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.

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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 Obd2tool.com. Yes and before you write need to remove the old soft.

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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.

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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.

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1st what you need to do on you GM tech 2

And so, you came to your device, and you hold it in your hands. First of all, after you have made sure that it is intact, no need to go write a review or to complete the transaction, depending on where you bought it. Unpack Tech2 Scan Tool , the first thing we need to insert it in the Tech 2 memory card, no matter what the slot. To find the power supply from the network, plug rs232, as in the photo below, and the cover on the main cable.

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Now insert the plug GM 3000098 in the Tech 2 from Obd2tool.com , turn on the unit to the network and device connector is nearly blank. The first thing you will see is a POST test . Next to the menu and select tools options -> self test. Insert our rs232 plug and select Automaited test main board and VCI.

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Here rs232 indicates that without our help, your GM Tech2 cannot communicate with the computer. Rs 485 nothing serious. But this is enough to Main PCB Self Test Fail. This isn’t a problem, because it is removed very simply, if errors are gone, and you still cannot connect to the computer, it is also just corrected. HBCC IGNORED’s OK too. But if mistakes will be much more, it is best to make sure you get the Tech 2 back, or you sent the new modules from him.

Next you need to test Candy , unfortunately I do not have a photo, but we havent nothing complicated, perhaps later I will make a short video like 5 minutes to test. Later I will try it’s clear to tell you how to resolve certain problems.

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.

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

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Tech 2 Care and Cleaning

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

NOTICE
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

Gm Tech2 TIS2000 failed to run Win7 Virtual Machine

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Problem:“I use a GM Tech2 Scanner diagnostic tool or a gm MDI to attach it to the truck, its on a cd / dvd, its a program i got on-line to reprogram GM BCMS in my truck. my problem is I can load 2007 software [its called ”TIS2000] into my computer [it only runs on a ”win xp” machine”][yes it won’t run in xp mode on a win7 machine],but I need the update to 3/2008 or 8/2008,to get it to see my vin#, so I can add power adj pedals[and some other options, I can’t get the 3/2008 to load. ”

Obd2tool.com Engineers Solution:
Depending on your computer hardware, you could install XP and your app in a Virtual Machine (VM) from Windows 7. Once installed and configured, you would boot your computer like normal and start XP in a window.

VMware makes Virtual Machine software called Workstation v10. They have a trial, but expect money at some point. The second best option for VM software is called VirtualBox from Sun. It is free!
You would just need a compatible computer, a copy of Windows XP and time to learn the ropes and get your XP Virtual Machine (VM) up and running. Learning how to use it is a one-time thing and at that point you’ll be familiar with VM software in general. That is a huge benefit to have as a computer user.

At that point you would meet the requirements of the car diagnostic scanner GM Tech 2 software and would install TIS2000 within the VM and use the virtual com/serial port to connect to your computer serial port (or USB).

How to Disable Alarm on Saab 9-3 by GM Tech2

Here’s my personal review on Tech2 Scan Tool clone diagnostic scanner with my Saab 2003 9-3. Big thanks to those who help me a lot in the thread.

Model:

Saab 2003 9-3

Saab 2004 9-5

Issue:

the dreaded “alarm randomly going off” issue on my 2003 9-3

Purpose:

to diagnose and/or disable the alarm

Considering the following:

GM Tech 2 scan tool Link here

I also have a 2004 9-5. I’m starting tho think that it would be wise to invest in a tech2. as I usually do most of my own repairs.

Puzzle:

Is there some other Saab-specific card or software I need on top of this product?

Suggestion from folks:

You will need the Tech 2 and Saab 32MB card (specify when buying clone) listed in the link above. Those two alone should be able to read DTCs, I believe. To get security access and make changes via Tech 2, you will need an older Windows?XP laptop with built in serial port – a newer computer running a virtual machine program & serial to usb adapter should also work – and the Tis2000/GlobalTIS software.

Personal opinion: The Tech 2 at obd2tool.com in the link you posted is priced a bit higher than most ($349 vs $319). You might want to read back a few pages in this thread for some links to other sellers with better pricing and more sales.

My Tech 2 Scanner hq clone is paid for $319. It is with with a 32MB card and TIS2000 software CD.

Eidt: Tech II review:

Received the parcel today. All are packed well in a box and the machine looks good…. I will try it tomorrow and update here… I should be working good i think.

Easy step to make Tech2 scan tool clone boot up for use

This is how to rework GM Tech 2 Scanner PCB to make Tech2 scan tool clone boot up for use.

– Problem

Tech II clone not boot up (not turn on)

– Reason

The issue usually results from the DC to DC converter

This converter is a common internal component for the device GM TECH II from obd2tool.com

originally these come equipped with the “Meanwell SKE10A-05VT” and “BTCPower 4BE-01T-02”

you cannot longer purchase these items because they are not being manufactured anymore

You actually can find the “Meanwell SKE10A-05” but missing the “VT” and also missing 1 pin for the soldering points.

BEWARE this model dc to dc converter WILL NOT WORK

It may help you power on your device, but the power button among other programming features won’t work.

– Solution worked!

To replace DC to DC converter can avoid unpleasant surprises.

REC10-1205S/H2/M has a 6 pin connections, “Meanwell SKE10A-05VT” and “BTCPower 4BE-01T-02” have a 5 pin connections, is it not a problem when you change the component.

So, sort this out.

This list is for a DC to DC converter with the following specifications:

Input: 9~18VDC

Output: 5VDC 2.0A

– Tech 2 Diagnostic PCB before the DC to DC converter replacement

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– Tech2 clone worked gain after the DC to DC converter replacement

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– The important note: Tech2 not boot up when the car starts

So, how to fix a reboot Tech 2 when starting the car? The square dedicated native voltage Stabilizer, black spots, this is how it is better to feed on, immediately giving to drink block, then the main Board gently giving to drink lagged behind in her legs. By means of wooden toothpicks carefully remove the solder prepared under us new voltage regulator (mornsun VRB1205LD-15W DIP).

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GM Tech 2 Diagnostic Scan Tool FAQ

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Q: Does GM TECH 2 scan tool diagnose gm pickup 1500,2500hd,3500?
A: Yes, it will work on pickup 1500,2500hd and 3500. Just if the cars are 24v, you may need a power supply adapter.
Q: GM TECH 2 contains Saturn software?
A: Yes, Saturn software is included in the GM software English and support from 1991 to 2010 year.

Q: Can GM Tech 2 work on SAAB?
A: Yes, our Tech 2 can work on SAAB.

Q:Can GM Tech 2 scanner work on my 1999 9-5 SAAB?
A: OBD2eShop Tech 2 is with V148 SAAB software, you can get a V143 SAAB card off ebay, use the card on our GM Tech 2 scanner, then it can work on a 1999 9-5 SAAB.

Q: Is GM TECH 2 available on my Cadillac year 1996?
A: Yes, GM TECH2 works with Cadillac.
Q: Does GM Tech 2 work with Australian Holden 1998?
A: GM tech2 is only compatible with North American Holden, and our software for Holden only work with Holden from 1999-2012.

Q: Can GM Tech2 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.

About Language

Q: Is there Spanish for GM tech 2?
A: No, GM tech 2 is only English available.

About Function

Q: Does GM tech2 support coding?
A: Yes, it does, but you need to buy an additional TIS2000, TIS2000 support cars programming until 2007 year.

Q: Can TECH 2 support key coding and electronic control unit programming for all OPEL and Isuzu?

A: Tech 2 Scanner can’t support key programming; as for electronic control unit programming, you need to additionally buy a GM TECH 2 and a TIS2000,
but TIS2000 only support GM and Opel, not support Isuzu.

Q: GM TECH2 support airbag reset? If not, please recommend me another one tool, my car is Chevrolet Tahoe 2007 year.
A: Yes, GM TECH2 support airbag reset for Chevrolet Tahoe 2007 year.
Q: Does GM TECH2 support reading Car VIN number? How to read?
A: Yes, it does. After selecting the car model, enter function menu, and you will find the VIN number reading option.

Q: I`m interested in the GM Tech2 Diagnostic Tool and I would like to know which diagnostic functions that tool has for a Hummer H3.
I have problems with the windshield wipers, the tire pressure control system and the cruise control. Is that tool able to read the trouble
codes and to read some parameters regarding those controllers?
A: GM TECH2 contains Hummer H2 H3 software (from 2007 to 2010 year), so Tech2 is able to diagnose Hummer H3 2007-2010 year.
As for reading parameters regarding those controllers, it is theoretically compatible, advice you have a try.

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.

About after-sales questions and answers

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 advice you buy an extra TIS2000 to work with GM tech2.

Q: After receiving GM TECH2, I got some errors.
A: If it is 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 Tech2 Scan Tool 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.