How to change voltage in USB UPA V1.3

This is Tutorial is from obdexpress.co.uk office blog how to raise voltage from 3.3v to around 3.7v for a UPA-USB device programmer as 3.3 don’t read some chips and 4.8 is too high for some.

 

Purpose:

Raise voltage via UPA USB V1.3

 

Device used:

UPA USB V1.3 hardware test pass 100%

 

Reason for voltage change:

reading s93a66…. fine but wanted to transfer data to 93c66 and wouldn’t read or write on 93c66 until I set jumper to 4.8v

 

UPA programmer voltage:

Options in program are only 3.3v or 4.8v controlled by jumpers

 

 

Optional solutions:

 

Check jumper 3.3V/ 5V

There are two series diode to drop 5v to 3.3v around 5/3.3v jumper. Try to make short to one of them now the 3.3v setting will raise about 0.6v but don’t know if the voltage monitoring circuit will report a problem!
or check the variable resistor in the UPA USB programmer

UPA-USB-Resistor

I read that ‘that’ was a fuseable link

It used to have a component marked N1 which was a fuse

It protect 5V power from top board to bottom board
when have the short circuit, it ‘ll change resistor first to protect other item.
After that, we need change it. can use fuse instead it

 

Disclaimer: You will try on your own risk!!

Source:http://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2017/05/30/upa-usb-programmer-raise-voltage-from-3-3v-to-3-7v/

How to driver opcom china clone usb

After VAUX-COM 120309a installation, FTDI CDM Drivers interface will pop up automaticcaly.

Click “Extract” to extract FTDI CDM Drivers

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Connect op-com cable with computer, system will install driver software automatically

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Right click Computer>>Manage>>Device Manager>>Universal Serial Bus controllers>>USB Serial Converter to check if opcom driver is well installed

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Then you need configure VAUX-COM120309A for car diagnosis with OPcom clone.

 

Free download OPCOM Turkish on Mega:

op com china clone software free download: (tested)

opcom firmware 1.70 download: (tested)

opcom firmware 1.65 download: (tested)

opcom firmware 1.59 download: (tested)

opcom firmware 1.45 download: (tested)

opcom firmware 1.39 download: (tested)

AUTEL MaxiDAS DS808 KIT

Paid one Autel Maxidas DS808 kit scanner and service reset tool and was asked to provide an objective review on its operation and capabilities. I was interested to see how things had developed for Autel, as my previous experience of Autel diagnostic equipment was the first generation, Autel Maxidas DS708.

  1. First impression to the full package

When Maxidas DS808 arrived at me, the carry case looked something differently as the Autel DS808. Inside the case the host hardware was a compact, smart, rugged, android tablet. This was partnered by many good quality diagnostic adapters including those non-standard 16pin connectors, as well as a thick user manual on how to operate this machine.

  1. Autel Maxidas DS808 tablet

The Autel Maxidas DS808 tablet was light and compact and was very comfortable in hand. For such a compact package, the Power Sources is optional incl.: Internal Battery Pack, vehicle power, external power supply by connecting the packed power adapter. For the battery life it has a large capacity 3.7 V/3200 mAh lithium-polymer battery. Besides its new processor (Cortex-A9 processor (1.5 GHz), 7.0” LCD Capacitive Touchscreen and the Ambient Light Sensor which can detect ambient brightness when it is inside the workshop, thanks to the screen finish and a good quality display.

  1. Feeling on general use – quick and smart to operate and update

The software look and feel are both very good in terms of layout and size and the touch screen operation worked flawlessly in conjunction with its large, clear icons. Ds808 was quick to get going from the initial power up to operate. The response in moving through the menus and executing tasks was immediate.

Downloading and running updates speed (which depends on the internet connection speed) was reasonable. The ‘services/update’ section of the software on the Autel DS808 notifies the user of pending updates, and it’s a ‘click and go’ procedure to set the updates running. And During general use I found that the Wifi communication connected stably when I used it.

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  1. Autel DS808 performance:

The Autel Maxidas DS808 has wide and comprehensive system coverage, covers all of the prevailing makes and models. A detailed report of software coverage was beyond the scope of my brief. However, I did use the Autel Maxidas DS808 for a typical range of general workshop tasks (ECU information, trouble codes, freeze frame, live data, active test and special functions) on a typical range of workshop makes and models.

Also the “auto detect VIN” and “manually input VIN” are user-friendly design.

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  1. Graphing a live data stream:

One of the features I believe that a diagnostic scan tool should have is graphing a live data stream. The reason that this is so important is to enable the vehicle technician to examine the relationships between the various sensors, actuators and calculated values. This is critical for intermittent fault finding and for vehicle problems which don’t set diagnostic trouble codes. In this respect the Autel Maxidas DS808k did a good job. The live data is selected from an array of available parameters and then graphed. The graphed data can be shown as separate graphs or combined in a job graph. The scales are auto ranging and they can be reset to align them to the current operating conditions.

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  1. Many special functions

Another nice feature is its special functions, especially when it compares with maxidas ds708. These functions perform various component adaptations, allowing you to recalibrate or configure certain components after making repairs or replacement.

The main menu displays the supported special functions for the test vehicle. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the desired function. When the operation is done, an execution status message such as Completed, Finished or Successful, displays. Tap the ESC button to exit the function.

The most commonly performed service functions include: Oil Reset Service, TPMS Programming Service, EPB Service, ABS/SRS Services, SAS Calibration Service, DPF Regeneration Service

By following the on-screen instructions to select appropriate execution options, enter correct values or data, and perform necessary actions, the system will guide my through the complete performance for various service operations.

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Using ds708 many years, so I quickly find there are several applications are newly developed, they are AutoVIN Technology, MaxiFix Cloud-based information system, Shop manager. Valuing the user experience is the Company soul, I think Autel Company do a good job. I try these new applications one-by-one, and prove what they claim in the following table.

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  1. Data logging reports: submit via wifi and print

Autel Maxidas DS808 is allowed to submit Data Logging Reports in diagnostics.The reports are saved to the internal memory (which is a not insignificant 32 GB, depending on the hardware specification). As the tablet is equipped with WIFI, these can be emailed to the office or directly to the customer.

The Data Manager application is used to store, print, and review the saved files. Most operations are controlled through the toolbar.

The reports are able to be saved in PDF format

In the toolbar buttons, you could see the “Print”, click it and go. Printing the reports directly is a little more challenging. In my case, I had to install a separate PDF viewer, and to realize the wireless data printing function, I need to install the printer driver program by following the instruction. This made getting the reports off the device a little long winded. My opinion is that it would be more convenient if the print button could be configured to call other installed printer drivers.

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  1. TeamViewer Quick Support program:

The “Remote Desk” app is remarkable, it launches the TeamViewer Quick Support program, it is a simple, fast and secure remote control screen. I could use it to receive ad-hoc remote support from Autel’s support center, colleagues, or friends, by allowing them to control my MaxiDAS tablet on their PC. Therefore I need not phone call any more. TeamViewer ID would be the phone number. Make sure the Display Tablet is connected to the Internet before launching the Remote Desk application.

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Conclusion:

I think highly of Autel Maxidas DS808, I highly recommend it to the small repair shop. It is rugged, running fast, easy to use, light and add many special functions comparing autel ds708.

I-2016 Actia Multidiag Renault/BMW Review: Works OK

I-2016 Actia Multidiag review… Works perfectly with Renault, BMW, Opel, BMW X5, Citroen C5, Pug 301, American Ford, Audi, etc.

Actia multi diag interface i have

Actia multi diag price: €229.95 (acceptable for me)

Actia multi diag download via obdexpress.co.uk

No need actia multi diag keygen

Actia multi diag review…. here you go.

Renault Clio was my first subject to observe, I connect the Actia multi diag 2016 to under the dashboard steering side OBD connector. It helped erase an engine code, reprogrammed mutlifunction steering angle sensor, code injector. Then VCI enabled to detect some parameters. Here are some pictures I taken. I figured out that Actia multidiag can not only do some basic diagnosis, but also write it as the official tester ecu for any updates, drivers.

The first experience was successfully, but I realized that it ran slow than I imaged. So I decided to dissemble the device and check what the PCB inside look likes. I googled and found a little tutorial on MHHAUTO forum to modify the PCB to make it works faster. Here is the modified PCB.

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Second vehicle I tested was a BMW MINI 2011. One client took his car to my garage because the airbag light constantly flashed. I tested it with VCI but no code stored. I checked some other parameters and all fine. Then I disconnected the battery, and did a battery reset for half an hour. The

SRS light went off finally.

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Also, I have tested other vehicle models, Opel, BMW X5, Citroen C5, Pug 301, American Ford, Audi etc later, mainly French and American brands. I am not sure how it works on Japanese brands.

I still learning and testing other models (Actia multi diag trucks is what i wanna test next week) and will add if necessary.BMWBMW http://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2017/05/16/actia-multi-diag-review-works-ok-with-renault-bmw/

High Quality MAN VCI Lite V14.01

MAN truck diagnostic tool for sale: MAN VCI Lite

MAN VCI Lite price: €685

MAN VCI Lite, what can & cannot do:

  • Simple testing of actuators…..Confirmed!
  • Visualisation and assessment of current sensor signals……Confirmed!
  • Identification of control unit in assembled condition……Confirmed!
  • Depiction of all stored diagnosis entries……Confirmed!
  • Fast orientation on vehicle by means of integrated overview wiring diagrams……Confirmed!
  • HD-OBD scantool (Heavy Duty On Board Diagnosis), read-out and presentation of data relevant to exhaust gas……Confirmed!

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In summary, MAN VCI Lite clone is good at trucks obdii diagnostics, actuation, measured values display and so on, works 95% as the original truck diagnostic tool. And it covers up to 95% of org T200 capabilities.

The only demerit-

The clone MAN VCI Lite can not see the ignition, and users need go to individual modules for test all work, can not use the quick test.

MAN Truck Diagnostic Tool Wanted? MAN VCI Lite!

Launch X431 vs Launch M-Diag vs Easydiag

Launch X431 or Launch Easydiag? 

Lauch x431 is better than easy diag. If you really want one cheap with some bi-directional control a DS150e chinese clone is ok but you’ll need to set it up on a laptop.

I’d recommend Easydiag and Vlads Software 1 year update . It gives you id say 95% of what real x431 xpro3 can , i’m speaking about basic functions that original would have that cracked easydiag to xpro3 wouldn’t have 1 or 2 .

you can make easydiag xpro3 with dongle and software for 1/10th cost of what original x431 xpro3 costs .

with easydiag and vlad’s software, you can do actuator testing on most vehicles yes but limited only to what the vehicle u are testing has .

i have Original Launch X431 full and easydiag Vlads work 1 to 1

this Delphi ds150 e is full shit not have special function only live data and errors

I have for each car brand dealer unit !!!

before 1 year i work with TEXA this device is full full shit !!!

buy Launch! It works very well !!!

So, Launch x431 wins! For launch x431 scan tools, 2017 launch x431 v 8 inch tablet should be the most cost-effective among x431 series. This is why: https://launch-x431-v.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-need-new-launch-x431-v-scan-tool.html

Launch M-Diag or Launch Easydiag?

  Launch X431 Easydiag 2.0 Launch M-Diag Lite
Product original-launch-easydiag launch-m-diag-lite
Price €59  €85
Android
Apple IOS
Generic OBDII check
I/M check
Actuation test  
4 systems diagnosis

(Engine, transmission, ABS, SRS)

FULL systems diagnosis

incl. bl-directional capabilities

IMMO & key programming
Oil / service reset
Brake pads
Battery matching
ABS bleeding
TPMS reset
Throttle body adaption
Steering angle reset
DPF regeneration
Injector coding

So, Launch M-diag Lite wins!  €85 not only covers X431 easydiag 2.0 and Golo easydiag+ (four+full systems diagnosis); but adds new special functions incl.Oil / Service reset, ABS bleeding, IMMO & key programming, throttle body adaptation, brake pads, steering angle reset, battery matching, DPF regeneration, Injector coding.

Launch X431 or Launch M-Diag or Launch Easydiag

For DIYers,

Launch M-Diag Lite OBDII code reader is much more powerful than Launch X431 Easydiag 2.0 and Golo Easydiag+. It not only excels in basic obdii diagnosis but special functions and actuation test

Launch M-Diag Lite details:

-Price: €84.95

-Language: English, Chinese, Spanish, French

-Car list: supports the generic OBD, CAN bus, and proprietary protocols of over70 car manufacturers and2, 500 car models

For garage repair work,

2017 Launch X431 V 8 inch pad is a good budget for reasons as below:

-Cheaper (€675) but more powerful than other launch x431

-Special functions available

-Full vehicle coverage: Brazilian, Indian, Chinese Australian, cars…

-2017 New vehicle support: BMW

-2017 New vehicle support: Toyota

-VW online programming without German server

MPPS V18 vs KESS V2 vs KTAG vs FgTech Galletto v54

How to choose the right ECU tuning tool you need really? MPPS v18, ktag, kess, fgtech4 or 2? Tips from pros here… Hope this helps.

ECU tools/Communication MPPS V18 KESS v2 KTAG FgTech 2 /
Fgtech 4
OBD2  
BOOT  
BDM    
J-TAG    
Tricore      

So, KESS v2 supports obd2, boot

MPPS v18 works for obd2, Multiboot, Tricore for Marelli ECU’s

KTAG can work for bdm, j-tag, boot

FgTech Galleto v54 4 (or Fgtech 2) work no issues with obd2, bdm, j-tag, boot

Communication/

ECU tools

OBD2 BOOT BDM JTAG Tricore
MPPS V18      
KESS v2      
KTAG    
FgTech 2 /

Fgtech 4

 

So, 3 options are available for OBDII connection: mpps v18, kess, fgtech

3 options for BOOT: kess v2, k-tag, fgtech galletto

2 options for BDM: ktag, fgtech

2 options for JATG: ktag, fgtech 4/2

Only 1 way for Tricore: MPPS V18!

That is why you need buy more than one ecu programmers.

When to buy Galletto 4 and kess v2 together?

Galletto 4 work with truck, including Benz truck, read and write ECU via both BDM and OBD; KESS not works with truck, read and write ECU via only OBD, not BDM.

When to buy Kess v2 and Ktag together?

KESS V2 is a ECU programming tool that is perfect for OBD use, while KTag is perfect for Jtag, BDM and all the Boot application (tricore and ST10).

With KESS V2 you programming directly through the OBD port of the vehicle, while with Ktag (Ktag 2.13) you need to take apart the ECU and open it, after you can make the read/write operation.

Many ECU has the advantage that can be read and write from OBD port (so KESS V2 is perfect), but there are lot ECU that need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols, so KTAG is needed.

When to buy Fgtech 4, Kess v2 and Ktag all together?

Because non of China tool will cover all cars good and if you buy clone tools, buy all (galletto+kess+ktag) from them, that you will cover more cars, or better to buy a good original tool if you will do the work as a pro, all depends want you will do.

Reference:

MPPS covers MAIN + TRICORE + MULTIBOOT and a wide range of controllers incl. M3.8, M5.9, ME7xx, MED9, MED17, EDC15/16/17, Delphi, Siemens, Marelli, Delco, Sagem, Trionic and many others…

Kess covers all major brands and protocols including Line, CAN, EDC17 and MED17 and Ford J1850

ktag firmware v6.070 with ksuite v2.13 supports BDM MOTOROLA MPC5xx, and BMW Gasoline F Chassis and Mercedes W222

FGTech Galletto 4 is a famous chip tuning tool for all cars, trucks, motorcycles, Marine, BDM MPCxx, BDM Boot Mode Tricore, checksum

Fgtech 2 comes with all Cars, Trucks, Traktors and bikes. New Boot Mode System Tricore Infineon Tricore Sak TC1766, Sak TC1767 *new Infineon Tricore sak TC1792,TC1796,TC1797,TC1767. READ / WRITE New BMW by OBD2 port.

How to switch K+DCAN cable 7&8 pin for K-Line or Dcan connection

How to use/switch/connect to K-Line or Dcan pin 7&8? I have one of those K+DCAN USB cables and I am confused about how to switch the modes of it. Here are good tips i found, of the switch-mode k+dcan usb cable user manual. All i’ve collected just for education.

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About the switch-mode K+DCAN interface

I assume the reasons being that on DCAN cars one pin is used for a ethernet connection and the other to the K data line – on K line cars, both pins are connected to K data lines and that creating a switch mode circuit would cost more than the interface is worth. The 2 most sensible options are both hardware-related:-

  1. Use an adapter (such as the one sold by One Stop electronics) which internally bridges pins 7 & 8 or,
  2. Mount a small switch on the OBD plug end of your adapter, which can bridge (for K line) or separate (for DCAN) the connection between pins 7 & 8.

 

Tip: the normal dcan cable vs. switch-mode k+dcan cable:
http://blog.obd2express.co.uk/2016/04/27/2016-new-bmw-kdcan-cable-with-switch-vs-old-inpa-dcan-cable/

 

 

 

– So you have to physically connect (K-Line) or disconnect (DCAN) pin 7&8?

– Yes, I think connection by soldering is a bad option as it limits the usefulness of the interface, I have an adapter but consider a switch to be a better option.

 

 

– Is there anything else to do for switching from K-Line to DCAN then disconnecting pin 7&8? Unfortunately I don’t have a DCAN model available.

– As soon as you connect the interface to the car and your computer, run DCAN.exe to configure the comms rate. I have only used my K+DCAN interface with DCAN cars.

 

 

– Is it necessary to do so every time I want to use DCAN or is the interface staying in DCAN mode once I ran DCAN.exe?

– You only need to run it when you are switching between modes. If you run it the first time you connect to a DCAN car, your computer will retain the settings.

 

 

– How do I switch back to K-Line? Just by connecting the two pins or is further action on the computer required?

– Earlier e39 had both the OBD port in the cabin and the round 20 pin connector under the hood.

 

The OBD port only allowed access to limited modules, I think only the DME in fact.

 

I always switch my K+D CAN adapter between K and D CAN protocols as I need to, depending on the car that I’m connecting to.

I use the DOS version of the DCAN utility. As mentioned if you only use the adapter on the e39, run the utility once and set the adapter to K CAN and leave it at that.

 

In fact thinking about it I use the same adapter for INPA, DIS and ISID.

 

With these K DCAN cables there are two subtle different versions, one with pin 8 enabled, one with it disabled. The one with it disabled is ideal for e90 newer than 03/07 & that era, these leads often come with a black adapter to re-enable the pin 8 (by just tying it to pin 9) so it will also be suitable for e46/e39/e63 etc. The ones with pin 8 active are just older versions of the cable. Worst cast scenario you just need to modify the cable & stuck a switch on it to toggle pin 8 on/off as needed.

 

Finally there are a lot of rubbish adapter cables out there. Finding a good one can be tricky.

 

 

– I have a 2003 E39 so there is no OBD1 anymore. How do you switch the modes physically? Do you use such a adapter to connect Pin 7&8?

– If you don‘t plan to use the cable on any cars that have DCAN(2007+) then you can pop open the case and solder a jumper between them. When you do this the DCAN functionality will no longer work though.

Switch-mode K+DCAN cable manual: a lot of reviews of DCAN USB interface

Original Autel Scanner Software Update Instructions

Here is the Autel software update Instruction munual ,suitable for MaxiDiag Elite MD802,MD701,MD704, MaxiCheck ,MaxiTPMS TS501, TS601, AL609, AutoLink AL619, MaxiService EBS301,OLS301, VAG505 and MOT PRO.

Register the Tool:

Please go to our website www.autel.com to register an Autel ID.

Then sign in our website with your Autel ID and password to register your tool: http://pro.auteltech.com/

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Note: when registering the tool on our website, please make sure that the serial number and register password that you input are correct.

On the tool itself, you can press on Setup->About to double check the serial number and register password. If you only have the S/N, please contact our technical support to check out the register password.

Update via Computer:

1. Log in our website with your Autel ID and password, and then download the latest PC Suite for your tool from your account. http://pro.auteltech.com/

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2. Then please install the PC Suite on a Windows computer that can get Internet access.

3. Insert the SD card to USB port of the computer via a SD card reader, run the PC Suit, then input your Autel ID and password to log in our system. If you forget your password unintentionally, you may always click the [Forget Password?] to link to our website and reset your password.

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4. Then wait for the Update window to display.

You can use the pull-down menu on the right corner to select the correct SD card if two or more SD cards have been connected to the PC. And you can click on the Install button to download the software updates.

To ensure the good performance of the scan tool, it is recommended to download and install all the software updates.

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5. After downloading all the software, please insert the SD card back to the Autel scan tool; then you can enjoy the new software.

How to setup Star Finder Mercedes on Windows 64bit

It’s a customer solution of Star Finder Mercedes Benz setup on Windows Vista or Win7, 64bit.

Free download ETMviewer.zip
https://mega.nz/#!bYR1ELiA!epv4790nIPaNSA6zgOZoVox3RIgfZ2UL4hmqFYVFwlQ

STAR Service Manual Libraries on CD and DVD

Workaround for Compatibility Issues with 64-Bit Version of Windows Vista and Windows 7

GETTING YOUR CD or DVD to WORK with 64-Bit
This also applies to CDs/DVDs that are not listed as being compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Step 1
The first step is to prevent the WHIP! application from starting. This is possible by adding an “Autodesk WHIP!” key to the Windows Registry. This will prevent the WHIP! application from installing, which prevents program start when canceling.

Continue to Step 2 to enable access to wiring diagrams.

Step 2
Go to the Autodesk web site and download Design Review software. Click to Link to Site.http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=12423405&siteID=123112
Installation instructions:

Step 3
Because of the now missing Autodesk WHIP! Plug-in, the wring diagrams on CD/DVD are inaccessible. The workaround for this is a separate “ETM Viewer” application that uses Autodesk Design Review and updated wiring diagrams.

Get the required files:

– Unpack the ETMviewer/zip and webetm***.zip files.

– Move the “webetm”folder and “start.html” file into the empty “ETMviewer/webetm” folder.

Source:http://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2017/04/03/how-to-setup-star-finder-mercedes-on-windows-64bit/