Mercedes Xentry kit includes Refurbished Panasonic CF54 as recommended by Mercedes and Actia XS approved pass thru VCI. One year’s subscription needs to be bought from Mercedes at €120 per year, Mercedes is pay-as-you-go. (Other laptops are available on request).
Actia manufacturer original tools for most major manufacturers including VASS – (Volkswagon, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley and Lamborghini), Porsche, PAS – (Peugeot, Citroen, DS), Renault and BMW. Recommended and tested by major OEM’s, the PassThru+ XS 2G kit is a VCI enabling you to communicate and reprogram vehicle ECU’s according to the J2534 & J2534-1 specifications.
- Can be used Connected or wireless
- Conform to SAE J2534-1 and J2534-2
- EURO 5 & newer
- Highest quality OEM approved
- Custom pin-out via multiplexer
- Adjustable programming voltage
- Analogue voltage measuring
- Parallel communication with 3 different protocols
It is sometimes necessary to reprogram ECU’s to regulate and repair cars equipped with OBD systems. Until now, the ECU’s reprogramming capabilities were integrated in OEM’s specific diagnostic tools. A consumer had to rely on the car manufacturers dealership. Any non-franchise dealership would have to invest in obtaining specialized tools (one per brand!) to be able to perform ECU reprogramming. This factor places the freelance dealership in a non-competitive position which ultimately will impact a consumers’ freedom of dealership choice.
Passthru Specification & Vehicle Coverage
Actia manufacturer original tools for most major manufacturers including VASS, Porsche, PSA, Renault and BMW.
The protocols which have to be supported by a PASS THRU device in order to be fully compliant are:
- K-Line ISO 9141
- KWP 2000 ISO 14230-4
- SAE J1850 PWM
- SAE J1850 VPW
- CAN 2.0B ISO 11898
- CAN ISO 15765-4
- SCI SAE J2610
Actia XS 2G device should work on most vehicles using these protocols with the relevant manufactures licensing (at extra cost).
What’s in the box?
- Bluetooth Pass-Thru Interface
- OBD ll Cable
- Carry case
Why are Original or OEM Approved diagnostic tools required?
Multi make diagnostic tools all have their limitations, increasingly control units require reprogram/Updates/Re-Flash of ECU’s with the latest software from the vehicle manufacturer, for this operation only an Original OEM or approved Pass-thru tool is required.
Save time and make money by investing in this level of tooling, it will increase your workshop footfall, customer loyalty and save many man hours, moving cars to mains dealers for repairs.
Vehicle manufacturers have all taken their diagnostic software away from standalone diagnostic tools and onto their own web portals. This enables them to have a very secure way of controlling who and how anyone has access to their data and information.
Copy or clone tools were often used, but as the manufactures portal became more sophisticated these clones will not work, the portals will only recognise either original or an approved pass-thru tool.
Maverick Diagnostics is here to help with the often-difficult process of choosing the correct tool for your needs and helping with registration and initial loading of software. Maverick will provide ongoing support through the use of your tool when purchased through Maverick Diagnostics.
What do you need to execute a flashing of the ECU’s?
A device alone is not enough to reprogram the ECU’s. To do that, you need a dedicated Laptop PC and have to get the software application from the car manufacturer. This software application can be delivered on the Internet or on a CD according to the manufacturer. Some car manufacturers decided to check their application with PASS THRU hardware devices in order to assure the function of a device together with the software. We recommend you to check the compliance of a PASS THRU device and the recommendation of the car manufacturer before purchase. Please contact Maverick Diagnostics to assist with your requirements.