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16/09/2017

How to install Toyota Techstream v12 on Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Fair warning: I would not consider this a good investment for someone who does not have a fair degree of tech skill, both when it comes to understanding computers (particularly manual driver installation and USB-based communications) and the Toyota TechStream software itself.

First and foremost: The mini vci cable worked perfectly well for me on a 2017 Sienna SE, using TechStream version 12.x.127(the current release as of the date of this post), based on a Lenovo ThinkPad T500 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. However, in order to get to that point, I found myself using a different interpretation of the instructions another buyer (‘DuckDivesInWater’) provided in their review. I have no doubt the difference was caused by the fact I’m using a late version of TechStream.

PLEASE NOTE: The instructions below are based on a 64-bit OS. THE PROCESS FOR A 32-BIT SYSTEM WILL BE DIFFERENT.

1). Do NOT try to install the software on the CD directly if you’re running a 64-bit OS! I guarantee it will fail. Horribly. Also, my antivirus software (ESET Smart Security) threw a fit about several files on the CD being contaminated with a trojan. I believe this to be a false positive, caused by the type of anti-hacking application packager the device’s manufacturer (XHorse Electronics, out of China) used to bundle the software together, but be careful no matter what. Google search is your friend!

I will add that, after manually unpacking and installing the device driver, I had no other problems and no sign of virus or trojan infection.

2). Start by installing whatever version of Toyota TechStream you plan to use. Plenty of info on the Internet to help you out with that.

3). Copy the file “MVCI Driver for TOYOTA.msi” from the 10.10.018 folder on the CD to a temporary directory of your choice.

4). Open a command prompt window and change to said temporary directory. Extract the contents of the .msi file with this command (be sure to INCLUDE the double quotes where shown):

msiexec /a “C:tempMVCI Driver for TOYOTA.msi” /qb TARGETDIR=c:tempmvci

5). Once that’s done, delete the ‘MVCI Driver for TOYOTA.msi’ file so it doesn’t get run by accident.

6). Close your command prompt window. In Windows Explorer, go to C:Program Files (x86) and create a new folder under it called “XHorse Electronics”. Change to that folder and create another called “MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS”.

7). Next, copy the whole content of c:tempmvci (or whatever temp directory you used to extract the .msi into) to “C:Program Files (x86)XHorse ElectronicsMVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS”

8). Plug your Mini VCI cable into a USB port. Windows may complain that it couldn’t install the driver. Ignore any such errors for the moment.

9). Open Device Manager and locate the failed item in the hardware list. It should be easy to spot, as it will have a yellow exclamation point overlaying it. You’ll probably see it under ‘Other Devices.’ Right-click on the device, select ‘Update Driver’ and ‘Browse my computer.’ Point the wizard to the folder you created in step 7: C:Program Files (x86)XHorse ElectronicsMVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS

10). Note that you will likely need to do this twice, once for the VCI chip itself and once for the USB-to-serial-port translation. Point the second prompt at the same folder. Once the process finishes, you should see the two new devices in your hardware list.

11). In order for TechStream to recognize and use the Mini-VCI cable, you will need to add a registry tweak. Some Internet searching will probably turn up a pre-written file, called ‘mvci-x64.reg’ or you can create the file yourself with a text editor as follows:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodePassThruSupport.04.04]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodePassThruSupport.04.04XHorse – MVCI]

“Name”=”XHorse – MVCI”

“Vendor”=”XHorse ELECTRONICS Co.,Ltd.”

“ConfigApplication”=”C:\Program Files (x86)\XHorse Electronics\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS\FirmwareUpdateTool.exe”

“FunctionLibrary”=”C:\Program Files (x86)\XHorse Electronics\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS\MVCI32.dll”

“APIVersion”=”04.04”

“ProductVersion”=”1.1.0”

“ProtocolsSupported”=”J1850VPW:1, J1850PWM:1, CAN:1, ISO9141:1, ISO14230:1, ISO15765:1”

“J1850VPW”=dword:00000001

“J1850PWM”=dword:00000001

“ISO9141″=dword:00000001

“ISO14230″=dword:00000001

“CAN”=dword:00000001

“ISO15765″=dword:00000001

“SCI_A_ENGINE”=dword:00000000

“SCI_A_TRANS”=dword:00000000

“SCI_B_ENGINE”=dword:00000000

“SCI_B_TRANS”=dword:00000000

12). Finally, run Techstream. Go to Setup | VIM Select menu and select the “XHorse – MVCI”

You should now be able to connect to your car’s OBD port and use TechStream just as your dealer’s tech would. Be careful not to change anything you’re not familiar with! It’s too easy to screw something up.

My thanks to ‘DuckDivesInWater’ and ‘JHood’ on the ft86club dot com forums.

Happy tweaking.

 

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14/09/2017

How to: VCM2 clone reprogram Ford PCM/ECM modules

VCM2 manual: Ford IDS reprogram PCM/ECM modules.

 

What is a reprogram engine control module?

The Engine Control Module (also called the Powertrain Control Module or PCM) is the brains of the engine management system. It controls the fuel mixture, ignition timing, variable cam timing and emissions control

 

What is the PCM on a Ford?

A power-train control module, abbreviated PCM, is an automotive component, a control unit, used on motor vehicles. It is generally a combined control unit, consisting of the engine control unit (ECU) and the transmission control unit (TCU).

 

What is flashing a ECM?

ECM ECU PCM TCM FLASH – ENGINE COMPUTER VIN PROGRAMMING FLASH & REFLASH. “Flashing” refers to reprogramming automotive engine control modules (ECMs). Almost all new vehicles today are now flash programmable. Flash reprogramming is an important part of repairs and tune-ups on most 1996 and newer cars.

 

What is PCM reprogramming?

To reprogram a PCM or other vehicle module, you need a factory scan tool, or an aftermarket scan tool with reprogramming capabilities, or a J-2534 compliant “PassThru” interface tool (or J-2534-1 for 2004 & newer vehicles) that can connect a PC or scan tool to the vehicle’s diagnostic connector or module.

 

How to do Ford module reprogramming?

 

When a module such as a PCM is reprogrammed, it is not removed from the vehicle. All programmingis done through the communications network.

 

You need Ford IDS software, original or crack

You need a HQ VCM2 clone SP177-C or SP177-C1

(VCM2 genuine definitely is the best solution, but a high-quality one should work great, not  cheap crappy tools)

 

Good tips you may need:

 

Where to buy VCM2 clone of high quality?

 

Where to buy VCM2 clone at the best price?

 

Ford IDS crack download: (TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK)

IDS 104:

 

To reprogram an existing module, follow these steps:

 

(please connect the cloned VCM2 unit to the car and run Ford IDS)

 

Step 1:Select the toolbox tab at the top of the screen

Step 2: Select “Module Programming”

Step 3: Select the tick mark or the Enter key

Step 4: Select “Module Reprogramming”

Step 5: From the fly out menu, select the type of module to be reprogrammed

Step 6: Select the tick mark or the Enter key

Step 7: The application will compare the current calibration level to the latest one available for thatvehicle. A message will appear.

Step 7A: If no later calibration is available, a message will appear indicating this. Select the tickmark or the Enter key to return to the Module Programming menu.

Step 7B: If a later calibration is available, a message will appear asking if you want to reprogramthe module with this calibration. If you do not want to reprogram the module, select “No”. You willbe returned to the Module Programming menu.

Step 8: If you want to reprogram the module, select “Yes” in response to the question “Do you wantto program the vehicle with this calibration?”

Step 9: Make sure that an Internet connection has been established and then select”Confirm”

Step 10: You will be presented with a screen that recommends that you carry out Self Test. If youchoose to complete this test, you will receive a list of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s) that havebeen set on the vehicle. When finished viewing this list, select “Exit”.

Step 11: Follow the on-screen instructions to prepare the vehicle and turn the ignition key off and on.

Select the tick mark or the Enter key after each one.

Step 12: If necessary, apply the reprogramming label to the PCM

If an emissions recall has been performed or a required emissions-related TSB has been completed,an Authorized Modification label must be placed on the PCM. These labels can be purchased at theparts counter of a Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealership.

Step 13: Select the tick mark or the Enter key to return to the Module Programming menu.

 

 

a very important note:

Ford VCM2 IDS Error Code:11.0×0 851082 when PCM reprogramming

 

It’s aimed to help how to reprogram/reflash Ford PCM via IDS software esp. for those with  Error Code:11.0×0 851082 will be shared here by other users.

 

Error message:

“The operation cannot begin because the PCM failed to complete a service procedure. Perform PMI on the PCM to resolve the issue.”

 

Possible scanners working with:

 

Customer solutions:

Customer A:

Turnoff your firewall

 

Customer B:

Uninstall fmp and reinstall it. I have had this happen before.

I have had some new pcm be un programmable.

And just for reference. Fmp doesn’t like Google. Use 32 bit processor as well.

I had to slow my computer down from 64-32 because fmp would not work correctly with 64.

Good luck.

 

Customer C:

If you are checking PCM for up-dates, Ford will advise on 6.0L powertrain if there is a reflash avail for TCM, FICM or PCM, if it states there is no update then all three modules are at latest level, no action required, I am aware it states to remove FICM relay prior to reflash FICM, this is a carryover note from when we used PDS or WDS to reflash the FICM, if you are using IDS with VMM interface its not required to remove the FICM relay, I have reflashed over 1000 of them this way over the last 7 years, as always make sure the battery stays in the sweet spot @ 13.5 volts, make sure your laptop has sufficient power, I always plug in, make sure cables to veh and laptop are safe from accidental disconnect, Good luck!

 

Customer D:

If you try to VCM2 genuine or clone to make reprogaming well you need IDS V98.01 or higher.

It would be good to check if during initiation programming interface output 18,5V on pin 13 in OBD connector.

 

11/09/2017

Vxdiag Vcx Nano download FREE with reviews (09.2017)

Latest update at  Sept.11th,2017,Free download Allscanner Vxdiag Vcx Nano diagnostic software the latest version for Honda, Ford, Mazda, VAG, Subaru, GM, Jaguar and Land Rover. And Vxdiag Vcx Nano reviews of OK and K.O. experience for you.

 Part 1: Vxdiag Vcx Nano software download

 

 

 

 

FORD IDS V100 EN/CN

Ford IDS 106 EN

 

 

Mazda IDS 106.00.exe 485.1 MB

 

 

 

GM Tech2Win16.02.24.rar 138.9 MB

GM GDS2 VM.iso 3.95 GB

 

 

2016.4 Subaru SSM.iso 1.95 GB

 

 

JLR SDD software

JLR SDD patch.rar 47.4 MB

 

 

ODIS Service 4.1.3

ODIS-S 3.03

VAS-PC V19 EN5054.rar 3.48 GB

 

 

 

Part 2: Vxdiag Vcx Nano best price

 

Vxdiag Vcx Nano for sale:

 

 

 

Part 3: VXDIAG VCX Nano reviews

 

 

VXDIAG VCX Nano Mazda Review:

 

The VCX Nano I took apart seems to be a custom design to emulate in hardware part of the hardware/software of the VCM II but the driver is most important too. I did not take pictures but gently peeling down the stickers reveals 4 screws. Once inside it is a very simple board with a ST micro cortex M4 STM32F4 Series based micro controller doing the work. The FT serial to usb chip-set and some caps and a space that was blank for I assume either the WIFI or Bluetooth module. I googled the device and did see a Russian site where a guy took apart a VW version and it had more chips and and older generation micro-controller.

Soldering looks like reasonable quality surface mount and no hand work or redo's.

 

Vxdiag vcx nano gm review:

I have one oof these, You need a 64bit version of windows to run the GDS system on VMware, it's already supplied as a VM machine, the Tis software works perfect under windows (not VM) comes with installer

I haven't have any problems, I use the USB facility although it does have wifi also

 

 

VXDIAG Vcx Nano Ford Review:

 

VXDIAG VCX NANO is the same as VCM2 with a single board (which is very bad clone of VCM2).

 

By satria_wr

Vehicle: 2014 Ford Ecosport 1.5L Ti-VCT 110hp

 

 

My clone vcm2 was able to update the module online.

The single board is known to brick module since it doesn't have complete chip on it.

 

By Automate

Vehicle: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

 

 

The VCX Nano I took apart seems to be a custom design to emulate in hardware part of the hardware/software of the VCM II but the driver is most important too. I did not take pictures but gently peeling down the stickers reveals 4 screws. Once inside it is a very simple board with a ST micro cortex M4 STM32F4 Series based micro controller doing the work. The FT serial to usb chip-set and some caps and a space that was blank for I assume either the WIFI or Bluetooth module. I googled the device and did see a Russian site where a guy took apart a VW version and it had more chips and and older generation micro-controller.

Soldering looks like reasonable quality surface mount and no hand work or redo's.

 

By stvkram

Vehicle: 2003 Mazda 6 3.0 V6 220hp

 

 

I test this tool, i buy the wifi version. Ford/GM/Toyota/VW/JagLR all works with wifi or usb connection :D

 

By satria_wr

Vehicle: 2014 Ford Ecosport 1.5L Ti-VCT 110hp

 

 

I own VXDIAG VCX Nano WiFi. I use IDS v103.xx fine without issue. Latest update of VXDiag gives it a better stability when doing programming.

 

Tony Back

Vehicle: Ford Focus

 

 

Well, I just took the chance and bought one.

Couldn't figure out how to get WiFi working on it, so I installed the driver

for USB and used USB instead.

Forscan detected it as J2534, and no errors was reported.

It didn't find as many modules as my Vlink adapter does, but it had

the same missing fuel trims for bank 2 for my Scorpio 24V  ;)

 

One hurdle with this device though - it is almost impossible to connect it

to the Scorpio, because the plug is a bit hidden, and this device is very big.

Anyone buying it should consider, if a small OBD2 extension cable is needed too.

 

By Yoda

Vehicle: Scorpio 2,9 24V 207HK 1997

 

 

I can add that regarding the VCX Nano for ford/mazda, I took mine apart and no bluetooth module is present. The bluetooth capabilities advertised on the main Allscanner site it not accurate. I can not speak for the WIFI version but I have the usb version and have used it with my 2003 Mazda 6 V6 and AFTER installing the "pass-thru" driver (J2534) it works perfectly and fast with FORSCAN.

 

By stvkram

Vehicle: 2003 Mazda 6 3.0 V6 220hp

 

 

Full chip high quality VCM II (SP177-C) is much better than VXDIAG NANO.

But be careful programming!

 

By ipy1975

Vehicle: 2015 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L V8