BMW ISTA-D and ISIS – Similarities and Differences

This is good information for those who want to know if ISTA-D provides technical diagrams and instructions like ISIS/ICOM.

ISIS is a BMW server platform for dealers. All updates are downloaded to the ISIS.

From there the BMW ISIS updates ISID (diagnostics) tablets and ISSS (programming) if applicable.

The ISID runs an embedded windows xp OS.

Installed on the ISID is a program called ISTA-D (recent versions are codenamed ‘Rheingold’)

ISTA-D you can do all diagnostic functions, battery registrations etc etc. it also has wiring diagrams and guides on changing parts.

Some clever russians keep leaking the ISTA-D installer and it can easily be installed on any windows operating system. I can give you download links. They are around 10gb.

In ISTA-D you have a connection manager or how you wish to connect the computer to the odb port.

The common ones are:


ICOM is BMW official cable, its predocessor was an OPPS unit. An ICOM is more than just a cable however, it has its own network adapter, mac address, cpu, cooling etc etc.

EDIABAS is a communication protocal which requires you to have BMW Standard Tools installed aswell – which isnt a bad thing! This utilises comport access amongst other connection methods and is configured by an ini file. Most people use this method of connection as its cheap, you can get a K+DCAN cable for under $50 USD now. Just do your research first as there ar bad clones about!

OMITEC is also an original USB interface. These are very rare. K+DCAN cable are copies of the OMITEC cable.

Update: Thinking it can be used on a Mac also… I use a Mac sometimes no problem with a windows VMware XP virtual machine and ISTA-D installed.

As I said there is no better diagnostic software. Its dealer level software and It’s freely available now all over the Internet. Plus it’s very user friendly!

So price is Cable + Windows XP CD key for the virtual machine…

Hope that helps.

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 : 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.

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Autel G BOX Benz & BMW Adapter Supports Benz All Keys Lost for Autel IM508 IM608

Autel G BOX is a new adapter to works for Auetl MaxiIM IM608 and IM508 with XP400 adapter (also works with Aurodiag IM600 and IM100).It is designed for Mercedez-Benz vehicles with DAS3 CAN EIS/EZS in AKL. It helps to reduce the time for reading the ECU data from W204 and W207 EISs by over 85%.

autel G BOX

The G-box features:

1.Mercedes Benz All Keys Lost, Faster Password Calculation

2.Supports IM608 or IM508 with XP400

3.Used for Faster Mercedes ECU data and EIS password calculation

4.Mercedes DAS3 can EIS/EZS all keys lost

5.Reduces time reading W204 ECU data & W207 EIS by over 85%

6.No need to remove and reinsert the key for W221 & W164 after 2009 models

7.BMW DME/DDE ISN reading and writing in boot mode

8.Compatible with Auro IM600 & Auro IM100 with XP400


When will you need Autel G-box?

It’s required when you do all keys lost for Mercedes or BMW.



Mercedes all keys lost – faster password calculation

-8x times faster password calculation for EIS W172, W204, W207

-4x times faster password calculation for EIS W209, W211, etc.


Mercedes all keys lost – no more repeated insertions and removables of ir simulator

W164/-208, W251/-2008, W164/2009-, W169, W251/2009, W216, W221 (partial), W202 (K)/ W208 (K)/ W210 (K), W203 (K)/ W463 (K)


Mercedes all keys lost – can be programmed on the vehicle without removing the EIS

Except for EIS W164/-2008, W251/-2008, W221, W202 (K)/ W208(K)/ W210 (K), and W203 (K)/ W463 (K), all other eis can be programmed on the vehicle directly


Mercedes all keys lost, BMW DME/DDE ISN reading and writing in boot mode

23 categories of Bosch engine, including MEVD/EDC17

6 categories of Siemens/Continental engine, including MSD/MSV engine


How to use Autel G box

You should know all the details (incl. ports and cables) before you use the G-box




There are two methods to use the G-box, OBDII or on table

Method 1: OBDII operation when Mercedes lost all keys

The method is use for Mercedes W204, W207, W164, W216 EISs after year 2009


Steps to connect to G-box:

1.Connect the G-box to the car thru OBD port

2.Remove the fuse of EIS on the vehicle

connect the relay ports to the fuse using the supplied fuse cable

3.When the vehicle has an ELV, connect the K7 port and ELV plug using the supplied K-line cable

connect the G-box to the Autel diagnostic tablet like MaxiIM IM608


Method 2: operation on table when Mercedes lost all keys

The method is used for all Mercedes EIS that are already covered by Autel tablet


How to Reset VXDIAG Benz C6 VCX DoIP Firmware

You need to perform a VXDIAG Benz C6 DoIP VCX firmware reset with these scenarios:

1.Failed to update firmware, need to reset VCX.
(Check video: How to update VXDIAG Benz firmware)

2.Device connect well with vehicle and laptop, indicators turn on, VX Manager cannot find the device.

How to reset VXDIAG Benz C6 VCX firmware?


Press Reset button on VCX unit


Connect VCX-DoIP with vehicle via USB to power on



Release the reset button after connecting to computer


After reading the device IP, click on DOIP-NET


Browse to U-Boot Update for VCXNet v1.1.0


Select Firmware location to reset: C:\Program Files (x86)\VCX\VCXMan\Tools\VCXDoIP\release


Update in progress


The management tool will find the device IP. The firmware reset is completed.


Now open the VX Manager. It will detect the VXDIAG C6 Benz VCX-DoIP diagnostic interface.

Device is ready to use.

VXDIAG VCX Plus Ford IDS “Cannot Find Device” Error Solution


I inserted the VXDIAG full 2TB HDD into laptop and run Ford IDS software. It failed me and gave an error “Cannot find device, please connect correctly”. How to solve the problem?


OBD2TOOL Solution:

You did not connect the VXDIAG VCX with laptop.

1.If you use VXDIAG Multi tool with HDD, just insert HDD and connect VCX with laptop and run software.

2.If you use VXDIAG VCX NANO USB/WiFi for Ford/Mazda, first connect vcx nano with laptop, then run IDS software from patch (VERY IMPORTANT !!!)

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 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:

VXDIAG with full brand:

vxdiag multi tool for BMW & Benz:

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:





Porsche Piwis II Hardware with V18.150.500 Software FAQ

As Porsche Piwis III released with the high price, Porsche Diagnostic Tool client prefer to choose Piwis II. Porsche Piwis 2 Hardware with V18.150.500 Piwis II Software FAQ share by as follow.

Piwis Tester II with CF30 Laptop


Q: we will buy your Piwis 2 System with developer Mode. You have the Piwis 2 hardware too?
A: Here you can check the Piwis 2 Hardware>

Q: perfect, a Question if i have an original Piwis 2 hardware works with your Piwis 2 Porsche Diagnostic Software?
A: If you have Original Piwis II hardware, you can use them together.
For the Piwis 2 Software HDD when you got it, just plug into laptop, and send us Teamviewer id and password for activated, then you can use it.

Q: OK, you sell Piwis 2 Software only HDD or VM Maschine tool
A: The Piwis 2 software only HDD for sell, native installed on XP system, you can check it here>>
Developer mode just choose option, kindly note: Developer mode only Germany language available, only normal mode support multi-language. Pls make sure you know that before order. Thanks.

Q:I will buy this one Porsche Piwis 2 from Do you sell updates for it in future? Over Teamviwer? Or must i buy a hdd?
A: The Piwis 2 with laptop installed full set only can update by HDD, you can shipped it back to us for update, we will update HDD & free shipped back to you within 1 year warranty.

Or buy a new hdd to update is ok. Kindly note: we do not offer after-sales for the product from other suppliers, need any help pls keep your order number from ask for help. Thanks.

John Deere Service Advisor 4.2 AG Agricultural Machinery

Service manual Heavy Duty Truck Scanner John Deere Service Advisor 4.2 includes a complete guide to repair, special operating manuals, technical and maintenance instructions, service information, detailed diagrams and circuits, special instructions on installation, repair manuals, technical specifications, designed to improve the service of agricultural machinery John Deere.

If you’re looking for the recent version of John Deere Service Advisor, or some other tools, please contact us.
Service manual John Deere Service Advisor V 4.2.005 describes specifications, step by step instructions for operation and troubleshooting information.
Program John Deere Service Advisor V 4.2.005 is designed to work on a personal computer with the operating system – Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1 and has a convenient interface. The software works under Windows 10 but wasn’t tested with EDL adapter and drivers.

This version of Service Advisor has built-in hotfix against error message:
“There was an error initializing the search Engine.
Unable to start the search engine.”

John Deere Service Advisor covers:

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Apollo Series
Boom Harvester
Combines and Headers
Compact Excavator
Compact Loader
Cotton Harvesting
Cutting and Mowing
Golf and Turf Products
GPS Receiver
Harvester Head
Hay and Forage
Hydraulic Power Pack
Information Management
LG Attachments
Machine and Implement Control
Mate. Hand Cut. and Shredders
Mobile Application
Motor Inverter
OEM Engines
Planetary Drive
Planting and Seeding
Riding Lawn Equipment
Snow Products
Skid Steer
Sugar Cane Harvesters
Tractor Attachments
Utility Vehicle Attachment
Utility Vehicles
Vertical Tillage
Worksite Pro Attachment

History DVD includes following models:

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Combines and Headers
Cotton Harvesting
Hay and Forage
JD Miscellaneous Equipment
LG Attachments
Mate. Hand Cut. and Shredders
Other Bulldozer
Planting and Seeding
Skid Steer
Tractor Attachments