September 6, 2019 by 3635OBD2
looking for a multi brand diagnostic tool in a budget of 100/150 € (I already have a netbook running XP) I cannot afford to take a kts. Of course the most complete tool that can fit in all calculators (engine, abs / esp, air bag ect) but also it can do the reset to revision such as fiat / alpha, vw
Option 1. Delphi DS150e/ Autocom / wow
The above three are very good interfaces for all multibrand.
delphi and autocom it's the same.
you can also use wow.
like all multibrand you will never have access to 100% on all calculators.
Option 2. Look here Multidiag Pro
obdexpress.co.uk is the site that has the least problem, buying on the internet nobody is safe from a problem.
Option 3: multidiag actia J2534
I have many recent cars that come in maintenance at home.
Here's what I want to do with:
Clear maintenance codes
Find fault codes
Clear ABS or TRACK codes
Can reset the FAP level
Question: which software and interface to invest?
There is enough about the choice of a multi-brand, such as multidiag actia, Delphi DS150e, Autocom, wow, Multidiag Pro and more.
Topic 1: opinion on actia multidiag compare to ds150e ci actia
between the 2 tools there is a difference!
one will be performent on some vehicles and none on others
the other will do the opposite!
example multidiag is not very good in Japanese and very good in the French (but not all)
so the 2 tools are complete!
The 2 can be near the same skills the difference is played on the types of vehicle (European vehicle => actia, exter europe => delphi, although the two are doing very well). The ideal is still diag own manufacturer but hey it's still expensive to add lol.
Topic 2: Can ACTIA Multi-Diag work with a DS150e interface?
Fact: actia multidiag only works with its software and the serial numbers of its peak and with no other software so it does not work with ds150.
Ds150 works with delphi.
Topic 3: with a vci multidiag you can do vida (volvo), I mean that with our vci actia multidiag we can diag with the soft Vida if it's the case you try or you have to change the vci.
Tested it works without anything modified, the multidiag compatible with SAE J2534
September 5, 2019 by 3635OBD2
Car model and year: Nissan 2007 x-trail 2.0 dci
I especially try to diagnose effectively, clear the defects, possibly handle this damn Fap ....
I am looking for a tool do, for example, resets after "organ" change like egr valves on Nissan. Is it able to perform tests?
Tool to consider:
Consult III could see on obdexpress.co.uk €118 and €225
Advice: if you just want to make an xtrail take the consult III.
Comes one question: on this obdexpress.co.uk site, we find two interfaces consult one at €118 and the other $225 without I can distinguish the differences in features. Is there a big difference between the two?
yes it will be much more effective on Nissan than a multi-brand!
already between the one at €118 and €225 there is a difference is that the most expensive has Bluetooth and not the other. the most expensive comes with a suitcase the other is a carton, after there may be the quality of the components used which is different!
but otherwise the 2 will do the same thing except that the $118 has to be connected to the pc by a USB cord
So, you are supposed to go to one of these two interfaces Nissan consult III.
September 2, 2019 by 3635OBD2
Topic: For GM 2018 2019 Diagnostic Programming，VXDIAG VCX NANO GM or GM Tech2 or GM MDI?
One comparison table among VXDIAG VCX NANO GM, GM Tech2 & GM MDI:
GDS2 (2014) /Tech2Win
GDS 2 (2011)Tech2 Win
Yes, it's PC-based.
Yes, it's PC-based.
TIS2000 on WinXP
Win7 32/64bit /Win8 64bit system
Package software: Win XP only
v2016.11 software: Win 7
Win XP for TIS2000
Multi-Language(depends on vehicles)
YES, VXDIAG GM has wifi version and USB version
WIFI and USB connection
wireless basic diagnostic
wireless basic diagnostic
GM TIS2WEB online Service Programming System (SPS)
wireless online programming
–offline programming ,such as European Chevrolet, Opel, but not for all cars
Update via 32MB Card
No need to activate
Yes, MDI need activation.
No need to activate
CAN, UART, KW2000, Class2, GM LAN, etc.
UART, Class 2, KWP2000 and GMLAN (CAN)
Vehicles to 2015 GM,
vehicles from 1990-2014 GM,
Australia Holden (2010-2012)
vehicles from 1992-2013 GM,
-cheap but with the same function as GM MDI
– WIFI and USB connection
-good for new cars
-can support software from original factory
-support offline & online programming
-cannot plug original software card, but can support original program
-easy to carry on
As you can see, GM MDI is the best GM 2009 - 2019 diagnostic and programming tool.
It is cheap (238eur with software and free delivery).
It is programming online, support offline programming for Opel Chevrolet.
If you want to program by using GM MDI, you need to buy account at GM MDI official site:
GM MDI Compatibility:
Device is compatible with GDS2 (Opel)
Device is compatible with Tech2Win (Opel, Hammer)
Device is not compatible with SAAB via Tech2Win
GM MDI Cars test reports yes and no:
1: SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID- Yes
mine is clone from China.
MDI Software 18.104.22.168
SAAB NAO V9.250
Simply pressed OK when Candy detected and all worked.
Tested on SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID
2: 2014 model - Yes
SAAB NAO V9.250 is from 2014. Already tested.
2003 year too old - not interesting for me.
3: Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0 - Yes
Tested by my own, works with Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0
1: online - good, offline - bad
GM MDI good, interface works online.
update mdi 100%.
offline too bad for new cars.
2: wifi card compatible
So far, Chinese clone GM MDI with squ wifi card
3: wifi is not working but works fine with USB
I bought a cheap one and it only worked with usb. The wired network and wifi did not work. In fact, the card flash socket was missing from the board. Build quality was not to bad. I just use it to flash newer pcm/ecm's.
GM MDI WIFI version:
GM MDI USB version:
Part 2: Why GM MDI instead of Tech II scanner?
Flash faster: MDI & GDS2
As for why GM is going to the GM MDI and GDS2, instead of using a Tech II with TIS2000 software, because the MDI with GDS2 flashes a hell of lot faster when you have flash a new module with either it orginal firmware or upgraded firmware. Its also faster to use than having to press buttons on the Tech II for basic commands during diagnostics as well.
Older cars: Tech II & TIS2000
So in regards to the vets, Tech II clone will cover all the C6 cars and older since the last of the updated firmware on the unit covers from here back. If you do need to reflash something, it's done via Tis2000 with the Tech II as the pass through device.
New & old cars: MDI interface
Since GM did not make upgraded firmware to flash into the Tech II's to cover these cars like C7, then it's a MDI that is needed instead. As for the MDI's firmware, they will cover not only the new cars, but the cars that the old Tech II's used to cover as well.
Now the glitch on the MDI regarding cloning it, since it has to use the GDS2 software for the pass through only device, GDS2 software has not been cracked like Tis2000 software has been instead.
GM account for subscription: MDI need it
So the only way that even a clone MDI is going to work, is to have a subscription to GM (Few $K a year) to allow you to use the GDS2 software that has to log into GM each time it used instead.
Hence the Clone Tech II unit you get will already be loaded with the most current firmware, and for most of the stuff you going to use the Tech II clone, will just be using the unit by itself without being connected to a laptop.
Also the cracked copy of Tis2000 that you get with the clone model, does not have to be connected/logged into GM to use it for 99% of the stuff (do not need an account with GM).
Note, if push comes to shove and you can not find a copy of the needed firmware to flash into a unit to upgrade a module, then you can get a one day subscription to GM to pull down the needed file from them.
Part 3: GM MDI alternative: VXDIAG VCX NANO GM device
Confirmed: VXDIAG VCX NANO GM device works as a clone to the GM MDI.
since it also comes with GDS2 as well to work on newer cars.
I ordered and received a VXDiag VCX Nano on Saturday. I currently have a Tech 2 clone unit.
I primarily bought it for the later cars which use GDS2/MDI, specifically a Chevy Cruze and a '15 C7. I also bought a refurbished HP Elitebook running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a dual core I5 processor.
The software CD that comes with the VCX Nano I received has two install routines with installation instructions that were brief and somewhat minimal. One install routine for Tech2Win and one for GDS2. The Tech2Win software installs and runs under native Win 7, and with not too much trouble that was up and running, and I could use it on an '01 Vette.
Install the VM player as admin (right click on it and select run as admin).
Once have vm player installed on your machine, forget all about the VM player app start icon, since you not going to use it, since the xp version it has set up under it, will not work with nothing else but GDS2.
Now copy the GDS2 folder from the disc, to somewhere on your drive (folder and the files in it).
Now in that GDS2 folder you just copied to your hard drive, your going to right click on the VM.vmx file inside that folder and select to open it with Vm player app (selected from programs from the list).
If you want a icon to click on to open the GDS2 program via VM player without having to go into the folder each time, do a copy on the VM.vmx file via the right click method, go over to your desk top, do a right click paste of it there to make a short cut, do another click on the shortcut icon you just pasted into desk top, go down to rename, and just change the shortcut name to GSD2. Now when you click on the new icon named GSD2 you just made, it will open up GDS2 in the vm player.
If you want the icon in the start drop down menu, then right click on it again, and select pin to start menu (classic in my case, since I run classic shell since windows 8).
Hence you don't start the GDS2 program by clicking on VM player, but by clicking on the vm.vmx file in the program, with it desinated to be opened up via VM player instead. Note if you do the GDS2 shortcut icon, make sure that is selected to open up with VM player as well.
Someone think it sounds like the Nano is not an option for us novice users, Seems like a very difficult process.
Sum:GM MDI and VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM is the top choice for GM Opel Saab up to 2018 2019 diagnostic and programming. GM Tech2 clone for GM up to 2009 year.
August 30, 2019 by 3635OBD2
Q:Can I use OBDstar X100 PRO for Audi RB4 mileage correction?
A: Yes! It can!
Here is the tutorial of how to change mileage for Audi RB4 with OBDPROG MT601 (OBDSTAR X100PRO) via OBD
Kindly note: OBDSTAR X100PRO=OBDPROG MT601, they share the same function and Carlist, only the name and look different
Here you are:
Connect MT601/ X100 PRO with the vehicle via OBD diagnostic socket
Check the current mileage:250382
Select->CLUSTER CALIBRATE->AUDI->AUDI V31.73
->RB4 200-2005->Mileage Adjustment
Please enter a filename to save ,then select[ENT].
If your the filename you enter already exisyts,you can coverd it
Pls make sure:the current mileage of 258382(error does not exceed 10KM)?
Then press[ENT] to continue,press [ESC] to exit
Please input the mileage of the adjustment
In this cause , we input:11000
It need 2-5 minutes, pls wait.
New mileage is 110014
August 29, 2019 by 3635OBD2
Offer the free source of XENTRY Diagnostics OpenShell ( 09-10-11/2019 ).
XDOS (09.2019) MEGA
XENTRY Diagnostics OpenShell 2019.09-Torrent
Torrent Link : No Pass
- System need Special Secure Solution for SCN Account not to Blocked !!!
( Daimler Server checking your HWID + Key + System Info if it is not original than SCN account will be Banned on Server )
Test reports of Benz Xentry.OpenShell.XDOS 2019.09 downloaded from the free source:
When i run XS i can open 1 time
Right now not open
‘’ no access authorization code. You must contact the user help desk’’
You will need to install key again.
Once you have done that. go to "programdata" folder then to "LIc" folder. Copy Lic_.key file and paste it in
"C:Program Files (x86)Mercedes-BenzXentrybin"
if your system is 32bit then location is
Then you should be able to run the xentry without any problem . I have tried and tested it. I have been using it for months now. No issue.
No Update, Fresh win 7 Ultimate 64bit and Only Fresh Xentry installation no other programs, it works fine but very slow.
SSD version of Mercedes-Benz Xentry.OpenShell.XDOS 2019.09:
Security: 100% safe
No need time to download
No need to install
Need only active by following the quick guide on the desktop.
Star Finder 2008$2016
Several images of Monaco:
Several images of Vediamo:
August 28, 2019 by 3635OBD2
August 26, 2019 by 3635OBD2
Topic: How-To solve the error that 2010 Benz S550 got " Air Suspension malfunction". MB diagnostics like MB sd connect C5 /C4 will play its role.
What to do:
need to have someone check for fault codes using MB diagnostics like MB sd connect C5 /C4 while doing so also re-calibrate suspension. DIY – check all sensors/connections, revisit struts and control valve for connection problems/leaks, check compressor harness/connection. Worst case scenario possible strut internal leakage in which case it would need to be replaced.
Here comes one question:
One question I have is around Y36/6, I don't see that in my vehicle or at least not in that layout. If I look at the closeup of the Y36/6 in the attached document, it does not match what I see in the picture below, in the attachment/closeup I see 6 white rubber/plastic tubes coming out and the location is color coded but if you look at the picture y36/6 has 4 metal tubes coming out on the side, is it because the closeup is shown after a cover has been removed?
Also, on mine, on top of the compressor there is a silver metallic block that has 4 metal tubes coming out from the top and not from the sides, is the difference due to mine not being 4Matic?
Last but not the least, all the diag and re-calibration you talk about, can those be done through MB STAR Tool?
Here is the answer:
4matic does not matter, Y36/6 is the valve block @ compressor only thing that might appear different is labeling could be missing. STAR should accommodate re-calibration & diagnostics.
Finally, I purchased STAR C5 with SD disk, here is the link.
Compressor and valve unit are behind the bumper just in front of the right wheel. If you remove the right front wheel and the wheel well liner you will see the valve block.
Here's the pic for quick reference
What's the deal with jacking the car?
I typically follow the WIS procedures. For the suspension work you would normally want to release pressure from the struts in order to avoid damage to them or you. I've always done this via Xentry.
What type of lug?
After finally understanding how to locate and test the air leak at the valve, it turns out my wheels have special lugs all of them as opposed to one being the lock nut. It looks like flower, what gives??? I only have the usual MM impact wrench socket. What is it called and where to get it?
Reply: So, 17mm has been stock on many Mercedes for some time. The Convex (flower head) bolts appeared with the Maybach and then the W221 and are also on several other models. It is entirely possible that someone put 17mm hex head bolts on your car or even another size, do you have aftermarket wheels? You might just take a 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, etc. out to the car with you to see which one fits best. At the very least the lug wrench in the tool kit in the trunk should fit.
I fixed my Airmatic issues Friday, so relieved.
I replaced the valve block (which I suspect was actually fine) and as I was putting the lines back in, I noticed a very small crack on one of the strut air lines where it must have been bent around the brass fitting. I cut off the bad inch and reconnected the line to the fitting, and now the suspension works just fine. I drove it for 7 hours yesterday (road trip) and not a single problem manifested itself! I did a soapy water leak test but this must have been too small to see.
Regarding that additional pump/component in the fender: I was able to take off the torx bolts holding it to the bracket there and slide the part over to the right. It actually fit pretty nicely just resting on the bottom of the FR fender/bumper. Anyways, just sliding it out of the way gave me enough room to work on the valve block.
Removed wheel and wheel fender liner
Removed 2 torx bolts holding that mystery part on then carefully slid it off the bracket and braced it against the bumper/fender. Be very careful not to mess with the pressure lines too much, I'm not sure how much flexing they're rated for but it certainly isn't much.
Use a 10 mm wrench to crack open all the fittings at the valve block and drain the air system (compressor fitting uses a 12 mm)
Unscrew the single screw holding the valve body on and then slide the whole thing out, vehicle right. A rubber fitting holds it on the other end, it just slides off
I am posting a youtube video on the process:
If you have the same problem, you might as well get the valve body JIC... and follow the video instructions.
Credits to @bshad74 and @cstevenson (mbworld.org/forums/)
Thanks to Laurance www.obdexpress.co.uk