VVDI MB Tool Programs A New Key to W211 2009

About: VVDI MB adds a key to ’09 W211

Purpose: Add a key

Mercedes: 2009 E350, W211

Xhorse tool: VVDI MB app

Problem: Just trying to add a key. When I auto detect it asked if I wanted to read password via IR. I said ok, plugged the IR adapter in and during the process my VVDI MB app was removed from my computer not sure how since antivirus stuff is all off. I’m in the process of reinstalling now.

FAQs – Solutions:

Q: Do I need to remove EIS to make a spare for this vehicle?

A: No need remove anything

Q: Do I need remove windows defender

A: You need to uninstall it

Q: I disabled it, uninstall completely?

A: Yeah uninstall it …..disable not enough

just temporaly

first god rule for key programmers ….no antivirus or firewalls

Q: Got error: current EIS doesn’t support reading password via IR


A: you will never get a key pass by ir oon those

key pass by ir its cars from 2001 to 2004 tops

do it by server calculation

Q: I saved eis data, now im on to data acquisition. the message down bottom confused me, saying cant read pw

A: Mate you are making it too complicated …

do server calculation…make sure you select right ezs and make sure that elv unlocks when vvdi ask you if iots lock or unlocked

server calculation you will get key pass for sure, if you have one token

Q: Is elv unlock? is the elv the steering lock?

A: Yes. mate no offense …but at least you gotta read the manual first otherwise you will get in trouble soon. Download VVDI MB Tool manual though



Tips on Nissan Consult III plus ECU programming

I try to program a new blank engine ECM on a 2013 Nissan Armada. I purchased the software file from Nissan website and one Nissan Consult IIII do not have Consult online synchronized with Assist. At first, I have no idea what folder to put this file in so Consult program will find.

How to use Nissan Consult III do ECU programming?

I used ners and nissan file extracted to correct folders by it self. used unpack.exe

anyway here you go 6) For CONSULT III plus “Blank” ECU (ECM and non-IK TCM) Programming

Note 1: Before using this application, you will need to put the “programming” data file (*.dat) and the

management csv file you received with the download, in the C:\ReproProgramming folder (see screen capture

above under item # 5). Without the programming data and the management csv file in this folder, the C-III plus

application will not identify or display the applicable programming. The C-III plus software will check the part

number of the ECU on the vehicle and display the reprogram to be installed.

NOTE 2: If this is the first time using C-III plus for reprogramming, you may need to make the

C:\ReproProgramming folder. C-III plus does not automatically create the folder


GM Tech2 clone C5 Corvette feedback

Many users have been confirming GM Tech2 clone is worth to pick for a C5 Corvette. Let’s read what does GM Tech2 clone can do for a C5 Corvette.

Feedback 1:

I bought the Tech 2 (clone, works great) for my C5 (99) just for the Automated Bleed so I could completely flush the brake system particularly for the EBCM !!! Have since used the crap out of it, ECM/PCM re-learn, crank sensor re-learn etc !!!!

Also use it to exercise my ABS motor every 3 months.

Feedback 2:

C5 has the built in ability to pull vehicle specific DTC’s right in the DIC and those can be exceptionally helful in diagnosing and correcting common C5 issues.

There are a number of functions in addition to diagnostic trouble shooting that can be accomplished with the Tech II.

and another is the ability to program out unwanted features such as F45 or F55 RPO’s ar program RPO’s into a replacement BCM.

Do recognize that the tool have extremely limited ability to change settings in either the PCM or BCM. To accomplish change you need a programming tool such as HP Tuners or EFI Live and they can change only PCM settings.

they’re very easy to use,just follow the display,and look around till you get tired,,and try reading ”live data” as much as you can,it speeds up the learning curve,,and try it on as many GM cars/trucks as you can too

Tech 2 installation Question and Issue:


when I try to connect it to my car, I get

this message:

no communications with vehicle

check diagnostic link connector

check ignition <off/on>

I have my key in the on position but not running, cable connection appears to be correct.

Possible reasons:

Possible Reason 1:

Are you feeding a separate 12volt to the Tech 2 or are you only using the OBD2 cable ?

I feed the 12volt from the sigaretteholder into the end of the OBD cable .

GM Tech2 clone C5 Corvette feedback

The 120VAC input 12VDC output power supply that is supplied with the Tech2 should only be used when working offline. It can mess with the ground reference if it is powering the TECH2 while connecting to the vehicle.

When connecting to the vehicle the Tech2 can be powered from the DLC (OBDII connector), cigarette lighter power cable or the battery clip power cable.

Possible Reason 2:

If your battery gets a little low then the Tech2 will start having problems.

The Tech2 itself can be a bit of a drain. If your key is on then you have day time running lights and accessories being powered as well.

It is better to have a battery charger connected and start with a full charge.

Try the self check with the Tech2 not connected to the car’s OBD2 port using the AC adapter.

Possible reason 3: Do not have it set up correctly

go on youtube and watch a couple how-to videos.

tis2000 setup instruction video

Possible reason 4:

The parts has defect.

Suggestion: I’d be looking for parts to repair it before sending it back. I got mine for $200 shipped and wouldn’t like to know how much it would cost to ship it back from the US but assume it would be at least half of what I paid.

BTW, you can buy from obd2eshop.com shop (item NO. SP23-1) which are reliable.


2018 Launch X431 V+ vs. 2017 Launch X431 V+


2018 new Launch X431 V+ vs. 2017 old Launch X431 V+:


Launch X431 2018 version is improved a lot in hardware, better for use for a long time and running speed.

2018 Launch X431 V+ price:


Launch X431 V+ update:

One click update:

No need to download software to memory card anymore;

Click to update sw directly through X431 V+.

Launch X431 V+ software download:

Download the Launch software without IP limitation

Launch X431 V+ car list:


X431 V+ supports more than 68 car brands and 220 car models from America, Europe, Asia, includes the local vehicles brands in every country, such as Indian tata, Australian Holdon, ford, and so on. If you need the local vehicles, pls contact us when you receive the product

Launch X431 V+ diagnostic: confirmed!

Able to diagnose the electronic control system of prevailing vehicles covering Asian, European, American and Chinese models

Diagnosis functions include: Read DTCs, Clear DTCs, Read datastream, Special functions etc;

2018-launch-x431-v-diagnostic-1 2018-launch-x431-v-diagnostic-2

Launch X431 V+ special functions:

Service light resets

Electronic parking brake reset

injector programming

Full global DTC testing of vehicle modules

Diesel particulate filters regen/replacement

Key/immobiliser coding

VIN recognition, auto-search

Live data recording and multiple graphing

Launch X431 V+ coding/programming: confirmed!

Launch X431 V+ key programming: confirmed!




DTS-monaco definition, download, install, why & how to use, review

SDconnect C4 DTS-monaco user manual:

What is DTS-monaco?

Which MB sw version comes with DTS-monaco?

Why do you need DTS-monaco?

What’s the difference between DTS-monaco and Vediamo?

Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?

Where to download DTS Monaco for free?

How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?

Any good success with DTS Monaco?

How do people think of DTS Monaco?

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?

12-2017, 03-2018, 05-2018 (newest)


Why do you need DTS-monaco?


Areas of Application

  • Development of diagnostic and control functions for ECUs
  • Function test and validation
  • Integration and system test
  • Preparation of test sequences for Manufacturing and Service
  • Analysis of returns and Quality Assurance


Flexibly Adaptable to the Relevant Task

DTS Monaco is part of the Diagnostic Tool Set product family and is based on the DTS Base System. Monaco stands for Modular Analyzer for Vehicle Communication. A clearly laid out start page enables simple and fast access to the functions required most frequently. The actual workspace is divided into two: one area with a fixed layout and one with layouts that you can toggle between. A status display below shows communication server messages. The various functions are realized using special, configurable interface elements. These “HMI Controls” can be arranged freely in the layouts in configuration mode and comprehensively configured.


Early Detection of Problems and Errors

In execution mode, a configured workspace can be “started”. In doing so individual functions can be started automatically and communication can be established in advance if so required. Self-generated test sequences enable both simple and very complex function tests. This makes it possible to detect, and remedy, communication problems and function errors at an early stage. Communication data and test results can be documented in entirety in the process.


Fast Results

For typical use scenarios predefined templates including an universal database for the OBD self-diagnosis as well as various protocol templates (WWH-OBD, J1939-73 among others) are supplied. In Demonstration mode, all functions can be tested, even without an interface and a license, using a detailed example including simulation. Furthermore, the tool has a completely integrated OTX runtime for running complex test sequences in accordance with ISO 13209. An authoring tool for creating such OTX sequences can be started directly from DTS Monaco.

Whats the difference between DTS-monaco and Vediamo?


DTS-monaco vs. Vediamo
Functions DTS-monaco Vediamo
All cars have one key code access Yes No
Vehicle control unit software,

One key storage

Yes No
Car fault codes reading Yes No
Data exchange Yes No
Quick test Yes No
Single control unit keys off-set code Yes No
Offline programming Yes Yes
Increase reduced SA codes Yes Yes
Personalize the control unit parameters Yes Yes

DTS-monaco wins, definitely!

Where to download DTS Monaco for free?

Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?


Here you go.

How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?

When installing DTS Monaco to communicates and works with SD connect c4 all user installed SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.3. And no one tried to force the work SDconnect Toolkit version, which is installed together with the installation of Setup_Addon_DAG. And I did it.

Checked only on the system without DAS/Xentry.

DTS Monaco 8.03.12.

Windows 7 x64.

Follow the next steps:

  1. Install Monaco
  2. Install Setup_Addon_DAG
  3. Go to С:\ProgramData\I+ME ACTIA\Toolkit\
  4. Open and edit toolkit.ini






  1. Save file and reboot Windows
  2. Connect SDconnect MUX via cable
  3. Start System Configurator
  4. Go to Licenses and you will see your MUX as DCDIPartW with your serial number. After editing in Interfaces type of MUX will change to MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
  1. Go toInterfaces



Interface name – > SDconnect_SMR

Bus system interface – > D-PDU API

D-PDU API version – > I+ME ACTIA GmbHXS_D_PDU_API_FOR_DTS_8_03_12

Module type – > MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect


Physical links: CAN1, CAN4, CAN8

  1. Click Save and close System Configurator
  2. Now you can connect to the car or single ECU

Any good success with DTS Monaco?

DTS Monaco works good – Mercedes W205 coding

Mercedes-benz W205 coding with DTS Monaco

The video will help you to know how to use DTS.

How do people think of DTS Monaco?

I successfully connected to ZGW221 w/o car

DTS Monaco always sends a notification that it is impossible to contact the EIS221 to read the mileage, voltage, etc. (because w/o car)

(more reviews will be updated here…)



How to copy VW transponder 48 96bit with VVDI2 and VVDI Key Tool

If you have VV-04 activation (Clone 48 96bit) for VVDI2, you can combine VVDI2 with vvdi key tool and use Copy 48 on Keytool

and connect Keytool via Bluetooth

2) Connect VVDI2 to your PC and go to Transponder Programmer




4) Connect Keytool to your PC with a USB cable,VVDI2 still connected with a USB cable


5) Select BIND VVDI2 and Keytool and press BIND VVDI will display information to connect Keytool to a PC


6) Then read the information


7) you will be redirected to the login page, enter the same login information you entered when logging in to Keytool on android





8) After logging in you will see the state of VVDI2 and Keytool

9) if you want to transfer points from Keytool to VVDI2 , press OK

10 ) Moved points


11) VVDI Key Tool for 4896bit count will display the status of points from both devices




How to register VVDI Key Tool application on Android devices?

Xhorse VVDI KEY TOOL user manual of how to register APP on Android:

Step 1

download the application from the google store


If the app does not switch to the ENG version, change the language on your phone to ENG



Go to registration by EMAIL



Step 3

enter the email address and ask for the activation code – you will receive it by email


Step 4

enter the code received by email


Step 5

create password

Step 6

VVDI Key Tool app registration on Android success!


Have fun with VVDI Key Tool


Launch X431 EasyDiag 3.0 Plus -How to download,Register and Update

Launch X431 EasyDiag 3.0 Plus came OBDexpress.co.uk,Most people prefer EasyDiag 3.0 Plus to a one-to-one kit is because when they change their car in the future, all they need to do is to buy the software for their next car instead of buying a brand new diagnostic kit.

Compared with LAUNCH Easydiag 2.0 Plus, Easydiag 3.0 Plus is better in the following aspects.

LAUNCH Easydiag 3.0 Plus LAUNCH Easydiag 2.0 Plus
Image  launch-x431-easydiag-3-0-scanner-2  launch-easydiag-android-bluetooth-obdii-code-reader-e-1
Price $149 with 2 free car software $180 with 2 free car software
Bluetooth √  Bluetooth 4.2 √ Bluetooth 2.0
Function Read and clear codes
view enhanced live data
Systems Engine
and more
Coverage Asian makes
European makes
North American makes
Customizable software 2 free vechicles software+DEMO+EOBD 2 free vechicles software+DEMO+EOBD
Update Online for 1-year free Online for 1-year free
Language Multi-language available to download Multi-language available to download

LAUNCH Easydiag 3.0 Plus VS LAUNCH Easydiag 3.0:

LAUNCH Easydiag 3.0 Plus includes 2 free vehicles’ software + DEMO + EOBD

LAUNCH Easydiag 3.0 includes hardware+ EOBD+ DEMO

LAUNCH Easydiag 2.0 Plus VS LAUNCH Easydiag 2.0:

LAUNCH Easydiag 2.0 Plus includes 2 free vehicles’ software + DEMO + EOBD

LAUNCH Easydiag 2.0 includes hardware+ EOBD+ DEMO

Notice: Demo and EOBD also belong to one of the car model. if you downloaded Demo and EOBD first, then you cannot download other car brand software for free, we suggest you download the car software you need first, then download Demo and EOBD for free.

This is an informative post on how to use original Launch easydiag 3.0 for IOS / Android incl. Android / IOS app download, registration, activation, login, buy the car brand software, download car brand software, diagnostic, update etc.

How to Use Launch X431 Easydiag 3.0?

Main procedure:

1.Download App




5.Buy car software

6.Download car software


Here we go one by one.

  1. Download easydiag APP

IOS: In the app store, search “EasyDiag” .

Android: In the google play, search “Easydiag”

Step 1: Turn on your Smart Device.

Step 2: Go into the Google or Android Play Store:

Google Play can be found in the following url as well: http://play.google.com/store

Step: 3: Input the keyword “Easy Diag” in the search bar and then click the Easy Diag software icon to download.



  1. Register -> Active -> Login



  1. Buy the car software what you want


1) One brand car software price: 50USD

2)3 brand cars software price:99.95USD

3)5 brand cars software price: 149.95USD

New user get free EOBD software.

After the free-update expire, the update fee is 29.95USD





  1. Download the car software and update

After pay the car brand software successfully, you can download them.

Update method:

  1. On the home page, click on the “Software upgrade” to update all the car brands you paid.
  2. To update one single car brand, please go to the specific page and quickly enter the “Software upgrade” page.



  1. Diagnostics

1) Accessible systems: Engine, ABS, SRS, Transmission and more

2) Diagnostic Functions: Read and clear codes and view enhanced live data etc.

3) Diagnostics Feedback:

If you met any question on the diagnostic, please provide the dealer with the Launch Easydiag 3.0 serial number, car brand, model & year.



1 .Communications error with vehicle ECU?

Please kindly check:

1 Whether the dongle is properly connected.

2 Whether the vehicle ignition switch is on.

3 If all checks are normal, send vehicle year, make , model and VIN number to us using Diagnostic Feedback feature.

2.Failed to enter vehicle ECU system?

Please confirm:

1 Whether the vehicle is equipped with the system.

2 Whether the tested system is electronic control system.

3 Whether the dongle is correctly connected.

4 Whether the vehicle ignition switch is on If all checks are normal, send vehicle year, make , model and VIN number to us using Diagnostic Feedback feature.

3.The diagnostic application is failing?

1 Press the Home key to navigate to the home screen.

2 Select “Settings”->“Apps”.

3 Select the application name from the APP list.

4 Select “Force Stop”,and then tap “OK” to confirm.

5 Select “Clear Date”, and then tap “OK” to confirm.

Precautions on using easydiag 3.0

1. This device is a precision electronic instrument. Handle it with care,Avoid dropping.

2. This device only operates on the 12V passenger vehicles equipped with OBD II management system.

3. To avoid damage to this device due to frequent use, you are recommended to use the included extension cable to connect it to vehicle’s DLC.

4. Turn off the ignition switch while plugging/unplugging the device.

5. Be sure to always remove the device once testing and /or diagnosis is complete,Failure to do so may result in a drained or weakened battery.

VCM II PCB Colour – How much do you know?

I just wanted to comment on the issue of the PCB plating as I am qualified (electronics and computing).

The boards are made of copper laminated to fiberglass. When these boards are made – BEFORE installing the electronic components – they normally plate the copper with tin or a cadmium alloy to prevent corrosion of the copper.

The colours you see are a consequence of the plating process.

– Tin is a silver colour and has been incorrectly described early in this thread as Aluminium which is never used for a PCB plating. Tin is the normal plating used as the solder is an alloy of >90% tin. The old 60% lead and 40% tin solder is no longer used as the lead is a poison that leaches into the ground when electronics are disposed of.

– Gold colour is the cadmium alloy plating and is usually selectively applied where exposure to moisture occurs such as connector contacts and test points. I rarely see it soley used on the whole PCB as a plating but it can be cheaper to plate the whole board rather than selectively at times.

– The real Copper colour of a red gold is an unplated board – VERY BAD. I would avoid such a unit at all costs because if they are such cheapskates and cost cutters not to have the PCB tin plated then they will have cut costs elsewhere.

There was a reply that tried to correct this matter but I hope this makes things a lot easier to understand.

BTW, There are many other issues that affect the quality of performance of any electronics such as capacitor quality.

If the board is showing all the copper tracks then that is a problem in itself which leads to oxidisation in air, most boards have a coating (conformal) to prevent this, finding a pcb manufacturer who plates every single track is impossible, coating the pcb with a protective layer of conformal prevents oxidisation in air and compared to the cost of tin varnish is minimal and the process much cheaper, tin needs high temperature to flow while varnish can be sprayed on at room temperature.

This is good info to know…

But actually…. I still think the problem we all face when we try to do certain functions is due to poor quality components (or missing components)

My vcm2 sp177-c1 works perfectly on ALL new generation ford / Mazda but have difficulty to achieve some functionality on old ford based ECU (also on Mazda equipped with ford ECU).

I’m pretty sure that the Chinese “engineers” who developed those clones didn’t copy the OEM board 100% . They must have took some shortcuts to save $$.

Big thanks to dstirrup and MrPhil who share good info with us