How to choose the best car diagnostic tool

The INFOGRAPHIC below is a simple guide that tell you things to consider when picking an Obd2 tool.

[Note: Click on image to view the full version]

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Here’s my take on the Obd2 tool buying guide from the infographic:

Types of OBDII Scanners

The first thing you need to do is narrow down what type of scanner you need.

Basically, there are three different categories of Car Diagnostic Tool. There are basic code readers, DIY scanners, and professional equipment.

Basic code readers are the least expensive scanners.

They’re the ones you can find at any auto parts store. You plug them into the diagnostic port of your car and they read any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) that come up.

Most of these basic code readers just tell you the Auto code reader, but not what it means.

The easiest way to figure out what the code actually means is to just look it up online.

How to Jump Start a Car Helpful Tips

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It’s a sinking feeling that many drivers have experienced at one time or another — turning the key in the ignition and the car won’t start. Whether you left the lights on or it’s simply that the battery is old, even the most reliable car won’t start if the battery has been drained. With a little planning, though, you can be prepared if you ever need to give your battery a charge.

From having jumper cables in your car to calling for assistance, follow these tips for jump starting a car.

Using Jumper Cables

Before you hit the road, make sure you have jumper cables in your emergency car kit. That way, you’ll have the cables on hand if you ever need them. Once someone has arrived with a working car that you can use to charge your dead battery, and you have the cables in-hand, Edmunds suggests the following steps:

*   Park the two cars close together but make sure they don’t touch. Then, turn both cars off.
*   Put on eye protection in case of sparks, says Meineke.
*   Connect the positive jumper cable (usually red) to the positive terminal on the “dead” battery. (Typically, the positive battery terminal is marked with a plus sign, while the negative is marked with a minus.) Now that the cable is attached to the battery, Meineke states that you should not touch the metal clamps to any metal other than as described below. Doing so could cause an electric shock.
*   Connect the other end of the positive cable to the positive battery terminal on the vehicle providing the jump.
*   Connect the negative cable (usually black) to the negative terminal on the vehicle providing the jump.
*   Connect the other end of the negative cable to an exposed metal part of the vehicle with the dead battery. (Unpainted components like brackets, bolts, etc., often provide the best grounding, which may help prevent sparking.)
*   Check that the cables are not near any moving engine parts.
*   Start the “booster” vehicle, and let the engine idle for a few minutes. If the battery is a few years old or has been dead for a few weeks, you may consider revving the engine slightly on the booster car to speed up the charging process, says Edmunds.
*   Start the disabled vehicle.
*   If the car with the dead battery starts, let it run for at least 20 minutes, Consumer Reports suggests. If it doesn’t start, you may need to check the cable connections, according to Consumer Reports. If that doesn’t work, you may need a mechanic’s help.
*   Keeping the jumper cable away from any metal, begin removing them in reverse order (to help prevent sparking). First, remove the black (negative) cable from the ground on the previously disabled vehicle (keep the vehicle running).
*   Remove the other end of the negative cable from the battery of the vehicle providing the jump.
*   Remove the positive cable from the battery of the vehicle providing the jump.
*   Remove the positive cable from the previously disabled vehicle.

If you are not comfortable performing any of these steps, call a OBD2 key programmer for assistance.

Edmunds recommends driving the jump-started car for at least 20 minutes to allow enough time for the battery to charge. Keep in mind that if the battery or alternator are not in good shape, you may need another jump start. Be sure to stop the vehicle somewhere safe, where you have assistance nearby should the vehicle not start again.

Call Roadside Assistance

Many auto insurers now offer roadside assistance plans for their customers, which often provide help with common situations, such as breakdowns, flat tires and dead batteries. It can be a relief to know professional help is just a call away (or click, as some providers offer apps as well) if your car won’t start. If you don’t have this service, you may want to consider adding it to your auto insurance coverage or purchasing a roadside assistance service plan.

After your car is running again, remember that a jump is meant to restart the disabled vehicle, not to recharge the battery. It may be a good idea to put the jumped battery on a battery charger, which you can buy at an automotive store, as soon as possible to help ensure that it’s charged to full capacity. If you’re unsure about the long-term health of your battery, consult a mechanic or a Car Diagnostic Tool at an automotive store for advice.

How to combinate VVDI MB with VVDI key tool to exchange BGA token

There are 2 ways to get VVDI MB BGA tokens: one is to use XHORSE VVDI BE Key Pro, it is free with 200 points(equal 1 BGA Token); another one is to bind VVDI MB with VVDI key tool to exchange BGA token.

How to bind VVDI MB with VVDI key tool to exchange BGA token:

1. Connect vvdi mb and vvdi key tool to computer and run ‘upgrade kit ‘ for binding vvdi mb to your account.

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2. Log in your account and link the vvdi mb to your account.

Therefore firstly, you have to register an account for vvdi key tool  (Skip to the last paragraph to read the registration procedure)

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3. Use the app of vvdi key tool for exchange tokens as you want.

Just click on “Bonus Point” then “Token”.

Besides, VVDI2 or VVDI key tool with Remote key can also collect bonus points in the same way.

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Note: An account can be bound to multiple devices i.e VVDI2.

Can’t disband after that, can’t unbinding after binding

However, how to exchange BGA tokens if no VVDI key tool?

If you don’t have any of VVDI2 and VVDI Pro, the BGA tokens can’t be exchanged.

How to install and register vvdi key tool on IOS / Android APP?

IOS download

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/key-tool/id1322971481?mt=8

vvdi key tool APK download

https://apkgk.com/com.xhorse.streamlinestore/download

1. Download APP from Google store.

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If your APP doesn’t’ t switch to ENG, change your phone language to ENG first

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2. Go to EMAIL REGISTRATION

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3. Write your mail and request activation code via email

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4.Paste code you received via mail

5. Create password

6.Login via mail and password

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How to Use The OBD II Scanner Tool

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The Basics

As you go through this you will find that there are any number of terms and abbreviations and the like that might not be clear. Let’s see if we can demystify some of these. For starters, Obd ii scan tool for On Board Diagnostics. And when you get into the problem codes you will see many places list DTC. This simply means Diagnostic Trouble Codes.

These obd2 code reader can be broken out to generic and enhanced. Generic codes will mean the same things regardless of the make and model of car in question. These codes generally begin with P0 or P2 and then are followed by a 3 digit number. These faults tend to be ones that could indicate air pollution problems. Enhanced DTCs normally begin with P1, these codes are specific to the make and model as well as sometimes the year and at times even engine size of a car. These codes are ones that you need to make sure you have looked up properly.

Some codes are listed as pending. This simply means that a piece of data that would flag the code was observed, but the system is not going to completely flag it if it doesn’t happen a certain number of times in a given period. More simply, there was something that went wrong, but it is something that isn’t a problem if it doesn’t happen frequently.

You may also see the MIL status listed. The MIL is the malfunction indicator light. This is generally the check engine light (or the service engine soon light). The status lets you know if there was a problem that has caused the light to need to come on or not. At times you will have a fault that can cause a code, even a code that is not pending, but it is not a big enough issue to turn on the light.

Components Needed: Hardware + Software

The components of the tool are simple, there is the device itself and the software that it runs and both of these must work together to do their job. A device that was built several years ago might still work fine, but if you have never updated the software that it is running, you aren’t going to have the newest codes and settings.

While this may not be a problem if your car is not quite as new as your tool, but once you try working on a car that is newer you may have issues. For the most part, the generic codes don’t change overly much, but some manufacturer specifics may have. You don’t want to launch into a repair on the wrong part because of outdated codes.

The software also plays a huge role when you are working with a wireless option. With these, you will need the software application loaded on your phone or tablet. For the most part, these can update fairly frequently, but if you don’t have it or can’t run the app, your hardware is as good as a paperweight.

Step by Step Installation Guide

These devices don’t need a lot of high-tech tools to tell you what is going on with your car. While each different device will have a slightly different procedure, a basic process for using them can be found here.

Step 1 Connect

To get any data you are going to need to plug your device into your car’s OBD port. This is normally found somewhere on the driver’s side, in the region under the steering wheel. Your car’s manual should point you to the right location and short of that a quick google search or some old-fashioned poking around should quickly reveal the location.

If you have a wireless model you’ll need to find your attached device. For most, you will need to turn the key to the on position (many will ask you not to fully start the car, though).

Step 2 Read

Your device will read the data it is receiving in order to come up with the problem code. Depending on your particular set up it may start going through this process once the key is turned or you may need to command it to run a diagnostic. Either way, once the scanner has found the issue it will display a code or a number of codes.

Step 3 Understand

Having the code is great, but unless you’ve memorized all the problem codes it is only the first step. You will need to understand what that string of letters and numbers is telling you is wrong and probably what needs to be done to fix it.

If you have some styles this will meaning going through a book or CD of codes to come up with what it means or a quick online search. The more high-end models will provide an onscreen display to explain the issue. If your model has a built-in guide, it may even tell you a few things you can do to fix the problem.

Step 4 Make an Action

Now that you are sure you know what the code says and have an idea of what caused it, you will need to make an action. This could be anything from merely clearing the code to doing some work on the car or just taking Truck Diagnostic Tool into the mechanics to fix the problem.

Sometimes codes will trip because something gave the car a false signal, this would be a case to clear it and go on. If there truly is a problem the light will come back on. Otherwise, either you or your mechanic will do some work prior to resetting the code.

The teck 2 scanner is able to check all GM before 2009

I  just did a “Fast-Learn” on a G8’s 6L80E last week with mine. A Snap-On MODUS was not able to do this. There are simply factory diagnostic procedures that a T2 can do on GM vehicles that no other tool can. But yes, to reflash PCM’s, TCM’s, etc, you need to have authorization from the Tech Center, which means you have to be a dealership or a paying subscriber to the service which is a serious chunk of $$$$.

With that said, Bosch (who now owns the rights to GM Tech 2‘s as they purchased out Vetronix), will not support the unit because it’s a factory knock-off. So should you have to replace the VCI module (I’ve had to replace mine due to wear and tear on the connection where it damaged the motherboard inside), or any other necessary repair.

Also, T2’s can only be updated through 2009 MY vehicle info, was my understanding from GM. For 2009+ GM has gone to a new setup called MDI. GM MDI is backwards compatible with pre-2009 GM vehicles (it even has the software on the screen to emulate the screens you’d see on the T2).

So is this teck 2 scanner able to check all GM before 2009 obd2 with out extra software? Also wonder if it can check the cam/ distributor retard timing on vortex 350

I think the GM MDI system will go back to 2009, but the Tech2 seems to work as far as its updated. Obviously I don’t have any 2012-2013 vehicles to try it on though.

It will work on any Car Diagnostic Tool GM OBD2, meaning 1996+.

Here you can see its updated to 2013.

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MaxiSys Elite Diagnostics Screen Layout

The Diagnostics screens typically include four sections.

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1.Diagnostics Toolbar
2.Status Information Bar
3.Main Section
4.Functional Buttons

Diagnostics Toolbar

The MaxiSys Elite toolbar contains a number of buttons that allow you to print or save the displayed data and make other controls. The table below provides a brief description for the operations of the Diagnostics toolbar buttons:

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To perform data printing in Diagnostics
1.Tap the Diagnostics application button from the MaxiSys Job Menu. The Print button on the diagnostic toolbar is available throughout the whole Diagnostics operations.
2.Tap Print whenever you want to make a printing. A drop-down menu appears.
1).Print This Page — prints a screenshot copy of the current screen
2).Print All Page – prints a PDF copy of all displayed data
3. A temporary file will be created and sent to the computer for printing.
4. When the file is transferred successfully, a confirmation message displays.
NOTE: Make sure the display tablet is connected to the computer network, either via Wi-Fi or LAN, before printing. For more instructions on printing, see Printing Operation on page 18 for detailed information.

To submit Data Logging reports in Diagnostics
a)Tap the Diagnostics application button from the MaxiSys Job Menu. The Autel Tool Data Logging button on the diagnostic toolbar is available throughout the whole Diagnostics operations.
b)Tap the Data Logging button whenever you want to commit recording for the system communication data. The button displays blue during the active recording process.
c)Tap the button again to finish recording. A submission form will display to let you fill in the report information.
d)Tap the Send button to submit the report form via the internet, a confirmation message displays when sending is successful.

Status Information Bar
The Status Information Bar at the top of the Main Section displays the following items:
1.Menu Title 一 indicates the menu subject of the Main Section
2.VCI Icon 一 indicates the communication status between the tablet and the VCI device
3.Battery Icon – indicates the battery status of the VEHICLE Main Section
The Main Section of the screen varies depending on the stage of operations. The main section can show vehicle identification selections, the main menu, test data, messages, instructions and other diagnostic information.

The Main Section of the screen varies depending on the stage of operations. The main section can show vehicle identification selections, the main menu, test data, messages, instructions and other diagnostic information.

Functional Buttons
The displayed Functional Buttons at this section of the screen varies depending on the stage of operations. They can be used to navigate, save or clear the diagnostic data, exit scanning as well as make other functional controls. The functions of these buttons will be introduced respectively in the following sections of the corresponding test operations.

Screen Messages
Screen messages appear when additional input is needed before proceeding. There are mainly three types of on-screen messages as to their purposes: Confirmation, Warning, and Error.

Confirmation Messages
This type of messages usually displays as an “Information” screen, which informs you when you are about to perform an action that cannot be reversed or when an action has been initiated and your confirmation is needed to continue.
When a user-response is not required to continue, the message displays briefly before automatically disappearing

Warning Messages
This type of messages informs you when completing the selected action may result in an irreversible change or loss of data. The typical example for this is the “Erase Codes” message.

Error Messages
Error messages inform you when a system or procedural error has occurred. Examples of possible errors include a disconnected cable or communication interruption due to certain reasons.

Making Selections
The Diagnostics application from www.cnautotool.com is a menu driven program that presents a series of choices one at a time. As you select from a menu, the next menu in the series displays. Each selection narrows the focus and leads to the desired test. Use your fingertip or the stylus pen to make menu selections.

How to Install Ford IDS V108.01 Full without Activation

Latest Ford IDS V108.01 Full Software for Ford VCM II support online programming released on Jan. 2018.

Software Version: 108.01, no need activation

Operating system: Windows XP/Windows 7 32/64 bit

Multi-language:

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Tested with all VCM2 SP177 series,  Ford VCM2 2-in-1 clone and VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford: Never failed!!

Online programming: Supported! but you should have an account yourself.

Ford IDS v108.01 function: Confirmed!

1.Able to download the very latest calibration files/software from Ford server if the network connection available at the time of connecting to vehicles

2.Read and decode fault codes

3.Delete fault codes

4.Display System current parameters in digital form

5.Combined displaying of data

6.Logs Keeping: write and keep of digital parameters in memory

7.Special functions: changing of permissible seeting of blocks, programming etc.

FAQ:

Q: Whether it can work with Ford VCM 1 Clone?

A: Yes, it can work with Ford VCM 1 clone

Q: Is this vmware or native

A: This is native, install on new and clean windows xp/7

How to install Ford IDS V108 step by step?

Preparation:

1. Please backup the important files on the desktop and disk C because the next operation will cover the content in the disk C.

2.Disable both local area and wireless network connection

3. If your computer hard drive only has one partition, please prepare a 16 GB U flash drive, if has 2 partitions, please unzip the software of CD into another partition except disk C

Step 1: Recover System
Open Software D (Disk D)

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Create new folder Ford 108

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Copy all zip file on Ford 108-2 software CD to Ford 108 folder
Eject Ford 108-2 DVD-ROM to DVD/CD-RW Drive

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Copy all contents to Ford 108 folder again
Extract ford108.part01 zip files to Ford 108 folder

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Then delete all other zip files, ford108.part01-ford108.part33
(only 3 files left)
Open Ghost 8.0

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Recover system, choose destination D:/Ford 108/ford108.GHD
Restart computer and recover system

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Step 2: Install Ford IDS 108 Setup

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Run Ford Module Programming Limit as Administrator
Ford Extension Success, press OK
Module programming has been extended to 2018/05.26

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Click on Start menu->All Program->Bosch->VCM Manager (Ford-VCM-II)
If system prompt PC software initialization error, press OK to ignore
Open Disk C/Progam Files/Ford Motor Company->IDS->Runtime->install3rdparty->
ETAS, Run setup as Administrator

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Install Bosch VCI software Ford VCM II

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click Next
Select Remove Bosch VIC software from your computer, click Next

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Press Remove
Click Finish
Again run setup as Administrator
click Next

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Ready to install the program
Click Finish

Install setup completed.

Step 3: Make Connection
Click Start menu->VCI Manger (Ford-VCM-II)

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Connect VCMII with computer follow the diagram below

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Open Computer->Manager->Device Manger->Network adapters->ETAS VCI USB RNDIS Device
to check connection is built

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Open Network and Sharing center->Change adapter settings
Make sure you have disable both local area and wireless network connection

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Step 4: Run software

Open Ford IDS v108 software on desktop

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Network test, gathering vehicle data

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check language options, programming modules and options

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Done.

Launch CReader CRP 123

At first we look a vedio about the Launch CRP 123.

Auto Scanner Tools Launch crp 123 is a hot selling diagnostic tool, the Launch crp123 blurs the lines between a code scanner and a professional mid-line scan tool.with features far beyond the typical read and clear codes, the crp 123takes you to a new level of diagnostics with added capabilities such as enhanced data stream for ABS,SRS,Transmission and engine.The CPR123 is the only true full coverage ABS,SRS,Transmission and Engine Code Scanner – not leaving you behind with coverage for only a few makes and models. Technicians looking for a traditional ABS/SRS Code Reader but want much more functionality, such as the addition of live data stream, ability to scan transmission, and coverage for Asian, Euro & Domestic, should look no further than the CRP123.

crp123 can read auto vehicle id auto module search and ultra fast protocol id,reads and clears codes on engine,transmission(A/t),ABS,and airbag(SRS) systems – on all makes and all models.includes all functions of previous creader models for obd generic.

For more infomation about Launch crp 123,please visit www.cnautotool.com, as a professional auto diagnostic tools online supplier, providing our customers with a vast range of high-quality and affordable automobile maintenance tools .Our main business line covers: Automotive Professional Diagnostic Tools for OBD I and OBD II compliant vehicles; Auto Diagnostic tool, OBD2 Code Scanners, ECU Chip Tuning Tool, Car Key programmer Mileage Programmer as well as other more featured products.

OBD II and Scan Tools

When the “Check Engine” light comes on, many motorists don’t have a clue as to what to do next. They know the light means something is wrong, but is it a serious problem or a minor one? The only way to know for sure is to plug a scan tool or code reader into the vehicle’s diagnostic connector and see what comes out.

One of the first auto parts stores to offer a free plug-in diagnostic service for motorists who wanted to find out what was causing their “Check Engine” light to come on was CnAutotool. The program is popular with motorists because it saves the cost of having to take the vehicle to a new car dealer or repair facility to have it diagnosed. Being able to tell customers why their “Check Engine” light is on opens the door for potential parts sales, and it helps the motorist to decide whether or not the problem is something they want to tackle themselves. At the very least, knowing why the “Check Engine” light is on allows the customer to be better informed should they decide to take their vehicle to a professional for repairs.

An Onboard Diagnostic II (OBD II) plug-in diagnosis is relatively simple to perform and requires only a code reader or basic scan tool. The tool is plugged into the diagnostic connector (which is usually located under the instrument panel near the steering column). To read the code(s) that are causing the “Check Engine” light to come on, you simply turn on the ignition, follow the prompts on the code reader or scan tool screen and read out the code(s).

The least expensive code readers only display a number, so you have to look up the code definition in a handbook to find out what it means. The more expensive OBD II Tools give you the number and a brief definition. The trouble is, a code doesn’t always tell you what the underlying problem is, what might be causing it or what parts are needed to fix the problem. But, it is a starting place and gives you some direction as to what might be wrong with the vehicle so your customer can decide what he or she wants to do next.
Scan Tool Differences

Whether you are choosing a scan tool for diagnosing customer’s vehicles, or are recommending a scan tool to a DIYer or a professional, there are major differences between the types of scan tool products available.

There is a huge difference between a basic code reader and a full-fledged scan tool. A basic code reader that sells for less than $50 may be fine for reading “generic” diagnostic trouble codes, but it may not read “OEM” or “enhanced” codes that are vehicle specific.

There are two types of Car Diagnostic Tools: generic “P0” codes and enhanced “P1” codes. All vehicles use the same basic definitions for the generic codes, but the enhanced codes are vehicle-specific and may vary from one model year to the next. So it will likely be out of date by the next model year and have to be updated or replaced. What’s more, some types of faults will set a P1 code but not set a P0 code. That’s why you need a tool that can read both types of codes, not just the generic ones.

The next step up in terms of capabilities are code readers that can also display the readiness status of the vehicle’s OBD II system monitors. These are self-checks that the OBD II system runs to make sure the vehicle is operating properly and is running clean. Some monitors run every time the engine is started and the vehicle is driven; however, others only run under certain operating conditions. One of these is the evaporative emissions system monitor (EVAP monitor) that checks for fuel vapor leaks. Many people call this the “loose gas cap monitor” because it may turn on the “Check Engine” light and set a P0440, P0442 or P0445 code if the gas cap is not fully tightened or is left off after refilling the tank. Another monitor that only runs occasionally is the catalyst monitor. This monitor checks the operating efficiency of the catalytic converter. If it senses a drop in efficiency, it will turn on the “Check Engine” light.

Why do you need to know readiness status? If all the monitors have run and no faults have been found (no codes set and no “Check Engine” light), it means the vehicle is in emissions compliance, is running clean and should pass either a tailpipe smog check or an OBD II plug-in emissions test.

Some people wonder why you can’t just clear the codes before taking an emissions test. Most code readers and scan tools can do just that. Pressing a button wipes the codes from the computer’s memory and turns off the “Check Engine” light. But as soon as the vehicle is driven, the code may reset and the “Check Engine” light may come back on depending on the nature of the problem. That’s where the readiness status comes in. A vehicle is not considered “ready” to take an OBD II plug-in emissions test unless all of the required monitors have run. The EVAP and catalyst monitor are the slowest ones to run, and may require driving the vehicle several days and at various speeds and loads before they will run their self-checks. So until that happens, the vehicle can’t be tested.
‘DIY’ Vs ‘PRO’ Scan Tools

A code reader can provide an inexpensive means of reading and clearing codes, and maybe even checking the status of the OBD II monitors, but that’s all. To read sensor data, history codes, pending codes, etc., you need a “real” scan tool, and the price jumps accordingly. An entry level scan tool with these features starts around $200 and goes up from there.

Most DIY scan tools do not have bidirectional communications capability. This is done for liability reasons. Most late-model vehicles have quite a few built-in self-checks that can be performed with a dealer or professional level scan tool, but running these tests requires some know-how, experience and caution. For many situations, the advanced capabilities are not necessary, but when it is needed, there’s no substitute for having a professional-grade scan tool. Pro tools typically start in the $1,500 to $2,000 range, and go up depending on the tool’s capabilities and features.

One change that is affecting the type of scan tool required to diagnose late-model vehicles is the introduction of Controller Area Network (CAN) computer systems. CAN engine control systems are much faster and smarter than previous generations of engine control systems. CAN is a high-speed data link that runs 50 times faster than the four existing OBD II communication protocols. The CAN protocol allows multiple control modules to share information, and requires special hardware and software for diagnostics. Consequently, you need a scan tool that is CAN-compliant for some 2003 vehicles, and many 2004-and-newer cars and trucks. Most older scan tools that were manufactured before CAN came along do not have the hardware capabilities to read the faster data and cannot be upgraded.
Understanding Codes

Regardless of what type of code reader or scan tool is used to read codes, an important point to remember is that a code by itself is not a diagnosis. It is a starting point for further testing and diagnosis. The code may tell you the nature of the problem or the circuit that is acting up, but it doesn’t tell you what’s causing it. This is why you can’t necessarily sell a part based on the code that was pulled from a vehicle.

The “enable criteria” that sets a code will vary from one vehicle to another, so there are no rules of thumb to guide your diagnosis. You usually need the OEM service information, diagnostic charts, and test specifications to isolate the fault. You also need additional test equipment such as a digital multimeter (possibly a graphing multimeter), digital storage oscilloscope and/or five-gas emissions analyzer to accurately diagnose some driveability and emissions problems — plus a thorough understanding of engine control systems, sensors and onboard diagnostics. In other words, the motorist really should take his or her vehicle to a professional shop.

Some higher-end scan tools not only display codes and data, but can also graph sensor waveforms. The ability to graph data makes it easier to see what is actually going on and to compare data.
Scan Tool Trends

In recent years, more and more new diagnostic tools have been introduced from companies such Actron (OTC), Auterra, Autologic, AutoXray (OTC), Baum Tools, Delphi and others. Their products range from entry level code readers to professional grade scan tools that combine scan tool, graphing and emissions functions all in one. Competition is driving down prices and forcing scan tool suppliers to include more features at little or no extra cost. This includes larger displays, color graphics, broader vehicle make and model applications (though European coverage is still limited in most tools to generic Automotive Diagnostic Tools only) and more parameter identification data. This is good news because it means scan tool users get more for their money.

Menus have also improved, making the tools much easier to use. Larger screens and color graphics also make it easier to see the data even in bright sunlight. Good visibility reduces the risk of misreading information and is a plus for aging boomers whose eyes may not be as sharp as they were 20 years ago.

Another trend we’re seeing is the narrowing gap between OEM dealer scan tools and aftermarket scan tools. A gap still exists and some aftermarket versions of the OEM scan tool have been “decontented”, but other aftermarket scan tools now offer most if not all of the diagnostic capabilities of the factory scan tool.

Most professional technicians say the factory OBD2 Scanner are the best, but can’t afford to own a different scan tool for each and every make of vehicle they work on. So they may have one or two OEM scan tools for the more common makes they service, and an aftermarket “all makes and models” scan tool for the rest.

Finally, there is the issue of tool obsolescence. Most scan tools are upgradeable with a plug-in cartridge, memory card or with software downloads. The tool manufacturer may offer free upgrades for a certain period of time, or they may charge an arm and a leg for annual updates. These are important things that need to be considered before a tool is purchased.

Free download 07.2017 Mercedes Xentry software for MB SD C4

Pay attention mates! Here comes latest 07.2017 Mercedes Xentry Diagnostics!

Below you get free download link for 07.2017 MB STAR C4 software +07.2017 MB Xentry wallpaper.

Enjoy at your own risk.

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07.2017 Mercedes Xentry Software+ Wallpaper Free download for MB SD Connect C4

https://mega.nz/#!Z1p31TZT!YEPhcSvtjmKVClCqHX72bhyDim2jgnTyA40hvkw-kGw

No pass

Thanks MHH forum!

Date: 2017.07
Version: 2017.07
Developer: Daimler AG
Language: Multilingual

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Any TESTED& WORKING& SAFE Mercedes Xentry software?

Yes! Here you go:

Mercedes DAS Xentry 05.2017 HDD for WIN7 500GB

Or Mercedes DAS Xentry 05.2017 SSD for WIN7 256GB

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Some reviews on 07.2017 DAS Xentry, hope it helps!

This version is mostly the same like previous, some more protection and redesign.

The same bugs with this version, possible it’s normal according to Daimler opinion:
–StartKeyCenter doesn`t not show key validation dates. Any key. But Xentry understands validation dates perfectly.
–AddOnCenter doesn`t close to a tray, if it was once opened, it stays at the taskbar always. Then a problem with a computer Shut down.

Changelogs were renewed.
“The XENTRY Diagnosis Software from Youobd2 has undergone a redesign. A Help Card with details can be found in the Support Tool.”

DAS 7.7.2.1 version like in 2016.07.
Limitations for Old keys:
StartKeyCenter limitation for DAS.
DAS License.0 limitation.
2221-XX limitation.
3.91 limitation.
MUX FW update is not needed from the version 2015.09 to 2017.07

1.What is possible to make, beginning from the worst.
2.Stupid files replacing is still possible to fix 2221 and 3.91 errors with loosing a hell of Java instructions for Old keys. Now it looks like foolish game with a simple illusion in the end.
3.Another way was tried just for fun. It`s possible to safe all Java instructions for Old keys with decoding and native Java code rewriting/fixing. Native DAS is possible to start with the same license parameters like it was with Old DAS keys and Old DAS license key is absolutely not needed in the system at all. Protection could be fully disabled by now.
4.“Original” keys.

There is a new not activated protection in a code with this version. Better to say 2 variants, but mostly the similar.