Why 09.2014 Xentry XDOS is best for Part D (C3)

The reason why Xentry Diagnostic Openshell version 09.2014 is the best software for C3 Star is that:

anything after Xentry 09.2014 you have to do too many fixes to get it fully working..

For those with C3 mux, YOU HAVE TO KNOW:

11.2012 Xentry: best for OFFLINE PROGRAMMING

09.2014 Xentry: the BEST – the most famous and favorite

12.2015 Xentry: advise to use xentry xp/xdos up to 12/2015

05.2016 Xentry: the LAST version working with PartD aka C3

07.2018 Xentry: the NEWEST version but better work with MB SD Connect C4 or Xentry Connect C5

If there is any chance it will work with C3, the first thing is to play with toolkit.ini

It will be in c:\program files\Mercedes-Benz\SDconnect Toolkit\bin\toolkit.ini or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mercedes-Benz\SDconnect Toolkit\bin\toolkit.ini

There will be a line that says UseComPorts=

Here add the port number you wish to use.

Note that since 2016-01 part D is replace with part Z (bosch vci). so if you want to use C3, you have to use old driver.

In summary, version 09.2014 is the best for your C3!!

Upload images of C3 and XDOS 09.2014 working perfect…

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IMPORTANT: XDOS 09.2014 download & how to install

09.2014 XDOS download free:

MEGA Folder with Xentry 9.2014+All Extra Stuff.zip
password: xentry92014@bylallasgr/kalatopas

BIG THANKS to all the folks that provide us all the fixes and solutions for all the errors!!! Without them this guide wouldn’t be possible! It’s not necessary to add all the name here. They know who they are!

– Congrats guys and thanks a lot –

Software requirements:

1) Windows XP Service Pack 3

2) Partition manager

3) Virtual drive program

4) Winrar

5) Adobe Acrobat Reader 10

6) Drivers for your laptop

7) Xentry 2xDVDs (modified)

8) SDMedia 1 2014

9) Fixes (bin fix / blacklists/ pic. fix)

10) Key generators

11) Framework 2.0 and 3.5 sp1

12) Active Iso maker

This installation Guide has be done for a 160GB HDD. Information for 120GB are providing.

Installation guide:

Phase 1: (XP fresh installation)

*   insert bootable XP SP3 CD
*   enter bios setting and make boot from CD first choice
*   install win XP with following considerations in order:

*   Delete your partitions if already your HDD is partitioned…
*   create partition in unpartitioned space C : 30GB
*   install win in C: partition after formatting drive in NTFS “”not quick””
*   create two accounts : the first is STAR , the second OWNER ? login to both accounts
*   restart your system
*   login to STAR
*   Install partition manager (Partition Manager -[epm].exe)
*   Create partition as follows (160GB HDD is recommended) :

[Already Exist]-C: 30GB (STAR)

D: 30 GB (RECOVER)

E: 50 GB (WIS)

F: 50 GB (DAS)

Note: letters are extremely important. NTFS is mandatory…use Default allocation size

*   Restart is required to apply partitions by partition manager program…
*   Login to STAR…Open My computer.
*   Install all the drivers of your machine
*   Go to control panel>system>hardware>Device manager to confirm that no device hasn’t installed. If u find a device not known install its’ driver.
*   Restart system as required by some drivers.
*   After that install: Adobe reader [Adobe_Reader_10_0_1.exe]

Virtual clone program [SetupVirtualCloneDrive5450.exe]

Winrar [wrar400.exe]

.NET Framework 2.0 for Windows XP.exe

.NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (Full Package) .exe

NOTE: If you have 120GB HHD then create the following partitions:

C : 30 GB

D: 10 GB

E: 45 GB

F: 35 GB

Phase 2: (Preparation for Xentry installation)

*   Go to Newguide2j folder
*   click WFP switch (stands for Windows File Protection)
*   restart your system as required to apply settings
*   Logging to Star account.
*   Go to Newguide2j folder
*   Click “prepare.bat” batch (follow commands..10 steps will be executed).system will be restarted
*   Login to Star. You will find Star Utilities in your desktop

Phase 3: (DVD1 Xentry installation)

*   Set time to 05/09/2014 (5th of September 2015)
*   Set power option to Never (Always on)
*   Go to STARTUTILITIES in desktop. Double click to start “star key center”
*   Insert keys for Xentry and WIS and Das with the following considerations:

*   Use keygens provided in sources.
*   BE aware to tick expiry date for the keys and set it forward eg. 01/01/2020
*   keys need information as Hardware id and App id and LAN id….Copy them correctly form the startkey to generate the right key
*   click save
*   if it is correct and saved u will notify that validity appeared after clicking save

Possibly errors: If you get an error for Xentry Diagnosis for saving the key

Example: “LicCheckLicence Xentry Diagnostics

4-Startkey can not be decoded or scheme is not recognized, or appid unknown!”

Solution: Then go to “C:\WINDOWS\ZAK\Starutils” delete the existing “CommonLic.dll” and copy the one from folder “Fixes\FOR-XENTRY-KEY-ERROR\CommonLic_2011-06-19-[For Xentry Key Error Saving]” and paste it in the above folder. After that restart Star Utilities and generate a new key and now the key will be saved without problems. Now Mount DVD1

*   explore mounted dvd1/ STARDIAG
*   click setup.exe
*   Setup will start
*   Choose Language. If you choose different language from you windows language then PC will restart. After that re-launch DVD1 to virtual drive and run again setup.exe
*   Wait and follow instructions ordinary
*   Setup will pop up that no startkey click yes…setup will launch Start Key Center now with new appearance
*   Insert new key using Xentry key generator (Xentry Developer (1).exe) with Appid 253 and NEW hardware id…Save key…

Possibly errors: “star key center (SC0003E)”

Solution: From folder “Fixes\FOR-XENTRY-KEY-ERROR\StartKey Centr” run “StartKey Centr.exe” and now re-ender new generated key from keygen.

*   Exit start key center
*   Setup will continue….

NOTES: ? Setup will need to restart. This is ordinary. After restart launch setup again as previous if not launched automatically

*   Plug computer to power source. If u don’t the setup will be terminated!
*   New login will appear … wait…don’t switch of lap.

*   DVD1 complete successfully and setup will require DVD2 after restart

Phase 4: (DVD2 Xentry installation)

After restart, run from Desktop “Star Utilities” and when it opens, press “Star Key Center” button to check if it’s ok.

Possible Error: “Launch4j This application was configured to use a bundled Java Runtime Environment but the runtime is missing or corrupted”

Solution: From folder “SKC_SETUP” run “SETUP.EXE” and choose to repair the installation. Now Star Key Center should run without problems.

*   mount DVD2
*   Explore DVD2 >STARDIAG
*   Click setup.exe
*   Setup will start
*   Wait?
*   Setup will complete and require YOU to click finish to restart…DON’T CLICK FINISH!!
*   Go to Newguide2j
*   Click after installation.bat patch and wait to be finished
*   Return to Xentry setup and now click Finish. System will restart and hot fixes installation begins.

Now you have XENTRY

Phase 5: (fixes and configurations phase)

*   Navigate to: Control panel > System > Hardware > Device manager > Ports (COM & LPT). Right click on that COM port you have left enabled and select Properties. Go to Port Settings tab and set these values:

Bits per second: 115200

Data bits: 8

Parity: None

Stop bits: 1

Flow Control: None

Then click on Advanced… button and make sure Use FIFO buffers are checked and COM Port Number is set to COM2.

Press OK and close Device manager.

THIS for Part D

*   Apply pic. Fix [Xentry Pics Fix (9.2014).exe]
*   Apply bin fixes [ALL BIN_T_D_D2 09.2014] for your version of MUX.
*   Apply blacklist [Xentry_Blacklist_Fixed_Solutions_2013-2014.exe].
*   From DAS AddONs 9.2014 run mb_add_installer_v1.exe and press install (wait to finish)

Phase 6: SDMedia installation

*   Mount “SDMedia 1-2.2014 FULL.iso” to virtual DVD drive
*   Run “setup.exe” from the main folder and wait the installation to complete
*   ENJOY!!

This guide is provided by lallasgr/kalatopas after a lot of reading and searching in forums

I hope that you will be able to install Xentry 09.2014 without problems

– Good luck to everybody –

Vediamo Not connect to SD Connect C4 Problem

Problem:
I have sd connect c4 multiplexer.
It works great with Xentry with cable connection.
O/S: Windows 7 64 Bits.

But Vediamo V05.00.05 has issue connecting to MB SD C4.
After opened up Vediamo, I press on update. Then, i got error message

“The Caesar-Hardware Part A / Part C (ISA) / Part Y is not supported under Windows (7) – 64Bits.”

Vediamo-Not-connect-to-SD-ConnectC4

Possible reason :
Vediamo is not compatible with Windows 7 64 bit operating system.
Solution 1:
Solution 1 is provided by customer.

“I just fixed it.

There is no Part D needed. or Part …etc.

All i did is, change Device ID 0 to 01 in INI file
Because my SD C4 is 01 .

I modified Vediamo_c.ini in ProgramData/Vediamo/Config

You will see 3rd Line from top, DefaultDeviceNumber=xx

Change xx to your device number.

Hope this helps!!

Solution 2:
If solution 1 does not work, please change another laptop with Windows 7 32-bit. OBD2TOOL engineers have tested Vediamo and MB SD Connect C4 on 32bit system perfectly.

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.

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.

Easy Guide on how to install MB SD C4 Batteries

The newest MB SD Connect C4 wireless Star diagnosis with V2015.07 software HDD has been come out. Do you know how to use it? To install batteries is the first step you have to do. Here is the detailed instruction help to install MB SD C4 batteries.

1. Please prepare the following tools:
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①— SD connect multiplexer which need to input the batteries。
②— 6 units Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries,Size:AA, Voltage:1.2V, Capacity:above 1700mA。
③— 1 unit 108M WIFI Card。
④— Plum screwdriver,Specification:T-20

2.Take out the rubber:
2.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws as below.

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2.2 Take out the rubber as below.

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①— Batteries Space.
②— WIFI Card Space.
③— SD Card Space.

3. Insert the Rechargeable batteries.
3.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below.
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3.2 Take out the fixation of Batteries Space. Pay attention to the Battery polarity marked in the Batteries Space.
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3.3 Insert the batteries. Note the Battery polarity.
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3.4 Button on the Fixation of Batteries Space after inputting the Rechargeable batteries.
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3.5 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to fix the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below. Inserting the batteries is finished.
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4. Installing WIFI Card.
4.1 Inserting the Auto Scanner Tool WIFI Card into the WIFI Card Space. Please make the correct direction.
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4.2 Push it to make it totally connected.
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4.3 Cover the rubber and fix the screws to finish all the work.
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That’s all about how to install MB SD Connect C4 diagnosis by Automotive Scanners

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.

How to reset SDconnect c4 LAN & WLAN IP address

This is the how-to guide of sd connect c4 mux IP address setup for the local area connection and wireless network connection. And it will help solve WLan Error 2 displayed on the c4 mux.

the Wlan Error2

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see the screenshots

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sdconnect-c4-wlan-error-2-message-2

sdconnect-c4-wlan-error-2-message-3
Here is a solution…tested OK by Auto Scan Tool.

RESET LAN & WLAN IP address as follows:

On Desktop, right click to go to Personalize

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Control Panel-> Network and Internet-> Network and Sharing Center

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Network Connection-> Local Area Connection 2 Properties-> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Pv4) Properties

Use the following IP address:

IP address: 172.29.127.119

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

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Change adapter settings

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Network Connection-> Wireless Network Connection 3 Properties-> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Pv4) Properties

Use the following IP address:

IP address: 192.168.2.110

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

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Open Road24h Ad-Hoc Connector for MB Star C4 Scanner Mux

Click on -1- Make Roard24h Ad-hoc Profile, then OK

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Click on -2- Connect to MUX via Road24h, then OK

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Road24h now is connecting

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Open Administration

SDconnect Toolkit

Information

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Register/Configure

Setup Encryption: WEP/ Hex

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Enter the key

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Copy the key as the network security key

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Start

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Road14h is connected

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The network location is now Work

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SDconnect Toolkit Preview

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It’s working!

Xentry/DAS can be used via WIFI.

Vediamo M Mode Variant Coding W212 7G

Some important tips of Benz Diagnostic Tool W212 7G M Mode Variant Coding using Vediamo.

Purpose:

W212 7G M Mode Variant Coding

You need:

Vediamo running with Sd connect C4

SCN coding database

Variant code:

Y2KY

BetaMar

I want to have M-mode in W212 E500 4matic 2010 model 212.090 SA801 – YOM 10/1, at the moment my variant code is Y2KX, does anyone help me to know the right code for M-mode ?

StarRacer

That’s interesting. I’ve got nearly the same car (W212 from 2009) and I’m also looking for the manual mode. My variant code is Y2KY.

Someone recommended to try three codings before and after the current one but I’m a bit hesitant with this.
The coding contains several properties of the car including 4Matic or RWD. In contrast to the RWD ones, the 4Matic have a torque limitation to protect the gearbox etc. when starting with full throttle. Therefore, a genuine 4Matic variant code would be preferable.

I think in the 7G coding collection there was no W212 E500 with M-mode. The next “match” could be an S500 4Matic (221.086). From the thread mentioned its variant code is YE25. Not sure if this one has M-mode, though.

BetaMar

I want to confirm that in 212.090 with MY2010 SA801 M-mode work very well

with Y2KZ ?? Imidietly after coding there was error showed in KI display “presafe function is unavaiable” but after ignition off/on everything works!

For 212.090 MY2009 SA800 correct coding is Y2AR

StarRacer

SUCCESS! Now with working M-mode! Y2KZ also works for me. Same error as above after first start which went away with the 2nd start.

Test drive was successful. One drawback, however: The gear switching times in M are not better than in C or S. Some years ago, I read from an S211 (E500 M273 with 7g) which was given M-mode and the owner claimed significantly faster gear switching. He did it the official way: Changing VeDoc and online SCN coding. Maybe there’s more to it than just the VGS variant coding.