Jaguar Land Rover SDD (Symptom Driven Diagnostics)


Jaguar/Land Rover SDD contains basically two different scan tools. OBD vehicles up to 2010 will function under a combination of SDD and the legacy IDS scan tool. Later vehicles are SDD only. For this reason it is recommended to have both an SDD subscription and a Topix service information Diagnostics subscription while servicing JLR vehicles. The tool includes module reprogramming, key programming, and other functions including traditional scan tool functions.

The SDD is a PC based Scan Tool that utilizes a USB equipped PC. The tool provides a touchscreen interface when used with the recommended Panasonic tough book but can be used with most Intel based laptops. Several different VCI including J2534 devices can be used with a USB cable.

Model Year Coverage

All OBDII vehicles

PC Requirements:

Laptop PC or Tough Pad Minimum PC specs: IntelĀ® Core I5-2520M 2.5GHz processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz 4GB SDRAM 1333MHz expandable to 8GB 320GB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive Must be running IE8 and WIN7 32Bit for SDD (Please note IE8 is no longer supported. It can be found on very early WIN7 install discs SDD will NOT work on later installs of IE at this time)


The install software and vehicle files for both Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles can be downloaded here prior to install. You must start with a full install version like SDD_144.00_FULL.exe and then perform updates to get to the latest version. These files are quite large so plan for time to download them. Read the install readme carefully and install in the order indicated.

Software License

Diagnostic Software / Module programming subscriptions – less security access – can be purchased via TOPIx. Create a login first and login to your account, click on your name in the menu bar, select options from the drop down menu, select Programming subscriptions (bottom right of window), click add, choose the duration of the subscription. In order to obtain access to security functionality including programming keys, a licensed Locksmith or Independent Repairer is required to be an active member of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) VSP Registry. (Currently JLR only support yearly programming subscriptions if security access is desired). SDD will only support Jaguar vehicles built from 1995 MY onward. Please contact for further information.

Product Feature Set

Diagnostic Functionality
DTC Code Retrieval
Retrieve OE DTC with code Definition X
Link DTC to service information X
Customizable PID display X
Data Logging
Body X
Chassis X
Electrical X
Powertain X
Pressure/Vacuum Tests X
Bi-Directional tests
Body X
Chassis X
Electrical X
Powertain X
Network Test
J1850/ISO9141/SCP X
Module Programming
Programmable Module Installation (PMI) procedures X
Module Reprogramming (Reflash) X
Coding X
Supplemental restraints initialization X
Programmable Parameters ( ability to change in service settings ie, tire size, personality, customer convenience etc.) X
Body Controls
Anti-theft System Functions X
Remote Keyless Entry X
Restraints (supplemental restraints and seat belts) X
Chassis Tools
ABS Service Bleed X
ABS/ Brake system functions X
IVD Initialization Sequence X
Ride Height Calibration ( for vehicles with pneumatic or hydraulic ride height controls) X
Cruise Control System tests X
Tire pressure monitor functions X
Electronic Ride control X
Electrical Tools
Charging System Tests X
Parking Aid Tests X
Audio X
Powertrain Tools
Fuel System Test/Relative Injector Flow Test X
Bi-directional control of fuel components X
Bi-directional Ignition System control X
Power Balance Test X
Transmission bi-directional Tests X
Engine Checks and OBD Tests (Drive Cycle, Mode 01, Mode 06 & Mode 09) X
EGR Test X
Digital Multimeter
Basic DMM functions X
Current measurements (50 Amps/500 Amps) X
Pressure/Vacuum measurements X