KWP2000 Plus ECU Flashing Cable for BMW, VW, Mercedes, Ford - (Code: A17)
This KWP2000 Plus ECU flasher and a laptop computer are all you need to turn your normal ride into a powerful, responsive, fuel efficient speed demon. By reading and writing data to your car’s engine control units (ECU), you can achieve better initial acceleration, more responsiveness with less throttle input in all gears, gains on power and torque throughout the entire rev range, and overall improvements in your vehicle’s torque, power, and brake horsepower (BHP). Normal petrol engines can achieve up to 15% gains in BHP and up to 20% more torque on the entire rev range. Petrol turbo engines can achieve up to 30% more BHP, and diesel turbo engines can achieve up to 50% more BHP and 75% more torque. These improvements reduce the need to shift down unnecessarily and allow you to overtake your competitors quickly and safely.
Paying a professional mechanic to make just one of these changes for you would cost an arm and a leg, and probably a little bit of your fender, too. After just a short time of use, this cable will effectively pay for itself in the money you save on gas and maintenance. Plus, driving will be much more fun!
There is no need to physically replace chips, connect extra wires, or adjust hardware. Just connect one end of the cable to your computer’s USB port and the other end to your car’s OBD port. You can now easily read and write data to your car’s ECU with the user friendly software.
At a Glance…
◦USB to OBDII
◦Read, write, and remap ECUs
◦ECU memory backup
◦Increase fuel efficiency
◦Improve BHP, torque, and power
◦Primary Function: KWP2000 Plus ECU Flash Tool
◦Compatible Car Brands: BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Ford, Nissan, Ferrari, Hyundai, Volvo, Mini, Izuzu, Honda, Kia, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, Smart, Cirtoen, Peugeout, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Chrysler, Opel, Renault, Rover
◦OBDII Plug: 16-pin (Male)
◦USB: 2.0 and backward compatible
◦Operating Software Compatibility: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista
◦Dimensions: Cables 125 CM long (approx 48 inches)
◦KWP2000 Plus Flasher Interface, Shielded USB A to USB B connection cable, OBD2 connection cable, 20-pin BMW connection cable, Female banana cable, 38-pin Mercedes connection cable, CD with KWP2000 Software, Power connectors
Frequently Asked Questions
◦Does this cable let me perform chip tuning?
Technically, “chip tuning” refers to physically replacing ECU ROM. The advantage of this cable is that you do not have to physically replace or alter any hardware in your vehicle. Simply plug one end of this cable into your vehicle’s OBD port and the other end into your computer. You can now perform ECU flashing on your computer.
◦Can I flash all of my ECUs? Can I backup data from all my ECUs?
Some ECUs can not be flashed with this OBDII connector. In this case you have to remove the ECU from the car to flash it. Some ECUs can not be saved with this flasher.
◦Do I need to have my engine on to flash my ECUs?
No, you only need to have your ignition on: the key should be in position 2.
◦Once I’ve connected this cable to my car, how do I read and write my car’s ECUs?
First turn the ignition on to position 2. Do not turn on the engine. On your computer, select the ECU you want to access from a list. To read the ECU, click the “Read” button to access the original data. Save the file to your computer’s hard drive for editing. To write to an ECU, click the “Write” button and follow the instructions on screen. When you are finished, turn off the ignition and wait 10 seconds. That’s it!
◦I am a complete newbie when it comes to cars, but I really want to race my car. Is this the right kit for me?
Actually, using this cable and its software interface is so easy that if you can use a computer, you can definitely use it. However, if you don’t know anything about cars, ECUs, or flashing, we highly recommend that you ask a friend or mechanic for help before you start writing to your car’s ECUs. But don’t worry, if you make a backup of your car’s data first, you will be able to restore your car’s data if you make a mistake later.
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