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How to DIY MB Star Diagnosis

October 11, 2018 by alice88auto  

This is a post I read on the forum and find that it get lots of good comments, so I think there may be more people need and post on the blog for sharing.

I would help out a few Autonumen.com MB brothers with a couple star diagnostic tutorials…

Note: this is DAS/XENTRY Software with mb star diagnosis.
Free download: http://down.mbstarsgop.com/download/xentry.zip

First, Lowering the car.
Get to the 211 Section.

You will get to the main menu

Then go to Function performed by more than one control unit.

Then Chassis

Then Level adj

Then Suspension

And here is where people have problems, they just go to actuations and then lower it, IT WILL NOT STAY LOWERED this way, you have to go to initial startup

Then Initial with manual settings

Then F2

Here you will see a screen that shows the voltages which correspond to the height of the vehicle. they must be within the given ranges in the left hand column. use the + and – buttons to lower the car (In my screenshot I am in the car with a friend in the back seat, so that is why it is at 3.27, it should not exceed 3) Then hit F2

Enter in these inclination angles and if the car is within the voltages supplied in the page before, the car will accept the new lowered setting, if not it will reject it.

Now, how to activate the unlock and lock beep (honestly, one of the best mods to do if you have an older model e55)
First Control units

Then Body

Then rear SAM

Then Control unit adaptations

Then national version of ATA function

At this screen you will see a pull down menu with a list of different regions on it. The only ones you need to worry about are USA with buzzer and Netherlands. If you choose USA, i will give you three short quick beeps when you lock the car and one short when you unlock it. Netherlands will give you three longer beeps when you lock the car and one long when you unlock it. Personal preference on which one you like. Then hit F3

Then F3(YES)

Hope this helps out some people. I really did not find a good DIY for Star Diagnostics, so I thought I would help out!

Published on mb star diagnosis

Seven must- have car diagnostic tools

October 10, 2018 by alice88auto  

An Obd2 scanner is a diagnostic system that allows onboard computers in cars and trucks to tell you what’s wrong with the vehicle. This car diagnostic tool is used for a range of self-diagnostic and reporting purposes. Unlike the earlier, OBD-I system, the Obd2 system uses the same code designations, communication protocols, and connectors for cars made by all major manufacturers. The standardization has made the previous Obd1 almost completely obsolete.

A vacuum test is among the simplest Car Diagnostic Tools a mechanic can have. With a simple gauge, anyone can gain valuable insight into vacuum leaks, low compression, incorrect timing, and sticking valves just to name a few. You will need to know the vacuum specifications for your engine, and bear in mind that these gauges are adjusted for sea level. That means for every 1,000 feet your location is above sea level, you will need to subtract an inch of vacuum. The simplest check to perform is a running vacuum test. Simply start the engine and let it reach normal operating temperature. Find a vacuum port and connect the gauge. The port should be on the manifold or below the carburetor. It shouldn’t be on the air cleaner, high on top of the carburetor, or on any of the emissions control components.

Autel MaxiSys Elite Diagnostic Tool Common problem solving methods

September 27, 2018 by alice88auto  

1. updating MaxiFlash Elite to firmware 3.21? My maxisys communicate with the MaxiFlash J2534 but Maxiflash elite cannot communicate with any cars!
To resolve this problem , go to www.auteltehc.com and go support and updates ,and live chat with the representative and they’ll help you to resolve the issue .

2. How to install Google play store in Autel maxisys elite
you can download Google chrome on elite. Just search Google chrome apk file and download and install it. After that you can access pro demand and identifix

3. I’m trying to program BMW car and I cannot. All the hardware are done
You still need to within your free update period , you need a good WIFI connection to your network and internet from your work area , and Autel’s server to access what programming and advanced coding that is available for the year , make, model, and module of the BMW. Kind of like a successful Cr@pshoot with Interstellar travel to an Earth like planet to align the CAS afterwards too.

4. I may be silly here but my maxisys elite has NO Ethernet port for BMW programming. I have looked all over the tablet. The only ports I have are 2 x usb, hdmi, otg, headphone and power?
1.Yes Autel has a separate adapter for it. You need to purchase it separately.
2. You can buy any Android compatible ethernet-USB adapter from any place. But you have to be sure that works with Android, because if the adapter is just for PC it will not work with the tablet.

5. how to programming the vehicle modules
Autel MaxiSys Elite / Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P can only support to program BMW and Benz. You can refer to http://www.autel.com/u/cms/www/201501/282132017pvy.pdf

6. My Autel Scan Tool Maxisys Elite Multitask will not turn on.
you need to go to System Setting->App Switcher, please select it.

7. I cannot get my MaxiSys Elite to send reports or anything with the email option. It also do not want to print to my wireless HP Deskjet 4645 altough i pick it up. I have my Maxisys running from my iPad hotspot.
What’s your system version? Please go to Maxisys-Update to download all the latest system version and try again. Our current version can’t support to Wi-Fi printer, so you need to install Maxisys PC link in your PC to print the doc out.

8. I can’t find the vehicles that covereged by maxisys elite in the website
I need to buy this device but first I need to know the vehicles covered,
Plus, how much is for renewal for this device
Function list here: http://pro.auteltech.com/measurecar-1-1.html?m=4 and it’s USD1295 for renewal

9. I have problem with latest Benz update, installation bar goes up to 50% and give message installation error, there is no app Benz in uninstall section.
please check and see is there a benz folder under below path: “ES files EXPLORER—-scan—vehicle–Europe—–Benz”. If there is one, please delete it. Also delete it if you find one under “ES files EXPLORER—scan—download” and “Maxisys—data manager—Apps Uninstall”. Then restart Maxisys elite and re-load and install the Benz software.

10. How to program key for my car ?
Try the following:
IMMO -> 1.Immobilizer Setup -> Add and Delete Keys

11.Which is the activation code because I don’t have it please
Do you mean the register code? You can find it in Maxisys-About page.

12. how I can used e-mail sending by max?
There is an Email app pre-installed in Maxisys , marked in red below. You can set your email account step by step.

13. We just recieved our Maxisys Elite WQ8MAXISYSELITE, but when we try to register it, it says that the product does not exist.
As for your case, please register your device in our website as following steps:
1.Log in our website http://pro.auteltech.com/ with your ID and password.
2.Please click “Product Registration”. Select your product model, fill in the serial No. and register password to finish the registration. As for the serial No. and register password, you can Please touch “About” in the tool, and you will find them.
PS: Please select the right product model and fill in the right register password which can be checked in About page.

14. I am using Autel maxisys Elite, and the internal memory almost full. I bought a SD card (32GB), how can I do that new updates will be written into SD card not internal memory?
Our tool can’t accept external SD card to install vehicle software. It is suggested you format the SD card and download BMW, Benz, VW, which has big size first. Then you can download other vehicles.

Auro OtoSys IM100 vs. IM600 Key Programming Tool

September 19, 2018 by alice88auto  

Autel has developed a new Branch- Auro which is  focus on auto key programming.  Two most advanced tools are OtoSys IM100 and IM600.

Auro OtoSys IM100 vs. OtoSys IM600

Special Declaration:
Some of the listed functions are manufacture dependent. The functions and vehicle coverage expand with new update release

How to use Lonsdor K518ISE Product Service Center to Convert Data

September 12, 2018 by alice88auto  

How to use Lonsdor K518ISE Product Service Center to Convert Data

Lonsdor K518ISE key programmeris n可以ow released a “Product Service Center” which is designed to help users to calculate key data to covert data (prepare service mode) whenever and wherever. Users are free to login into center with email and password.

This service center is now specific to the following 3 car brands: VOLVO, MASERATI, FERRARI

Website: http://u.lonsdor.com

Step 1: Input user account and password to login.

Lonsdor -1

Note: The account and password must be the same when register your K581SE.

Step 2:
Choose your device model


Step 3:
Choose the car model


Step 4:
Choose the key type that you want to transfer data (say ”Key(straight)”, which refers to common keys like S40, C30, C70, etc.)


Step 5: Data conversion operation
1.Device PSN is default.
2.Choose the car type, like S40/C30/C70 ect.
3.Upload the right EEPROM(2) first, and then upload the left EEPROM(1) data.
4.Submit data.


Step 6:
Once submit the data, the system will calculate data and refresh automatically, until the final result shows.
Note: If the data is misplaced, or the data is incorrect, the conversion will fail.


Step 7: Calculating complete, please click to download the data, and put the data in the corresponding folder according to ”Operation Guide”


Introduce Mb Star C4 diagnostic tool for you reference

September 5, 2018 by alice88auto  

Today, I would introduce Mb Star C4 diagnostic tool for you reference. It is the professional Mercedes Benz diagnostic tool, and recognized the best MB star diagnostic tool, this kind of MB star compact 4 is the newest lately Mercedes Benz diagnostic tool, support the car year after 2000. In fact, the MB star c4 is the updated on Mb Star C3. MB star c4 is more compatible than MB star c3. It is cover the all function of c3.

Mb Star Compact C4 At my life, employ a professional qualified a professional computer technician colleague normally takes a plethora of effortless for my situation, every time my auto appeared to be developed around the insignificant concern, your dog always can help everyone to eliminate them immediately. MB Star C4 is my opinion really thrilled to receive a real truly great take. On a luckily for us temperament, I’d really like to jot down all kinds of things about his show.

All of these functioning Autonumen.com express a fabulous current system offered. generally known as MB SD Join Compressed have a look at MB Star C4 Acte method. Mb Star Compact C4 is the professional diagnostic equipment for Mer-Bz cars manufactured, it is the replacement of HHT. IBM Compact 4 operates based on the Windows XP system.

New MB Star Diagnostic Tools Mb Star Compact C4 feature:
1. New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis support wireless diagnose;
2. New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis not only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS,but also UDS diagnose protocol. Because old MB STAR C4 main board do not have UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 can not support it;
3. Multiplexer now use Lan cable to connect, can fit all computers not only IBM T30;
4. Connector adopt Military quick swap technology, it can support 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;
5. All core accosseries adopt original new packing chip, and 24hours test, guarantee the quality of the products;
6. Support multi-language, such as English, German,French,Italian, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and so on.

Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Reviews

September 4, 2018 by alice88auto  

Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P products in the AUTONUMEN site have a good price $ 2150, which includes not only a two-year free upgrade, but also shipping. Here are some of the customer’s real evaluation of this product.

Review 1:
Ok so some of the reviews scared me a little, after reading about all the nightmares I was skeptical about buying Maxisys Pro MS908P since I’m just a weekend warrior it’s a lot of money for that but since I have a BMW, Hyundai, and a Dodge truck as well as my kids cars I figured I wanted to buy it.

Let me just say I had no problem registering this online at Autel and I took serial number and password right from the machines screen as they show online. After I registered I also installed the CD that was supplied I did that no issues. Then I bought a 32GB sd card (Ultra) not that it matters but that’s the max, I clicked install all updates on the card and boom all went on. Then I took the card out of the machine the 8GB supplied and updated that as a back up. I’m also gonna order one more 32GB to keep in the safe. No issues at all my serial number had a Q in it which is the USA one. My wifi works good as well.

So far I have not used it much but man I’m so excited I cannot wait. I plan on making some keys first. Any questions please ask. You won’t regret buying it I promise.

Review 2:
The maxidas is the best scanner hands down …..ive used all the major brand tools and the maxidas exceeds those high dollar pos…it ships with a class 4 ..4gb card, but I upgraded to a sandisk class 10 ..16gb and now this thing runs so much faster..a necessary upgrade for me.

Review 3:
I wanted to write this review to hopefully help some others out there. One thing that I really wanted the ability to do is program keys. I could not find any good hard information that this was supposed to program keys. Because of this, I was leaning towards the older DS-708. I decided to give Autel US a call and gather some information.

They told me that the Autel Tools MS-906 was the replacement for the DS-708, but the DS-708 was end of life. They said if you buy a used one, and something happens to the card, then it will essentially be a brick if you don’t have a backup. They also told me that the Autel MS906 would not program keys and that I had to get the pro version that was quite a bit more expensive. This did not make sense to me because if the MS-906 replaced the DS-708, it should do everything that the DS-708 does.

I ended up messaging the seller on Amazon, and he told me that it would not as well. I figured I would order it and I could always return it. Turns out, the MS-906 DOES program keys! I’m very impressed with the scanner. Comparing it to an older Snap-On Solus, it blows it out of the water! The graphing is nice, has a TON of features!

I am very happy with my purchase. Your 1 year worth of updates starts from the time that you register the device. The problem is, you HAVE to register it before you can use it all. Therefore if your plan was like mine and to use it for 2 years or so, then register it to get the free year worth of updates, then that will NOT work.

Lonsdor K518SE Program BMW CAS3+ Smart Keys

August 29, 2018 by alice88auto  

I intended to program BMW CAS3+ smart keys and had tried various key programmer tools. Lonsdor K518SE is the best one that easily and worked perfectly.

I had a test on BMW when I got Lonsdor K518ise key programmer

It should be connected via WIFI when used for the first time. And went to registration&activation, inputted user name, name, password, email verification code and clicked YES to complete registration. It not ended yet that the device would update for minutes.

The next step that to use the OBD cable to connect the device and the OBD port on the car. Power supply to Lonsdor should be 12V.

Then select the service what I needed and stared to make dealer key.
Reading RAM after checked CAS part number and Frame number.
I needed to remove key from ignition switch for smart key
There had two keys so select key3
I had no failed and just select OK to continue.
Select Remote Key
Pull K518 Key slot to the right and insert the key to program.
Inserted my key
Just Followed steps
Then it was successful and worked perfectly!
Lonsdor K518SE key programmer also works successfully on Audi and Benz that tested by other users. And it has worked without any errors until now. So if you are looking for a decent auto key programmer for universal vehicles, Lonsdor can be the one in your list. FYI, it’s the only I found so far that support VOLVO key adding. Great!

LAUNCH X431 ICARSCAN OBD2 Code Reader and VPECKER Easydiag Testing report

August 22, 2018 by alice88auto  

LAUNCH ICARSCAN and Vpecker Easydiag , which one is a better OBD2 fault code reader ? One of our customer has tested both and make a comparison of Vpecker easydiag wifi diagnostic scanner and LAUNCH ICARSCAN OBD2 Scanner (Super LAUNCH X431 IDIAG Update Version) on Several Models.

Tested Tool:

VPECKER Easydiag

Tested Model
Mazda 6 GH 2.0 Diesel 2008

Tested Results

To be Honest, LAUNCH X431 ICARSCAN OBD2 Code Reader have a lot more options on that car then vpecker, for example on engine it can only read few parameters and it can read and clear trouble codes thats it nothing else on engine not even dpf regeneration, idiag have more to offer for that car, I tested on few more cars. I think what is can do more with special functions is for Toyota, Honda, Scion. But since it is original OBD2 code reader and softwar price is ok for it. It can do newest cars till 2017, software support online update. It can free to select 5 brand car software with 3 special functions, if you want to extra software, price is 39USD per brand ( Cost $158 )
So for now vpecker OBD2 scanner is good because it can do multi-brand cars. But software for this scanner is older. I think it is good for older cars. Price is $159, the functions are close to Delphi Autocom, but it is limited to do special functions.

VPECKER Easydiag Special Function


I should say, each one have its own merits and demerits, but both Vpecker Easydiag and LAUNCH ICARSCAN are good work till now. It is a successful purchase from China.

If you are interesting in LAUNCH ICARSCAN, please link to https://www.autonumen.com/category-35-b0-Launch+X431.html

How to Update your Digiprog 3 Mileage Correction Tool ?

August 15, 2018 by alice88auto  

Digiprog 3 is one of the famous mileage correction tools. Before you update the Digiprog 3, please pay attention the following tips:

1. Laptop Must Be Connected with Power Supply to Ensure Adequate Supply

2. Laptop Cant Enter Standby Mode, the Screen Saver

3. Equipment Connected Power Must Be Stable. Machines can not power off during the upgrade process

4. Windows XP SP3 system (32bit Version) can not install the anti-virus program

5. No Anti-virus Program Operating on your laptop while updating. Otherwise Your Digiprog III will have blue screen problem

6. Please Be Sure There are 8 Files In The Update File We Sent. (Showed As Below:). If there are some files missing. please don’t update, and connect with us at once. Otherwise your update will damage the Digiprog 3 Hardware.

So How to Update Digiprog 3 ? The steps as bellow :

1) When you want to update , please kindly inform us your Digiprog 3 Serial Number. We will provide the update file to you by email .

2) Laptop’s power must connect OK, make sure the power supply is sufficient.


3) Make sure Digiprog3 connected well with USB cable. Must confirm your laptop will not become standby status, screen saver status when updating.


4) Checking the device serial number and update files serial number are conformity or not, whether the Update file have Digi1. Bin and Digi2. Bin


5) Close any Anti-virus software on the laptop. Connect the Digiprog 3 main unit with laptop via USB port.


6) Open the software CD, start digiprog 3 and run setup exe.

7) Select update Digi1. Bin. Update must choose Digi1. Bin .


8) Update is processing. The screen will turn to blue. Dont power off during the process.


9) Update process is complete. Check the new version marked red below.



1) The laptop configuration must be windows XP professional SP3 32 bit system.

2) If your dp3 dose not enter blue screen, check your setting and restart from step 1.