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Diagnostic tools

Doug Nel

G-Wagen Club SA
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#1
With the newer G's having more and more electronics I thought it appropriate to start this therad for reference. The Star diagnostic system that is used by MB is not readily available to everybody and does cost a lot of money. There are various OBDII diagnostic tools that various memebrs have purchased. I would be nice to share this information as well as possible error codes and their meaning/breakdown.
 

460LeoG

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#2
Some members have mentioned procedures for manually clearing/resetting codes that cause limp mode. Maybe these can be included here?
 

Andrew

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I see Würth have a system that has all vehicles on it. You buy the system with a year subscription and they update to latest available manufacturers software on a monthly basis. After one year you can opt out but your system keeps running, except not updated, unlike Bosch for example, which shuts down when your sub lapses. I think it is R16k for the hardware and R2k per month so it is perhaps too much for someone who does not run a fleet.
 

Chris B

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I have the PLX Kiwi Wifi diagnostic tool.

I had a private message about this tool and think it might be usefull to other members also. Amzimmy is also using this tool and his input is always great.

I bought the tool from Amazon and then you still have to get the software/program on your cell phone or tablet. I have Dashcommand on my tablet and I think it does only engine diagnostics and engine monitoring. I had 2 cases of EDC lights on- NOx exceedens (exhaust gas not correct for euro5) and glowplug related. In both cases the correct diagnoses was made but could not reset as the problem persist. At the workshop the problem was adressed and resetted.
 

Rolf Redecker

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I have the PLX Kiwi Wifi diagnostic tool.

I have the same system, it is quite helpful. At some stage an air hose between turbo and intercooler tore open. The car went into limp.
The PLX/DashCommand diagnosis was something like "turbo underboost". I could reset the fault and drove the car without limp back home (400km).
 

deons1

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#8
Morning All

I Found the spec of the 2 diagnostic tools that was used on my 300 prof earlier in the week. SNAP-ON Modus Ultra and the Bosch KTS. Both showed the code 162400 Unknown fault.
Will keep you up to date if i find the solution.

Thanks.


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