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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!!)

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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.

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Hello, am sorry for butting in this thread.
So I have a Jaguar X Type, 2.0 petrol, sedan, X400 code, with navigation, automatic transmission box, touch screen. The car brings only dashes in the mileage display, and I have taken months trying to fix the problem.

I decided to purchase a mongoose cable with SDD V130 from British diagnostics. The problem is these guys are the worst in communication. They never respond to any email, whatsoeveR, it is like they just open their emails and delete without reading.They leave no contact whatsoever. Though I did research and figured it is managed by some gent working with Jaguar Landrover, in the UK.

Sorry for the blubber, my problem;
My SDD doesn't read out VIN automatically. But when I I insert it, then it reads the vehicle, and only reads the modules ont he SCP protocol, It doesnt read any module on the CAN Bus protocol. What am I doing wrong?> Kindly advise.

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Originally Posted by dharry078 View Post
..... I decided to purchase a mongoose cable with SDD V130 from British diagnostics. The problem is these guys are the worst in communication. They never respond to any email, whatsoeveR, it is like they just open their emails and delete without reading.They leave no contact whatsoever. Though I did research and figured it is managed by some gent working with Jaguar Landrover, in the UK. .....
There have been several posts about British Diagnostics across our forums. None could exactly be described as ringing endorsements, most are lukewarm and several appear to have experienced the same issue as you - an efficient purchasing process but absolutely no technical support thereafter.

I've also read the suggestion it is run by an individual who may be an employee of JLR. The name is not registered with Companies House in the UK and is therefore likely to be an individual. I would have expected an employee of JLR to offer a better service and not to be selling Chinese clones of the Drew Tech Mongoose at inflated prices.

If British Diagnostics monitor the forum and care to respond either publicly in this thread or privately by eMail ([email protected]), I will be more than happy to correct any misconceptions or inaccuracies.

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Originally Posted by GGG View Post
There have been several posts about British Diagnostics across our forums. None could exactly be described as ringing endorsements, most are lukewarm and several appear to have experienced the same issue as you - an efficient purchasing process but absolutely no technical support thereafter.

I've also read the suggestion it is run by an individual who may be an employee of JLR. The name is not registered with Companies House in the UK and is therefore likely to be an individual. I would have expected an employee of JLR to offer a better service and not to be selling Chinese clones of the Drew Tech Mongoose at inflated prices.

If British Diagnostics monitor the forum and care to respond either publicly in this thread or privately by eMail ([email protected]), I will be more than happy to correct any misconceptions or inaccuracies.

Graham
Well, I bought before seeing this and would be happy to share my experiences. I really am more concerned with having the RIGHT tool than having the cheap ones. It came to like $130 shipped US. If it's crap, I'll work to send it back.

I have 3 Jaguars, but will be selling my X308 in a few weeks, so I'll have my 2000 X100 XKR and 2007 X150 XKR. I'd be interested in what is needed to get a solid platform for both of these. Mostly for diagnostics, but things like module programming or keys and such would be much appreciated. I have one of those iCarsoft units and it does very minor diagnostic work, but still a nice add for the price of 1 hour of dealer labor, and paid for itself when I had an ABS system issue.

It appears the Drew Technologies Mongoose might be the way to go. It looks like they dropped it off their website? Is there an alternative?
 
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I have had very good luck with the Flyobd JLR SDD II. I have run it for over 2 years and although I scared myself a few times, their tech support came through and they got it working perfectly. I am able to perform all applications including programming. Compared to all the options I have tried, I have always come back to this. I can run the most current versions (Right now I'm running 156.05)
It also is a lot cheaper than Autel 908P or elite.
 
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Well, I bought before seeing this and would be happy to share my experiences. I really am more concerned with having the RIGHT tool than having the cheap ones. It came to like $130 shipped US. If it's crap, I'll work to send it back.
My experience is that they worked with me to make sure it worked, including sending me two other versions of IDS, however, as soon as I confirmed it was working, I never heard from them again.

I emailed them because my laptop crapped out and I didn't have a backup of the working IDS they sent me. I never got a response from them. I was able to download what I needed from other users here, but I could never get them to follow up.

Ultimately it worked for a few months, maybe a year and then crapped out. Would make the connection, but could never read any of the modules. It looked like it functioned, but it couldn't pull any useful codes.
 
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My experience is that they worked with me to make sure it worked, including sending me two other versions of IDS, however, as soon as I confirmed it was working, I never heard from them again.

I emailed them because my laptop crapped out and I didn't have a backup of the working IDS they sent me. I never got a response from them. I was able to download what I needed from other users here, but I could never get them to follow up.

Ultimately it worked for a few months, maybe a year and then crapped out. Would make the connection, but could never read any of the modules. It looked like it functioned, but it couldn't pull any useful codes.
Thank you for this feedback! I will definitely make sure I have a good physical backup (archival DVD) and see what my luck is. Long term, I think I want a real Mongoose, but it doesn't appear to be on Drew Tech's website anymore.
 
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I actually didn't buy a Mercedes GLK about 5 years ago because I saw one of Scotty's videos where he was bashing Mercedes. But now that I've seen this, I've lost respect for him. I bought a 2003 XK8 with 80,000 miles on it in 2010 I drove it clear across the country and back. I put 40,000 miles on it in three years. I had a few minor issues, but it never left me stranded.
 
 
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