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DPA5 and Nexiq USB Link, which one do you use?

Discuss: DPA5 and Nexiq USB Link, which one do you use? and why?

What is Nexiq USB Link?

Nexiq USB Link is manufactured by Nexiq, which is owned by Snap On. This really is by far the most widespread adapter, as they have an incredibly significant distribution network and brand name recognition. Beneath is our list of Pro’s and Con’s on this adapter: The DPA5 adapter is manufactured by DG Technologies, which was previously referred to as Dearborn Technologies. When a smaller sized organization, they do quite a bit of business straight with makers such as Case New Holland, Detroit, and more.

What is DPA5?

DPA5 Dearborn Protocol Adapter 5 undoubtedly professional gun for any repair of your economic car or truck or suv firms. Preserve in thoughts this allowing for everything incredibly significant practices, for instance search engines, diffusion, foot brake notify application, advantage, prevention, emissions, airplane pause, trailer residence and maintenance, to become in a position to in-depth perform with regard to the application

Are you using DPA5 or Nexiq USB Link?

Answer 1:

I personally like the DPA5, it is better than the DPA4+ in that it supports OBD-II protocols other than J1850VPW and CAN, it also has the long range bluetooth and comes with a bluetooth dongle for your PC.  It has a metal case, rubber shock caps, secure USB and long diagnostic cables unlike the 6" Nexiq cables.  It is dual CAN, has a large buffer and I find it works well with any application I tested it on.

If you like the DPA4+, You will love the DPA5

If anyone is looking for old drivers, IC4 Serial, IC4 USB, Noregon, Dearborn, B&B, post the request here, I have a fair collection.

Answer 2:

Currently use DG DPA5 with good success, even with OBDII. Couldn't hook into Isuzu 6WG1, but was still using 2.1.1. which I don't think supported Isuzu. Also I know that the OEM program will only use USB Link. Will see how the update PFD connects today with DPA5.

Answer 3:

Having only ever used the Nexiq USB Link or Link 2, I can't say I really prefer it so much as until fairly recently I didn't even know there was so many other options as those two are almost the entirety of what I ever see.  Only after recently purchasing a Nexiq USB Link 2 did I begin to realize that so much else (aside from OEM 'boxes') was even available.

So far I'm still pleased with the Link 2, but had I done a bit more digging prior to buying it I certainly would have compared it to the DPA5 and might have gone that route just given what I've found out about them so far.

About the only complaints I have with the Link 2 so far are the increased price of the adapter cables vs the original (or even other current models) and that connecting via Bluetooth is quite the chore for some reason compared to other (in general) devices.  Given how long the USB cable is though, I'm not terribly concerned with the Bluetooth connectivity.

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JULIE car emulator V96 Review

Good news! Cardiagtool has launched a new car emulator- V96 JULIE car emulator this week.

What about this new product? Good or not? How to use V96 JULIE CAR EMULATOR on Siemens SID301(Renault) IMMO OFF?

Here you can get detailed information as below.

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IMMO OFF solutions: Replace or remote the original alarm signal

ESL / ELV: Replace damaged ESL/ELV signals

AirBag (Seat Occupancy Sensor): Replace damaged passenger seat occupancy sensor signals

Tacho: Perform instrument group diagnostics


  1. Two side with double power: Both sides of emulator have new features and components.
  2. More comfortable program selection: It has been gained some extra space because the jumpers have been moved tothe back side of the emulator.
  3. Additional 24C02 memory: 24C02 memory is built directly into Julie Emulator. You can check your Julie Emulator version by simply connecting it to power supply.
  4. IMMOBILISERS: Julie Emulator enables you to turn off or replace original IMMOBILISER signal in thousands of popular ECUs and cars.
  5. IMMO OFF: Allprograms dedicated to IMMO are called IMMO OFF programs. Although the majority of programs do not actually remove IMMOBILISER permanently, but replace it, the effect remains the same - as long as Julie Emulator is connected to the ECU, the IMMOBILISER is turned off.

Latest IMMO OFF solutions:


Visteon DCU 102 | Citroen / Peugeot

MM IAW 5SF8 | Fiat / Alfa Romeo / Lancia

Hottest IMMO OFF solutions:

Simos PCR2.1 | VAG group

Simos PPD1.2 | VAG group

Siemens SIM32 | Citroen & Peugeot

Car model list:

V96 JULIE CAR EMULATOR can be used for many cars including Alfa Romeo/ Magneti Marelli/ Audi/ Bosch/ Hitachi/ Siemens/ BMW/ Chrysler/ Citroen/ Daewoo/ Fiat/ Ford/ Honda/ Jeep/ Kia/ Lancia/ Mazda/ Mercedes / Nissan/ Opel/ Peugeot/ Polonez/ Renault/ Seat/ Skoda/ Subaru/ Suzuki/ Volkswagen...

How to use Siemens SID301(Renault) IMMO OFF with V96 Julie car Emulator?

You need:

Siemens SID301(Renault) IMMO OFF*1

V96 Julie car Emulator*1

Operate tool*1

Siemens SID301

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Detailed steps as below:

Step 1: Using Fgtech V54 to read the content of the MPC FLASH MEMORY


Step 2: Write values 8c of 94 33 E7 14, in address from 4600 to 4605


Step 3: Write into the MPC processor


Step 4: In this case solder jumpers


Step 5: Use V96 Julie car Emulator to connect with Siemens SID301(Renault) IMMO OFF

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Step 6: Blue led light means correct self-adjustment


Step 7: Close the ECU and install it back into the car



Free Download VVDI2 6.5.0 software

Free download VVDI2 6.5.0 software:!EZ0DwKSY!0Nqt4wB5fjV3F3p-WHpw_rhkNApRAc...



Software version: 6.5.0 

Firmware requirement: version 6.5.0

IMPORTANT: VVDI super chip is released, but it require software V6.5.0 !!!

Released notes:

VVDI2 VAG V6.5.0:
1. Improvement for Audi A6/Q7(IMM4) adapt Gearbox
2. Bugfix for MQB35xx write immo data
3. Improvement for autodetect VAG immobilizer system
4. Bugfix

VVDI2 BMW V6.5.0:
1. Improvement for FEM/BDC key learning
2. ECU/CAS ISN: Support load and decode B38/B48 ISN with EEPROM dump
3. KM repair: Support ALL eeprom read by VVDIProg M35080, 35160, 35128
4. Bugfix

VVDI 2 Porsche V6.5.0:
1. Bugfix

VVDI 2 PSA V6.5.0:
1. Bugfix

VVDI2 Transponder Programmer V6.5.0:
1. Support VVDI super chip, you can change to any type in the list:
11, 12, 13, PCF7935, PCF7936, PCF7937, PCF7938, PCF7939, PCF7946, 48, 4C, 4D, 4D(80), 4E, 8A, 8C, 8E
2. Special transponder: Supprt use VVDI super transponder, it can use reusable, never lock
3. Copy transponder: Support clone 4D transponder
4. Copy transponder: Support clone 4E transponder
5. Copy transponder: Support clone Ford ID83, Kiv ID70
6. Copy transponder: Support clone Toyota H transponder - Require use VVDI super chip
7. Copy transponder: Support clone 8C/4C transponder - Require use VVDI super chip
8. Immobilizer data tool: Euro->Renault->Duster->2010- 95040
9. Immobilizer data tool: Euro->Chevrolet->Silverado->2011 9S08
10. Immobilizer data tool: Asia->Toyota->Corolla->2004 93C66(ID4C)
11. Immobilizer data tool: Asia->SAIC->Roewe 360 95160
12. Bugfix for electronic monitor key
13. Bugfix

VVDI2 Copy 48 (96 bits) V6.5.0:
1. Bugfix

VVDI2 J2534 V6.5.0:
1. Bugfix

VVDI 2 Online Upate Tool V6.5.0:
1. Bugfix

VVDI2 Quick Start V6.5.0:
1. Bugfix
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