1.How well does Autel Maxisys Elite reflash? I do alot of dodge, chevrolet and ford diesel diagnoscatics, does it work well with these?
Answered by John R
you will need a laptop hooked through the j2534 pass through module to program gm ford and dodge but you have to pay the subscription fee to do your programming.it works well on most vehicles bi directional controls it does power balance also for ford and gm not sure on dodge.
2.Yes im ready to purchasee is this the us or the chinese version ive heard conflicting reports about differences in repair and support policies
Answered by Ron Jon:
It’s the US version and I to had the same concerns but bought it. I’ve had to call the tech support one time and I had very good results. It is Us support. Trust me you won’t regret this purchase. I can almost do anything the dealers can do . I’ve already paid for mine since I can program now
Answered by Herbert Brown:
The US version. All operations and functions I have used on the Elite were English.
Good product, I have already used the Autel Maxisys Elite on 5 different cars from 3 different manufacturers (BMW, Nissan and Cadillac). Was able to simplify my troubleshooting with this tool.
Well worth the purchase if you plan on working on multiple cars
3.What different between autel maxisys elite diagnostic tool maxisys 908cv
Dear sir, the ms908cv can diagnose and perform ecu programming and coding on 24V heavy duty trucks, the maxisys elite is for gasoline and 12V vehicles , please be informed.
4.What make of vehicles can this scanner work on?
sir, Autel Scanner can do it on most cars of America, Europe and Asia, but if you want to make confirmation just tell us the car model, year and VIN, we will have a check and tell u the result.
5.Do you get free updates
you get updates for a year after that you can pay autel for the updates but are not required for the scanner to keep working. I have a Maxisys Pro for about 2 years and after the 1 year updates were over It still works like a charm. on the updates that they add like language support fix bugs or add tests or functions that were missing.
6.Does is have live data and live graphing for abs and crank/cam sensors etc.
Sure, of course, the most powerful function is it can do ECU coding and programming on BWM,BENZ, and many other powerful special function
Depending on the Vehicle I have been able to see the live data and Graphs for both ABS and cam/crank sensors. The only vehicle I have had a problem with is a Nissan GTR. But for all other vehicles I have had no problems.
The real Nexiq USB Link 2 vs Nexiq USB Link 2 clone:
Lets start with the most simple way to tell the difference, and that is the packaging. This not only includes what the product looks like, but the included accessories as well. Throughout this post, we will be posting side-by-side images, with the genuine Nexiq USB Link 2 on the left, and the china clone USB Link 2 on the right. As you see from the pictures below, the genuine USB Link 2 comes in a nice, hard plastic case. The image on the right is from the China clone, which comes with no case at all. The cables and adapter have been stuffed in the box.
We also then take the contents out to compare. The original device, again shown on the left, comes with the adapter (with all the stickers attached), 6/9-pin long cable, a special USB cable (Which we will discuss more on this later), along with some paperwork. The USB Link 2 clone adapter comes with a HUGE assortment of cables, covering pretty much everything. It also has loose stickers to place on the tool, along with a 3-disc DVD set.
In summary, the genuine USB Link 2 will come in a hard plastic case and will only come with the USB Cable and 6/9 pin cable. The fake and clone adapters from China and beyond will come with a large assortment of cables, along with multiple DVD discs.
THE CABLE CONNECTOR
So far, not a huge deal. You can save $400, and not just get a cheap plastic box, right? Well, there are many more differences, so lets start with the cables and the connector on the Nexiq USB Link 2. Again, the image on the left is what the bottom connector looks like on the genuine adapter. The image on the right is the china clone.
In summary, the genuine USB Link 2 will come with a 26-pin male connector for the cables, while the clone USB Link 2 will come with a 15-pin male connector. Remember, Nexiq put an authentication chip in each cable, so how possibly can these clones be doing this? The answer is that the china clone adapters are simply Nexiq USB Link original circuit boards placed in USB Link 2 cases. We will continue to prove this point as we move on.
One thing that people may like about the China USB Link is that it comes with a wide assortment of cables — 8 different ones. The original only comes with the standard 6 & 9 pin cable, which is used on commercial trucks. The first thing we notice, is that the part numbers are on labels from the China device. Upon inspection of these cables, we find these are all cables for the Nexiq USB Link original, NOT the new USB Link 2. This further proves the point that the China adapter is just an original USB Link in disguise.
The other issue is that the included 6/9 pin cable from the China clone is NOT the new green 9-pin that has been used in all model 2016 model year trucks. This means that this cable will not physically connect to any trucks built in 2016 or newer. Even if you had the correct cable, we have serious doubts that this China clone is cable of handling the new 500k bus speeds that use this green connector.
In summary, the USB Link 2 clone from obd2tool with more cables, yet they are cables for the original USB Link. The included 9-pin from China also will not fit or work on 2016 model year and newer trucks.
The USB connection port is also different on China knock-off versus the genuine USB Link 2. With the USB Link 2, there is a fancy clip on the USB cable to prevent it from being detached from the adapter. On the clone tool, we find that it is a “regular” USB cable connector, like you would find on a printer or larger USB device. On the USB Link 2 clone we received, this cable was actually very difficult to push in, and the plastic cracked a little when we did. Yet again, another reason to stay away from this tool and prove that it is a fake/clone.
The other important item to note is that on the clone/fake adapter, you will see that there is a hole in the bottom. On the genuine adapter, this is an actual button that you would push.
Now that we’ve explored all of the components, lets take a look at the actual circuit board inside the adapters. Again, we have the genuine adapter on the left and the China clone on the right. Without being a computer engineer, you can see the differences in the boards right away. The clone adapter is actually 2 circuit boards, with wiring in between, while the original is a solid, once piece circuit board. The clone version also contains no Bluetooth chip, so it is USB only.
the genuine PCB
the clone PCB
NEXIQ USB Link 2 CLONE STICKER COMPARISON
We also thought it a good idea to show you the adapters side-by-side. In the first view of the front, you can see some noticeable differences. The sticker on the front, while the same size, has the order of the LED lights and also the size of the icons different. Both adapters will show the Bluetooth Logo, however the China version does not have Bluetooth built into it. The genuine adapter also shows an icon for an iPad and iPhone.
On the back side of the adapter, the sticker is a completely different size and much smaller on the USB Link 2 clone. There is also far less information, including the fact that is says “Made in China”, while the original does not.
In summary, we highly suggest staying away from the Heavy Duty Scanner USB Link 2 clone adapters. Using a USB Link 2 clone will cause you nothing but problems, and just isn’t worth the hassle of saving a couple dollars. There are plenty of other RP1210 adapters that are priced less then a Nexiq USB Link 2, and are also made by legit manufacturers in the USA. The following is a list of things you can look for if you are thinking about purchasing one:
It doesn’t come in a black plastic case
It comes with more then just the 6/9 pin “long” cable
The connector on the bottom is a 15-pin female
The 9-pin connector isn’t green
The USB cable doesn’t “clamp” into the Nexiq USB Link 2
There is a hole at the bottom of the tool where the cable plugs in
The sticker on the front looks different then it should
Of course If you are a DIYer, the clone is OK for you. But you should have a HQ Nexiq clone. For cheap craps, forget it. You’ll get what you pay for. 100% certain.
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* Through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
* Improved handling
* More flexible OBD cable
* Lighted button for logs etc
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If you are interested in GM Tech2 to replace the BCM on 98 Sonoma and would like to hear anyone’s feedback. Here we go.
Been there, done it. I’m happy with my purchase. I keep mine in an old 1980’s womens makeup case with multiple layers of 1″ foam rubber I got at wallyworld for cheap.
My Tech2 will not give ABS codes if the ABS light is on. Dumb because the ABS light won’t go out until you fix the problem. I bought an Innova 3030f from Obd2tool.com to over come that minor issue. Don’t get a 3030 a-e. They don’t read ABS. Some less honest sellers will tell you they do. And some think they can get $100 for one. Mine was new for $25.
BCM’s are real cheap in junkyards. If they want over $10 go somewhere else. They never sell any. and they work fine. Hint- call it the security module. Most are easy to get out. Just match the part number.
The Dongle thingy is the least of your worries if you intend to do programming, tho. You MUST have windows XP on your laptop. I installed it on my Dell as a second operating system. I tried doing a virtual OS with miserable results. I bought a DVD off ebay for $25 that had every version of XP on it. Since it is no longer supported, I guess it’s OK to sell copies now. My Dell E6400 came out just as XP was ending and Vista came out so all the drivers are available from Dell. Anything newer could be an issue. I’m running 7 and XP on it. Don’t think I’d try it with 10. Don’t trust it to not want to take over the other OS. The E6400 is a fast computer and was one of the most popular business laptops of it’s day. And very expensive new. I paid $200 for it.
The Tech2 is designed to work with a serial port. Remember them? You have to keep in mind the Tech 2 Scanner was introduced about the time Windows 95 and the first GUI and mouse were being added to PC’s, but old PC’s with serial ports are slugs.
Problem is connecting the Tech2 to a USB port on anything fast. It can be done, but ONLY, I repeat ONLY with a Tripp-Lite USA-19HS serial to USB adapter. It is the only one GM ever approved and the only one that will work. Amazon has them for around $27.
Tech 2 $270, Laptop $200, XP dvd $25, usb adapter $27. You’ll be all in for around $525.
Keep in mind this is a high end 2 way scanner. It’s not EFI Live or similar. You can’t do custom tunes or any of that stuff. But you aren’t spending near as much and EFI Live isn’t a scanner . If you want to both, you need both.
One more question, if it’s the first time that you want to buy GM TECH2 from China.
Look on the Saab forum. They have tons of info on Tech2 clones. When GM and told Saab the had to use more GM parts in their cars Saab stopped making cars and concentrated all their effort on their aircraft production. Since GM had sold Saabs in this country all the owners were left stranded because the dealerships didn’t want to service them since they no longer sold them.
A lot of Saab owners then started buying the Tech2 clones so they could do their own maintenance. From what I understand the Saabs we’re very dependent on the Tech2 for all kinds of modules that needed programming. Way more so than GM’s own vehicles.
I read a lot before ordering mine. Once in a while someone does get burned.
In reality when Bosch bought Vetronix they moved the manufacturing to China. They are still made in the same factories. The Chinese just kept making them after Bosch switched to the GM MDI and MDI 2.
Difference is Bosch isn’t getting the extra $2500 markup. I’m sure the Chinese are also now using cheaper components where they can since Bosch isn’t specifying what has to be used. Parts are currently available for them.
Here is what I got. The weird thing is they sent the original Bosche Discs but Burned copies of the Software but Burned copies of the Software. The AC/DC adapter is so generic it doesn’t even have a UPC code on it. I was actually very surprised by it all and DHL delivered a day early.
BTY, I got GM TECH2 from this shop:
I ordered one during their Chinese New Year Promotion. $239 not incl. shipping cost.
The burned Cd is for the thumb drive. It contains TIS 2000. All the factory ECM programs thru 2007. It’s a hack so you don’t have to subscribe to GM’s online service ($55 for 2 days) to simply update to the latest program for a vehicle.
I found the stickers are a tiny bit too big for the recesses in the housing. You need to trim them before installation if you want it to look like a genuine Vetronix Tech 2.
The long grey line (no not West Point) is to connect to a serial port on antique laptops. That’s where the Tripp-Lite USA-19HS adapter comes in. You install the Tripp_Lite on your laptop, connect it to a USB port, connect the serial cable to the TL and the other end to the Tech2. There are 2 ports on the Tech 2 one is for the serial cable and the other is for a self test cable. The real little cable. The 2 ports are not the same even though the look very similar.
Don’t you think you get all info you want to know and enhance your confidence to order it.
If you buy the actual iCarScan – it comes with a license to download 5 manufacturer’s diagnostics software with 3 special functions . That’s not models – it’s the entire line of each manufacturer (Toyota includes Lexus.. etc.) That is included in the price. You also can download 3 basic “functions” software – things like resetting oil reminders for any car, etc.
The value of this vs about everything else is – it’s not VIN# limited (Durametic only allows 3 VIN#’s to be used on their DIY version, and the pro version is very expensive), and it covers more than just Porsche.
Plus since the software runs on a cell phone, you can toss this in your door pocket and have diagnostics on the fly whenever you want to. No need to lug a computer around.
If you are interesting this buy this tool, please check this link: http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-5052-Launch+X431+iCarScan+Bluetooth+Diagnostic+Scanner+for+Android.html
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Daytime Running lights (DRLs) sometimes are annoying. Professional Porsche OBD diagnostic software dealers are possible to disable them.
Porsche PIWS2 Tester 2 V18.1 diagnostic system
AllScanner VXDIAG VCX-PLUS PIWS2 tester 2 V18.1 diagnostic tool
VXDIAG multi diagnostic tool for Porsche PIWS2 Tester
The function is only available in countries where daytime running lights are not mandatory. Look up the Porsche menu and confirm it has the DRLs disable option, In USA, daytime running lights are not mandatory while in some other countries like German Daytime running light does not.
1)Setting the daytime running lights
Make sure the vehicle is in stationary or moving at walking speed when change the “Daytime Run Lights” function.
The dimmed headlights will always illuminate when the engine is running which indicates that the “Daytime Run. Lights” function is active.
This applies regardless of the light switch setting. The lighting for the instruments and switches is still switched on and off using the light switch regardless of the “Daytime Run. Lights” setting.
2) Install PIWS2 TESTER 2 software
Check obd2tool.com webpage to follow the Piwis tester 2 setup and software installation video instructions.
3) Click “INFO” Tab.
Hit “OPTION” button or click the icon of the same name in the deader
Select “Individual memory” option
There are two options, activate and deactivate. Select “Daytime Run. Lights” to Deactivate().
2007-2009 Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent mid-size crossovers
2008-2009 GM full size Vans
GM Tech 2 Scanner /Tech2 OBDⅡdiagnostic scan tool
TIS2000 software CD +soft USB key
A laptop running Win XP home
CANdi interface and TIS2000 software CD can be purchased separately. There are several Tech2 packages in obd2tool.com, like GM Tech2 with CANdi interface, GM Tech2 with 32 MB card and TIS2000 etc. You need to get the left stuff.
Programming cruise control with Tech 2 instruction:
Ⅰ Cruise Control Installation
Here are some picture instructions:
Ⅱ BCM programming
1. Turn the ignition to ON position
2. Connect the Tech 2 Scanner with vehicle via OBD port
3. Power up the Tech2 device. Enter the main menu
4. Select F1: Service Programming System
5. Select F0:Request Info
6. Select Continue with USB software key
7. Select vehicle model Chevrolet or Pontiac
8. Select vehicle year, like 2007
9. Select LD TRK, MPV, Incomplete
10. Select detail specific model: Equinox or Torrent
11. Follow the system prompts and select Continue with USB soft key
12. Click Yes to verify the displayed VIN and confirm it is correct
13. Turn the ignition OFF. Unplug the Tech2 scan tool from the vehicle.
14. Connect the Tech 2 to the TIS computer
15. Power up the Tech2 and start running the TIS software program
16. Select Diagnostic Tool: Car Diagnostic Tool Tech 2
17. Select Programming Process: Replace and Reprogram ECU
18. Select ECU location: Vehicle
19. Click Next until the VIN id displayed
20. Verify the VIN by click Yes and then click Next to continue.
21. Select Controller: BCM
22. Select Programming Type: Normal
There are 3 options in the program: System, Interior/Exterior Lighting and Power-train Control.
For System Select Calibration, choose #25828506-Steering Wheel Control UK3
For Interior/Exterior Lighting, choose #25828503(No Fog Lights) or #25828504(With Fog Lights)
For Power-train Control, choose #25828488-Cruise Control K34
23. Verify calibration files are correct, click Next to continue
24. When complete load data to Tech2 scanner, click Close
25. Disconnect TECH2 OBDⅡscanner from TIS2000 and vehicle
26. Turn the ignition ON and power up the Tech2 device.
27. Select F1: Service Programming System
28. Select F0: Program ECU. Verify the VIN is correct.
29. Follow the screen prompts and click Continue with USB soft key
30. Wait about 2 minutes to download the data. Then turn off the ignition for 10 sec.
Ⅲ BPP Sensor Calibration
31. Turn the ignition to ON
32. Click Continue with USB software key
33. Click Exit button to back to the Start menu and select F0-Daignostics
34. Select vehicle year: 2007
35. Select LD, MPV, Incomplete
36. Select vehicle model: Chevrolet Truck or Pontiac MPV
37. Select body: L Body
38. Select F3-Vehicle Control System
39. Select engine: (F)3.4L V6 LNJ
40. Select F2-Module Setup
41. Select Body Control Module
42. Select F0-BPP Sensor Calibration. Do not touch the brake pedal and insure that the vehicle is on park.
43. Click Continue with USB soft key. Press Exit button when all procedures are complete.
Ⅳ Primary Key Configuration
44. Select F1-Set Up SDM Primary Key in BCM, click Enter
45. Then the system will prompts: “Procedure Complete”, click Exit button
46. Turn the ignition OFF for 10sec and then start the engine
47. Back to TECH2 scanner main menu and select Diagnostics
48. Select vehicle year: 2007
49. Select LD, MPV, Incomplete
50. Select vehicle model: Chevrolet Truck or Pontiac MPV
51. Select body: L Body
52. Select F3-Vehicle Control Module
53. Select F0-Vehicle DTC Information
54. Select F0-DTC Display
55. Click View all DTCs with soft key, click Yes to Clear all DTCs.
56. Drive a road test to make sure the cruise control is working
Porsche Piwis Tester II Function
ENGINE automatio transmission, air-conditioner, SRS, ABS, ASR, MPL, GM, Original antitheft System,KEYLESS GO system, OBDII system.
Porsche Piwis Tester II Support Vehicle
Cayenne up to MY 2010
Cayenne from MY 2011
Piwis tester 2 with CF30 Laptop For Porshe
1. Software Version: 18.100
2. Laptop: CF-30 (Second Hand)—Software is inside the Hard Drive. No need Installation
3.Support Languages: Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch
4. Update Method: By CD or HDD (One Year for Free, It can not be updated online. 200USD for one time update after one year.) Software contains operating system win XP only. you just need to insert into your computer and use it.
5. Requires Online Modules: (F BCM R BCM DME ELV SRS KEY)
6. Bluetooth,GPS and Navigation Function are available. But you need to pay for the authorization of them.
7. Support Key Programming function,cost 210USD per time ( you need consult our customer sevice first with the type and year of your car)
VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/Opel/Vauxhall is finally available on obd2tool.com. The VXDIAG GM supports GM Tech2Win and GDS2 software. It is the perfect replacement of original WIFI wireless GM MDI diagnostic scanner. It is fully compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more.
Top features of GM VXDIAG VCX Nano:
1. Support: GM Tech2win 2.302, GDS2 v12.0.00835. Can replace original GM MDI WIFI system.
2. Compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more
3. Firmware upgradeable
4. Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports
5. Support both WIFI and USB connection
6. GDS2 updates received via TIS2Web.
VCX Nano GM Kit support both GDS & GDS2. GDS 2 works similar to the original GDS, easier and faster.
NOTE: Expiration date problem was fixed, tech2win still showed 42 days, gds2 still showed 30days, do not need to make lease renewal every month.
tech2 scanner will never be expiration, it always to display 42 days. Extra installed drivers and for Allscanner VXDIAG VCX NANO because it’s supported by GM Tech2Win.
VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/OPEL FEATURES:
* Fully compatible with SAE-J2534-1 & SAE-J2534-2
* USB vehicle-to-PC connectivity
* All current and most legacy vehicle protocols: CAN, UART, KW2000, Class2, GM LAN, etc.
* Supports Windows? XP
* CE and FCC compliance for hardware
* Firmware Updatable
* Support PC-based diagnostics with rollout of the Global Diagnostic System GDS & GDS2
* Support GM TIS2WEB online Service Programming System (SPS)
* Support Tech2Win application to offering a larger screen with all of the Tech 2 tool functionality
Global Diagnostic System (GDS & GDS2)
* New Diagnostic Application Software required for all GM Global Architecture (Global A) Vehicles.
* GDS & GDS2 is software which runs on a specific PC. Updates received via TIS2Web.
VCX Nano GM Kit support both GDS & GDS2. GDS 2 works similar to the original GDS. easier and faster
GDS 2 provides the following capabilities in multiple languages:
* Read codes, code status, Freeze Frame data and Clear Codes.
* Read VIN, ECU part numbers and software numbers.
* Record, store and replay Stored data.
* Control and monitor Output Control functions.
* Configure and Reset functions.
* Record or display history of the previous vehicle diagnostic sessions.
Service Programming System (SPS)
* passthrough programming on GM past model and Global A vehicles
* Increase reprogramming speed 20-70% and get ready to service new models
For pass-through programming of electronic control units on all vehicles built since 1996 and future model releases. The VCX Nano Prime GM KIT is between 20% and 70% faster than Tech 2.For example, on a new Tahoe hybrid with 7 ECUS, it would normally take 2 full hours to reprogram. But, with VCX Nano the process is completed in just 45 minutes. That’s a 64% difference and means you could service 10vehicles rather than 4in an 8-hour day! The potential to increase revenues is dramatic.
New Vehicles Model list
VCX Nano Prime GM KIT is the only full-spectrum diagnostic and reprogramming tool capable of servicing new Delta and Epsilon vehicles (with auxiliary CAN bus that cannot be serviced by Tech2).Below is the list of vehicles being delivered this year that will rely exclusively on this tool for service.
Tech2Win, an application version of the tech 2 scan tool and CANdi (Control Area Network diagnostic interface) moduleTech2Win can be used during a vehicle road test, offering a larger screen with all of the Tech 2 tool functionality. The Tech2Win application offers all of the features and functions of the Tech 2 for Opel, Saab etc.