How do I use GM MDI 2

Connect GM MDI 2 to the PC using USB cable to complete setup. Wireless adapters in the PC and in the Tester are incompatible with each other. Double-click the GM MDI Manager icon on your desktop to launch the MDI Manager software. In the MDI Manager software MDI 2 Explorer tab, select the MDI 2 in the window.

Electromagnetic Compatibility

The MDI 2 satisfies the requirements of the EMC directive 2004/108/EG.The MDI 2 is a class/category A product as defined by EN 55 022. The MDI 2 may cause high-frequency household interference (radio interference) so that interference suppression may be necessary. In such cases the user may be required to take the appropriate action.

Electronic Waste Disposal

This MDI 2is subject to European guidelines 2002/96/EG (WEEE). Old electrical and electronic devices, including cables and accessories or batteries must be disposed of separately from normal household waste. Please usethe return and collection systems in place for disposal in your area.Damage to the environment and hazards to personal health are prevented by properly disposing of the MDI 2.

FCC Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his or her expense.All work conducted on electrical devices may be performed by persons with sufficient knowledge and experience in the field of electrics and hydraulics.

Overview

The Multiple Diagnostic Interface 2 ( Car Scanner MDI 2) is used by professional technicians as an aid in diagnosing and repairing automotive electrical and electronic systems. The MDI 2is designed to connect the vehicle to a host PC computer application which then functions through the MDI2for data transfer and Electronic Control Unit (ECU) reprogramming.Using the MDI Manager PC application software, you configure the MDI 2to communicate with a host computer. The MDI 2is capable ofcommunicating over a USB cable, Ethernet cable, or wireless network (WLAN)

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

GM-MDI

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.
Model Year Coverage

Reprogramming for 1996 – up vehicles

2010 Coverage

*   Chevrolet Camaro
*   Chevrolet Equinox
*   Buick Lacrosse
*   Cadillac SRX
*   GMC Terrian

Additional for 2011

*   Chevrolet Cruz
*   Chevrolet Volt
*   Buick Regal

Additional for 2012

*   Buick Verano
*   Chevrolet Sonic
*   Chevrolet Orlando

Additional for 2013

*   Cadillac ATS
*   Cadillac XTS
*   Chevrolet Malibu
*   Chevrolet Captiva

Tech2Win may be used for earlier backward compatibility for 96 up vehicles.

Tech2Win does not perform all functions of the Tech 2 hand held scan tool.
PC Requirements

*   Intel Core i7 at 2.6GHz 64 bit
*   2) USB 2.0 (or better) ports
*   500GB Hard drive
*   4GB ram
*   Windows 7 Professional 64bit
*   Internet Explorer 9 +
*   Wireless capability

Software License

Available as three different subscriptions.

Complete GM Service Support Package?Includes: GM SI, Tis2Web – All Access, GDS 2, and Tech2Win

MDI Software for GM MDI

GM Vehicle Communication Interface Package?Includes: Global Diagnostic System 2 and Tech2Win

GM Global Diagnostic System 2?Includes: Diagnostic software for GM Global A vehicles (available on a short mid and annual subscription)

The MDI must have an active subscription to Obd2tool.com to function

Compare GM MDI 2 Genuine with one made in China

Difference between GM MDI 2 Genuine and one made in China

Product GM MDI 2 (genuine) GM MDI 2(Made in China)
Photo  GM MDI2  GM MDI2
Original Original from the dealer China clone from obd2tool
Price 1200 usd or so 218USD
WiFi Yes Yes
Speed Fast Fast
Security GoodUse with relief GoodBetter than GM MDI
Update Yes Yes,update by CD
Operation system OptionalYou can try MDI2 software on any possible systems Windows 7 64 bit ONLY
Global TIS Yes Yes
GDS2 Yes Yes
Tech 2 Win Yes Yes
TIS2Web–SPS. Yes Yes
SPS programming for existing and future SGM vehicles
OBDII Diagnosis Yes Yes
ECU Programming Yes Yes
Key Programming Yes Yes
Pass-Thru Programming Yes, done by TIS2Web–SPS Yes
Hidden Function Reflashing Yes Yes
Vehicle Vauxhall Opel, Buick, Chevrolet 1996-2017-future all Vauxhall/Opel 16 pin vehicles from 1996 to 2017

 

Conclusion:

The MDI 2 genuine and china clone share the same functions.

 

They are different in the price and operating system only!

 

For a GM garage, you can buy the genuine to use with relief!

 

For personal use, the price of clone is good and it’s worth the money!

 

MDI 2 comes with GM software in a HDD that people don’t have to install software themselves and will have no installation issues!

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.

Download GDS2 v19.0.04100 with GDS2Java v14.0.00000 for GM MDI

Free download GDS2 v19.0.04100 version with GDS2Java v14.0.00000 copied from original GM MDI software installation:

https://mega.nz/#!tCZV3aSa!tKHq4JIDlL3kgLgmPeL2WIL8xO7W2qWhrPu0mCo1GxU

1.How To install?
2.How To use deliverable packages?

3.install GDS2Install then install GDS2JavaInstall
4. Put the zip file called deliverable_OpelVauxhall v2017.5.0 into the below folder:
C:\ProgramData\GDS 2\PersistentData\Downloads\DataBackups
5. Open GDS2 and click ManageDiagnostics Packages
6. click on browes
7.then go to C:\ProgramData\GDS 2\PersistentData\Downloads\DataBackups
8.then click on deliverable_OpelVauxhall v2017.11.0 click on open
9 gds2 will restart

Test successfully?

Good job here see the photo …. the only problem I have with that is javom- problem with MDI interfae when I install the version of MDI -8.3.103.117 after the restart VmWare application that passthru MDI is not ready. When connecting Bosch Kts Pasthru then is ok, Abritus Audio Passthru and that’s ok. MDI-Passthru is not ok not see it.

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Note: this be installed with global tis v32 but gds2 packed 2011 year establishes

For tech2win you can try with an other emulator.exe found on www.obd2tool.com.
Because emulator tech2win on this vmware don’t propose To choose interface.

If you want to use GDS2 on GM MDI with relief, you’d better get a tested version:

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What if the MDI error LED is on

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1.What if the MDI error LED is on?

Power cycle the MDI. If error light stays on, perform a software recovery procedure. After the software recovery procedure has been executed, the GM MDI Scan Tool should pass the POST and the error LED should be off. If the MDI error LED is still on contact your customer support center. The MDI must be connected using USB and the latest version of MDI firmware must be installed before usage.

2.What if the MDI does not power up?

The MDI automatically powers up when power is applied to the DLC or the AC adapter, the MDI will not power up on battery power alone. If the MDI was powered down manually then the MDI will need to be powered up manually by pressing the ON/OFF button.

?Power MDI from an external source, AC 12-volt adapter or MDI DLC cable.
?Check cable connectors and power sources.
?Press ON/OFF button on the MDI.

3.Why does the MDI sometimes take longer

than 1 minute to complete POST (Power On Self Test)?
The MDI will take approximately 1 minute to complete POST the first time it powers ON following a firmware update.

4. Why does the MDI beep when power is lost?
This beep indicates the MDI AAA batteries are temporarily supplying power to the unit. If power is removed from the MDI, there will be an audible beep for approximately 30 seconds before the MDI powers down. The AAA battery life can be extended by manually powering the MDI down.

5.Why does the MDI turn off immediately when external power is lost?

If the AAA batteries have been installed and are charged, the MDI should remain powered up when external power is removed for up to 30 seconds. The amount of time the MDI remains powered depends on the strength of the batteries.
?Verify AAA batteries have been installed correctly.
?Replace AAA batteries.

6.Which version of MDI Manager software is on the PC? The MDI?

On the MDI Manager Explorer screen, select ‘Show Details’. The software version information is displayed for the currently selected MDI. The ‘Help’ tab will also show software version info (PC only if not connected to an MDI from www.obd2tool.com).

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 97.xxx 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 Obd2tool.com
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.

Troubleshoot the BCM on the 1996 OBD2 Vettes, GM TECH2 or GM Nano?

Looking for Chinese GM Scanner to troubleshoot the BCM on the 1996 OBD2 Vettes, purpose is to cycle the ABS pump, diagnose air bag module among other things.

Budget is supposed to be around $350.00 and if it doesn’t last that long at least it’s cheaper than the thousands.

Optional GM scanner tools:

a used Tech 2 original (Price depends on)

GM Tech2 Chinese ( $224-$330)

GM VXDiag Nano ($119 with wifi, $109 USB connection)

Here we go for their reviews

1.a used Tech 2 original will not be mentioned here, since everyone knows it is best, for the used one, you can try at your own lucky.
2.GM Tech2 Chinese reviews

1) It says it covers most 1991 to 2013 GM cars.

I just bought one off Ebay and I am going to give it a try. I purchased it from a US seller but there are others from China. I contacted the seller and asked if it would cycle the ABS pump on a 1996 Corvette and other body control module diagnostics, he said that it would.

It does come with the 32 Mb flash card for GM. He has Saab and Isuzu cards and they are $60.00 each.

2) I have used the Tech2 Chinese I purchased for numerous ABS ,BCM as well as ECM / PCM concerns on a wide variety of GM OBD II platforms………..

As you know, the title doesn’t specify which year and model of GM, the following parts take C6, 07 2500 GMC for example.

I have my C6, 07 2500 GMC, 09 Cobalt that it will work on. Have another scan tool for our foreign cars.

Surprises were, this thing is bigger than I thought. It’s a foot tall by 6″ wide. It needs the velcro straps it comes with.

Tested it on my GMC truck and all seems fine. Connector for older OBD1 as well for 91-95,6 too. Latest software for GM 33.004.

The memory card works in either slot, I tried both although the disc says to install in upper slot. It’s a tight fight because the spring loaded door doesn’t quite open enough for the card to slide in easily. I got it in with a touch of prying. Not a big deal.

Entire purchase process was easy with no problems at all. It is a great scan tool kit for not much money. Time will tell how it holds up long term but from other members reports they are getting years out of them.

Sorry about the lousy pics.

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2.VXDIAG VCX Nano for GM reviews:

1) They now also have software that lets you use your laptop with the same software thats on the Tech 2 unit, it’s called a “GM Nano” ..

The Tech 2 GM Nano for the laptop is $119.00 compared to the Chinese Tech 2 clone which is around $250.00 to $300.00…..

Recently ran into an issue where i wanted to replace my aftermarket pioneer (didn’t like it and much prefer my smart phone) with a stock unit. Found a cheap OEM unit on eBay. After install, i realized that factory head units are tied to the original cars VIN. No problem, i’ll pay the dealership to fix the issue. Only problem they outright say they CANNOT guarantee they can fix the locked status of my radio and i’d still have to pay. As an IT/Network technician, i couldn’t imagine telling people i can’t guarantee i can fix your network or pc problems, but you still owe me full price plus tax.

Enter the VXDIAG VCX NANO. I was looking into clone tech II’s for the past couple weeks and stumbled onto this gem. There is very little info on this product, but i still had more faith in this thing and myself more than my own dealership so i took the plunge. For $119, i basically have the software version of a tech II device. I was able to unlock my radio in a matter of minutes. Have never used a real or upscale scan tool device so i can’t compare but just poking through some of the menus, it looks like i can do anything a tech II can. Kool thing is that the tech2win software runs just fine on my Windows 10 64bit laptop. Would be even cooler with a surface pro or similar tablet. I’m sure there are reasons for owning an actual tech II device over just software, but i wanted to try something different out of curiosity and explore other options for those that want an even cheaper alternative.

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2) Using the VXdiag NANO and tech2win application, I have been able to access every tech2 function including completing a CPS variation relearn, access all abs and airbag troubleshooting functions on my ’99 C5 corvette. I have also been able to access Service Programming System functions using TIS2000 and the vxdiag nano to update the PCM. This is very promising because of the price in comparison to a tech2 clone.

The catch? I don’t think it will work on all GM vehicles. When attempting to interface with my ’97 camaro, I was unable to access the ABS or airbag functions of the tech2, receiving a communications error. I guess my camaro is still old enough where the abs and airbag functions are performed over the OBD1 data bus (although it has an obd2 connector). However, I was able to carry out programming using the tis2000 application and access transmission and drivetrain functions.

How to make the connection between the VCX Nano and the computer:

You plug the device into the OBD2 port, and then you either use Wifi back to the laptop to connect that way ($119), or you can use a usb cable instead ($109).

You have options: USB version & Wifi version

Conclusion:  

A used Tech 2 original depends on your budget.

GM Tech2 Chinese is verified been working as a real one for many years, google and you will search many good reviews.

GM VXDiag Nano, based on windows, is verified working fine too and sales at cheap price, the users are supposed to have skills to install the driver, but it’s okay if you follow the video and instruction.

If you are in the market for a tech2 for your MB Star C5 corvette, I think you should not purchase a tech2 clone. Instead, go for the GM MDI clone, or maybe the vxdiag nano if you are willing to risk the fact it seems to be hit or miss depending on the vehicle(s) you plan to interface with.

One other thing to note, if you are intending to do programming, the TIS2000 application has not been updated by GM since 2008. Instead, they now use an alternative online based application called ’tis2web’. While TIS2web has been cracked for the european export GM vehicles, it has not yet been cracked for north american operation GM vehicles. As a result, if you are using a newer vehicle for programming, you will really need to purchase a 3 day subscription to tis2web.

GM MDI software has updated to V2017.09 and “No Connection” error solved

1.Software update

1). Our GM MDI software has updated to V2017.09.It can support 2010-2017.09 year new cars.

2). If you think installation procedure is difficult for you,you can choose the GM MDI with Lenovo E49AL laptop,GM MDI software will be preinstalled in the Lenovo E49AL Laptop ,you can use it directly after receiving it.

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2.“No Connection” error solved

Here is the detail explanation of GM MDI Wifi multiple diagnostic system “no connection” error and solution.

Problem:

When get the GM MDI tool connected with computer and plugged into car’s DLC OBD port, only two of the indicator light flashed while the other two are off. And then the GM MDI software system displayed “no connection” error message. See Fig.1 and Fig. 2.

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Possible reason:
Improper operation procedure leads to the communication failure.

Solution:

Quit the GM MDI software and disconnect the GM MDI main unit
Open MDI Manager to check the driver
Open “Network setup” to check the network condition
If your MDI Manager shows a connection with your MDI and says software is compatible with pc, it is OK.
Reconnect the MDI device and load software again.

Follow the correction connection procedure and settings:

USB connection:

Once install and run the MDI manager, power up the MDI tester using the A/C 12-volt adapter. Then connect it to your computer with via USB cable.  The MDI appears in the application’s Explorer window where all the MDI units detected by your PC.

 

WIFI wireless connection:

1) Click MDI_Manager icon to start the MDI Manager software
2) Connect MDI with PC using USB cable
3) Power on the MDI by plugging in the A/C 12-volt adapter
4) Select and Connect to your MDI in the MDI Manager software MDI Explorer tab.
5) Select “Network Setup”
6) Select “Wireless” tab.
7) Select “Enable Wireless Interface check box in the Interface Control box to enable the interface. Once you enable the interface, the IP Address Configuration box and the Apply and Cancel buttons become active.
8) Select Obtain an IP address automatically if your LAN automatically assigns IP addresses. Otherwise enter the assigned IP Address and Subnet mask.
9) Select “Access Point” to start wireless access configuration.
10) If you are not within range of the access point you want to use, or the access point is not broadcasting its SSID, select the Enter Network Name [SSID]: radio button and type the network name.
11) If you are within range of your wireless access point, choose the Select from available network list radio button and then select Refresh to cause the MDI to search for wireless network signals. The detected networks are displayed in the Network Name box.
12) Select Configure after you have entered the network name
13) Enter the security setting that are required by your network, then select Next.
14) Select Yes to re-configure your MDI, or if you want to start over select No.
15) Select OK.
16) Choose the Properties tab to verify that the MDI is configured correctly.
17) Write down previous settings you did for future reference.

NOTE:

Installing the MDI Manager software installs certain utilities that are required for your TIS2Web programs to use the MDI. But, it is not necessary to start the MDI Manager software before using TIS2Web programs.

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