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How to connect and configure BMW ICOM NANO

10/06/2021 14:05
1.Check the manual. The SN serial number of the manual is the same as the SNX on the ICOM NANO label. Use the APP to scan the first QR code (left), check and copy the password, Only copy, no punctuation; Copy the password in the red part and save it to your computer. You can save the password in a...

XTOOL X100 Pad2 key reprogram a 2004 Land Rover Discovery 3

10/06/2021 14:03
Discovery 3 is supported by X100 PAD2/ X100 PAD2 Pro in key programming. Check the Land Rover IMMO function list as below. Landrover Immobiliser Function List: 26.63 Automaker Model/Protocol System Function LANDROVER Range rover(Sport)...

“Boot Strap” Error Occurs When Using DRB III to Flash TCM on 2001-2004 JR

09/30/2021 20:35
VEHICLES: *   2001-2004 JR 2.7L 41TE automatic transmission SUGGESTIONS: *   Verify the DRB III is at the latest release using TechTOOLS. *   Verify the CH7000 red-ended cable is being used and is in good condition. *   Verify that DRB III connections are...

How to Solve Xhorse Dolphin XP005 “Error 56, Error code 6”

09/30/2021 20:33
Problem I have successfully cut 3 keys via Xhorse Dolphin XP005 + VVDI Key Tool Max until the 4th key, it prompted “Error:56. The cutter is short-circuited, please check the cutter conductivity. Please take photo and send to technical support.” The error still exits even if I use other devices to...

VXDIAG VCX SE Benz License Expired Solution

09/16/2021 11:07
Here share the solution to resolve VXDIAG VCX SE Benz license expired problem. Problem: Hello, I’m getting again that license expired… Can you help me please? I try to update the license, but it prompts “update license failed. Retry! Error Code: 0”. Can you explain to me exactly how to...

Super MB Pro M6 vs. C4 vs. C6

09/16/2021 11:02
Do you know how to choose MB Star Diagnostic Tool? Here we have picked out 4 to make a comparison. Let’s find what are the differences between them. This post is available with Mercede Benz diagnostic tools, include reviews and comparison of Benz VCI C6, Benz OEM C6, Benz ECOM, SD Connect C4, SD...

How to Reset OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus to Solve Register Failure Problem

07/31/2021 15:49
Here share the method to solve OBDSTAR X300 DP PLUS register failure problem by resetting the device. Customer problem: When I turned on my x300 dp plus, and tapped teamviewer to register, the registration interface appeared, but quickly jumped back to the user login interface. I tried it many...

How to update the firmware of ICOM NEXT A

07/31/2021 15:25
Upgraded the new version of BMW Diagnostic Software ISTA. When connected to the vehicle, click to start the vehicle to detect ICOM, but the State is Firmware. At this time, you need to upgrade the firmware of BMW ICOM Next; ICOM NEXT A firmware upgrade steps 1. First, you need the firmware...

Ford VCM II firmware update or downgrade

06/25/2021 11:33
It’s confirmed that Ford VCM II Firmware Update And Downgrade is possible, Operation steps guide here (This guide applies to all vcmii tools) Procedure: Remove the rubber case shown below. Connect the USB cable to the VCM2 device and hold the (ReSet) button shown as below. Connect the other...

Top 5 Launch X431 Diagnostic Tool Review 2021

05/27/2021 09:45
Launch X431 Diagnostic Tool is one of best and professional car diagnostic tools in the automotive aftermarket. Launch X431 is aim to provide the most innovative and cost-effective solutions for auto diagnosis work. Launch X431 series diagnostic tool have full line device to meet different...
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Farmers Thrown Under Bus By Own Lobbying Group in ‘Right to Repair’ Fight

07/23/2019 18:26

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Farmers in California have lost the fight to be allowed to repair their own tractors and equipment thanks to the capitulation of their own lobbying group. This issue has been gathering steam for the last few years, after aggressive moves by John Deere Service Advisor to lock down the equipment. As our Ryan Whitwam wrote last year:

John Deere’s tractor firmware prevents the owners from making an unauthorized repairs. Whenever maintenance is needed, an authorized agent needs to swing by and connect to the tractor with diagnostic software. They okay the repair, and the tractor then works. Without that, it’s a very big paperweight. John Deere charges several hundred dollars for service calls, plus $150 per hour for the technician. When techs aren’t available, they have to wait. The alternative many are starting to turn to is pirating the diagnostic software themselves.

Here’s where things are in the present day: Back in February, the Equipment Dealer’s Association promised to make a few concessions to farmers, promising that repair manuals, product guides, diagnostic service tools, and onboard diagnostics would all be available to farmers by 2021. But the agreement only covers equipment sold on or after January 1, 2021. It says nothing about explicitly making these tools available for older tractors. It also allows tractor manufacturers to continue using software lockouts in ways that could prevent repair. All of this is what the EDA promised voluntarily, with no negotiation. The California Farm Bureau Federation was ostensibly supposed to push for a better deal, including continuing to fight for so-called “Right to repair” legislation in the state legislature. Instead, the organization has signed an agreement with the EDA that codifies the voluntary February offer… and that’s it.

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The only difference between what the EDA offered and what the CFBF agreed to, according to Vice, were some minor adjustments to the statement of principles that were too minor to actually be noted or described. The final document was written entirely by manufacturers, for manufacturers and, as Vice notes, “it enshrines what the Farm Bureau of California now believes farmers are not supposed to do with their tractors, which includes modifying the embedded software.”

Farmers are effectively out of the right to repair fight in California and have literally nothing to show for it that they weren’t getting from the EDA already. The final agreement doesn’t address the fact that Heavy Duty Scanner John Deere monopolizes tractor repair. It makes no provision for the sale of spare parts. It states that repair and diagnostic resources will only be available for tractors that haven’t even been built yet, offering no improvements to farmers today. It does not mention anything about fair and reasonable prices for parts, only fair and reasonable prices for maintenance and diagnostic information. There’s also no mention of how patches, updates, or firmware will be distributed to farmers.

These are precisely the sorts of points that a group like the CFBF might be expected to negotiate on. At the very least, they’re issues that tie into the larger question of how much control manufacturers should be able to exert over a product once it leaves the factory floor. Farmers might be interested in those questions but their representatives apparently weren’t.