This was my order of GM Tech2 scan tool with TIS2000 software:

This is how GM Tech 2 looks out of the box:

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Turned on:

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The following 3 paragraphs are what I mail to obd2tool.com:
I tested device and it works well. Problem is the screen. I believe for return I would have to send back and pay for shipping. This would take a long time and I have work to do using the tool.
Right now I am using a laptop connected so I can see the full screen

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I would rather do partial refund or try replacing the screen myself.
Will you do a partial refund?
Can you send or help me find a replacement screen?
I have been happy so far with obd2tool.com so far. The price, service and shipping speed was good.
I hope we can reach a positive solution.

Finally, obd2tool.com ship me a new package.

Just want to let you know, I finally took the time to really test out the replacement I was sent and it appears to work perfectly.

One small issue is that I was sent a Car Diagnostic Tool GM PC Card and not a Saab one. I tried to write the GM Card in my laptop to Saab software but I ended up damaging the card. It was my fault. I know that I could have contacted you for help and you would have taken care of me.

I was able to find another Saab Card and get it working so I am very happy now. I do not need any more help.

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GM Tech2 Review Reached a positive solution

This was my order of GM Tech 2 Scan Tool with TIS2000 software:

Ship to: United States

This is how GM Tech 2 looks out of the box:

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Turned on:

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The following 3 paragraphs are what I mail to obd2tool.com:
I tested device and it works well. Problem is the screen. I believe for return I would have to send back and pay for shipping. This would take a long time and I have work to do using the tool.

Right now I am using a laptop connected so I can see the full screen

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I would rather do partial refund or try replacing the screen myself.

Will you do a partial refund?

Can you send or help me find a replacement screen?

I have been happy so far with obdii365.com so far. The price, service and shipping speed was good.

I hope we can reach a positive solution.

Finally, obd2tool.com ship me a new package.

Just want to let you know, I finally took the time to really test out the replacement I was sent and it appears to work perfectly.

One small issue is that I was sent a GM PC Card and not a Saab one. I tried to write the GM Card in my laptop to Saab software but I ended up damaging the card. It was my fault. I know that I could have contacted you for help and you would have taken care of me.

I was able to find another Saab Card and get it working so I am very happy now. I do not need any more help.

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Which Windows OS is best for TIS2000 install 64 bit possible

BEFORE installing the TIS2000 Software… it will work just fine. Remember that THIS machine deserves to be a Dedicated Computer… with nothing else in the way of any after-market Software that might interfere with the installation, operation and behavior of the TIS2000 Software… Before…During and After the CD(s) are installed.

TIS2000 software: (GM, Opel)
TIS2000 software: (Saab)

READ THE CONTENTS OF BOTH TIS2000 DISKS BEFORE YOU START THIS INSTALLATION… THEN PRINT AND READ ALL OF THE “README” FILES FIRST… AS YOU WILL NEED TO DO SOME MINOR CONFIG OR DLL FILES EDIT(S) THAT JUST INVOLVES A SIMPLE “COPY-REPLACE” OF ONE FILE IN PARTICULAR… and so… not having to stop and browse about the HD DURING the installation to sort this out will help ease your mind about this. Perform that File R&R AFTER a Successful Installation of TIS2000 Suite onto your HP Laptop.

Prior to the TIS2000 Installation, You should go into your “Devices” Menu and Disable any and all of your Wireless and Hard Line RJ-45 Ethernet Components… you do not have to remove them… just Disable them all, While you are in there… make sure that your Serial Port and all Com Ports (Com1, Com2, Com3, etc…) are ENABLED and make a note of their order and status as being Enabled… both in the Devices Section AND in your BIOS, too! (Very Important Thing To Do). Unless you intend to pay ACdelco for a TISTIDS (TISWEB) Subscription for the very Latest Models of GM Vehicles… There is No Reason to have to Go On Line when using your “GYMKO” Scanner for ordinary PCM and Module Updates.

The reason the later (64) Bit Versions of Windows 7, 8 and 10 Flavors will NOT work for the TIS2000 Installation … is because they no longer support (16) Bit and (32) Bit Program Installer Applications without performing some very exotic programming leaps through hoops to awaken that feature… Hence… Windows XP-Pro SP3… is the EOL for the OS able to recognize the 32-cum-16 Bit installation requirements involved.

And just to give a better explanation of What all these limitations involve…and WHY they exist… Way Back When… GM , ACDElco and Hewlett Packard put their collective coconuts together to transition from the Old Tech1 over to the “NEW” GM Tech 2… and some Short-Sighted, Penny-Pinching Jackass on their team decided he could Brown Nose “The Corp” little by saving a Few Pennies on The Dollar short-sheeting the need for an Updated Binary Software Installer Application Layer…which followed on the heals of the Tech1. That conversation sounded something like THIS:

“Look… There’s no sense in spending any more money on Software or Technical Support than we really need to… so we’re going to use the older 16 Bit Model of the Application Installer for New Professional Diagnostic Tool TIS2000 Software…. Just like the Old Tech1 had … and we’ll save some Money doing it that way…”

I hope this long and drawn out explanation edifies on why there was a break point for the Windows OS… beginning and ending with the only 32 Bit and 64 Bit flavors that would tolerate this ‘installation regression’. They simply did not want to pay Programmers to prepare and have the Binary Hexadecimal Data String Read/Right Mechanisms updated using newer (32) Bit Code for the 1996 and later flavors of Windows Operating System.

Porsche PIWIS 3 Diagnostic Device

Porsche Piwis 3 is the new third generation Porsche diagnostic tool, it’s update to modern user interface, more faster performance, also have: license automatic update, online view of the technical documents, fault finding guide, online programming, faster and more efficient work.

It can read trouble code, clear trouble code, shows ECU information. It test live data, display actual values, and programs. Overall; process malfunction navigation, showing all interior circuit diagram. Specially if porsche were produced after 2005 on OBD2TOOL.

The PIWIS III has original oscillometer and multi-meter Function. It is the absolutely necessarily tool for the job.

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GM MDI Clone Scan Tool Unboxing Review and Setup ACDelco TDS Intro

This article goes thru unboxing and setup of the best quality GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface (MDI) clone / replica example, comparison with the prior generation GM Tech2 scan tool, and how to reflash (recover) the MDI device firmware and configure the settings using the Bosch MDI Manager for Windows 7 and up, and finally an intro overview of the ACDelco TIS2Web / TDS website subscription options / features.

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The GM MDI replaced the Tech2 as the J2534 dealership scan tool starting with the 2008 model year, though there was some overlap with existing models thru 2013 when the Tech2 was finally no longer supported for new vehicles. For new models introduced from 2010 and later, the GM MDI or MDI 2 are the only diagnostic and calibration programming tools utilized at your GM dealer.

The MDI is not compatible with the legacy DVD based TIS2000 and only works with TIS2Web online, where you can use either SPS or the Global Diagnostic System (GDS) 2 online software. You can also subscribe to the Tech2Win software at www.acdelcotds.com which is a Tech2 emulator for working on vehicles prior to the 2008 model year in lieu of a physical Tech2 tool.

The reviewed Car Scanner MDI knock-off / clone / replica tool has a S/N of 22129579 (all of them from this factory have the same serial number) and supports all Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn, GMC, Hummer, Opel, Vauxhall, Isuzu, Saab, Daewoo and Holden makes and models of the applicable years. I purchased it on obd2tool.com

How to Bleed ABS on Corvette with GM Tech II

Bleeding ABS on Corvette with GM Tech 2 by following the next procedure.

Perform a manual or pressure bleeding procedure. If the desired brake pedal height results are not achieved, perform the automated bleed procedure below.
The procedure cycles the system valves and runs the pump in order to purge the air from the secondary circuits normally closed off during normal base brake operation and bleeding. The automated bleed procedure is recommended when air ingestion is suspected in the secondary circuits, or when the BPMV has been replaced.

Automated Bleed Procedure
Notice: The Auto Bleed Procedure may be terminated at any time during the process by pressing the EXIT button. No further Scan Tool prompts pertaining to the Auto Bleed procedure will be given. After exiting the bleed procedure, relieve bleed pressure and disconnect bleed equipment per manufacturer’s instructions. Failure to properly relieve pressure may result in spilled brake fluid causing damage to components and painted surfaces.
1. Raise the vehicle on a suitable support.
2. Remove all four tire and wheel assemblies.
3. Inspect the brake system for leaks and visual damage. Refer to Brake Fluid Loss or Symptoms – Hydraulic Brakes. Repair or replace as needed.
4. Inspect the battery state of charge.
5. Install a scan tool.
6. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
7. With the scan tool, establish communications with the EBCM. Select Special Functions. Select Automated Bleed from the Special Functions menu.
8. Bleed the base brake system.
9. Follow the scan tool directions until the desired brake pedal height is achieved.
10. If the bleed procedure is aborted, a malfunction exists. Perform the following steps before resuming the bleed

procedure:
– If a DTC is detected, refer to Diagnostic Trouble Code
(DTC) List and diagnose the appropriate DTC.
– If the brake pedal feels spongy, perform the conventional brake bleed procedure again.
11. When the desired pedal height is achieved, press the brake pedal in order to inspect for firmness.
12. Remove the scan tool.
13. Install the tire and wheel assemblies.
14. Inspect the brake fluid level.
15. Road test the vehicle while inspecting that the pedal remains high and firm.

Buy xtool x100 pad2 or obdstar tool

XTOOL X100 PAD2 or obdstar tool (X300 PRO3 and obdstar dp plus). Which one has better coverage and support?

How come obdstar products are more popular and has frequent updates but xtool products are slow in updates and least popular?

Buy xtool x100 pad2 or obdstar tool?

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Here are the answers:

PS: Quoted from ray-ray.

ray-ray answers the 1st question: Story is obdstar and xtool was a joint company for many years. They play a game chicken or the egg who came first? Obdstar start the company in 2007 and xtool in 2010. Once again who came first chicken or the egg? I’ve been working for free for 6 month now for Xtooltech.

ray-ray answers the 2nd question: If you look at old post Xtooltech had no sale in china or on eBay. I ask member here on the forum if anyone used ps80 or PS90 PRO little to no feedback. I ask my Chinese broker to look and buy a unit for me to test. They refuse to sell to any Chinese broker. That was perfect solution I want to come out with something new with a company that was will to bring in engineers to the USA. The company was part of Obdstar that did most of their sales in commodities. After the break up they focus on heavy duty diagnostics. I went to sema last year in Las Vegas, next to sema there was diagnostics show call apex. There I meet the company and there engineers, I made a deal that day. Xtooltech learn that day that there was too much competition in diagnostics, and very little in immobilizer. I have work on making the tool better, I have not stop.

My goal is to keep developing and improving their tool (there is no money Xtooltech is paying me). Ken the owner has tried to pay me for my work and I have refuse. My mission is to make it a great tool.. what is my reward to be remember.

Xtool ps80 or ps90 or Pad2?
Xtool ps80: not sold in China.
Xtool PS90: recently starts to authorize the Chinese dealer to sell.
Xtool Pad2: The authorized Chinese dealer has stock, it is working and cheaper. The users from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina very use Xtool Pad2 and give good feedback (Read posts: Xtool Pad2 feedback and Xtool PS90 Vs PS80 Vs AutoProPad /Lite)

How to use Nissan Consult III do ECU programming

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I try to program a new blank engine ECM on a 2013 Nissan Armada. I purchased the software file from Nissan website and one Consult-3 Plus. I do not have Consult online synchronized with Assist. At first, I have no idea what folder to put this file in so Consult program will find.

I used ners and nissan file extracted to correct folders by itself. used unpack.exe. anyway here you go 6) For CONSULT III plus “Blank” ECU (ECM and non-IK TCM) Programming

Note 1: Before using this application, you will need to put the “programming” data file (*.dat) and the management csv file you received with the download, in the C:\ReproProgramming folder (see screen capture

above under item # 5). Without the programming data and the management csv file in this folder, the C-III plus application will not identify or display the applicable programming. The Auto diagnostic tool C-III plus software will check the part number of the ECU on the vehicle and display the reprogram to be installed.

NOTE 2: If this is the first time using C-III plus for reprogramming, you may need to make the C:\ReproProgramming folder. C-III plus does not automatically create the folder.

How to use the GM Tech2 scan tool to perform GM SPS

Topic: GM SPS Programming: Tech2 Tool Pass Thru Mode ECU TIS2Web TDS Calibration Update
How to use the Tech 2 Scan Tool to perform GM SPS Programming in what is known as Pass-Thru or Legacy Pass Thru mode for calibration updates. This can be for the ECU or any programmable module in the vehicle, such as the EBCM, TCM, or Radio that you may want to reflash.

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I’m going to show you a little bit newer technology. So we’re still with the tech two and at this point I’ve pre-connected some things up here I’ve got connected to the diagnostic interface this the unit accessory for the tech two called a candy module a controller area network diagnostic interface. So this connects to the vehicle and then it connects to the tech 2 and then in the tech 2.

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If we were to go into our SPS system what I’m gonna try to show you here. This particular vehicle work we’re working on right now is a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt.

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If we go to request. What we’re gonna find out really quick is after we say Chevrolet well. We don’t have anything newer than 2007 that we can select. Because this 2000 which is what the remote mode is set up for.

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So how can we update the firmware on the modules for this 2009 well we’re gonna have to go to this to web on the internet. So I’ve got this cable already connected to a laptop over here and we’re going to go ahead and show you how to stew web works which replaced this 2000. So I’m gonna set this guy right next to this laptop sitting on the passenger seat here.

Warning: Pay very close attention to the instructions around power cabling and battery readiness as a power fluctuation during an SPS programming procedure can permanently damage a controller module.

This applies to the genuine Vetronix, HP or Bosch built Tech2 as well as high quality Chinese clones equally and for all makes under General Motors such as Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn, Opel, Vauxhall, and Saab.. The programming is illustrated using a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS and the www.acdelcotds.com subscription service features using a Techline PC using Tech2 legacy passthru mode to update the Radio.

Applicable to model year 2008 thru 2013, which is when the Tech2 ended and was fully replaced by the GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface tool, or GM MDI and MDI 2 and TIS 2 Web subscriptions. This method is available with TIS2000 for GM vehicles older than 2008 as well.

 

I recommend that you buy gm tech2 on Obd2 tool website. They are cheap, logistics is fast, and after-sales service is also very good. I have been using it for a year and there is no problem with the quality of the product.

Guide to the Best OBD2 Auto Scanners for 2018 & Beyond

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Auto scanners are great for those who need to diagnose, interface with, and reprogram their car controls. If you are in need of one of these, it is wise to know what is hot on the market and what is not, so you get a quality product for the price you pay. Fortunately for you, we have done all of the research needed to help you decide what tool will work best for you.

Not only have we put together a list of what to look for in an auto scanner and what makes one great, but we have also highlighted the top five for sale today that reviewers are currently raving about. Let’s compare them all before going further into details.

What Exactly Is an Auto Scanner and What Does It Do?

The first thing you need to know is what this does exactly to determine if you are actually in need of one. This is a quality gadget that is able to connect to your car’s on-board computer. When it does this, it has the ability to read data that is generated by the computer in the vehicle. It also has the useful capability of resetting those codes. Codes on a car can be detected without having an car diagnostic tool but those methods are used just in emergency cases when you got no other options. Check out our dedicated article on this topic.

How to Choose the Right One for You

You must decide if you need a higher end unit or just a basic option. The basic one is typically more affordable and has the ability to both erase and detect engine codes. If you just simply need the codes in order to do repairs on the vehicle or to keep your mechanic in line, this is a solid choice.

The issue with the basic ones is that they tend to have trouble with compatibility. Many of these have been improved over the years though and are almost able to function like the higher end choices. Just be sure to do solid research before going with this option.

When it comes to the top-of-the-line units, the obvious downfall is that they are more expensive. The good part? They have more functions and capabilities. It should include live data options, a great deal of memory to save scans to watch later, the ability to print, on-screen definitions, ABS capability, options to update and retrieve the vehicle identification number, and so much more.

As you can see, there is definitely a difference between the two, so it really depends on your personal preference and what you need the device for.

If you want to learn everything there is to know about car error codes head out to this article.

Quick and Easy-To-Use Product

Many people forget about this part when looking at all of the functions and capabilities the gadget has, but it is very important to find one that is truly made with quality and care. If the gadget is slow, constantly freezes up, or if it is incredibly difficult to figure out, you should stay far away from it.

While these scanners can be high-end products with tons of great features, they should not give you a headache trying to use them or figure them out. Just keep this in mind when browsing through the many options out there.

Be Sure It Is Compatible with the Vehicles You Need to Scan

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It is important to guarantee the tool you select is fully compatible with the vehicles that you have. As stated earlier, if you buy a more expensive product or higher quality one, your chances of compatibility are very high. It is the cheaper ones that may bring forth issues, so do the research before you end up with a gadget that does not work for you.

Think About Computer Accessibility
As you will notice in some of our reviews on the website, not all of these devices are accessible to both PCs and Macs. Depending on the type of computer you have, this could pose a potential issue. It is nothing to really worry about; just be sure whatever option you buy works with the type of computer you have, or you will be stuck with something that you cannot use.

Look for the Following Features to Guarantee Top Quality

Know About the Updating Options

There are some key things to look for that will pretty much guarantee the product you buy is the top choice out there. Check out the updating capabilities it has. It can be very expensive to keep updating your item, and many companies require you to do the pricy updates every single year.

On the other hand, there are manufacturers out there who allow you to skip a year or two if you need to and simply catch up without any extra fees when you are able. This is very important because if you cannot afford the yearly updates and they are mandatory, you may be in big trouble.

Does It Have Bi-Directional Control?

This is an incredible feature that should not be overlooked. This means the product is able to actuate specific sensors that are on the car in order to determine what the other sensors will end up doing in order to compensate. This comes in very handy, so try and select one that includes this.

How Many Years Has the Unit Been Around?

As you probably already know, technology rapidly changes as each year goes by. That being said, if you buy one that is over four to five years old, you may end up being a little disappointed. It is worth your money to spend a little extra and get a newer one to guarantee it works properly and will last you longer.

These are all key things to look for and think about when shopping for your best OBD scanner uk. Now that you have a little knowledge about these devices, let’s jump into the top three we found on the market that you should consider.

Scan Away!
Now that you know everything you possibly need to about the best auto scanners, what to look for when shopping for one, and all about the top three, you can make an informed decision.

Although our reviews are in-depth and include all of the information you need to decide what will work for you, it is still suggested that you do a little more searching around on your own, read reviews online, see what users are saying, and maybe ask professionals in your area as well for advice and suggestions. When making a purchase like this, you want to be sure you do it right the first time around, so that it will work for you for many years to come.

Before you know it, you will have an excellent product such as launch scanner that is able to scan all of your vehicles for you in an efficient and quality way.