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03/07/2015

K-TAG V2.13 Firmware 6.070 EDC17 Tricore and BMW F-series?

The most concerned questions of K-TAG V2.13 firmware V6.070 are 

1)Does it support EDC17 ECUs

2)Does it support programming ECUs via Tircore or BDM

3)Does it work on BMW F-series models 

 

Answers to 1), 2), 3):

 

KTAG ECU tuning kit with firmware V6.070 or above is able to program EDC17, here is the part of test results of the EDC17 ECUs with KTAG V2.13 Firmware V6.070 ECU programmer. 

 

ModelModel NameModel FamilyEngineEngine CodeKWHPFuelMYECUECU Version

BMW 5 Series (F10) M5 4400 V8 S63B44 412 560 Petrol 2011 Bosch MEVD17.2.8 

BMW M Series (F82) M4 3000 24v S55B30 317 431 Petrol 2010 Bosch MEVD17.2.G 

 

KTAG V2.13 adds BMW F-series:

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KTAG fw6.070 programming EDC17 in Tricore boot mode:

 

BMW Bosch MEVD17.2.G IROM TC1797 GPT

KTAG - Bootloader Tricore - 678

- Read: YES

- Write: YES

- Checksum Correction: YES

- Direct Connection: 14P600KT02, 144300T105

 

BMW Bosch MEVD17.2.8 IROM TC1797 GPT

KTAG - Bootloader Tricore - 679

- Read: YES

- Write: YES

- Checksum Correction: YES

- Direct Connection: 14P600KT02, 14P600KT06

 

BMW Bosch EDC17C49 IROM TC1797 GPT

KTAG - Bootloader Tricore - 671

- Read: YES

- Write: YES

- Checksum Correction: YES

- Direct Connection: 14P600KT02, 144300T105

- Connection using the positioning frame: 14P800ADB1, 14P600KT03, 14P600KT04, 144300T105

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K-TAG KTM100 V2.13 Firmware V7.003 adds more EDC17 ECUs than Ksuite V2.13:

 

BMW:

EDC17C41 TC1797

       EDC17CP45 TC1797

       EDC17C50 TC1797

EDC17C56 TC1797

EDC17CP49 TC1797

MEVD172G TC1797

MEDV1725 TC1797

Public

EDC17C46 TC1797

       EDC17C44 TC1797

       MED17.1.6 TC1797

       MED17.5.21 TC1782

       MED17.5.5 TC1767

       ME17.5.24 TC1724

       MED17.1.1 TC1797

Volvo

       EDC17CP48 TC1797

 

Jaguar

MED17.8.31 TC1797

 

Opel

EDC17C59 TC1767

 

Run quickly

      EDC17C46 TC1797

      MED17.7.2 TC1797

      EDC17CP57 TC1793

      EDC17C66 TC1793

 

Ford

      EDC17C10 TC1797

 

Ferrari

      MED17.3.4 TC1797

 

McLaren

      ME17.8.3 TC1797

 

Renault

      ME17.9.20 TC1782

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02/07/2015

How to configure RS232 convert cable of MB SD Connect C4

In some cases, Mercedes Benz SD Connect C4 diagnostic system owners will come across “Initialization of the multiplexer has failed” when installing the Star diagnosis software. 

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And the most frequently reason to the problem is because the wrong/incorrect computer configuration.

 

If you did not get the Dell D630 laptop with SD Connect C4 and use your own laptop, make sure your laptop has COM port and strictly follow the software installation video instruction. 

 

If your laptop is not compatible with com port, you need to buy additional Z-TEK USB 1.1 to RS232 convert cable or PCMCIA PC COM port convert card. Because necessary com port setting is required during the software installation procedure. 

 

Z-TEK USB 1.1 to RS232 convert cable is the cheaper choice than PCMCIA PC card. Then how to configure RS232 convert cable for Star diagnosis multiplexer?

 

1. First do not start the Virtual machine 

2. Set the Z-TEK USB 1.1 to RS232 convert cable COM Port to “com 1”

3. Start the Virtual machine and remain the com port setting (do not set com port this time)

 

Or simply follow this way:

1. Do not run Star diagnostic software 

2. Turn on the computer 

3. Install Z-TEK USB 1.1 to RS232 convert diagnostic cable adapter driver and set com port to OCM1

4. Run Virtual machine and do not set com port again

http://mbstarseries.webs.com/

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01/07/2015

Where to buy Ford VCM2/VCMII IDS clone with A quality PCB

Yes, this question was asked many times in forums and search engines, including me. Until I got the answer from one of the mnhauto member who post a correct clone A quality PCB board, did I realize what Ford VCMII unit should I get. 

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I loaded the attachment to help you look a bit more closely. 

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Of course, I shot him a PM and he recommended the seller obdexpress.co.uk. And I am appreciated that he guided me what exactly item no VCM2 should I go for: SP177-C1 or SP177-C. Then I went for their site. The difference between these two is that SP177-C1 comes with WIFI card, but SP177-C needs to buy WIFI card additionally. To be honest, I do not really interested in WIFI stuff, what matter is good communication with the device. So I decided to buy VCM 2 SP177-C for it is a bit cheaper than SP177-C1 (saved me 40 euro). 

 

Ford VCM2 A quality clone Hardware: 

The VCMii kit took 7 days from the time I ordered it until it was at my front door. The package comes with a VCM2 main unit, OBD2 cable and USB cable well packed in a plastic box. 

 

I first took some package screenshots. What I really care was how the VCM firmware PCB board is built. So I disassemble the main unit with the help of a screwdriver. The PCB board inside are displayed below:

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The VCM2 I purchased looks good on the PCB and no lose connections from what I can see. I have seen some other image around the internet that shows PCB’s that do not look that great. I don't need to be doing a file transfer such as a module programming and increase the already present chance of a connection dropout. Well, I happy I have got a good clone VCM2 diagnostic scanner

 

Ford IDS Software:

My clone VCM2 CD came with three versions of IDS, V86, V91 and V94. I like trying latest things so loaded V94 IDS on old Dell Win XP laptop. Software is a little bit difficult to install, the 3 day trial message implied the installation done completely. If IDS is well loaded, it works like a charm. 

 

I am driving a Ford Focus hatchback 2013 and an German made Ford S-Max 2.2TDCI 2011. The V94 VCM2 IDS seems to be working great, read my vehicle ecu, cleared DTC codes. I even updated 8 modules on my 2013 Focus after downloading the calibration files with no crashes or errors (the calibration files were provided by the dealer). 

 

And finally, if you have WIFI clone and want to keep it, use the version you used Ford_VCM_II_Software_Setup_v2.1.119.3, if you have good quality none wifi version you can use v2.1.119.13 if you have wifi and don't bother about it.

 

I have another friend who newly purchased Mazda VCM2 diagnostic kit at the same dealer. And he put this way: “VCM2 for Mazda I can answer 100% yes, programming works too.” 

 

Anyways it was a good investment.

http://vcm2.webs.com/

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