Solution: JLR Pathfinder offline access time has expired

I can not enter the JLR DoiP VCI SDD Pathfinder Interface software for diagnosis and programming.

It writes “offline access time has expired”

pathfinder-expired

Solution:

pls go to “C:\Program Files\AVL_DiTEST\Pathfinder\workspace\.metadata\.plugins”

delete the file “com.avl.ditest.ngs.userprovider”

download and unzip“com.avl.ditest.ngs.userprovider.rar”to  “C:\Program Files\AVL_DiTEST\Pathfinder\workspace

\.metadata\.plugins”

Note: you have to unzip to the specified folder; otherwise, the file might not be available (the file is available for 3
days only)

Account: zhang

Password: JLRHUAPC

Expiration: the pathfinder account will be expired in 3 days

If it expires, pls download and replace file yourself.

Possible to get Piwis 3 program work with Piwis interface tester 2?

This answer for the question whether piwis 3 diagnostic program can work with Piwis interface tester II

It may be an interesting subject, I’m sure there is some information about this out here.
The Piwis 2 interface is a lot more robust piece of equipment, compared to the cheesy and flimsy looking and feeling interface produced by Actia for Piwis 3.
Originally designed for the VW ODIS system,  the VAS 6154 VCI is quite the service needy piece. [Breaks easily] not a hard comparison to make.
Porsche went cheap on this VCI for VXDIAG VCX DoIP Porsche Tester Piwis III. [my humble opinion, way below Porsche standard!]

There is a service from Poland and Ukraine [If I remember correctly] that can make the Samtec based Piwis 2 VCI,  to work with Piwis 3, unfortunately their charges are just as much and frankly cost prohibitive as the New Piwis 3 VCI.  2-3-4 thousand  dollars for these VCIs is simply not reasonable for small  operators. They will come down in price just like the Chinese VCIs did for all manufacturers as the markets get saturated and folks are not buying them as eagerly as in the beginning of the Piwis 3 phad.
They will get as much money as the market bares. [as much as people are willing to pay]

Your more pointed answers will not come in this tread Ibi.
This is CarsFan’s money making tread, he will not volunteer any information, but if U start your own tread, U may be more likely to find out stuff.

Regards, Albert.

p.s. links

Porsche Piwis Tester II:

Vxdiag Prosche piwis 3:

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How to reflash GM with Mangoose Pro GM 2

GM reflashing instruction using Mangoose Pro GM 2:

GM products are one of the easiest to reflash. You do not need a factory hardware to use the factory software to reflash any module on the vehicle. You can take a Drew Tech Mongoose II (original) or a Mongosoe Pro GM II (china clone of high quality) in the shop, because it doubles as the factory interface for vehicles that use the Tech 2, as well.

After paying for the subscription ($55 for three days) and choosing SPS (Service Programming System), simply choose the Mangoose cable and start reflashing.

Model example: Chevrolet Suburban 2007

This is the how-to’s:

Step 1: Enter in all of the parameters that describe the vehicle. Always remember to click “Next” on the bottom right of the screen.

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Step 2: Double check you have the right VIN.

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Step 3: Choose the module you want to reprogram. Only reprogram a module in response to a TSB
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Step 4: Usually, the program will give you options for different software depending upon what options the vehicle has. When in doubt, call your parts guy at the dealer.
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Step 5: The current calibration is to the right while the new one is to the left on the bottom of the list of Calibration IDs.

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Step 6: Right before you begin the reflash, SPS tells you what the Calibration IDs will actually correct. This is a good way to verify that you will actually be addressing the issue at hand.

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Step 7: Always follow any instructions before a reflash! For older GMs, you might have to pull fuses to modules (commonly the ABS and BCM) in order to avoid reflash failures.

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That’s all about GM reflash process. If the process freezes up or fails, don’t panic. GM modules generally can be reflashed until you get them right. Believe it or not, a fast computer might do a bad job reflashing an old GM. Just keep trying to reflash the vehicle, and if you have to open a bunch of other programs in the background to slow down the computer.

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Ford VCM 2 VCM II IDS Performance & Function Testing Report !

Highlights of VCM II VCM2 for Ford Mazda Diagnostic Tool:
1. Newest Software Version: IDS Ford V109 , Mazda V107
2. Two models available: Ford and Mazda
3. Multi-language: English, Italian, Spanish, Spanish(Mexico), French, French(Canada), German, Dutch, Finish, Danish, Greek, Slovenian, Amer English, Vietnamese language, Turkish, Thai, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Portuguese(Brazil), Polish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Czechic, Chinese(Taiwan), Chinese(China)
4. Update: Via CD
5. Operating System: Windows XP
6. Vehicles Coverage: VCM II provides full dealer diagnostic capabilities for most 16 pin for Fords and Mazda, including all new 2017 for Ford vehicles
7. Best Quality, better than J2534 mode interface.

Ford VCM II honest experience shared by CnAutotool.com customers will be introducted here,by which,i belive you will better know about VCM 2 VCM II IDS Diagnostic Tool.

Original Post For  Ford VCM 2 VCM II IDS Reviews

“Received my ford vcm 2 last week,and i have tested,it works great without any problems.
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And following is the  vcm 2 function testing report

-Automatic vehicle recognition—yes !
-Read & Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)—yes !
-Live Data-stream with Recording & Playback Functions for Main ECUs—yes !
-Guided Fault Finding—yes !
-New Software Re-flash for Existing ECUs—yes !
-Programming & Installation of new ECUs (PCM, ABS, Instrument Cluster, Air Bag, Fuel Pumps, etc.)—yes !
-Program New Keys—yes !
-Injector Coding—yes !
-Set, Adjust or Remove Speed Governors—yes !
-DPF Regeneration—yes !
-Brake Bleeding—yes !
-Steering Angle Resets—yes !
-All Other Dealer Functions—yes !

Performance Tested Results

1.By far,Ford vcm 2 was the costive but most  stable OEM diagnostic scanner tool to use.

2.Features Testing Sharing

3.English,German,French,Italian,Spanish,Netherlands,Swedish,Danish,Norwegian,

Portuguese,Slovak Multi-Languages available—yes !

4.Used IDS software, provide full dealer diagnostic capabilities for most 16 pin cars 1996-2015, including for all new 2013 vehicles—True !

5.Easy to use, communicated via OBDII port.

Personally Suggestion For Ford VCM II Diagnostic Tools

1. Only for Ford Mazda cars,not for trucks,if can support both cars and trucks more better

2. Dont support online updating,currently,only support Ford IDS V101 and Ford IDS V94,if can support latest IDS software,it will be more attractive.

3.Cant install Ford Mazda software in the same PC and to use for Mazda car,need to downgrade software to v94 first,this part can also be improved.

OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus on Benz W169 Cluster Calibration

Today Leo showed us how to use OBDSTAR X300DP Plus to program mileage on Benz W169, please note, what he used is a testing kit, in the real test, you need only use the OBDII cable to connect the machine and the OBD port of the Benz instead of dismantle the dashboard.

Connection.

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Tap “Cluster calibration”.

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Tap “Benz”.

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Initial communication failed, please confirm that the diagnostic line is connected normally.

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Communicating successfully.

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Enter A Class -> W169

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Switch ignition on.

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Reading mileage.

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Current mileage 8015KM.

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Please input the mileage of the adjustment.

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The dashboard will automatically turn off and on, means the machine is communicating with it.

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Setting up Caterpillar Communication Adapter

Requirements 7X1700
– Caterpillar Communication Adapter Group

Note:
You may use the 7X1701 Caterpillar Communication Adapter; however, it is no longer available for purchase from Caterpillar.

Also requires:

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Instructions
To set up the Communication Adapter, perform the following steps:

Step 1
Connect the 7X-1425 RS232 cable to an available Serial Port on your PC and to the Service Tool connector on the Communication Adapter.

Step 2
Connect the 139-4166 Unicable to the Control connector on the Communication Adapter and to the service
connector on the product that you are servicing. You are now ready to start your Car Diagnostic Tool.

Note:
Caterpillar Communication Adapter (7X1701) does not support J1939 data link.

Requirements
MPSI Pro-Link? 9000 (only for On Highway Truck engines and certain commercial applications) This package also requires the following equipment:

Description
MPSI PC/Terminal Cable
MPSI Caterpillar Cartridge (version 1.07 or greater)

Note:
If programming a 3126 HEUI, it is recommended you disconnect the power to the Allison transmission and re-connect with Pro-Link.

Instructions
Perform the following steps to set up the Pro-Link 9000:

Step 1
Insert the MPSI Caterpillar Cartridge in the Pro-Link?9000.

Step 2
Connect the Pro-Link 9000 to your PC’s serial port using the MPSI PC/Terminal cable.

Step 3
Connect the Pro-Link 9000 to the product and turn the ignition key of the vehicle on to power the Pro-Link.

Step 4
Select Pro-Link from the main menu or push the “Func” key to recall data if no engine data is received.

Step 5
Select the Com Adapter Link function from the Pro-Link menu, and push “Enter” to initiate the Com Adapter Link mode. The Pro-Link will display a screen showing that the Com Adapter Link is active. You are now ready to start the Caterpillar SIS.

How to Install Ford IDS V108.01 Full without Activation

Latest Ford IDS V108.01 Full Software for Ford VCM II support online programming released on Jan. 2018.

Software Version: 108.01, no need activation

Operating system: Windows XP/Windows 7 32/64 bit

Multi-language:

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Tested with all VCM2 SP177 series,  Ford VCM2 2-in-1 clone and VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford: Never failed!!

Online programming: Supported! but you should have an account yourself.

Ford IDS v108.01 function: Confirmed!

1.Able to download the very latest calibration files/software from Ford server if the network connection available at the time of connecting to vehicles

2.Read and decode fault codes

3.Delete fault codes

4.Display System current parameters in digital form

5.Combined displaying of data

6.Logs Keeping: write and keep of digital parameters in memory

7.Special functions: changing of permissible seeting of blocks, programming etc.

FAQ:

Q: Whether it can work with Ford VCM 1 Clone?

A: Yes, it can work with Ford VCM 1 clone

Q: Is this vmware or native

A: This is native, install on new and clean windows xp/7

How to install Ford IDS V108 step by step?

Preparation:

1. Please backup the important files on the desktop and disk C because the next operation will cover the content in the disk C.

2.Disable both local area and wireless network connection

3. If your computer hard drive only has one partition, please prepare a 16 GB U flash drive, if has 2 partitions, please unzip the software of CD into another partition except disk C

Step 1: Recover System
Open Software D (Disk D)

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Create new folder Ford 108

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Copy all zip file on Ford 108-2 software CD to Ford 108 folder
Eject Ford 108-2 DVD-ROM to DVD/CD-RW Drive

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Copy all contents to Ford 108 folder again
Extract ford108.part01 zip files to Ford 108 folder

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Then delete all other zip files, ford108.part01-ford108.part33
(only 3 files left)
Open Ghost 8.0

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Recover system, choose destination D:/Ford 108/ford108.GHD
Restart computer and recover system

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Step 2: Install Ford IDS 108 Setup

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Run Ford Module Programming Limit as Administrator
Ford Extension Success, press OK
Module programming has been extended to 2018/05.26

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Click on Start menu->All Program->Bosch->VCM Manager (Ford-VCM-II)
If system prompt PC software initialization error, press OK to ignore
Open Disk C/Progam Files/Ford Motor Company->IDS->Runtime->install3rdparty->
ETAS, Run setup as Administrator

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Install Bosch VCI software Ford VCM II

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click Next
Select Remove Bosch VIC software from your computer, click Next

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Press Remove
Click Finish
Again run setup as Administrator
click Next

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Ready to install the program
Click Finish

Install setup completed.

Step 3: Make Connection
Click Start menu->VCI Manger (Ford-VCM-II)

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Connect VCMII with computer follow the diagram below

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Open Computer->Manager->Device Manger->Network adapters->ETAS VCI USB RNDIS Device
to check connection is built

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Open Network and Sharing center->Change adapter settings
Make sure you have disable both local area and wireless network connection

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Step 4: Run software

Open Ford IDS v108 software on desktop

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Network test, gathering vehicle data

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check language options, programming modules and options

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Done.

How to use a OBD2 Scanner 2018

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Learning to use a good automotive OBD2 Scanner is one of the best ways you can continually invest in the health of your car. In addition, it can help you in protecting hundreds or thousands of dollars in auto maintenance. The OBD2 scanner is the second version of the On-Board Diagnostics, which monitors engine functions.

In the event of a problem with the engine, the “Engine Check” light appears. The OBD2 scanner can access the resulting crash codes in the vehicle’s diagnostic computer or even the train control module. This handheld computer can simply connect to the media stated in 1996 and later. Early cars use old diagnostic techniques that vary according to the manufacturer of the vehicle.

OBD2 scanning engines can be used by any car owner plus a whole array of costs and functions. Professional mechanics are more likely to reach the general reader. Regardless of the type of person reading the code you have the way it really is used is pretty much the same.

How to use OBD2 Scanner tips

First, you will need the cable to connect to the scanner or PC with the OBD2 software system. Most scanners are universal because they will read the most popular codes, but some of these may only use certain types of vehicles so make sure that the scanner you are working with is the most common your Car. Make sure the car’s engine is turned off before linking you.

Locate the OBD2 system connector plug location. If your vehicle certainly complies with the OBD2 protocol, it has a 16-pin sub-connector that is usually close to the center console for the driver side. Different vehicles may have different positions, such as under the steering wheel, behind the ashtray, between the front seats or under the driver’s seat. Instant online checks will help you find the location for the particular car in case it is not easily noticeable.

Check the connection plug of a particular vehicle to ensure that all the necessary pins can be found. Almost all of them are 4 plus 5 pin for grounding and 16 pin for power supply.

Connect your OBD2 scanner to your car’s computer. Wiring your 16-pin connector at one end should hang up the women’s port on your car. Connect the other end of the cable to your scanner afterwards.

An alternative to a handheld scanner is to connect to a computer that has an OBD2 software system attached to it. You will need a wire with a 16-pin connector with one end attached to another USB port to attach to your computer. Bluetooth connectivity is possible so that this application is also possible.

Once you have connected it can take a short amount of time for the reader to initialize. Your scanner can check your car’s computer to find out what protocols are often needed as well as make connections. Specific scanners read the error codes stored in the car’s computer and displayed on the screen.

To explain the specific code you may have to seek advice from the manual for the automobile although some scanners provide information for the underlying code. Some scan device manufacturers provide inputting applications that will translate program code and provide repair procedures that are defined on that code.

Step by step to properly use the OBD2 scanner

how to connect obd2 scanner to DLC

Step 01: Make sure the car is turned off. Locate the data link underneath the steering wheel. It’s a wall outlet that allows the use of a special diagnostic computer, which most vehicles are sure to drive.

Step 02: Connect the OBD2 scanner to the Data Link Connector. The scanner cord in a 16-pin plug should match the natural socket.

Step 03: Insert the car key into the ignition cylinder and change it to “On”. For brand OBD2 equipment, you need to turn on the engine and invite it to idle.

Step 04: Turn on these devices, if this does not automatically activate itself.

Step 05: Enter the command to “read” or even “scan” the system diagnostics. How exactly to do this depends on the brand of the OBD2 device you are using. The design button changes from design to model, plus some devices can work with a menu system. A guide to getting the correct code will be in your device’s manual.

Step 06: Read through the hassle code on the reading screen of your device. Duplicate the code types down on a sheet related to paper. Some devices come with a USB port and can be connected directly to certain types of computers via USB cable. If you have this experienced OBD2 scanner, connect the device between the desktop in the scanner’s manual.

Step 07: Find the trouble code in your device’s manual. Often, generic OBD2 codes can be found in an annex on the back. These are general requirements that are standardized for all OBD2 cars. Manufacturers also have a new supplement. Customer’s guide will not have these types of codes. You will have to search them on the web or in a maintenance manual for the particular vehicle.

Step 08: Transform the vehicle’s electrical system. In case you have to start the engine, turn it off. Disconnect the OBD2 scanner’s diagnostic cord to the socket and turn off the device.
Conclusion

Finally, I think the above tips will help you use the OBD2 scanner appropriately. Therefore, it is important that the Professional Car Diagnostic Tool is usually a great device to withstand your will. In case you are an expert in repairing mechanical problems or simply want to know something along with your car (rather than being cheated by the dick seller) then self I work and get today. The amount of money you can keep for long periods of time will not be a substitute.

Which Auto Scan Tool Is Best

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What is a scan tool?

Best Professional Car Diagnostic Tool is used to diagnose and detect variety of internal problems or malfunctions that can occur within your vehicle. These codes give you incite as to what is wrong with the car and where the problem is located. There are three different types of OBD scanner devices.

The first is your basic code reader; this model is good for reading and clearing codes.

The second is a more advanced automotive scan tool that can view live and recorded data, provide access to bi-directional tests and controls, access extensive knowledge bases, and other more advanced functions. Lastly, factory scan tools which are made specifically for the original equipment manufacturer and covers all vehicles manufactured under that company.

Your basic code reader will normally only have a couple buttons and cost you anywhere between $50-$100. It will be fine for reading standard diagnostic trouble codes and clearing them, but will not have vehicle specific or enhanced codes that a more advanced scan tool would have. A more Advance Engine Diagnostic Tool can run you anywhere from $1,000-$12,000 depending on the features, adapters and cables that may be bundled with it; but it’s functionality is far superior to your basic scan tool. There are also factory specific scan tools available that get up there is cost but may be worth it, depending on what you or your shop deals with on a daily basis.

Choosing the right Scan Tool

As with cars, there are many different options and tiers available when choosing a scan tool. You need to consider the ability to work on pre OBD–II vehicles, screen size and resolution, bundling options, bluetooth capabilities, platform needed, onboard memory, as well as, battery life and power source. For example, if you work on classic or antique cars you will want the ability to work on pre OBD-II vehicles. If you want to fine-tune your cars performance you’ll need a more advanced scan tool. It all depends on what you intend on using it for. The next time you are in the market for scan tool check out http://www.cnautotool.com/ for a wide variety of options and factory specific models.

How to Solve the Problem for GM MDI

There have many situations cant use GM MDI , when you have some troubles to use the tool ,  you should reboot the MDI software and do the Self Test first . Please check the bellowing 4 issues for GM MDI :

1. “MDI DOES NOT PASS SELF TEST”

If you meet this problem, it indicates that there is an internal problem in the MDI, you need to connect the MDI to a PC by using the USB and do the software recovery procedure or you can contact your local customer support center for help.

 

2. “MDI ERROR LED LIGHTS AFTER POWER ON”

This condition indicates that during power on, there has detected a problem. And the solution is to power down the MDI and verify that it has the same problem after you power up again, then connect the MDI to a PC by using the USB and do the software recovery process. Ask your local customer support center is ok.

 

3. “MDI FAILS TO POWER UP”

Normally speaking, Once the external power is applied,the MDI should power up. If the MDI from CnAutotool does not turn on, the first thing you need to do is to check the wall plug or power cable connections. Then try to supply power to the MDI from the two different power sources, the vehicle DLC connector and the AC 12-volt Adapter.

 

To solve this problem, you need to check and make sure that the cables are all attached to the MDI securely and the connector pins are all clean. If you are going to connect to the vehicle DLC connector, try to power from the AC 12-volt Adapter. And if you are going to connect to the AC 12-volt Adapter, you should try to power from the vehicle DLC connector. If your MDI still can’t power up, then you may have a problem with your MDI, you’d better contact with your local support center.

 

4. “MDI TURNS OFF IMMEDIATELY WHEN DISCONNECTED FROM THE VEHICLE”

Actually, after it is disconnected form the vehicle, the automotive scan tool MDI should stay on for a factory set time unless you press the power button. If the MDI turns off immediately once you disconnected it from the vehicle, you should power up the MDI and verify that it has the same problem when the power is removed, then replace the batteries and make sure they are properly installed. After these operation, if it still fails to be off correctly, your MDI may be damaged.

 

Any other issures for GM MDI Diagnostic Tool , welcome to contact us for technical support any time

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