Autel Maxisys MS906TS OE-level Diagnostic Scanner ECU Coding TPMS Programmin

MaxiSYS MS906TS is the latest addition to the MaxiSys product line of advanced wireless diagnostic devices integrated with the TPMS antenna module. The device is based on the Android operating system featured with the best possible coverage of OE-level diagnostics and TPMS integration. Utilizing the powerful Exynos 5260 6-core processor (1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15), an 8” capacitive HD touch screen, and long-distance wireless communication, the MaxiSys MS906TS efficiently provides comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis along with universal TPMS solutions.

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Features

Extraordinarily powerful Samsung Exynos Hexa-core processor
8.0” 1024×768 LED-backlit glossy Multi-Touch capacitive display with IPS technology for ultra-mobility
Internal reliable 32GB SSD for better performance
Built-in 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flashlight
Integrated TPMS antenna module for performing comprehensive TPMS service
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to access your favorite web resources
Unique ergonomic design with rubberized outer protection and a rugged internal housing
Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery for up to 14 hours of continuous operation
USB, audio and auxiliary ports make it easy to connect accessories
Open source Android Operating System for fast boot-up and multitasking
Easy and intuitive navigation makes finding what you need simple and fast
The most extensive complete system coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European makes and models
Exceptional OE-Level functionality from comprehensive OBDII diagnostics & services to advanced ECU coding
Complete capabilities for codes, live data, active test, ECU information, adaptation, matching, coding etc.
Smart AutoVIN technology for identifying vehicle easily
Uniquely integrated TPMS service application designed for triggering known OEM TPMS sensors, programming Autel MX-Sensor and performing TPMS sensor relearn procedure
Automatic system and software updates with real-time push message notifications via internet
Instant remote control tech support anytime, anywhere
Cloud-based MaxiFix online community provides a vast database of diagnostic and repair tips and proven filed fixes
Interactive Data Logging sessions enable direct contact with Autel Technical Support for first-hand troubleshooting of diagnostic bugs and errors
One-stop multitasking designed for ideal management of workshop operations to keep all data files, customer info, and vehicle records well organized
Enhanced wireless connectivity between the display tablet and VCI device allows greater mobility and ease at work
Convenient data management system for managing internal program applications and reviewing data

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First Time Using Autel MaxiSys MS906

Like a kid in a candy store, I had to test it out. Being that the Autel MS906 is able to do everything the dealer-specific scanners can, I decided to check out a customer’s engine light on their Ford Escape.

Like any professional grade scan tool, you have to connect the cable just like a computer cable with those little screws before you can use it. But once it was connected, I plugged the scan tool in.

Nothing happened!!

Unlike most OBD2 scan tools, you have to power up the MS906 on your own.

I pressed the button and the screen lit up. It was only a few seconds until the main screen displayed. And it really didn’t take long at all to figure out how to check the code.

I scrolled through to the Ford button, pressed it, and pressed the “EOBD” or engine light icon. It literally walks you through the process to read the codes. And I found out the Escape needed an upstream oxygen sensor.

Out of curiosity, while I was checking the scanner out, I looked at the MaxiFix tab and was astonished to see that there was diagnostic and repair information for virtually every make and model out there.

Just because I was curious, I looked up the upstream oxygen sensor procedure for my customer’s Ford Escape, and it looks to be correct.

Definitely, this information will come in handy.

More Tool Than I Expected

It’s both a good thing and a bad thing, but there is way more to the Autel MS906 thank I expected.

While there are intuitive functions, you can miss out on so much if you don’t spend a couple of hours reading over the manual. That in itself is a problem – the owner’s manual is 104 pages long!

I don’t know a single tech that’s going to take the time to learn the tool that well.

You can use it as a shop manager as well. But that’s something every shop owner already has, and one you won’t be switching just because you got a new scan tool.

Another thing is your unlikely to use most of the adapters that come with it in the case. It’s just needless. They should probably sell those separately

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The Autel MaxiSys MS906 has so many features that some are bound to be extremely useful

Features

The Autel MaxiSys MS906 has so many features that some are bound to be extremely useful.

It has Smart AutoVIN which will detect the VIN number from your car’s ECU most of the time. If it can’t recognize it, you can manually enter it easily.

Functionality

It can perform functions most shop owners farm out to the dealership like key programming and ECU programming. And it’s even capable of programming tire pressure monitor sensors if you buy the adapter with Autel OBD2 Scanner.

Like I said before, it’s intuitive for basic functions like checking codes and has a massive 8-inch color touchscreen.

You’ll need to connect it to Wifi. But once you do you have access to online resources, remote support, and updates. Updates come free for a year for the MS906 according to the website but I haven’t tried it yet.

I’ve used the Snap-On Ultra Modis scan tool, another one from MAC Tools, a few of the smaller handheld scan tools, and this one blows them away. Since my first use, my staff and I have put it to the test with dozens of vehicles and haven’t encountered a problem yet.

It can sometimes feel a little bulky in the vehicle but the built-in kickstand hangs nicely on the top of the steering wheel to keep it more accessible.

It supposedly works on as many as 80 different makes, most of which I’ll never see so it’s hard to say if there could be problems for other users.

It’s also great that it uses the Android platform, so a huge segment of users will feel right at home with it.

Autel Maxisys Elite Professional Automotive Diagnostic Scanner Review 2018

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Are you a Professional Diagnostic Tool, a trained car technician, or a car enthusiast? Well, here’s an amazing tool for you that can make your day-to-day job much easier and hassle-free.

For your reference, here’s a brief introduction of an innovative and advanced automotive scanner i.e. Autel Maxisys Elite.

Designed by an industry-leading brand, it features to be a fully functional OBD2 vehicle scanner. It offers an extensive range of features and functionalities so that you can easily and quickly fix all car-related problems. For example, it lets you perform advanced ECU coding.

Furthermore, it allows you to smoothly perform all of the workshop operations. Starting from keeping vehicle records and data files to storing customer information, the device will help you organize all the details.

In addition to this, it is one of the most reliable tools that are currently available on the market. Not only it confers a slew of advanced features, but also it will be a one-stop solution for all your needs

Important Features of Autel Maxisys Elite

1.Compatibility and Vehicle Coverage

This diagnostic scanner code reader offers an extensive vehicle coverage. It is compatible with more than eighty US, European, and Asian makes and models.

2.Fast and Smart

The device is equipped with the latest 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor. As a result, it offers you a lightning fast operation speed with a quick diagnosis.

The best part is — the bootup time of this device is less than 20 seconds. Thus, the product can truly give you a wonderful diagnostic experience.

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This smart car diagnostic tool also comes with a bunch of excellent functions. The list of this advanced functions includes One-Click Upgrade, automatically read VIN, and access to Autel Cloud Technology.

3.Mobility and Ease of Use

This diagnostic scanner has an exceptional OE-Level functionality. It works perfectly on most OBD1 and OBD2 protocols. Other than that, it comes with an enhanced wireless connectivity feature.

This feature lets you connect the device to Android tablets for greater mobility and ultimate ease at work.

4.Advanced Functionalities

This diagnostic scanner will help complete ECU programming on various BMW and Benz vehicle models. Additionally, it offers you “Coding function” so that you can perform coding and programming on the complex control modules of a vehicle.

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Other notable functionalities of this gadget include anti-theft matching, SAS reset, tire pressure reset, injector programming, DPF reset, and throttle matching etc.

5.Online Programming

With this powerful tool, you have the provision of performing online ECU programming. This feature is undoubtedly considered to be one of the most valuable and worthy functions.

Online Programming feature certainly helps professional DIYers and mechanics to troubleshoot and deal with complex vehicle problems. All you’ll need to carefully follow step-by-step instructions to solve the issues.

6. Hardware Configuration

The model is powered by the world’s fastest and most efficient mobile processor i.e. NVIDIA’s Tegra” 4. Also, it comes with a visually stunning, sharp, and bright Retina display of 9.7-inches. This diagnostic scanner is bound to work as fast and effective as possible.

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7.MaxiFix Platform

By purchasing this device, you will have access to the MaxiFix Platform. The platform allows you to collaborate with other professional technicians. Additionally, it gives you access to a comprehensive database diagnostic tips, troubleshooting tricks, repairing procedures, and more.

8.Automatic Software Update

This automotive OBD2 scanner will receive automatic software updates, along with real-time push message notifications. This process will periodically upgrade your device and make it up-to-date and compliant.

Plus, you can also receive technical support assistance whenever you need. For this purpose, you need to make a direct contact with the technical assistance team of Autel.

9.Ergonomic Design

The model features an ergonomic design. It comes with a rubberized outer protection for maximum longevity. Also, it has a superior rugged internal housing.

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Major Pros

Ergonomic design
Offers advanced functionalities
Features 9.7-inches bright retina display
Easy to use
Easy to handle
Fast, quick, and efficient
A superior vehicle coverage

Cons

It does not offer ECM reprogramming (supports only ECU coding) for GM

Autel MaxiSYS PRO MS908P Diagnostic System with Wireless VCI J-2534

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You’re a professional mechanic, an enthusiast or and mechanic shop owner? Then you are here on the right page with the in-depth review about Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P OBD2 Scanner, which is only for mechanics. The Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Professional OBD2 Scanner provides best solutions for ECU programming and Specialized Automotive Diagnosing.

Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P is easy to use with a large pool of features that ensure optimum diagnosis performance. It is capable of covering all diagnostics that are OE-related. It’s the best solution for diagnosing peerless smart vehicle repairs.

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MaxiSYS Pro MS908P Diagnostic System with J2534 Reflashing Hardware
The MaxiSYS Pro was designed for the professional technician who frequently performs J-2534 reprogramming and advanced coding functions. It utilizes an ultra-powerful 1.40GHz A9 quad-core processor that offers a 50% increase in speed versus competing products. The 9.7” LED capacitive touch screen offers a high resolution of 1,024 x 768 allowing the technician to easily zoom in and out of wiring diagrams and technical information. The revolutionary multitasking Android Operating System incorporates a 32 GB Solid State hard drive to store all of the Autel’s comprehensive OE-level vehicle software with plenty of room to spare.

The Autel Scanner MaxiSYS Pro includes the MaxiFlash J-2534 reprogramming tool which doubles as the wireless Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI).The MaxiSYS Pro includes all necessary adaptors and cables needed for 1996 & newer vehicles, as well as one year of FREE technical support and updates.

The Maxisys Pro MS908P has a wide vehicle coverage, from 1996 onward. It can work efficiently with over 80 vehicle makes in the US, Europe, and Asia. MaxiSys pro Software, as well as a reprogramming box, is incorporated into the tool to make it possible to solve complicated problems. The Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P OBD2 scanner enables enhanced vehicle identification, quick and accurate, as with its Auto-Vin technology.

MaxiSys Elite General Introduction

The Autel Maxisys Elite Diagnostic Platform is the next generation of smart solution for specialized automotive diagnosis. Featuring the NVIDIA’s Tegra ? 4-PLUS-1 quad-core 1.90GHz processor, a 9.7‖ Retina display with a super sensitive capacitive screen, combined with an optimized array of powerful applications, and the best possible coverage of OE-level diagnostics, the MaxiSys Elite performs every job from comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis, to advanced ECU programming quickly and efficiently.

There are 3 main components to the MaxiSys Elite system:
1.  Autel Scanner MaxiSys Display Tablet – the central processor and monitor for the system
2.  Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) – the J2534 ECU Programming Device for accessing vehicle data with programming capabilities
3.  Docking Station – provides optimum visibility and convenient charging This manual describes the construction and operation of the devices and how they work together to deliver diagnostic solutions.

MaxiSys Display Tablet

1.Functional Description

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1.  9.7‖ Retina display with capacitive touch screen
2.  Built-in Microphone
3.  LED Indicator Light – indicates battery level & charging or system status General Introduction  MaxiSys Display Tablet
4.  Front Camera
5.  Ambient Light Sensor – detects ambient brightness The LED Indicator Light displays differently in response to the 4 status below:
A.  Charged – indicated by steady green light
B.  Charging – indicated by steady yellow light
C.  Low Battery – indicated by steady red light
D.  Standby – indicated by flashing blue light

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6.  USB Port – for Ethernet adapter and/or VCI connection
7.  HDMI Port
8.  Mini USB OTG Port
9.  Head Phone Jack
10. DC Power Supply Input Port
11. Lock/Power Button – turns the device on & off with long press, or locks the screen with short press

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12. Collapsible Stand – extends from the back to allow hands-free viewing of the display tablet at a 30-degree angle
13. Removable Battery General Introduction  MaxiSys Display Tablet
14. Mini SD Slot – optional module
15. Camera Lens
16. Camera Flash/Torch

Power Sources
The Maxisys Elite can receive power from any of the following sources:
1. Rechargeable Battery Pack
2. AC/DC Power Supply – using power adapter or docking station
3. Vehicle Power
Rechargeable Battery Pack

The display tablet can be powered with the rechargeable battery, which if fully charged can provide sufficient power for about 4 hours of continuous operation.

AC/DC Power Supply

The display tablet can be powered from a wall socket using the AC/DC power adapter or the docking station. The AC/DC power supply also charges the battery pack.

Vehicle Power

The display tablet can be powered from the www.obd2tool.com lighter or other suitable power port on the test vehicle through a direct cable connection. The vehicle power cable connects to the DC power supply port on the top side of the display unit.

INPA K+DCAN cable vs ENET cable vs BMW ICOM A2 (icom next)

Any cost-effective DIY solution of BMW diagnostic/coding/programming?

First you should know which BMW TOOLS you need: K+DCAN or ENET or ICOM A2/ ICOM Next.

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In summary,

It depends on your purpose (diagnostic or coding or programming) and model (Exx or Fxx or others).

For Coding, you need different Tools, NCS Expert / SP-Daten for E-Series and E-Sys / PSdZData for F-Series.

All Diagnosis and Coding can be done with cheap DCAN Cable for E-Series and cheap ENET Cable for F-Series.

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you need ISTA/P for for both E-Series and F-Series cars, or you can use WinKFP for E-Series and E-Sys for F-Series. For E-Series Programming, you will need an ICOM, but for F-Series Programming, you can use ENET Cable.

For Exx- Series:

Interface = K+DCAN Cable (OBDII to USB) or ICOM

ECU Data Files = SP-Daten

NCS Expert = Coding Software

WinKFP = Programming (Flashing) Software

EDIABAS = Low-Level ECU Communication Software used by NCS Expert & WinKFP

For Fxx- / Ixx- / Gxx-Series, Mini, & Rolls-Royce:

Interface = ENET Cable (OBDII to RJ45 Ethernet) or ICOM

ECU Data Files = PSdZData

E-Sys = Coding Software

E-Sys = Programming (Flashing) Software

About: BMW ICOM

ICOM A (also ICOM A2, ICOM A3, ICOM Next A): main interface

ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series

ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20 pin diagnostic plug

ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles

ISTA+ (AKA Rheingold or ISTA-D)

DIAGNOSTICS for All Vehicles

PROGRAMMING for F/I/G/RR & MINI, but requires an ICOM

ISTA-P

PROGRAMMING traditionally for all chassis, but is being phased out by August 2017, except for legacy E-series.

Replacement ECU’s must be NE

MS908P VCI – J2534 ECU Programming Device

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1.Functional Description

1.  Ethernet Port

2.  USB Port

3.  Power LED – illuminates solid green when powered on

4.  Error LED – illuminates solid red when serious hardware failure occurs

5.  Bluetooth LED – illuminates solid green when connected with the MaxiSys display tablet through Bluetooth communication

6.  Ethernet LED – illuminates solid green when connected with the Autel Scan Tool MaxiSys display tablet or an existing LAN via the Ethernet serial cable

7.  USB Status Light — illuminates solid green when the device is properly connected and communicating with the MaxiSys display tablet or the PC via the USB cable

8.  Vehicle LED – flashes green when communicating with the vehicle’s network

IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the reprogramming device while this status light is on! If the flash reprogramming procedure is interrupted while the vehicle’s ECU is blank or only partially programmed, the module may be unrecoverable.

9.  Bluetooth Antenna

10. DC Power Supply Input Port

11. Vehicle Data Connector (DB26-Pin MVCI)

12. External Programming Voltage Output Port

13. A/D Input Port

J2534 Reprogramming Capability

The J2534 ECU Programming Device is a SAE J2534-1 & -2 compliant PassThru reprogramming interface device. Using the updated OEM software, it is capable of replacing the existing software/firmware in the Electronic Control Units (ECU), programming new ECUs and fixing software-controlled drivability issues and emission issues.

Communication

The J2534 ECU programming device supports Bluetooth, Ethernet and USB communication. It can transmit vehicle data to the MaxiSys display tablet with or without a physical connection. The working range of the transmitter through Bluetooth communication is 755 feet (about 230 m). A signal lost due to moving out of range automatically restores itself when the display tablet unit is brought closer to the VCI unit.

Power Sources

The J2534 programming device can receive power from both of the following

Sources:

Vehicle Power
AC/DC Power Supply

Vehicle Power

The J2534 programming device operates on 12-volt vehicle power, which it receives through the vehicle data connection port. The MS908P powers on whenever it is connected to an OBD II/EOBD compliant data link connector (DLC). For non OBD II/EOBD compliant vehicles, the device can be powered from a cigarette lighter or other suitable power port on the test vehicle using the auxiliary power cable.

AC/DC Power Supply

The J2534 programming device can be powered from a wall socket using the AC/DC power adapter.

Technical Specifications

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The Tech 2 hardware initial installation steps

1.  Remove the RS-232 loopback adapter (P/N 02001606) from the storage case (P/N 02002971). Plug it into the RS-232 port.

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2.  Attach the Tech 2 DLC cable (P/N 02002952) to the VCI connector.

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3.  Locate the DLC loopback adapter (P/N 02002953) in the storage case. Attach it to the DLC cable.

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4.  Locate the NAO (P/N 02002972) power supply and appropriate power cord in the storage case. Insert the power jack into the Tech 2 DLC cable or into the bottom of the Tech 2 next to DLC cable connector.

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5.  Turn on power by pressing the PWR button located on the GM Tech 2 key pad.

6.  Car diagnostic scanner Tech 2 hardware is verified automatically by the POST Test.

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7.  Disconnect the RS-232 loopback adapter, the power supply, and the DLC loopback adapter and return to the Tech 2 storage case.

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Super Dprog5 PROG2 IMMO Odometer Airbag 3 in 1 Reset Tool

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To fully support the cars instrument calibration, security immo key match, airbag repair, and other functions. Support ISO9141, CANBUS, and J1850 protocols. Perfect self-diagnosis function, can automatically identify and diagnose system faults.

 Super Dprog5 Highlights:
-Support all CAS (including CAS3-9S12XDP512) programming.
-Support all M35080 instrument no dismantled adjustment (including M35080 V6 instrument);
-Support  transmission computer OBD setting; E38/ E39/ E46/ E53 instrument, EWS/ LCM and EWS4 adjustment.
-Support Be ignition module adjustment (912/ 9S12 series ignition module doesn’t have to disassemble CPU), W211/ W203/ W164 and before year 2000 OBD adjustment. Support Mercedes-Benz Gateway (CGW) adjustment.
-Support  from 2009.
-Support MCU calibration,

Device parameters:
This Odometer Correction Tool is based on the latest CORTEX technology handheld devices, internal embedded dual CORTEX ARM processor, clocked at up to 200 MHz; SD card for data storage or upload; USB2.0 for software and firmware upgrades; 320×240 TFT true color display and 256K color resolution to display help files and pictures; Support CAN-BUS, J1850, CCD-BUS, ISO9141, SPI, UDS and other protocols; just an OBD connector which can complete all the automatic switching of the protocols by multiple relay intelligent control.

The 5th VW A-u-di IMMO software:
1. New BCM2 adapter to pre-read and write chip data.
2. OBD2 key match (no password, no need online)
3. For the V-W, Audi 5th security system models.

The 4th V-W IMMO software:
1. Write the V-W key with the new Meg-am-os48 chip
2. OBD2 key match ((no password required), no need online)
3. For Vol-kswa-gen, Sk-o-da, S-e-at 4th security system models (the instrument use NEC+24C64 or NEC+24C32 or Macrons (CDC) or 9s12xhz512 (1M80F) microcontroller)

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How to use SD connect C4 + Xentry/DAS on Macbook Pro

I’m running Xentry/DAS 2015.12 (not OpenShell) on my MacBook Pro together with SD Connect C4 via LAN cable and VMware. Works without problems.
Need bridged networking in VMware. And adjust the network settings/IP addresses.

VMware:

Use VMware Fusion Professional and and allocate enough resources to the VM.

Mac hardware specification:

MacBook Pro, Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD, 15″ 1GbE, SuperDrive, Mid-2012

Virtualization:

That is the magic of virtualization. If you can locate a copy of Star Diagnosis that was intended for the IBM ThinkPad T30 running Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, you could easily install Windows NT 4.0 in a virtual machine and replicate that environment with near native performance. If you prefer to use a Windows XP-based version, that is easily done as well, up to and including Windows 10 1709 or Windows Server 2016. Almost any computer you purchase now will not have drivers available for Windows XP, so either an old PC such as a Dell D630/D830 will allow you to install Windows XP natively and make it work, but virualization takes the headache out of that. OS X us built on UNIX, so it is a very stable host OS and can run nearly any version of Windows was a guest with easy, stability and performance. The only think I would refrain from doing at this point in time, is if you are using OS X 10.13 High Sierra, do not use APFS just yet. It still is not as stable IMO as HFS+. You certainly don’t want to introduce system instability when programming a control module!

Battery:
The battery life is good when running Windows in a VM, as OS X has excellent power management. Allocate at 2 cores to the Windows VM, and if using an XP-based version, 2048GB of RAM should be sufficient.

In detail…How to setup Xentry/DAS on a Mac OS X

It is very straight forward. I elect to not use the automated installation of Windows, as it automatically configures the partition sizes, formats them, etc. Instead, do a custom installation and select your ISO. It will then determine the contents of the OS ISO and select your low-level hardware components automatically, such as CD-ROM bus, HDD bus, etc.

For the network cable, it defaults to NAT, so it shares the IP of OS X, but cannot receive unsolicited network traffic due to the nature of NAT. You can select Bridged, and it can have an IP on the same subnet as OS X.

I think I would prefer to install my installation from scratch, as the pre-built images that are distributed have an unknown product key, and also could contain malware or other unwanted applications.

If you are installing the XP version of DAS/Xentry, specify your virtual disk to be about 120GB, and when Windows XP asks you to specify your partition size, instead of pressing Enter and allowing it to consume the disk specify 20GB and quick format as NTFS. Create the remaining three partitions in Disk Management after XP completes installation.

Also, the first thing you will want to do is install VMware Tools after XP installs. If you want to install all available updates for Windows XP, and download WSUS Offiline version 9.2.3 and it will get your all of the available updates that were released when XP reached EOL.

I have used 12.2015, but if I still used it, I would revert back a few months to avoid the hard-coded timebomb that was implemented at the end of 2015.

Result:

I have used this setup for many years for control module programming and SCN coding with no issues from OBD2TOOL.