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Mangoose Reflash Gearbox ECM on a Jaguar 2003 S-Type

Here’s my experience of Jaguar 2003 S-Type R. this review is to thanks solutions from forum brothers, especially Bob (That bulletin was great). I have succeeded to reflash the gearbox and program the TCM to address the P0610 code. And now the car is running. See my in-depth report later.

Jaguar 2003 S-Type R (4.2L supercharged)

Tools used:
Mongoose JLR with SAE J2534
(this tool nowadays seems not for JLR before 2005)

Background information:
I reflashed the ECM and TCM wanting to have the latest calibrations in each (the ECM to possibly help with the lean codes, and the TCM with an eye to running the trans adaption routine to fix a shift quality issue). Upon trying to restart the car I find that the car won’t start.

After trying to reflash and run the immobilisation routine we concluded that the ECM must be dead. We installed a used ECM, ran the immobilisation routine and viola the car started and ran. The message display center indicated a gearbox fault. Upon further investigation a P0610 was found indicating the wrong configuration file was loaded in the TCM. We successfully reflashed the used ECM with new firmware using the "Configure Existing Modules" routine in IDS. The car started after doing this. The only glitch is that when we read the list of modules in the car the ECM reported the VIN from the car it came out of. We re-read the description listed under "Configure New Modules" and decided to try this. To make a long story short, after erroring out, we have ended up with another unresponsive engine controller.

I read the bulletin 1-186 Using WDS To Program_Configure.pdf - Great stuff in here, confirming some of my suspicions about the VID block.

Re-installed the original ECM. Then checked the VID block - no communications with the ECM.

Started the IDS/SDD 128 session with my Mongoose JLR with SAE J2534 disconnected from the vehicle.

Then I input the full 17 digit VIN and hit enter, based on the VIN it initiated a Legacy IDS session.

Answered NO to the question, "do you wish to read the configuration from the vehicle", this forced IDS to retrieve the "as built" VID from the hard drive (a tip I garnered from the info in the bulletin).

Checked the descriptions listed for equipment level and accepted them as correct.

IDS then prompted to read DTCs - answered NO.

Connected the IDS/Mongoose JLR to the car.

Now with a charger connected to the car set for 13.0V

Initiated a "Configure Existing Module" routine and selected the Engine Controller.

Followed the prompts until communication failed out

IDS eventually prompted the "Rectification Procedure".

Now I have performed this rectification procedure on this module before with no joy, but thanks to the bulletin when the time came to disconnect the negative battery cable I shorted together the two cables while they were disconnected.

After the prompt to reconnect, I followed the onscreen prompts as presented and ended up with a reported successful reflash! Still no start though, so I initiated the "Immobilisation Reset", and viola the car fired up!

Next, I initiated the report on all the vehicle control modules and happily the ECM was reorting the correct VIN. You have no idea how happy that made me!

I then successfully programmed the TCM to address the P0610 code. All I need to do now is perform the Transmission Adaption Routine.

I then repeated the ECM Reflash/Rectification routine on the other locked ECM, and successfully recovered that one too!

So, in closing, I learned that the VID block is very important to get right. That connecting the cables together during the disconnect portion of the "ECM Rectification" is necessary to succeed. Finally I learned never to flash a Transmission Control Module when the VID stored in the ECM is incorrect!

I hope my summary makes good reading!

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V2014.01 Multi-Diag Access J2534 Activation Error

After install and activate V2014.01 Multi-Diag Access J2534 Pass-Thru OBD2 Device software (disable network connection and antivirus software already),the system prompt software did not activated successfully.



installation failed

1. Install the Multidiag J2534 activation pactch

2.Change computer system to windows xp

3.If still failed,download Multidiag 2014.1 software and re-install again.

Installation Video Guide:
How to install V2014.01 Multi-Diag Access J2534 Pass-Thru OBD2 Device

What should you pay attention to use this software:
1) DISCONNECT the internet when you install and use this software
2) Follow our I-2014V Multi-Diag Access J2534 software installation video install the software step by step
3) Software needs activation before. Please send ID (format is only 31-xxxxxxxxxxx) and your order number to, we will send the activation code for free.
4) After finish software installation. Go to the following folder C: ACTIA portal and then delete the file WEGT.EXE. Once delete this file. (If your software prompt you out of date when usage, do this step too)

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KTAG ECU Programming tool Using Tips

This post will answer all of following questions on Ktag master ECU programming tool including optional version, compatible vehicles, workable software, the difference among all available KTAG, tokens reset method and Ktag FAQ etc.


Ktag master ECU programming tool optional version

Following optional KTAG is compatible with most world-wide cars, and a little part of Motorcycle, truck, tractors and bikes. They are different in hardware version, price and the way to reset tokens.

Ktag ECU programming tool :

Item NO. SE80: FW V5.001, €74.99+shipping

Item NO. SE80-B: FW V6.007, €165.00+ shipping

Item No. SE80-C: FW V6.007, €119.00 free shipping

Item No. SE80-E: FW V5.001,€63.80+shipping

Item No. SE80-D: FW V7.003,€349.00+shipping

Tip on Ktag master ECU programming tool workable software:

So far, the compatible software version is as high as V2.11, if you run the higher software version on the hardware, you will find in the menu many gray icon and the function is not working, since higher software version requires higher hardware version.

Difference between SE80-B and SE80-C, they are same hardware version:

The distinct difference between Item No. SE80-B and SE80-C is that they use different method to reset tokens.

SE80-B token reset method: just press the “Token Reset” Button built-in on the side of machine, and meanwhile plug the power adapter to the power. You are free to get as much tokens as you can.

renew button.jpg

SE80-C token reset method:After tokens use up, connect the USB to the computer, use the token reset tool to write, then you can reset the tokens.

Note: Ktag is built in 30 tokens, after use up, you need to reset. The machine without tokens are built in 500 tokens which guaranty you can use Ktag for a long time.

KTM100 and KTAG have the same function, hardware version is V7.003,software version is V2.13.

KTM100 should pay attention:

A.KTM100 must not can use the original software, use original software might damage the equipment.

B.KTM100 buttons are all grey, there are two possible. A is customer with the original software upgrades, and second, the TOKEN is used up.

KTM100 get TOKEN method:

Through the TOKEN RESET BUTTON to restore.


Must pay attention to is to hold down the button and turn on the power then you can reset TOKEN, just hold down the button is not used, and only two to do at the same time then you can reset token.


1.Q:If Ktag will burn the ECU?

A: No, even you wire the cable not correctly. By the way, if you use FGtech and wire the cable for incorrectly, it will easily burn the ECU.

2.Q:When Ktag deducts tokens?

A:1)Back up: when you back up the data, it will not deduct tokens.

2)Flash (map) tunning file: It will not deduct tokens when read but will deduct when write.

3)EEPROM: It will not deduct tokens when read but will deduct when write.

3.Q:If you can able the internet connection when using KTAG?

A:No, you are required to disconnect the network connection, otherwise Ktag may automatically connect the network connection to upgrade and damage the machine, or you get all the menu options gray and not working.

More information:

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