LeapZipBlog: 3635OBD2

3635OBD2's blog

75 blogs

VXDIAG VCX SE : BMW ICOM cheap alternative

July 18, 2019 by 3635OBD2  


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.


From: http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/vxdiag-vcx-se-bmw-programming-coding.html


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:

  1. 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.



  1. 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.


Seeing is believing, here comes one VCX SE test video:

Youtube video is coming.



VXDIAG VCX SE for sale:




Benz 211 DTS diagnostic & programming (CBF) with Mercedes Benz C6

July 17, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

How does Benz C6 diagnose and program 211 DTS Monaco?

Video demo:

Benz 211 DTS Monaco diagnostic & programming (CBF) using Vxdiag Benz C6 step by step.


  1. Open "DTS Monaco", click on "Yes, I am".


  1. Initializing DTS Base System...


  1. Click on "Open a workspace".

Select 211, then open.


  1. Click on "Start", wait until finished.


  1. Click on "Flash Programming", then "ME97 (HSCAN_KW2C3PE_500). M272_KE_VC13_2".


  1. Click on " Temporarily add flash data", select "Benz (C:) -> DTSProjects-> _ALL_CFF -> ME97 -> 0064475240_001.CFF.


  1. Tick off Session control for ME97...

Click on "Stop".


  1. Select "ME97 (HSCAN_KW2C3PE_500). M272_KE_VC13_2", then "Read ID".

ECU Origin...Value OK

Supplier Identification (Name /code) ...Value OK

Diagnostic information ...Value OK

Hardware version (Major /Minor) ...Value OK

Software version (High / Middle / Low) ...Value OK

Part number ...Value OK



  1. Exit DTS Monaco workspace.


Mercedes Benz C6 by VXDIAG is really nice to perform Benz 211 DTS diagnostic & programming (CBF).



Renault Captur 2017- OBD odometer correction with obdstar X300 DP plus

July 17, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

obdstar X300 DP plus is tested ok to do Renault Captur 2017- odometer correction. Here we go in step by step procedure.





It's true: Renault V30.81 Cluster calibration upgrade Captur (2017 - Block ABS/2017 -Unlock DASH/2013- Block ABS/2013- Unlock Dash)

obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-01


Tap Cluster calibration - Renault - V30.81.

obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-02


Tap "Captur".

obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-03


Tap "2017 - ".

obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-04


Captur 2017-

Block ABS

Unlock DASH

obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-05

Mileage calibration option and Write FLASH option.

obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-06


This function is available by connecting the server, please ensure the internet connection is normal.

obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-07


Warning: The calibration process takes a long time, about 60 -90 minutes. To avoid too low power supply voltage, please connect the backup power supply!

obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-08



obdstar-x300-dp-plus-renault-captur-2017- odometer-correction-09


Go on by following the on-screen instruction, until it complete.


I wanna say Renault Captur 2017- odometer correction using obdstar X300 DP plus is really the best choice, the screen will have message directing you how to do next.


Yanhua ACDP enable vehicle info query function

July 17, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

Magazine that you are interested in Yanhua Mini ACDP and wondering if it can program your key, but you only know your car model and year, then the newest ACDP query function will help confirm the IMMO system i.e BMW CAS1-CAS4+or FEM/BDC are supported by Yanhua ACDP.


Besides, the user can enter the VIN code into the ACDP query function when they only know the car model and year (i.e BMW 5 series 2017)


Also, Yanhua ACDP can help the user inquire the ECU type when all keys lost and need to read out the engine ISN code.


Good to know:

Both IOS version and android version are confirmed working.

Please upgrade to the newest version.


1st part: enter VIN code to view the vehicle info in ACDP running with IOS

  1. Choose "Details".



  1. Choose "App store".



  1. Vehicle information.



  1. Have option: "From image" or "from clipboard", then click on "Query".




  1. BMW vehicle info in details.




1st part: enter VIN code to view the vehicle info in ACDP running with Android 


Update Mini ACDP to 3.0.89.



Choose "VIN Code" -> "More" -> Enter VIN code -> Query - > Has BMW ETK EPC TecDoc online info.








Yanhua MINI ACDP tech support is offered by www.obdiitool.co.uk



MB SD Connect C4 DOIP XENRTY Test On BENZ E213

July 16, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

In this article, Newest SDC4 Mercedes Benz Xentry diagnosis software is used to test Actuation of function "Ethernet communication (DOIP). It is better than old sdc4 without installing the battery when upgrading the firmware, it is better than vxdiag C6 because it can directly run the original software.


Mercedes Benz SD C4 with 1:1 copy program is supposed to be the best DOIP diagnostic tool, it features in:

  1. When it upgrades the firmware, you don't need to install the batteries as the old SDC4, which is convenient and avoid the damage to the hardware.


  1. The Wifi will be automatically connected after starting on SDC4 and it is very stable. You can use the WIFI to surf the net and diagnose Benz, so the testing job can be finished remotely.


  1. New SDC4 is made of superb craftsmanship and good quality, waterproof, shockproof and tamper-proof.


  1. Can directly run the original software.


How to's of Newest SDC4 test Doip?



Enter VIN number.



Click on "Xentry Diagnosis".



Determination of vehicle data.



The diagnosis application is being started.

The boundary conditions are recorded.

The control units are being initialized.

Check of VIN.

The coding of the control unit is read.l

The emissions-relevant data are read out from the vehicle.



Click on "Initial Quick Test".



Click on "A26/17 -Audi 20 (Head unit).".



Click on "Continue".



Actuations -> Actuation of function "Ethernet communication (DOIP)"




 The newest BENZ C4 DOIP Diagnostic tool For sale:






July 16, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

OBDSTAR X300 DP / DP PLUS update,Opel[V30.33] IMMO Upgrade,add Opel read pin code from ECM 

Opel[V30.33] IMMO Upgrade

Increased VAUXHALL MORANO 2014- smart key system

Increased Astra-G Y17DT/Y17DIT read Pincode from ECM 

Increased Corsa-C Z10XEP/Z13DTJ read Pincode from ECM 

Increased Corsa-D Z10XEP/Z12XEP/Z14XEP/Z16LER read Pincode from ECM 

Increased Z^fira-B Z16XE1/Z16XEP/Z20LEH/Z20LER read Pincode from ECM

Increased Astra-H

Z12XEP/Z14XEP/Z14XEL/Z16XEP/Z17DTH/Z17DTL read Pincode from ECM

Using Tips Of KTM Bench ECU programmer

July 15, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

To KTM Bench ECU programmer users:

Please remeber 3 Don'ts:

  1. Don't enable the network connection, it works offline.
  2. Don't update KTM Bench by yourself
  3. Don't run the unknown software from others or from pcmflash, only run our software, otherwise the KTM Bench will be damaged even though it works offline and you don't update.


No tokens limitation, can calculate Checksums.


In case the KTM Bench software lost, you can click the following links to download (uploaded by obdexperess.co.uk engineer)

Link 1:


Pass: pzo9jz

Contains Car models and ECU model list


Link 2: https://mega.nz/#!B9oTQahI!HNlNhOuMYmYghLlLyCSECV6GyLbDJLg8wTZrv1J2m10

No password

Contains software and diagram

On windows x86.. Work 100%


If you are not at ease, contact email at Sales@OBDexpress.co.uk


After that, you will be happy with KTM Bench.

  1. Received one yesterday.

Working so far, haha.

Trying to find some egpt pinouts.

Tested volvo edc17cp22 and vag cp14 and working.

Some others dont seem to work.

looking for volvo med17 and siemens sid807 gpt.

Bdw. im running on win 7 32bit


Pcmflash bench mode reads flash and eeprom


tested volvo edc17cp22. Working well.

cp14 works good.

as i can see it reads all exept boot area, for recovery purpouse.

tested also sid 807 evo in boot. works.


Cabel Vkey dont have 12v.

after splitt powercabel all works.


Connector db15 don't have 12v+ on output KTM adepter. I reworked power adepter so i can use ktag db15 cabel.


To be continued...


Edited by Laurance July 12, 2019.





(Solved)kess v2 2.47 clone read ecu tmax 2007 error "Invalid protocol file"

July 12, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

Trying to use a kess v2 2.47 clone to read an ecu of tmax 2007 and when I click on its protocol I get the error ""Invalid protocol file".



Possible reason:

You have maybe bad protocol file for this ECU on SD card.



SD image needs to be created for CID Number SD-card.

Follow the below guide to creation SD card for Kess and Ktag:


 SD Creation Guide for Kess V2 & K-Tag (5.017 & 7.020):

Tools / Software that you will need:

  • Winhex (full version is recommended)
  • Xorfiles
  • win32diskimager


The files I used to do my Kess SD Card, where made / shared by Svvag2000 (Give a Big Thanks to him) and you can search online for this tutorial / files (Guide to creation SD card for Kess and Ktag):

  • Kess_5.017 (decrypted SD Image for Kess 5.017)
  • KTag_7.020 (decrypted SD Image for KTag 7.020)
  • KeyFileGenerator.cmd (Script to generate KeyFile needed)


You can review this video Svvag200 made for help on the procedures:



#1: Insert your SD Card in the Card Reader, and Open WinHex

#2: Hit F9 and Select the SD Card / Drive Letter:



#3: Select “Edit – Select All”


#4: Select “Edit – Fill Block”, and make sure value is “00” – Hit OK



Depending on your SD Card Size and reader/system, this might take a while. (my 16Gb Kingston took 30min. so, grab a few beers )


#5: After this is done, you need to remove the SD Card, and put in the device (Kess / KTag), connect to the computer and open KSuite.

Note: If you get the error “External exception EEFFACE”, don’t freak-out. I also had it. Just try several times, connect / disconnect tool from computer or try to leave the tool connected for some minutes, and them open again K-Suite. (I also had to try more than 10times with one of my cards)

Some say the protocols, should be “greyed out”, but in my case they where normal. When I tried to “open” the protocol it just gave me the “No Protocol Found” warning.

After this is done, disconnect the tool from computer and remove SD Card.

#6: Insert SD Card into the Computer, and Open again in WinHex (same as point #2)

#7: Select “Edit – Define Block” – End (Write the blocks we need to select and hit “OK”)


These are the Blocks Value: 000000D0 - 0000019F


#8: Select “Edit – Copy Block – Into New File” (a window will pop out for you to save this new file in the desired location)



Give the file name: “Key” and save it.



#9: Then we need to run the script / batch file “KeyFileGenerator.cmd”



Note: The “Key” file we generated, must be in the same location as the script/batch file.

Some files will be created, but we just need the “KeyFile.bin”, and it should have 127,139,792 bytes.

#10: We format the SD Card in FAT / FAT32 (I don’t think you guys need help on this one)



#11: We copy the content of the folder “Kess_5.017” (decrypted SD Image for Kess 5.017) to the SD Card.



#12: Then, we open again the SD Card in WinHex (same as #2)

#13: Then we do the same as #3 and #8 (Select All & Copy Block Into New File)



Note: Now, assuming your SD is bigger than ±122mb, we need to “cut” the image file we just made.

#14: Open in WinHex, the Image we just created (if you didn’t close, it might be already open in WinHex) and repeat the same operation as #7 & #8, but this time with this block sizes: 0-793FFFF


This is the file we need to use combined with the “Key” file we made in #9. The file should have 127,139,792 bytes

#15: Now we open “XorFiles.exe” and select the files by this order:

FileName 1: KeyFile.bin (Created in #9)

FileName 2: Decrypt_SD.img (Created in #14)

FileName 3: This is the File we Need for our “New SD Card” – Give the Name and Location you like.



#16: New we just need to “Write” our Image file in the New SD Card.

Open and select the drive you want to “write”, select the Image File and hit “Write”:



After this is done, you can put the Sd Card in the Tool, and your all set…

(Finally, you can have some more beers )

NOTE: I´m not the author of any of the information shared in this file. I just put this together to make life easier to other people that might be finding hard to have this SD Card made.

All Credits must go to the Author of these Files (Svvag200), and at least to “pocinas” that made me clear point #14.

I hope this works for you guys… Cheers to All…


Big thanks to @ boxsport (DK forum member).


Last edited by Laurance on July 11, 2019.





How to use Orange 5 wire harness for 624926000 autoliv

July 11, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

Topic:orange 5 wire harness for 624926000 autoliv.


This pinout orange (tested ok !!):

301 orange 301 with orange P301


If you have no ideal which color is which pin on the programmer.

Simply download vvdiprog software.


It runs without hardware.

This will help you to figure out the colors, and leads

FYI, orange 5 now is in stock here:


orange 5




ISTA+, ISTA/D and ISTA/P Differences and Requirements

July 10, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

OBDexpress.co.uk friendly Reminder for those Requesting Software (ISTA+, ISTA/D and ISTA/P) – See Differences and Requirements.E-Series & R05x Mini:

Interface = K+DCAN Cable (OBDII to USB) or ICOM

ECU Data Files = SP-Daten

NCS Expert = Coding Software

WinKFP = Programming (Flashing) Software

EDIABAS = Low Level ECU Communication Software used by NCS Expert & WinKFP


Fxx- / Ixx- / Gxx-Series, Mini (F05x/F06x), & Rolls-Royce:

Interface = ENET Cable (OBDII to RJ45 Ethernet) or ICOM

ECU Data Files = PSdZData

E-Sys = Coding Software

E-Sys = Programming (Flashing) Software



ICOM A: main interface

ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series

ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20 pin diagnostic plug

ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles


Additional Dealership Level Software

  1. ISTA+ (AKA Rheingold or ISTA-D)

DIAGNOSTICS for All Vehicles

PROGRAMMING for F/I/G/RR & MINI, but requires an ICOM

All Requests, should be directed Here

Additional Details: Beginner’s Guide to BMW ISTA+


  1. ISTA-P

PROGRAMMING traditionally for all chassis, but F-/I-/G-series phased out with 3.63.5 release (March 2018).

ICOM Recommended. An ICOM emulator with K+DCAN or ENET can be used, but will NOT communicate over all protocols to program every ECU.

Replacement ECU’s must be NEW


Windows 7-10 Computer

ISTA+: 22 GB Installation + > 2 GB free space to run (Diagnostics Only).

Additional 70 GB SDP & ICOM to program (Excludes E-series)

ISTA-P: 112 GB Installation

At least a processor with 2 cores and 2.2 GHz

At least 4 GB RAM

Source: http://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2019/07/10/ista-ista-d-and-ista-p-differences-and-requirements/