Monthly Archives: September 2016


Foxwell GT80 Plus is modern Windows 8.1 tablet computer, with 10 inch LED touch screen,Compatible with both OBDI and OBDII cars, SUVs, minivans, light-duty trucks sold worldwide from old to latest 2015, 2016 vehicles,Including AU Ford and Holden.

Foxwell GT80 PLUS users manual download

Foxwell GT80 Plus Highlights:
1. Update Online (free for 18months)
2. Support over 59 American, Asian and European vehicle makes around year 2015/2016
3. Communication interface: Built-in WIFI 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN
USB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0
4. Very easy to use: GT80 is easy to setup and use, with genuine windows 8 operation system and 10 inch LED touch screen
5. Besides diagnose, add more special functions

Support language:
English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Portuguese / Russian / Hungarian / Korean / Dutch / Thai
GT80 Plus Diagnostic Platform Vehicle Coverage:
USA Coverage
Chrysler,Ford,GM,Brazilian GM(For Brazilian Market Only)

ASIA Pacific coverage
Au Ford (For Australian Market Only), Acura, Brilliance, BYD, Chery, Daewoo, Geely, Great Wall, Honda, Holden (For Australian Market Only), Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, JAC, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Perodua, Proton, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota

European Coverage
Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, EU Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maybach, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Opel, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, Vauxhall, Volvo, VW

French & Italian Coverage
Abarth, Alfa-Romeo, Citroen, Dacia, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati, Peugeot, Renault

What can GT-80 Plus do?
1. Compatible with the latest 2015/2016 models
2. Compatible with both OBDI and OBDII cars, SUVs, minivans, light-duty trucks sold worldwide
3. Get access to powertrain, chassis and body systems
4. Quick Test function to test most vehicle systems
5. Read and clear diagnostic trouble codes and resets MIL
6. View live vehicle sensors data in a text, graph and gauge format
7. Merge interactive live sensor graphs for easy and intuitive diagnosis
8. Live data self learning and alarm when live data over range
9. Record and playback your data logs for offline analysis
10. Read and clear freeze frame data
11. Run component/system bi-directional tests
12. Support adaptations and control module coding
13. Key coding for several vehicles
14. Support the most commonly required service features like brake deactivation, service resets, and transmission adaptations
15. Multi-language menus and code definitions for an international marketplace
16. Code troubleshooters provide you faster and easier diagnosis

Kit Includes:
GT80 PLUS Main Unit
User’s Guide
OBDI/OBDII Connectors
Cigarette lighter
Clipper Cable
Diagnostic Cable
Blow molding case
AC/DC external power adapter


Attention please. VW ETKA 7.5 electronic catalogue from China, especially from MUST be installed on Windows XP, NOT 64 bit system! Here is the how-to guide of ETKA 7.5 catalogue installation on Windows xp operation system.
First, download ETKA 7.5 data and unzip in local disk D:

Note: MUST unzip in disk D:; or it would not run in other disks on QQ:1
(select English and click on Next continuously until it completes)
2.copy LEXHDL5.DLL to local disk C:\windows\system on Emulator
(click on the first button to install…)

4. Copy ETKA 7.5 2016 to Desktop

double click on ETKA 7.5 2016 on Desktop to run

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Note: MSVCR100.DLL is the default library file of vs2010 compiled program just install vcredist_x86.exe to solve the issue



This is a turorial of how to use ENET Cable and E-sys interface to do coding on BMW i3.

Equipment requirement:

A laptop with Windows XP / WIN7 32 bit
Software- E-sys

Free download software:
E-sys might come with the cables, but you can use with the newest version.
E-Sys 3.26.1 Torrent
full psdzdata

Coding tutorial:
1 – Computer to Car Connection
The OBD-2 port on the i3 is located between the steering wheel and the driver door, under the steering wheel, inset into the underside of the dash.

2 – Reading and writing the codes
Coding is done with the car in the “Ready” state, you will need to press the ‘Start’ button to have the car on. It is best to do this with the car plugged into a charger, but if that is not possible just make sure you have enough battery.
Note for beginners: The values (numbers) are in Hexadecimal format (numbers go from 0-F, as opposed from 0-9 for decimal). For something that is on and off it is easy, 00=off, 01=on (usually). But for something needing a number value the decimal value needs to be converted to Hexadecimal first (Google ‘Hex converters’). So if you need to enter the number 24 you enter 18 Hex. Decimal 255 would be FF in Hex.
Note: Make sure to unplug the enet cable from the OBD2 port and PC when you are done. If they are left in when you try to lock the car, the car will not lock and the alarm will go off!
Note: Backup, Backup, Backup! It is a good idea to create backups before you make changes (you can save and load the CAFD files in the Coding directory). Or at the very least write down the default values so you can change them back!

3 – After a Dealer Upgdate or Reset
If you visit your dealer for a software update, or if the dealer resets your car’s computer your values will all be back to default. You will have to manually reprogram everything or load from a backup. Note that with a software update some of the actual functions might change, so probably best to manually re-enter values after a major software upgdate. No the dealer will not do this for you!

4 – Viewing Offline
If you want to just peruse the options while not in a cramped car on a laptop, you can view all the files offline at your leisure.

5 – The Codes:
Note: Any code that resets the iDrive display seems to blow away the 1-8 shortcuts you have created. So you might want to save your iDrive settings to USB (see the manual) so they can be reloaded after.

AM Radio
To enable AM radio
Werte=01 – Enable AM Radio
Werte=00 – Default (AM Radio disabled)
“Hold Mode” for the Range Extender (REx)
To get the REx option (allow turn on REx anytime below 75%)
Werte=01 – Enable REx Hold option – Default in non-US cars
Werte=00 – Disable Rex Hold option – Default in US cars
Once enabled, in your iDrive go to Settings -> Auto eDRIVE to enable Rex manually (once battery is under 75%)

Change when the Rex comes on
BKOMBI -> 3000 Anzeige_Konfiguration, 4E -> SOC_HOLD_POSITION
Werte=0C – Default of 6%
Units are in 0.5%, default is 0C (12 Dec) = 6%. Change to 18 (which is 24 Dec in Hex) to get 12%.
Disable Legal Disclaimer
To disable or change the time of the safety disclaimer upon start
Werte=00 – Totally disable Safety Disclaimer (0 seconds)
Werte=0A – Default time of Safety Disclaimer
Note: can do between 00 and 0A if you just want a shorter time
Reprogram 3rd and 4th Buttons on Remote (open frunk, trunk, panic)
BDC_BODY -> 30D0 RemoteControl, 1B ->
The 3rd button is the button with the car with the opened frunk icon
The 4th button is the red ‘Alarm’ icon
Each button can be programmed for independent operation for a short, mid or long press. Options include:
Werte=00 – No action
Werte=02 – Open trunk (rear boot)
Werte=03 – Panic alarm
Werte=05 – Open frunk (front boot)
Default value for 3rd button is open frunk for mid and long press (no action for short so you do not accidently open the frunk with a quick press)
Default value for the 4th button is panic for long press only (no action for short or mid, so you have to press for a bit)
The trunk is not enabled at all by default





Smart Key Teach-in only supports Mercedes-Benz Smart (1998~2002) with K-line protocol.


Smart Key Teach-in support ECU type as follows:
4 5

MB – Smart vehicles dongle key programmer

SMART Teach-in is required when keys are lost, damaged or if additional key is needed.
Also, this procedure synchronizes engine ECU with BSI – can be used when changing damagedECU or BSI with new/used one!

For adapting each remote with Immobilizer / BSI module the following dongle can be used:
1. Turn ignition ON without starting engine (position “1”).
2. Insert dongle in OBD connector (it is located under steering column, near pedals).
3. The LEDs must lit both, then green must blink few times. If all OK, green LED remains lit and red must be off. If  red LED blinks fast, this means an error, you may remove dongle and try again.
4. If red LED is off and green is on, turn OFF the ignition key.
5. Press twice LOCK button on each remote (if 3 button remote used) within 30 sec. Maximum of 4 keys can be programmed.
6. Turn ignition ON again, this completes learning sequence. Remote controls are working only when ignition is OFF, cranking is possible only when vehicle is in UNLOCK-ed state.



Here is a manual of how to read F series I-Step from VCM master, using BMW E-sys software.


The I-Level (aka I-Step) is the Integration Level of your car, which represents a package of firmwares for all your modules, and it corresponds to the version of ISTA/P last used to program your vehicle.

To determine your I-Level, go to VCM Module => VCM Master Tab => click Read under I-Steps:


The I-Step (current) is the one you want to match when you select the CAFD from the Detect CAF for SWE options (e.g. F001-08-09-550):


When you lost power in the middle of FDL Coding your CAFD, it became corrupted. What I am having you do is insert the same CAFD in it’s default generic state and then coding it based on your specific Vehicle Order (Production Date and Option Codes) so in the end you will have exactly what you started with before the power failure and CAFD corruption.

As I have repeatedly stated, so long as one isn’t coding the DME module, you should code with the engine running, and will you never have to worry about loosing vehicle power mid-coding, unless of course you run out of gas.






I used this VMWare Workstation 12 on a Mac to successfully flash the PPK on a 2012 335xi e90 today. it shouldn’t be too hard to make it work with fusion I don’t think. ISTA/P is working awesome! In a uncompressed VM size with ISTA/P is 280GB.
Note: have to run it in bootcamp until we can find a workaround for mac users


Very important reference!!




Here are some tips and ideas after i used this… Wish this helps.


Diagnostic tools can be used:
K+DCAN and ENET cables are supported for everything but MOST ring modules. For those, you will still need an ICOM emulator.

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memory setting:

I would recommend anyone with less than 16gb of total host memory drop the VM memory down to 4gb or less.


connecting in either NAT or Bridge mode:

for use of an ICOM or ENET cable, you will need to use bridge mode. For general E9x and other K+DCAN vehicles, your network settings will not affect your ability to connect to the vehicle.



I chose VMWare because I feel like it’s the most stable and offers the most features. I may look into building a version with Virtualbox but at least for now, I’m going to stick with VMWare. I do however, want to get a mac to test with so that I can make sure I can get it working in Fusion as well as on PC. I think building an underlying linux host is a good idea, however, the idea behind this VM was simplicity and I feel like building it in this manner would be counter intuitive to that end goal.


Ublock instead of ABP:

I could install ublock origin instead of Ad Block Plus in Chrome to save some resources as well as speed it up a bit.


PDF Printer/CuteWriter:

Might be nice to have a PDF printer, like CutePDF pre-installed for “printing” from the various diagnostic tools.


Datens on the desktop:
I included these raw daten files in rar format for a reason. While they all are already loaded in NCSExpert, INPA, and the like. WinKFP deals best with one model series daten at a time. If you need to use WinKFP to program a module, extract that rar file and use the BMW coding tool to load it into WinKFP. There is a PDF in the help files folder on the desktop that illustrates how to use the coding tool to load the files into WinKFP. If you don’t plan on ever using WinKFP or programming some of these chassis codes you can go ahead and delete those or all of the datens.



All above is the customer solution. Try on your own risk.

Safe solution & easiest way is to avoid all installation problems, you can spend some dollars to buy BMW Rheingold software that has been installed on hard disk:

V2016.7 ISTA-D 3.55.31ISTA-P Windows 7 HDD

V2016.3 ISTA-D 3.54.12 ISTA-P Windows 8 HDD

(tested without any issues by obd2express chief engineers)




This is Audi J518 test cable available at which has been verified to work well with VVDI commander, and VVDI Benz key programmer. Functions includes:


  1. Work together with VVDI key programmer / VVDI MB BGA tool
    2. Can do immobilizer online & component protection.
    3. Can be used to connect J518 engine, gateway and instrument ignition switch



Audi J518 test cable in use:


Audi J518 test cable package:


Source:New J518 Test Line For AUDI Work With VVDI & VVDI MB BGA Tool


iKeycutter CONDOR XC-MINI Master Series Automatic Key Cutting Machine is powerful and professional key cutting is easily operated,support online updating.Here is Steps on Ford key with Condor XC-MINI Cutting Machine.

1.Start your condor xc-mini key cutting machine,Power-On Password: 123456
2.Find the right key blade.
3.Insert it.
4.Check the menu and find the right car model.
5.Then it will shows the detailed tooth wear.Next,click enter.
6.Lean the key.
7.Insert new key blade,click the circle one to cut new blade.



Automatic V8/X6 Key Cutting Machine can make new keys without original key. Latest version,support keys for different car brands.

v8/x6 key cutting machine user manual

Language :English + Italian + Portuguese + Spanish / Turkish + English

V8/X6 key Cutting Machine user instruction display in pictures:


What situation you can make keys with this V8/X6 key cutter?
1) You have the original key and make a new key:
When you start this machine, you will see the menu, just follow the menu prompt to enter the number to read key teeth step by step. Then you will get the new key
2) You lost all keys.
When you lost all original keys, enter the appropriate number of head lock, then follow the menu prompt to make new key.
3) Mainly used have the key with keyless lost data with the key.



This is a user manual for BMW Turbo Decoder HU92 at obd2express.
How to use Turbo Decoder HU92 for BMW
Open the gate (pull it out) before you start working with HU92 decoder
The Turbo wheel (last wheel) must be all the way to the LEFT
Reset all 8 pins to position 0, 4pins on each side of the tool
(that is, push the pins all the way DOWN)
Resetting complete

Every time you insert the tool in the lock or pull it out of the lock, the gate must be closed (PUSH IT IN) and the Turbo wheel must be RIGHT
Open the gate (pull it out), push the Tension wheel only to LEFT when insert the tool
NOTE: when there is NO tension in the Turbo wheel, it means that the tool is not inserte correctly. Please close the gate (push it in), turn the tool around and open the gate. Then also push the Tension wheel only to LEFT.
Start “pumping” by turning the Turbo wheel all the way to the LEFT & releasing the Tension wheel
Repeat the procedure above
It is unlocked

Close the gate, turn the Turbo wheel to the RIGHT and then put it out.

BMW models supported:
E81 2007-2011
E82 2007-2013
E87 2004-2011
E88 2007-2014
E46 2000-2004
E90 2005-2011
E92 2007-2012
E93 2007-2013
E39 late models
E60 2003-2010
E63 2003-2010
E64 2003-2010
E38 late models
E65 2001-2008
E66 2001-2008
E67 2001-2008
E68 2001-2008
E84 2009-2011
E53 late models
E70 2006-2013
E71 2008-2014
Z3/M Z9
E36 late models
E38 late models
Z4/M Z4
E85 2003-2008
E89 2009-2011
Some Range Rover also ok