How to test old Benz car before 1996 year with MB SD C4 C5 Star

Many customers contacted:

Why can’t MB SD C4 C5 test the old Benz car?Especially the old Mercedes Benz using the 38PIN diagnostic joint before 1996.

We checked and found that customers used the xentry software in MB STAR C4/MB STAR C5 to test old Mercedes Benz cars.It is wrong.Because the old Mercedes Benz cars before 1996 can only be tested by HTT software which is in DAS.And sometimes we also make a shortcut on the desktop of the computer.

xentry software

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  HTT software

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For example,In V2019.07 software of the MB STAR C4 / C5, HHT is made as a shortcut on your desktop.

Just click on the HHT icon on your computer desktop to open the software and test your old Mercedes Benz car(before 1996).

If you use V2019.07 software,you can lick and open the DTS icon on your computer desktop图片3.Then choose the old Benz car(before 1996) you want.HHT software will automatically pop up.

Mercedes Benz Star C3C4C5 Buying Guide

Mercedes benz star scanner is a very popular auto scanner in the market. However,Many customer are confused to choose when they want to buy one, because there is four version of mb star:Mercedes Benz Star diagnosis C3, benz star c4, MB star Compact C4 and super Mercedes BENZ C5.

So now,i will summarize their similarity and difference,hope it will helpful for customers to choose.

Similarity:

1.Benz star C3/C4 and MB star sd connect c4,Super MB Star c5 use same software.

2.For the hardware, Benz star C3/C4/C5 is same function in diagnosing.

Difference:

1.For the functions, MB star c3 and c4 are almost the same,C4 can do all the works what C3 does and it is the replacement of Compact C3.
Just benz star c4 size is small and weight is light,much convience and the anti‐interrupting ability is better.
One more thing, as customer feedback, the advantage of c3 is can do trucks best.

2.MB starC3, C4 just can support Mercedes Benz cars manufactured after year 2000. Super MB star c5,Benz SD Connect C4 can support all current and new coming MB vehicles.

3.Benz star c3,c4,SD connect C4 update by Harddisk.That means when customer want to update,they need to send back harddisk to supplier,after finish update,then send back to them again or just buy a new HDD.For the long international distance,it may need about 2 weeks can complete one time update,so it is very trouble and inconvience.

Under this suitation,Super mb benz star c5 is release, it is can update through super mb star official web directly, which will be much convience and time saving.

In addition,Super mb star C5 work with W204, W207, W212, 405, 451, 452 and 454. Besides the software c3 and c4 own,it added three more software: SD Media, Xentry and Smart TAN Code.

SD Media: Video and PDF lessons;
Xentry:New software released by Benz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars. Xentry software for diagnosing W 204,W207 and W212 which C3 and C4 does not support;
Smart TAN Code: Opened special function in DAS program with Smart cars 405/ 451/452/ 454.Besides, it also opened more special functions, such as engineer mode, remove limitations,etc, which Star C3 and Star C4 do not have.

4.Now we turn to MB star SD connect C4 again.MB Star SD connect C4 not only support KL diagnosis and three lines CAN BUS diagnosis, but also support UDS diagnose protocol, Because it have UDS chips. Star C3,C4,c5 don’t have this chip, so they can not support UDS.

The most advantage of SD connect c4 is: It can connect to PC by wireless or Lan cable.So it will be much more convience than Benz star C3/C4/c5.

Besides, Professional Diagnostic Tools Mercedes Diagnostic Tool star SD connect C4 interface components used the military quickly inserted techniques that can support one million times plug, more stably;And all of the its core components adopt new original packaged chip, plus 24 hours fatigue test, to ensure its stable release.

So in all,each version have its advantage,just see which one is most suitable and interested you.

2017.12 MB SD Connect C4 C5 Xentry Start Key Activation

2017.12 MB SD Connect C4 C5 Xentry Start Key Activation

Here is the steps to teach you how to activate 2017.12 XENTRY:

Step 1: Double Check the icon name ” ConfigAssist” which on the computer desktop.

Step2: Select ” SDconnect”
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Step3: Select ” Configure”.
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Step 4: Select the icon as picture.
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Step5:
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Step 6 and 7 :
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Step 8 , 9 and 10.

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Step 11: Successful to Activation MB SD Connect C4 C5 MB Star Diagnostic Tools
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If you are interesting in buy MB Star Diagnostic Tools , Please contact our sales via sales@obd2tool.com

(Solved)SD connect interface is Saying “please put in batteries”

Problem:

Hello MB star
I just recieved My tablet and it looks and work Very good .
But The sd connect interface is Saying “please put in batteries”
What type of batteries is it ?

Solution:

This problem same to :

MB Star C4 mux display: Favor inserir baterias(Please insert batteries)

Here you go :

1.Please prepare the following tools:

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①— SDconnect multiplexer which need to input the batteries。

②— 6 units Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries,Size:AA, Voltage:1.2V, Capacity:above 1700mA。

③— 1 unit 108M WIFI Card。

④— Plum screwdriver,Specification:T-20

2.Take out the rubber:

2.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws as below.
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2.2 Take out the rubber as below.
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①— Batteries Space.

②— WIFI Card Space.

③— SD Card Space.

3.Insert the Rechargeable batteries.

3.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below.
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3.2 Take out the fixation of Batteries Space. Pay attention to the Battery polarity marked in the Batteries Space.
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3.3 Insert the batteries. Note the Battery polarity.
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3.4 Button on the Fixation of Batteries Space after inputting the Rechargeable batteries.
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3.5 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to fix the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below. Inserting the batteries is finished.

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4.Installing WIFI Card.

4.1 Inserting the WIFI Card into the WIFI Card Space. Please make the correct direction.
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4.2 Push it to make it totally connected.
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4.3 Cover the rubber and fix the screws to finish all the work.

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Note 1:

Go to the info section within DAS Xentry— search SDconnect and you will find what all the SDconnect symbols defined!!
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Note 2:

pls check these picture, you can choose self-diagnosis your MB STAR ScannerSD connect c4

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MB Star C3 092015 Xentry cannot work on W204

Mb Star C3 Star diagnostic system failed to work on Mercedes W204? Here is the customer solution. You are at your risk!

Problem:

I have DELL D630 with Xentry 09/2015 and MB Star C3 multiplexer. I have connected many cars (W202, W203, W210, W211, W245, etc) and there is no problem with connection – everything is working like a charm. Some days ago, I have bought W204 C280 from 2007. After I choose model, engine and transmission, and I go to diagnostic I see this:

“The diagnosis application is being started…”

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and few seconds later this:

“Initialization of the multiplexer has failed”

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My Mux is not compatible with W204? I searched few hours without success.

Customer solution:
W204 and X204 is the last Mercedes models which working without some special modifications.
You can try:

First try in toolkit.ini delete line skipcomports=all and set line usecomport=2 then you will see in SDconnect toolkit PartD on display after mux connection.

First save your original file for sure.

Try look into C:\Userdata\Config\Xentry\driver – slave.ini and set there com port which you have used for PartD.

Report:

There was no change because I didn’t restarted system. After restart work perfect.

Your solution work perfectly! Probem solved. Everything is working like a charm.

Obd2tool.com solution:

If you need to deal with newer Mercedes models, better go for MB SD Connect Compact 4 or Mercedes BENZ C5 diagnostic system.

Why should you buy SD connect C5/C4 with laptop

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Here list reasons why you should buy a Mercedes diagnostic tool with a laptop together:SD connect Mercedes C5

—With the Dell D630’s dedicated serial port, there was no issue for me…. it was plug and play… I just loaded the HDD from the Seller into my Dell and all I needed to do was activate WIS/EPC and XENTRY/DAS with “activation keys”… I only use the Dell for mb star sd c4 purposes…

—Bought an older Dell D630 laptop with a serial port and plan on buying MB SD Star C4 directly installed in a Dell D630 hard drive. No Virtual Machine issues.

Mercedes Star C3 Diagnostic Tools / C4 actually specifies the computer or tablet used in the SDS environment… The T30 is rather slow but will get the job done.

—If your ever in the market for a faster SDS laptop, the Dell 630 with at least 2Ghz and the speed improvement especially when using Xentry is like night and day.

—the HDD that is pre-loaded with the software for sd connect c4 by the Seller, is inserted into the DELL D630… The DELL D630 is the fastest laptop with the RS232 feature.

—Need to connect directly into a RS232 port without using an interface – this is why I went for the complete system with laptop.

—The software Xentry/ DAS is a bit slow on an old IBM so that it is worth paying a bit extra and getting a Dell D630.

—There is a very specific set of COM ports you must use for it to work. For example you need DAS to be looking at COMx within the VM session, then VMware needs to redirect that to COMx which is a ‘physical’ serial port on your machine.

—It’s probably because it has a real com port. Most laptops these days have just a USB port and things don’t always work right if you’re using a USB to RS-232 converter. You wouldn’t want to brick a component during an update if you’re using USB. The other option would be to get a C4 system, but then they cost more. I think there are a couple other systems out there like IBM that also have real com ports.

—The PART D mux(Benz star c3) is a serial ported mux—that’s the reason for the Dell and IBM older laptops.

—The PART W mux(SD connect C4) is and Ethernet/wifi connected system and that is the reason for use on other laptops—the issue is the operating system currently DAS Xentry only runs on XP.

—Plug and play!! It is more convenient for users because the software for C3/SD C4 diagnostic tool will be pre-installed before delivery.

SuperOBD SKP900 automotive key programmer

SuperOBD SKP-900 Key Programmer supports freely update. The current V3.4 verison adds Infiniti Q70L&M25 2013 smart key programming; VW LAVIDA pin code reading; Honda Fit, VEZEL (remote& smart)) 2014 smart key etc features. One of our customer reported that he came across error 2 when update SKP900 to V3.4.
skp 900 hand held obd2 auto key programmer
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2.skp 900 programmer Support almost all vehicles in the world, It don’t need pincode when programming keys for many vehicles
3.skp-900 auto key programmer No tokens needed. You can program as many cars as you can
4.skp900 car key programmer Support TOYOTA G CHIP
5.super obd skp 900 can read pin code for many vehicles, only a few vehicles need to get pincode from other place

Main Features:
1. Support almost all vehicles in the world
2. Don’t need pincode when programming keys for many vehicles
3. Can read pin code for many vehicles, only a few vehicles need to get pincode from other place.
4. No ticket needed. You can program as many cars as you can.
5. Frequent monthly update. Update is free for 4 times, then pay for 1 times. Please see the update policy.
6. Low price to meet the economic crisis, cost-effective.

In comparison towards the Mercedes c4 multiplexer, Obd2tool.com MB Star C5 Xentry Connect has been improved a lot, in order to stay away from some accidental problems which ordinarily occur to Mercedes sds C4 scanner for the duration of use. Like the crashes brought about by the overheat within the interface of your detection tool. Aside from that, other principal capabilities are frequently the identical with C4.

Mercedes BENZ C5 Xentry Link analysis program, that is generated by France ACTIA Business plus equipped with Panasonic Xentry-Tab, can easily examination Serps / Transmission / ac /SRS/ABS/ anti-theft technique plus OBD-II technique. Benz C5 in Autonumen.com can provide complete diagnosis for the newest hybrid W222. And it has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.