Mb Star C5 Review

Thus, with this equipment MB Star C5, you do not lag behind the progress. You use in your work the best that is available today. Each your client, seeing with his own eyes that you in your work use the same device that he saw at the dealer’s service station, will understand that he made the right decision entrusting his car to your specialists.

Xentry connect HQ clone works good?

Yes, attach the test photos
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If you needs YANWEN express shipping or other shipping method like UPS, TNT, FedEx and so on, or you have special needs for your order, such as declared name and so on, please leave message on the order to notify us. Otherwise we will send the order as our usual practice.
As different country has different import policy, sometimes we will change the shipping method based on the counties and goods.
When you get the parcel, before sign for acceptance, please check the package to make sure the product is correct and no damage.

How to update headlights on 2014 C220 cdi w205

My car is 2014 C220 cdi w205 and I live in Croatia but the car is from Germany. The answer I got is it is possible to update headlights. After upgrading successfully, the headlights will turn on slowly when I unlock my car like this.

How to update headlights on C class W205, sedan?

Expensive method:

Just fyi those headlights go for about $1000 each…

Much cheaper method:

they do but can be had second hand much cheaper.

Also the dealer charges $1900 for light package so if you got your car for a good deal you can still come out ahead. I am pursuing an oem upgrade right now, and I can tell you it is not going to be difficult. It isnt plug and play, but it is fairly straight forward. If you have static LED it is even easier especially for USA version.

I havent 100% confirmed yet but due to USA headlight restrictions on the ILS system, the level sensors on front and rear may not even be needed. Just headlights, a few wires added to current connector, camera in windshield.

My car luckily came with windshield that had camera space built in. For some, they would need to change windshield to get auto brights feature. But they could still install ILS to get lights and look.

To install static LED headlights or ILS light? How to install?

the amount of work to upgrade is essentially the same. the only difference is front level sensor connection and camera in windshield. If you already have spot for camera in windshield then I would do ILS. if you don’t have spot in windshield for camera then static is fine.

buy harness from here


install rear level sensors and wires.
change headlight switch
install static headlights.
code IC, front sam, headlights, ignition module and they should work.
a lot of connections are same as ILS, so if you have windshield I would recommend doing ILS if you are already putting in all this work.

Follow one question: If you wanted to upgrade from static LED to ILS, you would just need the ILS headlamps along with the motor modules, correct? And then just plug the headlamps in and have the dealership code in the ILS…

The answer is: it depends where you are located.

for USA model, I am currently researching, but from what I have found, I don’t think US models use the level sensors. they just use the camera and other inputs from steering column. And their level is based on a prefixed setting that is user adjustable like many have mentioned in threads.

Essentially, you upgrade headlights and control modules on the head light. Run 1 extra sam wire per unit. Run extra power per unit and put in camera in windshield (may need new windhsield depending on car you have) and then code and you’d be done.

Another question: If you have halogen lights, is it possible to upgrade to LED?

it’s possible.
just takes a lot more work than static led to ILS. All new wiring. and need to code.

You simply cannot upgrade to static or ILS lights without coding:

Headlights no longer just take 12v and ground to work.

The ils and static led have control modules in them (microprocessors computers etc), thus everything is operated by the peripheral can bus network. Once power is distributed through the bus (2 ground and 1 power connector for static and 2 gorund and 2 power for ILS), the control modules light the led lights. The halogen lights are simply old school and run by putting power to them. There are dc to dc converters built in and all is handled at the headlight depending on can signal and front sam inputs.

You simply cannot upgrade to static or ILS lights without coding. I use the term coding loosely because the code is already there in your ecu and modules. You just must enable and disable certain strings. sometimes minor writing is needed, but for this you are adjusting lines of code to enable them to do what you want. All you need is a Star diag system sdconnece c4 or ecom with vediamo to do it.

Google and you will research there are a lot of tools online for sale for reasonable prices.

For me, www.obd2tool.com customer service is nice.

How to code?

the coding is something that a dealer can do.

but unless they can add to your vedoc to get code from Daimler, they must hard code through vediamo or dts monaco. they will most likely charge a pretty penny to do this. and keep in mind this is only if you install all the hardware. but if they cant get it in a reasonable amount of time or if you did something wrong, you will most likely get turned away and be out a lot of money.

if you are USA based, I have almost verified, that we do not use the level sensors for our headlights. so wiring is much easier. the kabel daviko harness is probably your best bet still but you will not need all the wires as he says.

I would buy a clone mb sdconnect c4 from obdexpress.co.uk and pay someone to code it. mhha auto has a lot of people on there and info. Once I do mine I’d be willing to help you out as well. but i haven’t done it yet so not ready to commit. but i have laid the road map out and its not too bad. the halogen to any of the led is much more involved.

DTS Monaco & Vediamo “learn coding” guide:
DTS Monaco 8 Faq FULL SCAN June 2019
Vediamo Faq FULL SCAN June 2019
free to share and re-share
Learn how to code yourself



DTS Monaco How To 2019.pdf (88.4MB, 210pages)

Vediamo How To 2019.pdf (27.9MB, 172pages)

The two manuals are the property of all forum users that kindly provided information in threads over the last 2 year and now kindly shared back to users who need a little hand to startup using this great Mercedes Scan Tool.

Why should buy Xentry connect

Benz c5 can provide complete diagnosis for the newest hybrid W222. And it has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.can work on windows xp, win7/8/10 system.


Xentry Connect C5 Benz SD Connect DoIP Wifi MB Star C5 Xentry Tab Kit Diagnosis Multiplexer
Benz c5 can provide complete diagnosis for the newest hybrid W222. And it has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.
The tool we sell do not include the xentry tab, you can equip one yourself or choose other laptop, it is just as a display, no special requirement.
Xentry Connect (VCI+) Technical Parameters:
1.OS: Windows Embedded Standard 7(32bit)
2.Processor: ArrandaieCeleron P4500 oder P4505(38W TDP)
3.Memory: 4G hard disk with 256GB SSD
4.Display: 128*64 PX
5.Battery: 40 minutes (When CPU capacity to 60%)
6.Weight: 1.9KG
7.Network connection: WLAN : IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n2.4+5GHZ
The way to connect: support wireless connection via 1000M workshop switches, also support wired connection.

What the difference on diagnostic systems based on Xentry Connect from other equipment used to diagnose Mercedes cars?

What are its distinguishing features?

Hardware, despite the similarity of many solutions with multiplexers SD Connect –
but the different All diagnostic software is loaded into the Xentry Connect multiplexer itself.
The management software can be installed on any computer with Windows 7 – 32-bit or Windows 8 – 32-bit and serves only for communication with the multiplexer

The licensing system is reworked – now licenses are stored on MB servers – Any license changes are tracked by the multiplexer when connected to the Internet network.

Why should buy Xentry connect

After 2015, all Star Diagnosis equipment is no longer supported. First of all, this means that there is no update of the diagnostic data for the newest cars and their systems, as well as the lack of the possibility of coding and programming of electronic units due to the backlog of the software data level in the device, from data in the electronic control units of the car.

Already at the end of 2014, at most dealerships, almost all of the previously used Star Diagnosis Compact4 with SD Connect DoIP multiplexers were almost completely removed. Instead, dealers received Xentry Kit kits, which include the latest Xentry Connect multiplexers and Xentry Tab tablets from Panasonic. Tablets are custom-made, although they also have a “civilian” version – the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1,
somewhat inferior in terms of battery life to the original Xentry Tab, but it has a much more powerful configuration.

Honestly, the need to use the Xentry Tab on non-dealer services seems somewhat exaggerated to me. With dealers everything is clear – they were forced to use this equipment.
And what about workshop service? Undoubtedly, the tablet from Panasonic is not very bad … But … Its price is disheartening. The cost of the Japanese tablet is realistic to buy pieces of eight new laptops or tablets from other manufacturers.

So , we suggest buy Xentry connect from us , then buy a laptop yourself . the software from which Xentry Connect is managed can be installed without any problems on any computer that has a 32-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It’s clear with Xentry Connect itself – there’s no alternative .
After all, in this choice there are many reasons that encourage one to make a decision. The main thing is one: since 2015, the diagnostic multiplexer Xentry Connect C5 becomes the only one used at dealerships.
Thus, by purchasing this equipment, you do not lag behind the progress. You use in your work the best that is available today. Each your client, seeing with his own eyes that you in your work use the same device that he saw at the dealer’s service station, will understand that he made the right decision entrusting his car to your specialists.

Package List:
1pc x C5 Multiplexer (new C5 case)
1pc x OBDII 16PIN Cable
1pc x Lan Cable

Benz W212 retrofit, program, code offline by sdconnect c4 plus

Topic: use MB Star diagnosis sd connect c4 plus & DTS Monaco engineering software to offline retrofit, program, code Mercedes Benz W212, such as upgrade low configuration headlights to high configuration headlights, enable and disable some functions of W212 etc. A nice feature is these performance are done offline which is stable and easy.

Retrofit W212 electronic folding mirror (dashboard coding).


W212 airbag unlock.



W212 turn off the start and stop function.


W212 enable the curve light



W212 keyless-entry retrofit.



W212 turn off the check engine light on.


W212 turn off the seat belt warning chime.



Temperature Conversion: Fahrenheit to Celsius.


W212 synchronize sound and light.


W212 Change ESP chassis number.


W212 Turn daytime running lights on at night.


W212 Fix Turn Signals Blinking Fast


W212 retrofit electronic rear door (gateway coding).


W212 or 218 retrofit the original ambient Light (gateway enable the coding).


Low configuration headlights upgraded to igh configuration headlights (dashboard coding)


Low configuration headlights upgraded to high configuration headlights (front SAM coding)


That’s all.

Last but not least, mb sd connect c4 plus doip is highly suggested, since it covers both old Benz and new Benz cars.

VXDIAG Benz Xentry “No Access authorization code” Error Solution

Here’s the working solution to Vxdiag Benz C6/VXDIAG multi tool Xentry software software error”
No Access authorization code!  You must contact the User Help Desk”



If you install VXDIAG 2TB hard drive comes default with the package, there is a Tool folder on desktop


Open 1-StartKeyCenter and 2-Key, fill in hardware ID and date.  Then generate a Starkey with Xentry Developer Keygen.


Enter the Starkey and fill in the corresponding area

Then save key.


If xentry prompts message above which indicates the registration is succeed.


Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes


I have installed Xentry 9.2014 in Mb Star C3 multiplexer. It works well so far. Now, I need to make diagnosis on mercedes w205 year 12/2014 but It can not communicate with the car. C3 don’t work in all recent cars in xentry but in DAS is ok.

Experienced users’ suggestion:

C3 has many limitation regarding latest vehicles in Xentry.
It can’t diagnose it e.g w205, w212, w222, w906, smart 453 etc.

its glory is already passed unless you deal only with vehicles in DAS.
you have to change to MB star Compact C4.
C4’s support also officially has been stop since 12-2015.

It is no different even you change folder.
it is different protocol with recent vehicles.

For your w205 (nice car) you can use one of this :
1.sd connect c4
2.xentry sd connect c5

Both good at all new Mercedes Benz models,W222, W221, W212, W203, 211,W 204,W207, W212, GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172 and Smart405, 451, 452, 454

Besides the MB Star diagnosis software c3 and c4 own, sdconnect c4/c5 added three more software: SD Media, Xentry and Smart TAN Code.
SD Media: Video and PDF lessons;
Xentry: New software released by Benz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars. Xentry software for diagnosing W 204,W207 and W212 which C3 and C4 does not support;
Smart TAN Code: Opened special function in DAS program with Smart cars 405/ 451/452/ 454.Besides, it also opened more special functions, such as engineer mode, remove limitations,etc, which Star C3 and Star C4 do not have.

I have successfully communicated wit my w205 AMG using a MB SD C4 connect all controllers accessed.

Why-MB-Star-C3-Xentry-cannot-work-on-W205-recent-Mercedes-1 Why-MB-Star-C3-Xentry-cannot-work-on-W205-recent-Mercedes-2

VXDIAG Benz C6 Multi Tool Xentry Software Update to V2019.07

VXDIAG VCX PLUS Benz or VXDIAG Benz C6 DoIP newer version 2019.07 has been tested and verified working by obd2tool.com engineer.

Software list:

DTS Monaco
DTS Venice

Firmware: upgradeable

Multi-language: Chinese/English/Bulgarian/Danish/Greek/Spanish/French/Italian/Korean/Polish/Romanian/Serbo-Croatian/Swedish/German/Finnish/Hungarian/Japanese/Dutch/Portuguese/Russian/Slovenian/Turkish

Compatible upgradeable devices:


vxdiag benz C6:  https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-10075-VXDIAG-MB-SD-Connect-C6-MB-Star-C6-with-DOIPAUDIO.html

VXDIAG with full brand: https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-10118-Allscanner-VXDIAG-Car-Diagnostic-Tool.html

vxdiag multi tool for BMW & Benz: https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-10125-VXDIAG-BENZ-MB-STAR-C5-Plus-BMW-ICOM-next-2-in-1-Scanner.html

Update method:

For new users, buy the HDD/SSD which comes with latest version software
For old users, send back HDD/SSD to run an upgrade. Update is Free. Freight is on your own account.

VXDIAG Benz Xentry software display:





VXDIAG MB SD Connect C6 MB Star C6 Benz Diagnostic Tool with DOIP&AUDIO Function

VXDIAG For XENTRY Diagnosis VCI is the latest interface for For Mercedes & SMART vehicles can replace Star C4/C5. VXDIAG For XENTRY Diagnosis VCI acts as a Pass-through Interface, also called Star C6, For Benz C6 multiplexer to provide complete communication between a vehicle and the VXDIAG For XENTRY software loaded on a PC.

VXDIAG MB SD Connect C6 XENTRY Diagnosis VCI Overview:

Compatible Software: XENTRY/Das Software

Support Vehicle: Mercede For Benz & Smart vehicles

DoIP: Support DoIP

Functions: Star Diagnostic & programming (SCN Coding)

XENTRY Software Show:





XENTRY Diagnosis VCI Summary:

The new VXDIAG For XENTRY Diagnosis VCI (Vehicle Communication Interface) multiplexer serves as the interface to the vehicle when performing diagnosis and repairs, and programming electric and electronic on-board vehicle systems.

The VXDIAG For XENTRY Diagnosis VCI does not have its own PC core, battery, fan, or display. It is operated using the VXDIAG For XENTRY Diagnosis Pad via WLAN or a USB cable connection.





SD Connect C4 SCN coding login service error

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:


Error when starting the process: login service


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.



Communication error 2.565.0



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

I have had it for 3 years now.

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

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