Buying guide on GM up to 2018 2019 diagnostic tool and programmer

GM MDI and VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM is the top choice for GM Opel Saab up to 2018 2019 diagnostic and programming. GM Tech2 clone for GM up to 2009 year.

One comparison table among VXDIAG VCX NANO GM, GM Tech 2 & GM MDI:

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As you can see, GM MDI is the best GM 2009 – 2019 diagnostic and programming tool.

It is cheap (238eur with software and free delivery).

It is programming online, support offline programming for Opel Chevrolet.

GM MDI Compatibility:

Device is compatible with GDS2 (Opel)
Device is compatible with Tech2Win (Opel, Hammer)
Device is not compatible with SAAB via Tech2Win

GM MDI Cars test reports yes and no:

1: SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID– Yes
mine is clone from China.
MDI Software 8.1.135.13
GT32
SAAB NAO V9.250
Simply pressed OK when Candy detected and all worked.
Tested on SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID

2: 2014 model – Yes
SAAB NAO V9.250 is from 2014. Already tested.
2003 year too old – not interesting for me.

3: Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0 – Yes
Tested by my own, works with Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0

1: online – good, offline – bad
GM MDI good, interface works online.
update mdi 100%.
offline too bad for new cars.

2: wifi card compatible
So far, Chinese clone GM MDI with squ wifi card

3: wifi is not working but works fine with USB

I bought a cheap one and it only worked with usb. The wired network and wifi did not work. In fact, the card flash socket was missing from the board. Build quality was not to bad. I just use it to flash newer pcm/ecm’s.

Part 2: Why GM MDI instead of Tech II scanner?

Flash faster: MDI & GDS2

As for why GM is going to the GM MDI and GDS2, instead of using a Tech II with TIS2000 software, because the MDI with GDS2 flashes a hell of lot faster when you have flash a new module with either it orginal firmware or upgraded firmware. Its also faster to use than having to press buttons on the Tech II for basic commands during diagnostics as well.

Older cars: Tech II & TIS2000

So in regards to the vets, Tech II clone will cover all the C6 cars and older since the last of the updated firmware on the unit covers from here back. If you do need to reflash something, it’s done via Tis2000 with the Tech II as the pass through device.

New & old cars: MDI interface

Since GM did not make upgraded firmware to flash into the Tech II’s to cover these cars like C7, then it’s a MDI that is needed instead. As for the MDI’s firmware, they will cover not only the new cars, but the cars that the old Tech II’s used to cover as well.

Now the glitch on the MDI regarding cloning it, since it has to use the GDS2 software for the pass through only device, GDS2 software has not been cracked like Tis2000 software has been instead.

GM account for subscription: MDI need it

So the only way that even a clone MDI is going to work, is to have a subscription to GM (Few $K a year) to allow you to use the GDS2 software that has to log into GM each time it used instead.

Hence the Clone Tech II unit you get will already be loaded with the most current firmware, and for most of the stuff you going to use the Tech II clone, will just be using the unit by itself without being connected to a laptop.

Also the cracked copy of Tis2000 that you get with the clone model, does not have to be connected/logged into GM to use it for 99% of the stuff (do not need an account with GM).

Note, if push comes to shove and you can not find a copy of the needed firmware to flash into a unit to upgrade a module, then you can get a one day subscription to GM to pull down the needed file from them.

Part 3: GM MDI alternative: VXDIAG VCX NANO GM device

Confirmed: VXDIAG VCX NANO GM device works as a clone to the GM MDI.
since it also comes with GDS2 as well to work on newer cars.

I ordered and received a VXDiag VCX Nano on Saturday. I currently have a Tech 2 clone unit.

I primarily bought it for the later cars which use GDS2/MDI, specifically a Chevy Cruze and a ’15 C7. I also bought a refurbished HP Elitebook running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a dual core I5 processor.

The software CD that comes with the VCX Nano I received has two install routines with installation instructions that were brief and somewhat minimal. One install routine for Tech2Win and one for GDS2. The Tech2Win software installs and runs under native Win 7, and with not too much trouble that was up and running, and I could use it on an ’01 Vette.

Install the VM player as admin (right click on it and select run as admin).

Once have vm player installed on your machine, forget all about the VM player app start icon, since you not going to use it, since the xp version it has set up under it, will not work with nothing else but GDS2.

Now copy the GDS2 folder from the disc, to somewhere on your drive (folder and the files in it).

Now in that GDS2 folder you just copied to your hard drive, your going to right click on the VM.vmx file inside that folder and select to open it with Vm player app (selected from programs from the list).

If you want a icon to click on to open the GDS2 program via VM player without having to go into the folder each time, do a copy on the VM.vmx file via the right click method, go over to your desk top, do a right click paste of it there to make a short cut, do another click on the shortcut icon you just pasted into desk top, go down to rename, and just change the shortcut name to GSD2. Now when you click on the new icon named GSD2 you just made, it will open up GDS2 in the vm player.

If you want the icon in the start drop down menu, then right click on it again, and select pin to start menu (classic in my case, since I run classic shell since windows 8).

Hence you don’t start the GDS2 program by clicking on VM player, but by clicking on the vm.vmx file in the program, with it desinated to be opened up via VM player instead. Note if you do the GDS2 shortcut icon, make sure that is selected to open up with VM player as well.

Cons:

Someone think it sounds like the Nano is not an option for us novice users, Seems like a very difficult process.

That’s all.

How to change Xentry Language of VXDIAG Benz Multi Tool

Here’s the easy steps to change Xentry language of VXDIAG Multi tool and Vxdiag Benz C6 DoIP diagnostic systems.

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In Xentry software, press Setting icon

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Go to System Settings

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General->Setting Language

Select the language you desired

Multi-language available: Bulgarian/ Danish/ Greek/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ Korean/ Polish/ Romanuan/ Serbo-Croatian/ Turkish/ Czech/ German/ English/ Finish/ Hyngarian/ Japanese/ Dutch/ Portuguese/ Russian/ Swedish/ Chinese

What’s the Difference Between VXDIAG Subaru Red Case and Blue Case

Question:

Hi, I’m interested in the VXDiag Subaru SSM-III software. What isn’t clear to me, is the difference between the blue and the red tool. There is a clear difference between say the yellow and black tools, so there must be a difference between the red and blue. The question would be what vehicle makes can the red vs blue do, which one is better?

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VXDIAG Subaru red case

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VXDIAG Subaru Blue case

Obd2tool.com Solution:

VXDIAG red hardware comes with older serial number.

VXDIAG Blue tools comes with newer serial number starts with V71 V83.

Red tool is called vxdiag vcx plus. Not possible to add DoIP license to the red unit.

Blue tool has been updated to vcx doip hardware. You are allowed to add DoIP car software license to the unit.

Both hardwares are compatible with other none-doip car software.

As for Subaru SSM3 functions, there is no difference between the red and blue case.

Note: VXDIAG Subaru SSM3 v2018 all comes with blue case now.

The black tool can be vxdiag bmw or Mercedes.

The yellow tool can be DoIP JLR or VCX HD.

So color usually sent randomly.

Does Porsche Piwis Tester II Piwis 2 Support Porsche Cayenne Turbo 2003

Hi, I m looking at getting the complete professional Porsche Piwis2 for a Porsche Cayenne Turbo 2003. If the Piwis II kit can function for multiple other véhicule that would really good to but Piwis II must be specifically functioning on The Porsche Cayenne Turbo of 2003-2004 I would like to ensure that I m buying the correct tool. The idea is to be able to perform all necessary trouble shooting, repairs and services as Porsche would. Including Engine and all auxiliary systems Would you be able to guide me on which set to purchase?

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One of customer check the Piwis2 review found client leave message to check Whether Piwis 2 support 2003-2004 cars, below we offer Porsche diagnostic solution as following for client.

The Piwis II wih latest V18.150 Piwis II software work for the newer car, if you need work on Porsche old car, we can offer you V14 Piwis2 software for it, you can also choose a new version Piwis2 software HDD for newer car till 2017.

The Piwis2 software have instruction user manual come with, you can work on it no problem. Any question just let me know freely.

How to install 2019 Caterpillar SIS CAT SIS?

Please note:

It is recommended to install in WIN7 32bit clean system, can not install anti-virus software.

 

CAT SIS 2019 Installation procedure:

  1. First of all, install your virtual cd-rom drive –Alcohol12%
  2. Open the CATERPILLAR. The SIS. The Disk folder, open the Install with virtual drives Disk files, run Setup. exe.
  3. Open the Updates folder, open the RERD0010 file with your virtual optical drive, and run setup.exe;Run RERD0011, RERD0012, RERD0013, and RERD0014 files in turn to install.
  4. Open the Crack folder, run the CAT SIS Network ID, select the Network card and duplicate the ID.
  5. Run Keygen, paste ID, delete ID space, and click “confirm” to get license.dat file.
  6. Create a new folder Caterpillar in the root directory of C, copy license.dat file and User Authorization folder into the Caterpillar folder;
  7. Run Environment registry file to complete the installation;
  8. Run SIS icon on desktop (IE by default, no other browsers can be installed)
  9. Inside the SIS page, select “import SIS Users” and click Browse to load”C:\Caterpillar\User Authorization\User Authorization.XML”,Click Load and then click import to observe the progress at the bottom of the page. After the completion of loading, click Login.
  10. Note: opening desktop SIS may prompt:”license is about to expire in 0 days.would you like to renew the license”,Choose no to continue to use, do not need to worry about expiration.
  11. Open the Tools folder and Install CreoView_Consumer_32, IsoView73 and SIS DjVu Install respectively.

 

If you want to watch the 2019 CAT Caterpillar SIS installation video,you can click the link to get more information:

 

Note: opening desktop SIS may prompt:”license is about to expire in 0 days.would you like to renew the license”,Choose no to continue to use, do not need to worry about expiration.

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Porsche Carrera 4S Sport Exhaust Trouble

A Porsche Carrera 4S made 2014 MA engine with 15 thousands miles,the owner discribed that no chagning voice of the sport exhaust.And technicians found the valve of rear muffler keep closed,and no chagning voice of the sport exhaust.This article talk about topic of how to solved Porsche Carrera 4S sport exhaust trouble.

Diagnosis of Trouble:

Here comes a structural schematic diagram of Porsche sport exhaust system,show as below:

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1.Front muffler
2.Connector
3.central exhaust valve adjusted
4.each cylinder equipped a main muffler  5.Dual-outlet exhaust

Only follow the requirement to press one of below buttons in the sport exhaust system your vehicle equipped,can you start or stop switch mode from exhaust valve to Acoustic performance optimization.
1. “Sport” button
2. “Sport Plus” button
3. “Sport exhaust system” button

It is the same as the Porschediagnostic tool Carrera S,we need to follow the requirement to start exhaust valve by diagram of DME unit.In this case,DME control unit sent the CAN signal to gateway,it receives the signal from controller and AC unit by CAN.The gateway sent the signal to next electronics,then it enable the electronic control pneumatic switching valve.

According to the fault syptoms and schematics,we can determine the possible reasons:
1. Solenoid valve of control valve trouble
2. Valve vacuum pipe failure
3. Sport valve trouble

Connect the PIWIS to vehicle and found the trouble code”80730E”

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It mean:exhaust valve of rear muffler trouble

And after testing found exhaust voice did not chage.Disconnect the vacuum tube,it did not generate vacuum when opening or closing the switch of exhaust,it implied that solenoid valve of control valve trouble.

Located the right rear solenoid valve,it was damaged.

Solution:Replace a new solenoid valve.

Injector Solenoid Test using Caterpillar ET Software

How to perform: Injector Solenoid Test using ET Software (CAT Engine)?
The purpose of the injector solenoid test is to diagnose injector wiring and injector solenoid functionality.

-Connect Caterpillar ET to your Laptop,
-Open Menu: “Diagnostics – Diagnostic Test – Injector Solenoid Test”
Example: CAT Engine – C11

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NOTE: Injector Solenoid Test cannot be performed while the engine is running.

-Click “Power All” and wait the process until complete (Mode: powered), from Cylinder 1 to Cylinder 6.
-On Menu “Test Results”, all the results are OK, indicates that Solenoid Injector still on good condition.

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NOTE:
-This test identifies an open circuit or a short circuit in the circuit for the injector solenoids. The test activates the injector solenoids one at a time while the engine is not running. A good solenoid will create an audible click when the solenoid is activated. Caterpillar ET Software the status of the solenoid as “OK”, “Open”, or “Short”.

VXDIAG Porsche PIWIS3 Software Update to V37.900

The  VCX-DoIP Piws 3 is only Vxdiag J2534 tool supports Porsche PIWS 3 Software till now. The VXDIAG PIWIS3 software has released to newer version 37.900.

VXDIAG VCX-DoIP Porsche Piwis III New & Old Cars:

All Porsche from 1998-2018:
Porsche 911(997) (991)
Boxster/Cayman (987)
Cayenne up to MY 2010
Cayenne from MY 2011
Panamera

Especially the latest models:

Paramera (971) 2018
Caynenne (92A) 2018
Macan (95B) 2018
911 (991) 2018
and other old models

VXDIAG Multi Tool PIWS3 Features & Functions:
New operating system and more intuitive software interface
New VCI, support for models with DoIP diagnostics after 2017
Maintenance, repair, control unit replacement, programming code
Login online anti-theft matching programming
Guided fault finding
Maintenance circuit diagram view
Engineer mode (development version) can support special functions such as installing, modify, Flash.

VXDIAG PIWIS3 37.900 Software Display:

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VVDI Mini Key Tool Full Authorization Done!

Look here: What can you do with VVDI Mini Key tool with all functions activated?

VVDI Mini Keytool FULL Authorization: Done!

AI – Car remote type                                                    Already activated

AI – Key blade type                                                       Already activated

AI – PIN code                                                                 Already activated

Remote – Vehicle remote                                             Already activated

Remote – Garage remote                                             Already activated

Remote -Proximity remote                                         Already activated

Generate transponder – 7935/ 46/ 4D/ 48/ 8C     Already activated

Generate transponder -Toyota H (8A)                    Already activated

Transponder clone – ID48 (96 bits)                        Already activated

Transponder clone – ID46                                        Already activated

Transponder clone – ID4D                                       Already activated

Transponder clone – ID4E                                       Already activated

Transponder clone – ID70/ 83                               Already activated

Transponder clone – ID11/ 12/ 13/ 4C/ 8C          Already activated

Transponder clone – Toyota/ Daihatsu G            Already activated

Transponder clone – Toyota H (8A)                     Already activated

Transponder clone – ID33 /42                              Already activated

Transponder edit – 11/12/13/4C                          Already activated

Transponder edit – 46/ 47/ 48/ 4D/ 4E            Already activated

Remote clone – Fix code                                       Already activated

Remote clone – Rolling code                               Already activated

Remote clone – make new                                   Already activated

Detect remote frequence                                     Already activated

Set type of VVDI super transponder                Already activated

VVDI Special TP                                                  Already activated

Special 4D to 4C                                                  Already activated

Unlock Toyota smartkey                                   Already activated

ID63 to ID83                                                       Already activated

Hyundai/ KIA PIN code                                   Already activated

Copy BYD smart key                                         Already activated

Detect ignition coil signal                                Already activated

Online technical support                               Already activated

Technical center                                             Already activated

Video center                                                      Already activated

History                                                               Already activated

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Unlock Toyota smart keys

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Unlock Toyota smart keys
ID63 to ID83
Special 4D to 4C
Detect remote

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STC SVCI DoIP User Manual SDD & Pathfinder Install, Wiring, Car List

Content including:
What is SVCI DoIP ?
How to install PATHFINDER software for STC SVCI DoIP?
How to install JLR SDD software for STC SVCI DoIP?
How to connect STC SVCI DoIP to a Jaguar or Land Rover?
Pathfinder and SDD, what’s the difference?
Why we use JLR SDD Pathfinder instead of SDD?
What JLR car models are covered by STC SVCI DoIP?
How to use STC SVCI DoIP diagnostic tool?

What is SVCI DoIP ?

SVCI DoIP is a special vehicle inspection tool for Jaguar Land rover models, it’s manufactured by BAOCHI.

It can work with SDD2 and Pathfinder software, which can achieve all the functions of these two software, it includes diagnostic, program ,immobilizer, change  CCF configuration and special function etc. By the way, the original DoIP device can achieve the function, SVCI DoIP can also achieve.

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How to install PATHFINDER software for STC SVCI DoIP:
Step 1: Before installing the software, you need to make sure the C drive has a capacity of more than 250GB.
Step 2: Access to software download center http://www.flyobd.com/shop/download-center/
Step 3: Selection “Pathfinder” item and download pathfinder installer
Step 4: Double-click the file that you download and saved, and then install it.
Step 5: The pathfinder installer will automatically prompt you to download and update the software and files you need to install pathfinder(The automatic download and installation will takes up to 24 hours according to network download speed).

 
How to install JLR SDD software for STC SVCI DoIP :
Step 1:Download software from http://diagnosticdelivery.jlrext.com/idscentral/
Step 2:Selection the “SDD_xxx_Full.exe” file, download and save it.
Step 3:Double-click the “SDD_xxx_Full.exe” file and install it.
Step 4:Selection SDD2-“QuickLoader” item from http://www.flyobd.com/shop/download-center  download and install it.
Step 5:Double-click the “SDD2 “QuickLoader”.exe” file and install it.

How to connect STC SVCI DoIP to a Jaguar or Land Rover
After installing the software, you need to connect the equipment to the computer using a USB cable.
Then connect the OBD interface of the vehicle through SVCI DoIP device,
or connect the OBD interface of the vehicle and the equipment through the OBD extension cord.

The equipment connection diagram:

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Pathfinder and SDD, what’s the difference?

1.The JLR Pathfinder software
(You must have a online account to work with it; obd2tool.com won’t offer it)
It is the only unit that will be compatible with the Pathfinder software and all JLR vehicles with the new vehicle architectures found in 2017 and newer vehicles (from the Range Rover/Range Rover Sport L405/L494). In addition to the 2017 and newer vehicles, the JLR DoIP VCI will also be capable of interfacing with 2014 through 2016 Multi-CAN architecture vehicles (see application list below).

2.The SDD software
(If you want to do programming, you must have an online account)
All 2014-2017 with no DOIP and earlier (2006 to 2014) land rover and Jaguar will still use the JLR SDD software.

Why we use JLR Pathfinder instead of SDD?

The reason for SDD being retired and Pathfinder being introduced is more because of the contract with Ford expiring, as the SDD is based on the Ford?IDS, so JLR has to pay Ford to keep using it.

The major change to the cars themselves is the infotainment system, the Next Generation Infotainment (NGI) is an ethernet-based system, vs the older MOST fibre-optic infotainment i.e. the IAM2.1

So yeah, you could not (easily or economically) retrofit the NGI system into an IAM2.1 car, for example. The components and network are totally different.

But… the NGI has been in some JLR vehicles since 2016, and is supported by SDD. There will be a cutoff where new models are no longer supported by SDD and only by Pathfinder. But Pathfinder also works on older vehicles too, back to 2014MY (approximately).

Pathfinder and SDD, which ishould be used for JLR diagnosis or programming?

What JLR car models are covered by STC SVCI DoIP?
Note: All Jaguar and Land Rover models produced after 2016 can work with pathfinder software;
SVCI DoIP will constantly update sw for the latest JLR models.

How to use STC SVCI DoIP diagnostic tool?
If you want to use the SVCI DoIP device normally, you have to download and install three software:
Pathfinder, SDD2 and SDD2 “QuickLoader” software.

These three software can be installed in the same operating system together,
and when you use SDD2 software,  you have to open it from the SDD2 “QuickLoader” software.
And when the software is installed, the device needs to be connected to the laptop and vehicle.

The Pathfinder software is primarily intended for Jaguar Land rover models manufactured in 2017 and beyond,
The SDD2 software is mainly aimed at Jaguar Land rover 2016 years models and before.