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I'm curious about buying this software. At the moment my car is not broken so I do not need the diagnostic features. I saw that I can reprogram modules. What exactly can I do? Can I turn AUX input on in the radio? Can I program keys? Just wonder if it's worth it to purchase this.
 
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The WDS software is everywhere on the internet but you need a Genrad 3500 WDS and a PTU along with certain cables.
IDS software (up to DVD 118.8) is the same basic system with a generic laptop but a ROTUNDA VCM is required for interface communication.
SDD (DVD 119 onward) will revert to Legacy IDS for early cars. You can use less expensive interface units but the software needs to be SDD125 or later.

What 'mystery car do you have? (I hate mystery cars!!)

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Originally Posted by motorcarman View Post
The WDS software is everywhere on the internet but you need a Genrad 3500 WDS and a PTU along with certain cables.
IDS software (up to DVD 118.8) is the same basic system with a generic laptop but a ROTUNDA VCM is required for interface communication.
SDD (DVD 119 onward) will revert to Legacy IDS for early cars. You can use less expensive interface units but the software needs to be SDD125 or later.

What 'mystery car do you have? (I hate mystery cars!!)

bob
2010 jaguar xk coupe
 
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I would suggest SDD but you might read up on the pros/cons of clone interface units.

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/g...rchase-209798/

You can search using terms like SDD for module configuration or mangoose SDD clone

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...-cable-204913/

Happy research.

bob
 
 
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