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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 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.

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.

How to Configure MB Star SD Connect C4 DoIP Multiplexer?

The new SD connect C4 (1:1 clone of the original) is able to work for DoIP. It’s the only C4 that supports ethernet communication (DoIP). Tested no issues on new mercedes with doip.

To use new MB Star SD Connect C4 DoIP diagnostic scanner, you need to configure it first. Follow steps below to configure SD Connect C4 DoIP multiplexer:

1. Go to local network connection

2. Press Properties

 

3. Choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), press OK to continue

 

4. Enter IP address

IP address: 172.29.127.24

Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0

 

5. Click on Advanced

6. Click on Add to configure DoIP IP address

 

7. Set DoIP IP address to 169.254.0.** (i.e 169.254.0.45)

8. Click on OK to finish configuration.

 

FYI:

The new SD connect C4 DoIP (1:1 clone of the original) is able to work for DoIP.

Its the only C4 that supports ethernet communication (DoIP).

Have tested no issues on new mercedes with doip.

Rent Mercedes-Benz Online SCN Account

Rent SCN code to access user name and password.

The link

You can rent login name and password monthly or annually. You can also enter it in turn (through team viewer).
Calculating Radio Anti-theft PIN Code
Online Enabling FBS4 Key

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scn coding meaning:

Software Calibration Number coding, short for SCN coding is intrudes by MB around 2005. It replaced the previous coding technique with a centralized and almost automated technique to prevent incorrect coding being selected when replacing a module.

scn online coding instruction:

Here is the online SCN coding guide.

Configure MB STAR:
Come to “SDnet Control” menu>> Configuration >>Network: workshop cable network>> Place a checkmark next to “Automatically obtain IP address”
To check the active Internet connection, select Star Browser. The registration window for the after-sales platform should open. Enter the Service Name and password if request.
Connect MB STAR diagnostic system with vehicle
Start STAR DAS software program
Select Benz model and make: Vans>>V-Class >>Sprinter>>Model designation>>Vehicle recognition. If the vehicle is not recognized, enter the required data manually (e.g. Germany, Rest of World)
Entry for retrofits and modifications – Select “Online” (“networked Star Diagnosis device”)
Change or enter the vehicle equipment codes: + ED5 (PSM installed), – ED8 (PSM preinstallation).
NOTE: If the vehicle does not have a preinstallation (ED8), ED8 does not need to be changed to ED5.
Run a Quick test
Come to the EIS (electronic ignition starter switch) control unit>> Control unit adaptation >>SCN coding >>Select the “Online (networked Star Diagnosis unit)” menu option
SCN coding will start automatically (visible on the progress bar on the screen). Please strictly follow the STAR diagnostic software instructions. Otherwise the control unit may be destroyed during the coding procedure.
When the system display a comment “The coding variant has been changed”, the SCN coding is completed. The parameterization has been completely taken over in the EIS and is thus finished.

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.

V2019.05 MB SD C4 Connect Software Released!

MB SD C4 Connect Compact software has newly update to V2019.05 in www.cnautotool.com.

Latest version: V2019.05

Support languages: English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian; Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese.

V2019.05 Software Xentry Display:

MB - SD - C4 - Connect - Software - Released!

V2019.05 Software includes:

Xentry 05.2019

DAS 05.2019

EPC 11.2018

WIS 11.2018

SDmedia

Vediamo

Vediamo Database

Star Finder 2008 & 2016

PL73

DTS

05/2019 Mercedes Benz Das Xentry Software New Features:

Update some Benz System data

Fix bugs.

How to update?

You should buy the newest hard disk to update.

Hard disk link:

How to make Xentry PassThru work for New Models (Euro5/6, W205, W213, W222)

Something good to help you to make Xentry PassThru on Windows 10 x64 support new Mercedes models (Euro5/6, W205, W213, W222). Done with VAS5054A PassThru Driver
Xentry PassThru needs to be installed on Windows x64 to support new models, such as Euro5/6, W205, W213, W222 … However, VAS5054A didn’t work on 64bits as passthru. There is 64bits device driver for VAS5054A but there is no PassThru driver working on 64bits. You may try Actia driver instead but this is a patched 32bits PassThru API files with 64bit device drivers working on Windows 10 x64. Xentry recognizes it and works with W205 (confirmed), etc.
WARNING: Use it on your own risk, only for test purpose.
What you need:
(1) VAS5054A Bluetooth hardware. (genuine and good clone… both ok)
(2) (option) VAS5054A EDIC_PDU_API 1.20.4x driver installation file. You can find it somewhere on this forum.
(3) (option) New firmware. The firmware included here is version 1.20.41 for better compatibility, not 1.20.42.
(4) Softing_VAS5054A_PassThru_Driver_x64_v3.zip (attached here)
(5) 64bit Windows 10
(6) (option) DC 12V power adapter, 2 jumper wires for temporary power.
Pre Installation:
(1) Install Xentry PassThru and do all patches.
(2) (option) Install EDIC_PDU_API 1_20_42 driver (or EDIC_PDU_API 1_20_41). It’s for installing .NET framework or VC++ redistribution files.
If you are going to do clean install on fresh Windows 10, you might want to install the EDIC_PDU driver first. It installs .NET framework, VC++ files, some EDIC DLLs on /Windows/System32 or SysWow64. Other files will be overwritten by the below manual installation.
Installation:
(1) Copy “Program Files (x86)\Softing\*” to your HDD “C:\Program Files (x86)\Softing\*”
(2) Copy “Program Data\D-PDU API” to your HDD “C:\Program Data\D-PDU API”.
(3) Double click on “Softing_VAS5054A_PassThru_1_20_042.reg” and install it.
(4) Make a shortcut of “SftngCM.exe” on Desktop.
(5) Right click on “C:\Program Files (x86)\Softing\EdicDriver\win7\softingedic7_ntamd64.inf” and install.
(6) Connect the VAS5054A hardware using an USB cable. Connect it to a temporary power(12V DC adapter) or OBD-2 port.
(7) Check “Control Panel/Devices Manager/Softing…”. If not installed correctly, update the device driver manually.
(8) Make a shortcut of “EDICConfig.exe” on Desktop.
(9) (option) If you have newer version than EDIC_PDU_API 1_20_42 driver and genuine VAS 5054A hardware, you may install the API driver now.
Post Installation:
(1) Connect the VAS 5054a to a temporary power(12V DC adapter) or ODB-2 port.
(2) Run “SftngCM.exe” on desktop as administrator. Make a “C:\Temp” directory if not exists. This is for saving log files. If not exists, SftingCM.exe will cause error when doing test.
(3) Choose “VAS5054A” and type the serial number (maybe 0821xxxxx).
(4) Select “Test” and click on “Start Test”.
– RED dot : PC <-> VAS5054A does not communicate. Something wrong on your driver.
– YELLOW dot : PC <-> VAS5054A communicates.
– GREEN dot : PC <-> VAS5054A <-> Vehicle communicates.
Tip:
(1) “.NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5” needs to be installed if not installed automatically. You can install it by selecting on “Control Panel/Programs and Features/Turn Windows features on or off/.NET Framework 3.5(includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)”. You also need to install VC++ redistributions if not done yet. (MSVCR100.dll, mfc100.dll, … errors)

(2) Temporary power to VAS5054A for test purpose : Ground to either pin 4 or 5. 12V DC to pin 16.

(3) You can upgrade the EDICDriver in “Program Files (x86)\Softing\EDICDriver” if you have newer version. Update the device driver on control panel.

(4) If you installed newer version EDIC_PDU_API driver than 1.20.42, edit the *.reg and change the number 1_20_42 to your number (for example, “EDIC_D_PDU_API_1_20_042” to “EDIC_D_PDU_API_1_20_0XX”). After editing, double click on it and install it again.

(5) If your device has different serial number but SftngCM.exe doesn’t allow the change, edit the *.reg file with text editor, double click on it and install it again.

How to

Download:

Softing_VAS5054A_PassThru_Driver_x64_v3.zip

(Solved) SD connect C4 NOT Connected via LAN or WIFI

Here are optional solutions for those with a Sd connect C4 but cannot be connected via LAN (or wifi).
Operation system: Window 7
Static IP: 172.29.127.xxx
Battery: the 6 batteries are installed, fully charged

Error message:
when I connect it to the MUX (the 6 batteries are installed) it tries to connect but it gives up after a minute or two and I have a yellow triangle over the network icon in the taskbar.
The display on the MUX shows that its number is 00, it also displays a cable icon and a countdown timer and the message “Device not in use”
SD connect C4 NOT Connected via LAN or WIFI

The display doesn’t show the wifi option, only the cable icon.
When I start SDConnect Administration Toolkit it says the MUX is not cable accessible.

Possible solutions from users:

Option 1: LAN adapter
Open it and check the LAN adapter soldering if it gone loose

SDConnect relies on broadcasts/multicasts (like the DHCP protocol) to discover SDConnect devices.  They can be con completely different subnets and be “detected” but you cannot interrogate or configure them until you get their IP addresses configured for basic management setup.

Option 2: Toolkit
For Connection you´ll need the Toolkit.
WLAN is not seen until configured, if you reseted the SDConnect you´ll need to reconfigure it with the Toolkit.

Option 3: Battery
You may try forcing your NIC in your laptop to 100Mb/Full Duplex, as many will default and negotiate to 1Gb/s, which I don’t believe some of the SDConnects talk over too well.

Also, FWIW, I have been getting an error 750 when trying to communicate to the SDConnect recently.  The connection seems very unstable. I have only used a direct Ethernet connection.  I have not investigated it very much, but I have resorted to the C3 for right now, which has never failed with 1.2012.
I reset it back to factory settings as well.  I have not had an opportunity to investigate it to any extent, so I am unsure what the problem may be, but SD NetContol is stating a Network Error to the SD Connect. It is all connected via CAT6 and no WiFi.
It is best practice to remove the batteries form the SDConnect when not changing firmware or leave them in there?  I have quality rechargeable batteries I use and typically leave them in when changing firmware, but I have left them in for a longer period.  When I removed the first set, the batteries clearly leaked but didn’t appear to damage the SDConnect and I throughly cleaned it and it has worked since them. For more information,please visit our website www.cnautotool.com

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How to Slove MB SD C4 Cannot Access OBD2 Port

​When using china clone mb sd connect compact 4 Multiplexer, it could not link to the car computer, MB SD Connect C4 offered a message, saying like “check cable connection / turn ignition on”. Then tried again, clone SDconnect compact 4 multiplexer cannot access OBD2 port

According to customer’s feedback that he failed to access to the diagnostic OBD port when tried to use sd connect c4 read errors code from Benz SRS system. The system prompted an error message “check cable connection/turn ignition on”.
Possible Reason:

The error lies on the SD Connect C4’s battery.
​Solution from CnAutotool.com:

1) Check and record your MB SD Connect C4 multiplexer battery
2) Hook up a digital multimeter to set it to the direct current
3) Get two t-pins and plug them into the OBD socket at PIN 5 and PIN17 position
4) Put your positive lead to PIN16 and negative lead to PIN5.
5) Write down the voltage on the digital multimeter
6) Check if the voltage you from PIN16 and PIN 5 is same in step 1.
7) Find the light green wire with a blue tracer band of PIN10 of the OBDII connector.
8) If the voltage differs in step 1 and step 6, the problem is probably with your battery.
9) If the battery is damaged or broken, please replace your battery.

MB SD Connect C4 C5 Xentry Start Key Activatio

MB SD Connect C4 C5 Xentry Start Key Activation

Here is the steps to teach you how to activate XENTRY:

Step 1: Double Check the icon name ” ConfigAssist” which on the computer desktop.

Step2: Select ” SDconnect”

Step3: Select ” Configure”.

Step 4: Select the icon as picture.

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Step5:

Step 6 and 7 :

Step 8 , 9 and 10.

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Step 11: Successful to Activation MB SD Connect C4 C5 MB Star Diagnostic Tools
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If you are interesting in buy MB Star Diagnostic Tools , Please contact our sales via www.cnautotool.com