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FAQ about Launch ICARSCAN

October 15, 2018 by Lily white  

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Q:I have an 08 GTS. Will Launch ICARSCAN work on my vehicle? How beneficial is it for me to have one other than resetting my “service now” light? I am new to this so please forgive my ignorance.

A:It will work on your vehicle. I can’t say how beneficial it would be for you – since I don’t know your DIY skill or desire level.

For a DIY owner – it’s very valuable since you can read error codes/faults/data from ALL the computer modules in the vehicle. Your ’08 probably has 10-12 computers in it.. (a 958 has more than 20..) It can be quite useful if you want other people to help troubleshoot a problem if you can give them a Porsche specific stored error code. MANY of the modules do not report problems via OBD-II codes – the stored errors reports can only be accessed with a tool that can read their memory, and to do this it must mimic the Porsche PWIS diagnostics tool the dealer uses ($15k/rental/year.)

So – your choice. If all you want to do is reset service reminders there are cheaper ways to do it. If you want to know what’s going on and what the car thinks is going on (more important IMHO) – you need something like this or a Durametric.

Q: How is this different from the icarsoft POR II i960?

I was hoping to do the hybrid clutch fluid replacement and clutch adaptation service myself, and was wondering if this is what’s needed, since the alldatadiy manual points to PIWIS for this service and doesn’t provide much of any info on how to perform it.

A: Since I don’t own an icarsoft POR II i960 I can’t answer that question. And since you’re doing it on a vehicle I have no experience with I’d be doubly baffled.

Q: So Launch X431 Scan Tool reader can read for example transmission fluid temperature during fluid change, right? (Cayenne 09)

If I search for ICarScan in Apple App store it doesn’t find anything. I wonder if the iOS version is available yet. There is a “X431 iDiag US_Euro”, but it sounds like the software for another reader they sell for $48.

A: I don’t own an ’09, but it can read the transmission fluid temps on my ’11 CTT.

Can’t say on the Apple App- maybe you should contact them and ask. I know the version that NAPA was selling had an Apple application (probably the one you found..)

Q: In the quickstart guide it says this:
“Attention: The purchasing agreement for the software is for ONE year subscription”

Does this mean the software expires at 1 year, and you have to repurchase it inorder to continue using the device? or that you no longer receive updates to the software package you purchased after 1 year? or other?

A: As far as I can tell – the updates end after a year. That mostly effects people who may buy a newer car than their software currently covers. So far mine hasn’t told me the software “expired”..

Q: I’ll just emphasise that ICarScan and ICarSoft are different items from different companies. I’m not certain – but ICarSoft may use software from Launch – who is the biggest Chinese maker of diagnostics equipment.

I know that ICarScan uses Launch software. It’s basically identical to the software Launch uses on their $$$$ tools.

So ICarScan =X= ICarScan

A: I’ll just emphasise that ICarScan and ICarSoft are different items from different companies. I’m not certain – but ICarSoft may use software from Launch – who is the biggest Chinese maker of diagnostics equipment.

I know that ICarScan uses Launch software. It’s basically identical to the software Launch uses on their $$$$ tools.

So ICarScan =X= ICarScan

I recommend that you buy icarscan on www.obd2tool.com. They are cheap, shipping is fast, and after-sales service is also very good. I have been using it for a year and there is no problem with the quality of the product.

How to Repair a Car Window Crack or Chip

October 6, 2018 by Lily white  

Car window glass is strong, but when you’re driving at highway speeds, even a tiny stone can chip your windshield or shatter a side window. If your side window gets shattered, you’ll have to replace it, but windshield chips, cracks, dings, and stars can sometimes be repaired without resorting to expensive windshield replacement. Follow these car window repair tips to ensure that the process goes smoothly.

Assess Damage Size

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First, take a look at the size, shape, and complexity of the damage. Simple cracks and stars will be easy to repair, but complex cracks (e.g. branching cracks or cracks with multiple jags) may be impossible to repair by star diagnostics software.

Generally speaking, cracks longer than 3 inches and stars with diameters over 2 inches will be too difficult for an inexperienced DIYer to handle on their own. Experienced glass repair technicians, on the other hand, can easily handle stars up to 4 inches across and simple cracks up to 18 inches long. However, large cracks limit the strength of the glass – a good reason to consider windshield replacement rather than repair.

Check Repair Location
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The location of the window damage plays a role in determining whether or not you will be able to repair it. If the damage is located in any of these places, do not attempt to repair it on your own. These situations require replacement.

The inside. If the window damage is on the inside rather than the outside of the car, the only way to repair the glass would be to flip your car upside down, because gravity doesn’t work that way.
The driver’s view. If the damage is in the driver’s view, do not attempt to repair it. Even a professional repair may cause distorted visibility. Driver safety is not worth any “savings” gained by avoiding windshield replacement.
Inaccessible or hard to see. If you can’t see the damage, you can’t repair the damage. If part of a crack disappears behind a molding, for example, it cannot be appropriately repaired, and the window should be replaced.

Keep It Clean

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Another consideration is the cleanliness of the break. If the break is fresh, cover it immediately with clear tape until you decide to repair or replace it. The clear tape will prevent foreign material from getting lodged in the crack.

If the crack is old, it may be too late to attempt a repair. Over time, dust, dirt, and water enter the crack, causing it to worsen. Daily temperature changes cause the glass to expand and contract, making the issue even worse.

Prevent Damage From Spreading

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There are a few different approaches to DIY car window repair. You can acquire a DIY kit for stars, pits, and small cracks, which should include most of the materials needed to complete the repair. However, you might also be able to get away with full-DIY solutions, sourcing your own parts. Here are the basic steps for any car window repair, no matter which approach you take:

Clear debris. If you’ve taped over the damage, remove the tape and use a pick to remove any loose glass. Use compressed air (the office equipment spray cans are a great portable choice) to clear dust and debris from the break.
Clean around the break. Use an alcohol pad to clean around the break. Do not clean the break itself. If alcohol accidentally gets into the crack, you may be able to use compressed air to dry it out.
De-stress. Use a 1/16-inch diamond-tip drill at the ends of the crack or at the center of the star to de-stress the damaged area. Drill only until you get through the first layer of glass. Use compressed air one last time to remove glass dust from the obd tool.
Bond. Most car glass repair kits include a “bridge,” which forces a syringe of epoxy against the glass and into the break. Follow the instructions in the kit. This usually includes a sealing ring and a locking syringe that can apply pressure and vacuum. Pressure forces the resin into the cracks, while vacuum pulls bubbles out of the resin. For DIYers, cyanoacrylate (also known as “super glue”) may be good alternatives. Cyanoacrylate (not the gel-type) works well on cracks, while acrylic works well on stars.

Autel Maxisys Elite vs Snap On Solus Edge

September 20, 2018 by Lily white  

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For the second comparison, let’s now take the example of another rival product i.e. Snap-On Solus Edge Scan Tool.

First of all, the display of Snap-On Solus Edge Scan Tool isn’t as good as Autel Maxisys Elite.

For example, Snap-On Solus Edge Scan Tool comes with an 8-inch display.

On the contrary, Autel Maxisys Elite features a large, crystal clear, and stunning 9.7-inch Retina display.

Furthermore, Autel MaxiSys Elite features a lightning fast boot up time i.e. 20 seconds. Unfortunately, Snap-On Solus Edge Scan Tool doesn’t offer any such feature.

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Snap-On Solus Edge Scan Tool provides SureTrack expert information & verified parts replacement records to proceed with your vehicle diagnosis.

Nevertheless, Snap-On scanner doesn’t offer as many vehicle diagnosis features as Autel automotive scanner provides.

For your quick reference, Autel Diagnostic Scanner MaxiSys Elite offers the following car diagnosis features, such as Coding function, DPF reset, Throttle matching, Injector programming, Tire pressure reset, SAS reset, Anti-theft matching, and more.

Pros

Compatible with all Domestic, Asian and European vehicles.
Provides SureTrack expert information.
An automotive scanner that helps you perform a confident diagnosis of your car.

Cons

Boot-up time isn’t that fast.
Screen size is average — 8-inches display.
Lacks of some modern car diagnosis features.

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2015 Chrysler 200 Fobik All Keys Lost Done by Micropod 2 clone

September 8, 2018 by Lily white  

Confirmed! witech Micropod 2 clone is able to do online programming to Chrysler including ECU programming and key adding even when all keys are lost. Here you go.

Purpose: Micropod 2 clone programs new key fobik to Chrysler 200 when all keys are lost
Car: 2015 Chrysler 200 (The 2015 Chrysler 200, along with other Fiat-based models like the Jeep Renegade, Jeep Cherokee, and Ram Promaster, are all equipped with a rolling PIN Code.)

What you need:
Locksmith Identification Number (LSID through NASTF)
Proper keys to be programmed
PIN Code
Laptop
MicroPOD II good quality clone or the genuine
wiTECH diagnostic application

Before you begin the programming process, you should the Key Code (key cut code) and Authorized PIN (key programming).

VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT:
You must be online to program the key with Micropod 2 clone.
You can pull the PIN Code with OBDSTAR F104 key tool.
If you input the wrong code for 3 times, it locks the BCM and you cannot service the vehicle for 24 hours.
The key is one-time programmable. Once married to the vehicle it is locked to the car forever. The key can be erased from the car and put back into the same car, but can’t be switched to another car.
The placement of the key during initialization is important. It needs to be placed either behind the shifter or in the center console.

How to program fobik with wiTECH app:

Step 1:

Plug the Professional Diagnostic Tool MicroPOD II adapter into the OBD port and connect the USB cable from the device to your laptop. This wakes the BUS on the car.

Step 2:

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Manually enter the VIN of the vehicle. This gives you access to the module list.  Select the RFH (Radio Frequency Hub) module. This is the module where the key is registered.

Step 3:

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Next select “Miscellaneous Functions,” then “Program Ignition Fobiks.”  At this point, you are prompted to enter the VIN again, followed by the four-digit PIN Code.

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After the four-digit pin is entered you are prompted to hit continue to “Program Ignition FOBIK.” Once you hit continue you must press the UNLOCK button on the FOBIK within 30 seconds (the FOBIK needs to be located near the center console during this procedure).

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Programming of the Ignition FOBIK is now successful. The new key key is accepted into the car, and the ignition will now turn on and start the car. At this point, you also have the option to program a second key with wiTech application from OBD2TOOL.

 

http://obd2lily.mihanblog.com/post/172

Yanhua mini acdp for Land Rover Key Programming

September 3, 2018 by Lily white  

 

Yanhua mini acdp for Land Rover (2014-2018) Key Programming Configuration Checklist:

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In the left rear of the car, open the plaque, see the fuse box, remove the fuse box and see the RAF smart computer

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Digiprog 3 clone Test on VW Golf 6 Odometer Correction

August 23, 2018 by Lily white  

OBD2TOOL engineer share a Digiprog 3 clone test case on VW Golf 6 2012 Mileage programming.

Here you go…. Digiprog 3 clone changes km of Golf 6 2012

the current mileage: 212099km

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connect Mileage Correction Tool Digiprog 3 to the car via OBD

then the machine starts

select a car: VW-Golf-Golf 6-Tacho Diag 2012

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DP3 is reading the current mileage

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Golf 6 mileage is read out

it’s 212128km, almost the same as what displayed on the dashboard

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enter a new mileage to change

new mileage: 200000km

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the mileage on the dash is also changed!

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Digiprog 3 china clone is confirmed to OBD change km for Golf6!

Works perfect!

https://www.obd2tool.com/blog/2018/08/16/digiprog-3-clone-test-on-vw-golf-6-odometer-correction/

Is this same or old version of the icarscan?

August 18, 2018 by Lily white  

 

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It’s basically the same OBD-II Bluetooth device – but the software supplied with it is different – and the way it’s sold is different.

That one is without ANY vehicle/manufacturer specific diagnostics capability. As delivered it will do just OBD-II and some ABS diagnostics. Generic OBD-II. It won’t read the 30 or so modules in your Cayenne.

To get it to do that – you have to purchase the software for Porsche – which includes ALL Porsche cars. As someone mentioned – that’s about another $50, so you’re in at about $100 to JUST read Porsche codes. If you want additional vehicle manufacturers (all your cars aren’t Porsches) – each manufacturer will cost you another $50. So – the adaptor and 2 cars costs the same as the ICarScan one – which includes in the $158/price – the ability to choose 5 different car manufacturers.

Which is best for you? Dunno. At the time I bought mine – the Launch X431 Scan Tool (made by the company that writes the software running on the ICarScan) wasn’t readily available.

I only know one person who bought the one from Launch – and he seems happy with it. If you notice – there are versions of it available for around $80 that include 2 vehicle manufacturer’s diagnostics. That’s not a bad deal either.

I haven’t worked with that tool, and haven’t tried the ICarScan VCI. I know from seeing it – the software has some differences from the ICarScan software. Dunno if the differences are simply cosmetic or significant. If someone wants to buy one and send it to me I could do a side by side comparison. That might be interesting.

So that’s why not-really and no. But sorta…

 

http://cheapobd2scanner.com/2018/08/06/is-this-same-or-old-version-of-the-icarscan/

Program Mitsubishi L200 Triton Remotes with Super SBB2 and VVDI Key Tool

August 10, 2018 by Lily white  

Success! I have used two car key programmers for my Mitsubishi L200.

I have Super SBB2 key programmer and VVDI Key Tool Xhorse, both off obd2tool.com

Here you go.

First with Super SBB2

I should select my model: Mitsubishi L200

It’s China Mitsubishi

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Type 1 and program remotes

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Select from vehicle: L200 triton >-2011 type 1
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Programming remotes…just do as guides displayed

Now, switch ignition on and press [ENTER] to continue

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The first remote to be programmed

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FYI, this function will erase all remotes

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Press each remote control UNLOCK key for 3 times within 30 sec.

Number of programmed remotes: 2

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Programming complete

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The remote function works

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Then, program keys

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Ignition on to continue

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Security verification failed!

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That’s why I need VVDI Key tool

The chip I’m using

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Insert TPX3 or SN2 wireless key

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Clone success

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Put the key with the chip together for use

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Confirmed! works perfectly!

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Job’s done!

 

http://cheapobd2tool.com/2018/07/30/program-mitsubishi-l200-triton-remotes-with-super-sbb2-and-vvdi-key-tool/

CAR FANS C800 FAW J6 Truck Euro III Diagnostic Function Tested 100%

August 1, 2018 by Lily white  

Tested successfully!

Today, we professionals working for chinacardiags.com have tested CARFANS C800 heavy duty truck diagnostic tool.

Here you go.

Faw J6 truck

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Go to OBD II Scanner CAR FANS C800 FAW software

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Select Faw J6

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Engine system

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Unit Pump Engine System

Euro III Unit Pump Diesel Engine

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Oshiba Michiyoutsu Gas Drive FAW autonomous

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Read version

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Read fault code

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Advanced function

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Gas drive (FAW autonomous) post treatment test (urea pump pressure)

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Gas flooding after treatment

The following conditions must be met before diagnosis:

1.  ensure that the chassis pressure is greater than the barometer 6 bar
2.  the urea injector has been removed from the exhaust pipe
3.  the trachea and urea pipeline are connected well
4.  during diagnosis when urea pressure reaches 3 bar time
5.  urea injector will be opened 3 secondary injection. please pay attention to obseurea pressure

urea pressure (bar): 0.08

Test status:

Determine if urea pressure is reached 0.15 bar, please wait

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Test success.

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Job’s done!

CAR FANS C800 Heavy Duty Truck Scanner Tool Vehicle List:

Commercial Vehicle: FAW,DONGFENG,Mercedes-Benz,CNHTC, FOTON, SANY, JAC, SFH, CAMC, UD, VOLVO, Mitsubishi, IVECO, MAN, SCANIA, JMC, HINO, ISUZU, SHACMAN, C&C, Hyundai, XCMG, BEIBEN, KIA, KING LONG, YUTONG, HIGER, GOLDEN DRAGON, YOUNGMAN, BYD, ANKAI, DAEWOO, SUNWIN, ZHONGTONG, HUANGHAI, WZL, SUNLONG, TOYOTA, ASIASTAR

Passenger Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, VW, Zhonghua, JMC, GreatWall, ZZNISSAN, JAC, ZXAUTO, DONGFENG, LIEBAO, CHERY, FUDI, GONOW, HUATAI, SSANGY, MAXUS, JX-ISUZU

Machinery: CAT, KOMATSU, VOLVO, SANY, LOVOL, JOHN DEERE, HITACHI, KOBELCO, HYUNDAI, ZOOMLION, CASE, LISHIDE, DOOSAN, SUMITOMO, YUTONG, Bobcat, SHANTUI, LiuGong, IHISCE, XCMG, KUBOTA, Takeuchi, XGMA, Atlas, TEREX, YUCHAI, LONKING, SUNWARD, SEM, Jonyang, PENGPU, YTO, JAC, XINYUAN, DXZG, HENGTE, SANYUAN, HUANGHE, SHUNTONG, STRONG

Engine &ECU: Bosch, Denso, Delphi, Perkins, Deutz, Weichai, Yuchai, Fawde, Cummins, Yunnei, Changchai, SDEC, DCD, Yangchai, Quanchai, EUP, JX-Isuzu, XCE, Kernel, SIDA

 

https://obd2tool88.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2018/08/01/How-to-use-Car-FANS-C800-heavy-duty-diagnostic-maintenance-tool