Monthly Archive: August 2019

Create Product Status Report (Download List) on Caterpillar ET Software

How to Create Product Status Report (Download List) on CAT Electronic Technician Software?

-Open Caterpillar ET Software, Click on Menu “Information – Product Status Report”, and Mark on “Download List”.


-Click on “Create Report”, wait until process complete, and Click “Save As” to Save Product Status Report file to your documents (.xml)
-Example Product Service Report Download (pdf format);

Discussion Toyota TIS Techstream OBD2 interface

General questions about OBD2 interfaces:

MVCI for Toyota, Honda, Volvo
Another, less expensive one
MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream V14

Are these more or less recent USB to OBD2 devices pretty much the same? There are many out there, but is it correct that if the device connects to the port and can read and write, then it is all a matter of software after that point? Are the devices tied to proprietary software, or is the OBD2 port generic enough that any software will work with any (recent) interface?


If OBD was really a standard, there would be 4 pins on the connector. Instead there are 16 pins. There’s the old GM standard pins, the Ford pins, the European pins, the current Toyota pins, the Leaf pins…..

The connector that plugs into the OBD port has a microcomputer in it that translates some subset of the OBD possibilities into a serial protocol. That serial protocol can be delivered to a PC via USB or Bluetooth.

There are currently two major device standards in use, ELM and J2534. The cheap devices all use ELM, and most are imitations of the devices made by ELM Electronics.

ELM is ok for slow speed queries of the CAN bus on current Toyotas. There are a few premium ELM protocol devices that are fast enough to handle the full data rate on a Prius. The ELM protocol does not support the K-Line interface on the Prius, which means that TPMS, Gen2 keyfob, and Gen2 option setup cannot be supported by any software on the PC.

J2534 is required for use with Techstream. Which means the Denso interface that dealers use, the Mongoose, the Tactrix, or one of the Mongoose imitations like the Mangoose (I kid you not…). The Tactrix has really only been debugged with Subaru/Mitsubishi vehicles. I don’t have any experience with the Mongoose clones.

Note: the MVCI only are compatible with Windows XP, so you’ll want to confirm first. I purchased a Netbook to use with them, as it is smaller than my laptop and easier to maneuver in a car.

VXDIAG VCX SE BMW ICOM cheap alternative

VXDIAG VCX SE must be the cheap alternative of BMW ICOM. The price of VXDIAG VCX SE is one third of ICOM Next, but it has as the same capabilities and features and ICOM. Both has the capabilities of All BMW E, F, G Series diagnosis, programming & coding. VCX SE features in online programming, LSAT parts drawnings, brush hiding etc.

First come the full package of VXDIAG VCX SE:
One vcx SE unit of good quality with one 16pin port , one USB cable, one CD, one box and one extra 500GB HDD.
The CD is contained with the driver, if you have the original BMW software, please run the driver first.
If you don’t have the original BMW software, just run the packed 500GB HDD, plug it into the computer and it will run smoothly.


Next is to connect VXDIAG VCX SE to the computer and BMW vehicle.
The connection is easy to do, Wifi connection and Bluetooth connection is allowed.
1). With the original BMW software, insert the CD to run the driver first, then run BMW software.
2). Without the original BMW software, insert the HDD to the computer to directly run without installation.


VXDIAG VCX SE coverage:
Generally speaking, from 2004 to 2019 incl. BMW Cars, for BMW Motorcycle, for Rolls-Royce, for Mini Cooper.

Followed with BMW diagnostics and programming operation:
ISTA -D (Diagnosis)


Input VIN.


Click on “Vehicle Test”, and it directs you to Control unit tree and control unit list.


Click on “Activities” -> “Guided troubleshooting” -> “Fault memory”.


Operation information -> Operation details.


ISTA -P (Programming)
VCX SE has many engineering software options incl.
WINKFP (for E series: programming, upgrade and downgrade)
Tool32 (enter key, import codes, delete certification, advanced features of For BMW series)
INPA (read vehicle information, diagnosis, read and clear trouble codes)
For BMW Coding (for E series: import data, change the code or realize hidden functions)
KSD2 (offer full vehicle repairing information for diagnosis or programming)
NCS-Expert tool (for E series: set codes, realize hidden functions and change settings).

It is worth mentioning that VCX SE has the capabilities of many programming options:
– ECU upgrade programming, coding, Change vehicle configuration VO, Import vehicle FSC activation code.
–  Import /Export Data Software.
– ECU version upgrade /downgrade, ECU repair after ISSS programming failure.
– Vehicle diagnosis, delete fault code, read vehicle Data.
– Matching control unit sets code, changes vehicle configuration and activation code, deletes hidden function.
– Flash programming of control unit.
– Manual input parameter reading module, reset fault software/ hardware number.
–  Brush hiding function, circuit parts drawing query, accessories query, etc.

Top 4 reasons to get Caterpillar ET Software Caterpillar Electronic Technician

If you want to install the software by yourself and activate multiple computers, please purchase software with a keygen.(2019A Cat Caterpillar ET 3 Software With KeyGen Activation and Installation Video)

Top 4 reasons to get CAT Caterpillar ET Software Caterpillar Electronic Technician:
1.Latest Caterpillar ET Software to work with CAT/CAT3 Truck Scanner
2.With one free activation, can send software online
3.Support Multi-languages:English, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
4. SO: Win 10, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP

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Cat et Caterpillar Electronic Technician Software:
Type of catalogue: Caterpillar Electronic Technician Diagnostic Software
Make: Caterpillar
Region: WorldWide all region
Operating System: Windows 7 32 bit, Wnidows 7 64 bit, Windows 8/8.1 32 bit, Windows 8/8.1 64 bit, Windows 10 32 bit, Windows 10 64 bit

Cat et Diagnostic Software PC Requirements:

Recommended Configurations:
PC containing a 2.0 GHz dual-core processor
3GB of available hard disk drive
DVD-ROM drive
15.4 inch XGA Screen (1280×1024 compatible)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built in pointing device or mouse
For security purposes, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9 or newer is recommended.

Caterpillar ET Software Function:
This diagnostic app allows you to:
View active and logged diagnostics.
View events where irregularities occurred and were logged by the ECM.
View the status of a group of parameters (temperatures, pressures, etc.) simultaneously.
Record and log performance data.
Graph a group of status parameters.
View the current configuration of an ECM.
Change ECM configurations.
Perform diagnostic tests.
Perform calibrations.
Print reports and diagnostic results.
Please keep in mind that some ecm settings for example, speed limit requires factory password. The factory password generator is not included in this application
PC, Communication Hardware, and Cable Requirements
To run the service tool, the next PC, communication hardware, and cable requirements must be met. NOTE: The minimum PC Configurations should not be used as a standard when buying new personal computers for service tool purposes. If the existing equipment meets these minimum requirements, it will run the service tool.
PC Requirements
Recommended Configurations
PC containing a 2.0 GHz dual-core processor
3GB of the available hard disk drive
DVD-ROM drive (optionally)
15.4-inch XGA Screen (1280×1024 compatible)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built-in pointing device or mouse
For security purposes, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 or newer or Microsoft Edge is recommended.
Note: The most recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer may not be validated to work with the service tool.
Wi-Fi (for the Wireless Comm Adapter 3)

Minimum Configurations
PC containing a Pentium 2 GHz processor or greater
500MB of an available hard disk drive
CD-ROM drive
Super VGA monitor or display (1024×768)

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built-in pointing device or mouse
For security purposes, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9 or newer is recommended. Note: The most recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer may not be validated to work with the service tool.
Communication Hardware
Caterpillar Communication Adapter III
Configuring Cat Electronic Technician to use the Communication Adapter 3
For Cat Electronic Technician to work with the Communication Adapter 3, the settings must be changed to select the
Communication Adapter 3 as the Communication Interface Device:
Step 1 Start Cat Electronic Technician.
Step 2 Click the Stop Connect button when it appears.
Step 3 Select the Utilities menu.
Step 4 Choose “Preferences > Modify…”.
Step 5 Select the Communications tab.
Step 6 Select Cat Comm Adapter 3 (RP1210) and click OK.
NOTE: Because a growing number of products require multiple data link service, the “Enable Dual Datalink Service” checkbox has been pre-selected.

Servicing ECMs on more than one data link requires this check box to be enabled.
Failure to do this will result in undetected ECMs and reduced functionality.

What’s New
What’s New – 2019A
ECM Naming Changes
Certain ECMs connect to the service tool over two data links at the same time. The service tool shows a message popup when the ECM is only detected on one link. The service tool has been changed to add the text **INCOMPLETE** in the ECM name when the connection is incomplete. Service tool features that display a connection icon also use a new icon for an incomplete connection.

What’s New – 2018C
No significant new features or feature enhancements


What’s New – 2018B

CEOS Fleet Configuration File TOP

A CEOS (Customer Electronic Option Selection) Fleet Configuration File can be created/modified for an engine using the Service Tool. This is available in connected and disconnected mode.

Error When Launching Service Tool

There is a Microsoft issue with upgrading libraries during an installation involving certain versions of the C++ redistributable. After a successful service tool installation, when trying to run the service tool for the first time, one of the following errors may occasionally appear: “The entry point could not be located in api-ms-win-crt-runtime” or “The program can’t start because mfc140u.dll is missing from your computer.” If either of these messages is displayed, please let us know and we will send you to step by step troubleshooting guide. This procedure requires administrator rights.

Service Tool License Corruption Issues with Windows 10 Updates

Windows 10 updates 1709 and 1803 will corrupt service tool licenses. Future Window 10 updates may do the same

If either of license error messages is displayed, please let us know and we will send you to step by step troubleshooting guide.

What’s New – 2018A
Trainer Update – 988K XE Wheel Loader
The 988K XE Wheel Loader has been added to the Trainer application.

What’s New – 2017C
Preferences Option to Save a Product Status Report to PDF
The Preferences dialog for the Product Status Report has changed. The dialog contains a new checkbox to automatically save a Product Status Report as a PDF file when the report is created. The service tool will continue to automatically save Product Status Reports as an XML file.

What’s New – 2017B
Product Status Report Updates
The Product Status Report has been updated to include certain history features supported by the ECM, such as the after-treatment Regeneration History and the Service Test History.
Winflash Screen Update
The screen for the Winflash feature has been updated. A new Expand All button opens all sections of the screen to show all details for ECMs detected by WinFlash. A new Collapse All button hides all sections of the screen, except for header rows showing detected ECM names.

Package Includes:
1pc x Caterpillar ET 2018A or 2018C or2019A software (Can choose to send online)

Yanhua Mini ACDP for Volvo key add and all keys lost Confirmed working

Yanhua Mini ACDP newly adds Volvo Module 12 to add new keys and program key when all keys lost for Volvo Semi-smart (5-button) and 6-button smart key without lifting and desoldering. Coverage: 2009 -2018 Volvo.

5-button remote key add key and all keys lost
6-button smart key add key and all keys lost
Volvo S60 (2010-2018)
Volvo S80 (2009-2016)
Volvo XC60 (2009-2018)
Volvo V60 (2011-2017)
Volvo V70 (2009-2016)
Volvo XC70 (2010-2016)

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Volvo semi-keyless IMMO function:
Read CEM password
Add key
All key lost
Unlock key

Volvo full-keyless IMMO function:
Read CEM password
Read KVM password
Add keyless
Delete keyless
Unlock key

Part 1: ACDP for Volvo S60 (2010 – 2018) full-keyless operation help:
The CEM is located under the co-pilot airbag.

KVM is located above the right rear wheel of the trunk.
1.”Read CEM passord” help:
The CEM password can be read in either ICP or OBD. The OBD method takes up to 8 hours. It is recommended to use the ICP method.
2. “Read KVM Password” help:
Prepare ACDP, OBP+ICP adapter, KVM interface board and KVM module.

Install the interface board to the corresponding position of the KVM module and align it with the test point.

Clamp PCB locks.

Link ACDP and KVM module.

3. “Add keyless” and “Delete keyless” help:
Please connect ACDP to the car OBD interface

4. “Unlock key” help:

Part 2: ACDP for Volvo S60 (2010 – 2018) semi-keyless operation help:

1.Prepare ACDP, OBP+ICP adapter, CEM interface board and CEM module.


2.Clamp two PCB locks.


3.Link ACDP and CEM module.


CEM position in the Volvo car.


This is the ECM module removed from Volvo car.

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Help on Unlock key:

Please put the Volvo key into the BAV adapter and unlock it with the CEM password file loaded when the key is matched.


How to Replace TP Screen on Autel MaxiSys Diagnostic Scanner Tablets?

Here’s the important notes on replacement of new supplier’s TP Screen on Autel MaxiSys Tablets.

A.  Part Number of new TP screen Involved
501003930     MS906

501003932     MS906BT

501004169     MS908

501003923     MS908S

Note: The above new TP screen is provided by a new supplier, which will be used for TP replacement of the above models.

B. Preparations:
a. Update operating system to the latest version first
E.g. Maxisys ms906 V03.46.00, Ms906BT V03.31.00 , MS908  V03.41.00

If the MaxiSys was out of update period, please use reflashing program to update it to the free version.

b. Remove Resistance
1. Remove R289 Resistance for MS908
2.Remove R375 Resistance for MS906/MS906BT
c. Remove specific buttons for MS906,MS906BT,MS906TS
1. Remove J11, J12 buttons(as shown below) for 906BT, 906TS

2. Remove J11, J12 buttons (as shown below) for MS906

d. Pasting way of TP for MS906,MS906BT,MS906TS
TP plate should be pasted parallelly with the magnesium alloy stent.

How to Use NCD/CAFD Tool

What is BMW NCD/CAFD Tool
NCD/CAFD Tool is software written by TokenMaster.NCD/CAFD Tool is special for NCD/CAFD files,compare NCD/CFAD file,trimmed CAFD and FA2FP files.

How to Use NCD/CAFD Tool
Read both vehicle NCD’s and CAFD (from SWE\CAFD).
More verbose descriptions than premium launcher mapping
ability to easily see options (nicht_aktiv, aktiv, etc) without having to double-click or Right click and select edit
ability to copy data

NCD Compare
Load two *.ncd’s and quickly and easily visually compare differences.
Could be used to compare your factory files to version with FDL coded changes.

Decrypt CAFD
Can decrypt CAFD, FAFP, and other files.
Can saved decrypted file and search using IE, notepad, or wordpad

Load and search existing FA file
FA Viewer: Search all existing and possible factory options for particular FA
FP Viewer: Without loading particular FA, you can select given series and build level. Then, view and search VO options, E-words, etc. Could you to create FA in notepad

FA Compare
Compare two FA’s and highlight differences

Play what-if games with FA’s
Play more robust what-if games with SVT’s.
Way to test VO/ FA changes and know which ECU’s affected and how. Then you could either FDL-code or know which ECU’s to VO code.
Helpful in situations like changing languages or adding 6NS and knowing whether vehicle has separate combox with HU_CIC.

NCD/CAFD Tool Update Log:

Update: 05/07/2015 V0.3.7 Alpha
Updated portable PSdZData DB (V56.5 base).

Update: 05/07/2015 V0.3.1 Alpha
Made the PSdZdata database external. The Tool and the launchers are now using the same portable DB format
Minor bug fixes

Update: 03/29/2015 V0.3.0 Alpha
Added support for trimmed PSdZdata (V54.2+)
Minor bug fixes
New Obfuscation method to avoid false-positive detection by lazy AV Makers

Update: 11/10/2014 V0.2.8 Alpha
Added support for iCars (i3/i8)
Minor bug fixes

Update: 9/8/2014 V0.2.7 Alpha
Added Type Key options to “What-If” feature
Minor bug fixes

Update: 7/14/2014 V0.2.6 Alpha
Added “What-If SVT-CAFD” feature
Minor bug fixes

Update: 4/13/2014 V0.2.5
Added “What-If FA-CAFD” feature
NCD/CFAD Comparison tool now excludes “Comments”
Minor bug fixes

Europe Ford Focus Mileage Programming after Replacement by Launch X431

This article show a guide on how to use Launch X431 to program mileage for Europe Ford Focus after instrument cluster replacement. This function is only necessary on newly installed instrument clusters.

The attention of the two points :
A,It is not possible to overwrite a value lower than the mileage.
B,If the odometer write failed, you can try again.

Diagnose:Select “Calling system” menu.

Wait for 1 minutes. Then the Vehicles Specification screen displays.

Select “ICM” menu

Enter Odometer Write functions in the “SPECIAL FUNCTION” menu

When selecting “Odometer Write”, it will display as below show.

It can only enter a value higher than actual mileage.(Now Mileage:34531Miles)

If you enter a value lower than actual mileage,it show as below

Press ok to reenter

when you enter a correct data, it will show as below

Press ok to Complete.


How to do Program for BMW F series with BMW CGDI

Some customers dont know how to do program for BMW F series with CGDI BMW , please check the details as following steps :

1. Open doors and meters , OBD connects to the vehicle

2. Click into the BMW F Series Program

3. Data was read successfully, display relevant module information

4. To program FEM-BODY as example, click “program”

5. Please ensure that the battery has enough power and click ‘yes’

a. Make sure the VIN is correct.

b. Support modification

6. Programming, please be patient

7. Verify FLASH correctly and program successfully

For more details for MB CGDI , welcome to contact us directly