CGDI MB Program Mercedes W164 EIS Key on bench

CGDI Prog MB newbie working experience on Mercedes W164:

Day 1:

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:

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.

Day 2: 

Get the wiring diagram from a MB expert

build the cable

			CGDI MB Program Mercedes W164 EIS Key on bench

data gathered with succes!!!! Day 3: i did it today (EIS on bench)
eis A1645451508 new type
pulling dump took 80 minutes
calculating pass online 4 min.
key programmed !!! Detail information: w164 after 2009
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.

Good news: CGDI MB AC Adapter is now available in  It has the same function as VVDI MB power adapter, but for CGDI MB Only.

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