Why does MDI Explorer display UPDATE MDI SW

1.Why does MDI Explorer display UPDATE MDI S/W?
The MDI software needs to be updated. This condition typically occurs when new MDI software is installed on the PC.
Connect to MDI with USB.
*  Select ‘Update MDI’
*  Start Update’ to perform a software update



2.Why does the MDI Manager not detect an MDI interface but the Properties tab indicates that the interface is properly configured?
In order for an MDI’s interface (wired Ethernet or wireless) to be detected by the MDI Manager, the PC must also be configured for communications on the same network.
*  For wireless communications, verify that the PC can communicate with the Access Point or Router being used by the MDI.
*  For wired Ethernet, verify that the PC can communicate with other devices on the network

3.Why does the MDI Explorer display UPDATE PC S/W?
This condition occurs if someone else has updated an OBD-II scan tool MDI from a different PC. The MDI contains newer software than the PC. The PC software needs to be updated


AURO OtoSys IM100 Volvo 2010-2016 Key Learning Confirmed!

AURO OtoSys IM100 is verified to work with VOLVO immobilizer from the year 2010 to 2016.

It’s second to Lonsdor K518ISE universal key programming tool that support VOLVO.

Step 1: learn keys

AURO Otosys im100 tested with Volvo immo…

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Otosys IM100 Volvo car list:

Volvo S60, S80, V40, V60, V70, XC60, XC70

semi-smart keys 2010-2016

Keyless CAN system

Auro IM100 Auto Key Programmer begins to program new semi-smartkeys to Volvo when all keys are lost

If you want to continue to performing this function, there must be one key!

The original key, if cleared successfully, needs to be learned again

Please verify the type of the key first

Ignition off

Learned keys: 2


Step 2: decrypt the immo & clear all keys

The immobilizer unit is to be decrypted, which may last a few hours.

Please make sure that the ignition is turned off

You can exit this process at any time and continue from the interruption point in the next operation

Decrypting the immobilizer unit…


The procedure will take 0-8 hours due to the difference between vehicles.

You’d better manually close the center-control LCD, lamp, etc. Toreduce the power consumption

It doesn’t matter whether the door is opened or closed

You can exit this process at any time and continue from the interruption point in the next operation


Decrytion success


Otosys im100 is reading security data

Don’t disconnect the OBD connection


Copy CEM security data successfully


All key cleared! Learned keys: 0

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Step 3: learn keys

Key learning success


Ignition off

Remove the key from the key slot


Learned keys: 4


Job’s done!

Credits to all off obd2tool.com working  for the IM100 test

What is best NEC key programming tool for Mercedes

Every Auto Key Programmer that can program keys by IR will work on chinese keys(only write once). (ak500, noimmo, mercedes intrument, nec pro 57, diagspeed, thelegendweb, simon touch, vvdi mb tool and cgdi-mb)

With the tools I quoted above I can tell you guys that they all can program NEC chinese keys, some can also renew and program again these chinese keys.

Remember I’m talking about random NEC chinese keys, not BE keys from noimmo.

BE key from noimmo can be written/renewed/read as much as you want by noimmo mbkeyprog and various other tools already. I’m not going to specify their names because I haven’t tested them.

Regarding NEC EZS:

In this situation: EZS (NEC)+Working v51/57 NEC key, all these recent devices (such as VVDI MB, CGDI-MB and the like) can add new keys, and most can also program new elv.

In this situation: EZS (NEC)+Working BGA key, the device that can add new key/program elv is Diagspeed and VVDI MB TOOL.

In this situation: EZS (NEC)+All Keys Lost, there is NO PUBLIC DEVICE that will add new key/program elv. The suggested solution is to buy a “virgin” EZS and adapt it directly/gray key(depends on tool). Myself, I think this solution is very expensive and would only be worth doing it if the car can absolutely not get new EIS from dealer.

Update: VVDI MB + VVDI Prog are confirmed to work perfectly

VERY IMPORTANT: key types and key programmer


Regarding w204 ELV:

First you need to know if ELV is not working only because of broken motor or also NEC disabled.
When you insert key on EIS, if you ear relay’s “ticking” inside ELV it indicates NEC is not disabled yet.

-You can replace motor with a new one.
-You can replace brushes inside original motor.
-You can get a ELV from a crashed car from scrapyard and swap the NEC.

-You NEED to get some information from the EIS/Key. (You always need a WORKING KEY for this situation, again, if it is BGA, only VVDI MB and diagspeed can do it.)
-After you get this information you have various options:
–Repair+renew+program the old disabled NEC. (only thelegendweb, simontouch and diagspeed can do it)
–Get a used (but working) ELV from scrapyard, renew+program it by plug connection. (noimmo, mercedesinstrument, diagspeed, necpro57 can do it)*****
–Program an emulator.
-Or you can go to dealer, owner must sign the papers and wait for the things to arrive(From a few days to several days depending on country).

Some of these solution involve opening/mounting/closing ELV which can be a hassle for many people.

*****You need to check that some devices/companies will charge you tokens to calculate files, renew units, etc.

Anyway, to me, my unbiased selection of the best device is Diagspeed or VVDI MB TOOL + CGDI MB if for all Mercedes, coz CGDI MB is the only for FBS4 but not for BGA that you should have VVDI MB or Diagspeed.

So you need to really know what you want to be able to repair and if it’s worth to buy a 1k or 3k or 6k or 8k or 10k device for that matter.

Diagnose Your Car for Less


Has your car’s check-engine light become so annoying that you’ve covered it with tape? You’re not alone. But there’s a better way: You can find the problem with an Onboard diagnostic (OBD II) scanner and fix it.

Each of the top-selling scanners we purchased from obd2tool is small enough to fit into a glove box and costs less than $100. But despite their low price, they can ferret out complex car problems. All of them work on cars made since 1996. Some are handheld devices with built-in screens, while others connect wirelessly to a phone or tablet. We took all of them on test-drives that included monitoring the car’s dynamic data and introducing faults.

Although an Auto Scanner Tool can’t do the actual repair, it can turn off the check-engine light and, for example, distinguish a broken catalytic converter from a clogged EGR valve, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars, all without requiring you to get your hands dirty.

We tested each OBD II Scanner and rated them based on features, setup and ease of use. We’ve also added the Amazon rating and Fakespot grade (which looks for fake reviews) for each scanner.

Not only will a good Professional Diagnostic Tool save you money, it’ll also make your life much easier. If you’re looking for a good OBD-II scanner that’ll give you the best bang for your buck, there are a few things that you need to know in order to make a well-informed buying decision.

Anyone know GM TECH2 and MID diagnostic tools


What is the difference between the TECH 2 hand held tool and the newer MID interface you use with a laptop? From what I read, the MID will replace the TECH2 but currently it doesn’t diagnose, just program. I need to diagnose a few issues on a 2007 Silverado, 2012 Cruze and 2013 Cruze flood car. The clones are under $400 so it might be time to get one.

The Cheap $224.00 to $400.00 Tech 2s, made in China and don’t even bother having updates installed.They will crash when when updates are installed.Overall the clone Tech 2s are good for what you are doing and are good as the real version now made by Bosch.The real version was made by Vetronix,Bosch bought out Vetronix in 2003.Also make sure it has the Candi box with it,a must for these CAN vehicles.

The last update for the tech 2 has already come out so, I would think about buying a new one unless you work on a lot of GM products.

Depending on the vehicle you’re working on, the GM MDI (Multiple Diagnostic Interface) will do everything a Tech 2 will do but, you’ll need a laptop and GDS software. Going forward from the 2013 model year, the MDI with a laptop will be the GM Diagnostic tool.

General Motors (GM) has launched Global Professional Diagnostic Tool (GDS 2) – its next generation, PC-based vehicle diagnostic system. GDS 2 is a PC-based platform that builds on the original GDS application, but also incorporates several new features, based on technician input. Combined with a Multiple Diagnostic Interface (MDI), GDS 2 provides an exclusive, effective and efficient system for the diagnosis of all the automaker’s new Global Architecture vehicles.

Piwis Tester II For Porsche Diagnostic Reviews

Advice for Porsche Piwis 2 Porsche Diagnostic Tool

With the hot sale of Porsche Piwis Tester 2, we have accumulated too many comments for Porsche Piwis tester 2, below we share the clients’ Porsche Piwis tester 2 reviews below as advice for Porsche Diagnostic Tool Piwis tester.

Porsche Piwis tester II with v18.150.500 Piwis Software Installed on Laptop Ready to Use

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Piwis Tester II Porsche Diagnostic Tool Reviews:

Piwis tester II for my Cayenne 2011 work perfect, I purchase it for my own, I was looking for Piwis 3 before, sales representative Emily suggest me Porsche Piwis 2 is enough for my need, and offer me the user manual for the guide. Thanks for customer service.

My Allscanner Porsche Piwis Tester 2 cannot support online programming so that I have to order the new Porsche Piwis 2 replace it, I purchased the Porsche Piwis Tester 2 online programming for Porsche Panamera hybrid 2012 3.0 V6 Engine, all be done, thanks very much

I get the complete professional Piwis Tester 2 Porsche Diagnostic Tools kit for a Porsche Cayenne Turbo 2003. If the kit can function for multiple other véhicule that would really good to but it must be specifically functioning on The Porsche Cayenne Turbo of 2003-2004. The Porsche Piwis tester II kit is to be able to perform all necessary troubleshooting, repairs, and services as Porsche would. Including Engine and all auxiliary systems.

Hello, I’ve got a Professional Diagnostic Tool Porsche Piwis Tester 2 software V18.100 update software download link, from the instruction you offer, I need to burn the files into DVD, right? I prefer to order new Porsche Piwis Tester 2  HDD for my Porsche Piwis Tester 2 , more simple and easier, you know I have pool knowledge for operating. Anyway, thanks to your excellent warranty as promise!

We will post more Porsche Piwis Tester 2 more reviews later, any question about Porsche Piwis Tester 2 before your order just inquiry us freely. Thanks!

Piwis Tester II Control unit list Control unit overview

This section of Piwis Tester II describes how you can display the control units installed in the vehicle in a control unit overview by means of a control unit search.

The basis for this is an existing ODX project in which the control unit-specific data is stored. The system must check whether a control unit of the project is installed in the vehicle and what variant this is.

After a user action, the diagnostic application first performs a control unit search. The list of all or selected control units and their status is then shown in the control unit overview.

Action-specific buttons for this function group

Process with vehicle communication

1. After the application has been started successfully, the list of control units for the respective ODX project is displayed in a control unit list.


There are two possibilities for selection of control units:

2. Select the desired control units by marking them. If you would like to deselect a selected control unit again, click again in the corresponding line.

3. The complete selection can be cancelled again by pressing the <F6> button.

4. Then press the <F12> button to start the control unit search. The system now checks which control units or selected control units of the project can be addressed.


5. If you would like to perform a control unit search for all control units, press the <F12> without previously selecting a control unit. The Porsche PIWIS TESTER II system then checks which control units or selected control units of the project can be addressed.


Display of search results

The list of addressable control units is then displayed in the control unit overview. Depending on which selection variant you have selected, the list is displayed similarly to the list form shown in step 6 or step 7.

6. Display with previous selection (variant 1): Control units that were previously selected in the control unit list and are addressable are already preselected in the control unit overview.


7. Display without previous selection (variant 2): All addressable control units are displayed. The control units are not marked.


Note on display:
Control units for which no variant is detected are identified by a  icon in the Status column. The data of the basic variant is displayed for control units that are labelled in this way. Control units that have a fault memory entry are identified by a ! icon in the DTC column.

8. If it should not be possible to establish communication with a control unit, this is indicated by dashes in the list after the control unit name (A). These Professional Diagnostic Tool are greyed out and cannot be selected. Subcomponents of control units (so-called ECU-subcomponents) are shown indented below the respective control unit (B). You can work with these subcomponents in the same way as with the regular control units (also see additional information below).


Note on display of subcomponents
If a higher-order control unit has subcomponents and you select a higher-order control unit and then change to a different function group or function, all subcomponents are implicitly selected as well. However, if you mark a subcomponent or several subcomponents and then change to another function group or function, any further action will be performed only for this selection.

You select the control unit Gateway and change to another function group. In addition to the main control unit Gateway, the following subcomponents are then also displayed in this function group:

Battery condition,Main fuse box, Intelligent battery sensor, Electric energy management (eEM) In contrast, if you have selected only the subcomponent Intelligent battery sensor and change to another function group, only this element is made available for a further action in this function group.

Next steps

9. Now select the control units for which you would like further information from the list of control units. If you would like to deselect a selected control unit again, click in the corresponding line once more(A). The complete selection can be cancelled again by pressing the <F6> button (B).


Notes on selectability of function groups

* All function groups are available if you have selected at least one control unit or one subcomponent.
* No function group can be selected if you have not made an explicit selection.

Notes on selectability of all control unit with fault memories

10. Press the <F8> button if you wish to select all control units that have a fault memory entry.


Process without vehicle communication (special procedure for View mode)

If diagnosis if performed in View mode, there is no communication with the vehicle via a VCI.
The variant detection process that normally takes place as part of the control unit search is
omitted as there is no vehicle communication.
In order to nevertheless access the data on the respective control unit variant, you must
select the variant in the control unit list. Proceed as follows:

1. Click in the Control unit (A) column for the respective control unit and select a control unit variant for each control unit via a drop-down menu (B). If you would like to have the basic variant displayed for the respective control unit, select the first/top entry in the drop-down menu. The complete selection can be cancelled again by pressing the <F6> button.


2. Then press the <F12> button.


3. All selected control unit variants or control unit basic variants are displayed.

4. Do not select a control unit if you would like to have the basic variant displayed for all control units. Then press the <F12> button.


5. The control unit basic variants are displayed.


6. The functions described in section 8.2 ff are then available, with the following restrictions:

What’s different between Ford VCM II and VXDIAG VCX NANO

Ford VCM II and VXDAIG VCX NANO are two well known diagnostic tools that specially for Ford/ Mazda cars. VCM 2 is the new Ford OEM diagnostic tool. Ford VCM 2 VCM II IDS provides dealer-level diagnostics using the IDS software and VCM II IDS Full Chip also has a WIFI version available,see pix show
While VXDIAG VCX NANO For Ford Mazda 2 in 1 is an OEM diagnostic interface for the vehicles of Ford and Mazda ,supports Newest Software Ford IDS V101 and Mazda IDS V105.


Then what’s the mainly difference between FORD VCM II IDS and VXDAIG VCX NANO 2 in 1 ? Here i will make a comparison between these two Ford Mazda Diagnostic Scanner tools

The Commons
1.Diagnostic tool for both Ford and Mazda cars.
2. An OEM diagnostic interface for the vehicles of Ford and Mazda,compatible with OEM software of Ford IDS and Mazda IDS.
3.Multi Languages Supported.
4.Connected via obd2 port.

The Difference
1.Developed by different team with different PCB
2.IDS Software Supported : VXDIAG VCX NANO For FORD IDS V101,MAZDA V105,the VCM 2 For Ford IDS V101,MAZDA V94.
3. VCM II support VMM as well as CFR.
4.VCX NANO VXDIAG doesnt support offline programmer.
5.VXDIAG VCX NANO For Ford Mazda 2 in 1 price is cheaper than Ford VCM II IDS.
6.OEM FORD VCM II Full Chip more stable to use.
7.VCX NANO by VXDIAG works on computer XP/WIN7/WIN8 system,FORD VCM II For XP or Few WIN7 Pro.

So,IMO,OEM FORD VCM II Full Chip Will be the number one choice,the quality and performance are stable and quality is super high. But it doesnt mean VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford Mazda 2 in 1 doesnt good, it was still a good scanner tool as well, it can work on more window system and the function and working conditions are good and the price is cheaper too and it has been tested by many users,see feedback below

Record and play back live data for ABS, PCM…tested ok
Program and Install new ECUs (PCM, ABS)…tested ok
Read and Clear DTCs…tested ok
Program New Keys for Mazda 6…tested ok
Set, adjust or remove speed governors…tested ok
DPF Regeneration…tested ok
Automatic vehicle recognition…tested ok
All other dealer functions…tested ok
Reset steering angle…tested ok
Find guided fault…tested ok
Injector Coding…tested ok

So,it mainly depends on your own optional,to be honest,both of vcm ii and vcx nano are two top quality and big welcomed diagnostic tool at obd2tool.com.

VCM2 VCMII 2 in 1 for Ford and Mazda Description

VCMII 2 in 1 is an OEM diagnostic interface for the vehicles of Ford and Mazda,compatible with OEM software of Ford IDS and Mazda IDS

Top 5 Reasons to get Ford VCM II:

1. FORD IDS Version: V108.01, Mazda IDS Version: V107

2. Supports virtual machine, Ford and Mazda software can be installed on one computer.

3. Supports both new and old vehicles.

4. Update by CD with unlocked firmware

5. Support multi languages:

9-1 9-2

VXDIAG VM Supported Language:


Requirement on Computer:
1. At least 4GB Memory
2. Needs to be produced after 2000 year, older computer can not run the software.
3. OS needs to be WINDOWS XP SP3.

Free Download Mazda IDS V104 software
VCM II 2 in 1 Diagnostic Tool for  Ford IDS Maind board
VCM II 2 in 1 Diagnostic Tool for Ford IDS Maind board
Professional Diagnostic Tool VCMII 2 in 1 for Ford and Mazda Function:
1. Programming & Installation of new ECUs (PCM, ABS, Instrument Cluster, Air Bag, Fuel Pumps, etc.)
2. Live Data-stream with Recording & Playback Functions for Main ECUs
3. Read & Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
4. Set, Adjust or Remove Speed Governors
5. Automatic vehicle recognition
6. New Software Re-flash for Existing ECUs
7. All Other Dealer Functions
8. Steering Angle Resets
9. Guided Fault Finding
10. Program New Keys
11. DPF Regeneration
12. Brake Bleeding
13. Injector Coding
Package List:
1pc x VCM2 interface
1pc x OBD2 cable
1pc x USB cable
1pc x CD-DVD