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- Review on Mangoose JLR SDD V145
Mangoose JLR SDD V145 can reset the transmission adaptations.
To get round this, clone leads are readily available from www.cardiagtool.co.uk for around €36.99 and to avoid subscription problems, use an older version of JLR SDD that comes with all the necessary config files built in, no downloads needed. Now the fun begins and gets complicated
It has to run on XP system (or XP Mode in Windows 7 or vmware XP in windows 7). I used my old, antique Toshiba laptop running XP, installed the software and the lead connected with no problems. You have to put the laptops date back to 2012 or else it will come up with an error saying your files are out of date. Also your internet needs to be off to stop anything trying to update itself.
Here video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTDWah4UeMA
The pros are:-
You can do nearly everything a dealer can do except programming keys (as far as I’m aware). It will let you reset the transmission adaptations and even turn on and off dealer options such as chirping when locking and unlocking.
I turned off the break window sensor as every time the weather turns stormy, the alarm goes off.
A big word of advice is DO NOT TRY TO RE-PROGRAM MODULES !!!!! On your head be it!
The cons are:-
I tried to update the ECM to the latest version and bricked it. The car was totally dead. It cost me £150 for an identical second hand ECM and £200 for a local indy to come to me and reprogram everything back. You have been warned.
2 Review on VXDIAG VCX Nano Jaguar Land Rover diagnostic scanner
Paid €95 + shipping cost, the packet arrived 6 days after ordering with no import duties to pay as the seller had labeled it as a gift and a value of $10. The box included 4 discs to setup the JLR SDD software and a further disc for the drivers, with a cracked version of JLR SDD (mine came with version 141) and include all the config files. Access to Topix is not needed.
I set it up on a virtual machine image of Windows XP and to my surprise, installed the software and drivers 1st time with no errors. I plugged in the VXDIAG which was recognized straight away and then started JLR SDD which also recognized the lead. Great start I thought, lets plug it into the car!
They are a clone of SPX I VIEW, similar to VCM and as I have had already tried a cloned Mangoose lead with a cracked version of JLR SDD with reasonable success; I thought I take a punt on one of these.
(Verified) and with this scanner you can program your keys and such.
- Review on Foxwell NT510 Jaguar Landrover scanner
The Foxwell NT510 is more than adequate for most home mechanics.
I have recently bought a Foxwell NT510 Jaguar Land Rover hand held scanner and it’s quite good. It can see all the modules, read all the faults of every module and show live data etc.
After playing around with it, the pros are:-
It’s fast, convenient to use and can even show live data in a graph mode. It can see all the modules (although it can’t communicate with my L/H headlight, however nothing else can either). I first used it in anger last month to monitor the transmission fluid temperature when changing the old oil.
The cons are:-
It’s not able to program our modules (although it can on Land Rovers) or keys etc and the screen display is not as bright or clear as the icarsoft i930.
It does not have the function to reset the adaptations. It does not have any programming functions for our XK8’s or XKR’s but seems to be able to program many things on my neighbors Land Rover Discovery!