How to Diagnose All System for Your Car If VIN Cannot Be Read by Thinkdiag?
Auto Diagnostic Tools , OBD2 Code Reader / February 26, 2021

Thinkcar Thindiag supports all systems full functions diagnosis, and it will read car VIN one second to recognize your car type automatically which helps a lot when you repair a car. But if your car VIN cannot be read successfully, how to diagnose your car? Follow this post to get three effective diagnostic ways.   Method 1: Smart diagnosis Method 2: Manually input the VIN Method 3: Manually select car software   Let’s see how to use every method one by one.   Method 1: Smart diagnosis Enter Thinkdiag APP Click “Car All Systems Diagnostic”-> “VIN Decoding” to detect out the vehicle info Select “Advanced Keyless Entry=Equipped”-> “Health Reports” to diagnose trouble code Method 2: Manually input the VIN Click “Car All Systems Diagnostic”-> Fill in the VIN manually and press “Enter” Select “Health Reports” to diagnose trouble code Method 3: Manually select car software Click “Car All Systems Diagnostic”-> select the car brand you desire (e.g Mazda)-> “Automatically Search” to detect out the vehicle info Then select “Manually Select” -> “Vehicle Select”-> select the related car model and car year Now can enter “Health Reports” function to diagnose all system Done! Related posts: ThinkDiag APP Install, Register, Activate Thinkdiag…

OBDSTAR MS80 Honda Diagnosis Guide+ Upgrade info+ Car List
Auto Diagnostic Tools / February 25, 2021

OBDSTAR MS80 Motorcycle scanner can be used to do diagnostic function for Asian, European and American motorcycles. This post will share the guide to diagnose Honda all system, the related upgrade info and the newest car list.   Firstly, let’s see the test report on 2019 Honda CB1000 confirmed by OBDSTAR tech. Connect OBDSTAR MS80 with the motorcycle via M015A HONDA/HONDA MONTESA connector-> start the motorcycle Enter MS80 tablet main menu Tap Moto Diag-> Asia-> HONDA-> HODNA V30.04-> Select from system-> Auto Scan-> M015A (4pin) Detect out the ENG is normal and there is one fault (front wheel lock) in ABS/VSA system Enter ENG system and perform all diagnostic functions as below. Read ECU information-OK Read fault codes-OK Erase fault codes-OK -Turn the ignition switch off then on within 10 seconds Read data flow-OK -Value Live Data -State Live Data Special function: ECM Reset- OK Finally, enter ABS/VSA system to clear fault codes and also read State Live Data successfully   Next, OBDSTAR MS80 adds more car models for Honda diagnosis. Check the newest MS80 HONDA V30.04 Upgrade info as below. Brand Model Year System Honda CRF1100L_Motorcycle (Enduro) 2020- Suspensions Honda CB400XA_Motorcycle (Road) 2019- Engine Honda CB500F_Motorcycle (Road) 2019- Engine Honda…

BMW 3 Series E90 Active Test with Foxwell NT510 Elite
Car Diagnostic Tool / February 23, 2021

In the previous article, you can learn that Foxwell NT510 Elite BMW performs well in some special functions on BMW 3 series E90, such as reset CAS system, initialize slide/tilt sunroof & power windows. Click here to read more details. Today let’s see what NT510 Elite can do for E90 in active test function.   1.Delete electric steering lock fault Select Diagnosis->Control Modules-> Drive-> Car Access System CAS-> Active Test-> General-> Delete electric steering lock fault counter   2.Activate pump motor on ABS Traction control It’s suitable for replacing ABS Control module, ABS pump, brake master cylinders, brake wheel cylinders and brake pipes, etc. Select Diagnosis->Control Modules-> Chassis-> Dynamic stability control DSC8 DSC/DXC-> Active Test-> Pump motor Then press [F1] button to activate the pump motor, will take approximately 5 seconds Once the operation is done, it will prompt “Activation finished” on the screen.   FYI… Here is the full Foxwell NT510 Elite diagnosis function list for BMW E90 Drive and Chassis Part. Series Model Part System Name Function Name Version 3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive CAS Car access system ECU information V1.10.001 or higher 3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive CAS Car access system Read codes V1.10.001 or higher 3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive CAS…

Mileage Programmer / February 22, 2021

GODIAG GD801 ODOMASTER is a new professional mileage correction tool. It’s available with multi-language, supports odometer adjustment, OBDII diagnosis and Oil Service Reset. The software can be updated for free for one year by one-click upgrade. It can be used for the most of  vehicles expect Bentley, Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati and Honda so far. Though the software update date will be later than OBDSTAR ODO Master, it’s cheaper than ODO Master and covers more function than X300M.   Check the comparison carefully. Function GODIAG  GD801 ODOMASTER (SM68) OBDSTAR ODOMASTER  (SP350) OBDSTAR X300M (SM52) Image Price £460.00 £615.00 £168.00 Software function Read Odometer √ √ √ Write Odometer √ √ √ Read Flash √ √ x Write Flash √ √ x Read EEPROM √ √ √ Write EEPROM √ √ √ OBDII Diagnosis √ √ √ Oil Service Reset √ √ x Wide Vehicle Coverage √(Do not support Bentley, Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati and Honda) √ (Do not work on Honda) √ One-Click Upgrade √ √ x Software update Free Update Online for One Year Free Update Online for One Year, No Need Tokens No more update Language English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Polish (Default English, for the other language,…

Newest Foxwell NT510 Elite Special Function List & Test Report for BMW E90
Car Diagnostic Tool / February 22, 2021

Foxwell NT510 Elite can not only do common OBDII diagnosis, but also support some special function. Here share the newest special function list and test report for BMW 3 series E90.   Part 1: FOXWELL NT510 ELITE BMW test reports 1.Reset CAS system- confirmed Select Service-> Drive-> CAS-> CAS reset Read the instruction and confirm to reset CAS   2.Initialise the sunroof- confirmed Select Service-> Body-> Locking and security functions-> Sliding/tilting sunroof-> Initialize slide/tilt sunroof Read the instruction and confirm to initialize sunroof Once the initialization procedure is complete, check whether you can open and close the slide/tilt sunroof in automatic mode without a fault occurring (one-touch control function)   3.Initialise the power windows- confirmed Select Service-> Body-> Locking and security functions-> Power windows Switch on terminal 15 (ignition) Read the instruction and then select the power window you desire by pressing the corresponding button Confirm to start the initialization, and once the procedure is done, check it   Part 2: Newest Foxwell NT510 Elite special function list for BMW 3 series E90 Series Model Part Function Name Version 3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive CAS Car access system Special Function V1.10.001 or higher 3 Series E90/E91/E92/E93 Drive DME/DDE(Engine Electronics) Special Function…

Toyota Corolla Altis 2014 Add Smart Remote with VVDI Key Tool Plus
Car Key Programmer / February 21, 2021

This article is available with the guide to add more smart remotes to 2014 TOYOTA Altis using Xhorse Key Tool Plus.   Preparation: Car: TOYOTA Corolla Altis 2014 (push start system) Device: Xhorse VVDI Key Tool Plus Pad One original key+ one blank key   Main operation guide: Connect Key Tool Plus with the car via the main cable and turn on the tablet Select “IMMO Programming”-> “Asia”-> “Toyota”-> “Select by type”-> “Smart key system”-> “Type 3 (8A/4D+ CAN)” Turn ignition on Click “Start programming” Select “Read the number of keys” Then follow the prompt to switch ignition on Read out the number of the registered key Select “Add key” Switch ignition on It will prompt the number of the current registered key and the key number which can also be registered Keep touching the ignition switch with sign surface of a registered key, complete the operations within 30 seconds after clicking [OK] After touching will hear 1 response sound Click “OK” on the screen to detect key to program, and keep the key touching the ignition switch, and you will hear 2 response sounds after touching Make sure all steps are completed and wait for the key registration is…

(Solved) SVCI J2534 Fix J1850 PWM Protocol Module Programming Bugs
Auto Diagnostic Tools / February 19, 2021

Here share the solution to fix J1850 PWM protocol module programming bugs using SVCI J2534 diagnostic tool.   Something important to know: The Ford IDS firmware must be upgraded to V001.031 or the latest version.   Test module information: Part number: F8CF-12A650-CE Year: 1998 Module: ECU Protocol: J1850 PWM Test target: Module programming   The solution: Connect SVCI J2534 Ford with computer and ECU module Run Ford IDS integrated diagnostic software (IDS 120.01) Upgrade firmware to V001.031 After the upgrade procedure is done, open IDS software again, and you can see the firmware version has been upgraded to newest one. If the language is Chinese, you can change it to English by clicking the related icons as shown in the following figure. Then select “Start New Session”-> “All other”, and it will establish communication to PCM and show the corresponding vehicle specification to confirm The VIN will also appear automatically, just click the tick icon to continue. Click the red icon-> select “Module Programming” Select “Programmable Module Installation”-> “PCM” Set ignition switch to OFF (Position 0) (Disconnect SVCI J2534 tool and ECU module) Install a new module in vehicle-> click the tick icon Pay attention to the following info carefully:…

Xhorse Key Tool Plus Newest Update: Add Remote Online- Cloud Recognition
Car Key Programmer / February 19, 2021

As we know, Xhorse VVDI Key Tool Plus offers all in one automotive solution and IMMO programming for luxury car brands such as Benz, BMW, Audi, VW and common car brands. Besides, it also adds one new powerful function: Remote Online- Cloud Recognition which can quickly and accurately recognize your remote key.   The new function can be found by clicking “Remote Program” or “Remote Clone” on VVDI Key Tool Plus Pad. In “Remote Program” In “Remote Clone” Then click “Start”, your remote can be easily recognized Follow the prompt to operate as below: Press “Lock” button Release “Lock” button Press “Lock” button again The remote online-cloud will recognize, wait a moment till the programming remote is obtained successfully. Then you will get the related remote info. Sometimes, users need to choose the appropriate remote when recognizing multiple possible remotes. Just follow the xhorse key tool plus step-by-step guide as below to do. Click “Start” to recognize the remote as above Then select the car maker you desire Such as KIA Select “All remotes”, then find the corresponding remote manually That’s all!   See also: Xhorse VVDI Key Tool Plus User Guide: Register+ Bind+ Update Xhorse Key Tool Plus Program…

2021 XTOOL VAG401 Review: Works Well on Different VW Cars and Worth Every Penny!
OBD2 Code Scanner / February 15, 2021

Here have collected the newest customer’s feedback about XTOOL VAG401 OBD2 Code Reader. A lot of users say it’s a good problem solving tool for VW, because it’s cheap and diagnose perfectly such as for airbag light and brake light issue, etc. Go ahead to read more.   Mr. Fix: YES!!! VW & AUDI Problem Solving tool! There isn’t anything I dislike. This Xtool v401 tool is a necessity for (VAG) VW & AUDI owners and has basic functions for other makes & models. Tool is fabulous, & does everything I expected; it was shipped very fast, was packaged well, and price was super!   Maku: Works to read individual ABS wheel speed sensor 2014 VW Jetta TDI Received xtool vag401 very quickly! Item was nicer quality than I was expecting. I downloaded the update tool from the internet and it updated easily. Connected to my 2014 VW Jetta TDI and it was able to read the detailed codes for my ABS ESC (Electronic Stability Control) warning lights. It identified the specific wheel speed sensor that is not reading in the codes and the live block data confirmed that wheel had no connection at all with no wheel speed. I’m very impressed with the…

CAT ET 2019A “the response file has been altered” Error Solution
OBD2 Diagnostic Software / February 14, 2021

There is something wrong with the cat et 2019a software. When I want to install it, and an attention message pops up “The response file has been altered. Please obtain a new file from your license administrator.”So how can I get the activation code?   For this problem, engineer offers the related solution. Please download the 2019A CAT Caterpillar ET diagnostic software by the following link: Password: cb3kpo Size: 573.72 MB O.S: Win 7, Win8, Win 10 Then follow the guide to install CAT 2019A step by step. Don’t need to connect with the internet during the installation! Copy “ET 2019a patch”&“ET 2019A V1.0” and paste to desktop Extract two folders Open ET 2019A V1.0 folder to install ET 2019A V1.0 software Select the language for the installation Accept the items-> Install->Next-> confirm to install-> Next-> Agree license-> Install Open ET2019a patch-> ET 2019a keygen-> KM-> HWID6 Click “Save To File” Copy to clipboard Open Keygen-> Set the name arbitrarily-> Make key Open lics-> 88888_2020-09-08_15-24-> catet.lic Copy catet.lic, fnp_ld.dll (from dll_for_Comet folder), Comet_libFNP.dll, vls.dll files into C:\ Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Offboard Information Products\2019A\Comet\folder Copy FlashServer.dll, fnp_ld.dll (from dll_for_FlashServer folder), catet.lic, vls.dll files into C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Offboard Information Products\2019A\Flash\folder Copy license.dat file…

How to Solve Honda HDS Software Initialization Error, etc after Installation?
Auto Diagnostic Tools / February 12, 2021

Customer Problem: When I want to use HDS software to work with xhorse Honda HDS cable, there are something errors appear on the screen as shown in the figure. I have installed the software and driver on win xp 32bit. 1.WinLicense error: Cannot find ‘FTD2XX.dll’, please, re-install this application. 2.Test error: Unable to load required function library module 3.Test error: Failed to initialize J2534 dll engineer replied: The possible reason is that you have installed wrong software. You should install HDS software but not original MVCI software. Please uninstall and install by the following free download link: Password: x5pwwy Size: 100.28 MB Note: contact us to get the weiyun account to download easily. It’s easy to install no need activation. If you don’t know how to do, please feel free to contact us.

XTOOL Pad Change Car Brand LOGO Tips
Car Key Programmer / February 10, 2021

This article is available with the guide to change car brand logo on XTOOL Pad such as X100 PAD, X100 PAD2 Pro, X100 PAD3, A80 Pro, etc. It’s easy to do and don’t need root the device! It will help the DIYers to make the logo better and more pleasing to the eye by themselves. This is the XTOOL original car brand logo which many customers say it’s too simple and ugly. These are the XTOOL car logos after changing. Now go to see how to change logo successfully. Device: e.g XTOOL X100 PAD2 Main operation guide: Step 1: Go to map->upload logo to a folder->extract the file Step 2: Copy the folder-> go to “Explorer”-> “NAND FLASH”-> “XTOOL” and paste Step 3: Copy “Vehicles” Step 4: Enter X100 Pad2 main menu Step 5: Select Report-> File Management-> External storage-> click “Edit” Step 6: Paste “Vehicles” to “External storage” Done! Credit to @Nasser Bahman offers the easy and efficient method to change logo.

XTOOL VAG401 Have Success in Airbag Light Reset VW MK4 2003
OBD2 Code Scanner / February 8, 2021

I have a 2003 vw mk4. But there is something wrong with the airbag. So I purchased xtool vag401 to read the fault code and clear it. Today I’d like to share how I reset the airbag light successfully.   The vag401 I bought is from It just cost me 37 pounds. It’s far exceeded my expectation. Though it’s cheap but also comes with good quality.   It’s easy to do the basic code reading and maintenance reminder reset. This is my mk4 dashboard before resetting. I connect this xtool v401 to my car via the main cable, and it can start to work. Enter diagnosis system, then common system, select airbag Wait for the device connecting and reading system info… It read out my car system info. Then it goes to read data and enter airbag menu. It reads one fault code of the airbag and clears it successfully Look! The airbag light on the dashboard disappears.   This is the single most useful tool I have in my toolbox for working on my mk4. I’m extremely glad I bought this code scanner. I will use it to do more functions. Recommend for the value and performance DIY user!

Power Balance Test on Ford Transit 2017 by Launch X431 V+
Auto Diagnostic Tools / February 5, 2021

Tutorial: how to use Launch X431 V+ access the power balance function and show what a bad power balance test looks like on a 2017 Ford Transit.   Operation guide: Connect X431 Pro with the vehicle by DBScar diagnostic connector via Bluetooth as shown in the figure Enter tablet main menu Select “Local Diagnose”-> “FORD” Confirm the software version Select “Automatically Search”-> “Model Year=2017 MY”-> Confirm the vehicle specification Select “Health Reports” to view a full system scan Once the scan is compete, if there are codes, they will be displayed next to the system in which they are located Select “PCM (Powertrain Control Module)-> “Special Function” to access the power balance test Note: This function will change the vehicle status. Read the instruction of Power Balance and continue Then you can see the graph shows what a bad power balance test looks like. The cylinder contributions are not equal therefore, and there are issues with this engine. Finally, once complete the process, select the back arrow. Done!   Learn more functions of Launch X431 V+ Pro3 Wifi/Bluetooth global version full system scanner, please go to  

Solution for Scania SDP3 V2.44.1 “No Valid Key Could be Found” Error
Heavy Duty Scanner / February 5, 2021

Some customers give feedback that there is something wrong with their Scania SDP3 software v2.44.1. Although the software has been activated, but when using it, an error message appears on the screen “No valid key could be found. To start SDP3 with limited functionality, select the without key option. For troubleshooting or demo mode, a valid software key must be installed. Select the software key option or use a USB key and select the USB key option.” engineer has offered the related solution for this problem.   The solution: The possible reason is that patch is not installed or the software doesn’t crack. The newest software for Scania VCI3 truck diagnostic tool is V2.46.1. Recommend to install it replace of the old version.   Free download Scania SDP3 2.46.1: 1.Mega link: No password! (Security unknown) Size: 893.5 MB 2.Chinese weiyun link: Password: 6u56j6 Size: 1005.28 MB Note: Contact to get weiyun account to download easily. Operating system: Windows 7 or Win10 32 bit/64 bit (recommend) Compatible device: item No. SH58, SH58-B (simply version & cheap) and SH58-C (best quality)   How to install Scania SDP3 2.46.1 for Scania VCI3 scanner? Please refer to this post: How to Solve Scania SDP3 2.44.1 Internal Software Fault?

WiTech MicroPod 2 WiFi Connection Set Up Guide
Auto Diagnostic Tools / February 4, 2021

Some users gave feedback that they cannot connect WiFi successfully when they use WiTech MicroPod 2 V17.04.27 auto diagnostic tool for their Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Fiat. For this problem, engineer makes a video of wifi setup.   wiTECH software v17.04.27 for MicroPod 2 Free Download (Windows 7 recommended)!Nm5QRQYR!fVPAE7SNtYa2iE5eqQaZ1zyW7A1nh94-vPGpK1Iu3lg Network connection is needed when running software!!! First connect MicroPod II to vehicle, if the red indicator turns on, then connect it to laptop via USB cable. Connect one available wireless WIFI on the computer. Visit Select “Wireless Settings” Profile: select default, and it will show the related security settings, click “Save” Then select “Manage Networks” After performing an action, tick “wireless” and click “Select & Start” Once the connection is complete you will see an IP address populate for the wireless interface When it prompts “Success”, go to close the page Click “Manage Networks” again, and you can see “Currently Selected” and the enabled wireless IP, which means the wireless connection is set successfully. Watch the video to understand easier.

GODIAG GD801 Car List for Benz Key Programming
Car Key Programmer / February 2, 2021

It’s said that GODIAG GD801 can perform key programming for Mercedes-Benz, so which car model can be used with? Here share two methods to view the specific models.   Method 1: from GODIAG GD801 tablet Turn on GD801 key programmer Enter “Diag Program”-> “IMMOBILISER”-> “BENZ”-> “BENZ V30.29” You will see three functions as below: -REMOTE -DISABLE KEY -STERN DOOR CONTROL SYSTEM Then select every function to check the car model [REMOTE]: 163-ML [DISABLE KEY]: C Chassis E Chassis E Series W212 FBS4 (2014-) S Chassis (221) GLK300 (X204) R-Class (W251 2005-) ML/GL/R-W164   C Chassis: -GLS350 -C200 (W204) -C/GLK (W204)   E Series W212: -EZS ELECTORNIC SWITCH   ML/GL/R-W164: -EZS ELECTORNIC SWITCH: -2009, 2009-   [STERN DOOR CONTROL SYSTEM]: C-TYPE CLK-TYPE E-TYPE S-TYPE   Method 2: check the GODIAG GD801 car list for Benz Note: this car list has been confirmed by engineer. Brand Area Model Key Type No need PinCode Add Keys Program Remote Other Function Marks BENZ ALL 163-ML REMOTE ✔ ✔ ✔ ECU Reset BENZ ALL C CHASSIS Disable Key only support GLS350, C200 (W204), C/GLK (W204) BENZ ALL E CHASSIS Disable Key BENZ ALL E SERIES W212 Disable Key BENZ ALL FBS4 (2014-) Disable Key…

VXDIAG VCX NANO GM GDS2 Software “Error 1305” Solution
Auto Diagnostic Tools / February 2, 2021

When I installed GM GDS2 software for my VXDIAG GM, the MDI software was not found, an error message suddenly appeared on the screen “Error 1305. Error reading from file C… GM MDI software… Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.” But the MDI file can be found in C disk.   For this problem, engineer offers the related solution: There is something wrong with the software package. Please uninstall the current software and install again from the following download link. GDS2 V2020:!jN4lSYaA!5Q_p4sZEySxLu6HVPP418A Note: GDS2 software install application and video are included. GDS2 software installation video: Tech2Win 16.02.24:!tIFWUIxT!XBAFZWEFPhQ3A9MtyPYfT1wojVgB1sEmt2T62nrmQcM Size: 138.9 MB No password! No risk! Tech2Win software installation video:   Hope it helps!