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ODIS-S 6.1.0 and Postsetup Free Download and Installation

Offboard Diagnostic Information System ODIS S 6.1.0 is tested working like a charm and released at obdii365.com. This article is available with ODIS S 6.1.0 installation guide and reliable source.

 

Software version:

ODIS-S service 6.1.0

Postsetup: 60100.101.10

Database:
Audi 2020.07.001
Skoda 2020.04.00
Bentley 2020.01.03
Bugatti 2020.03.00
Lamborghini 2020.02.00
MAN: 2020.09.00

 

Reliable ODIS-S 6.1.0 Postsetup 60100.101.10:

https://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/new-odis-5054a-u-disk.html

Stored in 16G U Disk

 

-Compatible hardware:

VAS 5054A: yes

VAS 6154: not yet

 

– win10 64bit / win7 64bit: tested working

win7 32bit: failure

 

-You can find ODIS and it’s full with full language pack

 

(Audi, VW Passenger and Commercial, Skoda, Seat, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti , Man Trucks)

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ODIS S 6.1.0 installation video made by obdii365.com engineer will be added soon. 

 

 

Free Download ODIS S 6.1.0:

https://mega.nz/#F!MwswEYqY!i36ZkeA-hUtvN_ICKqln1g

PW: hoangtai

 

Credits to @ hoanganhtai.

 

Please use 7zip so you can extract the files without any errors Wink.

 

Step 1: Install Setup + license and reboot

 

Step 2:

Do not run ODIS

Replace files ( Launcher )

and change Softing 1.20.42

C:\Program Files (x86)\Soft

or

C:\Program Files\soft

 

Step 3: Run Odis and install PostSetup

run-odis

 

 

And please try the free source at your own risk, the poster is not responsible for any damage to the VAS5054A interface.

 

Enjoy!

2020.06 MB Star Software Activation Guide

2020.06 MB Star Xentry diagnostic OpenShell (Windows 7/Windows 10 optional) has been tested and verified working no issue.  Activation is required before hooking it up to work.

 

 

Software Including: 

Xentry OpenShell 2020.06

WIS/EPC 11.2018

HHT-WIN

DTS Monaco 8.13

Vediamo

SDMedia

StarFinder 2016

PL73 etc

2020.06 mb star software

 

XENTRY Diagnostic OpenShell devices:

– MB SD Connect C4

– MB SD Connect C5
– XENTRY VCI
– eCOM
 
*Don’t support offline programming.  Online programming need luck.
How to Activate 06.2020 MB Star Xentry & DTS?
Open ConfigAssist on desktop
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Copy Hardware ID to Notepad
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Open the DTS Monaco 8.13 software on desktop, it will automatically show DTS ID
Copy the ID to Notepad
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Send both Hardware and DTS ID to obdii365.com customer service
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We’ll send to activation file.
Open the activation file and Copy the ID inside
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In ConfigAssist, select StartKey->Manual 
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Paste xentry activation key here and Save
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Xentry activation completed.
Open the activation zip file
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Copy the files inside
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Paste all these files to C/Program Files/Softing/Diagnostic Tool Set 8/8.13 to activate DTS Monaco
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How to Activate 06.2020 MB Star EPC/WIS?
Open EWA on desktop
Enter User: admin and password: 12345
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Copy LAN-ID here
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Open CarProKey program
Select EPCnet/WISnet program
Paste LAN-ID and generate activation key for EPC WIS
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Paste EPC WIS registration key
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Copy and paste each into the activation box. And then Save
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WIS EPC software activation completed.
Now you can connect sd c4/c5 and set IP to use.
Check video guide, including how to set up IP address.

How to use GM Tech2 to Learn Crankshaft Position Variation?

All right, today we’re going to be going through a crankshaft position relearn sequence on a Chevy Colorado or a GMC Canyon. My trucks of 2005 GMC Canyon with 3.5 liter, so the first thing we’re going to do today is to have our GM Tech 2 scan tool to setup here, we’re going to plug it into the DC port down here and we’re going to have the obd2 port hooked up down here. Once we have that all hooked up, first thing we’re gonna do is we wanna start our truck and you want to have it warmed up. You can see I’m about probably at 160 right now I think the bare minimum is about 155, so I’m just above the line of what we need to be.
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So we’re going to start it and then once we do that we will hit the power button down in the GM Tech2 scanner. It will run through its initialization sequence here.
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Go to “Diagnostics”.
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Select my year “2005”.
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Select “LD Trk, MPV, Incomplete”.
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Enter “GMC Truck”.
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And the product line code for our trucks is a S. So if you have a Chevy Colorados can be the same thing, it’s going to be Chevy truck and then S.
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Canyon.
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Going to “Powertrain”.
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3.5L L5 L52.
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Speed automatic.
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Special functions (We wanna go).
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Crankshaft Pos. Variation Learn.
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Continue.
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Continue.
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Make sure your parking brake set, it says “Do not apply brake pedal”. We’re going to click “Enter”. It says apply and hold brake pedal so I’m going to apply the brake pedal down there, turn your AC off and vehicle must remain in park or Neutral. Press Enter to continue.
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It says “Accelerate to WOT. Release when fuel cutoff occurs.
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And try to get both screens here at the same time. You see it already shut me down.
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Test in progress.
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Learn status: learned this ignition.
Perfect, it’s exactly what we want.
Press “Exit”.
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We wanna go “Diagnostic trouble codes (DTC).
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DTC information.
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DTC Info.
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No diagnostic trouble codes.
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Back to “Diagnostic test status”.
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Clear DTC information.
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Yes to continue.
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Go back to “DTC info” and no diagnostic trouble codes.
Conclusion:
You just fix the problem, you’re done.
And that’s how you use GM Tech2 do a crankshaft position relearn on a 2004 – 2012 Chevy Colorado /Canyon.
Thanks .

How to use Vediamo to Virgin VGS2 TCU 722.9 ?

Question:
any one know source for 7G programming and scn coding by vin number, i use vediamo .
It uses VGS then i need to make it virgin before doing any coding and programming.
I heard vediamo can make it virgin for vgs2.  Could you explain how you virginize VGS2 via vediamo ?
Solution:
Device required:
Vediamo 04.02.02 and MB Star C3 chinese MUX or
Vediamo 05.00.05 and chinese SD Connect C4
Modified CBF file with according script file (google search for CBF file)
Method:
works on bench and OBD2 connector.
Procedure:
For example: TCU’s with part number A 033 545 73 32
To play with it, just copy VGSmod2.cbf into directory, in which you keep all your cbf. files.
Usually per default it should be:  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Vediamo\VediamoData.
Than open Vediamo, choose the VGSmod2.cbf and load it. In this moment a new subdirectory named “VGSmod2” should be created in ..\VediamoData.
Copy unpacked VGS2-Virgin.xml script into this subdirectory.  Now preparation is finished.
To erase personalisation keys from 7G-Tronic VGS2 just establish connection to TCU, go to Sequences, press Execute Sequence (not OPEN, just EXECUTE!)  , choose and start VGS2-Virgin.xml and follow the steps.
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Note:
You are at you risk.
Once TCU is virgin (some areas of EEPROM memory are erased) it must be prepared to be used in next car. Depending of software version and EEPROM memory layout, virginising can (but not always have to) erase also VIN, CALID, Shift lever learning values or SCN. All this need to be performed after reusing TCU on different car.
THERE IS NO NEED TO PERSONALIZE AND ACTIVATE your TCU to make it work.
This 722.9 VGS units will work well even without performing that steps. All VGS (Gen 1,2,3) using FBS3 immobiliser system will activate and personalize automatically after 300 ignition cycles. No additional actions are needed. To use your virginized TCU on any Mercedes 722.9 Gearbox, you need to be sure than actual software version fit this car (VIN) with this valve body (EHS number) and Coding is equal to destination car equipment. If software version is not right, some codings can be refused. It is always recommended to reflash the unit after virginizing to restore its EEPROM layout and perform software update.

Fix 06 Benz ML350 ABS Problem by Autel AP200 or MD802

Car model and year:
06 Benz ML350
What to do:
I can’t believe all I had to do was unplug the wheel speed sensor to disable the anti lock brakes making my car safe to drive again until I can get the new sensor installed! Oh, and on that note I want to mention I got the Autel AP200 diagnostic reader to read all the in depth diagnostic information. This dongle talks via bluetooth to android or iPhone OS on a phone or tablet. Autel claims that it will not work on a tablet, just phones, but it works on my tablet just fine. I even got it to work on a Kindle fire after forcing the Amazon OS into accepting the Google play store. It’s kind of funky with the iPhone, it won’t pair unless you tell it to pair BEFORE you insert the dongle. It cost me $50, I would not have been able to get this far without it.
Now that I have my full service code reader I have identified the bad wheel speed sensor and unplugged it, sending the car into limp home mode disabling the anti-lock brakes so I no longer have the ABS coming on randomly while driving. As for the grinding noise, I started the car with the hood open yesterday and the cooling fan made a grinding noise, but then started running smoothly. I have no idea what that’s about, just thankful it isn’t coming from the engine/transmission. As far as the rest of the transmission codes I am going to try topping off the transmission fluid again as that all started after I changed the transmission fluid and filter. I did it right, I got the car up to temp, then pumped transmission fluid in until it ran out the hole on the side and closed it up, but I’m wondering if somehow I just didn’t get enough fluid in there somehow. I understand these transmissions are very finicky when it comes to the amount of transmission fluid, and that if you are just a little bit low it can exhibit the dreaded P0730 code making it seem like the conductor plate needs to be replaced.
I did clear the codes, but since I am in limp mode, many modules (such as ESP) cannot be read. I have another wheel speed sensor on the way. ATE brand, which I believe is OEM. I will update this post as I learn more, and finally post the codes after I install the wheel speed sensor.
Error codes:
I have the codes. First, let me clarify, the grinding noise that someone said was associated with the ABS, it is happening right after I start the car, before I put it into gear. Only lasts a second or two. Has me and my Mercedes mechanic baffled. Codes are:
ETC
1. 0717 The signal from component ‘Y3/8n1 (Turbine speed sensor)’ is unavailable.
Stored
2. D40B No CAN message is received from the control module ‘N47-5 (ESP control module)’.
Stored
3. 0718 Component ‘Y3/8n1 (Turbine speed sensor)’ is faulty.
Stored
4. 2767 The signal from component ‘Y3/8n2 (Internal speed sensor)’ is unavailable.
Stored
5. 2768 Component ‘Y3/8n2 (Internal speed sensor)’ is faulty.
Stored
6. 0721 The signal of the transmission output speed is implausible compared with that of the wheelrpm.
Stored
OTHER
D135 – AGW-Audio gateway, wake up wire has short circuit to ground
9854 – Fault in CAN communication with the control module ‘ICM/KIW (Instrument cluster with Service interval Dislpay)
9160 – Electronic seat adjustment driver
9164 – Electronic seat adjustment driver
9854 – Electronic seat adjustment passenger
9854 – Electronic seat adjustment passenger
5110 – ESP electronic stability program L6/2 Right front speed sensor check connection
7256 – ESP electronic stability program CAN signal ‘cruise control (CC) lever’ from the console module ‘N80 (steering column module (SCM/MRM))’ is implausible
5420 – ESP electronic stability program Fault or interference in CAN message from the control module ‘N15/3 (Electronic Transmission Control (ETC/EGS module)’
7223 – ESP electronic stability program CAN signal ‘Ratio’ from the control module ‘N15/3 (Electronic Transmission control (ETC/EGS) module)’ is implausible
5136 – ESP – This fault can be disregarded and cleared
5399 – ESP Electronic stability program CAN signal ‘Gear selected’ from the control module ‘N15/3 (Electronic Transmission Control (ETC/EGS) module)’ is implausible
5124 – ESP Electronic stability program L6/3 (left rear speed sensor) : Clean the multipole ring and replace as necessary
5125 – ESP Electronic stability program L6/3 Implausible wheel speed
7270 – ESP Electronic stability program Implausible values from the wheel speed sensors: rear axle
5126 – ESP Electronic stability program This fault can be disregarded and cleared
0717 – ESP Electronic stability program The signal from component ‘Y3/8n1 (Turbine speed sensor)’ is unavailable
D40B – ESP Electronic stability program No CAN message is received from the control module ‘N47-5 (ESP control module)’
0718 – ESP Electronic stability program Component ‘Y3/8n1 (Turbine speed sensor)’ is faulty
2767 – ESP Electronic stability program The signal from component ‘Y3/8n2 (Internal speed sensor)’ is unavailable
2768 – ESP Electronic stability program Component ‘Y3/8n2 (Internal speed sensor)’ is faulty
0721 – ESP Electronic stability program The signal of the transmission output speed is implausible compared with that of the wheel RPM
9135 – IC-Instrument cluster – Fuel tank sensor tight installation recognition: The signal from the fuel tank sensor 2 is implausible
1954 – ISM-Intelligent servo module – No CAN message is received from the control module ‘M47-5 (ESP control module)
0644 – ME 9.7-Motor electronics 9.7 – Misfire of cylinder 3 :Worsening of exhaust emission values after engine start (P0303)
0652 – ME 9.7-Motor electronics 9.7 – Misfire of cylinder 5 :Worsening of exhaust emission values after engine start (P0305)
1805 – ME 9.7-Motor electronics 9.7 – Fault exists in the control module ‘Transmission’ (P2768)
1789 – ME 9.7-Motor electronics 9.7 – Fault exists in the control module ‘Transmission’ (P0730)
1785 – ME 9.7-Motor electronics 9.7 – Fault exists in the control module ‘Transmission’ (P0717)
1781 – ME 9.7-Motor electronics 9.7 – Fault exists in the control module ‘Transmission’ (P2767)
1425 – ME 9.7-Motor electronics 9.7 – Wheel speed is implausible
0632 – ME 9.7-Motor electronics 9.7 – Misfire (P0300)
9106 – OCP Overhead Control Panel – Button ‘3rd row seat left reading lamp’ remains in the switch status (contact stuck)
9011 – REDC Rear end door closing control module Control module ‘N121/1′ (Tailgate closing module)’ detects overvoltage
9047 – SAM-f-Signal acquisition and actuation module front – The supply voltage for the front heated seat is absent. Code ‘SIH (Seat heating)’ may be wrong. If the event code 9047 appears without a complaint having been received or a fault noted, please clear the event memory and carry out the function check.
904A – SAM-f-Signal acquisition and actuation module front – Coolant level too low
9346 – SCM [MRM] Steering column module – Fault in CAN communication with the control module ‘instrument cluster’
D690 – TELE AID Control unit – CAN signal ‘Vehicle speed’ is faulty
9021 – UCP Upper control panel – No CAN message from the control module ‘A1 (Instrument cluster (IC))’
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Update:
I’m having a problem clearing the codes. The same codes listed above are populating but under status it now reads “Not checked” instead of “Stored” for half of them when they all read “Stored” before. I tried to use my unit to clear all the codes, but that part of it is not very intuitive. I even disconnected the battery for 20 minutes and re-connected it. I thought that would clear the codes but I don’t think it did because codes like 9854, 9160, 9164 and 9854 are still populating as “Stored”(Electronic Seat Adjustment with memory(driver and passenger)), but my electronic seat adjustments work fine. Here in a few I will plug in my OBDII reader and click “ERASE CODES”, give it another spin, and see what pops up. I know this OBDII reader will at least reset the CEL, not sure about all the other module codes.
I am just happy the vehicle drives now with zero symptoms.
Finally!
My rear wheel speed sensor (L3) is coming today, I will post results after I clear the codes and after I have been driving it for a couple days. I may need another wheel speed sensor for my front right (L2) because I also have this error:
5110 – ESP electronic stability program L6/2 Right front speed sensor check connection
but I’m hoping that was just a fluke, it’s not the same error as the L3 sensor, which had multiple error references, the L2 was only referenced once, and with a different message, “check connection” which suggests to me that the signal may have just been an intermittent issue.
From Professional technician advice:
Credits to @ Maj. Dundee
I should suggested this scanner (Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802), but people do not want to spend the money.
Understand that you cannot drive around with all the codes that can’t be erased by Autel AP200 scanner.
To be upgrading…

Launch Thinkdiag OBD2 scanner Reviews Good and Bad

Topic: Launch Thinkdiag OBD2 scanner Reviews good and bad, Thinkdiag vs easydiag, Thinkdiag vs bluedriver etc.
Good review 1: 2019 Equinox: the bidirectional tested
I am very happy with the capabilities of this Launch Thinkdiag scanner. I used it on my 2019 Equinox to test the bidirectional testing and was able to control the console lights and a few other simple and low risk tests. It really is incredible to have that capability for such a low price. I would buy this again if I lost it or broke it.
Pros:
1. Price
2. I was able to see data that my cheaper scanner couldn’t do.
3. True bi-directional testing!
4. Downloading the app and setup was very easy.
5. Connecting to the device from my Samsung Note 8 was easy too.
Cons:
1. You get two Makes for free for one year then you have to subscribe. For example, I chose GM and that lets me scan my Equinox and Silverado. I read it will also work on the Pontiacs in my extended family but I have not tested that yet.
2. Speed – This thing is not as fast as the pro scanners I see on YouTube. This is not an issue for me but I am not doing this for a living.
3. Bluetooth Losing Connection – When I first started using it the bluetooth connection dropped several times. After the first 4-5 attempts I had no further issues with it. I was sitting in the driver’s seat very close to the ODB port so I’m not sure what the issue was.
Good review 2: 08 Mini Cooper
Really handy little tool. Use it on a 08 Mini Cooper, performed great bidirectional control, power balance, lights, solenoids, etc. Definitely worth it. I’ve used it with Ford and Toyota as well and its done everything I’ve required even on the powerstroke diesel.
Good review 3: live data stream + special functions work
I love how you’re able to use the live data stream to see live what’s going on with the engine not to mention the special testing on certain actuators
Good review 4: bi-directional control at cheap price, suitable dealership + DIYer
I work at a dealership, so I mainly work on one car line. The cheapest bi-directional scan tool I’ve found is around $800-1,000 range with yearly subscription fees almost as must as the price of the tool. This tool is subscription based so, you pay for what you need. $39.95/year per car make. This is perfect for a backup scan tool if you work at a dealership, or a DIYer with only one or two makes. If you work at an independent shop, I would still consider it if you mainly work on 3 or 4 makes. Above that, a full function scan tool is probably a better choice. Scans all systems, bi-directional control, lots of data pids. Really impressed with this tool.
Cons: graphing is all on one screen. Not a huge deal.
Good review 5: Porsche Macan coding function failed
04-14-2020 update:
very cool, rainer. I like the PDLS+ option. I may also try out Power Steering+.
I bit the bullet and ordered one of the Thinkdiag modules after watching a video review that showed a “coding/program” function in the app. We shall see whether it is the coding I want it to be. If it works, it’ll be a sub-$100 option for coding.
04-18-2020 update:
Sad to report that the ThinkDiag does not perform coding functions.
Thinkdiag vs easydiag:
Kind of looks like Launch EasyDiag 3.0 with the X431 Pro Software…
The different:
1). Thinkdiag update: in the ThinkDiag APP.
EasyDiag 3.0 update: Launch official site.
2)Thinkdiag vehicle coverage: 115 makes
EasyDiag 3.0 coverage: 70 makes
3)Thinkdiag free software:  DEMO +EOBD2+ Auto Search + 2 car software
If you need more, you can buy software on the Thinkdiag APP by yourself.
Manufacturer Software Price for Each: $39.95/year
Reset Software Price for Each: $49.95/year
Thinkdiag free software:
Comes with one free software, If you need other car brand or special function software, you need pay for it extra. Each car brand software costs 50USD.
Software supports online update, free update in one year.
After one year, each software update cost is 29.95USD.
4) Thinkdiag functions:
Full system diagnostic: confirmed
15 maintenance functions: confirmed
Thinkdiag function: Generic OBD II Check, Four system diagnosis (Engine, Transmission, ABS, SRS)
The same:
Multi-language available
Update online
Original quality
Bluetooth connection
iOS Android Smart Phone IPAD
Thinkdiag vs Thinkcar vs. bluedriver vs. Autel MK808:
Please look at the following table.
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Thinkdiag app vs ThinkOBD vs. Thinkdriver vs. ThinkPlus vs. ThinkTool:
Item THINKOBD 100 THINKCAR 1S THINKDRIVER THINKDIAG THINKPLUS THINKTOOL
Form portable hand-held tool dongle+App dongle+App dongle+App hand-held device hand-held device
Positioning basic OBD diagnostic tool intelligent diagnostic connector intelligent diagnostic dongle professional intelligent diagnostic connector quick scan detection tool modular integrated maintenance diagnostic tool
Usage smog check; OBD II related fault code smog check; vehicle health report; full system related fault code smog check; full system read/clear code; data stream for professional diagnostics; maintenance reset for quick diagnostics and generate a report maintenance diagnosis for full scenario use
System OBD system full system scan full system diagnostics; read/clear code full system diagnostics; read/clear code support full system scan report manufacturer level detection and diagnosis for full system
Customers personal vehicle owner personal vehicle owner; DIYers personal vehicle owner; DIYers small and medium repair shops;  technician and mechanic; DIYers Industry users with automotive diagnostics needs comprehensive repair shop maintenance technician
Features OBD II diagnostics;cost-effective;easy to carry and use OBD II diagnostics; full system diagnostics and code reading; real-time remote diagnostics(user side);black box; cost-effective;user friendly OBD II diagnostics; full system diagnostics; read/clear code; data stream; vehicle owner community; cost-effective; user-friendly OBD II diagnostics; 15 maintenance reset functions; full system diagnostics; remote diagnostics(technician side); vehicle owner community; cost-effective professional diagnostics; support more than 110 vehicle brands; easy to carry and user friendly OBD II diagnostics; full system diagnostics; professional artificial intelligent product first modular design diagnostic tool;   full system diagnostics; 15 maintenance reset functions; TPMS detection;  remote diagnostics(technician side); 12 functional modules; vehicle owner community; powerful diagnostic tool supports more than 160 vehicle brands
Protocol compatible with all vehicles after 1996 support OBD II protocol:

ISO 14230-4(KWP2000)
ISO 15765-4(CAN)
ISO9141-2(iso)
ISO14229(uds)
SAEJ1850(VPW&PWM)
compatible with all vehicles after 2005 support OBD II protocol:

ISO 14230-4(KWP2000)
ISO 15765-4(CAN)
ISO9141-2(iso)
ISO14229(uds)
compatible with all vehicles after 1996 support OBD II protocol:

ISO 14230-4(KWP2000)
ISO 15765-4(CAN)
ISO9141-2(iso)
ISO14229(uds)
SAEJ1850(VPW&PWM)
compatible with all vehicles after 1996 support OBD II protocol:

ISO 14230-4(KWP2000)
ISO 15765-4(CAN)
ISO9141-2(iso)
ISO14229(uds)
SAEJ1850(VPW&PWM)
compatible with all vehicles after 1996 support OBD II protocol:

ISO 14230-4(KWP2000)
ISO 15765-4(CAN)
ISO9141-2(iso)
ISO14229(uds)
SAEJ1850(VPW&PWM)
compatible with all vehicles after 1996 support OBD II protocol:

ISO 14230-4(KWP2000)
ISO 15765-4(CAN)
ISO9141-2(iso)
ISO14229(uds)
SAEJ1850(VPW&PWM)

Which Scanner to Bleed ABS on 2001 GMC Savana?

Here obdii365.com provides 3 optimal ABS bleeding solutions for 2001 GMC Savana van.
  1. GM Tech2 2001 GMC Savana van ABS bleeding scanner
There are tech 2 scanners for $300. the tool is obsolete after 2016 models.
This was the one I was looking at:
Sure is inexpensive in the states. that is a great deal with the candi module and program card.
Read this article on how to use GM Tech2 to bleed ABS module:
Or Google search “1995 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 GM Truck Tech2 ABS Brake Automated Bleed & Pressure Bleed (Chevy & GMC)”.
Here I’d like to attach several images:
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  1. Autogenuity w gm enhancement
I bought Autogenuity with gm enhancement to do my truck, and it worked fine for me.
And the overall process for bleeding the brakes is (at least, for ’04 it is):
-bench bleed MC if it’s gone dry (can do this in truck as well)
-bleed all 4 corners, started with wheel furthest from MC to nearest
-perform the ABS bleed procedure
-bleed all 4 corners again, in the same order
3.Bring it in to a mechanic with the scanner that could do the job. Charged $156.00. to bleed the ABS and then all the brake lines. The van is operational again.
My own mechanic, the guy who does my inspections, didn’t have a scanner that could do the job and he recommended the guy who finally did it.
  1. Autel MaxiCheck Pro won’t do it.

Porsche PIWIS III and PIWIS II Which to Choose?

Part 1: Why you or your mechanic has to have a PIWIS
A PIWIS is the factory developed diagnostic and repair tool. It stands for Porsche Integrated Workshop Information System. Porsche dealer technicians use this tool to perform a multitude of diagnostic and repair functions on your car. There are 3 generations of testers, the original which I believe can handle cars up to the 2014 model year, the PIWIS II which handles cars up to and including the 2017 model year and the current PIWIS III which handles all cars including the 2020 model year. Naturally if your car is under warranty, then you don’t need this tool. Let the dealer handle any issues that come up. However, if you have a Porsche which is off warranty, watch out, your dealer charges crazy high hourly rates, mine is currently at $269 an hour, and also charges you parts at full retail. Go to a dealer for a brake job, and he will quote you $4000. You can do it yourself for $600, $900 with factory parts. Need an O2 sensor changed? There are 4 on a Porsche and the dealer will quote you $1200 for one, and then will recommend that they be changed in pairs so now you are looking at $2,400. A quick lookup on Rockauto.com shows you can buy a Bosch OEM O2 sensor for $60. Luckily, the 02 sensor change does not require a PIWIS but the rear rotors do as many have discovered here after doing their brakes. As many of you have noted, you can only lease a PIWIS from Porsche if you are a member of their PPN. Porsche Partner Network. Your local shop can apply to become a member and then pay $18,000 for his tester for the first year and $12,000 a year after that. Very few shops will pay that to repair only one model of car. Luckily our friends in China have cloned the PIWIS. It’s a little buggy and wont update since you aren’t connected to the PPN but the Chinese have disabled the function which tells the interface tool to check with the factory to see if it is legit. What is it, it’s basically a pc with some added software and a special interface between the car and the PC The PIWIS II is a Vista based ( yikes) windows pc The Chinese have improved on it, adding an SSD and some have updated the OS to Windows 7 but I don’t recommend that version. The PIWIS III I haven’t seen yet so I don’t know if it is still a windows pc. Both version have a multimeter function built in but the Chinese version of the PIWIS II doesn’t ship with those cables. The PIWIS III has a built in multimeter and oscilloscope and the cables are included. You see the interface online for the PIWIS II for $369 but that doesn’t include the necessary software. Buy the entire device for $769 which includes a pc, software, interface and car connect cables. A PIWIS III sells for $1999 down from $6500 last year. Look at this web site as an example of how sophisticated the clone market is. You can’t tell the difference between a factory tool and a clone. Now why do you or your mechanic need one? Well here’s what you can do without one
Change spark plugs and ignition coils. (The engine module is self calibrating and will learn new parts automatically)
Change front rotors and pads
Change switches,
Change washers, wipers window motors, door locks
Change most engine sensors
Change your own oil (but you won’t be able to reset the service interval)
Change differential oil
Change battery (But you won’t be able to tell the car you changed it)
Change bulbs
Here are some basic things that you can do that require a PIWIS
Change the rear rotors
Change any suspension parts
Change seat motors
Change any control modules (There are 27 of them) All need to be coded with the VIN of the car
Change the battery and record the change with the gateway module
Reset the service interval
Change the PDK oil (you can actually do the PDK fluid change without the PIWIIS , well a simple fluid change, you might need it if you replace the PDK filter. the reason you might want a PIWIS for the fluid change is to monitor oil temperature. The V8 needs the oil to be a certain temperature for all the oil in the cooler to drain. The v6 wants a certain temperature to be hit behold you check the level in the top up procedure. In both cases you could likely run the car for ten miles to achieve the temperature).
Change headlight components that aren’t bulbs
Change clock spring ( will require codes which only the dealer can get but you can buy from the Chinese
Most importantly, as many of you have discovered, it is nearly impossible to diagnose repair issues without one. The Durametric device just doesn’t come close to providing the information you need and many of the error code labels it provides are simply wrong and will lead you changing parts that don’t need changing. At $769 which is less than 3 hours labor, you can see everything a dealer can see about your car. I have a 2 and I’m going to a 3. If anyone is interested, I can try to post a video of the PIWIS II. It has a simulation mode for training purposes which is helpful. There are 4 programs in the PIWIS, the diagnostic, which is the main program for service, a wiring diagram program, a fault finding program which I haven’t found to be useful running offline and the multimeter function.
If you can share one with a buddy or some Porsche meetup groups that would be ideal. My recommendation, don’t let anyone do repairs on your car that doesn’t have one.
Here are some basic pictures
This is a Porsche PIWIS II which was originally on a Panasonic toughbook shown here
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The menu options
This is the unit going into the diagnostic program and it shows a picture of the interface.
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Parking brake module extended Identifications. This is where you can change the VIN on a used part or add it for a new part
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Part 2: Why you need one piwis III instead of piwis II?
For the newest Porsche model after 2017 year (i.e 2018 Macan), requires piwis tester 3;
For the older Porsche model (i.e a 99 Boxster), don’t need the newest version, then piwis 2 is okay.
Question: As I’m researching this myself, given that you don’t have a model year that requires it, what is driving you to upgrade from piwis II, to piwis III? Is it just this: “The PIWIS III testerhas a built in multimeter and oscilloscope and the cables are included.”, or other factors that you can note here, for reference?
Reply:
I also have a 2018 Macan that requires the piwis3. I hope to help people in my community and I also plan to rebuild another. I’m excited my PIWIS III arrives tomorrow. I will review after I test it out. I have PSM module arriving Saturday that will need the module replacement procedure.
An interesting thing happened to me the other day. I had just received my PIWIS III and was going to use it to change out the PSM module and before I did I had it run a full diagnostic. At the time I didn’t realize that the unit was in development mode. My PIWIS 2 would only show one code, a faulty recirculation servomotor which I have struggled to physically change due to its location. When the diagnostic was complete two things happened; one I realized it was in development mode since all the responses were in German (in development mode the menus can be changed to English but the responses from the modules appear in German) And two there were more error codes. After having Google translate the German responses I discover that the b piller servomotors were mechanically jammed. It also found a fault in the brake light switch which was working properly. I switched the unit to after sales mode( the dealer mode) and those codes weren’t there Then I used the unit to monitor the servomotors in question. What I discovered was that they were indeed not moving from 0 to 100. After finally figuring out where they were located (under the front seats) I pulled one out and took it apart and the motor shaft was seized. Un seizing it didn’t do enough to fix it so I ordered 3(one for the recirc). Anyways the point is that developers mode not only tested the motors it tried to run them from stop to stop which normal mode does not. The brake light switch after checking the voltage while pressing on the switch was showing only 7 volts so it was partially shorted something else missed by the regular mode. If you have mysterious issues with no codes and have access to Porsche tester, try running it in development or engineering mode as it is sometimes called, and see if it reveals any new codes.
Question:
Do you know if it is possible to activate the rear DRL and the LED Matrix headlamps with the PIWIS III?
Answer:
activation codes are not included with the tester. You can add them if you have them but this is an online programming function and the dealer must pay Porsche for the options that he installed. When he sends a work order to Porsche he receives the activation codes then enters them into the PIWIS. Now there are some Russians who have hacked porches codes and will sell you an activation code for new options. I haven’t tried them but I did pay $125 for my original activation codes so I code reprogram a pcm and a new clock spring.
Question: PIWIS III clone or original, which one should i buy?
Answer:
I recall now that I encountered a Chinese PIWIS at a local “indy” shop. I had my Turbo in there in Sep. of 2019 to get new O2 sensors installed and the tech — recently from the local Porsche dealer I use — was there and after the sensors were replaced he grabbed what looked like a PIWIS but when I expressed surprise that an indy shop would own one he told me it wasn’t the real thing but a Chinese clone. He said it worked pretty good.
Question:
PIWIS Chinese knock-off is way too expensive for me and offers no online updates. Is it true?
Answer: No. It depends on where you buy one Piwis 3, this one comes with U disk update tool and allows user to update online:
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Enjoy!

Launch X431 Pro Mini Off Obdii365.com

I purchased the Launch X431 Pro Mini off
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This tool works on the 2020 Porsche Macan S (mine was built 14 Sept 2019, delivered 20 Dec 2019 – takes a while to get from Germany to Australia), I just proved it.
Mine came in a retail package with all the paperwork, part number/specific registration code, etc. via DHL in 5 days. I was able to register with the main company and I have 2 years of free updates…
I’ve actually updated the vehicle manufacturers software twice, so launch are obviously active in keeping up with new vehicle changes
This software is much more user friendly than VCDS, Durametric Pro, BMW Software (ISTA-P, NCS, BMW Standard Tools) which I have.
BTW, I tested the software on Kia Cerato(Forte5), Rio & Australian Holden Astra BK as well as the Porsche, & works perfectly on these brands as well.
I have done some research online and show you the differences among Launch X431 Pro Mini/Pros Mini / Diagun IV /V & V+ as seems some are interested. Summarizes it nicely. Hope will help you make a good decision. 
Launch Diagun IV vs. Pro Mini:
Function: same
Diagun IV: looks like a mobile phone
Pro mini: looks like a tablet.
Price: Diagun IV is more cheaper than Pro mini.
Function: same
Size: X431 V 8inch X431 V+ 10 inch
Price: X431 V is cheaper
Difference:
That’s no difference if you don’t have heavy truck diagnosis.
X431 V+ & HD model used for heavy truck diagnosis.
Launch X431 Pro Mini vs. Pros Mini:
No difference.
Launch X431 Diagun IV vs. Snap-On Verus vs. Autel:
Launch X431 Diagun IV has the full bidirectional control capability.
There is nothing the versus scan tool can do that the Diagun cannot.
Sometimes you need a power Arsenal.
Turn on time:
Snap on =1:21
Autel = 0:37
Launch = 0:16
Launch X431 Diagun IV:
Real similar a mobile phone
Not bad for the cost.
Best portable scan tool for auto technician and mobile mechanic!
Enjoy!

Ford Super Duty Scanner Forscan vs. Foxwell vs. Torque Pro vs. Autel

What equipment is needed to scan the Ford super duty engine? What other data is retrievable with compatible equipment?
What equipment would you all recommend, how much does it cost, and where do I get it?
Here obdii365.com provides some cheap automotive code reader/scanner for F-series super duty. Thanks to all contributors (especially from powerstroke.org forum). For sharing purpose only. You are at your risk.
Content including:
Auto Enginuity
Foxwell NT510/NT520/NT530
Forscan
Forscan Lite
Torque Pro
CarGauge Pro
Autel AP200
Auto Enginuity
Auto Enginuity really is an awesome tool. It will do almost anything the dealer can except reflash the ECM and will also work on the Ford super duty.
Advantages:
  • Bi-directional support. You have the ability to initiate system and component tests
  • Mode 6 & Mode 9 support. Full ECM information including CAL, CVN, and VIN reporting
  • Multi system available: WinXP, Win7, Win8, Win10
Having AE and using it for preventative maintenance as well as troubleshooting can prevent the hurt to begin with.
The AE will allow me to monitor things in real-world conditions, change tire size configuration, has a section for PATS, buzz test, cylinder contribution, datalog, and it will watch ICP , DC%, PW, glow plug test and so many other functions. Problems frequently show up then, not in the sterile environment of the service bay.
You can record baseline performance before repair/mod. This will tell you what repair or mod takes priority and helps you to plan your expenditures.
You can record performance after mod. This is a good way to get hard data as to how effective a repair/mod is – eliminating illusions of money well spent or confirming a good repair/mod with measurable results.
If you have a independent garage you would go with AE to begin enjoying profits much faster!
Some people think the IDS is a better way to go! All we do is Ford diesels so its used regular plus having the bonus of updating the pcm,tcm,ficm, abs,relative compression, power balance and taking command of pids. But the original VCM2 takes hundreds of dollars without subscription. The vcm2 clone is cheap enough, but never able to hook up on a super duty.
Foxwell NT530/NT520/NT510  
Foxwell NT530/NT520 comes with one free car brand software.  The FOXWELL Ford F250 universal diagnostic code reader also help catch intermittent problems and confirm repairs during a drive cycle. Help you go through the annual emissions test easily.
Foxwell Ford F-series light/super duty vehicle list:
F-Series Super Duty 5.4L 1999
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Read DTC
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Erase DTC
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Live Data
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Hydraulic Pump Motor
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Rear Inlet Valve
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Left Front Outlet Valve
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Right Front Inlet Valve
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Left Front Inlet Valve
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Right Front Outlet Valve
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Antilock braking system Power Relay
1999 Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Rear Outlet Valve
1999 Electronic Crash Sensor Read DTC
1999 Electronic Crash Sensor Erase DTC
1999 Overhead Trip Computer Read DTC
1999 Overhead Trip Computer Erase DTC
1999 Powertrain Control Module Read DTC
1999 Powertrain Control Module Erase DTC
1999 Powertrain Control Module Live Data
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Coast Clutch Solenoid
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Shift Solenoid 1
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Duty Cycle
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Gear Commanded
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Spark Advance
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Idle Air Control
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Evaporative Emission Canister Vent Valve
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Fuel pump
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Shift Solenoid 2
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Coast Clutch Solenoid
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Electronic Pressure Control
1999 Powertrain Control Module Active Test Evaporative Emission Vapor Management valve
1999 Generic Electronic Module Read DTC
1999 Generic Electronic Module Erase DTC
1999 Generic Electronic Module Live Data
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test All Door Lock
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Four wheel drive HIGH Indicator Light Emitting Diode
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Brake Lamp
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Door Ajar Warning Lamp circuit failure
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Two Step Unlock
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Speed Relay Control
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Horn
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Wiper Run Relay Control
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Transfer Case Shift Relay (L2H) counterclockwise
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Interior courtesy lamps
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Over Speed Warning Chime
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Parking Lamps
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Safety Belt Warning Lamp
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Chimer control
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Washer Pump Relay Control
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Hub Lock LOCK Solenoid
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Hub Lock UNLOCK Solenoid
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Accessory Delay Relay
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test 4WD Low Indicator Status
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test One Touch Down Motor Relay
1999 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Clockwise Relay Control
F-250 Light Duty 4.6L 1997
Module Function Note
Generic Electronic Module Read DTC
Generic Electronic Module Erase DTC
Generic Electronic Module Live Data
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Four wheel drive HIGH Indicator Light Emitting Diode
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Door Ajar Warning Lamp circuit failure
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Center Axle Engage Solenoid
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Speed Relay Control
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Clockwise Relay Control
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Wiper Run Relay Control
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Safety Belt Warning Lamp
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Chimer control
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Contact Plate Power
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Washer Pump Relay Control
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Accessory Delay Relay
Generic Electronic Module Active Test 4WD Low Indicator Status
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Shift Clutch
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Center Axle Disconnect Solenoid
Generic Electronic Module Active Test Battery Saver Relay Control
Generic Electronic Module Active Test One Touch Down Motor Relay
Integrated Air Bag Module Read DTC
Integrated Air Bag Module Erase DTC
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Read DTC
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Erase DTC
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Live Data
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Rear Inlet Valve
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Hydraulic Pump Motor
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Brake Warning Lamp
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Left Front Outlet Valve
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Right Front Outlet Valve
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Left Front Inlet Valve
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Right Front Inlet Valve
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Antilock braking system Power Relay
Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module Active Test Rear Outlet Valve
Powertrain Control Module Read DTC
Powertrain Control Module Erase DTC
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Read DTC
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Erase DTC
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Live Data
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Parking Lamps
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test LOCK
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Starter Interrupt Output
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Horn Output
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Driver’s Door Lock
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Set memory 2
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test All Door Unlock
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Head Lamps
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Interior Lamps
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Driver’s Door Unlock (or 2-Step)
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Anti-Theft  Indicator
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Key Pad Backlighting
Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module Active Test Set memory 1
F350/4000 3.9L Cummins Diesel 2009
2009 4X4 Control Module Read DTC
2009 4X4 Control Module Erase DTC
2009 4X4 Control Module Live Data
2009 4X4 Control Module Active Test Clockwise Relay Control
2009 4X4 Control Module Active Test Transfer Case Shift Relay (L2H) counterclockwise
2009 4X4 Control Module Active Test Hub Lock LOCK Solenoid
2009 4X4 Control Module Active Test Hub Lock UNLOCK Solenoid
2009 Tracking and Blocking Module Read DTC
2009 Tracking and Blocking Module Erase DTC
2009 Generic Electronic Module Read DTC
2009 Generic Electronic Module Erase DTC
2009 Generic Electronic Module Live Data
2009 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Remote Initialization
2009 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Accessory Delay Relay
2009 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Clockwise Relay Control
2009 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Four wheel drive HIGH Indicator Light Emitting Diode
2009 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Hub Lock LOCK Solenoid
2009 Generic Electronic Module Active Test Hub LOCK / UNLOCK Solenoid
2009 Generic Electronic Module Active Test 4WD Low Indicator Status
Forscan 
Most extremely cheap ELM327 adapters will not communicate with the Ford J1850 Protocol.
Compatible interface: ELS27 FORScan cable, FVDI J2534vxdiag vcx nano for Ford, OBDlink LX USB link,Viaken, ELM327 (Forscan compatible ELM327) etc
Required Items:
  • Laptop PC
  • USB adapter and Forscan program
  • Super Duty
Step 1: Download and Install Forscan for Windows from their website: http://forscan.org/download.html
Step 2: Connect your USB Adapter to your laptop and to your truck.
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Step 3: Open Forscan software
You should be greeted with a screen like this:
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Step 4: Connect to your truck for the first time:
Note: If you are not using a usb adapter, make sure your bluetooth adapter is paired with your laptop, forscan SHOULD auto-find and connect to it when you follow these steps.
Click on the connect button circled in red
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You will get a popup telling you what is required for it to connect, TURN THE KEY ON, then click OK on that popup.
Step 5: Answer Questions
You will get this popup
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Unless your adapter has a physical switch on it click NO
Then you will get this
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Click Yes. This creates a profile for your truck. From that point forward anytime you connect the Forscan app will remember your dashboard PID’s, which we will get to in a bit.
Now that we are connected, let’s get to the useful part of this.
DTC checking
Step 1: click on the DTC tab
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That will take you to a screen showing you all of your DTC’s, including Ford Specific, and a brief explanation.
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You can click on any of these DTC’s to see more details.
Run Self Tests
Click on the self tests button.
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Then you will see a list of available self tests.
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Pick whichever one you want to run and then click the red circled play button, the interface will walk you through them. These self-tests are explained in many places on the forums, I will not be re-explaining them here.
Monitoring with Forscan
​One of the most common things to do with your OBD interface is to monitor parameters in the truck to test for things like a Failing ICP/IPR.To monitor your truck you will connect as described above.After that, click on the dashboard icon.
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You will see the following screen
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But that doesn’t really help, there is no info there!
Double click on any of the white boxes and you will get a popup
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Scroll around and find whatever you would like to monitor. There is more here than the 7.3 supports, so some may not work. When you find one you want to monitor, simply double click on it. When you are done, click the checkmark at the bottom of the popup.
That will take you back to the datalog screen. To start actually viewing data click the play button I have circled below.
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This is how the data will look.
Forscan Lite
Required items:
Bluetooth OBD Reader (OBDLink, Viaken, ELS27 etc)
Android Phone or Tablet
Super Duty truck
Now, to start we need to buy the Forscan Lite app. There is a free app that you can use for testing, this tutorial does not cover that.
Step 1: Open the google play store, search for Forscan Lite, purchase and install it.
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Step 2: Connect your Bluetooth obd reader to your truck and turn the key on.
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Step 3: Pair your OBD reader to your phone
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Your phone will ask you for a Bluetooth pin, usually this is 0000 or 1234
Step 4: Open the Forscan app
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Step 5: Configure the app, scroll down to settings, click settings
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Step 6: In the settings menu make sure Demo mode is not selected and your OBD reader is selected.
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Step 7: Connect to the truck.
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Wait for the light to turn green
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Step 8: Select Errors
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Step 9: See what DTC’s your truck has.
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The Red Circle clears ALL DTC’s, the Green Circle re-scans for any DTC’s.
Step 10: Disconnect
Click the button in the green circle to disconnect when done.
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how to do datalogging with Forscan lite on android
Click on “Table”
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Click on the settings gear to pick PID’s to monitor
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Once you have picked PID’s click play to start streaming data.
At the bottom of the screen I have circled the buttons that let you play data forwards and backwords.
This is the datalogging portion.
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Torque Pro
Required items:
Bluetooth OBD Reader (OBDLink MX, OBDLink LX, Bluetooth ELM327Mini ELM327 Adapter, Kiwi Bluetooth, Diagmex DX70, Vgate ELM327 etc)
Android Phone or Tablet
Super Duty truck
Now, to start we need to buy the Torque Pro app. There is a free app that you can use for testing, this tutorial does not cover that.
Step 1: Open the google play store, search for Torque Pro, purchase and install it.
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Step 2: Connect your Bluetooth obd reader to your truck and turn the key on.
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Step 3: Pair your OBD reader to your phone
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Your phone will ask you for a Bluetooth pin, usually this is 0000 or 1234
Step 4: Open the Torque Pro app
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Step 5: Open torque settings to configure the app.
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Step 6: Click on Settings
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Step 7: scroll down on the screen until you find and click on “Manage Extra PIDs/Sensors”
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Step 8: click on the menu button in the top right
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Step 9: Click on “Add Predefined Set”
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Step 10: click on “Ford (Incl. Powerstroke)”
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Step 11: Verify you see a large # of new PID’s on the screen
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Step 12: Press the back button to get back to the settings screen, then click on “OBD2 Adapter Settings”
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Step 13: Verify connection type, choose Bluetooth device if you wish, Torque will auto find OBD readers if you do not pick.
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Step 14: Back all the way out to the home screen of the torque app.
Verify that Torque connects to your reader.
The Red Circle is your GPS Lock, does not matter for monitoring
The Green Circle is your device indicator, it should always be lit
The Blue Circle is connection to OBD reader
The Orange Circle is the OBD reader’s connection to the PCM
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Step 15: Click on realtime information
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Step 16: Note that you can swipe left and right to get to an empty screen of gauges
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Step 17: press and hold on the screen until you see a popup, then click add display
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Step 18: Select the type of display you want, I like Dial (needle)
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Step 19: Pick the PID you want, for Example ICP
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Step 20: Pick a size
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Step 21: tap the location you want the gauge, you can also drag it to the grid lines
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Step 22: When you tap or release your finger the gauge will lock there.
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Repeat steps 17-22 for each gauge you want to add.
CarGauge Pro
Required items:
Bluetooth OBD Reader (Elm327, ELM327 mini v2.1 or STN Bluetooth Adapter)
Android Phone or Tablet
Super Duty truck!
Now, to start we need to buy the CarGauge Pro app. There is a free app that you can use for testing, this tutorial does not cover that.
Step 1: Open the google play store, search for Car Gauge Pro, purchase and install it.
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Step 2: Connect your Bluetooth obd reader to your truck and turn the key on.
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Step 3: Pair your OBD reader to your phone
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Your phone will ask you for a Bluetooth pin, usually this is 0000 or 1234
Step 4: Open the CarGauge Pro app
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Step 5: Click on connect.
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Step 6: Select your OBD reader from the popup
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Step 7: Select your vehicle manufacturer (FORD!! :icon_ford: )
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Step 8: Select the Ford Powertrain Module
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Step 9: Select the ECU
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Step 10: Select Auto-Scan for PID’s
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Step 11: click cancel when asked to save the PID list
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Step 12: Click Diagnostics
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Step 13: Select Self Test
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Step 14: Select the test you want to run, for example a Buzz Test
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Step 15: let the test run until the red goes away
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Step 16: Observe any leftover P codes, deal with accordingly
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Step 17: Press back button back to the home screen, then press exit when done.
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Forscan vs. Torque Pro vs. CarGauge Pro:
The PC version of Forscan gives you the same information as the 3 apps (Forscan lite, Torque pro, CarGauge Pro) combined.
Each android app is best suited to a specific function. Forscan Lite works awesome as a code puller and it has a datalog feature that allows you to go back in time and review, which is useful , Torque Pro is the best dashboard app/monitoring app around and is awesome for seeing your gauges at a glance, and CarGauge Pro is the only app of that allows you to run the self tests, but it is terrible at code pulling and monitoring.
So you can use Torque App Pro to data log and Car gauge Pro to pull codes and run CCT and BUZZ tests.
Autel MaxiAP AP200
Autel and Launch X431 also developed cheap OBD dongle with software App to scan Ford F-series.
Autel AP200 is a Bluetooth adapter based on iOS and Android system.  With up to 19 specific functions, like Oil Reset, EPB, BMS, SAS, DPF, TPMS, IMMO, etc.
AP200 supports F-150, F-150 supercrew, F-250, F250 light duty, F-650, F-750, F350/4000, F-series super duty etc F-series vehicles.
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For detail AP200 Ford coverage, check https://www.auteltech.com/vehicle-coverage/
Test on a 2001 F-series super duty 7.3L
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