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My opinion to: you can kill your car using MB star and playing…

Someone think: "I'm not sure you can kill yourself with a thermometer but I'm pretty certain you can kill your car using a MB Star and playing about in certain menus."


My do not agree him all and point of view is: "Fair point, but it depends on where you stick the thermometer I guess! Like anything 'playing' around in an unfamiliar environment could be dangerous, but there is plenty of information out there via our friend Google, not to mention the simulator mode that could help the user to be more knowledgeable. However, just as it is almost impossible to learn to drive a car purely from reading about driving, the same goes for Star.


To be honest, I don't think there is too much harm that can be done via the quick test menu where most users would be spending 99.5% of their time checking and clearing fault codes. This is key to diagnosing and understanding the health of your car and can sometime reveal a critical issue in the process of becoming a bigger issue. I suppose variant coding and disabling car keys could be 'dangerous' (as not sure disabling a car key in the EIS is a one way trip?) and Developer mode is whole different league - judging from my experience with my local MB dealership, a league that is probably far above even most MB trained technicians there!


My approach to 'playing off piste' is to a) do as much research as possible on the internet, b) ask this forum for help/opinion, c) try out the steps in the simulator, and d) take a printout of the variant coding from the actual car as a reference PRIOR to making any changes on the car. Where possible try to find a 'donor' car to get the variant coding as a reference for comparison. (Using this approach I have managed to find some very deep and sometimes scary settings that I would not have ordinarily attempted to modify on my own!).


Once ready to make the changes, it is important to make ONLY ONE variant coding change at a time to investigate whether the effect of the single modification is taking you towards the change you desire or away from it. If it breaks something, time to revert the last setting changed, and if all else fails, the settings can usually be reverted back to the settings in the reference printout.


Using the above approach I have had a lot fun not only researching but also managing to reconfigure the variant coding on my NTG 2.5 to enable Linguatronics - the settings for enabling/disabling Linguatronics is not at all obvious but that is the fun and satisfaction in successfully completing such a task (even if it is 4AM in the morning when one finally achieves it!). " 


Do you completely agree this point of view?

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Which MPPS ECU programmer to buy at

Some users feedback there are 4 version of MPPS ECU programmer sold at, and have no idea which one to buy. To help them make decision, the obdexpress engineer make a MPPS ECU programmer comparison cable which list MPPS difference and similarities. 

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In conclusion:

MPPS ECU programmer price range from € 13.60 to € 45.3, they have same function that read and write ECU, but with different version and outlook, as well as the supported ECU type may differ from one to another, usually the newest version cover more vehicle models, for the detailed vehicle coverage, please contact email at:

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Does clone MB SD Connect C4 do online/offline SCN coding?

This is a frequently asked/consulted question of Mercedes Star diagnosis system. The text below will answer the question and explain it in detail. 


Online SCN Coding: YES

China clone SD Connect Star diagnosis system will support Online SCN coding, but it has to meets following two requirements:


1) It has to be MB STAR COMPACT CONNECT 4 (Item number SP100-D) or Super MB STAR C3 (Item number SP45-B) multiplexer.

2) Online SCN coding software service can only work with Star DAS/XENTRY software pre- 2013V or newer DAS/XENTRY after 2015.1. 



This Online service function does not support Retro and airmatic.



How to process this online coding service?

1.Place an order on the online coding service.

2.Contact our online customer service or add our skype/msn/yahoo for us to process this online coding.

3.Prepare MB STAR C3/SD Connect C4, car, laptop and teamviewer.

4. Select the car model and programming system (eg, headlight XALWA-L)

5.Select CONTROL unit adaptations

6.Choose offline program (CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING) then (SCN coding)

7.Provide us your teamviewer User ID and password.

8.Login server (DALMLER)


9.Login server and finish SCN coding automatically 


Offline SCN coding: YES

Will clone SD Connect multiplexer do offline SCN coding/programming? Yes. It will. 


The offline SCN coding software is mainly used for Mercedes-Benz vehicles pre-2009. Software no need installation, directly run it on DAS software, then provide us your ID and password to activate it. 


It has to meets following two requirements as well:

1) The offline SCN coding is invalid on DAS software pre-2014.7V

2) New Star diagnosis DAS 2015.1 up will not support offline coding. 


How to get the offline SCN coding activation ID?

1) After you install the software, you will see below program, send us the correct ID on the upper left corner (marked red circle). Do not send the ID in windows box. 


2) Open upper left corner icon, you will see the correct ID:


3) Copy the ID and send it to us. We will resend you a license.

4) Extract the license and run it directly. Then the software will be ready for use.


If you need to make your clone SD Connect C4 multiplexer do both online and offline programming functions, the most convenient and cost-effective way is to get:


MB SD Connect C4 unit + Dell D630 laptop + 2012.11V Dell HDD with SCN database support offline programming + additional external 2015.* DAS/XENTRY software HDD 


SD Connect C4+ Dell laptop + 2012.11V Dell HDD (software are pre-installed) are available here:


2015.7V Star Diagnostic DAS/XENTRY software Dell/External HDD is available here:

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