Mercedes offline programming/coding tips and guides

Mercedes offline programming/coding recommendations and guides:

Offline coding:

SCN or CVN coding was added to the automobiles back in 2003 if not earlier . The idea of OFFLINE coding was to become capable to create SCN codings whenever you don’t have an world-wide-web connection at your workshop to be capable to execute this on-line. In both situations an SCN or CVN coding was necessary.
Let’s not confuse OFFLINE coding with basic CODINGS !

Codings could be completed with standard DAS or Developer DAS extra deeply. Coding doesn’t imply that you just need to replace your unit application totally. When you have to produce an Offline coding this implies to flash your unit with an updated application version or a minimum of exactly the same version which you have got currently (not sure in the event you will likely be capable to downgrade your software) and after that SCN code that a single to be activated within your auto. I’m not conscious of any car or truck which is usually OFFLINE coded without having the request for an SCN code.

The only good point right here will be the time required to perform this. Yes , you can make OFFLINE coding together with your technique then go back for the dealer and ask them to produce an SCN coding for you…however are u sure they’ll not charge you the same amount as if it was done in their workshops ?

The internal VIN of this auto (e.g.w211): is WDB2110261AXXXXXX

The first letter of the external VIN after “WDB” gives the physique style, like
– U for MB implies 211
– F signifies Sedan
– next two digits will be the model inside the body form, appears to be a direct copy in the internal VIN
– subsequent digit is in regards to the SRS system, I’ve found explanations as much as the letter F, so this auto should have additional SRS equipment than known when my reference was drafted
– position 9 is actually a verify digit and the tenth digit comes from the model year.

It is considerably a lot easier to seek out this if you enter the external VIN to EPC and let it decode the internal VIN for you personally. Then choose up digits 4-9.

Ps. 17-digit code & 6 digits of numbers

das-6-1 das-6-2 das-6-3

Office programming:
For those who want to program ecu ‘offline’, there are several options:
1. In DAS, you are able to program ecu’s offline. (In xentry, you have to buy xentry calculator.)
2. Vediamo may be the way to go to program ecu offline and is used by daimler factory
3. Should you want only for 204.041 as above, you are able to try to use 204 in DAS. and there is free offline programming
between those three options, vediamo could be the best and could be used for 99% vehicle’s model

Noe that: For those with Star diagnosis for 100usd around. DAS is your way to go.

DAS (older models before 2011, but still most cars communicate through this program)
Xentry (new model automobiles 2011-2016)

Should you set it up correctly, it is possible to program offline in DAS only. Then if we need to go online with DAS we switch the modified flash folder to the original.

Xentry there is no offline programming, only on the internet. Obviously, you need to have login and pass to go on line.

Btw, offline programing is an ancient way from the service,..nowadays its better to use on-line services,…its safety,..and quickly

The last, how to enable DAS for offline programming:

Option 1: (try on your own risk)

It’s very very simple to enable “Offline” programming in newest DAS version

copy this file to

F:\Programme\DAS\trees\pkw\flashen\ini

(click yes, to replace existing).
And Be Happy !!!

in case you not have this function for any concrete automobile – verify initially six VIN digits for this automobile, and add to this file in model section.

for sample – to enable option for WDD221054 – add text string to file :

221.054=YES

Option 2: (try on your own risk)

Open F:\Programme\DAS\trees\pkw\flashen\ini on the notepad and add ->
1st of all
—-A451—-
451.331=YES
451.332=YES
etc
etc
etc

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!

The options above are diy solutions from DAS users.

TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK.

NO A single HOLDS RESPONSIBILITIES For you.

If solutions above remain useless or you want a solution WITH SECURITY, please try option 3, the idiot solution.

Option 3: (use with relief and security)

Spend a little bit money on an enabled DAS for offline programming.
mb-sd-c4-1 mb-sd-c4-2 mb-sd-c4-3 mb-sd-c4-4

Though the DAS 2012.11 version is kind of old, this is definitely the one we highly recommend. It has been tested for thousands of times on vehicles, verified to work definitely.

And it also could be come with the full package V2012.11 MB SD Connect C4 with DELL D630 laptop, very convenient for customer who do not have DELL D630 laptop or do not know how to install software correctly.

This will save a lot of time for urgent needs. That is, users can directly use this set for offline programming when they receive the package (including setup offline mode in old DAS software program) and open the function. But they need set up WIFI and Lan cable connection by themselves if wanna do on-line programming.

In short,
For offline programming,
DAS 2012.11 is definitely the best solution for old automobiles before 2010.

For on the web programming,
You can use the latest version 07.2018 or 09.2018 Xentry program for the old and new cars.

How to do Offline Coding & Programming with DAS

Mercedes offline programming/coding tips and guides:

Offline coding:

SCN or CVN coding was added to the cars back in 2003 if not earlier . The idea of OFFLINE coding was to be able to make SCN codings when you don’t have an internet connection at your workshop to be able to perform this online. In both cases an SCN or CVN coding was required.

Let’s not confuse OFFLINE coding with simple CODINGS !

Codings can be done with regular DAS or Developer DAS more deeply. Coding does not imply that you have to replace your unit software completely. If you have to make an Offline coding this implies to flash your unit with an updated software version or at least the same version which you have already (not sure if you will be able to downgrade your software) and then SCN code that one to be activated in your car. I’m not aware of any car which can be OFFLINE coded without the request for an SCN code.

The only good point here is the time needed to do this. Yes , you can make OFFLINE coding with your system and then go back to the dealer and ask them to make an SCN coding for you…however are u sure they will not charge you the same amount as if it was done in their workshops ?

The internal VIN of this car (e.g.w211): is WDB2110261AXXXXXX

The first letter of the external VIN after “WDB” gives the body style, like
– U for MB means 211
– F means Sedan
– next two digits are the model within the body type, seems to be a direct copy from the internal VIN
– next digit is about the SRS system, I’ve found explanations up to the letter F, so this car must have more SRS equipment than known when my reference was drafted
– position 9 is a check digit and the tenth digit comes from the model year.

It is much easier to find this if you enter the external VIN to EPC and let it decode the internal VIN for you. Then pick up digits 4-9.

Ps. 17-digit code & 6 digits of numbers

das-6-digits-numbers-1 das-6-digits-numbers-2 das-6-digits-numbers-3
Office programming:
If you want to program ecu ‘offline’, there are several options:
1. In DAS, you can program ecu’s offline. (In xentry, you have to buy xentry calculator.)
2. Vediamo is the way to go to program ecu offline and is used by daimler factory
3. If you want only for 204.041 as above, you can try to use 204 in DAS. and there is free offline programming
between those three options, vediamo is the best and can be used for 99% vehicle’s model

Noe that: For those with Star Diagnoses for 100usd around. DAS is your way to go.

DAS (older models before 2011, but still most cars communicate through this program)
Xentry (new model cars 2011-2016)

If you set it up correctly, you can program offline in DAS only. Then if we need to go online with DAS we switch the modified flash folder to the original.

Xentry there is no offline programming, only online. Obviously, you need to have login and pass to go online.

Btw, offline programing is an ancient way of the service,..nowadays its better to use online services,…its safety,..and quickly

The last, how to enable DAS for offline programming:

Option 1: (try on your own risk)

It’s very simple to enable “Offline” programming in newest DAS version

copy this file to

F:\Programme\DAS\trees\pkw\flashen\ini

(click yes, to replace existing).

And Be Happy !!!

if you not have this function for any concrete car – check first six VIN digits for this car, and add to this file in model section.

for sample – to enable option for WDD221054 – add text string to file :

221.054=YES

Option 2: (try on your own risk)

Open F:\Programme\DAS\trees\pkw\flashen\ini on the notepad and add ->
First of all
———-A451———-
451.331=YES
451.332=YES
etc
etc
etc

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!

The options above are diy solutions from DAS users.

TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK.

NO ONE HOLDS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOU.

If solutions above remain useless or you want a solution WITH SECURITY, please try option 3, the idiot solution.

Option 3: (use with relief and security)

Spend a little bit money on an enabled DAS for offline programming.

mb-sd-c4-1 mb-sd-c4-2 mb-sd-c4-3 mb-sd-c4-4

Though the DAS 2012.11 version is kind of old, this is the one we highly recommend. It has been tested for thousands of times on vehicles, verified to work definitely.

And it also can be come with the full package V2012.11 MB SD Connect C4 with DELL D630 laptop, very convenient for customer who do not have DELL D630 laptop or do not know how to install software correctly.

This will save a lot of time for urgent needs. That is, users can directly use this set for offline programming when they receive the package (including setup offline mode in old DAS software) and open the function. But they need set up WIFI and Lan cable connection by themselves if wanna do online programming.

In short,
For offline programming,
DAS 2012.11 is the best solution for old cars before 2010.

For online programming,
You can use the latest version 07.2018 or 09.2018 Xentry system for the old and new cars.

MB SD C4 Device not connection solution

One of our customer had the device not connection problem when using Mercedes MB SD Connect C4 diagnostic system. Here is the working solution provided by Obd2tool.com engineer.

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Solution:
You are required to update the MB SD C4 firmware follow the guide here:

1.  Install SD Connect C4 battery
2.  Update SDConnect

He did follow the solution but still had the file for software update error

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The problem is that the names are wrong in file “SDconnect Toolkit “, you need to correct them as:
Update_automatic , Update_manual ; Update_Special

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Customer feedback:
this was the right solution of the Problem.
The Names were wrong.
Thank you very much for your help.

Mercedes Benz Engineering Software DTS-Monaco Download Free

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What is DTS-monaco?

DTS Monaco enables the comprehensive testing of diagnostic communication, diagnostic data and diagnostic sequences in the areas of engineering, testing and preparation of manufacturing tests. It can be adapted flexibly both for a whole range of different test tasks and for different user groups.

Which MB sw version comes with DTS-monaco?

Mercedes Benz Star Daignostic Software 2018, 05-2018 (newest)

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05.2018 Xentry software version Mercedes Benz Engineering Software DTS Monaco Download Free

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MB Star C3 092015 Xentry cannot work on W204

MB Star C3 Star diagnostic system failed to work on Mercedes W204? Here is the customer solution. You are at your risk!

Problem:

I have DELL D630 with Xentry 09/2015 and Mercedes Benz Star diagnosis C3 multiplexer. I have connected many cars (W202, W203, W210, W211, W245, etc) and there is no problem with connection – everything is working like a charm. Some days ago, I have bought W204 C280 from 2007. After I choose model, engine and transmission, and I go to diagnostic I see this:

“The diagnosis application is being started…”

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and few seconds later this:

“Initialization of the multiplexer has failed”

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My Mux is not compatible with W204? I searched few hours without success.

Customer solution:
W204 and X204 is the last Mercedes models which working without some special modifications.
You can try:

First try in toolkit.ini delete line skipcomports=all and set line usecomport=2 then you will see in SDconnect toolkit PartD on display after mux connection.

First save your original file for sure.

Try look into C:\Userdata\Config\Xentry\driver – slave.ini and set there com port which you have used for PartD.

Report:

There was no change because I didn’t restarted system. After restart work perfect.

Your solution work perfectly! Probem solved. Everything is working like a charm.

Youobd2.com solution:

If you need to deal with newer Mercedes models, better go for MB SD Connect C4 or MB SD C5 diagnostic system.

Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes

User puzzles:

I have installed Xentry 9.2014 in Benz MB STAR C3 multiplexer. It works well so far. Now, I need to make diagnosis on mercedes w205 year 12/2014 but It can not communicate with the car. C3 don’t work in all recent cars in xentry but in DAS is ok.

Experienced users’ suggestion:

C3 has many limitation regarding latest vehicles in Xentry.
It can’t diagnose it e.g w205, w212, w222, w906, smart 453 etc.

its glory is already passed unless you deal only with vehicles in DAS.
you have to change to MB SD Compact C4
C4’s support also officially has been stop since 12-2015.

It is no different even you change folder.
it is different protocol with recent vehicles.

For your w205 (nice car) you can use one of this :
1.sd connect c4
2.Mercedes Benz C5

Both good at all new Mercedes Benz models,W222, W221, W212, W203, 211,W 204,W207, W212, GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172 and Smart405, 451, 452, 454

Besides the MB Star diagnosis software c3 and c4 own, sdconnect c4/c5 added three more software: SD Media, Xentry and Smart TAN Code.
SD Media: Video and PDF lessons;
Xentry: New software released by Benz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars. Xentry software for diagnosing W 204,W207 and W212 which C3 and C4 does not support;
Smart TAN Code: Opened special function in DAS program with Smart cars 405/ 451/452/ 454.Besides, it also opened more special functions, such as engineer mode, remove limitations,etc, which Star C3 and Star C4 do not have.

I have successfully communicated wit my w205 AMG using a MB SD C4 connect all controllers accessed

MB Star C3SD C4 2016.03 DAS Xentry Activation Guide

Here’s the step-by-step DAS/Xentry activation guide for Mercedes Benz MB Star diagnostic (Super MB Star C3/MB SD Connect C4) system by Youobd2.com technician.

Software version: V2016.03

HDD format optinal: Dell D630/External

Operating system: Win 7 64-bit/Win8

Multi-languages: Chinese; English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish & Turkish.

2016.03 MB STAR C3MB STAR C4 software including:
1.D-A-S / Xentry 2016.03
2.W-I-S net 2015.09
3.EPC.net 2015.09 : Electronic Parts Catalog
4.ST Finder 2008:Part location finder
5. STARKey : manager the startkeys
6, SDMEDIA 2014
7, PL70
8.Win7 O/S
How to activate MB Star  2016.03 DAS Xentry EPC on Win7 64-bit?
Send to us this
Hardware ID XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
LAN-ID XXXXXXXXXXXX
HW-ID XXXXXXXXXXX APPID XXX
XENTRY
Run the software “Get Hardware ID ”
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COPY HW-ID:XXXXXXXXXXXX & APP-ID:XXX r
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Mbstarshop engieer will send you back the Startkey. Paste the Startkey and activate Xentry.

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Run Xentry

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DAS

Run the software “Get Hardware ID ” , copy the generated hardware ID to our dealer for the license.reg file.

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Run file”license.re

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EPC.net

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Login with User : admin password: 12345

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Click “Server” ->“Edit the access authorization ”

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Send us the Lan-ID , We will give you a new startkey. Paste the new startkey

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Run EPC

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MB Star diagnosis software activation complete.