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Learning Diagnostics and Coding Options

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Hello all,

I was looking for having some options coded on my w212 E550. Things like Agility mode on the transmission, liters left in the tank, AMG menu, maybe even virginizing a new instrument cluster. However, I was not sure what I wanted and what was even possible to be coded/modified.

That's why I started exploring how things are made and after some time the idea of giving it a try myself came to my mind.

That's why I wanted to ask you for some advice on where such skills could be learnt and what software and hardware I'd need. Any courses/video series, etc?
As far as I know Xentry hardware and software is used. Does the models matter, is there anything else to that?

I am a software developer by occupation and I feel like this might be something I could get the hang of.

Thanks in advance!
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Hello all,

I was looking for having some options coded on my w212 E550. Things like Agility mode on the transmission, liters left in the tank, AMG menu, maybe even virginizing a new instrument cluster. However, I was not sure what I wanted and what was even possible to be coded/modified.

That's why I started exploring how things are made and after some time the idea of giving it a try myself came to my mind.

That's why I wanted to ask you for some advice on where such skills could be...
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Since you mentioned Xentry hw sw, ===> recommend the C4 mux and dell e7250 laptop (fassst)
I am a relatively new user of this xentry setup (been using the standard fare scanner autel, foxwell for some time now, on 1997 and up MB models with no issues for module access. Earlier models, I require the C4.
For your application, you should not have any problems using the C4. It is pricey, however, for my applications across the age era realm, it makes sense.
C4 learning curve is not an issue.
You also have other options of scanner via Autel, Foxwell for your latter year chassis and beyond.
 
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