How to Update Vident iLink400 Software?

This tech support article show the guide to Vident iLink400 users guide on how to update Vident iLink400 software.



Step One- Install the Update Client

1.Visit to download the update client from

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2.The file downloaded will be a compressed zip file. Open that file and run the installer inside it.

Alternatively, you can install the update client from the CD that comes in the product package.


Step Two – Create Your Vident Account.

Firstly you need to create an account with Vident.

1.Once installed, boots up the iScanzilla software, click the Register button.

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2.Fill out the registration form and submit.

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Alternatively, you can click the Sign Up button on the right upper side of our website to create an user account.

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Step Three – Register Your product

1.When logged in iScanzilla, click the ‘Register Products’ icon.

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2.On the ‘S/N Registration’ tab, put a tick in the box marked ‘001’ then enter the product’s serial number & password, and click Submit.Please connect the scan tool with computer through the USB cable, select Setup > About to check the Serial Number and ‘Register Password”.

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3.A confirmation box should be shown confirming successful registration.

Alternatively, you can register the product in the member center when logged in on our website.

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Step Four – Download and Install Diagnostic Software

1.Now close the iScanzilla software, remove the TF card from your tool (making sure the tool is turned off first!) and connect it to the PC via a TF card reader.

2.Once Windows has detected the TF card, run the iScanzilla software and login again. After a few seconds, a list of the available software updates will appear.

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Please select only one software you want to update, as you can ONLY have access to the update of this manufacturer in the future once it’s been selected initially. In case you want to install any other vehicle software, please contact us or sign in your member center to purchase. Please refer to next chapter to buy extra software.

3.Click the Update button to download and install the software.

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4.Once the software installed, you can go to Software Management to review the installed software.



How to Use Vident iSmart900 to Reset the Oil Light

Vident iSmart900 allow you to do oil reset operation for vehicle.Here show you how to use Vident iSmart900 to reset oil light.




Built connection between vehicle and Vident iSmart900,and enter the service and maintenance operations to select “Oil Service”,it can be found under the main diagnostic menu.But in most of the case, are under the specific control module.

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Oil service reset methods are determined by the vehicle being tested.

Typically there are three methods:

1.Oil Reset With One Button

2.Manual Reset

3.Auto Reset


Oil Reset With One Button

To do Oil Reset With One Button on a 2016 VW passenger car:

Slide the screen to tap Oil Life Reset from the diagnostic menu. Select the type of reset applicable to your car and tap the function key OK to continue or Cancel key to return to the Oil Reset menu.

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Follow on-screen instruction and send a command to reset oil service. A screen with “Success” message displays once the lamp has been reset. Tap any key to return.

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Manual Reset Oil Light

Almost all Asian vehicles and most American and European vehicles have mechanical oil service indicator reset. The service tool does not have to communicate with the vehicle being tested, but guides you to complete the service manually by providing step-by-step on-screen instructions. When Manual Reset is selected and the vehicle being tested identified, a procedure opens on the screen. Slide the screen to read the entire procedure and performing the necessary steps as directed by the on-screen instructions.The exact order of the test operation steps may vary depending on the test vehicle. Be sure to follow all on-screen instructions.This manual reset procedure can be interrupted and aborted if the ignition key position is changed.


To do oil reset manually:

1.Select Engine Control Module and follow the on-screen menu to select Oil Interval Reset.

2.The following procedure screen displays.

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3.Follow all on-screen instructions to perform the manual mechanical reset.

4.Tap OK key to return.


Auto Reset Oil Light

Auto Reset is a bi-directional communication procedure directed by the service tool. The service tool displays guides for you through the process. A number of instructions that require a response to continue display, including an option to clear any stored codes once the interval has been reset. Follow the on-screen instructions.



Vident iEasy-Code Readers Review

Vident has two iEasy code readers.  As the following is brief introduction。

VIDENT iEasy300 CAN OBDII/EOBD Code Reader:

The iEasy300 CAN OBDII/EOBD Code Reader is a portable code reader for entry-level pro and savvy DIYer. With 2.4’’ LCD screen, hot keys and beepers for I/M readiness test, iEasy300 enables users to fix faults at home or go to the garage armed with information.


1.Same function with Autel AL319,Foxwell NT204,Launch Creader VI+, but much cheaper.
2.Works with most 1996 and newer OBDII& CAN compliant cars, light-duty trucks, SUVs, minivans and hybrid sold worldwide
3.Reads/records/graphs live sensor data, Read Freeze frame data and ECU information
4. Multi-language.
5. Free update for lifetime

VIDENT iEasy300 Pro CAN OBDII/EOBD Code Reader:

The iEasy300Pro CAN OBDII/EOBD Code Reader is a ruggedized designed and ultra-portable code reader for entry-level pros and savvy DIYers. Based on the capabilities of iEasy300, iEasy300Pro also features oxygen monitor test, on-board monitor test and component test, which makes it truly the ultimate in versatility and affordability. In addition, thousands of troubleshooter code tips help technicians to save diagnosis and repair time.


1.Function same as Autel AL519,FOXWELL NT301
2.Support all the 10 OBDII test modes
3.2.4′ FTF color screen
4.Hot keys for quick access of data
5. Free update for lifetime
6.Works with most 1996 and newer OBDII& CAN compliant cars, light-duty trucks, SUVs, minivans and hybrid sold worldwide

VIDENT iLink Featured Professional Scan Tools Review

VIDENT iLink Series is Featured Professional Scan Tools including iLink400 Full System Scanner, VIDENT iLink410 ABS&SRS& SAS Reset Tool,VIDENT iLink440 Four System Scan Tool,VIDENT iLink 450 Full Service Tool.

Vident iLink400 Full System Scanner review:

iLink400 Full System Single Make Scan to  ol is the most cost-effective professional multi-system scan tool that delivers OE-level diagnosis for all electronic systems of different car brands.It include basic diagnosis functions such as read/erase codes and live data, and advanced functions such as actuation, adaptation and programming. Moreover, iLink 400 has special functions such as Oil service, TBA, EPB Service, Battery configuration, SAS Calibration, CBS correct.

VIDENT iLink410 ABS&SRS& SAS Reset Tool reivew:

iLink410 ABS&SRS & SAS Reset Tool is built to help the diagnosis of ABS and Airbag Faults and determine why the ABS&SRS warning light is on.Read and erase Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Airbag (SRS) codes on most 1996 and newer domestic and import OBD2 vehicles.

Vident iLink440 Four System Scan Tool review:

Vident iLink440 Four System Scan Tool is specially designed for provding basic diagnostic function for troubleshoot engine, transmission, ABS and Airbag Faults for almost all American, Asian and European vehicles.Moreover, it offers oil light reset, EPB service and battery configuration function for free.

VIDENT iLink 450 Full Service Tool Review:

iLink450 Full Service Tool is specially designed for providing comperhensive auto maintenance service. The function covers EPB, Oil Service, ABS&SRS reset, Battery Configuration, Steering Angle Sensor Calibration, DPF regeneration and Throttle body alignment . It is a cost-effective tool for garage.

More Vident Scanners:

How to use Vident iLink400 Scanner?

Vident iLink400 is the most cost-effective professional multi-system scan tool that delivers OE-level diagnosis for all electronic systems.It include basic diagnosis functions such as read/erase codes and live data, etc. Here i take VAG Make as an example.

It can access to full system, as shown in the below image.


Auto Trans

ABS Brakes

Steering Angle

Seat Mem. Pass


Cent. Elect.

Digital Radio

It can perform OBD diagnosis and service functions, such as:

Read codes

Freeze Frame Data

Erase Codes

ECU information

Live data

Advanced ID

Active Test

Security Access

It can successfully reads out fault codes  and gives the explantions , here are 49409,49449,49448

Read ECU information

Read the live data

iLink400  Conclusion

1.iLink400 covers more vechiles than FOXWELL NT510,like citroen, Mercedes, Renault,Dacia Subaru, Peugeot , Ssangyong, Maserati

2.Three years free update

3. Support multi-language, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, German, French, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, etc.

4.It has not only VAG make, but also many other makes. One scanner can maximumly add 5 makes.

5. It runs faster, very suitable for home use.







How to Use VIDENT iAuto700 to Diagnose the Vehicle

There are diagnostic operations to show how to use the VIDENT iAuto700 scanner to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes, and view ‘live’ data readings and ECU information on controllers installed on the vehicles and also save ‘recordings’ of the data readings.

VIDNENT iAuto 700 all system scan tool connected to the vehicle.

Following applications are preloaded into the scanner (Not all the applications below are available for your product. The available application varies by model)

OBDII/EOBD OBDII/EOBD diagnosis for all 9 generic OBD modes.
Scan All system diagnosis on multi-brands.
Oil Reset Reset oil service light, oil inspection light, service mileage, service intervals and more.
EPB Diagnosis and advanced service function of the electric parking brake system
BRT Battery configuration
DPF Diesel particulate filter regeneration
SAS Steering angle sensor calibration
TPS Throttle body alignment
Setup Basic tool setting
Playback To access saved diagnostic data

1 Vehicle Identification

The vehicle identification information presented is provided by the ECM of the vehicle being tested. Therefore, certain attributes of the test vehicle must be entered into the scan tool to ensure the data displays correctly. The vehicle identification sequence is menu driven, you simply follow the screen prompts and make a series of choices. Each selection you make advances you to the next screen.

It typically identifies a vehicle by any of Automatic VIN acquisition, Manual VIN entry, Manual vehicle selection and Vehicle data recorder. The options manufacturer, not all the above options are available for all vehicles.

1.1 Automatic VIN Acquisition

Automatic VIN Acquisition only available on some manufactures. It allows to identifying a vehicle by automatically requesting the vehicle identification number.

When a vehicle made has been selected, the following screen displays. Select VIN acquisition from the menu, and press the OK key.

The scan tool starts to communicate with the vehicle and read the Vehicle Specification or VIN Code automatically.

Answer YES if the Vehicle Specification or VIN code is correct and a menu of controller selection displays. Answer NO if it is incorrect, and you are required to enter the correct VIN number manually.

1.2 Manual VIN Entry

Manual VIN Entry identifies a vehicle by manually inputting a 17-digit VIN code.

Select manual VIN entry. A virtual keyboard opens for VIN entry.

Input a valid VIN code and use the function key Finish to confirm. The scan tool starts to identify the vehicle.

1.3 Manual Vehicle Selection

Manual Vehicle Selection identifies a vehicle by making several selections according to certain VIN characters, such as sub-brand, model year, and engine size.

On each screen that appears, select the correct option and then press the OK key. Follow the on-screen prompts until the menu of controller selection displays.

1.4 Save a Tested Vehicle Info

The scan tool is able to save a tested vehicle by creating a Vehicle Record. It provides quick identification of previously tested vehicle.

Identify the vehicle by any of the means above, and run an automatic system test by selecting Auto Scan.

When the test finished, press the function key Save on the screen, and a screen with a virtual keyboard displays.

Enter a unique name for this vehicle and save it, and you will see this new vehicle in Vehicle Data Recorder menu.

To identify a previously tested vehicle:

Select Vehicle record and press the OK key to start. Then Select the vehicle under test and press the OK key.

2 System Selections

A menu for selecting systems to test displays including Auto Scan and Control Unit when you have completed the identification of vehicle.

2.1 Auto Scan

Auto Scan performs an automatic system test to determine which control modules are installed on the vehicle and obtain diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) overview.

Select Auto Scan from the menu and press OK to start.

A menu with a list of installed controllers together with their DTC overview displays when auto scan finishes.

If there is diagnostic trouble code(s) detected in a control unit, press the function key corresponding with Display DTC on the screen to view details of code information, and press the function key Quick Erase to clear them.

Select the system you would like to test, and press the OK key.

2.2 Control Unit

Control Unit screen displays all controllers available to this specific vehicle manufacturer.

Select Control Unit from the menu and press the OK key. A controller menu displays.

Select the system you would like to test.

3 Diagnostic Functions

There are four functions can be chosen including Read Codes, Freeze Frame, Erase Codes, ECU Information and Live Data after a system is selected and the scan tool establishes communication with the vehicle.

3.1 Read Codes

Read Codes menu lets you read trouble codes found in the control unit. Typical menu options include: Present/Permanent/Current Codes and History Codes.

Present/Permanent/Current codes stored in a control module are used to help identify the cause of a trouble or troubles with a vehicle. These codes have occurred a specific number of times and indicate a problem that requires repair.

History codes are also referred to as past codes that indicate intermittent DTCs that are not currently active.

Select Read Codes from Function Menu and press the OK key. A code list including code number and its description displays.

Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through data to select lines, and left and right arrow keys to scroll back and forth through different screens of data.

3.2 Erase Codes

Erase Codes menu lets you to clear all current and stored DTCs from a selected control module. Also it erases all temporary ECU information, including freeze frame. Erase Codes does not fix the problem that caused the fault! DTCs should only be erased after correcting the condition(s) that caused them.

Select Erase Codes from Function Menu and press the OK key. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

3.3 Freeze Frame Data

Freeze Frame Data menu displays freeze frame data, a snapshot of critical vehicle operating condition automatically recorded by the on-board computer at the time of the DTC set. It is a good function to help determine what caused the fault.

3.4 ECU Information

ECU Information screen displays the identification data of the control module under test, such as the control module identification string and the control module coding.

Select ECU Information from the menu and press the OK key.

A screen with detailed information of the selected control module displays.

3.5 Live Data

Live Data menu lets you view and record real time PID data from a selected vehicle electronic control module.

Menu options typically include: Complete Data List and Custom Data List

Complete Data List:

Complete Data List menu lets you view all live PID data from a selected system.

Scroll with the up and down arrow keys to highlight a line, if the One Graphic on the bottom is highlighted, it indicates graphing is available for the selected line. Press the function key One Graphic to display the PID graph.

Press the function key Two Graphics to display two PID graphs in one screen.

Press the function key Merge Graph to display two PID plots in one coordinate for easy and intuitive diagnosis.

To record the data to memory of the scan tool, use the function key SAVE, and press Stop Saving to stop recording at any time.

Press Text to return to text viewing of PID data.

Select Pause to suspend collecting data from the scan tool and use the Start key to resume collecting data.

Press the ECS key to return to the previous menu.

Custom Data List:

Custom Data List menu lets you to minimize the number of PIDs on the data list and focus on any suspicious or symptom-specific data parameters.

Select Custom List from the menu and press the OK key. The custom data stream selection screen displays. Scroll with the up and down arrow keys to highlight a line, press the OK key and then repeat the action to make more selections.

When finished selection, use the function key VIEW DATA to display selected items.

There are manual of VIDENT iAuto700 diagnosis.

More info refers to:

How to register and update Vident ismart900 Diagnostic Tool?

It is very easy for updating and registering Vident ismart900 . Here is the detailed steps.


Step 1. Connect iSmart900 with internet.
Step 2. Tap “Update” on the home screen of this 8 inch tablet .Then wait until the following screen shown.

Step 3. Tap “Register”.
Step 4. Fill out the registration form and tap “Register” to submit.

Step 5. When registration is finished. Tap “Log In” and input your ID and Password.

Step 6. All available updates would shown. Tap “update” all or Tap the download icon to install updates.

Step 7. When update finished, the diagnostic software would restart automatically.

Vident Ismart900 Vehicles list and FAQs 

Most vehicles include both OBDI and OBDII vehicles can be support on Vident iSmart900 which is an 8 inch windows based tablet diagnostic and analysis tool.

There is a list about Vident iSmart900 compatible vehicles.

Compatible Vehicles
Land Rovers Jaguar Porsche
BMW MINI Rolls-Royce
Toyota Lexus Scion
Hyundai Kia Volvo
Chrysler Holden Mercedes Benz
Peugeot Opel/Vauxhall GM
Citroen Fiat AU FORD

Relevant models and year of the car list:

FAQs of Vident iSmart900:

Q: Does the tool support SAS Calibration?

A: Yes, it is supported.

Q: If the software be updated for free?

A: 3 years free software update.

Q: Can French be supported?

A: Yes, Support English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, German, French, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, etc.

Q: How should I do if I’m in trouble with bugs?

A: You can direct contact with Vident Technical to fix it with remote control and interactive data logging.

Vident iLink400, Foxwell NT520 Pro and iCarsoft, which one is better?

Now vident has published a full system single Make diagnosis scanner iLink400. Today i compare the silimar products Foxwell NT520 Pro and iCarsoft together. Which one is better?

Vident iLink400 Foxwell NT520 PRO iCarsoft
OBD Functionality Perform 10 OBDI and OBDII/EOBD test modes Yes Yes Yes
Full System Diagnostic Functionality Works on almost all electronic systems Yes Yes Yes
Reads and clear codes Yes Yes Yes
Reads/records/graphs live sensor data Yes Yes Yes
Freeze frame data Yes Yes Yes
ECU information Yes Yes Yes
Multilingual menu and codes Yes Yes Yes
Code troubleshooters Yes Yes Yes
Hardware features Hot keys for quick access of data Yes Yes NO
Color screen Yes Yes Yes
Special functionality Bi-directional control tests Yes Yes NO
EPB Service Yes Yes Yes
Oil Light Reset Yes Yes Yes
DPF Reset Yes Yes NO
SAS(Steering Angle Sensor Calibration) Yes Yes Yes
Battery Configuration Yes Yes NO
TPS/TBA(Throttle Body Alignment) Yes Yes NO
Other Service Maintenance Function NO NO NO
Update Free Update Period 3 years Life time Free, but no update
Coverage AU Ford Yes NO Yes
Aston Martin Yes Yes NO
Ford, EU Ford Yes Yes Yes
BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce Yes Yes Yes
Chrysler Yes Yes Yes
Citroen Yes NO NO
Ferrari Yes Yes NO
Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Lancia Yes Yes Yes
GM Yes Yes Yes
Honda Yes Yes Yes
Hyundai, Kia Yes Yes Yes
Holden Yes Yes Yes
Land Rover, Jaguar Yes Yes Yes
Maserati Yes Yes
Mazda Yes Yes Yes
Mercedes Benz Yes Yes Yes
Renault, Dacia Yes NO NO
Peugeot Yes Yes Yes
Porsche Yes Yes Yes
SsangYong Yes NO NO
Subaru Yes NO NO
Toyota, Lexus and Scion Yes Yes Yes
VW Audi SEAT Skoda Yes Yes Yes
Vauxhall,  Opel Yes Yes Yes
Volvo Yes Yes Yes

In a word, These three tools are come with one free software. Need to pay extra money to add car makes.

Vident iLink400 has more car makes like AU Ford, Citroen,Renault, Dacia,SsangYong,Subaru while the other two scanners don’t have.