Category Archives: Car diagnostic tool

Obdstar X300DP Plus will win in the poll: Obdstar vs Lonsdor K518ISE

This is a poll: Obdstar X300DP Plus diagnostic and programming tool vs. Lonsdor K518ISE universal car key programmer


Obdstar x300 dp plus:

Lonsdor k518ise:

Poll is going on…


The result will be updated here.

Seems Obdstar x300dp plus will win 🙂


FYI, actually they are 2 different machines to do 2 different things.

you can regard londsor as a key programming tool (esp. volvo immo), while x300 works good in diagnostics and programming and special functions(incl. odometer correction)



Good to know: X300DP plus and Lonsdo K518 difference in detail


Lonsdor highlights its VOLVO key adding. Both the Obdstar and Lonsdor key tools work good in car key programming though.

Obdstar works perfect in full-system diagnostics, odometer correction and special functions.


in detail….



Obdstar has a better kit with more adapters/cables to perform more functions.

Product Obdstar X300 DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image x300-dp-plus lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
Key frequency test ×
Ignition switch test ×
Universal jumper ×
P001 programmer main unit ×
C001 board ×
C002 board ×
W001 test cable ×
W001 test cable ×
W003 test cable ×
Toyota smart card 1-4 (a set) × ×


X300 DP PLUS is good at full-system diagnosis whiele K518ise can not do it.

Product Obdstar X300 DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
Full-system diagnostics ×


Lonsdor is the only key tool working for VOLVO immobilizer.

Product Obdstar X300 DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image x300-dp-plus lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
Key/remote match × ×
Key flash ×

Odometer correction:

X300 DP PLUS supports more cars than k518 for mileage change.

Product Obdstar X300DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image x300-dp-plus lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
VW × ×
AUDI × ×
KIA × ×
GM ×
SsangYong ×
GS (Morris Garages) ×
Roewe ×
Roewe ×

Special functions:

Obdstar is able to perform special functions including ECU programming/cloning, but Lonsdor works as an auto key programmers only!


Product Obdstar X300 DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image x300-dp-plus lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
Oil service reset ×
Remote manual setting ×
ABS brake exhaust ×
Battery matching ×
ECU programming ×
EPB brake pads change ×
Throttle matching ×
Airbag reset ×
TPMS reset ×
Steering angle reset ×
OBDII engine ×
DPF regeneration ×
Injector coding ×
Suspension matching ×
Teeth learning ×
CVI learning value initialization ×
Steering angle repair ×
ECU clone ×
Switch activation ×


Chrysler diagnosis: wiTech MicroPod 2 Vs Foxwell NT520 VS Vident iLink400

Chrysler diagnostic programming service tool options: wiTech MicroPod 2, Foxwell NT520, Vident iLink400 etc. This post compares them in the aspects of price, language available, update, how to use, Chrysler car list and feedback etc.


  1. wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27


Price: $199 (Best quality clone one)



wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27 Language:

English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese


wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27 Update:

When the newer software version is released, you will be given a link to download.

It is disallowed to update online.


wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27 car list:

Offers 100% CAN – equipped coverage to 2016 for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat vehicle platforms.


wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27 functions:

Chrysler diagnostic tool…Yes

Chrysler programming tool…Yes

A separate Tech Authority  Subscription is required to access to Module Re-Flash Programming, TSBs, wiring diagrams, and repair information.

DRB III emulator is supported…OK (Buy separately)


How to use wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27?

wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27 has to be installed on a windows computer and the diagnostic programming results display on the computer.

wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27 WIN 7 32 Bit installation and activation:


wiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27 review:

Just ordered a chinese clone MicroPod II and it has been working exactly like an OEM unit. No errors so far and tested functions on 3 different vehicles. It has been confirmed working with unmodified software wiTECH v17.03.10 (downloaded directly from Chrysler). For now it works fine.

I have tested Dodge also. I just used it on a 2014 dodge avenger just fine. I am able to flash a module update and program a new key with the unit.

I don’t have experience with Windows XP. This version of Witech works fine on Windows 7 and Windows 10.

I have also uploaded pictures of the internals for those who are curious.







  1. Foxwell NT520 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram diagnostic & service tool


Foxwell NT520 Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge diagnostic kit is a multi system package hitch has been designed to communicate with the main systems within your Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge such as SRS airbags, ABS Antilock Brakes, engine & transmission modules.

Price: $179


Language available:

English, Français, Deutsch, Español, 日本語, Русский, Nederlands, Português, 한국어, Italiano, Svenska, ภาษาไทย



Free update on the official site for free lifetime after registration.

 Foxwell NT520 Multi-System Scanner Software Authorization:US$70.00


Reset dashboard warning lights such as:

SRS airbag warning light

Check Engine warning light

ABS warning light

Traction warning light

Oil Service Reset

Air Conditioning

New Battery Reset

Electronic Parking Brake

Automatic Transmission

Steering Angle Sensor


Foxwell NT520 Chrysler scanner has powerful functions:

  • Internet Updates(USB)
  • Read Trouble Codes
  • Clear Trouble Codes
  • Component Testing
  • Datastream Graph Display
  • O2 Sensor Test
  • MIL status
  • Reminding of DLC Location
  • Readiness Monitor
  • Read Current Pending Permanent DTCs
  • Record & Replay Live Data
  • On board Monitored Systems test
  • Control of the on-board system
  • Vehicle Information
  • Buzzer Alarming
  • Read Live Data
  • Code Lookup Library
  • Clear adaptation
  • View Freeze Data
  • Abbreviations Lookup
  • ECU information
  • View & Graph Live Data in Color Graphing and blazing fast refresh rate for better graphing and live data readings.


Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge Vehicle coverage:





Grand Cherokee




PT Cruiser




















Mini Van

Town & Country Caravan






Foxwell NT520 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram function list


How to use Foxwell NT520 Chrysler scanner?

Foxwell NT520 comes with one car brand for free as default, it is allowed the user to add up to 5 car brands in total by paying extra money (70USD per car brand).


How To Register and Install Foxwell Scanner:


Foxwell NT520 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Diagnostic Tool feedback:

  1. Works just fine on my Jeep. It is actually a heck of a lot cheaper than some tools I was quoted for, some tools were over £1500. Crazy. This will do me nicely. Thanks.


  1. I had the ABS warning lights showing on the dashboard of my Chrysler. This tool was able to diagnose the fault, and when I fixed it the light had all turned off. Very nifty kit and well made. This will save me in the long run from taking to the garage every time.


  1. Absolutely sick of being taken to the cleaners by the local garages, I bought Foxwell nt520 in the hope it would save me some money as my local garage charges £75 just to hook it up (daylight roberry) anyway this tool arrived and have used it a couple of times already, and no mr rip off garage for me. Thankfully.


  1. Vident iLink400 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram diagnostic & service tool


Price: $139 free shipping




English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Hungarian and Thai.



Update on the official site free for 3 years.


OBDII diagnostic Functions:

Reads and clear codes

Reads/records / graphs live sensor data

Freeze frame data

ECU information

Code troubleshooters

Hot keys for quick access of data


EPB Service

Oil Light Reset

DPF Reset

Battery Configuration

ABS&SRS Service

SAS(Steering Angle Sensor Calibration)

TPS/TBA(Throttle Body Alignment)

Bi-directional control tests

Control module coding

Other Service &Maintenance

PS: Generally speaking, Vident iLink400 can perform the above-mentioned service functions, but one car brand may vary from another one.

You’d better read: Vident iLink400 Chrysler function list


In price:

Vident iLink400 < Foxwell NT520 < Witech Micropod 2


In operation:

Vident iLink400 & Foxwell NT520: handheld and easy to use

Witech Micropod 2: install on windows computer


In update:

Vident iLink400 & Foxwell NT520: update online

Witech Micropod 2: only when the newest software is available, can it be updated.


VW/Audi Component Protection: FVDI2 vs Auro IM600 vs ODIS

This is for those looking for a tool for VW/Audi Component Protection…

There are three (or more) options of VW/Audi Component Protection.

It can be done with FVDI2 commander, Auro IM6000 and ODIS service and the like.

Option 1: FVDI2 VAG:

Car list: AUDI A4/A5/A6/A8/Q5/Q7 component protection


Instrument CAN:

Reading security code (PIN) and component protection by OBDII – VW CRAFTER

Component Protection Manager:

Component Protection Manager – adaptation of spare part (used electronic control units) and programming component protection of Audi A6/Q7/Allroad/A4/A5/Q5

Option 2: Auro OtoSys IM600



Option 3: ODIS service

With online diagnosis system (ODIS), you can also remove component protection is to take



What is VW/Audi Component Protection?

Component protection is VWAG’s (VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini) way of eliminating vehicle or component theft by keeping track of each individual component and which vehicle it’s assigned too from the assembly line.

When a component protected module is fitted to its non-original vehicle, many, if not all of its functions will be limited. This is to try and prevent the use of stolen parts in the second-hand market. If a VWAG vehicle is reported stolen, a flag will be raised with their database for the vehicle’s VIN and the internal serial number/coding of each module fitted to said vehicle, such as an Engine or transmission ECU, Infotainment/Radio unit or AC/Heater control panel) making it impossible for these parts to be used on another vehicle. This will raise an error within our diagnosis system (connected to VWAG’s servers) when trying to remove the component protection and not allow the technician to proceed, alerting VWAG to the use of stolen parts.

Component protection also applies to any brand-new parts purchased and fitted. It would need to be removed before the technician could proceed with and coding, adaptions, or basic settings or said component.

Why do you need VCM II recovery?

Why do you need have VCM II firmware recovery?

You Chinese clone that after flashing says beep every second …

or firmware in the clone for IDS84 program , and you want the software to IDS86 …

or you have violated the data on the memory card or memory card is broken …

Is it safe to do VCM II recovery?

Not really. ALL can be done AT YOUR SOLE RISK . You’d better SAVE YOUR OLD MEMORY CARD .

How to do VCM II recovery?

  1. Install a clean copy of the operating system, this system must not be connected VCM2
    2. Install the drivers for all devices and update system
    3. Download files from the links below
    4. Disable updates Disable Firewall, Disable Web
    5. Set the date on your computer September 1, 2013, and disable time synchronization via the Internet.
    6. Set IDSv86 on your system.
    7. reboot
    8. kill the following processes if they are running:
    9. This item is optional.
    unzip the and put it in the folder “C: \ Program Files \ ford motor company \ IDS \ system”
    that is, the full name of the folder should be “C: \ Program Files \ ford motor company \ IDS \ system \ boot”

    10. Apply the patch from attachments. Up to this point NOT connect device VCM2. 2nd item when using the patch (for VCM 2).

    11. Reboot

    12. WARNING! your device VCM2 must not connected wires.

    13. Remove the side cover from VCM2 with the side where drawn Wifi, install the card 4 or 8GB depending on what was installed in your device. Commonly used

    class 4 cards

    14. Press the plastic button (to the quiet click) but not much, because the Chinese are very fond of buttons to break.

    15. connect the +12 v supply through connector. (Continue to hold the button)

    16. Wait a few seconds, the red light, but you must continue to hold the button. When a beep sounds immediately release the button.

    17. Wait about two minutes (visually nothing will happen), connect the USB cord from VCM2 to computer.

    18. Start Bosh VCI MANAGER. Once connected, you will see your VCM2 in recovery mode.

    19. click on “Restore” button and go to drink coffee, it takes about 40 minutes.

    20. after flashing VCM2 automatically reboot. (If, after repeated firmware situation BEEP 1 second, you can try to do firmware lower software version number,

    eg 84 or 85)

    21. Wait 2 minutes.

    22. unplug all cables from VCM2

    23. Restart the computer, wait for the full load and run the IDS86 (VCM2 not connected). on offer data entry, enter the dealer Ford / Mercury / Lincoln,

    dealer code UR097, country Russia

    24. Wait until the start IDS86 and connect the device.

    25. system will install the drivers and communication protocols VCM2

    Everything should work!

    p.s. If you broke the paragraph 14 of the button to close the tweezers solder contacts or temporarily remote button on the wires.

    If this does not help, follow instructions at the end of all the action as follows:

    26. Reboot

    27. Press the reset button, plug in the +12v to VCM2, wait for beep, release the reset button

    28. Start IDS86 and wait until the boot

    29. Connect VCM2 USB cable to the computer program IDSv86 should offer to update the firmware of the device.

    30. Update the device.

    31. after flashing VCM2 automatically reboot. (If, after repeated firmware situation BEEP 1 second, you can try to do firmware lower software version number,

    eg 84 or 85)

    32. Wait 2 minutes.

    33. unplug all cables from VCM2

    Now exactly Everything should work!

Password: 1235

Is the tutorial working for VCM II clone?

Yep. The recovery tutorial works for both VCM II genuine and clone.

Credits to v0iD0zZ3r from,BIG THANKS 

VCM II SP177-C1 vs. SP177-C

Folks talks a lot about China clone VCM II SP177-C and SP177-C1, saying they’re best VCM II from China. So, how much do you know about the two units? And what’s the different? Laura here will explain it from you all.



Actually, SP177-C is same as SP177-C1.

Look here

– SP177-C1 PCB:

– SP177-C PCB:

C1 have usb sticker for wifi. That is, only usb wifi is not included in SP177-C.

It’s only difference.

Both are Quality A version.

But vcm ii sp177-c1 is the most populous version, which supports WIFI and comes with the best PCB design. Works faster and more stable than any other units.

(Solved) Volvo VIDA 2014D cannot login since 01-01-2018

volvo vida 2014d has a login error. It’s not working since 2018

Volvo VIDA 2014D

Solution 1:

You must extract with winrar 2014D.exe patch and then edit the file “license” with notepad (2014D \ VIDA \ patch \ license)


serverType = “AIOC” subscriptionExpireDate = “2017-12-31 23:59:59”


serverType = “AIOC” subscriptionExpireDate = “2020-12-31 23:59:59”

After that you must save and replace the “license” file in 2014D.exe with the modified file (use winrar to replace file).

Next you must apply the patch and the program will open.

Solution 2:

Or download the patch already modified from here:…OdRrs/view

Good luck!

2017 Hyundai Mistra change mileage via OBD with OBDSTAR X300M

Tutorial:How to change the mileage on 2017 Hyundai Mistra via OBD with OBDSTAR X300M 

Firstly,here is the video for your reference:

Then,Procedure as below:

Connect with X300M S80.

Current mileage:20685KM


Enter the “CLUSTER CALIBRATE”meun,then choose your vehicle model such as:”HYUNDAI”->”HYUNDAI V30.70″



It is loading …

Initializing …

Authorizing ..


Find “Mistra”,ENTER.


Choose “Kilometer”




The Kilometer  was successfully read,>Mileage:20685 Kilometer

The “Change Mileage”


Please input teh mileage of the adjustment,here we inputted 010650



Input Value:010650




Adjustment complete,check the dashboard:10650km,mileage correction successful!



How to check BMW ICOM firmware need update + how update it?

BMW ICOM A2 diagnostic interface failed to be connected, because the firmware is too old and need to upgrade it.

Firstly, you need to learn how to check BMW ICOM firmware need update.

update the firmware of BMW ICOM Interface. You have no need to update it if it says FREE.
Please read the above photo. It shows FIRMWARE in red frame, that mean you need to

Secondly, update the firmware of BMW ICOM Diagnostic tool step by step.

1.Power on your icom interface by OBD cable, and connect it to computer by LAN cable. PLEASE make sure they are connected well because your interface might be damaged if disconnection during updating.

2.After connected, open the file ENGINEER TOOL on the desktop and you will see a file named ICOM FIRMWARE UPDATE. They are 2 BINs inside of it, ICOM-APPLICATIONIMAGE-XXX and ICOM-BOOTIMAGE-XXX. They are the files


3.Open your IE and input the IP address of your icom. If you do not know what is the IP of your icom, you can use ISTA-D to find it. As below, the IP in green frame is the IP of your ICOM. It needs ID and password to enter in, the ID is root,pw is NZY11502.

  1. After entering into ICOM by IE.Click UPDATE FIRMWARE and choose ICOM-BootImage-XXX.bin,choose Image type as SYSTEM and click SEND THE FILE. Click YES when he say Write the image file to the flash? You will see the red right blinks after that.


5.Now we click UPDATE FIRMWARE and choose ICOM-ApplicationImage-xxx.bin and then choose the Image type as APPLICATION and then click SEND THE FILE. Click YES when he says Write the image file to the flash?

6.Reboot your ICOM interface after you update those APPLICATIONIMAGE and Bootimage. And you need to wait for few minutes. Go to ISTA-D again, you will see the FRIMWARE turn to FREE. That means your interface is matched to latest BMW ICOM ISTA software.



Hope it helps!

Any question, please feel free to contact, email at:

Thanks for reading!

2018.3 BMW ICOM Software HDD ISTA-D 4.09.13 ISTA-P Engineering Mode support Windows 7 $99

Autel MaxiDas MD808 Review

A quick look of the Autel MaxiDAS MD808 capabilities

Testing on a 2016 Corolla

Note: not sponsored or affiliated with Autel anyway

Boot up quickly, for 4 seconds around




Enter generic OBDII (check Engine symbol)

Connect in generic mode – fast


Read codes: stored codes, pending codes, permanent codes



Enter live data – PID loading quickly






Using the custom list to graph some live data


Short term fuel trim and RPM should work for this test


Maximum graphs allowed is only 2 at a time



There is also no amplitude adjustment for the graphs


At least the graphs has a quick response time

A combined graph

Have to edit the contrast because it is difficult to see


Personally would not recommend using the merged graphs because it’s not easy to see and keep track

I guess, in some occasion, having a merged graph is better than none

Enter on-board monitor test (mode 6)




Looks like the monitor id’s are translated

Non-translated id’s will show up in HEX like ($01)


Mis-fire monitor data




Purge flow monitor


Looks like not all test id’s are translated

Non-translated id’s can make some diagnosis difficult


Also not all the test id’s applies to this vehicle

Here’s an example of translated id’s of the same car from my another scanner



Exit the main menu

On to the enhanced portion of Autel MD808 (the one that reads Scan)




Here is the major downside of this scanner

There’s no auto id



The scanner is updated, but for some reason, the latest is the year 2014 (the vehicle is a 2016)


Good luck on knowing the engine


All vehicle information


Auto scan


Since the scanner is a regular MD808, it will show Engine, Trans, ABS and SRS only

If someone here is looking for MD808 for full-system diagnostic, you can go to 


Enter ECU and read live data



The data list seems to be mixed around where some can be graphed and some cannot



But there seems to be a bit of second lag when existing the control unit


I give this Autel MD808 a 3.9 Star as a first impression because it could be better for its price. (Rating may change after further testing)

At least compared to the Launch crp129 I used in the past, the MD808 is the clear winner.

Nissan consult 3 plus V72.13 free download – ECU programming works

Nissan Consult 3 Plus V72.13 free download!EVBC1I6a!mwvSkwf4SKqBN0oYDAhpvWJNFPHdWSKHKGaKgXknkSw

Compatible with Consult 3,Consult 3 Plus

Work with XP WIN7 WIN8 WIN10 (Not VISTA system)

Communicate with both USB 2.0 and Bluetooth.

Multi-language available.

Nissan Consult 3 Plus features:

– Update support ECU programming without immobiliser card (old version does not support programming)

– Perform diagnosis and programming till year 2016.

Nissan Consult 3 Plus works on:

  1. Nissan Consult-3 plus (Nissan consult 3+) work for all nissan car, infiniti car and nissan gtr car to 2016.
  2. Nissan Consult-3 plus work with obd-16 connector for the new kind of car, work with 14 pin connector for the old Nissan.
  3. Nissan Consult-3 plus support Nissan car electronic system diagnostic
  4. Nissan Consult-3 plus support Nissan electromobiles such as Leaf.
  5. Nissan Consult-3 plus support all Renault diagnosis.
  6. Can calculate the security code for the new cars till year 2016 with NISSAN Password.

Note: Nissan Consult iii Plus support key programming as well,but you need to buy immobiliser security card to work with.

Nissan Consult 3 Plus V72.13 installation:

1: Click Consult-iii-* setup.exe

  1. Step 2: Just show Nissan Consult III Setup Wizard
  2. Step 3: Choose the installation path of Consult III Step 4: click Install Consult III software Step 5: wait for the Installshield Wizar
  3. Step 6: Choose: accept the terms of Nissan Consult License agreement Step 7: Choose North America market(NAM), click next
  4. Step 8: Choose North America Step 9: choose U.S.A
  5. Step 10: you also can choose others language Step 11: the installation of Consult – III software succeeded
  6. The installation guide of Nissan Consult III USB drive Connect the Consult III firmware with your pc by USB cables, and connect the Consult III hardware with your car via OBD-II 16pin diagnostic plug, supply 12V power to Consult III firmware. Step 1: Found New hardware( Nissan Consult III) Wizard, choose “Yes, this time only”
  7. Step 2: Choose Install the Consult III software automatically Step 3 Choose JCI-iB-Alliance vehicle interface, just click next
  8. Step 4: just click finish, completing Consult III hardware drive installation
  9. How to Crack Nissan Consult III software, and configure Consult III software Step 1: Open Consult III software on desktop
  10. Step 2: perhaps show these error: there are no registered VI/MI, please contact your administrator, just ignore, click “OK” Step 3: click “SUB” button Step 4: click Administrator setting
  11. Step 5: input Consult III Password — nissanconsult3
  12. Step 6: Choose VIMI registration Step 7: Input Consult III VI serial number: 926573, and click: set Step 8: Click the home button
  13. Step 9: then click: “Connect” button
  14. Step 10: the Consult III will found hardware, show: checking the firmware version Step 11: choose the Function of Consult III software, just enjoy it