Settled FAQs for XHORSE MVCI 3 In 1

Q1: How to recognize that XHORSE MVCI is an original one or a copy? (The most frequently asked question)
A: The below picture will concretely show you the answer.
Q2: When finish MVCI HDS Program installation on Windows XP, it can read the DTC code, but it fails to clear DTC.

A: There may 3 things that you need to make respective confirmation:

1. There may exist poor contact between PC and the USB interface.
2. The problem may result from unsuccessful installation of MVCI HDS Driver.

If the above two reasons has been eliminated, there exists one result:

3. MVCI is not compatible with your car model.

Q3. I installed MVCI HDS software, and the green light flashes, the MVCI is activated, then I click the “select car model” button, MVCI starts to test, then proceed to the window of mileage and car model selection, I go on enter the list of subsystem and choose the subsystem, no response, all the PGM light, ABS light and SRS light flash, but Honda software prompts “No communication, please check whether the key is insert or MVCI is connected”

A: You can enter into the list of subsystem, it means MVCI can work, but it has no response after selecting the subsystem, it means MVCI can’t work with this car model, advice you select the other car model to diagnose or advice you use Honda HDS, GNA600 to diagnose Honda, HDS and GNA600 is best Honda diagnostic tool.

Q4: What you have to pay attention when using this tool?
A: 1. Your computer must be Windows XP operation system
2. Pls. choose area European when you install the software, and then it will not ask you for activation code.

More questions about XHORSE MVCI,feel free to contact:www.eobd2.fr .


How to run MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream 8.x on Windows 7/8 64-bit?

My MINI VCI cable arrived several days ago, as user manual suggestion MINI VCI is supposed to work it with Windows XP, but to contrary the popular belief, I get it working under Windows 64-bit and would like to share the instructions, I hope it will save someone a headache of dealing with dual boot and virtual machines with Windows XP.

MINI VCI cable for TOYOTA TIS Techstream, I‘ve bought mine from EOBD2 for around $30. The cable is about 4’ long, with a box and “MINI-VCI J2534 Standard OBDII Communication Interface” sticker.

The cable comes with a mini CD with drivers and Toyota Techstream software; it is advertised as “Newest V8.30.023”. The “newest” refers to the version of bundled Techstream, rather than the cable firmware.
My Windows 64-bit Computer:
A laptop running 64-bit version of Windows 7/8. Mine is actually Windows 8 x64, but for Windows 7 the configuration procedure should be identical.

CD software and driver Copy or download

Copy the software and driver in the CD, and paste it into my local disk C, Note: you can paste into any one local disk as you like.

If you find your CD is broken in the delivery, don’t worry, eobd2 has a software download website, link here: http://www.chinaautodiag.com/html/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstream-free-download-223.html

Install MVCI Driver for TOYOTA

this is the step which most people stumble upon as “MVCI Driver for TOYOTA.msi” installer indeed does not work on Windows x64. The workaround is to install it manually, as follows:
a.    Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode. Navigate to the c:\temp folder and run the following command line:
msiexec /a “C:\temp\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA.msi” /qb TARGETDIR=c:\temp\mvci
This will extract the content of the MSI file to the c:\temp\mvci folder:
b.    Delete the “MVCI Driver for TOYOTA.msi” there and then copy the whole
content of c:\temp\mvci to “C:\Program Files (x86)\XHorse Electronics\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS”
c.    Plug the MINI VCI cable to the USB port.
d.    Open the Device Manager and locate two failing devices in the list. Both will appear with yellow icon (usually under “Other”), indicating that Windows failed to install drivers for them. Now, right click each failing device, select Install Driver, then “Browse my Computer…” and point it for “C:\Program Files (x86)\XHorse Electronics\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS” (enable the “include subfolders” flag). Click “Next” and wait until drivers are installed.
You should now see two new devices: “Universal Serial Bus Controllers\USB Serial Converter” and “Ports (COM & LPT)\USB Serial Port (COM5)”.
e.    Run the FirmwareUpdateTool.exe from the “C:\Program Files (x86)\XHorse Electronics\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS”. Click “Device Info”. You should see the “device connected” screen like this:
If you see this, it means your MINI VCI cable is up and running under Windows x64 and can be used by other programs, such as Techstream.

IMPORTANT: Some people have reported that updating firmware on this “cheap clone” cable may render it dead. So, the Firmware Update Tool should not be used for anything, but checking that the device is connected and working properly.
2.    Now install Techstream software using “Techstream 8.30.023.exe” and then update to 8.10 with “Techstream_Update_V8.10.021.exe”. Do not launch it yet.

To activate it, copy the IT3System.ini you extracted before to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Toyota Diagnostics\Techstream\Env\”.

Alternatively, you may copy two files from the C:\Program Files (x86)\XHorse Electronics\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS\ProgramFilesFolder\Toyota Diagnostics\Techstream\Env” to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Toyota Diagnostics\Techstream\Env\”, which seem to do the trick as well.
3.    Registry Hack: for Techstream to recognize MINI-VCI under Windows x64, the Registry has to be modified as:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PassThruSu pport.04.04]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PassThruSu pport.04.04\XHorse - MVCI]
“Name”=”XHorse – MVCI”
“Vendor”=”XHorse ELECTRONICS Co.,Ltd.”
“ConfigApplication”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\XHorse Electronics\\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS\\FirmwareUpdateTool.exe”
“FunctionLibrary”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\XHorse Electronics\\MVCI Driver for TOYOTA TIS\\MVCI32.dll”
“ProtocolsSupported”=”J1850VPW:1, J1850PWM:1, CAN:1, ISO9141:1, ISO14230:1, ISO15765:1?

The attached “mvci-x64.zip” contains the *.REG file that has to be imported to the Registry (extract, right click, then Merge)

A trick here is the “Wow6432Node” in key path, which is the location the 32-bit applications running on 64-bit OS get redirected to when accessing Registry. The “PassThruSupport.04.04? seems to be the place Techstream looks into for available VIMs (sub-keys appear in the “VIM Select” menu in Techstream).
4.    Run Techstream. Go to Setup | VIM Select menu and select the “XHorse – MVCI
5.    Connect MVCI cable to your car’s OBDII interface, turn ignition on, then click “Connect to Vehicle” in Techstream. Wait. Then wait again (by the way, you’ll be doing that a lot with this cable  ). If everything works, you will be prompted to confirm car year/model after which you’ll get to the diagnostic interface.
The built-in Techstream cable diagnostics shows:
So far, I tested the cable with 2013 4Runner, 2004 Sienna and 1997 Camry LE/4cyl, and it seems to work fine with all of them. Absence of (L) line connection means no support for ECU re-flashing (which is not something I’m comfortable doing myself anyway). Option customization/clearing DTC is possible (already verified).

Overall, not bad for a $30 gadget, in my opinion.


FVDI ABRITES Commander V5.4 for Fiat Doblo

Kept mine FVDI fiat from EOBD2  for nearly two month. It is time to make some record of it.


Model of car: 2009 Fiat Doblo
FVDI version:  FVDI commander with Fiat/Alfa/Lancia V5.4 software
Shipment: €320 +4days delivery via DHL to Moscow
Condition: Full activate the device before shipped

I have confirmed all the conditions for FVDI software installation, e.g computer system, vehicle make, user guide…Then I hooked it up to install the software successfully follow on the manual guide: How to use FVDI Commander for Fiat/Alfa/Lancia

Just keep it simple. First I connected the FVDI main interface to my Lenovo Thinkpad configured Win 7 but running XP operating system with all anti-virus software off via cable. Then found out and open the “FW Downloader exe.” Following was to update firmware and license data to run an update.

When I programming key for Fiat Doblo, there was no pin code needed. Worked no problem with basic diagnostic, like read/clear error code, display live data etc. I had my dash odometer changed because it stayed the same in the past two month. Mine FVDI helped read and write EEPROM memory. It communicated well with all the computer modules, PCM, BCM, ECM etc.

I am still working on it and need some time to realize other functions.

Ps: I also found a web to download software:


How V86 Ford Rotunda Dealer IDS VCM Works?

I purchased the Ford Rotunda VCM with IDS software version V86 for nearly half a year. €179 with all cable and CDs I needed from EOBD2. Had been playing with the VCM, I wonder it is necessary to make some comments on it.

Ford F350 truck running 260,000 miles purchased on June 7th, 2011.

Dell 630 win 7 but running win XP SP3 system with 1GB CPU with all anti-virus software off.


How to use:

First of all, downloaded the Ford VCM IDS software on http://pan.baidu.com/s/1gd1JsSr and then install it. After complete software installation, plug the Ford IDS VCM diagnostic main interface into the 16 pin obd2 socket via high speed cable. No pin code was needed since my vehicle was made after year 2010. Then I have a list of function options to choose from and operate follow on the screen prompts.

What I have try so far:

Ford VCM IDS read/cleared error code accurately and fast
Helped store as many as 180 different data figures.
The IDS software successfully accessed PCM, BCM, ECM and other computer modules on F350.
Adjusted throttle down and up
Balanced cylinder by shutting off the injector
Changed TPMS to the normal level
Adjusted tire size

I am still working on it. I would like to see how it diagnoses four vehicles as the same time, but I only have one vehicle.


Tokens added for VPC-100 PinCode Calculator

VPC-100 PinCode calculator is a kind of tokens needed hand-held calculator which supports life time free update online. When you buy it which will be packed with 200 tokens and you can get another 300 free tokens after registration (the ID and Password can get from the seller) on the official website.
Here I would like to share with you the whole process of “How to add the tokens for VPC-100 car pincode calculator”, which can be concluded below:

Step1. Login in www.vpc100.com
Step2. Register a user name, and then login.
Step3. Click “Activate VPC-100” to activate your device.
Step4. Download update and recharge tool.
Step5. Connect VPC-100 to PC and install the VPC-100 USB driver.
Step6. Open update software and click “recharge tokens”, then login in your web account, and then click “recharge tokens”, input 35 charge tokens card S/N. ALL FINISHED.

VPC-100 was regarded as the world’s first hand-held vehicle pincode calculator which supports wide range of car models, such as Acura, Audi, Chery, Skoda, Suzuki, Toyota and VW and more. in addition, such a good calculator only needs to cost you US$219.00 from EOBD2.

In my opinion, the only disadvantage is that VPC-100 merely supports English, but I hope it will be perfectly improved in the near future.


Highlights to Support K-TAG ECU Programming Tool on Hot Sales

K-TAG ECU programming is regarded as a true champion of innovation, which introduces another brand new novelty to Alientech world, i.e. J-tag communication for Asian cars. Now it has released the newest version2.06, you can click here to download the latest software version:


In my opinion, EOBD2 wanna express the highlight of K-TAG ECU programming on the basis of what I experience in person or what I get from benefit from it.

1. J-TAG communication
100% J-TAG compatibility make the tool work more reliable, meanwhile it add more car models for the too.
2. Easy to use
All the communication protocols operate along similar principles, which attributes to its easy operation.
3. High efficiency and harmonious work
Unlike many ECU programming tools, with K-tag you have at your disposal only the applications you really need.
4. Wide protocols available for K-tag
5. Vehicle list
K-TAG V2.06 supports not only car, but also bike. And wide car models are available, such as BMW, Audi, Renault, Mercedes, Jaguar, Jeep and Kia and more.

Additionally, some notices that need to pay more attention to.

1. Do not try to update the K-tag, or else the tool will be damaged.
2. It totally has 500 tokens, you need to buy when use it up.