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How to turn the lamp outage off with Ford VCMⅡIDS diagnostic tool

For 2008-2010 model years, the function of the turn signal flasher was incorporated into the software of the Smart Power Distribution Junction Box (SPDJB or SJB). The SJB is configured to provide lamp-outage indication on all F250/350/450/550. 


For proper function of LED lighting installed by Final Stage Manufacturers of incomplete or modified vehicles, the SJB must be reconfigured to turn off the lamp-out indication.



Ford VCM2 IDS OBD2 diagnostic tool 

A laptop running Windows XP operating system 


1) Install Ford VCM2 IDS diagnostic software. There is a software video instruction on obd2express webpage. 

2) Connect Ford VCM II diagnostic tool with vehicle via OBD port 

3) Come to the main Module reprogramming menu. Select GEM/SJB - make sure the GEM/SJB is at the latest calibration level. Update if the system required.

4) Select “Programming Parameters” in the IDS Toolbox

5) Select “Exterior Lightening” and click the Tick in the lower right of the screen

6) Click the tick on the popup message box

7) Select “Stop and tail lamp outage configuration”

8) Select “Lamp outage turned off”

9) Click the tick in the bottom left of the screen.


The lamp outage feature should be reprogrammed and turned off now.

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Change Porsche PIWIS Tester 2 CF30 laptop power-on password

Porsche dealer OBD diagnostic system PIWIS Tester II comes with second-hand Panasonic CF30 laptop (with default power-on password). Here are the instruction on resetting CF30 ToughBook password and unlock BIOS password. 


Change Porsche PIWIS 2 CF30 power-on password:

1) Open CF30 laptop 

There is a label with initial power-on password on the Panasonic CF30 laptop. E,g piwis-4567 or piwis-3456


2. Start up the laptop 

3. Enter the initial password 


4. Press F10 to reset the password 

5. Enter/Input the initial password directly 

(Note: Do not press “Caps Lock” or any other keys)

6. Enter the new password in the first blank 

7. Confirm the value entered in second blank 


8. Enter new password again 


9. Then press “Enter” to run Porsche PIWIS software 

10. Wait a few minutes for the software to start 


11. Piwis software is pre-installed, directly run and diagnose/program. 


Unlock CF30/CF series BIOS password:

If you need bios password for CF series when enter Porsche tester, it’s very hard to crack the hard disc password, bios requires intrusion inside the toughbook. 


Please send the ID beside the hard case to us, then connect the laptop with internet, because it needs

the factory to do authorization.



We are against unlocking/resetting/removing CF30 BIOS password for Porsche piwis. We are not responsible for the damage. But if you insist, here are some document references provided. 


How to Reset the BIOS Password on a Panasonic CF-30?

Resetting the password on your Panasonic CF-30 computer BIOS can be accomplished by selecting a very specific option within the BIOS setup program. You must know the password that has been placed on the BIOS to gain access. Once you have accessed this setup program, the entire password resetting process will only take a few minutes.



1. Turn on your Panasonic CF-30. If your computer is already on, restart it.

2. Look for the word "BIOS" listed on screen just below the Panasonic logo during your computer's boot process. Next to the word BIOS will be the label of a keyboard key. Press the key on your keyboard that is listed on screen to load your Panasonic CF-30 BIOS.

3. Highlight "User Password" and hit "Enter."

4. Remove the value listed in the "Password" box on screen. The Panasonic CF-30 did not ship with a password protecting the BIOS, so resetting the password involves removing it entirely.

5. Use the "F10" keyboard key to save the changes you've made to your Panasonic CF-30 BIOS and restart your computer.


Another DIY method of unlock CF29 BIOS password.

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How much do you know offline programming by Star diagnosis

How much do you know offline programming by Star diagnosis? Which software version is best? Which diagnostic multiplexer is better? Here, we obd2express customer service offers all the information about doing offline programming on your mercedes benz vehicle.


---The best diagnostic tool:

MB SDconnect C4


This SD C4 is the most popular star diagnostic multiplexer in the market for its powerful functions (newly added WIFI function) and the wide range of vehicles covered.

Here lists sd c4 function: 

1. New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis not only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS,but also UDS diagnose protocol. Because old MB STAR C4 main board do not have UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 can not support it;

2. New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis support wireless diagnose;

3. Multiplexer now use Lan cable to connect, can not use on IBM T30 laptop.

4. Connector adopt Military quick swap technology, it can support 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;

5. All core accosseries adopt original new packing chip, and 24hours test, guarantee the quality of the products;


---the great star diagnostic software:

2012.11 version star diagnostic software, including:

D-A-S / Xentry 2012.11 : the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System ,Concise interface and straightforward operation with IB M high-quality computer can realize the quick and accurate code reading and the whole car system testing





2. W-I-S net 2012.11: 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.

3. : Electronic Parts Catalog

4. ST Finder 2008:Part location finder

5. STARUTILITIES : the movement management system and self-test

6. SDMEDIA 2014

7. PL69


NOTE: Though the software version 2012.11 is a bit old, it is the one we especially provide for offline programming; that is, it is the only version for offline programming. If you want to do online programming, you need the new software 2015.7 for MB SD Connect Compact C4. If you want to do both online and offline programming, you are advised to have both v2012.11 software and v2015.05 or the latest software.


Customer service:

According to the customer service, we highly recommend you to buy a offline programming kit, including V2012.11 MB SD Connect Compact 4 and DELL D630 Laptop. For this, you can do offline programming at once when you get the package, because the software will be pre-installed in the Dell D630 (with com port). And you can avoid some troubles before programming.

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