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18/06/2018

PIWIS II tool now for sale

After surfing the net looking for some goodies for my ’06 C4 I cam across Porsche Piwis Tester II. This company Obd2tool.com is selling the PIWIS II system, it has offline and online functions, to support ONLINE function, valid certificate must be available for Porsche Piwis Tester II.

Additional settings enabled for TPMS system with a borrowed gray market PIWIS. My 2006 C2S did not come with the TPM option. The hardest part of the retrofit was manually running wires as the wires were not in the front and rear main harnesses in my car. Then it needed programming with PIWIS to activate.

The biggest difference with the track tire settings is you define the target pressures. The other settings are predefined base on summer vs winter, 18 vs 19, partial vs full load. Not positive but I think the size option was also enabled.

The “Track Tire” is the special setting. There is an option in car diagnostic scanner PIWIS to rename it to whatever you want. My OCD struggled with “Track Tyre” to match the other settings or “Track Tire” as it’s properly spelled where I live. I settled on the latter

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12/06/2018

How to register and activate the xtool x100 pad tablet auto key programmer?

To register original XTOOL X-100 PAD , you login with e-mail address to complete registration.  Please follow the instruction below.

How to register xtool x-100 pad key programmer?

1.Well connect your XTOOL Scanner x100 pad with network/wifi
2.Power up the x-100 pad and welcome to main interface
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3. Press Login account and login with e-mail address

4. It will also require to enter “Activation Code” which you can find on the user manual
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5. Complete all information and click “ACTIVATE” button

Note :Please DO NOT  forget your login e-mail address  and password. Otherwise you are on your own risk!!!

6. Activation complete brings the x100 pad main menu.

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10/06/2018

What’s the difference between VAG-COM and an OBD-II Scan-Tool?

1.Will there be a Mac or Linux version?

There will be no “native” Mac or Linux versions. The time and effort required to “port” VAG-COM to these platforms would never be worthwhile. One person has gotten VAG-COM running under Linux using WINE — click here for details. Another person has managed to get VAG-COM working on a MAC with Virtual PC – click here. Neither of those examples are supported by Ross-Tech.

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2.Will there be a Windows-CE/PocketPC/WindowsMobile or Palm-OS version?

Possibly at some point in the future, but we don’t have a timetable yet. We conducted a poll of current and potential VAG-COM users about where we should concentrate development efforts. The results:

(1)75 % Improving and adding features to the Windows version
(2)11 % Porting VAG-COM to Windows CE / PocketPC
(3)9 % Porting VAG-COM to Palm
(4)3 % Porting VAG-COM to LINUX
(5)2 % Porting VAG-COM to Macintosh

Some of our customers use VAG 18.2 on a tablet PC such as a Fujitsu Stylistic or on an ultra-portable PC such as a Toshiba Libretto. These can be purchased inexpensively on auction sites. These REAL PC’s work wonderfully and have very small form factors (the Libretto is about the size of a VHS video cassette).

What’s the difference between VAG-COM and an OBD-II Scan-Tool?

OBD-II is a government mandated diagnostic protocol that is primarily aimed at diagnosing emissions-related problems. An OBD-II scan tool will work in many different brands of cars. VAG-COM uses VW’s proprietary diagnostic protocol and will only work in VW/Audi vehicles. Although you can use an OBD-II Scan Tool in an OBD-II compliant (1996 or newer) VW or Audi, an OBD-II Scan Tool can only talk to the engine, not the numerous other “intelligent” systems in the car. Want to reprogram your central locks or your Radio? Diagnose a problem with your ABS, Airbags, or Automatic Transmission? Re-align your Immobilizer after swapping ECU’s? Reset your Service Reminder Indicators? Communicate with a pre-1996 model (not OBD-II compliant) car? An OBD-II Scan-Tool can’t do any of these things. Please see our OBD-II Page for information on using third party generic OBD-II software through our Interface. Want some reasons to choose VAG-COM over a generic OBD-II scan tool? See this Real World Comparison.
Our latest version of VAG-COM adds Generic OBD-II functionality, see the Download Page for more info.