V2017.12 MB SD Connect C4/C5 BMW ICOM/ICOM A2 A3 HDD Setting

Customer’s problem:
We had purchased one set MB SD connect C5 with internal HDD from obd2tool, We really appreciate the faster shipment, all is well packed dhl week quickly received. But when we install the HDD to our computer, we have blue screen and doesn’t access to computer windows. We are wondering if we get the broken HDD……

Our Answers:

The BMW ICOM ICOM A2 A3 or MB STAR C4 C5 drives we assign to our customers are generally AHCI-mode hard drives with SATA port.

If your laptop BIOS is not set to the same hard drive mode (AHCI mode), if you connected to our hard drive to your computer, there will be a blue screen or can not find the hard drive.Please make sure your HDD is set to AHCI in the BIOS.

To check this you turn the laptop on and press F2, it will enter the BIOS. Now go to “ONBOARD DEVICES” or “SYSTEM CONFIGURATION” then go to “SATA OPERATION” press enter and make sure its set to AHCI not ATA or any other option.

Please have a minimum of 2GB of ram/memory in your laptop, a lot of people only have 512mb or 1gb, it is OK but the new system may run slow and its recommend to really have 4GB ram, but 2GB also can be enough.

– We can supply Laptop + Software all ready for you.
– We can supply FULL package C4 SD + Laptop + Software for you. MB Star Diagnostic Tools
– We can carry out some C4 SD repairs.
– Remote installations available (if you supply the correct HDD size and install the correct Windows OS).
– Teamviewer remote support available

Ktag Kess unlock CRP3 LPC2478 via J-link (Pinouts attached)

As you know, for crp3 we can do the trick for unlock crp3 heating on KTAG or KESS V2 programmer or buy a new NXP and write it (only one time)
Here are some questions & answers on Google form, questions about “how will you use J-ink if its crp3 ?”…

Q: Can I update NXP directly if at this moment I have Ktag 6.070? Or I will need to replace it with new one and then to update to 7.030 ?
A: if your actual fw is crp3 you will have to do “heating trick ” or change nxp, you will know if jlink doesn’t recognise firmware ( i think message about cannot find cpu chain or something like that) , simple

Q: More information this real version or china version? and whats this you can update or or only talk?? thanks
A: this is fw 7.030 we are talking about REAL firmware, not modding number in sw or similar, about second question i don’t understand what you ask.

Q: Need connect 12v ? my led red always off if not connect 12v

A: LED needs to monitor the state of the processor and it must be switched by the controller. If you do not have the power on the controller when connected by USB, then connect the other power source.

Q: How work on ktag, i tried but led already on

A: LED need to monitor the state of the processor and it must be switched by the controller. If you do not have the power on the controller when connected by USB, then connect the other power source.
To flash the LPC2478 via J-link, the level of protection should be CRP0, ie protection should be disabled. If security levels CRP1 and CRP2 have the ability to erase and reflash LPC2478 via UART, eg via USB to UART TTL adapter ftdi232 or cp2102 and Flashmagic program.

Q: LPC2478 connect Flash Magic, KESS or KTAG?

A: …KESS V2 & KTAG…both ok

Note: not all ktag 5.001 can be read with j-link
some are crp3 protected
some are not

Attachment 1: Code Read Protection (CRP)


Attachment 2: Here are all pinouts

A method of disabling the protection CRP3 microcontroller LPC2478…. make a photo high resolution of connection on pcb of that wire…and also,what pin you must to touch on nxp



K-Tag pins.


Attachment 3: Photos ofLPC2478 connect Flash Magic

It allows you to erase the NXP MCUs on both Kess & KTag via UART0. This will work for firmwares up to CRP2. CRP0, best off using J-Link as it only takes 30s as opposed to 30 minutes. If you’ve blocked your KTag properly (CRP3), it won’t help you. You will need to swap the processor.

Kess V2 connection method 1:


Kess V2 connection method 2:


KTag connection:


Disclaimer: Photography of Pinouts is not mine. I am not responsible for a bad use.

Best ECU Tool For MB/BMW/Mini/Bently/VW & Audi Tuning

Question asked by obd2tool.com customers

“I am looking for a full effective set of ECU Programming Tool. Can you recommend me any power & effective tools your have now? I need a complete set especially for MB, BMW, Mini, Bently, VW & Audi. Thank you!”

And following is my answer,hope by answer this question will help other users who maybe suffer from same confusion

If you are looking for a full set ECU Programming For MB, BMW, Mini, Bently, VW & Audi,then there is no wonderBuy Red PCB KESS V2 5.017 +Red PCB KTAG 7.020 +LED BDM Frame Full Set will be your best choice. Just as most tuners knew,Online EU Red PCB KESS V5.017 KTAG V7.020 were the bestselling and big welcomed ECU Chip Tuning Tools For Multi Car Models. Both of these two ECU Flash tools with appealling and fashionable appearance,with latest software and hardware,no tokens limited and full activated for online protocols without any problems. KESS 5.017 With Red PCB and KTAG V7.020 With Red PCB have been tested by many users, if you checked,you will find there are so many good feedbacks about these two tools.

See Best Reasons to Recommend Red KESS V2 5.017 + Red PCB KTAG 7.020 + LED BDM Frame

1.Red PCB KESS 5.017 EU is best for reading and writting ECU via OBDII port,while There are lot ECU that need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols, so KTAG is needed. The BDM Frame With 4 Probes and LED will be a ideal adapters for ECU Chip tuning tool to simple your disassemble job.

2.More ECUs supported,included MB, BMW, Mini, Bently, VW & Audi vehicle models.

3. Online operation supported,No tokens Limited.

4.Multi-Languages optional.

5.Affordable price. Now hot deal for Red kess 5.017 ktag 7.020 is available at http://www.obd2tool.com/

See Red PCB KESS 5.017 + Red PCB KTAG 7.020 + LED BDM Frame Supported List



For VW


For Mercedes


For Mini


And more details can be found at http://www.obd2tool.com/ or you can directly contact us by following method

Unlock Chevy TrailBlazer radio using GM Tech2 scanner

I have successfully unlocked the radio on my Chevy TrailBlazer with a clone Tech 2 Scan Tool from China yesterday. Here I would like to share the procedure.

If you also like to unlock the radio, please complete the following procedure, using the Professional Diagnostic Tool Tech 2 scanner, in order to properly set up communication:

Connect Tech2 to the OBD port of the vehicle. When the screen of the tool illuminates, it means the tool hooks up with the car. Then you can start the process:

1.Go to the main menu and select: Diagnostics.

2.Select Vehicle Identification and then the following options:

– Model Year

– LD Trk, MPV, Incomplete

3.At the System Selection Menu screen, select: Body

4.At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the following:

– Appropriate model

– Appropriate Air Conditioning

– Navigation Radio

5.Select: Navigation Radio.

6.Select: Special Functions.

7.Select: VIN Relearn.

8.Then you will get a message: “Do you want to clear radio theft information?”

9.To begin clearing, press the soft touch key on the top right of the scan tool. The scan tool will display “Clearing Radio Theft in Progress.”

10.Press EXIT on the scan tool and cycle the ignition.

Done. Disconnect GM Tech II from the car.

How to Program Cadillac key fob with GM Tech2 clone

This is an instruction on how to program key fob to 2007 Cadillac CTS-V using a Tech 2 Scanner Tech II scanner.

Model: 2007 Cadillac CTS-V

The process…here you go…

The key to be programmed


Insert the key and ignition on


The gm tech 2 scan tool power on



In the main menu, go to Diagnostics


Select model: 2007 Cadillac D (DN) CTS-V passenger car

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Then go to Vehicle Control Systems



Read vehicle info

Engine type: (U) 6.0L V8 LS2


Go to Module Setup


Then Remote control door lock receiver


Program key fobs…


Two key fobs to be programmed


Tips of programming key fobs:

All key fobs must be programmed each time any one fob is programmed. To program,press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK key fob buttons prompted by the TECH 2. Programming takes 15-30 minutes….



Programmed complete and test it’s working.


How to Choose the right OBD2 Scanner For Ford Cars

“What is the best OBDII Diagnostic Scanner For Ford Cars by far ? “ This is always a super hot topic to be talked by many ford cars lovers in the forum. So,today,i will share a buyer guide on how to choose the right OBD2 Scanner For Ford Cars for all customers,mainly based on forum number’s experience,hope it will be useful

1.Full Chip VCM 2 VCMII OBD2 Diagnostic Tool—-Recommended by most users with a good reputation

VCM II is the new Ford Scan Tool to provide dealer-level diagnostics capabilities for most 16 pin cars 1996-2015, including for all new 2013 vehicles by using the IDS software. It can support Ford / Mazda Gasoline / Diesel Cars From 1996 to 2015. VCM 2 has launched for ages,tested by many users and there are also many good reviews about VCM II and following are good reasons to account for why VCM2 IDS was so hot

1.)With great PCB board,well made with top quality

Ford VCM II VCM 2 IDS Diagnostic Tool


2.)Multi-Languages Supported


3.)VCM II Scan tool can do diagnose, scan, airbag, key programming, ecu programming, PCM programming via OBD2 port.

4.)Support VMM and CFR.

5.)For Ford IDS V101 and Mazda IDS V94 ,provides dealer-level diagnostics using the IDS software.

6.) Decent quality and price.

2.Launch DIY Scanner CReader 8021 Full OBD2 diagnostic Scanner

Launch CReader 8021 will be another popular recommended OBD2 diagnostic Scanner For Ford cars.See pix show


CReader 8021 is a small-size multipurpose CReader. It provides ten OBDII/EOBD diagnostic modes and also the following functions : oil reset, set service mileage, EPB reset.In addition, it supports ABS and SRS diagnosis to facilitate all-around car detection,see function below

1. OBD full functions
Read dynamic data streams and MIL
Read readiness status
Query freeze frame data
Read current DTCs
Clear DTCs
O2 sensor test
On-board monitor test
Read pending DTCs
On-board system or component control
Read vehicle information
Read permanent DTCs

2. Oil reset
3. Electrical Parking Brake(EPB) reset
4. Battery Management System(BMS) reset
5. Steering Angle Sensor(SAS) reset
6. Read DTCs, clear DTCs, and read data streams for the ABS system
7. Read DTCs, clear DTCs, and read data streams for the SRS system
8. Color and graphical display of data streams
9. Query DTCs
10. Free update via internet
11. Multilingual support
12. Print data via PC

And now obd2tool.com provided a cheap wholesale price for quality CReader 8021,only $199USD by free DHL shipping.

More OBDII Diagnostic Tools can be found at www.obd2tool.com and if you have any questions or doubts about product,pls dont hesitant to contac us freely.

Ford VCM 2 VCM II IDS FAQs Guide For Customers

OEM VCM 2 IDS For Ford Diagnostic and Key Programming Tool Full Chip Version was one of bestselling diagnostic tool for Ford IDS V101 and Mazda V94. Ford VCM II VCM 2 provides dealer-level diagnostics using the IDS software and supports multi-functions with a great performance at decent price. Maybe just these reasons to account for why VCM II was so hot and popular. And Following are some FAQs that customers maybe most cared and hope it will be useful.

Q1: When i installed Ford VCM II on Windows 7 system,there is an error read as “unregistered USB device”,what should i do?Please help.
A1: Please change your system to Windows XP or Change another windows XP computer to install.

Q2 : What is the big different between VXDIAG VCX NANO and VCM 2 ?
A2 : Both are amazing diagnostic tools,and you can check the comparison between them right here to get more useful informations : Ford VCM II vs VXDIAG VCX NANO ( Red ) vs VXDIAG VCX Pro 3 in 1

Q3 : Is the VCM II IDS original one or clone one ?
A3 : The Ford VCM II we sold was china version,but we can promise,the quality is super high and 100% working,this tool has been tested by so many Obd2tool.com customers,till now,didnt receive any complain.

Q4 : Can VCM II program module?Like Fuel injection control module?
A4 : Yes,it can program module,Fuel injection control module is a part of engine ecu

Q5 : Whether the VCM II can work on Ford Crown Victoria 1998?
A5 : If this car support standard OBD2 connector, it can work on it. It can support Ford / Mazda Gasoline / Diesel Cars From 1996 to 2015,which provides full dealer diagnostic capabilities for most 16 pin cars 1996-2015, including for all new 2013 vehicles.

Q6 : How can I get incode for key programming?
A6 : You need to get the incode by Ford Outcode/Incode Calculator first, then use the VCM to do keys(If you have other tool to get the incode, it is ok as well)

Q7 :  How to install DFStd Freeze Software For Ford VCM II Diagnostic Tool ?
A7 :  you can check it here to find useful guide : Ford VCM 2 VCM II IDS Guide : How to Install DFStd Freeze Software

Q8 : Is it easy to use FORD VCM II VCM 2 ?
A8 : yeah,it is easy to use and just in case of your need,here is a VCM II User Guide For Ford and Mazda users : How to Use Ford VCM II VCM 2 IDS Scan Tool For Ford V101.03 Mazda V94

Q9 :  How’s Ford VCM 2 PCB ?
A9 : it is well made with great quality,see here



KESS V2 FW 5.017 Ksuite 2.23 WIN XP installation

Here is KESS V2 FW 5.017 Ksuite 2.23 WIN XP installation guide.

Note:KESS V2 Firmware 5.017 has no token limited.


(4 Steps) How to install KESS V2 FW 5.017 Ksuite 2.23 on Windows XP?

Before installation, remember to disconnect all Internet work!

Step 1

Open KSuite 2.23 (E:) and run “ksuite_222_v2” exe.



To complete the setup, click “Next”, “Next” then “Install”.


Step 2

It will pop up a Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 License Terms, click “Yes” to continue.


Select language as “U.S English”.


Click “Next” until “Finish” to complete Ksuite 2.22 setup wizard.


And choose “English”.


Step 3

Back to KSuite 2.23 (E:) and open “Ksuite 2.23” folder.

Right click the “K-Suite” shortcut on desktop to choose “K-Suite Properties”.


Delete all files in “KSuite” folder.


Then copy all files in “Ksuite 2.23” folder to “KSuite” folder.

Step 4

Now it will pop up a Found New Hardware Wizard.

Click “Next” then “Finish”.


After that the USB Device is exist. (You can right click “My Computer”→ “Manage”→ “Device Manager”)


Open K-Suite shortcut and now it’s Ksuite 2.23 software!


Click “Info” button and check the firmware version is 5.017.

Now installation is complete, you can use this new KESS V2 FW 5.017 ECU programmer!


How to use 2017.12 MB Star C5 hard disk and how to update Star C5

MB STAR C5 moveable hard disk is used for containing Xentry DAS, please do not use it as a computer system hard disk.


Here two tips to follow.

Option 1. you use C5 disk on your own computer. Tip: advice you not rework it or dismantle it and plug it to the computer to modify the data.

Option 2. you buy the extra computer together with MB Star C5, then you are advised to prepare one blank hard disk for system installation because the computer you bought doesn’t come with hard disk.


How to update DoIP Xentry Connect C5?

Usually you are required to send back the Benz diagnostic tool MB Star C5 hard disk for update unless the engineers can make out the updating software for download.

Attach one picture which shows the hard disk location in the C5 mux.

VVDI Key Tool + Tango Renew and Unlock BMW Remote PCF7945

Look here: how to renew BMW E series 868MHz remote PCF7945 to unlock

Tools to use:
Tango Key Programmer – unlock the remote
Xhorse VVDI key tool – renew the remote

Note that, you can renew and unlock the remote with one Key Program Tool only if you have a VVDI Prog programmer.

Steps… here you go.

Step 1: read BMW key PCF7945 info with Tango Scorpio

Put the chip into it


Read key info

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Brand: BMW

Transponder: PCF 7945


ID: 74F65097

Remote: 868MHz

CryptoKey: Customer (Locked)

Step 2: unlock BMW 868MHz remote with VVDI Key Tool

Remote unlock

Select BMW, then E series 868MHz..

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Connect the key to the key tool with an adapter


Writing data


Renew BMW remote successfully


Step 3: read new info of BMW key PCF7945 via Tango key programmer original

Connection with the chip, VVDI key tool and Tango


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Explore key



Key info


Brand: BMW

Transponder: PCF 7945


ID: 74F65097

Remote: 868MHz Keyless go

CryptoKey: Customer (Unlocked)