Monthly Archives: February 2018

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How to fix Porsche Piwis Tester 2 99010 99011 Problem

A customer emailed to our engineer as he met a problem about Porsche Piwis Tester II . In the email he told me that his Piwis Diagnostic Tool was showing 99010 and 99011 error, see picture below:

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One customer reflect that his Porsche Piwis Tester II always appear the same problem, 9 times of each 10 have this error, like following picture shows:

First we need to determine the machine’s password. After confirmed,this machine’s power on password is “porsche2018”.

Note: If your PIWIS II machine password is “porsche2018” with 99010/99011 error pops up when hook up the device to a car obd port, it is likely that the USB driver is not well installed.

How to fix the problem:

Please connect your Porsche diagnostic tool to the laptop, then it will pop up a prompt box “Found New Hardware“, click “Next” to start driver installation and follow the prompts to get it installed.

If the pop-up box appear in the background, please use the key combination ALT + TAB to switch it to “Found New Hardware” prompt box, then just install the USB driver.

OBD2TOOL Automotive diagnostic tool , diagnostic software

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Hello mates. I do not know what to choose between BMW ICOM A3 HW 1.38 and BMW ICOM NEXT A + B + C HW 1.40
please help me with some advice



BMW ICOM A3 HW 1.38:

BMW ICOM NEXT A + B + C HW 1.40:

Reply 1: Both of these have the same hardware. None of them are clones of anything also. A3 is fully china version of ICOM, there is no original version looking like this crap. NEXT is just looking as genuine NEXT, but with old A1/A2 hardware inside, like A3.

Reply 2: I recommend buying an original Icom next. It is priced roughly at 500 euro. Take in consideration that you will probably work on cars that are worth 30-40k euro or maybe more and if your chinese icom fails you even once, you will be spending a lot of money on a bricked ecu.

Reply 3: You can have a Icom Next HQ clone if you don’t have much budget of it. This tool handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely, much faster in BMW F and G series and if flashing the complete vehicle. It supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. will be compatibility for future cars. Also, it has a better wifi card and USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 (USB 3.0 is theoretically more than ten times faster than USB 2.0. We need usb 2.0 or usb 3.0 flash drive formatted with FAT32.)

No comments on China knockoff quality, I mean an ICOM Next interface.

Reply 4: Buy a icom next original or HQ clone, these are for a decent price now