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How to Choose a Useful Car Code Reader?
Category: General
Tags: OBD2 Code Reader Autel DS708

This blog is written for those people who are about to invest in some car code readers to aid in the troubleshooting of many current/future issues. Spend a few minutes on the   article before choosing your Code Reader. The information here will help you choose the one fit you.

Car Code Reader

Question: what is code reader (scanner)?

Answer: A car code reader is one of the simplest car diagnostic tools. These devices are designed to interface with a car’s computer and report trouble codes in a very no-frills sort of way. Cars and trucks that were built prior to 1996 require specific, proprietary OBD-I code readers, and newer vehicles use universal OBD-II code readers. This type of car code reader is typically inexpensive.


Question: Do you want a ‘basic code reader’ or a ‘high-end unit’?

basic code reader is low cost and will read the engine codes and clear them. This is all you need if you just want to know the codes to keep your mechanic accountable or perhaps do your own basic repair. Such as this MINI ELM327 can read the error codes well which only need $8.99!

More about Mini ELM 327 Pls read below article,we make a comparison table in the article:

Which ELM327 OBDII Scanner to Buy

But the low cost readers have some issues. They are designed to work on the most common models and don’t have the programming to cover all protocols from all car manufacturers. According to survey, about 98% of the low cost readers work fine, 2% incompatibility. So I recommended that you first check your vehicles protocol before buying a low cost unit.

While high-end unit (like Autel MaxiDas DS708) will cost more but will perform more functions. Examples of additional functions include:

‘Key programming’: Such as Nissan/Infiniti code reader F102

‘Mileage correction’: Such as Nissan/Infiniti code reader F102

‘ABS or Airbag capability’: Read and reset Antilock Brake System and Airbags systems.

‘On Screen Definitions’: The ‘on-screen’ option allows you to see codes on the readers screen.

Printing ability: Print results to your printer.

‘Live Data’: View engine sensors and performance in real time, even as you are driving. Good for diagnosing problems.

Updatable: Update the device online to keep up with changes in vehicle protocols.

‘Memory’: Saves your data in the scanners memory for later viewing.

‘Retrieve the vehicle info (VIN, CIN, CVN)’: This is useful if you suspect a vehicles VIN has been tampered with or the car has been rebuilt.



Question: How to find my vehicles OBD2 Protocol?

If you are buying a ‘high end’ or a ‘low cost’ scanner, check your vehicle to see what OBD2 protocol it uses. If a scanner we sell does not read all protocols, we will state what protocols it reads right in the items description.

To find out what protocol your vehicle uses, check for a label under the hood.

You can also look up your vehicle here: OBD2 Protocols by vehicle make and model or check your vehicles diagnostic connector:


Your vehicle uses 1 of 5 possible protocols:

J1850 PWM – The connector must have pins 2, 4, 5, 10, and 16.

J1850 VPW – The connector must have pins 2, 4, 5, and 16, but not 10.

ISO 9141-2 – The connector must have pins 4, 5, 7, and 16.

ISO 14230-4 (KWP2000) – The connector must have pins 4, 5, 7, and 16.

CAN-BUS (J1939 & ISO15765-4) – The connector must have pins 4, 5, 6, 14 and 16.


Where to buy ‘Auto Scanners’?

Once you determine your vehicle protocols, then you can get code reader which fits your vehicles:




OBDSTAR X300 PRO3 program Chevrolet Cruze Keys
Category: General
Tags: obdstar obdstar x300 pro3
Well, I thought I had a good buying experience from China.
I lost my Cruze key, at that time I was hesitated to purchase OBDATAR X300 PRO3 from China because I worry about buying a clone one, my friend said he has bought one and worked fine, so finally I decided to buy myself one.
It cost me $469, worth this price if it really worked well on my car I thought. I received the package 3 days after order, I cannot wait to use it to program my Cruze key because that related to my evaluation of it. I was surprised to find it work well, and here I will share how I use this key programmer to make Chevrolet Cruze key.
Firstly I connect X300 Pro3 with my car via OBD port
Then select vehicle brand GM
It’s initializing and authorizing
After that, select [Immo/Remote]
And select my vehicle [Chevrolet]-> [Cruze]
Then I select [Without Smart], because my car keys are all lost unfortunately.
Choose [All keys lost]
Then input the security code and press ENTER button to continue
And turn ignition off for 5 seconds and turn ignition on
Then it’s configuring the system, I wait about 10 minutes
Next switch ignition off and remove key
It will pop out the message open and close the driver door and confirm all electronic close
After doing that, turn ignition on
And the X300 PRO3 key master will prompt whether to program next key, if you want another key, press ENT button and turn ignition off -> remove the key -> insert a new key and switch ignition on-> open and close the driver door and confirm all electronic close->turn ignition on.
That’s all what I have done, I will use this tool to do more job on my friends cars, and if it works well, I will write another review here.
3 steps to generate BMW CIC& NBT FSC Code
Category: General
Tags: bmw enet

Here is the instructions on generate BWM FSC code with FSC Code Generator software program, easy 3 steps.

Equipments needed:

FSC Code Generator software

ENET (Ethernet to OBD)) cable

EDIABAS Tool32 software

FSC CODE Calculator Software for BMW Navigation can be free downloaded from search engines:

Password: “Eintracht_Frankfurt”

Or you can get from other search engines

In addition, you’ll need an ENET cable and a working EDIABAS installation on Win XP 32-bit. 64-bit will properly not work.

Disclaimer: You are on your own risk. It will generate the codes for BMW North America Premium 2014.

This was tested on a 2012 F30 with CIC.

It generates the FSC in three steps. But you have to change the “year-parameter” in the batch-file to a later map (e.g. 2016 – or even later – instead of 2014), then it works perfectly.

The Default 0x06 for 2014 does not work, but 0x09 does!

Main steps:


Open FSC Generator software on desktop

Click “Read FSC


Select BMW chassis, e.g E-series

Click Connect

Click Read VIN

The software will display vehicle information


Click Read FSC (1B)


Click Save to File



Back to FSC MAP menu

Select DECODE FSC button

Click Load file and load dump bin file


Click “Search” and browse to C:/EC:APPS/a hex

Click Decode button


Finish decoding


Back to FSC MAP menu

Select “GENERATE” button

Code has been generated

Open C:﹨EC:APPS﹨code.txt to check the FSC code

PS: If you fail o generate for NBT, try do following settings:

You can actually grab the 1B or DE file from E-sys by doing the following:

FSC Extended

Base variant 0x63 (For HU_CIC or HU_NBT)

Click Identify

Application ID 0x1B for (App ID 27 for CIC) 0xDE (App ID222 for NBT) <— This is the App for your Nav enabler

Upgrade Index 0x1

Move Store FSC from the left to the right

Click Read

Click Save and name the file FXXXXXX_0001B001.fsc for CIC or FXXXXXX_000DE001.fsc for NBT where FXXXXXX is your VIN.

Both CIC and NBT work.

And if you use NBT&CIC Navigation Map Update Calculator for BMW, it could be easier.



Free download V1.2.2 Xhorse VVDI 2 Commander Key Programmer
Category: General
Tags: obdstar obdstar x300 pro3

Here comes a fresh update for Xhorse VVDI 2 Commander Key Programmer. Now the newest software version is V1.2.2. This blog will offer you free download link and update information.




VVDI 2 Key Programmer V1.2.2 Installer Free Download Link:!7sAC1BKQ!wbye-88VPEU6oRPmaws6O4MPGrzeCyO7Oy31uYo1vSU


VVDI 2 Commander V1.2.2 Update Information (2016-10-27):

Require firmware V2.2.2
VAG V1.2.2

  1. Bugfix
    BMW V1.2.2
  2. Bugfix
    Porsche V1.2.2
  3. Bugfix
    PSA V2.0.4
  4. Bugfix

    Transponder Programmer V1.2.2

  5. Support copy transponder: HITAG2 (46), 11, 12, 13, 7935(ID42)
    2. Immobilizer data tool: bugfix BMW motorcycles
    3. Bugfix


    J2534 V1.2.2

  6. Bugfix
    Online Upate Tool V1.2.2
  7. Bugfix
    Quick Start V1.2.2
  8. Bugfix
NCSExpert errors, what they mean and how to fix
Category: General
Tags: bmw icom bmw icom a2

This blog collects some errors of NCSExpert and what they mean and how to fix it. Hope to help customers.

Notice: These solutions are collected from user members, you should try these solutions at your own risk!



COAPI-1020: cannot read file C:\NCSEXPERT\WORK\FSW_PSW.MAN


Rename your modified FSW_PSW.TRC to FSW_PSW.MAN. Refer to the DIY guide and make sure you follow the steps.



Trying to code Mini R56, When select R56 and then press F6 to go back, get the following error:

COAPI-1142: PSW faulty 25_s


When you are working on different model cars, be sure to clear out the content in the file. Do not delete it (the file), just save it as a blank document. This is actually a good thing (recommended) to do after coding a car.

The error popped up because of different values between the 328 and the Mini.

Once you have a blank file, you will not have that error.



COAPI-1141: FSW faulty c:\FSW_PSW.TRC – erase contents of your .man file



Confirm the 2 files C:\NCSEXPER\WORK\FSW_PSW.MAN and C:\NCSEXPER\WORK\FSW_PSW.TRC are empty and there both 0KB.



when trying to code X5 2011.

Got this: FA: # -kle1


Update your NCS with ista/p v41. Need the v41 daten in order to do anything with the car. Usually when you get those errors, it’s because the vehicle has an option code (or build criterion code) in the FA that the loaded daten doesn’t understand/recognize and you need to grab the latest daten so NCS Expert knows how to handle the options.






1) You might have a bad daten file. In order to determine whether you do or you don’t….download the TRC file. Rename it to MAN without altering anything in it. Then attempt to code with that UNCHANGED man file. If you still receive the COAPI-1043 error then it’s a bad daten file. Find an older or newer CAS2.C05 and replace the CAS2.05 file in your current daten folder.

2) If it’s not a bad daten (i.e. it didnt get kicked back) then it is bad coding. Whatever changes you are trying to make in you MAN file prior to upload are not understood by the car. The code is nonexistent and better research needs to be done in order to code the right module. All cars are not created equal so make sure you understand where you got the code from and who had success using it.

OBDSTAR X300 Pro3 Key Master read Peugeot 206 pin code
Category: General
Tags: obdstar x300 pro3 obdstar x300m obdstar

This blog will teach you how to read pin code for Peugeot 206 via OBDSTAR X300 Pro3 Key master, hope it helps someone.


Tool needed: X300 Pro3 Key master with EEPROM/PIC adapter

Vehicle: Peugeot 206









Select EEPROM and press ENT to continue



Select Read pin code


Then choose vehicle model Peugeot 206 and press ENT

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BSI 95160-> V2, wait for a while

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Enter a filename to save

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Done! The password is 3FFF


X300 PRO3 key master by OBDSTAR Company features with the immobilizer key programming function of SKP900, as well as new function e.g. Odometer adjustment, EEPROM/PIC and OBDII. If you want more details, please visit:


New MPPS V18 Auto Detect ECU Read Write ECU No Nee
Category: General

Pay attention mates! MPPS V18 now is available to get! With latest software V18.12.3.8 only $99.99 free shipping! Here is all information you need, include MPPS V18 supported car list and some user feedbacks for you reference.


Part1. MPPS V18 MAIN + TRICORE + MULTIBOOT with Breakout Tricore Cable Basic Information All Here:

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MPPS V18 supported car list:!E1R3gbSL!SUCKeib1fhhuJOxrdQtWBU7H8FX7M4O3XXR4fJQUVpM


Part2. What’s NEW about MPPS V18 ECU Chip Tuning?

  1. Add support for advanced functions on Magneti Marelli ECU. Cover a range of controllers including M3.8, M5.9, ME7xx, MED9, MED17, EDC15/16/17, Delphi, Siemens (VAG Simos PCR/ Simos 8 unlocking), Bosch (up to TP12, MEDC17 Checksum Correction), Marelli, Delco, Sagem, Trionic…
  2. Read / Write of Micro, Flash and EEPROM without using a BDM programmer:

Full Read / Write Micro, Flash and EEPROM over K-line and CAN:

Opel 6O2, Opel 6O3, Fiat 6F3

Full Read / Write Micro and EEPROM over K-line:

Fiat 6JF, Fiat 8DF, Opel 6JO

Full Read / Write Micro and EEPROM over K-line and CAN:

Fiat 8F2, Fiat 8F3

Full Read / Write Micro and EEPROM over CAN:

Fiat 8GM, Fiat 8GS

Full Read / Write Flash and EEPROM over CAN:

Fiat 5SF3, Fiat 5SF9

Full Read / Write EEPROM over K-Line:

Fiat 5SF3

Full Read / Write Flash and EEPROM over K-line and CAN:

Fiat 5SF8

Full Read / Write Micro over CAN:

Fiat ME7.9.10, Fiat ME7.6.3

  1. Add boot mode support for controllers with the Tricore processor.
  2. Auto detects ECU and processor type. No need to select from list.
  3. Patch function for OBD Flashing of TPROT ECU’s (supports only VAG)
  4. Read/Write of all memories EEPROM, IROM, XROM (where possible)


Part3. Users Feedbacks on MPPS V18 chip tuning interface

I bought this tool MPPS V18 recently. I have tested on 6F3. Read/Write all Micro, flash and EEPROM via OBD. Very fast and stable too!


I just got my MPPS V18 interface, it works perfect. I have just managed to read via OBD with multiboot function a Bosch ME7.9.10 from Fiat Punto T-JET 1.4 turbo. For me this tool is the only one that can read from OBD this ECU!


Trying to read the ECU EDC17C46 in my 2011 VW Scirocco with MPPS V18 using the Tricore cable. Open the ECU and use resistors to read in Tricore Boot Mode. Finally success!


OBDSTAR F109 SUZUKI PinCode Calculator with Immo & Odometer
Category: General
Tags: obdstar obdstar f109

OBDSAR F109 (SUZUKI Key Programmer) is appropriated for calculating 20-4 digit PinCode,programming Auto Keys and Correcting Mileage of a part of SUZUKI vehicles.It’s easy to take away,and it’s appearance is designed elaborately.The main unit system adopts ARM high speed chip to keep it running fast, stable and anti-jamming. Upgrade via TF card at any time.

OBDSTAR SUZUKI PinCode Calculator F109 with Immobiliser and Odometer Function
SUZUKI PinCode Calculator F109  Features:
1. Support to calculate 20-4 digit PinCode cars.
2. Support to read 20-8 digit PinCode automatically.
3. Program Keys for most of SUZUKI.
4. Correct odometer for SUZUKI cars(not all).
5. No need to connect with computer, plug and play, automatic transfer.
6. No need to buy tokens.
7. One Key Upgrade
8. Have good man-machine interaction.
SUZUKI PinCode Calculator F109 Models Included
Odometer Adjustment Smart key system Immobiliser
        Grand Vitara
                Type 1 D70F3421
                Type 2 D70F3422
        Kizashi D70F3422
Select from vehicle
                       Type 1
                       Type 2
                   Type 1
                   Type 2
                   Type 3
                   Type 4
             Baleno 96-01
             Grand Vitara
             Wagon R
            RIZT 07-15
Select from type
          Type 1
          Type 2
          Type 3
          Type 4
          Type 5
          Type 6
          Type 7
          Type 8
          Type 9
          Type 10
          Type 11
          Type 12

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VVDI MB BGA Tool W204 W207 all key lost review
Category: General
Tags: vvdi vvdi mb bag tool

Here are two useful reviews on xhorse vvdi mb w204 w207 all key lost. Go on reading and get tips yourself.

vvdi mb bga tool and Mercedes w204 all key lost:
Bought one MB BGA tool software 2.0.8 from this site ( to make key on w204 with all key lost but failed, other models are working fine,
I made a refund request on them, and the saler told me to wait for the new update ,
because 2.1.0 version is able to read W204 ESL correctly……while after two weeks
later they sent me the 2.1.0 software link ,then I orderd 2 tokens(W204 need to
 buy 2 tokens to read the ESL information), I updated my machine and tested it
working fine as advertised. Very happy with this machine
Tip: W204 all key lost can only be done via vvdi mb software v2.1.0 or higher versions.

vvdi mb tool and Mercedes w207 all key lost:
i have this tool with Condor xc mini master 1 free token on the machine – 0 paid for tokens. i have w207 with lost keys and
 when quering password it says i have to buy token; that is, actually i need 2 tokens for all lost keys. then i talked about this issue to xhorse shop. they confirmed this but it’s good that i can get 1 token a day for free, cause i have a condor key cutting machine.
Tip: vvdi mb all key lost needs 2 tokens (condor users can be get 1 free token every day.)

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Free Download JLR SDD2 V147 for Landrover & Jaguar Diagnostic Tool
Category: General

JLR SDD2 supports Land Rover and Jaguar Scan tool Diagnostics, Vehicle Reprogramming, immo key programming and Smart key system.



The newest software JLR SDD2 V147 Free download:

Notice: It’s Free but Time-Limited


Running system: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Win 7, Win 8 and Win 10


JLR SDD2 for All Landrover and Jaguar Features:

  1. Self-service equipment development
  2. Upgrade Free online
  3. Unlimited upgrades, always keep the latest software, and software of dealer shop in sync
  4. Provide free jaguar and land rover JLR SDD registration code
  5. Free Support:

(1) Reprogramming for all jaguar vehicles

(2) Reprogramming for all landrover vehicles

(3) No password for all jaguar key and smart key

(4) No password for all landrover key and smart key

(5) JLR SDD Register Code is free for you


JLR SDD 2 Functions:

  1. JLR Approved device
  2. Replacement for JLR SDD2
  3. Most cost effective Jaguar pass-thru VCI device
  4. Covers CAN, ISO9141, SCP Vehicle Networks
  5. 12ft USB Cable as standard included
  6. Best Suited for Legacy, Current and Future Vehicles
  7. Easy to update for J2534 new functionality updates


JLR SDD2 is a good replacement of JLR Mangoose SDD2 cable with excellent performance in diagnosis, reprogramming for JLR models and key programming without pin code,

Launch X431 PAD 2 with better host than Launch X431 PAD
Category: General
Tags: launch x431 launch x431 pad 2 launch x431 pad

The update version of Launch X-431 PADX431 PAD2 had been developed and rolled out recently. Here is the comparison of Launch X431 PAD and Launch X431 PADII.


Launch x431 pad ii stands out in the host/multiplexer, especially the performance of CPU, RAM/ROM, Display, Ethernet, Camera, Battery, Battery life, Boot time. Also x431 pad2 differs from x431 pad in terms of the operation system.


For details, refer to the comparison table below:


Launch X431 PAD 2         Launch X431 PAD

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SuperOBD SKP-900 SKP900 Key Programmer V4.4
Category: General
Tags: skp900 skp900 key programmer

Fresh update for you! SuperOBD SKP-900 Key Programmer V4.4 has been released at yesterday. Here will offer you free download link and detailed update information. Enjoy mates!
SKP900 Key Programmer V4.4 Free Download Link:

SKP-900 Auto Key Programmer V4.4 Update Information:
1、HYUDNAI Elantra Key Program 2008-
2、HYUDNAI Elantra Key Program 2012
4、HYUDNAI I30 Key Program
5、HYUDNAI IX35 Key Program
6、HYUDNAI IX35(F/L) Key Program
7、HYUDNAI IX35(F/L) Smart Key Program
8、HYUDNAI New IX35 Key Program
9、HYUDNAI Verna Key Program
10、HYUDNAI Verna Smart Key Program
12、HYUDNAI Elantra(MDC) Key Program
13、HYUDNAI Elantra(MDC) Smart Key Program
14、HYUDNAI H1 Key Program 2011-
15、HYUDNAI SANTAFE(F/L) Key Program 2009-
16、HYUDNAI SANTAFE(Gasoline)Key Program 2006-
17、HYUDNAI Veracruz(EN)Key Program 2006-
18、HYUDNAI Coupe Key Program 2012-
19、HYUDNAI Coupe Key Program 2009-
20、HYUDNAI Rohens(BH)Key Program 2012-
21、HYUDNAI Rohens(BH)Key Program 2009-
22、KIA Forte Key Program 2009-2013
23、KIA SPORTAGE Key Program 2008-2013
24、KIA SPORTAGE R Smart Key 2011
25、KIA K5 Key Program 2011-2013
26、KIA K5 Smart Key Program 2011-2013
27、KIA K5 Key Program 2014-
28、KIA K5(HEV) Key Program 2013-
29、KIA K5(HEV) Smart Key Program -2013
30、KIA Cadenza(VG)Key Program 2012-
31、KIA Cadenza (VG F/L) Key Program 2013-
32、KIA Opirus Key Program 2007-
33、KIA SORENTO Key Program 2013
34、KIA SORENTO Key Program 2009-
35、KIA SORENTO(Gasoline) Key Program 2007-2008

For SK-P900 newest update notice, please keep following this official blog!

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