Car Diagnostic Tools

Obtain the most up-to-date Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908 from CnAutotool

For those who have not however made the soar to the world-class Autel diagnostic device, why not head to CnAutotool, buy the latest Autel MaxiSys Professional MS908? is giving a advertising around the tool at present.

Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P is an enhanced variation of DS708 and features stylish style and design, a much bigger LED exhibit display, a separate tablet Computer and impartial diagnostic box, built-in battery, also as car or truck coverage for more than 40 car will make, complete diagnose functionality. European programming and on the net update and programming.

Maxisys ms908 pro j2534 can be an evolutionary sensible solution for specialized automotive prognosis and Ecu programming. Developed along with the DNA of Autel’s diagnostics family, the MaxiSys is built to supply many from the prestigious characteristics in the MaxiDAS DS708 with extreme simplicity of use and highly effective diagnostic efficiency.
Just lately,1 new Car Scanner Tool start towards the current market, its name”Bluetooth Start Icarscan VCI scanner ”. End users can communication with Bluetooth Launch Icarscan VCI scanner for Android OBDII socket via BlueTooth with an Android smartphone/ tablet.

The Bluetooth ICarScan Launch(car or truck interaction interface) can turn your Android smartphone / tablet right into a experienced automotive analysis tool. to realize entire systems and complete function prognosis, involve reading/ clearing issues codes, details stream, actuation take a look at, adaptation, Ecu coding & programming, oil reset, other special function, etc.

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How to install software for GM MDI

GM MDI Scan tool Plus EVG7 Tablet PC V2017.09 Software install steps:

1.  Go to the login screen

2. click “Continue”


3. click ” ok”


4. click” GDS 2″


5. run “start GDS2″


6. click” run”


7. run


8. click” next”


9. click” next”


10 click “install”


11.  connect gm mdi hardware,  click” Configure”


12 click”Finish”


13. finish install


14 . select language


If you have GM MDI install problems. please contact us, we can help you install it and solve your problems.

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JLR DoiP VCI DoipDiagnostic and programming Interface


1.The Pathfinder software(You must have a online account to work with it,we don’t offer)
It is the only unit that will be compatible with the Pathfinder software and all JLR vehicles with the new vehicle architectures found in 2017 and newer vehicles (from the Range Rover/Range Rover Sport L405/L494). In addition to the 2017 and newer vehicles, the DoIP VCI will also be capable of interfacing with 2014 through 2016 Multi-CAN architecture vehicles (see application list below).


2.The SDD software(If you want to do programming ,you must have a online account)

All 2014-2017 with no DOIP and earlier (2006 to 2014) land rover and Jaguar will still use the SDD JLR software.

The NEW JLR DoIP VCI is the newest interface for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

It is the only unit that will be compatible with the Pathfinder Software and all JLR vehicles with the new vehicle architectures found in 2017 and newer vehicles (from the Range Rover/Range Rover Sport L405/L494). In addition to the 2017 and newer vehicles.

the DoIP VCI will also be capable of interfacing with 2014 through 2016 Multi-CAN architecture vehicles (see application list below). Vehicles 2014 and older vehicles not detailed here will continue to use the current diagnostic system and VCIs.

This tool is need to fully work with the following

2014-2016 DoIP VCI Applications:
· XE (X760)
· F-Pace (X761)
· F-Type (X152)
· XF (X260)
· XJ (X351) – 16MY only
· Evoque (L538)
· Discovery Sport (L550)
· Range Rover (L405)
· Range Rover Sport (L494)

You would also need the Pathfinder software to work on the above vehicles

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How to update GM MDI Hardware

Here we share the method to update GM MDI Scan Tool Hardware.

item: New Wifi GM MDI Scanner Multiple Diagnostic Interface with SPS Software with WIFI Card from

1. firstly press this button like the picture showed, and then connect to power adapter, unloose the button until all the five leds are flashing.


2.second click gm mdi manager.


3.At last click Mdi update.

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Wifi VAS6154 VAG Diagnostic tool Instructions

Today lets introduce something about our new arrived VAS6154 VAG diagnostic tool

WIFI VAS6154 is the latest VAG full system diagnostic and programming interface for VW AUDI, which can read and clear code, dynamic data flow, programming,coding, and personalized settings,including maintenance information systems, technical briefings, circuit diagrams, component drawings, diagnostic guidelines, etc.

WIFI VAS6154 support multi-languages for software : English, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Spanish, French, Italian, Croatian, Danish, German, Swedish, Finnish, Slovenian, Czech, Russian, Greek, Chinese

VAS6154 Hardware Information :


Run odis 4.1.3 software

(Notice : there are many download links for free on the web, but you are not advised to use it , because most are not tested by professionals!)




For more details of our Newest VAS6154 Diagnostic Tool, please check on our website directly .

Thank you


BMW ICOM A2 With V2017.09 Engineers software Plus DELL E6420 Laptop Preinstalled Ready to Use


Software version V2017.09:
ISTA-D 4.05.32
ISTA-P 3.61.5
VIN: 2017.09
Not connected 9000 days remaining

BMW ETK: 2017.09
BMW KSD: 09.2017Multilanguage
BMW FSC Navigation Code Generator
BMWAiCoder for BMW Coding
With free BMW Engineer Software (INPA, NCS, WinKFP, E-Sys 3.27.1, Psdzdata 59.0), BMW FSC code generator and BMW AiCoder

Multi-language available in diagnosing, programming and TIS diagram circuit: American English, British English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

System Requirements:
Dual-core processor, better above I3; over 4G of memory

Support Model:
It is recommended to use Lenovo ThinkPad: T61, T400, T410, T420, T430, X61, X200, X201, X220 X230 and other laptop with Intel chipset, such as I3 I5 / I7 series.

Top 5 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM A2 with Latest Software
1.BMW ICOM A2 Hardware Version: V01.40.05
2.Support Vehicles: BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper
3.Support BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming
4.With Bonus Engineer Programming Software
5.DELL E6420 Laptop Preinstalled Ready to Use

Notice of BMW ICOM A2:
1. No Network And Also No Connection With The Original Server When You Use The BMW ICOM Software HDD, Ortherwise It Is Will Be Damaged, And Need You Send Back For Repair
2. If your BMW ICOM HDD got error “database version mismach, the found database version are not compatible”, just need to set the ISTA/D language as American English

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Connection:


BMW ICOM A2+B+C Function:
* Interface A2 – OBD diagnostic supporting MOST, D-CAN and K-CAN protocols.
* Interface B – diagnostic via MOST bus, and have connection to A-interface via USB connection.
* Interface C – 20-pin cable for old models.

BMW BICOM A2+B+C Special Features Compared with ICOM :
* The modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity.Robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments.
* To protect the MOST connector, the ICOM B for vehicles with optical MOST access will be equipped with a soft cover made of rubber instead of the former plastic cap.
* The ICOM C for old series with a diagnostics socket will be additionally equipped with an approx. 20 cm long cable, which facilitates the connection of the ICOM A2 and makes storage in the engine compartment easier.

BMW ICOM A2 Computer System requirment:
Professional Win7 with 64bit
CPU I3 I5 I7 or above Processor
Memory 8GB
BMW ICOM A2+B+C Packing List:
1pc x BMW ICOM A2 Interface
1pc x BMW ICOM B Most
1pc x BMW 20pin Cable
1pc x USB Cable
1pc x OBD2 Cable
1pc x LAN Cable
1pc x Brand new Dell E6420 Laptop with latest software


Q1: Is there any diagnostic equipment can do BMW530 DA 2003 ? It is better in French
A1: Try to use the BMW ICOM A2

Q2: Does the BMW ICOM A2 have the installation manual?
A2: Inset the hard disk into the computer and input password BMW, you’ll find the installation manual.

Q3: BMW ICOM A2 (SP168-B) can do the BMW old car before 2000?
A3: You can do the old BMW car, if the car can not be done, then try for a few more cars

Q4: 2013 New BMW ICOM A2 + B + C Diagnostic & Programming Tool (SP168-B) can be programmed to control template EGS?
A4: Yes The entire vehicle control unit can be programmed

What do you know about WIFI MB SD C4?

Wireless MB SD C4 Diagnostic Tool is with newest 2017.09 software.New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis not only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS,but also UDS diagnose protocol. Because old MB STAR C4 main board do not have UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 can not support it.

What do you know about WIFI MB SD C4?

1.Dell D630 HDD and External HDD,which one is better?

Dell D630 HDD only works with Dell D630 computer.

External HDD can work with all computers.

But Dell D630 works more stable,the connection is more stable,meanwhile,it has a quicker speed when you use,and only DELL D630 HDD can support WIFI.

If it is possible,we suggest you to buy the DELL D630 HDD.

2.Why do you need to choose one second-hand laptop?

(1)Operate more smoothly on dell d630 computer which our tech engineer recommend.

(2)Software installed before shipment,ready to use once you receive the package.If you are not familiar with the software activiation,suggest you buy the Auto key Programmer MB SD C4 Plus Laptop.

3.How to set MB SD C4 WIFI?

Firstly, disconnect the local areal connection.
Then connect the sdconnect 4 with the car and start the car.
Finally connect to the wireless connections.

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Of cars and car faults

Using cars has been an exciting thing since the innovation of wheels. Many people love their cars for the convenience they are known to provide. While the process of car use may be the most exciting, the prevalence e of car faults is usually something which is commonplace.

Car fault has been known to arise from different car areas. Some of which include:

The engine
The wheels

Engine faults

The Car Diagnostic Tool has been the major area which keeps the car moving. However much we may want the engine to remain in good condition, the car engine is the most common area of fault. Engine faults are caused by several factors which include heating, blockages and just mere cases of negligence.

car engine faults

Because of the combustion process, the car engine is bound to heat up and as a result need urgent cooling. The heating arise from the fuels which are used and the lack of ventilation. The car filters are usually placed strategically to help in reducing the oil clogging on the car system.

When the engine is clogged, it is bound to cause heat. Oxygen and water are usually some of the most important elements when this arises. The emissions of carbon dioxide in the course of the combustion usually cause the car engine to have the chocking effect.

Engine fault is also known to arise from other factors like the imbalances in the car engine pressure. The maintenance of the car engine pressure is quite important if the car engine were to have ‘good health’. The use of certain oils is some other contributors to the problem of temperature and pressure.
The car body

Car bodies are made of diverse metallic components. Aluminum and steel are some of the most commonly used materials in the car body industry. Aluminum is regarded to be lighter than its steel compatriot, steel is harder. The fact that aluminum does not rust as fast makes it to be used in most of the Auto Repair Software.

car body faults

The corrosive nature of natural forces usually eats away the metallic part of the car body. However, the aluminum is known to last longer than steel. A car with corroded body looks ugly and un-roadworthy. This in itself is a fault which needs urgent correction.
The wheels

Because it is the part which is in contact with the road, car wheels are the most important part of car movements.  Car wheel problems arise from the wheel alignment issues or just the mere fact that the bearings have failed.

the car wheels

When the problem is with the car wheel alignment, there is bound to be numerous vibrations which may bring a lot of discomfort to the car users. In fact, the car vibrations alone may make the use of the car unbearable.

When the bearings fail, the most prudent thing to know is the cause and how to rectify the fault. Because the bearings form an important part of the wheel movement, it may sometimes be a matter of just oiling the bearings or just replacing the balls within the b, if some are cracked.
How do we rectify car fault?

In the past, it would take ages to be able to identify and rectify certain areas of the car fault. Since the 1960s in California, the introduction of onboard diagnostic scan machines (OBD), which were basically meant to identify the car fault in the course if car use. The result has been the revolutionizing of the process of identification and correcting of the car faults.

The initial stages of the on board diagnostics only used the simple car engine readers whose scope was not large enough. This posed a big problem and so the introduction of the second generation scan machines (OBD II).

Most of the second generation scan tools are known for their efficient nature of getting the car fault readings. This has lessened the process of car fault identification and car repairs. OBD2 Scanner in essence are meant to reduce the cases of having faulty cars on the road.

Because of their universality, OBD II scan tools are known to be compatible with most of the car brands in the market. Their availability in the market has also never been in question given their stock on most of the online as well brick and motor stores.

So if you are one of those who are suffering from the numerous cases of car fault, getting yours is just a click away. Take that step and get yours, it would be the most ideal decision of your life.

How to repair Mercedes W204 ESL/ELV steering wheel lock

This is a thread of “Mercedes W204 Steering wheel lock remove to repair DIY”. Big thanks to the contributor @dannyhoang9 from forum, shares good tips with us.

Here’s the story of his Mercedes W204 steering lock replacement:

Bought my car from the auction, run and start fine when I try to move it out of the parking so the tow truck can tow it to my shop.

No damaged to front end or steering wheel when at the site. After the tow truck tow it to my shop with the dolly, only tow rear wheel but not locking the steering wheel with seatbelt. The Mercedes Scan Tool will not start, no crank I can turn the car to all the way but no thing happen !

Jump start but still cant start ! Check the battery, still have good voltage

Steering wheel just locked, can’t move ?! Lock like something prevent the steering wheel so the key not working

I try to find the electronic steering lock but can’t see it because it was hide deep the back of the steering column.

As I know there no diy or instruction for the steering lock remove for now so I will take the picture and help people like me wont have to pay thousand $$$! In repair bill at the dealer.

The ESL ( electronic steering lock ) cost $500 , you will need the key $300 to sync, program new ESL to make it working with the key, EIS ( electronic ignition switch ) plus labor for remove,install and program for MB dealer !

my cost only $60 to shipped the whole steering column with Mercedes ESL EIS and key, $500 to repair with 1 year warranty to ESL take me 15 minutes to remove and 25 minutes to put everything back.

You need 3 things :
W204 ESL EIS and car key to rebuilt, repair it DIY

The tools :
Torx 25 27
hex socket 10 mm
U joint 3/8 with socket extension

1) disconnect the car battery

2) using torx?27 to remove 2 bolts behind the steering wheel

3) using 10 mm hex socket to remove the bolt in the center of the wheel remove the to plug of the airbag

3) using 10?mm?hex?socket to remove the bolt in the center of the wheel
remove the 2 plug of the airbag
pull its out

4) Using the E 28 external torx remove the 4 bolt on 4 side of the steering column

5) you have to remove the cable and pull it out

6) you can see the ESL in the back of steering column with the Mercedes Star Diagnosis

7) to remove the EIS , take the small flat?head?screw?driver and put it into the key ring, rotate it counter clockwise

On left top of the EIS, using the flat head to pry the black plastic retain that lock the EIS to the dashboard and pull it out from the back

remove the bolt that connect the steering column to the steering shaft.


Renault CAN CLiP Diagnosis China Clone Reviews

So, here comes the CAN Clip for Renault diagnostic tool review for you to checking what CLIP can do for which cars. Thanks to all users for feedback.


users need a laptop with a 1024×768 screen or higher, it needs XP to SP3 installed, all the extra updates shouldnt make any difference.
the reno applications all overlay over each other, so i think the full package comes in a number of cd/DVD bundles for each model of car covered, so a dedicated laptop is probably recommended, and doing the installation would be fine
i originally tried using a notebook but the screen res was too small. also you will probably need a built in serial port, which does limit the laptops available, as usb serial port.
chinese prolific cheap knock off clone types tend not to work well, as prolific have boobytrapped their drivers to do a self test and if they fail they generate an error 10 in windows.
the serial port is needed if you have other plugin tools that need to be used on the car.


for key coding you really should go to a certified autolocksmith, or you could try contacting someone on another garage forum to buy one-shot pre-purchased licenced authorisation keys to do it.
though your still better off going to someone in the autolocksmith business. (at least that way you wont get ripped off or sold dud keys.)

they are good for basic diags of what is a complex bit of kit, it really is a shame that the measurement unit is not available.


can reprogram the speedo to kmh from, by setting the country on the speedo options, but won’t be able to revert it back. (i have been told it is possible, but im not holding my breath) it would be cheaper to buy another similar speedo off another car in a breakers yard(about 30 to buy) (either as the one to be initially reprogrammed or as one to fall back to when you get back to the UK.)


Yes, Chinese can clip can do most of the functions, changing parameters, actuation, coding injectors, throttle body learning etc.The only thing you wont be able is reprogramming engine ecu and uch and retrieving pincodes to program cards and keys(replacing by new ones).To get pincode is very easy if u know your electronics,just read from ecu -not from uch ,much easier to read from ecu as eeprom is more easy to read than dump send to icc within hours youll recieve 12 digit pin,and use clip or sbb to program.There r ways to clone uch or ecus but u need right tool and gud at Electronics,noneed to go dealer,never,from myself 19 years working for Renault as technical coordinator.


There is a V4 of AUTOFORMATION but i didn’t learn much from it although if you know nothing at all it’s a start.
I’ve done some testing on Clio 1, 2 ,Lag 1, 2 ,meg 1, 2. Readjusted my xenons, it’s good (a must) for bleeding abs brake systems with its actuator tests, tested egr valve with actuator test, entered new valves into TPMS, checked the turbo pressure (can record data off a couple of sensors and store those graphs so you can evaluate it after, for instance speed, rpm, manifold pressure, turbo pressure, throttle position) after new turbo exchange on meg1 dci.
Quite a nice toy.
For other tests like compression test, voltage and some others a secondary unit attached to the Renault Clip is needed i guess.
And of course it works on windows XP only so if on vista or 7 make a dual boot.


Yip, i’ve got one, it does every thing the dealer tool does, inc code keys and uch if you have the immob code, done every thing i’ve asked it to do so far, and thats a lot. Had it about a year now. Got it off ebay for 300 quid. paid for itself several times now.


I bought to that tool. It good for obd testing and quick multiplex diagnose. If you whant to reprog something it asks for a instrument code (7 numbers) and … I don’t know much. I heard that it also asks for other unit code like diesel injection,uch reprogram and radio code. If someone can help me I’ll be forever grateful to him. I have Clip v74, v85, v95. Reprog v60 and v83.


its much better than a lot of fault code readers out there i also say only use it as a starting point to read codes etc it will not do new key cards it all depends on what you want/use it for if you have a local garage thats cheaper than the main dealer id say use them first


I can see why the cloned Clip may look attractive for DIY work. They’re made by illegally copying the hardware/software by deconstructing and remaking them in a similar way to how cassettes are copied. So, it’s much cheaper than the genuine. but some “Chinglish” can creep in during the process so you cannot be sure that the unit or the software will function properly.


The clone clips work very well with the genuine software. the Chinese software is loaded with bugs. I was fortunate to get a complete genuine set of software and a genuine can clip from a bust garage in another country, so tipped the software from the cloned unit, and used the cloned unit plus the genuine unit on my software.
It has proved invaluable to me with rebuilding Renaults, and both units allow me to do the full spectrum of work and reprogramming. I would purchase the clone from fleabay, but then try and get a set of genuine discs, from someone you know, and use that rather than the software that comes with the cloned unit.
I would be careful scratching around thought, as a wrong setting will immobilise the car, then you would have to re-flash the ECU or BCM unit.


There are four Renault can clip china clone versions. Some best-quality, some cheap… For anyone reading the can clip reviews now, you’re advised to read the comparison of chinese can clip diagnostic interfaces if you wanna buy one:

Enjoy clipping!