Mercedes diagnostic recommendations

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by blitz500sl, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. blitz500sl

    blitz500sl Member

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    I need some Mercedes specific diagnostic now to access all the Mercedes modules. Star is way to expensive.

    Has anyone used Carly Mercedes or iCarsoft MB-II

    thanks
     
  2. alabbasi

    alabbasi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes, about a million people have tried icarsoft. If you go to benzworld's w220 forum, a guy posted a pretty detailed review of it.
     
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    blitz500sl

    blitz500sl Member

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    Thank You I will check
     
  4. paul73mt

    paul73mt Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have a icarsoft II that could be for sale
     
  5. Petrol Pete

    Petrol Pete Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have MB iCarsoft II. For the price its excellent. Easy to use and the database of DTC codes can be upgraded free on line and saved to the unit via the supplied micro card USB stick (PC/MAC required).
     
  6. Joderest

    Joderest Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have Icarsoft MB2. It has successfully diagnosed 2 faults on our ML270, ABS fault and Parktronic fault. It also diagnosed s temperature sensor fault on our Mini cooper.
    For the money, excellent but not a star tool.
     
  7. b1g1an

    b1g1an Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I ran the freebie diagnostic with Carly and my £5 bluetooth ODB lump and was very impressed with the results, it told me exactly what was causing my intermittent ESP error, SAS rather than brake light switch unfortunately but could've been worse, and exactly which parking sensor mucks about sometimes. If anyone's interested this is the report I got...

    Fault Report - Carly for Mercedes - Version: 11.30 LV
    ID1: 5102f130-0c29-4e64-8dad-4c2996f0fe18-86auID2: e23e5c1b-12e4-4567-b0e4-a8ef9208fb85-da0-5b45bc066aa8fa32
    INFO: 0D01E7D6C5C1A49A847A655545355
    Base: CLS Coupe - 219/ CLS Coupe - 219
    Build-Year: 2005
    Faults: 16
    ECUs: 30
    Filter: just found
    Model: CLS Coupe - 219 all/alle (MotorID=null, Parameter=0)
    Battery: 11.4V
    ADDITIONAL OBD: OFF
    Enhanced communication
    Normal connection
    Optimized: 100
    None
    Date: 2017-12-05 20:34:04
    OBDII
    Version: 27
    Device: >LGE< >bullhead< >Nexus 5X<
    Motor Control:
    FSCU - Fuel pump (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    Motor Electronics (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    ABS / DSC / Brake:
    DTR - Distronic (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    WSS - Weight sensing system (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    Airbag:
    AB - Airbag (MB: 8076857519)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    Transmission Control:
    ESM - Electronic selector module (MB: 5542327401)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    ETC - Electronic transmission control (MB: 0345451532)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    Instrument cluster:
    OCP - Overhead control panel (MB: 8091731552)
    Fault: Component E15/3b2 (Interior protection sensor) signals an internal error. Component N70/2b1 (Interior protection sensor) signals an internal error.

    Code: 0090A4
    IC - Instrument cluster (MB: 5071553510)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    UCP - Upper control panel (MB: 8158048470)
    Fault: Not Relevant! / Fault: Fault in CAN communication with control unit N62 (PTS control unit). / Fault: No CAN message was received from control unit N93 (Central gateway control unit).

    Code: 009028
    LCP - Lower control panel (MB: 8108038370)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    Light/Rain Control:
    HRA - Headlamp range adjustment (MB: 8016330452)
    Fault: No CAN message 'Steering angle' from control unit N80 (Steering column module). Not Relevant!
    Code: 009035
    Heating / AC:
    AAC - Automatic air conditioning (MB: 8065148514)
    Fault: Not Relevant! A32n1 (Blower regulator) If no customer complaint exists, the fault can be erased. / Fault: Electrical fault A32n1 (Blower regulator) If no customer complaint exists, the fault can be erased.

    Code: 009460
    STH - Stationary heater with remote control (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    Immobilizer System:
    ASSYST Active Service System (MB: 5075942311)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    ASSYST PLUS - PLUS Active Service System (MB: 5075942311)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    Park distance control:
    PTS - Parktronic system (MB: 5532447431)
    Fault: Not Relevant!
    Code: 009091
    Fault: A42b2 (Left center sensor, front bumper) : Sensor is faulty. / Fault: Fault in communication with component B8/1 (Outer left front PTS ultrasonic sensor).

    Code: 009004
    Audio/Navi/Communication:
    DAB - Digital radio (MB: 8059757611)
    Sorry, there is no explanation available
    Code: 00D010
    Sorry, there is no explanation available
    Code: 00D001
    COMAND or AUDIO (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    SOUND - Sound system (MB: 8079650613)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    TV - TV tuner (MB: 0000000000)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    UCI - Media Interface (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    AGW - Audio gateway (MOST network management, diagnosis gateway, radio tuner) (MB: 8792331516)
    Fault: Rated - Current configuration of the MOST-optical ring is different
    Code: 00D117
    TELE AID - Telematic service Emergency call (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    TELE AID - Telematic services Remote door unlocking , Remote door locking (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    TELE AID - Telematic services MB Info , Roadside assistance ( USA, Canada ), Tele diagnosis ( ECE ) (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)

    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    TELE AID - Telematic service Stolen vehicle tracking (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    Systems:
    LAE [LAA] - Loading floor automatically extendable (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    EZS - Electronic ignition switch (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    SCM [MRM] - Steering column module (MB: 5592157370)
    Fault: Component N49 (Steering angle sensor) is defective. / Fault: Component N49 (Steering angle sensor) is defective. Component B24/8 (Steering angle sensor) is defective.

    Code: 009334
    Fault: Steering angle sensor speed too high
    Code: 009352
    TPC - Tire pressure monitor (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    Pass-side SAM - Passenger-side signal acquisition and actuation module (MB: 5552550410)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    REAR SAM - Rear signal acquisition and actuation module (MB: 5571250452)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    Dr-side SAM - Driver signal acquisition and actuation module (MB: 5541240410)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    ESP - Electronic stability program (MB: 2115454832)
    Fault: Not Relevant!
    Code: 006230
    Fault: Not Relevant!
    Code: 006210
    Fault: Fault in CAN communication with control unit N93 (Central gateway control unit). Check control unit N47-5 (ESP, SPS [PML] and BAS control unit).

    Code: 005B15
    Fault: DTR : The CAN communication of the engine control module is faulty. / Fault: LRG1: ID608 V_Max_Fix out of range

    Code: 007211
    Fault: Check component N49 (Steering angle sensor). / Fault: One or more signals sent from control unit N80 (Steering column module) via the CAN bus is implausible.

    Code: 004D41
    AIRmatic (MB: 5522649515)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    GPS box (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    CGW - Central gateway (MB: 5075942311)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    Body:
    DS-LF - Left front dynamic seat (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    DS-RF - Right front dynamic seat (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    DSP - Pneumatic pump for dynamic seat (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    RevETR-LF - Left front reversible emergency tensioning retractor (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    RevETR-RF - Right front reversible emergency tensioning retractor (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    HS - Seat heater (MB: NO_HWID_FOUND)
    ECU not present/no response from ECU
    ESA passenger - Electric seat adjustment front passenger (with memory) (MB: 2118705026)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    ESA driver - Electric seat adjustment driver (with memory) (MB: 2118704926)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    DCM-RL - Door control module rear left (MB: 8026340411)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    DCM-RR - Door control module rear right (MB: 8036340411)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    DCM-FL - Door control module front left (MB: 8066540411)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
    DCM-FR - Door control module front right (MB: 8076540411)
    ECU OK, no Fault or Event Code
     
  8. Blue30

    Blue30 New Member

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    I have Carly MB, it’s OK not mega polished but does get a lot of MB specific and detailed codes out. Its a code reader basically but goes way beyond what you get from an OBD2 one.

    It’s not as good as the Carly BMW app though - they get to do coding and all sorts with theirs!
     
  9. Joderest

    Joderest Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    just to update, MB2 just successfully diagnosed a Parktronic issue as one sensor faulty, so works on that system as well. If you consider that i have used it 4 times now and been successful, if you translate that into MB charges for diagnostic then at £150 it has more than paid for itself.
     
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  10. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

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    I have the full Carly Pro app including the Carly adapter, and yes the interface is a bit quirky, and some 'faults' detected seem sporadic, but all in all it work well for the money.

    The big plus is that I leave the adapter permanently connected to the OBDII port so I can hop on at any time from my mobile phone without having to fumble with cables etc (which I had to do with my old Autel).
     
  11. OneForTheRoad

    OneForTheRoad Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ive got mb2 @ £136 its reset my aircon following a regas. Its told me my inboard air temp sensor has failed. Ill be using it to disable sbc come brake pad changes. Very good bit of kit.
     
  12. Martin 1

    Martin 1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Impressed with the iCarsoft MB reader, five minutes practice and you're profficient, finds and clears faults quickly on all systems, not just engine, just under £100, one scan pays for it. I've also got one for my Wife's Renault, and another for a previously owned Jaguar. More than worth the cost.
     
  13. Emmell

    Emmell Member

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    I'm looking at getting either the Carsoft i980or the more up to date MB II reader to use on my '07 W203 C230.
    There seems to be about £35-£40 difference in price between the two, so any advice please from those of you who already use these on whether the later one is worth paying the extra for?
     
  14. OneForTheRoad

    OneForTheRoad Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    BUY THE MB2 FOR £136 , it covers alot more modules than the i980 also you get updates via icarsoft website.
     
  15. Emmell

    Emmell Member

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    OK, fair enough. Thanks.
     
  16. Abbz

    Abbz New Member

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    Could anyone please tell me whether the icarsoft MB II would be compatiable with my 2015 CLA 220 Shooting Brake as when I look at the models listed I can’t see mine there.
     
  17. Trickythemerc

    Trickythemerc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have just upgraded my MB Star C4 with an SSD to replace the HD in the Panasonic toughbook. Makes it a lot quicker to load the software, well worth the cost and effort.
     

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