FVDI 2016 installation Step by Step

Generally, FVDI users follow the next steps to install FVDI 2016.
Take FVDI for Mercedes Benz installation for example.
Step 1: Download ” FVDI V2015_6.2″ “CDM20814” “FWDownloader” and unzip them

Step 2: Open FVDI V2015_ 6.2, setup “Adobe Reader 9”

Step 3: In the folder “FVDI V2015_6.2”, click “Setup” to complete Abrites Commander Software setup Wizard.

Step 4: After completing the Abrites Commander Software setup Wizard, restart the computer.

Step 5: This is connection instruction:

When ready to get authorization for FVDI ABRITES Commander, operate by following the next steps:

1). Connect the Softdog to FVDI. Do not connect Softdog to the computer, otherwise the Softdog green light or red light will on, and result in authorization fail.

2). Use USB cable to connect FVDI and the computer, but do not connect FVDI to the car. Wait until FVDI green light on and Softdog red light on, you succeed getting authorization. If FVDI red light on or Softdog green light on, repeat the above steps.

After get authorization for FVDI, follow the next steps to connect.
1). Connect the Softdog to FVDI (Note: do not connect Softdog to the computer).
2). Use USB cable to connect FVDI and the computer. Wait until FVDI green light on and Softdog red light on, connect Softdog USB cable to the computer. During the procedure, the Softdog red light keeps on (Note: do not connect FVDI to the car)
3). Till the above 2 steps work well, connect FVDI to the car.

Step 6: Connect FVDI to the computer, and computer found new hardware.

Step 7: Browse folder “CDM20814” to setup driver into it.

Step 8: Finish the software for USB Serial Converter

Step 9: another window pops up “Found new hardware”, repeat the last steps and finish the software for USB Serial Port.

Step 10: Open Device Manage-USB Serial Port(COM4) – right click “Properies” – Driver- the Driver version must be 2.8.14.0.

Then find out “USB Serial Converter”, right click “properties” – Driver-the Driver version must be 2.8.14.0.

Step 11: Open “FWDownloader” and check if it is available with newest version.

Step 12: Open “Abrites Quick Start”, Click Logo “Mercedes Benz” , one window pops up saying ” Connecting to server…..OK”, which means the computer is network connected. Click “Ok”, then it displays “Days remain: 361” which means FVDI at OBD2TOOL is activated for 361 days, click “Close”.

Note: after FVDI is activated by FLYOBD Company, it is okay to use it without network connection. If the network disconnect, you get message “Connecting to server……Failed”, it is normal, ignore it. Until the authorized days expire, connect the network to active again.


Step 13: Choose “OBDII cable”

Step 14: Select Vehicle information to scan.

FVDI not work or driver won`t install, please check computer Config

FVDI 2016 not work or driver won`t install, please check computer Config

FVDI ABRITES Commander not work or driver won`t install? Then some user consider FVDI hardware is broken and send back to the seller for repair. Actually, obd2tool.com engineer tested and proved it’s not problem of hardware, but the compatibility of the computer and FVDI.

FVDI 2016 computer configuration and operation system (OS)

1.CPU >=1.8 GHz , more than 2GB
2.OS: Windows XP, tested windows 7 32bit and prompt many system patches not found.
3.When update, if it prompts “Connecting to server…….failed” (See picture one).
Maybe the network connection is unstable, as the picture 2 shows, this user tried fine network connection when update, then get message “Connecting to server…….OK” and able to download firmware.

Real user’s Case to prove my opinion:
One user’s Auto Scanner Tools  FVDI 2016 not work, then contact our engineer to remote assist him, and find his computer is only with 768MB memory, use another higher configuration computer to install FVDI, finally FVDI 2015 works.