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Jaguar S Type Diagnostic Tool:SDD Mongoose Or Icarsoft?

Topic:How to Program replacement modules / Read / erase codes for Jaguar S-Type (X200, X202, X204, X206) 1999 – 2008


Tools owned:


  1. Vote IDS/SDD and a genuine or clone Mongoose cable:

By far the best is getting IDS/SDD and a genuine or clone Mongoose cable for programming modules.


The i930 gets good reviews but I’m not keen. Mine wiped the configuration of the ABS/DSC module just when clearing a fault code and needed re-calibrating with IDS.

I’ve also noticed many live readings are way off, in fact just about anything measured in degrees are many, many times out on my 2001 car.


  1. Vote SDD :

My iCarsoft LR V2.0 doesn’t seem to work correctly on anything pre 2005/6 that would use Ford/Jaguar IDS.

Seems ok on later cars that would use SDD, although as others have mentioned, not sure you can rely on the live readings. Worse is iCarsofts seeming lack of interest in sorting this out! Although I had been happy with the old i930, iCarsoft have definitely lost a customer!

IDS/SDD is obviously best as it’s a main dealer level tool, but cloned mongoose cables are not always up to programming modules. It seems some have had problems with them in the past. It’s also not that user friendly. I run V131 on a stand alone XP pro lap top & have a seemingly good clone mongoose that has never caused me any issues. I ALWAYS connect a good battery charger/power supply to the car when doing anything more than basic diagnostics, as the constant ignition on/off cycles that are often required will soon pull even the best battery down, & that’s when problems arise. Best to have the lap top running on mains electric also to remove the risk of it’s battery getting low & shutting things down half way through a session.


  1. Those who have both iCarsoft i930 and SDD with Mongoose cable:

Having both, the i930 is OK, but lacking in many features and the live data is next to useless on my 2001 V6.

IDS/SDD is great to have once you’ve got it working, but awkward to use and was a real pain to setup. I’m a one man band IT support company and it took me days to get a version up and running on an old laptop running XP Pro.

Video: How to install JLR Mangoose SDD V154 software on Windows 7



SDD with cloned mongoose cables is better than iCarsoft i930


Then followed one question “a reliable source for the cable for IDS/SDD? ”

Here provide this link


They do offer a cheaper alternative, but by their own admission, it is made in a different factory to a lower quality, make sure their item number is SP205, not SP205-B. For the software, V130 or V131 seem good stable options & provide full diagnostics & when combined with the SPA files support programming all modules, ignore the later versions supplied with the cable, they often seem to be accompanied by a few bugs! & do not support off line programming (You will need the supplied driver files for the cable or will need to download them). Alternatively, the Virtual Box VMs created by themindbuddah in these very forums have received good reviews & may be an easier option.


JLR SDD V125 V130 V138:





Need patch

also Need driver


PS: The software is clean and only misuse or inexperience will cause any issues. ECM/Module flashing be sure you know what your doing

I take no responsibility for any damage done to your car or equipment with use of this software.


Test reports:

Confirmed that the Mongoose cable from works fine. I downloaded V130 using the links in the stickys section and found the original driver on the Drew website. Took a while to download to my pretty ancient IBM Thinkpad with XP on it but boots up quickly now and connects to my 04 V6 S Type and another members 07 Diesel S Type with no issues.







iProg+ Plus V69 – V43 free download

Topic: iProg+ plus clone V69 - V43 free download as well as newest V69 iProg clone coverage of airbag, car (Car radio, DPF OFF, ECU, IMMO, Key, Mil to KM, PIN ABS, PIN Code Smartra 3, Pincode from the dump v1.0.3, Sensor, Speed Limit etc), dashboard (read km, write a new km on many cars) , eeprom, others.


iProg clone nice feature is the software comes with HD wiring diagram.



iProg clone V69 - V43 free download:

password: 4p1sx1

Supplier: engineer

Security: 100% Yes



V69 iProg clone coverage:

  1. Adapter test



  1. iProg clone Airbag

Read and erase crash to some cars

Read and erase DTC

Repair CFG

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  1. iProg clone Car functions incl. Car radio, DPF OFF, ECU, IMMO, Key, Mil to KM, PIN ABS, PIN Code Smartra 3, Pincode from the dump v1.0.3, Sensor, Speed Limit etc











  1. iProg clone dashboard functions (read km, write a new km on many cars).




  1. Read/write/erase eeprom








  1. Mcu: Read and write chips, Cover chips Atmel, Fujitsu and microchips, Motorola, Motorola 912EN, NEC v850




  1. Others (BLR, CAN, CRC_Cript, Example, Ibutton, sd_unlocker, test...)






To be continued...


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BMW ICOM Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P User Guide

Topic: How to use BMW ICOM Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P.


In this article:

What is ICOM B?

How to connect ICOM B with a car?

How to read LED info from ICOM B?

BMW ICOM Using Tips (Questions and Answers)


What is ICOM B?



BMW ICOM B is a diagnostic head unit for all BMW cars with MOST optical port. It is connected with USB cable to a ICOM A1, A2, NEXT A diagnostic head. Used for diagnostic faults, error clearing, coding and programming units.


On a side note, BMW ICOM A is a diagnostic head unit for all BMW cars and motorcycles. It is connected with network cable to a computer and by OBD connector to a car. Used for diagnostic faults, error clearing, coding and programming units.

How to connect ICOM B with car?

Put the ICOM B at the USB port from your ICOM main interface.

Open the optical port on ICOM B and connect it to the car. For example on a E92 it is a little bit more right to the diag plug under the steering stock (a black plastic plate should be removed).


Here you can see the optical plug, remove the lenscap before you use it.


The location can be found in ISTA and is depending on the cars type you are working.


How to use ICOM B for initial use:


Before flashing anything with a new ICOM-B for the first time, I recommend doing a stress test with Tool32.


Configure Ediabas to most async ab 625, open Tool32 and cicr.prg.

Then select job fs_lesen

and then from Tool32 top bar, select "play".

This will make the "read error memory" job run on repeat.

If it can do it for 30-60 minutes, then the head is probably ok.


Obviously the ICOM emulator must be connected to the CIC.

When you make a flashing , you can confirm data communication in task managers.


And, ICOM B, green flashes on and off.




How to read LED info from ICOM B?


The ICOM B includes a (2) two LED display. These LED|s displays the following information

and warnings:

  • One 2-color LED label SYSTEM for the general status:

Off -------------------------------- no power or problems with power supply

Yellow ----------------------------- initializing ICOM B

Red flashing ---------------------- problems with booting/initializing

Green ----------------------------- ready

Green flashing -------------------- communication

  • One 2-color LED label MOST for the status of MOST communication Ethernet:

Off --------------------------------- no light at MOST

Red -------------------------------- no lockable light

Green ------------------------------stable LOCK

Yellow *---------------------------- no stable LOCK


* Yellow = the relevant LED lights up simultaneously red and green.


BMW ICOM Using Tips (Questions and Answers):

Question: I get the following picture, does it mean Easyconnect is processed done?



A: No, only you get following picture can it means EasyConnect is processed done.


Question:  I use BMW ISTA ISTA-D 3.44.50-P 53.4.002 Software, and I get license warning error, what’s the reason?

A: To copy the hard disk is not allowed, and please make sure the computer system is the current time.



Question: Super ICOM freeze when boot, what’s the requirement to the computer?



A:  Requirements:

Reset the computer system date and time to the current time; set to achi mode; run at another computer, advise you use Lenovo or Dell with CPU 2.0 above and memory with 4GB.


Q: yes, I do as you advised above, my computer is Lenovo w700. Cpu - core 2 extreme, and 4G ram, I tried 3 computers and tried ACHI, ATA and compatible, but no luck.



A: advise you use our special xp or win7. Download at:

win7:  password: 0awk7b

win xp: password: 1zkboe


Note: Please do not update ICOM, otherwise it will not work, for example when I click “Diagnose” the system will get prompt saying “send email to obtain ISTA/D license, license warning.”, then the diagnostic function and programming not work. The solution is to send back main unit to the supplier.


Q: ICOM A2 (SP168-BA) hardware not work, when I use Ista NextSTART to program, communication failed, not communicate with the vehicle, I tried 6 vehicles and no luck, diagnose Mini Moris is working, then I tried BMW E60 failed. I use my friend ICOM to run my software and verified it can diagnose, I test cable and no problem, I reinstalled the firmware and tested it works.


A: Test the 39k resistance. If you find ICOM or ICOM A2 fail to work on old BMW or one system or new car, just disassemble ICOM and test this 39K resistance. Another reason is unstable voltage.


Q: ICOM A2 2015.10V (SP168-EN) preinstall the software on Dell D630 laptop (SO106-B ) with the help of the seller, but when I receive the package, it is English not French, I can’t reset, how to do?


A: you are able to reset the language, just open diagnostic software, and then click this “Tool” button to reset.



Q: 2015.8 Windows7 BMW ICOM HDD (SS151-8B) plug into the computer and windows get error "The sceen resolution is insufficient to run this application". I set the computer as achi mode, it can work, but ISTA/P get error.


A: Try to reset ISTA-P resolution by following procedure:

After open ISTA-P, click “Reset settings”, then close, open again ISTA-P, click “ Reset Settings” then reset “Resolution”.

Check your computer system resolution setting, make sure it is as the same as the ISTA-P resolution setting.

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Q:  icom 2015.7 (SS151-7) ISTA-D 3.50.10 ISTA-P following function is gray, ISTA-D is working, ISTA-P is not working, but the older version of ICOM is working fine.



A:  Your exit ISTA-P then directly turn off the computer, it results in the software is damaged, you are required to exit the software then follow the general procedure to turn off the computer, Now, the solution is to send the software back to repair.


Q: I use 2015.10V Wifi ICOM A2 and ISTA/P not running, the following picture is error message.

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A: Possible reason, you start ISTA/P for many times. Just turn off and again open ISTA/P.


Where to have BMW ICOM? Since many type are out of stock in the market.

Just go to and search any of: SP269-DSP269-B1SP168-D