Ford VCM2 Firmware Downgrade (customer solution)

Recently,OBDexpress has received some question about Ford VCM2 firmware downgrade,and obdexpress found the same problem in the mhhauto OBDII scan forum.

Here you are:

I just get VCM2 and instaled IDS v86 and when I start sw error I get that VCM firmware is newer then IDS sw.

How to do?a

Customer solutions from the MH forum:

Press and hold reset button after that insert usb to pc still hold reset button when you will hear beep after that release reset button.

If it does not works….

Try to use this Ford VCM II Software setup v2.1.119.3. I have Chinese clone Ford VCM II and working with Ford IDS v86, Mazda IDS v91 and with JLR SDD v138 with this software setup too. My VCM have no problem with update downgrade I had installed Ford IDS v95 after that v86 and no problem update downgrade. When I installed JLR SDD v138 I had to update VCM to this version and after that was not functional with Ford IDS v86 after installing this setup was all functional.

Ford VCM II v2.1.119.3:

(RUN v2.1.119.3 on a computer without any IDS or SDD

Start VCI Manager and press update /start

you can do this without press the button on vcmii)

When I want update or downgrade VCM I have to only connect VCM with PC not need connect VCM to OBD. I have installed this softwares on VMware each separately. Each with new clean windows xp. I have not installed newest Ford IDS v95 for example because I don`t know how to freeze system still after 5 days license k.o.  But I had installed this new version Ford v95 and worked this new software update without problem. I install V94 and after that IDS said me is new version v95 I downloaded it and it worked.

I am using V94, and I was told I need OSCH VCI MAMAGER2.1.119.3, NOT



you need to press the reset button on the vcmII WHILE CONNECTED TO 12V, then when you see all lights flash at once on the vcmii, you put to usb , wait for beep release reset button on VCMII and start VCI MANAGER.


SO IN ids 94, you can go to program and features and uninstall version , reboot and install

to install MAZDA IDS With ford VCMII”

I downgrade my vcm2 firmware to work with Ford IDS v86, and now ford is ok for me.

I followed a youtube video and I installed (on free IDS PC) Mazda IDS v88 (because I readed that v88 will work with same firmware as ford v86) . Changed Bosch VCI manager files from ford into mazda and now when start vcm manager ask me to update to newer version , but I not wanna update and skip that.

When start Mazda IDS also told me that must update, so which version of mazda will work with same ford v86 fw? Must I search for Mazda v86??

Note: the version software is unimportant , its the ETAS version that matters .

you use the SAME one across all JLR, MAZDA, FORD.


If clone Ford VCMII, USEthat etas version for your FORD, MAZDA, and JLR

Enjoy and good luck!

(BIG THANKS to laco210 and TizWaz)

2018 Kess V2 5.017 vs 2017 Kess V2 5.017


A lot of improvement on PCB components, compared to Kess made in 2017:

1.the left upper corner and the lower right corner notch size is not the same

2.More thanbuzzer

3.WFs = Infineon, BCR112 NPN Digital Transistor

4.27E = ON Semiconductor NUP2105LT1G

5.6DW = NXP BC817,215 NPN Bipolar Transistor

6.A6c =MMUN2113LT1G / MMUN2113LT3G

7.K5B = BC807-25-7-F PNP Bipolar Transistor

8.Using imported Japanese Murata filter NFE61PT472C1H9L

2017 Kess V2 firmware 5.017:


2018 KESS 5.017 Specification

Model name:Kess V2 Master

Software Version: V2.23 (Newest)

Fireware Version: V5.017

Update:By link

Car Models: For Multi-cars and trucks,no year limitation

Languages: English/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Portuguese/ French

Functions:Ecu Programming Tool

Connection:By OBD2.Read and write ECU via OBD2 port directly, no need disassemble ECU from the car, easy to use .

Support Protocol:OBD2,BOOT…

KESS V2 5.017 Red PCBIntroduction

Red KESS 5.017 is the newest introducted OBDII ECU Programmer for Multi Vehicles. As the new generation KESS V2 Master Kit,the New KESS V5.017 with a newer fashionable look and used the Best PCB Board(Red EU Version) as well as LPC2478 NXP Chip + Newer sd card + 3D Sticker to provide a stable ECU Programming. 2018 Newest Red PCB KESS V5.017 supports online 140+ protocols without tokens limited and provides better quality and performance at decent price and will one of the must have ECU Flasher Tool For ECU tuners.

KESS V2 5.017 With Red PCB Highlight

1.The Best PCB Board(Red EU Version), LPC2478 NXP Chip + Newer sd card + 3D Sticker.

2.Using imported Japanese Murata filter NFE61PT472C1H9L

3. Better performance,function as well as online 140+protocols supported.

4. Online Operation Supported,No tokens limited.

5. Perfect for OBD use,Read and write ECU via OBD2 port directly, no need disassemble ECU from the car, easy to use .

6. No reset button,no USB dongle,no tokens limited and has tested by many users as well as our technology department, 100% workable.

7.Multi-Languages supported.

What’s different between KESS 5.017 Green PCB and Red PCB?

1 Red PCB has better quality,and same outside box as original.

2 Both KESS 5.017 are same software,stable for use.If you want original looks,you can choose red pcb version.

3.Red KESS V5.017 with LPC2478 NXP + Newer SD Card

What is the different between Red KESS V2 5.017 EU and KTAG 7.020?

1.Red KESS FW5.017 is perfect for OBDII using. For Most Vehicles, KESS V5.017 Red PCB can read and write ECU via OBD2 Cable Directly.While KTAG FW7.020 can read and write ECU via TRICORE or BDM Or Other Mode with special cable,KTAG V7.020 is for all the ECU that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols

2.Red KESS 5.017 Ksuite 2.23 EU is for mainly for home cars,trucks,while the K-TAG 7.020 Master is for truck/tractor/Heavy Duty/Boat and so on.

3.KESS FW5.017 With Red PCB Europe Version can work For Most for Toyota Denso ECU Protocol,but just K-TAG 7.020 with GPT Cable can work For Toyota Hilux kun26 very well !

4.KTAG V7.020 can support much more Cars/truck/tractor/motorcycle than KESS V5.017 Red !

Now, most tuners tend to buy Red KESS V2 5.017 + K-TAG KTAG 7.020 together to make more online protocols can be programmed or flashed.

Searches related to Kess 5.017:

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Kess v2 5.017 eu clone vs china clone:

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Kess v2 5.017 Windows 7 Windows 8:

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CGDI MB CGDI BMW Download: Tested 100%

Free download CGDI PROG MB and CGDI PROG BMW software on Dropbox:

CGDI PROG MB software donwload

CGDI Benz Monster updated to

Released date: 2017-12-29

Released notes:

  1. Add activation Key function
    In the case that the EIS cannot activate the key and the key lamp steady, it can be activated manually with the Benz Monster.
    2. Add detection FBS4 key type function
    Currently do not support the acquisition, engineers are being overcome, please look forward to.
    3. Add View wiring diagram function (Menu-Wiring Diagram)
    Contains EIS, ELV, ECU, ISM, TCU wiring diagram.

Tested 100%

Works perfect with CGDI MB programmer

Success with Mercedes SLK200


cgdi-bmw-m3 (6)

CGDI BMW updated to date: 2017-12-30

Released notes:

1.Use the colorful interface to re-create the software.

2.Increase BMW enable/disable key function.

Tested 100%

Works good with CGDI Prog for BMW

Success with BMW M3

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Source from :Car OBD2 Tools global one-stop shopping supplier —

Tech 2 scan tool deletes the F45/F55 option

OBDexpress customer feedback on Tech 2 scan tool deletes the F45/F55 option

Here, I would write up a summary and share my experiences of using Tech 2 scanner to delete the F45 option.

To delete F/45 you have 3 options: 1. spend $200+ or – on simulator plug-ins to go in the shock sensor plugs. 2. Install 10W 10 Ohm wire wound resistors (from Radioshack) into the shock sensor wire’s. 3. Program it out with a Tech II and disconnect the ride control module.

To delete F/55 your only option is the Tech II delete – resistors will not work.

Using the sims or the resistors assumes that all the other components in the system (sensors, modules and wiring harness) are operating correctly and if something breaks you will have to fix it or get codes. In my case I had a very annoying intermittent code from a wheel position sensor that was due to a short in the wiring harness in an unreachable location. I elected to go the Tech II route as it was so easy, cheap and imo the most complete solution.

The hardest part is finding a Tech II – all GM dealers have them but they may hesitate at the programming or want to overcharge you ($125 at mine). Just start calling local shops and if they don’t have one ask them if they know who does – it only took me 2 calls to get a referral to a shop that had one. Don’t bother if they tell you they have a different scantool that will work – it won’t, it must be a GM Tech II. Try a shop that specializes in Cadillac repair, that’s what I used and it turns out they had been programming out selective ride from certain Caddy’s for years because the replacement shocks are $1300 each (I guess the Caddy tax is higher than the Vette tax) and knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Here, steps 2-14 is the instruction on what to do with the Tech II. Then copy and print these procedure sequence instructions:

  1. Hook up your Tech 2 (Driver’s footwell), turn the car ON, make sure the module in the left rear storage compartment (pull back the velcro lining on the front of the compartment) is plugged in. DO NOT UNPLUG THIS MODULE *NOTE from Zoxxo : A correction is needed here. The F55 module on the C6 is not in the rear of the car. It’s under the right front fender liner. The service manual (at least the ones I have – 2006 & 2007 – were never updated from what the C5 manuals said. F45 was the C5 version of F55 (and even that transitioned to “F55” the last year of the C5.)
  1. Now use the Tech 2 to delete the F45 option ( F55 option does not appear on the Tech 2 menu screen – SO – DELETE THE F45 OPTION (use the screen captures – steps 2-14)

Step 2: Startup TECH2


Step 3: Enter Diagnostics menu


Step4: Enter year of car


Step5: Enter Passenger Car menu


Step 6: Select Body from the menu


Step 7: Select Y body from menu


Step 8: Select body style from menu (Coupe/Sedan is FRC/ZO6)


Step 9: Select transmission type


Step 10: Enter body control module menu for adding/deleting option codes such as automatic headlamps,F45 suspension. If you’re interested in adding the tire pressure monitoring system please skip to Step 15 below.


Step 11: Enter Special Functions menu


Step 12: Enter BCM RPO Reprogram


Step 13: Enter cars country of origin


Step 14: Toggle functions on and off. The asterisk next to the option code indicates this function has been turned on. Note that the Automatic and Manual HVAC controls are both turned on. This is normal and should be ignored. Go ahead and hit the save option button when your done and power off the TECH2.


  1. Save the new configuration
  2. DO NOT TURN THE CAR OFF DO NOT REMOVE THE TECH 2 Go to the module in the rear of the car, unplug the GRAY connector – IT IS THE WIDEST ONE – leave the other 1 (F/45) or 2 (F/55) plugged in.
  3. Turn off the car but LEAVE THE TECH 2 PLUGGED IN
  4. Remove remaining plugs from module in the rear of the car – Never plug them back in again, if you do the F/45 turns on automatically.
  5. Now the moment of TRUTH – Turn the car on and verify that the dreaded – MAX SPEED 80 MPH – is gone. This message was only present if you had already disconnected the shock sensors. Some people have had to disconnect their battery to allow the computer to reset to remove this message, but I would confirm with the Tech II that the F/45 was actually deleted first and if not reconnect everything and start again with step 1.
  6. Unplug the Tech 2 scan tool– Get in the car and take it for a ride. Smile as you pass the DREADED 80 MPH.

With these instructions in their hands even the most inexperienced tech can do this. It took mine 5 minutes and they charged me $25. I would have spent much more time and effort getting and installing resistors.

If you haven’t already changed your shocks drive home carefully as the shocks become very soft, not dangerous but as GM advises keep it under 80MPH.

Hope this helps somebody else.

Originally Posted by Kokopelli


VVDI key tool clone VW remote

Hi. I have own VVDI key tool, and can’t clone remote for vw, when try read original key for cloning remote and pressing unlock and lock there codes always changing, when write and check clone remote there only 1 code writed and doesn’t changes, maybe there is special keys for vw ?



If the vw remote is original you have to choose remote program or remote prepare from the menu

And then choose vw and choose the remote from frequency and fcc

And about cloning remote it used for fixed code remote


Good lucka

Reference: How to program VW 1KO959753N remote with Xhorse vvdi key tool:

First, power on VVDI KEY TOOL, you will see a disclaimer message, press OK button to confirm.

Next, you will see the main menu as below. Choose “Remote Prepare” function.


Select car brand region “Europe”.


And select “VW” according to the icon.


Then, select the key chip type you want to generate. In this case it’s “1KO 959 753 N”.


You will see the remote key picture and frequency 434.0MHz.


Last, connect the remote key PCB board with VVDI KEY TOOL via the cable come with package.


Press OK button and select “Wire” mode to generate new remote key chip.



(Solved) Elsawin Error: ELSAWINDB could not be installed

Here are customer solutions of Elsawin install failure with error message “The SQL Server instace ELSAWINDB could not be installed” with different error codes.

The error message will be displayed like this and the like

Elsawin Error

Elsawin ErrorCode: -2068052713

if has problem “ELSAWINDB could not be installed.ErrorCode: -2068052713”

Go to:

Control Panel

Program and Features

On the left Turn Windows Features On or Off

Make sure .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) box is checked (Check every box inside it).

It should work now

Elsawin ErrorCode: -2068054016

if has problem “ELSAWINDB could not be installed.ErrorCode: -2068054016”

Location: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\

Purpose: This log is the clean and user friendly log file that contains the basic information about the problem. This file shows which SQL server components were detected, the operating system environment, the command-line parameters that were specified, the values that were specified, and the overall status of each MSI and MSP file that was executed.

Troubleshooting: To find errors in this file, search for “error” or “failed” keywords. For more information about details of the failure, open the file that is listed in the line starting with “Log with failure”.

My error:

Another version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 has been detected on this system that must be updated to SP1. Please update all Visual Studio 2008 installations to SP1 level, by visiting Microsoft Update.

Elsawin Error Code: -2068025713

ElsaWin is the official Windows Software for servicing Audi and VW cars globally. Due to Windows 8 and 10, 32-bit and 64-bit versions, sometimes we don’t get them to install correctly or having problems installing them.

For 64-bit version of Windows 8 and 10 (most of newer computer or laptops), the only ElsaWin that support are versions 4 or newer. The current one now is 5.2 which includes some of the 2016 models.

ElsaWin requires .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 to work. Windows 8 & 10 use .NET Framework 4.x but they also have the options can be turn on in “Turn Windows features on or off” in Control Panel/Programs and Features. If you don’t have these enabled correctly, we should get Error Code: -2068025713 ELSAWINDB could not be installed.

Elsawin Version 4.0 and 4.1 update should not have any problems installing first regardless, but most of the problems exist in the version 5.0 update when the SQL 2008 is installed. Windows 10 will give warning that the SQL 2008 may not be compatible, but it won’t stop the installation if everything is update correctly.

*** Make sure to run the setup.exe with Administrator permission ***


Should I have a Kess V2 China clone or EU clone?

Q: How to know my Kess V2 is a China clone or an EU clone? What’s the difference?

 Kess V2 China clone

A: It’s simple; just look purple PCB, then you can be 100% sure its build EU clone. China have green or red PCB.

But remember, full reworked green Kess V2from China also works well. And it is low budget clone for start business.

Kess v2 EU purple PCB and China green/red PCB can be found here:

It’s a good write-up of Kess V2 PCB.

But you have to know- no matter what the colour of the pcb is ist sa pcb

the main thing is good quality parts thats is all thats needed

a china kess/ktag fgtech or any other board if reworked will work exactly as it should

eu made/pcb is a gimmick in most sellers (would like to see proof otherwise)

all the eu boards i have seen have been china made pcb’s some reworked some not even changed but sold as eu made.

the purple eu made kess and ktags can someone proove where in the eu they are made?

poland maybe or germany etc but as i said before makes no diference whatsoever if the parts are good quality then the pcb’s are all the same

they all use the same project to make the pcb’s

How to Install and Activate Launch EZCheck EZDiag to IOS System

New Launch EZcheck OBDII Scan Tool for DIYers Based on iPhone / Android,This guide of How to install Launch EZcheck EZDiag App to your iphone,here you go:

Launch EZcheck is a new design OBDII Scanner. X431 EZcheck work with phone same as  Launch Easydiag and Launch M-diag. You directly download “EZdiag” app from Android or Iphone will be ok. EZcheck can read fault code and clear code same as X431 Easydiag and X431 M-diag.

First you can scan the QR code on user manual to download the App on iOS or Android APP Store for Free.  You can also search EZDiag app on your mobile search engine and install it.



Open EZDiag software application


Sign up EZDiag with user name and password.



Enter your email address (for login or retrieving password)


Choose your region


Set password (At least 6 digit containing numbers, letters and signs)


Activate the EZDiag


Enter serial number and verification code (you can find S/N on the package)


Activation success.

Now you can use the Launch EZ Check EZDiag OBDII scan tool.




BDM Adapters Full Set for KTAG KESS V2 KTM100 Dimsport

BDM Adapters Full Set(22 pics) is

used with LED BDM Frame

to do chip tuning (Denso, Marelli, Bosch, Siemens)

via KTAG KESS V2 KTM100 Dimsport chiptuning tools


BDM Adapter Features:

Adapter width: ~60mm width for original BDM Probe, not for low quality plastic with 40mm width.

Adapter thickness: 2mm

Adapter colour: Green

22 BDM adapters included in a full set:

1 14AM00T01M Bosch

2 14AM00T02M Delphi DCM

3 14AM00T03M Bootloader ST10xx

4 14P600KT04 Infineon Tricore EDC/MED17

5 14AM00T05M Marelli MPC55xx JTAG

6 14AM00T06M Delphi MPC55xx JTAG

7 14AM00T07M Denso CN1 Boot

8 14AM00T08M Denso CN2 Boot

9 14AM00T09M Denso CN3 Boot

10 14AM00T10M Denso CN1 AUD

11 14AM00T11M Denso CN2 AUD

12 14AM00T00M Delphi DCI

13 14AM00TBAS Base Adapter 1.27

14 14AM00T14M NexusEFI T6 Lotus

15 14AM00TB02 Magneti Marelli BDM insert

16 14AM00TB01 Siemens BDM insert

17 14AM00TB03 EDC7 BDM insert

18 14AM00T18M Magneti Marelli MPC/SPC56xx

19 14AM00T13M Nexus MPC5xx TRW ECU

20 VAG 1.6tdi – Siemens-Continental PCR2.1

21 14AM00T15M Toyota NEC76F-20

22 14AM00T16M Toyota NEC76F-26

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BMW Road Map Europe NBT-NEXT 2018-1 Torrent Download Free

Free download BMW ROAD MAP EUROPE NBT-NEXT 2018-1 Torrent on Mega:

Free way:

go to a forum and the like to post a thread to ask for FSC codes

Paid way:

– ENET cable($15 around) with working E-sys software:

Note that, you can also DIY an ENET cable. Google and search how-to’s. there will be many tutorial.

– BMW ICOM emulator

BMW ICOM A2 ISTA/P is another way to import enabling codes (FSC).


ZIP archive file with release code (FSC) file (e.g., FZ38042_00020001.xml) and certificate file (e.g., FZ38042_00020001.der)

And Media to copy the files onUSB stick (recommended), CD-ROM media and CD/DVD burner, Floppy disc

In details… Look here:

Part 1: How to use ENET E sys cable to generate FSC codes:

BMW-FSC-NBT.rar, for sharing, and i never tested yet.

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!

See the FSC code generation step by step:

Step 1: READ FSC

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.


Part 2: How to use BMW ISTA/P to import an enabling code (FSC)

Important Notes:

  1. This import function neither writes the code to the vehiclenor activates the associated function in the vehicle.

The activation will be requested during the measures planrealization.

  1. When using a USB stick ensure, that it’s formatted as aremovable disc (usually default format). Otherwise the stickwill not be recognized by ISTA/P.
  2. The FSC file (.xml) & the certificate file (.der) need to beextracted on the media.Do not copy the ZIP archive file on the media.


Select Data management


Select Import activation code and click Import

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Insert the media (e.g. USB stick) in ISSS and click OK


Select VIN

Check that the certificate is present. If the certificate column reads not fitted, the .der file is missing on the media and it’s impossible to activate.

Click Start Import