MB SD Connect Compact 4 Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Tool FAQS

Want to know more details for MB SD Connect Compact 4 ? Please check the FAQS as following :
Q1: Is SD C4 compatible with window7?
A: It is not stable on WIN7,suggest you not use WIN7, 90% sd c4 software get broken because of the usage of WIN7.

Q2: Hello ,I want to have dell 630 format sd c4,does any request on my computer?
A: If you buy the fit all HDD,then you have to use on XP system,if you choose Dell D630,then no request on computer system.

Q3: Hello, can you send me some picture about mb sd c4? Please tell me more detail,thanks!
A: ok,no problem, it has user manual in HDD,it need activate, this tool you can choose connect with internet by LAN cable or WIFI,when it connect with car,you will see:usually after activate,it will be no problem at all,this item is very stable.

Q4: Is DAS available with 21 languages and optional to reset? Or only English available?
A: The DAS on the desktop is only English available, after enter into Xentry you are allowed to set the language you want. Just enter into Xentry whatever car models you want to diagnose, and if the car model should be diagnosed and programmed in the DAS but you enter Xentry, it will automatically switch into DAS and the DAS language will be as the same as the Xenty language.

Q5: I will be using this to activate cruise control installs on 2012 MB B and C class cars. This will work?
A: our engineer say it can do . BUT it depend on cars ,some cars not, have Cruise control function,then cannot do,and it need you know how to activate it.

Q6: When I click “Diagnostic” to find “Fingerprint ID” of mb sd c4 2019.05 , I got an error” Internal error (3.17)- 3.89 You must contact the user help Desk “.
A: Check whether your computer is compatible with sd c4 2019.05 software. If you choose d630 hard disk, it needs to work with Dell D630 computer with integrated video card and 1GB memory; if you choose movable hard disk, it’s requirement to the computer is: CPU 2.0GHZ or above, 2GB memory or more, Windows XP professional.

Q7: When I connect to Wireless Network Connection, I got the following display, what should I do?
A: Just ignore this message and follow our video tutorial to set.

Q8: when I setup SD connect compact 4 hard disk; I got a message reading “No access authorization code! Please contact the Star diagnosis call center”.
A: It needs activation, please send us Hardware fingerprint, LAN-ID and HW-ID, then we will help you active. As for how to get Hardware fingerprint, LAN-ID and HW-ID.

Q9: Mercedes Star Diagnostic MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star 2013.03 update error: the software update was aborted. Please repeat the update process. (662)
A: do not update MB SD Connect Compact 4. You are allowed to update hardware version to 2.02, not 2.2.

Q10: After I get MB SD connect c4 activation file, I have no idea how to use it, active by star utilities or by EWA NET?
A: We have video tutorial, please click column “Video” to watch. Important note: make sure enter EPC from “EPC NET EXPLORER ” and find out LAN ID, finally active it.

Q11: MB SD C4 has error after click “Select MUX”, Status “No Signal”.
A: Please connect to “Local area connection”, and set IP address: 172.29.127.114, Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0. for the details, please watch the video tutorial by clicking column “Video”.

Q12: When I open EPC of MB SD C4 2012.11 (SP100), I got error message “unable to start application program”, what’s the reason?
A: Firstly, make sure EPC is activated. Secondly, make sure enter EPC from “EPC NET EXPLORER ” and find out LAN ID, finally active it (A part of users tend to directly start EPC from Xentry, this is not correct.) Still have got the same error? Please contact us for remote assistance.

Q13: How to install MB SD connect c4 starfinder?
A: it doesn’t need to install starfinder, directly open “c:\program
files\web_etm\index.html “.

Q14: My moveable hard disk of MB SD connect C4 has no display. Does it use USB cable to connect the hard disk and then active?
A: Yes, use USB cable to connect the moveable hard disk and the computer, firstly install “setup.exe”, and then import Mercedes Benz software, the computer configuration should not be too low.

Q15: Working with SP100, I wanted to change the way fuel consumption is calculated in the KIW module. This is done in option 1772 of KIW, only adaptable with the developer version of DAS (see FOTO.JPG). Since when starting I have to agree to the special “dangers” the developer version implements, I thought I would be able to change that value. But there is no modify option available
A: the way of fuel consumption cannot be changed; you are allowed to choose option 1772 of KIW.

Q16: After I connect MB SD C4 to the car, SD C4 has no voltage on the PIN8 OBD cable, but when the ignition key on the second position, the PIN8 cable voltage is 12V. What’s the problem?
A: It suggests you don’t start the car, after the car start, the PIN8 will display voltage value.

Q17: Xentry error reading “Internal error: (3.17)-3.173 you must contact the User Help Desk”
A: Don’t set the file “lic-key-2” as “read only.

Q18: How to set MB SD C4 WIFI?
A: Firstly, disconnect the local areal connection, then connect the sdconnect 4 with the car and start the car, finally connect to the wireless connections, please follow the next instructions to set: click Configuration-MUX-Register/configure, under the “General information”, select name “04” and then tick off “Wlan parameters, road”, then set the following parameters: IP address: 192.168.2.200, Network screen: 255.255.255.0, Encryption: WEP/Hex, Key: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (26 a in total), we have video tutorial, please click column “Video” to watch or contact our customer service to send you.

Q19: When I start DAS, it says that, I am using the developer version. In some menus however the software does not seem to be a developer version.Is it or is it not a developer version? am NOT connected to the internet when diagnosing a car. Only the SD-Box is connected to the notebook via WLAN. Could that be the problem?
A: Have you set the “sdc4″ well? Could you please do a self-checking for your device? Then show me the result of the self-checking. Please refer to the following steps of self-checking.
A: Did you have the SD C4 set well? Please follow the next instructions to have a self-test, and then send us the self diagnostic report.

Q20: MB SD STAR C4 (SP100) is unable to self-test?
A: check whether the COM PORT is COM2, if it is, there are four possible reasons: 1) the COM PORT has problem; 2) MB SD C4 and the computer has a poor connection. 3) The cable or SDC4 doesn’t work; 4) SD C4 disconnect with the car.

Q21: Why MB SD C4 is unable to connect with the computer; even after I try LAN cable.
A: It needs to set the IP address. How to set the IP address?
Start-Connect to all connections-Local Area Connection-right click “Properties”-Internet Protocol-Use the following IP address, IP address: 172.29.127.114, Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0, finally click “Ok”, we have video tutorial, please click column “Video” to watch or contact our customer service to send you.

Q22: When I do self-diagnosis for MB, I got error message: 3001 Error.
A: Self-diagnostic has error not suggest MB SD C4 has problem. The aim of self-diagnosis is to check whether SD C4 connect well with the computer and the car, whether the IP address and parameter is set correctly, whether the SD connect c4 and the driver has successful communication. We have video tutorial on how to do self diagnosis for SD C4, please follow it to operate, if you are able to self-diagnostic, it suggests MB SD C4 settings is OK, the connections is OK and it has communication between MB SD c4 and the software. Just go to test the car, if you got any errors, screenshot them and send us to judge where the problem is.

Q23: Does MB SD C4 support SCN coding?
A: Our SD C4 hardware support offline programming, but the software needs to active, and it will cost additional money.

Q24: MB SD C4 could read chassis number for Smart 1998, but unable to test ECU after connected with the car.
A: It needs login password when test Smart, we have DAS SMART Calculator (Item No. ss27) to help calculate login password.

Q25: Which tool can diagnose Mercedes Benz Trucks, 3335, 1823 and 1413?
A: MB SD C4.

Q26: Which tool can diagnose and program for Mercedes Benz BUS body.
A: MB SD STAR C4 (SP100).

Q27: Which tool can diagnose ML 270 2005 and A class W169 2007?
A: MB SD C4.

Q28: Where to find Smart TAN CODE in the software of MB Star diagnostic tool Star C4 ?
A: Sorry, so far we have no Smart TAN code, advice you go to 4S store or original factory to consult.

MB STAR C4 C5 mb sd connect software has updated to 2019.07 with Super Engineering Software DTS monaco And Vediamo

Mb star c4 c5 Software list:

  1. DAS 2019.07: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System
  2. Xentry 2019.07: New software released by Bennz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars.
  3. WIS net 2018.11:Workshop Information System

Supply the whole view of the wiring diagram in a car, component location diagram and maintenance method. What you do is to enter the chassis number, and then you will get the manufacture data, engine configuration and the car model -all in detail.

  1. EPC.net 2018.11:Electronic Parts Catalog
  2. ST Finder:Part Location Finder options: 2008 and 2016
  3. STARUTILITIES :the movement management system and self-test
  4. SD MEDIA 2014
  5. PL73

9.Engineer Software:DTS monaco V8.14.016 And Vediamo V5.01.01 Support Offline Programming

10.HHT Software for old cars

11.Engineer version Vediamo updated to V5.01.01 ,Engineer version DTS updated to V8.14.016,Upgrade to the latest version of 2019 data

1) Fix the error that Mercedes-Benz DAS cannot directly call WIS

2) Join the DAS sedan smart offline programming

3) Join the 204 DAS stand-alone version, which can be mutated (German), which is more powerful than Vediamo

4) Join DAS special function password-free access PKW and SMART

5) Repair SMART 450, 451, 452, 454 No longer need TAN Caculator, all offline

6) Increase offline EOL and VMAX all LKW, modify truck maximum speed limit

7) Lift the truck NOx TORGUE restriction, do not need FDOK XT calculation code, directly enter, directly cancel the legal speed limit, you can modify without special function

8) Clear the truck SCR/ADBLUE fault code (MR), do not need FDOK XN calculation code, enter directly

9)Add DAS 212,207 prototyp model

 

MB SD Connect C4 C5 Feather:

1.Support Wireless

2.Xentry Software Version:2019.07

3.Hardware Verison:OS:2.3   CSD:2.11

4.Supported Multi-Language: Deutsch, English, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanien, Portugal, Finnland, Dänemark, Schweden and so on.

5.Including Super Engineer Software:DTS monaco V8.14.016 And Vediamo V5.01.01

6.Support Offline Programming

 

Basic programming set code function:

1.unit for off-line programming

2.a key to off-set code

3.W166, cancel the programmed number of calculation method of urea, one perfect canceled all 166 urea system.

The new c s-series to the factory installed conversion:

4.222, 205 installing fragrance systems

5.2015, paragraph 212, changing traffic light permanently lit

6.212, 204, adding electric ear

7.222 205 HU5 traffic solution for DVD video

8.W164 closed recycling system

9.W205, retro atmosphere lamp

10.205, 222 adding electric ear electric trunk, the trunk kicking function

11.166, how to modify the gateway set up codes

12.166 meters finished degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius

13.US standard maintenance mileage be set to the number of miles

14.164 disabled diesel particle filter regeneration system

15.166 canceled urea

16.205 added electric rear vision mirror

17.HU45 regional Chinese resolve lock

18.W204 W166 foldable rear-view mirror

19.change the 166 on board, display in Celsius

20.W212 disable ECO configurations

21.activate the HOLD function ABR2XT

22.open W22 looked up appears

23.the AMG sports package enabled W212

24.the air bag computer reset factory State W166

25.to increase the brightness of the color instrument cluster s W222

26.22.97g to install the steering wheel shift paddles

27.W221 AMG W216 dashboard style

28.airbag ECU unlock W204 212

29.disabled child seat recognition sensors W221

30.opening rear fog lamps as spare brake lights with W222

31.increasing engine power MED177

 

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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.

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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.

SD Connect C4 dead, not power up (customer solution)

Share an easy way to repair sd connect c4 multiplexer if your multiplexer is dead, not powering up via any adapter cable.

NOTE:
TRY AT YOUR OEWN RISK!

First open the MB SD C4 main unit. Slide PCB out a little bit, from the connector side, so you can see the units buttons wiring. Carefully pry the lock out & up, after that you can pull the wiring and PCB out.

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Then Open 4 Main PCB screws, Carefully wiggle the PCB off from another, it might be pretty tight, so carefully, side from side!

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Disconnect the LAN cable, carefully, pretty easy to break the small clip.

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Then you can disconnect the Connector PCB, very carefully, might be really thight! Again slowly from both sides. You now have access to the small Fuses.

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You can use multi-meter to see if they work, usually the LAN connector side 5A is burnt. So desolder the broken one, install new & enjoy your powering up mux again!

This repairing above requires experienced and professional techniques; or you are suggested to buy a cheap clone MB SD Connect C4 of high quality to replace it. Google to get the good one. I helped to put the first site here for you (no affiliation to the vendor)

MB STAR HHT Internal Fault Diagnosis Multiplexer Code 10766

Problem:

I bought the Mercedes Star Diagnostic SD connect C4 diagnostic system. I have installed the XDOS 2015.12V DAS Xentry on Dell D630 laptop, but it gave me two errors:

Error 1:

HHT-WIN display error “Internal fault Diagnosis multiplexer Code:10766”

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Error 2:

Fault (1.2) Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed.

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Possible reason:

1: HHT error: 2015.12 or newer 2016V Star diagnosis software does not come with HTTWIN software. If you need to troubleshoot old Mercedes, better go for Star software pre-2015.09V.

2.Multiplexer failed: We can see from the error screenshot, MB star Compact C4 icon didn’t show on the status bar which indicates you have not set the SD Connect C4 correctly, so the MB SD C4 is not well communicate with vehicle.

Why Choose MB Star Diagnostic 2019.5 Software

MB SD software has updated to 2019.5 version recently. This post will give you some information about 2019.5 software and tell you why we choose this product.

Why Choose MB Star Diagnostic 2019.5 Software?

*   2019.5 MB SD softwarecompatible with MB SD C4/MB SD C5 hardware.
*   2019.5 MB SD softwaresupportMercedes Benz Car & Truck Diagnostics till 2019.
*   2019.5 MB SDsoftware containsMB subscription, so it supports SCN Online Coding Function.
*   Mercedes engineering Vediamo & DTS Monaco software option means you can perform more professional functions.

Software Version: V2019.5

Compatible Hardware: MB Star SD C4, MB SD C5

Update: send HDD back to update, or purchase new HDD replacement

PC Requirements: Dell/ Lenovo/ Panasonic etc.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or equivalent, i5 CPU is much better, 2.2GHz or faster core speed

RAM: 4GB RAM minimum

Support languages: English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian; Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese.

Star Diagnosis Xentry Software Support car list:

Support for Mercedes vehicles, included: Cars, Buses, Trucks, Sprints, Smarts etc. till 2019

Mercedes Star Diagnostic Review

The Mercedes Star diagnostic tool comes in a variety of formats such as C3, C4 and MB SD Connect C5. The C3 and C4 are very similar, just the difference is that the MB Star C4 is smaller and lightweight, which is very useful due to the C3 being a task in itself setting it up. The C5 is the same format at the C4 but it can update itself (WiFi) via an official web directory.

Why did I choose the Mb Star C3?

Owning 4 Mercedes and many others in the family, fault codes are very common and are difficult to uncover unless you own a Star Machine. The MB Star C3 can interact with cars from 1989 to now, which covers the majority of the cars I own. The ability to read troublesome stored codes and erase them once resolved is very useful and also saves money in the long run with the majority of independent garages charging £30-40 to scan your Mercedes.
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How Hard is it to use the Mercedes Star Machine?

There is two parts to using the Mercedes Star Diagnostic tool, the first being the setup and the latter actually using it. As you can see above, their are a few leads involved to connect the Mercedes to the star machine.

*   Wire from ECU to the Multiplexor
*   Wire from Multiplexor to the Computer
*   Power Cable to the Laptop (It’s advised never to let the computer run out during diagnostics!)
*   Power pack if low battery that might die during the test

Once the wires have been connected up properly, start the iginition and you should wait until you see a lock appear in the bottom right corner of your computer (near internet signal). Once the lock is present, the computer is connected to the car, therefore start up the DAS/Xentury software and do the following:

*   Find your car using the menu provided (Car -> E Class -> W210 etc)
*   You will then be greeted with a popup notifying that the multiplexor is attempting to connect
*   Once connected, its fairly straight forward – You can perform tests or go into individual units
*   Using F1, F2 and F3, you will be able to navigate through stored fault codes and removing them with the F9 key
*   If faults are not removing, its best to print out the full test (button bottom right), which will contain unique
MB Codes to show a mechanic

The Star machine enables you to find a problem, fix it and confirm that it is fixed by erasing the issue and then running another test. If you are feeling confident, you may feel like running some more complex tests i.e. Compression test. I had issues with the fuel injectors in my 320 CDi, therefore I performed a compression test, which was spot on but the second test was the “leak” test, which showed two injectors were faulty.
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Buy Mercedes Star Diagnostic Computer Tool

The complete kit can be bought from just £600, which includes all of the wires for the latest Mercedes Benz’s out and include the computer with necessary equipment. Of course, the price seems a lot, but so does paying £40 each time to have a diagnostic via an independent garage. You are able to do this yourself with limited knowledge aswell as charge friend to clear their faults. You can buy the mercedes star diagnostic Machine Bundle straight from obd2tool.com

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Just because a star machine is marketed as the “go to” Mercedes error code scanner, it does not mean you cannot use any other type of scanner.

All Benz diagnostic and programming Benz Ecom VS SD C4

New Arrival: Benz Ecom diagnostic and programming tool for newest Benz models. It comes with Dongle and software in the hard disk, activation via remote assistance. Works with newest Benz models instead of old models like MB SD C4.

1.Ecom
Support diagnostic software Xentry, engineering software Vediamo and super DTS Monaco,  it has a than higher access right than SDC4.

Ecom supports the CAN/DoIP protocol, which can be used to diagnose and programming (brushing & writing) for the new car audio and video entertainment systems.

The Mercedes-Benz engineering database of diagnosis / coding / retrofit /flashings is using the Xentry database, so the Mercedes-Benz engineering version depends on the version of Xentry, as long as the database is new, the V4.00 version can be used on new models. compact3 can be used.
SDC4 does not support ODX documents. The latest V5.00 uses eCom to support ODX files. It is recommended to use Ecom, with DoIP function, the speed is faster and more stable.

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2.SD C4
Support the diagnostic software Xentry, DAS software diagnostics, engineering Vediamo,  super DTS Monaco, Xentry and DAS Developer mode etc.

Common Name: Developing Data Engineering Edition After 2010
Version, added a lot of functional restrictions. So everyone will encounter the problem that the vehicle version is too new to enter
the control unit, or entering the control unit and cannot make any special modifications. For example: W204 /212 2012
The instrument is needed to modify the regional language configuration or open other convenient functions. With the increasing number of new car with DoIP protocol, the mb star SDC4 has slowly failed to meet market demand.

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Normal Star Diagnosis vs Developer Mode

Look here: Where exactly the differences between the normal Star Diagnosis and the Developer Version lie?

Since these differences depend on the DVD version, you will get this nowhere reliable information. The Dev version contains features that are not always released for service and are therefore not available on the “normal” versions of SD. Without another license key there is nothing.
Also, some of the HW and software version of the built-in controller depends. Here are the web many halbgare information to read.

The difference is just the license key.
Other key: More rights and possibilities. For example, there are pure car licenses (Smart, MB …) but also full licenses, with which you can read and work on all Daimler products. In the service, the computers are online, that is, it is not possible to operate a computer easily with a different license

So really a developer tool is not it but that’s why … No one works with us, because we use something completely different. Not so pretty, but much more powerful and flexible than the MB Star C4. But also much error-prone, which one must avoid in the service by all means.

Also, Developermode is available in Xentry. There are a few more things you can do.

But from BR 204/212 etc Sense anyway with big what to do, because everything online. But also gives information on the Internet.

Offline SCN coding mW also with tricks normal but in practice gabs still no success, especially since no need is pending.

This Vediamo should but according to opinions of other specs probably be a good software …

Update:

Quoted:

“This Vediamo should but according to opinions of other specs probably be a good software … let’s see if something can be found.”

This is a pure development tool. The “normal” skilled worker or master in the branch can do almost nothing with it.
Without knowing which “commands” to execute in a particular order, garnix happens.
Did it “coincidentally” but managed to adjust ANYWHERE, ….. yes, and then ??? How do you get that back when things are not going as expected?
So without the expertise of the ECU supervisor, you have no chance.
And even the stupidest …. the necessary description files are there are not

many here in the forum are not even clear with the serial diagnosis, and that is in comparison to children’s stuff.

SD Connect C4 change Mercedes time and date in cluster

Here is the instruction on how to change MB time/date with 2018.05 SD Connect C4 DAS/Xentry software.

Equipment:

I have bought Star Diagnose multiplexer with DAS/Xentry software on www.obd2tool.com

I think it’s cheaper than other places.

Follow the steps:
1. Install and activate the software. Software is pre-installed and activated if you get the MB SD Connect C4 multiplexer and Dell D630 laptopbundle package.
2. Connect MB SD C4 system with vehicle via OBD port
3. Run DAS software
4. Come to the main Control units group menu->F3
5. Select Information and communication option->F3
6. Select IC Instrument Cluster->F3
7. Select Diagnosis to plant specifications->F3

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8.Select Control unit adaptations->F3

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9.Select Control unit adaptations (Variant coding)->F3

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10.Select Variantkodierung ->F3

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11.Select Datumsanzeige Grundbildebene and turn date on “ein”

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12.Select Menu 24 option and activate key dependency to “aktivieren” to active the status.
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13.Reboot the cluster. The whole procedure is complete.

Just follow the steps above,you will have a wonderful experience with MB SD Connect Compact 4.