FAQ for GM Tech2 Scan Tool

Here are some information for you: Frequently Asked Questions about Tech 2 Scan Tool car diagnostic tool

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Q: Can GM Tech2 read VIN?
A: Yes, it can do.

Q: Does gm tech2 do Hummer H3?
A: Yes, it does. GM Tech2 can do diagnose for Hummer h3 model.

Q: Can gm tech2 do airbag resetting for Chev Tahoe 2007?
A: Yes, it can do airbag reset for this model.

Q: Does gm tech2 support Saturn?
A: No, it doen’t.

Q: Does tech2 work 2007 Cadillac Escalade?
A: The software car list includes the Cadillac model.
Q: It can clear the fault code on Saab 2005 1.9 TDi
A: Yes, it can do this

Q: Can this product do coding?
A: Yes,it can do. With TIS2000 software, it can program GM cars before 2007.

Q: GM Tech2 Scanner can support gmc and pontic and saturn car model?
A: YES.

Q: Can GM Tech2 send commands to the various modules and is it able to do diagnostics on a climate control programmer?
To what year is the scanner effective? I own a 1997 Cadillac DeVille and a 2001 Chevrolet Venture.
A: Yes, you can use GM TECH2 to diagnose climate control programmer, when it has communication GM Tech2 can send commands to the modules.

Q: Can it do key coding and control unit programming for all Opel and Isuzu?
A: GM TECH 2 can’t do key coding, but can diagnose for most Opel and Isuzu from 1992-2011

Q: Does the tech2 includes the dongle?
A: For this GM Tech2, it has no dongle included by default.
If you need the dongle and do coding, you could buy tis2000 CD USB Key.

Q: It can work on windows7?
A: No, it can only work on Windows XP.

Q: Does it support for K-LINE?
A: Yes, it does

Q: Whether this item can program Opel, SAAB and Suzuki?
A: No, it can only do programming for GM cars before 2007; can not do programming for Opel, SAAB and Suzuki.

Q: Can GM Tech2 Scan Tool work diagnose 2005 GMC – Sierra 1500 truck?
A: Want to use our GM tech2 to diagnose truck, you need to buy an additional truck adapter, because our GM tech is compatible with truck, but only packed with the car adapter.
Q: I bought one GM TECH2 and the TIS2000 software can’t be installed and no identification, what’s the problem?

A: If the TIS2000 you are trying to install is contained in the GM TECH2 software, then it is useless to install TIS2000 software. To program electronic control unit, I advise you to buy an extra TIS2000 to work with GM tech2.

Q: After receiving GM TECH2, I got some errors.
A: If it is the Blue screen, just replace the Blue Screen Chip. If it is not the problem of Blue screen, please send us the self-test report to check where the problem is;
have no idea on how to operate self-test? Refer the self-test manual at GM TECH2 “technical support/service”.

Q: GM TECH2 one button doesn’t work how to fix?
A: If you have new version GM tech2, there are two ways to solve:
1) we send you a new button to replace;
2) please send back to repair.
If you have old version GM tech2 installed with the newest software, the button maybe won’t work.

Q: When I use Car Scanner GM TECH2 for the second times, the tool starts to smoke, and my car voltage become 14V from 12V, what’s the matter?
A: Please follow the correct operation steps: before diagnosing, turn on the ignition and then connect the GM TECH2 with the car, when the car starts you’d better test the voltage, because during this process a part of cars’voltage will reach up to 24V or more, especially the car which has a poor contact of electrical ground.

How to Configure WiFi Connection for Original JLR DoIP VCI

Original Jaguar Land Rover diagnostic tool JLR DoiP VCI supports both USB and WiFi connection. Here’s the guide to configure the LAN setting.

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Procedure:

Connect Auto Scanner Tool JLR DoIP VCI W-F interface with vehicle

Connect the other end of VCI with laptop via USB cable

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Open VCI Manager (JLR), press Connect

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Choose Network Setup tab->Wired Etherent

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Tick Enable Wired Etherent Interface

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Press Apply button and Yes

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Then disconnect USB connection

Close VCI Manager

Open VCI Manager again

Press Connect

Go to Network Setup->Wired Etherent

Press Set Factory Default

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Press OK if system prompts you are about to reset the VCI communication settings to a factory default state.

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Enable network connection

Press Set Factory Default again

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In Wireless (802.11), choose Obtain an IP address automatically, then press Access Point

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Choose Wireless resource which is the same as the your network
Press Configure

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Enter wireless security password (encryption key)

Press Next

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JLR VCI is configured to connect to your network

Disconnect and then Connect VCI

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It shows WiFi connection is done

Open JLR SDD software on desktop

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Press Connect

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Now you can run SDD software for diagnosis
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How to Configure WiFi Connection for Original JLR DoIP VCI

Original Jaguar Land Rover diagnostic tool JLR DoIP VCI supports both USB and WiFi connection. Here’s the guide to configure the LAN setting.

Procedure:

Connect JLR DoIP VCI W-F interface with vehicle

Connect the other end of VCI with laptop via USB cable

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Open VCI Manager (JLR), press Connect

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Choose Network Setup tab->Wired Etherent

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Tick Enable Wired Etherent Interface

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Press Apply button and Yes

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Then disconnect USB connection
Close VCI Manager
Open VCI Manager again
Press Connect
Go to Network Setup->Wired Etherent
Press Set Factory Default

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Press OK if system prompts you are about to reset the VCI communication settings to a factory default state.

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Enable network connection
Press Set Factory Default again

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In Wireless (802.11), choose Obtain an IP address automatically, then press Access Point

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Choose Wireless resource which is the same as the your network
Press Configure

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Enter wireless security password (encryption key)

Press Next

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JLR VCI is configured to connect to your network
Disconnect and then Connect VCI

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It shows WiFi connection is done
Open JLR SDD software on desktop

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Press Connect

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Now you can run SDD software for diagnosis

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Possible to get Piwis 3 program work with Piwis interface tester 2

This answer for the question whether Piwis 3 diagnostic program can work with Piwis interface tester II

It may be an interesting subject, I’m sure there is some information about this out here.
The Piwis 2 interface is a lot more robust piece of equipment, compared to the cheesy and flimsy looking and feeling interface produced by Actia for Piwis 3.
Originally designed for the VW ODIS system,  the VAS 6154 VCI is quite the service needy piece. [Breaks easily] not a hard comparison to make.
Porsche went cheap on this VCI for Piwis 3. [my humble opinion, way below Porsche standard!]

There is a service from Poland and Ukraine [If I remember correctly] that can make the Samtec based Piwis 2 VCI,  to work with Piwis 3, unfortunately their charges are just as much and frankly cost prohibitive as the New Piwis 3 VCI.  2-3-4 thousand  dollars for these VCIs is simply not reasonable for small  operators. They will come down in price just like the Chinese VCIs did for all manufacturers as the markets get saturated and folks are not buying them as eagerly as in the beginning of the Piwis 3 phad.
They will get as much money as the market bares. [as much as people are willing to pay]

Your more pointed answers will not come in this tread Ibi.
This is CarsFan’s money making tread, he will not volunteer any information, but if U start your own tread, U may be more likely to find out stuff.

Regards, Albert.

p.s. links

Porsche piwis 2 china clone:

https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-4779-Porsche+Piwis+Tester+II+with+CF30+Laptop+or+Lenovo+E49AL+Laptop.html

Vxdiag Prosche piwis 3:

https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-10074-VXDIAG-VCX-DoIP-Porsche-Tester-Piwis-III-with-Lenovo-T440P-Laptop.html

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How to solve Scania VCI3 V2.31.0.277.0 “Activate Software Key” message

Scania VCI3 V2.31.0.277.0 got this activation message shown as below, that means you need to install and crack correctly.

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Solution offered by obd2tool.com:
Install and crack Scania VCI3 V2.31.0.277.0 by following this video

Works on window7 32bit
Apply to VCI3 for Scania Wifi Wireless Diagnostic Tool

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Guide:
Go to Computer/DVD/CD-ROM Drive (E:) SDP3 V2.31

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Step 1: Open “AdbeRdr920_en_US.exe” to install Adobe Reader 9.2

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Step 2: Open “NDP46-KB3045557-x85-x640-allOS-ENU.exe” to install .NET Framework 4.6.2
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Step 3: Open and install “Scania Diagnosis & Programmer 3 2.31.exe”

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Step 4: Copy folder “sdp3 patch 2.31” from disk E: to Desktop

Right click on Desktop

Select Personalize

And go to Control Panel->User Accounts and Family Safety->User Accounts

Change user accounts control settings: Never notify

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Then open folder “sdp3 patch 2.31” on Desktop

Run “tmode” Windows batch file as administrator

Restart your computer

Step 5: Run “install_driver” windows bactch file in Desktop/sdp3 patch 2.31/drivers

Run as administrator

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Run “install” in Desktop/sdp3 patch 2.31

Run as administrator

Windows security: Install this driver software anyway

Driver installed successfully

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Step 6: Crack SDP3 2.31 software

Copy all files (SCOMM_SSK.dat, SCOMM_SSK_HL.dll) in Desktop/sdp3 patch 2.31/FIX SDP3 2.31

Open SDP3 Properties

Open file location: Computer/C:/Program files (x86)/Scania/SDP3

Copy and replace files

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Step 7: Run SDP3 then exit

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Step 8: Change a language via SDP3 Configurator

Run SDP3 Configurator as administrator

Select a language to use

SDP3 languages: German/ English/ Spanish/ Finnish/ French/ Italian/ Japanese/ Korean/ Dutch/ Polish/ Arabic/ Portuguese/ Russian/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Chinese/ Traditional Chinese/ Romanian

Here: Chinese

Step 9: Run SDP3 Chinese

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It’s in Chinese

Change the language successfully

So, you can change Scania SDP3 language as you want, with SDP3 Configurator

Global Diagnostic System (GDS2)MDI (Multiple Diagnostic Interface)

The GM MDI is the Global Diagnostic tool for future vehicles starting with Global A vehicles. It’s a compact communication module that manages the transfer of data between a vehicle’s onboard ECU network with an auxiliary CAN bus.

The GM MDI was introduced in the fall of 2007 for Pass-Thru programming and offers faster programming speed using J2534. Depending on vehicle architecture, the MDI can communicate 20% to 70% faster than the Tech 2. It can be used to perform Pass-Thru programming on all vehicles built since 1996 and into the future. Please note that there are other J2534 VCIs (vehicle communication interface) that will perform MDI functions utilizing GDS2 software.

Servicing the next generation Global A vehicles requires the diagnostic software, GDS2 (Global Diagnostic System 2) running on a local PC device while the MDI is connected to the vehicle.

The MDI connects to the vehicle via the J1962 connector using a DLC cable. Connection between the MDI and the PC can be accomplished via standalone (USB) or through (CAT5, or Wireless) networks.

Should I buy GM MDI if I have Tech 2 already

I have a Tech 2 Scanner in hand, so is it necessary to buy a new GM MDI interface?

I am using Tech 2 off https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-1568-GM+Tech2+GM+Scanner+-CANdi++TIS+(Works+for+GMSAABOPELSUZUKIISUZUHolden).html

Here you go

The Future of the Tech 2
The Tech 2 remains an essential tool through at least the 2010 model year. The GM MDI will not support past models when its diagnostic capabilities are introduced. And, the Tech2 will continue to be needed to diagnose all vehicles fromprevious model years. Remote programming with the Tech 2 will continue to be supported for use on all 2007 and previous vehicles.Additional information will be supplied in future.

HOW WILL THE G-M MDI BE USED?
The new G-M MDI can be used only in the Pass-Thru method. This means you can use it as your programming tool, while your Tech 2/CANdi remains available for diagnostics and other duties.

This is exact paragraph from a sales pitch document for the MDI. I have issues with it, however:

The GM MDI will not support past models when its diagnostic capabilities are introduced.
I’m not sure what this means. The GM MDI WILL clearly support past model years with the tech2win applications. So I’m not sure what this statement actually means. The only thing I can think of is that GM will remove pass thru support at a later date, but since it’s all been cracked already, this shouldn’t matter.

The new G-M MDI can be used only in the Pass-Thru method. This means you can use it as your programming tool, while your Tech 2/CANdi remains available for diagnostics and other duties.
This statement implies that the pass thru method is a bad thing. Considering the tech2win application works perfectly with EVERY function on all GM vehicles as far back as 1996, I don’t understand what this is really saying. It implies that you can’t do diagnostic troubleshooting using pass-thru, when in fact you can.

As far as I can tell from my testing, this is a basic sales pitch in order to encourage people to keep the tech2 as well as purchase a MDI2 unit – both of which are incredibly expensive if purchased legitimately through GM.

In reality, you don’t need a tech2 and a MDI2. An MDI interface is more than enough especially on our older cars like the C5 corvette which GM will unlikely ever release further PCM upgrades for given the fact they were discontinued over 10 years ago.

Tech 2 programmed key fob to 2006 Chevrolet HHR

Success!

Steps to program key fob to 2006 Chevrolet HHR with Tech 2 clone:

Install the GM Tech 2 Scan Tool
Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF
Power On the Scan Tool
Hit Enter
Main Menu > F0: DIAGNOSTICS
Vehicle identification – Model Year > (9) 2009
Vehicle identification – Product Type > Passenger Car
Vehicle identification – Product Make > (1) Chevrolet
Vehicle identification – Product Line > A
Diagnostics > F6: Body and Accessories
Vehicle identification – Service Categories > Keyless Entry
Body and Accessories > F5: Module Setup
Module Setup > F0: Body Control
Body Control Module > F0: Program Key Fobs
Program Key Fobs > F0: Invalidate all key fobs

MicroPod 2 can get full “dealer level” capability for all Chrysler (-2018)

This is for those looking for a decent tool works on and flashes all Chrysler vehicles the same level as dealer technician can.

Purpose: Want to have full “dealer level” capability for all Chrysler – Hemi / Cummins / body modules, Ecodiesel, Pentastar 3.6, everything Chrysler / Ram like we do on GM and Ford

Tools used: have Cardaq J2534 device, have used the J2534 program for flashing in the past as well as the J2534 Drewtech toolbox for some skim and vin updates

Issues: Have a few big name scan tools we are able to do a lot of functions but just always end up something we can’t do
For example: 2014 Ram 1500 air suspension, unable to perform the system recharge function for the air ride, although our tools have the bag fill, system test, etc, missing the one function and have to send it to dealer.

Budget: Not afraid of paying for the right stuff, but afraid of paying for less than i need or having issues.

My ideas of devices:

WiTech VCI Pod
WiTech Micropod II
DRB
DRB Emulator
CDA
StarScan

pre-2004 not worried about, generic scan tools work well enough for most things
2004-2012 – have good coverage but run into things not able to perform, for instance can do the Quick Learn on RFE transmissions but cannot do the DRIVE LEARN, Drewtech advises against reflashing modules with J2534 software as high failure rate,
2013-up this is where our coverage gets a lot more spotty  – have a lot of WIN modules we replace but have been able to program them with one of our aftermarket tools but only up to 2012, functions like VGT turbocharger relearn, NOX resets, etc

Examples of things had to send to dealer:
2014 Ram 1500 BCM replacement and reflash
2017 Ram 3500 WIN module replacement, push start
2014 Ram 1500 air suspension system recharge
2014 Durango hemi ecm replacement, unable to configure new ecm (probably could have with ecm unlock and hp or something but this was just to flash stock)

Tips and guides:

for 2017 and older:

you can use micropod clone+witech1 (online/offline).(witech activator can help with not registered error)

micropod tests on a 2015 vehicle:

http://cheapobd2tool.com/2019/01/03/2015-chrysler-200-fobik-all-keys-lost-done-by-micropod-2-clone/

you should use micropod 2 original/hq clone +witech2(online)

micropod tests on a 2018 vehicle:

http://cheapobd2scanner.com/2019/01/03/micropod-2-witechdrb3-tests-on-1997-2018-chrysler-dodge-jeep-fiat/

for vehicle configuration change:

you should have a Dealer Connect account.
for very specific operations:

you should have CDA 5.13/5.14 (for 2010 and older) and CDA 6 for 2011 and newer.

This is for your information.

Micropod 2 clone (item no. Sp271-c1) is the best

The best quality and cost-effective

Work as good as the original, including basic obd2 diagnostic tests and programming:

1) It can be used as diagnostic and programming tool by the dealerships. Replaces your StarMobile, StarScan, and wi-TECH POD,provides world-class diagnostic services to your customers.

2) A separate Tech Authority  Subscription is required to access to Module Re-Flash Programming, TSBs, wiring diagrams, and repair information.

How to get CANdi module to work

I think that is the perfect excuse for me to buy an LT4 equipped Corvette.

Here is what I found tonight.

OBD I only has 1 ground, so 12 pin adapter connects signal and chassis ground to the GM Tech 2 Scanner cable.

OBD II has chassis and signal ground and they are connected in the cars wiring.

How I was trying to get CANdi module to work:

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Nothing on CANdi end of cable.

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Boot screen not showing CANdi present, diagnostics for CANdi says it isn’t seen.

Here I connected OBD I adapter to end of CANdi cable:

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OBD I adapter connected.

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CANdi module shows up at boot screen.

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Green LED flashes about once every second.

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Diagnostic screens for CANdi now present. Hit ENTER, 4, 7 to get to this screen.

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POST Results.

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Self Test Results.

The weird looking screen is because I have not removed the protective plastic yet.