lundi 29 février 2016

setup Honda HDS on Multi-diag J2534

It is possible to configure Honda HDS (Honda Diagnostic System) software to work with China clone ACTIA II 2013 multi-diag J2534 pass thru interface? Yes, our customer has tested it work.
DISCLAIMER: This is the test result of our customers. We are not responsible for the damage. You are on your risk.
How to use Actia Multi-diag J2534 PassThru XS device with Xhorse MVCI Honda HDSsoftware?
You’d better installing HDS on Win XP!!!
  1. Install MVCI HDS software v2.21 or newer
  2. Double click on Honda HDS PassThru.reg, agree to add data to registry.
  3. Install PassThru drivers with default parameters (latest version available from , named API Passthru+ XS for Workshop)
  4. Run HDS software, go to configuration page, for Comms Interface select SPX-MVCI:
  1. Done.
Our customer has tested the II-2013 Multidiag J2534 on HDS, have not tried other versions (I-2014, 2013V etc). If you failed to configure 2013.02V, you can try others version around.
If you cannot find the Honda HDS pass thru.reg during install of the HDS or after installation, only MVCI discovery wireless, mvci update, mvci registry which display MVCI USB IP address, MVCI Ethernet IP address and MVCI wireless IP address. Here is the solution:
Run Honda HDS software, click on F12 on the top screen and click on button “Select a new device” , you will hear “CLICK” relay in connected ACTIA PassThru device. Look for Comm Interface click on the arrow. You should see your Actia multi diag and if not you have to get your driver fix.
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dimanche 28 février 2016

BMW ICOM A1 vs. ICOM A2 vs. ICOM A3 Car scanner

BMW ICOM diagnostic and programming scanner for BMW, MINI Cooper and Rolls Royce has upgraded to third generation-ICOM A3. Then what’s the difference among ICOM A,ICOM A1, ICOM A2 and ICOM A3?
6 major differences are listed below:

3) ICOM Software:
ICOM A and ICOM A1 software: ISIS (ISTA-P) and ISID (ISTA-D), the latest version is: 2013.01.
ICOM A2 and ICOM A3 software: ISTA-D ISTA-P (or Rheingold version).
There will be newer software version released continually in the future.
ISIS/ISTA-D=diagnostic software
ISIS/ISTA-P= programming software
  • Function:
ICOM A and ICOM A2 perform same function. But due to the old ICOM A module have problem in the cooling and protection design, ICOM A2 adopts the whole aluminum shell body, using aerial explosion-proof connector; and it use the joint connection line which similar to the Mercedes-Benz SDCONNECT COMPACT 4.
BWM ICOM A2 comes with Network cable, can do Fiber optical programming, but ICOM A3 does not contain Network cable, can not do Fiber optical programming.
  • Operating system
ICOM A: support Win XP O/S only.
ICOM A1: Win XP and Win 7 64 bit O/S
ICOM A2: Win XP and Win 7 O/S
ICOM A3: Professional Win7 64 bit (NO Win XP)
6) Vehicle support
ICOM A2 and ICOM A3 cover the same BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce models.
In conclusion:
  1. The newest version ICOM A2 works better in cooling, runs faster and works more stable, not easier broken than older ICOM.
  2. ICOM A3 can program all units for all BMW series expect media system.
  3. ICOM A3 work more stable and has stronger compatibility than ICOM A2, A1.

  • Appearance:
ICOM and ICOM A share the same appearance.
ICOM A3 designed with light weight and smaller size
All BWM ICOM system comes with three modules ICOM A, ICOM B and ICOM C
ICOM A – main adapter with OBD II connector for MOST, KCAN, DCAN
ICOM B – additional adapter for optic line, use USB connection with ICOM A
ICOM C – adapter for old vehicles with round 20-pin connector.
  • ICOM Firmware/Hardware
ICOM A and ICOM A2 share the same firmware. Four firmware version optional: V1.1.8, V1.33 and V1.36, and new V1.38. Each version firmware update tool can be downloaded free here:
1.18 firmware update tool
1.33 firmware update tool
1.36 firmware update tool
1.38 firmware update tool
Best quality BMW ICOM A2 PCB display
ICOM A3 comes with firmware version: V1.37
The new ICOM A3 has a better built firmware which supports better heat dissipation feature and able to receive a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. A3 comes with robust aluminum box will help to avoid damage in harsh environments when using.

samedi 27 février 2016

JLR Mangoose Toyota Techstream unable to connect to VIM

JLR mangoose Volvo, VIDA, TOYOTA TIS 3inscanner “registration Techstream software” and “unable to connect to VIM” errors (fixed).
One of the JLR mangoose 3 in 1 J2534 pass-thru interface users tried to program a new key with mangoose Techstream software (V9.10.037), but the two errors occurred during the procedure.
First the software asked to enter the new key to complete Techstream software registration procedure.
Then the software reports an error after click on Cancel button.
Unable to connect to VIM
Possible reason:
1)      Did not activate the Techstream software
2)      Did not connect the JLR mangoose 3-in-1 cable with vehicle
1)      First of all, the Toyota Techstream registration error:
Make sure you have installed Techstream software on Win XP operating system.
Please activate the JLR mangoose Techstream software first
Open the software file and refer to the readme.txt file, follow the text instructions
Where the “file j2534 mangoose pro” located?
You do not need to find the file, just
Go to
C:Program FilesToyota DiagnosticsTechstreamEnvIT3System.ini
TISFunction=1 to TISFunction=0
2) Second, the unable to connect VIM problem solution
JLR mangoose cable must be connected with vehicle after activate the Techstream software, so the computer will detect the driver.
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vendredi 26 février 2016

How to disable DRLs with Bluetooth ELM327 OBD2 scan tool

Tool needs:
A ELM327 scan tool (take this cheap Bluetooth one for €6)
Phone or Tablet
1)    Download Carista OBD2 APP on your phone or tablet.
The app is available on Google Play Store
Download the vehicle specific functionality one. Price may differs, but overall cheap under $10. Take Lexus-specific as an example, cheap $9.99. You can also customize your car to your liking! Carista is compatible with standard (i.e. inexpensive) ELM327 Bluetooth adapters that plug into your vehicle’s diagnostic OBD2 port.
2)    Plug the Bluetooth ELM327 adapter into the vehicle OBD port.
3)    Turn the vehicle ignition to ON position without the engine OFF
4)    Open the software and select “CUSTOMIZE” function on the main menu. If it is the first time you use the device, you have to pair with the Bluetooth VIN using 1234 or 0000 to confirm.
5) The program will display some function option list. Select “Lights”
6) You will be shown the current daytime running lights status–ON. Double click the “Daytime Running Lights” icon
7) Tick “OFF” and save settings.
8) The program will pops out a message ask for Carista OBD2 app payment. Click “BUY” to pay for the app. If this is the first time you’re changing a setting, the app will launch the Google Play in-app billing screens and will guide you to purchasing the Pro Package (which is required for changing settings; it’s a one-time purchase and then you can change as many settings as you like, as many times as you like). The Pro Package also gives you access to advanced diagnostics of all Toyota/Lexus ECUs, not just OBD2 stuff.
9) After pay for the app, the system is saving previous settings. You are able to do some further settings. Otherwise, exit the program.

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jeudi 25 février 2016

Foxwell NT800 Diagnostic and Analysis Scanner

“We were proud to hold the final vision in our hands. The NT800 expands Foxwell’s diagnostic equipment portfolio into the professional repairer niche. I love the feel of this tool, it’s simple, yet significant. It has a nice feel in your hands, The Foxwell quality we have come to love. While looks and feel are important, it’s clear tool has been built for the user, intuitive navigation, fast operation. This tool just ticks every single box.”

Dayle Thomas, Foxwell Australia

Foxwell After 2 years of R&D, 12 months of hardware refinement, the stunning NT800 is nearly ready. The expansion in Foxwell’s portfolio is due to demand from our customers, wanting a more features, higher functionally, and more coverage. While our customers requests are our highest priority, new hardware is distilled, refined, and field tested, to ensure it is worthy of a Foxwell badge.

It is important for automotive repair shops to get as much coverage as possible to effectively and quickly service any vehicles. The NT800 provides professional diagnosis on more than 52 American, Asian, and European vehicle mass. Whats also important is having access to a vast range of controllers (ABS, SRS< Instrument Cluster, ect.), Live Data, and System / component level bi-directional control. Getting the job done faster and with a greater degree of accuracy.In addition, It has access to the most common requires service features, like brake deactivation, service resets, and transmission adaptions.

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mercredi 24 février 2016

Foxwell NT644 AutoMaster Pro All Makes Full Systems EPB Oil Service Scanner

Delicately developed by the most distinguished experts of the industry, Foxwell NT644 provides workshops, technicians and enthusiasts alike affordable professional diagnostic solutions. It stands out in a variety of similar tools by delivering wider coverage of vehicles, more accurate diagnosis, more reliable performance and better user experience.

Foxwell NT644 AutoMaster Pro All Makes Full Systems + EPB+ Oil Service Scanner
Foxwell NT644 AutoMaster Pro Features and Benefits:
1. Coverage includes 49 manufacturers
2. Works on the latest 2012/2013 models
3. Dealer level oil light service light reset functions on 32   manufacturers
4. Advanced EPB functionalities on 13 manufacturers
5. Compatible with both OBDI and OBDII cars, SUVs, minivans, light-duty trucks sold worldwide
6. Reads and clear codes and turns off MILs of all systems
7. Requests and records live sensor data
8. Provides live data graphing
9. Merges PID graphs for easy and intuitive diagnosis
10. Displays freeze frame data
11. Retrieves ECU information
12. Supports all 10 OBDII test modes, such as live data, O2 sensor   test, component test and more
13. Enhanced OBDII Mode 6 functionality
14. Code troubleshooters provide you faster and easier diagnosis
15. Multilingual menu options and code definitions
16 SD memory card for data backup and software update
17. As easy as 1-2-3 with large TFT color screen and menu-driven   operations
18. Ergonomic design and ruggedly built for both shop and road tests
Foxwell NT644 AutoMaster Pro Specifications:
Display: Backlit, 480*272 TFT color display
Working Temperature: 0 to 60℃ (32 to 140℉)
Storage Temperature: -20 to 70℃ (-4 to 158℉)
External Power: 8-18 Volts powered by vehicle battery
Vehicle Coverage:

ManufacturerDiagnostic FunctionEPB ServiceOil Light Reset Function
AU Ford
Alfa Romeo
EU Ford
Land Rover
Mercedes Benz

Package list:   
1 pc x  NT644 Scan Tool
1 pc x  User’s Guide
1 pc x  Memory Card
1 pc x  USB Cable
1 pc x  Diagnostic Cable
1 pc x  Blow molding case

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mardi 23 février 2016

Autel MAXISYS MS906 full diagnostic system

Autel MAXISYS MS906 full diagnostic system user manual

Perfect Replacement for autel Maxidas DS708, contain all function of Maxidas DS708.
Compatible for diagnosis and online programming for part of the original software
1 year warranty and 1 year free UPDATE online .
Android 4.0 Operating System for fast boot-up and multitasking

Top 10 reasons to get AUTEL MAXISYS MS906:

1. AUTEL MAXISYS MS906 is next generation of autel maxidas ds708AUTEL MAXISYS MS906 QC MARK
2. Online Update free for 1 year
3. Language:English
4. 1 year warranty
5. With Big Screen, Android OS
6. Run faster than autel maxidas ds708
8. High resolution
9. High hardware configuration
10. AUTEL Authorized Distributor

dimanche 21 février 2016

GT80 PLUS Diagnostic Tool Description

Foxwell GT80 Plus Based on a large (10 inch LED touch screen),modern Windows 8.1 tablet computer, Foxwell’s next generation automotive tool GT80 PLUS provides professional diagnosis on over 59 American, Asian and European vehicle makes. This essential piece of garage equipment offers access to a vast range of controllers (ABS, airbags, instrument cluster, etc.), live sensor data, and system/component-level bi-directional controls to get the job done faster and with a greater degree of accuracy.

Foxwell GT80 PLUS Next Generation Diagnostic Platform with 18 Months Free Online Update

From now on, Buy GT80 Plus you can get Free NT1001 TPMS Trigger Tool, also you can get FREE SHIPPING service by Express.

Top 7 Reasons to Get GT80 Plus Diagnostic Platform:

1. Coverage, Coverage, and still Coverage

It is important for automotive repair shops to get as much coverage as possible to effectively and quickly service any vehicle. GT80 PLUS provides professional diagnosis on more than 59 American, Asian and European vehicle makes. What’s also important is having access to a vast range of controllers (ABS, airbags, instrument cluster, etc.), live sensor data, and system/component-level bi-directional controls to get the job done faster and with a greater degree of accuracy and prevent dreaded “comeback”. In addition, it has access to the most commonly required service features like brake deactivation, service resets, and transmission adaptations.

2. GT80 PLUS Can Find Problems More Accurately

GT80 PLUS shows live vehicle sensors data in text, graph and gauge format and allows you to focus on any suspicious or symptom-specific data parameters. It’s powerful graphing capability gives you the ‘real picture’ of what’s going on in the vehicle. You can view up to 4 parameter graphs simultaneously.  Still you can merge multiple PID plots into one coordinate, so you can easily see how they affect each other, providing you with the most comprehensive and functional look at live data possible.

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vendredi 19 février 2016

OBD2 Tool Scanner AutoMaster Pro ABS Airbag Reset Tool Foxwell nt630

Top Reasons to Get NT630:
1. Full vehicle coverage, Support more than 52 brand vehicles from American, Aisan and European.
Vehicle Coverage:
AmericaChrysler, Ford, GM
AsiaAcura, Au Ford, Daewoo, Honda, Holden, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki,Toyota
EuropeAbarth, Alfa-Romeo, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Citroen,Dacia EU Ford, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, Land Rover, Maybach, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda,
2. NT630 lets you identify the vehicle you are testing rapidly and accurately on the basis of its VIN number. It automatically retrieves the VIN code or you can enter it manually to identify the model you are working on.3. NT630 shows live vehicle sensor data in text and graph format and allows you to focus on any suspicious or symptom-specific data parameters. It’s powerful graphing capability gives you the “real picture” of what’s going on in the vehicle. You can view 2 parameter graphs simultaneously and merge them into one coordinate, so you can easily see how they affect each other, providing you with the most comprehensive and funcational look at live data possible.
4. Foxwell nt630 engine abs airbag diagnostic scanner cannot only read your codes, but it can also actuate components, run system tests, program control modules. Reading the trouble codes from your vehicle is easy, but without live data, bi-directional controls and other special functions, you may not have enough information to get the problem fixed right.
It allows you to use the scan tool temporarily activate or control ABS/airbag system or component. With NT630, the check of electronic components such as switches, sensors, relays and actuators is made a simple task, saving your time and labor costs. It gives you the ability to “flash” ABS and airbag control units with new program data and allows for the coding and programming of a replacement control module or changing previously stored incorrect coding as expensive factory tools do.
5.Foxwell nt630 update: 18 Months Free Update.
6. The easy yet elegant design of this series was developed by technicans for technicans. Clearly arranged keypad, menu-driven operation, shortcuts and impressive 4.3″ color display together make the series extermely easy to use.
7. NT630 is constructed to resist impact and damage in the tough workshop environment. A rubberized sleeve protects your investment. The secure fit, extra corner padding and screen protector ensure your scan tool will be around for a long time.

Foxwell NT630 ABS Airbag Reset Tool does not only have extensive coverage of vehicles but also provides accurate and professional diagnosis of ABS and airbag faults for OBDI and OBDII cars, SUVs, minivans, light-duty trucks sold worldwide
Foxwell nt630 price: US$179.00