05 Sepmy experience with MB star C3
I am going to keep posting my updates about doing an AAM and SRS module swap in my 01 ML 430 Sport using the Chinese clone Benz star c3 diagnosis tool.
I received my C3 yesterday and the Dell D620 a day earlier to use for the C3. Replacing the hard disk with the one supplied with the C3 was a snap. After watching a few videos on YouTube on how to set up the Xentry and Das programs I had them up and running. But then it took me another 3-4 hours of playing and researching online to figure out how to set up the RS232 port to see the Stardiagnos.
At 10:30 last night, and very exhausted it came to life. As I had figured the AAM and SRS modules were completely non responsive and could not be talked with via the tool.
This morning I ordered a new AAM from obd.com and with free shipping and $370 it is on its way to my shop. I picked up a SRS module from a wrecked ML in a local junk yard that I hope will work.
I plan on attacking the SRS system this weekend and the AAM next week. I have been working through the Xentry emulator to learn how to properly set up and program these parts today at my desk and think I have it down pretty well. It is pretty simple once you figure out the navigation and menu structure in the DAS system.
So stay tuned and offer a prayer for me that I do not brick any of the components in my truck.