VXDIAG A3 Review BMW F18 Coding – Success!

Purpose: VXDIAG A3 multi tool and BMW F series coding

VXDIAG A3 reliable source: https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-6842-ALLSCANNER+VXDIAG+A3+Support+BMW+LAND+ROVER++JAGUAR+and+VW.html

Software: E-sys 3.27.1
ECU: from BMW F18

Test:

IP setup in Itool radar:

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Run VCXNet DoIP before BMW coding on F series

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Connect VCX: Success

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DoIP on. DoIP: Address IP 192.168.8.170 Port 6811

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Run BMW E-sys 3.27.1 application

Connect BMW to Vxdiag A3 multi tool

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Check the connection and then confirm to connect

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Coding-> Read-> FA-> Activate FA

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Read SVT

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Select ECU: CAS [40], then do coding

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Coding: done and successful!

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Result: Success! VXDIAG A3 can work good with BMW F18!

GM Tech 2 works with Hummer Yes or No

This is about GM Tech 2 scan tool for Hummer troubleshooting and programming.

Can I have a cheap Tech 2 for Hummer?
Yep. Both the original and HQ clone can work for your car.

Where can I get a working clone at a good price?

https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-1568-GM+Tech2+GM+Scanner+-CANdi++TIS+(Works+for+GMSAABOPELSUZUKIISUZUHolden).html

Why my Hummer is not shown in the GM vehicle list?
That little short list is incorrect and only shows a few of the earlier than 2007 CAN bus vehicles.

Tech 2 clone for both troubleshooting and programming Hummer?
I’ve used my Tech2 on my 08 many times for troubleshooting not programming
But I think it should be able to program Hummer.

Anyone has good success of Hummer H3?
My H3 has had a CEL on – po452. I checked it with the tech 2. Well it pulls 3 codes, po455 (large evap leak), po442 (small evap leak), and po449 (vent solenoid control).

Tech 2 is possible to program for Hummer H2 above the year 2007… what to do in that case?

Actually it does the programming just fine on newer than 2007 GM vehicles BUT you must pay for an ACDelco TDS subscription for vehicles above 2007 and you would use the CANDI module that comes with many of the Tech2’s for working with CAN bus vehicles. You can subscribe for it.
This is ONLY needed if you want to program or update the software in a module. ALL of the build in diagnostics and testing for vehicles up to 2013 works without the subscription or the older TIS2000 software. You only need those for doing actual programming. The older TIS2000 software – that is what has the programming was discontinued in 2007. TIS2000 does have the actual programming for all vehicles up to 2007. After 2007 GM went to the TDS system.
You can also get a newer style MDI or MDI 2 for diagnostics and programming. The catch with those. They have NO screen or built in software and you must pay for a subscription from from ACDelco TDS to use an MDI.
Other brand units, a very select few can do actual programming and use the pass-through method. NONE have the diagnostics that the actual Tech2 scanner or GM MDI Scan Tool (with the subscription) will have. Check with Autel and see if they have the full diagnostics and re-calibration for the rear air suspension on a Hummer H2. Not going to happen, there is too little demand for them to hack and reverse engineer that particular bit of code in a Tech2 to figure out the diagnostics and then write programming for that for their tool.

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How to Troubleshoot a 1995 Mercedes C-280 Engine

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When the engine of your 1995 Mercedes C280 is experiencing difficulties, it tells you of a problem or problems that need to be fixed. Although every problematic scenario is different, there are common troubleshooting tricks concluded by predecessors to handle known issues of the C280 engines. With some specialized tools, for example, an OBD scanner and being aware of the basic diagnostic methods can save you both time and money.

Things You’ll Need
Car ramps
Flashlight
Screwdriver
Socket wrench
Torx screw set
Rubber gloves
Safety glasses
Throttle-body cleaner
OBD II scanner
Mulitmeter
MAF cleaner
Computer with internet access

Instructions
1. Drive your Mercedes up on a set of car ramps and use a flashlight to inspect as much of the electrical harness wiring as possible. Most Mercedes-Benz vehicles manufactured between 1993 and 1997 have been known for having a faulty electrical harness that have caused fires or stalling out and loss of power while driving. If the wiring harness begins to disintegrate or degrade, have the entire harness replaced, as the problem will only continue to worsen, increasing the risk of driving the vehicle.
2. Disconnect the negative cable from your Mercedes C280 car battery and remove the throttle body hose clamp with a screwdriver. The throttle body is located between the intake manifold and the air filter cabin. Wearing rubber gloves and safety glasses spray throttle-body cleaner into the air duct and use gentle brushing to dislodge any grime present in the component. If you hear cracking sounds coming from the throttle body when cold-starting the C280, you may need to replace the entire throttle body if the cleaner does not improve its performance.
3. Use an OBD II scanner to check the Mercedes-Benz engine troubleshoot codes. Locate the C280’s OBD II terminal, which is located at the bottom left part of the steering column and plug in the OBD2 Scanner. Turn on the OBD II scanner and turn the ignition to the accessories position. Record the codes from the OBD II scanner and look them up on websites such as AutoZone or OBD II Codes.
4. Test electrical connections leading to any sensors that come up on the OBD II scanner before replacing the sensors themselves. Turn the ignition key to the “On” position without cranking the engine and apply the probes of a multimeter, set to voltage, to the electrical harness connection. If the connection reads between 4.0 and 5.0 volts, then the sensor needs replacement.
5. Clean your MAF (mass air flow) sensor if you are experiencing rough idling or stalling out. Disconnect the MAF sensor, which is located between the air filter cabin and the throttle body, by using a Torx screwdriver. Unplug the connector and clean it with MAF cleaner. Allow the MAF sensor to air dry before reinserting it into the MAF housing. Replace the MAF with a new sensor if the engine continues to run poorly.
6. Use a computer with internet access to look for potential problems through TSBs (technical service bulletins) or recalls. Currently, as of 2011, there are no recalls on the Professional Diagnostic Tool 1995 C280. However, there are 56 TSB summaries, which could help point out areas to troubleshoot when experiencing problems with your Mercedes.

Lonsdor K518ISE Abnormal Display After Upgrade Solution

Here’s the working solution to Lonsdor K518ISE Key Programmer abnormal display after upgrade.

Problem: Click “Immobilizer” button after updating the device, it skips to below interface:

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Solution:

Step 1: After rebooting the device, please press and hold the setting and return buttons(in below red box) simultaneously for few seconds..

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Step 2: The following interface appears, please click “uninstall APK” button in the red box, and wait for few seconds.

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Step 3: It skips to below interface, please click “OK” to continue.

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Step 4: The following interface appears, please click the button in the red box to install factory-set/default APK.

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Step 5: Please wait for about half a minute. The factory-set APK is installed and initiates automatically. Then input the password on boot, and click “OK”. It skips to below interface, click “update” in the red box. Remember to reboot the Auto Key Programmer Lonsdor K518 after updating. You can use it normally now.

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How To Register Diagnostic Tools – wiTECH 1 (CHRYSLER SUPPLIER AND CORPORATE USERS ONLY)

This article applies to internal Chrysler corporate users or suppliers who have unregistered diagnostic tools such as wiTECH VCI Pod, StarMOBILE and microPOD. Upon using Chrysler witech MicroPod 2 with an unregistered tool, users will see a pop up message similar to “Warning!! The {your device-type} you are connecting to is not registered”.

DESCRIPTION:

If you received a warning in wiTECH stating that your device is not registered, please follow the instructions below to register your dealership’s diagnostic tools.  Failure to register will result in wiTECH not being allowed to run with your diagnostic tools!

PROCEDURE:

You should email the wiTECH Premium Support Help Desk at support@witechtools.com with your entire list of diagnostic tools (wiTECH Pod, StarMOBILE, microPOD) that you are responsible for. This will allow the registration of ALL of your diagnostic tools at once. The email should include the following, or there may be a delay in registering the devices:

EMAIL CONTENTS
Subject Line:*    “Car Diagnostic Tool wiTECH Diagnostic Tool Registration”

Include in Body of Email:

*   wiTECH Account Number
*   Contact Name
*   Contact Phone
*   Diagnostic Tool Serial Numbers:
*   VCI Pod (WVP-xxxxx located on the bottom of the device)
*   StarMOBILE (Cxxxx-xxxxx located on the bottom of the system status screen or on the tool belt loop)
*   microPOD (WCP-xxxxx or WSP-xxxxx or WMP-xxxxx located on the back of the device along the barcode)

When the diagnostic tools have been registered, wiTECH users will no longer receive the pop-up warning about an unregistered diagnostic tool.

Please note: This process can take up to 48 hours to be completed.

PIWIS II provides exclusive support for Panamera and new Cayenne 92A

PIWIS PT2 is fully operational diagnostic equipment based on engineering vehicle interface VCI and Porsche software. PIWIS II provides exclusive support for Panamera and new Cayenne 92A.

Supported model range

1. Panamera (all types)
2. Cayenne 92A (MY2011-2012)
3. 911 (997 facelift, 991)
4. Cayman (987C, 987C2)
5. Boxter (987, 987-2)
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PIWIS II main functions

1. General ECU diagnostics (DTC read/clear)
2. Guided fault finding
3. ECU programming/coding
4. Real-time control parameters display
5. Electrical schematics mapping

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One year limited warranty and free update, registration support

PIWIS PT2 advantages

1. Exclusive support for Panamera and Cayenne 92A
2. Fast and stable VCI connection
3. Simulation mode (diagnostic session without VCI connection)
4. End user capable DVD update

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 Professional Diagnostic Tool PT2 equipment set includes

1. Panasonic CF30 notebook
2. PT2 VCI adapter
3. OBD and USB cables
4. Laptop power adapter
5. Preinstalled software

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Porsche PIWIS III with V37.250.020 Piwis 3 Software Update New Feature

Porsche Piwis tester 3 PT3G VCI with V37.250.020 Piwis 3 Software unlimited license installed on Full new Panasonic CF-54 laptop ready to use new release for Piwis III diagnostics and with Porsche PPN subscription for Porsche Online  programming. What’s the Feature of Piwis III? Why Choose Piwis 3 with V37.250.020 Porsche Piwis Tester III software? Obd2tool.com share PIWIS tester III PT3G VCI Feature as following.

Porsche PIWIS Tester III With V37.250.020 Piwis 3 software Installed Full New PANASONIC CF54 Laptop  Ready To Use

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PIWIS 3 Porsche VCI3 Porsche PIWIS Tester III with Panasonic CF 54 Porsche PIWIS III with V37.250.020 Piwis 3 Software Update New Feature

Original Porsche Piwis Tester II Features:

Faster Performance:

Piwis 3 compare with Porsche Piwis II, more faster and stable connection Simulation mode (diagnostic session without VCI connection)

Porsche Tester III more convenient for working:

Porsche Piwis Tester 3 Wired USB connection compare with Porsche Piwis II, Piwis 3 tiny size support wifi connection as advantages for workshop using

Support More New Car Model:

Porsche Piwis 3 PT3G VCI compare with Piwis II work for new model: Panamera G2, Cayenne E3, and Porsche cars after 2017 till 2018.  Obd2tool.com have Porsche Piwis III PT3G VCI with V37.250.020 Porsche Piwis 3 software Features unlimited license.

Porsche PIWIS Tester III Software Unlimited License:

V37.250.020 Porsche Piwis Tester III software with unlimited license, work all the times, Professional Diagnostic Tool Porsche piwis tester III End-user capable DVD update

PIWIS Tester III VCI Cover full Piwis II functions:

Porsche Piwis Tester III work for  Diagnostics, General ECU diagnostics (DTC read/clear), ECU programming/coding, Real-time control parameters display & Electrical schematics mapping etc.

——Fault finding Guided

——Immobilizer-DPA Cayenne Diesel

——Wiring Diagrams

PIWIS 3 Porsche VCI3 Porsche PIWIS Tester III with Panasonic CF 54 Porsche PIWIS III with V37.250.020 Piwis 3 Software Update New Feature

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Piwis 3 from obd2tool.com is the third-generation Porsche diagnostic tool Porsche Piwis Tester III, it’s improve to the modern user interface, easy to carry for working, faster performance.

Porsche Piwis III Update New: license automatic update, online view of the technical documents, fault finding guide, online programming, faster and more efficient work.

Need Original Porsche Piwis III with V37.250.020 Piwis 3 Software Unlimited License just contact us freely.

GM Tech2 clone Automated Bleed 2006 C6 Feedback

I just checked my Tech II clone against my 2006 C6. In the ABS section there is an “Automated Bleed” option. In the Radio section there is a “VIN Relearn” option. I’ve never actually used either one, but I bet they work.

The clones are literally running the same software as the Tech II, so they have all the same functions. There are a few caveats: the standard clone power supply will cause the unit to reset if you run the starter motor, apparently, though this can be fixed. Also, operating while tethered to a PC involves a bunch of licensing hacks and other nonsense. But you only need to do that if you want to flash the ECU firmware.

The OBD II Scanner Tech II lets you see (and individually reset) all the DTCs from all the modules. It also has a bunch of special functions and bidirectional capabilities.

It’s great as a standalone diagnostics tool but it isn’t intended to modify ECU parameters like tuning software does. This is a tool for fixing the car, not modifying it.

How to Solve wiTech MicroPod 2 Software Register Problem

Recently,our customers feedback the problem of wiTech MicroPod register problem.The warning massage “Device with serial number XXXXXX is not registered.Please check the knowledge base to determine how to register a device…” pop-up when run the Chrysler WiTech MicroPod 2 software.So here, OBD2TOOL engineer share the solution of this problem.

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Procedures:

Right click the Professional Diagnostic Tool wiTech MicroPod Software icon,and click the “Properties”

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Click “Open File Location”
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Open the “app-config” file by txt editor

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Locate the line with value=”5f86b7db0f4d58127d30dd7e4e44cd7f”

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Then change the value ”5f86b7db0f4d58127d30dd7e4e44cd7f” to any other.Here change it to “6f86b7db0f4d58127d30dd7e4e44cd7f”(only change 5 to 6)

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Save

Then run the wiTech MicroPod again

A warning massage pop-up “An internal registeration error has occurred….”,just ignore and close the massage window.

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Click “Next”

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Close the warning massage again,and select “off-line working” and “Finish”

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If it prompt you that ”Can’t not identify the vehicle…”,just click the “Continue”

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Done!

How to change W222 speed meter and temperature from F to C

I have a Mercedes-Benz w222 manufactured in the USA. I want to convert the radio and speed meter and temperature from F to C.

It means change speed meter from mph to Km/h , and command (Head Unit) from US to ECE , it will via xentry?

I am new at this field. Any one know how to change it be xentry or vediamo ?
I have SD Connect C5 and  Dell D630 Star Diagnostic Tool With Vediamo V5.00.05.

Ps. here is the ECU chassis number :WDDUG8CB9EA009893

Solution by experienced MB technician:

ECU version is required so can get the steps. They vary from car to another.

According to your chassis Number, this is the ECU details:

Diagversion: IC222_E007_2_Muster

Steps Via Vediamo
1- go to CBF FILE (IC222)
2- Select ECU Variant (IC222_E007_2_Muster)
3- Tab Coding then Variant Coding
4 Coding window will open up

For the temperature C Scroll down o Anzeigeeinheit Temperatur (Unit_Temp) and Choose C.

All other Functions are in the same window

Steps Via Xentry
After reading the car go to the ECU Called IC- Instrument Cluster (A1)
Then choose Author data then click on alle_Codierungen. on the right side choose whatever coding you want to change. It should do if the Star Diagnose function is available.