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How does CGDI BMW diagnose BMW 3 series E93 successfully?

Confirmed: CGDI BMW adds “BMW diagnosis” to be able to program and code BMW E series; able to read/clear trouble codes for BMW E series, F series, G series.

How to update CGDI BMW diagnosis function for free:

As long as you have any of CG100 or CG PRO or CGDI MB, please provide the serial number for free trial.


1.Easy to use. As long as you are qualified with corresponding vehicle maintenance knowledge, CGDI BMW does not have high requirements for the user’s professional skills and English level.

2.Cheap. CGDI BMW is cheaper than BMW ICOM (clone and original).

BMW ICOM clone & original are able to diagnose, program and code BMW E-series models at higher price (clone: about 400eur).

Besides, BMW ICOM has some requirements for the user’s operating skills during installation, therefore some users will choose a hard disk with pre-installed software and be charged.

3.Menu-driven & automatic operation instead of manual operation, which save much time.

How does CGDI BMW diagnose BMW 3 series E93 successfully?

1.Select “BMW diagnosis”.


2.It pops up “Whether to scan vehicle quickly”.

Press “Yes” and CGDI BMW will scan the BMW in 30 seconds.

Press “No” and CGDI BMW will scan the BMW all systems and take about 3 minutes.


3.After selecting “No”.

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4.It pops up the BMW information.

Have diagnosis options :

Read fault codes, clear fault codes, Clear all codes, Help, back.

It is menu-driven operation, easy to use.

At the left corner, you will see the working status.
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5.Back to select “BMW diagnosis”, then “scan vehicle quickly”.

And you will see all trouble codes are cleared, and all are normal.

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Don’t you think it is easy to use CGDI BMW Prog for diagnosis?

How to update Lexia 3 version B to version C

I bought my Lexia interface clone from CnAutotool.com ( full chip with S/N 963830 C ) I tested as it is before reflash it with Mr. NLC vci_updater.com and in some cars that I know 100% that a “B” clone didn’t worked before this “C” clone didn’t worked too.
Then I tested it again in same cars after I flashed with Mr. NLC vci_updater.com. And all worked 100%

Here is what I did:

Open the “vci_updater.com” with a HEX Editor and read what Mr. NLC wrote in it.
I use my tool from time to time but what I wanna tell you is that when I bought my clone from china ( full chip with S/N 963830 C ) I tested as it is before reflash it with Mr. NLC vci_updater.com and in some cars that I know 100% that a “B” clone didn’t worked before this “C” clone didn’t worked too.
Then I tested it again in same cars after I flashed with Mr. NLC vci_updater.com.
And all worked 100%
I took my clone for a long now so I do not remember when I did this tests but if I remmebr well was in May 2013
This are my tests that I did. What will be we will see. Conclusions are yours

If you wanna play you can edit the serial in the vci_updater.com. But take care.

Tip you might need:

For those have tried to update the firmware from B to C with the file i’ve been downloading from WP74, but it makes no difference in working, and you can’t access the C CAN bus:

The solution is: Just buy a standard 10K Ohms 1/4 watt resistor and solder it between the two terminals, similar to the form shown in the snapshot*.

* The snapshot is a random photo taken from the internet for demonstration purpose and not related to the XS Evolution VCI.


How to get car key data for cutting keys with SEC-E9 key machine

There are 3 ways to get auto key information with SEC-E9 key cutting machine

Key data can be gor by:

IC card

car model

key blank

in detail…

How to get key data by IC card on Key Programming tool SEC-E9 key machine:

1 go to “search” on the home page


2 press “KCode” and input the IC card you know, then “search”

3 go to “Menu” and read “Info”


4 check the data if they are what you want or not


How to get key info by model on SEC-E9 machine:

1 go to “Automobiles”


2 select a car make – model – year
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3 read key info


How to get key data by key blank on SEC-E9 key cutting machine

1 go to “Search”


2 input the key blank, then search

3 then you can get the key data


Free Download and Install JLR Mangoose SDD V157 Software and Patch

JLR SDD 157 software has been tested and verified working no issue with mangoose pro interfaces.

Software version: V157

Operating system: Windows XP/Windows 7

Multi-language: Chinese/Dutch/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Korean/Portuguese/Russian/Spanish

Compatible hardware: jlr mangoose/pro (SP116, SP205, SP205-B), mangoose vci (SP216, SP216-B)

Main steps:

Step 1: Install SDD setup

Step 2: Install Patch

Step 3: Install device driver

Step 4: Run SDD


Step 1: Install SDD setup

Open software CD/download software


Copy and paste JLR Driver folder and SDD Patch zip file to desktop
Run SDD_157_FULL as Administrator

Select setup language
Install wizard for SDD
Accept license agreement
Agree firewall compatibility warning
Choose destination folder: C://
Choose All languages pack to install

Install the program
If system prompts “Would you like ActiveCGM to be the default TIF viewer”, press NO

Install HV Safety installer

Finish install HV Safety installer setup

Install MOXA UPort Windows Driver Setup

Select destination location: C://Program Files/Moxa/USBDriver
Select Start Menu folder: MOXA UPort 1110 Series Windows Driver

Finish install windows driver

Install SDD setup completed.
Restart computer now.

Step 2: Install SDD Patch

Open SDD Patch.zip file, paste SDD folder to desktop

Open SDD folder
Run SDD as administrator

Check Notepad for user name and password
Run JLR SDD software on desktop as Administrator
Press Connection

Go to User Authentication interface

Copy user name and password and paste here
Press Identify

Enter dealer information
Crack the sdd software success

Close the SDD window

Step 3: Install device driver
Delete SDD Patch zip.file and SDD folder on desktop

Right click JLR SDD Properties,
open file location: C:/Program Files/JLR/Common/VCI Device Drivers/DrewTech Mongoose
Install J2534_MongoosePro_JLR_x86 driver
accept license agreement

Install j2534 driver completed
Connect JLR mangoose cable with laptop

Windows will automatically install driver

Go to Device Manager to check the interface is well connected

Step 4: Run SDD

Software is ready to use

Open JLR SDD software on desktop

Auto Read VIN

Run diagnostic function with SDD 157

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Nissan Consult 3 Plus Programming Reviews: Cheapest way FOUND!

Nissan Consult 3 Plus programming reviews:

I looks like it’s a remote system using a bluetooth and is good up to 5 meters away. It also looks like it only works for OBD2…1996 and newer.

The Nissan Consult three Plus does not support the Q45’s made from 1990-1996 YET. I hope that changes soon.

I have an Infiniti G37 (2011). I used Nissan Consult III Plus to enter the pin and start programming new Key Fobs.

I was able to clear the existing keys , but am not able to program the new Fob(s).

The cheapest way to program Nissan:

No need a smart card!

I managed to do Immo and programming without spending out on the smart card.
find the consult diagnostictool.ini file
open with notepad
copy and paste this at the bottom




Here is the location of fille DIAGNOSTICTOOL.INI:


Please just try this at your own risk, I am not responsible the result if you have any question.

I share this because you can do this without spending money to buy the security card.

The best way to program Nissan:

If you can’t solve this problem, better buy a smart card for IMMO and PROGRAMMING.

Connect Consult 3 plus to the computer and the vehicle: Nissan Altima year 2006

Connection method: via the USB cable or Bluetooth

Insert key into the key hole, turn ignition ON with engine OFF

Start Consult-III plus software

Click on “Connect” button on VIMI selection screen to connect with VI


the computer and vehicle establish good communication

then Consult3 plus software will display VIN info

Choose Nissan model and year, and confirm vehicle information

Wait until the Nissan Consult module to access all control modules, Engine, BCM, Transmission, Airbag etc.

The car dashboard will illuminate and the indicator lights on Consult 3 will flash


Diagnostic: Direct Diagnostic Mode program

Tick Key programming icon (NATS SELECT DIAG MODE) on the left menu, plug the security card and press START

(There are two options under NATS SELECT DIAG MODE. Select C/U INITIALIZATION.


Push START BUTTON after enter password

Manually enter the pin code

Initialization completed

Follow the guide in the sw to finish key programming

How to install Subaru SSM-III V2018.10 on win7 8 10 32bit?

Update! Subaru SSM-III V2018.10 is newly released, has abilities of diagnosis, reprogramming, it is multi-lingual, works on win7 8 10 32bit. This post is on install Subaru SSM-III V2018.10, as well as the test reports etc.

V2018.10 Subaru SSM-III software:

All-system diagnosis: confirmed

Each system check: confirmed

Saved data display: confirmed

Immobilizer (register key): confirmed

Program Subaru smart key: confirmed

Oscilloscope: confirmed

Inspection of BRZ: confirmed

Saved Data Display : confirmed

Reprogram : confirmed

Reprogram VDC (BRZ only) : confirmed

Alliance Vehicle Inspection: confirmed

Read CF application measurement data: confirmed

Convert/Save measurement data on driving recorder : confirmed

V2018.10 Subaru SSM-III Language: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

V2018.10 Subaru SSM-III works on: win7 8 10 32bit

Workable Subaru models: 2015 -2018 year

V2018.10 Subaru SSM-III is compatible with VXDIAG SUBARU SSM-III Multi Diagnostic Tool

Youtube video on Subaru SSM3 V2018.10 Software installation on win7:

Note: Subaru SSM 4 is not compatible with VXDIAG SUBARU SSM-III Multi-Diagnostic Tool.

But Subaru SSM 4 has to be installed.

Subaru SSM3 V2018.10 installation in step by step procedure:

Click on “Subaru Select Monitor II” Install


Accept the license agreement.


PC application installation was successful.


Click on “Subaru Select Monitor 4 install “to complete installation.
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Click on “FlashWrite2 install“.
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Click on “Driver install”.

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Exit menu.

Open “Subaru select Monitor III”.

Have main menu:

All other models

Inspection of BRZ

Saved Data Display


Reprogram VDC (BRZ only)

Alliance Vehicle Inspection

Read CF application measurement data

Convert/Save measurement data on driving recorder.




You are allowed to reset software language ( German, English, Spanish, French, Italian)

Just click on “Tool”, then “Option”, then “Language”.


Please go on use Subaru SSM 3 for your job.

V2018.10 Subaru SSM-III free download:

not available yet at mega.

Diagnostic Codes on Caterpillar ET Software

Diagnostic Capabilities

Diagnostic Codes
The engine’s Electronic Control Module (ECM) has the ability to monitor the circuitry between the ECM and the engine’s components. The ECM also has the ability to monitor the engine’s operating conditions. If the ECM detects a problem, a code is generated.


There are three categories of codes of CAT Electronic Technician:
-Diagnostic Code
-Event Code
-Flash Code

-Diagnostic Code – A diagnostic code indicates an electrical problem such as a short or an open in the engine’s wiring or in an electrical component.
-Event Code – An event code is generated by the detection of an abnormal engine operating condition. For example, an event code will be generated if the oil pressure is too low. In this case, the event code indicates the symptom of a problem. Event codes indicate mechanical problems rather than electrical problems.
-Flash Code – Diagnostics and events are reported via flash codes. When a diagnostic code or an event code becomes active, the specific condition is immediately reported to the operator through a series of flashes on the diagnostic lamp. By counting the flashes, a numeric representation of the diagnostic code or event code is revealed.

Codes can have two different states:

-Active Codes
An active code indicates that a problem is present. Service the active code first. For the appropriate
troubleshooting procedure for a particular code, refer to the following troubleshooting procedure:
a. Troubleshooting, “Diagnostic Trouble Codes”
b. Troubleshooting, “Event Codes”
Refer to the Troubleshooting, “Diagnostic Code Cross Reference” for information that relates to converting flash codes to the equivalent diagnostic code or to the equivalent event code.

-Logged Codes
The codes are logged and stored in the ECM memory. The problem may have been repaired and/or the problem may no longer exist. If the system is powered, it is possible to generate an active diagnostic code whenever a component is disconnected. If the component is reconnected, the code is no longer active but the code may become logged.
Logged codes may not indicate that a repair is needed. The problem may have been temporary. Logged codes may be useful to help troubleshoot intermittent problems. Logged codes can also be used to review the performance of the engine and of the electronic system.

FREE License Key for Caterpillar ET (Electronic Technician) Software

1. First Step, install CAT Caterpillar ET Software: ET_2010A_v1.0, wait until Status is complete.
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2. Second Step, Open Caterpillar ET through shortcut on Desktop or Start Menu/ All Program, double click on Electronic Technician.
After Software opened, will showing a Message Box as below;

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NOTE: Software is Not Licensed, then Click YES..

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Yap, I have Software to Generate License Key, Full Service Dealer ET

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Please comment your License Code, I will give you License Key to activate your Electronic Technician Software.

BMW EWS, CAS, FEM Add Keys via OBD: CG Pro? CGDI? CG100?

Look here: CG PROCGDI Prog BMW and CG100 – will all these CGDI programmers make key BMW EWS, CAS and FEM?

How to Identify your BMW Immobilizer System?

BMW systems: EWS, CAS, FEM/BDC

EWS: Old cars with keys unfoldable and chips 7935


CAS 1, CAS 2: Old 7 series with semi-smart and smart cards

CAS 2: 520, 530 with keys unfoldable and normal chips ID46

CAS 3:

– Old 3 and 5 series before year 2010: OBD add keys without ECU disassembled (even when all keys are lost)

– Old 3 and 5 series after year 2010: CAS3 is updated and encrypted; have to disassemble an ECU before making keys and system will try 64 times for all keys lost

CAS 4:

New 3, 5 and 7 series before year 2012 with CAS 4 1L15Y and 5M48H;

necessary to disassemble CAS for adding new keys and all keys lost

CAS 4+:

CAS4 is updated to CAS4+ after year 2012, incl. 5M48H and 1N35H;

add new keys with CAS disassembled and a spare key;

all keys lost need find ISN codes from ECU;


CAS 4+ on 5 and 7 series (not on 1 and 3 series in the year 2012) is updated to FEM;

CGDI BMW, CG100 and CG Pro all these device can make BMW key?


a definitely YES.  It is a BMW specific key programming tool.  CGDI will program key for BMW EWS1-EWS4, CAS1-CAS4+ and FEM/BDC immo system. Both add key and all keys lost.

CAS1-CAS3+ all done via OBD. EWS, CAS4/CAS4+ and FEM/BDC need to remove and done on bench.

CG Pro 9S12:

cgpro will make key for BMW EWS1-EWS4 and CAS1-CAS4+ (both add key and all keys lost).

All requires to remove the IMMO box.  CG Pro CANNOT do FEM/BDC key programming.

For example: CG-Pro add key BMW CAS4 525Li 5M48H (don’t need other devices)
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CG100 Prog III:

CG100 software does have CAS1-CAS4 options, but can be used to generate BMW key ONLY.  You need to read CAS data by other eeprom programmer, i.e CG Pro, then generate key with CG100.  But in this case, CG Pro will generate key via eeprom data as well.


In a nutshell:

CGDI BMW and CG Pro share the same IMMO capacities on EWS, CAS1-CAS4+.  CG Pro requires to remove IMMO box and CGDI BMW can be done by OBD.

CGDI BMW supports FEM/BDC key programming, CG-Pro does not.

CG100 can only generate CAS1-CAS4 key.

Tips: CAS 3, CAS 3 + smart key program

CAS3+ OL15Y OBD add keys when all keys lost:


OBD add a new key with a spare key or even all keys lost, done without ECU disassembled;

The steps: OBD connection to a BMW car – read key data – save key data – make a dealer key – add a new key

CAS3+ add a spare key or all keys lost:

IMPORTANT: you should know if the CAS3+ is encrypted or not: OBD connection to read key info for it (“encrypted” in sw means the CAS3+ is encrypted)

Method 1: downgrade

The good:

no need disassemble ECU

The bad:

time-consuming, it takes 1 hour around

power-consuming, you should charge the battery for the car and laptop in case that there is no power on the car


To downgrade is suitable for some cars that are not easy to disassemble ECU like MINI

Note: you have to remember BMW serial number in the downgrade process in case of disconnection in the middle


SAFE! So, no worries!
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CAS3 smart keys:

First disable the original key lost and be sure that only one smart key left before key programming;

If the key is disabled but the new one is not smart, you can re-generate a non-smart key with ID46 chip;

Then disable the other original smart key and the new smart key

Then switch ignition on with the new smart key

Then switch ignition on with the other original smart key

SEC-E9 Key Cutting Machine Android Version vs. Windows Version

SEC-E9 CNC automotive key cutting machine has improved the hardware to generation IV with Android tablet since January 2019.

What’s the benefits of the new Android tablet comparing the old Windows system?

What’s new of SEC-E9 Android tablet?

1.Industrial-grade dedicated display screen, 8” capacitive tablet, longer lifetime, 12 months warranty;

2.Android system runs smoothly and refuse automatic system upgrade;

3.One-button start, Faster boot speed;

4.No battery, More safety;

5.USB connection, More stable signal transmission;

6.Embedded display screen;

7.Massive key data, Simpler key cutting;

8.Simpler interface, Clear layer distribution, Easy to use;

9.Classic color, Exquisite Appearance.


SEC-E9 Hardware upgrade:  Generation I vs. II vs. III vs. IV