Mercedes Star Diagnosis C3 C5 C4 Initialization

Mercedes Star Diagnosis C3, C4 And C5 are the hot mercedes benz cars and trucks
diagnosis tool. MB Star C4 And MB Star C5 Xentry Connect Software New
Update To V2018.3 Mercedes Benz Xentry Das Software. These days we have
some customers with Initialization of Diagnosis Multiplexer Failed
Error for C3 C4 C5 Software after 09/2015V. Below Sharing Mercedes Star Diagnosis C3 C5 C4 Initialization of the multiplexer has failed Error Solution.

Super MB Star SD Connect C4 multiplexer Wifi/Wireless Mercedes Star Diagnosis System MB SD Compact 4 Mux

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C3 C5 C4 Initialization of the multiplexer has failed Error:

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Mercedes Star Diagnosis C3 C5 C4 Initialization of the multiplexer has failed Error Solution:

1.If you can make sure that you have use the correct gsunlight mb star c4 software with the mb star multiplexer, and you do not change anything for our MB Star software, and also self-test can be ok; then you can try to replace the config file on the c:programmmecredes-benzconfig to solvoe it;

2.If still can not solve, please check if you connect the car well, and if your car is good to test without any problem, and try to test other cars to see if you have the same error.

3.If the first 2 ways both can not solve your problem, please send back the main unit and software to us for checking and repair.

For More details information, welcome to our my website (www.obd2tool.com) if you have, Your Private Secretary in Car Repair Area! 16 Hours Online at your Service!

Clone Xentry Connect C5- Good & Bad Things

I bought “Original Clone Xentry Connect C5” from China’s retail store Obd2tool.com in 2017/12.

Good thing:

1. Unlike bad products of C5 type C4 motherboard, texture is good
2. DoIP specification

Bad thing:

1. Because it is VM system + 32bit, the reaction is slow (SSD though …)
2. Vediamo can be used, but feeling like driving with DELL D 630 (unsuitable)
3. The DTS Monaco software is installed but the connection with the vehicle is NG (currently retail stores and manufacturer engineers are thinking about how to fix it)
4. Passwords are applied to each drive, making it hard to customize
5. Retail shops and manufacturer engineers lack knowledge (take time to support)

My thoughts

I think purchasing this product is still early.

There are too many trouble elements.

I’ll report it when the situation changes.

What I currently use (stable and comfortable)

New car: eCom (64 bit)
Normal: Clone SDConnect C4 (64 bit)
Old car: Clone C3

Best regards

12.2017 XENTRYDAS Win 7 Win 10:Test OK

12.2017 XENTRY/DAS Windows 7 or Windows 10:

Both OK.12.2017 XENTRY OpenShell XDOS is updated and tested successfully for use. Download link:

http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-6841-MB+SD+Connect+C4C5+Star+Diagnosis+Plus+Panasonic+CF19+Laptop++With+Vediamo+and+DTS.html

But I don’t recommend windows 10 at all at least if you don’t know how to manage it
try windows 7 and I am asure you will be more comfortable]
final note, you need a good version which should not be manipulated or pre-activated

D-A-S / Xentry 2017.12….Confirmed!
Workshop Information System (WIS net) 2017.09….Confirmed!
Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC.net) 2017.09….Confirmed!
Part Location Finder (ST Finder) 2008/2016….Confirmed!
STARUTILITIES ….Confirmed!
SDMEDIA 2014….Confirmed!
Price List PL71 2016….Confirmed!

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12.2017 XDOS Activation via Startkeycenter

This is the startkeycenter I used to activate 12.2017 Xdos with old keys. Move the folder to C:>PROGRAM FILES(x86)>MERCEDES BENZ. Launch startkeycenter from folder. Insert keys for xentry only. For DAS you should move the LIC.SLI file to C:PROGRAM FILES(x86)>MERCEDES BENZ>DAS>BIN which will activate it with no timeout. Blacklist is self explanatory which folders they should go in. I don’t claim any of this files…… I am just sharing which is what this Obd2tool.com is supposed to be about.

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.

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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

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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 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:

https://mbworld.org/forums/

http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/

http://www.mercedescla.org/forum/

http://www.mbstartool.com/

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Note:

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

Solution:

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

https://mega.nz/#!vhFEXBiL!jeFN5y38eCEH3ZitnQ2lvOGKBn3hJTWb4KsZ70I537k

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 Diagnostic Tools 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 diagnostic 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 :

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After ICM, you will see Control Unit Adaptions :

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From there, choose the year of your model :

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From there, select Special Equipment

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Select ABC :

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

How to install SD Connect C4 WiFi on Windows 10

Have good success with MB SD Connect C4 windows 10.

I’m running Win10 on a Dell XPS15 9550 laptop with Intel AC 8260 internal wireless card installed.

After days of investigation and testing, the most important thing to understand is this. The drivers for your wireless card MUST support AdHoc functionality. The Benz diagnostic tools are the secret sauce that makes this possible. This can be verified at the DOS command prompt. The command is: netsh wlan show drivers
This command will show “Yes” or “No” on the line for “Hosted Network Support”.
If this line says “No”, AdHoc will not work properly.

Although I’m running Win10, Intel has drivers for the 8260 wireless card for Win8 which will enable proper AdHoc functionally.

The trick is to download the driver first, prior to removing your existing wireless driver. Download the driver ONLY, not any driver file with additional driver management apps included in the downloaded file.

Now you can go into Device Manager and remove your existing wireless card AND check the box that removes all software associated with it. My Win8 driver download file was a .exe file. I double clicked on it and the Win8 driver for my Intel 8260 card was installed. Went to Device Manager, right clicked on my 8260 wireless card and selected Properties. Clicked on Advanced and was able to see several AdHoc related entries. These AdHoc entries were not visible using the Win10 drivers.

AdHoc can now be verified at the DOS command prompt. The command is:
netsh wlan show drivers
This command will show “Yes” on the line for “Hosted Network Support”.
If this line says “No”, AdHoc will not work properly

With AdHoc functionality confirmed, additional DOS commands can now be used to enable Road24h wireless connectivity. The procedures for the additional steps required are well documented in OBD2TOOL or GOOGLE.

This is what worked for me. Depending on your computer skills, your results may vary.

If you find my posting to be of help to you, Thanks and Rep would be most appreciated.

Happy motoring !