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Porsche Piwis Tester driver data lost (solved)

Some notes for you here to help you deal with Porsche PIWIS PIWIS Tester II driver data is lost or you are told no driver after first-time PIWIS software installation issues.



Start your laptop


Go to the Porsche PIWIS menu

Then go to TOOLS->Online update


Click on the enter button in the top right corner


Enter “piwis22018

Enter “devmgmt.msc

Porsche PIWIS tester driver data lost issues are solved! You can diagnose or program your Porsche cars then.

Free download V16.7 Porsche PIWIS Dev. Mode

This is the newest Porsche PIWIS Tester II V16.7 with Development (Dev) mode. Come to free download V16.7 Porsche software here to update your PIWIS 2.

Software version: V16.700


Free download Porsche PIWIS v16.7.rar!hB8VAbKa!yPuoAHKRRgWk5naQ4GgRHdvmY2NCFFy1tdRp2FKeFK0

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you have the windows\system32\IME folder (Chinese software).
you get an warning 0 days left IMPRINT message when you have a litetime licence.
you still have a “commasoft securuty solution” folder in program files.
you didn’t modify the usercontrol service (check with ctrl-alt-del that it runs with the piwis).

programs needed to be modified:
C:\Program Files\Porsche\PIWIS\Desktop\desktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Gigatronik\UpdateController\UpdateController.exe
C:\Program Files\Gigatronik\UpdateController\Tools\UpdateControllerClient.exe



Supplements in V16.700 Porsche PIWIS Tester 
— 981/991 Sports Car:
Control unit Model Changes
DME Carrera and Turbo from MY H Complete description of diagnostics
— Panamera:
Control unit Model Changes
DME Panamera S (V6 Turbo) from MY E (2014) Fault finding for fault code P053F, P1021, P1023, P1025, P1026, P1030, P1036, P1037, P12A1, P12A2 enhanced
— Cayenne 92A (from MY 11):
Control unit Model Changes
DME Cayenne S (V6 Turbo) from MY F (2015) Fault finding for fault code P053F, P1021, P1023, P1025, P1026, P1030, P12A1, P12A2 enhanced
DME Cayenne (VR6) from MY F (2015) Diagnostic information for fault code P11A900 enhanced
— Macan:
Control unit Model Changes
DME Macan S and Macan Turbo (V6 Turbo) Fault finding for fault code P053F, P1021, P1023, P1025, P1026, P1030, P12A1, P12A2 enhanced
— Basic system software

How to tell different Porsche PIWIS clones

There are several Porsche PIWIS Tester 2 diagnostic scan tools on the aftermarket. Here is the comparison table help you identify these scanners.
Item Number
Item Name
Original AllScanner VCX-Plus Multi Scanner for Porsche Piwis Tester II JLR with CF30 Laptop
VXDIAG MULTI Diagnostic Tool for Porsche Piwis Tester II JLR with CF30 Laptop Support Original Software
Piwis Tester II for Porsche Diagnostic Tool with CF30 Laptop and Latest software PIWIS II
YANHUA Porsche Piwis II without Laptop and software
Porsche Piwis Tester II Software plus CF30 Laptop
WIFI Porsche Piwis Tester II with CF30 laptop
Software Version
PIWIS V16.2;
JLR V143
PIWIS V16.2;
JLR V143
(Chinese Original Hardware;
Original Porsche Software)
(depends on QC label)
(Original Porsche Software)
Vehicles Coverage
Porsche cars
Jaguar Land Rover cars 2005 up
Porsche cars
Jaguar Land Rover cars 2005 up
Porsche cars 2005-2015
Porsche cars 2005-2015
Porsche cars 2005-2015
Porsche cars 2005-2015
via HDD
VXDIAG Software Update via HDD
VXDIAG Hardware Update with Hardware ID Update Authorization
via HDD
via HDD
via HDD
German, British English, American English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch
Support System
Engine, automatic transmission, air-conditioning, SRS, ABS, ASR, MPL, GM, Original antitheft System, Keyless GO system, OBDII system.
Support Protocol
ISO-9141 K-Line
ISO-14230 K-Line
ISO-15765 CAN
SAE-J1850-VPW (GM Class2)
ISO-11898-2 DWCAN
SAE-J2411 Single Wire CAN (GMLAN)
SAE-J2610 SCI (Chrysler)
SAE-J1567 CCD BUS (Chrysler)
SAE-J1708/J1587 On RS485
CAT DATALINK (Catepillar)
ATA DATALINK (Catepillar)
Support Online Programming
Yes, cost 220usd per time
WiFi Connection
Special Function
VXDIAG support add more original software in feature, you only need buy authorization from us.
Already released original software authorization has Toyota, Honda, LandRover, Jaguar, and Porsche.
Software will release soon including: Volvo, Subaru, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Mazda, Kia, Hyundai, GMC, Nissan, Suzuki, VAG, BMW, BENZ, FERRARI and Marerati.
Bluetooth,GPS and Navigation Function are available in case you pay for the authorization fee
Bluetooth,GPS and Navigation Function are available in case you pay for the authorization fee


Note: If you need online programming, we recommend you buy Yanhua version Porsche Piwis SP161-YH, it supports off-line programming, key programming as well.

And the online programming service cost 220USD per time.
If you need wireless connection, we recommend you buy WIFI version Piwis Tester II SP161-W.

How to set up Porsche PIWIS Tester 2 Dev. Mode



NOTE 1: Please first install WinRAR and Winhex on your computer. Then to do setup as follows.

  1. Locate the file: C:\Program Files\Porsche\PIDT_P_MIG_DLSS3\pidt\plugins\de.dsa.pidt.datatype.jar and copy it on your desktop in order to modify it.2. Open it with WinRAR, and then in the WinRAR windows locate the file:
    \de\dsa\pidt\datatypes\utils\Helper$1.class and drag it on your desktop, then delete it from the archive after the copy, and keep the WinRAR window open.


    3. Open Helper$1.class on your desktop with Winhex and go to offset E81, replace 9A by A7 and save.

    4. Drag back the save file on the WinRAR window still open and click OK. Now Close WinRAR.

    5. Copy the new file de.dsa.pidt.datatype.jar you just made in C:\Program Files\Porsche\PIDT_P_MIG_DLSS3\pidt\plugins, and overwrite it.

    6. Copy the file aftersales.sig on your desktop and rename it development.sig Copy this file back in the folder.
    Aftersale.sig is located in
    C:\Program Files\Porsche\PIDT_P_DLS3\Pidt\workspace
    and in
    C:\Program Files\Porsche\PIDT_P_MIG_DLS3\Pidt\workspace

    7. Do exactly the same method given above with the folder
    C:\Program Files\Porsche\PIDT_P_DLSS3 with its own files.

    To transform it in developer:
    Settings > Diagnostic configuration > 981-991 > mode > operating mode
    E= development, P= production, V= aftersales (Regular PIWIS II)
    Other models line > mode > operating mode
    E= development, P= production, V= aftersales (Regular PIWIS II)

    E= Entwickler, P= Produktion, V= Verkauf (Standarteinstellung PIWIS II)


NOTE 2: The Development Mode DIY guide here is a customer solution; obd365 has not tested yet and you may be at risks to have a try. Good luck.
What can you do with Porsche Piwis Development Mode?
1.start/stop”LAST MODE”wait for stopping the engine and change memory
2.spoiler”lessen time when the car starts
4.spoiler”change angle”
5.Change VO code
6.Close Air Mercury
7.Upgrade power
8.Remove the tire pressure sensor
9.Install reversing camera
10.Install USB/BT
11.Close the seat belt warning
12.Change CDR/PCM operation interface
13.Air condition memorization
14.Start CDR_AUX
15.Open the PCM function
16.Manually set codes
17.Automatically set codes
18.Manually do programming
19.Automatically do programming


NOTE 3: released WIFI Porsche Piwis tester 2 with Dev mode. No need to install dev mode yourself.




Porsche PIWIS Tester No VCI detected final solution

Porsche PIWIS Tester II “No VCI has been detected” error final solution by


Porsche PIWIS 2 prompt: Configuration du VCI: Aucun VCI a été détecté (Configuration from VCI: No VCI has been detected)

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Possible reason:

Run PIWIS self-test in the wrong way. Follow correct self test guide below.


Self test to solve the error “No VCI has been detected”

Step1: start the car first
Step2: connect Porsche tester main unit with car, if the main unit lights turns on,please connect usb cable with laptop
Step3: Set the laptop to network connection




If update completes, it means the Porsche PIWIS Tester is in a good condition.

Then you can diagnose Porsche cars with Piwis tester.


Step 4: choose the car model you want to do


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Diagnostic application starting, please wait…

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Then you can choose the function you want to do your car.


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Porsche PIWIS V16.2 Engineer Mode Function List

Porsche PIWIS Tester II diagnostic system and original VXDiag Multi Tool for Porsche both are compatible with three modes but only two modes can be available– E (Development) mode with German, V (Aftersales) mode with multi-language. Here, obdii365 offers details of PIWIS Tester 2V16.2 Developer Mode, also called Engineer Mode.

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Developer mode is a special Piwis software that allow a lot of advanced coding normally reserved only to Factory. With this function you will have a tool that can do more than software of official Porsche Dealer. For example, you can reprogram all ECUs completely offline.

Engineer Mode  software is able to work with offline programming for almost all modules, also you can access special functions with it.


What can Porsche PIWIS Developer Mode do?

  • start/stop”LAST MODE”wait for stopping the engine and change memory
  • spoiler”lessen time when the car starts
  • spoiler”fixed”
  • spoiler”change angle”
  • Change VO code
  • Close Air Mercury
  • Upgrade power
  • Remove the tire pressure sensor
  • Install reversing camera
  • Install USB/BT
  • Close the seat belt warning
  • Change CDR/PCM operation interface
  • Air condition memorization
  • Start CDR_AUX
  • Open the PCM function
  • Manually set codes
  • Automatically set codes
  • Manually do programming
  • Automatically do programming


Porsche Tester V16.2 Engineer Mode display:


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Update Porsche PIWIS Tester firmware online

Here is the Porsche PIWIS Tester II diagnostic& programming system driver & firmware update instruction by obd365 technician.


Pre-upgrade caution:

  1. Make sure your PC get well network connection
  2. Ensure the Porsche Tester scanner is connected with PC/laptop (do not need to connect with vehicle)


1) Open Porsche PIWIS software, select “Tools” function, click “Device update”


2) Then click “Update” to update Piwis tester driver and firmware


3) VCX Device Firmware Updating. Do not interrupt!!!


4) Update Online Complete. Close the piwis software program.


How to update Porsche PIWIS software to V16.200

Porsche PIWIS TESTER 2 new software v16.2 at obd365 has been tested. PIWIS V16.2 works fine and will be released soon(Dec. 2015) .

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Software Version: V16.200

Operation system: Windows XP only

Update via HDD

Supported multi-Language: Russian/ English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian/ German/ Portuguese/ Japanese/ Chinese/ Dutch


PIWIS Tester2 V16.200 screen shots.

The new Porsche WDS system update to V1.4.0

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Porsche PIWIS  v16.2 update instruction:

  1. Please insert the PIWIS 2 16.200 DVD into DVD rom, then choose [Tools- DVD Upgrade] the software will install automatically.

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  1. Choose [Yes].

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  1. Click [OK] to update.

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  1. Wait patiently for around 4-7 hours (for me it costs 6:42 hours to install, viaCF-30 laptop CPU: 9300 4GB RAM) to finish update.

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  1. Porsche PIWIS Tester v16.2 update success, and restart the laptop.

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If the laptop not restart automatically, you must manual restart it, after restart, the software screen will change to PIWIS Tester II V16.200.

Porsche PIWIS Tester 2 V15.9 software free download

Porsche PIWIS Tester II diagnostic system software is newly upgraded to V15.9 (V15.900). New PIWIS software can be free downloaded here

(Download the software and burn a DVD disc to get the update)

Software version: V15.900

Operating system: Windows XP

Language: Russian/ English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian/ German/ Portuguese/ Japanese/ Chinese/ Dutch

Best quality Porsche Piwis Tester PCB display





Compatible laptop:

Panasonic CF30 & CF31, which better?

There are two populous laptops to choose for both diagnosis and programming: Panasonic CF30 and Panasonic CF31. People get confused sometimes. Actually, besides those technical parameters, it’s very easy to make your decision between these two laptops:
1. Normally, people offers second-hand CF30 and CF31, but CF31 is always much more newer than CF30, it might because of CF30 is no more in production;
2. If you are a computer fun, and you always seek for higher configurations, then you should choose CF31, because it is 2 times faster than CF30;
3. But if you just need a specialized laptop for Porsche diagnosis, it’s definitely okay to get a second-hand CF30. PIWIS factory tested yes with Porsche software on CF30 laptop.


What’s new in software PIWIS II V15.900?

-wireless working now possible through WLAN connection to vehicle interface and to network by way of router

-very robust design (resistant to splash water and impacts)

-more comfortable to work with through high-performance processor (no long waiting period)

-integrated keyboard

-diagnostic scopes for Porsche Panamera

-simultaneous communication with several control units possible

-docking station with flexible mounting capability


Porsche PIWIS Tester II 15.9 software display:


-general information




-new piwis tester 2 Wiring diagram system:



Porsche PIWIS function:

PIWIS Tester ii can help to read/clear error code, catch data stream, computer programming match, component test, maintenance information consult, components site drawing, wiring diagram, for ENGINE automatio transmission, air-conditioner, SRS, ABS, ASR, MPL, GM, Original antitheft System,KEYLESS GO system, OBDII system.


Vehicle tested successfully?

Yes. Obd365 technicians has tested PIWIS  on the following models:

  1. 911(997) (991)
  2. Boxster/Cayman (987)
  3. Cayenne MY 2011 (it’s ok for Cayenne up to MY 2010)
  4. Panamera
    5. Most 2013 Porsche car models tested YES.

PIWIS Tester II code Rear-end electronics on Cayenne

Here is the instruction on coding Rear-end electronics on Cayenne 92A MY2011 by PIWIS Tester 2 diagnostic system.

Tools needed:

Porsche PIWIS Tester2 (clone also okay)

Laptop Panasonic CF30 (better)


Operation system:

Window XP

How to code Rear-end electronics on Cayenne 92A MY2011:

Select DIAGNOSTICS>>Cayenne>> 92A from MY2011



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Select Rear-end electronics to continue.

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Select Fault memory

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Select Codings adaptions

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Select Automatic coding

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Coding success.

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