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(Fixed) 2001 Mercedes W220 S500 dash, where is the eeprom


After replacing the EIS on this 2001 Mercedes W220 S500 the mileage now reads ----- on the dash. I’m guessing it’s because the das and EIS have different mileage values, ok that’s fine but where is the eeprom located in this dash?


There is no ESL on W220, so I did not code in the new EIS. I virginised ECU and adapted used EIS. i dont see eeprom on other side either. 


i know how to read the EIS




heres the dash 24c04 eeprom.!1Ioi3DJD 


And here one experience locksmith have change my dump to 0 and my original mileage was 125024!lVB2WRYY


Given Suggestion as follows:

"You don't have mileage in this eis. May be the VIN of the car is in there, then you must try to 0 the dash, adapt with Star Diagnosis and after that change the mileage with STAR to what you need. When you zero the dash, the star will think that your dash is new and let you adapt with the car"


Finally, solved with Star Diagnosis!!

You need to change the coding in the cluster. change modification year, and also code presafe to not present, just use Star Diagnosis through OBD will work ok, go to icm,control unit adaptation,all codes then do coding. pay particular attention to modification year and also set presafe to not present. 


Finally, worked like a charm, problem gone. FYI the modification year was not important, just set the PRE-SAFE to not present and it was all done

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How to reprogram PCM for Ford Focus 2008 with VCM2 IDS

Here is the instruction on Ford Focus 2.8L 2008 PCM reprogramming using Ford VCM II IDS diagnostic system clone. 


Main procedure:

Step 1: Install a new PCM

Step 2: Reprogram PCM


Step 1: Install a new PCM

Install VMware and well setup IDS software follow the video/pdf guide (see attachment below)

Run Ford Module Programming



Click on car icon 

Select “Start New Session”

Press “Confirm” 

The SAE J2534 pass-thru device cables must not interfere the safe operation of the vehicle. Secure all cables away from the vehicle pedals. 

Make connection as shown

Turn ignition to ON

Apply the parking brake 

Apply Neutral/Park gear position


Establishing communication to PCM

Verify vehicle information


Press programming icon 

Select “Module programming”

Select “Programmable Module Installation”>> “PCM”


Again verify vehicle information and confirm 

Turn ignition to OFF position (Position 0)

Check if the displayed VIN is correct, if yes, hit Yes to continue


Follow the system prompt to install a new module in vehicle


Step 2: Reprogram PCM with VCM 2 IDS

Please read the following information carefully. 

NOTE: Do not start a reprogramming session with a low battery in the vehicle and/or programming tool. 

The fuel pump and the engine cooling fan(s) may run during the following procedure. 

If you are programming a 6.0L diesel, the FICM replay must be removed before programming. 


Turn ignition to ON position 

Erase procedure in progress

Downloading data and reprogramming PCM in progress


Turn ignition to OFF 

The operation in progress 

Turn ignition to ON

Set ignition switch to OFF 

Calibration has been loaded and checked.


If you programmed a 6.0L diesel please reinstall the FICOM relay.


Start engine. Do not depress the throttle pedal. 

Set ignition to OFF

Set ignition to ON

Clear stored fault codes


Turn ignition to OFF

PCM reprogramming procedure is done. 


Related blog:

How to install Ford VCM2 IDS V96 step-by-step

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How to register & update Launch iCarScan VCI scanner

Launch iCarScan VCI Bluetooth Diagnostic Scanner is the perfect replacement of Launch iDiag auto diag scanner. Here is the instruction on how to register, activate and update/download iCarScan software. 


Launch iCarScan VCI Bluetooth Diagnostic Scanner User Manual


First of all, getting started with the iCarScan main function buttons:



I. Download & Install the iCarScan App 

The iCarScan app is free to download. 

1. Turn on your Android smart terminal.

 2. Go into Android Play Store (Google play). Google play can be found in the following URL: 

3. Input the keyword "ICARSCAN" in the search bar. 

4. Once found, tap on "FREE" to download and install it. You are free to download 5 demo software.

5. After the installation is complete, an iCarScan icon will be created on the HOME screen.


II. Register & activate Launch iCarScan software 

1. Click on "Login" icon in main menu screen, a screen similar to the following will appear:


2. For new users, tap on "Register" to proceed to next step. For existing users, input your Username and Password directly. 


3. Input the required information, and then tap on "Register and Login", a dialog box similar to the following will pop up.


4. Click on "Register Connector".


5. Enter the Serial Number and Verification Code, which can be found in the password envelope in the package:


--To register the connector later and exit, tap on "No Connector". In this case, you can also activate it by tapping on –“Function Menu” button > "Mine" -- > "Activate Device". 


6. Click "Confirm" to activate your connector and return to the main menu screen.


III. Download iCarScan software 

By default maximum 5 software (excluding DEMO, EOBD and 3 Reset series software) can be selected for free download. 


To purchase other software, you need to pay extra fees (66USD per brand). For details on purchasing diagnostic software, 


Attention: The purchasing agreement for the software is for ONE year subscription. Once it expires, only the older version becomes available and in this case you may renew your subscription to enjoy the latest version and more functions. 


1. Tap on certain car model logo, a window listing all available vehicle software will appear.


2. Check the box to select the desired vehicle software, and tap on forward icon to confirm.


3. Tap on forward icon to start downloading. Once downloading is complete, tap to return to the main menu screen.


IV. Purchase & Download Diagnostic Software

A. Purchase Diagnostic Software

The download icon located on the lower right corner of the diagnostic software logo means that the diagnostic software has not been purchased and downloaded.


1)Tap on the desired vehicle make logo to enter software information interface. 

Here we take GM as an example


2) Tap on "Purchase Now" to go into order confirmation page.


3) Double check if your order information is correct and then tap on forward button  to enter the payment method page.


4) Select one of payment types, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transaction. 


B. Download Diagnostic Software

Only after payment has been made successful for diagnostic software or software package can the software or software package be downloaded.

1) Click on GM logo, a screen similar to the following appears:


2) Tap on "Download Software". Tap on forward button  to start downloading


3) Tap on forward icon to start downloading.


4) Once downloading finishes, tap on forward button to return to the main menu interface and the Download icon of the GM logo disappears.


V. Connection and Diagnostic 

Vehicle connection-Bluetooth wireless connection


Diagnostic procedure: