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.

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.

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.

SD Connect C4 DCDI_eErrorCode=204 (204)

To solve MB SD Connect C4 Error Code 204, just put fresh 6 battery and do a csd firmware update. This is a common problem with cheap SD C4.

In detail…

The error message: DCDI_eErrorCode=204 (204)

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Solved … was the 6 x AA battery into the SD connect

This is the how-to’s of…

Please prepare the following tools:

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①— SD connect C4 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

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.

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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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!!

Note 2:

pls check these picture,  you can choose self-diagnosis your Mercedes Star Diagnostic SD connect c4

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Vediamo M Mode Variant Coding W212 7G

Some important tips of Mercedes Benz W212 7G M Mode Variant Coding using Vediamo.

Purpose:

W212 7G M Mode Variant Coding

You need:

Vediamo running with Sd connect C4

SCN coding database

Variant code:

Y2KY

BetaMar

I want to have M-mode in W212 E500 4matic 2010 model 212.090 SA801 – YOM 10/1, at the moment my variant code is Y2KX, does anyone help me to know the right code for M-mode ?

StarRacer

That’s interesting. I’ve got nearly the same car (W212 from 2009) and I’m also looking for the manual mode. My variant code is Y2KY.

Someone recommended to try three codings before and after the current one but I’m a bit hesitant with this.
The coding contains several properties of the car including 4Matic or RWD. In contrast to the RWD ones, the MB Star have a torque limitation to protect the gearbox etc. when starting with full throttle. Therefore, a genuine 4Matic variant code would be preferable.

I think in the 7G coding collection there was no W212 E500 with M-mode. The next “match” could be an S500 4Matic (221.086). From the thread mentioned its variant code is YE25. Not sure if this one has M-mode, though.

BetaMar

I want to confirm that in 212.090 with MY2010 SA801 M-mode work very well

with Y2KZ ?? Imidietly after coding there was error showed in KI display “presafe function is unavaiable” but after ignition off/on everything works!

For 212.090 MY2009 SA800 correct coding is Y2AR

StarRacer

SUCCESS! Now with working M-mode! Y2KZ also works for me. Same error as above after first start which went away with the 2nd start.

Test drive was successful. One drawback, however: The gear switching times in M are not better than in C or S. Some years ago, I read from an S211 (E500 M273 with 7g) which was given M-mode and the owner claimed significantly faster gear switching. He did it the official way: Changing VeDoc and MB Star C4 online SCN coding. Maybe there’s more to it than just the VGS variant coding.

Good luck
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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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