Launch X431 ECU Programmer User Guide

Eobdtool.co.uk newly released original Launch X431 ECU Programmer Standalone version and X-Prog3 PC Adapter. Both are the PC version, work with PC software for ECU TCU reading, writing and cloning, no need X431 tablet.

 

X431 ECU Programmer Standalone (Item No. SE175):

Don’t need X-prog3 or X431 tablet

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https://www.eobdtool.co.uk/wholesale/launch-x431-ecu-tcu-programmer.html

Launch X-Prog3 GIII PC Adapter (Item No. SK412):

Works with X-prog3 Immobilizer & Key Programmer

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https://www.eobdtool.co.uk/wholesale/launch-x-prog3-pc-adapter.html

 

Features:

  1. 2D menu, clear and easy to choose
  2. Powerful search function
  3. Convenient modification of ECU data
  4. USB communication, with a speed more than three times that of Android devices, making it more stable
  5. Easy to copy data
  6. Support engine data validation function

 

PC Software download link:

  • for Launch X431 ECU & TCU Programmer Standalone:

https://en.cnlaunch.com/products-detail/i-243.html

Click Download

  • for Launch X-Prog3 GIII PC Adapter

https://en.cnlaunch.com/products-detail/i-40.html

Click Download

 

X-prog3 PC version vs. X-prog3 + X431 Tablet:

1.Launch X-prog3 PC version advantages:

  • Don’t need X431 tablet
  • VW Audi Porsche ECU Cloning function is in the Data processing section
  • The connection is more convenient
  • Data reading and writing speed is faster and more stable (3x times faster than Android tablet)
  • Data processing and transfer on PC are more convenient
  • PC software adds MEDC17 ECUs immo off function.

 

2.Launch X-prog3 PC version disadvantage:

  • Only support ECU, TCU reading, writing and cloning, cannot do immobilizer key programming. If need to program keys, use x-prog3 with x431 tablet.

 

Kindly notice:

X431 GIII is not recommended to be used with V+/Pros. It only adds the key programming function for German VAG, BMW and PORSCHE. These tablets only have Bluetooth interface, without USB interface, ECU TCU CLONE function cannot be performed. Only PAD V, PAD VII and IMMO tablets (X431 IMMO Elite/X431 IMMO Plus) can do ECU TCU CLONE.

 

Launch PC Software Support list Till June 2023:

ECU Name ECU Type ECU Brand G3 FLEX
EDC16XX ECM Bosch Support Support
EDC17XX ECM Bosch Support Support
MD1CSXXX ECM Bosch Support Support
MD1CPXXX ECM Bosch Support Support
ME17.X.X ECM Bosch Support Support
MED17.X.X ECM Bosch Support Support
MED9.X.X ECM Bosch Support Support
MEV17.X.X ECM Bosch Support Support
MEVD17.X.X ECM Bosch Support Support
MG1CSXXX ECM Bosch Support Support
MG1CPXXX ECM Bosch Support Support
MSDXX ECM CONTINENTAL/SIEMENS Support Support
MSVXX ECM CONTINENTAL/SIEMENS Support Support
SDIX ECM Continental Support Support
GM EXX/TXX ECM DELCO Support Support
SIM271XX ECM Continental Support Support
SIMOS12.X ECM Continental Not support Support
SIMOS8.X ECM Continental Support Support
SIMOS-PCR2.X ECM Continental Not support Support
6HPXX TCM ZF Support Support
8HPXX TCM ZF Support Support
7DCT300 TCM ZF Support Support
9G Tronic TCM Bosch Support Support
ALXXX TCM ZF Support Support
TCXX TCM Bosch Support Support
DPS6/DC4 TCM GETRAG Support Support
DKG TCM GETRAG Support Support
DLXXX TCM Temic Support Support
DQXXX TCM Temic Support Support
MPS6 TCM GETRAG Support Support
SPS6 TCM GETRAG Support Support
VGSX TCM GETRAG Support Support
VL381 TCM Temic Support Support
GM 6TXX/6LXX TCM DELCO Support Support
MEDG17.9.8 TCM Bosch Support Support
MEG17.9.2 TCM Bosch Support Support

 

How to use PC software with X431 ECU TCU Programmer Standalone?

Firstly, connect the Launch X431 ECU & TCU Programmer to the computer using a cable

Secondly, run PC software

The serial number will be automatically recognized from the X431 ECU Programmer.

The activation code needs to be obtained from the envelope of the X431 ECU Programmer.

Thirdly, click [Activate] (only once, no need to activate it again later).

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Connection:

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ECU Data Reading/Writing:

1. Obtain the related ECU.

(1) Method 1: Obtain the desired ECU type through brand>> model>> engine>> ECU

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(2) Method 2: Query the desired ECU by entering a value in the search box. The search categories include brand, Bosch number, and ECU type. For example, search for the MED17.5.25 engine by ECU type.

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2. Click [Direct Connection Diagram] to obtain the ECU connection diagram.

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3. Connection: Connect the ECU and PCBOX according to the information provided in the connection diagram.

Connect with MED17.5.25 via BENCH mode line:

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Another is using the gearbox adapter

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4. Read the chip ID

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5. Back up the EEPROM data and save it.

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6. Back up the FLASH data and save it.

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7. Restore EEPROM/FLASH data.

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8. Read chip ID again

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How to use Launch X-prog3 PC Adapter and PC software (need X431 x-prog3)?

The operation steps are mostly the same as X431 ECU programmer standalone.

The difference is the connection and activation steps.

  • Used in conjunction with X-PROG3 programmer.
  • Firstly, connect the X-PROG3 PC ADAPTOR to the computer using a cable, and then connect the X-PROG3 PC ADAPTOR to G3.
  • Secondly, click to enter the software (without connecting the X-PROG3 PC ADAPTOR and G3, the software cannot be accessed). The serial number will be automatically recognized from the X-PROG3 PC ADAPTOR. The activation code needs to be obtained from the envelope of the X-PROG3 PC ADAPTOR.
  • Thirdly, click [Activate] (only once, no need to activate it again later)

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Data Processing:

1.Click the [Data Processing] button on the main page, and select [Immobilizer Shutoff and File Checkout] and [Data Cloning] to process Volkswagen series and Porsche engine data

2.File verification and anti-theft shutdown (process: select file >> connect network to obtain>> save file)

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Video guide:

1.How to clone VW ECU MED17.5.25 with Launch X431 PC Programmer?

2.How to Clone DQ200 Gearbox with Launch X431 X-prog3 PC Programmer?

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