Any Difference 2018 Launch X431 V+ between 2014 Version ?

2018 Launch X431 V+ is something different from 2014 Version in the outlook design i.e package box color, front camera, rear camera, DBSCARII outlook, etc.

X431 PRO3 Launch X431 V+ Wifi/Bluetooth Global Version Full System Scanner

Top 9 Reasons to Get Launch X431 V+:

1. Supported Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Korean, Japanese, German, Russian
2. Wi-Fi: Supported
3. Bluetooth: Supported
4. Dealer Code: 86A or 86K
5. One click update: You do not have to download software to memory card anymore, can do one click update directly through your machine.
6. There is User Manual in the Multiplexer, you can check it when you use the device. It is in “cnlaunch” file
7. Two Years Free Update Online, After Two Years, It Cost 459usd/year,130USD/time,  if you don’t want to update, the old software can still work too
8. Oversea full configuration contains total 59 softwares,See attached configuration Software List
9. No Software download IP limitation: Oversea download and update available

Here we go for details.

2018 Launch X431 V+full package looks like this:


2018 Launch X431 V+package color is white not Black.


2018 Launch X431 V+Mux has no front camera


2018 Launch X431 V+Mux back comes without rear camera.


2018 Launch X431 V+DBSCAR5 and 2014 Launch X431 V+ DBSCARII


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Thread: Mercedes w212 2011 got “ESC inoperative” message, using MB sd connect C4 Xentry to pull specific codes firstly and go on repairing, at the last paragraph, there are solution.

Car model and year:
mercedes w212 2011

the car shows me “esc inoperative” message then the car become very heavy and it doesn’t take acceleration at all where it is stuck to 15-20 km/h..
i went to a technician and he said it is the throttle sensor, so we got it changed and everything worked fine, after two months the same problem occurred and we got the part changed again, but yesterday the problem appeared again !!

Possible reason:
ESC is electronic stability control not sure why the tech was changing out the throttle and/or position sensor.
ESC inoperative is indicating the traction control is not working. This should be able to tracked to a specific wheel sensor issue, electronic module problem or reflash needed etc.Lots of other possibilities too, steering angle sensor, yaw sensor etc.

How to do?
Take it to an MB dealer and get the car scanned. They should be able to give you a specific MB code and you can go from there. Or did the mechanic scan it and come up with some codes? You can also get some aftermarket scanners, but the ones that do MB specific codes are a bit more than regular OBDII scanners which just do engine and emissions codes, not other sub systems. Your esc inoperative is one of those subsystems

These are all the messages and faults I’m getting
As you can see, I get myself a MB SD connect C4 Xentry, These are all the messages and faults I’m getting.

* voltage of signal 1 of accelerator pedal sensor
* voltage of signal 1 of throttle valve actuator
* voltage of signal 2 of throttle valve actuator
all of these are low voltages around 0.5 where it should be a higher voltage…

As suggested you pull codes with MB SD C4 DAS if steadfast on circumventing you can try OEM replacements: TVA 1131410125, ESP CU 2129005906, and OS 0035427018.
– M16/6:

– ESP control unit (N30/40) is attached to hydraulic unit, check connection pins before replacing.
– Oxygen sensor 1/bank 2 = left (driver side) front of catalyst

For first time connection of the throttle valve actuator control unit carries out automatically within approx. 60 seconds the following actions:
– determines the emergency running position
– determines lower mechanical stop
– matches the actual value amplifier (signal 1 and 2) in the MESFI [ME] control unit.
– checks the return spring (always takes place when ignition ON) Prerequisite: gear P or N, vehicle stationary, engine OFF, ignition ON, coolant temperature 5 °C to 100 °C and accelerator pedal not operated.
The procedure must be activated with STAR DIAGNOSIS, if the throttle valve actuator or the ME-SFI [ME] control unit was replaced.

Mercedes Benz C5 Features and Softwares list

MB SD C5 SD Connect Compact 5 Star Diagnosis with WIFI for Cars and Trucks Multi-Langauge

MB STAR C5 has same function as SD C4 but with new design, supports both cars and trucks, supports wireless connection.This package does not including software.

MB Compact 5 Features

  1. New MB SD Connect Compact 5 Star Diagnosis support wireless diagnose;
  2. New MB SD Connect Compact 5 Star Diagnosis not only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS,but also UDS diagnose protocol.
  3. Multiplexer now use Lan cable to connect
  4. Connector adopt Military quick swap technology, it can support 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;
  5. All core accosseries adopt original new packing chip, and 24hours test, guarantee the quality of the products;

MB SD Connect Compact 5 Softwares list:

1) DAS: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System

2) Xentry: New software released by Bennz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars.

3) Workshop Information System

4) Electronic Parts Catalog

5) ST Finder: Part location finder

6) STARUTILITIES : the movement management system and self-test

7) SD Media : Video and PDF lessons

8) PL 66: Price List to find out how much price by input the parts number

9) Smart TAN Code: Opened special function in DAS program with Smart cars 450/451/452/454

10) Developer model: Merceddes-Bennz engineer mode, remove limitations and open more functions.

11) Bennz Disassembly system: Video lessons to teach you how to remove each

12) part from Benbz cars with details order steps C5.

Lexia 3 Diagbox starts in a small windows (solved)

I’ll chip in some words of problems and solutions of my Diagbox software for Lexia 3 diagnostic. It starts in a small window on a freshly installed windows 7 32 bit in virtualbox.

installed the Virtualbox Guest Additions…not worked

changed screen resolution…not helped also

Finally solved!

Fresh installed Diagbox software on Windows XP.

The video i followed:

It did work good on Windows XP. I guess the installation is broken.

Another solution might help:

You can position and resize Lexia on the screen to your liking by navigation to:
C:\APP\LEXIA\EXE\ and finding the file: “ecran.ini”.. open it using notepad and under:
position_X =0
position_Y =0
largeur_ecran = 1024
hauteur_ecran = 748

I think it is self explanatory, the X and Y affect positioning on the screen (from top left), and the ones I cant read are the Width and Height in pixels…; Try position_X =200 and position_Y=100, largeur_ecran = 800 and hauteur_ecran = 600

Guide Functions & Special Functions for Xhorse iScancar VAG MM-007

This is an original VAG diagnostic tool: Xhorse Iscancar VAG MM-007, with tips of buying a VAG scan tool VW for diagnostics and maintenance…


the package:

packed well with two box, one paper box, and one plastic box

items includes Xhorse Iscancar VAG MM-007 main unit with an OBDII connector, and a USB cable used for connection to PC

the main unit


Voltage: 5V USB / 12V OBD
LCD resolution: 320×240
USB standard: USB2.0
Working temperature: 0-60°C
OBD line length: 1.5meters
Power consumption: 80mA/12V

the port


the back, saying it supports J2534 SAE, J1850 PWM/VPW, ISO 14230-4 (KWP), ISO 15764-4 (11 bit and 29 bit CAN), ISO 9141-2


Xhorse Iscancar VAG MM-007 main menu:

vag diagnostics

guide function

parameter refresh

special function

controller refresh

system setup

about iscancar


languages: only Chinese and English available

about Xhorse Iscancar VAG MM-007:

firmware version: 1.0.0

software version: 2.1.6



VAG diagnostics…Here you go

systems that is supported
















guide function :





parameter refresh:






special function that Xhorse Iscancar MM-007 VAG OBD2 Code Scanner can do:

change vin
read pin
immo switch
adapt unit module
key learning
fix Audi RB4/RB8 not start
transport mode
sync dashboard time
clear all DTCs
gateway register




controller refresh:

firmware refresh

parameter refresh







system setup:

time and date
log record
display time
set language
scan QC code
firmware update
set WSC code
TF card formate & create folders



Frequently Asked Questions For Launch X431 Pro Mini

We collection some frequently asked questions about Launch X431 Pro Mini, hope it will help you use X-431 Pro Mini more smoothly.

1. How to save power?
Please turn off the screen while X-431 PRO MINI keeps idle.
Set a shorter standby time.
Decrease the brightness of the screen.
If WLAN connection is not required, please turn it off.
Disable GPS function if GPS service is not in use.

2. What should I do in case I forgot the screen lock?
You can set screen lock as pattern or password. If you forgot the password,
please consult your device provider or reset your device.
Warning: Resetting may cause data loss. Before use, please make sure important
data has been backed up.

3. How to do if the system runs slow?
In this case, please do the followings:
> Check all running applications and stop the unnecessary applications (Steps:
Settings –> Apps –> Running –> Tap the desired application and then tap“Stop”).
> Check all installed applications, remove the unnecessary applications (Steps:
Settings –> Apps –> Downloaded –> Tap the desired application and then tap“Uninstall”).
If all steps mentioned above are finished and the system still works slowly.
Please try to close the system and reboot your X-431 PRO MINI.

4. How to handle when you encounter “Insufficient storage space”?
If this happens while downloading the diagnostic software, please proceed as follows:
1. Get your X-431 PRO MINI username and password ready. If you forgot the
password, please dial our hotline to retrieve it with the product serial number 98539*******.
2. Reset the X-431 PRO MINI to the default factory settings (For details, please refer to Item 5 in this Chapter).
3. Tap “Settings” –> “WLAN”, choose the desired WLAN network to connect.
4. Open the browser and visit to download and install the latest App.
5. After the installation is complete, launch the application and login with your username and password.
6. Tap–> “Update” to download the diagnostic software.
Note: For new App, the software structure and storage space occupied by the vehicle softwares have been optimized so as to avoid the occurrence of insufficient storage.

5. How to reset X-431 PRO MINI?
Resetting may cause data loss. Before doing so, please make sure important data
and information has been backed up.
Do the following to reset X-431 PRO MINI:
1. Tap “Settings” –> “Back & Reset”;
2. Tap “Factory data reset”;
3. Tap “Reset tablet”;
4. Tap “Clear all data” to start resetting until the tool automatically reboots.

6. Why some videos on the website can be not played?
It possibly results from:
1. The current browser does not support Flash playing;
2. Flash player does not support this video.Try to use other browsers to watch it or install other Flash player.
7. The date and time of Launch X431 PRO MINI cannot be set.It is because Automatic date & time is set on your X-431 PRO MINI. Tap“Settings” –> “Date & time”, deselect “Automatic date & time” and then set the date and time manually. Since the diagnostic reports are saved and sorted by date, please make sure the system date and time is properly configured on this tool


I made a definitive guide of how to set up DHCP server on an external router for BMW ECU flashing with BMW ICOM diagnostic tool.
Why is this necessary?
When flashing specific modules (KOMBI, NBT,..) on F and G series, the
ICOM switches between different IP addresses and therefore loses sync with the computer. In order to resolve this issue, there needs to be a DHCP server between the ICOM and PC, which redirects any traffic on the selected MAC address (in this case the ICOM’s MAC address) to a specified IP address.
All three connected devices (PC, ROUTER and ICOM incl. icom a1, icom a2, icom next) need to be set to DHCP.
In this tutorial, I used an old D-Link DIR-300 router. You can use any router that supports setting its’ netmask to and has the capability for DHCP server.
Step-by-step instructions:
Before this, you need to turn off your Windows Firewall !
Step 1: Configure your PC to DHCP
Go to Control Panel > Network Connections > Ethernet>Properties
Select: Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
Both tabs need to be as follows:
When you now connect something with LAN cable, your Ethernet card under Control Panel > Network Connections > Ethernet>Details should now show DHCP Enabled Yes.
Step 2: Configure your BMW ICOM Software to DHCP
Connect your ICOM to the car’s OBD2 port, wait for it to power on and connect it to your PC via LAN cable. Wait a minute or two to be recognized by the PC.
In iToolRadar or Dr. Gini take a look at your ICOM’s assigned IP address. Copy it into your web browser (I use Google Chrome) and at the end add :60080 (this is the port fort the settings).
You will then be asked for a Login username and password.
Username: root Password: NZY11502
Under LAN settings make sure your ICOM is set to DHCP. Make a note of the ICOM’s subnet mask.
Step 3: Configure your router for DHCP server.
Disconnect ICOM, power up your router and connect it to your PC via LAN cable. Use the router’s LAN ports.
Open Command Prompt (CMD) and type in ipconfig.
You will see a list of your Connection Cards configurations. Under LAN you will see your router’s IP addresses. Copy the Default gateway IP address into your internet browser. This time you do not add any port number at the end. P.S.: If there is no Default gateway listed, make a hard reset of your router with its’ physical reset button.
Type in the username and password of your router. The default username is usually admin and the password is either nothing/blank or also admin.
Now go under advanced and turn off your router’s firewall. In my case it is under ADVANCED>Firewall&DMZ. Disable SPI, save settings.
Then go to LAN settings and assign with subnet mask to your router.
Important: The subnet mask of the router needs to match ICOM’s subnet mask. Enable DHCP server.
Set the pool to be between 100 and 199.
Save settings and reboot your router.
The DHCP Client list should now be populated with your PC’s address. If not, physically power off and on your router (maybe also PC), then check again.
Settings should look like this:
And your PC listed under DHCP client List.
Step 4: Connect everything together
Power off your router, disconnect it from your PC, disconnect your ICOM from the car and LAN. No device should be connected via LAN to anything at this point and both router as well as ICOM should be powered off.
Follow this exact order:
Power on your router. Wait 2 min for it to fully boot up.
Connect ICOM to the car’s OBD2 port and wait for it to fully boot up. Connect ICOM to the router via LAN cable. Use the LAN ports on the router (port number does not matter). Wait a minute or two.
Connect your PC to the router via LAN cable. Use the LAN ports on the router (port number does not matter). Wait for the PC to recognize the router.
In web browser connect to your router’s settings menu as described in step 3. Take a look at the DHCP Client list under LAN settings. Your ICOM and PC should be listed.
Open iToolRadar or Dr. Gini and you should see your ICOM listed with an IP address of 192.168.0.x, where x is a number between 100 and 199.
This is it. You can now open ISTA/D and run a vehicle test with your BMW ICOM A3 Pro+. If ISTA/D recognizes your vehicle fully, you are all set. If not, there is a problem and you should not attempt to flash anything.
Good reference may help you out:
How to setup router for Programming KOMBI and NBT
Router DHCP, Icom DHCP and Windows Ethernet: automatic dhcp
First of all the ICOM should be configured this way:
ICOM Config
ConnectionMode = STATIC_IP
Ip =
Netmask =
Gateway =
AutoConfig=06/26/2016 12:41:32
Windows Ethernet config:
“Use the following IP Address”
Subnet mask
Hope this help.

How to Actia Multidiag VCI work with Lexia 3 ?

Question: Lexia 3 software can work withMultidiag VCI? Lexia 3 interface work with Actia  software?

Answer: Perhaps yes.

Part 1: Lexia 3 compatible with Car Diagnostic Tool Multidiag software?

– Multidiag works ONLY with VCI1 and VCI2 ACTIA INTERFACES . Nothing else.

– Iirc the opposite is possible: the multidiag vci can be used with the lexia software.

– Yes, Multidiag VCI can be used with Lexia SW

– the interface of lexia 3 work in multidiag software:

PSA Evolution XS KIT or Lexia Interfacework with MultiDi@g Office S/W = NO AT ALL!!!!!
The opposite = YES!!! Actia MultiDi@g PassThru Device CAN works with Lexia & PPO S/W’s (via special Firmware flashing)…..

Part 2: How to use Actia PassThru device with Lexia 3 v48 (Citroen) andPPO (Peugeot) software

  1. Install Lexia 3 and PPO software.
  2. Run LexiaWithPassThruXS.exe and PPOWithPassThruXS.exe to make Lexia 3 and PPO to work together with Actia PassThru device.
  3. Install PassThru drivers (latest version available from

  1. Run FlashPassThruForLexiaPPO.exe to install necessary tools. After it you will see 2 new

shortcuts on your desktop:

  1. To be able to work with Actia PassThru device in Lexia 3 and PPO software you need to reprogram (flash) device. Connect device to PC with USB cable, power it on by connecting to the car or via OBD. Double click on PassThru for Lexia PPO. Welcome screen will


  1. Select USB, “1st Device”, then press Next. Follow instructions on screen. You should see this screen:

  1. Press Next to start flashing process. After it finishes, reconnect the device. In Device Manager you should see USB PassThru Driver ( Multi-instance ). Now you can start Lexia or PPO software and diagnose your car.

  1. When you want to switch back device to normal mode (to be able to work with MultiDiag Office or with generic PassThru software) you should reprogram device back to its original state. Connect device to PC using RS232 cable (USB cable will not work!!), power it on, then run from the desktop PassThru restore and follow instructions on screen. You should see this screen:

  1. Press Next to start flashing process. After it finishes, reconnect the device. In Device Manager you should see now PassThru+ XS USB. Now your device is restored to its original state.