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Digiprog 3 v4.94 "UNKOWN DASHBOARD" on Ford Escape 2008

The issue: receive error "UNKOWN DASHBOARD" connecting with obdII

The car: Ford Escape 2008

The dashboard


The solution:

maybe is hcs12 and you must pute out dashbord and solder in with st48


In detail...


Requires plug 48


Remove the instrument cluster and disassemble it. Find on the back

The 6-pin BDM port. Solder the cables from connector 48 (white, brown,

green, yellow) as indicated in the pictures in color. s. next page

Now choose the program:

Cars / Trucks - FORD - ESCAPE HCS12.

The DIGIPROG indicates the old / wrong KM level.

Program the new / correct KM booth and you're done.


This is which color connects where on the dash


13 pin brown in db25 is gnd, 5 pin white is +, 18 is yellow and 17 is gren - if you find gnd in this six points you will know where the other colours should be

How to reflash Kess V2 firmware 5.017

Anyone know how to Update Kess v2 4.036 to 5.017? i found some tips here

only way would be to replace nxp or unlock nxp (if possible) and reflash with 5.017 firmware if you have it
and new sdcard with 5.017 image on it 


And here is what i did..


I rebuilt and generated a SD card image for the RED Kess V2 5.017.

This image can fit in small SD cards.

This image is generated specially for the RED Kess CID number.

So you must write it in the original SD card with good CID number.

(Some Green Kess have same CID)

It’s preferable to replace the contents of the entire SD card with 0s before writing the image.

(ImageUSB includes functionality to Zero a USB Flash Drive).


WARNING: it’s just a test, but work for some.

Make a backup of your SD card before, even if it is corrupted. Sometimes it can help.

I can generate for other CID.

Try and report.

Free download Kess 5.017 SD card image:

Decryption Key:


Credits to kitnoos2002


Again, I tested myself only, not sure if it works for you all

You guys try on your own risk.


I did find some failed. If so, you can have a try this

It’s working. Some brothers in forums with failure choose this kess finally.

I think it can be used with relief.


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