ICARSCAN Forum reply

obd2lily | 15 October, 2018 04:38

Originally Posted by khandielas View Post
deilenberger, I end up buy a iCarScan X431 (bluetooth version) and a not so fancy version CReader.


I reached their customer service in China about the CReader. They told me this CReader is powerful but generic, and it should be more than enough for general DIY usage. BUT If a dedicated Porsche scanner is really preferred, they have some $1000+ version tools. The funny thing is iCarScan X431 is only marketed overseas, not in Chinese market. iCarScan is not listed on Launch website at all.


As far as I know, ICARSCAN is a product customized by OBD2TOOL at LAUNCH. In China, OBD2TOOL is the only designated ICARSCAN distributor. LAUNCH provides after-sales service for this product. ICARSCAN includes all functions of LAUNCH X431 EASYDIAG 3.0 and supports full system. You can communicate with automotive’s OBDII socket via BlueTooth with an Android IOS smartphone, to achieve full systems and full function diagnosis, include reading/ clearing trouble codes, data stream, actuation test , adaptation, ECU coding & programming, oil reset, other special function, etc. Creader VIII does not support these special features.


I recommend that you buy icarscan on Obd2tool website. They are cheap, shipping is fast, and after-sales service is also very good. I have been using it for a year and there is no problem with the quality of the product.


wi-TECH, Tech Authority and Chrysler MicroPOD II

obd2lily | 06 October, 2018 06:42

Chrysler’s latest diagnostic interface fits in your shirt pocket and provides 100% CAN coverage for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat.

Although small in stature, this dongle-style device offers 100 percent CAN coverage for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat vehicle platforms. This is the same diagnostic and programming tool the dealerships are using. It replaces your StarMobile, StarScan, and wi-TECH POD, and enables your technicians to increase their productivity and provide world-class diagnostic services to your customers.

MOPAR Micropod II Features:
*   Supports all the latest technologies and vehicle platforms including the latest Chrysler and Fiat Vehicles.
*   Works as a direct replacement for the wiTECH POD
*   Works with your current wiTECH software
*   No Smart cables required.

*   PC-Based: Requires PC connection
*   Model Year Coverage: 100% CAN equipped vehicle coverage to current
*   PC Recommended: AE Tools i7 Durabook Custom Laptop
*   Software License: wi-TECH Diagnostic Application. Purchased through AE Tools.
*   A separate Tech Authority Software Subscription is required to access to Module Re-Flash Programming, TSBs, wiring diagrams, and repair information.

What’s in the Box?
*   MicroPOD II
*   USB MicroPOD II connector cable
*   wi-TECH Application Software
*   Carrying case.

wi-TECH, Tech Authority, and Chrysler MicroPOD II

AE Tools recently had to make adjustments regarding how wiTECH and Tech Authority Subscriptions are offered to the Aftermarket..

The two subscriptions are no longer bundled together, as was available in the past. Currently, users must purchase wiTECH and Tech Authority separately. Below is a detailed explanation of wiTECH and Tech Authority, along with pricing and options available for users. You will also find information about Chrysler’s MicroPOD II.

1.  wi-TECH License
*   wi-TECH is a required annual subscription that grants you permission to use a wi-TECH device, such as a MicroPOD II, wi-TECH POD, or Star Mobile, for diagnostic purposes. This does not include flash programming or service information
*   Annual renewal is $1445.95 per serial on a wired wi-TECH device (each wired wi-TECH tool requires a separate wi-TECH license). This renewal is available through AE Tools.
*   If a MicroPOD II is purchased for $3,295 through AE Tools or one of our approved vendors, it includes the wi-TECH license for 1 year.

2.  Tech Authority Subscription
*   Tech Authority is a subscription-based software that provides the user with Chrysler/Fiat Service Information (wiring diagrams, TSBs, etc), Flash Programming Files, and Fiat-style key programming for vehicles with the rolling code systems. It also includes access to web-based Chrysler factory training..
*   Tech Authority can be purchased annually for $1,800. This annual subscription is available through AE Tools. The Tech Authority subscription is also available in monthly and 3-day subscriptions for $250 and $35, respectively. These offerings are available directly from www.obd2tool.com

3.  Chrysler MicroPOD II
*   Chrysler’s MicroPOD II is a dongle-style device that offers 100 percent CAN coverage for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat vehicle platforms. This is the same diagnostic and programming tool the dealerships are using. It replaces the StarMobile, StarScan, and wi-TECH POD.
*   The Auto Scanner Tool MicroPOD II is $3,295 and includes one-year of wi-TECH licensing. At the conclusion of one-year, wi-TECH must be renewed in order to use the MicroPOD II device. After the expiration, the tool will no longer function until the renewal is paid. The renewal fee is $1445.95, annually. Both the MicroPOD II and wi-TECH licensing is available through AE Tools and approved vendors.
*   The MicroPOD II comes with a one-year warranty. Warranty is void if physical damage is present (removal of USB connector, hardware removed, case opened, etc.). After the one-year warranty, if you have issues with your tool, it can be mailed in and replaced with a brand new device for $1,100 (requires an active wi-TECH subscription).

AE Tools Support


*   Complete hardware setup and training* **
*   Assistance with the software update process
*   Tool functionality
*   On-car computer programming, key programming, and module programming
*   Access to our soon to be released scan tool support resource library

*Additional support packages are required for J-2534 OEM software packages.

**Additional support packages are required for setup on personal laptops (included on AE Tools Custom Laptops).

This does NOT include:

*   Password Management (Google Sheets and RoboForm recommended)
*   Pinpoint Vehicle Diagnostics (Motoshop, iATN, and Identifix recommended)
*   Free Manufacturer Software



Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Shortcomings

obd2lily | 20 September, 2018 06:57

1. The Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P is not suitable for the low-end mechanics as the operational procedures are quite complicated. It mainly targets professionals in Auto-repairing and Garage Shops.
2. It is a high-end product and is not affordable to everyone who would want to use.

A Video about Autel MaxiSys Pro Vehicle Diagnostics and Reprogramming:

Why Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P?

1. Its quad-core processor, the Cortex-A9 Samsung Exynos 1.4 GHz, provides high processing speeds.
2. The compatibility of the device with other add-ons makes it possible to install a language pack.
3. The scanned data is presented as texts and/or graphs.
4. The device is compatible with a large number of vehicles.
5. Android Ice Cream 4.0 on which it runs enables multitasking and quick boot up. Almost 5 times faster than other diagnostic devices.
6. It is light, compact and robust. Therefore, you can carry and work with it anywhere without much hassle.
7. You can share data via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with other people in your team or print for hard copies.
It’s one of the best Professional Autel Scanners!!

Does Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Suit You?

This Autel Scanner is mainly for professionals, those with Garage or Auto Repairing Shops.
It wouldn’t suit you if you are a single car owner. The design is meant to serve many people.
If you are an owner of a garage or car shop Autel Professional OBD2 MS908P, it could be of great help to you in getting things done fast.

Is It Worth Buying Then?

Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P from www.obd2tool.com is an all-round and powerful tool that I would definitely recommend to any professional mechanics in the auto-repairing business.

It can a long way in easing up and increasing efficiency in your engine diagnostics from all the features mentioned. The returns are a guarantee.

It is a current tool that is compatible with most vehicles models. With its ‘Future Proof’ feature, it is to remain relevant with new vehicle models being released.

Autel are very good with after-sale services and you are assured of getting updates every time they are done.

Autel Maxisys Elite vs Autel Maxisys MS908P

obd2lily | 11 September, 2018 10:55

To compare this product with its rival brands, let’s take an example of Autel Maxisys Pro MS908p.

This Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P offers ECU coding, programming, and extensive coverage.

But, a few users have complained that it loses communication with the Audi and VW car models.

In addition, if you select an option, it will display — your vehicle doesn’t support this function. This scan tool also provides frequent connection errors.

Thus, you will eventually have an utterly disappointing and frustrating experience.

However, the main difference between the Autel Maxisys is the CPU. The CPU of the Autel Maxisys Elite is NVIDIA Tegra Quad-Core Processor 1.8GHz.

While The Autel Maxisys Pro MS908p has the Samsung Exynos Quad-Core Processor 1.4GHz.

Thus, if you are looking for a reliable automotive scanner that’s worth your investment, then do not hesitate to buy Autel Maxisys Elite. This brilliant tool will always offer you a fast and excellent performance.


But if you don’t care much about the speed ,Obd2 tool Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P is also a great choice for you.


Super fast diagnosis
Auto-Vin Technology
Battery Recharge
Extensive Vehicle Coverage
Smart Screen
Sufficient Storage Capacity
Autofocus Camera
Easy Printing
High-Level Configuration
Compact and Light


The Maxisys Elite is not suitable for the low-end mechanics as the operational procedures are quite complicated. It mainly targets professionals in Auto-repairing and Garage Shops.
It is a high-end product and is not affordable to everyone who would want to use.



Mangoose Pro GM II Diagnostic & Programming FAQs

obd2lily | 07 September, 2018 21:27

Here are a lot of questions and answers of Mangoose Pro GM II (the dealer or the copy), including software compatible (Tech2Win and GDS2), comparison with GM MDI & Tech 2 & Snap On Solus, diagnostic & programming & reprogramming issues….

I prefer Mangoose Pro II because of price…what do you think..will it work with my corsa d without problem? Or GM MDI better?

GM Mangoose PRO only for Opel/Vauxhall/GM with Tech2Win and GDS2.
Full coverage diagnostic and SPS programming
GM MDI can be use as a passthru for other software too
This is one of the difference
Both are good

I really just want to know what software and equipment I need to get me going with the GM Cars I actually have for diagnostics and programming.

GM Tech2 scanner or Tech2 software can used with gds2 or mvci, genuine is little high, but cheaper you can get from chine,
other is Mongoose Pro GM II, depend what exactly you want to do.

Is this Mangoose Pro GM 2 that is listed on Drew’s website?

Yes, this is the same as the Mongoose Pro GM2.

Can you buy the china clone of Mangoose GM2? If so, how much are they?

I bought mine for 70usd off obd2tool.com

Will this interface perform diag. and programming on GM Global A vehicle (with SPS and GDS2)

Yes, the Mongoose Pro GM II will work with SPS, GDS2 and Tech2Win.

Is the MongoosePro GM II compatible with “Data Bus Diagnostic” Tool software?

Drew Tech has stated that as of early March 2015, the Mongoose Pro GM and the CarDAQ-M are both compatible with GM’s “Data Bus Diagnostic” Tool software.

When using Mangoose Pro GM II to SPS programming, does it program at the same speed as the GM MDI?

The MongoosePro appears to flash as quickly as the MDI.
The MongoosePro GM is definitely quicker than the Tech 2.

The MDI cost 4x more than the MongoosePro GM II but it is not 4x faster.

I have TIS2WEB, Tech2WIN, GDS2 & MDI. Is the MongoosePro GM II plug and play or does it needs to be configured?

The MangoosePro GM II is plug and play. Make sure to install the Tech2Win driver if you want to use the application.

Can this product be used as a replacement for mdi? Used for Tech2win and gds2?

MongoosePro GM II is compatible with Tech2win and GDS2 software for scan tool diagnostics, and it will flash GM-vehicles.

The MDI is a separate tool that is also compatible with Tech2win and GDS2.

Yes, the MongoosePro GM II is a replacement for the MDI.

Both tools do flashing.

Also, both tools require a subscription

Can you guide me the way to install Mangoose GM software?

First thing you need to do with this setup is access the Tech2Win driver settings.

Next trick I think is how to get security access.

In detail…

Can the MDI do more than Mongoose Pro GM II can?

I already have a Tech 2 and a GM subscription and I need to be able to do the newer GM’s. Is there any reason not to buy this instead of the MDI? Will I be missing anything?

The Mongoose Pro GM II ALMOST does everything the MDI does. Currently that is:
– Module reflashing with SPS
– Diagnostics with Tech2Win software
– Diagnostics with GDS2 software.

UPDATE: The GDS2 software package includes the data bus diagnostic tool. Using the data bus diagnostic tool, the MDI will allow you to see voltage levels on the data bus, the Mongoose will not. The Mongoose will run the data bus diagnostic tool, but only partially.
Bosch corporate provides no support for installation and use of the MDI with GM software.
Drew does.
This is the big price difference.

Which tool do you recommend performing “advanced functions” on GM Vehicles? The cars I have are a 2003 Monte Carlo SS, and a 2009 Cadillac STS.

In order to perform “advanced functions” on GM Vehicles you are going to need something that talks with all the computers on the GM Vehicle.

The ones that I know of that do this are:

1) GM Tech 2 (will handle everything including programming the computers “updating calibrations”) This tool is being phased out but it’s still supported until they can get the MDI fully operational. Either way this works Stand Alone without a Laptop/PC.

2) GM MDI (Some say there are limitations with some model years but others say it’s better since the updates) Of course using Tech2Win to mimic what the GM Tech 2 does) – This performs like a J2534 Programmer as a Pass Thru Device. DrewTech and companies like Ease Diagnostics make J2534 Pass Thru Devices that will do this as well. And they sell their own flavor of Diagnostics Scan Software. Keep in mind only the GM stuff will do EVERYTHING for GM Vehicles.

3) Snap On Solus (This will do a lot not only on GM Vehicles but others as well. And it can do some of the advanced functions like Automated Brake Bleed on the ABS unit just like the GM Tech 2 and GM MDI) – Keep in mind there are many functions that the Snap On won’t do. The Tech 2 and MDI will allows you the option to access and control everything on GM Vehicles.

4) Mongoose Pro GM II (It can do things as GM MDI does.) Even the cheap Mangoose China clone is able to recover and reprogram modules perfectly and works with the newer h***ed 2017 GDS2!!!

In summary, Magoose Pro GM II features:

Plug and play: yes!

GM diagnostics and programming: confirmed!

Module recover and reprogramming: confirmed!

SPS programming speed: fast!

“Data Bus Diagnostic” Tool software: compatible!

Tech2win, GDS2, SPS: compatible!

Mongoose Pro GM II ALMOST does everything the MDI does!



Caterpillar ET 2011A Windows XP78 Install Tutorial

obd2lily | 01 September, 2018 09:54

I wrote a guide to install it and I uploaded the patch and the drivers here, including how to solve the connection trouble on the Windows XP SP3 computer (Error #434: The requested baud is invalid) This is because you need to patch ET 2011A.

I know that anything isn’t going to work like the original, but at this time is the tool I have in my hands.

For those like me, I upload the files and I put the links on the attach bellow:
Cat ET 2011A PATCH




CP210X USB to UART Driver




Here a leave the instructions:

*   Clean install
*   Install ET 2011A
*   Install FTDI USB to UART Driver
*   Install CP210X USB to UART Driver
*   Open the ET 2011A. Click “Utilities” > “License Cat ET” > Generate code and paste it.
*   If your OS is Windows XP goto step 7 or Windows 7/8 goto step 8.
*   Copy “CommunicationAdapterServer.exe” to “\Program Files\Common Files\Offboard Information Products”
*   ONLY IF WINDOWS 7/8. Open Cat ET 2011A Patch. Select unit and os guest (32 or 64 bits). And click Patch, it would show you Patched it message OK.
*   Reboot computer.
*   Connect USB and bluetooth and wait to install and disconnect them.
*   Go to properties on “My computer”, open hardware management and check USB and bluetooth com port number.
*   Open the ET 2011A and goto Utilities->Preferences->Communications

Select “Heavy Duty Truck diagnostic Scanner Caterpillar Comm Adapter II (Dual Data Link/Serial lP)

Select the same COM port as you noticed in step 11 (USB or bluetooth the one you already connected. 1 only)

It works now. I tested it on a Cat 950G and it show me the 3 ECM, however I’m having trouble to connect with a Cat 416E, I get the message check cable connection, no cable detected.

But it works perfect on a Cat 950G.



Lonsdor K518ISE & SKE Toyota Lexus Smart key emulator Update!

obd2lily | 23 August, 2018 07:18

New Update! Lonsdor K518ISE Key Programmer has some optimization for Hyundai Toyota Nissan Honda, as well as SKE Toyota Lexus Smart key emulator can work now.

1.Lonsdor K518ISEnew optimization for Hyundai Toyota Nissan Honda:

For Toyota:
8A Smart key
2007 Crown key
Alphard add smart key
2006 Reiz
Crown 68 chip all lost

For Hyundai:
2013/2015 Verna remote
2009 Rohens Add smart key
2014 Sonata 8 communication
2014 IX25 smart key all lost

For Honda & Nissan
Honda Accord 9th key
2017 Nissan Teana 4A Transponder

Free download:
Lonsdor K518ISE Toyota car list
Lonsdor K518ISE Hyundai car list
Lonsdor K518ISE Honda car list
Lonsdor K518ISE Nissan car list


Lonsdor K518ISE feedback (incl. Toyota, Hyundai, Honda & Nissan)

Lonsdor K518ISE Real Test Reports 2018 & FAQ


 2.Update! Lonsdor K518ISE& SKE Toyota Lexus Smart key emulator


SKE-Toyota / Lexus Smart key emulator
Smart key all lost by OBD & No need connection from server!
Chip 94 /D4, 98 39 (128bit), 88/A8 : Works
Chip “A9” will be working in one month.
Black: SKE-LT-DST40(94/D4) -Supports 94/D4 smart key. (Can work)
Red: SKE-LT-8A(88/A8)-Support 88/A8 smart key. (Can work)
Green: SKE-LT-DST80(98)-Supports 98 smart key. (Can work)
Blue: SKE-LT-8A(A9)-Supports A9 smart key. (Not work)
Orange: SKE-LT-DSTAES Chip 39 (128bit). (Can work)


Contact Information:
Email: sales@obd2tool.com


ICarScan X431 Tool Available again

obd2lily | 18 August, 2018 08:00


It’s back! And it appears they now have software for your iPhone (besides the already available Android software.)

It’s been NLA for a while – but today on FaceBook they announced it was back with a new one. You can find it at: https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-5052-Launch+X431+iCarScan+Bluetooth+Diagnostic+Scanner+for+Android.html

What’s it do? Probably everything that Durametric Pro does for a fraction of the price, with unlimited number of cars – and software for LOTS of other car manufacturers. A much more universal tool, having detailed diagnostics for our Cayennes. Cost – $158. With a choice of 5 car manufacturers software included. It uses the “Launch” software package – and they are a very well known maker of high-price diagnostics tools.

I own a Durametric. I haven’t used it in about a year – since I got the ICARSCAN.

ICarScan is much easier to use than the Durametric since it works with my Android smartphone, no need to boot up a computer and plug it into the computer. It connects via Bluetooth to the phone. I carry it in the Cayenne since it’s tiny and can be used anytime I have my phone along (about 100% of the time.) So far I haven’t found anything I can’t do with it that could be done with the Porsche Piwis ii. Doesn’t mean there isn’t – but I haven’t found it yet. It resets all the different service reminders. Resets adaptatations. Reads out real-time values and can plot them. Can read and clear codes stored in any of the vehicle modules.

DISCLAIMER: I get nothing for posting this except hoping to encourage the company to continue producing it, since that means there will be software updates for the one I already own. I like it. I think it’s good value. YMMV – but I don’t think so.

ADDITIONAL INFO: (05/05/17) People have reported that the iOS application apparently is difficult to impossible to get working. Before buying Launch X431 Scan Tool – if all you have is an iPhone – I’d suggest reading the thread and talking to some of the people who have tried it on iOS. Other people have mentioned success or difficulty getting the Android application working. I suspect part of the problem is the number of versions of Android on the user market. If you’re using an Android phone, or tablet – it might be worth checking or asking who got it working with what. I also should note – it appears I’m running an earlier version of the software on my Android phone (Droid-Turbo-II) and tablet (Verizon Ellipsis-7). I have not tried downloading the new version since I don’t like to muck about with a working thing. Again – check and ask people what works if you have a concern. My final warning – communications with the vendor are almost non-existent. When I first got mine (about a year ago) I emailed them about a problem getting it to install on my tablet (which apparently isn’t listed as compatible with the software at the Google store) – and got a few brief replies. Since then – I’ve emailed asking about renewing my subscription – and have gotten no answer. Despite my “subscription” expiring – the software I originally downloaded (5 vehicle brands and the other free stuff) continues to work. It has also updated the firmware on my dongle despite my subscription being expired. What I have not done is open the store feature of it to see if there is a subscription renewal option there. I may do that sometime. Or not. Right now – it’s working fine for me.



How to Add BMW F30 2012 FEM Spare Key with Auro OtoSys IM100/IM600

obd2lily | 09 August, 2018 09:55

Note: Both IM100/IM600 has BMW FEM/BDC capability. IM600 is capable of BMW CAS4 and Mercedes-Benz key programming, while IM100 does not. If you are interested in IM600, please contact:

Main Steps:

Check key status

Backup EEPROM data

Learn Key


Step 1: Check key status

Disassemble FEM/BDC module

Connect with FEM module, Key Programmer IM100 and UP200 programmer

Select IMMO function->BMW->System selection->FEM/BDC immobilizer

1-1 1-2

Make sure the engine is off


Check Key Status


Put the tested key/working key into induction antenna


Put another keys into induction antenna one by one to check key status. New keys are not locked

Step 2: Backup EEPROM

Back to BMW menu, select Smart Mode

Auro IM100 detect current immobilizer system is FEM/BDC

Reading vehicle information and ecu information

Backing up coding files

Going to modify EEPROM data automatically:
1. Please disassemble the EEPROM chip and connect the programmer
2. The FEM module is chip M9S128 and the BDC module is chip M95256
3. If you operate the EEPROM with clamp, you should turn off the +12V power first!

Backup EEPROM data automatiocally
Automatically modified EEPROM data successfully
The backup path is /mint/sdcard/scan/UserData/autobackup/
EEPROM chip operated successfully! Please install the chip back to the ECU module

Step 3: Learn Key


The programming is about to start, make sure the supply voltage exceeds 13V and is stable.

1.Please make sure that the vehicle power is ok
2.Please make sute that the OBD diagnostic cable is correctly connected
3. Please make sure that the power icon on the top right corner of the Auro im100 diagnostic tool correctly displays the voltage.


Programming key in procedure


Going to restore  EEPROM data automatically:
1. Please disassemble the EEPROM chip and connect the programmer
2. The FEM module is chip M9S128 and the BDC module is chip M95256
3. If you operate the EEPROM with clamp, you should turn off the +12V power first!

Restoring EEPROM data automatically
EEPROM chip operated successfully. Install the chip back to ECU module


The restoration coding file is about to start

1.Please make sure that the vehicle power is ok
2.Please make sute that the OBD diagnostic cable is correctly connected
3. Please make sure that the power icon on the top right corner of the diagnostic tool
correctly displays the voltage.

Restore coding data files.



1.Before the key can be written and cleared, the password must be read out first.
2.Before the key can be written or cleared, the corresponding key position must be selected first.

Do you have a working key? Yes.

Insert working key into emergency start coil, select Read password


Read password, DME, ISN code success


Insert a new key into induction coil, select a key position and press Write Key


Key learning has 4 steps,
The first step of authenticating key information is in progress
The seconds steps if writing data into key is in progress
The third step of resetting ecu is in progress
The fourth step of verifying key information is in progress


Write key success.

Put the key close to start induction coil, press and hold the ingnition for 10s.
After key learning is completed, the key can be normally used.


You can program next key with Auro OtoSys IM100 from OBD2TOOL

When the number of keys is greater than three, the newly added keys may have no remote control function
due to the imitation of BMW system.



How to use Car FANS C800 heavy duty diagnostic & maintenance tool

obd2lily | 31 July, 2018 23:46

New handheld CAR FANS C800 heavy duty diagnostic & maintenance tool is tested working great and available on http://www.obd2tool.com/. Car FANS C800 wins many truck scanners in: wide diesel vehicle coverage (commercial vehicle, passenger vehicle, machinery), advanced function (special function, matching settings, functional test, diesel calibration), 7 inch 800 x 480 touch screen, ARM9 CPU with 4GB memory and online update etc.


Here we go for:

– CAR FANS C800 Heavy Duty diagnostic & reset tool capabilities

– CAR FANS C800 diesel vehicles coverage

CAR FANS C800 software upgrade

CAR FANS C800 language available

CAR FANS C800 price

CAR FANS C800 package list

CAR FANS C800 Heavy Duty Truck Scanner capabilities:  

Identification …OK

Read Fault code …OK

Erase Fault code …OK

Actual Values …OK

Actuators …OK

Advance Functions: Adjustment/Settings, Function Test, Special function, calibration etc.

In details.

1. Identification

Identification is the vehicle and system information in ECU. When the vehicle control unit need to be replaced, it is necessary to read the original control unit information and record it as a reference for purchasing a new control unit.

When the new control unit is encoded, the original control unit information is required.




2. Read Fault code

Read the fault code function can read ECU fault code to help maintenance personnel quickly found the cause of vehicle failure.


3. Erase Fault code

Clear the fault code stored in the ECU.


Note: General models, please follow the regular order, first read the fault code, and record (or print) and then clear the fault code, test, read the fault code again to verify, repair the vehicle, clear the fault code, test again to confirm the fault code The current hard fault code cannot be cleared, if the oxygen sensor, knock sensor, mixed gas correction, cylinder fire and the like type of technical code can be removed immediately, but in a certain period will appear. Must be completely troubleshooting after the fault code will not appear again.

4. Actual Values

You can determine whether the various parts of the vehicle are faulty through actual values.

Method of operation:

1. After entering the diagnostic function, click “Actual values”, pop-up dialog box.
2. Click the “Select All” check box to select all actual values; you can also click the check box before each actual value to select the data stream you want to read.
3. Click the “Read actual values” button. The interface displays the name, result, and unit of the data stream.


5. Actuators

In order to test the electronic control system in the implementation of components can work properly.

Method of operation:

1. After entering the diagnostic function, select “Actuators”, the interface will display all the action can be tested.
2. Click on an item to enter the action test interface. The actuators include three states: open, close, and exit.
3. Click “Open”, the status of the action test is turned on.
4. Click “Close”, the status of the action test is off.
5. Click “Exit” to exit this action test.


Advance Functions: Adjustment/Settings, Function Test, Special function, calibration.

For example: diesel fuel injector code, idle speed adjustment, broken cylinder test, calibration and so on


CAR FANS C800 diesel vehicles coverage

CAR FANS C800 from www.obd2tool.com almost supports all brand heavy duty vehicles in market:35 Heavy duty brand, 21 BUS Brand, 16 Passenger car Brand, 32 Machinery vehicle brand and 46 ECU System.



Passenger Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, VW, Zhonghua, JMC, GreatWall, ZZNISSAN, JAC, ZXAUTO, DONGFENG, LIEBAO, CHERY, FUDI, GONOW, HUATAI, SSANGY, MAXUS, JX-ISUZU




Engine&ECU: Bosch, Denso, Delphi, Perkins, Deutz, Weichai, Yuchai, Fawde, Cummins, Yunnei, Changchai, SDEC, DCD, Yangchai, Quanchai, EUP, JX-Isuzu, XCE, Kernel, SIDA


CAR FANS C800 software upgrade

Log in the official website (www.carfans.net.cn )

Download and install the C800 intelligent diagnostic device upgrade client software.

Plug in the device SD card through the card reader into the computer USB interface to finish the device software upgrade.

CAR FANS C800 language available

English & Chinese

CAR FANS C800 user manual


C800 Package list:  


1pc * Power extension cord
1pc *Battery clip supply line
1pc *Cigarette lighter supply line
1pc *SD card
1pc *SD card reader
1pc *Test extension cord (with OBD connector)
1pc *Power adapter kit
1pc *C800 device
1pc *C800 carry case
1pc *OBD16PIN Circular adaptor
1pc *CUMMINS-9
1pc *IVECO-38
1pc *BENZ-14
1pc *KOMATSU-12
1pc *VOLVO-14
1pc *VOLVO-8

Multi-function jumper adaptor
C800 user manual


How to Resolve BMW ICOM ISTAD license expired Error

obd2lily | 26 July, 2018 10:40

Many BMW ICOM users will no doubt have encountered a situation where they have had Rheingold ISTA/D running successfully on their computers, only to later encounter the situation where they can no longer access the software and get a license expired message. The majority of suggestions to resolve this situation found on the internet suggest that users adjust the bios setting of their machines to a date before the original license expiry date but as the result of an enquiry from another user, I decided to post my resolution of this problem (which has been tested and found to work on machines running both Windows 10 and XP Operating systems):-

1. Run Regedit
3. left click SOFTWARE
4. left click BMWGROUP
5. left click ISPI
6. left click Rheingold
7. on the right hand panel of the screen, left click Licence and choose Modify
8. Be careful to modify only the entries on this line as described…use the left arrow key to scroll along the line to a date format entry, which is followed by the words Package Expire and change the date to 2072-09-20

9. After you have changed the package expiration date, continue to use the left arrow key to scroll further back along the line until you find another date format entry, which is followed by the word Expiration (this date will be identical to the original entry that you altered during the last step) – change this date to 2072-09-20

10.When you have completed the above changes, collapse the registry editor back to show only the HKEY menus, then close the registry editor and restart your computer.

11. CONGRATULATIONS, your Rheingold licence is now current until 2072-09-20. Note when editing the expiration date for ISTA, you should maintain the original date format (usually YYYY MM DD) – as some packages use an BMW ICOM A2 and some use a hypenated seperator for date entry values.

If you can’t find it at that registry entry, try here-



How to get ODIS 4.3.3 For VAS 5054A

obd2lily | 21 July, 2018 07:05

Bad clones of VAS5054A not gonna work with this version 4.3.3.

Even those that works with ODIS 4.2.3.


I mean, VAS5054a clones work on 4.3.3 with PDU 041 only. But not working with PDU 042

For bad clones just need to downgrade PDU from 042 to 041

Remove EDIC 1.20.42 from PC

Then install this older EDIC attached:


If you should check post install (before you plug in your device) in Add/Remove programs you should see Softing D-PDU API V1.20.042 EDIC_D_PDU_API_OE/OS
Remove these from PC and reboot (just in case)
Install the EDIC provided above with version 041
Then plug in your device and test

I myself have not tested the above, but I think I works

But if you want use ODIS easily for VAS 5054A clone head, choose ODIS 4.2.3 From obd2tool.com. It’s a tested version, confirmed to work no issues

Good luck!

wiTECH MicroPod II 2 setup instruction

obd2lily | 15 July, 2018 12:18

If your dealership purchased a new microPOD and you would like to convert your existing microPOD for using with wiTECH 2.0 System, you need to download and install the microPOD Setup Utility to configure/setup your microPOD for witech 2.

NOTE: microPODs with a serial number beginning with “WFP” should NOT be used with this utility.

If you have a restricted network, you must first make sure that all sites listed below are enabled to be able to successfully use microPOD Setup Utility and the Professional Diagnostic Tool wiTECH 2.0 System.

Note: Please disable any Anti-Virus software that you have on your computer in order to allow the microPOD Setup Utility to install and run properly.

How to download and install the microPOD Setup Utility

IMPORTANT: Once the microPOD is configured using the microPOD Setup Utility, all the microPOD Wireless Settings will be deleted. You will be required to follow the instructions from the KB link titled “How to configure a Wireless Profile on a microPOD II“.

To download the application, please login to DealerCONNECT > Service > wiTECH Information > microPod Setup Utility

Step 1
Click on “Run” to begin the downloading process of microPOD Setup Utility.


Step 2
The install wizard will appear to install the OBD2 scan tool wiTECH Driver x64 onto your computer if your PC has not been installed with wiTECH 1.0 application.
If the PC has been installed with wiTECH 1.0 App, you will not see the screen below and proceed to Step 6. Otherwise, click “Next” to proceed.


Step 3
Read the License Agreement carefully, and accept the terms in the license agreement.
Then, click “Next” to continue.


Step 4
You are now ready to start the actual installation of the driver. You now need to click on “Install” for it to start.

Step 5
This will now install the wiTECH Driver x64. Once complete, the program will automatically proceed to the next step.

Step 6
Once the installation has completed, click “Finish”. Proceed to the following section, “Using the microPOD Setup Utility”.


Using the microPOD Setup Utility

NOTE: Please make sure that your computer is connected to the internet and the microPOD is connected to the computer via USB before starting this process. This application will help you configure your microPOD for wiTECH 2.0.

Step 1
Start microPOD Setup Utility by clicking the icon on the desktop:


If the microPOD Setup Utility that is installed is out of date, you will be forced to update to the newer version of the application.
Step 2
Please make sure your microPOD is connected to the PC via USB.


Step 2a
If you see the following screen you may not be connected to the internet, or have a firewall that blocks 1 or more of these websites.

Select “Continue” on the next screen for wiTECH 2.0 Device Setup and Configuration.


NOTE: If you only want to configure the wireless setting on a microPod device to use with wiTECH 2.0, click “Wireless Configuration” and follow instructions.

Select “Continue” on the next screen to begin attempting to connect to the microPOD device.


Step 3
Once your microPOD II is recognized by the utility, select “Continue” to proceed with the configuration.


NOTE: microPODs with a serial number beginning with “WFP” should NOT be used with this utility.

Step 3a
If the utility does not find the microPOD device, please assure that the microPOD is connected via USB and click “Refresh”.


Step 5
The following screen will appear for up to 15 minutes while the microPOD device is being configured.


Step 6
The following screen will appear when the utility completed the configuration of microPOD for wiTECH 2.0 Application.

Note: After microPOD Setup Utility is ran, all existing wireless networks will be removed from the microPOD.
Important! Leave the microPod Setup Utility window running as you will be required to complete software updates to the microPod device before configuring the wireless.

Step 6a
Login into wiTECH 2.0. The microPOD II that was just configured using the microPOD Setup Utility should appear in the wiTECH 2.0 discovery. You will need to update the operating system of your microPOD II before it can be used with wiTECH 2.0. Click “Continue”, and your web browser will redirect you to the page to download and install the operating system update as seen in the following step.


*NOTE: If microPOD II does not show up in discovery after a couple of minutes please power cycle your microPOD II by unplugging it and plugging it back in.

Step 7
Click “Update Now” and your microPOD II should continue to the update screen. Once updating, do not interrupt your microPOD II at any point until the update is complete.


*NOTE: This can take upwards of 9 minutes. It is normal activity for the microPOD II to reboot.

Step 8
Click “OK” and you will be navigated back to the wiTECH 2.0 discovery page. Your microPOD II should appear updated and ready for use.


Step 9
With the microPod Setup Utility still running, configure wireless on the wiTECH microPod 2 device.

BIG THANKS to the one who share the wiTECH microPod 2 setup manua!!!

Cat? Electronic Technician Maintain Productivity and Control Cost

obd2lily | 07 July, 2018 13:03


Quickly reduce engine and machine downtime, control costs and schedule repairs more efficiently by

diagnosing problems using Cat Electronic Technician (ET).

Cat ET is easy to use. The software accesses information from the electronic control modules on Cat

engines and equipment. Using Cat ET, technicians can view status parameters, logged codes, active codes,

perform functional tests, and record and view data logs of equipment operation.

Optimize Profitability

•    View active and logged diagnostic codes to quickly identify faulty sensors.
•    Review logged event codes to show engine overspeeds, high temperatures, and more.
•    Monitor fuel consumption.
•    Perform diagnostic tests to quickly identify the root cause of problems.
•    Calibrate key components to ensure maximum operating efficiency.
•    Use Data Logger to record real-time data.
•    View previously recorded data logs to monitor trends in the health of your equipment to ensure

peak performance.


Maximize Efficiency

•    Search help options to guide every task.
•    Retrieve engine data quickly for fuel used, miles traveled, idle time and hours operated.
•    Display status of engine speed, throttle position, timing advance, fuel flow and more.
•    Check an electronic control module’s configuration and change user settings.


How to use SDconnect C4 + XentryDAS on Macbook Pro

obd2lily | 30 June, 2018 21:14

I’m running Xentry/DAS 2018.05 (not OpenShell) on my MacBook Pro together with SDconnect C4 via LAN cable and VMware. Works without problems.
Need bridged networking in VMware. And adjust the network settings/IP addresses.


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


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!

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 Star Diagnoses, I would revert back a few months to avoid the hard-coded timebomb that was implemented at the end of 2015.


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

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