What is used for BMW G30 ECU flash

Purpose: Need to flash a BWM G series G30

Puzzle: Is the ICOM Next mandatory or is the up to date ICOM 1st generation ICOM from 2012 ok?
Can I flash NBT EVO with old ICOM?

Advice & Options:


ENET cable would probably be better for you.


I flashed NBT EVOs with old ICOM without problems.


Flashed all Cars with ICOM Next and Online Aos with DHCP over Router. Since that i have Never any Problems with NBT or other. Flash E/F/G with this Setup.

Note that Online Aos is the online version of the BMW software for Diagnostic, Programming any many other things.


To answer your question
1st : you doesn’t need iCOM NEXT ON CnAutotool to flash the G series…but It actually Lot better & save up your times because iCOM NEXT has build in Gigabit connection.
2nd : old iCOM working find. It just take a lot longer.


Icom best any type , router I noticed w my setup I use desktop w 2 lan port and on a few f cars it actually faster then oem it programs up to 8 module same time w gigabit switch , and handle data lots faster than etnet cable and for certain modules the router is a must will crash hu high in kombi in a few others


Any icom will work , but to be safe with f,g,i series vehicles , use a dedicated router as kafas huh and a few other modules will crash if you do not use a router it handles the switches for Ethernet as those modules use more than 1 path way , in short it uses all 4 two pair wires and without router not good , this has worked for me for some time now good luck. note my router does not connect to wan


ICOM Next is the best option for G series, working better and faster than old BMW ICOM cables. It handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely. Gets the job done much faster if flashing the complete vehicle. Also, another benefit to Next will be compatibility for future cars.

Lonsdor K518ISE Key Programmer English Version of K518

Lonsdor K518ISE key programmer is made by Lonsdor company which made Chinese version K518, CI600 Plus (SKP1000) and CI300. K518ISE has some surprises and new vehicle coverage, including a few volvos, cars Toyota/Lexus smart key all key lost via OBD2 Auto Scanner Tools, newer Renault, Maserati, Ferrari and many other makes.


 Main Function of Lonsdor K518ISE:
Immobilization Key Programming
Odometer adjustment/mileage correction
Built-in-in Volkswagen 4th & 5th adapter
Free BMW FEM key programming
Built-in Chip & remote detection module.

Lonsdor K518 Main Features:

The best car diagnostic tool based on Android
1. WIFI networking ensures software upgrading more convenient.
2.No need to plug memory card, or connect the computer with data cable, more flexible in online upgrading, updating and activating.
3. With USB-B2.0 standard connector, Automotive Diagnostic Tools test cable integrated with the diagnostic connector function of the adapter.
4. 7 inches high brightness, high definition color IPS capacitive screen
5. 3800mAh polymer battery
6. Support external memory expansion, better within 32G
Lonsdor K518ISE Key programmer Special Features:
Volvo (S40, S60, S80, XC60, XC90, C30, C70, V40, V60, V70) key programming.
Toyota/Lexus: smart key all key lost – via OBD ( without dismantle)
BMW CAS3/CAS3+/CAS3++: direct OBD programming
BMW CAS4/CAS4+: dismantle & read data programming
2016 -New Maserati: smart key programming
2016 -New Ford: smart key programming
Hyundai / Kia 46/47/8A smart key: PIN code reading via OBD, all key lost included.
Renault ( Megane, Koleos, Scenic) without PIN code key programming
VAG group 4th & 5th immobilizer system
Ferrari (458, F12, F149): direct OBD programming
Peugeot /Citroen: two ways to read PIN code & programming, all keys lost included.
Lonsdor K518ISE Key Programmer User Manual
Lonsdor K518ISE Basic Information
Lonsdor K518 ISE  Immobilizer Car List:
Audi, BMW, Benz, VW, Volvo, Citroen, Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat, Lamborghini, Jaguar, MG,
Land Rover, Bentley, Lancia, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, DS, Renault, Alfa Romeo, Smart,
Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC, Buick, Hummer, Ford, JEEP, Lincoln, Mercury
Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, KIA, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ssangyong, Subaru, Suzuki,
Toyota, Shigaoka Queen
Iveco, Trumpchi, BYD, Geely, Chery, Great Wall, Young Lotus (Basically all Chinese car
models are included)
Odometer Correction Car List:
VW, Porsche, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Audi, Renault, Hummer, Hyundai, Kia…
Note: more high-end cars will be updated very soon.
Lonsdor K518 ISE key programmer work with the smart key emulator as below, need purchase alone:
SKE-LT: Smart Key emulator – Toyota/Lexus smart key for all key lost via OBD
Black:  SKE-LT-DST40(94/D4) -Supports 94/D4 smart key.
Red: SKE-LT-8A(88/A8)-Support 88/A8 smart key.
Green: SKE-LT-DST80(98)-Supports 98 smart key.
Blue: SKE-LT-8A(A9)-Supports A9 smart key.
Lonsdor K518ISE Technical Parameter:


Lonsdor K518 ISE Registration & activation
After system updating, you need go to registration&activation.
For new user, click Registration, input user name(email), name(min 2 char), password(min 6 char), email verification code and click YES to complete registration(if interrupted after registration is done, you will go to the System update–Registered user to proceed). Then go to Activation confirmation to continue.
After confirming activation, it will enter into Setup password interface, please set 6-digit numbers as your startup password. Then after information verification by Lonsdor (5-30 minutes, you can check the progress by clicking “Refresh” ), you will required to re-enter the password to verify, when you get the notification that verification successful, the whole process before using the device is complete.

CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter

-Retrieve engine totals for fuel usedmiles traveledand hours Operated.
-Display status of all parameterssuch as engine speedThrottle positiontiming advancefuel flow etc.

Software version: 2015A

Language: Chinese,Danish, EnglishFrench GermanItalian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Best Quality CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter III With Bluetooth 2015A Version

CAT ET function:

1.Display “Logged Event Codes” to show engine over speeds,High temperaturesfuel consumptionetc.
2.View ECM’s current configuration and change user settings
3.Perform diagnostic tests and calibrationsand calibrate
4.Electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic components
5.Context sensitive help leads operator through every task CAT Caterpillar ET can perform
6.Data Logger and Data Log Viewer allows recording of ECM signals for delayed troubleshooting capability.

Functionalities Shows all operating conditions that cause high repair costs such as:
Over speedshigh temperaturesfuel consumptiontransmission shift counts. This can provide awareness to change operator

Cat “ET Trainer” is now included in Autoboss Tools Program. It allows Users to train and practice using Cat ET without a Communications adapter or Electronic Control Module (ECM).This is a free feature of Cat ET.


1.ECM Summary screen lists every control module on equipment
2.Being tested and gives information on these modules.
3.Fast hookup and real time display of systems status. Displays ,readings such as rpmboostpressurestemperaturesetc. for Easy troubleshooting.
4.Identifies faulty sensorsharness connectorsand system parameters which are out of specification. Allows customers
5.To help dealer identify problems without visiting machine.
6.Identifies intermittent sensors and wiring problems during Machine operation and keeps a record of each one. Showswhen problem occurred and how often it happened.
7.Added information to allow customer to assist dealer in diagnosing and repairing problems. (Troubeshooting Help is not built in with in the programyou will still need go back to books in order to follow a repair description and steps in each Fault Code display within the program).English and metric units of measure integrated help file to easy learn the “How To” around the software.


Q:Why we can get from this device?
A:With this device there are three advantages:
1.Techniques resulting in lower machine operating and maintenance costs.
2.Tests are provided such as cylinder cutout and injector
3.Activation pressure to make problem locating easy.

Latest Version CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter III Display Status of All Parameters

Auto Scanner Tools CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter III retrieve engine totals for fuel used, miles traveled, and hours Operated. CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Tool display status of all parameters, such as engine speed, Throttle position, timing advance, fuel flow, etc.

The PC-based service tools from Caterpillar III provide the capability to access Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) from a personal computer. Many job-critical tasks can be performed with an electronic service tool. The user can display the status of a group of parameters (temperatures, pressures, etc.) simultaneously, view active and clear logged diagnostics, display the current configuration of an ECM and much more. The service tool works with a communication adapter to allow connection to an ECM. A graphical interface makes this software quick to learn and easy to use. A separate pull-down menu for each function enhances the “ease of use.” The version and identification of the ECM is automatically retrieved and is displayed on a summary screen when the program is started. Diagnostic tests and calibrations can also be performed.
All the details about the CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Interface Adpater III please feel free to contact with us: www.cnautotool.com

Xtool EZ500 tested on Ford Mondeo 2011 Diagnosis & Mileage Adjustment

Recently , many customer consulted with us how our XTOOL EZ500 work ?

Good news to say that our engineer  just tested it on Ford Mondeo 2011 , and made some photos as bellow , please check :

XTOOL EZ500 Full-System Diagnosis for Gasoline Vehicles is the original xtool product with best quality , have many good feedback from our customers , if you have any interesting of it , please check on our website CnAutotool directly .

Thank you


2017 Launch X431 Pro Mini review – newer & better than many tools


I’m a Launch user living Canada, and couldn’t be happier with this Launch X431 Pro Mini Bluetooth. I would like to write an objective review on Launch X431 Pro Mini here. I really highly recommend it for following reasons.


X431 Pro Mini unit is small, the smallest of the scan tools that I’ve dealt with. This tool is the newest Launch product out on the market for 2017. I took a big risk in buying X431 Pro Mini because it wasn’t released in North America. But good thing it worked out because the updates for the software are newer than the ones in North America. Example: on the X431 pro Mini Porsche firmware V21.91. In current software from launchtechusa.com/ North America it’s V21.81.


It’s all about the software, doesn’t matter where these machines are made, the software has to be current.

Previously I had the older Launch GDS which gave me issues with Acura, Honda, Toyota and Nissan. Thank god the issues have been fixed with this new X431 pro Mini unit. By far, the BMW, Benz and VW software is the best you can find on the market. I used and bought previous Snapon- Verus, Autel and PIWIS, Vagcom. This X431 Pro Mini tool by far is one of best well-rounded ones. The customer service from www.cnautotool.com is very nice and helpful too, they are prompt at answering any questions. The shipping also came on time! Faster than I expected.

I highly recommend CnAutotool.com also because its good price, X431 pro Mini price $725 incl. delivery. I compare its price with Amazon, it’s about $880, so save much.

Vpecker Easydiag OBD2 Diagnositic Tool Update to V8.3!

The newest Vpecker Easydiag Version V8.3 has been released, you will get some information in advance here, if you want more details, please visit CnAutotool.com.

Software Version: V8.3
Convenient Update method: Download or upgrade by just one click online!
O.S.: Windows XP ~ Windows 10

New features added
1.Beautiful action testing display interface.
2.Quick testing and connection of WIFI.
3.New addition of Hyundai and Kia system into the ESS.

Why recommend you own a Vpecker Easydiag as your car diagnostic tool?
1.Cheapest: As a full diagnostic tool, it only costs you $159, compare to other full diagnostic tool, it is the cheapest.
2.Unparalleled: Support ALL 5 OBDII protocols and ALL 10 test modes.
3.Easiest to use: Wireless available with touch-screen operation and intuitive operation in the windows.
4.The most extensive coverage vehicles: More than 70 US domestic, European, Asian, Australian and Chinese vehicles makes.
5.Strongest: It works stably in high and low temperature environment, and work well
6.Most intelligent: Automatic connect to Wi-Fi and check out the year and model of the vehicles automatically and quickly.
7.Power function: Battery configuration, ABS Bleeding, EPB, Oil Reset, TPMS, Live data, ECU programming and so many others
8.Support 25 languages: Italian, Chinese (Simplified), English, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Dutch, Hungarian, Korean, Czech, Arabic, Indonesian, Persian, Thai, Vietnamese, Finnish, Swedish, Romanian, Bosnian

VCM2 Solve Ford Tourneo Connect immobilizer problem

Car model and year:

Ford Tourneo 1.8 TDCI year 2007

Tool to use:

Run by IDS with VCM II

Trouble code:

Codes B1602, B2139-60 and a few others which refers to transceiver circuit fault B2103-70 and my reserach are narrowing to the instrument cluster fault in PATS module.


The trouble happend after my client try to charge the battery connected on car. First simptom was immo light staying lit …no blinking. Obviously the car not starting…not even cranking.

I checked the wiring of the transceiver – 4 pins, 2 of them 12V + and -, and 2 of them communication with the cluster by black plug pins 25 and 26. Both pins are leading inside the cluster to the motorola MCU 912s. So the microprocessor might have suffer any damage?

On the other hand the instrument cluster is responding well to the selftest run by IDS with VCM2, returning only reverse gear switch short circuit to ground -B291B.

Other strange thing … instrument cluster is not accepting any incode and IDS after the second attempt is saying that if the cluster is keeping refusing the incodes it should be replaced

Off course I try with a different – good and verified transceiver … same result, same codes.

What I did:

Everything ok…triple check everything – relays, fuses, wiring, even recheck with IDS electrical connections …OK. The only parts that return errors are those mentioned above…

Solved finally!

The end of troubles… new instrument cluster and everything came back to normal. In 5min the car accepted the pats codes, module initialization and started.

Now I have the broken cluster and I will try to figure out what has broke inside. Already have 2 suspects – CAN communication IC or motorola MCU.

More Professional Diagnostic Tools Ford VCM II details:http://www.cnautotool.com/goods-4549-VCM+II+VCM2+for+Ford+Mazda+Diagnostic+Tool+2+in+1.html

CAT ET Diagnostic Adapter III 2015A Installation Steps

CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter III 2015A is the latest and best special Caterpillar diagnostic tool. It supports not only Articulated Trucks, but also different heavy duty like Backhow loaders, Compactors, Excavators, Forest Products, Ming Equipment, Motor Graders, Off-Highway Trucks, Paving Products, Scapers, Skid Steer Loaders, Telhandlers, Track Loaders, Track-Type Tractors, Wheel Dozers, Wheel Loaders, Engines/Power Systems etc. It is the only recommended communication device for CAT, and the only datalink device that will allow you to properly communicate with a
CAT engine on dual datalinks.

The installation of CAT III 2015A is very easy:
1. Install CP210X USB to UART Driver
2. Install ET 2015A v1.0.exe.
3. Run ET 2015A _Active.exe
4. Run Network SISID.exe,select the second option as the Choose Adapter, and change the Serial ID into :A4 DB 30 7A 1E D2 .
5. Run Cat ET2015A Patch And Hardware Test.exe to Apply Serial to active network.
Notice: If win7 system, Run Network SISID.exe as administrator
6. My Computer-Manager-Device Manager-Ports(COM & LTP)-Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge(COM4)-Port Settings-Bits per second-115200-OK
7. Run 2015A Electronic Technician program on the desktop-Caterpillar Comm Adapter II(Dual Data Link/Serial IP)-COM 4-Advanced Communication Setting-115200-OK

You can check our CAT ET III installation video on the description too:http://www.cnautotool.com/goods-317-CAT+Caterpillar+ET+Diagnostic+Adapter+III.html. If you still meet any installation problem, we can help you remotely check by teamviewer.

why more and more Porsche owners are trying to fix their cars themselves

CnAutotool have Free Shipping Collection now, and we have offer DHL shipment. Ordering Piwis 2 Tester with Panasonic CF30 installed V18.100 Software full set, you will get big surprise this time. We will offer DHL free shipping. CnAutotool will help install the latest software well and help test before shipping, so you could use directly. Below CnAutotool.com share you piwis tester 2 for Porsche.

1. Order before January 18th, cnautotool offer DHL free shipping.
2. Before shipping, we will help install the software well and test, you can use directly.
3. Piwis 2 Tester for Porsche with Panasonic CF30 laptop is perfect set.
4. Developer version available on option, it for offline programming, and only available in German.

That is why more and more Porsche owners are trying to fix their cars themselves. Among all the OBD2 tools for porsche piwis tester ii is the most powerful and popular one. Porsche Piwis tester ii is user-friendly and can be handled by any fresh Diyers who do not know much about mechanics. It applies skills and creativity for users to explore the possibilities of a sophisticated auto problem.