Category Archives: Auto Scanner Tools

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How do you think of Tech 2 made in china

Please advise: what do you think of Tech 2 made in china:

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I bought my Tech2 from obd2tool.com and it works great. Cannot really compare software with a Tech2 as that is comparing hardware to a program. That being said, there is a software side of things that work alongside the Tech2 which is the TIS2000 software. Getting that working is a bit of a project in and of itself as the software is old and seems to work best on Windows XP. The TIS2000 software is really not needed to use the Tech2 though – that is needed if you want to update the firmware in the various modules in your vehicle like the ECU, BCM, DDM, etc.

Simply put though. There is no other tool that can do everything on your H2 that the Tech 2 can do. It is the only tool with things that are very specific like calibrating the rear air suspension module. Other tools can be very powerful but that are mostly just have features that are common to many vehicles and will not have things that are specific to just one or two vehicles.

I cannot speak for any on OBD2TOOL. I’ve seen both good and bad reviews on the ones from there. Also the link you gave just takes me to the Aliexpress home page. Regardless it would not matter as again, I have no way of knowing if one from some seller on there will be a good one or not.

It is also worth spending the extra to get the case which does cost a good bit more. These come with a lot of different adapters and parts and the case makes it very nice and easy to keep it all together.

This is the kit that I ordered. It also includes the Professional Diagnostic Tool Candi module which is needed for many newer model GM vehicles.


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Can I use Ford VCM2 clone for Suzuki diagnosis

Is it possible to use a Ford VCM II unit for Suzuki diagnosis with SDT 2?
Yes!

The basic steps
– install IDS software in clean VM Windows 7 32 bit.
– downgrade firmware to v2.1.119.19
– Mazda-V94
– install SDT SDT-II_soft_2140025
– in C:\Program Files\Bosch\VTX-VCI copy all files from “VCI Software (Ford-VCM-II)” to “VCI Software (6516-Suzuki)”
and run.

In detail…

For owners of Ford VCM II (dual-board), an instruction (more specifically a review) for installing and configuring the Ford VCM II to work with the Suzuki SDT-2 program.

The site of the program is posted (sold) version 2.8.0.46, on the network (thanks to the distributor) 2.9.0.47 (from 1.10.2015).

For those already using the Ford VCM II with the Ford IDS program.

On the laptop (or OS) where the Ford VCM II with Ford IDS is installed and running, go along the path:

C: \ Program Files \ Ford Motor Company \ IDS \ Runtime \ install3rdparty \ ETAS
or
C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Ford Motor Company \ IDS \ Runtime \ install3rdparty \ ETAS
Regards … (Thanks to vagvag for the information).

Copy and save in a convenient place for you or media, the file is the installer of the VCM II manager running Ford IDS.

Install the Suzuki SDT-2. Run the installer program, after a short time the program will ask you to connect VCM II. It is enough to connect via USB. We connect, only after this the program will be completely installed. (VCM II connected)

The program is installed, turn off VCM II.

We launch the file of the installer of the FORD VCM manager running Ford IDS.

We follow the path: “C: \ Program Files \ VTX-VCI”. We see two folders of VCI Software (6516-Suzuki) and VCI Software (Ford-VCM-II).

We copy the contents of the VCI Software folder (Ford-VCM-II) and paste it into the VCI Software folder (6516-Suzuki).

Reboot. We plug the power of 12 volts through the diagnostic tool, the VCM II is plugged, we connect the VCM II via USB to the laptop. There will be, as usual, installation of drivers.

Launch the VCM II Manager. The Start button \ All Programs \ Bosch \ VCI Software (6516-Suzuki) \ VCM Manager (6516-Suzuki). Click Connect. A green quote appears in the VCM image. Click on Show Details. Look, in the lines of the PC S / W Version and VCM II S / W Version, the numbers match. At the top of the picture VCM Manager inscription VCM II Manager (Ford-VCM-II). It should be so. We close VCM Manager.

We launch Suzuki SDT-2. We rejoice.

When working with the program. Connected the scanner to the car, waited for “peak”, connected via USB to the laptop and run Suzuki SDT-2. If necessary, we switch to the required language via the System Configuration (Russian is present). I have an eng OS and the program was installed with a sample of English. We are working. The program is simple, I think the questions should not arise.

Good luck!

(credits to Demserzh)

Suggestion from real pros working for obd2tool.com:

Unknown risk might happen.

For sake of security, you’re advised to have a machine for Suzuki only.

Suzuki diagnostic: GM Tech 2 HQ clone or genuine

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Suzuki key programming: Obdstar F109

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