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JLR IDS SDD Software Downloads FAQ ?

Where can i download the IDS Software to use with my own VCM ?

After Purchasing the Online version we will send you a download link via email. Click on the link in the email to start downloading the files.

Which other program do i need to open the files you send in the download ?

It as always best to have a copy these programs winrar winzip 7zip and a pdf reading program

Do i need to install the SDD IDS on my PC ?

Depending on which version you purchase the requirements for the operating system may differ. 

 You either need windows XP sp3 or windows 7 to 10 to run the software.

We will advise you best OS to use for your laptop if buying only activation from us or laptops we supply come ready loaded for you 

Can i Buy Ready installed Virtual Machines to cut down install time ?

Yes so you can get setup fast we have some virtual versions preinstalled for you and can be up and running within 15 mins of receiving your kit instead of spending hours to get setup. Best of all you dont need be connected to the net to use the softwares and can be used offline. But new Version to run need i7 Cpu 16 gb ram and only laptops or slow ones can run in native mode only

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What Os can i run V131 on ?

Windows Xp Pro Sp 2 or Sp3 32 Bit System

What Os can i run V138 on ?

Windows Xp Pro or Win 7 Pro 32 Bit System

Which Laptop can i run V131 on ?

Dell or Panasonic is Best

Asus HP not all work

Which Laptop can i run V138 or V139 Virtual Machine vmware file on ?

V138 need a Dual core Cpu

V139 needs a i3 or i5 Cpu or higher

Can i use 64 Bit OS on Laptop with Win XP or Win 7 to run the 32 Bit win 7 Files for V138 or V139 ?

Some Laptops with i3 Cpu or higher can run the 32 bit version of Vmware in 64 Bit System

Simply Extract the files and install the 64 Bit Os drivers on the Native OS

check settings in your bios are ok and is possible.

Otherwise stick to 32 Bit OS if use a dual core or lower CPU

Which Laptop can i run Latest SDD on ?

Absolute min is dual core 2 GB Ram 80 GB hard disk But to run well i5 4 gb ram or higher with ssd hard disk Win 7 8 or 10 can be used 32 or 64 bit

Which Laptop can i run Latest Pathfinder on ?

To run well i5 4 gb ram or higher with ssd hard disk Win 7 8 or 10 can be used 32 or 64 bit

What is the difference between IDS and SDD?

Is IDS Integrated Diagnostic Software used on Jaguars pre 2005

Yes the old program to work on the jags before 2005 is called IDS. We have v128 and V131 that have this software included and only runs on win XP sp3

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Is System Driven Dynamics SDD Software used on Jaguars and Land rovers after 2005

Yes after 2007 IDS went out and in came SDD with better interface and functions .starts from  2006  to  2019 and beyond and new way to go Jaguar and Land Rover

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Will my Land Rover work with the JLR SDD Software?

Will my Land Rover / Jaguar work with the JLR SDD Software?

As long as your Jaguar is between 1997 and 2019 and your Land Rover is between 2005-2019, our kits will work. (OBD2 port must be present.) Note for newer models its required to have the higher version for the software to work best. check features page for years and models supported for each kit.

i Have an old Model Jaguar From 1995 to 2006. Can these kits work for me ?

Older models of Jaguar are Supported in V131 or Lower Versions. IDS is the software used for these models.

The V131 Software has both the SDD & IDS.

To use IDS for the older models its required to type in the VIN number and then Identify to bring up the pop up window that loads IDS.

For models after 2006 can simply Read the Vin without entering manually to use the SDD Software as support of IDS ends in 2005 and they switched over the the SDD.

Does the Kit support Flashing / Programming Modules ?

Yes Programming Functions are supported in our Kits.

You can Flash update Modules with newer firmwares or Program Virgin Parts to match the Car Vin

Is Key and KVM Programming Supported

Yes is Supported in Some Packages we offer 

What laptop do I need?

What the minimum spec of the laptop i want to use need to be for IDS or SDD

Our kits are designed to work on any laptop. We recommend a minimum spec of: Core2duo, 2gb ram, 50gb free hard drive space.

Which OS do i need to run IDS SDD on my laptop ?

For diffrent version the OS requirements may differ. Eg V128 V131 need windows XP SP3 & V138 or higher need windows 7 Professional.

What is Native install and Virtual Install Mean ?

When you install the program on your laptop this is called a native install. If you are using the virtual machines softwares that come ready to load and don't need installing in your pc and can use after downloading and extracting in the VMware or Virtualbox softwares.


What is JLR Pathfinder Software

The new JLR Pathfinder DOIP VCI is the only unit that will be compatible with all JLR vehicles with the new MY17 vehicle architectures. In addition to the 17MY vehicle line applications, the DOIP VCI will be capable of interfacing with 14-16MY Multi-CAN architecture vehicle lines on the Pathfinder diagnostic system.

Which Land Rover Jaguar Model use Doip Pathfinder ?

> 17MY > Range Rover / L405

> 17MY > Range Rover Sport / L494
> 18MY > Discovery / L462
> 18MY > Range Rover Velar / L560
> 18MY > Evoque / L538
> 18MY > Discovery Sport / L550
> 18MY > XF / X260
> 18MY > XE / X760
> 18MY > F-PACE / X761
> 18MY > F-TYPE / X152
> 18MY > E-PACE / X540

> 19MY > I-PACE / X590

What do I need to use PATHFINDER for ?

Panasonic Toughbook / Toughpad

JLR Approved Diagnostic Equipment For PATHFINDER to operate at its very best, the laptop or tablet being used must be an approved version/level of hardware.

Note: For further information on approved hardware to support PATHFINDER, refer to: - Administration Bulletins JAB00046 / LAB00051


Downloading and Installing PATHFINDER

Installing PATHFINDER software

  1. The PATHFINDER software is designed to be installed to your existing JLR Approved Diagnostic Equipment. Please make sure you have the latest level of SDD software installed before beginning the PATHFINDER software installation.
  2. Make sure there are no external USB flash drives inserted into the machine.
  3. Due to software file size, the software download and installation process will take some time.
Downloading and Installing PATHFINDER
  1. Make sure that the approved hardware is connected to the internet.
  2. Open Internet Explorer
  3. Using the following URL, Download the PATHFINDER software:
  4. Select ‘Save’, select ‘Desktop’, select ‘Save’.
  5. The software file will now download.
  6. Select ‘Run’.
  7. A security warning window will appear, select ‘Run’.
  8. The Jaguar Land Rover Connect Setup Wizard will now begin.
  9. The ‘Welcome to the Jaguar Land Rover Connect Setup Wizard’ pop up will appear. Select ‘Next’.
  10. The 'Select Additional Tasks' pop up will appear. Do not select the ‘Create a desktop icon’. Select ‘Next’.
    1. Note: The installation progress will be shown on screen.
  11. After installation, the 'Completing the Jaguar Land Rover Connect Setup Wizard' will appear. Select ‘Finish’.
  12. The machine will now restart.
  13. The Internet Explorer will open with your homepage or the new JLR App Launcher screen will open.
    1. Note: The PATHFINDER icon will not work until the software download has completed.
  14. The PATHFINDER software will automatically download in the background.
    1. Note: To check the software download progress, select the ‘Hidden Icon’ arrow in the bottom right hand of the screen (Windows system tray). Right click the ‘Connect’ icon, select ‘Check for Updates’ and view the Jaguar Land Rover Application progress bar.
    2. Note: Due to software file size, the software download and installation process will take some time, please be patient.
    3. Note: Do not attempt to use PATHFINDER or SDD until the software download and installation has completed.
  15. The ‘Jaguar Land Rover Connect Updater’ pop up will appear, select ‘Install Now’.
    1. Note: If the ‘Please close JLRAppLauncher to continue the installation’ pop up appears, hover the cursor over the ‘JLR Application Launcher’ icon on the ‘Windows Task Bar’ at the bottom of the screen. Right click on the icon and select ‘Close Window’. Select ‘Continue’ on the ‘JLRAppLauncher message’ pop up.
  16. The ‘JLRAppLauncher message’ pop up will close, PATHFINDER is now installing, please be patient.
  17. Select the ‘Hidden Icon’ arrow in the bottom right hand of the screen (Windows system tray). Select the ‘Connect’ icon and view the ‘Jaguar Land Rover Application progress bar.
  18. When the progress bars display 100%, select ‘Close’.
  19. PATHFINDER is now installed.
Installing the Diagnostics over Internet Protocol (DoIP) Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) unit

Installing the Diagnostics over Internet Protocol (DoIP) Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) unit
  1. PATHFINDER requires a DoIP VCI unit to communicate with the 2017 model year Range Rover L405, Range Rover Sport L494 and New Discovery L462.
  2. The DoIP VCI must be the only VCI connected to the JLR Approved Diagnostic Equipment when using PATHFINDER. Future PATHFINDER communications will appear soon in the ‘Activity Stream’ section on TOPIx. Every retailer MUST have the DoIP VCI available in their workshop. The DoIP VCI is the only JLR approved VCI unit that can communicate with the 2017 model year vehicles identified earlier.
  3. Please be aware that the following instructions are only applicable for the first use of the VCI. Once the initial installation and settings have been completed, the DoIP VCI is plug and play with the PATHFINDER software.
  1. Insert the DoIP VCI USB cable into the DoIP VCI device and the JLR Approved Diagnostic Equipment.
    1. Note: The ‘USB Input Device’ pop up will appear, select ‘X’ and close the pop up.
  2. Select the ‘Windows’ key.
  3. Select ‘All Programs’.
  4. Select ‘Bosch’.
  5. Select ‘VCI Software (JLR)’.
  6. Select ‘VCI Manager (JLR)’.
  7. Select the VCI icon displayed on screen.
  8. Select ‘Connect to VCI’
  9. Select ‘VCI Update’.
  10. Select ‘Start Update’.
  11. The ‘VCI Manager Information’ pop up will appear, select ‘OK’ to continue.
    1. Note: Do not disconnect the DoIP VCI from the JLR Approved Diagnostic Equipment during the update process.
    2. Note: The DoIP VCI update process will take approximately 12 minutes to complete.
  12. The DoIP VCI will now automatically restart.
  13. Wait for the DoIP VCI to give an audible beep. Select ‘OK’ to continue.
  14. Select ‘X’ and close the ‘VCI Manager’.
  15. The DoIP VCI is ready for use Setting Preferences in PATHFINDER

Setting Preferences in PATHFINDER

Setting Preferences in PATHFINDER
  1. Select the PATHFINDER icon on the ‘JLR Application Launcher’.
  2. Select ‘Other User’ and enter your ‘User Identification’ and Password details.
  3. Select ‘Independent Operator’ or ‘Authorised Repairer’.
  4. Select ‘OK’ and log in.
  5. Read the content of the ‘Warning’ pop up and select ‘OK’.
  6. Select the three bar icon in the top right of the screen. Select the ‘Settings’ icon’.
  7. Select the ‘Communication Interface’ tab. Select ‘D-PDU’.
  8. The ‘Windows Security Alert – Windows Firewall’ pop up is displayed.
    1. Note: Do not select ‘Cancel’ when the ‘Windows Security Alert’ pop up is displayed.
  9. In the ‘Windows Security Alert – Windows Firewall’ pop up, select the check boxes for ‘Private Networks’ and ‘Public Networks’, then select ‘Allow Access’.
  10. The preferences have now been set in PATHFINDER.

How Do i know when to use Pathfinder SDD or IDS on my Jaguar Land rover Range Rover ?

Which car model to use IDS on ?

Jaguars from 1995 to 2005

Which car model to use SDD on ?

Jaguar & Land Rovers from 2006 to 2019+

Which car model to use PATHFINDER on ?

The new protocol called DOIP and the new JLR Pathfinder DOIP VCI is the only unit that will be compatible with all JLR vehicles with the new MY17 vehicle architectures. In addition to the 17MY vehicle line applications, the DOIP VCI will be capable of interfacing with 14-16MY Multi-CAN architecture vehicle lines on the Pathfinder diagnostic system.

Some of these pathfinder vehicles listed below

> 17MY > Range Rover / L405
> 17MY > Range Rover Sport / L494
> 18MY > Discovery / L462
> 18MY > Range Rover Velar / L560
> 18MY > Evoque / L538
> 18MY > Discovery Sport / L550
> 18MY > XF / X260
> 18MY > XE / X760
> 18MY > F-PACE / X761
> 18MY > F-TYPE / X152
> 18MY > E-PACE / X540

> 19MY > I-PACE / X590

Why Passthru ?

Why Passthru ?

Why Passthru ?

It is sometimes necessary to reprogram ECU's to regulate and repair cars equipped with OBD systems.

Until now, the ECU's reprogramming capabilities were integrated in OEM's specific diagnostic tools. A consumer had to rely on the car manufacturers dealership. Any non franchise dealership would have to invest in obtaining specialised tools (one per brand!) to be able to perform ECU reprogramming. This factor places the freelance dealership in a non competitive position which ultimately will impact a consumers' freedom of dealership choice.

What is defined in the Passthru specification ?

The protocols which have to be supported by a PASS THRU device in order to be fully compliant are:
- K-Line ISO 9141
- KWP 2000 ISO 14230-4
- SAE J1850 PWM
- SAE J1850 VPW
- CAN 2.0B ISO 11898
- CAN ISO 15765-4

- SCI SAE J2610

What do you need to execute a flashing of the ECU's ?

A device alone is not enough to reprogram the ECU's. To do that, you have to get the software application from the car manufacturer. This software application can be delivered on Internet or on a CD according to the manufacturer. Some car manufacturers decided to check their application with PASS THRU hardware devices in order to assure the function of a device together with the software. We recommend you to check the compliance of a PASS THRU device and the recommendation of the car manufacturer before purchase.

Can i Do Programming with this diagnostics Kit

Can update the Software in the modules like at the Dealers ?

Yes sure

These are Pro level kits and support software updating the ECU Softwares to newer ones.

Each Module has a Flash memory that controls how it works. Over time these get updated to enhance car functions

Normally need to visit the Dealer to do this . But now with our kits you can do from your home workshop or garage.

Can i program new Virgin Parts in the Car ?

If the Dealer can do it so can you

at your fingertips you have the same level of software functions as the dealer

Our kits come ready with Calibration and As built files preloaded for you so you don even need to connect online to be able to Program new Virgin Parts on some systems  and on others  can download on demand from JLR Server using SDD online versions

Garages and Work Shops FAQ

I own a Garage and want to offer Land Rover Jaguar Servicing or diagnostics or programming

You come to the right place as this is the source for All Diagnostics and Programming for Jaguar and LAnd Rover Vehicles from   1995  to  2019 and in to the future.

Im an independent Auto Electrician. Is this kit good for me ?

This is a Factory Dealer tool we are talking about for any auto electrician will be a very value tools in their kit.

You will be have the tech to program a vehicle from new or program existing built vehicles in any Jaguar Land Rover Factory   All Vins supported Globally

Diagnostics Trouble shooting problems number 1 tool

Programming flashing module updates and programming new virgin modules in to car.

Edit CCF for vehicle and change specs etc etc

Im a Car Dealer and do alot of jags and land rover and can it benefit me ?

Before you take a Trade in you can check if Mileage is ok in Dash and BCM and other parts to confirm it.

Check and clear DTCs before selling and do module updates and custom coding if change spec before sell 

Make spare keys and perform security functions

All this in house and no more wasting time calling dealers or driving to them.

All will be under your own fingertips and cur reliance

Do you offer Online Topix with wiring Diagrams and Servicing Manuals ?

All packages come without this function as standard and you need to use your own login to to login to Topix online.

For clients outside uk who cant get this we can arrange an account for this for but for UK clients not supported

Contact us for more info 

Do you offer Remote Support Packages as im new to this and need Support

  •  Software reload / Update Services 
  •  Diagnostics Support 
  •  Programming Flashing Support 
  •  Spare Key Programming Support 
  •  Lost Key Programming Support 

  • Some support plans we offer for novice users who need support

    What is Teamviewer and how to use it



    TeamViewer is an all-in-one solution for remote support, remote access, and online meetings which allows you to assist customers remotely, work with colleagues from a distance and also stay connected with your own devices or assist friends and family members. To connect the different devices, TeamViewer is using the TeamViewer ID, a session code or a Meeting ID. 

    Getting started

    Getting started

    To download TeamViewer, please visit our homepage at and navigate to the download section by clicking on Download at the top of the page: 

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    Alternatively, you can reach the download section via the following link: 

    The download

    The download

    1. Please choose your operating system (=OS) to continue the download by clicking on the icon for your OS: 

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    2. Please choose the correct TeamViewer module for the download. Depending on the OS, you can choose between different modules. If you are in doubt which module is the right for you, you can always start with the full version, which offers all features.

    For Windows Users

     Examplefordownload.pngExample for the Windows-download: Scroll to find more modules

    3. To start the download, click on the Download TeamViewer button 2019-11-06 13_15_58-TeamViewer Windows Download for Remote Desktop access and collaboration.png

    For Windows Users 

    1. The download of an .exe file starts automatically after clicking the download button.

    Note: Depending on the setup of your device, you will find the download in the lower part of your screen (1) or in the download file of your computer (2): 
    Download completed.png(1) Download completed (visible in the bottom of the browser windowDownloads_folder.png(2) The file might appear in this folder

     2. Open the TeamViewer_Setup.exe file by clicking on the downloaded file (single - or double-click depending on your setup) 

    When you see an Open file - security warning pop-up, please continue with the installation by clicking Run. Please make sure to verify the publisher shows as TeamViewer GmbHOpen File - Security Warning.png

     3. You can now install the TeamViewer software on your device or use it by running it only. Learn more about how to install TeamViewer in this article: How do I install TeamViewer on Windows 7, 8 and 10

    TeamViewer ID

    TeamViewer ID

    A TeamViewer ID is a unique numeric ID assigned to each device when TeamViewer is installed. This ID is designed not to change and should remain constant even if the software is uninstalled and reinstalled.

    Think of this ID like a phone number for your device. You dial the TeamViewer ID, then use the password to authenticate the connection. You can also save these ID's in the contacts list of your TeamViewer account like you would save phone numbers in the contacts list of a mobile phone. 

    In most of the cases a TeamViewer ID has 9 or 10 digits and you can see it on the Remote Control tab of your TeamViewer full version:fullversion_ID_v14.png

    Password for spontaneous support

    Password for spontaneous support

    Random password

    The random password is shown on the Remote Control tab of your TeamViewer application. This password is meant for spontaneous support sessions.


    You can choose in the advanced options whether or when you would like TeamViewer to generate a new random password for incoming sessions (See: Random password after each session). 

    If you give your TeamViewer ID and the password shown underneath your ID to another person, this person will be able to connect to your device. As soon as the random password changes the person cannot access your device any longer until you give him the newly generated password.

    Hint: Only allow persons you trust to remote control your device. Never give people you do not know or trust your TeamViewer ID nor password. We advise TeamViewer users to be careful with unsolicited phone calls and to not grant access to your PC to anyone you do not know or trust. 

    If you would like to change the random password manually you can hover with the mouse over the password field and a circle-arrow appears. Click the arrow to choose between the following options: 

    1. Create new random password
    2. Copy random password to clipboard
    3. Set personal password


    Random Password after each session

    Password for unattended access Personal password

    Password for unattended access

    Personal password

    The personal password is a password defined by you. If you enter a password, you will be able to use that password anytime in place of the randomly generated temporary password to access this computer (unattended access). 

    Under Extras --> Options --> Security--> Under Personal password (for unattended access) --> Password --> Type in your password --> Confirm password  Repeat your chosen password to confirm it --> click OK

    The password you are choosing will never be visible to you or anybody else. Instead of the password you will see black dots. 

    You can remove the password by deleting the black dots.

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    Note: The number of black dots in the password field are not necessarily equal to the number of characters in your password.

    Hint: You can save the personal password in your Computers & contacts list to make connections to your device easily.

    Manage additional passwords 

    TeamViewer offers you the possibility to manage additional personal passwords. A typical use case could be: If you have a vendor who needs unattended access to one or some of your devices you can setup an additional unattended password to allow them to connect without using your unattended access password.

    Note: Manage additional Passwords is currently only available for Windows devices

    Note: You need to enter a personal password first to see the feature of managing additional passwords.

    Under Extras --> Options --> Security--> Under Personal password (for unattended access) --> Click on Manage additional Passwords... --> The Password Management opens and there you can add, change or delete additional passwords



    Easy access

    As an alternative option to a password for unattended access, you can also grant your own TeamViewer account Easy access. With this feature, no password is set and you can easily connect to your device when logged in to your TeamViewer account.

    This method can be classified as very secure because such access is only possible via a TeamViewer account, which can be protected additionally with the Two-factor authentication. 

    To activate Easy acces the device must be assigned to your TeamViewer account.

    Watch this video to get a guided tour of how to activate Easy Access: 

    Note: You can only assign your device to your account if you have administrative rights and TeamViewer is installed.

    If activated, access to the computer is only possible in the following cases:

    • Easy access without password is only possible with your TeamViewer account.
    • For other connections the TeamViewer ID and the password of the device are required.
    • If in the TeamViewer settings you deactivate the random or personal password, you, and only you, have access to the device via your TeamViewer account. 

    Note: If the device is in a shared group, then all contacts that use the group, also have easy access to the device.

    To activate easy access to a computer, start TeamViewer on the computer and make sure to be logged in to your TeamViewer account.

    Note: If you have never used your TeamViewer account on a device, with an app or within a browser, you have to authorize the account usage at the first login.

    If the device is already assigned to your TeamViewer account: Click Extras --> Options --> Security --> under Personal Password (for unattended access) activate the checkbox Grant easy access --> click OK

    If the device is not yet assigned to your TeamViewer account: Click Extras --> Options --> Security --> click the Configure... button --> The Assign to account dialog box will open --> Click the Assign button --> Under Personal Password (for unattended access) activate the Grant easy access checkbox --> click OK.

    You have activated easy access for this device.


    How to Program Car Keys on L322

    How do you code a key on a Range Rover L322 vehicle?

    How do you code a key on a Range Rover L322 vehicle?

    Replacing a missing master key is quite expensive. Do not pay the extra cost of ‘Dealer Coding.’ You can do this yourself in two minutes by following the simple process below:

    1. Get in and close all doors. Turn ignition on and off quickly and remove the key (all within about 5 seconds).

    2. Within 30 seconds of turning the ignition off, while holding down the ‘unlock’ button, press the ‘lock’ button three times. Release the ‘unlock’ button. (You may or may not get the confirmation from the door locks.) Holding the key at your head level provides the best results as the key sensor is in the side window pillar.

    3. Repeat for each key you want to initialize within 30 seconds after the last one you initialized (if you have more).

    4. After confirming the last key, quickly put the key back in the ignition and turn it on/off again to finalize.

    How To choose the VCM

    What is a vcm and why is it needed ?

    This is the link to the car and pc and come in many option

    Ford VCM OBD is diagnostic programmer for  vehicles 1996-2020. It can connect to various electronic control units (ECUs) and display identification, read and clear fault code memory, display and record measured values and perform actuator tests,some key programmer

    types of VCMs

    Their exists many VCM types and manufactures.

    Ford VCM2 

    JLR Mongoose 

    Bosch KTS 


    etc etc

    some are J2534 compatible and can work with SDD only 

    some support DOIP and can work on Pathfinder and SDD 

    types of protocols and year supported for vcm and protocols

    For JLR is few protocols in use 

    CAN    Mongoose ok for up all these normally ones without the TFT Display models for IPC

    HS CAN       always has TFT Display in IPC 

    DOIP            always has the TFT and Latest style navigation displays 

    diffrent types of devices support diffrent protocols 

    the best device that supports all of this is the original doip from Bosch that we supply