addon_DAG
3.Go to С:\ProgramData\I+ME ACTIA\Toolkit\
4. Open and edit toolkit.ini
ShowInTray=2 NetworkIcon=2 DeviceIcon=1 ConnectionState=1
5. Save file and reboot Windows
6. Connect SDconnect MUX via cable
7. Start System Configurator
8. Go to Licenses and you will see your MUX as DCDIPartW with your serial number. After editing in Interfaces type of MUX will change to MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
9. Go toInterfaces
eCOM_SMR Interface name – > SDconnect_SMR Bus system interface – > D-PDU API D-PDU API version – > I+ME ACTIA GmbHXS_D_PDU_API_FOR_DTS_8_03_12 Module type – > MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect Cable – > CABLE_OBDII_SDCONNECT Physical links: CAN1, CAN4, CAN8
10 .Click Save and close System Configurator
11. Now you can connect to the car or single ECU
How to solve DTS Monaco and SDConnect Toolkit conflict issue?
SDConnect Toolkit setting and DTS Monaco Connection setting
1.Delete C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ all files inside.
2.Copy C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Mercedes-Benz \ SDConnect Toolkit \ inside all files, paste it into C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ folder inside .
3.Copy C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ bin \Folder inside the Toolkit files, paste it into C: \ ProgramData \ I + ME ACTIA \ Toolkit folder inside, replace the original file.





Any good success with DTS Monaco?
2)  I successfully connected to ZGW221 w/o car DTS Monaco always sends a notification that it is impossible to contact the EIS221 to read the mileage, voltage, etc. (because w/o car)
I use both DTS Monaco & Vediamo, I can do tons of customizing settings on All MB cars; some of them are hidden by MB but very useful and cool.
For example , 1. ALL vehicle which equip with dual multifunction camera, I could enable Traffic Sign Assist if your car does not have this function. Because MB hide it and they could sale the function for money in the future. 2. ALL vehicle which equip with parking radar sensor, I could set Alarm sound frequency related to the distance to the obstacle, instead of stock only make Alarm sound at the red zone( 30cm ). We call it synchronization. 3. ALL vehicle which equip with 360 camera, I could change the disable speed ( Distract screen engage), allow you can have more time or view around at higher speed. 4. Change temp. pressure gauge unit on cluster and Command Online ( C<->F , psi<->bar <->kpa, hp(SAE or DIN), N m <-> lb ft). 5. Disable Distract protection( allow VIDEO IN MOTION, spell input to Navi, Message while moving, and more ) Do not use them when you are driving! 6. Remove E-speed limiter, and also you can enable a menu called Winter Tire Speed Limiter on cluster, and you can choose how fast you dont want to pass, as low you can set 160km/h=100mph). 7. Adding some equipments when the car does not have them installed from factory, even transplant some from other model. ( But you need pay a lot to buy those parts compare to buy options installed by factory when they build the car. And for installation some of them are not easy as plug and play.). 8. Enable Blue Welcome home light for W beginning VIN W205 equip with Dynamic Head Light (IHL) without changing headlight assembly, 55SWF beginning…NVM, also vehicle has SA Code 608( Automatic High Beam Switch) could upgrade to Code 628 (Automatic High Beam Switch Plus) If you has dual multifunction camera. 9. Upgrade all control unit software without online daimler account, also you could downgrade. 10. Too many…. 11. In general, all ppl talk about some setting or function they dont like and they want to change, I believe 99% of them can be achieved. 1% is still no solution for Apple Car Play and Android Auto for W205 before MY2018 without swapping Command Online Unit.
I would say, with those two software I could even build a car from every single pieces (IF PARTS FIT ). even the model does not exist( create a new car for MB ). XENTRY can not do to much, compare those two software, its a baby toy.
Attach images:



Will SD Connect C5 Clone diagnose Mitsubishi Fuso?

This is for Mitsubishi Fuso owners:
Possible to use FUSO Xentry diagnostics with a cloned SDconnect C4 or C5?
What can I do if I have FUSO Xentry diagnostic software?
Obdii365.com tech support:
With the genuine, definitely Yes. But you will spend a lot with it.
With the clone, possible. You should have a decent diagnostic tool for Mitsubishi trucks. FYI, not all C4/C5 cloned units can work with it.
The decent Mitsubishi Fuso diagnostic tool should be
It’s kind of different from the normal SD connect C5 for Mercedes:
Mitsubishi Fuso diagnostic software download:
You can have the same interface with normal SD connect C4/C5.
BUT actually Mitsubishi Fuso diagnosis doesn’t work.
This is the only version confirmed to work with mitsubishi!
It can work for FUSO Mitsubishi, Cobus, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Maybach, Setra, Bharat-Benz, FotonDaimler , while normal SD connect C4/C5 software only work for Mercedes-Benz and Smart.
Mitsubishi Fuso diagnostic software:
Version: 09.2018
English,Bulgarian, Danish, Greek, French, Spanish,Italian, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Swedish, Chinese, Czech, German, Finish, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Slovenian
Mitsubishi Fuso diagnostic functions:
  • Read and Clear Codes
  • View live data
  • View lifetime and trip totals
  • Perform bi-directional diagnostic commands such as DPF regeneration, re-learn commands, injector tests, and more
Mitsubishi Fuso vehicle coverage:
covers Mitsubishi model from year 2012 to year 2016
Mitsubishi Fuso Xentry Connect C5 diagnostic connector:
1pcs X Fuso Connect Interface C5 XENTRY
1pcs X Fuso Harness (OBD 2)
1pcs X Fuso Lan Cable








This multiplexer now is able to connected with a Lan cable for wireless diagnosis
The Connector adopts military quick swap technology, it can support 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;
All core accessories come with the original new packing chip, and 24hours test, the quality guarantee of the products

SD Connect C4 Failed to Configure Error Solution

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


Error on main unit.


Unscrew and disassemble sd c4 unit



This is correct wiring diagram.


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

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





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


This toolkit is being initialized


Click “00/Cable Accessible”


Click on “Register / Configure”


Update “CSD_2_11.zip”


The system software was successfully updated.


Back to update “Bootimage_2_3.zip”


The system software was successfully updated.


Back to click on “00/ Cable Accessible”

You see it’s accessible.


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


The system software was successfully updated.


Check the information


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








SDC4 tech support supplied by  www.obdii365.com


How to rework SD connect C4 PCB for DoIP diagnosis

About: How to rework a cloned MB star diagnosis SD connect C4 PCB to support DoIP, working as well as Xentry Connect C5


Details included:

What is DoIP?

What’s the advantage of DoIP?

Why DoIP is applied to automotive / cars?

What is a SDconnect DoIP device?

What is a DoIP cable?

How to rework clone SDConnect C4 PCB for DoIP diagnosis?



What is DoIP?


Diagnostic Communication over Internet Protocol


Short and simple: “DoIP is the packaging of diagnostic messages

in Ethernet frames for communication of a diagnostic tester with a vehicle”

  • DoIP is a standardized diagnostic transport protocol according to

ISO 13400 (see the note below)

  • DoIP is used in combination with the standardized diagnostic protocol

UDS (ISO 14229-5: UDSonIP)

  • Services of UDSonIP are identical to UDSonCAN
  • DoIP with Ethernet 100 Base-TX instead of CAN enables substantial

higher bandwidth

  • Vehicle access with DoIP is backwards compatible using discretionary

pins of the existing diagnostic connector

  • DoIP enables easy integration into various network structures,

even with WLAN



Note:  ISO 13400

ISO 13400-1:2011 describes the general use cases and communication scenarios which are covered by an Internet Protocol-based vehicle communication standard. Each use case drives specific communication capabilities of the vehicle communication interface, for instance in order to be interoperable in an existing computer network.

The diagnostic communication over Internet Protocol (DoIP) protocol supports the standardized service primitive interface as specified in ISO 14229-2.

The descriptions in ISO 13400-1:2011 cover different application layer implementations, such as:

enhanced vehicle diagnostics (system diagnostics beyond legislated functionality, non-emissions-related system diagnostics);
WWH-OBD (World-Wide Harmonized On-Board Diagnostics) as specified in ISO 27145-2 and ISO 27145-3.


What’s the advantage of DoIP?


Performant handling of huge data volumes

Time-saving at ECU Flash Programming

Cost-efficient because no VCI is necessary

Simple integration to IT Infrastructure

Flexible use because of standardized communication

Integrated with other standards for vehicle diagnosis

Future-proof technology enables various use cases


Why DoIP is applied to automotive / cars?

xentry-connect-c5-doipxentry-connect-c5-doipincreasing interconnection of vehicles and their environment

Driving assistance and infotainment systems cause huge data volume

Increasing time for flash programming at production line and after-sales service

DoIP as a performant and flexible vehicle access



What is a SDconnect DoIP device?


SDconnect DoIP devices for diagnosis of the model 222 S-Class have “SDconnect DoIP” on the model plate of the device (system number 170000 or higher). SDconnect DoIP includes an Ethernet switch, which switches the TCP/IP messages in the event of DoIP diagnosis to the vehicle side.


DoIP diagnostic tool for Mercedes:

SD connect C4 genuine (the clone need rework)

DoIP Xentry Connect C5, clone or genuine


What is a DoIP cable?

It’s a cable used to updated to DoIP with SD connect C4 clone.


What is a DoIP cable?


The difference between DoIP and non-DoIP is pcb with Ethernet switch or not.


For SDConnect C4 china clone: rework and update to DoIP


You need:

Here is a parts kit to upgrade your SDConnect to DoIP:

DoIP piggyback board, power board and new DoIP cable.
If your SDConnect is china made you have to solder one missing connector.



What has been done:

Keyboard replaced
Side metal covers replaced
Top plastic cover replaced
Battery case with sensor and battery lock replaced
Full set of screws replaced

LCD board replaced
SDCard replaced
Connectors board replaced
LAN connector replaced
DoIP piggyback board added

Processor board
MPC processor replaced
C161 processor replaced
PIC replaced
Full set of RAM(6 chips) replaced
Full set of ROM(4 chips) replaced
PHY LAN controller replaced
PCMCIA slot replaced
20pin aux connector added
SD slot added
Some minor improvements, resoldering, cleaning etc.

Relay board
Can chokes added
All capacitors replaced
Main power regulators and inductors replaced
Some minor improvments, resoldering, cleaning etc.


Done! And your SD connect C4 DoIP now.



Credit to Anturage who made such great job. Note that experienced tech is required to PCB rework; otherwise, you would damage your device- TRYING ON YOUR OWN RISK.


Also, you have another way for W222 DoIP diagnosis, that is: go for Xentry Connect C5. No matter it’s original or not, it has good compatibility of DoIP diagnosis.







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:

xentry diagnostics OpenShell error

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.



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


Free Download Kontext.gmf file for 2017.5 MB Star Xentry


When diagnose 2012 E550 4matic motor electronics module with MB Star diagnosis SD Connect C4 and latest 2017.5 Xentry software.  It gave me error:


No more updates can be installed on the diagnostic system.

The following functions are not available.

Initial startup

SCN coding

Control unit update”

2012 E550 4matic sd c4 error

Solution from obdii365.com engineer:

Download the Kontext.gmf file here


and replace it  at C:\ Program Files(x86\Mercedes-Benz\Xentry\Kontexte


Problem solved!

Xentry DAS, what Mercedes models can & cannot do?

In the Mercedes software Xentry / DAS, there are lots of Mercedes-Benz Group models including Mercedes-Benz, Smarts, and MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO. But what models can MB Star diagnostic tools do and cannot do? Read the vehicle list here to get it.


What models Xentry / DAS can do?

MB SD Connect C4 can works well on Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, trucks, vans, buses, unimog, super sports cars, and Smart also.

Passenger Cars:

A(176), A(169), A(168), B(246), B(245), CLC(117), C(204) C(203), C(202), 190(201), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), S(126), E(207), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SLK(171), SLK(170), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(463), G(461), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(460), GL(164), GLK(204), R(251)



MB 100(631), T1, SprinterIII, SprinterII, SprinterI, Sprinter900, Citan, Vito(639), Vito(638), V(638), Viano(639), T2, Vario, Vaneo(414)


Truck Support List:

Actros963/4, Actros2,3, AtegoIII, AtegoII, AxorII, Eonic, Zetros, Actros, Atego Light, Atego Heavey, HPN M96, Atron, HPN M2000, SKL, FSK, Further model series


Unimog models:


Bus models:



Super Sports Cars:


Smart models:

Fortwo 450, Fortwo 451, Fortwo 452, Fortwo 454



What models Xentry / DAS cannot do?

You will also see some MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO models (belonging to Mercedes-Benz Group) in XENTRY/ DAS, but SD connect c4 or star c3 cannot support it.






What models waiting for tests?

The models should be done with SD Connect C4 theoretically. But they have not been tested yet by users in fact.