Comparison:XTOOL X100 Pad VS EZ500 VS EZ400 VS EZ300 VS PS90/PS80

There may be a hot discuss about XTOOL EZ500 and XTOOL PS90. Some people are confusing about what is the difference between them.

XTOOL EZ500 is a full-system diagnosis for gasoline vehicle. EZ500 provides extensive vehicle coverage for most US, Asian and European makes, which makes it the best solution for workshops.

PS90 sale outside of China while EZ500 is more methods to purchase.

Here is a table to compare XTOOL X100 Pad, EZ500, EZ400, EZ300 and PS90/PS80. Hope this could help you to know more about them.

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Xtool X100 Pad tablet can’t start after update (Fixed)


After update XTool X100 PAD tablet key programmer, it stopped booting and didn’t start.

Before that the screen displayed system update I download, then the tablet had self reset and turn on. Then the screen displayed only

Xtool logo and don’t run Android system.
screen - displ-ayed -only-1 screen - displ-ayed -only-2

xtool x100 pad error after update

xtool pad2 error can not start

Solution provided by

Donwload the Xtool X100 pad tablet firmware reflash file

Paste the above file on the desktop, plug the X100 Pad to the computer.

Contact Xtool factory engineer for remote assistance via Teamviwer

The engineer will help reflash the firmware.

Good luck

Key programmers for Toyota Honda Suzuki, which tool?

I have some question about key programming and will only focus Toyota, Honda and Suzuki.

To reset the immobilizer, how we know from where we need to copy data, ECU or immobilizer box in Toyota and is smart key box is a different component.

What is the ORI, is that same dump which we copy from 93xxx from above places?

What is the difference between Key programmer such as X100 Pro/X 100 PADCN900 transponder programmer?

Now want to know how to reset or read dump means make sense of data inside.

and what is the P1 or explain to me the attach picture.

Q1 – not sure as i have never had to reset Toyota immobilizer, just made keys from dump(information on where to find the module with chip for reading can be found in the software you are using I.E zed bull/ad900

Q2 – the ORI file is the dump which you originally read from the unit, before you make any modifications, always save the original if you mess up you can always put it back to how it was.

Q3 – the Xtool x100 PAD is a tablet based programmer for physically programming the keys to cars by OBD, it has some eeprom functions for reading pin codes, initializing ecu’s etc.

the TJECU cn900 clone machine is a transponder machine, it can read and identify what chip is in a key, it can clone some types of transponder chip, it can prepare certain types of transponder for OBD Programming and i believe there are some eeprom applications for making keys from immobilizer/ecu/bsi/antenna(but not 100% on that)


So In your pic you have the Id of the Transponder, then p1 is page one, it shows the information for page one of the Transponder, p2 is Page 2 and so on

More information may be visible if the cn900 has pc software and it is read with that.

XTOOL PS2 GDS Gasoline Honda function menu for checking

This blog will show you ALL XTOOL PS2 GDS Gasoline Bluetooth universal diagnostic tool system and function menu for Honda in pictures. Hope it helps!


XTOOL PS2 GDS Gasoline Honda function menu:

XTOOL PS2 GDS Gasoline support diagnose Honda in Canada, Europe, Japan etc regions.


When diagnose Honda, you can AUTOSCAN car all systems or manually select a specific car system.

Also it will show you vehicle information if you need to confirm.


XTOOL PS2 GDS Gasoline support Honda special functions like:

Reset oil service light, oil inspection, service mileage, service intervals, airbag (Reset SRS) and Anti-Lock Braking System (Reset ABS)

XTOOL PS2 GDS Gasoline diagnose Honda engine, what about the available options?


You can check ECU info, read clear DTC codes, view live data and freeze frame data.

You can test many modules and systems like EGR, VTEC, A/C Clutch, Fuel Pump…


You can replace ECM/PCM for Honda.

You can adjust Crank Pattern for Honda.


How to program key fob for Dodge Challenger 2011 by XTOOL X100 PAD?

Here is a guide to show you: How to program key fob for Dodge Challenger 2011 using XTool X100 PAD? Steps are easy as below:

First, connect XTOOL X100 PAD Car Key Programmer with Dodge Challenger via the Bluetooth VCI Box plugging into car OBD port.


Next, turn on car ignition, power on XTOOL X100 PAD and open main menu.

Go to “Immobilization”, find “Dodge” then select “Dodge 08-12”.


Choose “Read security code” to calculate the pin code firstly.

Soon you get the Dodge Challenger pin code “1069” as below:

Then, back to choose “Program new key”.

Follow the instructions: turn off car ignition, insert the new key you want to program then turn ignition on.

And you need to enter the pin code “1069”.


It starts to program the new key, be patient to wait the process complete.

When you see the message “Program success”, it means XTOOL X-100 Pad Key Programmer successfully make a new key fob for Dodge Challenger!


Tested XTOOL X100 Pad read 2015 Ford Fusion pin code make key OK

It’s tested OK to read pin code and make new remote key for 2015 Ford Fusion by using XTool X100 PAD Tablet Key Programmer. Steps are as follows. Hope it helps!
Step1. Connect X100 PAD with car via OBD port then open main menu, choose “Immobilizer” to “Ford” to “China Ford” to “Smart Key System”. Since Ford Fusion (US) is same with Ford Mondeo (EU) now, you choose “Mondeo 2013-”.
Step2. Choose “Read Security Code” and wait it complete.

XTOOL X-100 Pad key programmer read Ford Fusion pin code done! Hit “OK” to continue other operations.

Step3. Now you choose “Add a key” and follow the tips. It will need you to open and close the driver door then turn off ignition, after that hit “OK”.

Put the new key you are going to program into the card slot (slot in hand box), turn on ignition then hit “OK”.

Step4. XTOOL X100 Pad program Ford Fusion a new remote key successfully! You can check the key number now is 1 and car dashboard will show you “Key Program Successful”.

Xtool EZ500 success on Jeep Wrangler 2008 and Ford Sport Trac 2001

I’ve only had the XTOOL EZ500 tablet for a few days, and will update my review as I get more familiar with mine, but so far I’m very impressed.

I can confirm it will read PIN code & program keys for a 2008 Jeep Wrangler, and appears to be accessing all other modules on that vehicle.
I also connected it to a 2001 Ford Sport Trac and it seemed to access all functions well.
Also, on both of these vehicles it appeared to work fast.The unit appears to be built very well and has a solid, professional feel to it.
Activating / registering it online was simple and only took a few minutes.

The carrying case is well designed and well built, and carries the scanner and all the adaptors, cables, charger, etc. very well (though for convenience I’ll probably get a small case just large enough for the scanner / cable / OBD2 adaptor / charger since that’s what I’ll be using 90% of the time.) If it proves to be durable, I think it is well worth the price.

VXDIAG Porsche Piwis 3 V37.250.020: Confirmed Working

Porsche PIWIS III V37.250.020 tips and guides for newbies:

Porsch Piwis 3 Software:

Piwis III V37.250.020 – confirmed to work no issues with Vxdiag Porsche

Diagnostic test: passed

Coding: passed

Programming: passed

Porsche Piwis 3 Overview:

Porsche Piwis 3 diagnostics, applications, tools and system.


VXDIAG Porsche Piwis 3 All Details:

– Porsche Piwis 3 diagnosis + car list

– Porsche Piwis 3 Engineering

– Porsche Piwis 3 wiring diagram

– Porsche Piwis 3 remote help

In detail…

Part 1: Porsche Piwis 3 Diagnostics:

Here, connect to the ECU and select “Manual model line selection”.


Porsche Piwis III car list:

works with

all Porsche from 1998-2018:
Porsche 911(997) (991)
Boxster/Cayman (987)
Cayenne up to MY 2010
Cayenne from MY 2011

Especially the latest models:
Paramera (971) 2018
Caynenne (92A) 2018
Macan (95B) 2018
911 (991) 2018
and other old models

Take Panamera 971 (after 2017)

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Note: compared with Piwis 2, Piwis 3 combine the programming and coding menu in one menu.

Control units for diagnostic tests


Select “Gateway” and continue.

– Extended identifications


– Fault memory


– Data stream


– Coding and programming


– Maintenance repairs


Part 2:Piwis 3 Engineer software

Go to System for Diagnostics configuration for 991,981, 918, 970, Cayenne from MY11, Macan
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– Version information


– Mode options – E refers to Engineering


– Choose “E” for the engineering version

Note that, after you change the mode to “E” and want to enter to change to other mode you will be disallowed, you need to restart the software. This is another difference between the PIWIS tester III and II. The developer claims to make a normal mode and develop mode for switch as free as you like.


Part 3: Porsche Piwis III Wiring diagram

Go to Application to get Wiring diagram


Choose a model and read the wiring diagram.


For the model after the year 2017, you need Porsche PIWIS 3


You can use the mouse to move the wiring diagram as you like.


Part 4: Porsche Piwis 3 Team viewer


Porsche piwis 3 tech support from via Team Viewer

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How to use Porsche Durametric Version 3 Cable to Read/Clear Codes?

Instruction: How to use Porsche PIWIS diagnostic cable with Durametric version 3 to read and clear fault codes
The software:
duametric version
The cable:
This is the only Chinese clone cable confirmed to work with durametric
Reset service reminders: confirmed!
Reads diagnostic trouble codes: confirmed!
Displays actual values: confirmed!
Shows ECU information: confirmed!
Clears diagnostic trouble codes: confirmed!
Turns off check engine light: confirmed!
Turns off airbag light: confirmed!
Porsche Diagnostic Connector Locations
The location of diagnostic connectors on most cars is under the dash on the driver’s side. Here are some
common connector locations:
944/968 – Under the dash on the passenger’s side
928 – Under the side cover of center console next to passenger’s seat
964 – On the passenger’s side kick panel behind a round cover
o 1994 – 1995 – For models with the 19-pin round connector, it is located on the
passenger’s side kick panel behind a round, plastic cover
o 1995 – 1998 – For models with the 16-pin OBDII connector, it is located on the driver’s
side of the center console behind a round, plastic cover
986 / 996 – Under the dash on the driver’s side
987 / 997 – Under the dash on the driver’s side
981 / 991 – Under the dash on the driver’s side
Cayenne – Under the dash on the driver’s side
Panamera – Under the dash on the driver’s side
onnect the piwis cable
WARNING: Do NOT use a power inverter to power your computer when using Durametric.
Depending upon the kit you ordered, you will have one, two, three, or four cables. Before starting the
Durametric program, connect the tool to your car as follows:
Switch the car’s ignition to its accessory position.
If the car is a 2005 model or newer, turn on the hazard lights (emergency flashers). This will help keep the car’s CAN bus awake during diagnostics.
Connect your Durametric cable(s) to the car.
If you are using only the Durametric USB-to-OBDII cable, connect this cable to the OBDII diagnostic port in your car.
If you are working on a pre-1996 model year car, connect the round adapter cable to the round diagnostic port in the car and connect the Durametric USB-to-OBDII cable to the round adapter cable.
If you purchased the 50’ extension cable, connect it directly to the car (or to the round adapter cable) and connect the USB-to-OBDII cable to the extension cable.
If you are working on a Porsche factory racecar and have the Durametric cup adapter cable, connect it between the USB-to-OBDII cable and car or between the 50’ extension cable and the car.
Connect the Durametric cable to the USB port on your computer.
Confirm a steady green LED at the OBD-end of the Durametric cable, that your computer recognizes the attached Durametric cable, and – with the first connection – the computer indicates the hardware is installed successfully.
Using Durametric
Durametric is equipped with many of the same capabilities and features of the Porsche factory tools.
The following sections guide you through the many features of the program to help you get the most
from your tool.
Start Durametric
Connect the cables before starting the program. To start the program after its initial installation double click the Durametric 6 desktop icon, or:
Click the Windows Start button.
Select All Programs
Upon starting the program, you will see the Durametric logo screen(s) of the main program.
Choose a vehicle
The first screen to appear after successful installation of the software is the Choose Vehicle dialog. Here
you can choose a car based on make, model, series, and year. Alternatively, you can choose a specific
control unit from the list of all supported control units found under the Individual Control Modules tab
of the Choose Vehicle dialog
Fault Codes/Shadow Fault Codes
Fault codes, shadow fault codes, their descriptions, and fault status information are included in the
display when supported by the control unit. The codes displayed are the same codes used by the factory
tool and can be directly referenced in the factory service manual or other reputable repair manuals.
Freeze frame details are included with supported engine control units. Freeze frame information
includes various operating and environmental data taken at the time the fault appeared. You can use
this information to aid in troubleshooting and to help resolve improper operation.
Control units store some faults for information-only purposes. In these cases, there is no repair action
necessary. Durametric indicates the difference between actionable faults and information-only faults
using two icons. The yellow circle icon with the exclamation point in the center indicates an information- only fault. The red circle icon with the exclamation in the center indicates an actionable fault. Refer to your car’s service repair manual for more information on information-only faults.
Erase Fault Codes/Erase Shadow Fault Codes
To clear fault codes or shadow fault codes from the control unit’s memory, click on the Erase Fault
Codes or Erase Shadow Fault Codes option, respectively, for the control unit selected.
Alternatively, you can select to erase fault codes in all control units at once by selecting the Functions
menu option and selecting Clear faults in all units.
It is not possible to erase only one fault code. If faults remain after attempting to clear them, it indicates
the problem(s) causing the condition still exists. For example, if the fault you see is “Electrical fault,
oxygen sensor ahead of catalytic converter bank 2,” and you have not repaired the problem, you will not
be able to clear the fault
Durametric clone cable reviews:
Review 1:
I bought one for 20 usd, found it useful and actually reset the airbag light with it.
You can also delete error codes, read a lot of live and stored performance data off it, etc etc.
It’s a previous version of Durametric.
It works as long as you know the limitations, major one being XP only unless you install the Durametric V6 drivers then you can get it to work on Win8 and presumably previous versions of Windows too.
I’m not sure re using Durametric V6 in its entirety though, I thought you needed a specific proprietary cable for that which is why the clones are always supplied with an older version of Durametric.
Useful tool if you are not willing (or needing) to commit to anything special.
Review 2:
I have a cheap Chinese copy and it works. but it only allows me to use an early version of the Durametric software which is why it comes with the software on CD Rom. i cannot for example download version 6 from the Durametric website and use it with the copy cable.
Review 3:
You can update some of the Durametric clone cables, but most of them are bricked if you go beyond around version 5.0.6 of the Durametric software. Others are bricked way before that. So as Clint would say “Do you feel lucky?” They usually come with V3.1 software, which is hopelessly out of date, and very limited on what you can do on a 9×7 onwards. OK-ish for 9x6s though.
If you want something that will read and reset fault codes, and read live data, from all the control modules of everything from a 9×6 up to a 9×1, including Panameras and Cayennes, take a look at the iCarsoft i960 hand held scanner. About £100. It won’t reset service indicators, but is a useful tool for diagnostics, and resetting things like airbag lights. (No affiliation, by the way).
Review 4:
I bought something similar for E20 and it seems to work OK although I think after trying the Cd it came with I ended up downloading software from Durametic site.
I think this is it:
Review 5:
yes i can confirm it works fine. Ordered from them last week. Ive been able to reset my airbag, sort service light etc and saved me an expensive trip to my local Porsche dealer.
Review 6:
Used this. direct off not resold and marked up.
Search for Porsche PIWIS.
Yes if your car is listed it will generally work, but you need Win XP ideally though bodging some drivers for a later version of Durametric gets it to work on Win 8. Looking into this for you, I downloaded Durametric 5 or 6 and used the drivers. Or just source a cheap Win XP laptop.

“YMMV” but if you just want to fool around no harm in trying. I got some interesting info off this, and also reset an airbag light (oddly, via 993 model selection despite being a 996).
My conclusion, if you are half hearted about this and don’t really see the need to splash out on a Durametric kit, then yes, this is worth having, and useful.
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