Program Toyota Rav4 2016 Key via MINI VCI Techstream

This blog will show you how to program new fob ( Frequency Operating Button ) for Toyota Rav4 2016 with cheap MINI VCI Cable and Techstream V10.30.029.

TIS Techstream Ver 10.30.029
Work with: MINI VCI J2534 diagnostic cable
Vehicle model and year: Toyota Rav4 2016
First connect MINI VCI 16pin connector to car obd port and the other side connect to USB port of computer
Then Switch ignition on
Run Techstream V10.30.029 and click “Connect to vehicle”
Toyota Techstream software will read out vehicle information, you should choose “w/ Smart Key” and “RADAR CRUISE” like the picture shows, then click next
Choose “Smart Key” option in System Selection Menu
Then select “Utility”
Select “Smart Code Registration”
Then press “Next” after all check boxed are checked
Press “Pre-Start CHK” button to review registration process, then press “Start” button to begin the process.
Note: you should carry out process below as soon as possible
Touch Engine Start Button with a registered key, then move the registered key out of the vehicle
Touch Engine Start Button with a new key
Done! The key code registration is complete
Finally, test your new key and enjoy!

Note: you don’t need to pay Extra cost for V10.30.029 techstream, it will come with MINI VCI diagnostic cable. Or you can free download this software from obdii365.com official blog! Thanks.


Foxwell GT80 Plus, GT80 Next and GT80 Mini Comparison

Foxwell company launches 3 universal diagnostic and programming PADs, including Foxwell GT80 plus, Foxwell GT80 and foxwell GT80 mini (mini will be available soon). Here is the comparison table among these.

Foxwell GT80 plus vs. Foxwell GT80 Next vs. GT80 mini
ModelFoxwell GT80 plusFoxwell GT80 NextFoxwell GT80 Mini
Vehicle coverageCovers more than 145 vehicle makes
ProtocolISO9141-2, ISO14230-2, ISO15765-4, K/L lines, Double K Line SAE-J1850 VPW, SAE-J1850PWM, CAN ISO 11898, Highspeed, Middlespeed, Lowspeed and Single wire CAN, KW81, KW82, GM UART, UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda Diag-H Protocol, TP2.0, TP1.6, SAE J1939, SAE J1939, SAE J1708, Fault-Tolerant CAN.
Works on almost all electronic systems
OBDI and OBDII compatibility
Reads and clears codes
Reads/records/graphs live sensor data
Freeze frame data
ECU information
Multilingual menu and codes
Code troubleshooters
Hot keys for quick access of data
Bi-directional control tests
EPB service
Oil service reset
DPF reset
SAS (Steering Angle Sensor Calibration)
TPS/TBA (Throttle Body Alignment)
Battery configuration
Other service Maintenance
Wireless VCI
Operation SystemWindows 8.1 proWindows 8.1 proWindows 10 pro
SSD hard drive32GB32GB32GB
Built-in Camera2 megapixels front facing and 4 megapixels2 megapixels front facing and 4 megapixels2 megapixels front facing and 5 megapixels
FTF color screen10.1″ LED capacitive touch screen10.1″ LED capacitive touch screen8″ LED capacitive touch screen
Battery7000 mAh, Lithium-polymer battery. Chargeable via 12V AC/DC power supplywith no internal battery5700mAh, Lithium-polymer battery. Chargeable via 12V AC/DC power supply
External Power8-18 Volts powered by vehicle battery8-18 Volts powered by vehicle battery8-18 Volts powered by vehicle battery
Comminication interfaceBuilt-in WIFI 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0Built-in WIFI 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0Built-in WIFI 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN micro USB 2.0 OTG/standard USB 2.0 HOST Bluetooth 4.0 (10-20m)
18-month free updates
Yearly Update cost (Beyond free period)$500$500$500
WeightNW:1.55KG GW:8.65KGlighter than gt80plus since battery not containedNW:0.78KG
Price$2,200 free shipping$1,200 free shippingNot available yet
In conclusion:
  1. Foxwell GT80 plus and Foxwell GT80 are 99.9% the same, their differences are: 1) Different product shell; 2) GT80 plus can be powered by either internal batter or 8-18 Volts vehicle battery, while GT80 has no built-in internal battery.
  2. Foxwell GT80 mini, weights only 0.78KG, share as the same vehicle coverage, protocol and functions as Foxwell GT80 plus/ GT80, but improve much at hardware incl. operation system, Built-in Camera, Battery, etc.

Here is the Foxwell GT80 plus specification:
Foxwell GT80 plus specification
Foxwell GT80 MINI diagnostic scanner specification:
Foxwell GT80 MINI specification


Troubleshoot Mercedes S430 Airmatic Suspension via Autel DS708

If You decide to buy a Mercedes-Benz, maybe an S-Class, CLS-Class, R-Class, CL-Class or E-Class. One day you hear of other Mercedes-Benz owners having suspension problems. The next day you start having air suspension problems yourself. Your Mercedes-Benz drops to the ground.

How to solve these problems? Yes, you can troubleshoot most of airmatic suspension problem by using a good diagnostic scanner such as Besides MB diagnostic scanner SD Connect C4 or Star C3 which is mainly used at dealerships, there are other diagnostic tools you can use to diagnose Mercedes Benz.

You should know that generic OBDII readers can not access to airmatic control unit, some can read out and clear the fault codes but they can not perform airmatic test and troubleshooting.

Today, our engineer recommend Autel MaxiDAS DS708 to Troubleshoot Mercedes airmatic suspension.

Below will show you How DS708 test the airmatic systems including air compressor or the pressure release valve.

Step 1: Choose vehicle information




choose car year


Fuel Type

Fuel Type



It is communicating...

Step 2: Pneumatic tests

Choose special functions->Pneumatic tests-> AIRmatic compressor unit

special function

Pneumatic tests

AIRmatic compressor unit

Test sequence

Test sequence

Go back to choose AIRmatic pressure release valve

Click OK to continue

Click OK to continue

Test result

Test result


These can work with most Mercedes-Benz equipped with airmatic suspension such as:

CL Class: years 2000-2006 (W215 w/ ABC):years 2007-2012 (W216 w/ Airmatic)

CLS Class: years 2005-2011 (W219 w/ Airmatic):years 2005-2011 CLS55AMG &CLS63AMG

GL Class: years 2007-2012 (W164 w/ Airmatic)

ML Class: years 2005-2011 (W164 w/ Airmatic): years 2005-2010 (ML63AMG)

R Class: years 2006-2010 (W251)

S Class: years 1999-2006 (W220 w/,w/o 4matic): years 2000-2006 (W220 w/ABC)

years 2003-2006 (W220 w/ Airmatic & w/ 4matic),

years 2007-2012 (W221 w/ Airmatic, w/o 4matic):

years 2007-2012 (W221 w/ Airmatic, w/4matic)

You can also use Autel DS708 diagnostic Scanner to program immobilizer keys and others:






MPPS V18 vs. Kess V2 vs.K-tag vs. Galletto

How to choose the right ECU tuning tool you need really? MPPS v18, ktag, kess, fgtech4 or 2? Tips from pros here… Hope this helps.

ECU tools/CommunicationMPPS V18KESS v2KTAGFgTech galletto v54
So, KESS v2 supports obd2, boot
MPPS v18 works for obd2, Multiboot, Tricore for Marelli ECU’s
KTAG can work for bdm, j-tag, boot
FgTech Galleto v54 4 (or Fgtech 2) work no issues with obd2, bdm, j-tag, boot

ECU tools
FgTech 2 /
Fgtech 4
So, 3 options are available for OBDII connection: mpps v18, kess, fgtech
3 options for BOOT: kess v2, k-tag, fgtech galletto
2 options for BDM: ktag, fgtech
2 options for JATG: ktag, fgtech 4/2
Only 1 way for Tricore: MPPS V18!

That is why you need buy more than one ecu programmers.

When to buy Fgtech Galletto and kess v2 together?
Galletto 4 work with truck, including Benz truck, read and write ECU via both BDM and OBD; KESS not works with truck, read and write ECU via only OBD, not BDM.

When to buy Kess v2 and Ktag together?
KESS V2 is a ECU programming tool that is perfect for OBD use, while KTag is perfect for Jtag, BDM and all the Boot application (tricore and ST10).
With KESS V2 you programming directly through the OBD port of the vehicle, while with Ktag (Ktag 2.13) you need to take apart the ECU and open it, after you can make the read/write operation.
Many ECU has the advantage that can be read and write from OBD port (so KESS V2 is perfect), but there are lot ECU that need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols, so KTAG is needed.

When to buy Fgtech v54, Kess v2 and Ktag all together?
Because non of China tool will cover all cars good and if you buy clone tools, buy all (galletto+kess+ktag) from them, that you will cover more cars, or better to buy a good original tool if you will do the work as a pro, all depends want you will do.

MPPS covers MAIN + TRICORE + MULTIBOOT and a wide range of controllers incl. M3.8, M5.9, ME7xx, MED9, MED17, EDC15/16/17, Delphi, Siemens, Marelli, Delco, Sagem, Trionic and many others…
Kess covers all major brands and protocols including Line, CAN, EDC17 and MED17 and Ford J1850
ktag firmware v6.070 with ksuite v2.13 supports BDM MOTOROLA MPC5xx, and BMW Gasoline F Chassis and Mercedes W222
FGTech Galletto 4 is a famous chip tuning tool for all cars, trucks, motorcycles, Marine, BDM MPCxx, BDM Boot Mode Tricore, checksum
Fgtech 2 comes with all Cars, Trucks, Traktors and bikes. New Boot Mode System Tricore Infineon Tricore Sak TC1766, Sak TC1767 *new Infineon Tricore sak TC1792,TC1796,TC1797,TC1767. READ / WRITE New BMW by OBD2 port.


Hyundai Santa Fe Troubleshooting via ELM327 Bluetooth

Here is a tutorial on using MINI ELM327 OBD2 scan tool to clear check engine light for Hyundai Santa Fe.

Device needed:
V1.5 Bluetooth ELM327 MINI Interface($7.99, Free shipping)
Bluetooth ELM327 MINI
Torque lite APP run on Android PAD (download from Android APP store)
Torque lite APP
Vehicle model: Hyundai Santa Fe

Detailed procedure
Step 1:Turn ignition on and Insert ELM327 MINI interface to vehicle OBDII port (the red indicator will light)
Insert ELM327 MINI interface to vehicle OBDII port
Step 2: connect Android pad with ELM327 code reader via Bluetooth
Power up Android PAD
Click on “Setting” -> choose “Bluetooth”
Then click “search for device”, the pad will find the available devices, choose “OBDII” to connect
Input required PIN:1234 (or 0000), If these two codes don’t work, read the manual for the Bluetooth adapter to find out what code the manufacturer used.
find out what code
And click OK to pair with OBDII

Step 3: Clear fault codes
Open “Torque(Lite)” app
When it connected to ECU ok, click “setting” icon to go to function menu
Then choose “Fault Codes…” option
Choose “Show logged faults” and wait, it is requesting fault codes
Show logged faults
It will show you the code on the screen,
You can click “web” to search for help or what does the code means on internet
Or you can just go back to choose “Clear logged faults”
Clear logged faults
Then read fault codes again, it will prompt you “No fault codes stored in ECU”
No fault codes stored in ECU
Done! These are all steps to clear check engine light, some customers also feedback that ELM327 scanner can also be used to diagnosis Hyundai Tucson 2011, Hyundai santa fe 2004 and so on.