When the maxidas ds708 update program fails

When the maxidas ds708 update program fails, the scan tool will pop up a reminder. To troubleshoot failures, follow these instructions:

The Autel server might have encountered a failure for the time being. Please try updating at a later time.
Ensure that the maxidas ds708 scanner has been registered on-line.
Ensure that the write-protect of your SD card is off.
Update Failure Screen – Internet Failure
When the maxidas ds708 scan tool software is being updated
Update Failure Screen – SD Card Locked through the scan tool:
• Make sure that the maxidas ds708 scanner is connected to the Internet.
• Try updating the scan tool software via computer.
If your SD card is too full to load any new application, please delete diagnostic applications of vehicle makes that are scarcely used.
Ensure that you are using a legal version of using massive Internet resources be suspended so that the updating will be smoother.

When the maxidas ds708 scanner software is being updated via a computer:
• Make sure that the computer is connected to the Internet.
• It is suggested that the computer programs.

Solve the problem of VAS 5054A Error Messages

- Get the error message: No EDIC is installed. What does that mean?

No VAS 5054A Bluetooth is currently installed. Connect to the VAS 5054A with your Bluetooth software.Note down the COM port that your Bluetooth software has assigned to the VAS 5054A.

Install the VAS 5054A Bluetooth you want to use with your diagnostic application. You will find a detailed description of how this is done in section 3.7.

- Get the error message The EDIC-API delivers a system error. In the details, the error IFH-0002 (NO RESPONSE FROM INTERFACE) is indicated. What does that mean?

The connection to the VAS 5054A Bluetooth has been interrupted. Possible reason:

The VAS 5054A Bluetooth was (temporarily) disconnected from the power supply during a diagnostic session.

Plug the VAS 5054A Bluetooth back in. Click Aborting and restart your diagnostic session.

- Get the error message The EDIC-API delivers a system error. In the details, the error IFH-0003 (DATATRANSMISSION TO INTERFACE DISTURBED) is indicated.What does that mean?

The connection to theVAS 5054A Bluetooth has been interrupted. Possible reason:

The VAS 5054A Bluetooth was (temporarily) disconnected from the power supply during a diagnostic session.

Plug the VAS 5054A Bluetooth back in. Click Aborting and restart your diagnostic session.

- Get the error message The EDIC-API delivers a system error. In the details, the error IFH-0020 (DRIVER ERROR) is indicated. What does that mean?

The driver cannot open the Bluetooth COM port. Consequently no connection can be established to the VAS 5054A Bluetooth. Possible reasons:

The VAS 5054A Bluetooth Software displays an error message when opening the COM port because the VAS 5054A Bluetooth is out of range or not connected to the diagnostic connector.

Move back into range and/or plug the VAS 5054A Bluetooth back in. Click Aborting and restart your diagnostic session.

GM Tech2 GM Diagnostic Scanner FAQ

1.About Function

Q1: Does GM tech 2 Support Coding?
A1: Yes, it does, but you need to buy an additional TIS2000, TIS2000 support cars programming until 2007 year.

Q2: Can TECH2 support key coding and electronic control unit programming for all OPEL and Isuzu?
A2: GM tech2 can’t support key programming; as for electronic control unit programming, you need to additionally buy a GM TECH2 and a TIS2000, but TIS2000 only support GM and Opel, not support Isuzu.

Q3: GM TECH2 support airbag reset? If not, please recommend me another one tool, my car is Chevrolet Tahoe 2007 year.
A3: Yes, GM TECH2 support airbag reset for Chevrolet Tahoe 2007 year.

Q4: Does GM TECH2 support reading Car VIN number? How to read?
A4: Yes, it does. After selecting the car model, enter function menu, and you will find the VIN number reading option.

Q5: I’m interested in the GM Tech2 Diagnostic Tool and I would like to know which diagnostic functions that tool has for a Hummer H3. I have problems with the windshield wipers, the tire pressure control system and the cruise control. Is that tool able to read the trouble codes and to read some parameters regarding those controllers?

A5: GM TECH2 contains Hummer H2 H3 software (from 2007 to 2010 year), so Tech2 is able to diagnose Hummer H3 2007-2010 year. As for reading parameters regarding those controllers, it is theoretically compatible, advice you have a try.

Q6: Can GM Tech2 send commands to the various modules and is it able to do diagnostics on a climate control programmer? To what year is the scanner effective? I own a 1997 Cadillac DeVille and a 2001 Chevrolet Venture.

A6: Yes, you can use GM TECH2 to diagnose climate control programmer, when it has communication GM Tech2 can send commands to the modules.

2.About Compatible Vehicle Models and Years

Q1: GM TECH2 contains Saturn software?

A1: yes, Saturn software is included in the GM software English and support from 1991 to 2010 year.

Q2: Is GM TECH2 available on my Cadillac year 1996?

A2: Yes, GM TECH2 works with Cadillac.

Q3: Does GM Tech 2 work with Australian Holden 1998?

A3: GM tech2 is only compatible with North American Holden, and our software for Holden only work with Holden from 1999-2012.

Q4: Can GM Tech2 work diagnose 2005 GMC – Sierra 1500 truck?

A4: Want to use our GM tech2 to diagnose truck, you need to buy an additional truck adapter, because our GM tech is compatible with truck, but only packed with the car adapter.

3.About After-Sales Questions and Answers

Q1: I bought one GM TECH2 and the TIS2000 software can’t be installed and no identification, what’s the problem?

A1: If the TIS2000 you are trying to install is contained in the GM TECH2 software, then it is useless to install TIS2000 software. To program electronic control unit, I advice you buy an extra TIS2000 to work with GM tech2.

Q2: After receiving GM TECH2, I got some errors.

A2: If it is Blue screen, just replace the Blue Screen Chip. If it is not the problem of Blue screen, please send us the self-test report to check where the problem is; have no idea on how to operate self test? Refer the self-test manual at GM TECH2 “technical support / service”.

Q3: GM TECH2 one button doesn’t work how to fix?

A3: If you have new version GM tech2, there are two ways to solve:

1) we send you a new button to replace;

2) please send back to repair. If you have old version GM tech2 installed with the newest software, the button maybe won’t work.

Q4: When I use GM TECH2 for the second times, the tool starts to smoke, and my car voltage become 14V from 12V, what’s the matter?

A4: Please follow the correct operation steps: before diagnosing, turn on the ignition and then connect the GM TECH2 with the car, when the car starts you’d better test the voltage, because during this process a part of cars’ voltage will reach up to 24V or more, especially the car which has a poor contact of electrical ground.

Some questions and answers about Launch CRP series

Launch CRP series(Launch CRP123 and Launch CRP129) FQAs:

1. What’s the difference between new product Launch CRP12X series and other code readers?
A: The main functions of CReader Professional 12X include not only the OBD/EOBD standard protocol diagnosis; more important is the professional diagnostic software for multiple car models and the comprehensive diagnosis to the vehicle’s 4 ECU systems (ENG\ABS\SRS\AT).

2. After switching on, screen only with backlight, no character displayed?
A: Possible reasons and solution: Firstly ensure the power supply is properly connected. Re-plug the power adaptor after switching off, leaving 1 second before switching on.

3. How to handle when screen appears chaos?
A: Turn off current application program (current picture), and re-enter. If still failed after this, please restart the system (or press reset button to restart).

4. It prompts failure for the communication with vehicle ECU?
A: Possible reasons and solution: Check whether the connector loosened and whether the testing program matches the car model.

5. Why the stored data cannot be found?
A: Possible reasons:
1)、The TF card is damaged.
2)、 Language system has been changed, and the data is related with language. The data can be found only after switching back to the former language system.

6. How to register CRP12X series product?
A: For the registration of CRP12X series product and Cresetter II, users shall firstly register user name on www.x431.com website. After this, register the product in background.

7. Forgot user name/password for www.x431.com?
A: Launch cannot provide the user name and password, due to the user’s privacy. User can get it back via the registered email. (Note: Ensure the email is valid when registering the user name.)

8. What is code reader? What is the function of it?
A: Code reader can diagnose any vehicle compliant with OBDII/EOBD requirement. OBD system monitors the vehicle exhaust gas through engine running status. Once the exhaust gas over limit, it will alarm immediately. When system trouble occurs, MIL light or Check Engine light will turn on, meanwhile, powertrain control module (PCM) stores the trouble information to memory. This trouble code can be read out from PCM via a certain program or tool. According to the trouble code, service technician can find out the trouble state and location fast and accurately. Code reader is a new vehicle diagnostic tool designed and developed for private car owner, service technician from small-size repair workshop and DIY person.

9. CRP12X series, why it prompts “cannot find a valid documents, pls download the correct upgeadfile bag” when selecting model software?
A: CRP12X series support multi-languages. The reason of above problem is, model software language is different with the device selected language. To solve this, users can download relevant model language version at www.x431.com website background.

10. What is OBDII/EOBD standard? How to know if a vehicle equipped with OBDII/EOBD system?
A: OBD, short form of On Board Diagnostics. The concept of OBD came from California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the aim of reducing and controlling the air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust gas. OBD system has the function of identifying area with potential fault, and stores such information in the form of trouble codes to the computer memory. EOBD is similar to OBDII. The regulation of European Community is stricter with the emission limit.

Normally, the vehicles built after 1996 in America; cars and light trucks (under 2.5ton) built after 2000 in EC are all equipped with OBDII or EOBD system.

How T300 Key Programmer Work with Vehicles with Immobilizer ?

Procedure for adding transponder keys to vehicles with Immobilizer in the instrument cluster:
(Audi from year 97, Golf 4, Passat B5, B6 )
Switch ignition ON with new key. Select: Instrument -> Login
Enter 5 numbers Login Code (add 0 if you have 4 digits Login Code).
For example, if your Login is 1234, enter 01234.
Go to Adaptation
Enter 21 in “Channel Number”
The “Stored Value” is the number of keys currently matched.
Enter number corresponding to the total number of keys to be matched, – for ex 2 ;
Enter -> Save
Switch ignition off and remove key
Insert next key to ignition and switch ignition on again
Wait 15 sec. Repeat this step with each key until all keys have been matched.
Select: Immobilizer -> Login. Enter Login Code. Go to Adaptation
Enter 00 in “Channel Number”
Enter 0 and Save. This will learn ECU with Immobiliser

T300 Key Programmer can do Anti-theft matching. Copy car key without the original key,but need the password.(you can calculate the password by some software)

T300 Key Programmer can support more cars than any other transponder machine,such as sbb, mvp. and now it is unlimited tokens, more easy to use.

Some FAQs about CAT ET Adapter III

Q1: Is the Cat Comm III compatable with the software CAT caterpillar ET 2011B Is this an actual caterpillar part or a knock off? Thanks
A1: Yes, this is actually the genuine CAT adapter, It is also the ONLY recommended adapter for CAT ET, but obviously other ones will work. It will work fine for the version you have, and 2011C is actually the newest version.

Q2: What is the difference between a cat comm II & Cat Comm III. Is one just a usb connection and one serial? Also, will this unit work with my Cat 3126B marine units? Seriel no. 3GS01797 Thanks
A2: CAT Comm II was a serial port model, but since computers are no longer made with serial ports, they changed the design to a USB and called it a CAT Comm III. So you are correct. This unit works with all CAT engines — Marine, on-highway, and off-highway. On Marine units, I’m not sure where they put the plug, but it should be somewhere near the ECM (Typically). It should be either a 6 pin or 9 pin connector.

Q3: Does this work with CAT 3500 natural gas engines and 3600 natural gas engines? Thanks.
A3: If those programs use CAT Electronic Technician (CAT ET) for the software, it will work.

Q4: Can the cat communicate 3 also be used to read detroit and cummins engines if I have the correct software?
A4: Yes, it reads both J1708 and J1939 so it can read both of those. Keep in mind that this adapter only comes with the J1939 adapter end, so I would recommend purchasing the J1708 adapter end from me as well if you plan on connecting to some older stuff.

Q5: will this unit allow me all access to the ecm to alter all areas eg set speed limiter to a lower speed and is there a yearly lic fee.
A5: This device is what you should use if you will be hooking up to both off-highway & on-highway CAT engines. If you are strictly wanting to work on on-highway CAT engines, I would rather see you purchase a Nexiq USB Link .The Nexiq USB Link is universal (Works with CAT, Cummins, Detroit, Allison, etc…), it is cheaper, plus it has bluetooth so you can go wireless.

Q6: want to compare the communicator and some caterpillar ECMS could tell me if it works with them.
A6: This item works with all CAT ECMS — Off Road and On Highway, trucks and equipment

And there are the CAT ET Adapter III Install videos:

CAT ET Adapter III with SIS Software 2010a Install Video

SBB V33 Key Programmer Q&A

Q:Can SBB match Austrialia Ford Falcon and Holden Commodores?
A:Yes,it can.

Q:Can this new version be updated?
A:The SBB key programmer have updated.The latest version is V33.

Q:What is the open machine password for SBB?
A:The password is 38023118.

Q:Why SBB do not have lots of connectors?
A:This product can directly connect with the car’s OBD2 16pin connector.

Q:How can i get pin code for the vehicles i want?
A:SBB can calculate some car’s pin code.But for those pin code it can not calculate.

Q:What type of cars can this product programming?
A:SBB is a univeral key programming tool.It can do lots of cars,but to detail car compatible list,there is a file on our website or you can contact our customer service.

Q:Where can I get a good SBB v33 key programmer with cheap price
A: SBB V33 Key Programmer is 119.99USD.

Q:How to use SBB key programmer?

The difference between SBB & MVP & T300 & AD900?

- SBB copies chip according to car model, while AD900 copies according to chip model.

- SBB can still make key even if all of keys lost because SBB interface connects directly to the OBD diagnostic socket to read chip data

- AD900 can only write the chip of an old key into a new key or empty key

- SBB can read immobilizer pin code same as MVP Key programmer and T300, AD900 can not read immobilizer pin code,

- AD900 can only directly copy and duplicate keys.

AK500 Key Programmer FAQs

Q: I want to do these two functions: Read and write NEC KEY via Infrared and Fast erase NEC CHIP via socket, can AK500 Key Programmer do it well?
A: For the function ” Read and write NEC KEY via Infrared “, AK500 Key Programmer just can old keys for this function, can do new keys.

For the function ” Fast erase NEC CHIP via socket “, the key chip should be NEC chip, and can be renewed.

Q: I have just tried to renew nec chip,this time without any chip on the socket,but it is still trying to erase,should i not get error message because there is no chip on socket??why is it still trying to erase when there is no chip on socket?
A: AK500 can not renew NEC chip via socket. You must remove the key chip, and put the nec chip to chip dashborad to renew it.

Q: I can not find 95xxx from AK500 Key Programmer. Because I don’t have 95 adapter to connect to 95xxx on the AK500 Key Programmer main unit, i can not read the ECU and ESM data. From the video, there is someone telling that the 95xxx is on the package box, but i have not found it. Please provide me a 95xxx chip adapter, or i can not use it normally.

A: Now AK500 Key Programmer SKC does’t have 95xxx chip adapter, you don’t need to remove ECU with SKC. Only old AK500 has 95XXX. It is easier to use for AK500 Key Programmer with SKC calculator than AK500 with 95xxx chip adapter.

Q: How to write keys with AK500 Key Programmer ?
A: You can write keys steps by steps as following:

1.Remove EIS
2.Open EIS
3.Connect the EIS according to the connction picture
4.Read EIS
5.Save the data
6.Open SKC key bulider file
7.Download EIS Dump File
8.Generate Key file
9.Put blank key to IR socket
10.Write key

Q: How to make new Benz key with AK500 Key Programmer ?
A: It is different for making new benz keys and old mecedes benz keys with AK500 Key Programmer, please do it as following steps:

-Removed EIS
-Desolder CPU 1 from EIS
-Read data from EIS – CPU 1
-Close AK500 Key Programmer
-Open SKC Calculator
-Dowload the bin file
-Select keys for calculating result
-Calculate keys (About 7-10 minutes)
-Close SKC Calculator
-Open AK500 Key Programmer again
-Click Step 4 to write the key option via IR
-Insert the key
-Load key dump file
-Click on programming

Q: AK500 Key Programmer can do used benz keys? how to erase the data from the old mercedes keys? can AK500 Key Programmer do this?
A: There are some old keys which can not be reused again. If your old benz key can be reused, first you need to remove the chip from the key, then you can erase the data by renewing the key.

Q: How to read EIS DATA?
A: First you need imopt EIS data to SKC, then get the key information, after writing the key data to the new keys, then you can start the car.

How to read carprog full self-test result?

When some customers see this self-diagnosis result, they think carprog full has problems. Actually, the fact is that we don’t know how to read this self-test result.


This is Self-diagnosis result

This is schematic diagram, it shows only when it occurred the errors do you need to change the 4 chips


How to set up the Multi-di@g Asian Kit PC Program

1. Insert Multi-di@g Asian Kit program CD into computer driver.
2. Setup Installation will start automatically
3. Install Shield Wizard dialog appears.
4. Once installation is complete, Installation Complete dialog appears.
5. A new Multi-di@g Asian Kit icon is shown on your desktop.
6. Double click the Multi-di@g Asian Kit icon to open the following program.

Connection by USB
Connect a USB cable to the PC after you insert an installation CD into the PC and provide Multi diag Asian Kit with power.

USB driver is on the driver CD provided.
Insert driver CD into the CD-ROM drive and select the CD-ROM drive.

Please connect Multi-di@g Asian Kit powered by 12V adapter with PC.

※12V adapter is a standard component.
Diagnostic connector might be short when Multi-di@g Asian Kit is connected with PC by USB.
Then, please use an extension cable provided.
If you meet the following cases while you are using Multi-di@g Asian Kit with a USB cable,please try to take the USB cable out from Multi-di@g Asian Kit or turn off/on Multi-di@g Asian Kit again.
Case 1 : Missing connection between Multi-di@g Asian Kit with a USB cable
Case 2 : Cutting the power supply of Multi-di@g Asian Kit