CGDI Prog MB newbie working experience on Mercedes W164:
I bought cgdi mb but can’t connect to w164 EIS on bench – I have got gateway emulator but need to make proper cable for it, couldnot find the wiring diagram.
I have got XHORSE Power ADAPTER with direct cable for W164 ( like this one: http://www.vvdishop.com/wholesale/vvdi-mb-tool-power-adapter.html
but it doesn’t work with CGDI – i noticed that this adapter doesn’t allow to pass power and data when connected between cgdi and w164 EIS, seems to be useless for CGDI owners for now. That’s why I decided to connect ordinary gateway emulator but need connection diagram to build a cable.
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eis A1645451508 new type
pulling dump took 80 minutes
calculating pass online 4 min.
key programmed !!!
I did for testing 2 types of programming _ have got EZS with both programmed keys because customer claimed somethimes EIS works sometimes doesn’t – I have found that connector for immo aerial was desoldered from PCB so when I fixed it – EIS became fully working again – and then I started testing CGDI MB and made 2 types of programming (all programming on bench – EZS + GATEWAY EMULATOR)
1) programming in case one key is available and adding spare key – ALL OK!
2) programming in case of ALL KEYS LOST – ALL OK!spare key programming was pretty fast
All keys lost scenario takes circa 80minutes to get data from EIS and You have to plug in and out emulator key every 5 seconds – I have bought VVDI POWER ADAPTER to pass all hassle on to adapter so You don’t have to watch whole process and move key in and out manually – but it doesn’t work with CGDI – seems adapter works only with VVDI MB and software drives it by adressed pin to switch connection off and on between ezs and key emulator – maybe CGDI TEAM could write a code to their SW and make VVDI POWER ADAPTER usefull for all their customers.