DTS-Monaco and Vediamo, which better

DTS-monaco and Vediamo are added to MB Star C4 software since 12-2017.

but what is DTS-monaco and what is Vediamo? And what\s the difference?

Look here:


What is DTS-monaco:

DTS Monaco is universal Engineering Tester for Diagnostic and Control Functions of Vehicle

ECUs. The name Monaco is derived from Modular Analyzer for Vehicle Communication.

DTS Monaco comprehensively covers all tasks in the areas of engineering, testing and

preparation of manufacturing tests:

*   diagnostics
*   analysis
*   OBD
*   flash programming
*   measuring
*   parameterizing
*   residual bus simulation
*   OTX

MB SD C4 DTS Monaco is based on standards such as ODX, OTX and UDS


What is Vediamo:

Vediamo Software is used by the plant engineers to develop diagnosis and engineering software, which is now used by Xentry and DAS, is based on the Mercedes Benz super engineering version developed and delivered to the general customer service dealers’ use.

The use of MB super engineering version has no limitation in diagnosis / modification / programming function are open which cannot be through the VEDOC (the original application code changes with flow) can be free to increase or decrease the SA code, modify the objective, for example: the increase of vehicles equipped with SA500 electric folding mirrors, commonly known as the Xentry and DAS development mode: open data project version in 2010 after the release, increase the number of functional limitations. So we will meet the vehicle version is too new to be into the control unit in use, or are unable to do any special modifications to the control unit.

For example: W204/2122012 instrument to modify the area family configuration, or open other resource advantage function. Diagnosis / Mercedes super engineering version of the code with code / modification / programming database using the Xentry database, so the Mercedes Benz super engineering version is determined with the Xentry version, as long as the database is new and can be used in new models.

What’s the difference of DTS-monaco and Vediamo:


How to code Porsche 997.1 steering wheel to 997.2’s


997.1 upgrade to 997.2 steering wheel control module (997.613.289.01 or 997.613.299.01) need coding with Porsche Piwis ii following this step:

1. Select “special functions” and do a “vehicle handover”.

2. The “vehicle handover” runs automatically. When prompted if the car is new, select “no” and then confirm your chassis number (VIN). The “vehicle handover” is needed for recognizing your new steering wheel unit, so that all other control modules are able to communicate with it.

3. Select to “steering col. switch” unit and read and erase all fault memories. Then switch to “codings” and set “Automatic (Tiptronic/PDK)” and “PDK” (both!) to “installed”. Also set all your other values to “installed” if the car is equipped with them (for example speed control system).

4. Then select “PSM” unit and read and erase all fault memories. After that read your security code (The security code is read with the OBD2 Scanner PIWIS2
under menu item “Actual values”) and do a steering-wheel-sensor-calibration (security code is needed here). (some cars need this calibration clear PSM faults)

5. At last: Erase all fault memories and then have fun while driving a Tiptronic car with PDK-Paddles

Why buy Samtec VCI Piwis 2 from obd2tool

Why buy Samtec VCI Piwis 2 from obd2tool
1. Original Semtec project interface, can update, not J2534 or bad clone can’t update or locked (choose a best one will save your money and save your time! got a poor quality one after 2-3 month broken, then should send it back to repair. it will lost shipping cost, lost device for diagnosis, lost business!)
PS: Famous OBD forum mhh Cartechlogy AP recommended version!
2. Full access to porsche Development verison!
3. Version: v18.150 support 2017 Porsche cars
4. Bluetooth, GPS and Navigation Function are available. can modify in Engineer mode.
5. Certificate is well installed, our Piwis II supports Online Functions, only two functions need to work online: Teach keys immo function and Parts protection function.

If need Porsche Piwis Tester II installed software ready to use, could check V18.1 Piwis tester ii Vci Samtec interface with panasonic cf-30 laptop
Support Languages: Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch

Piwis II User Notice:

1. After finish diagnostic, please quit the connection, and quit to the homepage of the software, then shut off the laptop in correct way(DO NOT Press Power Button, otherwise the system will be damaged).
2. This Piwis2 we sell is best quality and it is Semtec Hardware, which is 100% same as the porsche dealer has, not J2534 hardware, the J2534 FTDI hardware comes with different PCB, and it has no certification make it is not able work with all modules, not support online functions.

PIWS Tester 2 Make Porsche Key Learning Online Custom Share

One User of Porsche Piwis ii for Porsche diagnostic tools from obd2tool.com share his experience on using the piwis tester ii  to do trouble diagnostic and key learning function with Porsche Cayenne model year 2011.

“I use mine daily… updates… OEM DVD’s

Only thing that you cannot do is Panamera and newer car Ignition key adaptations.

They are working on an offline solution for this.”

(This user and many other users don’t know,Piwis 2 can make Key Learning Online.)

“I′ve bought one yanhua version Piws tester 2 with Panasonic CF30 around €1059.00, works really great and stable!

SW is 17.100 V with one Year free Update

It has a Team Viewer on Board, so they can update and make Key Learning Online.”

Then how to make Professional Diagnostic Tool PIWS tester2 key learning online?

You need an account to do that. If you need to get it, contact cartool.co.uk customer service and provide them the model key type and makeyear of your Porsche car, they will provide you the Porsche key learning service online.
If you need online programming, we recommend you buy Yanhua Piws tester2 SP161-YH, it supports off-line programming, key programming as well. And the online programming service cost 220USD per time.
If you need wireless connection, we recommend you buy WIFI version Piws Tester II SP161-W.

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How To Use OBD Scanner


The use of the word OBD has become common on the lips of the motorists. It’s usually the reference of the OBD1 and the OBD2 scan tool is what has rather caused more of the confusion. The word OBD just refer to the on board diagnostics. The on board diagnostics are just tools meant to assist the motorist cases brought about b y the problem of engine gas emissions.

The introduction of this system was through a protracted process which was first approved in California resources board. Kit has in fact taken root to cover several vehicle brands as covered by the different OBD scan machines available in the market.

The OBD is a hardware meant for coding which is usually located near the driver. The ease of connection and location makes it an easy gadget for the driver to use. The obd2 scan machines are found in most vehicles especially in countries where the regulation is in force. The several beneficial attributes associated with them is what usually strikes any user. These include;

They give comprehensive and critical scanning solutions which eventually end up in giving immediate solutions to the mechanic or the motorist.

Some have a malfunction illumination lamp which helps warn the motorist if there is any fault with the engine.

With the ease of diagnosis associated with the Professional Diagnostic Tool, the process of scanning your car has been reduced to an immediate occurrence. If you require even the resetting of the engine lights, then these tools are known to be worth your company. The newly incorporated control area network CAN has been praised for its boost on the scan gadget operation.

If the breakdown is rather serious, then this tool is bound to help you get to the root. Visiting a mechanic usually comes at a price, the scan tool thus is quite economical in cutting down on the costs of car scanning. Some of the features and functions of the scan tool include;

1.Apart from controlling the area of emissions, the scan tool is also known for its control of the distance coverage of the vehicle.
2.However, with the live data feed concept which is made possible through connections to the on board computer, you are assured of timely remedies.
3.The display, retrieval and clearing of the diverse generic codes and other codes known as pending codes is another are which the tools help. If you have used car or is planning to buy one, then this OBD 2 is what you must have.
4.With its compatibility and use pegged on its size which is small and user friendly no worry on the need for space.
5.What is so encouraging is that the use of the car is not interfered with when this scan tool is put to use. In addition to the wide range of functions, it will also work on the overall status of your car.

The OBD2 compact is known to have high level of organizational capacity with the ability to organize the read codes in the alphabetical order. In this regard, getting the codes becomes easier with minimal errors. It only gives warning on what it cannot handle.

In addition, it switches off the engine lights and through a detachable cable receives power. The emission of the data in an accurate manner is usually made possible through the accompanying software.

The OBD 2 -why the fuss?

The most important thing when looking at the OBD2 scan tools are the several accompanying accessories which enable its use. For instance, the OBD2 scan tool usually has;

1.16 pin connector.
2.Accompanying software which helps connect to the car engine and the PC where the data is to be analyzed.

The secret of the auto scanner use is in most cases vested with the manufacture that are versed with the secrets of the coding protocol. This is why the scan tools are not the same though they share the same brand name of OBDS2. You can try one today.

The scan tool is made into a compact machine makes it durable. You are bound to use this OBD2 CAN compact reader for a very long period of time.

Cloned GM MDI possible work with Ford IDS software

Is clone GM MDI interface possible to work with Ford IDS without limitations?
Also is there anyway to convert MDI to a VCM II by flashing it? They seem to be very similar. But how to?

Look here and know how mates experienced talk about it…some say yes, some no, some possible…

Reply 1: As i know, GM MDI and Ford IDS are two different scanners.
The GM MDI can’t work with Ford IDS

Reply 2: Possible but not easy…Requires editing of the Dynamic link library files and more.

i have had MDI Working with it for a long time for personal use
Since version 97.xxx it is easier than say 96.01 because when they changed things to block clones in this version, they basically changed the file structure to that of an MDI.

Reply 3: My dilemma is deciding to get rid of my MDI clone that I purchased 1 year ago (I sold my GM car and bought a Ford so I don’t need it anymore) or try to use the gm mdi software on a Ford vehicle. I don’t have the money to purchase a genuine VCM II and I don’t want to buy a clone either.
I just want to update a few things on my Ford since the warranty is over.
I need to update the GPS module and activate the digital speedo. Looks like I’ll just leave it alone before I screw things up.

Reply 4: I have the same mdi and try flash the sd card put it in recovery mode with ford manager and don’t work when I try back to gm the tool never responding again the hardware damage and leds turn on red beeping so I think you sell that mdi and then buy a vxdiag vcx nano for ford I have one and working

Reply 5: There must be a way to flash the FPGA to a VCM. Once that’s done you can probably recovery the SD card.
The SD cards can also be copied using a tool called USB Image Tool so I’m sure you can recover your MDI.
I just don’t want to bother with it because I don’t know if it will work.
I might sell it and buy another clone. I haven’t decided yet. The MDI clone looks so much better than the VCM clone.

Reply 6: GM MDI and Ford VCM II are made by Bosch ETAS as well as Alliance VI+ or as many OEM tools now
But this one are a little bit different architecture.
So as we discussed many times and Nr. Vag Vag already confirmed in the forum you can use VCM II with Tech2Win and GDS2 but not fully
You can use VCM II with Nissan Consult III Plus but also hot full
Well I didn’t checked GM MDI with Ford IDS but I’m very sure tgat you are waisting your time for the moment.
When IDS will cover J2534 tool then you maybe will be happy to us the GM MDI with IDS but for the moment forget about
I changed the SD card in VCM II clone because this one was defective ( so a fresh untouched sd card – just formated ) and I only put it in Recovery Mode and I fix it. But I’m not sure that you can do it the same with a GM MDI.
You can try it.
Good luck

Reply 7: Well I suppose that you need an account/subscription
But if you know what exactly calibration you need you can download it from obd2tool.com
Good luck

Reply 8: Forscan as you can see it can works with a simple tool elm 327 software or with a Passthru J2534 tool
Gm Mdi it is a J2534 tool that’s why is working
Ids is different.

Good luck

How to use Bosch proflasher j2534 as VI with Consult 3 Plus

Any one know if Bosch proflasher j2534 can be used as a VI with  Nissan consult 3+
I try changing diagnostic file to use with passthru but so far no good.


Yes, it can be used but limited. Takes a little more than just changing the diagnostictool.ini also have to mod registry. Im sure some shark on here looking for money will do it for you. I will tell you the best thing. When you hit select vi/mi…..do not ever hit connect just highlight the usb with serial 1234567 and then select cancel. then you should see interface connected on home screen. also need to make sure when you mod the automotive diagnostic equipment ini you use the correct name of your interface. has to match exact name in registry.


Info from OBD2TOOL.COM

The CONSULT III plus (C-III Plus) R2R diagnostic software can be installed on any off-the-shelf personal computer that meets CONSULT software operating specifications and can be used with a compliant SAE J2534 device. See system requirements below.
Purchasing requires user to be registered on the Nissan or Infiniti TechInfo website
Click the below link to purchase 12 months’ worth of diagnostic software updates.
Click here to purchase ($500) C-III Plus R2R Software (version 70.21.00).

System Requirements:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
Click here for Minimum System Requirements
J2534-1 Device: Drew Technologies – CarDAQ-Plus 2
CONSULT-III plus R2R Diagnostic System Information:

Software supports all Nissan and Infiniti 2018 model years or newer vehicles with the exception of GTR. GTR software for any off-the-shelf personal computer can be purchased from the GTR tab above.
Software does not support Immobilizer diagnosis. Immobilizer diagnosis can be completed by authorized and registered Security Professionals using nissan consult ii scan tool plus software.
Software does not support ECU reprogramming or blank programming function. NERS software will continue to support this function on any off-the-shelf personal computer that meets operating specifications.
For a complete list of supported software functions view the C-III plus R2R Operation Manual

SCOTT from mhhauto.com say:

It only covers 2018 + vehicle and last time i checked there was about 3-5 in the list
also it is officially only supported by 1 J2534-2 Interface (cardaq +) so its not worth the website its listed on
there is only one useful feature about this software and thats the VCI Manger it comes with

Have fun!

How to install activate CarProg 10.93 software

Carprog 10.93 software is tested successfully! And now it’s confirmed to use flawlessly with CarProg Full programmers China clones.

CarProg 10.93 activation:

No need activation!

CarProg programmers confirmed:

CarProg 10.05 full perfect version or CarProg 8.21 online version

Car prog10.93 step-by-step installation:

For Carprog SE53:

Open Carprog 10.93 disk

Copy “Carprog” folder to Desktop

Open “Computer Management”

Select “USB Human Interface Device”

Update, then select “HID-compliant device”


Open “Carprog” folder, then run “Carprog 9.31”


Accept the agreement and check it available


Exit. Carprog 9.31 can be used!
Run “Carprog 10.93”


Accept the agreement


Read EEPROM 93C46: success!

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Job’s done!

For Carprog SE53-B:

Establish a new folder “Carprog 10.93” on Desktop

Open Carprog 10.93 disk

Copy files (except “carprog821.rar”) to folder “Carprog 10.93” on Desktop

Run “Carprog v821” resister tool and copy hardware ID to a Notepad “8.21” established on Desktop


Send ID to us Obd2tool.com and we’ll send you name and key to resister


Carprog 8.21 registration success!

Then check it available


Carprog 8.21 can be used!

Run “Carprog 10.93”

Accept the agreement

Check Carprog 10.93 interface and exit.


Open “Computer Management”

Select “USB Human Interface Device”, Then “HID-compliant device”


Again run “Carprog v821” and read EEPROM 93C46: success!


Then run “Carprog 10.93” and read EEPROM 93C46: success!


Test result:

CarProg 10.93 can be used no issue without activation. It reads EEPROM 93C46 successfully.

Tips For Vehicle Air Conditioning

OK, so the reliable presence of cold air in your car is probably your last concern during this time of year. However, once winter’s all done with, a broken air conditioner is sure to make for one depressing discovery. Rather than ready yourself for a potential repair, it’s much better to employ one of the many methods of keeping your vehicle air conditioning in its best condition. We’ve listed some of these cool care tips below, ranging from those you can take care of yourself to others that can be left to the autel scanner.


General practice recommends that, no more than once a week, you fire up your car’s air conditioner for a couple of minutes regardless of the corresponding temperature outside. The benefit of this is it keeps all the valves and pumps that make up the system in good, lubricated fashion and maintains the gas pressure – all for very little effort. Even now, in the midst of winter, using your air con will remove humidity from your vehicle’s cabin, and is also a handy tool for removing fog from your windshield when visibility is reduced.

What to check on during your Check-up

During a vehicle servicing, there’s a massive list of items for the mechanic to check off of their list. Surprisingly though, the air conditioner isn’t usually one of them. Whether you’re expecting to drive out somewhere notably warm this summer, or just want to keep a cool head about your vehicle air conditioning, make sure you ask to have the refrigerant level checked, and the cooling system refreshed with gas and lubricant. Your air conditioning should really go through its own, full on check-up every 2 years, so make sure you get the timing right so you don’t end up with a less than optimal blast of cool air when the roads are scorching hot.

Getting the Most out of your Air Conditioner

Even if your car’s cooling system is fully checked out and operating at its best, there’s a lot to be said for the way you ultimately employ your air conditioning beyond just ‘switching it on’. Whilst it’s often easier said than done, always try and find a shaded spot when you want to have the AC running whilst parked; this will help lessen the cooler’s work and ensure your vehicle isn’t a sauna when its time to head off (if there’s no shade, windshield shades are a good alternative). Likewise, having the windows down just a tad will leave less heat within your car, allowing your autel maxisys elite to do its job faster and with less strain.

When it actually comes to firing up the system, it’s tempting to crank it up to its highest setting to circulate the air as much as possible, but to keep your AC in working order it’s much more preferable that you start in low and gradually build it up (some automatic systems will do this for you). When you’re pretty close to your destination, switch off the air conditioner before the engine, leaving the fan running in order to avoid getting that condensation puddle that sometimes forms underneath your auto key programmer.

Porsche PIWIS Tester-II

The new Panamera can only be diagnosed by using this Porsche PIWIS Tester-II. Based on current project planning, all earlier vehicle models will gradually be changed over to the new PIWIS Tester-II by the end of 2010. PIWIS Tester-I must be used for older models in the Porsche workshop until end of 2010.

Support for PIWIS Tester-I will no longer be available once the earlier diagnostic programs have been transferred to PIWIS Tester-II.


Coverage all Porsche vehicle with OBD (Panamera & New Cayenne), Car Diagnostic Tool PIWIS II main functions General ECU diagnostics (DTC read/clear) Guided fault finding ECU programming/coding Real-time control parameters display Electrical schematics mapping.

* General ECU diagnostics (DTC read/clear)
* Guided fault finding
* ECU programming/coding
* Real-time control parameters display
* Electrical schematics mapping



* Pansonic CF-31 latpop
* Porsche PIWIS Tester-II VCI
* USB Cable
* OBD-II Cable