Hi and welcome to our website about JLR Diagnostics and programming solutions. If you are Car owner or Independant Garage owner then we have the right tools and after sales suppport services to help your to do Diag and Coding and Programming.

UK Based   and Dhl Global Shipping to all places. 6 Years in JLR Supplier. You can do some functions with other tools but the Dealer Tools are the only tools that can do the job other tools cant do. We are a Dealer Software Solutions Provider with our own CCF Editor Software for Coding and Lock50 Tag Pro and Emulator for USA Locksmiths to get ignition on from eeprom dump of KVM with support from 2010 to 2021 Models no Soldering needed.

We also supply Keys and Coding Softwares and Laptops and VCI Devices for Many Brands.

Through Remote Login and Teamviwer we support coding chiptuning and CCF editing services. Once you have purchased a kit from us  we can do many advanced jobs for you via teamviwer and are able to resolve many problems without a visit to the Dealer.  

We can code Used and New parts using SDD Pathfinder and allow you to  reuse parts from breakers and use our tools to program them and get the Vehicles working.


New Products


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

JLR Mangoose Cable with SDD Software FAQ

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 1995 and 2021+ and your Land Rover is between 2005-2021+, 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 


    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

    The Mongoose and other J2534 compatible cables can work with SDD

    for Pathfinder Doip Vci is needed as this is latest proptocols to talk with latest cars to 2021 + 

    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  till   2012  

    HS CAN       This is a Faster Can and  JLR VCI  or  BOSCH DOIP supports it      till   2018  

    DOIP           This is used with Latest PAthfinder software and needs the Bosch  DOIP  for best reuslts   starts from 2015  to  2021+

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