Monthly Archive: May 2017

BMW E/F/G/I series programming with 2017 ICOM Next Ista-P 3.60

2017 BMW diagnostic software is verified that ISTA-P can program not only E Series, but also F, G and I series. So, which Ista-p version and which BMW Icom can work perfectly with BMW E/F/G/I models? Read the write-up collected by Laura.

Which ISTA-P version is verified?
2017.03 BMW ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001(engineer mode) is the latest BMW software confirmed 100% to work without any issues with BMW E/F/G/I models programming

Which bmw icom works better?
2017 BMW ICOM Next WiFi version is the best option for bmw diagnostics and programming.
ICOM Next is faster than the old bmw icom. It is also better built IMHO.
And 2017 Next is WIFI available also.
It handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely.
Gets the job done much faster if flashing the complete vehicle.
Another benefit to Next will be compatibility for future cars.

New models with production date
Benefit: The new G01, G32, RR11, RR12 can be dealt with.
Vehicles: G01, G32, RR11, RR12
Update of navigation maps in ISTA 4
Benefit: Update of the map data by ISTA 4 in motor vehicles with navigation system.
Planned for ISTA 4.06.1x. Up to then, the update can be performed with ISTA/P.

What about the I levels contained?
F, G, I Series (ISTA 4, ISTA/P)
Series group I level
F001 (F0x, RR4, RR5) F001-17-03-505
F010 (F06, F1x) F010-17-03-505
F020 (F2x, F3x, F80, F82, F83, F87) F020-17-03-505
F025 (F15, F16, F25, F26, F85, F86) F025-17-03-508
F056 (F4x, F5x, F6x) F056-17-03-507
S15A (G1x, G3x, RR1x) S15A-17-03-507
S15C (G38) S15C-17-03-506
I001 (I03, I08) I001-17-03-507
E Series (ISTA/P)
Series group I level
E065 (E65, E66) E065-15-07-500
E060 (E60, E61, E63, E64) E060-16-11-500
E070 (E70, E71, E72) E070-16-11-500
E89x (E81, E82, E84, E87, E88, E89, E90, E91, E92, E93) E89x-16-11-500
R056 (R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61) R056-17-03-504
RR01 (RR1, RR2, RR3) RR01-17-03-500

What is I-level?
The I-Level (aka I-Step) is the Integration Level of your car, which represents a package of firmwares for all your modules, and it corresponds to the version of ISTA/P last used to program your vehicle.

How to read I-Level using BMW E-sys?
To determine your I-Level, go to VCM Module => VCM Master Tab => click Read under I-Steps:

The I-Step (current) is the one you want to match when you select the CAFD from the Detect CAF for SWE options (e.g. F001-08-09-550):

When you lost power in the middle of FDL Coding your CAFD, it became corrupted. What I am having you do is insert the same CAFD in it’s default generic state and then coding it based on your specific Vehicle Order (Production Date and Option Codes) so in the end you will have exactly what you started with before the power failure and CAFD corruption.

As I have repeatedly stated, so long as one isn’t coding the BMW ICOM A2 module, you should code with the engine running, and will you never have to worry about loosing vehicle power mid-coding, unless of course you run out of gas.

How to connect BMW ICOM A2 to WinKFP

Here are two methods usually adopted by BMW owners with BMW Icom a2 bc WinKFP.

First method
to lock the ICOM to Connection Mode: STATIC_IP and then use iTool Radar by Nubix to locate it on the LAN.

Second method
but that you will need the password of ICOM, but as no one brings out the password, you can forget this possibility.

only possibility is more like you’ve already described the BMW diagnostic tool with radar and lock.
in the Ediabas.ini you have to change something
Interface: REMOTE
and host the ip the ICOM have.
ICOM you can put on STATIC_IP with a file called
USER.settings(open it with editor)

ConnectionMode = STATIC_IP
Ip = 192.168.68.40
Netmask = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.68.1

and a file which is called user.settings.log must remain empty.
The ICOM describes this file automatically.

these two files on a USB stick(USB2.0) into the BMW ICOM usb port
light of ICOM will turn on.
Car Diagnostic Tools ICOM must properly afterwards user.settings.log have described themselves.

(NEW) BMW Rheingold ISTA-D 4.03.31 free download for BMW ICOM

Here CnAutotool offer you free download links of newest BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.03.31 Standalone+ +SQLiteDBs + ISTA-P 3.60.4.000 + SDP 4.03.30. Hope it helps and also try on your own risk! (Thanks Spider80 at MHH forum)

Free download BMW diagnostic tool Rheingold ISTA+ 4.03.31 Standalone / SDP 4.03.30 / ISTA-P 3.60.4.000:
BMW ISTA-P 3.60.4.000

BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.03.31 software package list

Software details of BMW ISTA Rheingold 4.03.31:
Module (ECU) errors reading and clearing
Gearbox (transmission) and engine adaptations erasing
Fuel injectors control, correction amount real time viewing, injector registering
Engine mountings testing
Mass air flow (MAF) testing and registering. Whole air system testing
EGR system control and testing
Turbocharger and related components control and testing
Diesel particulate filter regeneration (DPF)
Battery replacement
Oil change and service interval reset
Wiring diagrams, live data, repair instructions, technical documents etc
Programming, vehicle retrofit, mirror coding, FSC codes adding or updating etc
And many more other functions
Operating system of BMW ISTA Rheingold 4.03.31:
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 8 or 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Hardware requirements of BMW ISTA Rheingold 4.03.31:
Processor (CPU): min 2.2 GHz Dual Core or 4.4 GHz Single Core CPU (Summary of Cores or Threads should be more than 4.4 GHz)
Memory (RAM): min 4 GB
Hard drive (HDD): min 250 GB free space on disk C: before installation

MB SD Connect C4 firmware v2.30 Update Guide

1. Prepare 6 AA5 batteries according to Instruction for how to install MB SD C4 Batteries.
Note: Please do use brand new batteries with sufficient electricity; otherwise, you will fail to update the firmware.

Then, select the green cable to connect to your laptop and MB SD Connect Compact 4 diagnostic multiplexer, and use OBD cable to connect to Mb Star Connect C4 multiplexer and your vehicle. (If the vehicle cannot be connected, select OBD 12V power instead.)

2. Open the software “2012.09 DAS”.
Go to C:\ program files \ SDconnect Toolkit to check whether there are the three following files as the pic below shows.
Update_automatic;
Update_manual;
Update_Special.
If the files’ names are different from the pic shows, please correct the names the same as the pic shows.
Mb Star C4 with EVG7 Tablet

14-1

3. Restart your computer.

4. Start to update the firmware according to how to update MB SD connect4 MUX.

2016 MB Star SD Connect C4 Hardware and XENRTY DAS FAQ

Here are the most frequently-asked questions from MB Star diagnosis SD connect C4 diagnostic scanner users and professional answers from engineers working for CnAutotool Hopefully, it helps those in trouble.

Q: How to change the Xentry language?
A: Go to Setup, select Setting language, then choose a language and click on Accept.

Q: How to setup the DAS language?
A: Go to DAS Properties. In the Target, change the last two letters (which is the first two letters of the language). Then click on OK.

Q: Xenry language error: A fault has occurred.
A: Change the PC date and time to be the same as the Xentry version.E.g. Your Xentry is version 2015.09, you need set up 2015.09.05 on your PC.

Q: Fault (30.3) pops up after DAS activation. No valid DAS license; DAS will now be closed.
A: Go to local disk C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/StartKeyCenter2; find our StartKeyCenter.exe.
If DAS doesn’t expire, just change the bin file in C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/DAS
If DAS expires, you need Lan-id to activate DAS

Q: Xentry cannot run, the icon displays then disappears.
A: Change the PC date and time to be the same as the Xentry version;
If it does not work, replace the bin file in C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/DAS (the bin file differs from Xentry versions)
If all above fails, send the Mercedes software hard disk to the vendor to re-copy files.

Q: Mb Star C4 firmware files are lost and WIFI cannot be set up.A: It means your sd connect firmware files are deleted and you need update sd c4 firmware.
Files need to update (ORDER!!!!!!):
02_CSD_2_10.zip
01_Boolimage_2_3.zip
03_PmPic29_Cpld23.zip
Sd connect c4 firmware update manual:
Step 1: Install battery
Step 2: Change file name
Step 3: Update SD Connect C4 firmware

Note: please prepare new batteries and an OBD cable for use; if it fails to connect to the vehicle, replace it with the OBD 12V power; otherwise, it would pop up error 662 (update fails.)


Q:  MB STAR SDconnect Tool kit appears Error 749 in Administration.Due to network problems, no connection to the SDconnect can be establish (749)No SDconnect is selected or the desired SDconnect cannot be selected
A: It results from incorrect IP setup. Please go to the network connect to WLAN set up IP: 172.29.127.119

Q: Xentry error 2221-45: No access authorization code![2221-45] No access authorization for XENTRY diagnostics was found on the server. You must contact the user help desk.
A: Go to C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/Xentry/fusoko/eclipse/plugins; delete the file “com.damler.xentry.diagservice_1.6.0.201607181047”

Q: Xentry cannot open for use even reopen Xentry or restart the PC after activation.No access authorization code! You must contact the user help desk.
A: Go to C:/programme data/LicDir; delete lic-key2.dat
Open StartKeyCenter on Desktip; activate Xentry
Get a new lic-key2.dat after Xentry activation; copy and paste lic-key2.dat; then rename it as “lic-key2.x4711” (setup the file properties to Read Only)

Q: EWA-NET file cannot start. HTTP Status 500-Servlet execution threw an exception.
A: Go to the Start menu, then EWA-NET Admin ToolIn EWA Admin Tool, Server, EPC, WIS all should start (if they have started yet, pls. stop and restart)Server, EPC, WIS restart, reboot the PC, then open EWA-NET to login


Q: Xenry Error (1.2)-2.503.13003:Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed
Possible causes:
The link between the diagnosis multiplexer an the diagnostic socket is interrupted
The link between the diagnosis multiplexer an the diagnostic unit is interrupted.
The voltage supply at the diagnostic socket (circuit30 and (or) circuit31)is fault.

Note:When using SD connect c4 multiplexer, check the connection status using the Toolkit.
A: check the connection of the cable and the car;
Then check the wired&wireless IP setup
Then check the Mercedes software; it’s MB SD C4 software, not Star C3
If all ok, it may result from the SD connect c4 mux or the cable

BIG THANKS to engineers at cnautotool.com.

Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes?

User puzzles:
I have installed Xentry 9.2014 in Mb Star C3 multiplexer. It works well so far. Now, I need to make diagnosis on mercedes w205 year 12/2014 but It can not communicate with the car. C3 don’t work in all recent cars in xentry but in DAS is ok.

Experienced users’ suggestion:
C3 has many limitation regarding latest vehicles in Xentry.
It can’t diagnose it e.g w205, w212, w222, w906, smart 453 etc.

its glory is already passed unless you deal only with vehicles in DAS.
you have to change to Mb Star Connect C4.
C4’s support also officially has been stop since 12-2015.

It is no different even you change folder.
it is different protocol with recent vehicles.

For your w205 (nice car) you can use one of this :
1.sd connect c4
2.xentry sd connect BENZ C5

Both good at all new Mercedes Benz models,W222, W221, W212, W203, 211,W 204,W207, W212, GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172 and Smart405, 451, 452, 454

Besides the Star Diagnosis software c3 and c4 own, sdconnect c4/c5 added three more software: SD Media, Xentry and Smart TAN Code.
SD Media: Video and PDF lessons;
Xentry: New software released by Benz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars. Xentry software for diagnosing W 204,W207 and W212 which C3 and C4 does not support;
Smart TAN Code: Opened special function in DAS program with Smart cars 405/ 451/452/ 454.Besides, it also opened more special functions, such as engineer mode, remove limitations,etc, which Star C3 and Star C4 do not have.

I have successfully communicated wit my w205 AMG using a MB SD C4 connect all controllers accessed.

VCM II VCM2 for Ford V101 Mazda V99 Diagnostic Instrument two in one

Highlights of vcm ii mazda for Ford Mazda Diagnostic Device:
1. Most recent Software Variation: IDS Ford V101, Mazda V99
2. Two styles readily available: Ford and Mazda
3. Multi-language: English, Italian, Spanish, Spanish(Mexico), French, French(Canada), German, Dutch, Complete, Danish,

Greek, Slovenian, Amer English, Vietnamese language, Turkish, Thai, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Portuguese(Brazil),

Polish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Czechic, Chinese(Taiwan), Chinese(China)
4. Update: Via CD
5. Operating Procedure: Home windows XP
6. Motor vehicles Coverage: VCM II offers comprehensive vendor diagnostic capabilities for many sixteen pin for Fords and
Mazda, including all new 2016 for Ford cars
7. Highest quality, better than J2534 manner interface.
VCM II VCM2 for Ford V101 Mazda V99 Diagnostic Tool 2 in 1
VCM II for Description:
The VCM II may be the new Ford OEM diagnostic software. It offers dealer-level diagnostics working with the IDS program.
The VCM II may be the fresh diagnostics interface from Ford to be used along with the Integrated Diagnostics Application

(IDS).
The VCM II and IDS, in addition to a devoted notebook, presents full vendor diagnostic capabilities for the majority of 16 pin

Fords.
A wonderful new function from the VCM two is its capability to connect wirelessly using your laptop computer or computer

system devoid of any hardware or computer software upgrades.
This allows technicians to work on motor vehicles remotely whilst the VCM II is related directly to the vehicle.

The VCM II will be essential for all new 2016 Ford motor vehicles and it is backwards suitable with most 16 pin Ford and

Mazda.
It supports the Car Measurement Module (VMM) and new Purchaser Flight Recorder (CFR).
The VCM II has shock resistant rubber ends, which makes it suitable for garage and workshop environments.

The CFR replaces the Car or truck Knowledge Recorder (VDR).
The CFR can be an optional cable that permits the VCM III to observe and history dwell data streams.
This presents an advantage for technicians when diagnosing intermittent complications.

VCM2 for Ford Mazda Options:
1. The VCM II would be the new for Ford OEM diagnostic instrument. It offers dealer-level diagnostics applying the IDS

software program.
2. The VCM II may be the fresh diagnostics interface from for Ford and Mazda for use while using the Built-in Diagnostics

Software program (IDS).
3. The VCM II and IDS delivers comprehensive dealer diagnostic abilities for the majority of 16 pin for Ford and Mazda.
4. The VCM II is going to be essential for a couple new 2013 for Ford and automobiles and is particularly backwards

appropriate with most sixteen pin for Ford and Mazda.
It supports the Car Measurement Module (VMM) and new Shopper Flight Recorder (CFR).
5. The VCM II has shock resistant rubber finishes, rendering it acceptable for garage and workshop environments.
6. The CFR replaces the Car or truck Knowledge Recorder (VDR).
7. The CFR can be an optional cable that permits the ford vcm ii to observe and document reside data streams. This delivers a
bonus for specialists when diagnosing
VCM II VCM2 for Ford V101 Mazda V99 Diagnostic Tool 2 in 1
VCM II VCM2 for Ford Mazda Purpose:
* Automatic motor vehicle recognition
* Go through & Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
* Dwell Data-stream with Recording & Playback Functions for Main ECUs
* Guided Fault Finding
* New Software package Re-flash for Existing ECUs
* Programming & Installation of new ECUs (PCM, ABS, Instrument Cluster, Air Bag, Fuel Pumps, etc.)
* Program New Keys
* Injector Coding
* Set, Adjust or Remove Speed Governors
* DPF Regeneration
* Brake Bleeding
* Steering Angle Resets
* All Other Seller Functions
* Power balance test
* Relative compression test

VCM II Ford Mazda Package List:
1pc x VCM2 interface
1pc x OBD2 cable
1pc x USB cable
2pc x CD-DVD (Software package IDS v101 Mazda V99)
1pc x Plastic box

What is the highlights of Digimaster III?

Digimaster 3 Original Odometer Correction Master update online.
2017 Yanhua Digimaster 3 Digimaster III Original Odometer Correction Master with 980 Tokens Update Online

Main function of Digimaster III:
1. Odometer correction
2. Audio decoding
3. Airbag reset
4. ECU programming
5. PIN Code Reading
6. BMW key programming
2017 Yanhua Digimaster 3 Digimaster III Original Odometer Correction Master with 980 Tokens Update Online

What is the highlights of Digimaster III?
1. It contains a high performance hardware platform which takes high-speed CPLD and the ARM11 processor as the core technology

2. It works with various types of adapter you can easily achieve odometer correction, Audio decoding, airbag resetting, engine ECU resetting, IMMO, programming key for Benz &BMW etc

3. It contains the advanced technology of programming new keys for BMW and Benz, CAS-BDM reading/writing and resetting; 35080V6 erasure etc. large numbers of pictures and particular description makes your operation pleasant

Newly Update for Digimaster III
1. Yanhua Digimaster 3 Newly added key programming function
It is applicable for high-class cars such as Mercedes Benz and BMW. Innovative automatic mode for key programming technology, multi-language operation, the key programming complete in one go, effectively ensure the security of reading and writing data.

2. DigiMaster-III New Generation Core Framework
Applying the new G3 platform of Yanhua Tech and the innovative consumption mode of “Pay as you go”support the latest car, global synchronic upgrade, extend and integrate functions freely.

3. DigiMaster-III Intelligent Operation Platform
Upgrade the single-task system into intelligent multi-task and multi-thread operation system, extend functions freely and unlimitedly.

4. Upgrade the single-task system into intelligent multi-task and multi-thread operation system, extend functions freely and unlimitedly.

5. Yanhua Digimaster3 Odometer correction tool Comprehensive Upgraded Operation Interface
It breaks away from the original monotonous static interface, based on IE core technology to support rich and dynamic effects as well as advanced skin interface. And it is more beautiful and friendly, supports for many language around the world.

6. DigiMaster-III High Definition Digital Screen
Upgrade the low definition LCD color screen (320X240) to the imported HD digital TFT color screen (800X480) which applying the precision touch technology

Odometer correction
vehicle including cars from European, American, Japanese and Korea. Detail list as follows:

Alfa Cadillac Daihatsu Aston Martin Chrysler Honda Audi Ford Hyundai Bentley GM ISUZU BMW Lincoln KIA Benz Lexus Citroen Mazda FIAT Mitsubishi Ferrari

Nissan Jaguar Proton Lamborghini SSangYong

Lancia Subaru Lotus SUZUKI Man Toyota Opel peugeot Porsche

Renault Rover Saab Skoda Volvo Volkswagen Wiesmann

Truck Forkman Maserati

Othe vehicle Motorcycle Truck

Airbag Resetting
Airbag-Audi
Airbag-Mitsubishi
Airbag-Chrysler
Airbag-Nissan
Airbag-China
Airbag-Opel
Airbag-Citroen
Airbag-Peugeot
Airbag-FIAT
Airbag-Renault
Airbag-Ford
Airbag-Rover
Airbag-GM
Airbag-SSangYong
Airbag-Honda
Airbag-Subaru
Airbag-Hyundai
Airbag-SUZUKI
Airbag-KIA
Airbag-Toyota
Airbag-Mazda
Airbag-Volkswagen
Airbag-Samsung

IMMO
Peugeot  Citroen  Audi

Key Programming
BMW  Benz

BMW ICOM A2 software error “Failed to start ISTA” (solved)

When I enabled coding/programming in BMW ICOM A2 diagnostic software ISTA–D, just for comfort reasons, all in one, but unluckily, the error message popped up as follows:

Failed to start ISTA.

Please make sure your ISTA configuration is valid.

In doubt reset any non standard ISTA configuration and reinstall ISTA

Searched lots of info online and finally SOLVED! ISTA+ works like a charm!

Just add this to the configuration file:
<add key=”BMW.Rheingold.Programming.PsdzBackupDataPath” value=”%ISPIDATA%\BMW\ISPI\data\TRIC\ISTA\Temp\”/>


VCM II IDS software

ADK auto diagnostic supplier newly released VCM II Ford IDS with WIFI Function. Wireless VCM II support communication with computer by WIFI. Then how to install WIFI version ford vcm2 ids?

WIFI Version VCM II for Ford IDS VCM2 Diagnostic Interface

Configuring for VCM II IDS software

Connection to a vcm ii ford should only be handled through the Device Selection Tab Figure.

Do not use the PC’s internal wireless connection (shown below) to connect to the VCM II Wireless Adapter.

VCM II VCM2 for Ford V101 Mazda V99 Diagnostic Tool 2 in 1

General Information for VCM II Wireless Issues, Works on Windows XP & 7 Only

D-Link DWA-131 Adapter for VCM II
VCM II VCM2 for Ford V101 Mazda V99 Diagnostic Tool 2 in 1
NOTE: Before configuring VCM II wirelessly, the VCM II must be configured with a wired connection. See the Configuring IDS And VCM II for the first time section in the IDS VCM II Quick Start Guide for details.

Above are all the things we share today, and hope it will do good for the people who wanna purchase wifi ford vcm2 ids scanner.