kw1281test: A Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

ekincaid

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Maybe try 4800 then.
I probably won't have time to try the different baud rate for a few days. I do have a question though... Where are these error codes being stored?

If I understand correctly when I use the command

kw1281test.exe COM1 9600 15 ReadFaultCodes
I am requesting from controller address 15. The help doesn't mention this location

ADDRESS = The controller address, e.g. 1 (ECU), 17 (cluster), 46 (CCM), 56 (radio)
I don't mean to be a pain. Just trying to understand as best I can
 

Troyboy163

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thank you gmenounos! I got my new key working using kw1281test to retrieve the SKC. That was very easy to use. I'm not used to github things being straight forward :)

I used this cable with drivers found on the internet and windows 11


semi off topic but if the SKC does not work in VCDS, its not the wrong code. You have to clear the fault codes in the cluster with VCDS prior to inputting the SKC and it will work fine. My case it was a aftermarket head unit. The cluster throws a code because its not communicating with the stock radio.
 

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New version: https://github.com/gmenounos/kw1281test/releases/tag/v0.79-beta
  • Added GetClusterId command to get the cluster Id (used by the radio to determine if it's been installed in a new vehicle).
  • Some 1J0919 clusters have an SKC so added code to work with them.
GetClusterId, which doesn't appear in the official list of commands and doesn't have much use unless you're a VW radio :), is used to retrieve the 16-bit cluster Id. Usage (note "3F" address instead of "17") :

.\kw1281test.exe COM1 10400 3F GetClusterId

More info here: https://github.com/mnaberez/vwradio/blob/main/reverse_engineering/delco/vw_premium_5/kwp1281_0x3f.md
 

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I did everything I could using vag commander I cant retrieve my SKC key. When I connect to the car , select engine then read EEPROM
I get response saying cannot connect to device.
 

gmenounos

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I did everything I could using vag commander I cant retrieve my SKC key. When I connect to the car , select engine then read EEPROM
I get response saying cannot connect to device.
Ah, which car in your fleet are you talking about? Also, this thread is mostly about kw1281test, not VAG Commander, so it might be worth creating a new thread for the issue you're having.
 

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Hello cordial greeting, I wish, first thank for this great program, and second please if you could put support for Immobox, 377 953 257 A, with memory 93c56, VW Pointer, (in Mexico) in Brazil, Parathi, and Valeo Immobox, (Vag PN: 6x0953257) With Memory 24C04, Derby, for thanksgiving, a hug from Mexico.:love::eek: And it worked very well in a Clasico 2013 VDO V75, to retrive Pin code (Mexico).
 

gmenounos

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Hello cordial greeting, I wish, first thank for this great program, and second please if you could put support for Immobox, 377 953 257 A, with memory 93c56, VW Pointer, (in Mexico) in Brazil, Parathi, and Valeo Immobox, (Vag PN: 6x0953257) With Memory 24C04, Derby, for thanksgiving, a hug from Mexico.:love::eek: And it worked very well in a Clasico 2013 VDO V75, to retrive Pin code (Mexico).
As far as I know, there isn't a known way to retrieve the SKC from dedicated immobilizer boxes via a KKL cable. You have to open the box and read the EEPROM with a hardware device. If someone knows differently, let me know.
 

silverfox64

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As far as I know, there isn't a known way to retrieve the SKC from dedicated immobilizer boxes via a KKL cable. You have to open the box and read the EEPROM with a hardware device. If someone knows differently, let me know.
Hello cordial greeting, precisely with the vagtacho, you can extract the pin code, attached a PDF, Vagtacho pin code Pointer, from how to extract it with the vagtacho, for the attention thank you.
 

ekincaid

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I think so. The following command will read the airbag fault codes (Replace "COM1" with your actual COM port):

.\kw1281test.exe COM1 9600 15 ReadFaultCodes

The following command should clear the airbag fault codes:

.\kw1281test.exe COM1 9600 15 ClearFaultCodes

The current version (0.76-beta) of kw1281test has a bug so it'll give you this error:

Code:
Sending ClearFaultCodes block
Caught: System.InvalidOperationException ClearFaultCodes returned 2 blocks instead of 1
But it should still clear the fault codes and hopefully reset your airbag light.
@gmenounos It took me a lot longer to get back to this than I hoped. Everything worked great. Had to use a baud rate of 10400. Thanks.
 
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