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

2-1About compatible vehicle models and years

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.

How to program Chevrolet ECBM with GM Tech 2 diagnostic scan tool

If ESC (Electronic Stability Control) DTC C0460, C0280 or C0196 etc displays on Driver Information Center (DIC) or you get the ECBM module replaced, you need to perform steering angel sensor calibration.

In this case, you need to
1) Use SPS (Service Programming System) to update the EBCM software. Program the EBCM using the SPS with the latest software available TIS2WEB.

2) Re-calibrate the steering angle sensor SRS in SI by using GM Tech 2 scan tool

Before calibration of the Yaw Rate sensor (Cluster Sensor on Tech 2) ensure there are no EBCM DTCs set.

Calibrating steering angle sensor with GM Tech2 scan tool:

1) Connect the gm tech 2 scanner with vehicle via OBD socket
2) Power up Tech 2 from obd2tool.com. Select Diagnostic from the main menu
3) Select vehicle year
4) Select vehicle model
5) Select Chassis
6) Select ABS/TC/ESP
7)Turn ignition to ON, press Confirm
8) Select Programming,
Vetronix tech 2 scan tool will prompt to calibrate steering angle sensor, click Confirm
9) Move steering wheel 5 degrees left or right, click Confirm.
10) Return the steering wheel back to center. The sensor now calibrates and the Tech 2 should then display “Calibration Successful”.
11) Follow prompts to calibrate the Yaw Rate Sensor (Cluster Sensor)
12) Select “YES” when Tech 2 displays “Calibrate Cluster Sensor” message
13) Turn steering wheel at least 10 degrees, press Confirm
14) Tech 2 should then display “Calibration Successful”
15) Exit tech 2 software program and erase stored DTCs.

NOTE:
During programming, the battery voltage must be maintained within the proper range of 12-15 Volts.

China GM TECH 2 does everything a real Tech 2 does, how?

10-06-2014 Update:

I just placed my order GM TECH2 which is the complete package with the 32 MB card from obd2tool.com

10-10-2014 Update:

It still hasn’t shipped according to their website. I contacted them asking why it hasn’t shipped yet. They are quick to respond, GM TECH2 is out of stock now and hope I would be patient to wait another 3 days, they will try their best to arrange. She even informed me that she declared a $69.00 value to help keep my customs fees low. Since uobdii.com own good reputation, then I choose wait.

10-13-2014 Update:

I received a notice from the vendor that my GM Tech2  Scan tool  item  has  finally  shipped….. today!!!  I  got  a  DHL track number.

10-20-2014 Update:

I received my Auto Scanner Tools Tech 2 today. It was a longer than expected shipping time but am quite happy with it so far. I have not yet used it and my first task will be to perform a CKP relearn. I’ll let you know how it goes in the following parts.

Here are some pics:

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Package: I did receive the TIS2000 software disc. It was in the bag along with the product stickers. So yeah, I got the full package.

What GM Tech 2 does?

I just performed a CKP sensor relearn and it went perfectly. No problems reported. I also performed a complete diagnostic of my ABS including the motor and EBCM. No problems reported. I also went for a drive for some real time data logging. All looked good. It was amazing to note all of the misfires that were being reported prior to the CKP relearn process. No misfires after the procedure.

Well gentlemen, this unit appears to do everything a real Tech 2 does. It works perfectly so far. The general quality of the unit also appears to be quite good with a robust case and very bright and clear screen. I am very satisfied so far. I know that I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of what it can do and I guess I will discover its various functions as time goes on. If anyone has any questions, please let me know.

What Windows Operation Tech2 is compatible?

I keep an old Windows XP laptop in the garage which has my service manuals for all my cars including the MB SD Connect C4/C5. At first I’m not sure what I can do with the TIS2000 software, then after I check find it’s working. Someone said VMWare works, and someone suggest Windows compatibility mode works sometimes. Try setting it for windows 7 compatibility and see if it works then, or try another mode like XP. I haven’t try this, and your options?

How to unlock radio code and use vin relearn by gm tech 2?

Here is the step-by-step instruction on clear radio theftlock for GM (GM, SAAB, OPEL, SUZUKI, ISUZU and HOLDEN) models with GM Tech 2 scan tool.
Tools needed:
GM Tech2 diagnostic scan tool
Candi interface

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Tech II Theft-lock procedure:
Well setup CANDI module with automotive diagnostic equipment Tech 2 main unit, connect Tech2 scanner with vehicle
1.       Select “Diagnostics” at the Main Menu screen
2.       At the “Vehicle Identification” screen, select the following options:
– Model Year >>> (radio came from an 04 Escalade or whatever)
–LD Trk, MPV, Incomplete;
3. Select “Body” at the “System Selection” Menu screen
4. At the “Vehicle Identification” screen, select the following:
–          Appropriate model
–          Appropriate Air Conditioning
–          Navigation Radio
5. Select “Navigation Radio” at the “Body” screen
6. Select “Special Functions” at the “Radio” screen
7. Select “VIN Relearn” at the “Special Functions” screen
8. At the “VIN Relearn” screen, the Tech2 will display “Do you want to clear radio theft information?”
9. To begin clearing, press the soft touch key on the top right of the scan tool. The scan tool will display “Clearing Radio Theft in Progress.”
10. Press “EXIT” on the scan tool and cycle the ignition.
NOTE:
1.       The radio theft will learn the VIN. Without learning the VIN, the radio will display a locked message (LOC or LOCKED).
2.       Another way is to see if the sound works by installing the radio, and not turning the key to ON, just ACC. that will work the radio for a test.

GM Tech2 Clone Diagnostic Scanner Feedback

I start this post for tech 2 scanner Clone Diagnostic Scanner from Obd2tool.com to put together the feedback of the users what’s working what’s not working?
……OK
– Used my GM tech2 to retrofit tcs and marry a non divorced cd changer.

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-It is a tech 2, reads everything a genuine one does. Heck, it’s probably made in the same factory as a genuine one with a different sticker on it. Used it to pinpoint bad air bag sensors, turned on the tpms on both our Z’s.

– It works exactly like any others I’ve used at gm dealers over the years

– $339 for a brand new tech2 with a CANDI module all the cables and adapters and case is great

-connected to my intimidator ss and everything was there

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– Change one of my c5s that is canadien to US to disable the auto headlights because they don’t always open when they should and when they do work right they come on too early.

– You have to specify GM English when you order the unit. There are a lot of other cards for different languages Saab, Holden, etc

– Is now fully functional for F body, C5 and C6, It cost me a lot more than the initial $1000 that I thought was a good deal.

– Plugin to my ’08 93 Aero and play around with the typical body and key features. My primary reason for picking up the Tech II was to program a spare key. I figured ~$500+ at a dealer or ~$400 on my own would be well worth it…obviously if I received a working, defect free, unit.

– Programming a key and changing some of the standard comfort features.

– Able to get security access using an old Dell laptop from my IT guy’s graveyard.

– Programming a new key was easily as 1-2-3

– Changed my key-unlock settings to all at first press, and then lock on drive off/open on key out was a snap.

– If you had a Tech2, you could possibly talk to the dealer and have them access their TIS system to load the BCM or PCM calibration to your Tech2. Some may do it.

If you can’t do that, just buy additional TIS2000 with USB key.

– Hooked it up to test engine, ABS, transmission etc, stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, live data all the test result were displayed on the large, easy –to-read backlit screen. It helped to carry out accurate and stable diagnostic function.

– Compared with GM MDI, Tech2 covers more vehicles including OPEL, GM, SAAB, and Isuzu.

–  used it on my GMC for air bag warning

–  Tried it on my 2006 Silverado & worked ok.

– The tis 2000 needs windows XP, Vista, win8.1, Win 7 32 bit.

– Able to easily and completely program out the TPMS system

– I have used mine to do two crank sensor re=learns and did the brake bleed on mine for the EBCM flush and it worked fine

– I am fairly certain it works on all GM cars til 2013. I have used it on my 03 GMC full size pickup, and my sisters 07 Trailblazer !!!! (and my 99 vette of course).

– If you have a 1997-2000, the TPMS is in the firmware and cannot be programmed. With the addition of the Z06 in 2001-2004, it can be programmed.

– Bleed the ABS ok.

– Used to cycle and bleed the ABS brakes on my C6 ok

– Plugged it in to my 2011 Z06, and activated the Afterblow feature. I also cleared some old DTC codes that were in history. It works just fine and the quality feels genuine. It’s a pretty good knock off. Even came with all of the stickers from the Veltronix manufacturer. I assume they are knock off too.

– Used it to program my key fobs for my malibu but also have 4 other chevys
……Fail

– GM tech2 would NOT work with All C5’s, if you are going to use it on a C6,, make SURE you have the CAN D modules.

– Cars only, no trucks, you are advise to use VXDIAG VCX NANO heavy duty.

In conclusion:
Tech2 GM clone will never let you down, all works fine.

2 GM categories of the radio security theft lock feature

I work for a Gm dealership and was a little skeptical at first about this GM Tech 2. After receiving very quick from seller I tested it out on every platform, programming, system scans, live plot, remote functions, everything and it has matched everything my shops factory 2000 dollar Tech 2 has done. Best money I’ve spent on a tool in a very long time! Follow i wil share my using experience with gm tech2.

GM Tech 2 scan tool can also work for Opel, SAAB, Isuzu, Suzuki, Holden. For some customers have confused about China GM Tech 2 scanner. Below OBD2TOOL sharing VETRONIX TECH 2 Clone GM Tech 2 scan tool China GM Tech 2 scanner Customers Reviews. I have been very happy with this scanner, the cables can be a bit finicky at times, and I had to remove and reinstall the memory card several times to get a good connection on it, but have had no issues at all other than that. I have used it on 2004 Pontiac Bonneville, Saab and Chevrolet Suburban all worked well.
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Tech2 scanner tool support multi-function such as Capture stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, and Failure Record for later review,etc
There are 2 GM categories of the radio security theft lock feature.
1) The first category which was used on GM vehicles up until about 2001 or 2002 required the owner to choose a PIN and enter it into the radio to activate the radio security theft lock feature;
2)The second category which is used in newer Auto Scanner Tools GM Tech 2 has smart coding which is a scrambled portion of the vehicle VIN number.
Unlock radio code and VIN Relearn instruction
The only way to unlock the radio is by using the VIN Relearn procedure with a GM Tech2 scanner to set to module replacement setup.

USB-Link 2 is five times faster than its predecessor

The USB-Link 2, the next generation vehicle interface from www.obd2tool.com, has arrived. Dependable and rugged, the NEXIQ USB Link 2 is five times faster than its predecessor. It has sixteen times more random access memory than the old USB-Link, and it supports heavier bus loads on simultaneous channels.

The Heavy Duty Diagnostic Tools NEXIQ Technologies 124032 USB-Link 2 Connector allows PC-to-vehicle connection with an interface compatible with multiple software applications. It will minimize your investment in multiple brand-specific diagnostic interfaces so you can do more tasks with fewer tools.

NEXIQ Technologies 124032. Features: Class 1 Bluetooth provides up to 100 ft. of wireless freedom. Flexible configuration supports wired or wireless connectivity. Compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more. Reduce reprogramming times with direct USB connection. Mixed fleet capabilities with broad protocol support. Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports. Quickly attaches to vehicle’s diagnostic connector. No messy cables to untangle or get in the way with Bluetooth. Easy portability increases flexibility. May be used with desktop PC or laptop. RP1210A, RP1210B, and J2534 API support.

All Tech 2’s are not considered equal. Tech 2 gives you unprecedented access to EVERY GM module and controller, provides the best and highest volume of vehicle data, and possesses the most bi-directional functionality of any diagnostic tool for GM family cars. There have been, however, a multitude of manufactures of GM Tech2 over the almost 30 years it has been in production.  Very early Vetronix units had solder joint problems which caused random communication failures.

In addition to being an inconvenience, if this occurs during a programing event, you will be left with a garbage controller!  Later models are made by Bosch, who bought Vetronix.  They have cheapened the unit up so much that it is marginally better than a Korean clone.  As a matter of fact, most of the electronics are made in Asia or in Eastern Europe where most of the clones come from. This was done as a cost cutting measure.  The result is a slew of premature failures!  The units that reside in the “middle” time were made and marketed by others like Hewlett Packard and OTC.  These were the most reliable and durable units around.