How to enable Basic Features in BMW ICOM ISTA software

Enable basic features in the latest ISTA :

Add to ISTAGUI.exe.config file:

<add key=”BMW.Rheingold.VehicleIdentification.BasicFeatureIdentEnabled” value=”true” />


where to put it in the config file:


<!– OperationalMode –>

<add key=”BMW.Rheingold.CoreFramework.PrintingXpsPath” value=”..\..\..\Print” />
<add key=”BMW.Rheingold.VehicleIdentification.BasicFeatureIdentEnabled” value=”true” />


That comes very handy!


Here all models work in Basic features! Good job.

Btw, it does not work with the very latest models like G05, G07, G29.


Why do you need “basic features” & What it is:

If the vehicle identification number is unknown, you can alternatively use the “Basic features” tab.


How to identify a vehicle via ISTA:

◊ Click the “Identification” main menu. The “VIN” tab will be selected.

◊ Click on the “Basic features” tab.

◊ If required, choose another basic feature from the left-hand

“Basic features” selection list.

◊ Define the contents for the basic feature by selecting an entry from the central list.

◊ If necessary, repeat the entry with other basic features (the predefined sequence does not

have to be observed) or click the “Accept” button.

After the individual basic features, the workshop system only offers items that are compatible with

the previously selected ones. This excludes contradictory entries.

There is no need to enter all available basic features. However, you must define at least one. The

more completely you specify the basic features, the more precisely the workshop system can select

the matching documents.



Without specification of E-designation and in some cases the model year and month,

vehicle-specific searches for the function structure, component structure, or service

function structure cannot be performed!



It is not possible to manually select the features for security vehicles.

Security vehicles can only be identified via the VIN.


After entering the basic features a check is performed to see whether an operation with the

specified features is already present in the operations list and a selection is offered. If the selected

basic feature combination is unknown, a new operation is automatically created


Incomplete entry of basic features:

If you click the “Accept” button without having defined all “Basic features”, a popup window

appears containing a system message. Acknowledge the message with “Continue” to end the

vehicle selection procedure or return to selection of the basic features with “Cancel”.


On completion of vehicle identification, the display switches over to the “Operation details” menu


More images of BMW ICOM ista basic features:


ICOM & ISTA tech support from

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege


Here maketrust2016 want to share the guide on how to use VVDI Key Tool programmer to generate and program remote key for Mazda 323 Protege.Hope it helps!

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (1)

Transponder chip:8C

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (2)


Enter the VVDI Key Tool menu to select “Search by key”à1292 40601 Australia 2BT

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (3)

Connect remote module to VVDI cable

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (4)

Press[Gen] to make remote

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (5)

Burn successful

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (6)

Fill battery then install to remote shell

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (7)

Program remote by manual

1.Open driver side door

2.Turn the ignition on and off 3 time

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (8)

3.C.lose and Open driver door 3 times (door cycle 1 time)

4.Press unlock button 2 times (door cycle 1 time)

VVDI Key Tool Generate & Program Remote for Mazda 323 Protege (9)

5.Close driver door (door cycle 2 times)

Done! Now,test the remote.


Kess V2 V5.017 Red PCB Online Version V2.23 Plus Ktag K-TAG 7.020 V2.23 Red PCB

Kess V2 V5.017 Red PCB Online Version V2.23 Plus Ktag 7.020 V2.23 Red PCB EURO Online Version

Kess V2 V5.017 Online Version No Tokens Limitation V2.23 Kess V2 OBD2 Manager Tuning Kit Auto Truck ECU Programmer

Kess V2 V5.017 Feature:
1. Online Version Kess V2 Firmware V5.017 support online service by interent connection
2. 100% No Tokens Need for all vehicles, no tokens reset button, you can use Kess V5.017 for lifetime
3. Kess V2 Ksuite V2.23 Firmware V5.017 cover all major brands and protocols including Line, KAN, EDC17 and MED17 and for Ford J1850.
4.  KESS V2 V5.017 can support cars/trucks/tractors/bikes! KESS V2 supports vehicles accroding to engine. So V5.017 KESS V2 can support new vehicles!
5. Kess V2 V5.017can read and write ECU via OBD2 port directly, no need to disassemble ECU from the car, easy to use.
Kess V2 V5.017 Online Version other features:

Newest software: Ksuite V2.23
KESS V5.017 software is very easy to install, just follow the tips to  click "Next Step", then it will work fine!

Kess V2 V5.017 Online Version Advantage in PC board:

1. The left upper corner and the lower right corner notch size is not the same
2. More than  buzzer
3. WFs = Infineon, BCR112 NPN Digital Transistor
4. 27E = ON Semiconductor NUP2105LT1G
5. 6DW = NXP BC817,215 NPN Bipolar Transistor
6. A6c =MMUN2113LT1G / MMUN2113LT3G
7. K5B = BC807-25-7-F PNP Bipolar Transistor
8. Using imported Japanese Murata filter NFE61PT472C1H9L
Latest Firmware V5.017 VS V4.036:
KESS V2 V5.017 supports more 140 types of vehicles and protocols than KESS V2 V4.036
KESS V2 V5.017 supports all protocols such as EDC17/k-line/DSG/DQ200 DQ250 DQ500 Gearbox/ST10 ....,No gray protocols anymore!
Multi-language available: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French.
Works on Win XP  Win7 32bit Win 8 etc.
Various built-in features and guarantees include:

1. Check the battery voltage in real time
2. Full Recovery function in case of problems
3. Automatic Checksum Correction, (where available)
4. Complete integration with ECM Titanium, which means it can be perfect with ECM Titanium
5. Management of the programming counters
6. Delete ScanTool function DTC
7. Different reading / writing speed options
8. Option to write full filection of the card
9. Boot Loader Mode Supported

K-Tag Ktag 7.020 Red PCB EURO Online Version No Token Limited

K-TAG KTAG 7.020 Master Instructions :

Model name : KTAG Master
Software Version: V2.23 (Newest)
Fireware Version: V7.020
Update:By link
Car Models:For CAR,TRUCK,MOTORCYCLE,TRACTORS,boats,heavy duty,no year limited
Languages:English/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Portuguese/ French
Functions:Ecu Programming Tool
Connection:By BDM
Support Protocol:Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols(tricore and ST10)

1.What's main different between Our K-TAG KTAG 7.020 and others?

1.Mainly Different :  Our K-TAG 7.020 add a GPT cable to support GPT Functions ( GPT is new password algo cryptography that is implemented in new Tricore microcontrollers. our KTAG v7.020 can easily read and decrypt the secret password and it automatically unlocks/unprotects the Tricore sectors so it can read and write both Flash and Eeprom )
2.No reset button ,no USB Dongle. NO Tokens Limited!!!

2.What is the advantage of KTAG V7.020 over than other EUC Chip Tuning Tools in the market?

1.Supports online full protocols ,fully activated,without tokens limited.
2.There are lot ECU that need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols, so KTAG is needed,as the new generation ktag master,ktag 7.020 is the best choice.
3.K-TAG 7.020 can work For Toyota Hilux kun26 and new added 100+ ECU types & supports new car models e.g. Toyota 76FXXX, PSA 17.4.4, Ford E83, VW 17.5.5 (1766), Mercedes-Benz 276 ECU, Toyota 76F, etc.
4.KTAG V7.020 add a cable with GPT Functions.
5.Online operation supported.
6.Best PCB With Murata filters.
7. Multi-Languages Supported .
8. With a great performance and tested by many tuners and was regarded as one of the best ECU Programmer for trucks ,heavy duty,boat.
9.No tokens limited, no years limited.
10.No USB Dongle,No reset button.

3.KTAG v7.020 Red PCB ECU Tuning Tool Install/User Note

1 The KTAG you received will with latest software 2.23 and hardware 7.020 ,so Never update it online.We will send you free update link in future.
2 We don't sell SD card and chips alone,sorry.
3 We offer free Transdata dimsport software for Ktag 6070,but no install help in this free gift.
4 Our KTAG 7.020 can be used online,no reset button need.No tokens limited
KTAG  (16)KTAG  (20)KTAG  (0)KTAG  (1)KTAG  (2)481213HTB11bkihNPI8KJjSspoq6x6MFXaE

How to do NTG2.5 coding with SDConnect C4

How to do NTG2.5 coding with SDConnect C4



I’m here to tell you

It’s possible to coding NTG2.5 on the benchand test a few things, using SD connect C4 etc.

What you need to do is connect NTG2.5 with your SDConnect C4, you need to connect KL30/KL31/CAN-H/CAN-L, you don’t need to connect the ignition pin because NTG2.5 doesn’t have KL15.

And, you need to attach a 120ohm resistor as a terminal between CAN-H and CAN-L, it’s a request of CAN BUS protocol. You can check this. Found it on a forum


Then, if your connection are all correct, you should use vediamo to code your NTG2.5, the CBF file is HU25.cbf, you can’t use Xentry/DAS because there is no ZGW on your bench, so the Xentry/DAS will never be connected with NTG2.5.

If you want to test rear view camera, you just need connect your camera to the NTG2.5, but you need supply +12V power to your camera manually.


Manually trigger the rear view camera output via Vediamo:

Just press “Rev. Cam.” item like below image in the system setting page, the rear view camera will active if you power the camera up.


On a side note: KL31 bridge

KL 31 just means the Negative Battery Terminal / Ground (I am from germany and the schematics here and in other countries say that Klemme 31 (short KL. 31) is the Minus Terminal of an Battery.

So just connect Pin 15 (A-Block of the Quadlock Connector) to 12V+ (KL. 30) and Pin 12 to the Ground/Negative Terminal of your power supply (KL.31). And now press the ON Button and pray it works (which works always for me  )

How to Renew Femote Porsche Cayenne with VVDI Key Tool +Renew Adapter?


Renew smart remote Porsche Cayenne 7PP959753 BQ with VVDI Key Tool + VVDI Renew Adapter.

Renew Porsche Cayenne by Renew adapter easier than wiring.



7PP959753 BQ Chip 7953




Tool to use:

 VVDI Key Tool + VVDI Renew Adapter



There are 24pcs of renew adapters



There are more than 36 remotes can renew.



  1. Unlock remote by wiring cable with VVDI Key Tool.



Remote unlock wiring diagram in many cars.


Read full of vvdi key tool remote unlock wiring diagram

Renew Porsche Cayenne by Renew adapter easier than wiring.



Key info: 7PP959753BQ 315Mhz Chip:7953



Remote Renew -> Porsche -> 7PP959753BQ 315Mhz


Please connect the key to key tool with adapters.

Press Write.



Renew success.



Chip: 7953 now unlocked.



Install PCB into remote shell and test frequency.



Check chip now unlocked, can use to program to the car.





renew smart remote Porsche Cayenne with VVDI Key Tool + VVDI Renew Adapter succeed.


PS: the above source of VVDI KEY TOOL is available with English, Spanish, French, Turkish instead of Thai version. But they share the same functions.

2018.09 SD connect C4 software Xentry Das:100% works .

New software come ! 2018.09 MB SD Connect C4 software (Xentry/DAS/EPC/WIS/DTS/Vediamo/HHT-WIN/DAS Special version is verified to work with the SD C4 diagnosis tool without issues ,Here is detail list :











Obdstar X300 DP Plus on sales


Obdstar X300 DP Plus  C configuration now is on sales!


Obdstar X300 DP best price: 1999 usd with FREE shipping!

Time to have it!


IMPORTANT: Obdstar X300 DP Plus Configuration A vs Configuration B vs Configuration C


Obdstar X300 DP Plus A Configuration


(Basic version)

B Configuration C Configuration


(Full version)

Price 1699 usd 1849 usd 1999 usd
Diagnosis No No Yes


(full-system diagnosis)

Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes
Odometer correction No Yes Yes
EEPROM Yes Yes Yes
Key Renewing Yes Yes Yes
Oil reset No No Yes
ABS No No Yes
Battery matching No No Yes
ECU programming No No Yes
EPB No No Yes
Throttle programming No No Yes
Airbag reset No No Yes
TPMS No No Yes
Steering angle reset No No Yes
DPF No No Yes
Injector coding No No Yes
Suspension matching No No Yes
Gear learning No No Yes
CVT learning No No Yes
ECU cloning No No Yes
P001 programmer Yes Yes Yes
C001 circuit board Yes Yes Yes
C002 circuit board Yes Yes Yes
W001 data cable Yes Yes Yes
W002 data cable Yes Yes Yes
W003 data cable Yes Yes Yes
Toyota smart key Emulator Yes Yes Yes
Ignition coil Yes Yes Yes
Remote tester Yes Yes Yes


X300 DP Plus A Package – used as a universal key programmer for locksmiths

Immobilizer+Special function(EEPROM+Key Renewing)Adapter(P001 programmer+C001circuit board+C002 circuit board+W001 cable+W002 data cable+W003 data cable+Toyota smart key Emulator)+others(Ignition coil+Remote tester)


X300 PAD2 B Package – works as an auto key programmer and a odometer correction tool

Immobilizer+Special function(EEPROM+Key Renewing)+Mileage correction+Adapter(P001 programmer+C001 circuit board+C002  circuit board+W001 data cable+W002 data cable+W003 data cable+Toyota smart key Emulator)+others(Ignition coil+Remote tester)


X300 DP Plus C Package – is a 3-in-1 tool for auto repair shops (auto diagnostic tool + car key programmer + programming tool for special functions)

Immobilizer+Mileage correction+Diagnosis+Special function (Oil reset +ABS+Battery matching+ECU programming+EPB+Throttle programming+Airbag rest+TPMS+Steering angle reset+OBDII+DPF+Injector code+Suspension matching+Gear learning+CVT learning+EEPROM+Key renewing+ECU cloning)Adapter(P001 programmer+C001 circuit board+C002 circuit board+W001 data cable+W002 data cable+W003 data cable+Toyota smart key Emulator)+others(Ignition coil+Remote tester)


IMPORTANT: OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus Immobilizer Car List


European cars:


VW/Audi/Skoda/Seat: Configuration C is able to program new keys to NEC 24C64 2014- (Configuration A is NOT able to…)

BMW: Configuration C is able to program FEM/BDC keys and read ISN codes (Configuration A is NOT able to…)

VOLVO: All X300 DP Plus versions CAN program/add new keys to Volvo


Also, X300 DP Plus A, B, C versions supports other cars made in Europe but not mention here…


Asian cars:


Hyundai/Kia: Configuration C is able to read pin codes of 47/8A/46 smart keys (Configuration A is NOT able to…)

Toyota/Lexus: The middle western version is able to program a new key with a H chip when all keys are lost (with the immo box reset)


Also, X300 DP Plus A, B, C versions supports other cars made in Asia but not mention here…


American cars:


Ford: Configuration C is able to program new keys to post-2015 Ford such as Mondeo, Edge, Taurus, ESCORT, Everest, Explorer, Raptor F-150, Raptor F-250, Mustang, Lincoln MKZ, MKC, Continental 2015 – etc. (Configuration A is NOT able to…)


GM: Configuration C is able to read BCM password of Buick LaCrosse (pre-2017), Envision, Trax, GL8, Malibu, Chevrolet Aveo, Excelle (pre-2015), Cruze, etc.  (Configuration A is NOT able to…)


Also, X300 DP Plus A, B, C versions supports other cars made in America but not mention here…



YOU HAVE TO KNOW: Why you should have a new Obdstar X300DP Plus instead of the old X300 DP and Lonsdor K518ISE?


Obdstar X300DP Plus vs Obdstar X300 DP:

X300 DP Plus has been improved a lot in hardware and supports more functions especially Toyota smart key card program and 8-pin chip data read.

In detail..


Obdstar X300DP Plus vs Lonsdor K518ISE:

Lonsdor k518ise is a tool for key programming only! It’s for locksmiths.

Obdstar x300 dp plus is a tool with diagnosis, immo and special functions 3 in 1. it’s a good helper to auto repair shops.

In detail…