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KESS V2 firmware 3.099 clone with Truck activation

Questions before entering:

1. KESS V2 clone is activated with the only protocol for cars and motorcycles?

2. So with Kess V2 4.036 how do you activate trucks? Is it a firmware update on the NXP? 

3. How can I get the kess firmware 3.099?


Find answers to those questions


There are several KESS V2 clone ECU tuning kit master version with different software and firmware available in the aftermarket. 


The only KESS clone with truck authorization/activation is: 


KESS V2 Ksuite V1.89 + Firmware V3.099


No higher Ksuite.

No higher firmware version. 


If you use higher version Ksuite or higher version firmware, KESS V2 TRUCK china clone will display invalid protocol file. 



Ksuite V2.10/2.13/2.15 + Firmware V3.099, DON’T WORK

Ksuite V1.89 + Firmware V4.036, DON’T WORK

Ksuite V2.10/2.13/2.15 + Firmware V4.036, DON’T WORK


If you use KESS 4.036 China clone, all truck options are in gray, KESS 4.036 firmware can not stand 24V. 


Some KESS V2 users will get the firmware v3.099 by replacing the new NXP LPC2478 fix chip on CPU or with J-Link. Disassemble the main unit, then find the biggest chip in the main board. Change this biggest chip.



But it requires good soldering skills. We DO NOT recommend to get v3.099 kess firmware by replacing the CPU NXP fix chip because it will break the device easily. The best way is to get a brand new KESS V2 3.099 ECU programmer hardware. 



Only a small part of truck can be found in Ksuite V1.89 (with fw 3.099) list. KESS V2 EU clone or original is better. 


You can purchase KESS V2 V3.099 firmware (Item No: SE87-E) in and download free K-suite V1.89 software here:


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(Fixed) 2001 Mercedes W220 S500 dash, where is the eeprom


After replacing the EIS on this 2001 Mercedes W220 S500 the mileage now reads ----- on the dash. I’m guessing it’s because the das and EIS have different mileage values, ok that’s fine but where is the eeprom located in this dash?


There is no ESL on W220, so I did not code in the new EIS. I virginised ECU and adapted used EIS. i dont see eeprom on other side either. 


i know how to read the EIS




heres the dash 24c04 eeprom.!1Ioi3DJD 


And here one experience locksmith have change my dump to 0 and my original mileage was 125024!lVB2WRYY


Given Suggestion as follows:

"You don't have mileage in this eis. May be the VIN of the car is in there, then you must try to 0 the dash, adapt with Star Diagnosis and after that change the mileage with STAR to what you need. When you zero the dash, the star will think that your dash is new and let you adapt with the car"


Finally, solved with Star Diagnosis!!

You need to change the coding in the cluster. change modification year, and also code presafe to not present, just use Star Diagnosis through OBD will work ok, go to icm,control unit adaptation,all codes then do coding. pay particular attention to modification year and also set presafe to not present. 


Finally, worked like a charm, problem gone. FYI the modification year was not important, just set the PRE-SAFE to not present and it was all done

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How to reprogram PCM for Ford Focus 2008 with VCM2 IDS

Here is the instruction on Ford Focus 2.8L 2008 PCM reprogramming using Ford VCM II IDS diagnostic system clone. 


Main procedure:

Step 1: Install a new PCM

Step 2: Reprogram PCM


Step 1: Install a new PCM

Install VMware and well setup IDS software follow the video/pdf guide (see attachment below)

Run Ford Module Programming



Click on car icon 

Select “Start New Session”

Press “Confirm” 

The SAE J2534 pass-thru device cables must not interfere the safe operation of the vehicle. Secure all cables away from the vehicle pedals. 

Make connection as shown

Turn ignition to ON

Apply the parking brake 

Apply Neutral/Park gear position


Establishing communication to PCM

Verify vehicle information


Press programming icon 

Select “Module programming”

Select “Programmable Module Installation”>> “PCM”


Again verify vehicle information and confirm 

Turn ignition to OFF position (Position 0)

Check if the displayed VIN is correct, if yes, hit Yes to continue


Follow the system prompt to install a new module in vehicle


Step 2: Reprogram PCM with VCM 2 IDS

Please read the following information carefully. 

NOTE: Do not start a reprogramming session with a low battery in the vehicle and/or programming tool. 

The fuel pump and the engine cooling fan(s) may run during the following procedure. 

If you are programming a 6.0L diesel, the FICM replay must be removed before programming. 


Turn ignition to ON position 

Erase procedure in progress

Downloading data and reprogramming PCM in progress


Turn ignition to OFF 

The operation in progress 

Turn ignition to ON

Set ignition switch to OFF 

Calibration has been loaded and checked.


If you programmed a 6.0L diesel please reinstall the FICOM relay.


Start engine. Do not depress the throttle pedal. 

Set ignition to OFF

Set ignition to ON

Clear stored fault codes


Turn ignition to OFF

PCM reprogramming procedure is done. 


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How to install Ford VCM2 IDS V96 step-by-step

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