02 Sepinstallation and initial setup of the MB STAR C3 diagnostic system.

Tonight we pick up our series: installation and initial setup of the Mb Star C3 diagnostic system. As mentioned, it’s best to have a dedicated “shop” laptop computer that is used for the MB STAR C3 installation. I actually mimicked the actual MB Star system by purchasing at Sears a Craftsman rolling cart with hinged top, two […]

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31 JulWhat’s the difference between mb star software versions

I have a 2007 ML63 and am looking to purchase a 2004 / 2005 S600 soon and wanted to get one of these units to scan the ML as well as use it for pre-purchase inspections. From all 921 posts (!) that I read, I am still not sure if I should purchase: 1. MB […]

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16 MayMB Star C3 Communication Error (1.58642.0)

This is the useful tip for Communication error (1.58642.0) in Mb Star C3 XENTRY after connecting the Mercedes E -Class W212 to program generates, offered by mbstartool engineers. I connect the C-class W204 2010 year by the program Xentry and everything works OK. I connect the E-class W212 2010 year by the program Xentry and then […]

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27 DecHow To Solve MB STAR C3 DAS Fault

This is our customer meet a problem when  he  decided to try and make mb star c3 work, but every time he try to communicate with the car he  get  an error message saying : Fault (1.1)-1.501.9504 Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed. Possible causes: The link between the diagnosis multiplexer and the diagnostic socket is […]

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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 […]

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26 AugHow to Retrofit Mercedes W204 Rear Lights by MB Star DAS

Here is a little tutorial on Mercedes-Benz W204 rear lights retrofit by using Benz Scan Tool MB Star diagnosis DAS software with SD Connect C4 multiplexer. Disclaimer: This is for W204 chassis only. You are at your risk. Start DAS Developer and do the usual “quick test” (all our DAS comes with developer mode) Open op […]

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24 AugReview MB STAR C3 XENTRYDAS Windows 10

Like many others I had a long, long struggle getting my XENTRY-DAS setup working and thought I would share some of the learning to the forum. There are many non-factory setups available with prices generally ~$600 for a MB STAR C3 Multiplexer, cables, Dell 630 (built-in RS232 port), already loaded HDD. I didn’t want to spend […]

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