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ECU chip tuning tool buying advice: KESS, KTAG, CMD or BDM100?

How to choose right ECU chip tuning tool? Which ECU tuning tool to buy? KESS, KTAG, CMD or BDM100… All these questions confused you will disappear after reading ECU chip tuning tool buying advice in this blog!

First, you should know there are 4 ways to program ECU (according to car year and ECU types):
1.Flashing ECU via OBD2 communication port
2.Flashing ECU via a special BDM port that is on the ECU’s motherboard
3.Flashing the ECU in boot mode, on the table
4.Soldering the EEPROM out of the ECU and reprogramming ECU

Now you start to know each ECU programming way and the recommended ECU tuning tools.

1.Flashing ECU via OBD

You can flash most ECUs from 2000 to 2008 (and many of them even after 2008) via OBD port. All you need is an OBD flash tool, connect the tool with car via OBD and give your car’s battery stable 12V power supply. In this way you can read out ECU and flash the tuning file over the cable. It is the easiest and fastest way of reprogramming ECU.

Recommended tools:KESS V2

2.Flashing ECU via BDM

Most ECUs from 2002 to 2008 (and some later) have a special communication port on the motherboard called a BDM port. To access this port you need to take the ECU out of the car and open it. In this way ECU will receive a stable 12V power, and can be flashed over and over again. So this is most safe way for ECU programming. And you can also backup if something goes wrong with the flashing via OBD.

Recommended tools: K-TAG V2.13 Master version

3.Flashing ECU via Boot Mode

You need to take ECU out of the car, and program it on the table while connecting special cables to the ECU’s connector pins. Sometimes you also need to do some soldering, like adding resistors to the motherboard…

Recommended tools:K-TAG ECU Programming

4.Flashing via soldering EEPROM

You can use this way for older car ECUs and a big percentage of truck ECUs. You also need to take out the ECU, open it and desolder out the EEPROM chip. Then you can read EEPROM chip using an EEPROM programmer. After read, file is modified and then programmed back on a chip (or on a new, empty one). Then you solder the chip back into the ECU.

Recommended tools:TL866A Universal EEPROM Programmer $59


Resolution about MB STAR C4, MB STAR C5 Update and will not tes

MB STAR C5 supports prognosis and programming for engine/chassis/car body/dashboard for all Mercedes Benz vehicles and trucks after 12 months 2000. It shares precisely the same software/ operate with MB SD C4, aid WIFI and Lan cable link, but MB SD Connect C5 has greater hardware and performance.

Remedy about MB STAR C4, Mercedes BENZ C5 Update and can not examination cars troubles
one. Be certain your laptop components model is bigger the mb star c4 or mb star c5 variation, otherwise, CSD will display update unsuccessful . Bootimage can update correctly.
The following image present the way to look at the mb star c4 or mb star c5 version

The next picture is display your computer components HDD program model

If their software package is just not same, it no will need update ( because manufacturing facility has upgraded the most up-to-date variation of the mb star c4 or mb star c5 machine)

two. If buyer not use our HDD software program, it will show up study vehicle failed issues.
Option as following
(1) Mb star c4 or mb star c5 offer power to verify the machine was flip on, similar to the subsequent image ( If now present the three icon, it means the mb star c4 or c5 main device is damaged )

(two). connect LAN with computer, ensure computer system IP change to172.29.127.118, like the following image :

(three) adjust of software working with sample (Because you modify the software package for your firmware upgrade method, the computer software is not test the automobiles)
The subsequent picture is display the computer software is up grade manner.

The next photo is display check examine automobile manner.
3 information identify Update_automaticx , Update_manualx ; Update_Specialx
This is often study motor vehicle method, if can't read through car, be sure to modify information title, then restart computer


Prime eight Factors to receive Porsche Piwis Tester II

Piwis Tester II may be the most recent skilled tester for Porshe,Lastest edition application is V18.1,by far the most poweful diagnose and offline programming resource for Porsche,with newest tester for Porsche,highly effective functions,entire obtain.

Major 8 Reasons to have Piwis Tester II
one. Application Model:
2. Laptop: CF-30 (2nd Hand) or completely new Lenovo E49AL-Software is inside the Difficult Travel. No want Set up
three.Aid Languages: Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch
4. Update Technique: By HDD (A person 12 months free of charge, It could possibly not be up-to-date on the net, you have to return tough disk to us for upgrade, 200USD for one particular time update right after one year.) Computer software includes working technique gain XP only. you just should insert into your laptop or computer and use it.
5. Involves Online Modules: (F BCM R BCM DME ELV SRS Essential)
6. Porsche Piwis Tester II Update Software package V14.000 Free of charge Download (American Server)
7. Bluetooth,GPS and Navigation Perform can be found. However, you need to pay out for that authorization of these.
8. Guidance Important Programming perform,price tag 220USD for each time ( you'll need consult our shopper sevice initially together with the type and yr within your car or truck)

BMW ICOM A2+B+C can be a BMW authorized vendor OBD-II diagnostic device for BMW, MINI Cooper and Rolls Royce with ISTA-D, ISTA-P application together with other engineering & developing software applications. ADK auto diagonstic supplier has icom a, icom a2bc and icom a3 readily available.

GM MDI can be a new excellent GM diagnostic tool, it is designed to be used by those experienced technicians to diagnose and repair automatic electrical and electronic systems. It might work on new GM vehicles and also on the old kinds. As a GDS2 diagnostic system, it is equipped with Opel Global TIS(Technical Information Process) and global diagnostic technique.