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Carprog 8.21 Clone Adds Seat Ibiza NEC ID48 key
Posted by OBD365

Hi mates,

is it possible to use  Carprog 8.21  online version to program a new VAG NEC key? My car is Seat Ibiza with ID48 CAN



Yes. I have used Carprog 8.21 clone for it. Success!

Most said Carprog clone is good at airbag reset and EEPROM functions. But actually, we can try it for others (immo, dash, radio code, odometer…), if we have the luck.


Here is it. Seat Ibiza NEC key programming, using  Carprog v8.21  from China.


Run Carprog sw

Go to Seat-> Seat 2009> ONLINE DIAG V0.2


Read Immo







If Carprog error pops up: Transponder signal is too low, click on OK and Init again



Init success. Go to Write




Init again..open Key 5 bin file



Write key to immo file, Key 6- NOT USED, Save data





Go to Seat-> Seat 2009> ONLINE DIAG V0.2


Open Key 6 bin file & write immo




Read immo



So, write immo successfully

That is,  Carprog 8.21 clone  can program a new ID48 key to Seat Ibiza

Within $100, add a key



Diagnose Peugeot 407 with Lexia3 Daigbox on Win8
Posted by OBD365
Lexia 3 cable s arrived last Saturday. And fun began with a Peugeot 407.
It took 5 days from order to delivery.
I bought 8 units, one for myself and others for my customers. I have a shop to sell vehicle diagnostic tools, in Moscow, Russia.
there mainly are two kinds of Chinese Lexia3. One cheaper but lack some chips, the other with full chips of high quality.
I disassembled one unit to look the board, said it’s 1:1 clone of the original.
Purchased on this site:
I will try and report it here.
EDIT: Today i helped one customer install Diagbox sw on his Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. He’s using a MSI laptop
Under windows 8, diagbox sw opens well
Refused new update
Tested on my Peugeot 407
Checked VIN
So,  Lexia3  cable together with PSA Diagbox can be used on Windows 8.
And worked good on Peugeot 407.
Posted by OBD365

BMW Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P free download, user manual download and installations/instructions provided here for free.



What is BMW Rheingold ISTA ?

BMW Rheingold ISTA-D User Manual Download

BMW Rheingold ISTA 4.03.21 Free download Win7/Win8/Win10

How to install and setup BMW Rheingold ISTA?

Diagnostic with BMW ISTA-D

Programming with BMW ISTA-P


What is BMW  Rheingold ISTA  ?

ISTA is a workshop system that contains BMW AG Data and Information. ISTA stands for Integrated Service Technical Application. Way back when, during the initial development of this tool, BMW used DIS (Diagnostics Information System), and as the programs evolved and due to the nature of the file naming conventions utilized by BMW, the workshop system became known as Rheingold in the enthusiast world. Rheingold in actuality is the folder that contains the main application and data. Rheingold became ISTA-D (D stands for Diagnostics) and BMW’s programming application (not discussed in this document) used the same nomenclature, ISTA except with a P (for programming) or ISTA-P.


BMW Rheingold 4.06.31 ISTA  Functions List:

1. Module (ECU) errors reading and clearing

2. Gearbox (transmission) and engine adaptations erasing

3. Fuel injectors control, correction amount real time viewing, injector registering

4. Engine mountings testing

5. Mass air flow (MAF) testing and registering. Whole air system testing

6. EGR system control and testing

7.Turbocharger and related components control and testing

8. Diesel particulate filter regeneration (DPF)

9. Battery replacement

10. Oil change and service interval reset

11. Wiring diagrams, live data, repair instructions, technical documents etc

12. Programming, vehicle retrofit, mirror coding, FSC codes adding or updating etc


And many more other functions


S ystem Requirements:

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 or 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)


Minimum system configuration is now hard coded into the program, although the standalone

versions have this check removed.

2.2Ghz CPU – 2 core minimum, core i5 or i7 recommended

4GB RAM, 8GB recommended

Minimum 20+GB HDD free space for ISTA+ Diagnostics with ONE language, and minimum

100GB for Programming Data.

This version has hardware check removed, however, future versions MAY not have this

feature. A faster system is required.

This version discusses included English Databases only. If more required, add to SQLiteDBs folder, which will need more space.


Interfaces and other requirements




  •  ICOM A: main interface
  •  ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series
  •  ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with...Read More
How to remap BMW DME MEVD172G with Ktag KTM100 clone
Posted by OBD365


DIY – DME/ECU Read Write and Tuning  2016MY F82 M using Ktag KTM100 master clone ecu tuning tool.


Disclaimer: Credit to su_root on bimmer forum. All information provided is for educational purposes. I am not responsible for any direct or indirect damage that may occur to your property as a result of the information provided here.


BMW-Bosch DME MEVD172G Wiring Guide:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/q2wjuwxpz0zd53b/NT_BOSCH_MEVD172G_IROM_TC1797_BMW.pdf?dl=0



Parts arrived this morning. Below are pictures of what was included in the box.
KTAG KTM100 Clone  (US$349)
-12v/1A AC Adapter
-USB2.0 A-to-B Cable
-Cables to wire up to the DME



Prepping Bench PC:
The instructions provided recommend the use of WinXP/Win7, disabling all network connections and malware detection programs. I was in a rush to stage the software and connect the flashing tool to ensure all was OK so I tested the following setup on a Win10Pro x64 machine. I also made the changes below before starting:
-Disable Driver Signature Enforcement – REQUIRED or Dimsport driver will not install and device will show as ‘Unknown’ under Device Manager
-Disable AV/Malware Software – I use Webroot/Defender and shut them off
-Disable LAN/WLAN adapters

After making the changes above to my PC I powered up the adapter and plugged in the USB cable. Windows warned me of the unsigned driver and continued the install.

Bringing up  KTM100  I see all is recognized correctly. You can also see below that the DME is supported and a plugin is available to communicate with that DME and calculate the correct checksum. I think I’m ready to start!




On Sunday I was able to get the car on the dyno and grab some factory numbers.


Phase 1 – Reading the DME:

Here she is. Bosch MEVD172G DME.

Below are a few pictures of the outside of the unit. I cleaned up a bit of sand around the unit to make sure nothing gets in while I attempt to open it up.



After about 30 minutes with a small blade going around the edges of the unit I was able to open the casing up. Luckily the components are not close to the edge of the case so as you’re going around it with a blade you don’t have to worry too much. But as always be careful not to jam the blade too deep; you may accidentally damage some of the surface mounted components.



Wired up the unit to the  KTM100 clone  using the PDF I posted earlier. Reading procedure is as follows:

1. Connect wires from the provided harnesses to the DME pins as shown in the Bosch PDF including BOOT pin.
2. Power ON KTM100 and connect to USB on PC
3. Launch KTM100 Application
4. Connect the harness side of the cables to the KTM100
5. Click ‘ID’ in KTM100 Application to verify DME communication....Read More

How to Install DDT4ALL with ELM327 for Renault Daignosis
Posted by OBD365
What is DDT4ALL?
DDT4all is tool to create your own ECU parameters screens and connect to your vehicle with an ELM327 cable.
This application is work in progress, so be very carful when using expert mode. If you’re brave enough to use it and it’s working (or not), please tell me so I can update the tested ECUs database. Using the application in non expert mode should not be harmful for your vehicle (leave the expert mode button released).

RENAULT DDT4ALL + DATABASE same renolink free all user:

Dependencies : Python 2.7
PyQt 4.8
An  ELM327  or OBDLink SX (usb preferable, WiFi not tested yet)
Note: this software cannot work with  Renault CAN CLIP  diagnostic tool, only elm and obdlink.
The DDT2000 database (you must own it) – Copy the ‘ecus’ directory from your DDT2000 db (from C:\DDT2000data) to the ddt4all root directory
Install dependencies on Ubuntu :
sudo apt-get install python-qt4
DDT4ALL Features : Read/Clear DTC
Manual ECU request
Log recorder
Plugins system for automated functions
CAN / KWP2000 supported bus protocols
AutoScan ECUs and select the related files
Internal JSON file format for high speed parsing
Database zip compression of converted JSON files
Can bus sniffing (Read/Decode non-ISOTP frames)
What platforms are compatible with DDT4ALL?
Gnu/Linux (Ubuntu approved)
Windows (For winXP, 2000, vista, try the ‘winXP’ branch)
No serial connection
Linux : Check user rights to access serial port Ubuntu
Windows :
Check serial drivers installation
Try to disable antivirus software
How to install DDT4ALL database ?
Copy the ‘ecus’ directory from your database to the root of the sources tree and launch ddt4all.py, you are now ready to use it
How to launch the DDT4ALL application ?
Windows : double click DDT4ALL.BAT file
Linux : from a terminal, type python ddt4all.py
How to compress XML files ?
From a terminal :
python parameters.py –zipconvert
remove/move ‘ecus’ directory
From the application :
Go to menu ‘File’ > ‘Zip database’
remove ‘ecus’ directory
You can edit an original DDT2000 XML file after having saved it in JSON format.
You can create your own ECU screens.
How to use ELM327 interface with DDT4All program?

I chose good  ELM327 USB adapter  with original PIC18F25K80 FDTI chip, avoid bad clones that do not work
I will show you now what i did with the two:
activate the permanent lighting of the TDB and enable the display of time and temperature
start the ELM327 DDT4All version Française
Note: DDT4All is tool to create your own ECU parameters screens and connect to the vehicle with an ELM327 cable.
This application is work in progress, so be very careful when using expert mode. If you’re...Read More
CGDI MB Prog Read Write and Renew NEC on Adapter
Posted by OBD365

CGDI Prog MB key programmer  new software can renew original NEC mcu.

Explorer the new CGDI MB 2.0.0 software, still not get PSW from NEC on adapter but it allow to renew original NEC mcu now.

The  CGDI MB  main unit is in red. I personaly don’t like red, so i painted it into white.

connect CGDI with NEC adapter, and laptop



Select NEC adapter->Read Key/Chip




Open/Write NEC


Write success. Save nec bin file




Renew nec




CGDI MB Prog Renew original NEC on adapter completed.

GM Tech2 Which Version and Package Should Buy?
Posted by OBD365

Has anyone bought/used one of Chinese Tech 2 scanner (clone)? If so is it any good? I ask this as I’m contemplating buying one. And there are soooo many versions of Tech2 clone; which one should i have?


Reply:  Look the chart and tech2 review below. Maybe it can help you a lot.


  1. GM Tech 2 package difference:
Item NO. Package Weight 32MB Card CANDI TIS2000 USB Key Hot or not
SP23 Plastic Case 5.1kg Yes Yes Yes ★★★★★
SP23-1 Carton Box 3.5kg Yes Yes Yes ★★★★★
SP23-B Plastic Case 4.8kg Yes Yes Yes ★★★★★
SP23-B3 Carton Box 3.2kg Yes Yes Yes ★★★★★
SP23-C Plastic Case 8.9 kg Yes Yes Yes ★★★
SP23-D Plastic Case 8.9 kg Yes Yes Yes ★★★
SP23-D1 Plastic Case 8.9 kg Yes Yes Yes Just add 1 vci module (sp23-v)
All of GM Tech2 are same functions, they are just from different factory.
SP23,SP23-1 the same, just the package case is different, one is with plastic case, one not.
SP23-B,SP23-B3 the same factory, the packing is different, one is with plastic case, one not.


  1. GM Tech 2 accessory:
Item NO. Name Function
SO22-B 32 MB CARD need more cards, buy so22-b to add
SP23-Z GM Tech2 Main Unit GM Tech 2 Multiplexer
SP23-V GM Tech2 VCI module VCI
SP23-J GM Tech2 Keypad Keypad
SP09-B GM Tech2 CANDI Candi with express shipping
SP09 GM TECH2 CANDI Candi with post shipping
SF63 Main Test Cable for GM TECH2 Main Test Cable
SO104 OBD2 16PIN Connector for GM TECH2 OBD2 Cable
SO01 TIS2000 USB Key for GM cars Work with Tech2 for GM cars’ programming function before 2007 year.
SO01-B TIS2000 USB Key for SAAB cars Work with Tech2 for SAAB before 2008 year cars’ programming.
SP235 ISUZU DC 24V Adapter Type II for GM Tech2 can do ISUZU 24V truck



So, it ’s worth having a Tech 2 clone?


It’s a customer review. Read it and get the truth.


Received the  GM Tech 2  clone today. Five days from China, not bad for free shipping. Checked it out and everything is working fine except the AC-to-12VDC power adapter (dead). No problem, because I can get one anywhere for $5. In short, that is a nice piece of equipment to have, very nice!

Aside from working beautifully with OBD2, the tech2 is the scanner for GM OBD1 to use. with the right software (plug in chips like nintendo cartridges) it ’ll do some daewoo/suzuki, GM medium duty (meaning bigger than 3500 using non automotive OBD2 standards), and other in the GMdistant family tree too.

In addition to generic codes (P0000-P0999) It ’ll do all the proprietary GM codes (P1xxx), actuators, and systems. you can also view fuel trims, emissions readyness (beyond a green LED for all OK) and It’ll talk to ALL the modules rather than just the ECM (and if you get into the $250+scanners, ABS) like BCM, SIR, entertainment, EVERYTHING on a GM. At school I used one with a 91+ cartridge on my 87 S10, so going back further is hit or miss but possible.

To adjust shift points and fuel consumption and Speedo, forget it.

The TECH2 can ’t do any sort of modding/tuning, only upload GM flashes. At least with legitimate software. I’m sure someone has custom software to do it but there are easier ways nowadays.

Is it worth if you just want to read/clear codes on your own car once in a while, heck no. If you ’re doing a lot of work on GMs or want to get a lot more in depth with your car, it’s worth the money.

No comment on China knockoff quality, I mean a working tech2, Chinese made or not.

See my  GM tech2  scan tool. It ’s working well.



GM Tech2 Scanner Clone SP23-1 or SP23-C
Posted by OBD365

After much debate with myself I took the plunge and purchased one.  Was going to get one through AliExpess but that turned out to be a nightmare……….Long Story, won’t get into it unless someone ask’s.  Anyway I purchased the one recommended by two friends of mine.


Now the wait begins for it’s arrival

Jan 14, 2016 6:08:27 PM
Dear friend,

Your order is being processed. Obdii365.com will arrange shipment for you asap.

Best regards,



I paid $349.00 + $137.00 shipping. It’s shipped form Hong Kong and it’s heavy. I have had guitars in hard shell  cases  shipped from Japan and the cost was $130.00 so I wasn’t skeptical about the shipping price. The case alone has a 4kg / 8lb shipping weight. If you don’t need a carry case, as some others suggested, go for  SP23-1 . I personally don’t test it.

Of  course  it’s a clone….real GM Tech2 run in the $2k to $3k range.
Some of the guys have clones and have reported that it works just as well as the original.

Now I know that there are several advertised at a lesser  price  and free shipping but let me explain myself for buying this.
Both my 2 friends recommended this vendor as the one to go with because of  reliability  etc, etc.


Got a confirmation email in two days from Obdii365
Jan 16, 2016 4:59:36 AM
Dear friend,

Your order has been shipped by DHL, tracking number is ******** and is estimated to arrive your place in 3-10 days.

Best regards,



GM Tech2  Arrived, Now the fun begins.  I ordered it on Friday evening and it arrived last night, Jan 18,2016. 5 days from order to delivery.

Here it is !


32 MB PCMCIA card


Tech 2 main unit


TIS2000 CD , DVD etc



full set cables



Package includes the TIS2000 CD and DVD along with the USB Key

TIS2000 lets the Tech2 communicate with a  computer  (Win XP/vista and virtual machine i think.) to download data. The USB key is for accessing the GM site to revise the PCM settings so long as there were allowed by GM.


ll I need now is for my  laptop  to arrive and i’m good to go !


This is what the GM service technicians use or would’ve used to service your car. No, not just a code reader. It is the most valuable service/ maintenance tool. I would certainly be willing to spend $400 to get the capabilities that tool offers.

I wound up purchasing a refurbished Dell Lap Top with Win XP just for the TIS2000 program and I can also use the laptop to view real time data as it’s wired up in between the Tech II and the car.

There are multiple levels of diagnostics that require a GM Tech2 scan tool to do that you cannot do with a code scanner. It helped find a misfire issue on a C5 Z06 which turned out to be bad valve springs. Next day l used it to verify ABS issues on a Suburban and initiate a throttle position relearn on a Tahoe.

I have used this  Tech  2 to do a couple crank senor relearns. and recently did the Brake bleed on my 99 with Active Handling !!!!!

I have not done any reflashing with my clone  GM Tech 2 .  As far as I have learned by now is that the main use of TIS2000 is to  update  an existing PCM or flash a replacement (new) PCM .

As far as I also have learned you download files for your VIN from ac delco site by means of the TIS2000 first . Then you copy these files from the pc into Tech2 memory . Afterwards you connect the Tech2 to the OBD2 plug in car and update according to correct procedure . I hope you can confirm if this is correct ….

I can´t see any problem with reflashing the PCM using this clone.

Still testing the scanner and will keep updating review…



GM Tech 2 pathing pdf

GM tech2 clone diagnostic tools comparison
Number Weight Card Including Package Quality Hot Selling All Tech2 come with The Same Function


SP23-B and SP23-B3 have the best quality

SP23-B3 is SP23-B with Carton

SP23-1 is SP23 with Carton Box

SP23-B3 3.15 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carton Box Best  
SP23-B 9.10 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carry Plastic Box Best  
SP23-C 9.10 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carry Plastic Box Good  
SP23 9.10 KG D Card (SO22-D) Carry Plastic Box Good  
SP23-1 4.55 KG D Card (SO22-D) Carton Box Best Price  
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