SD Connect C4 SCN coding login service error

Problem:
I have the MB account and the engineer confirmed the account can be applied to MB SD Connect C4 clone multiplexer.

I need to carry out online SCN coding, i got the 2019.05 DAS Xentry star diagnostic software.

But came across error before enter login menu.

Error screenshot:

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Error when starting the process: login service

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Error cause:

You should start from Xentry but not DAS.

If the error still exits, please make sure internet connection is well built. Set the computer time to your local time!!! Our engineer recommend to use latest software (current new version V2019.05).

SD Connect C4 Xentry cannot access some modules solution

I have a MB star diagnostic system with SD Connect C4 multiplexer. It worked without problem at the beginning. A friend borrowed it and now it behaves funny. It scans w204 well but for w203 it scans ezs and gateway only. It scans w164 to the fullest but only ezs on w163. What could be wrong?

Problem in detail:
I have a problem with my Star Diagnoses when I work on w203s. In the first picture this is what I get when I do a scan. It doesn’t scan the engine, transmission, bas. On the second and third pictures I wanted to code the fuel tank type on the instrument cluster and this are the messages I get and coding cannot be done.

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Communication error 2.565.0

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I using MB SD C4 MUX with 2014.12V Xentry software version.

I have had it for 3 years now.

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SD C4 firmware version photo taken when i connect it to vehicle and press “i” button for 3 times

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I have tried on other Mercedes cars, w163, w170 and the result is the same. It used to work before but after someone borrowed it, that is when I started experiencing this problem. I ran self test but I don’t know what to expect from the result.

Obd2tool.com engineer solution:

You have your Star tool for 3 years. The Xentry software is very old version. But your MB SD C4 main unit shows firmware version OS:2.3/CSD:2.10, the firmware version is new to 2015.  So your machine default firmware version won’t be this new. Contact your friend who borrowed your machine to ask if he tried to update/flash your SD C4.If yes, your software will not work with current C4 firmware.

If your friend had the same problem as you now when borrow your device. You properly should send back the unit for repair.

Note: Do try to use new 2015V 2016V Xentry software on this C4, they are not compatible with the firmware.

How to check if your current software is compatible with your C4 firmware or not.

Steps to update SD Connect

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How to solve MB STAR C3 DAS Fault (1.1)-1.501.9504

I have had a Mercedes diagnostic machine Benz star c3 for a while and i decided to try and make it work, but every time i try to communicate with the car i get  an error message saying :

Fault (1.1)-1.501.9504
Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed. Possible causes: The link between the diagnosis multiplexer and the diagnostic socket is interrupted. The link between the diagnosis multiplexer and the diagnostic unit is interrupted. The voltage supply at the diagnostic socket (circuit 30 and (or) circuit 31) is faulty.

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Error codes analysis:

error code 95xx: C3 mux settings is committed
error code 9551: means no C3 mux is connected
error code 9504: means Star C3 is connected and error in mux
error code 9500: means C3 is connected but error in COM settings to COM2
error code 99xx: means C4 mux settings is committed

So the error is 9504 means mux is read by software and mux is burned

But C3 mux is working on 3 main communication objects:
1- CanBus
2- K-line
3- L-line

your mux may still work if one circuit is burned like CanBus circuit burned but still you have other 2 working on K-line and L-line
Detailed possibilities of unsuccessful communication:

1 COM port setup improperly or broken COM serial on the laptop
2 New models that old STAR C3 cannot support
3 Something wrong with C3 diagnostic mux
4 Something wrong with cables

Thus, Obd2tool advice is to check your mux on other laptop, OR you may find your COM serial on your laptop is broken or do opposite check other mux on your laptop to find what is wrong. if all is ok, that is two possible occasions:

1 the model cannot not be supported by Star c3 and you should buy SDconnect C4
2 the software can not run ok and you can try new V2018.9 MB Star C3 Software

Disclaimer:

TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK!

Star diagnostic Variant Coding to MB W220 S55 ESP

What is variant coding? And how to do on Mercedes S55 ESP?

Purpose: ESP module variant coding with Star diagnostic

Vehicle:2002 Mercedes w220 s55

Problem: I get a code under ESP module saying C1511-005 Coding Error Variant Coding is incorrect

Reply:

The variant coding in question is set by using factory data. That factory data is basically what chassis that engine control unit is bolted to. Things like weight of the car, yaw sensor and acceleration sensor parameters, moment arms, etc etc.

Once the engine control unit “learns” its variant coding, it is permanently and irrevocably locked down.

The ESP module reads the variant coding from the ECU. Once read, its ” soft” locked.

Your trouble code suggests that the ESP module has a variant coding that differs from that of the ECU.

Is this a recent occurrence? Did you perhaps have an third party ECU tune performed? Was the ESP module replaced ? Is the trouble code stored or current ?

Using STAR you can go into the ESP and check the currency of the error code and determine if it was 9 years ago or last Tuesday. If it was a long ago and a stored code, I would clear it and move on. If it is current, you can force a variant locking reset of the ESP module in STAR diagnostic and see if the code returns. If the trouble code returns, that would make it a current and ongoing error. If that turns out to be the case then perhaps the ESP module has gone “breasts skyward”.

Look here:

in STAR diagnostic

go to the ESP module under CONTROL UNITS
CHASSIS
ESP
Fault Codes
Select C1511-005
1. to the right it should say CURRENT or STORED
hit F8
It should show you how many time the car has ben started after the code was detected. “0” means the fault is CURRENT, any number greater than 0 the fault should be STORED and past history. The ( obviously ) higher the number of start cycles the longer ago it was.

2. Double click C1511-005
Read the pre conditions
hit F3
read the sequence and follow it to (hopefully) force a variant coding re-read/write.

It would seem that the ESP reads the ECU on every start up. Having a bad TCU MAY be contributing to the ECU variant coding being off kilter. I would think there would be some P2000-P2564 series codes displayed for that though.

The most important note: When you get into adaptation it shows 000000 zeros on the vin number section and ask you to enter vin to match it. tried but no success.

How to solve:

Bear in mind I am using Xentry-Sim.
Paramaeters: specified US D2B version 220.175

Control Units
Drive
Transmission: selected 722.6 as of 2001
Control Unit Adaptations

First stab in the dark, try F7 ( Perform Synchronization ) In other words.. ” go fetch me the VIN from the ECU ”

If that is successful ( something other than 0’s displayed) , then F5 ( confirmation of the VIN ).

If not successful, try entering VIN as it appears normally, then F5
If that doesn’t work try entering as internal FIN, 2201751Axxxxxx where xxxxxx is your chassis serial from Normal VIN. Then F5.

If none of that works…It maybe time for some of that professional help mentioned earlier up the thread.
Try that and see what happens

I have no training as a MB mech/tech and offer this as just a possible direction to proceed in. The ( very ) highly paid professionals at the Dollarship or the ( not so ) highly paid folks at a good independent shop should/would have the final say.

Mb Star C3 Pro Red Interface With Seven Cable For BENZ Truck and Cars

Mb Star C3 Pro With Seven Cable For BENZ Truck and Cars Update To V2018.9

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Top 4 Reasons to Get MB Star C3 Pro:

1. Newest Software: V2018.9 (HDD with Win8 System No HHT)
2. Multi-Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Ruassian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese
3. MB Star C3 has past truck test. It can used to do benz trucks 12-24V
4. Z-TEK USB1.1 to RS232 Convert Connector is included in the package now,easier for you to use Mb Star C3 on pc without COM port
Mb Star C3 Functions:

1.1989~up to now Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint, Smart ;
2.All electric system Diagnostic;(Do not include flash code)
3.reading trouble code
4.erasing trouble code
5.live-data
6.adaptation
7.component testing
8.maintenance
9.information consultation
10.component location diagram
11.wiring diagram

Mb Star C3 New Features:

1.This version of MB STAR C3 can fit all computers,it is not only limited on IBM T30,provide great convenience to customers.It has one hard disk contain DAS and WIS system.
2.With a 7 meter RS232-RS485 cable,provide more convenience to garage when diagnose.
3.Every hard disk has it’s special number,have self-test function.Just give us the self-test report and the number,we will find out what’s the matter with this tool,avoid the shipping charge when this tool need fix.Great improvement!
4.What is most important, this C3 has past truck test.It can used to do benz trucks.

Mb Star C3 Testable System:

ENGINE
AUTO-SPEED
AIRCONDITIONAL SYSTEM
SRS
ABS
ASR
MPL
GM
BENZ ORIGINAL ANTI-THEFT
DASX SYSTEM
KEYZESS GO SYSTEM
OBD-II SYSTEM

Product Software Includes:

1.D-A-S: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System ,Concise interface and straightforward operation with IBM high-quality computer can realize the quick and accurate code reading and the whole car system testing
2.W-I-S net: Workshop Information System Supply the whole view of the wiring diagram in a car,component location diagram and maintenance method. What you do is to enter the chassis number, and then you will get the manufacture data, engine configuration and the car model -all in detail.
3.EPC.net : Electronic Parts Catalog
4.ST Finder:Part location finder
5. STAR UTILITIES : the movement management system and self-test

MB Star C3 Supported Vehicle List:

Passenger Car Support List:
A(176), A(169), A(168), B(246), B(245), CLC(117), C(204) C(203), C(202), 190(201), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), S(126),
E(207), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140) SLK(172), SLK(171), SLK(170), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197),
M(166), M(164), M(163), G(463), G(461), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221),S(220), S(140), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216),
CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107),SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(460), GL(164), GLK(204), R(251)

Van Support List:
MB 100(631), T1, SprinterIII, SprinterII, SprinterI, Sprinter900, Citan, Vito(639), Vito(638), V(638),  Viano(639), T2, Vario, Vaneo(414)

Truck Support List:
Actros963/4, Actros2,3, AtegoIII, AtegoII, AxorII, Eonic, Zetros, Actros, Atego Light, Atego Heavey, HPN M96, Atron, HPN M2000, SKL, FSK, Further model series

Unimog Support List:
U20, UGN, UHN

Bus Support List:
TRAVEGO, INTOURO, INTEGRO, CITARO, CAPACITY, CITO, TOURISMO, O350/O403, CONECTO, O404, O405-O408, Minibus, OC500, TOURO, TOURINO, MBC, MULITEGO, O500, O500/OH, OH, OH368, OF, OF384, LO, O400, FURTHER MODEL SERIES

Super Sports Car Support List:
SLR(199)

Mb Star C3 Package List:

1x MULTIPLEXER
1x 16Pin OBD II Cable
1x 4Pin Cable
1x 38Pin Cable
1x 14Pin Truck Cable
1x COM Cable
1x RS232 to RS485 Cable
1x Serial Adapter Cable
1x Hard Disk
1x Z-TEK USB1.1 To RS232 Convert Connector

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Mercedes MB Star C3 diagnostic Xentry 3.17 error (fixed)

The solution to MB Star C3 OBD2 diagnostic scan tool Xentry software 3.17 problem by obd2tool.com.

Problem:

When open the MB Star C3 diagnostic system Xentry software, the system pops up Xentry 3.17 error.

Here is the solution by obd2tool.com technician:

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Delete the lic_key_2.dat and lic_key_2x4712 files under LicDir folder.
Follow the instruction to re-activate the star diagnostic DAS and Xentry software.
How to activate MB Star diagnostic DAS/Xentry

If still not working after activation, you need to send the Benz Star diagnosis C3 hardware back to repair.

DTS Monaco WiKi: Download, Installation, FAQs and Review

Content includes:
What’s DTS Monaco?
What do you personally use DTS Monaco for?
Which MB Star sw version comes with DTS-monaco?
Where to download DTS Monaco for free?
How to install /configure DTS Monaco software?
DTS Monaco vs. Vediamo
Any good success with DTS Monaco?

What is DTS Monaco?

DTS-monaco introduction:
1.DTS-monaco is the official software used by Daimler-Benz development engineers
2.DTS Monaco is universal engineering test terminal for the diagnosis and control function of the vehicle controller, The name Monaco is derived from the modular analyzer used in vehicle traffic
3.DTS Monaco covers all the tasks in the field of engineering, testing and production test preparation
4.When Mercedes-Benz maintenance test it is the greatest authority,the perfect support for C4(SDconnect) and (Ecom) Hardware(at present, Das-xentry.Vediamo lower authority)

DTS-monaco special feature:
1.Quick Test: Entire vehicle ECU quick test, and the test can choose to edit more
2.Variant Coding: Coding with variation add VO- delete VO function
3.ID identification: One click to read the whole car and save all modules programmed numbers
4.Complete Variant Coding: One time to read all the ECU coding vehicle data, can be written to the vehicle again, completely off-line operation
5.Diagnostic Services: Advanced features can see your choice of internal and external data module, turn on the computer authorization(not driving license), Activate ECU, reset ECU, modifying the original chassis number
6.Flash programming: Fully offline programming
7.Diagnostic Trouble Code: Diagnostic module DTC fault code
8.ECU Exchange: Two of the same ECU, by reading data import data exchange
9.Symbolic trace: Record and track the file, after repeated viewing, analysis of fault logic point

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What do you personally use DTS Monaco for?

DTS Monaco is a program for softening. Mercedes-Benz is dealing with some company for developing some some software’s for the control units fixed on the cars. check the web side of this company and you will understand what they are doing. My advise to you if you want to play with this program you need to be expert with the vehicles software and programming other wise you will destroy it.

For many, DTS is the best software used on cars.
Coding works very good an easy, because for all coding-points it shows a “coding description”. With Vediamo you can not sort the list and have to make “right click” on any coding-point to read the description.
So, if you search for special things or “browse” through the functions in the ECU, Monaco is more comfortable.

Btw, vediamo unlocks units same as dts. Monaco can save codings in one click and upload them in one click too especially on MVCI smr-d units, which vediamo cant handle. Quite useful, but requires quite powerful system

Which MB Star sw version comes with DTS-monaco?
09-2017, 12-2017, 03-2018, 05-2018,09-2018, 12-2018

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DTS-monaco vs. Vediamo
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Where to download DTS Monaco for free?

https://mega.nz/#!p9ZDGKwS!VTn9fB80Z9-YKpV8aj9PkRXR3KinAT6RFiW13GGdOHI

It’s free but with unknown security.

Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?

Here you go.

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How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?
When installing DTS Monaco to communicates and works with SDconnect4 all user installed SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.3. And no one tried to force the work SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.4.2, which is installed together with the installation of Setup_Addon_DAG. And I did it.

Checked only on the system without DAS/Xentry.
DTS Monaco 8.03.12.
Windows 7 x64.
Follow the next steps:
1. Install Monaco
2.Install Setup_Addon_DAG
3.Go to С:\ProgramData\I+ME ACTIA\Toolkit\
4. Open and edit toolkit.ini
Code:
ShowInTray=2
NetworkIcon=2
DeviceIcon=1
ConnectionState=1
5. Save file and reboot Windows
6. Connect SDconnect MUX via cable
7. Start System Configurator
8. Go to Licenses and you will see your MUX as DCDIPartW with your serial number. After editing in Interfaces type of MUX will change to MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
9. Go toInterfaces
Code:
eCOM_SMR
Interface name – > SDconnect_SMR
Bus system interface – > D-PDU API
D-PDU API version – > I+ME ACTIA GmbHXS_D_PDU_API_FOR_DTS_8_03_12
Module type – > MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
Cable – > CABLE_OBDII_SDCONNECT
Physical links: CAN1, CAN4, CAN8
10 .Click Save and close System Configurator
11. Now you can connect to the car or single ECU

How to solve DTS Monaco and SDConnect Toolkit conflict issue?

SDConnect Toolkit setting and DTS Monaco Connection setting
1.Delete C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ all files inside.
2.Copy C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Mercedes-Benz \ SDConnect Toolkit \ inside all files,
paste it into C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ folder inside .
3.Copy C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ bin \Folder inside the Toolkit files,
paste it into C: \ ProgramData \ I + ME ACTIA \ Toolkit folder inside, replace the original file.

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Any good success with star mercedes DTS Monaco?

1) Mercedes W205 coding with DTS Monaco: Done!
2) I successfully connected to ZGW221 w/o car
DTS Monaco always sends a notification that it is impossible to contact the EIS221 to read the mileage, voltage, etc. (because w/o car)
3) I use both DTS Monaco & Vediamo, I can do tons of customizing settings on All MB cars; some of them are hidden by MB but very useful and cool.

For example ,
1. ALL vehicle which equip with dual multifunction camera, I could enable Traffic Sign Assist if your car does not have this function. Because MB hide it and they could sale the function for money in the future.
2. ALL vehicle which equip with parking radar sensor, I could set Alarm sound frequency related to the distance to the obstacle, instead of stock only make Alarm sound at the red zone( 30cm ). We call it synchronization.
3. ALL vehicle which equip with 360 camera, I could change the disable speed ( Distract screen engage), allow you can have more time or view around at higher speed.
4. Change temp. pressure gauge unit on cluster and Command Online ( C<->F , psi<->bar <->kpa, hp(SAE or DIN), N m <-> lb ft).
5. Disable Distract protection( allow VIDEO IN MOTION, spell input to Navi, Message while moving, and more ) Do not use them when you are driving!
6. Remove E-speed limiter, and also you can enable a menu called Winter Tire Speed Limiter on cluster, and you can choose how fast you dont want to pass, as low you can set 160km/h=100mph).
7. Adding some equipments when the car does not have them installed from factory, even transplant some from other model. ( But you need pay a lot to buy those parts compare to buy options installed by factory when they build the car. And for installation some of them are not easy as plug and play.).
8. Enable Blue Welcome home light for W beginning VIN W205 equip with Dynamic Head Light (IHL) without changing headlight assembly, 55SWF beginning…NVM, also vehicle has SA Code 608( Automatic High Beam Switch) could upgrade to Code 628 (Automatic High Beam Switch Plus) If you has dual multifunction camera.
9. Upgrade all control unit software without online daimler account, also you could downgrade.
10. Too many….
11. In general, all ppl talk about some setting or function they dont like and they want to change, I believe 99% of them can be achieved. 1% is still no solution for Apple Car Play and Android Auto for W205 before MY2018 without swapping Command Online Unit.

I would say, with those two software I could even build a car from every single pieces (IF PARTS FIT ). even the model does not exist( create a new car for MB ).
XENTRY can not do to much, compare those two software, its a baby toy.

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How to Make Your Star C3 Work as MB SD Connect C4

Here introduce you two ways to make your Benz star c3 Pro (Quality Version) work as MB SD Connect C4.

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1)
Convert MB Star C3 PartD (C3) to SD connect (C4), download Convert_C3_to_C4 tool.rar, and run it on your MB star c3 Diagnosis software. Then set local-connect IP as: 172.29.127.119/255.255.0.0 and the wireless IP:192.168.2.221/255.255.255.0.

2)
Replace the attached file (cal.sli) in local disk F:/ F:programmeXentrybinllist and make it Read Only after running MB Star C3 Xentry software which has connect with your SD connect C4 Multiplexer, then replace the download Cal sli. (If you are MB Star diagnostic technician, you also can modify the cal. sli by yourself.)

Afterwards you have to do following changes to convert the PartD MB Star C3 to SD Connect C4 .

1. Find out F:ProgrammeDASbin folder in Local Disk F:/ and locate Cal.ini file, follow below steps

PartD (C3) Mux:

[SERVER]
REPORT=0
PLATFORM=PART_D2

SD connect (C4) Mux:

[SERVER]
REPORT=0
PLATFORM=PART_T (or optional _W for Wi-Fi ONLY communication)

2.Find out HHTWin.ini file which located in the windows MAIN folder, make it as below:

PartD (Star C3) Mux:

[STARTUP]
SLAVE=PARTD2

SDconnect (C4) Mux:

[STARTUP]
SLAVE=PARTT2

Finally, please configure serial port, LAN network or WIFI network (if you using WIFI Benz diagnostic system)

Now please test your Benz diagnostic tool mb star c3 pro and enjoy

Any further question or problem,please kindly contact our customer service

How to activate the MB Star C3 software

Q: How to activate the Benz star c3 software?

A: After the installation in the VMware. There will be a file on the desktop named “How to setup your Star C3″.
Please read the file carefully. And provide us your ID for us to calculate the password. You can activate the software with this password.

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Q: How to change language of MB Star Diagnosis MB Star C3?

A: First choose the left side down button to setup (which mark red arrow on the pic),then click lanuage to change the one you want.

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how to start using SD Connect C4 diagnostic tool with any PC

This is an article that demonstrates how to start using MB SD Connect C4 diagnostic tool with any PC with external HDD by using Vmware virtual machine.

If you are using SD Connect C4 in a non virtual mode (i.e. with Dell D630) than launching of DAS, shown in the second half of the video, is basically the same.

If you have not yet purchased the Auto Scanner Tool and wandering of which to buy, than I would advise that you by SC Connect with Dell D630 or D620, as they are faster and easier to use.

Here is briefly how to set up thee workstastion.
– connect the exterrnal hard disk to your laptop;
– connect the LAN cable to your laotop and your MB Star LAN socket;
– connect your MB Star to the car’s OBDII socket, you’ll hear a beep – MB Star is ready to be used;
– star your PC…

After Windows XP on your laptop is up and running, you will have to setup the VMWare software.
This software should be on the external hard disk that came with your SD Connect.
You set it uo as normal Windows software.
The setup process is straight forward.

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