MB Star Mercedes Benz Diagnostic EPC/WIS Installation Guide for Beginners

MB Star Mercedes Benz Diagnostic System comes with multi software, DAS, Xentry, WIS, EPC, SDmedia etc.Here we will introduce the WIS.net (Workshop Information System) and EPC.net (Electronic Parts Catalog) installation guide with pictures for STAR diagnostic beginners.
For Equipment:
Mercedes Benz MB STAR OBD2 diagnostic system
(MB SD Connect C4, Super MB STAR C3, MB STAR C3 pro, MB STAR Compact 4)
Dell D630 laptop running Windows XP mode

Toppick Ktag KTM100 V2.13 Master Version ECU Programmer

Ktag K-tag KTM100 V2.13 Firmware V7.003 Master Version ECU Programmer with Unlimited Tokens

1. K-tag KTM100 support multi-langauges: English, Italian, Portuguese
2. Newest software: Ktag Ksuite V2.13     Newest Hardware: V7.003
3. Newly Add BMW Gasoline F Chassis and Mercedes W222
4. After you choose car model, it will automatically identify the ECU Model and chip type. work more convenient and stable
5. Ktag Master support BDM Function Well, Available Protocols BDM MOTOROLA MPC5xx
6. With wide coverage of cars, trucks and Motorcyle.   This Ktag Vehicle list in same one bill, conveient to check
7. V2.13 KTAG Has Unlimited Tokens, We Add a Renew Button, when you run out of tokens, only need press the renew button, then you will have tokens again.

KTAG ECU Programmer Using Tips:
1. Please Only Use Our Software
2. Operating System: Better to Use Win XP
3. Please disable both local area connection and wireless network connection otherwise you will get the interface damaged!
4. If You Want to Update Your Old Version Ktag, Please Ship Back the Multiplexer, and Pay usd370, We Will Replace A Brand New One for You with Latest Firmware V7.003
KTAG Connection Picture Display:


Best VAS 5054A Fit Your Need

Choose A VAS 5054A Best Fit Your Need

Cartool.co.uk provides VAS 5054A with 5 versions. They all seem the same, but they have a few differences.
Then which one is best for your need among the vas 5054a series ?
In order help you to sort them out, we make a comparison table as below. Please take a view here.

VAS 5054A Comparison



BMW ICOM, ICOM A1, ICOM A2 and ICOM A3, What’s the difference?

Cartool.co.uk provide Best ICOM Diagnostic Tool for BMW cover BMW ICOM, ICOM A1, ICOM A2 and ICOM A3.
BMW ICOM A3 with newest sofwtare is 2015 latest diagnostic tool supports All Series Diagnose and Programming on
BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper, etc.

Now let’s check about the mainly differences between BMW ICOM, ICOM A1, ICOM A2 and ICOM A3.

1. Appearance.

bmw icom a1
bmw icom a2

BMW ICOM and BMW ICOM A share the same appearance.

2. BMW ICOM Software

ICOM and ICOM A software are named ISIS ISTA-P and ISID ISTA-D.
Latest version: 2013.01.

ICOM A2 and ICOM A3 software are named ISTA-D ISTA-P (or Rheingold version).
ICOM A2 current version: 2015.04 ISTA-D ISTA-P software.

ICOM A3 comes with 2015.02 HDD.

3. BMW ICOM Firmware/Hardware

BMW ICOM A and ICOM A2 firmware version: V1.18, V1.33, V1.36
BMW ICOM A3 firmware version: V1.37

If you need free firmware download link of firmware update for BWM ICOM, ICOM A and ICOM A2, please contact us cartool.co.uk customer service online.

ICOM A and ICOM A2 firmware PCB board:

4. BMW ICOM Functions:

BMW ICOM A and ICOM A2 share the same functions.
While due to the old BMW ICOM A module have problem in the cooling and protection design, ICOM A2 adopts the whole aluminum shell body,
using aerial explosion-proof connector; and  ICOM A2 for BMW use the joint connection line which similar to the SDCONNECT COMPACT 4 for Mercedes-Benz .

And the newest version ICOM A3 for BMW has a higher version firmware which is able to receive a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity.
ICOM A3 for BMW comes with robust aluminum box will help to avoid damage in harsh environments when using.

5. BMW ICOM Operating System

ICOM A can only be installed on Win XP O/S
ICOM A1: Win XP and Win 7 64 bit O/S
ICOM A2: Win XP and Win 7 O/S
ICOM A3: Professional Win7 64 bit (NO win XP)

6. In all, BMW ICOM, ICOM A, ICOM A2 share the same firmware version and functions but differs in appearance.

The newest version ICOM A2 works better in cooling, runs faster and works more stable, not easier broken than older ICOM.

ICOM A3 can program all units for all BMW series, but not media.

Comparison on MB Star C3,C4, MB SD C4 and Super C3


Mercedes Benz Star C3 Multi-language & update online support new car models:A-Class W176, S-Class W222, GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172, BHARATBENZ, CLC171 etc.Benz Star C3 series works with Benz Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint, Smart cars 1989~up to now .


Item NO. SP45-C SP45-F SP117 SP06 SP100-D SP45-B
Item Name Ordinary Star C3 Red Star C3 Best Star C3 MB Star C4 MB SD C4 Super MB Star C3
Original NO NO NO NO NO HDD is original
Update Update via HDD Update via HDD Update via HDD Update via HDD Update via HDD Update Online
one year for free
Hard Disk Multi-language
External HDD,
Dell D630 HDD,
External HDD,
Dell D630 HDD,
External HDD,
Dell D630 HDD,
External HDD,
Dell D630 HDD,
External HDD,
Dell D630 HDD
External HDD,
Dell D630 HDD,
12V cars only
cars, trucks
cars, trucks
Connection Cable Connection Cable Connection Cable Connection Cable Connection Lan Cable and
Wireless Connection
Cable Connection
Protocols K-line and
K-line and
K-line and
K-line and
k-line, CAN Bus,
K-line,CAN Bus
Recommendation Cheapest
Mainly supoort
Benz Cars
Good Quality
Best Qaulity C3
Update Fast
Lighter than C3
Update Fast
Support Wifi
Support most Benz cars trucks
Support Online Programming
Support Offline Programming
Include vediamo software
Support Online Update
Support Online SCN Coding
Support Offline SCN Coding
Support Offline Coding


How to Connect 2015 BMW ICOM A2 USB Wifi D-link?

How to Connect 2015 BMW ICOM with Wifi ?


1 First insert usb wifi D-link into the computer usb portbmw-icom-a2-with-usb-wifi-d-link
2 Shut off computer wifi, or you can not add another wifi connection; make sure only the icom usb wifi connect with the computer; the lan cable can not be connected or connected with network.
3 Start the computer
4 Check again if all network has been shut off and be disconnected with the lan cable. Please note the DWA-131 is the icom usb wifi and it can not be turned off even it displays X it is also normal.bmw-icom-a2-with-usb-wifi
5 Start to check software and select wifi for ICOM
6 Connect the Icom A2 to the vehicle, and wait 20 – 60 seconds, you will see the device wlan lamp flash or slowly flash, which indicates the communication between the icom A2 wifi and the usb wifi is ok.
7 Click the diagnostic or programming software and choose ok
8 Don’t close the interface or you can minimize the interface.
9 The device can be recognized.

How to fix the mb sd c4 dcdi errorcode 204 ?

MB SD C4 display error code 204, it means the multiplexer hardware procedure was deleted so that the mb sd c4 serial number display wrong and no wifi connection with mb sd c4.
How to fix the mb sd c4 dcdi errorcode 204 ? (The same solution to update MB SD C4 Firmware Procedure)
1. Prepare 6 common AA batteries of 5. Then install the battery by following the “1.steps-for-installing-battery” file.
Notes: The batteries need to be new with fully charged.
2. Connect the MB SD C4 interface with the computer by green cable. Then use the OBD cable to connect the MB SD C4 interface with car. If can not connect car, please use the OBD 12V power supply to take place of car.
Or it will display update failure errorcode 602.
3. Open the DAS software. Then check those 3 files Update_automatic, Update_manual, Update_Special from the C:\programm files\SDconnect Toolkit. If the name of the file is not right, please correct it.
4. Restart the computer.
5. Start to update MB SD C4 Firmware by following the file from: “2.Update SDconnect“.

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