Why do you must have a W164 gateway adapter for VVDI-MB

W164 gateway adapter works good?

Test 1: VVDI-MB read W164 EIS data without W164 gateway adapter

Result: Failed!

Can’t start communication with EIS, check connector


Test 2: VVDI-MB read W164 EIS data with W164 gateway adapter

Result: Success!

VVDI MB Tool read data successfully! EIS is normal




W164 gateway adapter is a must have for EIS read using VVDI Mercedes.

The adapter now can cover not only W164 but W209 W211.

source: http://www.xhorsetool.com/wholesale/mercedes-a164-w164-gateway-adapter-for-vvdi-mb.html

This gateway simulator can work with VVDI MB Tool and original MB NEC PRO57 or APPRO-MB TOOL.

To read Mercedes W164 W209 W211 EIS, you need one gateway to read EIS data via OBD.

With this simulator, you can successfully read/write ECU via OBD.

Mercedes W207 2012 All Keys Lost: Done with VVDI MB!

W207 -2012 all keys lost done thanks xhorse for this device


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Step 1: load eis file with password

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Step 2: select key position for the key file

select the key file mat

press button “prepare key file”

password calculation:

Step 1: select a working key, communication mode and chassis

Step 2: press “data acquisition” and follow the steps below:

  1. connect to the device – vvdi mb power adapter – obd cable – cable obd
  2. connect the IR adapter to vvdi mb tool
  3. data acquisition
  4. 50% complete
  5. 100% complete
  6. Save acquisition data

Step 3: press “upload data” to send acquisition data

Step 4: press “query test” to get result

this the vvdi mb tool for w207 all keys lost:


the car w207 2012

test the new keys: working

(Credits to Ameer Hasan for the test)


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You make it on the bench or obd?



What’s better, leads on bench or vvdi prog and ezs adaptor set ?
What is better coverage and faster for all key lost

better on bench read pass 18 minutes only with fast adapter safe and secure


I see you use vvdi mb and leads to connect on bench
There is also vvdi prog with the ezs adaptor 10pc kit. No soldering involved too.
So was wondering which way is quicker or more efficient 

some of vvdi prog ezs adapters not same pin outs also why would i open eis while I can make it with one. Cable and read pass unless I dont wanna lose a token !!!


Does it use just 1 token on bench with cable in total ?
You will need 2 tokens on AKL on bench , Adapter 0 tokens


Ezs is easy to open once removed to put into the adaptors ?
I think I will buy that 10pcs vvdi prog adaptor set. Save expensive token price



(many thanks to Ameer Hasan and Scott Gore for sharing what they know with all bros)

VVDI MB 4.9.0 download: W230 W169 read pass (AKL)

VVDI MB TOOL latest software version: 4.9.0
Password: 123456
Date: 20-06-2019
Firmware: 4.5.0
Released notes:
1. No need update the firmware2. Add new type for calculate password while all key lost:
a. Support W230 get key password with VVDI MB Power Adapter (All KEY LOST, 20 minutes-1 hour)
b. Support W169 type2 get key password with VVDI MB Power Adapter (All KEY LOST, 15 minutes)
c. Support W169 type2 get key password with slow method
d. Support W164/W251 -2009 (NEC chip)get key password with VVDIMB Power Adapter (All KEY LOST, 30 minutes)
3. Support write Mark value to NEC key from IR
4. Support write VIN to HC08/HC12 EIS(Kline)
5. Bugfix