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How to decode a VIN on a MBZ for color and interior?


Does anyone know how to decode a VIN on a MBZ for color and interior? or is it an internal thing that only transcribes to MBZ corporate



There's a couple ways to do it. The most accurate and free is to get an account at EPCnet.


Takes a while to load, but it will give you the full data card of the vehicle. 


For a quicker option, there's a couple of russian websites out there that will decode the vin for you. You just need to use google translate to get it in english.


The VIN does not include color or interior information. The data on the VIN is regulated by national governments. Color and interior information is on the vehicle data card. It can be obtained through M-B. It also appears on the dealer's repair orders here in my area Chesapeake, Virginia

If you have the VIN, that identifies the car within the EPC. That allows you to see the data card for that particular vehicle. It also "grays out" parts that don't apply to a car with that VIN. The data card icon is on the upper right when you are in the EPC.


Finally, I solved.

I got the EPC last year and also became really close friends with the head of AMG and Designo in NJ. He and I went through the entire 11-14 CL 600's, that were made and the color I wanted wasn't ever ordered. So, I'm keeping my Full Designo Graphite with Designo Cortessa interior, It's a 1 of 1 made of a grand total of 55 made for the 11-14 production run.


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K-TAG KTM100 V2.13 Firmware7.003 option menu empty (fixed)

One of the new KTAG KTM100 V2.13 firmware v7.003 ECU tuning kit mechanics got the option menu empty error when programming EDC17. But soon the problem was successfully fixed with the help of our engineer. 



He installed KTM100 software on PC with XP SP3 system, software was loaded OK. The Ktag ECU programming tool is recognized by PC and it read the vehicle information. But in the “Option” menu the windows to set language and another is all white (error screenshots token below). He changes on 3 other PC but the problem is on all. 




The operating system is not compatible with Ktag KTM100 software. (ONLY REASON)



Change our Windows XP SP3 operation system and re-install the KTM100 ECU tuning software. 


Then follow the KTM100 V2.13 software installation video guide here:


Problem is settled. 


Customer feedback:

With your XP operating system, all the menu option displays. 

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BMW ICOM A2 A1 FW1.38 files Download and Update


1)The reason to update BMW ICOM A2 / A1 firmware

If you want to run ISTA-D Rheingold 3.49.30 ISTA-P 55.4.000 on BMW ICOM A2/A1, you need to update firmware to the newest version (July, 2015 update).

Current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.24.00

Current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 01.38.01


2)Which specific version of BMW ICOM hardware to update firmware?

ICOM hardware is identified by item NO at 

Perfect vesion ICOM A: item NO SP168-BA and SP168-BO

Other version ofICOM A1, A2: item NO SP168-C, SP168-B, SP168 and SP168-D 

All available version of BMW ICOM and related software / parts list at: 


BMW ICOM A1/ A2 fw 01.38 / 01.24 free download: 


ICOM A2/A1 firmware update steps:

ICOM firmware V1.38 update Video at YouTube: 

And dailymotion at:  


Important Note:

To set your computer to automatically obtain IP address.  



1. Using internet cable to connect ICOM A2/A1 with computer, using 12V power adapter or connecting ICOM device with BMW to supply power for ICOM A2/A1. 


2. Extract ICOM A1 A2 fw 1.38 upgrade files.

perfect icom update-01.JPG

3. Open IE Internet Explorer, for perfect version ICOM (SP168-BA and SP168-BO), browse address, log in with username/password: root/NZY1150263; 

For other version of ICOM A2 A1 (NO SP168-C, SP168-B, SP168 and SP168-D), browse, the login username and password is the same. 


4. Click "Update Firmware", you will see ICOM firmware version information.

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update firmware-04.JPG

5. Click "Browse" to select file "ICOM-BootImage-01-24-00.bin", set image type as "SYSTEM", click "Send the file".

select file-05.JPG

6. When "Write the image file to the flash?" pops up, click "Yes", then ICOM indicator will turn red.

to flash-06.JPG

7. When "The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful" pops up, click "Update Firmware".

select file-08.JPG

8. Choose "ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-38-01.bin", set image type as "APPLICATION", click "Send the file", it will cost several minutes because the file is a little bit large. 

to flash-09.JPG

9. When "Write the image file to the flash?” pops up, click "Yes", then the ICOM indicator will turn red for the second times.

newest icom firmware version-10.JPG

10. When upgrade complete, click "reboot".

11. Click "Home" - "Update Firmware" to check whether ICOM A2 firmware update to the newest version:

Current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.24.00

Current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 01.38.01




Hope it helps. 

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