Category Archives: Autel Tools

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My Using experience with Autel Maxisys MS906

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I wanted to write this review to hopefully help some others out there. One thing that I really wanted the ability to do is program keys. I could not find any good hard information that this was supposed to program keys. Because of this, I was leaning towards the older DS-708. I decided to give obd2tool a call and gather some information.

They told me that the Autel Scanner MS-906 was the replacement for the DS-708, but the DS-708 was end of life. They said if you buy a used one, and something happens to the card, then it will essentially be a brick if you don’t have a backup. They also told me that the MS-906 would not program keys and that I had to get the pro version that was quite a bit more expensive. This did not make sense to me because if the MS-906 replaced the DS-708, it should do everything that the DS-708 does.

I ended up messaging the seller on Amazon, and he told me that it would not as well. I figured I would order it and I could always return it. Turns out, the MS-906 DOES program keys! I’m very impressed with the scanner. Comparing it to an older Snap-On Solus, it blows it out of the water! The graphing is nice, has a TON of features!

If you’re looking to buy a reliable, intuitive and well-built scan tool then the Autel MaxiSYS MS906 should perhaps be on top of your shopping list.

Autel MaxiSYS MS906 is a more improved version of the highly acclaimed MaxiDAS DS808 and DS708.Compared to its predecessor, the MS906 has a broader range of features. They include diagnosis, service and repair functions, key coding, Wi-Fi connectivity, touch screen, sleek tablet-like design and so much more.


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Autel MaxiSys vs Snap-On TPMS & Tire Size Adjustment

I recently got the new 17.2 software upgrade for my Snap-On scanner, also the shop I work for got the newest Autel Maxisys Elite scanner. I had a chance to play around with them this weekend on my truck. All of this info applies to my 2008 3rd gen.

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The newest Autel MaxiSys Elite. Choose “Hot Function”.

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Next choose “Tire Pressure”.

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The 3rd Gen has a heavy & light load TPMS settings and the Autel accommodates both settings where the Snap-On only gives you one setting.

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I set my heavy load limit to 40 PSI which should trigger the warning light at 34 PSI. Note that the adjustment limit is 28-80 PSI.

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After I reset the heavy load setting, I did the same for the light load setting and this was the final result.
NOTE: 28 PSI is the lowest possible setting available for my truck, with a 22 PSI warning light trigger threshold.

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Newest 17.2 software

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From the list of modules you can interface with choose the “TPM”.

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Then choose the “System Tests” option.

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Showing minimum setting at 28 PSI and the 6 PSI threshold to trigger the warning light at 22 PSI.

Right now my tires are set to 35 PSI and I have no warning lights on. The only side effect so far is that when I push the “Light Load” button on my dashboard, the indicator light flashes and then turns off. Something is not happy with the changes I made. I’ll have to play around with it some more to see if I can get the indicator light to cooperate. All of this was accomplish without needing a dealer supplied 4 digit code. I assume thats just something required for the 4th gen trucks.