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DIY Citroen C5 HDI diagnose & tuning

I often find old C5 Phase 1 in degraded engine cool in recent days, but it rolls 70 in the ribs on the motorway, I tighten the buttocks a little!


I love my C5 2.2 hdi exclusive. I bought it used with 125000 km and now total 270,000 km. This is really a great car and I will never give it up. 


The easiest thing to get the problem fixed would be go to the local dealer shop and they asked euro 1000, I should leave and try do it myself at half of that price. 


I ordered a clone Fgtech Galetto v54 and I bought a Lexia 3 cable with old LEXIA V25, PP2000 and Diagbox soft. I prepare my pipe (for screw FAP), a few tools and here I started. 


After receiving my Galetto, I plug my PC 2 (a Win 7 and the other under XP without battery ... a bit like the second but stable 220V). First concern, can not find drivers! I contact the dealer, and got the free driver software download link. It worked on another Win XP laptop. 


I found that it is safe if follow this way:

- Take a XP laptop rather than Virtuabox, Win 7, Virtual machine etc)

- Turn the laptop screen saver

- Put the computer on AC

- Put the battery charger 'to avoid the mode "Energy Saving" (I noticed that the transition to Lexia had shot my battery though as new). In this way, galleto will not break my ECU.


Then I turn to my lexia 3 interface.I run software Lexia with good installation tutorial on google but a little time-consuming. I had not seen it in ages (can be on my old cassette TRS80 model). I run some manipulation on the C5 and I found the error codes. LEXIA soft helped erased the fault. It works for everything except for the mini level of fuel additive.


I have to leave for 1500 km with my car in this state. I hope the engine will hold.

Otherwise, on my return, I'll try the following procedure!


1) Reading ECU Fgtech Galetto v54 master 

2) Modify it with ECUSAFE (I think my model is the basis of the version 2.0.0)

3) Upload the modified carto

4) Diagnose with the LEXIA (this is where I need to find the right path in the soft menus) to transfer the additive Calculos the computer (BSI)

5) Physical Défapage

6) still on this way…..i am lost 


So I have to turn to forum to help. The moderator suggested getting MPPS V16 (clone) instead of galletto. He said the mpps is much safer and provides a generic mode. 


Anyway I went ahead with MPPS and ECUsafe: 

--extraction of mapping with MPPS: OK

--Change with ECUSAFE: OK 

--writing with MPPS : as a bit of a fever at that time (this is my first time ...) and OK 

I've done this before yesterday and I drove with the car to see if everything was ok. So: 

1) more anomaly "minimum additive diesel" 

2) at a steady speed, the problem "ESP / ASR deactivated", "Pollution Problem" returned That leaves me a LEXIA phase pass that I do not control the all. So if you can help me find the right manipulation to achieve on LEXIA, I could then move on to the mechanics DEFFAPAGE phase.


Okay so I went in the LEXIA and selected the vehicle after I entered in diagnosis menu, tested by functions and power train. Then I remember I was able to enter the bsi then in telescoping presents options either GO additive (our friend the Ceria or Eolys) I could set off  then engine with FAP also encoded missing so I retest all this tomorrow by making a small twenty km.


FAP and some other parameter recorded on my lexia software. I have made ​​the global test, I entered all functions with default, read all the faults and deleted all faults. Restarted with a global test and still have a defect on the injection: a circuit pre-post heating relay (P0380 code). Could this be the cause of pb "anomaly anti pollution"? 





Next day, I drove a little and tried to start the engine degraded to see new defects. Because that FAP, I'd kick him out! And next week, I have 800 km to go! (2 * 400) and it's really scary driving on Highway with the mill in degraded mode (especially with those who ride to 130 speed control see on the left ...) 



Another day, I have the C5 diagnosed and recorded the parameter again. 



This time I found the pre-post heating problem and all problems additive level and that's it! for now ... for abs, I admit to not having looked and my computer does not have a battery so I'm forced to take an extension cord and go in the street ... not really practical at night! 


I confirm I have already read information lexia reported! But I thought this was mostly due to the effect of "chimney" vacuum FAP (more exhaust resistance) 


Well, I have to make a 20 km to find a defect and move to LEXIA!

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How to install VXDIAG Ford & Mazda IDS V96 on VMware

The new V96 Ford and Mazda IDS software is verified working on VXDIAG VCX NANO IDS interface (invalid on Ford VCM2 VCMII IDS system). If install V96 IDS on VMware, it will be no frozen software issue. Here is the instruction on set up virtual machine. 


Computer requirement:

1.At least 4GB memory 

2.VMware at least 1GB


Take a deep breath, the installation will take 30 minutes or so. First you setup VMware and then install the IDS software. Here is the detail instruction on first part. 


1)Install VMware 

Open My Computer 

Open Ford IDS software 

Copy “en-windows-xp.iso” to Local Disk D:/

Open “VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3” and install VMware

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Click “Next”

Accept license agreement 

Select “Typical”

Click “Next”

Open VMware-workstation-KEY Notepad and copy the License key 

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Click Finish 


2)Configure VMware 

Create a new folder “Ford VCM II” on D://

Open VMware on desktop 

Click “File” tab>> “New Virtual Machine” >> click “Next”

Browse Installer disc image file (iso) to “en-windows-xp.iso” on D://

Open VMware key notepad and copy en-windows-xp.iso key to “Window product key” column,

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Click “Next”

Change Virtual machine name to “Ford IDS”

Browse Location to D:/Ford VCM II

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Set the Maximum disk size to 120.0 GB, press “Next”

Click “Customize Hardware”, change Memory for this virtual machine to 1024MB

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Right click My Computer>>Properties to check your computer still has 4GM memory

Close the windows 

Click “Finish”


3)Setup Windows XP Professional 

Click Ford IDS on VMware 

Wait while setup initializes your Windows XP configuration 

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Installing Devices 

Enter Windows XP Professional name: ABCD and press “Next”

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Installing Network

Wait until the installation is complete 


4) Configure Win XP on VMware

Wait the Setup Wizard installs VMware Tools

NOTE: Disable any anti-virus software on your computer

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Windows XP will shut down and reboot 

Set the VMware time to exactly the same as your current computer time 

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Turn off the Windows XP on VMware 

Close Ford IDS

Remove “Ford IDS” from eth library 

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Close VMware workstation and Ford IDS (E:) on toolbar 

Open My Computer and open Ford IDS (E:)

Open VMware key notepad and copy this options to D:/Ford IDS folder

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Click Folder Options>>View>> uncheck Hide extensions for known file types>>press OK

Select “Ford IDS.vmx” file and open with Notepad

Paste all hidden files to the end of the notepad

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Click Yes

Close all windows on toolbar 


5) Run virtual machine

Open VMware on desktop 

Click File tab>>Open D:﹨Ford VCM II﹨Ford IDS.vmx 

Click “Create a New Virtual Machine”

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Click “Power on this virtual machine”

Start to install Ford & Mazda IDS V96 software on Vmware follow the video prompt

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VD300 V54 FGTech Galletto 4 vs. old FgTech Galletto V54

There is a new VD300 FGTech Galletto 4 V54 Master ECU tuning kit with plastic box available in What’s the difference between the new VD300 Fgtech and the old FgTech Galletto V54?


1.Same is the exactly the same, project same functions as well, both support BDM-TriCore-OBD Function

2.VD300 is deigned with plastic box from different manufacturer. VD300 is the given name of the new hardware

3.Firmware PCB board parts are very similar 

4.Motherboard PCB layout is slightly different

5.VD300 Fgtech galletto is cheaper in price


VD300 FgTech Galletto V54 PCB display:




Old FgTech Galletto V54 Master ECU programmer PCB board


Customer feedback:

1) I have bought this galletto. Ok build quality, but both q18 and q20 are p-channel zvp2106a. 

2) Now tested BDM edc16 and works ok also Renesas from Subaru. Today will try K-Line and CAN. 

3) Galletto V54 VD300 (plastic box) – reads ok (via OBD EDC16C35 100% ok) 

4) It doesn't read Vag EDC15 1.9 tdi and delphy mpc555 mondeo 2.0 tdci. Read and write VAG EDC16CP34.


FgTech galletto v54 driver software can be free downloaded here:


NOTE: Software comes with virus, disable any anti virus software before running on Win XP O/S.

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