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Car diagnostic tools and software advice and tips

After years of research and money invested, I would like to share and describe my collection of hardware and software.

  1. Genuine licensed Delphi DS150e Cars and Trucks: pretty much the main tester I use because of simplicity and fast response. Only tool suited for Iveco Daily.2. KTS540 licensed with ESI2.0 (One-time-purchase licence): I use it only on cars Delphi can't diagnose properly. Good on Euro5 onward cars, BMWs.

    3. Launch easydiag 2.0 activated PRO online: Always in my pocket for fast diagnosis, key programming on Ford, module configuration on Mercedes, diagnostic on latest Ford Mustang 5.0 and USA imports, suspension adaption on Range Rovers, Mercedes Sprinter. Not good for module reflash.

    4. Actia Multidiag XS 2G (2nd generation), currently with its base program (latest version v2018 43.51), it is a bit slower and the interface not that friendly like Delphi, but it is special because its passthru compatibility. I also use it via Passthru with:

  • Mercedes-Benz Xentry Passthru 2018.12 (tested and sees all modules on X-klass 2018, works with DAS as well on older cars. The only way to diagnose this car among all my testers)
  • Forscan
  • SDD JLR (v156 current version)
  • Toyota Techstream
  1. OPCOM 2018 (Revision D+): powerful and cheap tool, covers cars until 2018.6. VCDS 18.2: for all VAG cars: encountered a UDS communication problem on a Passat B8 2.0 Bi-TDI

    7. Multiecuscan 3.9R1 with ELM327, mostly for Ducato euro5, but it works flawless on any Fiat, Alfa, even Suzuki SX4 1.9JTD etc. It covers dealer functions.

    8. VAS5054a and VAG CAN PRO: reflashed modules on VAG. VAS5054a can be used with Xentry Passthru.

    Every tool has its capability. For example, I can do full coding on PSA with Launch, I can do coding on Renault/Dacia with Actia, on Passat B8 Bi-TDI i could do function tests on AdBlue only with KTS. Delphi covers pretty much everything.



I would suggest to purchase cheap leads from instead of trying to use pass through. That way you can use any of the many guides available on the internet. Also I believe the seller is selling the leads with software slightly modified to allow very easy installation.

The thing to note - for E series, earlier cars need pins 7+8 joined, while late E series need pins 7+8 separated. I bought my leads long time ago so I have 2 separate leads, however now you can purchase lead with switch to change this. Also you can use INPA with some F series models, but for that need ENET lead and need to modify a setting in a file. Both leads are available very cheap.


  1. Nothing beat the factory equipment. All you ever need is: 
    1). Launch scanner for quick functions
    2). Alldata/prodemand
    3). Factory software! Xentry, Ista, Odis, etc.

To be continued...



Credit to @AfXv237 (a member of for his sharing.


[Download Crack+ Install] V2018 Actia Multi Diag 43.06 On Windows7

V2018  Actia Multi Diag arrived at, here we'd like to share the free download links and installation method:



Actia 3.2018 43.06:!QNskhKqY!q93QYap0xNayDMhO1Y0DRpf_OkpkYJ...


older version Actia 1.2018 42.09:!croCEKIQ!7PHYKUAWkVqKBfc1DTzmQtJUEcYx9i...

VCI 033918


Security: unknown, not tested by professionals yet


Good to know: you need luck with actia multi diag interface china clone

For sake of security and convenience, you'd better to have actia reliable

here are all tested versions, confirmed to work perfectly

actia multi diag 2018:

actia multi diag 2016:

actia multi diag 2015:

actia multi diag 2014:

actia multi diag 2013:

actia multi diag 2011:



It works with any Actia interface either genuine or clone as long as the PIC chip is flashed properly. For 1st generation yellow you need to reflash PIC12F629 (link for guide bellow), as for 2nd generation XS 2G (silver/black) you need to reflash 16F630 (I will look for a guide for this one). They all use the same software and drivers from this INFO file. I went from a clone 1st gen to a genuine 2nd gen on the same laptop, same software without changing anything. I strongly advise people to buy a genuine 2nd gen since it's got a powerful program behind with all functions and furthermore you can use it as a Passthru device (it has J2534-1 and J2534-2) with various dealer software. You hit 2 birds!


First of all, you must modify or buy a modified clone. The procedure is the same on all Actia devices, either clone or genuine or 1st or 2nd generation.

1st generation yellow VCI: Link for guide if your chip PIC12F629 is not modified :

2nd generation silver XS 2G: I did not find a proper guide now, all I know is that you have to reflash PIC16F630.



Installation instructions:




@@@@@@@@@@INTERNET MUST BE OFF@@@@@@@@@@@


  1. run ACTIA_NET_BLOCK.bat (Run as administrator if possible)
  2. run Activation MAJ MD 033918/keyUpdate (Run as administrator if possible)
  3. Install Actia Multidiag Standard Profil (if the case, use S/N: 033918 instead of xxxxxxx) (I selected country: France and simply changed language after installation)

RESTART COMPUTER after installation finished

  1. Go to C:ACTIAPortal
  2. Remove Wget.exe
  3. Go to control panel -> uninstall or change a program -> there are 3 drivers made by ACTIA. Remove all 3 drivers.
  4. Install I+ME-Actia-PassThru-XS2G-Driverpack-


Then: (supplier told me it is optional, I have done it anyway)

  1. Go to C:ACTIAPortalchromemultidiagcontentscripts
  2. Open in a text editor file multidiag.js
  3. Go to line "var showWarningPT1Window=true" and make this line like
  4. "var showWarningPT1Window=false"


Then: Run the application, connect VCI to car and to laptop's USB, try to make a diagnostic on a car and it should detect a new hardware. If it does not recognizes it, then you have to update it manually via Start menu->right click on computer->Manage->Device Manager->Other devices->Right click on Unknown device->Update driver software->Browse my computer for driver->"C:ActiaDrivers VCIPT1G"


If you want to update from older version, simply uninstall old version and make sure you follow the steps again completely (including removing the 3drivers)


Note: it should appear each time when you diagnose that your VCI is old and blablabla, just click continue and it connects to the car

Note2: My supplier told me that it might not be 100% compatible with all cars as it is the old interface and does not do the multiplexing like the newer one. I tested on a few cars from 2000 to 2015 and for 300euro it is worth adding to collection!

Note3: On 2nd gen XS 2G it should be recognized it automatically, it will not display any messages and will work much faster and stable.







  1. Actia Multi-Diag I 2009 v.16.21
  2. Actia Multi-Diag I 2010 v.19.10
  3. Actia Multi-Diag III 2010 v.21
  4. Actia Multi-Diag II 2011 v.23.07 + Vivid WorkShop
  5. Actia Multi-Diag III 2011 v.24.01 + Service Pack 3 v.24.31
  6. Actia Multi-Diag I 2012 v.25.13
  7. Actia Multi-Diag II 2012 v.26.08.1 + Service Pack 2 v.26.25 + Vivid WorkShop
  8. Actia Multi-Diag III 2012 v.27.06 + Service Pack 2 v.27.21 + Vivid WorkShop
  9. Actia Multi-Diag I 2013 v.27.31 + Vivid WorkShop
  10. Actia Multi-Diag II 2013 v.28.08 + Service Pack 1 v.28.11
  11. Actia Multi-Diag III 2013 v.29.04+Service Pack 1 v.29.11+Service Pack 2 v.29.21
  12. Actia Multi-Diag IV 2013 v.30.06+Service Pack 1 v.30.11+Service Pack 2 v.30.21
  13. Actia Multi-Diag I 2014 v.31.09+Service Pack 1 v.31.11+Service Pack 2 v.31.21 + Vivid WorkShop
  14. Actia Multi-Diag II 2014 v.32.05+Service Pack 1 v.32.11
  15. Actia Multi-Diag I 2015 v33+Service Pack 1 v.33.11+Service Pack 2 v33.21+Vivid WorkShop
  16. ALL KEYGENS FROM v.19 TO v.32




  1. Actia Multi-Diag CD versions 6.1,6.3&7.3
  2. Actia Multi-Diag Trucks 2011
  3. Actia Multi-Diag I 2015 v.33.06+Service Pack 1 v.33.11+Service Pack 2 v33.21+Vivid WorkShop + KG
  4. Actia Multi-Diag II 2015 v.34.07+Service Pack 1 v.34.11+Service Pack 2 v.34.21
  5. PassThru programs,drivers and instructions on how to install them.
  6. Added Original MDO adapters pinouts

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  1. Actia Multi-Diag III 2015 v.35.09+Service Pack 1 v.35.11+Service Pack 2 v.35.21
  2. Actia Multi-Diag I 2016 v.36.05+Service Pack 1 v.36.11+Service Pack 2 v.36.21+Service Pack 3 v36.31+Service Pack 4 v36.41
  3. Jaltest Trucks that has same interface as Actia Trucks versions 2013.3.1.1 and 2014.1.1.1



note: read the pdf files to know your tool better and to make proper choices, specialy for passthru programs.



password if needed: fantomelthanks to fantomel, bouizanne, zdsSF, Twist



Just in case, be sure you have these programs as well.


Final note:

As a personal experience, the 1st generation Actia is quite limited on newer Euro5+ cars, used on a variety of cars.  But for example it was the only one that could adapt pilot injection on a peuget boxer 2.2hdi among genuine delphi,kts,launch; on a BMW F30 328i it had all the functions and parameters as other testers I own. The second generation though it is something else. It connects much faster and you feel safe working with it.

Ktag clone is the cheapest solution for EDC17C60 modification

Car ECU model:

Peugeot Partner 1.6 BlueHDI 2015 with EDC17C60



For modification, If possible I prefer via ODB updates and necessary is functionality of remove SCR (Urea) alerts.


Cheapest Solution:

Buy yourself a Ktag clone from China and solve your problem !!


Ktag clone is fine, I did Read and write a edc17c60, 308 2015.

Using ktag, clone.

It works fine, it whas listed under citr cactus.

Which version of ktag clone to use ?

KTAG V7.020 Firmware V2.25 red pcb. , always good service

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