Remove & Replace Benz Electrical Ignition Switch ( EIS ) Instructions

The ignition switch on your Mercedes is coded to the vehicle, so you will have to reprogram the system for the computer to recognize it. The switch itself is easy to remove but you must first remove the steering wheel, steering column tube module and the trim around the gauge cluster.

Applies to : C350 (2007-14), C180 (2007-14), C200 (2007-14), C230 (2007-14), C250 (2007-14), C280 (2007-14), C300 (2007-14), C320 (2007-14)

Today , lets introduce how to replace Benz W204 electrical ignition switch as following :

The switch itself is easy to remove but you must first remove the steering wheel (red arrow) steering column tube module (yellow arrow) and the trim around the gauge cluster (green arrow).

Please remember before removing the airbag and steering wheel to disconnect the ground cable and wait 30 minutes for the electricity to dissipate from the system.

With everything removed you can get access to the switch module from behind the dash (red arrow),but first you need to remove the trim piece the front (yellow arrow).

While Mercedes sells a special tool for removing the trim piece (red arrow) you can do it with two thin flat head screwdrivers.There are plastic notches on the inside to the trim piece;insert the two screwdriver until they are seated against the notches and then turn the piece counter clockwise.Make sure the screwdriver are seated well so you do not risk scratching the trim piece.

Remove the module by reaching in and pushing down on the module with your left hand (red arrow) while pressing in from the front (yellow arrow) with your right hand.

Slightly turn the unit and press in the tabs on the electrical connections (yellow arrows) and separate the connections from the module.

If you have an automatic transmission you will need to remove the lock out cable.Turn the unit so you have access to the cable on the top.Squeeze in the two clips (red arrows) and slide the cable forward (yellow arrow)

You can now slide the lock out tab up and out from the ignition module (red arrow)

Installation of the new unit is the reverse of removal.Remember you will need to have the vehicle programmed to accept access to the new EIS (ignition switch module).

Finished now

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V2019.09 MB SD C4 Support WIN7WIN10

Newest Update V2019.09 MB SD C4 Connect Compact 4 Mercedes Benz cars and trucks diagnostic tool support wireless and lan cable connection, support K line,CAN BUS and UDS protocol.

Mb Star Connect C4 Diagnostic Tool Highlights:
1. Multi-languages: English/Bulgarian/Danish/Greek/Spanish/French/Italian/Korean/Polish/Romanuan/Serbo-Croatian/ Turkish/Czech/German/Finish/Hyngarian/Japanese/Dutch/Portuguese/Russian/Swedish/Chinese
2. Newest Version:  V2019.09  Hardware version: OS:2.3   CSD:2.11
3. Update via hard disk, you are offered to buy newest software HDD alone when newer software come out
4. Support both WiFi AND Lan cable connection. more easy to use!No need COM port computer.
5. Supports reading out & erasing trouble code, coding and programming for Mercedes Benz car and truck from 1996-2016.
6. Support both offline and online programming, but you need pay for the SCN Coding service
7. One year warranty, we also offer install service if you buy dell 630 computer from us.
8. There are two software model to choose: Dell D630 HDD, External HDD

Tips on using Mercedes Scan Tool Mercedes SD C4 Clone:
1. MB SD C4 Multiplexer Can Not Be Used on IBM T30 Laptop.
2. This tool can install in WIN 7 or XP, but need customer know how to SET IP in WIN7, for remote control install,we only do with XP system.
3. If you buy MB SD C4 plus Dell D630 laptop in combination kit, we will set up and activate it for you before shipping, that you can use it directly after you get it.
4. Right now, HDD not support offline function, only support online scn coding function.
5. Mercedes SD C4 Diagnostic Tool software need to activate, please send hardware id, Lan-ID, HW-ID and App-ID and your order number to sales@eobdtool.co.uk, we will send you start keys and license file
6. From software 2015.3 on, DAS icon will not shown on the desktop, DO NOT ADD this DAS icon by yourself when you use the software. Otherwise it will cause some error even destroy the software by doing this. We will charge fee if software is destroyed by this way.
7. If you need to use DAS to diagnose your car. Just enter Xentry. If your car need to be done by DAS, then software will switch to DAS interface automatically
8.  Battery: When you first time to use this Mercedes Benz Star C4 diagnostic tool, you need to use the 100% brand new battery on the main unit, not rechargable battery! After done, then no need battery for main unit anymore if you use this software all the time. Because this battery is for update. If you use newer software in the future, then when you first time use the newer software, you need to use new battery for update again.
9. Do not support USA DOIT system after year 2014
10. SD Connect C4 firmware update (How to update Benz MB SD Connect C4 firmware to 2.30).
11. SD Connect Configuration (How to Set UP MB SD Connect C4 WLAN?)
12. The External HDD do not support WiFi connection, only Dell D630 HDD support WiFi Connection
13.2016.5 Software HDD do not have HHT-WIN, and only the old cars before year 1999 need HHT-WIN, if you need this, you can choose the MB SD C4 software before V2015.12MB SD Compact C4 Features:
1. New Mercedes star diagnostic c4 support wireless diagnose;
2. New MB SD C4 Star Diagnosis not only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS,but also UDS diagnose protocol. Because old MB star Diagnosis C4 main board do not have UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 can not support it;
3. Multiplexer now use Lan cable to connect, can fit Only applies to DELL computer and ThinkPad computer
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 C4 Car List:
-Passenger Car Support List:
A(176),  A(169),  A(168),  B(246),  B(245),  CLC(117),  C(204)  C(203),  C(202),  190(201),  E(212),  E(211),  E(210),  124(124),  S(222),  S(221),  S(220),  S(140),  S(126),
E(207),  CLK(209),  CLK(208),  CLS(218),  CLS(219),  CL(216),  CL(215),  CL(140)  SLK(172),  SLK(171),  SLK(170),  SL(231),  SL(230),  SL(129),  SL(107),  SLS(197),
M(166),  M(164),  M(163),  G(463),  G(461),  E(212),  E(211),  E(210),  124(124),  S(222),  S(221),S(220),  S(140),  CLK(209),  CLK(208),  CLS(218),  CLS(219),  CL(216),
CL(215),  CL(140),  SLK(172),  SL(231),  SL(230),  SL(129),  SL(107),SLS(197),  M(166),  M(164),  M(163),  G(460),  GL(164),  GLK(204),  R(251)
-Van Support List:
MB 100(631),  T1,  SprinterIII,  SprinterII,  SprinterI,  Sprinter900,  Citan,  Vito(639),  Vito(638), V(638),   Viano(639),  T2,  Vario,  Vaneo(414)
-Truck Support List:
Actros963/4,  Actros2,3,  AtegoIII,  AtegoII,  AxorII,  Eonic,  Zetros,  Actros,  Atego Light,  Atego Heavey,  HPN M96,  Atron,  HPN M2000,  SKL,  FSK,  Further model series
-Unimog Support List:
U20,  UGN,  UHN
-Bus Support List:
TRAVEGO,  INTOURO,  INTEGRO,  CITARO,  CAPACITY,  CITO,  TOURISMO,  O350/O403, CONECTO,  O404,  O405-O408,
Minibus,  OC500,  TOURO,  TOURINO,  MBC,  MULITEGO,  O500,  O500/OH,  OH,  OH368,  OF,  OF384,  LO,  O400,
FURTHER MODEL SERIES
-Super Sports Car Support List:
SLR(199)

Solutions to MB SD Connect C4 Star Diagnosis problems

About - computer - system - requirement

1. About computer system requirement

Q: Blue screen after insert SD C4 Dell D60 hard disk into the computer and open it.

A: Make sure Dell D630 computer is integrated video card and with 1GB memory, because the D630 of discrete video card is easy to have blue screen or shutdown and restart, restart and shutdown.

Q: When click “Diagnostic” to find “Fingerprint ID” of MB SD C4 2013.5, got an error” Internal error (3.17) – 3.89 You must contact the user help Desk “. (Shown picture below)

A: Check whether computer is compatible with SD Connect 4 2013.05 software. If choose d630 hard disk, it needs to work with Dell D630 computer with integrated video card and 1GB memory; if choose movable hard disk, it’s requirement to the computer is: CPU 2.0GHZ or above, 2GB memory or more, Windows XP professional.

2. About languages available

Q: Is DAS available with 21 languages and optional to reset? Or only English available?

A: The DAS on the desktop is only English available, after enter into Xentry you are allowed to set the language you want. Just enter into Xentry whatever car models you want to diagnose, and if the car model should be diagnosed and programmed in the DAS but you enter Xentry, it will automatically switch into DAS and the DAS language will be as the same as the Xentry language.

3. About update

Q: MB SD C4 Connect Compact 4 Star 2013.03 update error: the software update was aborted. Please repeat the update process. (662)

A: do not update MB SD Connect Compact 4. You are allowed to update hardware version to 2.02, not 2.2.

4. About activation/code
Q1: When Setup SD connect Compact 4 hard disk, while got a message reading “No access authorization code! Please contact the Star diagnosis call center.

A1: It needs activation, please send us Hardware fingerprint, LAN-ID and HW-ID, then we will help you active.
Solutions to MB SD Connect C4 Star Diagnosis problems

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 SD Connect 4, 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

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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.

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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.

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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 active MB Star SDC4 Xentry 2019.05 on Win7?

SD Connect 4 2019.05 is available with DELL 500G HDD and Solid Hard Disk 256G.
Following paragraphs are on instructions.

DAS
Open “Get Hardware ID”, Copy the HardwareID and send it to the dealer for generating “license.dat”
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Open “license.dat”

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Open”DAS”
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EPC WIS
Open”EWA net”
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Name admin
Password 12345
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Open”CarProKey”
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XENTRY Diagnosis
Open”ConfigAssist”
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Open Computer –Local Disk C-ProgramData-LicDir  copy “lic_key_2.dat”, rename “lic_key_2.x4711″ Set to read-only file
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SDconnect C4 Software Released Notes

Since 12.2017, DTS-Monaco and Vediamo were added to 12.2018 SD connect C4 software. That is the biggest difference from old versions (CnAutotool.com).

12.2018 XENTRY/DAS Released Notes:

DAS Standalone Activated.

W(2014) Activated in DAS.

Offline Programming Activated.

LKW EOL OFFLINE MENU & VMAX for Tucks activated.

Smart Cars VIN reconfiguration PassFree Activated.

Added SMART 451 & 454 OFFLINE KEY TEACH-IN program

Added Development Data & Development Data (inside control unit adaptation) SAM451(SMART)

Added Development Data & Extra Coding(inside control unit adaptation) ESP451(SMART)

Added Development Data and Read coding-string in ESP 454

Add extra functions: Writing VIN & Development Status (inside control unit adaptation).

Audio Video Navigation and telematics – add Dev menu in DAS COMAND APS menupurpose: Add developer menu in DAS Command APS menu.

Audio Video Navigation and telematics – HU Exchange Audio 50 to COMAND password free

purpose: No password required, F3 to continue.

DAS Special Function Password Free PKW and SMART. special functions, e.g AB or ABR ecu in DAS W204, you are asked to insert password. With this system, you can enter any character, minimum “1” and F2 to continue.

Erase SCR/ADBLUE fault code (in MR) with correct New FDOK XN.

– Erasing of emission-relevant (SCR/ADBLUE) fault code: No need FDOK encrypted random number, F3 to continue.

Calculate correct nueu-FDOK XN internally, and change the encrypted random number to correct one in memory

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NFZ SonderFunktion Password Free purpose: password free for NFZ when doing SonderFunktion (Flash/Programming).

Nox Torque Limit Setting (FR/CPC0) with correct New FDOK XT

purpose:

– Nox Torque limit Setting: No need FDOK encrypted random number, F3 to continue

– Calculate correct nueu-FDOK internally, and change the encrypted random number to correct one in memory

– Added value: UNLOCK Legal speed limit direct edit without going to special function

Special Function Password Free Transporter

-purpose: Special Function Password Free for Transporter

TRANSMISSION or GETRIEBE – EGS1 Special Function password free

purpose: No password required, F3 to continue.

TRANSMISSION or GETRIEBE – EGS2 Diagnosis Routine password free

purpose: No password required, F3 to continue.

12.2018 Xentry/DAS 100% Tested with SD connect C4:

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XentryDAS Expire, How to solve

Here is 09.2017 Xentry/DAS Expire Error Message and Solution:

Xentry/DAS Expire Error:

La validata dell’attuale versione dei dati scadra dal 2018/02/21. installare una versione dei dati attuale.
Error message in English:

The validated current version of the data will range from 2018/02/21. install a current version of the data.

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How to solve:

Reactivate xentry or setup your PC time earlier

Better reactivate

Xentry/das can be reactivated yourself anytime if you have software from the site: CnAutotool.com

12.2017 XDOS XentryOpenShell download for SDconnect, Xentry Connect C5

12.2017 XDOS Xentry user manual  :Free download 12.2017 Xentry Diagnostics Open Shell XDOS and then install, activate/configure sw on Window 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 for Mercedes diagnostic and programming.

I am just sharing what bros in forums is supposed to be about. I’m not responsible for any bad use.

Free version:
Xentry Diagnostics Open Shell XDOS 12 2017-Torrent.rar (57KB)

https://mega.nz/#!NDRSSZ7J!o2QYnZXAPPpz7e0eZ5W2LaCrU5tV6yJ-nGCWSopnS-w

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No password required!

New Bomb : StartKey Center Deleted on System
New Activation System Started
OLD Key & New Key is working 100%
This version need  2221-45 & 3.91 Error Fix + DAS Blacklist Fix + DAS License 0 Fix
Windows 7-8-10 x86 system not SUPPORT any more

NOT TESTED BY PROFESSIONALS! TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK!!

Tested version:

Benz diagnostic tool Xentry Diagnostics Open Shell 12.2017 Windows 7 Windows 10:

http://www.cnautotool.com/category-172-b0-MB+Star+C4.html

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Tested & Confirmed to work perfect with SDconnect C4&Xentry Connect C5

12.2017 XDOS installation:

You will not able to install this version on 32-bit system only 64-bit
In level 436 system go rolling back

Note: install x86 and x64 java, enablefirewall and installation will go through

Note: if your installation is not complete.. just for a simple reason:

BoschVCI requires an X64 processor!!

Update: windows 32 bit and works well (so HHTWIN can still be used)

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12.2017 XDOS Windows 32 bit fix

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12.2017 XDOS Configuration: via Config Assist

Looks like they have moved to the “Config Assist” like the Tab 3 instead of StartKeyCenter..

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Should be pretty easy to mod for old keys, just need the magic makers to do their thing

Very likely that in the future they want to remove SDconnect, and they will go with the new Xentry VCI

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12.2017XDOS Activation: via Startkeycenter

This is the Startkeycenter I used to activate 12.2017 Xdos with old keys. Move the folder to C:>PROGRAM FILES(x86)>Mercedes Scan Tool. Launch startkeycenter from folder. Insert keys for xentry only. For DAS you should move the LIC.SLI file to C:PROGRAM FILES(x86)>MERCEDES BENZ>DAS>BIN which will activate it with no timeout. Blacklist is self explanatory which folders they should go in. I don’t claim any of this files……

Startkeycenter

https://mega.nz/#!xCxh3AAY!oqUs5rEPCrKc-oIo-CbiQy0yESSNUqNZUcVI7A2CdEw

DASTIMEOUT.rar

https://mega.nz/#!4KhHGJ4Y!hP7mK7fgbsav_b2s2YyiEY6lLCHSZd321uWyy52P_ec

Mercedes-BenzBLACKLIST.rar

https://mega.nz/#!cSxiyKjQ!8_I94tSMEVP8pPtO_Z_QFr1Pk89bjF41Yl3yusERWnw

New & Old keys working 100%:

No problems activating with new keys, have a look at this:

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Also No problem withold keys. Xdos 12.2017 installed and activated …Fully working….. I even did a transmission program and scn coding on a 221. For old keys all you need is a modified startkey center folder. Copy toC:\Program Files (x86)\Mercedes-Benz. After key installation you can erase folder. Of course you will need 2221-45 and 3.91 error fix, Das timeout fix and blacklist.

2221-45 & 3.91 Error Fix :

https://mega.nz/#!5eJCDYYQ!IOEbhJl89KuB0J2BXrCHz8QJs4BLoJswhsRxhPGSayA

12.2017Xdos Car List:

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New cars: 118, 167GLE, 177, 238, 247B, 257, 290, P470_1, Spr907, Spr910, Vit448, V-K448

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MB SDconnect C4 WLAN/ WIFI connection failed (solved)

Symptom:

Mb Star Connect C4 can only be used by wire connection for the WLAN cannot work normally and there is no WLAN option on MB SD C4 device.

Device:
MB SD CONNECT CPMPACT 4

Possible cause:
This is not China SD C4 software;
Some files are lost when update yourself;
Other causes make SD C4 mux cannot work normally.

Solution:
Just Update your sd connect c4 firmware to the newest version 2.30:

Step 1
Please prepare 6 AA5 batteries according to Step-by-Step Instruction for how to install MB SD C4 Batteries.
Note: Please do use brand new batteries with sufficient electricity; otherwise, you will fail to update the firmware.

Step 2
Select the green cable to connect to your laptop and MB SD Connect Compact 4 diagnostic multiplexer, and use OBD cable to connect to Mb Star C4 multiplexer and your vehicle. (If the vehicle cannot be connected, select OBD 12V power instead.)

Step 3
Open the software “2012.09 DAS”.
Go to C:\ program files \ SDconnect Toolkit to check whether there are the three following files as the pic below shows.
Update_automatic;
Update_manual;
Update_Special.
If the files’ names are different from the pic shows, please correct the names the same as the pic shows.

Step 4
Restart your computer.
Ps. How to solved update error “DCDI-eErrorCode=204 (204)”:
Update firmware to the latest version
[update instruction file]

For update, the three files above need to be upgraded.
(01_Boolimage_2_3.zip
02_CSD_2_10.zip
PmPic29_Cpld13.zip)

The update order:
02_CSD_2_10.zip> 01_Boolimage_2_3.zip> PmPic29_Cpld13.zip

NOTE: When update, please do use brand new batteries. Also, you need OBD cable to connect to your vehicle for power supply. (If you cannot succeed in connecting to the vehicle, choose OBD 12V power instead; otherwise, 622 error report would appear to tell you that the upgrade is unsuccessful.)

In general, this 00 error means that it is set poorly.

Result:
WLAN option shows on MB STAR Diagnostic Tool MB SD C4 multiplexer. SD C4 can be connected via wire or WIFI.

MB Star C3 09/2015 Xentry cannot work on W204?

MB Star C3 Star diagnostic system failed to work on Mercedes W204? Here is the customer solution. You are at your risk!

Problem:

I have DELL D630 with Xentry 09/2015 and Star diagnosis compact 3 multiplexer. I have connected many cars (W202, W203, W210, W211, W245, etc) and there is no problem with connection – everything is working like a charm. Some days ago, I have bought W204 C280 from 2007. After I choose model, engine and transmission, and I go to diagnostic I see this:

“The diagnosis application is being started…”
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and few seconds later this:
“Initialization of the multiplexer has failed”
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My Mux is not compatible with W204? I searched few hours without success.

Customer solution:
W204 and X204 is the last Mercedes models which working without some special modifications.
You can try:

First try in toolkit.ini delete line skipcomports=all and set line usecomport=2 then you will see in Mercedes Scanner SDconnect toolkit PartD on display after mux connection.
First save your original file for sure.
Try look into C:\Userdata\Config\Xentry\driver – slave.ini and set there com port which you have used for PartD.

Report:
There was no change because I didn’t restarted system. After restart work perfect.
Your solution work perfectly! Probem solved. Everything is working like a charm.

CnAutotool.com solution:
If you need to deal with newer Mercedes models, better go for SD Connect C4 or Xentry C5 diagnostic system.