2017 Xentry Connect C5 – What’s New

Real Xentry Connect came as the newest star diagnosis system in the year 2017. it’s 1:1 clone of the original. Same as the one produced by French ACTIA Company, can test Engine /Transmission / air conditioning /SRS.ABS/ anti-theft system and OBD-II system, for basic diagnostic, SCN coding & ECU programming.


What’s new? & what is updated, compared with sdconnect c4?

1 This mercedes benz star Scanner SDconnect C5 is the real version with HQ PCB like the original, not the cheap one made by SD connect PCB.

(attach PCB photos in the last part)

2 support the newest hybrid W222.

3 has an Ethernet switch, which switches the TCP/IP messages in the event of DoIP diagnosis to the vehicle side


4 has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.

Hardware: The hardware of Mercedes C5 is better and stable than MB SD Connect Compact 4
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.

Software: All Mercedes diagnostic software 2017.9 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.

5 at a lower price: the 1:1 clone of the original C5 is much more cheaper than that from the ACTIA Company

Undoubtedly, the original c5 on obd2tool.com with Panasonic tablet from the ACTIA Company is excellent … 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 , recommend buying an original Xentry connect and 1:1 clone: http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-5064-Mercedes+BENZ+C5+MB+SD+Connect+Compact+5+Star+Diagnostic+Tool+With+WiFi.html (it’s 1259 usd, the same result as the original), 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 .

Attachment: Xentry Connect C5 PCB- real & fake

PCB from real Xentry Connect C5

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This board is verified to work no issues.

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PCB from fake Xentry Connect C5

the fake mb star c5 has nothing update

it is another SDconnect c4 with a different look only

fake C5 adopts the same design in appearance as the genuine from French ACTIA Company

same sw, some PCB, same result as SDconnect

So,  Why you 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 SDConnect 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.

Mercedes Vediamo Xentry Das Developer Mode User Manual

MB Star Diagnosis Xentry/das developer mode with Mercedes Vediamo for SCN coding no need SCN account. Few Customer inquiry Star Diagnosis Xentry/DAS developer mode Mercedes Vediamo, How to use the Mercedes Vediamo software? obd2tool.com share the Mercedes Vediamo Star diagnosis developer mode user manual as following.

MB Star Diagnosis Xentry Das with Vediamo Xentry/DAS Developer Mode


XENTRY MERCEDES DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE 2017 2 MB Star Diagnosis Xentry/DAS Developer Vediamo Mode User Manual

Here is obd2tool.com Benz diagnostic tool MB Star Diagnosis Xentry/DAS Developer Mode User Manual, incl three part:

What you need for Mercedes Vediamo Xentry/DAS Developer Mode ?
When & why you should use Mercedes Vediamo Xentry Developer Mode?
How to use Mercedes Vediamo Developer Mode step by step?

THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE: you are trying on your own risk!!!!!!!!

Be very careful when using the Developer functions! Many of them can cause irreversible damage to the components of the vehicle and may cause personal injury! Please be aware that modification to some specific systems (airbags, braking systems) may make the vehicle unsafe for on road use and may violate the local highway laws, rendering the car not roadworthy in the legal aspect.

This is especially true for the SRS modules, where unintentional usage of developer options may cause deployment of airbags/tensioners and other aggressive restraint systems.

IMPORTANT NOTE: what do you need for Xentry/DAS Developer Mode?

– original Mercedes diagnostic tools like Super mb star c3 or HQ clone like SDconnect C4 china clone mux

– DAS/XENTRY with good installation

– a laptop running with Windows XP better

IMPORTANT NOTE: why & when should you use Xentry/DAS Developer Mode?

As a presumed DAS user you have probably learned already that there are number of functions that would logically belong to the software options, but they

are missing from the regular DAS installations. These include recoding (variant coding) the control units without SCNs (Software Calibration Numbers), de/activation of commercially sensitive options (in-motion video of tv/dvd), recoding the configuration of airbag units, seat belt reminders, changing the configuration of instrument clusters, restoring damaged EEPROM contents for Comand/APS and other ECUs and many more. There is also an additional benefit: sometimes control units record a DTCs (error codes) that are filtered out by the production software. Developer kit allows unfiltered view on the module’s error memory, therefore allowing to see all stored trouble codes, including the masked ones.

The reasons for disabling these functions in the DAS setups seen at the dealership are very simple: firstly, risk associated with using them is too high to open these tools to (very often) under trained and rushing technicians; secondly, there are several legal obligations that put restrictions on what the dealer can do and what he can not – for instance, recoding tv-in-motion, airbags and emission-re lated systems fall into this category. Thirdly, electronically damaged components very often result in replacement, therefore repairing (recoding) would have adverse effect on spare parts revenue.

Here is how to : clean ASSYST Plus Memory
Firstly, you need the mentioned Developer key made according to your LAN ID. Before scrapping your old key, take note of the LAN ID (there are some cases when it changes ie. when reconfiguring the hardware) and the current License Key in the DAS. Both information can be found in the licensing menu of Star Utilities. Then replace your current key with Developer key, save and restart DAS. After selection of vehicle class there should be now a new screen (in German, except V-Series and W221 where it comes in English) informing you about dangers associated with using Developer Kit. You are good to go now.
In Mercedes Vediamo Developer mode : (tested version 11-2010)
Steuergerate (Control units) ->F3
Aufbau (Body) ->F3
ZGW (CGW) ->F3
Entwicklungen (Development data) ->F3
Steuergerate – Anpassungen (Control unit adaption) ->F3
Programmieren (Update) von Steuergeraten (Control module programming) ->F3
Steuergerat programmieren (Auswahl) (Program control unit (Selection)) ->F3

Now we have 2 options to flash the ZGW/CGW with, choose the correct one
Don’t panic ! if you choose the wrong file , it terminates process and you can do it over again
Confirm Flash pop-up with Ja (Yes)
After that it says : “Das Steuergerate wurde erfolgreich programmiert”
->”OK” it ask for a reset -> JA (Yes) ->
ECU Reset (FN_ECU_Reset) ->F3 again ->F3

Now you Complete full History wipe

Enable Comand DVD/TV in Motion (W211 W219) and OTHERS


In obd2tool.com Vediamo Developer mode :
Audio, Video, Navigation und Telematik ->F3
a screen might pop up with all kind of settings, ignore and press F2
New screen with ESD warning ->F3 COMAND /AUDIO -AUDIO 50 oder COMAND ->F3
Entwicklungsdaten ->F3
Steuergerate-Anpassungen ->F3 Steuergerate-Anpassungen (Variantencoderierung) ->F3
HU Parameter ->F3 scroll down to line: Driving speed is more than 0 kph and
Driving speed is more than 10 kph and BOTH enable them and ->F3 to confirm coding
Now you be able to watch DVD/TV when car is in motion

Uprate the speed limited in a gasoline (ME-series controller) engine control unit
Log on to DAS, connect to the car, select:
Control Units -> Drive -> ME-SFI 28 -> Development Data.
Then select the Control Unit Adaptations -> Explizite Kodierung

This option works quite the same in Diesel engine models, however i found it more difficult to use (quite frequently modules are replying with an error message to the attempt of recoding). I was able to successfully remove the speed limiter on a CDI2 series module from the W210 model and some others as well.

Addrear airbags to the AB control module
Control Units -> Body -> Airbag (AB) -> Development Data -> Control Module Adaptations -> Variant Coding -> Fahrzeugausstatung Kodieren
(the last menu entry can be slightly d ifferent in various module variants)

Select the drop-down list in the field Airbag Hinten Rechts and Airbag Hinten Links – set to YES. Back up to the main Airbag menu, reset the fault codes, cycle ignition, reset fault codes again and cycle the ignition for 2nd time (this step is very important).

Addfog lamps to function as a cornering aid
Select Body, then Driver Side SAM -> Development Data -> Control Unit Adaptations -> Variant Coding -> Abbiegelicht set to ON (“ja”).

Then go to the Passenger SAM (if present, for example in 211/219 model series) and similarly, perform the same coding in the second SAM unit. I have found that quite often cars manufactured prior to year 2003 have the relevant cornering lights option available in the left sam, however right sam is missing it. Not a big problem since these are readily and cheaply available from the second-hand market.

For all the onboard systems to recognize the new function you will also need to recode the CGW or EZS and mark the appropriate factory option in the adaptations.

Hidden error codes

For W211/W219/W230 series with SBC system, go to the Chassis-> Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) then enter Development Data then call up Fault Codes. Most likely, a car that has been driven for some time will have a code “Event: ABS Bremsung” stored. This Fault/Event is not normally shown in the general menu of DAS – it is being filtered. It actually

does not represent an actual error, just a specific condition (hard braking with ABS activation). You will find many modules that actually filter out some more or less useful fault codes.

This menu is also very useful when evaluating vague fault codes (ie: “Hydraulics fault” in the general version in the developer menu can be drilled down to something more meaningful like “rear left release valve stuck in closed state” – this will come in German though).

Adapting the SRS control unit to a new car (different configuration, different VIN).
First of all erase all present error codes in the unit if possible. If there are current faults the airbag module might not get properly reinitialized.

Then proceed to the menu control unit adaptations -> special functions -> Control Unit is released.

From this point do not turn the ignition off or reset the control module. Proceed to the menu option “initial startup” where the current configuration will be reinitialized and new VIN can be written to the control unit.

Please pay attention to the specified configuration (ie. Does the car have rear side airbags?) otherwise you will end up with a controller that does not recognize airbags installed in the vehicle.

After completing the initial startup, reset the control module (cycle ignition) and erase all fault codes resulting from the startup process.

Extend SBC life


Make sure engine is running !!!

In Mercedes Vediamo Developer mode from obd2tool.com you need to go to Entwickelingsdaten – > ansteueringen -> Gesamstliste aller Ansteuerungen

to see how many times brake has been pressed there is a line that says: Bremsenzahler (DJ_GetBrLive)

then 1 line down there you see Bremsenzahler aktualisieren und Lebensdauerzahler F neu berechenen -> click it !
Parameter uINBR = 0
then click F3

1 line down Bremsenzahler auf beliebigen Wert setzen (DJ_SetNBr) -> click it
Parameter uINBR = 0
then click F3

then scroll down untill you see the line’s :

Lebensdauerzahler F neu berechenen (DJ_CalcLiveTime)
Parameter uINBR = 0
then click F3

Lebensdauerzahler F neu berechenen und schreiben (DJ_BuildAndWriteF)
Parameter uINBR = 0
then click F3

Log out of SBC !!
log out of verhicle !!

let engine run at least 10 minutes or drive at least 10 minutes

If no coils are damaged , SBC fault code is not AKTUEL no more

Desactivate seat children and ocuppancy seat in mercedes ml270 cdi

Warning !! Warning !!
After completing this procedure
NEVER use a child seat in this seat again
Warning !! Warning !!


In obd2tool.com Mercedes Vediamo Developer mode , you have to Disable AKZE in passenger seat.
When you disable this feature, passenger airbag in Dashboard, will work ALLWAYS when crash signal come’s from the front of the car , even if no passenger is sitting in this chair . So in an accident from the front, you allways have to buy a new Dashboard + dash airbag as well

Important !!
After you disabled AKZE in SRS unit ,you will notice you can’t erase the fault , or another fault came back (fault coding).
To complete procedure , you have to unplug the Yellow AKZE connector under passenger seat, so SRS can’t measure anything connected on this input port.
Now you can erase Fault codes in SRS , and your SRS light in Instrumentcluster will go off

Warning !! Warning !!
After completing this procedure
NEVER use a child seat in this seat again
Warning !! Warning !!

Activate this secret function as litres, datum, bigger pictures/symbols of some check controls on all models
like W211

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AGAIN! DISCLAIMER: The author takes no responsibility for any damage caused by use of the Developer Kit of DAS. This option is a very powerful tool but must be used responsibly and with extreme caution. If in doubt, please do not blindly try the menu options – several of them will cause EEPROM or FLASH memory damage, requiring the module to be disassembled and reprogrammed using external tools – this is a troublesome and risky operation. Unintentional actuation of components may cause mechanical failures or even risk of fire – please remember, that in obd2tool.com Mercedes Vediamo Developer Mode DAS will do exactly what you command, all safety checks and interlocks are bypassed!

More question about MB SD Connect C4 software Xentry DAS Diagnostic Mercedes Vediamo software pls feel free to let me know.

Mercedes SCN coding-1

Mercedes SCN coding service need help (Solved)

Mercedes SCN coding-1

 scn coding meaning:
Software Calibration Number coding, short for SCN coding is intrudes by Mercedes Benz around 2005. It replaced the previous coding technique with a centralized and almost automated technique to prevent incorrect coding being selected when replacing a module.

scn coding service:
Can be done online or offline

mercedes scn coding software:
You should have working XENTRY/DAS (crack ok).
For old Mercedes (-2009), you should have software version 12.2016 or earlier:
For new Mercedes (2009-2017), you should have software version 03.2017 or newer:

scn coding calculator:
Forget it if you find it on some forums. Usually it is a fake program, it will never calculate the SCN string.

mercedes coding forum:





Which version for Mercedes OFFLINE SCN coding? And which for ONLINE coding?
For OFFLINE coding, you should have old versions before 12.2016.
For ONLINE coding, use new XENTRY/DAS after 03.2017

What should i have for SCN coding to my Mercedes?
Star diagnostic tool (sdconnect c4 better, a HQ clone also ok)
XENTRY/DAS (original, or crack version have been tested!!)
Working laptop
Account of Scn coding service

What models (and the year) for SCN coding?
You can have NEW Mercedes for ONLINE coding, while pre-2009 models for OFFLINE coding.
Online & offline coding can be done with different server data. Online scn coding uses data from the Mercedes dealer; it’s original.

I have a 2017 model. Can i have it do offline coding?
No. 2017 new models can be worked though offline coding, with post-2017.3 Xentry/DAS.

When should i have SCN coding?
1. Check engine light on
2. Transmission gets stuck in 1 gear. If your have trouble with transmission, there is a good chance that the problem is with you ME control unit and that SCN coding is needed to resolve the issue.
3. Turn the engine and it on again

Can you give me a coding account? Or where to buy?
For OFFLINE scn coding, it’s xentry offline scn coding activation service

For ONLINE scn coding, you should buy online service (if you have an online account, it’s ok also.):
1.Place an order on the online coding service.
2.Contact our online customer service to process this online coding.
3.Prepare MB STAR C3/SDConnect C4, car, laptop and teamviewer.
4. Select the car model and programming system (eg, headlight XALWA-L)
5.Select CONTROL unit adaptations
6.Choose offline program (CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING) then (SCN coding)
7.Provide us your teamviewer User ID and password.
8.Login server (DALMLER)
9.Login server and finish SCN coding automatically

Mercedes SCN coding-2

How to do online scn coding service with Xentry/DAS 2017?
(works for new Mercedes the 2017 year)

Here is the online SCN coding guide.
1. Configure MB STAR:
Come to “SDnet Control” menu>> Configuration >>Network: workshop cable network>> Place a checkmark next to “Automatically obtain IP address”
2. To check the active Internet connection, select Star Browser. The registration window for the after-sales platform should open. Enter the Service Name and password if request.
3. Connect mercedes benz star Scanner system with vehicle
4. Start STAR DAS software program
5. Select Benz model and make: Vans>>V-Class >>Sprinter>>Model designation>>Vehicle recognition. If the vehicle is not recognized, enter the required data manually (e.g. Germany, Rest of World)
6. Entry for retrofits and modifications – Select “Online” (“networked Star Diagnosis device”)
7. Change or enter the vehicle equipment codes: + ED5 (PSM installed), – ED8 (PSM preinstallation).
NOTE: If the vehicle does not have a preinstallation (ED8), ED8 does not need to be changed to ED5.
8. Run a Quick test
9. Come to the EIS (electronic ignition starter switch) control unit>> Control unit adaptation >>SCN coding >>Select the “Online (networked Star Diagnosis unit)” menu option
10. SCN coding will start automatically (visible on the progress bar on the screen). Please strictly follow the STAR diagnostic software instructions. Otherwise the control unit may be destroyed during the coding procedure.
11. When the system display a comment “The coding variant has been changed”, the SCN coding is completed. The parameterization has been completely taken over in the EIS and is thus finished.

How to get mercedes scn coding offline with Xentry/DAS 2015 (or earlier)?

(used for Mercedes-Benz vehicles pre-2009)

Preparation: activation ID
1. After you install the software, you will see below program, send us the correct ID on the upper left corner (marked red circle). Do not send the ID in windows box.
2. Open upper left corner icon, you will see the correct ID:
3. Copy the ID and send it to us. We will resend you a license.
4. Extract the license and run it directly. Then the software will be ready for use.

A) Determine vehicle data for offline SCN coding from the vehicle.
1. Select control unit in DAS.
2. Select menu item “control unit adaptations” or “initial startup”.
Continue with “F3″.
3. Select menu item “SCN coding”. Continue with “F3″.
4. Select “Offline (STAR DIAGNOSIS device not-networked)” menu item. Continue with “F3″.
5. Confirm note on sequence of SCN coding with “F2″.
6. Completely fill out fax form and click “F11″ to print out.
NOTE:If an email address is entered in the fax form, you will be sent the Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Scanner data per email. If a fax number is entered in the fax form, you will be sent the SCN coding data per fax.
7. Send printed out fax form to the given fax no. for the Star Diagnosis Help Desk.

B) Perform SCN coding. The coding is performed with the SCN coding data from the Star Diagnosis Help Desk.
NOTE: If the SCN coding data are received per email, burn the data to a CD or save the data on a USB removable storage device and identify accordingly. Unpack the Zip files first when doing so.
8. In the DAS, choose the “Step 2: Perform SCN coding” menu item. Continue with “F3″.
9.1 Select keyboard input using “F4″.
For SCN coding data per fax.
9.2 Insert CD or connect USB removable storage device.
For SCN coding data per email.
10.1 Enter SCN coding data manually into the DAS.
For SCN coding data per fax.
10.2 Confirm using “F3″ and import the data per CD or USB removable storage device.
For SCN coding data per email.
11 Perform SCN coding.
12. Switch ignition on/off.
Control unit specific, refer to specification in DAS.
13. Press “F11″ to print out the order log and enclose the repair order.
NOTE: The order log can also be stored on the DAS. This is done by clicking on “F11″, “Print to file”, selecting “printout of test step” and entering a file name. In StarUtilities, the StarPad program can be used to display and printout the order log at the “Logs” menu item.
14. Continue with “F2″.
NOTE: The Auto diagnostic tool SCN coding of the control unit is completed. Scrap the CD following successful SCN coding as per the guidelines for theft-relevant parts (DTR 69/00). The scrapping process is to be documented on the repair order. The data on the USB removable storage device are to be deleted properly once they have been used.


MB Star C3 V2015.9 up Multiplexer Initialization Failed Solution

Here is the Obd2tool.com engineer solution to Mb Star C3 V2015.9 up DAS Xentry multiplexer initialization failed problem.

Error message:

Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed.

Possible causes:

The link between the diagnosis multiplexer and the diagnostic socket is interrupted.

The link between the diagnostic multiplexer and the diagnostic unit is interrupted.

The voltage supply at the diagnostic socket (circuit 30 and (or) circuit 31) is faulty.


When using SDconnect,check the connection status using the Toolkit.


1. First check if you use the correct software for Star C3 not SD Connect C4, you do not modify software by yourself and it passes self-test.

If all these are okay, replace the Config file in c:\program\mecredes-benz\config

Config file


2.If still not work, check device and vehicle communication

3. Otherwise send your MB Star C3 and software back to repair.


MB Star Diagnosis Coding Out ABC on Mercedes R230 Cars

MB Star diagnosis DAS software can code out ABC, here is the example on code out Mercedes SL65.
NOTE : the instruction here only for R230s (not any W215, W216, W220, W221)

To do this, you need a MB Star diagnosis SD Connect C4 with Developer mode. Hook up SD Connect diagnostic system to your car and when it reads your car, select Control Units, pick Information and Communication and you will see ICM :


After ICM, you will see Control Unit Adaptions :
From there, choose the year of your model :

From there, select Special Equipment

Select ABC :

1 Then go to the drop down tab and change it from PRESENT to NOT PRESENT, and click F3.
2 After that, turn off the car, with the doors closed.
3 Wait 1-2 mins and start the car back up (no more ABC codes and no white or red lights).