How to Set up Launch X431 V 8 inch scanner WiFi & Bluetooth

Launch X431 V 8inch Tablet diagnostic scan tool How to setup WiFi & Bluetooth for vehicle diagnosis? Here this blog is the WiFi & Bluetooth setup manual for reference.

Part 1: How to set up Wi-Fi in the Launch X431 V 8inch scan tool

Attention: If you don’t need to use Wi-Fi for a while, you can turn it off to conserve battery life.

X-431 V has built-in Wi-Fi that can be used to get online. Once you’re online, you can register your X-431 V, browse the Internet, get apps, send email and check for software updates.

I. Connect to a Wi-Fi network
1. On the home screen, tap Settings > WLAN.
2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to ON, X-431 V will start searching for available wireless networks.
3. Select a wireless network,
– If the chosen network is open, X-431 V will connect automatically;
– If the selected network is encrypted, a network password will need to be entered.
4. When “Connected” appears, tap the Enter button to exit and return to the home screen.

Note: When Wi-Fi is not required, this should be disabled to conserve battery Power.
Once it is connected successfully, tap the Wi-Fi network from the list to view its name, link speed, security type, IP address etc.
When this tool is in range, it will connect to the previously linked network Automatically.

II. Disconnect from a Wi-Fi network
1. On home screen, tap Settings > WLAN.
2. Tap the network with a Connected status, then tap “Disconnect”

III. Vehicle diagnosis via WiFi

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Part 2: How to perform Bluetooth setting in the new Launch X431 V 8 inch

I. Bluetooth setting
Enter X-431 V Bluetooth setting screen (“Settings” –> “Bluetooth”), slide the
Bluetooth switch to ON and X-431 V will start searching available Bluetooth
device, tap the desired connector to pair.

By default, the Bluetooth name is 98549*****00 (where ***** stands for 5 digits.).
Note: In case no Bluetooth setting is done before diagnostic software is launched,
you can also configure it while using the software.

II. Car diagnosis via Bluetooth
Tap –> “Diagnostic” to enter the vehicle selection page.
Take Demo as an example to demonstrate how to diagnose a vehicle.
1). Tap the “DEMO”, the following dialog box appears:

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2). Tap “DEMO” to ignore Bluetooth connection and jump to the DEMO system selection screen. (Note: No Bluetooth connection is required for DEMO program.)

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3). Tap “Engine”, the system will jump to the function menu.

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Read DTC
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Read Data Stream
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Also, special functions and reset service are available.
Special functions:
Injector test, fuel pump test, purge control solenoid and so on.
Reset service:
Oil Reset Service, Steering Angle Calibration, Electronic Parking Brake Reset, Battery Register / Battery Maintenance, ABS Bleeding, Electronic Throttle Position Reset / Learn, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration, Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset

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Launch X431 V Err DiagnoseMain ID -5 Fixed by Firmware Update

This write-up about Launch X431 V diagnostic firmware update manual will help to solve the error: launch x431 Err DiagnoseMain ID: -5.

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Launch X431 error message:

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DiagnoseMain Err ID: -5

Failed to obtain firmware information.

Possible reasons:

1 Firmware does not work normally. Please retry after power off and on again

2 Firmware program is abnormal. Please update it

3 Firmware type is incorrect. Please contact the local dealer….

How to solve Launch x431 DiagnoseMain Err ID: -5:

(also How to update Launch x431 firmware)

Go to Menu
then Firmware Update

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Launch x431 firmware update successfully.

Now the newest x431 firmware version is 11.49.

SKP900 Server No communication No More Token Solution

Problem:

I can no longer add tokens to my SKP-900 Key Programmer as they have locked the server. I tried to add tokens on a SkP900 key programmer , tried multiple connection and different laptop , it says Server no communication.

Heard there is a way to upgrade to V5.0 but you need at least one token left. I ran out of token there is also a way around but I cant find it anywhere. Is anyone aware of this and can help me get back my Auto Key Programmer skp900 with tokens… Thanks.

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Solution:

First of all, yes, SuperOBD SKP900 service is down and no more update/add token, so don’t expect they release a token free version V5.0.1.

If you fail to add token, the first step is update your SKP900 to latest version 5.0 (very important !!!).

Then, if your device still have more than 0 tokens, download the file V5.0 ALL and V5.0 Little file containing SKP900 Update tool v2.5 and UpdateNew.bin

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Use the V5.0 Little File in this zip to flash your device, then it will be token free. Note it has to be V5.0 version.

If your SKP900 reaches 0 tokens, download the file to release the SKP900 tokens limitation

FAQ:

Q:How to see how many token do I’ve?
A: Down to about 8 or so, you will get notification.

Q: I try to update skp900 from OBD2TOOL to 5.0 but it failed me and it had ‘white screen ‘ show no connection again , any solution?
A: Keep updating until upgrade success completely.

How To Install JLR DoiP VCI SDD&Pathfinder Software

This JLR DoIP VCI can compatible with the Pathfinder Software and all JLR vehicles with the new vehicle architectures found in 2017 and newer vehicles (from the Range Rover/Range Rover Sport L405/L494),In addition to the 2017 and newer vehicles.

Here is the instructions for JLR DoIP VCI where to download the SDD and Pathfinder,and how to intall and how to contact.
Software installation

A.    Log in the official website: www.autosos.com.cn
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B.    Click the “Technical Support”(Chinese word seems like “技术支持”)
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C.    Click the “software download” (Chinese word seems like “SDD和PathFinder软件下载”); Then you can download SDD and PathFinder. Meanwhile, it will take you about two or three days to download the complete data of PathFinder with network continuously.

Tips:
When the download finished, one more thing you need to do is install driver ( VCI manager);

If you have already got an account which can log in the software FathFinder directly, then you can use it for your job. However, you can contact with us looking for support if you do not have the account.

E-mail: sales@obd2tool.com

How to install driver for the interface-DoIP VCI
A.    Click the“技术支持”,then choose the “driver download”(Chinese word seems like JLR DOIP VCI驱动下载”)You can follow the picture below.
By the way, the password for the driver downlosd: g0f0
B.    Please pay more attention to the version of the DoIP VCI driver, it always should be the latest version. So the best you should update the driver without delay.

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The connection of DOIP VCI
A.    Connect with USB; (It’s easy for you.)
B.    Connect with WIFI; (You can choose the Wifi which named “DoIP-VCI-11D4”, and the last four numbers are random.)
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C.    The Connection between the DoIP VCI and computer
Following the picture below, open the VCI Manager and click the “connect” (Chinese word seems like “连接”)

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D.    Check the connection status with the computer.
Refer to the figure below, when it shows a green check mark, run is ok.

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E.    Update of DoIP VCI’ firmware.
Open“VCI manager”;
Then click the “VCI Update” (Chinese word seems like “VCI更新”);
Click the “start” (Chinese word seems like “开始更新”)and you can get the update progress on the right;

TIPS:
Pay more attention! ! ! When you click the “start”, it cannot be interrupted or stopped. Otherwise the DoIP VCI will be damaged. You can disconnect when it finished.
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F.    SDD can get the hardware directly, it’s perfect if the icon is green.
PathFinder need to set the network interface.
Log in with account firstly;
Click “cancel” (Chinese word seems like “取消”);
It don’t connect successfully if it shows “SIM” “SimFiles”, you should change them into “JLR-JLR-DoIP, D-PDU API by Bosch” “86004905”. Now you can use it for diagnosis.

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Autel MaxiSYS MS906TS Professional Car Diagnostic Tool Review

At first sight, the AUTEL MS906TS looks a whole lot like an ordinary tablet. With an 8-inch LED display and dimensions of 10 x 6.9 x 1.4 inches, this OBD2 scanner fits in a hand as comfortably as any tablet. It has a weight of just 2.42 pounds, so carrying it around shouldn’t be a problem.

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Portability of a diagnostic scanner is very important, especially for auto technicians. Ideally, you want a device that you can walk around with, whether inside your shop or out in the field. That’s exactly the kind of convenience offered by the lightweight and compact size of the Autel MaxiSYS MS906TS.

More importantly, its build with professional mechanics in mind. Pretty much every Autel MS906TS review will tell you that this device is packed with all the features needed for use in a professional auto shop. That includes a 6-core Samsung Exynos T5260 processor and 2GB of RAM for fast processing of diagnostic data.

What’s In the Box?

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The Autel MS906TS is shipped as a complete package with all the connectors and accessories that you need. Alongside the scanner itself, you also get the main OBD2 connector as well as vehicle-specific adaptors for GM/Daewoo-12, BMW-20, Mitsubishi/Hyundai, Benz-14, PSA-2, Benz-38, Nissan-14, VW/AUDI-2+2, Chrysler-16, Fiat-3, Kia-20, and Honda-3.

Note that the MaxiVCI V100 is also included for wireless connections. Connectors and adapters are cables that link the tablet with the car’s on-board computer when plugged to the OBD2 port. If you want to connect wirelessly you can do so using either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

In that case, you plug the MaxiVCI V100 to the OBD2 port, activate its Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and then pair it with the Autel MS906TS scanner. After pairing the scanner will be able to communicate with the car’s on-board computer wirelessly.

Also included in the package is a user manual, reference guide, light fuse, cigarette lighter, packing list, mini USB cable, compact disc (CD), AC/DC external power adapter and a soft cloth for cleaning the parts. All the components are neatly organized in a black carrying case.
Why Should You Buy Autel MS906TS?

So far in this Autel Maxisys MS906TS review, we have seen that this scanner is a well-built device that is super-fast. It also comes complete with all connectors and accessories. Well, those would pass as two motivations to buy the scanner. How about we look at more convincing reasons why it makes a good buy.
Professional-Level Diagnostics

The Autel MaxiSYS MS906TS does everything, from reading codes to ECU programming and everything in between. Once connected, it automatically pulls the VIN details of a car. From there you can proceed to read and clear codes or check for other faults in ANY car system.

It supports a plethora of service functions like TPMS reset, oil service reset, EPB reset, DPF reset, camshaft gear learning, SAS calibration, injector coding, BMS service etc. Additionally, the Autel MS906TS performs bi-directional tests for ABS, lamps, actuators, auto bleeding, idle up manual control, automated tests, function tests and pretty much every other bi-directional test you can think of.

A Little Something About Bi-directional Tests

Essentially, Autel MS906TS is a professional bidirectional scan tool. The scanner can perform system tests as well as actuate injectors, relays, and coils. By doing so the MaxiSYS MS906TS helps you determine the efficiency of that particular system. It does so by sending and receive commands to and from the system.

As a user, you can observe how the system parameters change in real-time. That will tell you whether it is performing optimally. For example, a bi-directional ABS test will allow you to send commands to the ABS system, in the same way, the car’s on-board computer would.

By observing how that system responds to the commands, you can determine whether it would respond to the ECU’s commands as required. If not then it means there’s a problem that needs fixing. If so then your ABS is clean as a whistle.

Back To Professional Diagnostics

As far as the actual professional functions, you can use the MaxiSYS MS906TS for adaptations, matching, coding and relearns. Things like key coding, ECU coding, ECU programming, TPMS relearn and any sensor relearn should be a breeze with this diagnostic tool. There’s a built-in 8MP camera with a flashlight to help you illuminate dark parts during diagnostics.

The Autel MS906TS provides freeze frame data in addition to live data. If you are more comfortable with graphical data you have the option to view PIDs as full-screen waveforms. Besides, it allows you to print and/or save the data. There’s a built-in memory with a 32GB SSD storage capacity for holding the data.

Finally, the built-in 10000mAh lithium polymer battery keeps the scanner going even when it’s not connected to a power source. You may need that kind of service when you are using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to run diagnostics.

Built-In TPMS Antennae

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This is the one feature that sets this device apart from other Autel scanners like the MS906BT, MS906 and even the costlier MS908. Built with an integrated TPMS antennae module, the Autel MS906TS is not only capable of triggering OEM TPMS sensors but can also program TPMS sensors and perform TPMS sensor relearns.

In other words, this device can transfer new TPMS sensor IDs directly to a vehicle’s ECU. If you are an auto mechanic you understand that most foreign cars usually require a comprehensive relearn procedure before being sold or used locally. When it comes to TPMS relearn, the MS906TS will initiate the process automatically and save you from the hassle of doing it manually.

Extensive Connectivity

Although it comes with OBD2 adapters, the Autel MS906TS also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. In other words, you can ditch the cable completely and use a wireless connection to run diagnostics.

It uses Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. This type of Bluetooth is not only built for secure connections but it also supports Enhanced Data Rate (hence the EDR) for faster data transfer. The only problem is that it’s only suitable for short-range data transfer.

Luckily the MS906TS offers a solution for that. The 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi module covers a fairly long distance. With speeds of up to 54Mbps, this connection lets you run diagnostics from outside the car.

Note that you will need an OBD2 dongle that supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or both for you to use this scanner’s wireless connections. That’s a small cost to pay considering how enhanced your mobility will be.

While Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are the most important connections, at least as far as diagnostics, they are not the only ones supported by the Autel MS906TS. It also features USB 2.0, Mini USB 2.0, SD Card, HDMI 1.4a and Class1 ports.

Wide Vehicle Coverage

The functions above make the case for the Autel MS906TS. But to top it all off, the scanner has an impressively wide vehicle coverage. It works on over 80 brands of OBD2-compliant vehicles, domestic and foreign.

That means if a car was manufactured after 1996 then it should be compatible, provided it has the 16-pin OBD2 port. For a complete list of covered vehicles please visit Autel’s website. You can reach them for inquiries regarding the compatibility of your car.

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Autel MS906TS Vs MS906BT Vs MS906 Comparison Chart
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How to Diagnose Vehicle with Autel MaxiSYS Elite?

Autel MaxiSYS Elite Diagnose Vehicle Procedures:

Connect Autel MaxiSYS Elite to vehicle

Power on

Enter the menu to select “Diagnostics”

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Select your vehicle manufacturer,here we select “GM”

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Diagnostic program initialinzing…

Select “Automatic select”

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Reading VIN

System will read the VIN automatically

VIN information decoding…

System data loading

Then the vehicle model information will show on the screen

Then select “Diagnostic”

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Select “Auto scan”

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Establishing vehicle communication…

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Select “1.4l(L2N)”

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Establishing vehicle communication

Select “Radio(UF7)”

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Establishing vehicle communication

Then Autel Maxisys Elite will diagnose your vehicle

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Scroll down/up to check the trouble code

And exit to select “Hot Function”

It include:Oile Reset,TPMS,Battery DPF & SCR,Immo & Keys,Injuctor,Steering,Throttle,Window door…,Change tire size.

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How to solve Autel MaxiDas DS708 Error “The language is not authorized”

This is about Autel Maxidas DS708 problem solutions, especially for error message “The language is not authorized” during tool update.

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Possible reasons for the error message:

– Each DS708 only support one language, if you select a different language you will get the message as above.

– If you choose the same language but still get the message,you possibly get a NOT REAL English version DS708. Some sellers tamper the language of cheap Chinese version DS708 to make it looks like English version and sell to get big profit—Chinese version is 200USD cheaper than the English version. So the error “The language is not authorized” appear when you upgrade the tool, and this problem can not be solved.

How to change language for Autel?DS708 :

You have to send the serial number and language you want before the device shipped to you.

But if you want to change your language after you get the device, please again sends the serial number and language to wobd2.com.

Languages supported: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian
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Autel Maxisys MS906BT Overview

AUTEL MaxiSYS MS906BT is one of the best Profesional Automotive Diagnostic Tools in the market for technicians and professional mechanics.

In this review, I will provide you with the most details about this Autel Scanner.

The Autel Maxisys MS906BT and Maxisys MS906 have the same OBD scanning and testing capabilities. They both support reading/clearing codes, live data, actuation tests, ECU coding, and adaptations. Plus they look a whole lot similar in physical appearance.

However, the latter just gets the edge over its predecessor in terms of overall functionality. For instance, it can connect to a car’s OBD system using VCI. That is a wireless connection which basically allows you higher mobility.

There’s the option of adding an inspection camera to the scanner. The camera doesn’t come with the default package though, it is sold separately. Here are more unique features that you will get from the Maxisys MS906BT.

Autel MS906BT Detailed Review
Android OS

The scanner runs on an open-source Android operating system (OS). It also features a powerful Exynos 6-core processor with amazing multitasking abilities. That is why it is very fast to boot up and run scans/tests.

Full-Service Scanner

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Autel Maxisys MS906BT is an OBD II scan tool that supports a total of 18 service functions
You can use Autel Maxisys MS906BT for all OE-level OBD2 diagnostic tasks

You can use this scan tool for all OE-level OBD2 diagnostic tasks. That includes reading/erasing codes, live data, freeze frame data, active tests, ECU information, matching, adaptation, data logging, ABS Bleeding, Oil Reset, TPMS Programming, and so much more. The Smart AutoVIN technology makes it so easy to identify a car.
Extensive vehicle coverage

As one of the leading professional automotive diagnostic scanners, the MS906BT is compatible with so many car makes and models. You can use it on over 80 brands of US, EU and Asian-made car models with OBD2 systems.
Autel Maxisys MS906BT is a the well-sized OBD II scan tool
Autel Maxisys MS906BT supports two languages, English and Spanish

Advanced user support

The comprehensive help and support you get when using the Maxisys MS906BT is yet another reason why it qualifies as one of the best professional automotive diagnostic scanners.

Fitted with a Wi-Fi module, you can go online to browse for verified diagnostic and repair tips for any vehicle. Even better, the MaxiFix community (used by Autel customers) is a great platform for getting proven fixes and recommended parts.

In case you need further assistance you can reach the manufacturer directly using interactive data logging. They will give you troubleshooting, diagnostic and repair guidance to help you get any job done.
Superb construction

First things first, the MS906BT is well-sized for portability. It measures 25.6 x 16.7 x 7.4 inches and weighs 19.25 pounds. Not so different from a tablet.

As a matter of fact, the 7-inch LED touchscreen will leave you feeling like you are using an ordinary tablet. The 1024 x 768 resolution displays images with unmatched clarity.

Besides that, the built-in lithium-polymer battery allows you up to 14 hours of continuous use without charging. That is a lot more time than you will get in other professional automotive diagnostic scanners.

Finally, the scanner supports USB connection and also features audio and auxiliary connectivity ports.

VXDIAG Porsche PIWIS 3 License and Laptop FAQ

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Q: Does VXDIAG Porsche Piwis III support French?
A: Yes. You can configure language by yourself.
Q: Can I use my personal computer?
A: No, the computer and the device is bound together. Because The Piwis III is bound with the encrypted chip. If you unplug the hard disk and insert into the other computer, then the software will has no nonsense.
Q: Can i add Porsche piwis3 authorization to the vxdiag full device?
A: Yes, only to VXDIAG FULL multi device. But need to purchase laptop additionally to use with PIWIS3. But if you buy Auto Scanner Tools VXDIAG Porsche PIWIS3 hardware, you are able to add other car brand license.
Q: Can i add Mercedes and BMW and Land Rover license to VXDIAG Porsche PIWIS3 hardware?
A: Yes. it can.
Q: What’s the difference between VXDIAG PIWIS2 and PIWIS3?
A: PIWIS3 has all functions of PIWIS2. PIWIS3 supports newer Porsche model with DoIP protocol, Piwis 2 does not.
Q: Is it online access possible for VXDIAG Porsche?
A: Yes, but you need online access account. We don’t provide the account.
Q:Will porsche piwis 3 access 2018 GT3 RS and 2016 GT3 RS?
A: Yes. it will.
Q: Will Piwis III renew ECU. Can i pay you for online programming service?
A: PIWIS3 will renew ECU on Porsche. We don’t provide online programming service.
Q: Will PIWIS3 do new ECU programming or initialization? It is a Porsche 911 GT3 2015.
A: Yes. It will.

Solution to Ford VCM2 freezing up when opting parameters

Question: I am able to use Ford VCM II to read and clear any dtcs etc so it is recognizing vehicle, just freezing up when opting parameters ? I am working on Ford 2014 custom.

I have vcm2 clone.

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I’ve had similar before but was on my faulty vcm i think. Freezing is usually because of something which can’t communicate quick enough and ends up timing out.

You could reset the vcm via the red reset button, it’ll force ids to reload the firmware to the vcm which will be whatever firmware you have in the ids that is loaded, v101 I think you said.

You do have the vcm2 clone yes.

Remove the rubber end boot to reveal the button then have that pressed and held then plug usb lead into laptop and wait for beep then let go of the button, ids should prompt you to load the firmware so agree.

Next if the problem persists you need to look at reloading the laptop.

It is possible that the vcm is going though does it show the red padlock and red vcm icon on the task bar or does the lock disappear? Does the vcm show computer light flashing? Do you hear bing bong like it is missing connection?

Can you do a fresh install of w7 and v86 with license? That is the best ids for euro 4 transits if that is what you are working on?

Right it’s not as simple as running native v86 then which was going to be my suggestion.

I have v96 running and it works on my 65 custom.

I don’t want to write your vcm off but the only things you can do is.
Change cables.
Reset vcm.
Change software on laptop.
Change laptop completely.
There maybe vcm diagnostics available in ids but as it is a clone vcm i wouldn’t trust it.