What do you think about that Autel Maxisys Elite?

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Thinking about trading my modis ultra for an Autel Maxisys Elite. What do you think about that?

Reason being the shop I work at has a Very Edge and with my Modis it’s kind of redundant. Sometimes the SO won’t do what I need so I’m thinking the Autel might fill some of those holes. And if the Autel won’t do it I can use the shop Verus. Plus the updates are cheaper and I’d like to be able to print from the scanner without having to transfer to my computer first.

Review by Moderator:

I’m glad you brought this up, as I’ve had the exact same thought. I think the Autel would definitely fill some gaps in the Snap-On coverage. The wireless adapter is always nice. The two years of free updates is tempting. :ohmy: That’s about $2,000 worth of software on the Snap-On truck, if you’re buying every update.

Reply by Platinum Member:

What scanner do you have Tyler? I think I’ve about talked myself out of switching brands. You really kinda need both. SO seems to have more reliable PIDs and if it lists a test or function, it works. Not always the case with Autel. I’m gonna price it out with AESwave anyway, but I think it’s around $3500 but comes with 2 years of updates.

SO rep told me yesterday they had a buy 17.4 and get 18.2 free. I said that’s not really a deal is it. He looked at me funny and I said “well 18.2 is about to come out” It comes out in April.lol .

Reply by Moderator:

I have a Modis Ultra, and the shop has an Autel Scan Tool MaxiSys. It’s like you said, you really need to have both. :angry: Too many gaps in the SO coverage to rely on it exclusively, and I can’t stand how the Autel displays data. :silly: Autel is far better with Euro makes, as well, IMO.

I see the Elite going for around $2400 on OBD2TOOL? On other retailers, anyway. I figure AESwave would be close.

The Modis has 17.2 now, and I’m seriously considering letting it lapse.

Does Autel MaxiSYS Elite have the programming and relearning functions

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The Maxisys Elite, the newest addition to the MaxiSys line of highly advanced smart diagnostic tools, is based on the fast and intuitive Android 4.4 operating system. Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra? 4, the world’s fastest mobile processor, its visually stunning 9.7” Retina display offers ultra-high resolutions up to 2048×1536 and an optimized array of sophisticated and powerful applications. The MaxiSys Elite rapidly performs every job from comprehensive vehicle diagnostics & analysis to advanced ECU programming. 2x faster than any comparable device, the MaxiSys Elite provides extended battery life and intelligent power saving. The MaxiSys Elite offers a super-sensitive capacitive screen able to respond to gloved, moistened, and even greasy fingers! The ergonomically angled docking station provides optimum visibility and convenient charging that eliminates power concerns.

1.The most extensive complete system coverage for more than 80 US domestic, Asian and European makes and models
2.Exceptional OE-Level functionality from comprehensive OBDII diagnostics & services to advanced ECU coding and programming
3.Uniquely integrated vehicle programming capabilities working with a SAE J2534-1 & -2 compliant vehicle programming pass-thru interface
4.Automatic system and software updates with real-time push message notifications via internet
5.Instant remote control tech support anytime, anywhere
6.Interactive Data Logging sessions enable direct contact with Autel Scanner Support for first-hand troubleshooting of diagnostic bugs and errors
7.One-stop multitasking designed for ideal management of workshop operations to keep all data files, customer info, and vehicle records well organized
8.Unique ergonomic design with rubberized outer protection and a rugged internal housing

Does it have the programming and relearning functions?
Answer:
Yes, The Autel MaxiSYS MS908CV supports commercial vehicle programming and relearn functions. The commercial vehicle models is from heavy duty trucks to medium and light duty diesels, and from buses to agricultural & industrial machinery. And the vehicle coverage can cover Volvo, Toyota, Foton Daimer, Isuzu, Bendix, Allison, Mack and much more.

How to Update Maxisys 905/908/908P

The internal programming of the MaxiSys Diagnostic System, known as the firmware, can be updated using the Update application. Firmware updates increase the MaxiSys applications’ capabilities, typically by adding new tests, new models, or enhanced applications to the database.

The Maxisys Pro MS908P automatically searches for available updates for all of the Maxisys components when it is connected to the internet. Any updates that are found can be downloaded and installed on the device. This section describes installing an update to the MaxiSys Diagnostic System firmware. A notification message displays if an update is available when the Push Message function is enabled in the Settings application

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1. Navigation and Controls
* Home Button – returns to the MaxiSys Job Menu
* Update All – updates all available updates
* Search Bar – search specific update item by inputting the file name, for example: a vehicle make

2. Status Bar
* Left Side – displays the MaxiSys device model information and serial number
* Right Side – displays an update progress bar indicating the completion status

3. Main Section
* Left Column – displays vehicle logos and update firmware version information; tap the About button displays a function list in PDF showing more details about the firmware
* Middle Column – displays a brief introduction about the new changes to the firmware operation or capabilities. Tap ○i button to open an information screen to view more details, and tap the dim area around to close the window.
* Right Column – according to the operation status of each firmware item, the button displays differently.
a) Tap Update to update the selected item.
b) Tap Pause to suspend the updating procedure.
c) Tap Continue to go on updating the suspended update.

To update the firmware
1. Power up the Autel Scanner MaxiSys Display Tablet, and ensure that it is connected to a power source and with steady internet connection.
2. Tap the Update application button from the MaxiSys Job Menu; or tap the update notification message when received one. The Update application screen displays.
3. Check all available updates:
* If you decide to update all the items, tap the Update All button.
* If you only want to update some individual items, tap the Update button on the right column of the specific item.
4. Tap the Pause button to suspend the updating process. When you tap Continue to renew the update, the updating process will resume from the break point.
5. When the updating process is completed, the firmware will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the original version if there is one.

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The review for the MS-906

I wanted to write this review to hopefully help some others out there. One thing that I really wanted the ability to do is program keys. I could not find any good hard information that this was supposed to program keys. Because of this, I was leaning towards the older DS-708. I decided to give Autel US a call and gather some information.

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They told me that the Autel MaxiSYS MS906 was the replacement for the DS-708, but the DS-708 was end of life. They said if you buy a used one, and something happens to the card, then it will essentially be a brick if you don’t have a backup. They also told me that the MS-906 would not program keys and that I had to get the pro version that was quite a bit more expensive. This did not make sense to me because if the MS-906 replaced the DS-708, it should do everything that the DS-708 does.

I ended up messaging the seller on OBD2TOOL. and he told me that it would not as well. I figured I would order it and I could always return it. Turns out, the MS-906 DOES program keys! I’m very impressed with the scanner. Comparing it to an older Snap-On Solus, it blows it out of the water! The graphing is nice, has a TON of features!

I am very happy with my purchase. Your 1 year worth of updates starts from the time that you register the Autel Scanner. The problem is, you HAVE to register it before you can use it all. Therefore if your plan was like mine and to use it for 2 years or so, then register it to get the free year worth of updates, then that will NOT work.

Does Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Suit You

The Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P has 2 GB DDR-3 RAM, which comfortably handles large numbers of files and supports live streaming without hanging.

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Why Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P?

1. Its quad-core processor, the Cortex-A9 Samsung Exynos 1.4 GHz, provides high processing speeds.
2. The compatibility of the device with other add-ons makes it possible to install a language pack.
3. The scanned data is presented as texts and/or graphs.
4. The device is compatible with a large number of vehicles.
5. Android Ice Cream 4.0 on which it runs enables multitasking and quick boot up. Almost 5 times faster than other diagnostic devices.
6. It is light, compact and robust. Therefore, you can carry and work with it anywhere without much hassle.
7. You can share data via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with other people in your team or print for hard copies.
It’s one of the best Professional Autel Scanners!!

This Autel Scanner is mainly for professionals, those with Garage or Auto Repairing Shops. It wouldn’t suit you if you are a single car owner. The design is meant to serve many people. If you are an owner of a garage or car shop Autel Professional OBD2 MS908P, it could be of great help to you in getting things done fast.

Autel product upgrade Release Notes

Below versions were released in September, including improved performance and bug fixes for MaxiSys series products, MaxiSYS MS906/908/Maxisys MS908P, MaxiSYS CV, MD808/MX808/MaxiService/MaxiDiag Elite.

MaxiSys Series
2Asia
uHonda (V4.40)
Fixes an issue that reports generated from auto scanning are not fully displayed.
Fixes bugs that caused failure in replacing PCM/TCM and adding a new key in Immobilizer GEN-III.
Fixes bugs that caused errors in performing BSI function in BSM.
Addes 36 functions for diesel engine and gasoline engine.
2American
uFord (V7.13)
Adds diagnostic support for models up to 2017.
uChrysler (V7.60)
Adds diagnostic support for models up to 2017.
MaxiSys pro & 908 & 906
2European:
uVW (V10.00) (Maxisys908Pro)
Optimizes on-line coding function for VW, Audi, SH-VW, FAW-VW, FAW-Audi, and adds support for the latest models in 2017.
VW (V10.00) (Maxisys908, 906, 906S:)
Improves on-line coding function for VW, SH-VW and FAW-VW, and adds support for the latest models in 2017.
Asia
BAIC (V5.00)
Updates functions in Engine system, SRS, ABS, EPS and IMMO for Huansu S2/S3, Weiwang 205, 206 and T205.
Adds support for Huansu S3L, S5, S6, H2, H3, H3F, H6, and Weiwang 205, 206 Korean, T205 Korean, covering Engine system, SRS, ABS, EPS and IMMO.
GreatWall (V5.30)
Optimizes Auto Scan that the name of ECU being scanned will be displayed in real time.
Fixes bugs in Key Learn function in PEPS for H6_2013 model.
Optimized DTC library for Engine system for H6-Coupe.
uHyundai/KIA(V7.10)
Adds support for basic and special functions for 2017 and some 2018 models, and for 2017/2018 Hyundai Kia American.
America
uGMUSA (V11.20)
Fixes bugs in Program Key Fob function for 2000 GMC Truck Savana.
Fixes bugs that caused communication failure in Chassis for 2002 GMC Truck Astro.
Fixes bugs that caused faiure in performing Program Key Fobs for 2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS/ 2005 Cadillac Escalade.
Fixes bugs that caused display errors in DTCs in Auto Scan function for 2007 Chevrolet Aveo LT.
GM China (V8.10)
Optimizes prompts for adaptive value learning function in Transmission for 2014 Cruze and 2011 GL8
Fixes bugs that caused errors in DTC definitions for 2011 GL8.
Fixes bugs that caused failure in VIN Analysis for 2017 Cruze.

MaxiSys CV
Asia:
Isuzu/ZF (V8.10)
Adds Read ECU Information, Read Codes, Erase Codes and Live Data functions for EcoLife, Iveco-Eurotronic 2, Iveco-Intarder CAN and Iveco-Intarder KWP.
Adds Active Test and Special functions ( including Self Adaption Gearbox System, Self Adaption Clutch, Parameter Setting, and Maintenance Information) for Tronic Lite, eTronic, ZF Ecomat 2/4, ZF EcoLife, AsTronic 1, AsTronic 2, AsTronic Mid, EST-32, EST-42/48, WSK EST41/61-WSK, and WSK EST41/61-WSK Daimler Chrysler, etc.
American:
Ford (V1.11)
Adds diagnostic support for models in 2017.
MD808/MX808/MaxiService/MaxiDiagElite
American:
Ford (V1.10) (MX808)

Adds diagnostic support for models in 2017.
Honda (V6.20, MaxiService/MaxiDiagElite OilReset) (V1.10, MD808 Oilreset)
Adds Auto Service Reset, Auto Oil Reset, Manual Reset functions for all models.
Release Notes (October)
Below versions are to be developed in October, including improved performance and bug fixes for MaxiSys series products, MaxiSys 906/908/908 pro, and MaxiSys CV.

MaxiSys Series
Asia
Nissan/Infiniti (V5.60)
Adds support for 2018 models, such as 370Z, ARMADA, VERSA Sedan, INFINITI QX30, INFINITI Q50, and INFINITI Q70.
Adds NATS and Learn Key function for 2015-2017 INFINITI Q30.
Adds support for VIN Analysis for more models.
Adds 150 Hot Functions, such as Steering Wheel Angle Sensor, Cabin Filter Regeneration, Interval Of Oil Change (OCS) Oxidation, and Injector Adaptives.
uHonda (V4.41)
Fixes bugs that caused display errors in dynamic menu in BSI.
Fixes bugs that caused errors when performing Customize function in MVCS.
Optimizes Radar Calibration and Static Radar Calibration functions.
Adds special functions for some systems such as SRS.
European
uLandRover (V5.20)
Adds support for 2017 models.
Optimizes special functions for models since 2010.
Fiat (V6.60)
Adds 250 special functions for models before 2010.

MaxiSys pro & 908 & 906
European:
Opel/Vauxhall (V7.00)
Optimizes software structure.
Adds diagnostic support for thirty 2017-2018 models, such as Astra, Zafira, Corsa-E, Antara, Adam, Cascade, Commbo-D, Insignia and Mokka, covering basic and special functions.
Fixes bugs for some softwares.
Benz (V12.00)
Adds Read Codes, Clear Codes, Live Data, ECU Information, Active Test, Adaptation, On-line Program and On-line SCN for Chassis 205, 222, 204 and 212.
Peugeot/Citroen (V6.10)
Adds 10 Hot Functions.
Optimizes Auto VIN function.
Improves the speed of accessing Engine and BSI Data.
Asia
Baojun (V4.00)
Version updates. Adds diagnostic support for Baojun 510 and 310.
Fixes bugs for some special functions.
Optimizes the text of some prompting messages.
BAIC (V5.30)
Updates functions for three 2016 models: EV150, EV160 and EV160.
Adds support for 21 models: Weiwang 306, Weiwang M307 (M30 Economics), Weiwang 307 (2015 model), Weiwang 608EV, Weiwang 308EV, EV150 Economics, EV200, EV200 (2016 model), EX200, EX260, EU260, EU220, EU300, EU400, Saab EV (before 2014.9), Saab ES210 (since 2014.9), EC180, EC200, Polar Star E, EH300, and ARCFOX-1.
America
GM China (V9.00) (MaxiSysPro)
Adds programming and coding functions for Cruze, lacrosse, Excellegt, and GL8.

What different between autel maxisys elite diagnostic tool maxisys 908cv

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.

Autel MaxiSYS Elite

With more than 50 manufacturers included and access to special functions, activation and coding across more modules, the MaxiSYS Elite means technicians and shops can execute repairs in house.

Autel Maxisys Elite (Upgraded Version of MS908P Pro)  Diagnostic Scanner with J2534 ECU Programming Extensive Vehicle

The Autel Maxisys Elite is the latest addition to Autel’s MaxiSys family of diagnostic tools. The Elite features a faster processor, higher screen resolution, faster Wi-Fi, longer battery life and Android’s 4.3 operating system, compared to the company’s previous products. The Elite’s VCI (Vehicle Communications Interface) utilizes Autel’s J2534 interface for expansion. The Elite includes an all-new docking station which holds the Elite at an optimal viewing angle while charging it conveniently on a toolbox or cart. With the Elite, technicians receive two years of updates and warranty and have access to a dedicated Elite tech support team for faster response.
Application

With more than 50 manufacturers (domestic, Asian and European) included and access to special functions, activation and coding across more modules (up to 40 on many makes), the MaxiSYS Elite means technicians and shops can execute repairs in house. More than just drivability and ABS or SRS, they will have access to functions and repairs usually thought of has “dealer only” including immobilizer, information and communication modules, ECU resets and many more.
Selling Points

The Maxisys Elite is available only through a select group of Autel’s distribution partners. As part of Autel’s MaxiSYS family, it is one of the most frequently asked for by name diagnostic products in the market.

The Elite is thinner and even more ergonomic then other MaxiSYS tools, so if feels and looks great in the technicians hand. Its high-resolution screen will draw the technician to it while sitting in the new charging cradle.

Features and benefits         

A faster processor and newer Android system put the Elite on the cutting edge for diagnostic tools. Its quick boot-time and easy-to-use interface will have technicians into the car’s systems even faster and easier than before.
It includes Autel’s sophisticated J2534 interface module for a wireless Bluetooth connection to the car. This also gives them access to a device for reflashing vehicles.
Once connected to a network, daily updates are easily downloaded.
The Elite has Autel’s OE-styled software giving technicians access to more modules and more functions in those modules to do complete diagnosis and repairs.
Now even longer warranty and free updates every two years versus one.

Manufacturing Specifications

The Elite features a 1.8 GB quad core processor running Android’s 4.3 Jelly Bean system.
Its 2048 by 1536 resolution Retina display is twice the sharpness of its predecessor.
It is capable of up to 10 Ghz Wi-Fi speeds.
The Elite uses the latest 3.0 USB connectivity.
13600 mAH Li-ion battery.

Storage and Display

The Autel Scan Tool Elite comes with its own docking station for charging and storage. It makes a great display on a truck and gives the technician an easy-to-view charging stand for his toolbox or cart.

Who Autel Maxisys MS906 Scanner Is For

No doubt, its not a gadget to keep at home and show-off. Its designed for the professionals and repairing shops. More precisely, for large rebuilding houses.

The price of the product is quite high and even small vehicle garages will find it hard to afford.

It is intended for mid-scale or large-scale service providers.

It can diagnose tens of vehicles per hour depending on your activeness.

I admit MaxiSYS 906 is costly but comparing to the value it provides; I must say it a reasonably priced product. Moreover, don’t consider it as an expense but an investment as it can cut the time for closing a deal by half. That only means more business for you but with lesser stress.

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Conclusion

Conclusively speaking, Autel MaxiSYS MS906 Automotive Diagnostic Scanner happens to be the perfect device for significant repairing houses out there. I strongly recommend the device for its high-quality performance standards. Also remember the other versions after it, the ms906bt and ms906st.

I doubt that you will ever love to use any other device if you experience this one. I am personally a fan of the device and the Autel Brand itself.

Moreover, it is backed up by the prestige of the Autel Brand. Autel is a great manufacturer who always strives for presenting the best and eliminating the difficulties of its customers. In case, you encounter with some problems for using the Autel scanner or if it doesn’t function well, although that’s pretty rare, an Autel representative will help you out and resolve your issues. Just contact their customer support.

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Autel MaxiSys MS906

Autel MaxiSYS MS906 is based on the Android operating system and is featured with an extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics. It is the upgraded version of DS708, with the more advanced hardware than DS808.

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 A Simple Solution for Complex Problems

MaxiSys MS906 is based on the Android operating system and is featured with an extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics. Built with Exynos 5260 6-core processor (1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15), a 32G SSD hard drive and an 8”capacitive HD touch screen, Autel Scanner MaxiSys MS906 efficiently provides comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis.

Features

Built-in 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flashlight
Easy and intuitive navigation makes finding what you need simple and fast
Exceptional OE-Level system coverage for all electronic systems including transmission, engine, ABS, SRS, instrument panel and more
Complete capabilities for codes, live data, active test, ECU information, adaptation, matching, etc.
Dedicated services section- oil service reset, TPMS relearn, EPB, ABS/SRS, SAS etc.
Full Screen waveform graphing analysis with recording modes
Automatic system and software updates with real-time push message notifications via internet

Adapters

OBDII Main cable
Adapter for Chrysler-16 (America Only)
Adapter for GM/Daewoo-12
Adapter for BMW-20
Adapter for Benz-38
Adapter for Kia-20
Adapter for Mitsubishi/Hyundai-12+16
Adapter for Nissan-14
Adapter for Honda-3
Adapter for VW/AUDI-2+2
Adapter for Benz-14 (Optional)
Adapter for Fiat-3 (Optional)
Adapter for PSA-2 (Optional)