GM Tech2 pass-through or go-between Process to Program A Module

For users with GM Tech2 scan tools:

If you are wanting to system a module, you will find two solutions. One particular is pass-through as well as the other is employing the Tech two as a go-between.
In detail… look here:

The pass-through will be to use having a laptop inside the car and it just utilizes the Tech two as the connection involving. This is the quickest and easiest technique to do it.
That is certainly, the data are directly downloaded from the Pc towards the ECU inside the car.

While the tech2 diagnostic scanner is still necessary within the mode, the data entry as well as the download control is carried out directly at the pc. Altogether, the approach is more rapidly, and it really is advisable when a pc with TIS2000 computer software is inside 3m of a car.

1. Connect Tech 2 for the vehicle.
2. Connect Tech 2 for the Computer switch on Tech two.
3. Start off TIS 2000 around the Computer.
four. Choose the icon ‘Service Programming System’ (Fig. 1) on the TIS2000 get started web page.
5. Commence TIS 2000 on the Computer.
six. Around the screen ‘Select Diagnostic Tool and Programming Process’ (See image beneath) make a selection for

***Pass-Thru mode

***the reprogramming of an ECU that was not exchanged or the replacement/programming of a new ECU

***the ECU place.

Then clock ‘Next’ button.


The go-between system is for once you can’t bring the laptop in to the vehicle and uses the gm Tech2 scanner as a go-between. You connect the Tech 2 to the vehicle and download the module facts which you wish to system. Then you definitely disconnect, run towards the personal computer running professional diagnostic tool Tis2000, connect it towards the laptop or computer and download the programming data for that module, disconnect once more and run back to the automobile, connect it and it automatically programs the module. It can take a lengthy time depending around the module (PCM will be the longest).

Have entertaining in tech 2 for sale programming!

Good luck!

Cloned GM MDI possible work with Ford IDS software

Is clone GM MDI interface possible to work with Ford IDS without limitations?
Also is there anyway to convert MDI to a VCM II by flashing it? They seem to be very similar. But how to?

Look here and know how mates experienced talk about it…some say yes, some no, some possible…

Reply 1: As i know, GM MDI and Ford IDS are two different scanners.
The GM MDI can’t work with Ford IDS

Reply 2: Possible but not easy…Requires editing of the Dynamic link library files and more.

i have had MDI Working with it for a long time for personal use
Since version it is easier than say 96.01 because when they changed things to block clones in this version, they basically changed the file structure to that of an MDI.

Reply 3: My dilemma is deciding to get rid of my MDI clone that I purchased 1 year ago (I sold my GM car and bought a Ford so I don’t need it anymore) or try to use the MDI on a Ford vehicle. I don’t have the money to purchase a genuine VCM II and I don’t want to buy a clone either.
I just want to update a few things on my Ford since the warranty is over.
I need to update the GPS module and activate the digital speedo. Looks like I’ll just leave it alone before I screw things up.

Reply 4: I have the same mdi and try flash the sd card put it in recovery mode with ford manager and don’t work when I try back to gm the tool never responding again the hardware damage and leds turn on red beeping so I think you sell that mdi and then buy a vxdiag vcx nano for ford I have one and working

Reply 5: There must be a way to flash the FPGA to a VCM. Once that’s done you can probably recovery the SD card.
The SD cards can also be copied using a tool called USB Image Tool so I’m sure you can recover your MDI.
I just don’t want to bother with it because I don’t know if it will work.
I might sell it and buy another clone. I haven’t decided yet. The MDI clone looks so much better than the VCM clone.

Reply 6: GM MDI and Ford VCM II are made by Bosch ETAS as well as Alliance VI+ or as many OEM tools now
But this one are a little bit different architecture.
So as we discussed many times and Nr. Vag Vag already confirmed in the forum you can use VCM II with Tech2Win and GDS2 but not fully
You can use VCM II with nissan consult ii scan tool pus but also hot full
Well I didn’t checked GM MDI with Ford IDS but I’m very sure tgat you are waisting your time for the moment.
When IDS will cover J2534 tool then you maybe will be happy to us the GM MDI with IDS but for the moment forget about
I changed the SD card in VCM II clone because this one was defective ( so a fresh untouched sd card – just formated ) and I only put it in Recovery Mode and I fix it. But I’m not sure that you can do it the same with a GM MDI.
You can try it.
Good luck

Reply 7: Well I suppose that you need an account/subscription
But if you know what exactly calibration you need you can download it from
Good luck

Reply 8: Forscan as you can see it can works with a simple tool ELM327 or with a Passthru J2534 tool
Gm Mdi it is a J2534 tool that’s why is working

Ids is different.

What are the meanings of your car noise


Your car has been producing this kind of rattling sound for a long time, yet you can’t remember the exact time when it starts. Knowing the causes of these common car noises and getting them fixed sometimes can save you a lot of trouble and also much cost.

What is that rattling? Is it serious? We all can get a little paranoid about a new sound our car is making. Those sounds can certainly be annoying, but what people don’t realize is sometimes those sounds may be linked to something more serious.

About 7 percent of car crashes are caused by some kind of vehicle failure, with tire degradation and brake system failures topping the list, according to the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But tire and brake failure aren’t the only types of vehicle problems that can lead to accidents – engine, steering system and suspension failures also cause crashes.

“Getting your oil changed, tires rotated and brake pads checked regularly not only helps keep your car running smoothly, but it also helps keep you and your family safe,” says Matt Myers, senior vice president of claims with Erie Insurance. “It’s also important to check your car’s transmission fluids and get the 50,000-mile and 100,000-mile checks. It might sound like a lot, but regular preventative maintenance is the best way to keep those strange car noises – and accidents – to a minimum.”

Here are six common car noises people hear and what they could mean:

Humming or Groaning

When you hear humming while driving at faster speeds, it’s a sign there probably is some wear on your tires, which can lead to serious issues. It could be located on the insides of your tires, which is hard to diagnose on your own, but not having it checked is a risk, because the steel belts in the autel diagnostic tool might be coming apart.


This noise could change or even go away when you turn the wheel, but it is usually caused by a defective front wheel bearing. The change in noise could be a result of the shift in the weight of the professional diagnostic tool as you turn.

Whining and Creaking

You might hear these noises backing up or turning. It could be the result of a ball joint or tie rod seizing up.


This can be a high-pitched, steady annoyance that lets you know it’s time to get your brake pads checked or replaced.


This sound means two pieces of metal are touching when they shouldn’t be. This sound could be a multitude of things: brakes, powertrain, suspension or something else. Whatever the case, a grinding sound means you need to get your car checked out as soon as possible.


A hissing sound might occur after you turn off your ignition and can sometimes be followed by smoke from under your hood.
The next time you hear strange noises coming from your key programmer, don’t just turn up the radio to drown them out – get them checked by a mechanic. Ignoring those noises today could lead to a dangerous and expensive situation tomorrow.

GM Tech 2 software card

Hello to everyone. Today I want to talk about Tech 2 memory card. I don’t fully understand how to test. In fact, not often but sometimes get a bad card, visually for him not to say anything, even putting them in the Tech 2 they will be loaded. But on some menu Tech 2 Scanner will just restart. I have it booted from the menu on the device, specifically in the Hardware version. With 99% probability he would hang in the engine block Engine Data 1…3. Not always, but sometimes he wrote ADDRESS ERROR – PROCESSOR HALT. Later I bought another card, it didn’t hang, then I copied the software to both had the same version, eventually worked correctly only 1 card, or other periodically rebooted the device or just all hung, helped turn off – turn off the car diagnostic scanner Tech 2.

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Here is a photo of my bad card may still try to solder, who knows things worse for it clearly will not. Yes, and to override the card is best to use any laptop or desktop computer with PCMCIA, as the Tech2 Scanner this is often time consuming, and pieces not entirely successful cases.

As I wrote GM Tech 2 software using a GM Tech 2 and TIS

Hello to everyone.

Today I will share my experience pack software using Tech 2 rs232 and TIS.


Some write that they cannot fully record your memory card through TIS.
And so I decided to try it, because yesterday I wrote them through the laptop, looking ahead would only say that a laptop is much more faster event, rather than via Tech 2 from Yes and before you write need to remove the old soft.


As in my laptop with no DB9 I used the adapter. Also found a Bulletin in which there is an adapter, which recommends itself BOSH.


One photo from the series is not enough, I forgot to do, where the choice of what you want to write to the card, and what it is now.

So someone wrote that his Professional Diagnostic Tool Tech 2 does not see the GM card. If you are sure that you map all right, then I would recommend you to try to ReWire the element on the main Board under the number U32 he is the same as U33.


How to do 2009 Benz E350 Gas tank mod reset cluster

Purpose:do Gas tank mod reset cluster on my 2009 E350.

Tool option: MB SD Connect C4 with dell 6410 laptop(Has ssd, 4gb mem, so it should be quicker than a dell630.)

Here we go:

Found out how to reset cluster: See below part,  it’s towards the end of the post.

Gas Tank Mod (Gallons) ***Need Developer Mode***

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After you hit F3 it will carry on the coding process (hit “F1” to go back)

so we can reset the ECU so coding can take effect by MB SD Connect C4.

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So far I’m loving STAR. I am going to code the car this weekend for Bi-Xenons and then code the card to accept the OEM front LED city lights. I’m doing a e55 bi-xenon retro fit to replace the stock crappy h7 halogen e55 projectors.

How to install crack ODIS-S 4.2.3 on best VAS 5054 with AMB2300 chip

The best VAS 5054A with AMB2300 chip is compatible with the newest crack ODIS-S 4.2.3 on Win7 system. Here I’d like to offer the installation guide.


As you can see from the following full package and PCB, it is good quality.

Also the other available car diagnostic scanner VAS5054A interfaces are tested working fine with the crack ODIS-S 4.2.3, here are some examples (click the red link for details):

Green pcb built-in with OKI chip
Blue PCB with OKI chip
Green PCB, cheapest one, share the same factory with SP33-BO
VAS 6154

To learn their difference, you are advised to read: How to choose a best vas5054a clone? Generally speaking, the more expensive, the better interface is.
Or you already have a VAS5054A interface and considering to update crack ODIS-S 4.2.3, here is good source:

Working: 100% yes

Keygen: yes, no need to active by sending HW ID to somebody.

Computer system requirements:
– VAS 5054, VAS 5054A and VAS 5055 work on Windows 7 client on existing systems until 2019 or acquire the Windows 7 client from IT Client Support for replacement devices.
– new diagnostic interface VAS 6154 (known as the WLAN remote head) works on Windows 10, win7.

ODIS-S 4.2.3 License:
Audi, FAW Volkswagen, Shanghai Volkswagen, Skoda and Volkswagen, same as ODIS 4.1.3.
All license can be installed in one same computer.

ODIS 4.2.3 released notes:
Functions in version 4.2
The key features newly added or revised in release 4.2 are described briefly in this section and the additional CCB_DS IDs implemented are cited.
CCB 1127 The update check when starting ODIS Service should be “silent”.
CCB 1140 Functional Tester Send Present Request only once
CCB 1589 support of new VW cross section load books
CCB 2004 Display of a support guideline
CCB2015 Farsi (RTL) language support
CCB1692 Display connection quality VAS6154
CCB1968 trace records for DoIP
CCB2038 Read and display DTC snapshots

Defect resolution in version 4.2 The problems resolved in release 4.2 are described briefly in this section. 19502 In the case of end-of-life vehicles (European market), the start of diagnostics remains “waiting for synchronization”

16858 Update OS 2.2.4: VAS 6558-6558A ODIS is available twice in the program and functions after the update.
18569 Flash abort while flashing the climate control unit via DoIP
18648 OS 3.1 TPI Reference to diagnostic object (extend inspection plan) partially not functional
18751 Metrology is not automatically removed or uninstalled using ODIS Service Uninstall
18891 Softing feature on Windows 10 computer
19131 Control unit 0025 Immobilizer is not automatically identified when boarding the A8_2003
19171 Network status is not detected correctly on OS 4.0 and VAS6154 USB
19182 ODIS Service 4.0.0: The green arrow is missing on the Finish / Next button
19207 Read identification data, ident status is not displayed in the print log.
19227 log files are filled with ArrayList messages
19247 ODIS S: different tester present behavior between diagnosis and flashing
19251 OS 4.1.0 Build 41_3_0_1 contains the wrong Diagnostic_Data_Hook
19278 Entry of a special character “_” or “-” (underscore, hyphen) is not possible when installing in the hostname of VAS 6154
19289 Evaluation of unauthorized event memory incorrect
19296 Saved diagnostic session cannot be loaded
19298 Error while logging in to CPN via the button Info-medium because of certificate VW-CA-Proc-07
19302 Information about the VCI at the top of the user interface disappears when the language is switched
19313 ODIS Service 4.1.3: The diagnostic protocol does not state that the communication is via DoIP.
Defect resolution in version 4.2
19318 OS 4.0.0 and 4.1.0: A not yet translated standard text is not displayed in the execution system when using a language as Created, it does not use fallback mechanism
19319 OS 4.0.0 and 4.1.0: A text module is not displayed in the execution system when using a language other than Created
19325 OS 4.1.0: When using placeholders with TextIDs, text blocks or ANSI text blocks, a NULL is returned instead of these texts. The placeholder (variable) is displayed correctly.
19350 Spelling errors in the setup.configurator: Special characters instead of special characters
19370 OS 4.1.3 Malfunction of the status display of the network

Supported vehicles with Version 4.2 Approved AUDI vehicles
All AUDI vehicles are supported Approved Volkswagen vehicles
All Volkswagen vehicles are supported Approved Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge vehicles
All Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge vehicles are supported Approved Seat vehicles
All Seat vehicles are supported Approved Skoda vehicles
All Skoda vehicles are supported Approved Bentley vehicles
All Bentley vehicles are supported Approved Lamborghini vehicles

The following Lamborghini vehicles are supported: Gallardo from MY09-MY14 (only immobilizer and Radio PIN Code) Aventador und Huracán Approved Bugatti vehicles
Bugatti Veyron and Bugatti Chiron are supported Approved MAN vehicles
MAN-TGE is supported

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Tech 2 Custom Update Procedure

To perform a custom Tech 2 Scanner update to backdate the scan tool or install different language software:
1.  Connect the scan tool to the PC using the RS-232 cable (refer to the illustration in Figure 1).

2.  Power up the scan tool using the AC power supply that came with the tool (refer to Figure 2).

3.  At the PC, launch TIS.

4.  From the TIS main screen, select Software Download.

5.  At the “Select Diagnostic Tool for Download” screen, select car diagnostic scanner Tech 2 and “Custom” (Figure 3) to allow backdating or installing of non-NAO software on the scan tool. After confirming the selection,select Next. A message will appear indicating the PC is reading the contents of the diagnostic tool.

6.  A “Select the Applications” screen (Figure 4) appears. The left side of the screen lists software release numbers. Select the “+” sign to see the list of languages for each release (5).

7.  Select the desired software version and language either by double-clicking on it or by highlighting the desired language file; then click Select in the middle of the screen. The selected software will appear in the right side of the screen (Figure 6). Click on the tabs to compare the current and selected scan tool software. Click Download to proceed.

8.  A “Performing the Software Download” screen appears (Figure 7) to track the download status.
9.  When the download is complete, a “Download Finished” screen appears (Figure 8). Click Close to close the application


Tech 2 Care and Cleaning


After using the Tech 2, a few simple steps will insure that you get the most life out of this diagnostic tool.

Do not spray or pour cleaner anywhere on the Tech2 Scan Tool. If the Tech 2 should become dirty, clean it with a mild detergent or hand soap. Avoid using harsh solvents such as petroleum-based cleaning agents:acetone, benzene, trichlorethylene, etc. Harsh solvents can etch Tech 2 plastic surfaces.Although the Tech 2 is water resistant it is not waterproof, so be sure to thoroughly dry off the Tech 2 prior to usage and/or storage.

Maintenance of the Tech 2 requires periodic inspection and cleaning of:
*  The display window
* The keypad
*  The cable assemblies and connectors
Make sure the Auto Scanner Tool Tech 2 is not connected to a vehicle or other power source and follow the cleaning procedures detailed below

Cleaning the Display
The display collects dust and grime during normal use. Occasionally wipe the screen with a clean, soft,static-free cloth. Remove stubborn stains by applying a non-abrasive glass cleaner to a soft cloth and wipe cloth across display area.

Cleaning the Keypad
Clean the keypad with a non-abrasive cleaner. Apply a small amount of cleaner on a soft cloth and wipe
cloth across keypad area.

Maintaining the Cable Assemblies and Connectors
Inspect cable assemblies during connection and disconnection to components. Watch for any cuts or abrasions along the cables. Check the connectors and connector pins for grease, dirt and corrosion. If contaminants are present, remove them with a mild soap solution.

Storing the Tech 2
*  Store the Tech 2 away from solvents and other liquids. It is NOT moisture proof.
*  Store the Tech 2 away from direct sunlight. Ultraviolet and infrared light will darken the display.
*  Store the Tech 2 in its plastic case. Otherwise, the high-impact plastic cover could become scratched

Getting Started
This section covers all Tech 2 vehicle applications. Therefore, some of the information provided may not be required for individual applications.

The Tech 2 contains two serial communication ports: the RS-232 and the RS-485. Use the RS-232 port for downloading data from another computer to the Tech 2. The RS-485 port is currently not used. The OBD2 Scanner Tech 2 also contains two PCMCIA ports, a power jack connector, and a Vehicle Communications Interface (VCI) connector. One of the PCMCIA slots contains a memory card with diagnostic information. The power jack accepts power from the AC/DC power supply, battery, or cigarette lighter power cable. The VCI connector accepts the DLC cable or DLC loopback adapter

How to use Kess 5.017 Ktag 7.020 for Land Rover read write

What ECU Programming Tool is best for Land Rover read/write?New firmware KESS V2 5.017 or KTAG V7.020 is a good option?


First, please check if your car & ECU is listed or not

KESS FW5.017 Land Rover


KTAG 7.020 Land Rover

Second, which tool do you need for Land Rover?

KESS V2 is a ECU programming tool that is perfect for OBD use, while KTag is perfect for Jtag, BDM and all the Boot application (tricore and ST10).

So,personally, i would recommend you buy KESS V2 5.017 + KTAG 7.020 together coz the bundle would not only help save a lot but better for future use. Look here:

KTAG firmware 7.020:

works better, faster and more stable than old versions

adds 100+ ECU types& supports new car models e.g.Toyota 76FXXX, PSA 17.4.4, Ford E83, VW 17.5.5 (1766), Mercedes-Benz 276 ECU, Toyota 76F, etc.
more languages available English, Italian, Portuguese,French, Deutsch, Spanish)
better wiring description (inwordsnot pictures).

Kess v2 firmware 5.017:

Compared to KESS V4.036, the KESS 5.017 has been improved a lot:

100% working
No tokens limited
with original database
4.Windows 7 & Windows 8supporting, not only Windows XP
5. supports more cars & bikes & trucks unlimited tokens, fully activated

So, with Ktag v7.020 + Kess V2 v5.017, you can read and write ECU without token limitation for OBD, Jtag, BDM and Boot use for the new models and protocols. But it cannot be used for Tricore; you need go to MPPS V18 cables.

Third, how to use KESS 5.017 or KTAG 7.020 to Read/Write Land Rover ECU Data

For KESS V2 5.017 users:you can program directly through the OBD port of the vehicle, while with Ktag you need to take apart the ECU and open it, after you can make the read/write operation.

For KTAG 7.020 users: you need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU (most Land Rover ECUs) that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols,but it is not a hard job,you can buy a LED BDM Frame together to simple your job.

For details, look here:


1.Remove the ECU from the vehicle;
2.Open the ECU, taking care in not damaging the parts inside;
3.Reconnect the ECU to the vehicle and start the engine, in order to make sure that it is still working and has not been damaged in the opening;
4.Remove again the ECU from the vehicle;
5.Select the right plug-in;
6.Always make a backup copy of the ECU before Reading and / or Writing.


Connect to the ECU according to the pinout provided for each model (click here for connection instructions);

ECU here: EDC17 CP11 XROM TC1796

The pins Boot can be found on the left side of the ECU.


Solder a wire on pin Boot shown in the picture


Connect the cable 14P600KT02 on OBD2TOOL to the ECU connector according to the pinout below

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Remove the soldered wire before re-installing the ECU on the vehicle.

Select the right plug-in;

Go to reading and programming

Backup: To make a full backup of the ECU, select Backup in the Reading box and click on Read.

Reading: Remove the check mark at the Backup option, select the component you want to read and then click on Read.

Notice: The term Maps at the side of the component indicates where the maps for engine control are stored.

Writing: Remove the check mark at the Restore option, select the component you want to write and then click on Write.

Notice: The term Maps at the side of the component indicates where the maps for engine control are stored.

Restore: To restore the backup file to the ECU, select Restore in the Writing box and click on Write.