Vxdiagshop shares two reviews on VXDIAG VCX Nano with JLR SDD Software on Jaguar XK / XKR ( X150 ) 2006 – 2014.
First come with the first review:
All of you snobs who say it’s $100 so it cannot be good are fools. I was repairing my suspension dealing with a compressor issue when mu trusty Rotunda VCM started having boot issues again. This is now came back after I reballed the chip few years ago.
I got the VXDiag VCX Nano for Jaguar /Land Rover. Installed the driver, launched the VXManager, Launched SDD without reinstalling(same one Ive been using with VCM) and it picked it up as JLR-VCI. Worked like a charm and I was able to pull codes, clear codes, toggle switches in the suspension diagnostic mode, everything worked as promised, plus it works through wifi too.
Connects to all modules too without a problem.
I’ve meant it more as a tongue in cheek. My point is, the OEM VCM is very dated. The new chips can do all that the old could do and with way less hardware. Think 90s laptop vs current laptops. All that these things do is send signals back and forth over wires using protocols. The real magic is the software, which unless youre paying heavy subscription fees, you are using a hacked copy anyway. As far as shade tree mechanics using non approved equipment, I can tell you that some of us can do things the dealership can only dream of.
And one more good review of VXDIAG NANO with SDD software:
I don’t know about all writings about SDD and hardware problems,,
But I bought a VXDIAG VCX NANO JLR
Work like a charm,,, doing all uppdates SDD online with Jaguar server on an old win 7 computer,, think there was 3 or 4 uppdates so 163. something.
Hook up with my “jag” and wanted to change speedlimiter,, when reading ecu sdd told me that i needed a special file to complete operation, option to save “update file link” on usb and get downloaded with a internet connected computer,,set. Nothing to loose just plugged in usb to another computer and downloded file from jaguar,, done.
Plugged usb in sdd computer and pointed to usb when asked for uppdate,, done
Process goes on and the speedlimiter is now set to higest value.
Tested allso kess-tool and that other blue jrl cable,, not good at all,, they was scary at he#”% to read ecu with.
(Good to know: no active cruice or camera,, sorry. But have tested the speedlimiter,, and works.
1:Active engineering mode.
2: all ticks must be green to write
3: I read ” JLR Car Configuration File Management Help Documentation”
When I was in SDD i was setting the speedlimiter in “as built” conf. Then i told SDD to use that file and write to car,, and as i understand it it stores CCF on 3 places exept “as-build” and all have to match. BCM RSJB and FSJB.
I just did wat SDD told me to do.
So I changed the AS_BUILT,, 250 to 300 and “download” to car.
Here is the good source of VXDIAG VCX NANO for Land Rover and Jaguar with JLR SDD Software V160