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2000 Mercedes S430 Fuel Guage innacuracy, fix using STAR sdconnect

2000 S430 Problem description – Fuel Guage inaccuracy:
I had to change my “Rear Sam?” because of some water damage I had gotten under the back seat, on the passenger side. This had made my fuel guage not work, or any power go to the rear. I had changed the SAM, and now everything works, even the fuel guage. But then I kept on driving, the guage needle would move, but it is innacurate. It would tell me there is like 18G in the car for about 250miles of driving. And when I fill up the car…The needle will stay all the way down, as if it was not working, then after about 50 miles of driving, it will shoot all the way up.

Someone had said it is my Sending Unit. Another had told me it was a fuel relay?

Has anybody had this problem, or know about it and can tell me what I can do to fix this…

My fuel guage used to work properly until the rear SAM was damaged, and when I replaced the SAM, The rear tail lights started working again…Because there was no power going to the rear at all because of the damaged comp. Now that I replaced it, I have all power back in the rear, and there is power for the fuel guage…But it just doesn’t read right….And when I fill it up, it wont read at all until about 40 to 50 Miles into my drive.

Solution:
It appears that the SAM MAY need to be coded and it is behaving “strangely” because the unit has insufficient or incorrectparameters to send the correct signal to the fuel gauge.
Coded means “programmed” to match your vehicle.

The SAM you have purchased is a generic part and MAY fit to many models and markets of MB and needs to be “set up”.
This requires connecting to a Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Tool (MB proprietary) or similartype of diagnostics computer to carry out the procedure.

Connecting to such a computer will also enable On Board Diagnostic codes to be read which should assist in pointing towards the problem by identifying that parameters are missing or implausible for the Vehicle Identity Number VIN etc.

Who is good supplier of STAR diagnostic tool?
I have STAR and it’s worth every penny… just takes some time to get to learn how it works. Dont get one with virtual image software, get an actual Dell D630 with original HD and SD C4 unit.
Compared with the virtual image software, it runs faster, Internal is so much nicer because now I just have the multiplexer and laptop to carry to the car, nothing to unplug or fall off, if you use it quite a bit then go External hard drive.

How to update Xentry Connect C5 2019.9 in two methods

MB STAR C5 2019.9 can update in the way of ISO Image file or ship back the hard disk to the dealer for update. This post describes how to update step by step, what to use and what should attention.

1. 2019.9 Best Quality Benz C5 features:
1): Hardware 1: 1 Best quality
2). Works with Mercedes Benz cars and trucks
3). Doesn’t come with computer, but with internal hard disk + one moveable hard disk.
2: How to update Benz C5?
Option 1: ship back the disk for update (Easy)
However, most users can’t update online by themselves, so you are highly advised to ship back the dealer with the internal solid hard disk as well as the external Dell hard disk, the Dell hard disk update is up to you, you can ship back or not as you like.

Benz C3 software: Benz C5 2018.7 is available with Solid Hard Disk sold at 145USD free shipping by simple post.

Option 2: update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file (need skills)
2018.7 update

https://pan.baidu.com/s/1we1H-xLyv5gF91xI-9XwDw

Password: 8m9q
Note: If your C5 is bought before 2018.3 and want to update, then contact the dealer for remote assistance; if your C5 is bought after 2018.3, you can directly download the above link to update.

How update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file?
Tools required:
IODD 2541
Xentry_Kit_09_2017.iso(copy to the folder: iodd 2541 _ISO)
Benz C5
Panasonic power adapter
SanDisk U disk 64G high speed 3.0 sales for 29.99USD free shipping by post service.
IODD 2541

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Panasonic power adapter

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Xentry Connect C5 multiplexer

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C5 mux in standby mode
Plug the Panasonic power adapter into Benz C5
Insert IODD 2541 into the USB port on C5

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Ensure Benz C5 is in a standby mode, then hold the “X” and “√” at the same time, then it will pop up “Start Update?” (if it pop up “Start XENTRY Connect?” instead, then, please wait until it disappears, then repeat the operation until it display “Start Update?”)

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When you see “Start Update?”, press “√” and Connect C5 will go into the update status and IODD 2541 will light up shown as below.
Just quickly press button “5” on IODD 2541.And the cross “X” will turn a circle “O”.

Please look at the Benz C5 screen, it is updating.

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The update will take 50-55 minutes to finish, after complete the system will restart.

If the system fails to restart, turn off C5 and then restart it.
When C5 starts, take out the hard disk in the C5 and install it into the laptop I.E Dell 55220. Before it, Please install the Windows machine on the U disk

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Press F12 when you see the pop-up “F12 Boot Options”

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Choose “USB Storage Device” and press “Enter”.

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Choose [03] WIN2003 PE Classical

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Go to the PE system and open “create a new user” program.

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Note : Windows should be located in disk D:
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After choose the path, right click on “Create a new admin account” on the left.

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Input user name : C5, password: abc12345678 ( you are allowed to input any user name and password as you like).

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Click on Ok
Close the application
Turn off the laptop
Take out the disk off the laptop and install it into C5 multiplexer

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3. How to active Xentry Connect C5 after update?
After update complete every time, paste this Benz C5 key to “StartKeyCerter” to active the diagnostic software.
Here is the procedure to follow on how to activate:

https://mega.nz/#!Gp8lzLLK!-B3Ytw1j-YoC9tWM_atYxgvmer5mbOMNxfH4BYz4D0E

Files need to activate C5:
Activation key
2018.7 key
Back list C5

4. Benz C5 Questions and answers:
Q: Can Benz C5 2018.7 work with both cars and trucks?
A: Yes.

Q: Can Benz C5 software be copied to a personal computer?
A: No, the software is bound together with the multiplexer, it can’t be copied.

Q: Can Benz C5 software support Expert DTS?
A: No, not supported so far.

Q: What’s the difference between Benz C5 and Mb SD Connect C4?
A: All of the Benz C5 software is free for 3 years until the account invalid. C4 upgrade needs to be cracked every time, it is very troublesome.

Q: Is Xentry Connect C5 available with the installation guide in other Language?
A: Yes. here you can refer to:
Xentry Connect C5 installation in English
Xentry Connect C5 installation in French
Xentry Connect C5 installation in German
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Italian
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Spanish
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Japanese

VXDIAG Benz Xentry “No Access authorization code” Error Solution

Here’s the working solution to VXDIAG Benz C6 /VXDIAG Benz mult tool Xentry software software error”
No Access authorization code!  You must contact the User Help Desk”

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Solution:

If you install VXDIAG 2TB hard drive comes default with the package, there is a Tool folder on desktop

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Open 1-StartKeyCenter and 2-Key, fill in hardware ID and date.  Then generate a Starkey with Xentry Developer Keygen.

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Enter the Starkey and fill in the corresponding area

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Then save key.

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If xentry prompts message above which indicates the registration is succeed.

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MB STAR C3 Research and Experimentation

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If you are interested in how I got my SDS going again see Annex C: Fault Finding SDS Software and MUX.

The critical things to do are listed here and in the ‘Detailed Instructions for Connecting and  Using SDS’ Section.

After recovering from the classic “software time expired fault” which occurs when opening  Xentry after three months of use, I found that I could not connect to my vehicle. Once the Virtual Desktop is running, a simple easy test for proper connectivity is to connect to the vehicle and turn on the ignition. Then run STAR Utilities, Self Diagnosis, Caesar Self Diagnosis and inspect the result. A ‘good’ result looks like this.

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A Caesar Test on a later model (2008 W204) by Star diagnosis compact 3 is much more comprehensive.

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A ‘bad’ result looks like this.

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The SDS, SDconnect Toolkit, Information function also showed “No signal” from my ‘Part D’  MUX. The ‘06’ MUX is a legacy from my initial connection.

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In my initial ignorance I spent weeks reading up on Virtual Machines, Network Adapters and Bridged Connections, and experimenting with IP/TCP configurations, eventually to realise that these were not important for a simple RS232 data link via a cable between the SDS and the car.

If you are interested in connecting to the Internet, one of my critical findings was that in the Virtual Machine Desk Top, Folder “Info”, it lists IP Addresses which cannot be used in SDS as being, 172.29.127.0 to 172.29.127.255. From the supplied video instructions I had been using 172.029.127.123 which would not work properly. It was a lot better using 172.129.127.123.

Why I do not know and gave up further research as in my situation the IP settings are irrelevant. What were important were the serial data port settings and I have included a section on how to
set them up as this was critical to the successful operation of my SDS and MUX. See Annex A:
PCMCIA and COM2 Settings on Host and Annex B: COM2 Settings on Guest Virtual Machine.

Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes

Question:

I have installed Xentry 9.2014 in Mercedes Benz Star diagnosis 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 SD 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 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 MB 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.

2000 Mercedes S430 Fuel Guage innacuracy, fix using STAR sdconnect

2000 S430 Problem description – Fuel Guage inaccuracy:
I had to change my “Rear Sam?” because of some water damage I had gotten under the back seat, on the passenger side. This had made my fuel guage not work, or any power go to the rear. I had changed the SAM, and now everything works, even the fuel guage. But then I kept on driving, the guage needle would move, but it is innacurate. It would tell me there is like 18G in the car for about 250miles of driving. And when I fill up the car…The needle will stay all the way down, as if it was not working, then after about 50 miles of driving, it will shoot all the way up.

Someone had said it is my Sending Unit. Another had told me it was a fuel relay?

Has anybody had this problem, or know about it and can tell me what I can do to fix this…

My fuel guage used to work properly until the rear SAM was damaged, and when I replaced the SAM, The rear tail lights started working again…Because there was no power going to the rear at all because of the damaged comp. Now that I replaced it, I have all power back in the rear, and there is power for the fuel guage…But it just doesn’t read right….And when I fill it up, it wont read at all until about 40 to 50 Miles into my drive.

Solution:
It appears that the SAM MAY need to be coded and it is behaving “strangely” because the unit has insufficient or incorrectparameters to send the correct signal to the fuel gauge.
Coded means “programmed” to match your vehicle.

The SAM you have purchased is a generic part and MAY fit to many models and markets of MB and needs to be “set up”.
This requires connecting to a MB STAR diagnostic tool (MB proprietary) or similartype of diagnostics computer to carry out the procedure.

Connecting to such a computer will also enable On Board Diagnostic codes to be read which should assist in pointing towards the problem by identifying that parameters are missing or implausible for the Vehicle Identity Number VIN etc.

Who is good supplier of STAR diagnostic tool?
I have STAR and it’s worth every penny… just takes some time to get to learn how it works. Dont get one with virtual image software, get an actual Dell D630 with original HD and SD Connect 4.
Compared with the virtual image software, it runs faster, Internal is so much nicer because now I just have the multiplexer and laptop to carry to the car, nothing to unplug or fall off, if you use it quite a bit then go External hard drive.

How to update Xentry Connect C5 2019.9 in two methods

Xentry Connect C5 2019.09 can update in the way of ISO Image file or ship back the hard disk to the dealer for update. This post describes how to update step by step, what to use and what should attention.

1. 2018.7 Best Quality Benz C5 features:
1): Hardware 1: 1 Best quality
2). Works with Mercedes Benz cars and trucks
3). Doesn’t come with computer, but with internal hard disk + one moveable hard disk.
2: How to update Benz C5?
Option 1: ship back the disk for update (Easy)
However, most users can’t update online by themselves, so you are highly advised to ship back the dealer with the internal solid hard disk as well as the external Dell hard disk, the Dell hard disk update is up to you, you can ship back or not as you like.

Benz C3 software: Benz C5 2018.7 is available with Solid Hard Disk sold at 145USD free shipping by simple post.

Option 2: update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file (need skills)
2018.7 update

https://pan.baidu.com/s/1we1H-xLyv5gF91xI-9XwDw

Password: 8m9q
Note: If your C5 is bought before 2018.3 and want to update, then contact the dealer for remote assistance; if your C5 is bought after 2018.3, you can directly download the above link to update.

How update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file?
Tools required:
IODD 2541
Xentry_Kit_09_2017.iso(copy to the folder: iodd 2541 _ISO)
Benz C5
Panasonic power adapter
SanDisk U disk 64G high speed 3.0 sales for 29.99USD free shipping by post service.
IODD 2541

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Xentry Connect C5 multiplexer

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C5 mux in standby mode
Plug the Panasonic power adapter into Benz C5
Insert IODD 2541 into the USB port on C5

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Ensure Benz C5 is in a standby mode, then hold the “X” and “√” at the same time, then it will pop up “Start Update?” (if it pop up “Start XENTRY Connect?” instead, then, please wait until it disappears, then repeat the operation until it display “Start Update?”)

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When you see “Start Update?”, press “√” and Connect C5 will go into the update status and IODD 2541 will light up shown as below.
Just quickly press button “5” on IODD 2541.And the cross “X” will turn a circle “O”.

Please look at the Benz C5 screen, it is updating.

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The update will take 50-55 minutes to finish, after complete the system will restart.

If the system fails to restart, turn off C5 and then restart it.
When C5 starts, take out the hard disk in the C5 and install it into the laptop I.E Dell 55220. Before it, Please install the Windows machine on the U disk

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Press F12 when you see the pop-up “F12 Boot Options”

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Choose “USB Storage Device” and press “Enter”.

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Choose [03] WIN2003 PE Classical

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Go to the PE system and open “create a new user” program.
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Note : Windows should be located in disk D:
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After choose the path, right click on “Create a new admin account” on the left.

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Input user name : C5, password: abc12345678 ( you are allowed to input any user name and password as you like).
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Click on Ok
Close the application
Turn off the laptop
Take out the disk off the laptop and install it into C5 multiplexer

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3. How to active Xentry Connect C5 after update?
After update complete every time, paste this Benz C5 key to “StartKeyCerter” to active the diagnostic software.
Here is the procedure to follow on how to activate:

https://mega.nz/#!Gp8lzLLK!-B3Ytw1j-YoC9tWM_atYxgvmer5mbOMNxfH4BYz4D0E

Files need to activate C5:
Activation key
2018.7 key
Back list C5

4. Benz C5 Questions and answers:
Q: Can Benz C5 2019.9 work with both cars and trucks?
A: Yes.

Q: Can Benz C5 software be copied to a personal computer?
A: No, the software is bound together with the multiplexer, it can’t be copied.

Q: Can Benz C5 software support Expert DTS?
A: No, not supported so far.

Q: What’s the difference between Benz C5 and C4?
A: All of the Benz C5 software is free for 3 years until the account invalid. C4 upgrade needs to be cracked every time, it is very troublesome.

Q: Is Xentry Connect C5 available with the installation guide in other Language?
A: Yes. here you can refer to:
Xentry Connect C5 installation in English
Xentry Connect C5 installation in French
Xentry Connect C5 installation in German
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Italian
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Spanish
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Japanese

MB SD Connect Compact 4 Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Tool FAQS

Want to know more details for MB SD Connect Compact 4 ? Please check the FAQS as following :

Q1: Is SD C4 compatible with window7?

A: It is not stable on WIN7,suggest you not use WIN7, 90% sd c4 software get broken because of the usage of WIN7.

 

Q2: Hello ,I want to have dell 630 format sd c4,does any request on my computer?

A: If you buy the fit all HDD,then you have to use on XP system,if you choose Dell D630,then no request on computer system.

 

Q3: Hello, can you send me some picture about mb sd c4? Please tell me more detail,thanks!

A: ok,no problem, it has user manual in HDD,it need activate, this tool you can choose connect with internet by LAN cable or WIFI,when it connect with car,you will see:usually after activate,it will be no problem at all,this item is very stable.

 

Q4: Is DAS available with 21 languages and optional to reset? Or only English available?

A: The DAS on the desktop is only English available, after enter into Xentry you are allowed to set the language you want. Just enter into Xentry whatever car models you want to diagnose, and if the car model should be diagnosed and programmed in the DAS but you enter Xentry, it will automatically switch into DAS and the DAS language will be as the same as the Xenty language.

 

Q5: I will be using this to activate cruise control installs on 2012 MB B and C class cars. This will work?

A: our engineer say it can do . BUT it depend on cars ,some cars not, have Cruise control function,then cannot do,and it need you know how to activate it.

 

Q6: When I click “Diagnostic” to find “Fingerprint ID” of mb sd c4 2019.05 , I got an error” Internal error (3.17)- 3.89 You must contact the user help Desk “.

A: Check whether your computer is compatible with sd c4 2019.05 software. If you choose d630 hard disk, it needs to work with Dell D630 computer with integrated video card and 1GB memory; if you choose movable hard disk, it’s requirement to the computer is: CPU 2.0GHZ or above, 2GB memory or more, Windows XP professional.

 

Q7: When I connect to Wireless Network Connection, I got the following display, what should I do?

A: Just ignore this message and follow our video tutorial to set.

 

Q8: when I setup SD connect compact 4 hard disk; I got a message reading “No access authorization code! Please contact the Star diagnosis call center”.

A: It needs activation, please send us Hardware fingerprint, LAN-ID and HW-ID, then we will help you active. As for how to get Hardware fingerprint, LAN-ID and HW-ID.

 

Q9: Mercedes Star Diagnostic MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star 2013.03 update error: the software update was aborted. Please repeat the update process. (662)

A: do not update MB SD Connect Compact 4. You are allowed to update hardware version to 2.02, not 2.2.

 

Q10: After I get MB SD connect c4 activation file, I have no idea how to use it, active by star utilities or by EWA NET?

A: We have video tutorial, please click column “Video” to watch. Important note: make sure enter EPC from “EPC NET EXPLORER ” and find out LAN ID, finally active it.

 

Q11: MB SD C4 has error after click “Select MUX”, Status “No Signal”.

A: Please connect to “Local area connection”, and set IP address: 172.29.127.114, Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0. for the details, please watch the video tutorial by clicking column “Video”.

 

Q12: When I open EPC of MB SD C4 2012.11 (SP100), I got error message “unable to start application program”, what’s the reason?

A: Firstly, make sure EPC is activated. Secondly, make sure enter EPC from “EPC NET EXPLORER ” and find out LAN ID, finally active it (A part of users tend to directly start EPC from Xentry, this is not correct.) Still have got the same error? Please contact us for remote assistance.

 

Q13: How to install MB SD connect c4 starfinder?

A: it doesn’t need to install starfinder, directly open “c:\program

files\web_etm\index.html “.

 

Q14: My moveable hard disk of MB SD connect C4 has no display. Does it use USB cable to connect the hard disk and then active?

A: Yes, use USB cable to connect the moveable hard disk and the computer, firstly install “setup.exe”, and then import Mercedes Benz software, the computer configuration should not be too low.

 

Q15: Working with SP100, I wanted to change the way fuel consumption is calculated in the KIW module. This is done in option 1772 of KIW, only adaptable with the developer version of DAS (see FOTO.JPG). Since when starting I have to agree to the special “dangers” the developer version implements, I thought I would be able to change that value. But there is no modify option available

A: the way of fuel consumption cannot be changed; you are allowed to choose option 1772 of KIW.

 

Q16: After I connect MB SD C4 to the car, SD C4 has no voltage on the PIN8 OBD cable, but when the ignition key on the second position, the PIN8 cable voltage is 12V. What’s the problem?

A: It suggests you don’t start the car, after the car start, the PIN8 will display voltage value.

 

Q17: Xentry error reading “Internal error: (3.17)-3.173 you must contact the User Help Desk”

A: Don’t set the file “lic-key-2” as “read only.

 

Q18: How to set MB SD C4 WIFI?

A: Firstly, disconnect the local areal connection, then connect the sdconnect 4 with the car and start the car, finally connect to the wireless connections, please follow the next instructions to set: click Configuration-MUX-Register/configure, under the “General information”, select name “04” and then tick off “Wlan parameters, road”, then set the following parameters: IP address: 192.168.2.200, Network screen: 255.255.255.0, Encryption: WEP/Hex, Key: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (26 a in total), we have video tutorial, please click column “Video” to watch or contact our customer service to send you.

 

Q19: When I start DAS, it says that, I am using the developer version. In some menus however the software does not seem to be a developer version.Is it or is it not a developer version? am NOT connected to the internet when diagnosing a car. Only the SD-Box is connected to the notebook via WLAN. Could that be the problem?

A: Have you set the “sdc4″ well? Could you please do a self-checking for your device? Then show me the result of the self-checking. Please refer to the following steps of self-checking.

A: Did you have the SD C4 set well? Please follow the next instructions to have a self-test, and then send us the self diagnostic report.

 

Q20: MB SD STAR C4 (SP100) is unable to self-test?

A: check whether the COM PORT is COM2, if it is, there are four possible reasons: 1) the COM PORT has problem; 2) MB SD C4 and the computer has a poor connection. 3) The cable or SDC4 doesn’t work; 4) SD C4 disconnect with the car.

 

Q21: Why MB SD C4 is unable to connect with the computer; even after I try LAN cable.

A: It needs to set the IP address. How to set the IP address?

Start-Connect to all connections-Local Area Connection-right click “Properties”-Internet Protocol-Use the following IP address, IP address: 172.29.127.114, Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0, finally click “Ok”, we have video tutorial, please click column “Video” to watch or contact our customer service to send you.

 

Q22: When I do self-diagnosis for MB, I got error message: 3001 Error.

A: Self-diagnostic has error not suggest MB SD C4 has problem. The aim of self-diagnosis is to check whether SD C4 connect well with the computer and the car, whether the IP address and parameter is set correctly, whether the SD connect c4 and the driver has successful communication. We have video tutorial on how to do self diagnosis for SD C4, please follow it to operate, if you are able to self-diagnostic, it suggests MB SD C4 settings is OK, the connections is OK and it has communication between MB SD c4 and the software. Just go to test the car, if you got any errors, screenshot them and send us to judge where the problem is.

 

Q23: Does MB SD C4 support SCN coding?

A: Our SD C4 hardware support offline programming, but the software needs to active, and it will cost additional money.

 

Q24: MB SD C4 could read chassis number for Smart 1998, but unable to test ECU after connected with the car.

A: It needs login password when test Smart, we have DAS SMART Calculator (Item No. ss27) to help calculate login password.

 

Q25: Which tool can diagnose Mercedes Benz Trucks, 3335, 1823 and 1413?

A: MB SD C4.

 

Q26: Which tool can diagnose and program for Mercedes Benz BUS body.

A: MB SD STAR C4 (SP100).

 

Q27: Which tool can diagnose ML 270 2005 and A class W169 2007?

A: MB SD C4.

 

Q28: Where to find Smart TAN CODE in the software of MB Star C4 (SP100-D)?

A: Sorry, so far we have no Smart TAN code, advice you go to 4S store or original factory to consult.

Benz eCOM DoIP Description

eCOM DoIP Multiplexer for Benz is a diagnostic tool that can replace Xentry Diagnosis VCI. Benz eCOM DoIP works with Xentry, Vediamo & DTS Monaco and support DoIP for latest E and S series.

Many customers confused between Benz eCOM DoIP and Mercedes SD C4 when purchase, CnAutotool would like to share the difference between the two tools and help you get a better idea which one to choose.

Benz eCOM DoIP Description:

1. Supports DoIP protocol

2. eCOM Box Hardware Serial number starts with 2xxxxx

3. Works with Xentry, Engineering programs Vediamo and DTS Monaco.

SD C4 Description:

1. Software Version: V2019.05

2. Hardware Version: OS:2.3 CSD:2.11

3. Support Wireless / Lan Cable Connection.

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Conclusion:

eCOM DoIP: Main for new vehicles, cannot use for DAS\HHT vehicles. K-Line communication may not so stable, need specially setup on any diag sw installation.

SD C4: More popular and universal for Mercedes vehicles. The only limitation is K-Line communication in Vediamo from ver5* Easy to setup. In most cases work as is.

Many thanks for your attention. If you have any better ideas or advice, please comment below. We will check and reply you as soon as possible

 

How to use Xentry DAS on AVDI passthru?

What is the AVDI recognized by Xentry?

Xentry Passthru is different from from regular Xentry openshell. Xentry passthru does not use SDconnect toolkit. When you launch the program it will give you a dropdown where you can choose which J2534 device

How to use Xentry Passthru?

If you got the Xentry Passthru installed, there is a tool which will do the dirty work for you.

Normally it is not linked or doesnt have desktop shortcut but resides (at least in my installation)
under

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mercedes-Benz\xentry\bin\SelectPTDevice

IF you have installed your passthru (would that be AVDI or anything else) with correct drivers, registry entries etc it will just present you with list of options and you select your VCI from dropdown list.

Heard good things about AVDI J2534 compatibility (real thing, don’t know about clones) so it shouldn’t be a big deal. Recently i have tried to use BOSCH KTS560 as passthru and it works perfectly okay.

For curiosity, i did also test the 20-euro MiniVCI that gets normally bundled with Toyota techstream packages. to my surprise it also works albeit slow and sometimes freezes the application. This one can be actually made to work even with old DAS like 2009, 2012….it’s just matter of proper settings in cal.ini and slave.ini

For DAS/Xentry users:

Old thread – but do not run the SetPassThruDAS.exe, as it was written for DAS/Xentry for Windows XP, and not Openshell or Xentry Passthru. All you need to do is install a fresh OS (Windows 7 Enterprise x86 or x64 SP1) ideally on a physical laptop, connect the AVDI device to the USB port and run the SetupInterface_yourserialnumber_PASSTHRU_xxxxxxx.exe and Next through the setup process. If you have a current version of the Passthru software, you will see a grayed out option for installing drivers for DAS that you cannot select, but do not be concerned about that. It will detect the AVDI, and install the appropriate J2534 dll files in the Windows\System32 directory. Then continue installing your Passthru software provided on the Blu-ray from Daimler. It will take a while to install, and once it verifies your hardware ID and installs your StartKey, launch Xentry Passthru from the icon it creates, and it will prompt you first thing as to what interface you want to use. You will see Abritus72 AVDI PT (your serial number here) in the drop down box. Select that device, and that is all their is to it. Xentry should automatically communicate with the vehicle.